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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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Modern slavery. H.R. 5741 introduced by Charles Rangle.

http://www.govtrack.us

H.R. 5741 introduced by Charles Rangle has been introduced to a congressional Committee. The bill requires every citizen of the United States, and every other person residing in the United States, who is between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a period of national service as prescribed in this title unless exempted under the provisions of this title.

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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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Feds Ignore Due Process, First Amendment, Shut Down Thousands of Blogs

http://www.eutimes.net

Once again, the Obama administration has violated the Bill of Rights. Earlier this month, the feds took down a free WordPress blogging platform and disabled more than 73,000 blogs. The action was completely ignored by the corporate media. The site, Blogetery.com, was told by its hosting service that the government had issued orders to shut down the site due to a “a history of abuse” related to copyrighted material.

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John Stagliano cleared of all charges

http://reason.tv

John Stagliano was cleared of all charges today in a federal obscenity prosecution that could have put him behind bars for 32 years. After hearing the prosecution's case, the judge declared that there was not enough evidence to continue the trial, throwing out all charges.

Reason.tv caught up with Stagliano outside the courthouse just minutes after the decision.

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U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs

http://torrentfreak.com

Feds shut down dude's server siting “a history of abuse”, showing that they do have the power to shut down any website as long as someone else on your server is infringing on copyright laws, even if you aren't...

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Facebook Deletes Official Alex Jones Page Over Gadsden Flag

http://www.prisonplanet.com

Social networking giant has embarked on a move to ban Tea Party material as part of wider cybersecurity agenda for web censorship and political oppression

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Federal appeals court tosses FCC's fleeting expletives policy

http://news.yahoo.com

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television, concluding that the rule was unconstitutionally vague and had a chilling effect on broadcasters.

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Court rules FCC crackdown on curse words is unconstitutional

http://www.nydailynews.com

TV shows can get four-letter filthy after an appeals court ruling Tuesday declared the Federal Communications Commission's indecency rule unconstitutional.

The ruling, with provocative implications for evening TV, prompted cheers and jeers - and means the F-word might soon air on a network near you.

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TV Indecency Rule Struck Down by U.S. Appeals Court

http://www.businessweek.com

A federal appeals court in New York struck down a U.S. Federal Communications Commission policy that penalizes profanity in broadcasting, saying it violates the television networks’ First Amendment right to free speech....

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Orlando Wins Band Feeding Homeless

http://www.alan.com

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the City of Orlando’s efforts to stop feeding the homeless in city parks.

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UK Man Fined £1,500 for Having Radio Playing in Business

http://www.lep.co.uk

A hairdresser has been hit with a £1,500 bill for having a radio on while giving customers a trim.

Manager Neil Hull had bought a music licence from music royalties body, the Performing Rights Society (PRS), which he believed allowed him to play pop music in public.

However, a SECOND royalties collector, the Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL), told a court that he needed a further music licence from IT to put the radio or CDs on.

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Tell Me Again, Who Can’t Film on Federal Property?

http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com

Many times liberty activists handing out information for the Fully Informed Jury Association have been told that they can’t film on federal property by the US Marshals and other law enforcement officers at the US District courthouse in lower Manhattan, New York City. Things sure are different when they want the public to see a juicy criminal coming or going.

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First Amendment suspended in the Gulf of Mexico

http://www.naturalnews.com

As CNN is now reporting, the U.S. government has issued a new rule that would make it a felony crime for any journalist, reporter, blogger or photographer to approach any oil cleanup operation, equipment or vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone caught is subject to arrest, a $40,000 fine and prosecution for a federal felony crime.

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Draft of Declaration of Independence named subjects, not citizens

http://www.boingboing.net

While drafting the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson wrote "our fellow subjects," then scrubbed it out and replaced it with "our fellow citizens", showing an evolution of thought.

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Consumer group targets McDonald's Happy Meal toys

http://www.reuters.com

A U.S. consumer group wants McDonald's Corp to stop using Happy Meal toys to lure children into its restaurants and has threatened to sue if the world's biggest hamburger chain does not comply within 30 days.

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Oregon 1st State To Reclassify Cannabis As Schedule 2 Drug

http://www.katu.com

SALEM, Ore. - The State of Oregon has re-classified how it views marijuana.

The State Board of Pharmacy voted Wednesday to recognize pot as a drug that has medical use.

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Singing, Whistling to be Illegal in SC town

http://www.wciv.com

One small town in SC is proposing to make singing and whistling illegal.

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Campbell Soup Advocates for Eminent Domain in Camden

http://njlp.org

Diner: "Waiter, theres a fly in my soup!"

Waiter: "Your soup? We don't respect private property anymore, its his soup too."

Unable to purchase an old Sears building in Camden using fair negotiations, Campbell Soup Company has asked the Camden Redevelopment Authority to use government force to acquire the property for them.

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Idaho Town Makes Marijuana Lowest Police Priority

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

Could it be the Mayberry of marijuana? Pot smokers and civil libertarians won a victory in a small Idaho town Monday when the mayor announced that cannabis use on private property was officially the lowest police priority.

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