Regulation

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Living off the grid is illegal

http://offgridsurvival.com

Apparently living off the grid, off the land and without government assistance is now a crime that can land you in jail and cause you to lose your home.
Government officials across the country are forming so called “nuisance abatement teams” to intimidate people into giving up their land or conforming to the governments demands and hooking back into the grid. Counties across the country are actually jailing people for living the way they want to live.

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DC Resident Fined Thousands For Not Recycling Cat Litter

http://www.myfoxdc.com

It's the law in D.C. - recycle or face a fine from the Department of Public Works. But is enforcement of the law going too far?

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Obese Third Grader Taken From Mom, Placed in Foster Care

http://news.yahoo.com

Obese Third Grader Taken From Mom, Placed in Foster Care

A Cleveland third grader who weighed more than 200 pounds was taken from his mother after officials reportedly said she did not do enough to help the boy, who suffered from a weight-related health issue, to lose weight.

“They are trying to make it seem like I am unfit, like I don’t love my child,” the boy’s mother, who was not identified, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “It’s a lifestyle change and they are trying to make it seem like I am not embracing that. It is very hard, but I am trying.”

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Health Inspector orders food destroyed at farm to table party.

http://www.farmtoconsumer.org

Power mad Health Inspector orders food destroyed at farm to table party.

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Bill would make selling fake maple syrup a Federal felony

http://thehill.com

Six senators introduced legislation that would make selling fake maple syrup a felony offense leading to fines and up to five years in prison.

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Rand Paul stalls Senate education bill

http://www.latimes.com

Republican Sen. Rand Paul may not have the clout in Congress to reach his goal of eliminating the Department of Education, but he can do a close second: shut down the Senate committee trying to pass sweeping new federal education legislation.

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City stops residents from being safe to back out of own driveway

http://www.glendalenewspress.com

Glendale (CA) city officials are forcing residents to take down mirrors they’ve attached to trees in the public right-of-way so they can better see oncoming traffic while exiting their driveways. Residents say in the absence of any speed-reduction enhancements, such as speed humps, the round convex mirrors are one of the few safety measures they have. City officials, though, say it’s about more than tree damage. City codes don’t allow anything to be attached to city-owned trees or street-light poles. Also, nothing can be placed in the public right-of-way because of liability concerns.

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You have no right to grow or choose the food you eat.

http://www.urbanorganicgardener.com

That's right. A Judge in Wisconsin said so...
“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;”
“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;”
“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice”

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11 Things You Won't Believe Governments Have Banned

http://www.oddee.com

A short list of forbidden items in different countries.
See also http://www.oddee.com/item_96828.aspx for a list of really senseless laws.

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Town slams brakes on traffic tickets, accidents also drop.

http://money.msn.com

A small city in Northern California has sharply reduced the number of citations, and the number of accidents there has dropped as well. Are tickets simply overused? (YES!)

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