- Contrary to what the Justice Department has said, there have not been “hundreds” of terrorism convictions through the criminal justice system.
- Some are pushing General David Petraeus to run for President in 2012. He is registered as a Republican, but he sounds more like a Democrat.
- California State Senator Abel Maldonado, who fellow Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to appoint to the vacate Lt. Governor position, is also a candidate for that office as well. Nevertheless, Maldonado is receiving criticism from some in the Republican Party. When Maldonado was 20-years-old, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney sued him for child support. He eventually paid it and married the mother of the child he was sued over. They now have four children. Yet the chairman of the state Republican Party calls Maldonado a “deadbeat dad.”
- A Sri Lankan author who wrote of her conversion to Islam from Buddhism has been arrested for causing offense to Buddhists.
- Internet addiction is to be declared a disease in China.
- The Australian government refuses to make public its list of banned websites.
- The British intelligence agency MI5, supposedly one of the premier intelligence forces in the world, is not filled with James Bond experts on technology. The service needs to be revamped with tech savvy agents who understand the internet. The older ones are stumped by Twitter and Facebook.
- Afghan President Hamid Karzai had a one-hour notice of Barack Obama’s arrival in Afghanistan.
- Because of its failure to develop a national repository for nuclear waste, the federal government is facing spending billions for broken promises to energy companies.
- The Republican National Committee will be reimbursed nearly $2,000 for one of its donor-vendors spending that amount on a strip club with a bondage theme.
- One of the leading candidates in the UK’s Labour Party posed topless as a teenager.
- Striking a blow for privacy rights, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that internet commenters can remain anonymous.
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