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LA kops, guns drawn, raid raw food grocery for illegal milk

http://www.latimes.com

With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.

Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid's target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.

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The Dark Side: Anonymity and Free Speech

http://russianvegan.wordpress.com

Is it just me or do these people sound like they have an agenda to push against anonymity and the freedom of speech on the internet? Stories from the recent past have raised my concerns about a push for “regulations” for the internet which is for the most part the greatest beacon of liberty for ideas there is in the present day.

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Pentagon workers tied to child porn

http://voices.washingtonpost.com

Investigators "have identified several dozen Pentagon officials and contractors with high-level security clearances who allegedly purchased and downloaded child pornography, including an undisclosed number who used their government computers to obtain the illegal material.

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Marijuana church founder deemed "Too Dangerous" for bail

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

A Hawaii-based marijuana minister who has for years been preaching the good news about ganja is now under federal indictment, and agents on Friday managed to persuade a federal judge that he is somehow "too dangerous" to be allowed out on bail.

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15 killed at German Love Parade after police get involved

http://www.guardian.co.uk

At least 15 have been killed and dozens injured in a stampede started when police moved to block people from entering festival grounds.

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Homeless man reopens vacant bar without state permission

http://edition.cnn.com

A homeless man allegedly broke into a California bar and served drinks to unsuspecting patrons all weekend -- before police came calling.

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VA to allow veterans to use medical marijuana

http://www.foxnews.com

Patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it's legal, according to new federal guidelines.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/24/new-guidance-va-allow-medical-marij...

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German Considers 'Fat Tax' and 'Daily Weigh-Ins of School Children'

http://www.aolnews.com

Marco Wanderwitz, a conservative member of parliament for the German state of Saxony, said it is unfair and unsustainable for the taxpayer to carry the entire cost of treating obesity-related illnesses in the public health system.

The German teachers association recently called for school kids to be weighed each day, The Daily Telegraph said. The fat kids could then be reported to social services, who could send them to health clinics.

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John Kerry Avoids Paying Sale Taxes On New Yacht

http://bostonherald.com

I can't blame someone for avoiding taxes, unless they are a blatant statist who encourages new taxes at every opportunity. This is hypocrisy to a T.

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Britain Plans to Decentralize National Health Care

http://www.nytimes.com

LONDON — Perhaps the only consistent thing about Britain’s socialized health care system is that it is in a perpetual state of flux, its structure constantly changing as governments search for the elusive formula that will deliver the best care for the cheapest price while costs and demand escalate.

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Government builds police station in Afghanistan for $45 million

http://articles.latimes.com

It's "too complicated" for Afghanis to operate, so independent contractors will run it for $800 MILLION. Isn't government spending great?!

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5 kops choke, tase and kill older gentleman with while being processed

http://www.kdvr.com

An activist group in Denver is calling for justice and seeking answers in the death of Marvin Booker, who died at the new Denver city jail two weeks ago.

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Columbia, Missouri Kops tase man for asking why he was pulled over

http://www.youtube.com

Here is the video of Mr. Derrick, a motorist tased by police from the Columbia Missouri police department after just 23 seconds! He was stopped for allegedly having no front license plate. He was tasered 23 seconds later. He asked why he was stopped - the policeman responded that he had no license (false - it was in the police officer's hand). The policeman signalled that he smelled marijuana (touched his nose - the other officer shook his head, indicating that he did not smell marijuana. Mr. Derrick was tasered, beaten, maced and arrested. Why? Resisting Arrest!

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Overpopulation: The Perennial Myth

http://www.thefreemanonline.org

Where people are hungry, it is because of war (Somalia, Ethiopia) or government policies that, in the name of modernization and industrialization, penalize farmers by taxing them at prohibitive rates (e.g., Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya), not because population is exceeding the natural limits of what the world can support.

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Kop who assaultted skateboarder on video cleared from charges

http://skateboardingmagazine.com

The Baltimore police officer who was caught on video berating and pushing a 14-year-old skateboarder at the Inner Harbor three years ago has been cleared of the most serious administrative charges, a police union leader said Tuesday.

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Identity Theft Victim Stuck on Sex-Offender Registry

http://www.king5.com

Dan Wheeler, a Washingtonian and victim of identity theft found himself arrested due to his identity being stolen by a sex offender. The state refuses to clear Wheeler's name, for fear that the actual offender will continue to use Wheeler's name as an alias. Why not arrest everybody? What's to stop the sex offenders from using anyone's name?

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Clearwater's lifeguard station needs to be handicapped-accessible

http://www.tampabay.com

"...government regulations are requiring that their headquarters on the beach be made handicapped-accessible, even though the only people who ever use the two-story building are the lifeguards."

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Is National Security Behind Google's Wi-Fi Spying?

http://www.foxnews.com

Has search and advertising giant Google been tracking you just to sell you stuff -- or is it because the U.S. government asked it to? A congressional hearing later today may raise more questions than answers.

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California Kops kill cannabis cultivator

http://blogs.alternet.org

The eradication of a large pot farm in Santa Clara County turned deadly. Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a suspected marijuana grower this morning in a remote area about ten miles south of Livermore’s Del Valle Regional Park.

“We are talking about very rugged terrain up in the mountains,” Santa Clara County Sheriff’s spokesman Rick Sung.

About 12 deputies started the marijuana enforcement operation at sunrise in the rugged hills near the border of Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

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Gold coin sellers (and buyers) angered by new tax law

http://abcnews.go.com

Those already outraged by the president's health care legislation now have a new bone of contention -- a scarcely noticed tack-on provision to the law that puts gold coin buyers and sellers under closer government scrutiny.

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