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Dissatisfaction with Federalism Grows

http://www.abc.net.au

-Dissatisfaction with Federalism Grows-

aka "Obey all directives"

When a State disagrees with a Federal program, what's the solution? Apparently in Australia, abolition of the State is the logical next step.

According to "polls", 4 out of 10 Australians would have no problem living under one unchecked Federal Government.

It's a worrying trend and something we should all shudder to consider. When the institutions of dissent are removed, what will become of our precious liberties?

With parallels to the US State vs. Federal friction, this is could set an alarming precedent.

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States Cracking Down on Unpaid Internships

http://www.nytimes.com

With job openings scarce for young people, the number of unpaid internships has climbed in recent years, leading federal and state regulators to worry that more employers are illegally using such internships for free labor.

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Woman convicted of selling fish to minor

http://www.upi.com

A 66-year-old British woman was fined and ordered to wear an ankle monitor as punishment for selling a goldfish to a 14-year-old.

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Video Surveillance deployed inside London Public Bathrooms

http://www.networkworld.com

You can imagine my surprise after I paid my 50pence to use the public bathroom, walked in and found myself staring at not just one but 3 ceiling mounted video surveillance cameras.

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Measure cracking down on school bullies passes Mass. Senate

http://www.boston.com

The Massachusetts Senate today approved a bill to crack down on bullying in schools, which organizers say is a growing problem that is being exacerbated by communication over the Internet.

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Rep wants to ban use of salt in New York restaurants

http://www.nydailynews.com

If State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has his way, the only salt added to your meal will come from the chef's tears.

The Brooklyn Democrat has introduced a bill that would ban the use of salt in New York restaurants - and violators would be smacked with a $1,000 fine for every salty dish.

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ID Card for Workers Is at Center of Immigration Plan

http://online.wsj.com

Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain.

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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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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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Let the mission creep begin. Walking and talking is dangerous

http://www.boston.com

Distracted driving has gained much attention lately because of the inflated crash risk posed by drivers using cellphones to talk and text.

But there is another growing problem caused by lower-stakes multitasking - distracted walking - which combines a pedestrian, an electronic device, and an unseen crack in the sidewalk, the pole of a stop sign, a toy left on the living room floor, or a parked (or sometimes moving) car.

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