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Bitcoin is a scam. (Is Bitcoin a good idea? No!)

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by EternityAblaze
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Bitcoin is a ludicrously bad idea. It is a scam. A Scam. It is not a currency. The economic assumptions underpinning the Bitcoin ecosystem are laughable, and ignore hundreds of years of accumulated understanding of how currencies work with each other.

Fortunately, it's such an obviously flawed system that it will probably never grow to a point where it causes any ill-effects,or even impact, to world economies.

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Wired.com article on Bitcoin and The Silk Road

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by Voluntary Gary
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Wired.com writes a great article about The Silk Road and Bicoin. Headline: Underground Website Lets You Buy Any Drug Imaginable

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Three arrested in Orlando for Feeding Homeless in Park

Members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested Wednesday when police said they violated a city ordinance by feeding the homeless in Lake Eola Park.

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Wildlife Officials Told Police to Shoot Concrete Lawn Ornament Gator

A report of a wandering alligator in the woods is what lead Independence Police officers to shoot at a concrete lawn ornament over the weekend, according to a statement released by police this week.

Rick Sheridan was working in his garage when he heard gunshots, and said he found officers lined up on the bank, shooting at the large reptile. "The officer fired two rounds, and killed my concrete, ornamental alligator," Sheridan said.

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3 Arrested for Feeding Homeless in Orlando

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by JohnnyOrlando
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3 Members of Orlando Food not Bombs arrested for feeding the homeless.

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Sharing Netflix password may soon be a crime in TN

State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login even with permission to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody.

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Carmel, Indiana Being 'Trashed' by Their Trashy Councilpersons

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by gizelle
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The residents of Carmel, Indiana could be forced to no longer have their private refuse company remove their waste. And if history has a way of repeating itself, it will more than likely pass with the baffoons they have sitting at the helm. The 'illustrious' city council wants to impose an Ordinance that allows the City to select a trash removal company and tack on the fee on the sewer/water bill of the residents. Of course, the fee has yet to be determined. This is being heard at the June 6 and June 20 City Council meetings.

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Tennessee passes Web entertainment theft bill

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by pmfalcon
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State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login - even with permission - to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody. The bill, now awaiting the governor's signature, was pushed by recording industry officials to try to stop the loss of billions of dollars to illegal music sharing. They hope other states will follow.

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Barefoot, Drunk, Off Duty Cop Breaks Door over Cig Smoke

"He was intoxicated," said the teen. "I smelled a ton of alcohol off of him. He was drunk."
The teen says that officer was barefoot and only wearing a bathing suit as the man barged through and broke his family's front door. Pifer says the officer assaulted him and threatened his sister until a neighbor stepped in to help.
The neighbor asked the officer what triggered the chase as she bandaged his bleeding hand.

"He said he smelled cigarette smoke"

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Report of the global commission on drugs

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by eugenetruston
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Report of the global commission on drugs says the global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. It suggests to end the criminalization, marginalization and stigmatization of people who use drugs but who do no harm to others. Challenge rather than reinforce common misconceptions about drug markets, drug use and drug dependence.

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