More Arrests for Pot than Violent Crimes [Infographic]

Posted April 9th, 2013 by Mattfree88
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More Arrests for Pot than Violent Crimes [Infographic]

In the United States, the number of arrests for marijuana possession now exceeds the number of arrests for all violent crimes combined. The Huffington Post infographic below illustrates the surprising statistics provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Man With BB Gun Near Obama Motorcade Route Arrested: Cops

Posted April 9th, 2013 by Jim
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Homeless man shooting tin cans in the woods couple blocks away from motorcade was charged with breach of peace in the second degree, threatening in the second degree and interfering with an officer.

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IRS to monitor Facebook, Twitter for tax cheats

Posted April 8th, 2013 by Mattfree88
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IRS to monitor Facebook, Twitter for tax cheats

Is the IRS about to get too close for comfort? New reports brought to light by one privacy and data security expert suggest that this tax filing season the Internal Revenue Service may be monitoring social media for any clues of tax cheats.

According to Kristen Mathews, a partner attorney at law firm Proskauer Rose LLP who specializes in privacy and data security, there are reports that the IRS will be checking into individual Facebook and Twitter accounts for improprieties.

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First magic mushroom depression trial hits stumbling block

The world's first clinical trial designed to explore using a hallucinogen from magic mushrooms to treat people with depression has stalled because of British and European rules on the use of illegal drugs in research.

David Nutt, president of the British Neuroscience Association and professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, said he had been granted an ethical green light and funding for the trial, but regulations were blocking it.

"We live in a world of insanity in terms of regulating drugs," he told a neuroscience conference in London on Sunday.

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Kindergartner Suspended for Haircut

Posted April 8th, 2013 by snowdog2012
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Ethan's grandmother, Joyce Wells, thinks the suspension was too harsh a penalty to pay for a hairstyle.

Administrators at Reid Primary and Middle School in Springfield, Ohio, deemed the haircut disruptive, and ordered him home...

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Wikileaks to Release 1.7 Million U.S. Intelligence Documents

Posted April 7th, 2013 by snowdog2012
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The website has collated a variety of records including cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence and is releasing them in a searchable form on Monday.

Assange has carried out much of the work from his refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and told the Press Association that the records highlighted the "vast range and scope" of US influence around the world.

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Mexico unveils memorial honoring 70,000 drug war victims

Posted April 7th, 2013 by snowdog2012
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A new monument was unveiled in Mexico on Friday to memorialize the tens of thousands of Mexicans and visitors killed since the start of the drug war in 2006.

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Taping of farm cruelty is becoming the crime

Posted April 7th, 2013 by rawsteel
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According to NBC news, some States are declaring the filming of cruelty towards animals a crime or even terrorism.

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Ron Paul home school curriculum just launched!

Posted April 6th, 2013 by awagele
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Now you can homeschool your kids using Ron Paul's new curriculum. This is the best chance at teaching future generations about liberty and voluntaryism.

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Army Labeled Evangelicals as Religious Extremists

Army Labeled Evangelicals as Religious Extremists

A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.
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Man who hit cop in self-defense is acquitted by jury

Posted April 6th, 2013 by dissident
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California man admittedly hit CHP officer, but was not convicted by the jury who viewed it as self defense.

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The Majority That Wasn't: When 50% of the Vote Just Isn't Good Enough

A man won - or so he thought - an election with 52 percent of the vote. But city bureaucrats won't let him take his seat because of the strange way they define a majority.

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Woman arrested for instagramming photo of anti-police mural

Posted April 4th, 2013 by JessieLee
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Jennifer Pawluck, a 20 year old woman from Montreal, was taken into police custody yesterday and questioned after she posted a photo of a graffiti mural on her Instagram. The mural showed a caricature of a Montreal police spokesman called Cmdr. Ian Lafrenière, with a bullet hole in his head.

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Father serving 25 years for selling his leftover pain pills

John Horner, a 46-year-old fast-food restaurant worker, lost his eye in a 2000 accident and was prescribed painkillers. Years later, he met and befriended a guy who seemed to be in pain himself. His new friend asked if he could buy some of Horner's pain pills. Naturally, the friend was a police informant. "My public defender told me, 'They got you dead to rights,'" he said. "So I thought, 'OK, I guess there's no need taking this to trial.'"

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"Anti-government" parents wanted for kidnapping their own children

Posted April 3rd, 2013 by phonon
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A national Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for two Tampa-area boys after they were abducted by their "anti-government" parents, deputies say. A grandmother was tied up at a Tampa home Wednesday morning and the two children in her possession were taken by their parents in what investigators are calling a parental abduction/kidnapping. The parents are considered armed and dangerous. According to investigators, the couple lost custody of the two boys after an "anti-government" rally in Louisiana. The father was charged was possession of marijuana in the presence of the children.

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Neglected History: US Gov't Attacked Protesting Veterans

Posted April 3rd, 2013 by StrayLite
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Another event history that is ignored in government indoctrination camps (public schools). This is an egregious example of how the US government has mistreated veterans. How many people know that Gen MacArthur attacked prtoesting veterans in Washington DC in the 20th Century?

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HBO exec: piracy of ‘Game of Thrones’ is a ‘compliment’

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by PC Harris
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So, if the conventional wisdom about piracy holds true, why aren't HBO’s president of programming and the show’s creators more upset about this? Probably because the conventional wisdom on the cost of piracy is almost entirely bogus, and there’s recent scientific studies to back that claim up.

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Senators vow to oppose UN arms trade treaty (approved Tuesday)

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by davidfordhere
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4/2/2013 "... approved Tuesday by the U.N. General Assembly..." "The Senate already voted for an amendment last month to prevent the U.S. from entering into the treaty. The sentiment among conservative and moderate senators concerned the treaty represents an infringement of Second Amendment rights had not changed in light of Tuesday's U.N. vote." "It's time the Obama administration recognizes it is already a non-starter, and Americans will not stand for internationalists limiting and infringing upon their Constitutional rights."

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Government Surveillance of Air Travellers

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by JessieLee
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Panelists talked about their opposition to the TSA. The most interesting is Edward Hasbrouck's extensive description of the various ways they track travelers. The idea of freedom to travel is discussed.

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Police Union Director Jokes on Facebook About Two Women

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by Mattfree88
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Police Union Director Jokes on Facebook About Two Women Being Sexually Assaulted by a Police Officer

A Texas state trooper charged with sexually assaulting two women during a traffic stop was providing them with "customer service," says Dale Roberts, the executive director of the Columbia Police Officers Association (CPOA) and a professor at the University of Missouri. (The CPOA is a part of the Fraternal Order of Police, one of the country's largest police unions.)

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