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Is Barbie a Libertarian?

http://www.samadamsalliance.org

In the movie Toy Story 3, of all places, the Barbie doll utters this quote in the face of oppression from Lotso, the big purple teddy bear: “Authority should derive from the consent of the governed; not from the threat of force.” Political philosopher barbie? Maybe she was channeling Locke and Jefferson. Anyway, it is interesting to see these kinds of messages popping up in movies and car commercials.

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Man jailed by courts after courts bankrupt him

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com

Jeff Dolan spent Father’s Day in jail, locked away in jail because he couldn’t pay child support, but he couldn’t pay child support because he was unemployed and he was unemployed because the court took his driver’s license for failure to pay child support, after he went bankrupt paying his court costs.

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US Military Funds Afghan Warlords

http://www.thenation.com

Security for key US military supply routes in Afghanistan is in the hands of a small group of powerful Afghan warlords who run a massive protection racket and may be paying off the Taliban, according to a Congressional report being released

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Australian gov to force net users to install state-approved software

http://www.prisonplanet.com

The Australian government is set to intensify its war against Internet freedom by forcing web users to install state-approved anti-virus software. If they fail to do so, they will be denied an Internet connection, or if their computer is later infected, the user’s connection will be terminated.

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Dont rely on government for food safety its unconstitutional

http://news.bbc.co.uk

Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court

The bio-tech company Monsanto can sell genetically modified seeds before safety tests on them are completed, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

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Grandmother jailed over WWII 'family heirloom' pistol

http://news.bbc.co.uk

A grandmother has been jailed for five years for possessing a "family heirloom" World War II pistol.

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Kop who shot/paralyzed motorcyclist gets 10yrs in prison

http://toledoblade.com

A former Ottawa Hills police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for the shooting of a motorcyclist during a May, 2009, traffic stop.

Thomas White, 27, was convicted May 14 in Lucas County Common Pleas Court of felonious assault with a gun specification for the shooting of Michael McCloskey, Jr. A jury deliberated for about six hours after a week-long trial before reaching a verdict.

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Nineteen Bullets

http://www.am980.ca

The London Ontario Police officer who fired 19 bullets at a fleeing robber - hitting homes, sheds and decks - won't face criminal charges.

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Tybee Police Taser Autistic Man

http://savannahnow.com

Tybee Island police patrol the beach in Savannah, GA. They are renowned locally for their hotheadedness. They really stepped in it when they tasered a young autistic man for not producing ID.

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Portugal legalizes drugs. Crime/Usage falls.

http://www.youtube.com

"The apocalypse never happened" as some predicted when the country of Portugal decriminalized ALL illegal drugs eight years ago. The country did NOT become a haven for drug use, and drug abuse & drug crime actually FELL.

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