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In Utah, a plan to cut 12th grade to save budget money

http://www.latimes.com

The proposal by state Sen. Chris Buttars would chip away at Utah's $700-million shortfall. He's since offered a toned-down version: Just make senior year optional.

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Marijuana has higher approval ratings than Congress

http://www.howtogrowbud.com

Monday’s Gallup poll showing that a record 44% of Americans favor making marijuana legal has brought increased attention to the need for an open, national debate on marijuana policy.

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Please Help Jon Sloan Fight the Illegal Raid on His Lawful Business.

http://www.savejon.org

On Feb 4, 2010 the FDA, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement--24 officers in all, raided a lawfully run botanical shop and warehouse. With guns drawn, they burst in and proceeded to handcuff everyone in the building including 65- year-old, white-haired grandmas and grandpas and young, single mothers.

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Arizona speed cameras incite a mini revolt

http://www.latimes.com

Since Arizona began enforcing speed limits with roadside cameras, motorists are raging against the machines: They have blocked out the lenses with Post-it notes or Silly String. During the Christmas holidays, they covered the cameras with boxes, complete with wrapping paper. One dissenting citizen went after a camera with a pick ax

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First City in America to Criminalize Marijuana Passes Resolution

http://www.alternet.org

The El Paso city council has gone on record as condemning current US drug policies and demanding a shift to a smarter, more humane approach to drug sales and use.

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Medical marijuana for ADD and it's good for kids!

http://www.youtube.com

An MSNBC news piece featuring medical marijuana advocate Dr. Claudia Jensen.

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CBS Corporation Bans Ad Calling for Marijuana Legalization

http://www.alternet.org

The fifteen-second ad, asserting that taxing and regulating the adult use and sale of marijuana would raise 'billions of dollars in national revenue,' was rejected out of hand

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Bill to allow active military to use HOV lane regardless of passengers

http://www.wvec.com

State lawmakers are considering a bill to let active duty military use the HOV lanes to and from the bases, no matter how many people are in their vehicles.

It's estimated that 90% of the 60,000 people who work at Naval Station Norfolk can't use the HOV lanes because they drive alone.

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School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home

http://www.boingboing.net

The laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families.

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Despite Obama’s promise, DEA raids medical marijuana growers

http://rawstory.com

Colorado man grows legal medical marijuana. Man goes on TV news to say "I'm definitely living the dream now." The next day the feds raid his place and put him in a jail cell. Turns out Obama admin is expanding the drug war.

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School district pulls Anne Frank’s diary over ‘vagina’ passage

http://rawstory.com

In a disastrous move that many will probably view as Holocaust denial, Culpeper County Public Schools pulled Anne Frank's diary from the curriculum and from the shelves, because the book contained references to sexuality. School districts continually prove that they are more worried about political correctness (which most of the time is bigotry in disguise anyway) and appeasing often only one critical parent than about educating children. Common sense does not seem to apply these days when it comes to evaluating the historical and social values of various pieces of literature.

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TSA Agent plays BAD joke on passanger

http://www.philly.com

In the tense new world of air travel, we're stripped of shoes, told not to take too much shampoo on board, frowned on if we crack a smile.

The last thing we expect is a joke from a Transportation Security Administration screener - particularly one this stupid.

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Canadian Premier would rather have heart surgery in the U.S.

http://www.foxnews.com

A prominent Canadian politician’s decision to undergo heart surgery in the U.S. has touched off a debate about national health care in his own country. Because even HE doesn't trust Socialized medicine!

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UK Govt to Demolish Castle Farmer Built and Hid Behind Stack of Straw

http://news.bbc.co.uk

A farmer who built a castle hidden behind a stack of straw bales has lost a High Court bid to save it from being demolished.

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Bald Eagle Tired Of Everyone Just Assuming It Supports War

http://www.theonion.com

THE OREGON WILDERNESS—Frustrated by the widely held assumption that he unequivocally endorses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a bald eagle said Monday that his thoughts on the conflicts were far more nuanced than many Americans might expect...

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1/3 of Women in Military Say They've Been Raped.

http://www.momlogic.com

"In 2003, a survey of female veterans found that 30 percent said they were raped in the military. A 2004 study of veterans who were seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder found that 71 percent of the women said they were sexually assaulted or raped while serving. And a 1995 study of female veterans of the Gulf and earlier wars, found that 90 percent had been sexually harassed."Another study concluded that 90% of all women serving are sexually harassed. Another one estimates that 90% of all the rapes do not get reported

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US grants home schooling German family political asylum

http://www.guardian.co.uk

A US judge has granted ­political asylum to a German family who said they had fled the country to avoid persecution for home schooling their children.

In the first reported case of its kind, Tennessee immigration judge Lawrence Burman ruled that the family of seven have a legitimate fear of prosecution for their beliefs. Germany requires parents to enrol[sic] their children in school in most cases and has levied fines against those who ­educate their children at home.

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U.S Government to force 401K holdings into treasury bonds.

http://market-ticker.denninger.net

The U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments will ask for public comment as soon as next week on ways to promote the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams, according to Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis C. Borzi and Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary Mark Iwry, who are spearheading the effort.

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Ron Paul-There has been a military-CIA coup

http://www.youtube.com

Excerpt from the Campaign for Liberty Regional Conference in Atlanta, GA. As the crowd begins to cheer, Ron Paul states, "We need to take out the CIA!"

There's been a coup - have you heard? It's the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything! They run the military .. and they're every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve. And yet, think of the harm they have done since they were established at the end of World War II. They are a government unto themselves. They're in businesses, in drug businesses, they take out dictators... We need to take out the CIA!

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Thousands of Indian victims of the drug war

http://www.heraldtribune.com

SELLS, Ariz. — An eerie hush settles in at sundown on the Tohono O’odham Nation, which straddles 75 miles of border with Mexico.

The roads crawl with the trucks of Border Patrol agents, who stop unfamiliar vehicles, scrutinize back roads for footprints and hike into the desert wilds to intercept smugglers carrying marijuana on their backs and droves of migrants trying to make it north.

By the bad luck of geography, the only large Indian reservation on the embattled border is caught in the middle, emerging as a major transit point for drugs as well as people.

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