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TSA Confiscates a Frosted Cupcake

http://abcnews.go.com

A TSA agent took a Massachusetts woman's frosted cupcake because he thought its vanilla-bourbon icing could be a “security risk,” saying the frosting sitting atop the red velvet cake was gel-like enough to violate regulations.

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Kicked Out of the Mall for Photographing Grandson

http://www.technicallythatsillegal.com

Another story about the increasing illegality of photography.

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FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Terrorists

http://www.greenisthenewred.com

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has kept files on activists who expose animal welfare abuses on factory farms and recommended prosecuting them as terrorists, according to a new document uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act.

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Google Refuses to Censor Police Brutality Videos

http://silverunderground.com

Between SOPA and NDAA battle lines are being drawn across the Internet and this week it appears that web giant Google is standing by their unofficial corporate motto, “don’t be evil.” In their recent Transparency Report reflecting the time from January to June, 2011 they revealed their refusal to comply with law enforcement requests to block videos of police brutality on YouTube

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90 year old woman in jail

http://gainesville.11alive.com

A 90 year old woman is placed in jail. Read more about it here:

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Peppersprayed for Protesting Racist Dutch Christmas Tradition

http://www.slate.com

In Holland, Santa doesn't have elves. He has blackface helpers named "Zwarte Piet" (Black Pete). An artist who has been active protesting the racist tradition was peppersprayed, tackled, and arrested for wearing a t-shirt proclaiming "Zwarte Piet is Racism."

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Bradley Manning calls out Barack Obama

http://silverunderground.com

After 18 months held in torturous conditions the swift hand of Justice has reached out to Bradley Manning… or at least it’s waving from a distance. On December 16th a preliminary hearing is scheduled where a military judge will determine if there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a court-martial. Manning faces over two dozen charges from disobeying an order to aiding the enemy. A request filed by Manning’s attorney is going to send a lot of us scrambling to brush up on current perjury law. Calling the first witness… President Barack Obama.

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Animal rights group wants to change entire egg industry

http://www.kare11.com

Animal rights group wants to change entire egg industry

MINNEAPOLIS - The animal rights group that exposed animal cruelty by employees at Litchfield-based Sparboe Farms wants retailers to adopt new rules when it comes to the type of eggs they sell.

Mercy for Animals says it's time to change the entire egg industry.

Video of maltreatment of chickens taken at Sparboe Farms by Mercy for Animals has prompted McDonald's and Target to stop buying eggs from the egg producer.

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12-Year-Old Arrested For Not Wearing Helmet at Memphis Skatepark

http://www.abc24.com

"Currently, Memphis doesn't have a law requiring helmets at the park. An MPD spokesperson declined to comment on the officer's actions, but did tell abc24.com Faulhaber was arrested for criminal trespassing." Hmmm... trespassing at a public park.

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Teen tweeter won't apologize to Kan. governor

http://news.yahoo.com

Teen tweeter won't apologize to Kan. governor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas teenager who wrote a disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback said Sunday that she is rejecting her high school principal's demand for a written apology.

Emma Sullivan, 18, of the Kansas City suburb of Fairway, said she isn't sorry and doesn't think such a letter would be sincere.

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Reddit Users Aim To Build A New, Censorship-Free Internet

http://www.forbes.com

Users of the social news and community site Reddit don’t like the way the government seems to be muscling in on the Internet. So they plan to build a new one.

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High school student pays price for negative tweet about politician

http://www.kansascity.com

High schooler makes negative tweet about politician on field trip to capital, gets trip to principal's office and then forced to write apology letter.

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Banned from the internet?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

In England there is a proposal to ban certain persons from the internet.
This seems like the start controlling who can access the internet – License to surf?

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Six Year Old Charged with Felony for Playing Doctor

http://reason.com

Last week the parents of a Wisconsin boy sued Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker for charging their son with first-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony, after he played "butt doctor" with a 5-year-old girl. He was 6 at the time. When the boy's lawyer tried to have the charge dismissed, Riniker replied: "The legislature could have put an age restriction in the statute if it wanted to. The legislature did no such thing."

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Homeowners' association forcing man to take down 9-11 flag

http://www.local10.com

Homeowner's Assoc. demanding a 9/11 rescuer to take commemorative flag down

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Web 3.0 is coming: wireless mesh network in Barcelona shows how

http://guifi.net

In light of government threats of censorship, the fact that the US government has a powerful foothold in the infrastructure of the internet is a major problem. Tech-savvy freedom lovers all over the world are retaliating by creating a whole new, decentralized internet, where all of the infrastructure is owned by the individuals who contribute!

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Annual Childhood Flu Vaccines May Interfere with Crossresistance

http://www.sciencedaily.com

The research points up potentially conflicting policy outcomes. Annual flu vaccines are effective against seasonal flu, but could leave people more vulnerable to novel pandemics, says Bodewes, as induction of virus-specific killer T cells caused by childhood flu infection may reduce morbidity and mortality rates from pandemic influenza viruses.

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STOP INTERNET CENSORSHIP

http://americancensorship.org

STOP INTERNET CENSORSHIP—TWO BILLS IN CONGRESS UNDERMINE THE PRINCIPLES OF THE WEB
On November 16th, the "Stop Online Piracy Act" will be heard in Congress. This legislation, in addition to the Senate's "Protect IP Act," completely undermine and fundamentally change the core principles of the Web. They have the potential to radically alter or shut down sites like YouTube, Flickr, 4chan, others, and all new companies that follow.
See americancensorship.org for more and help us stop these bills from becoming law.

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The DOJ Wants to Crack down on Lying Online

http://www.technicallythatsillegal.com

The pot calls the kettle "black" now as the DOJ wants to crack down on lying.

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1927 Supreme Court decision upholds eugenics

http://en.wikipedia.org

In the linked subsection, it's mentioned that this ruling legitimized eugenics laws requiring compulsory sterilization at the state's whim in Virginia until 1974.

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