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US won't pay for Ferrari wrecked by FBI agent

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com

An FBI agent assigned to move a rare Ferrari wrecked it during a short drive in Kentucky, and its owner is now suing the U.S. Justice Department, which has refused to pay $750,000 for the car.The Ferrari F50 was stolen in 2003 from a dealer in Rosemont, Pa., and discovered five years later. The FBI kept it in Lexington, Ky., as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
FBI agent Fred Kingston was to move the Ferrari from a garage in May 2009. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Hamilton Thompson said Kingston invited him on a "short ride."

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‘Historic’ budget cuts increased 2011 spending by $3 billion

http://www.rawstory.com

The fiscal 2011 funding bill roundly hailed for its "historic" spending cuts actually raised government spending by more than $3 billion, according to a new report.The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded Monday evening, "Total discretionary outlays in 2011 will be $3.2 billion higher as a result of the legislation, CBO estimates—an increase of $7.5 billion for defense programs, partially offset by a net reduction of $4.4 billion in other spending."

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Feds sting Amish farmer selling raw milk

http://www.washingtontimes.com

A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling its contraband to willing customers in the Washington area.The product in question: unpasteurized milk.

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U.S. drones to watch entire Mexico border starting Sept 1

http://www.reuters.com

The U.S. government will have unmanned surveillance aircraft monitoring the whole southwest border with Mexico from September 1, as it ramps up border security in this election year, a top official said on Monday.

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Wesley Snipes Sentenced to 3 Years Prison For Not Paying Income Tax

http://www.examiner.com

Evidently we as a society are better off with a millionaire in prison for not paying his taxes. Absolutely insanity.

Friday, a federal appeals court upheld the lower court decision that actor Wesley Snipes' three-year prison sentence for tax evasion. The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld Snipes' 2008 sentence for three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns for several years.

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EPA Classifies Milk as Oil, Forcing Costly Rules on Farmers

http://www.mlive.com

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is classifying milk as oil because it contains a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil.
The Hesperia farmer and others would be required to develop and implement spill prevention plans for milk storage tanks. The rules are set to take effect in November, though that date might be pushed back.

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Treasury Department sets up Voluntary Tax Website to pay Debt!

https://www.pay.gov

Want a big federal Government? Have TOO much money? Love taxes? Wish you could pay more? Well now you can via the pay.gov website. The wonderful bureaucrats over at the treasury department are allowing anyone to voluntarily contribute more of their money to help pay for public debt. Now you and all the other blind nationalist sheep can go on bah bah-ing with each other knowing you did all you could to help YOUR government!

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the US has more government workers than goods-producing work

http://hotair.com

This comes from Business Insider, and it provides a natural follow-up to my post from last week as to why public-sector workers are more optimistic than private-sector employees. For the first time, the US has more government workers than goods-producing workers:

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