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A federal judge has ruled that the Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying violated the First Amendment when it tried to fine Mats Järlström—an Oregonian with a degree in engineering and years of experience in the field—for describing himself as "an engineer."
reason.com/blog/2019/01/02/jud

"comparing what it meant to immigrate to the US back in the 1700s, 1800s, and early 1900s to the requirements for immigration today is comparing apples and oranges - or maybe even apples and a porcelain orange figurine from the Edwardian era."
irishcentral.com/roots/history

Cats are responsible for the deaths of 1.4 to 3.7 billion birds and 6.9 to 20.7 billion mammals every year, according to research conducted by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
abcnews.go.com/Technology/cats

Researcher says: Families around the world, or even American families outside the upper middle class, don't give money to kids in exchange for completing expected duties. Adding that tying money to chores could make kids expect to be paid for fulfilling basic responsibilities.
businessinsider.com/paying-kid

Early in the Trump administration, senior officials discussed bringing back a controversial question topic to the census that the federal government has not asked all households about since 1950 — U.S. citizenship status.

npr.org/2018/11/04/661932989/h

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Liberdon

Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.