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Make the Roads Safer... With Weed!

http://blogs.wsj.com

8.7%: The drop in traffic fatalities in states with medical marijuana laws. Want to make the road safer? Encourage drivers to hit the bong rather than hit the bars. That is a policy prescription that few people would recommend but it is effectively the course that states which have enacted medical marijuana laws have followed, according to an economic study.

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CAFE Standards To Make Cars Less Safe

http://lewrockwell.com

Because your next new car probably won’t come with even a mini-spare – let alone an actual full-size spare tire. The latter has been MIA from all-but-large-luxury cars (and trucks) for years, partially because the available trunk real estate of the typical new car is much less than it was in the past.

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Created by Takeshi Kovacs 2 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 11 weeks ago
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Biking and Walking Might Become Illegal in Small Wisconsin Town

http://www.technicallythatsillegal.com

Here I discuss a town in Wisconsin that is talking about outlawing biking and walking without first registering your travel plans with the town for prior approval. Unbelievable.

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Created by snappytype 2 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 25 weeks ago
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Amtrak Passengers Will Now Allow Passengers to Bring Guns on Trains

http://www.bostonherald.com

Reversing a near decade-long ban, Amtrak will allow passengers to bring guns on most trains starting next month. The change, pushed by gun-rights advocates and ordered by Congress, aligns Amtrak’s firearm policy with air travel rules that allow unloaded guns to be stored in locked baggage holds. Federal Homeland Security officials on Monday said they are OK with guns being on trains as long as security protocols are enforced. "It’s deemed safe and appropriate," federal Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez said. "If people follow the rules, it’s pretty simple."

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5 Popular Safety Measures That Don't Make You Any Safer

http://www.cracked.com

It's so hard to think logically about safety. We figure that any time our health or the safety of our children is at stake, it's better safe than sorry. Our safety is too important for logic, damn it!

Unfortunately, this leads to a whole lot of well-publicized and expensive safety measures that are often worthless, or downright dangerous. Like...

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Dont rely on government for food safety its unconstitutional

http://news.bbc.co.uk

Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court

The bio-tech company Monsanto can sell genetically modified seeds before safety tests on them are completed, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

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NJ School District Bans Sign Language on Bus for "Safety" Reasons

http://abcnews.go.com

School officials have threatened a hearing-impaired girl with suspension if she uses sign language to talk to her friends on the school bus, the girl's parents say.

Danica Lesko and her parents say sign language is the only way to for the 12-year-old to communicate, especially while riding to school on a noisy bus.

The March 30 letter from her principal that said Danica was "doing sign language after being told it wasn't allowed on the bus."

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Police Tell Man to Remove Pothole Warning Sign

http://news.bbc.co.uk

"Mr Relf said he erected the sign because he was frustrated by the sub-standard work by his local highways authority."

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