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San Francisco Board of Supervisors votes to ban Happy Meal toys

http://www.sfgate.com

After delaying the vote so that it would not be a campaign issue, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has now voted to ban toy giveaways in Happy Meals and similar fast-food offerings aimed at kids unless they have reduced sodium, fat and sugar content and include fruit and vegetables.

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Anarchy in the Air: Crocodile on plane kills 19 passengers

http://www.news.com.au

No this is not from the Onion.

A stowaway crocodile on a flight escaped from its carrier bag and sparked an onboard stampede that caused the flight to crash, killing 19 passengers and crew.

Croc caused plane crash, says survivor. A plane crash in the Congo that killed 20 people could have been caused by an escaped crocodile.

The croc had been hidden in a passenger's sports bag - allegedly with plans to sell it - but it tore loose and ran amok, sparking panic.

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Some Spooked Cities Ban Teenage Trick-or-Treating - ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com

The Fun Prevention Police strike, again. Increased teen "tricking" may be unintended consequence.

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Federal judge: First Amendment protects Amazon buyers' data

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org

RALEIGH, N.C. — Lists that identify the books, music and movies individual customers bought from online retailer Amazon.com Inc. are protected from North Carolina tax collectors, a federal judge has ruled.

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Woman seeks 'Christian roommate.' State cites her for discrimination

http://www.wnd.com

A single, 31-year-old woman in Michigan who posted a note on her church bulletin board seeking a "Christian roommate" to share her residence has been cited by the state for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against those of other faiths.

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Family Farm Ordered to Destroy 50,000 Pounds of Cheese

http://hartkeisonline.com

Morningland Dairy is the latest attempt by the FDA to fulfill the Healthy People 2020 objective to kill raw dairy. Morningland is owned by Joseph and Denise Dixon, who operate the cheese plant and make raw cheese from cows kept right on the property and managed by one of their eldest daughters. They have 12 children, 4 who still live at home, and they have been actively engaged in real food for decades.

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Criminal contempt for not reciting pledge in court

http://reason.com

BE IT REMEMBERED, this date, the Court having ordered all present in the courtroom to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegience, and having found that Danny Lampley, Attorney at Law, failed and refused to do so, finds said Danny Lampley to be in criminal contempt of court.

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Mississippi judge jails attorney for not reciting pledge

http://news.yahoo.com

A Mississippi judge ordered an attorney to spend several hours in jail Wednesday after the attorney chose not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in court. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that Chancery Judge Talmadge Littlejohn told a court audience to rise and say the pledge. People in the courtroom said Danny Lampley of Oxford stood but did not say the words.

Records show Lampley was booked into the Lee County jail at 9:40 a.m. and released about 2:30 p.m. on the judge's orders.

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Lawyer jailed for refusing to recite the pledge of allegiance

http://www.nems360.com

Mississippi Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn sends a lawyer to jail for refusing to recite the pledge of allegiance with the rest of the court.

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Supreme Court Tries to Find Way to Limit Phelps' Speech

http://news.yahoo.com

Let's hope the SCOTUS grows a brain and decides there really isn't anything that can be done about these Phelps creeps, because they're looking for some way to "ease the pain" of the father of the soldier whose funeral they "ruined." Just about any way they find for the father is going to amount to big trouble for free speech.

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U.S. apologizes for Guatemala STD experiments

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

Government researchers infected patients with syphilis, gonorrhea without their consent in the 1940s

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Libertarians and Socialists Protest the FBI's Raids

http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com

In the face of the government's attempts to silence antiwar activism, libertarians and socialists came together to protest. The object of their outrage was the series of raids conducted by the FBI on antiwar activists in Minnesota, Chicago, Michigan, and North Carolina; and the issuance of subpoenas to appear before a grand jury to many of the same. While the government claims that the raids are seeking evidence of material support of terrorism, the peace activists insist that it is a fishing expedition intended to harass.

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Stop the Internet Blacklist

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

When it really matters to them, Congressmembers can come together -- with a panache and wry wit you didn't know they had. As banned books week gets underway, and President Obama admonishes oppressive regimes for their censorship of the Internet, a group of powerful Senators -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- have signed onto a bill that would vastly expand the government's power to censor the Internet.

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Percy Schmeiser vs Monsanto: The Story of a Canadian Farmer’s...

http://www.democracynow.org

Gathered here in Bonn this week are some eighty Right Livelihood Award laureates, including the Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser, who has battled the biotech giant Monsanto for years. When Monsanto seeds blew into Schmeiser’s property, Monsanto accused him of illegally planting their crops and took him to court. Ultimately his case landed in the Canadian Supreme Court. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1997 for fighting to defend the rights of farmers and the future of seeds.

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Silence is the Death of Liberty

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com

"Inspired by the poem First They Came by Martin Niemöller, which was written about the Nazis.

I originally wrote this poem in 2007. I have updated it with the additional verse about assassinations."

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Appeals Court Guts Landmark Computer-Privacy Ruling

http://www.wired.com

Bowing to the Obama administration, a federal appeals court Monday gutted its own decision that had dramatically narrowed the government’s search-and-seizure powers in the digital age.

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UK men charged in illegal sperm donor Web case

http://www.google.com

Selling your own sperm without a license in the UK? Not so fast, citizen!

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County Sues Farmer, Cites Too Many Crops - News Story - WSB Atlanta

http://www.wsbtv.com

DeKalb County is suing a local farmer for growing too many vegetables, but he said he will fight the charges in the ongoing battle neighbors call “Cabbagegate.

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Gov't Doesn't Want You Feeding Yourself

http://www.infowars.com

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County is suing a local farmer for growing too many vegetables, but he said he will fight the charges in the ongoing battle neighbors call “Cabbagegate.”

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Unincorporated Neighborhood Invaded/Overtaken By Gov't

http://www.sun-sentinel.com

Tamarac, Florida - Like it or not, the residents of Prospect Field will be living in Tamarac as of Wednesday.

Now they are in unincorporated Broward County. After two failed tries at annexation votes, the state said the neighborhood must join the city.

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