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Romania: Witches must pay taxes

Romania tries to tackle its recession by forcing its witches to pay income taxes. Published: January 5, 2011 21:23 ET in Europe A man watches pedestrians walking down a street May 10, 2001 in Sighisoara, Romania. Located in the heart of Transylvania, Sighisoara was the birthplace of Vlad Dracula “The …

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Chicago parking-meter rates will go up on Jan. 2

Come Jan. 2, it may be even less worth it for many Chicagoans already seeing red over the city’s parking rates, which are among the highest in the country. On Sunday, the third of five scheduled annual rate hikes will begin, according to Chicago Parking Meters LLC., which took over …

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Corrupt Christmas Season In Illinois

“ln Roman times, when a fellow tried to bribe a public official, they would cut off his nose, him in a bag with a wild animal, and throw that bag in the river.” – The Untouchables (1987) From that quote, you can guess what my position is on corruption. So …

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Former CIA intelligence analyst: The Fourth Estate is dead

The Empire is ‘being threatened by a slingshot in the form of a computer’ Nathan Diebenow Raw Story Traditional lines of communication between the people and the press have fallen into such disrepair in America that a whole new approach is necessary to challenge the military-industrial-governmental complex, according to a …

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Feds: Va. Tech broke law in ’07 shooting response

Dec 10 08:41 AM US/Eastern By DENA POTTER RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Federal education officials have found Virginia Tech broke the law when it waited two hours to warn the campus that a gunman was on the loose, too late to save 30 students and faculty who went to class …

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Anonymous recruits Wikileaks ‘data army’

The data war between companies that have refused to do business with Wikileaks and the online activists keen to defend it is getting more intense. The tool through which attacks are carried out against websites perceived to be anti-Wikileaks has now been downloaded more than 31,000 times. Security experts warned …

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Are government workers overpaid?

You know that government employee compensation is a crushing problem when even President Barack Obama dropped a pay freeze bomb on federal employees. Under it, some 2.1 million federal civilian workers would be frozen out of an expected average 1.4 percent pay increase in 2011 and whatever largesse scheduled for …

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Google Blacklists Prison Planet.com

You Tube freezes Alex Jones Channel as web censorship accelerates in frightening early salvo of move towards tiered Internet system that favors large corporations while strangling independent voices Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Tuesday, November 30, 2010 In a damning new lurch towards web censorship, Google’s news aggregator has blacklisted …

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Ex-Kaplan employee alleges company framed him after he became a whistle-blower

Trial begins Monday for Ben Wilcox, a former dean at Kaplan who is accused of sending threatening e-mails to Kaplan students, employees and executives Ameet Sachdev Chicago Law, November 30, 2010 A trial opened Monday in a Chicago federal courtroom against an alleged computer hacker that promises to reveal more …

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Drudge Fought The TSA… And Drudge Won

Despite the establishment media presiding over another mass hoax in claiming that Americans were completely happy with invasive airport security measures, contrary to polls showing a majority in opposition, and that the national opt out day was a failure, the fact that the TSA was forced to change its policy …

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The Associated Press: TSA has met the enemy _ and they are us

(AP) – 1 hour ago How did an agency created to protect the public become the target of so much public scorn? After nine years of funneling travelers into ever longer lines with orders to have shoes off, sippy cups empty and laptops out for inspection, the most surprising thing …

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TSA exempts pilots from pat-downs

WASHINGTON – After weeks of pressure from pilot unions over controversial new airport screening measures, the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to exempt pilots from enhanced pat-downs and full body scans, pilot organizations said Friday. Pilots flying for U.S. carriers and traveling in uniform will immediately start going through “expedited” …

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FBI pressuring Google, Facebook to allow ‘back doors’ for wiretapping

FBI Director Robert Mueller traveled to Silicon Valley this week to convince major Internet players to build “back doors” into their software that will allow law enforcement to wiretap data on their networks, says a news report. It’s part of an effort to expand the FBI’s wiretapping powers to include …

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Senate Bill S 510 Food Safety Modernization Act vote imminent: Would outlaw gardening and saving seeds

(NaturalNews) Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called “the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America.” It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public’s right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the …

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CDC and ADA Now Advise to Avoid Using Fluoride

A new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association finds once again that, contrary to what most people have been told, fluoride is actually bad for teeth. Exposure to high levels of fluoride results in a condition known as fluorosis, in which tooth enamel becomes discolored. The condition …

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