Serving the Government Sucks - TLF134

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The US Army took to Twitter and asked "How has serving impacted you?" The internet responded in spades, and the stories are heartbreaking. What's in the News with stories on deregulation, f the police, molecules of freedom, legalized prostitution, Assange update, and child porn charges for a child. And, an Ask Me Anything segment where I answer your questions on liberty Republicans, animal cruelty and ownership, and disabilities.

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

The US Army took to Twitter and posted a video of a young Army recruit talking to the camera about how service allows him to better himself “as a man and a warrior.” They were then foolish enough to ask, "How has serving impacted you?"

And holy s***, did the internet deliver. There were thousands and thousands of responses. Most of them were just heartbreaking to read.

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS

In deregulation news, in September, the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners will be abolished.

In f the police news, a federal judge ordered the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney to notify their officers and prosecutors that people have the right to secretly record police, as long as the police are on-duty and in public. Yes, by f, I mean film. What did you think I meant?

In I can't make this up news, US energy officials appeared to rebrand natural gas produced in the country as "freedom gas", in a statement announcing an increase in exports.

Lawmakers in Mexico City’s Congress on Friday voted 38-0, with eight abstentions, in favor of a bill to remove a line in the civic culture law which said prostitutes and their clients can be fined or arrested if neighbors complained.

In heroes news, Politico.com and TheHill.com are reporting that the Justice Department has decided not to charge Julian Assange for his role in exposing some of the CIA’s most secret spying tools, according to a U.S. official and two other people familiar with the case.

Also, apparently, Assange has been moved to the hospital wing of the Belmarsh prison in the UK, prompting concerns about his health pending the hearing on his extradition to the US.

In sex news, Maryland's highest court will soon decide whether a 16-year-old girl, "S.K.," can face child pornography charges for taking a video of herself performing a sex act and sending it to a few of her close friends.

ASK ME ANYTHING

I answer your questions on liberty Republicans, animal cruelty and ownership, and disabilities.

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