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EU Commission to Criminalize Nearly All Unregistered Plants and Seeds

Posted May 21st, 2013 by kelvin
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A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to "grow, reproduce or trade" any vegetable seeds that have not been "tested, approved and accepted" by a new EU bureaucracy named the "EU Plant Variety Agency."

It's called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to put the government in charge of virtually all plants and seeds. Home gardeners who grow their own plants from non-regulated seeds would be considered criminals under this law.

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Feds spend over $400,000 on underwear that senses cigarette smoke

Posted May 14th, 2013 by Sussex County Angel
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has granted more than $400,000 to a research project that involves something unconventional. The University of Alabama has received two grants from NIH that total $402,721 to create a monitoring system involving underwear that can detect when a person smokes cigarettes. So far, the project has produced a “very early prototype” of the monitoring system. The current prototype fits like a vest.

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MO State Senator: Ban Seersucker Suits for Ages Above 8

Posted May 3rd, 2013 by EcstaticShock
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Nutty MO state senator wants to ban seersucker suits for ages 9 and up simply because he doesn't like how it looks.

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Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza at Local Restaurant

Posted May 2nd, 2013 by StrayLite
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From The Daily Currant and the "Serves" Him Right Department... they are thinking of his health, of course -- it's for his benefit.

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Bearcat Attacks

Posted May 2nd, 2013 by snowdog2012
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2013 Bloomsburg University annual block party gets its first visit ever from an armored Bearcat. At various intervals a man with a helmet pops out of the Bearcat hatch to fire assorted chemical mace cannisters at the red solo cup holding party goers.

The students then mock the military tank assault of the party chanting U-S-A, U-S-A.

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Florida Teen Charged With Felony After Science Experiment Goes Bad

Posted May 1st, 2013 by phonon
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At 7 a.m. on Monday, the 16 year-old mixed some common household chemicals in a small 8 oz water bottle on the grounds of Bartow High School in Bartow, Florida. The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke. No one was hurt and no damage was caused. After the explosion Wilmot was taken into custody by a school resources officer and charged with possession/discharge of a weapon on school grounds and discharging a destructive device. She will be tried as an adult. She was then taken to a juvenile assessment center.

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7-year-old boy, Josh Welch, suspended for shaping his food into a gun

Posted March 1st, 2013 by Sussex County Angel
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Josh Welch is a seven-year-old-boy who attends Park Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. The Maryland school has a breakfast “snack time” and provided pastries on Friday. Josh was trying to turn his pastry into a shape. Josh chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and was suspended for two days.

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Man charged with felony for releasing helium balloons

Posted February 24th, 2013 by phonon
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Anthony Brasfield saw romance when he released a dozen heart-shaped balloons into the sky over Dania Beach with his sweetie. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper saw a felony.

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Court order: Walk while you whistle in Portland

Posted February 24th, 2013 by phonon
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Over the past year, in fact, Smith has been summonsed, arrested and taken to court for disorderly conduct for "loud whistling." Smith is now free to whistle, but only under one unusual condition: He has to keep walking while he whistles.

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H.R. 748 require persons in the US 18-25 to perform 'national service'

Posted February 20th, 2013 by Sussex County Angel
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H.R. 748: To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or as civilian service in a Federal, State, or local government program or with a community-based agency or community-based entity, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, to provide for the registration of women under the Military Selective Service Act, and for other purposes.

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