Monthly Archives: January 2011

Egyptian Protests Turn Violent, Mimic Tunisian Uprising

Egyptian Protests Turn Violent, Mimic Tunisian Uprising

The Internet revolution that engulfed Tunisia two weeks ago has apparently spread to Egypt, as thousands of youths rallied against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s corrupt regime.

The government has been suppressing dissent by intermittently censoring Internet social networking sites and deploying riot police to disperse any peaceful protests. The peaceful protests that marked the rallies the first day turned violent January 25 after Mubarak banned any anti-government rallies, and the Egyptian stock market plunged 10 percent on rumors that Mubarak is planning to flee the country. …

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NC Alert

Watchdog Group Alleges Improper Relations Between Google And White House

Watchdog Group Alleges Improper Relations Between Google And White House

The bipartisan nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog has urged Federal lawmakers to investigate the relationship between Google and President Barack Obama’s administration. …

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Sen. Rand Paul: State of the Union Response

Sen. Rand Paul: State of the Union Response

Sen. Paul responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

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Mexican Drug Lord Officially Thanks American Lawmakers for Keeping Drugs Illegal

Mexican Drug Lord Officially Thanks American Lawmakers for Keeping Drugs Illegal

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera reported head of the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico, ranked 701st on Forbes’ yearly report of the wealthiest men alive, and worth an estimated $1 billion, today officially thanked United States politicians for making sure that drugs remain illegal. According to one of his closest confidants, he said, “I couldn’t have gotten so stinking rich without George Bush, George Bush Jr., Ronald Reagan, even El Presidente Obama, none of them have the cajones to stand up to all the big money that wants to keep this stuff illegal. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say, Gracias amigos, I owe my whole empire to you.” ….

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Obama jokes about airport pat-downs

Obama jokes about airport pat-downs

President Obama joked about his administration’s controversial enhanced airport security policy during his State of the Union Tuesday night. …

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Only 47% Of Working Age Americans Have Full Time Jobs

Only 47% Of Working Age Americans Have Full Time Jobs

VK, roving reporter for The Automatic Earth, has been playing with the numbers from the January 7 employment report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It seems valuable to look at unemployment from this, a different, angle. Some of it may even surprise you. …

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Fed Uses Accounting Gimmick to Hide Losses

Fed Uses Accounting Gimmick to Hide Losses

The Federal Reserve announced that it would use a new accounting trick to conceal potential losses on its massive investment portfolio, transferring its liabilities to the U.S. Treasury instead. The new methodology would essentially prevent the central bank

Oklahoma’s ‘Sniffin

Oklahoma’s ‘Sniffin

Jesse “The Body” Ventura Sues TSA Over Pat-Down

Jesse “The Body” Ventura Sues TSA Over Pat-Down

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