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Man charged with felony for releasing helium balloons

http://www.sun-sentinel.com

Anthony Brasfield saw romance when he released a dozen heart-shaped balloons into the sky over Dania Beach with his sweetie. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper saw a felony.

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FEDS: HOMESCHOOLING NOT FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT

http://www.wnd.com

German Christian family could have children taken away in desire to immigrate into America to be able to homeschool. Justice Dept. arguing that homeschooling is not a fundamental right.

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Police arrest mother who hired strippers for son's 16th birthday

http://www.timesunion.com

Police arrested the mother who hired two strippers for her son's 16th birthday party. Judy H. Viger was charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Endangering the welfare of a child is a misdemeanor that can carry a prison sentence up to one year. According to the law, endangerment occurs when a person "knowingly acts in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a child less than 17 years old.

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Colorado Dems pass draconian gun measures by anonymous vote

http://www.blibertarian.com

A ban on high capacity magazines, arbitrarily defined as being capable of holding more than 15 rounds, was passed by the Colorado legislature today on a voice vote. House Bill 13-1224 was sponsored by Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) whose description of her reasons for introducing the Bill made it clear that it is an emotional response to a tragic event. But leveraging the basic rights of peaceful Coloradans as her therapy.

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Michigan prosecutor targets activist who films police

http://libertyfight.com

Activist faces three months in prison for filming police who was not wearing his seat belt

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NewEgg Beats Patent Trolls

http://lfb.org

It sounds like a criminal operation worthy of the old world of, say, southern Italy (no offense, guys!). Indeed, but this is how it works in the U.S. these days. The looting is legal. The blackmail is approved. The graft is in the open. The expropriation operates under the cover of the law. The backup penalties are inflicted by the official courts.

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The World's First Cybernetic Hate Crime

http://io9.com

Steve Mann, the "father of wearable computing," was physically assaulted while visiting a McDonalds in Paris, France. The Canadian university professor was at the restaurant with his family when three different McDonalds employees took exception to his "Digital Eye Glass" device and attempted to forcibly remove it from his head. Mann was then physically removed from the store by the employees, along with having his support documentation destroyed. It was the first ever recorded assault of a person instigated by the prominent display of a Google Glass-like wearable computer.

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Want To Know Why People Need Guns?

http://www.lewrockwell.com

The following video from many years ago titled "A Daughter's Regret" shows the testimony of Suzanna Gratia Hupp whose parents were killed when a madman opened fire in a Texas cafeteria. It is a powerful reminder of how essential it is to protect the Second Amendment, not for duck hunting, as she points out, but to protect our loved ones from maniacs ... and a government that would put us in such a vulnerable position.

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Families try to prevent boys playing girls' sports

http://www.post-gazette.com

A mother and her daughter seek to reverse legislation from 1979 and ban boys from playing on female competitive sports teams. The daughter suffered a concussion after colliding with a boy during a field hockey game. Though I can see why the mother would be concerned, I am unable to support new legislation that would allow a girl to play on a high school football team but not allow a boy to play on high school field hockey team.

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Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

http://www.kptv.com

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.

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Unlocking Cell Phones Illegal

http://mashable.com

Unlocking cell phones will be illegal on January 26,2013 because of a determination by the Librarian of Congress under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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Reporting Factory Farm Abuses an Act of Terrorism

http://ow.ly

New Hampshire, Wyoming and Nebraska are the latest states to introduce Ag-Gag laws aimed at preventing employees, journalists or activists from exposing illegal or unethical practices on factory farms.

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‘Not every opinion is valid’: Free speech wall torn down

http://news.nationalpost.com

I think that this story speaks for itself, but this is another story highlighting an attack against free speech at Universities. I recently graduated from Carleton University and I wish I could say that these kind of events were rare. This piece has many priceless quotes including “Only someone who had gone to university could write something so utterly stupid,” referring to the public explanation given by the individual who tore down the free speech wall.

Much more in the news article itself, but you have to read it to believe it.

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NYPD "Takes Delivery" Of Body Scanners To Scan public

http://gothamist.com

The device reads a specific form of natural energy emitted by people and objects known as terahertz. If something is obstructing the flow of that radiation, for example a weapon, the device will highlight that object. Over the past twelve months, we’ve been working with the vendor and the London Metropolitan Police to develop a tool that meets our requirements. We took delivery of it last week.

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Timed Bathroom Breaks

http://news.yahoo.com

News from China: Workers are allowed 2 minutes to use the restroom.

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Pure ecstasy can be ‘safe’ for adults, health official says

http://www.setyoufreenews.com

B.C.’s top health official says taking pure ecstasy can be “safe” when consumed responsibly by adults, but he says he is not advocating legalized recreational use of the drug.

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Pot Dispensaries YES!, FED Confiscation YES!

http://www.sfgate.com

Judge: Landlords must allow pot dispensaries, and FEDs can then confiscate property. Is this a backdoor way to get eminent domain? Is this "legal"? County courts offer various results, City of Oakland to go against FEDs saying to close it "would create a public safety problem by encouraging a black market for marijuana." Confusion abounds.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Judge-Landlords-can-t-stop-pot-sal...

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6 Isolated Groups Who Had No Idea That Civilization Existed

http://www.cracked.com

Examples of a select few who have seemingly avoided government aggression. Is there anything that can be learned from them?

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Icelandic Teenager Sues for Right to Her Own Name

http://www.denverpost.com

Icelandic teenager, whose name means "Light Breeze" in Icelandic, sues for the right to her own name. Her name is not on Iceland's official list of acceptable names, and for 15 years she's been officially known as "Girl."

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Twitter ‘insult’ leads to prison for Kuwaiti activist

http://www.thestar.com

A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country’s ruler on Twitter, a lawyer following the case said, as the Gulf Arab state cracks down on criticism of the authorities on social media. According to the verdict on Sunday — published by online newspaper Alaan — a tweet written by Rashid Saleh al-Anzi in October “stabbed the rights and powers of the Emir” Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Anzi, who has 5,700 Twitter followers, was expected to appeal the verdict, said the lawyer, who asked not to be named.

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