Saturday, February 5, 2011


Amongst events around the world this past week...

*Other countries are keeping an eye on the situation and evacuating civilian nationals as protests continue.
*The Egyptian military has announced that they will NOT use violent force against the protesters, but otherwise will do their duty to curtail the unrest.
*Egyptian citizens have been denied access to the Internet, Google, mobile zone services, and Twitter. It is unknown if access has been reestablished as of this post.
*Meanwhile, Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as the leader of his political party, he is refusing to resign as President of Egypt before the end of his current term this September.

*The Health Care Reform Act has been ruled unconstitutional by Florida District Court Judge Roger Vinson. However, the law stays in effect as the appeal process begins. Meanwhile, the Republican effort to repeal the Act in Congress died in the Senate.
*Ken Feinberg, who is currently overseeing the compensation fund established after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast is ALSO working for British Petroleum, and has been ordered by the court system to admit his connection whenever performing his fund duties.
*NASA's Kepler Mission (probe) has found evidence of over 1200 possible new planets in the universe, 54 of which could possibly sustain life.
*The United Nations has ruled alleged WikiLeaks whistle blower Bradley Manning is being unfairly treated by the United States government because he has been kept in solitary confinement since his arrest.
*Chinese National Television has been shown to recently use footage from the movie Top Gun in lieu of actual footage of their Air Force.

*Super Bowl 45 tomorrow night features a classic match up, pitting the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Green Bay Packers. For those interested, the Black Eyed Peas are the scheduled half-time entertainment and Christina Aguilera is to sing the National Anthem.

For more news at any time, either scroll down to the IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen or visit any reputable news source.

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