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St. Pete BBQ cooks in viral video were doing it wrong

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Remember that video that went viral about the dude who got in trouble for having a barbeque?  Yeah, it still hasn’t gone away. As SaintPetersblog’s Phil Ammann reported over the weekend, there’s no need to worry that code enforcement officials are going to be breaking up barbeques all over Pinellas County. The brothers involved in this now infamous interaction were using commercial grilling equipment. That’s where they went wrong. But here’s a new angle on a silly, but strangely satisfying nugget…

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E-Cigs can help you dodge the new tax

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On February 4, 2009, the death knell for cheap smoking sounded with a ridiculous law called CHIPRA. While it’s actually about health insurance for children, part of its provisions (and funding) concern the fact that cigarette taxes across the country have pretty much doubled since early 2009. And if you have been smoking for any length of time, you know that it is anything but a cheap habit. In some states, the price of a pack of smokes has gotten…

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