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TSA Confiscates Nail Clippers from Soldier, But NOT His Rifle!

http://www.redstate.com

An account from a soldier returning from Afghanistan...
As the soldier is going through the security line, with the other 200+ soldiers, ALL carrying rifles, pistols, guns, etc (without bullets, of course), a TSA agent confiscates his nail clippers because they could be used "to take over the plane".

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Internet Censorship Bill Gets Unanimous Support

http://arstechnica.com

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) sets up a system through which the US government can blacklist a pirate website from the Domain Name System, ban credit card companies from processing US payments to the site, and forbid online ad networks from working with the site. This morning, COICA unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Fed Sec'y Looking Into Technology to Disable Cell Phones in Vehicles

http://dailycaller.com

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said using a cell phone while driving is so dangerous that devices may soon be installed in cars to forcibly stop drivers — and potentially anyone else in the vehicle — from using them... “There’s a lot of technology out there now that can disable phones and we’re looking at that.”
“Am I on a rampage,” said LaHood, who has made distracted driving a top priority of his tenure, “Yes, I am, and why shouldn’t I be?”

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Cops called on 13-year-olds for selling cupcakes

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

"A politician in a New York suburb called police on two 13-year-old boys for selling cupcakes and other baked goods without a permit, according to a report Monday. A permit to sell things in the park costs $150 to $350 for two hours and a $1 million insurance certificate is also required."

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Feds Mandate ALL Road Signs Be "Easy to Read" (or Replaced) by 2015

http://www.usatoday.com

The federal government is requiring communities around the USA to change signs from all capital letters to a combination of capital and lowercase letters. The government says that makes them easier to read. Signs that fail to meet minimum standards must be replaced.

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Massachusetts Hospital Association Will No Longer Hire Smokers

http://www.boston.com

The MHA employs 45 people, a small number of whom do smoke. They were encouraged to quit and offered help while the new policy was discussed over the past several months. After January 1, the new rule will rely on the honor system for enforcement.
The hospital association policy “goes beyond the idea of corporate wellness to say ‘We are simply going to cleanse the workforce of anyone who has a particular unhealthy behavior." The same reasoning behind the new employment policy could exclude people who eat poorly, skip seat belts, or use tanning salons.

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Man Sentenced to Jail For Messy Yard

http://www.wmur.com

Man jailed over messy yard. Fairly good reporting job from WMUR in NH.

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Another case of regulation killing an industry

http://www.industrygamers.com

Whatever happened to allowing people to police themselves and their families?

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NY legislators want chickens vaccinated

http://www.google.com

Two New York State legislators want to require farmers in the state to vaccinate hens against salmonella, which sickened thousands of Americans and triggered the largest egg recall in U.S. history.

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Senate Passes "The XXXXXX Act of XXXX"

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org

Just in case you ever thought that Congress reads the bills it passes, this one made it out the Senate door with the short title "The XXXXXX Act of XXXX."

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