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  • The presentation at the Marietta seminar was wonderful! Sharon always teaches her communications workshops in a way that anyone can understand, and everyone can take something useful away from them!”
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Students extinguish fire with bass sound - CNN.com

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Boom-bass out da flames! Firefighters may be snuffing blazes with deep-toned sound, if a new device invented by two engineering students catches on.

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Here's a handy infographic to help determine if an actual crime has been committed:

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During the time it took the FAA to examine commercial use of drones, the technology advanced to the point that the model they were examining was already out of date.

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Amazon Hammers FAA For Lack Of 'Impetus' Over Drone Policy

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In a Washington, D.C. meeting with Senate members of the Subcommittee on Aviation, Operations, Safety and Security, Paul Misener, Amazon's vice president of global public policy, criticized the FAA for lacking "impetus" when it came to developing timely policies regarding the operations of unmanned…

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"These historically large deficits have produced historically large debt. Federal indebtedness to the public is now 74 percent of GDP, over twice the share of our economy that it was just seven years ago. CBO projects it will rise to roughly 79 percent of GDP by 2025, a level not seen this side of a world war."

Do you think it is a spending problem or a revenue problem?

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When his budget proposals were recently released, President Obama stated, “I want to work with Congress to replace mindless austerity with smart investments that strengthen America.” That quotation neatly summarizes how the White House is framing the basic trade-off faced in federal budgeting: betwe…

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"Mandatory suspensions appear to be doing a lot more harm than good. Zero-tolerance policies for drug use haven't been effective in the criminal justice system, and this study finds that they don't work in schools either."

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Zero-tolerance school drug policies only make drug use worse, a study finds

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Don't suspend kids caught with drugs -- talk to them instead.

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Can you imagine how much more prosperous WE would be without all the money that is spent on war?

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New Mexico wants to require a conviction before property can be seized and kept. It's not a perfect solution, but it's a step in the right direction.

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New Mexico legislature passes sweeping bill to rein in forfeiture abuses

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State would require a criminal conviction for law enforcement to seize and keep property.

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In a free society, this is true.

In a society driven by Big Government and their cronies, rewards go to those who can't otherwise succeed.

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Years before these events occurred, Ron Paul predicted them and spoke from the well about them. Thank you for the warning, Dr. Paul! It's a shame more people didn't listen.

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Ron Paul - Predictions in Due Time (Original)

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This is Ron Paul's famous Predictions speech from April 24, 2002. This is the original video compiling recent images and video to give his speech a chilling ...

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Washington has saddled our children and grandchildren with debt to support the goodies given out to cronies of Congress. Only free enterprise without government picking winners and losers will lead to prosperity, so why do we let them keep doing it?

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A free-market is the only way to control corporations! As long as government has the power to regulate business, business will control government by funding the candidate that legislates in their favor. A free-market thwarts lobbying by taking the power that corporations seek away from government!

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Why is government involvement the first option?

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Is a soda tax the solution to America’s obesity problem?

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UNEARTHED | How it would affect consumption is unclear, but there might be a better way.

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It's up to libertarians to stop it.

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Is it right to fund all that government tries to do on the backs of those that can barely afford to keep a roof over their own head?

NSFW/K (Language) and "You Might Throw Your Computer Out the Window in a Fit of Rage" Warnings.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Municipal Violations (HBO)

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If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don’t, it can ruin your life. Connect with Last Week Tonight o...

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Even graffiti can teach lessons.

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"The bill would legally dismantle the National Security Agency’s most aggressive surveillance programs, including the bulk collection and retention of virtually all Americans’ landline phone records justified under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The repeal of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act would also prevent the agency from tapping the physical infrastructure of the Internet, such as undersea fiber cables, to intercept “upstream” data in bulk, which critics including the ACLU claim the NSA uses to collect data on Americans."

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House Revives Bill To Completely Repeal The Patriot Act, Dismantle NSA Spying

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Some of the strongest reforms to the U.S. national security apparatus ever introduced in Congress were revived Tuesday by a pair of congressmen in the House of Representatives. Wisconsin Democratic

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When you "walk the walk," you also exemplify philosophy in action.

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"Freedom of association is a right. In a free society, it wouldn't need a law." - Rex Bell, longtime friend of The Advocates

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Each and every day, the federal government works to alleviate what they hate. ;-)

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The solution this article suggests is one that GROWS government, by suggesting central planning will solve the issue, rather than looking at how earlier central planning (zoning) drives where jobs are created.

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Looking for a job near home? Good luck, it's getting harder :: WRAL.com

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Remember the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to work?

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In case you need a handy example for your friends about the difference between the two.

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Is this the right way to handle a situation involving someone who was willing to give their life for this country?

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Before freezing to death in February, an Iowa veteran battling with PTSD had first tried to check himself in to the Des Moines VA hospital.