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Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

http://news.cnet.com

(by Declan McCullagh): Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.
They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

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Cash for Clunkers ends early, under budget, also over budget

http://news.yahoo.com

Title says "Cash for Clunkers under budget with 690,000 sales" but one paragraph says "It proved far more popular than lawmakers originally thought. Congress added another $2 billion to the original $1 billion budget when the first pot of money nearly ran out in a week. The extra money was supposed to last through Labor Day, but the funding only lasted about a month."

In other words, it was over budget before it was under budget after they made the budget larger, and even then, it was canceled just enough earlier than planned to keep it from consuming even the second "budget."

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Online radio service wins ruling over license fees

http://tech.yahoo.com

Personalized Internet radio stations got a boost Friday when a federal appeals court ruled that Yahoo's LAUNCHcast music service was not interactive enough to be forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing fees.

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Shotgun tazer extends range of police opression

http://www.google.com

The police in the UK are about to be issues the eXtended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP) which fires a series of barbed electrodes delivering a 20-second, 500-volt shock up to 98ft away. That's 3 times further than current models.

How long before that makes it to US shores? We can't allow a brutality gap to widen.

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AP: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

http://news.yahoo.com

This is the new formula for methamphetamine: a two-liter soda bottle, a few handfuls of cold pills and some noxious chemicals. Shake the bottle and the volatile reaction produces one of the world's most addictive drugs....

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School suspends 169 students for violating new extreme dress code

http://www.jconline.com

After enacting an insanely strict dress code, a public high school suspended 169 students for violations. The mass number of suspensions sparked protests and disobedience.

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Amazon removes already-purchased ebooks from customers' Kindles.

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com

This morning, hundreds of Amazon Kindle owners awoke to discover that books by a certain famous author had mysteriously disappeared from their e-book readers. These were books that they had bought and paid for—thought they owned.

The author who was the victim of this Big Brotherish plot was none other than George Orwell. And the books were “1984” and “Animal Farm.”

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Police Beating of Schizophrenic Caught on Tape - NJ

http://www.abcnews.go.com

The tape shows Holloway, 49, waiting outside Lawrence's Grill and Bar restaurant in Passaic when a police cruiser pulled up and a female officer asked him to zip up his sweatshirt. Holloway appears to comply, but Rios jumps out and begins hitting him with his fists and a baton.

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Obama's wars PLUS socialism = 3x bigger deficit

http://www.economist.com

"Bad as the deficit was under Mr Bush, it will more than triple this year, from $459 billion in 2008 to $1.845 trillion
[...]
Meanwhile, the long-term fiscal outlook grows ever grimmer. Americans are getting older. The government’s unfunded obligations to give them pensions and health care are equivalent to a debt of $483,000 for every household."

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72 yr old woman tazed for refusing to sign speeding ticket, TX

http://today.msnbc.msn.com

stopped for speeding near Austin, Texas. Cop gave ticket to her and "asked" her to sign it.She refused. Cop, saying he would have to arrest her if she didn’t sign the ticket. When she wouldn’t sign, he opened the door to the truck and told her to get out.Sgt. Maj. Gary Griffin of the Travis County, Texas, Constable’s Office told NBC News that Bieze acted appropriately.

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Teen in pot essay says he accepts consequences

http://www.chron.com

17-year-old high school junior wanted to drive home the message of his persuasive essay: Marijuana doesn’t deserve its negative stigma and should be legalized.

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Medical bills inflated by government ineptitude.

http://www.news.com.au

The media fails once again to point out the real tragedy and culprit here.

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Man killed with taser "while in custody."

http://news.theage.com.au

I guess if suicide wasn't illegal the guy would have ended his life without harming anyone else.

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Man Arrested for writing complaint letters to his local govt

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com

A Bridgeville man who was arrested and convicted after making repeated complaints to his local government took his appeal to one of Pennsylvania's highest courts on Tuesday.

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Residents ticketed for parking in their own driveways.

http://www.newsnet5.com

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Residents of Toledo are complaining that they received $25 tickets for parking their vehicles in their own driveways.

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Man evicted from cave for not having fire exit

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Hilaire Purbrick, 45, has inhabited the seven-foot cave he dug on his plot and dined off the land for the past 16 years.

But after having the dwelling checked by the fire brigade, Brighton and Hove City Council decided it did not have enough exits and sought an injunction banning him from entering it.

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PG County Sheriff’s Department Clears Its Own Officers of Wrongdoing

http://www.theagitator.com

Yesterday, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department announced that its internal review found that its officers did nothing wrong in the SWAT raid on Berwyn Heights, Maryland Mayor Cheye Calvo’s home.

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Feds To Get Power To Target Websites Making “False Claims”

http://www.infowars.com

The Federal Reserve refuses to disclose where trillions of dollars in bailout money went and yet the FTC is more concerned about snooping into the financial affairs of bloggers who make a few bucks off affiliate relationships, according to new guidelines set to be introduced later this year that would give the government a foot in the door to regulate and shut down blogs for making “false claims”.

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Ron Paul: The World's Most Popular U.S. Congressman (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Months after his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination ended, Rep. Ron Paul has become a hot ticket on the international stage.

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Time launches the first shot - Propaganda against Alcohol begins anew!

http://www.time.com

Now that they've finished with Tobacco, it's time to get the government more involved with Alcohol. You know where this is leading, don't you?

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