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Terminally ill ex-lawmaker begs not be imprisoned for child porn because he wants to ‘die with dignity’

A terminally ill former Illinois state lawmaker was sentenced today to eight years in prison for sending more than 2,000 files containing child pornography through office computers.

Former Democratic Illinois State Representative Keith Farnham, 67, of Elgin, suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and is expected to have only a few months to live, according to court documents.

Farnham’s defense lawyer had asked to allow his wheelchair-bound client to die at home with ‘dignity’ under house arrest, but US District Judge Edmond Chang rejected the request Thursday.

The 67-year-old dying man added that he, too, was a victim of sexual abuse betweenthe ages of 6-10. 

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Indiana Democrat Justin Moed caught sexting, sending gifts to porn star Sydney Leathers!

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The porn star whose sexting affair took down former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has struck again, this time ensnaring a state lawmaker from Indiana.

State Rep. Justin Moed, a Democrat representing downtown Indianapolis, the state’s largest city and its capital, posted graphic sexual texts to Leathers on Twitter using the handle “Bitch Boy” and sent her gifts including a “Fetish Fantasy Series Pink Leash & Collar.”

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Wikipedia to file lawsuit challenging mass surveillance by NSA

The lawsuit alleges that the NSA’s mass surveillance of internet traffic, often called “upstream” surveillance, violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects freedom of speech and association, and the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure.

The NSA’s upstream surveillance program captures communications with “non-U.S. persons” in order to acquire foreign intelligence information.

“This kind of dragnet surveillance constitutes a massive invasion of privacy, and it undermines the freedoms of expression and inquiry as well,” ACLU Staff Attorney Patrick Toomey said in a statement.

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McDonald’s sues to block Seattle’s minimum wage

Last summer, the City of Seattle passed a law that will raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. But in a bizarre twist, Ronald McDonald and friends are suing the city. On March 10, they’ll be in a federal courtroom, complaining that the new minimum wage violates a constitutional provision that was written to protect newly-freed slaves after the Civil War.

Most people can’t survive on Washington’s current statewide minimum wage of $9.47, let alone the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Even if the sophisticated crew-scheduling software let you work 40 hours a week at $9.47 for every single week of the year, you wouldn’t clear $20,000. In the end, 52 percent of fast food workers end up on public assistance. You’ll find similar stories for other minimum wage workers, such as hotel maids and nursing home assistants.

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Senator Patrick Leahy & PayPal try to stop encryption on the internet!

SOPA proponent Senator Patrick Leahy personally pressured Visa and Mastercard who in turn called on PayPal to terminate the Mega’s account. Bizarrely, Mega’s encryption is being cited as a key problem.

Feel free to contact them:

https://www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/

@SenatorLeahy

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_contact-general

@PayPal

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Silk Road 2.0’s alleged ‘DoctorClu’ arrested on drug-related charges!

Another arrest has been made in connection with black market site Silk Road 2.0.

Brian Richard Farrell, a 26-year-old man from Seattle, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly acting as a “key administrator” for Silk Road 2.0, acting US Attorney Annette Hayes announced. Farrell, who allegedly used the handle “DoctorClu” on the black market site, is charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine.

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Police: Bartender Plotted to Poison House Speaker John Boehner!

Ebola, evil voices and the devil.

Those are just a few of the things a Butler County bartender cited as reasons he was going to kill House Speaker John Boehner this past fall, federal agents said.

Michael Robert Hoyt, 44, was indicted Jan. 7 on charges of threatening to murder the congressman in a plot police said included poisoning his drink at a country club.

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Former CBS reporter sues DoJ for hacking her computers

Did the Obama administration put a journalist under surveillance for reporting critically on its activities? Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson says yes — and she wants $35 million in damages from the Department of Justice for it. Attkisson filed a series of legal motions today that claim the DoJ hacked into her computer and attacked her professionally:

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New Hampshire ex-police chief in ‘nude photo proposition’ won’t face charges

New Hampshire student Janelle Westfall has stated publicly that she is upset that a former police chief she alleges propositioned her to pose nude in …

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