November 28, 2014



Teen Who Earned Thousands On ‘Black Market’ Snack Shop Threatened With Suspension

November 28, 2014
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Tommie Rose is raising money to go to study business, but school bosses say the ‘black market’ tuck-shop breaches healthy-eating guidelines An entrepreneurial schoolboy who made £14,000 towards his university fees by selling sweets from a “black market” tuck-shop has been threatened with suspension unless he stops the enterprise. Tommie Rose, 15, buys chocolate, crisps […]

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Citigroup Says Swiss Gold Reserves Vote Makes No Sense

November 28, 2014
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By Glenys Sim The initiative requiring the Swiss National Bank to hold a fixed portion of its assets in gold makes no sense, according to Citigroup Inc., which said the metal was the equivalent of the virtual currency bitcoin. “There is no economic or financial case for a central bank to hold any single commodity, […]

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With All Votes In, GMO Labeling Measure 92 Defeated By Just 800 Votes

November 28, 2014
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By Betsy Hammond In final tallies posted by Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, GMO labeling Measure 92 lost by just 809 votes  out of more than 1.5 million cast in this fall’s Nov. 4 general election. That razor-sharp margin of just 6 one-hundredths of 1 percent means votes on  Measure 92 will be subject to an automatic […]

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Feds Tell Nation’s Cops To Stop Illegally Seizing Motorists’ Property…But Only If They Want To

November 27, 2014
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By Robert O’Harrow Jr. Federal drug enforcement officials have issued a new code of conduct for highway police across the country intended to help curb the number of questionable civil seizures of cash and property from motorists. Senior officials in the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)  program said they are doing so to remind […]

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Texas Law That Lets Cops Draw Blood Without Warrant Tossed By Appeals Court

November 27, 2014
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By Lauren McGaughy AUSTIN – Texas law that allows police officers to take blood samples from suspected drunk drivers without a warrant is unconstitutional, the state’s highest criminal court ruled Wednesday. The ruling could impact Texas’ “no refusal weekends,” including during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, when officers target suspected drunk drivers and subject them to […]

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The Libraries Of Famous Men: Thomas Jefferson’s Recommended Reading

November 27, 2014
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Title Author Ancient History The Histories Herodotus The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides Anabasis & Hellenica Xenophon The Life of Alexander the Great Quintus Curtius Rufus The Gallic War Julius Caesar Antiquities Josephus Lives Plutarch Annals and Histories Tacitus The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbons Philosophy Works […]

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Obama Admits: ‘I Just Took An Action To Change The Law’

November 27, 2014
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Calls it a “fact.” BY DANIEL HALPER The White House has argued that President Obama’s executive amnesty order last week was made well within the existing law. But in remarks in Chicago tonight, President Obama went off script and admitted that in fact he unilaterally made changes to the law. President Obama made the admission […]

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What To Be Thankful for

November 27, 2014
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What if the government is designed to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and bureaucrats behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which major political party controls Congress? What if the frequent public displays of adversity […]

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Taxpayers Near Ferguson Must Turn To Private Security

November 27, 2014
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By Ryan McMaken Those who own private property in suburbs near Ferguson must hire private security for protection. Malls, shopping centers, and other valuables will be protected with private money. A story linked on Drudge today noted that the wealthy suburb of Clayton includes many private firms turning to private security, but apparently, private firms are […]

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F.D.A. To Require Calorie Count, Even For Popcorn At The Movies

November 27, 2014
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By SABRINA TAVERNISE and STEPHANIE STROM WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced sweeping rules on Tuesday that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said the new requirements would help combat the country’s obesity epidemic by showing Americans just how […]

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