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Food Safety Modernization Act: Outlaw gardening and saving seeds

http://www.naturalnews.com

Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called "the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America." It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public's right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the power to regulate the tomato plants in your backyard. It would grant them the power to arrest and imprison people selling cucumbers at farmer's markets. It would criminalize the transporting of organic produce if you don't comply with the authoritarian rules of the federal government.

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Internet censorship bill being pushed through lame-duck Congress

http://www.rawstory.com

A bill giving the government the power to shut down Web sites that host materials that infringe copyright is making its way quietly through the lame-duck session of Congress, raising the ire of free-speech groups and prompting a group of academics to lobby against the effort.

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Unlicensed barbering arrests

http://www.orlandosentinel.com

In "sweeps" on Aug. 21 and Sept. 17 targeting at least nine shops, deputies arrested 37 people — the majority charged with "barbering without a license," a misdemeanor that state records show only three other people have been jailed in Florida in the past 10 years.

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End Government Clock Changes

http://links.visibli.com

They're bad for our health, and don't save energy. Article by Sheila Danzig.

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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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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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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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Congress to mandate FM radio recievers in all cell phones?

http://www.androidcentral.com

"So what are RIAA and the NAB proposing? They want Congress to enact a law that will mandate that all cell phones, PDAs, portable devices, etc; to include an FM receiver on each device. If passed by Congress, the Consumer Electronics Association would be responsible for the oversight of this transition."

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Fed Judge Bans Monsanto From Selling Modified Sugar Beets

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Friday banned the planting of genetically modified sugar beets engineered by Monsanto Co in a ruling that marks a major setback for the biotech giant

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EPA to regulate maximum amount of "dust" a farm can produce

http://www.news9.com

Better give your horses, cows and pigs a heads up. If they don't stop kicking up so much dust, there's gonna be hell to pay!

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Mortgage brokers to be fingerprinted and registered

http://news.yahoo.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mortgage loan originators will have to be fingerprinted and sign up to a central registry to do business in future, according to final rules issued on Wednesday by the Federal Reserve and other regulators.

The rules are part of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008, also called the S.A.F.E. Act.

They were issued by the Fed, Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, Office of Thrift Supervision, Farm Credit Administration and National Credit Union Administration.

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Clearwater's lifeguard station needs to be handicapped-accessible

http://www.tampabay.com

"...government regulations are requiring that their headquarters on the beach be made handicapped-accessible, even though the only people who ever use the two-story building are the lifeguards."

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San Francisco considers banning sale of pets except fish

http://www.sfgate.com

Sell a guinea pig, go to jail.... That's the law under consideration by San Francisco's Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. If the commission approves the ordinance, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country's first ban on the sale of all pets except fish.

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Gold or silver transaction over $600? Get ready for tax form

http://www.caseyresearch.com

Amid the latest orgy of new regulation from an out-of-control federal government: a requirement that coin dealers file a Form 1099 for each purchase or sale of gold or silver above $600. The new reporting requirement is slated to go into effect January 1, 2012.

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New Ban on "Light" Cigarettes to Begin this Week

http://www.google.com

WASHINGTON — A US law banning the selling of so-called "light" or "mild" cigarettes took effect Tuesday, but some anti-tobacco groups say the makers are sidestepping the rules by using color-coding packaging.

The packaging says, "Your Marlboro Lights pack is changing. But your cigarette stays the same. In the future, ask for 'Marlboro in the gold pack."

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Man jailed by courts after courts bankrupt him

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com

Jeff Dolan spent Father’s Day in jail, locked away in jail because he couldn’t pay child support, but he couldn’t pay child support because he was unemployed and he was unemployed because the court took his driver’s license for failure to pay child support, after he went bankrupt paying his court costs.

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One Candidate’s Idea: Office of the Repealer

http://www.nytimes.com

Senator Sam Brownback, the Republican from Kansas who is hoping to become governor, has proposed a new Kansas entity, the State Office of the Repealer, whose job it would be to start disposing of all the silly, needless, over-the-top regulations that state officials have dreamed up.

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Internet 'kill switch' proposed for US

http://www.zdnet.com.au

The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.

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Residents get 6 votes each in suburban NY election

http://news.yahoo.com

Arthur Furano voted early — five days before Election Day. And he voted often, flipping the lever six times for his favorite candidate. Furano cast multiple votes on the instructions of a federal judge and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a new election system crafted to help boost Hispanic representation.

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EPA Classifies Milk as Oil, Forcing Costly Rules on Farmers

http://www.mlive.com

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is classifying milk as oil because it contains a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil.
The Hesperia farmer and others would be required to develop and implement spill prevention plans for milk storage tanks. The rules are set to take effect in November, though that date might be pushed back.

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