I’ll take “Dumb Laws Debuting in 2016” for $200 please Alex

In California, what is “Everybody gets a diploma?”

In Illinois, what is “Grow ‘exotic weeds’ such as bush honeysuckle, olive, salt cedar, poison hemlock, oriental bittersweet, teasel, knotweed and giant hogweed?”

In New York, what is “Ban tigers from taking selfies with people?”

In New Jersey, what is “Show photo ID to buy cough medicine?”

And because why should New Jersey have all the fun, in New South Wales, what is “Every bike rider needs photo ID?”

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Another reason not to fly: The TSA will no longer let you opt out of full body scanning

The TSA wants to see you naked. And now, you can’t say “no.”

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has deployed Advanced Imaging Technologies (AIT) for operational use to detect threat objects carried on persons entering airport sterile areas. AIT identifies potential threat objects on the body using Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) software to display the location of the object on a generic figure as opposed to displaying the image of the individual. TSA is updating the AIT PIA to reflect a change to the operating protocol regarding the ability of individuals to opt opt-out of AIT screening in favor of physical screening. While passengers may generally decline AIT screening in favor of physical screening, TSA may direct mandatory AIT screening for some passengers.

Because flying isn’t already humiliating enough. And the TSA really needs to know if you’re carrying anything worth stealing.

Get your Federal Drone License by Feb 19, 2016, or pay a $27,000 dollar fine

If you own a drone, or if Santa is putting one under your tree this Christmas, you’d better be aware of Barack Obama’s latest regulatory overreach.

Every drone owner in the United States is required to register for a Federal Drone License by February 19, 2016. Failure to register could result in a penalty of $27,000, and/or 3 years in jail.

The online registration would apply to owners of small drones weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds, including payloads such as on-board cameras, according to a statement by the FAA.

The new rules would require drone owners to pay a $5 registration fee. Penalties go up to $27,000 for civil violations, $250,000 for criminal acts with up to three years behind bars.

It’s for your own good, of course.

“Make no mistake: unmanned aircraft enthusiasts are aviators and with that title comes a great deal of responsibility,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. “Registration gives us an opportunity to work with these users to operate their unmanned aircraft safely. I’m excited to welcome these new aviators into the culture of safety and responsibility that defines American innovation.”

Uh huh. Nothing says “innovation” quite like the heavy hand of government.

As in the same “government” that completely botched the Obamacare website rollout. But trust them, the FAA drone licensing website will be totally secure, honest! Just give them your credit card number, your drivers license number, your home address, your social security number, your mother’s maiden name, and probably about 27 other items of personal information, and in return they’ll issue you a shiny little card that says “Official Obama Drone Operator.”

Make sure you renew it every 3 years too. Because once the government gets their claws into you, they never let go.