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US government rescinds 'leave internet alone' policy

http://www.theregister.co.uk

"The US government’s policy of leaving the Internet alone is over, according to Obama’s top official at the Department of Commerce."

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Britain to ban tourism without health insurance

http://theuklibertarian.com

Britain is considering BARRING anybody entering the country if they do not have healthcare insurance because they are worried about "health tourists"

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China imposes new rules for personal websites: Verify your identity

http://www.latimes.com

Applicants will have to verify their identities with regulators and have their photographs taken. A government ministry will review the requests.

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Texas exonerees fight income taxes on compensation

http://www.dallasnews.com

Man exonerated after 12 years of wrongful imprisonment. Received $600k in compensation from the state of Texas. The IRS originally told him that the money should be treated as if it were an insurance settlement for "pain and suffering". Now the IRS is coming after him for back taxes saying the money should be treated as "lost wages".

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Cities Shortening Yellow Traffic Lights for Deadly Profit

http://www.alternet.org

Some cities have been shortening yellow lights to nab drivers with a ticket. But studies show that they're raking in the bucks at the expense of public safety.

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Town to charge per 911 call

http://www.nytimes.com

A small news item from Tracy, Calif., caught my eye last week. Local station CBS 13 reported: “Tracy residents will now have to pay every time they call 911 for a medical emergency. But there are a couple of options. Residents can pay a $48 voluntary fee for the year, which allows them to call 911 as many times as necessary. Or there’s the option of not signing up for the annual fee. Instead they will be charged $300 if they make a call for help.”

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John Yoo argues president has authority to massacre entire villages

http://trueslant.com

On the season premiere of Real Time with Bill Maher, former governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, explained that war criminal, Dick Cheney, cannot be prosecuted even though Cheney confessed to war crimes on ABC News.

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TSA to swab airline passengers' hands in search for explosives

http://www.cnn.com

To the list of instructions you hear at airport checkpoints, add this: "Put your palms forward, please."
The Transportation Security Administration soon will begin randomly swabbing passengers' hands at checkpoints and airport gates to test them for traces of explosives.

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California lawmaker introduces soda tax bill

http://news.yahoo.com

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California lawmaker introduced legislation on Thursday that would tax sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks and use the proceeds to bankroll programs to fight childhood obesity.
The bill, introduced by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, would slap a 1-cent levy on every teaspoon of added sugar and other caloric sweeteners in commercial beverages sold.

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Report: Officers lose 243 Homeland Security guns

http://www.cnn.com

Nearly 180 Department of Homeland Security weapons were lost -- some falling into the hands of criminals -- after officers left them in restrooms, vehicles and other public places, according to an inspector general report.

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Operation Titstorm

http://apcmag.com

The Australian government was hit with a massive ddos attack today.This protest is not about porn it is protest against the nanny state censorship.Spread the truth across the internet.

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UK Reveals ‘Cruel, and Degrading’ Treatment by US at Gitmo

http://news.antiwar.com

Following a pitched court battle, the British Foreign Office has been forced to release seven previously “redacted” paragraphs regarding allegations of mistreatment by former Gitmo detainee Binyam Mohamed. The paragraphs were part of a CIA document shared with the British government about Mohamed’s status. The rest of the document had previously been released.

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Arabic flashcards land student in U.S. detention

http://www.reuters.com

Federal agents detained and interrogated a U.S. college student at the Philadelphia airport simply because we was carrying a set of English-Arabic flashcards, a lawsuit alleged on Wednesday.

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NOLA Mayor Nagin headed to Super Bowl XLIV on taxpayers' dime

http://www.nola.com

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has landed himself a ticket to the Super Bowl - and the taxpayers are footing the bill.

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Video shows jet shooting down missionaries

http://www.news.com.au

DRAMATIC video has emerged showing a bungled CIA drug operation that led to Peruvian fighter jets shooting down a light plane carrying American missionaries.

The disturbing 2001 surveillance plane footage, aired on America's ABC News, shows the Peruvian fighters opening fire on a seaplane being shadowed by a CIA aircraft.

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Corporation to run for Congress

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Murray Hill Incorporated, a diversifying corporation in the Washington, D.C. area, has filed to run for U.S. Congress in the Republican primary in Maryland's 8th Congressional District.

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Pepper Spray Mistakenly Used On Burning Man

http://www.kptv.com

A police officer accidentally used pepper spray instead of a fire extinguisher on a man who set himself on fire Wednesday in downtown Portland, police said.

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Lawmakers propose running more people out of Michigan

http://www.withoutadjectives.com

Michiganders who fled the state in 2007 took with them almost $1.2 billion more in paychecks than the paychecks of those moving in. In other words those leaving are not just unemployed, but people who wish to keep their own money.
Government solution? A higher gas tax. That'll keep them out!

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Pro Golfer Thorpe Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

http://www.bloomberg.com

Professional golfer Jim Thorpe, who has won more than $15 million in his career, was sentenced to one year in prison for failing to pay U.S. income taxes for three years.

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Flight 253 Cover-Up: “No Smoking Gun” Claims Undercut

http://www.inteldaily.com

Nearly one month after passengers foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 as it approached Detroit on Christmas Day, new information reveals that the White House and U.S. security agencies had specific intelligence on accused terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, far earlier than previously acknowledged.

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