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Libertarians Trail Meter Readers,
Telling Town: Live Free or Else

New York Times, by Dan Barry

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Posted By:MissMolly, 5/6/2014 5:04:08 AM

KEENE, N.H. — In most places, the parking enforcement officer reflects the municipal compact. Armed only with a gadget that can spit out a ticket at the forgotten drop of a dime, the officer quietly serves civic and commercial life by ensuring that meters are fed. In most places, yes. But not here in charming Keene, where parking officers figure in a philosophical tug of war between a small band of activists who live by the motto “Free Keene,” and the great majority of residents who were unaware that their city was in bondage. Keene’s two parking officers, both women, are often

      


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Libertarians Trail Meter Readers,
Telling Town: Live Free or Else
New York Times, by Dan Barry    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/6/2014 5:04:08 AM     Post Reply
KEENE, N.H. — In most places, the parking enforcement officer reflects the municipal compact. Armed only with a gadget that can spit out a ticket at the forgotten drop of a dime, the officer quietly serves civic and commercial life by ensuring that meters are fed. In most places, yes. But not here in charming Keene, where parking officers figure in a philosophical tug of war between a small band of activists who live by the motto “Free Keene,” and the great majority of residents who were unaware that their city was in bondage. Keene’s two parking officers, both women, are often

   

 

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Hollywood Reporter, by Gregg Kilday    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/6/2014 5:01:38 AM     Post Reply
UPDATED: Joining a growing boycott, the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which holds the annual event, said it "cannot condone these harsh and repressive" anti-gay laws that Brunei has just instituted, while the hotel said it will "continue to treasure and maintain our century-old ties to the Hollywood community." The Night Before the Oscars, Hollywood´s starriest annual charity event, will not be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel because of the hotel’s ties to Brunei, where Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah instituted a severe new anti-gay penal code based on Sharia law last week.

Joe Manchin: No Obama
campaigning for me
Politico, by Jonathan Topaz    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/5/2014 4:54:27 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) may not be up for reelection in 2014, but he sure knows that he wouldn’t campaign with President Barack Obama if he were. Appearing on “Morning Joe” on Monday, the West Virginia senator flatly said “no” when asked if he would appear with the president at campaign rallies in his home state if he were in a race this year. Manchin was on the show, in part, due to an AP report about the possibility that he might leave the Senate to run for governor. After speaking about his dissatisfaction with the Senate and his desire

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Independent Journal Review, by Michael Hausam    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/5/2014 5:48:30 AM     Post Reply
On Friday night, Charles Woods, the father of slain Navy SEAL Ty Woods, responded to the recent revelations surrounding the Benghazi video protest terror attack on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show. He also discussed the letter he received from President Obama last year, as well as what Hillary Clinton said to him at Andrews Air Force base upon the arrival of his son’s casket. Responding to a question about whether he felt lied to, Woods said: “Hillary Clinton came up to me and I gave her a handshake and a hug, and when I shook her hand she said to me, ‘We are

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There have been few targets among grassroots conservatives as large as South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham over the past few years. His “compromise” votes on subjects ranging from Obama nominees to government shutdowns have had the base up in arms, frequently bringing up promises of retribution during the next election cycle. Well, that time has arrived, but the comeuppance still doesn’t seem to be developing. Oh, he has challengers to be sure… six of them in fact, just in the primary. And yet, he doesn’t look like a guy with a lot of worries. According to at least one report, he’s

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WEST COVINA, Calif. — After a boozy Saturday night, Sarah Maguire awoke the next morning to find that her iPhone was gone. Her roommate’s phone was gone, too. Were they at the bar, she wondered, or in the cab? Using the Find My iPhone app on her computer, she found that someone had taken the phones to a home in this Los Angeles exurb, 30 miles east of her West Hollywood apartment. So Ms. Maguire, a slight, 26-year-old yoga instructor, did what a growing number of phone theft victims have done: She went to confront the thieves — and, to

   

 

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At least 28 people have been shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, since Friday afternoon, police said. The weekend’s latest homicide took place around 11:35 a.m. Sunday when police said a man was shot in the back in the 9200 block of South Emerald Avenue. The man, whose age was not immediately known, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said. Area South detectives are investigating the shooting, but further details were not immediately available, police said. About 15 minutes earlier, two men were shot in the 7300 block of South Oglesby Avenue. An 18-year-old man

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Posted By: MissMolly- 5/5/2014 4:41:42 AM     Post Reply
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it. Starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain. That includes rolls, biscuits, pizza crust, tortillas and even grits. The requirement is part of a government effort to make school lunches and breakfasts healthier. Championed by first lady Michelle Obama, the new standards have been phased in over the last two school years, with more changes coming in 2014. Some schools

Pakistan´s ISI planned terror attacks
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Posted By: MissMolly- 5/4/2014 5:42:20 PM     Post Reply
NEW DELHI: Central security agencies have claimed that Pakistan´s ISI had plans to carry out terror attacks on two foreign consulates in India with evidence for this reportedly given by a Sri Lankan national, arrested from Chennai, during his interrogation. Official sources claimed on Sunday that Sakir Hussain, a Sri Lankan national, told his interrogators that he had been hired allegedly by an official in Pakistani high commission in Colombo as part of the ISI´s alleged plans to conduct reconnaissance of US consulate in Chennai and Israeli consulate in Bengaluru. Hussain was arrested on April 29 in a coordinated operation involving various

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Quick question: How do reporters hold officials accountable on Monday when they are getting their makeup done together on Saturday? Below is Deputy State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf and NPR State Department reporter Michele Keleman at the Chanel counter getting ready for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. And then the shocking part? Keleman went and posted photographic evidence on Facebook. If you were a reporter wouldn’t you be embarrassed to be seen cozying up so blatantly to the people you’re supposed to cover? Just a girly outing. Adorable, isn’t it? Sample conversation after the

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Last night you all got to watch and chat in the open thread during the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. In addition to the usual list of suspects, the Comedian in Chief had his annual opportunity to show off his stand-up chops and practice delivering other people’s one liners. This is an area where I’ve tended to cut Barack Obama some slack in the past. His delivery is actually pretty good with the timing of a practiced comic, regardless of who writes the jokes. But we also expect a bit of humility and compassion from the leader of the free

   

 



 
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Posted By: MissMolly- 5/4/2014 8:29:11 AM     Post Reply
Every few months, some ordinary person arises from the undifferentiated swarm of Americans and is turned into the poster boy or the poster girl of some political battle du jour. This time it´s been Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who´s a scofflaw and deadbeat to the feds — who want him to pay $1 million in back fees owed for 20 years of lawless cattle grazing — and to his rancher neighbors, who have paid their super-cheap government fees all along. To the armed anti-government scores who have turned up at Bundy´s place to convince the world that contumaciousness is patriotic,



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