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Musician Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail For Cleverly Edited Video

Posted April 13th, 2011 by greg90
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Evan Emory had been charged with “manufacturing child pornography,” a charge that comes with a potential 20-year prison sentence, over an edited YouTube video. Too bad there were no naked children in the video. Per usual, he took a plea deal for a reduced charge. People need to fight these ridiculous charges!

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Chicago School Bans Home-Packed Lunches

Posted April 11th, 2011 by kb7834
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School lunches aren't what they used to be. At some city schools, ham and cheese sandwiches have been replaced with greasy pizza, burgers and french fries. While some schools have tried to add healthier options to their lunch menus, one Chicago school has taken a controversial approach: it banned home-packed lunches altogether.

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Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

Posted April 10th, 2011 by freeAgent
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A Chicago-area school has banned lunches from home, forcing children to eat (or throw away) school-provided lunches that they don't want. What do supporters have to say? "The school food is very healthy, and when they bring the food from home, there is no control over the food." Apparently some parents don't even trust themselves to provide food for their children anymore.

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Could officer's death lead to a city curfew?

Posted April 2nd, 2011 by stuntmantdave
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A St. Petersburg police officer's death could lead to more limits on teenagers in the city.

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City Thugs Fine Woman $2500 for Selling and Raising Crops in Empty Lot

Posted April 2nd, 2011 by LibertarianMan
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Oakland, California bureaucrats fine organic farm/herb grower Novella Carpenter $2500 for selling and raising crops in an empty lot in the city and for not applying for a permit to operate her business on the city's premises.

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National Health Service Denies Treatment Due to Appearance

Posted March 15th, 2011 by celestrion
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Peter Williamson, aged 27, suffered from the Swine Flu. Being, a UK citizen, the socialized NHS should've taken care of him, right? However, Peter died of his treatable illness because NHS refused to treat him. NHS officials claimed that they "assumed he was a junkie", because of Peter's hairstyle and piercings, which were part of his stage persona as a rock musician.

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Deregulation fever hits FL House cut oversight of 30 professions

Posted March 15th, 2011 by srq_hiker
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Soon maybe you can braid hair in Florida without a "permit" ... but we much protect people from Jimi Hendrix design???

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NYC teen arrested in death of sibling's hamster

Posted March 9th, 2011 by orion
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NEW YORK — A New York City teenager has been arrested on a felony charge in the death of a younger sibling's hamster.

The 19-year-old is accused of choking and squeezing the 4-ounce hamster and throwing it on the floor. It was then thrown across the street, though a necropsy concluded the animal was probably already dead by the time that happened.

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Photographing cows could land you in jail under Senate bill

Posted February 26th, 2011 by stuntmantdave
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SB 1246 by Sen. Jim Norman, R-Tampa, would make it a first-degree felony to photograph a farm without first obtaining written permission from the owner. A farm is defined as any land "cultivated for the purpose of agricultural production, the raising and breeding of domestic animals or the storage of a commodity."

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Minnesota set to ban smoking ANYWHERE on county grounds

Posted February 21st, 2011 by masshole
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The most populous county in Minnesota is planning to prohibit smoking on any county property, even if smokers are in their own cars.

Lighting up is already banned inside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis but if new proposals are approved, smokers may be liable for fines on pavements outside and in vehicles parked on county grounds.

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