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Law Enforcement Banned From Local Gun Range.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

Burlington’s mayor and the police department are using the same word to describe a Lamoille County firing range’s edict that city officers are unwelcome to train there in a dispute over gun control:

“Unfortunate.”

***What I want to know is, why is the proposed one sided loss of freedom always called a "debate"?

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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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The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

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The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

During 2012, virtually every aspect of American life, from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency, was subjected to government meddling.
Most of these rules increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, of course, but increasingly, the rules imposed by the government have less to do with health and safety and more to do with whether government or individuals get to make basic pocketbook and lifestyle decisions that affect them. And it is not just the regulators who are to blame.

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Pot users at risk for DUI even when below legal limit for THC

http://www.king5.com

"You go from zero legality to full legality, people are going to make some bad judgments. Regrettably they're gonna put themselves behind the wheel and regrettably we've got to arrest them," Crandall said.

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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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NJ Governor will not sign 'Seatbelts for Dogs Bill' calls it 'stupid'

http://www.courierpostonline.com

Christie recently said that a bill that would require pet owners to buckle their animals into seat belts while driving is “stupid,” and that he won’t sign it. No argument here. The bill is an egregious example of nanny-state governing, the product of legislators believing that most anything that crosses their mind can and should be turned into law.

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Man Fined for Riding a Whale Without a License

http://www.abc.net.au

A 24-year-old man has been fined $2,000 for sitting on top of a whale...without authority of a license after the incident at Bremer Bay last year.

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State Troopers Deploy 'Talking Urinal Cakes'

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Michigan State Police have deployed four hundred 'talking urinal communicators' to 200 eateries prior to July Fourth, said Anne Readette, spokeswoman for the Office of Highway Safety Planning, a division of the Michigan State Police.

As the man steps up to use the urinal, the bureacratic device pipes out a nagging message of obtaining a designated driver and washing your hands.

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New York may ban the sale of electronic cigarettes

http://exm.nr

New York may ban the sale of electronic cigarettes - It's like they don't know how to stop...

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Opt Out of School Lunch

http://reason.com

Opt Out of School Lunch

Should schools force kids to eat USDA-approved food, or should families take back control of what their kids are eating?

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Created by Mattfree88 2 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 14 weeks ago
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