Gabatron Morning Briefing – 6-25-15: It’s A (Speed) Trap!

A Seattle man was ticketed for holding up a sign that tipped motorists off to an impending speed trap. He has been hit with a $138 ticket, which he is fighting because he says the police are overstepping their authority and threatening his freedom of speech.

Interesting Stat of the Day: $9.1 million. That’s how much the US Government is going to pay Microsoft to keep supporting Windows XP for the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

Another case of life imitating a Seinfeld episode, with a medical professional engaging in anesthetic-induced shenanigans. A jury has given a Virginia man $500,000 after he was mocked by an anesthesiologist during a colonoscopy in 2013.

In technology news, Lexus may or may not have finally invented the hoverboard.

In politics, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has officially announced that he’ll run for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016.

Plus, a conspiracy theory is emerging. Some people online are claiming that Taylor Swift and Apple have been in cahoots the whole time.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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