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Boxers want to fight in China because of high U.S. Taxes.

Posted February 12th, 2013 by Lendog
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Manny Pacquiao's chief adviser insisted Monday that the Filipino superstar's preference is for his next bout – a fifth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez – to take place away from Las Vegas, with the off-shore Chinese gambling resort of Macau emerging as the "favorite."

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Congress — not email — destroyed the Postal Service

Posted February 9th, 2013 by Aerogoddess
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The oft-maligned U.S. mail is actually quite well-run. Politicians steered it into the ditch
By John Tierney

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Government Ban On Bitcoin Would Fail Miserably - Forbes

Posted January 30th, 2013 by roryn3kids
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I maintain that a government ban on bitcoin would be about as effective as alcohol prohibition was in the 1920s. Government prohibition doesn’t even do a good job of keeping drugs out of prisons. The demand for an item, in this case digital cash with user-defined levels of privacy, does not simply evaporate in the face of a jurisdictional ban. One could even make the case that it becomes stronger because an official recognition that Bitcoin is not only a “renegade” currency but a “so-effective-it-had-to-be-banned” currency would imbue the cryptographic money with larger than life qualities.

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The Small Business Administration Decides to Hurt Small Businesses

For some strange and unknown reason, the Small Business Administration has changed how it defines government support of small businesses, which will inadvertently destroy many small businesses, especially those supported through the Department of Energy.

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Dwolla Begins Account Suspensions for Using Bitcoin

Posted January 25th, 2013 by kingphilip
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Dwolla Begins PayPal-Style Account Suspensions - "Dwolla has moved beyond closing the accounts of those it can prove are operating unlicensed [Bitcoin] exchanges and has begun closing the accounts of private individuals based on a mere affiliation."

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Wholly Financed, owned and operated bridge opened by private investors

Posted January 5th, 2013 by rjmort
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New privately funded bridge opens in Virginia (The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge)

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5 Medical Breakthroughs That Make Life Shockingly Easy

Posted January 2nd, 2013 by Karrde188
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Everyone has that one thing they'd like to change about themselves -- quitting the booze, getting in shape, kicking that public masturbation habit -- but they continually put it off, because making major lifestyle changes is hard. Damn it, science, it's the 21st century! Where's the pill that makes all of our human flaws disappear?
Not far away, apparently. At this very moment, they are testing ...

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Why Does Canada Have a Maple Syrup Cartel?

Over a one-year period during 2011 and 2012, some 6 million gallons of maple syrup – about $18 million worth – was stolen from the “strategic maple syrup reserve” controlled by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ). The cartel’s syrup was taken from a Saint-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse, which some clever thieves had access to because they just so happened to be renting another section of the same storage facility. Last week, three men were arrested in connection with the heist.

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Minimum Wage Laws Hurt The Poor and Hobble the Economy

Posted December 15th, 2012 by kelvin
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Want to decrease unemployment? Want to provide a ladder for the advancement of younger, less skilled or less experienced people? Eliminate the "Minimum Wage."

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Bass Fishing and the Free Market

This is an article on how the lack of intellectual property laws within the bass fishing industry have allowed for a fast paced and highly competitive market where anyone can do well provided they have good products.

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