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Feds Pay $10 Million for $50 Light Bulb

http://reason.com

In 2007, when Congress passed legislation that would gradually ban old school incandescent light bulbs, they added a carrot to the pile of sticks: A $10 million dollar prize to encourage the development of a cheap, green, domestic light bulb to replace the dearly departed Edison model. 5 years later, that bulb is coming to a hardware store near you. It will cost you 50 bucks. It also fails to meet many of the original prize specifications.

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Victim or menace? Man, 89, fights city eviction

http://www.democratandchronicle.com

An illiterate, widowed 89-year-old man is fighting the city to stay in the home he once owned and where he raised his eight children.

The city foreclosed over a $632 delinquent tax bill.

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Ten Signs You're in an Abusive Relationship (with your government)

http://silverunderground.com

When you think of an abusive relationship, what adjectives come to mind? Controlling? Violent? Humiliating? Jealous? Obsessive? Go figure, it doesn’t take a huge stretch of the imagination to apply these same adjectives to many of the world’s governments...

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Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

http://cleveland.cbslocal.com

A Cincinnati high school is paying its students to come to school.

The Dohn Community High School has launched a $40,000 incentive program to get students to come to class.

The school’s CEO Ken Furrier told CBS Cleveland that students will get Visa gift cards for showing up every day for school, being on time for class and not getting into trouble. Seniors would get $25 while underclassmen would get $10.

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Pro-Government Russian Scientists Stymied At New Rules, Centralization

http://www.nature.com

Russian scientists are falling victim to their own antiquated notions of socialized, government-run science as Moscow demands that all its science arms be further unified under new rules and authority. It's amazing to see the double-think from the scientists as they try to explain government sponsorship of science as a good thing, but in the same breath explain away further centralization and new government mandates as a bad thing. From a libertarian perspective, this reads almost like an article from The Onion.

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President Obama: An Unexpected Enemy Of Marijuana

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

A lot of people though Obama was different... I don't know why.

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10 million could pay more Social Security tax

http://finance.yahoo.com

While current social security recipients get the good news of a 3.6% payout increase, some "high earning" tax payers will have to foot the bill for the increase since the government cannot spend money properly.

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Study: Buy Chinese and you support Americans

http://digitaljournal.com

A new study shows that when Americans buy products labeled "Made in China" 55 cents on the dollar goes to people in the United States.

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The 6 Dumbest Things Schools Are Doing in the Name of Safety

http://www.cracked.com

Another "government schools becoming prisons" article. Soon they will no longer be newsworthy.

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New system could make censorship of Internet virtually impossible

http://www.gizmag.com

The researchers claim the system, called Telex, would thwart Internet censorship and make it virtually impossible for a censoring government to block individual sites by essentially turning the entire web into a proxy server.

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