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A Guide to the Open Internet

Posted April 15th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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A Guide to the Open Internet

Network neutrality is the idea that your cellular, cable, or phone internet connection should treat all websites and services the same. Big companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast want to treat them differently so they can charge you more depending on what you use.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently debating legislation to define limits for internet service providers (ISPs). The hope is that they will keep the internet open and prevent companies from discriminating against different kinds of websites and services.

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Birth Control 101 For Idiots

Posted April 7th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Birth Control 101 For Idiots

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This is hormonal birth control.

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Man cuts off foot, throws it in furnace to avoid job assignment

Hours before unemployment officials were to determine whether he was physically fit for work, an Austrian man sawed off his left foot with an electric saw, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported. The 56-year-old man had just learned that his benefits could be slashed if he did not accept work found for him, the Daily Mail reported. He reportedly placed the severed foot in a wood stove to make sure doctors could not reattach it to his leg. Meticulous, perhaps, but possibly not a success. Url may still qualify for work despite the amputation, the Daily Mail reported.

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UK to consider bill setting minimum price for alcohol.

UK to consider bill to set minimum price for alcohol. The Guardian article doesn't even mention the possible unintended consequence of partiers opting for other drugs which may do more harm. They talk about it not being a way for grocery stores to increase profits -- pub owners and clubs however should benefit by the decreased cost difference.

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Liberating America's secret, for-pay laws

Posted March 20th, 2012 by TiltingTom
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Did you know that vital parts of the US law are secret, and you're only allowed to read them if you pay a standards body thousands of dollars for the right to find out what the law of the land is?

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Illegal Everything - John Stossel

The producer of Stupid in America, John Stossel, broadcasts another outstanding documentary "Illegal Everything" which shows how nearly everything is (or may soon be) illegal - including lemonade stands, raw milk, drugs, fast food, prostitution, recording police, and more.

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Too Many Laws

Posted February 29th, 2012 by LoveFreedomAndL...
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Do you feel there are too many laws? Do you know all of the federal, state, and local laws? Are you able to keep up with all of the new laws? Do laws make people more or less free?

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Michigan Debates Felonizing the Alteration of Toy Guns

Posted February 26th, 2012 by snappytype
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A bill in Michigan would make it a felony to alter a toy gun to look like a real one. They assume that only a criminal would do this.

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Gay Dallas Judge Won't Perform Straight Marriages

Posted February 25th, 2012 by pmfalcon
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Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker says she won't perform marriage ceremonies until gay couples can wed. “I use it as my opportunity to give them a lesson about marriage inequality in this state," and usually tells people "‘I’m sorry.

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Violence on TV Infographic

Violence on TV In fographic

Does TV violence cause actual violence? Although there is a widespread belief that watching fictional violence causes people to be more violent, the rise of violence on TV and comparable real-world violence statistics over the past 20 years tell a different story. How does violence on TV affect your beliefs about violent crime? Take a look below.

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