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How’s that Florida Education Working for ya?

Posted April 26th, 2012 by ssj12
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Many of us here in Florida have repeatedly tried to get the message across to the Florida legislators that there are many things wrong with Florida’s education. They were ask NOT to participate in Race To The Top (RTTT) and the Common Core Standards (CCS). We showed them the problems, but when we mentioned Jeb Bush and how his Foundation for Excellence is doing the state’s children no favors, we were immediately cut off. No Child Left Behind has been a failure from the beginning and the state’s own FCAT scores show that to be true for over a decade.

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Feds to prevent children from doing farm chores.

A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/25/rural-kids-parents-angry-about-labor-d...

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Will ObamaCare turn us into a nation of part-time employees?

Posted April 18th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Will ObamaCare turn us into a nation of part-time employees?

As the Supreme Court ponders whether the Obama administration can constitutionally take over the private sector when it comes to health care – and then order all Americans to buy health insurance—an unintended consequence is lurking in the government’s unemployment figures. Plagued by fears of explosive costs from mandated healthcare, companies are quietly transitioning much of the American workforce into a nation of part-time employees.

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Woman Sobs Uncontrollably During TSA Pat Down (Video)

MADISON, Wis. (CBSDC) – A video captured a woman shaking and sobbing uncontrollably while being frisked by a Transportation Security Administration agent. Political blogger Jim Hoft — who runs the Gateway Pundit website — captured the incident at a Madison, Wis., airport Sunday.
“This morning at a Midwest airport I witnessed this poor woman suffering through this horrible sexual violation,” Hoft said on his Gateway Pundit website.

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First Cigarettes, Now Bacon and Eggs

Posted April 12th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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First Cigarettes, Now Bacon and Eggs

You knew it was coming.

First they came for the cigarettes, then Hank Williams Jr. got knocked off Monday Night Football for being politically incorrect, and now they're coming for the butter.

Denmark, on October 1, put a $1.29-per-pound tax on all foods that hit 2.3 percent in saturated fats. That's on top of a 25 percent surcharge imposed last year by Denmark's food police on all ice cream, candy, sugar, soft drinks and chocolate.

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Bill that could make WTF illegal has critics saying OMG

Posted April 3rd, 2012 by rmyofme
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If you want to post an all-caps comment telling someone they're an idiot, you'd better get your trollface on soon, especially in Arizona. House Bill 2549 is awaiting the governor's signature and could, according to Gizmodo, "make naughty, angry words a Class 1 misdemeanor -- or worse.

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BBC News - Email and web use 'to be monitored' under new laws

The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon

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Why Obama Lawyers couldn’t answer Constitutional Questions

Posted April 2nd, 2012 by ssj12
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Last week’s historic 3 day Supreme Court debate on Obamacare made one thing abundantly clear. The Obama administration is unable to answer basic constitutional questions and does not want nor consider the fact that there are limits on what the Government is allowed to do. Whether a liberal or conservative justice asked the basic question: If Congress can do this, what can’t it do? Obama’s lawyers had no reasonable answer. Fundamentally, Obama and his administration, do not grasp liberty and freedom and the basis for the American experiment in self-rule.

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Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

Posted April 1st, 2012 by MikeGPA
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Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight, documents show.

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Connecticut Advances RFID License Plate Legislation

Posted March 21st, 2012 by stuntmantdave
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Implanting the chips on license plates would enable real-time monitoring of all vehicles by positioning tracking stations at key points throughout the state. The main interest behind the bill is to generate automated ticket for drivers whose vehicle registration, emissions or insurance certification may have lapsed for a day or two

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