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Open For A Day, Government Racks Up $328 Billion; Americans Increasingly Likely To Pay Penalty To Avoid Compliance With Individual Mandate; Snowden Says NSA Secrets Safe From Russia, China; Hollywood’s Copyright Folly; Hitler Reacts To Obamacare Rollout; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-18-2013

October 18, 2013 by  

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Government Reopens, Spends $328 Billion In A Single Day

After lawmakers came to an agreement to disregard the Nation’s debt ceiling on Wednesday evening, the Federal government reopened and commenced business as usual: In a single day, the Nation’s burgeoning government machine racked up $328 billion in new debt. Read More… 

Gallup: Growing Number Of Americans To Opt For Fine Rather Than Compliance With Obamacare Individual Mandate

It’s been more than two weeks since its rollout, complete with rolling sight crashes and ongoing sticker shock, and Obamacare isn’t gaining any popularity. In fact, the number of Americans saying they plan to forego government healthcare and pay a resulting penalty is on the rise, according to new poll results. See The Numbers… 

NSA Data Leaker Edward Snowden Says He Took No Secret Files To Russia

U.S. secrets-leaker Edward Snowden says he didn’t take secret documents from the National Security Agency when he fled, assuring no government would get them. Read More… 

Why Hollywood Should Stop Pushing For More Government Internet Control

Instead of focusing on piracy and spending millions on lobbying for those policy changes, the content industry should be investing its resources into creating better and more accessible platforms for users. Here’s Why… 

Mises Contributor: Why Are Jurors Expected To Work For Below-Market Wages?

Underpriced jurors cause other problems. Facing below-market costs for juror time, some courts limit jurors’ ability to take written notes, leading to delays, mistakes and avoidable jury room disputes over what was actually said. If jurors had to be paid a competitive wage, such time-wasting practices would be trimmed. An Argument For Paying Jurors More… 

Friday Laugh: Hitler Learns Of The Crashing Obamacare Exchanges

Adolf Hitler reacts to news that the Obamacare rollout is a total disaster. Watch…

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