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Most Think China Will Overpower U.S.; DOJ Ready To Skewer Zimmerman; Army Vet Denied Gun Permit Over Decades Old Charge; USDA Awards Grant To Track Food Shopping; California Mulls Privacy-Killing Electronic License Plates: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-18-2013

July 18, 2013 by  

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Global Survey Indicates Most Think China Will Pass U.S. As Superpower

Most think China’s economic star is rising and eventually will top the United States as the world’s dominant superpower, a Pew Research Center survey indicated. Read More… 

Justice Puts Hold On Zimmerman Evidence, Readying Civil Rights Case

The Justice Department, likely getting ready to further investigate the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, has asked police in Sanford, Fla., to hold all evidence related to the case, including Zimmerman’s handgun. Read More…

Army Vet Refused Gun Permit For 42 Year-Old Drug Misdemeanor

A Texas man who served for 20 years in the U.S. Army after being convicted for a minor drug charge in 1971 was turned away from a local Walmart after attempting to purchase a .22-caliber rifle and failing a Federal background check for his 42 year-old offense. Read More… 

$149,074 USDA Grant Awarded To Track Shopping Patterns So Government Can Force Healthy Eating

The Federal government will soon begin to examine American shopping patterns in order to find out where bureaucracy could best intervene in order to encourage Americans to make healthier choices with food purchases. Read More…

California Senate Takes Up Digital License Plates That Can Track Movements, Collect Fees

The California State Senate is considering a statewide conversion to non-renewable digital license plates that would be able to collect electronic information, such as determining whether a motorist has pre-paid a road toll, in a bid to do away with what sponsors feel is the costly, inconvenient process of producing, distributing and renewing traditional license plates. Read More… 

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