Colorado Mulls Compensating Innocent Prisoners, Berkeley City Council Member Proposes (Blank), Popeathon Starts Next Week: P.M. Links


  • "Introducing Pope Katniss the First"
    Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

    Lawmakers in Colorado are considering a bill to compensate inmates proven to be wrongly imprisoned to the tune of $70,000 per year spent behind bars. They would have to be fully exonerated, not released due to a technicality, to qualify.

  • A Berkeley City Council member has proposed a tax on e-mail to save post offices. The libertarian version of the Match Game would have a regular question that starts "A Berkley City Council member has proposed … ."
  • Of course the death of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has led to conspiracy theories of CIA involvement.
  • A Town Hall in the Long Island area has banned booing, but not clapping. It is silent on yelling "Boooo-urns."
  • The Papal conclave begins next Tuesday. 115 cardinals are there to hash it out. Insert Hunger Games reference.
  • China would really appreciate it both Koreas would just chill out, just a bit.

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