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"Vandal" adds quotation marks to "justice" center's sign.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com

The graffiti on the sign outside the Boulder County Justice Center has been there for four days, but only now have authorities caught onto the vandal's irony -- and they are not amused.

Using what appears to be stencils and white paint, someone added quotation marks around the word justice on the facility's main sign.

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Created by rancemuhamitz 3 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 49 weeks ago
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City Official's $800,000 Salary Triggers Protests

http://www.bloomberg.com

Hundreds of residents of one of the poorest municipalities in Los Angeles County shouted in protest last night as tensions rose over a report that the city’s manager earns an annual salary of almost $800,000.

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USA Turns Down Help From Dutch On Oil Spill

http://www.financialpost.com

Why does neither the U.S. government nor U.S. energy companies have on hand the cleanup technology available in Europe? Ironically, the superior European technology runs afoul of U.S. environmental rules. The voracious Dutch vessels, for example, continuously suck up vast quantities of oily water, extract most of the oil and then spit overboard vast quantities of nearly oil-free water. Nearly oil-free isn't good enough for the U.S. regulators, who have a standard of 15 parts per million -- if water isn't at least 99.9985% pure, it may not be returned to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Created by Takeshi Kovacs 4 years 1 week ago – Made popular 4 years 1 week ago
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Senators push for tracking of pre-paid cellphones

http://www.google.com

legislation that would give authorities the ability to identify the owners of pre-paid cellphones, which they say is long overdue "because for years, terrorists, drug kingpins and gang members have stayed one step ahead of the law by using prepaid phones that are hard to trace." That new tracking ability would also consequently place some new requirements on cellphone carriers and people buying the phones -- specifically, anyone buying a pre-paid cellphone would be required to present identification before buying a phone

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Created by joeschenck 4 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 5 weeks ago
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Workers asked to return bonuses after 16 years

http://www.newsvine.com

About 180 county employees in suburban Atlanta are being asked to return thousands of dollars the county says they were overpaid 16 years ago.

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City requires lingerie store to get food permit for edible undies

http://www.kvue.com

How silly and crazy can the bureaucrats become. City requires lingerie store to get food permit for edible undies.

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Created by roymiller01 4 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 7 weeks ago
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Soon, no more bullets!

http://www.scientificamerican.com

Multiple branches of the U.S. military will soon be outfitted with solid-state laser weapons.

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Created by free d 4 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 7 weeks ago
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Government is NOT Good: Prof. Douglas Amy Refuted

http://www.bastiatinstitute.org

Prof. Douglas J. Amy of Mount Holyoke College has created a personal web project called “Government is Good: An Unapologetic Defense of a Vital Institution.” Here Daniel Brackins refutes Prof. Amy’s piece, “The Forgotten Achievements of Government.”

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Created by iconoclast2007 4 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 8 weeks ago
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Google Makes Government Requests for User Info Public

http://mashable.com

Hey Google is actually giving stats on how many requests they get from governments to supress or delete url from the search engine. Unfortunately no stats on China...

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Even Dora has sold out to the government!

http://vimeo.com

Early Dora episodes were a good learning tool when my daughter was 9-14 months old. I already started to dislike the shows when they started going all out with the fantasy show/movies but this is way to much for me.

Look man, I have a kid now. These things are important to me.

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Created by cliff101 4 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 12 weeks ago
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