Utah Highway Patrol Taser Man for Refusing to Sign Citation

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Summary A police dash-cam catches a Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) Trooper (John Gardner) pull over and question a driver (Jared Massey) regarding an alleged speeding claim outside Vernal ("Dinosaur Land"), Utah The driver disputes the claim and asks the Trooper how fast he was going — the Trooper NEVER answers this question. The driver refuses…

How creativity is being strangled by the law

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Larry Lessig gets TEDsters to their feet, whooping and whistling, following this elegant presentation of "three stories and an argument." The Net’s most adored lawyer brings together John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights, and the "ASCAP cartel" to build a case for creative freedom. He pins down the key shortcomings of our dusty, pre-digital intellectual property…

Election Results

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According to the Davis County Election Results a whole bunch of "fun things" were decided by popular vote… State School Vouchers failed, but this may have an unexpected twist that I’ll write about later. Davis County Residents said "no" to an increased 0.25% sales tax. Syracuse’s Mayor shall retain his title as CEO; the attempt…

Then End of the World: How it all begins

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I’ve debated whether or not I should write this post, in part because many of the sources I’ll list are religious in nature, and I’m trying to keep my posts as "factual" as possible (complete with citations and what not). Even moreso because I’ve been getting strong "feelings" about this topic that seem to grow…

Syracuse, Utah Referendum 1 Debate

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Last night (10/18/2007) a public debate on the issue of Syracuse City’s form of government was held in the Syracuse High Auditorium (665 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah, 84075). Most in attendance wanted to pose questions to persons on both sides, others came to become informed about the City Council’s change. My family and I…