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Bilifuduo (98.19)

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November 16, 2011 – Comments (3)

Three things that caught my attention today.

First, something absolutely hilarious: a photo-op between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang gets a  unique twist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8Ial0-l8jIw

 

Second, something absolutely bumming: The U.S. national debt tops $15 TRILLION dollars today, a woeful ode to the incompetence of leaders from the entire spectrum of political affiliations to effectively cut through all the political stagnancy and start cutting budgets. On a side note, our congressional "supercommittee," tasked with cutting $1.2 trillion in debt, is, not surprisingly, at a stalemate. 

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/11/u-s-debt-will-top-15-trillion-mark-today/ 

 

Finally, something interesting: There has been a huge backlash against the proposed Congressional "censorship" bills: the PROTECT-IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Social networking sites such as Facebook have been flooded with posts decrying the bills, with some sites such as Tumblr taking the backlash even further and starting to actively encourage users to complain to House Representatives. Other companies such as eBay, Google, and AOL have also sent complaints to Congress. 

 http://politechbot.com/docs/sopa.google.facebook.twitter.letter.111511.pdf 

 

3 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 16, 2011 at 9:32 PM, SkepticalOx (99.45) wrote:

Wait. Isn't it cut the deficit by $1.2 trillion, not the debt, which would still increase regardless of these puny cuts?

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#2) On November 16, 2011 at 11:26 PM, Bilifuduo (98.19) wrote:

Oh whoops! My bad- didn't realize I put down "debt" instead of "deficit" xP

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#3) On November 17, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Jbay76 (< 20) wrote:

time to crack a cold one and sigh...

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