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Taser's new cop-cam takes aim at perps and privacy

Posted April 5th, 2013 by jitgos
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Taser, the company responsible for the popularized stun-gun, has begun supplying US police officers with Google Glass-like cameras that record everything the cop does. The catch is, the files are locked away on private servers owned by Taser.

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The Majority That Wasn't: When 50% of the Vote Just Isn't Good Enough

A man won - or so he thought - an election with 52 percent of the vote. But city bureaucrats won't let him take his seat because of the strange way they define a majority.

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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us [Time Magazine]

Fantastic article exposing one of the major reasons medical bills are so high [Hint: Government regulation forcing insurance companies and doctors to price services based on arbitrary Medicare prices].

[PDF Archive of Time magazine article, since original is behind paywall]

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Guantanamo grows, despite U.S. promises to shut it down

Posted April 5th, 2013 by Jking8767
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Despite Barack Obama’s promise in 2009 – one of his first as president – to shut down “Gitmo,” the U.S. evidently has no intention of doing so anytime soon. In fact, the only thing concerning Gitmo that the Obama administration has shut down is the office of the special envoy, Daniel Fried, who had been tasked with its closure. The U.S. State Department reassigned Fried in late January, and he will not be replaced.

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MLK's 6 Steps of Nonviolent Social Change

Posted April 4th, 2013 by Mattfree88
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Read MLK's 6 Steps of Nonviolent Social Change on the Anniversary of His Death

On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. He was just 39. To honor his memory, and his message of nonviolence, read (and implement!) these six steps to nonviolent conflict-resolution and social change based on his teachings.

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Woman arrested for instagramming photo of anti-police mural

Posted April 4th, 2013 by JessieLee
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Jennifer Pawluck, a 20 year old woman from Montreal, was taken into police custody yesterday and questioned after she posted a photo of a graffiti mural on her Instagram. The mural showed a caricature of a Montreal police spokesman called Cmdr. Ian Lafrenière, with a bullet hole in his head.

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The Liberty Amendment - a nonmajoritarianistic liberty strategy

Posted April 4th, 2013 by Instead of Politics
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A state-sponsored Constitutional amendment promises to shift the balance of power from the ever-centralizing federal megastate back to sovereign Individuals and States. This Amendment tackles all of the following liberty issues - the income tax, nullification, balancing the budget, sound money, State suffrage, judicial interpretation, and others.

Advocates of liberty would do well to focus their energies on winnable battles with long-lasting solutions - such as the new Liberty Amendment.

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Really? bitcoin store in business to aid the bitcoin community???

Posted April 4th, 2013 by paulie
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As it is portrayed on FTL, the bitcoin store is all about serving the bitcoin community, i.e. "selling for cost." lol Seriously? The store is selling/gambling on upward valuation. It's not a "charity" type enterprise at all. It hedges it's sales on the hope that what it takes in low bitcoin value will be able to sell back to legitimate currency at a far greater rate.

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Father serving 25 years for selling his leftover pain pills

John Horner, a 46-year-old fast-food restaurant worker, lost his eye in a 2000 accident and was prescribed painkillers. Years later, he met and befriended a guy who seemed to be in pain himself. His new friend asked if he could buy some of Horner's pain pills. Naturally, the friend was a police informant. "My public defender told me, 'They got you dead to rights,'" he said. "So I thought, 'OK, I guess there's no need taking this to trial.'"

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"Anti-government" parents wanted for kidnapping their own children

Posted April 3rd, 2013 by phonon
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A national Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for two Tampa-area boys after they were abducted by their "anti-government" parents, deputies say. A grandmother was tied up at a Tampa home Wednesday morning and the two children in her possession were taken by their parents in what investigators are calling a parental abduction/kidnapping. The parents are considered armed and dangerous. According to investigators, the couple lost custody of the two boys after an "anti-government" rally in Louisiana. The father was charged was possession of marijuana in the presence of the children.

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