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How the 'Dairy Cliff' Will Cream Consumers

http://online.wsj.com

No grocery store would hire a clerk who insisted on adding up a customer's purchases with an ancient abacus. Yet a similarly archaic standard is about to be inflicted on the nation's taxpayers and consumers. Current farm programs—which consist of massive subsides, price supports and various marketing restrictions—were enacted in 2008 and expire on Dec. 31. That should be cause for rejoicing, except that the system is rigged against consumers and taxpayers.

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China tightens up censorship of Internet sites

http://www.latimes.com

For years, China’s net nannies turned the other cheek to a loophole in their vast online censorship apparatus. Anyone who wanted access to blocked overseas websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and more recently, the New York Times, need only download foreign software called a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent the Great Firewall. But in recent weeks, even these tools have begun to falter, frustrating tech-savvy Chinese and foreign businesspeople who now struggle to access Internet sites as innocuous as gmail.com and imdb.com.

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The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

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The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

During 2012, virtually every aspect of American life, from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency, was subjected to government meddling.
Most of these rules increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, of course, but increasingly, the rules imposed by the government have less to do with health and safety and more to do with whether government or individuals get to make basic pocketbook and lifestyle decisions that affect them. And it is not just the regulators who are to blame.

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Swaziland police ban 'rape-provoking' miniskirts

http://www.aljazeera.com

Women in Swaziland risk arrest by wearing "revealing clothes" that violate moral standards, police spokesperson says.

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St. Paul shop caught with smoking gum

http://www.startribune.com

A back-in-the-day soda shop in St. Paul has been busted for selling cigarettes -- made of candy. Lynden's, on Hamline Avenue near Cretin-Derham Hall High School, said a city inspections official came in last week and gave the shop a warning and added that a misdemeanor citation -- with a $500 fine -- would be next if the non-carcinogenic confections continue to be sold.

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E15 Fuel, which could damage your vehicle, could become mandatory

http://www.motherjones.com

The EPA has changed its policy on corn-ethanol blends, and states may soon change their formula 15 percent ethanol. The problem with that? There are fears might void your warranty or damage your car. Also, from the article:

"The only group that really seems to like the new rule is the ethanol lobby.

"'We've force fed a fuel into every American's car that benefits a few thousand corn farmers and ethanol refiners at the expense of virtually every other American,' EWG's vice president of governmental affairs, Scott Faber, told Mother Jones.

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ARE Americans practicing Communism?

http://www.libertyzone.com

Read the 10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto to discover the truth and learn how to know your enemy...

Karl Marx describes in his communist manifesto, the ten steps necessary to destroy a free enterprise system and replace it with a system of omnipotent government power, so as to effect a communist socialist state. Those ten steps are known as the Ten Planks of The Communist Manifesto…

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For Spaniards, Having a Job No Longer Guarantees a Paycheck

http://www.nytimes.com

With the regional and municipal governments deeply in debt, even workers like bus drivers and health care attendants, dependent on government financing for their salaries, are not always paid. But few workers in this situation believe they have any choice but to stick it out, and none wanted to name their employers, to protect both the companies and their jobs. They try to manage their lives with occasional checks and partial payments on random dates — never sure whether they will get what they are owed in the end.

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The 6 Most Embarrassing War Stories of All Time

http://www.cracked.com

We've previously discussed some of the most hilarious ways grown adults, tasked with either the defense or expansion of their nation, have managed to dick things up so completely that it crosses into the realm of comedy. Here are a few more instances of people stepping onstage in the military theater and splitting their pants in front of everyone.

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Forget About the Fiscal Cliff, the AMT Will Rob You Blind

http://www.forbes.com

While the nation’s eyes are affixed firmly on the future tax implications of the fiscal cliff negotiations, few people realize that they stand to pay larger tax bills in 2012 courtesy of a little something Congress could have — and should have – taken care of long ago: the exemption to the alternative minimum tax (AMT). As a reminder, the AMT is a parallel tax system that was originally designed in 1969 to guarantee that 155 wealthy, enterprising taxpayers would pay some amount of federal income tax.

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Milk prices may double in new year (because of govt intervention)

http://www.local10.com

With Congress spending all its time trying to avert the fiscal cliff, a slew of other legislative matters are going unattended. One of them is the agriculture bill which, if not addressed, could lead to a doubling of the price of milk early next year. It works like this: In order to keep dairy farmers in businesses, the government agrees to buy milk and other products if the price gets too low. The current agriculture bill has a formula that means the government steps in if the price of milk were to drop by roughly half from its current national average of about $3.65 a gallon.

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Dept of Labor Says You Can't Pay Employees The Way You Think Is Best

http://www.slate.com

Casa Nueva long ago settled on a system of pooling all tips from a given pay period and dividing them equally between all employees based on how many hours they worked that pay period. “What we truly believed in was that everybody, from the dishwasher, the prep cook, the cooks, the servers, provided the customer’s meal, so they should share in the tips,” said 25-year worker-owner Nancie Buerkel. Problem is, back in February, the Department of Labor issued “Field Assistance Bulletin No.

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kids were stabbed in China yesterday; anyone care about that?

http://www.asiaone.com

22 people were stabbed in China yesterday... There are no prayer messages on facebook for their families; the person who told it to me was trying to make a point about gun control... So I have to ask the question, are people's capacity for empathy limited to borders on a map in the statist world, or is it that the news focuses on things that only affect the United States in some way?

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Independent Tax Preparers Fight Against IRS Power Grab

http://ij.org

Arlington, Va.—New Years is rapidly approaching, and with it come sweeping new regulations that could force tens of thousands of Americans out of work. Despite a federal lawsuit filed in March by three independent tax preparers and the Institute for Justice (IJ), the IRS remains committed to implementing an unprecedented licensing scheme. The new regulations benefit powerful industry insiders and burden some 350,000 independent tax-return preparers, ultimately harming 85 million taxpayers.

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Food Truck Vendors Fight Mobile Food Ordinance

http://www.al.com

An attorney for a group of food truck and push cart vendors has written members of the Birmingham City Council to say the vendors have “serious concerns” about a proposed mobile food ordinance that they say is “extraordinarily restrictive” and, if passed as written, could drive them out of downtown. “Our organization isn’t opposed to regulation, but the complexity of this ordinance is kind of astounding to me,” David Donaldson, the attorney representing the mobile vendors, said today.

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Appalachian School of Law shooting (2002)

http://www.youtube.com

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/04/01/13/lang.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_School_of_Law_shooting

The Fox news article doesn't mention that the students who stopped the shooting were armed.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,43254,00.html

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Did We Just Kill a Kid?: A Drone Operator’s Story

http://leaksource.wordpress.com

Bryant saw a flash on the screen: the explosion. Parts of the building collapsed. The child had disappeared. Bryant had a sick feeling in his stomach. “Did we just kill a kid?” he asked the man sitting next to him. “Yeah, I guess that was a kid,” the pilot replied. “Was that a kid?” they wrote into a chat window on the monitor. Then, someone they didn’t know answered, someone sitting in a military command center somewhere in the world who had observed their attack. “No. That was a dog,” the person wrote. They reviewed the scene on video. A dog on two legs?

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Mile High Cab deserves opportunity to operate

http://www.denverpost.com

When the state of Colorado decides to trample on your dreams, you must be patient while awaiting justice. The taxi drivers who formed Mile High Cab, for example, have waited more than four years since they first asked the state for permission to serve metro Denver. Now their saga, in its final act, rests with the state Supreme Court. The court is expected to rule soon — perhaps next month — on Mile High's challenge to a bureaucratic travesty, two years after the Public Utilities Commission rejected the company's application to operate for fear that it would spark "destructive competition."

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Judges spend thousands of tax payer money for painted portraits.

http://www.wchstv.com

Judges in Kanawha (ka-naw) County WV wish to spend thousands of tax payer money to have their portraits made. Some estimates as high as $80k. They say its to preserve history.......

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Judge Derek Johnson: "If Sex Isn't Wanted, Body 'Will Not Permit [it]"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Judge Derek Johnson's Rape Comment: If Sex Isn't Wanted, Body 'Will Not Permit That To Happen'

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