An essay talking about how the government is planning on ruining dishwashers through regulationRead more »
Bad news in an important Institute for Justice-launched lawsuit defending the right of free speech on the Internet about matters of diet and nutrition. A state licensing board in North Carolina tried to suppress a blogger who talked up and advised people on the health benefits of the "paleo" diet (that is, eating as we think cavement ate, no grains or processed foods), telling him directly what he could or could not say about his belief that the high-meat, low-carb diet helped him with his diabetes. The case was dismissed by a federal court late last week.Read more »
Pot Shops Don’t Boost Teen Drug Use, Study Says
In the never-ending battle over medical marijuana, the latest flashpoints include a myth-busting study, a popular singer and legal twists in several states.Read more »
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."Read more »
The Los Angeles City Council decided unanimously on Tuesday to ban all storefront medical marijuana shops, in a blow to a industry that operates in violation of federal law but has become the largest collection of pot dispensaries in California. The 14-0 vote by the council comes after conflicting court decisions on how far local jurisdictions in California can go in cracking down on the cannabis shops. Some observers say the issue could end up before the state's Supreme Court.Read more »
Kim Dotcom judge quits after calling US 'the enemy'
New Zealand Judge David Harvey has stepped down from the Kim Dotcom trial after making remarks that could cast doubt on his impartiality. Harvey was to oversee the extradition case against the internet entrepreneur, who is wanted by the US.Read more »
6-year-old girl youngest victim of 'Batman' massacre in Colorado
Relatives have confirmed 6-year-old Veronica Moser was killed during the premiere of the latest Batman saga, 'The Dark Knight Rises', in Colorado. Her 25-year-old mother remains in hospital in critial condition.
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Gun Deaths: A Familiar American Experience
In America, over one dozen guns are legally sold every minute of every day.
There are almost 300 million privately-owned firearms in this country - that's almost enough to arm every man, woman and child - but while there is a gun in four out of every 10 of American homes, only a small percentage of owners have most of the weapons, with the average collection swelling in recent years to around seven guns per owner.Read more »
'American Drug War: The Last White Hope'
A Film by Kevin Booth
Uploaded by TheStraight911Truth
Thirty-five years after Nixon started the war on drugs, we have over 1 million nonviolent drug offenders living behind bars.
The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history. The question has become, how much more can the country endure. Inspired by the death of four family members from "legal drugs," Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug War has become such a big failure.Read more »
Los Angeles police said Friday that they have arrested numerous people for chalking downtown in the weeks leading up to ArtWalk. Protesters organized a "Chalk Walk" during Thursday's monthly ArtWalk in downtown Los Angeles to "celebrate our right to free speech and remind the LAPD and the city of Los Angeles that chalking is NOT a crime." Los Angeles Police has been arresting people who have marked downtown with chalk. The chalkers have been targeting the area around the Central City Assn, as the "lobby group of the 1%," according to a handout distributed at ArtWalk.Read more »
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