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Ordinary people who have had enough: Revisiting the Freeman On The Land movement

Interesting article on the validity of the Freeman on he Land movement not only on the basis of it’s “alternative” legal principles but as an effective  peaceful protest movement designed to disrupt civil court proceedings to a point where they no longer become affordable for the state: 146 more words

Law & Government

For Women's History Month, meet Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Spivak’s introduction in Wikipedia:

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (born 24 February 1942) is an Indian literary theorist, philosopher and University Professor atColumbia University, where she is a founding member of the school’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. 

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American Culture

Meta data slippery slope begins

We are all suspected terrorists now, you, me, and the Nana down the road. The government has now opened up meta data (stored for 2 years) searches to 85 different agencies. 304 more words

Law & Government

Australia still struggling with corruption

http://www.theage.com.au/business/australian-companies-failing-to-report-suspected-corruption-20150325-1m7fqo.html

Self-reporting to authorities of suspected foreign bribery and corruption by Australian companies is failing to occur, with top accounting firm Deloitte revealing it has investigated at least 100 potentially illegal acts involving local firms in the past two years. 600 more words

Law & Government

Jet train solves drivers license problems

OK I know what you are thinking, WTF is this about. After doing some legal research (which we do from time to time for the lols), we discovered that locomotives and railway rolling stock are not classed as vehicles according to the road safety act 1986, and therefore are completely unregulated. 272 more words

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Symbols Of Troubled Souls: Roth's Divergent & Other Modern Young Adult Dystopias

The dystopian young-adult novel, Divergent, written by the then-22 year-old, Veronica Roth was, to put it mildly, a success. Sequels were printed. A four-movie deal was signed. 1,387 more words

Law & Government

TTP: fast-track disaster ahead

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the opposite of free trade

Like many, I have my share of disappointments with Obama. On balance, he’s infinitely preferable to any of the plausible Republican alternatives—can you imagine what Mitt Romney or John McCain and a Republican Congress would be getting up to these days? 2,292 more words

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