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Police confuse bitcoin power usage for pot farm

Posted May 24th, 2011 by phonon
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One of the issues, other than if governments will try to outlaw bitcoin, is the high amount of electricity needed to create a single bitcoin. It might cost more to generate a bitcoin than the actual value a bitcoin is currently traded at. High electricity bills can lead to marijuana busts. And it is this unusual power consumption needed that caught my attention since it appears as a bitcoin miner has been mistaken as a person running a marijuana growing operation.

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Brooklyn Man Still In Jail 5 Years After Charges Dismissed

Posted May 24th, 2011 by prolifick21
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A Brooklyn man whose assault charges were dismissed remains in prison after already serving five years. ABC7 reports that Oswind David was sentenced to 23 years in Sing Sing because a jury was not aware that a judge has tossed out David's indictments due to a prosecutorial error.

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US won't pay for Ferrari wrecked by FBI agent

An FBI agent assigned to move a rare Ferrari wrecked it during a short drive in Kentucky, and its owner is now suing the U.S. Justice Department, which has refused to pay $750,000 for the car.The Ferrari F50 was stolen in 2003 from a dealer in Rosemont, Pa., and discovered five years later. The FBI kept it in Lexington, Ky., as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
FBI agent Fred Kingston was to move the Ferrari from a garage in May 2009. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Hamilton Thompson said Kingston invited him on a "short ride."

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Court Orders California to Shed 30,000 Prisoners - NYTimes.com

Posted May 23rd, 2011 by prolifick21
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WASHINGTON — Conditions in California’s overcrowded prisons are so bad that they violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, ordering the state to reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates.

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Brazil arrests six at rally

Posted May 23rd, 2011 by Rauterkus
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Brazil arrest six at freedom of expression rally to legalize pot.

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Usama Bin Laden: Another Lie

Posted May 23rd, 2011 by kypdurron5
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Looks like the White House lied about one more thing- not knowing for sure whether Usama was there or not. This is especially important in light of his appointee saying President Obama's decision was "one of the gustiest calls by any president in recent memory" given the "uncertainty." The real question here- is there ANYTHING the White House told the truth about in their initial press release? I guess we're expected to just chalk all this up to the "fog of war."

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Utah Legalizes Gold, Silver Currency: Spawns Gold Backed Credit Card

Posted May 22nd, 2011 by Fizzul
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Craig Franco hopes to cash in on Gold currency legalization with his Utah Gold and Silver Depository. His business idea: Store your gold and silver coins in a vault, and Franco issues a debit-like card to make purchases backed by your holdings.

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Arrested for underage sonsumption 1 day before 21st birthday

Posted May 22nd, 2011 by phonon
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Jesse Robinson was arrested for underage consumption one day before his 21st birthday. But, the law is the law.

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Why you should love your taxes

Posted May 22nd, 2011 by ianCredible
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This is a piece looks as though it was written with the intent of being pro government propaganda... I think it completely backfired.I actually found it to be full of good advice on things no freedom lover should ever do.

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Confinement confidential: A look at Tippecanoe County Jail

Posted May 22nd, 2011 by rancemuhamitz
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The darkened, slightly raised scars that cover nearly every inch of Charity Lekeia Brown's body are a daily reminder of a brief but frightening stay at Tippecanoe County Jail last year.

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