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Some Lucky North Koreans Will Get To See “The Interview” Because Of This Man

The North Korean government is doing everything to block “The Interview” from reaching its shores, but some North Koreans may get to see the Kim Jong Un-mocking movie soon, risking execution if they get caught with it. This is thanks...Show More Summary

The 5 biggest tech stories of 2014

The battle over net neutrality A long-simmering dispute over the rules that govern the internet heated up this year, setting the stage for a possible political showdown in 2015. In January, a federal appeals court overturned FederalShow More Summary

Hong Kong Woman Confirmed With Bird Flu, Concerns On Possible Epidemic

Bird flu has raised its ugly head in Hong Kong this week, after a woman has been confirmed to be suffering from the deadly H7N9 flu strain. According to the government, this is the first confirmed case of bird flu in the city this winter. Show More Summary

The Bars That Made America Great

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

The top venues where boozing meets history—from the City Tavern in Philadelphia, where American governance was drawn up, to New York’s Stonewall Inn, which sparked the modern gay rights movement.

Will Archaeologists Break Forced Silence?

Heritage Action, ever hopeful that 'bonkers isn't forever' write of "Metal detecting: New Year new hope?" (HJ 28/12/2014) In parts of the US 90% of Native American archaeological sites have been vandalised. The Government is trying to stop it. Show More Summary

Nigeria Signs Fresh Agreement For 1 GW Solar Power Capacity

Nigeria has adopted an approach to directly engage with prospective project developers to set up renewable energy projects. The government has recently finalised a new agreement to set up a lot more solar power capacity. In the latest...Show More Summary

Sri Lanka Muslim party quits government

Main Muslim party pledges to support opposition in protest over president's sweeping powers and "religious intolerance".

What Drove the Giant Increase in the Phony and Meaningless GDP Number?

ObamaCare! Yay economy! The linked post doesn’t say, but I bet most of that is subsidies. I.e. federal government spending. Which, I have been at pains to explain before, factors into GDP, making that number meaningless as a statement about consumers’ standard of living. Put that together with the Fed’s New Bubble (this one is […]

North Korea suffers nationwide Internet, 3G mobile blackout

North Korea suffered a nationwide Internet and 3G mobile network blackout on Saturday, which government officials there blamed on the U.S.

A New ISIS Website With Official Releases

I wasn't the only one spending hours on Wordpress this week. So was ISIS (or a government agency pretending to be ISIS.) It has a newly remodeled website containing official releases of reports and videos from their various states, in Syria,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Metal Detecting as or Versus Archaeology?

I found this comment while searching online for something else: Dennis Harding, 'Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond', p. 51. It's the "government ministers" comment that caught my eye: Professor Harding is right that populist government...Show More Summary

Government Report: No High Speed Broadband Competition: Blame AT&T, Verizon & CenturyLink's Two Decades of Broken Promises.

See: "The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net" for all of the gory details. This chart is the commitment, the "promise" of a digital future vs what was "delivered", the reality of the deployment ofShow More Summary

Could Russia End The Syrian Civil War?

Nearly four years ago, the Syrian government secured its reputation as one of the most brutal regimes to crackdown on the Arab Spring. Up until today, their war with rebel forces has continued, leaving 191,000 civilians dead and hundreds of thousands more displaced according to the United Nations, reported USA Today. Show More Summary

Egypt court upholds 'debauchery' conviction amid anti-gay campaign

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld the conviction of eight men convicted last month of "debauchery" amid an increasingly harsh government campaign against homosexuality, though the court reduced the men's three-year prison terms to one year, state media reported.

Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war, state media said.

Third priest killed this year in Mexico's Guerrero state

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

For the third time this year in the violent Mexican state of Guerrero, a Roman Catholic priest has been abducted and killed, prompting a vehement reproach of government authorities by the church leadership.

Syria 'ready to participate' in Moscow peace talks

13 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

DAMASCUS (AP) — Syrian state-run TV said Saturday that the government is prepared to take part in peace talks hosted by Russia next month, but the unnamed foreign ministry official it cited suggested the scope of the negotiations would be limited to "preliminary" talks meant to pave the way for a conference in Syria itself.

AusHealthIT Poll Number 250 – Results – 28th December, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Holiday Poll: Will The Government Deliver A Working, Easy to Use, Safe, Clinically Useful And Widely Adopted PCEHR In 2015?For Sure 3% (4) Maybe 6% (10) Neutral 1% (1) Probably Not 29% (45) No Way 60%...Show More Summary

Russia's Economy Headed for More Trouble

Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession and double-digit inflation next year, government ministers said on Friday, as authorities scaled up a bailout for the first bank to succumb to this month's rouble crisis. Show More Summary

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