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An activist group held a "smoke-in" in front of the White House on Saturday in an effort to urge President Barack Obama to reschedule marijuana's current classification.
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Every wing eater in Central Texas knows that MD Plucker's (Austin, TX) kicks BW3's ass! 
I recall back in the late 90s BW3 had a pretty good fare. The quality of the wings has gone down and the service ... well, let's just say we never went there for the service...

Experience the best in wings - Plucker's
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Buffalo Wild Wings stock is down 14% after revealing a decline in sales and gloomy prospects for the next few months. The restaurant chain blamed cautious consumer spending and rising costs, including labor expenses.
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long live the Flying Spaghetti Monster!
Flying Spaghetti Monster be praised! The ceremony was led by a "Ministeroni," and the couple in full pirate regalia exchanged "rigatoni." For dinner? That's right: The New Zealand newlyweds ate pasta.
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Reince Priebus, the beleaguered and balding Republican National Committee chairman, was asked a few days ago about his mane.
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In a so-called "free country" who are these elitist pricks that seek to oppress the people and steal their liberty? Who are these public sector know-it-alls who seem to feel but they have some right and obligation to subvert the rights of the rest of us? Isn't there something better for these public sector servants to do than harass the citizenry? Perhaps budget cuts and pinks slips are in order?
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And once it is exposed, Apple should be able to plug the encryption hole.
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Why encryption backdoors are a BAD idea

With things like the Apple/FBI standoff, discussions inevitably turn to the idea of giving government/Law Enforcement special backdoor access keys to electronic security. Lets assume for the sake of discussion that the government is completely honest, actually has our safety and best interests in mind, and will never use these keys illegally (cough). It doesn't matter. Electronic "master keys" are just like real master keys. They can always be stolen and misused by others, including criminals. And they ultimately always will be.

This story is a good example of that. Just by posting a photo of the TSA's master keys online, someone was able to create digital copies that can be turned into physical keys. Now, nearly every piece of luggage you own can be opened by anyone that pleases. 

Encryption backdoors are never a good idea and not only should we the people be fighting against them, but any government with a half a clue should be too.
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In foreign policy speech, he tagged his approach "America First," a name used by isolationist, anti-Semitic group that once urged U.S. to appease Adolf Hitler.
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TSA already charges EVERY passenger the 911 fee which is like 5 or 6 bucks each way. How are these inefficient and disorganized bastards not able to meet their operations costs out of that extraordinary amount of money? If more people are traveling as this article suggests then TSA will receive even more money – yet TSA cannot seem to figure out how to scale their operations effectively. Inefficient and useless to the point of comedy. Arriving to airport 2hours early for a 90 minute flight is ridiculous- unless you work at TSA (see statement).
Read the article- how many "bomb-tests" did TSA fail last year? What exactly is it that TSA thinks that it does other than waste time and money? I'm not sure that air safety is really accomplished with the service they provide.

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The wait times at airport security checkpoints, always a source of grief for air passengers, have gotten so lengthy that airlines and airport operators are protesting and predicting gridlock during the upcoming summer travel season.
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Microsoft Corp. sued the U.S. Justice Department in an attempt to stop the government from forcing it to turn its customers’ e-mails and other data over to law enforcement without their knowledge.
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The Postal Service appears to be increasingly incapable of delivering mail on time to consumers.
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FBI director Jim Comey first investigated the Clintons 20 years ago
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I contracted the flu on a recent vacation. I was able to schedule an appt online the day I got home. My appt was on time ( I hate to wait in waiting rooms) and the treatment provided cleared up my symptoms in a few days.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
My neighborhood bar - so good. If you like beer and pizza this is the place for you.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
What a great venue - but watch out for the locals trying to sell you that DPRK acid...it's all bunk. Easy access to the stage once inside (the security checkpoint to get in is hell though). Stay away from the food - it's all just regurgitated rat turds anyway. The beer was cold and reasonably priced but the latrines were a little rough. Do yourself a favor and arrive early - parking can be a real snarl.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Home Slice is simply the best pizza in Austin. there are other pizzas in town that are good but Home Slice - in Austin - is in a league of its own. I am regularly on the East Coast (NJ, MA) and I would judge their pizzas to be *very* authentic to the NY/NJ style (and very tasty too). The crust is outstanding and the sauce accompanies well. I recommend the Margaretta. Don't let the line put you off - just be patient. The staff are a pretty attentive bunch.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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My daughter has been training with Greg for over a year now and just loves it. Greg has great patience with kids and they enjoy coming to his classes and learning.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
A great workout gym for adults trying to get back into fitness or with limited spare time. The workout programs are designed to be finished in about 30 minutes. Coupled with some cardio, normal gym visits are less than 60 minutes. The facilities are clean and the staff is friendly and helpful.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago