All the News that Ain’t Fit to Print

So, the loss of Google Reader has really stymied this type of post. This will be the last one I post. Sorry if you loved it. Back to focussing on reviews and random shopping and food.


Australian Army on institutional sexism: The standard you walk past is the standard you accept (Boing Boing)


PHOTOS: Hundreds Arrested in Brazil’s Bus Fare Protests (Global Voices)


Petitioning the state of Guatemala to ensure due process of law in Rios Montt genocide trial (Boing Boing)


Kazakh Minister Fired as Netizens Criticize Pension Plans (Global Voices)


Girls Are Told Not to Leave Kyrgyzstan (Global Voices)

South Korea

Pastor for South Korea’s Biggest Church Charged with Financial Crimes (Global Voices)


European Award for Helping Victims of the Spanish Mortgage Crisis (Global Voices)


More Violence for Russia’s Gays, Supporters (Global Voices)

Orphaned in US, SOPA Finds Home in Russia (Global Voices)

United Kingdom

Shropshire traffic warden jailed over driver row lies (Shropshire Star)


Add witty title here – World News

With Sandy blowing through, I’m a little behind on everything. Still, I’ve collected some articles and I think they might even be interesting to other people. So here we go.


An African Election: Rhetoric Around Voting In Close Elections (Racialicious)

Middle East

New respiratory virus identified in the Middle East: What you need to know (Boing Boing)


Afghanistan’s first female rapper tells the stories that might otherwise be lost (The Guardian)


Inside Montreal’s Mafia Wars (Guest Voice) (The Moderate Voice)

Canada gets a huge raft of user-rights in copyright (Boing Boing)

Survey: Canadian retailers losing $10.8 million per day to shrink (Security Director News)

U.S., Canada test harmonization of cargo screening at border (Security Director News)


China won’t permit human rights monitors in Tibet, because hey, come on, nothing bad is going on there, you guys

What it’s like to be a journalist in China (Boing Boing)

China’s leadership change leaves Obama little respite (Moderate Voice)


Egypt Plans to Pull Plug on All Night Shopping (The Moderate Voice)


In Greece, financial tragedy creates horrific conditions for cancer patients (Boing Boing)

Germany’s Merck halts supply of cancer drug to Greek hospitals (Reuters)


7.4 quake strikes Guatemala; at least 15 dead, 100+ missing (Boing Boing)


Man steals phone on subway (Boing Boing)


World’s Biggest School Gives Indian Kids Lessons for Life (The Moderate Voice)

Starbucks Launches First Cafe in India (The Moderate Voice)


Israelis Aim to ‘Fix World’ with Custom Cannabis (The Moderate Voice)

Kebedom Mengistu’s little newspaper gives hope to Africans who’ve fled to Israel (Guest Voice) (The Moderate Voice)


Manslaughter Verdict For Italian Experts Who Failed To Warn Of Earthquake (The Moderate Voice)

Italian scientists guilty of manslaughter after failing to predict L’Aquila quake; face 6 years in prison (updated) (Boing Boing)

Former Italian PM Berlusconi gets 1-year reduced sentence for fraud (RT News)

Seismologists guilty in Italy: More on the L’Aquila verdict, and what it means for the future of science (Boing Boing)

Collective Intelligence: Science on Trial, Berlusconi sentenced. Dispatch from Italy, by Jasmina Tesanovic (Boing Boing)


Dutch government scraps “weed cards” – foreigners will still be able to smoke weed in Amsterdam’s “coffee shops” (Boing Boing)

New Zealand

New Zealand has Hobbit Coins(I Can Has Cheezburger)

New Zealand record industry flubs its first three-strikes prosecution (Boing Boing)


Second to US in Obesity, Mexico Wants Kids to Slim Down (The Moderate Voice)

Kidnapped radio engineers forced to build comms networks for the Zetas, never seen again (Boing Boing)


Pakistan Girl Shot by Taliban Stands Up for First Time (the Moderate Voice)

Pakistan acid attack parents ‘feared dishonour’ (BBC)


Panama leader tells Germany he wants to adopt euro (Reuters)


Pussy Riot activists sent to secret harsh labor camps (Boing Boing)


Spain’s Empty Highways Lead to Bankruptcy (The Moderate Voice)

Spanish Novelist Javier Marias Refuses Spain’s National Narrative Award, 20,000 Euro Prize (Writers Write)

South Africa

South African Police Unit Prosecuted for Fighting Violence with Thuggery (The Moderate Voice)

South Korea

Quack medicine pills made from babies and super bacteria smuggled from China to South Korea (Boing Boing)


Free/open source programmer and Creative Commons activist Bassel Khartabil faces torture in notorious Syrian prison (Boing Boing)

United Kingdom

English town wins its war against chain coffee (Boing Boing)

UK record industry demands expansion of the Great Firewall of Britain (Boing Boing)

Accidental CC from wedding planner to couple reveals thriving English class snobbery (Boing Boing)

UK surgeon accused of misdiagnosing cancer to perform unnecessary surgeries on women (Boing Boing)

Britain’s free press cringes in anticipation of coming regulation; plutocrats and oligarchs celebrate (Boing Boing)

Flaming balls of…. world news

There’s been a surge of nasty news these past few weeks. Death, destruction, with the occasional bright spot of a new baby panda in the DC National Zoo, and the documentation of an adorable new monkey. (Not that those two stories are actually *in* this post, but they do exist…)

Middle East (See also Libya links)

Story of “Muhammed” Movie Gets Even Weirder (ontd_political)

Two Die in Pakistan as Film Violence Spreads (The Moderate Voice)

Letter from a Scared Actress (Neil Gaiman)– This is an important read that talks about the move that has been used to spark off the riots. (<– note, protests shouldn't *kill* people)

Fresh Protests as Prophet Cartoons Fuel Muslim Fury (The Moderate Voice)

Influence of Salafists Grows After Arab Spring (The Moderate Voice)

Anti-Islam Film, UN Human Rights and the Politics of Turmoil (The Moderate Voice)

The Prophet Motive (The Moderate Voice)

Manipulated Outrage and Misplaced Fury (Hudson Institute)

Middle East mobs freaking the hell out over YouTube video (Boing Boing)


Ontario dad wants option of pulling kids out of class based on religious beliefs (ontd_political)

Canada Breaks Off Relations With Iran (Guest Voice) (The Moderate Voice)

Questions surround security detail at Montreal shooting (Security Director News)

A mandatory $180 art school textbook about “prehistory to 1800” with no pictures, thanks to a lack of mysterious “copyright clearances” (Boing Boing)

Canadian mint claims copyright over pictures of pennies (Boing Boing)


Beijing hints at bond attack on Japan (ontd_political)

Japan firms stop China operations after protests (

Artist Ai Weiwei captures footage of protesters attacking US ambassador’s car in Beijing (Boing Boing)

Japanese man attacked with hot noodles over Sino-Japan geopolitics (Boing Boing)


Obama Makes News on Egypt, as Questions Rise on Benghazi Commando Raid (The Moderate Voice)


France’s Hadopi finally punishes someone for infringement — a guy whom everyone agrees isn’t an infringer (Boing Boing)


Court: saying ‘no’ not enough to stop sex (ontd_political) — I do not have enough curse words in my vocabulary to express my disappointment with this court.

Nude monk tripping on bad berries (Boing Boing)


What Voices Count?: on Voter Fraud and Intimidation (Racialicious)

The Right to Information: A Building Block of Democracy [An African Election]


Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego erupts (Boing Boing)


Growing Backlash Over Indian Cartoonist Arrest (Guest Voice) (The Moderate Voice)

Obese elephants in Tamil Nadu given slimming help (BBC)

Indian Cartoonist Freed from Jail (Guest Voice) (the Moderate Voice)


Kickstarting a hackerspace in Iraq (Boing Boing)

Iraq’s First Hackerspace Will Run on ‘Irrational Optimism’


Israel: Is Netanyahu Going ‘Crazy?’ (The Moderate Voice)

Sorry Bibi – Americans don’t want to fight your war (The Moderate Voice)

Haaretz Editorial Warns Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Not to Meddle in US Presidential Election (The Moderate Voice)


Japan Takes Cautious Tone in Dispute with Increasingly Assertive China (The Moderate Voice)


US Ambassador Killed as Libya Mob Storms Embassy (The Moderate Voice)

Secretary Clinton Calls Attack “Savage,” with Film Uproar Leaving Foreign Service Heroes Dead in Benghazi (The Moderate Voice)

If the Prophet Can be Insulted, then the Holocaust can be Questioned (Al Watan, Libya) (The Moderate Voice)

Remembering Sean “Vilerat” Smith, killed in Benghazi (Boing Boing)

Libyan Fatwa Court Calls Attack on Americans an ‘Offense to Islam’ (Al Watan, Libya) (The Moderate Voice)

Al Qaeda Says Libya Was Revenge Attack, US Deploys Forces (Guest Voice) (The Moderate Voice)

More signs point to “Media for Christ” firm behind “Innocence of Muslims” (Boing Boing)

Gawker outs director of “Innocence of Muslims” as softcore porn director (Boing Boing)

VIDEO: Americans killed in Libya honored at Andrews Air Force Base (The Moderate Voice)

Man believed to be “Innocence of Muslims” filmmaker once arrested for making PCP (Boing Boing)

Libya Attack: Who’s Behind the Inflammatory Video (The Moderate Voice)

The Pentagon on Libya (The Moderate Voice)

Report: Mysterious gentleman behind Anti-Muhammad movie an ex-meth cook (Boing Boing)

Snapshots from Benghazi (Boing Boing)

On the So-called Film that So-called Incited an Attack on US Consulate in Benghazi (The Moderate Voice)

If You Wondered: US Ambassador Chris Stevens’s Death (The Moderate Voice)

Official Details Benghazi Attack, Vows to Support Libya (Updates)
(The Moderate Voice)


Business Plan Remakes Meth Market (The Wall Street Journal)


Malaysia offers “spot the gay kid” seminars for teachers and parents (Boing Boing)

Native American Nations

For Native American Women, Scourge of Rape, Rare Justice (NY Times)


Three Killed as Pakistan Protests US-Made Film (The Moderate Voice)

Pakistan Conflict Fuels Marijuana Boom (Guest Voice) (The Moderate Voice)

Pakistan blocks YouTube over “Innocence of Muslims” (Boing Boing)


Thin-skinned, plagiarizing Philippines Senator criminalizes “libel” with last minute stealth-attack on cybercrime bill (Boing Boing)


Rash of demonic possessions in Poland gives rise to ‘Exorcist Magazine’ (i09)

Dried riverbed reveals stolen architecture, unexploded artillery shells (Boing Boing)


“Lovers locks” to be cut from Roman bridge (Boing Boing)


No criminal charges for owners of Russian ‘slave’ factory (ontd_political)

Russia reveals large deposit of “extra-hard” diamonds in asteroid crater (Boing Boing)

United Kingdom

BitTorrent study finds most file-sharers are monitored. (ontd_political)

Every Women’s Refuge in the UK Could Close Due to Universal Credit (ontd_political)

Tim Berners-Lee blasts UK government’s Internet spying plan (Boing Boing)

New Transport Minister convicted in 2009 of careless driving in incident that left cyclist with broken neck (Road CC)

Act today to stop the Daily Mail’s campaign to establish opt-out censorship in the UK (Boing Boing)

Archaeologists believe they have found skeleton of King Richard III (Telegraph)

UK government is squatting on 1.67 million unused IPv4 addresses (Boing Boing)

UK Tories put a spam kingpin in charge of the party (Boing Boing)


Uruguay Takes ‘War on Drugs’ in New Direction: The State as Dealer (The Moderate Voice)


Protester Shot Dead as Mob Storms US Embassy in Yemen (Guest Voice) (The Moderate Voice)

World News Roundup

Wow, I’m a bit behind on this. Some of these stories may have lost their bloom, but I still think they’re important.

International Court

Charles Taylor Guilty Of War Crimes (The Moderate Voice)


Private security at London Olympic site illegally harasses photographers shooting from public land (Boing Boing)

East London residents warned of surface-to-air missiles sited on their roofs for the Olympics (Boing Boing)

Olympics 2012: A Bruce Schneier Moment
(Charlie’s Diary)

European Union

Merkel sleepless over Hollande (The Moderate Voice)

Left Kind Of Wins In France; Chaos Wins In Greece
(The Moderate Voice)
At Stake Today In Europe — The Rule Of Banks (The Moderate Voice)

European Elections: And So the Left Was Right (The Moderate Voice)


American ‘Scandals’ Pile Up as Afghan Pullout Nears: (Die Zeit, Germany) (The Moderate Voice)


Armenian political rally ends in tragedy when political hydrogen balloons burst into flames (Boing Boing)


House built upside-down in Austria becomes tourist attraction (Boing Boing)


Brazil’s copyright societies indicted for fraud, new law demands efficient, transparent collecting societies (Boing Boing)


Ebook Price Fixing Nightmare Continues: Apple Facing Three Class Action Suits in Canada (Writers Write)

Canada’s national copyright office doesn’t understand copyright ( Boing Boing)

Canadian Universities have one week to reject an insane copyright licensing deal that raises the cost of course materials by more than 600% (Boing Boing)

Vancouver’s Supervised Drug Injection Center: How Does It Work? (The Awl)


Have Beijing Leaders Absorbed Chen Guangcheng’s Message? (Le Monde, France) (The Moderate Voice)

Meet Peng Peng, a newly cloned “good fat” sheep in China (photo) (Boing Boing)

Publishers in China Start Printing Advertisements on Book Covers (Writers Write)

Additional Thoughts on the Chen Guangcheng Episode. (The Moderate Voice)

China wants to name Dalai Lama’s successor. Dalai Lama: “LOL!” (Boing Boing)

China Relents on Chinese Dissident (The Moderate Voice)

Chen Guangcheng ‘Deluded’ by Western Media Attention (Global Times, People’s Republic of China) (The Moderate Voice)

Chen Guangcheng is West’s Latest ‘Tool’ to Undermine China’s Political System (Global Times, People’s Republic of China) (The Moderate Voice)


Sarkozy Kicked Out (The Moderate Voice)

France Heads to the Polls: Will Nicolas Sarkozy Survive? (The Moderate Voice)

CERN scientist sentenced to 5 years in terrorism case (Boing Boing)


10MM images from Guatemala’s National Police go online: disappearances, STD experiments, more (Boing Boing)

In Guatemala, pirate Mayan radio connects marginalized indigenous communities (Boing Boing)


Iranian finance/tech manager publishes 3,000,000 bank accounts’ details and PINs (Boing Boing)

Iran Says It Is Copying Captured Drone (The Moderate Voice)


Iraq’s Political ‘Sheep’ Keep Blaming America (Al Qabas, Kuwait) (The Moderate Voice)

The ‘Calamitous’ Results of America’s Iraq Withdrawal (Le Monde, France) (The Moderate Voice)


Now Mexicans Returning to their Native Country (The Moderate Voice)

Three journalists slain in Mexico’s Veracruz (Al Jazeera)


The Netherlands: Normal Life for Dementia Patients (The Moderate Voice)


Pakistan and America: Preparing for a Timely ‘Divorce’ (Le Monde, France) (The Moderate Voice)


877 dolphins wash up dead in Peru. Why? (Boing Boing)


Savage beatings for pro-democracy, anti-Putin protesters in Russia (Boing Boing)

South Africa

Rape in South Africa: Still All Too Common (The Root) — ditto on the not watched comment

United Kingdom

Pirate Bay enjoys 12m extra visitors on day one of court-ordered UK censorship (Boing Boing)

UK Border Authority orders Heathrow to suppress evidence of massive customs queues (Boing Boing)

UK MPs: Rupert Murdoch is “not a fit person” to run an international corporation (Boing Boing)

Powerful US Senator wants to know more about the Murdoch empire’s UK crimes (Boing Boing)

Building covered in old clothes (Boing Boing)

The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK ISPs, court rules (BBC News)

UK nightclub bouncers demanding access to your Facebook profile as a condition of entry (Boing Boing)

The Winnemem Wintu Nation

Winnemem Wintu Nation Fights Against The Clock To Preserve Their Heritage (Racialicious)

News of the World -Feb

I so can’t think of any catchy titles – what with 74 dead in a football (soccer to Americans) riot in Egypt and 16 dead in the snowfall in Europe. I just don’t have the energy to be anything but snarky and slightly disgusted with the state of the world. Beyond that, here’s the news that’s caught my eye:

(b/c this one gets its own section b/c it seems to be crossing all sorts of borders)

The MegaUpload Shutdown Effect (Boing BOing)

Attorney General set to destroy tens of millions of users’ legitimate MegaUpload files (Boing Boing)

MegaUpload raided, founder arrested; Anonymous launches mass DDoS against entertainment companies and US law enforcement (Boing Boing)


Twitter adopts country-specific censorship regime – how will that work? (Boing Boing)

Twitter caves to global censorship, will block content on country-specific basis as required (Boing BOing)

EFF: “What Does Twitter’s Country-by-Country Takedown System Mean for Freedom of Expression?” (Boing Boing)

Twitter’s early-bird special on censorship (Boing Boing)

United Nations

UN Report: Al Qaeda strengthened by NATO’s Libya War (The Moderate Voice)

European Union

European Court Says UK Cannot Deport Terror Suspect (Boing Boing)

Chief ACTA Eurocrat quits in disgust at lack of democratic fundamentals in global copyright treaty (Boing Boing)


Afghanistan: Questions Turn into Concern and Doubts (The Moderate Voice)

Inspector found Afghan goat giveaway “lacked accountability” (Muckrock)


Toronto teens send Lego Minifig up 78,000 feet (Boing BOing)

Straight dope on Canada’s new copyright law, ACTA, and SOPA (Boing Boing)

Major labels demand that SOPA be folded into Canada’s new copyright law, C-11 (Boing Boing)


Tibet: China’s bloody crackdown on Tibetan protesters escalates, as self-immolations continue (Boing Boing)

China: dissident on trial after Skypeing poem (Boing Boing)

Microblogging in China: Unstoppable!? (Guest Voice) (The Moderate Voice)


Cubans Desperate to ‘Rip’ Prison at Guantanamo Out of their Land (Juventud Rebelde, Cuba) (The Moderate Voice)

Falkland Islands

Latin America Must End British Colonialism and U.S. Imperialism (Opera Mundi, Brazil) (The Moderate Voice)


French court rules that it’s illegally anticompetitive for Google to provide free maps API (Boing Boing)


Guatemala: at long last, ex-dictator Rios Montt in court over possible genocide charges (Boing BOing)


Severe Sanctions on Iran – is it too little and too late? (The Moderate Voice)


(UPDATED) Yet Again, No Accountability For Marines In Iraq (The Moderate Voice)


After nuclear disaster, a harsh winter for Fukushima’s abandoned pets (big photo gallery) (Boing Boing)


Mexico Drug Violence – ‘Business is Business’ (La Jornada, Mexico) (The Moderate Voice)

New Zealand

Here’s the utterly inconsequential recording that resulted in NZ PM John Key ordering raids on the free press (Boing Boing)

North Korea

Associated Press Independence in Doubt after ‘Deal’ with North Korean Regime (The Daily North Korea, South Korea) (The Moderate Voice)


Strange and intrusive bathroom rules at Norwegian companies (Boing Boing)


President Obama Finally Admits to the Obvious: Murderous Drone Attacks (The Nation, Pakistan) (The Moderate Voice)


Polish MPs wear Guy Fawkes masks to protest ACTA (Boing Boing)

Poland’s Prime Minister wants to put the brakes on ACTA (Boing Boing)


Talking Taxes: Warren Buffett, His Secretary, and the Grocer (World Meet)


In Russia, tiny protest sparks big police response: LEGO minifigs, South Park dolls, and Wall-e demonstrate for democracy (Boing Boing)


Slovenia’s ambassador apologizes to her children and her nation for signing ACTA, calls for mass demonstrations in Ljubljana tomorrow (Boing Boing)

South Korea

South Korea indicts man for retweeting North (Boing Boing)

United Kingdom

Woman, 25, asked for ID to buy teaspoons as they could be used as drug paraphernalia (Nothing to do with Arbroath)

London’s anti-ACTA demonstration, one week from TOMORROW (Pub date Feb 2) (Boing Boing)

Tourists deported from U.S. for Twitter jokes (Updated) (Boing Boing)

Scunthorpe photographer faces down abusive security guards at Golden Wonder factory who want to enforce imaginary law against taking pictures from the public pavement (Boing Boing)

Wonderful, Awful World

Good, bad, ugly, indifferent, beautiful – the world gets a little more interesting every day.


Charges Against Strauss-Kahn Dismissed (ontd_political)

Open Thread: DSK Case Dropped (Racialicious)


Torture of dissidents in Bahrain enabled by Nokia Siemens, charges Bloomberg report (boing boing)


Jack Layton dead of cancer at 61 (ontd_political)


In Beijing, 40,000 students stranded (ontd_political)

Cisco sued by Chinese political prisoners for providing tech China uses to monitor, censor, suppress (boing boing)


France’s Rich Say ‘Tax Us More’ (ontd_political)

French businessman ‘to pay all burqa fines’ (ontd_political)


German Pirate Party poised to win first federal electoral contest (boing boing)


Planking for peace: Guatemalan activists stage “die-ins” to protest migrant killings (boing boing)


Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not (ontd_political)


India’s highest court overturns film ban (ontd_political)

India: mass graves discovered, holding bodies of thousands of civilians “disappeared” in 1990s insurgency war (boing boing)


U.S. hikers in Iran get 8 years in prison (ontd_political)


Two child care issues in Japan (ontd_political)

Fukushima hunts for cesium-resistant rice (ontd_political)

Fukushima robot operator publishes tell-all diaries and videos, now offline (boing boing)

Fukushima: First photojournalist inside plant captures daily life of cleanup workers (Boing boing)

Fukushima workers face “nightmarish world of high radiation, difficult terrain” (boing boing)

Japan: first report of radioactive contamination in rice (boing boing)

Japan: Rare public apology by Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant manager (boing boing)

After Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan shifting towards costly fossil fuels (boing boing)


President Obama on Libya: The future is in the Hands of its People (white house)

The Libya War argument – Glenn Greenwald (ontd_political) [OpEd]

Gaddafi’s Whereabouts Unknown — But Is It Too Soon to Declare Victory in Libya? (ontd_political)

Rebels reach Tripoli; Gadaffi reportedly flees (ontd_political)

LIVE POST! Libyan rebels in ‘final push’ for capital (ontd_political)

Libya: Don’t shoot, we’re TV (boing boing)

Libya: Rebels take control of capital (boing boing)

Libya (Slacktivist)

Libya: Homebrew weapons of the rebel forces unseating Gaddafi (boing boing)


On official visit to Mongolia, VP Joe Biden is gifted with a horse (boing boing)


Russian space agency says unmanned supply ship bound for ISS fails to reach orbit (boing boing)

Retired Russian cop arrested on suspicion of organizing execution of journalist Anna Politkovskaya (boing boing)

Soviet Union announces F-22 (boing boing)


President Obama: “The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way.” (White House)


Ugandan police firing pink-dyed water at protestors (boing boing)

United Kingdom

Tory councillor suspended after calling rioters ‘jungle bunnies’ (Telegraph)

Black Journalists Scold BBC for ‘Stunning Lack of Sensitivity’ in London Riots (ontd_political)

Up, Down, All Around the World

And away we go. Your ’round the world trip, will be starting shortly. Please keep your hands and feet inside the flying carpet.

Africa (Horn of)

Horn of Africa drought: ‘A vision of hell’ (ontd_political)


Austrian driver’s religious headgear strains credulity (ontd_political)


European E. coli: Why more outbreaks could happen (boing boing)


Canada boycotts UN arms talks over North Korea role (ontd_political)


chinese australians want government apology for past discrimination (angry Asian man)


Belarus cracks down on protests by arresting one armed man for clapping & mute for shouting (ontd_political)


Canada’s Net Neutrality failure: ISPs are dirty, but regulators refuse to investigate (boing boing)

Racism stings Asian women worse than sexism: Study (Vancouver Sun)

Gaza Strip

Israel fucks with palestinian children’s education (ontd_political)


Once Greece goes… (Greece and EU economy) (ontd_political)


Argentine folk singer and peace activist shot dead (ontd_political)


President Obama on the Attacks in Mumbai(white house)


U.S. Is Deferring Millions in Pakistani Military Aid (ontd_political)


Putin sent by God, says Kremlin chief (boing boing)

Robber Beat Up by Hair Salon Owner and Kept as Sex Slave (ontd_political)

Anger Grows in Russia Over Ship Sinking (ontd_political)

South Sudan

South Sudan counts down to independence (ontd_political)

South Sudan’s Moment of Promise (White House)

South Sudan’s flag raised at independence ceremony (ontd_political)


Woman beats up groper – goes free (ontd_political)

Swedish scientists OD on sleeping pills to demonstrate homeopathic medicine has no effect (ontd_political)


Assad loyalists storm US and French embassies (ontd_political)

United Kingdom

Spelling mistakes ‘cost millions’ in lost online sales (ontd_political)

News of the World

Satan Holds Press Conference: Rupert Murdoch Will Not Be Allowed Entrance into Hell. (ontd_political)

#hackgate update (ontd_political)

Phone hacking: Police probe suspected deletion of emails by NI executive (Guardian)

#hackgate update: James Murdoch could face charges on both sides of the Atlantic (ontd_political)

Phone-hacking probe: Dowlers say Brooks should quit (ontd_political)

Phone-hacking: US senator requests probe (ontd_political)

NOTW sister paper finally acknowledge scandal ramifications, remains objectionable while doing so (ontd_political)

Fox News won’t touch Murdoch story with a “ten foot turban Durbin” (boing boing)

Murdochs bow to pressure to attend UK parliament (ontd_political)

FBI ‘to open’ 9/11 victim phone hack investigation (ontd_political)

Source: FBI launches investigation into Murdoch’s News Corp. (cnn)

Confessions of a ‘News of the World’ Reporter (Exclusive) (ontd_political)

Prosecute News Corp. (slate)

Phone hacking: Murdochs agree to appear before MPs (BBC)

How News Corp. Received Billions In Tax Refunds (ontd_political)

Murdock’s Newscorp made $10 billion in profit, paid negative $4.5 billion in taxes (ontd_political)