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NYC change parking rules then tickets parked cars $115

http://newyork.cbslocal.com

In NYC, an arbitrary stretch of road which previously allowed parking, was suddenly changed to no standing any time. After the change, within 25 minutes, parking enforcement arrived and began issuing $115 parking tickets. When confronted about the sudden rule change and the fact that people did not have time to move, none of them seemed to care.

Furthermore, the official response basically told the owners of those cars that if they didn't like the ticket then they can fight it in court.

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DHS Shuts Down Dwolla Payments to and From Mt. Gox

http://betabeat.com

The Department of Homeland Security appears to have shut down the ability to use Dwolla, a mobile payment service, to withdraw and deposit money into Mt. Gox, a Bitcoin trading platform. A Dwolla representative confirmed the move to Betabeat. Chris Coyne, cofounder of OKCupid, posted a screenshot of an email he received from Dwolla, stating that due to recent orders from the Department of Homeland Security, Dwolla cannot complete the bank transfer to Mt. Gox.

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Man Arrested for Climbing a Tree Without a Permit

http://globalnews.ca

“I came down from the tree and he started to handcuff me,” Deziel said. “I pulled away, right. I didn’t want to be arrested.”

But it’s what happened next that infuriated Deziel and his mother.

“He tripped me and I fell face first into that puddle right there...scratching my nose, beating up my lips and breaking my collar bone.”

When he was on the ground he was handcuffed

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Judge-sentenced-to-28-years-in-prison-

http://www.dailypaul.com

Judge-sentenced-to-28-years-in-prison-for-selling-kids-to-private-prisons

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It's Official — Fox News Just Hit Rock Bottom. Hard And Repeatedly.

http://www.upworthy.com

I'm not sure which show makes more sense to be on Comedy Central. Jon Stewart is a pretty funny dude, but smart money says the real comedic geniuses are working at Fox News (buried deep inside the subconsciouses of the Fox anchors).

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New Zealand Government Bans 71 Baby Names

http://www.salon.com

New Zealand's government has banned certain baby names. What is even more shocking are the comments below the article where people applaud New Zealand's actions for "saving" the children from their evil parents. I am willing to bet that most of those illegal naming attempts were actually acts of defiance towards the government; activism via naming your baby something that pisses the government off.

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Revenue Canada says BitCoins aren't tax exempt

http://www.cbc.ca

Revenue Canada says BitCoins aren't tax exempt

Just in time for tax season, the Canada Revenue Agency says the users of Bitcoins will have to pay tax on transactions in the upstart digital currency.

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So much for public service.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com

Sen. Tommy Tucker of Waxhaw said a mouthful with just 13 words on Tuesday.

“I am the senator. You are the citizen. You need to be quiet.”

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/16/3986274/move-is-afoot-to-mak...

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Rand Paul Suddenly Okay with Domestic Drone Strikes

http://www.mediaite.com

Remember when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stood up on the Senate floor for nearly 13 hours in an ideological protest of the Obama administration’s hypothetical authority to use drone technology to kill U.S. citizens on American soil? Well, now he’s saying killing a certain U.S. citizen on some specific American soil in Watertown, Massachusetts last Friday may not have been the worst thing in the world.

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Bloomberg "Constitution Will Have to Change" After Boston Bombing

http://politicker.com

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country’s interpretation of the Constitution will “have to change” to allow for greater security to stave off future attacks.

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IRS to monitor Facebook, Twitter for tax cheats

http://rt.com

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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The 13 Most Evil U.S. Government Experiments on Humans

http://www.ranker.com

The U.S. Government has been caught conducting an insane amount of vile, inhumane and grisly experiments on humans without their consent and often without their knowledge. So in light of recent news of the U.S. infecting Guatemalans with STDs, here are the 13 most evil, for lack of a better word, cases of human-testing as conducted by the United States of America. Get ready to become one of those conspiracy theory nuts, because after this list, you will never fully trust your government again.

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Former elderly city mayor may lose home for not paying property taxes

http://www.kmbc.com

Former mayor now elderly may lose home for non payment of overdue property taxes. Home to be auctioned on city hall steps. Community comes to aid.

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Mexico unveils memorial honoring 70,000 drug war victims

http://www.examiner.com

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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TAXE ON RAIN ?

http://www.breitbart.com

MARYLAND GOVERNOR TAXES RAIN

Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley has instituted a tax on citizens for the amount of rain that falls on their property.
The tax, officially known as a "storm water management fee," will be enforced in nine of the state's counties. The state legislature passed it in 2012 purportedly to "raise revenue to cleanup [sic] the Chesapeake Bay," according to MarylandReporter.com.

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Should The Creepy Times Square Costumed Characters Be Regulated?

http://gothamist.com

The Disneyfication of Times Square really has come full circle—the formerly gritty crossroads of the world has become so family-friendly that it's starting to become seedy again, thanks to a mob of street hustlers dressed as cartoon characters demanding tips from tourists. On Sunday, a man dressed as Cookie Monster allegedly shoved a child and cursed at his mother when she didn't tip fast enough, and several other characters have been arrested in recent months. The situation has attracted so much media attention that now regulation is being considered.

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Man With BB Gun Near Obama Motorcade Route Arrested: Cops

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com

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

http://ilnews.org

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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The Obamas live the 1 percent life

http://p.washingtontimes.com

Being president of the U.S., the most powerful man in the world, is often most about perception. The man (or, one day, woman) in the job takes actions large and small every day, but it is the perception of the man that seeps into the everyday lives of working Americans.

Sometimes, that perception cuts to the core. Like when President George W. Bush stopped playing golf in 2003, at the height of the Iraq War.

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Trooper fired for offering Florida lawmaker break on speeding ticket.

http://autos.yahoo.com

In a rarity among modern American jurisprudence, a state highway trooper has lost his job over a traffic ticket he didn't write — and now his fight has sparked a wider dispute over who gets preferential treatment for enforcing the law on the road. Does anyone need to guess that this happened in Florida?

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