Jet Pack Ruiners, Toy Gun Grabbers, Eco ATM Luddites (Nanny of the Month, 7-14)


In July, police promise confrontations will happen if one town doesn't ban the open carry of guns… toy guns. And in Oakland, California going green and making green just got a bit more difficult with a ban on "Eco ATMs" that offer cash payouts for old electronics and which local city officials say incentivize cell phone theft. But this month's top dishonor goes to the Newport Beach city council, which has prohibited new businesses in the "water jet pack" industry from opening along the shoreline.

Officials hope the six-month moratorium addresses concerns related to "noise, injuries, wakes and a possible proliferation of the water-propelled devices."

While it's true that not everyone can handle the power of the jet pack, some of us have been waiting on our jet packs for a long time. So, step aside Newport Beach city council, because some of us are ready to fly.

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Nanny of the Month was created by Ted Balaker and is produced by Balaker and Matt Edwards. Edited by Edwards. Written by Zach Weissmueller. Opening graphics by Meredith Bragg.

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