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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Not Just Cats who are Having Lasers Shined at Them

While the previous post made a joke of cats fascination with lasers, The Economist has released a troubling article on the current trend in Canada and the United States for people/criminals to shine lasers at aeroplanes which are landing. The number of aircraft getting "hit" with lasers jumped 25% to 229 last year in Canada and from a staggering 2,836 in 2010 to 3,592 in 2011 in the United States. While the act can come with up to a C$100,000 ($98,000) fine and/or up to five years in prison under the Aeronautics Act in Canada many people are continuing to do it.

I say lets leave the laser pointing just for playing with cats. Endangering peoples lives is no joke!

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