<– An octocopter hovers during a drone conference, May 14, 2013. (Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)
A small town in Colorado is considering an ordinance that would create a license and bounty for hunters to shoot down drones.
“We do not want drones in town,” Phillip Steel, the Deer Trail, Colo., resident who drafted the ordinance, told Denver’s ABC7 affiliate. “They fly in town, they get shot down.”
Steel’s proposal, recently submitted to the town board, calls for a $25 drone hunting license and outlines “rules of engagement” for hunters looking to shoot down the unmanned aerial devices:
The Town of Deer Trail shall issue a reward of $100 to any shooter who presents a valid hunting license and the following identifiable parts of an unmanned aerial vehicle whose markings and configuration are consistent with those used on any similar craft known to be owned or operated by the United States federal government.
Steel said that while he’s never seen a drone flying in Deer Trail, the ordinance is a “symbolic” one.
“I do not believe in the idea of a surveillance society, and I believe we are headed that way,” he said.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Deer Trail’s population was 559 in 2011.
“They’ll sell like hotcakes,” Steel said of the proposed drone license. “It could be a huge moneymaker for the town.”
David Boyd, one of Deer Field’s seven board members, supports the drone ordinance.
“Even if a tiny percentage of people get online (for a) drone license, that’s cool,” Boyd said. “That’s a lot of money to a small town like us. Could be known for it as well, which probably might be a mixed blessing, but what the heck.”
There’s even talk of the town—which claims to be home to “the world’s first rodeo”—hosting the world’s first drone hunt. “A skeet, fun-filled festival,” town clerk Kim Oldfield said.
The board will consider the drone hunting ordinance on Aug. 6.
O.K. folks, this is a GREAT article because it combines silly, idiotic, stupid, politically correct stuff, with a liberal dose of “just plain NUTS!”

If your grocery store has dry asparagus is it because of racism? Believe it or not, that’s the speculation from one citizen-led human rights commission in the St. Louis area.
Early Wednesday morning, Stephen Deere of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the latest update on a story that started almost two months ago.
Back in May, University City, Missouri resident David Olander (and member of the Human Rights commission), noted that the fresh asparagus in his local grocery store was not sitting in a pan of water (as one might expect). The ever-vigilant Olander speculated that the mistreatment of the veggies was likely due to RACISM! David Olander believed that the store’s neglect of the asparagus was related to the fact that the store was located in a predominantly black area. So he started writing letters mentioning his position on the Human Rights Commission.
The grocery store that was allegedly trying to sell the arid asparagus was Schnucks — a St. Louis institution. Olander’s letter sparked a meeting with the company. Schnucks has denied that any racism was involved in the unfortunate mishap. A spokesperson told the Post-Dispatch, “Schnucks does not discriminate on any level.”
The front page item about the racist dry asparagus quickly caught the eye of the many readers and sparked an avalanche of comments on the paper’s website.
Even more surprising to TheBlaze was the amount of time that the University City council spent discussing the problems and workings of their Human Rights Commission.
At the town’s June meeting of the City Council, there was a protracted discussion of how the citizen-led group acted. After the extended discussion, the University City Council voted that the commission should not do anything without first consulting with the elected officials on the city council. The entire discussion had little or no mention of the allegedly dry asparagus that started all of this.
As the Assembly of First Nations and a group of rival chiefs held concurrent meetings Wednesday, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau accused the governing Conservatives of sowing divisions among aboriginal people.
“One of the things that this current Conservative government has done very well, because of its lack of movement on those issues, has been encouraging a splintering and a division within First Nations communities,” Trudeau said.
A man from Pennsylvania was briefly the world’s richest man when he discovered a little over $92 quadrillion dollars in his PaylPal account Friday.
Chris Reynolds opened his monthly email statement and was stunned to find that his account had been credited $92,233,720,368,547,800.
That amount would made Reynolds a million times richer than Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim who is worth $67 billion
Honda has built what it claims is the world’s fastest lawnmower, with a potential to reach grass-guzzling speeds of up to 130mph.
Taking up a challenge from Top Gear Magazine, Honda said that the lawnmower dubbed “Mean Mower” will chew up and spit out blades of grass with 109 horsepower, revving up and zipping out of the garage with a rather remarkable 0 to 60mph time of four seconds flat.
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A demolition company has mistakenly torn down a three-bedroom home in North Texasrather than the condemned building next door.
David Underwood and his wife placed their Fort Worth house on the market with the intention of moving into the retreat they purchased near the shores of Lake Worth. The lakeside land has been in the family for decades and Underwood bought it from an aunt earlier this year.
But when they stopped by to mow the lawn Saturday, they found the home was gone. A slab of foundation remains.
Fort Worth hired the demolition company to raze the condemned building, and was billed more than $6,000 for the work.
The condemned structure remains standing.
Underwood is seeking a settlement from the city. A city spokesman says officials are investigating.