U.S. Shuts Down Web Sites in Piracy Crackdown →
buchino: In what appears to be the latest phase of a far-reaching federal crackdown on online piracy of music and movies, the Web addresses of a number of sites that facilitate illegal file-sharing were seized this week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. By Friday morning, visiting the addresses of a handful of sites that either hosted...
12 NV Students Suspended for Pro Legalization... →
“Last week, 12 students at Carson Valley Middle School in northern Nevada weresuspended after putting up signs advocating for the legalization of marijuana.”
China, Russia quit dollar →
constantflux: China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday. Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to protect their domestic economies. “About...
The companies with multimillion-dollar contracts... →
mohandaskgandhi: L-3 Communications, which has sold $39.7 million worth of the machines to the federal government, spent $4.3 million to influence Congress and federal agencies during the first nine months of this year, up from $2.1 million in 2005, lobbying data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show. Last year, the company spent $5.5 million on lobbying. Its lobbyists include...
5 Most Demeaning TSA Horror Stories So Far →
blackenedbutterfly: lizardkitsch: blackenedbutterfly: afghanibanani: 1. TSA agent feels around inside woman’s underwear: An ABC News producer says that while traveling recently, a TSA agent stuck a hand inside her underwear. “The woman who checked me reached her hands inside my underwear and felt her way around,” she said. “It was basically worse than going to the gynecologist. It was...
“Senator John McCain and his wife Cindy appear to be on different sides of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Ms. McCain recently recorded a spot for a “NOH8″ campaign that was a blatant critique of the policy of no openly gay military members, but then clarified via Twitter that she still supported her husband’s stance against reforming the controversial policy. This was perfect fodder for The Daily...
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long...– Carl Sagan (via mohandasgandhi)