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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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Cops Shoot Innocent Women During Dorner Hunt, Now Reinstated

Posted on February 14th, 2014 by Ben Spera

dornershootingDuring the manhunt for former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, eight police officers unloaded over one hundred rounds into a truck containing two innocent women driving their paper route. Both LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and the department’s civilian oversight board admit that the officers violated their ‘official policy.’ Such a violation would justify Chief Beck firing the officers, but instead, he is returning the officers back to street duty. He said that he “appreciate[d] that the officers involved in the incident took action with intent of protecting the ‘target’ and his family; however, the chain of events which unfolded and the extent to which the use of lethal force occurred did not meet my expectations, consequently there were innocent victims wounded.” Read more…

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