America is a big place. Every so often, the Government goes a tad silly and makes the most stupid rules. However, here is a story which is truely spectacular in its stupidity, even for the American Government! [link]
If you are American and resent being made to look like you live in a class A lunatic assylum, email your local congress-person about this one. I know you guys are trained to expect bugger all from your public services but in every other country in the world, the Government understands the "service" part of that phrase.
Mind you, if you are an Ozzie or Kiwi and wondering why our soldiers are dying to support the very morons who treat us like second class citizens, perhaps you should email the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs to voice your protest: [link]
God Bless America - for their Government has an amazing ability to make sure nobody else will.