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New "Smart Meters" for Energy Use Put Privacy at Risk

http://www.eff.org

The ebb and flow of gas and electricity into your home contains surprisingly detailed information about your daily life. Energy usage data, measured moment by moment, allows the reconstruction of a household's activities: when people wake up, when they come home, when they go on vacation, and maybe even when they take a hot bath.

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National Debt: The Apocalypse Overdraft

http://www.cracked.com

The national debt is currently 13.7 trillion dollars (you can round up to 14 if you ignore that piddling little GDP of Denmark). The American people could work together, movie-montage style, collecting every single physical dollar and cent in existence and they'd still have to go to Vegas*, hit the roulette tables, lay it all on black and win. Four times in a row. That's how you know you're doomed - most people crushed by debt imagine cleaning up at the casino OR having all the money in the world. When you need both, you're buggered.

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The perfect solution to red light camera protestors.Steal their cars.

http://toledoblade.com

Toledo Ohio city council votes to go after red light camera offenders

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Pakistanis refuse US airport security, hailed as heroes

http://www.nytimes.com

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A tour of the United States arranged by the State Department to improve ties to Pakistani legislators ended in a public relations fiasco when the members of the group refused to submit to extra airport screening in Washington, and they are now being hailed as heroes on their return home.

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Plan to require all U.S. citizens to carry worker ID cards

http://www.fox59.com

There's more talk on Capitol Hill about requiring all U.S. citizens to carry a worker ID card before getting a job. It's part of a major overhaul of immigration policy, and the plan could go before President Obama as soon as this week.

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$22k program lets homeless sleep in their cars

http://www.vcstar.com

City government funded a $22,000 program to let people sleep in their cars. You have to jump through their hoops if you want to sleep in YOUR car on PRIVATE church parking lots. Without government intervention, those people would have to pay $120! when caught. How would people be motivated to live in a house without a special program?

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Taking Liberty - How Private Property Rights Are Being Destroyed

http://www.takingliberty.us

Taking Liberty is a comprehensive look at the lower 48 states showing, region by region,
how the Environmental Movement is rapidly abolishing Private Property in America.

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Blackwater in Kabul, or Eric Cartman Gets an AK-47

http://www.wired.com

The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing today on Paravant, a previously little-known subsidiary of Xe Services (aka Blackwater). It caps a six-month investigation by the committee, and it promises to be a doozy.

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In another raid, State Police hit beer distributor, Origlio's

http://www.philly.com

Pennsylvania State Police have staged another beer raid, confiscating about a dozen cases from a leading distributor in Northeast Philadelphia and ordering it to stop selling several well-known imports, including Duvel, a popular Belgian beer sold throughout the Philadelphia region.

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Jacob Hornberger: Blame It on Freedom

http://www.fff.org

One of the distinguishing characteristics of statists is their inability to take responsibility for their failures. The fault always lies elsewhere. Two of the best examples of this phenomenon are the welfare state and the warfare state.

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