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Worthy pushes plan aimed at truant parents

http://www.mlive.com

A Detroit-area prosecutor pushing a proposed statewide law that could jail parents for up to three days for repeatedly missing parent-teacher conferences continues to make her pitch.

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Two U.S. air marshals flee Brazil after being charged with assault

http://www.cnn.com

Two U.S. air marshals who arrested the wife of a Brazilian judge on a flight to Rio de Janeiro -- and were themselves arrested and had their passports confiscated by Brazilian authorities -- fled the country using alternate travel documents rather than face what they believed to be trumped-up charges, sources said.

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Mayor avoids jail time

http://www.startribune.com

John Brady pleaded guilty to drunken driving related to an August accident in Golden Valley. He'll do three days of community service.

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DHS scoured social media sites...for 'items of interest'

http://www.computerworld.com

"The documents show that the DHS established a unit called the Social Network Monitoring Center (SNMC) last year to scour social sites for signs of potential security threats during the presidential inauguration.

The sites targeted by the SNMC included predictable ones such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, in addition to more demographically focused sites such as MiGente and BlackPlanet."

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Pa. school settles laptop webcam spying suits for $610,000

http://www.chicagotribune.com

"Although we would have valued the opportunity to finally share an important, untold story in the courtroom, we recognize that in this case, a lengthy, costly trial would benefit no one," school board President David Ebby said in a statement late Monday. "It would have been an unfair distraction for our students and staff and it would have cost taxpayers additional dollars that are better devoted to education."

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Prison bans all books for inmates, except for the Bible

http://www.cnsnews.com

AP) - A South Carolina jail was sued Wednesday over its policy barring inmates from having any reading materials except the Bible.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the policy on behalf of Prison Legal News, a monthly journal on prison law. The 16-page complaint says officials at the Berkeley County jail in Moncks Corner, about 100 miles southeast of Columbia, are violating several of the magazine's and inmates' constitutional rights including free speech, freedom of religion and right to due process.

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Goldman Sachs Lobbyist Appointed As National Security Advisor

http://www.gitmojewelry.com

Donilon began as a political operative for President Jimmy Carter and served as chief of staff for Secretary of State Warren Christopher in the Clinton administration. He coached Obama on foreign policy for his campaign debates.

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NSA “Yelled” at France Over “Three-Strikes” Legislation

http://www.zeropaid.com

US intelligence agencies complain the country’s “Creation and Internet Law” – Hadopi – will only encourage Internet users to arm themselves with same encryption tools used by criminal networks, making their job of detecting threats and illegal activity that much harder.

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5 Scientific Reasons Powerful People Will Always Suck | Cracked.com

http://www.cracked.com

A study of personality types once found that as a group, serial killers scored highest in "superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others." The other highest-scoring group for these undesirable traits? Politicians.

Again and again science has found that being in charge not only attracts terrifying douchebags, but creates them as well. And with that, here's the scariest article you'll read this month:

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No Charges For Ohio Officer Who Drove Over Woman

http://www.wlwt.com

Another example of a government employee getting special treatment. Try driving through the grass of your local park and running over someone and see what happens. There is no justice for the "citizens" of our society, especially the homeless, when it comes to the United States legal system.

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Government Agents Seize Oath Keeper's New Born From Hospital

http://www.youtube.com

New Hampshire John Irish speaks out about his new born abduction, because of his affiliation with Oath Keepers a non violent, constitutional organization.

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Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground.

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com

I actually agree with the fire department letting the house burn down.

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Police Chief takes job, and then immediately says he is disabled.

http://www.ktla.com

Police Chief Randy Adams reportedly had himself declared disabled, even as he took the job, in a move that could make him millions in tax-free pension when he retires.

Adams, who was making $457,000 a year when he resigned in midst of the city's salary scandal, declared disability for back, knee and neck problems.

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NY outrage as bureaucrats order city to change lettering on every sign

http://www.nydailynews.com

The city will change the lettering on every single street sign - at an estimated cost of about $27.5 million - because the feds don't like the font.

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Yo Dawg, I heard you like Taxes, Livonia mulling 1% fee on taxes

http://www.freep.com

Livonia might charge its residents a 1% administrative fee to collect their property taxes, beginning with the December tax bill.

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5 Government Programs That Backfired Horrifically

http://www.cracked.com

Sometimes government programs have good intentions and sometimes not. And sometimes they try shit just to see what happens.

And while the history of governments doing grossly misguided things is too long and depressing to recount here, these five programs backfired in ways that could impress even the most pessimistic among us:

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Where does the government extortion money go??

http://www.whatwepayfor.com

Find out what programs the federal government spends the extortion money it collects on. This site breaks it down by type of spending and then to the individual places the money goes, as well as increase/decrease over a number of years. Very well done

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Tyranny: the power to execute American citizens without a trial

http://www.theagitator.com

"Obama is arguing the executive has the power to execute American citizens without a trial, without even so much as an airing of the charges against them, and that it can do so in complete secrecy..."

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Milford cop suspended for erasure of dashboard video

http://www.ctpost.com

A police lieutenant was suspended for one day without pay for inadvertently ordering the destruction of thousands of hours of dashboard video sought by the family of one of the two teens killed when a speeding Milford police cruiser slammed into their car.

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Hundreds protest FBI raids on anti-war activists

http://news.yahoo.com

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside FBI offices in Minneapolis and Chicago on Monday, bearing signs and shouting chants condemning the agency's recent searches of homes and offices of anti-war activists in both cities.

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