Unintended Consequences

I Can't Believe There's No Butter.

Posted November 22nd, 2011 by LordMarius
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You'd think the world's self-proclaimed richest country, with an agricultural sector heavily regulated to secure Norwegian self-sufficiency of food, would never experience shortages. Wrong. Right now, we are experiencing a butter shortage in Norway. Dwindling milk production due to over-regulated farmers throwing in the towel and increased demand of fatty foods due to the low-carb dieting fad has lead to a butter shortage. The farmers, whose income consists of 70% subsidies from the government, and whose production is regulated by quotas, cannot produce enough milk to satisfy demands.

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NH Report: Women's jails 'inadequate'

Posted October 19th, 2011 by Nemi
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A new study released [October 17] said the state's treatment of female inmates raises constitutional concerns because it is so inadequate compared with the training and medical services given to male inmates.

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A Face-Off in a State With a History of Contrarian Votes

Posted October 12th, 2011 by Nemi
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A candidate would rather be ahead in New Hampshire than behind, of course. At the same time, it is worth remembering how often the state’s primary has upset the political apple cart by handing a defeat to the candidate leading in the polls.

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Dedicated to all Neocons who booed Ron Paul

Decades of US military aggression overseas have caused blowback in the form of terrorist attacks. One candidate on the national stage had the courage to try and explain that cause-and-effect relationship, key to understanding and ending the threat of terrorism. Here's the reaction he got from conservatives.

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The cost of having a baby in 1950

Posted September 15th, 2011 by sharalynn
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Total: 86.33
Adjusted for inflation: $755.00
Check link out for vintage receipt.
Mine cost around $7000. Prices have sure gone up since Medicare was created!

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Friends angry over motorcyclist's death at speed trap

Posted September 7th, 2011 by phonon
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Many people call them "speed traps," cops call them "Speed Enforcement Details." Regardless, they're designed to save lives, but this weekend, a woman on a motorcycle was killed while being pulled over. "They were wearing helmets. They don't drink. They were out for a nice "Sunday cruise" and now Margie is gone," said the victim's friend, Nancie Risola. "Margie's not gone because they were going a little over the speed limit," Risola said. "She's gone because they were stopped in an unsafe place."

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California’s ‘Amazon Tax’ Already Proving a Bust

Posted August 16th, 2011 by stuntmantdave
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Online businesses and entrepreneurs are leaving the state, thus risking an actual reduction, as opposed to marginal increase, in California’s tax revenue.

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Aussie Government-School Forces Children to Soil Their Pants

A government-school in Australia practically forces children to soil and wet themselves as part of a social engineering experiment.

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'Non-lethal' taser kills U of Cincinnati Student

Posted August 6th, 2011 by young92782
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University of Cincinnati assistant police chief, Jeff Corcoran claims agitated 18 year old college student ignored orders to halt before being fired upon with taser. Afterwards incoherent, student goes into cardiac arrest after paramedics arrive and is pronounced dead at University hospital.

Entire City of Cincinnati police contact list

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Vet Checks Wrong Box, Faces Charges

Now, Dawkins, a Navy reservist and decorated Army combat photographer who served in Iraq, is in jail, charged with passport fraud. He's facing 10 years in prison for what could be a simple misunderstanding.

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