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Police Drone Crashes Into… Police Armored Vehicle

Here is a story that will have you laughing while simultaneously worrying about the increase of unmanned surveillance drones: http://gizmodo.com/5890507/police-drone-crashes-into-police Apparently the 5-0 down in Montgomery County had a lovely photo op planned to show off their $300,000 new unmanned … Continue reading

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“…everything in our power…”

President Obama recently submitted his proposed $3.8 trillion budget for the fiscal year starting October 1. Not suprisingly, it calls for new/increased taxes on “the wealthy” (my quotes) and short-term spending measures to boost job growth and help the middle … Continue reading

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Jacob Sullum of Reason in Euless Tonight – Thursday, Feb 2nd at 8 pm

Jacob Sullum of Reason magazine will be in Euless tonight, speaking about “Loony Liquor Laws”. The talk starts at 8:00 pm, and is part of something called “Liberty on the Rocks”, which couldn’t be more up my alley. ¬†Unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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Teachers, Parents, and Taxpayers in Uproar Over DISD School Closings

Teachers, parents, and taxpayers are in an uproar over the recent DISD decision to close 11 schools.¬†See recent coverage of this by Dallas Morning News (http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20120129-editorial-six-disd-trustees-make-a-courageous-choice.ece) and The Observer (http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2012/01/disd_school_closings.php). Note that these controversial actions only cover $11.5 million of … Continue reading

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