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Report: FBI Broke the law to obtain 2,000+ phone records

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

The FBI violated the law in collecting thousands of U.S. telephone records during the Bush administration, according to a report published on Tuesday. Once again, Government proves that it can never be trusted to actually follow its own rules and regulations.

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FCC Attempting to End Free TV

http://www.broadcastingcable.com

FCC is currently considering a proposal to limit the amount of spectrum broadcasters can use. This proposal could eliminate free, over-the-air antenna TV. The FCC proposal will leave viewers with only the pay for TV options of satellite or cable. FCC's Bellaria Says Broadcasters Lobbying Against Scenario That's No Longer On Table

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$27,000 fine for car in driveway - North Port FL

http://www.heraldtribune.com

NORTH PORT - The used car was a blessing, a gift from her church to help Diane Pearson, a single mother with three children and a long commute to work. And after receiving the 1998 Mercury from her church, Pearson found her drive to Sarasota a bit less stressful.

North Port took Pearson to court this month over fines of more than $27,000 for keeping her old car in the driveway without a license plate. If the city wins its case, Pearson could be facing bankruptcy.

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Let the mission creep begin. Walking and talking is dangerous

http://www.boston.com

Distracted driving has gained much attention lately because of the inflated crash risk posed by drivers using cellphones to talk and text.

But there is another growing problem caused by lower-stakes multitasking - distracted walking - which combines a pedestrian, an electronic device, and an unseen crack in the sidewalk, the pole of a stop sign, a toy left on the living room floor, or a parked (or sometimes moving) car.

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UPDATE: Federal Judge says e-Cigarettes Cannot be Denied entry to US

http://abcnews.go.com

A federal judge said Thursday the Food and Drug Administration cannot stop shipments of electronic cigarettes into the United States.

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Should We Write Off the Tea Party?

http://www.lewrockwell.com

Thomas Woods giving his two cents on the Tea Party.

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1 ticket a day minimum

http://www.syracuse.com

Auburn, NY -- Three days before Christmas, Auburn Police Chief Gary Giannotta laid down the law for his command staff. At the closed meeting Dec. 22 in the department basement, Giannotta gave this ultimatum: Tell your patrol officers to write more vehicle and traffic tickets — at least one each per shift — or there will be repercussions for those who don’t.

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IRS requires tax preparers to know more than IRS!

http://www.forbes.com

After years of prodding from outside watchdogs, the Internal Revenue Service said Monday that it will require anyone who prepares federal tax returns for pay to register, pass a minimum competency test and be subject to continuing education requirements and ethics rules.

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Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians

http://www.judicialwatch.org

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes:
Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT): This marks two years in a row for Senator Dodd, who made the 2008 "Ten Most Corrupt" list for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for accepting preferential

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US Senators enjoy "abnormally" high rate of return on the Stock Market

http://insidertrading.procon.org

What a surprise! US Senators outperform the average investor by almost 100 basis points, and Corporate Insiders.

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US Congress Considers Hitting Mute On Loud TV Ads

http://www.npr.org

At some point, we've all reached for the mute button, because those ads are so much louder than the shows surrounding them. But do TV commercials really have to be louder than the TV programs? That's what Congress is deciding right now.

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Moms’ pleas highlight home-school dilemma

http://www.journalgazette.net

The two women believed they were adequately home-schooling their children – using age-appropriate books and a computer with Internet access.

But according to the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, Lila M. Ferguson, 38, and Molly M. Williams, 42, committed a crime – neglect of a dependent – by depriving the children of an education. According to court records, the offense was largely characterized by a failure to provide records on the children’s educational progress as they claimed to home-school their children.

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New National Guard ad

http://www.youtube.com

This ad just scared the hell out of me.

Citizen soldiers?

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Lansing passes smoking ban, residents continue to exit Michigan

http://www.withoutadjectives.com

As the legislative year ended in Michigan, the new reported that "Gov. Jennifer Granholm has gone to a Lansing brew pub to sign a law banning smoking."

Michigan lost 89,844 residents from 2005 to 2008, according to a new MSU report released today. … MSU Land Policy Institute Director Soji Adelaja said the decline was largely attributable to people who moved to other states seeking job opportunities and "better quality of life." I would say that "better quality of life" is a place where the ruling class doesn't think that passing more laws will make people want to live there.

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Native tribes buy their land back

http://news.yahoo.com

Native American tribes decide it's faster to buy their land back than to get their treaties honored by the US government. States and counties opposed because they'll lose tax revenue and the land won't be subject to local law.

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Stop the swing completely before getting off

http://freerangekids.wordpress.com

Being a child has always been associated with having huge amounts of fun, developing motor skills, learning the facts of life and gravity by playing. This unsafe process, that has been part of life and growing up since the dawn of time, needs to be extinguished. This is why The National Program for Playground Safety has devised a helpful list of playground tips. After all, your children deserves the most boringly safe childhood imaginable.

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"I Pledge" Video

http://buzz.yahoo.com

A video featuring many celebrities has been produced in which they all pledge to do something positive for mankind/the planet/the world/the president. Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) pledges to "be of service to President Obama", and Demi Moore ends the video with, "I pledge to be a servant to our president". Whoa, pretty scary stuff! And it is evidently being shown to students. Read the whole story and watch the video here: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13249171?_requestid=5883011

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IRS is running out of workers! OH NO!!!!

http://www.reuters.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is struggling with an aging workforce where more than a third of its executives are eligible for retirement, a scenario putting its mission at risk, a government report said on Monday.

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Judge orders silence in the court — with duct tape

http://www.cantonrep.com

Judge orders the defendent to be silenced with duct tape. This is what happens when you have a monopoly in the justice system...

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State Legislators In Now-Infamous Solitaire Photo Identified

http://blogs.courant.com

A photo of two Democratic legislators playing solitaire has ignited controversy at the state Capitol and in the blogosphere.

The Associated Press picture has appeared in any number of venues, and it shows two lawmakers sitting in the back row of the historic Hall of the House in Hartford during the lengthy debate over the two-year, $37 billion state budget.

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