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Law Would Brand Speed-trap Towns with Colored Signs

↳ Posted on February 24th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Speed-limit-signA great idea out of Tennessee that didn’t make it past state legislators. A bill from 2006 would have required towns that generates more than half of its revenue from speeding tickets to use blue-colored speed limit signage. The motivation behind this bill was certain towns that intentionally lower speed limits to unreasonably low levels in order to generate more revenue from speeding tickets. This undermines the purpose of speed limits, which is supposed to be for public safety, not government revenue. But we all know how that goes.

Source: Knox News

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Pope Francis Reshuffles Vatican Bank Oversight

↳ Posted on January 15th, 2014 by Ben Spera
Via RT International:
Pope Francis shakes up Vatican Bank supervisory board
In a move to restore the reputation of the Vatican Bank, Pope Francis has reshuffled most of the cardinals from the oversight body of the institution, replacing all but one of predecessor Pope Benedict XVI's appointments.

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mark_udall_obama_golf_APSince we were young, most of us have been taught that when we’re wrong, the right thing to do is to admit it, apologize, and move on with life. Apparently, Senator Mark Udall was never taught that basic principle. His parents obviously taught him that the right thing to do is to exert heavy pressure onto whatever government agency is holding your punk card, forcing them to cover your mistake. Sen. Udall should have gotten a second opinion. Read more…

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Father Jailed for Paying Too Much Child Support

↳ Posted on January 10th, 2014 by Ben Spera
Via Police State USA:
Father sentenced to 6 months in jail for paying too much child support - Police State USA
Clifford Hall was ahead on his child support payments and visited his son too often, earning him a lengthy jail sentence.

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sheila-jackson-leeRep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas has added another ballad to her greatest hits album. This time she suggested that the House of Representatives change the common usage of the word ‘welfare’ to something more palatable, and less shameful, like ‘transitional living fund.’

She praised the current welfare programs,  and apparently thinks the name change will encourage more people to stop being so shy and hop on the gravy train. A little research uncovered just how much of a hypocrite Rep. Jackson Lee is. Read more…

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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137_large_net_neutralityAs a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
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Veterans’ Courts Specialize in Treatment for Combat Veterans

Posted on April 18th, 2011 by Ben Spera

When veterans steps into a combat zone such as Iraq or Afghanistan they are stepping into uncharted territory. Upon returning from combat many times they find they are different. Often it is difficult to understand how they are different, but they know that they have changed. These lasting effects many times lead to self medication with alcohol and drugs, as well as violent outbursts and flashbacks which land the veteran in hot water with authorities. There are many judges and lawmakers, themselves veterans, who have seen this problem and are initiating a new program which institutes a separate court system for these cases. Recognizing that these brave men and women should not be lumped in with the rest of our country’s criminals, they have developed what they call Veterans Court. These courts give a presumption of leniency to these veterans in an effort to get them the help they need and return them to the productive, proud members of society they once were. These courts aim to prevent the alienation and out casting of combat veterans the United States saw during and after the Vietnam war, resulting in staggering amounts of veteran homelessness and suicide, forming of outlaw motorcycle gangs and illicit drug use. Read more…

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