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New Regulation every 3 hours and 17 mins 24 hours a day 7 days a week

http://www.sodahead.com

More than 1600 pages of regulations added to Federal Register last week, cost now $1.8 trillion per year

Last week, 1,641 pages of regulations were added to the 2012 Federal Register, meaning it now contains over 55,300 pages and is on pace to eclipse 79,000 this year, reports the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every 3 hours and 17 minutes — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” notes CEI.

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Farmageddon: The Unseen War On American Family Farms

http://farmageddonmovie.com

Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.

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Business fined $4,000 over missing trashcan lid...

http://www2.timesdispatch.com

Jones is one of the owners of Buckingham Slate, a Virginia business a little over an hour's drive west of Richmond. The company is distinguished by the quality of the highly valued Arvonia slate it produces. And by the fact that its roots trace back almost to the Civil War. And by the fact that federal regulators smacked it with a $4,000 fine.
Over a trash can.

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Condoms In Porn In Los Angeles Will Now Be Mandated On Set

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Despite strong outcry against it from the adult film industry, a measure requiring porn performers to wear condoms on set was passed by LA County voters, with 56% of the vote. The "Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act'," in addition to mandating condoms, will require porn producers to apply for a permit from the LA County Dept of Public Health to shoot sex scenes. The fee will finance periodic inspections of porn filming, and violations will be subject to civil fines and criminal misdemeanor charges. 1.2 million people thought this was a good idea.

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Student arrested for illegal algae

http://news.discovery.com

The 20-year-old Jasmine Maxwell was caught importing marimo moss balls, likely from Iceland, Scotland, Japan or Estonia. The balls are a type of algae popular in fish tanks, but they are prohibited in New Zealand because if they get into the natural waterways they could destroy fish populations.

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Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril

http://www.marketwatch.com

At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then sell things like electronics, books, artwork and furniture, as well as CDs and DVDs, without getting permission from the copyright holder of those products. Under the doctrine, which the Supreme Court has recognized since 1908, you can resell your stuff without worry because the copyright holder only had control over the first sale.

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Honduras Private Cities Ruled Unconstitutional by the Supreme Court

http://www.hondurasnews.com

Four judges of the Honduran Supreme Court voted in favor of an interposed appeal against the decree to reform articles 304 and 329, giving the green light to the creation of the “Private Cities” / Model Cities / REDs

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UN small arms treaty passes

http://freedomoutpost.com

The United Nations Small Arms Treaty passed in its second session. The Media was silent over its passage.

Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/09/un-small-arms-treaty-passes-while-medi...

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Unlicensed Day-Cares driving Licensed Day-Cares out of Business

http://www.stltoday.com

A rural Missouri county is a haven for unlicensed day-care. The county prosecutor will not charge these facilities, and it is driving the licensed day-care facilities out of business.

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How ride-share services skirt taxi rules

http://www.sfgate.com

The fuzzy pink mustache strapped to the car's front grille is a bit puzzling - and maybe a bit obnoxious - but it's not just for decoration, thankfully.

Cars sport the accessory to show they're official drivers for Lyft, a rideshare service that bills itself as your friend with a car - if you summon your friend with an app.

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New (over) regulation requires license for "breedable" pets

http://www.washingtontimes.com

New regulations from Department of Agriculture require that Americans that own four or more “breedable” female pets that are at least four months old must obtain a federal license and be subject to federal inspections, regardless of whether or not the owner is planning on breeding any of their pets. Animal rescue shelters fear that they may also suffer, as penalties could amount to $10,000 per day per animal.

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The Disturbing, Unchecked Rise of the Administrative Subpoena

http://www.wired.com

"Meet the administrative subpoena (.pdf): With a federal official’s signature, banks, hospitals, bookstores, telecommunications companies and even utilities and internet service providers — virtually all businesses — are required to hand over sensitive data on individuals or corporations, as long as a government agent declares the information is relevant to an investigation.

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EPA: Four-Gallon-Minimum Gas Purchases

http://pjmedia.com

The Environmental Protection Agency is going to require all consumers to buy at least four gallons of gasoline from certain gas pumps after the new E15 ethanol-gasoline blend is introduced into the market.

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OR Man Sentenced to 30 Days for Collecting Rainwater on His Property

http://cnsnews.com

A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater. Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff.

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Officer at warrantless checkpoint reveals rights of Americans

http://libertyfight.com

Iowa officer admits that he can stop me without probable cause only because I'm participating in a regulated industry. Are YOU participating in a regulated industry (interstate commerce?) If not, then why comply?

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Artist Gwenn Seemel: Copyright is about fear, not money.

http://questioncopyright.org

Zinger quote from full-time artist (and QCO reader) Gwenn Seemel:

I'm fascinated by how artists say that their adherence to copyright is about money (even when they aren't making a living with their work) but that when you dig a little deeper it comes out that it's about fear. It's about the fear that someone will do what you're doing but do it better than you ever did.

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NYTimes: Calif. Chefs Fight State’s Foie Gras Ban

http://www.nytimes.com

A collection of some of California’s best-known chefs, including four-star celebrities like Thomas Keller, began a full-course press on the state’s legislators on Monday, hoping to prevent a long-simmering ban on foie gras from taking effect on July 1.
The group, which calls itself the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards, delivered a charter statement to lawmakers in Sacramento, advocating a wide variety of new animal-friendly commitments, including cage-free birds and hand feeding, to replace the current law, which would effectively bar foie gras from the state’s menus.

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Home Brewed Racism

http://1787network.com

If you really want to address racism then we need to address two issues, the drug war and the fact that 3 of every 4 black babies is born to an unwed mother. The war on drugs is disproportionately applied to blacks, and once a person has a criminal record you can “legally” discriminate against them.

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Feds Pay $10 Million for $50 Light Bulb

http://reason.com

In 2007, when Congress passed legislation that would gradually ban old school incandescent light bulbs, they added a carrot to the pile of sticks: A $10 million dollar prize to encourage the development of a cheap, green, domestic light bulb to replace the dearly departed Edison model. 5 years later, that bulb is coming to a hardware store near you. It will cost you 50 bucks. It also fails to meet many of the original prize specifications.

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Woman Says Town Refused To Let Her Put Up “Lost Dog” Signs

http://boston.cbslocal.com

ACTON (CBS) – Among the jumble of signs and sandwich boards along Route 27 in Acton, you won’t see one for Bridgett the missing Husky. She claims that officials and residents have given her a hard time, threatening to take down her lost dog signs – and in some cases doing so – because they violate town by-laws.

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