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Nanny State Update: Porch Sofa Fines and Small-Town Brewery Bans

St. Louis Bans Local Brews from Festivals: Home brewers in St. Louis who made hundreds of gallons of beer for this past weekend’s St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival are going to have a lot of extra brew on their hands after the city banned them from participating on Monday.

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Home brews have been a staple at local festivals for years, but new city licensing requirements make it illegal for them to participate in the time-honored tradition of tapping the keg. Over a thousand gallons of freshly brewed beer will have to find a new venue this weekend as the Nanny State claims another casualty, and hopefully starts one hell of an illicit party.

Nanny State Clamps Down on Profanity: A few citizens in the small town of Middleborough, Massachusetts want to wash out their neighbors’ dirty mouths. Police in this town of 22,000 residents will now be issuing $20 dollar fines for swearing after 183 citizens voted to institute the city-wide ban. For the moment, the list of forbidden words will be entirely up to the discretion of local law enforcement who will also be in charge of collecting the fines and managing the funds, which are being dubbed the town’s “swear jar.”…….

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