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Jury cannot hear the words "raw milk" in raw milk case

Every time the words "raw milk" are about to come up during the proceedings, the jury is ushered out of the room. It happened Monday morning and again Tuesday afternoon. A telling moment during Tuesday's testimony was when Teresa Butterworth, witness for the prosecution and employee of DATCP's Bureau of Food Safety & Inspection whose responsibility it is to license and maintain dairy farm records, could not tell the defense what dairy plants do.

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Creator of TechCrunch.com has boat stolen by Homeland Security

A person with a gun and a government badge asked me to swear in writing that a lie was true today. And when I didn't do what she wanted she simply took my boat and asked me to leave.

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Topless women could get prison time under NC proposal

A bill that could send women to prison for going topless in public appears headed for approval by the North Carolina legislature.
Depending if such exposure is judged to be "for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire," the woman could be charged with a felony, punishable by up to six months in prison for first-time offenders. More mundane exposure would be a misdemeanor meriting up to 30 days in jail.

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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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Law Enforcement Banned From Local Gun Range.

Posted January 21st, 2013 by alisium
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Burlington’s mayor and the police department are using the same word to describe a Lamoille County firing range’s edict that city officers are unwelcome to train there in a dispute over gun control:

“Unfortunate.”

***What I want to know is, why is the proposed one sided loss of freedom always called a "debate"?

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Mission told not to feed the homeless in Seattle city parks

Posted January 19th, 2013 by alisium
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The Bread of Life Mission, which has served the homeless community in Pioneer Square for more than 70 years, said the city has directed them to stop feeding the hungry in downtown parks. (audio with the article)

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New Regulation every 3 hours and 17 mins 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Posted December 10th, 2012 by snowdog2012
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More than 1600 pages of regulations added to Federal Register last week, cost now $1.8 trillion per year

Last week, 1,641 pages of regulations were added to the 2012 Federal Register, meaning it now contains over 55,300 pages and is on pace to eclipse 79,000 this year, reports the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every 3 hours and 17 minutes — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” notes CEI.

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EPA Encourages Recruiting Students for ‘Energy Patrols" at Schools

Posted October 7th, 2012 by cozter69
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Inmates at the "kid jails" are brainwashed to control others into submission by having energy patrols. Of course, when the energy is owned by nobody, and shared by all, isn't this the only way to encourage conservation?

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Man refuses to complete American Community Survey, gets a threat.

Posted August 30th, 2012 by ViolentDelights
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After getting the ACS in the mail, this guy calls the Dept. of Commerce to tell him he won't fill it out. They threaten him with a $5000 fine. Instead, he puts the entire 28 page document online. If you were ever curious what's in this thing, here you go.

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Busker stripped of license over alleged anti-Semitic remarks

How is this type of thing anything but censorship?

"- A Toronto street performer [Who is, himself, Jewish] is out of a job after being accused of making anti-Semitic remarks.

Paul Wildbaum, a 61-year-old comedian and mime, was advised by Elizabeth Lubowitz, Head of Administration for Harbourfront Centre's Community and Educational Programmes, that patrons complained that some of his act was "inappropriate and offensive."

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