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Man Who Hates Paying Taxes Threatens to Kill IRS Agent Investigating Him

Paying taxes isn't any fun, we know, but still—you really shouldn't threaten to kill the IRS agent who's asking about the money you owe Uncle Sam.

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Category: Offbeat, Weird News
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April Fools’ Day 2014 — 5 of the Best of the Internet’s Best Pranks

Every April Fools' Day, the Internet tries its best to trick you. Here are a few of this year's examples:

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Puppet News Team Investigates the Lack of Music on MTV

The blogosphere is still buzzing about Miley Cyrus’ risqué performance at MTV's Video Music Awards, with some people taking a step back to ask a very basic question: why is MTV honoring videos, since it so rarely plays them anymore?

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Aaron John Gulyas book cover (courtesy of Facebook)
Aaron John Gulyas book cover (courtesy of Facebook)
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Tales of visitors from outer space have been around since the 1950's. We'll explore these stories with local author Aaron John Gulyas from Mott community College from his new book "Extraterrestrials And The American Zetgeist" and much more on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday May 23 beginning at 3 p

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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Start the weekend with Motown recording artist Ray Steinberg ("The Reflections"), psychic reader Christopher Paris (New Beginnings) and "Drive By Theater" with actors from the Flint Youth Theatre on The Tom Sumner Program Friday January 11 beginning at 3 p

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Collecting Signatures to Prevent Chemical Castration of Deadbeat Dads Under Obamacare

Dan on the Street: Collecting signatures in downtown Flint to prevent the "chemical castration of deadbeat dads" provision from taking effect in 2013.  Really.

 

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Baby Snatched by Golden Eagle; Parents Allowed to Kill the Bird If They Produce Green Energy

Windmill farms have proven to be particularly lethal eagle killers.  Bill Johns, spokesman for the American Bird Conservancy is quoted by Foxnews.com asking, “How does an industry kill more than 2,000 eagles and not be fined once?”

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Fifty Year Old Won’t Be Detroit Tigers Fifth Starter (Video)

If you're like me, healthy snacks tend to hang around longer than unhealthy ones.  Consequently, I had an apple in my mini fridge at work a little past its prime.  Rather than throw it out, I thought I'd offer it to the woodland critters living amongst the trees just beyond our parking lot

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Is YouTube Making Us… Smarter?

Anybody who's been to YouTube quickly becomes cynical about the future of the human race, particularly when you read the comments to... well... any video. But this PBS video argues that YouTube actually makes you smarter by lowering barriers to learning about literally any topic. And we have to admit, they've got a point. There are all sorts of educational videos on YouTube. Of course, there are also videos like this:

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The Strong Witch Society book cover courtesy of Facebook
The Strong Witch Society book cover courtesy of Facebook
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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program

Republican State Representative Ken Horn, Chair of the House Energy and Technology Committee talks about MI ballot proposal 3 and Salem witch descendant and author Din Parsons talks about his book "The Strong Witch Society - The Diary of Mary Bliss Parsons" on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday October 11 beginning at 6 p

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