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Saturday, June 22, 2013

 National: The US filed charges against computer contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed the NSA’s giant secret electronic surveillance program. The document charges espionage and theft of government property. The US also asked Hong Kong to detain Snowden. His supporters are …

Dow Takes a Dive, Gaybusters Busted

Friday, June 21, 2013

 Diving Dow: The Dow Jones is slightly down again this morning after a 353-point drop yesterday. A kneejerk selloff followed the Fed announcement that it will start raising interest rates later this year. That made for a 556-point dive in …

The Taper Coming, So Long Tony

Thursday, June 20, 2013

 National: With increased confidence in economic recovery, the Federal Reserve will start dialing back economic stimulus by the end of the year, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said yesterday. Stimulus will end early next year when unemployment hits 7%. Short-term interest …

Karzai Pulls Rank, Killer Never “liked” Killing

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

World: Afghan leader Hamid Karzai is refusing to take part in peace talks with the Taliban unless the process is “Afghanized”. Peace talks were announced only yesterday. Karzai is angry that the US took the lead in setting up peace …

G8 Pressures Putin, Dig for Jimmy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

World: The Syrian civil war is dominating talks at a meeting of the G8 leaders in Northern Ireland. Seven countries are pressuring Vladimir Putin to ease Russian support for the regime of Bashar al Assad. ➢Representatives of the Taliban in …

Voter ID Struck Down, “Super” Putin

Monday, June 17, 2013

 National: The Supreme Court this morning struck down Arizona’s voter identification law, ruling that a state could not require more proof of citizenship than the Federal government. Federal law requires only a postcard stating citizenship under penalty of perjury, but …

Illinois Short, Nazi in Minneapolis

Sunday, June 16, 2013

 National: The State of Illinois is $100 billion short on its employee pension obligations and doesn’t know how it will pay. The governor has called a special session of the legislature to deal with it. All the states took a …

Iran Moderate Wins, Ten Cents on the Dollar

Saturday, June 15, 2013

 Iran Vote: Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani is the winner of the election to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He is expected to allow more personal freedom in Iran and be less confrontational with the West. National: Detroit’s emergency manager says some …

Weapons for Rebels, No Gene Patent

Friday, June 14, 2013

Gas, Gas, Gas: The Obama administration has decided to send weapons to Syrian rebels after a finding by the US, Britain and France that the Syrian military used chemical weapons against rebel forces. Up to 150 people were killed in chemical …

“Hands on Killer”, Heat on Ice

Thursday, June 13, 2013

 Bahston: Mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was described by the prosecution as a “hands on killer’ in opening statements of Bulger’s federal trial on 19 counts of murder. Bulger raked in millions as head of Boston’s Winter Hill Gang, and is …