Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Family Enforces Media Embargo Against Australia Preventing Nazi Jokes

Think that the Royal Family Is only for show and has no real power, well think again, In order to prevent an Australian comedian from making jokes about Prince Phillip being a Nazi during the royal wedding, the Royals ordered broadcasters in Britain to cut live coverage to Australia's biggest broadcaster ABC if they refused to cancel the satirical commentary that was to be played along side the regular feed. So that's right the Royals still have enough power to enforce media embargoes between Britain and other major countries.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

LHC possibly finds 'God Particle'

Rumors are running amuck in the physics community that the the particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, (LHC), a 17 mile atom smasher (the largest in the world) has found a subatomic particle that has long evaded physicist called the Higgs Boson, also known as the 'God Particle.'

The controversial rumor is based on a leaked internal note from physicists from the LHC which is located near Geneva, Switzerland. Although it is not entirely known if the memo is authentic, or what the data in which it refers to might mean, but the note none the less has already created much buzz for what might be an historic moment for physics and the world as a whole.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Middle East Unrest

It's been a tense week in the middle east....

In Yemen where President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been in power for the last 32 years, there's been an agreement for him to step down in return for immunity. Perhaps afraid that he would find himself in a similar situation as Honsi Mubarak, under house arrest and having to answer for himself. The opposition has agreed to the deal although they are still negotiating some details.

In Syria where the past few weeks have seen opposition protest steadily increase, at least 88 people were believed to be killed when security forces opened fire on a massive "great fiday" anti-government protest. President Bashar al-Assad has been in office since the year 2000 and his father, Hafez al-Assad was President for 30 years before him.

Despite United States insistence that it is scaling back operations in Libya, the U.S. is deploying and using it's first armed drone planes. Unarmed drones had already been used prior to locate pro Gadhaffi forces. The first attack using such drones hit near a Gadhaffi compound in Tripoli.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

EU to expand Libya operations

As Moammar Gadhafi’s forces shelled Misrata again Tuesday, western involvement in Libya appears to be expanding as Britain said Tuesday it was sending military advisors to help the rebels, while the European Union said it was ready to send up to 1,000 troops in on the ground for humanitarian Assistance at what many feared was an guise for start of ground invasion.

Monday, April 18, 2011

S&P moves us outlook to negative, gold hits new record.

Standard & Poor’s on Monday downgraded the outlook for the United States to negative, as the risk of U.S. Indecision to reach an agreement on the country's financial future Continues.
The S&P said the move signals there’s at least a one-in-three likelihood that it could lower its long-term rating on the United States within two years.

On Monday the Dow Jones tumbled more than 200 points and the dollar fell broadly on news of the word, and gold reached a new record price of $1,496 an ounce.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Internet ID plan?

At an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, the Obama administration today moved ahead with plans for Internet ID's.

There’s “no reliable way to verify identity online” at the moment, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said, citing the rising tide of security threats including malware and identity theft that have grown increasingly prevalent over the last few years. “Passwords just won’t cut it here" Officials said the plan would be run by private sector and would not be required of americans.

A 55-page document (PDF) was also released by the White House today adding a few more details to the proposal, which still remains mostly ambiguous among confers of privacy and civil liberties.