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Illinois man pays $150,000 legal settlement in truck full of quarters

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Illinois man pays $150,000 legal settlement in truck full of quarters (via Raw Story )

A man in Williamson County, Illinois pulled a truckload of bags of quarters up to a law office on Wednesday, delivering his share of a court-ordered payment in a wrongful death suit. When asked why he was paying the $150,000 in quarters, Roger Herrin…


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Makers v takers, by state

Makers v takers, by state (via The Economist)

I'M NOT quite sure how Chris Christie and Rand Paul imagine that insulting each others' states will smooth their respective paths to the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but it certainly makes interesting political theatre. The hostilities…


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Republican candidate: Obamacare ‘as destructive’ as slavery

Republican candidate: Obamacare ‘as destructive’ as slavery (via Raw Story )

Republican congressional candidate Bill O’Brien on Thursday said that the Affordable Care Act was as bad as slavery laws in the United States. “And what is Obamacare?” he said at an Americans for Prosperity event in Concord, New Hampshire. “…


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How will Uruguay’s marijuana law work?

How will Uruguay’s marijuana law work? (via The Economist)

ON JULY 31st the lower house of Uruguay’s congress narrowly voted to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana (cannabis). The bill has passed to the Senate, where it is expected to be approved with a comfortable margin. If it does…


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