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Arguments Against Gay Marriage That Insult Straight People

http://reason.com

It's really "cute" that the government think we need their seal of approval before we a procreate.

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Ninth Circuit Gives the A-OK For Warrantless Home Video Surveillance

https://www.eff.org

Can law enforcement enter your house and use a secret video camera to record the intimate details inside? On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unfortunately answered that question with "yes."

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Ohio man gets jail for mocking disabled girl

http://news.msn.com

William Bailey of Canton will spend a month behind bars after he was caught on video making fun of the way a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy walks.

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Erotic Zoos Prompt Germany To Reinstate Bestiality Laws

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

The Daily Telegraph reports that bestiality laws have been off the books in Germany since 1969, but Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner has agreed to support a law that would make it illegal for people to "use (animals) for their own sexual activities or sexual acts of third parties." The proposed law would also ban the "pimping" of animals to others.

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Man helps loose dog in street, gets arrested and loses job

http://www.kens5.com

He was thrown in jail and now a San Antonio man is facing charges over a little dog he says he was trying to rescue. Elvis Hernandez said he tried helping a dachshund but instead he ended up with a criminal record.

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A New Hampshire woman has called the cops on the Salvation Army.

http://abcnews.go.com

Her complaint? Loud bell-ringing. "My customers complain about it," she tells ABC News. "They ask me how I possibly can stand it." In fact, she cannot. She has to wear ear plugs in the store to keep her sanity, but even those can't keep out the noise of the four people outside, standing alongside one of the Army's signature red pots, lustily clanging away.

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Police raid 9-year-old girl and confiscate Winnie the Pooh laptop!

http://chrisinmaryville.net

CIAPC, the company that had The Pirate Bay blocked by ISPs in Finland, tracked an alleged file-sharer and demanded a cash settlement. However, the Internet account holder refused to pay which escalated things to an unprecedented level. In response, this week police raided the home of the 9-year-old suspect and confiscated her Winnie the Pooh laptop.

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San Francisco bans public nudity

http://www.sfgate.com

Undressing in public will likely no longer go unpunished in San Francisco, as the Board of Supervisors voted by the barest of margins Tuesday to ban public nudity. Derided by nudity defenders as an attack on personal expression and supported by others who've had enough of seeing those who let it all hang out, the legislation bans genital exposure on all city sidewalks, plazas, parklets, streets and public transit.

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Nevada City now requires permit for homeless to sleep outside

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com

“The goal is to start managing the homeless population within our city,” said Chief James Wickham. Wickham asked council members to pass a no-camping ordinance. “It just basically means you can’t set up a tent. You can’t live in your vehicle. You can’t live in the woods in Nevada City,” he said. That is unless you have a permit.

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How Free Speech Died on Campus

http://online.wsj.com

A young activist describes how universities became the most authoritarian institutions in America.
At Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt. At Tufts, you can be censured for quoting certain passages from the Quran. Welcome to the most authoritarian institution in America: the modern university—"a bizarre, parallel dimension," as Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, calls it.

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Peanut Allergy Mom Wants Oak Trees Removed From Her Child’s School

http://www.therecord.com

“The acorns are not only presenting a risk to the tree nut-allergic students but it is also becoming a great cause of anxiety among all students with nut allergies,” Giustizia wrote in her request to appear before the committee, adding that acorns “can also be used to bully and torment children.”

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Code Enforcement Crackdown of CrossFitters on Their Own Property

https://www.facebook.com

A man was cited by city code enforcement for doing CrossFit in his driveway with his wife. He ended up with 2 fines at $250 each, plus $1,000 in attorney fees.

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Kinect aids big media in demanding more money.

http://www.kotaku.com.au

A patent filed by Microsoft last year, but only made public last week, wants to turn your Xbox 360′s Kinect into an instrument via which large companies can monitor your media usage and, if you’re found to be in violation of something, charge you for it.

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Kent, UK man arrested after photo of burning poppy posted on internet

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Police in Kent have arrested a man after a picture of burning poppy was posted on a social networking site. According to the website of the CPS, the Malicious Communications Act 1988, section 1, "deals with the sending to another of any article which is indecent or grossly offensive, or which conveys a threat, or which is false, provided there is an intent to cause distress or anxiety to the recipient".

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Man charged with terroristic threat for tattoo of pig

http://www.startribune.com

A 20-year-old St. Louis Park man was charged today in Hennepin County District Court with one count of making a terroristic threat for allegedly posting a picture on his Facebook page of a tattoo on his left biceps that depicts a pig wearing a police hat and uniform, as well as the name of the officer on the uniform patch.

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Des Moines store near Obama rally has a message for the Secret Service

http://news.yahoo.com

A store in Des Moines IA had a message for the secret service which is really cute!

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PA Continues to Outlaw Teen 'Sexting'

http://www.pahousegop.com

Pennsylvania is continuing to find teenage "sexting" illegal. “Our goal has always been to send the message to teens that this behavior is illegal, while also saving them from a lifetime of the negative effects of a felony prosecution as a sexual offender. I believe this legislation is a suitable balance to achieve this objective.”

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Judge Orders Kan. Newspaper To Reveal Name Of Commenter

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com

A northeast Kansas newspaper has been ordered to identify a person who posted a comment on its website about a story on a murder trial for which that commenter was serving as a juror.

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47 of your pro-voting arguments

http://www.cnn.com

Here's a list of 47 reasons to vote. Reasons include: the drug-dealer's argument, the secessionist's argument, the anti-time-zone argument, the empathy argument and more. If you disagree with any of them, please post a comment explaining why.

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Armed cops raid public poker tournament with $0 buy-in

http://www.cardplayer.com

The Nutz Poker League, which was running a free game open to the public at Louie’s Grill and Sports Bar at the time of the crackdown, said on its Facebook page that some of the police were in “full riot gear” and had their “weapons drawn.” The tournament’s 140 players reportedly were told to stop what they were doing, and when the dust settled, six were arrested and accused of being involved with a “gambling house.” Felony charges have been filed, according to the league. Under Florida law, the felonies would be in the third degree and could carry a prison sentence of up to five years.

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