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Friday, April 18, 2014

Live free or die: New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

Live free or die: New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery Thu, Apr 17 16:40 PM EDT BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday voted to scrap an ancient law that makes cheating on your spouse a criminal offense in the New England state whose motto is "Live Free or Die." Governor Maggie Hassan is expected to sign the bill into law, making adultery legal in the Granite State for the first time in hundreds of years. Back in 1791, being unfaithful in New Hampshire earned you an hour of public embarrassment on the gallows, as many as 39 lashes, a one-year prison sentence, and a big fine. That punishment has gradually been ratcheted back to an unenforced fine, but lawmakers on Thursday said even that was too much. A spokesman for the state Senate said the bill to repeal the crime of adultery passed Thursday with a voice vote. More than 20 states still have laws against adultery, and some, including Michigan and Wisconsin, still consider it a felony offense. While opinions about states policing the bedroom may be mixed, a CNN poll in January showed that 93 percent of Americans think cheating is morally wrong. (Writing by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by David Gregorio) The chorus of the music mix, compiled by an anonymous internet DJ known only by his alias 'Enjoykin,' could certainly be described as simplistic. In a combination of the official speech and several informal interviews, Poklonskaya appears to be singing: “Power. Blood. Nyash-myash. Blood. Power. Crimea is ours,” (which rhymes in Russian). The video, which was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday afternoon, managed to grasp 3,791,552 views and counting by Friday. The courageous blonde has said that she will “prove” she is worthy of the position, adding that she is not afraid of persecution by Kiev. Poklonskaya is wanted by the Security Service of Ukraine on charges of “violent overthrow of constitutional order and takeover of government power.” http://rt.com/news/poklonskaya-nyash-myash-youtube-492/

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