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McDonald’s Outsmarts SF Toy Ban by Charging 10 Cents for Toy

http://reason.com

The San Francisco ban on providing free toys to entice children to eat unhealthy foods goes into effect Thursday, but McDonald’s plans to comply with the law by charging 10 cents a toy for their Happy Meals and donating the money to the nonprofit Ronald McDonald House.

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Alameda adopts strict smoking ordinance

http://www.insidebayarea.com

The Alameda City Council has approved a new ordinance that aims to protect people from secondhand smoke by effectively banning smoking in all outdoor public places.

Smokers could run afoul of the new law -- most of which will go into effect Jan. 1 -- if they light up at a bus stop, ATM or even on a balcony of a multiunit rental complex.

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San Francisco Escalates the War on Bags

http://www.sfgate.com

Legislation sponsored by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and headed for likely passage by the Board of Supervisors would require San Francisco shoppers to pay 10 cents per bag provided by the store at checkout starting July 1. That charge would jump to 25 cents per bag two years later. The store providing the bag would pocket the money.

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Macy's To Pay Huge Fine for Selling Hoodies With Drawstrings

http://www.technicallythatsillegal.com

Drawstrings on hoodies qualify them as "deadly merchandise."

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Eugenics: Compulsory Sterilization in 50 American States

http://www.uvm.edu

In response to last night's topic on State Eugenics programs I found this... last updated in Spring 2011.

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Couple's Daughter Taken Away For 18 Hours Over Alleged Sandwich Theft

http://www.foxnews.com

A Hawaii couple’s 3-year-old daughter was taken away from them for 18 hours after they were arrested for forgetting to a pay for two $5 sandwiches.

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Biking and Walking Might Become Illegal in Small Wisconsin Town

http://www.technicallythatsillegal.com

Here I discuss a town in Wisconsin that is talking about outlawing biking and walking without first registering your travel plans with the town for prior approval. Unbelievable.

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Ogden (UT) Police First-In-Nation To Use Surveillance Blimp

http://www.activistpost.com

A patrol car fitted with all of the police extras cost $40,000; a surveillance blimp will cost well below that -- possibly as low as $15,000; after that, it is $100 a week to keep it filled with helium and charge its electric batteries; the police in Ogden, Utah, decides this is a good deal.

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Sen. Rand Paul Slams Congressional “Circus” Over Shutdown Threats

http://www.infowars.com

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul appeared on CNN last night to inject some sense into the latest stand off between Republicans and Democrats over government spending and the deficit.

In light of the fact that a government shutdown has been only narrowly averted once again, this time regarding FEMA funding, Paul noted that debating important issues seems to have been almost completely lost amidst a culture of partisan stand offs on Capitol Hill.

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Lawsuit accuses guard of handcuffing 1st-graders for talking in class

http://www.chicagotribune.com

The attorney for a family suing Chicago Public Schools over the alleged handcuffing of a first-grader in 2010 said Tuesday that the boy was among several 6- and 7-year-olds who were detained and handcuffed for hours for talking in class.

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