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Windham (NH) School District Bans Dodgeball

http://www.eagletribune.com

Dodgeball has been banned in Windham schools, due to concerns about violence and bullying, with the School Board voting 4-1 to remove dodgeball and nine other “human target” activities from the district’s curriculum. “We spend a lot of time making sure our kids are violence free. Here we have games where we use children as targets. That seems to be counter to what we are trying to accomplish with our anti-bullying campaign.”

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Doublestar Will No Longer Sell Weapons to Law Enforcement in

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Doublestar Will No Longer Sell Weapons to Law Enforcement in States Where Citizens Cannot Own the Same Weapons

According to their Facebook Page, Doublestar (a large manufacturer or AR-15 style firearms) will no longer sell their firearms to law enforcement personnel in states where private citizens cannot own the same weapons.

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High taxes force more Americans to renounce their citizenship

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High taxes force more Americans to renounce their citizenship

Angry about the latest tax hikes? Each year, thousands of Americans pack their suitcases, rip up their US passports and move permanently overseas to prevent Uncle Sam from taking their money.

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Proof Of A U.S. Police State

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Proof Of A U.S. Police State

America has fast descended into a police state. The trouble is that we want to believe in the rule of law and the system that alleges to support and enforce it. But when reality collides with illusion, it is too late. No matter how bad things seem, we always think that times will get better and that government will do the right thing.

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

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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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SAT Reading, Writing Levels Fall to Lowest Levels in 40 Years

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From the "when all else fails, lower your standards" department: Average reading and writing SAT scores for high school students declined to their lowest levels (dropping 1 point to 496, while math remained the same at 514). The article does note that more lower-income students with less access to high-quality education are taking the test, possibly providing an explanation for the lower test scores.

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War On Drugs: Unintended Consequences? Naaahhhh

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Washington state flower growers balk as U.S. government helps Columbia take over market. MOUNT VERNON - As she took a break from picking dahlias, zinnias and amaranths on her Jello Mold Farm, Diane Szukovathy wondered why, in her opinion, the federal government is working so hard to put other flower growers and her out of business by helping competitors thousands of miles away in the temperate regions of Colombia.

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Anaheim mayor demands federal investigation after cops kill two men

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Anaheim mayor demands federal investigation after cops kill two men in two days

The mayor of Anaheim, California is asking for federal assistance in an investigation of the local police department after law enforcement officers shot and killed two men in separate incidents over the weekend.

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Oil price rises on stimulus hopes

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Oil price rises on stimulus hopes

BANGKOK (AP) — Oil rose to near $89 a barrel Tuesday in Asia amid hopes China and the U.S. will take new steps to bolster their economies.

Benchmark crude was up 18 cents at $88.61 a barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $1.33 to end at $88.43 in New York on Monday. Brent crude was up 11 cents at $103.48 on the ICE futures exchange in London.

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Governmental Secrecy: Shield for Tyranny, Incompetence, and Corruption

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Governmental Secrecy: Shield for Tyranny, Incompetence, and Corruption

An essential pillar of democracy is openness. There is no way that people can meaningfully participate in government, even if only by voting for representatives, if they do not have access to accurate information related to government operations. This was well understood by the founders of the US and embedded in the Bill of Rights. Conversely, a salient characteristic of undemocratic systems of all types, such as Czarist Russia, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany is a high degree of governmental secrecy.

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