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List of countries by military expenditures

http://en.wikipedia.org

List of countries by military expenditures

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The Funniest Comic Bits That Skewer the Drug War by Chris Rock

http://www.alternet.org

The Funniest Comic Bits That Skewer the Drug War by Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart et al

While the drug war is not a laughing matter, comedians are often able to capture the absurdity and insanity better than policy papers and traditional journalism.

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TSA Agents at Louisville Airport Steal Deaf Man's Candy,

http://reason.com

TSA Agents at Louisville Airport Steal Deaf Man's Candy, Call Him "Fucking Deafie"

A group of students leaving the annual conference of the National Association of the Deaf in Louisville had a rather awful experience courtesy of the Transportation Security Administration in that city's airport. One of the travelers wrote about it on his blog:

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Ten Years Later: Surveillance in the "Homeland"

http://www.surveillanceinthehomeland.org

Ten Years Later: Surveillance in the "Homeland"

A joint project between Truthout.org and ACLU

Ten years after the devastating attacks on New York and Washington, the fundamental promises of American democracy are hanging by a thin thread. Promoted by a culture of war and fear, the US government has steadily chipped away at those legal protections that enabled 'we the people' to rule ourselves. "Ten Years Later: Surveillance in the Homeland" charts the course of this shift, exposing the rapid advent of a technologically advanced surveillance state in the shadows of the Twin Towers.

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Seven Myths about the Police

http://www.crimethinc.com

Seven Myths about the Police

The police exercise legitimate authority. The average police officer is not a legal expert; he probably knows his department protocol, but very little about the actual laws. This means his enforcement involves a great deal of bluffing, improvisation, and dishonesty. Police lie on a regular basis: “I just got a report of someone of your description committing a crime around here. Want to show me some ID?”

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How much do we really hate the TSA?

http://www.cnn.com

How much do we really hate the TSA?

Editor's note: The Traveler's Psyche is a five-week series focusing on travel scenarios that stir emotion. We're starting with frustration and will wind up on a happy note in June. Next week, we'll look at relationships forged on the road.

(CNN) -- It's the kind of thing that seems to happen every day to innocent grandmas, teens and toddlers when they pass through the airport: Savannah Barry, a 16-year-old Type 1 diabetic, uses an insulin pump that can malfunction when exposed to technology used in airport screenings.

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Why the US Government Is Hated All Over the World

http://www.informationliberation.com

Why the US Government Is Hated All Over the World

Something is wrong with the United States. I think most of us have noticed it. There is a mortal rot in the country, made manifest by many little rots that are hard to integrate mentally yet are, I think, somehow related. The change is grave, accelerating, probably irreversible, and fascinating. Things are not as they were.

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How Things Will Change In The Next 20 Years

http://www.zerohedge.com

The Coming "New World Order" Revolution: How Things Will Change In The Next 20 Years - A Kondratieff Cycle Perspective

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Unanimous: Obama Budget Defeated 414-0

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Unanimous: Obama Budget Defeated 414-0

In a rare instance of bipartisanship, President Barack Obama's reckless $3.6 trillion budget for next year was defeated 414-0 late last night on the House Floor.

Republicans said Democrats were afraid to vote for Obama's proposed tax increases and extra spending for energy and welfare. Democrats said Republicans had forced a vote on a version of Obama's budget that contained only its numbers, not the policies he would use to achieve them.

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UK to consider bill setting minimum price for alcohol.

http://www.guardian.co.uk

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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