It's been awhile since I've done one of these "round-up" pieces! I’d say there’s a pretty good case brewing for cutting your ties with the Social Network: dailymail.co.uk says “An attempt to ban US bosses from asking employees to hand over their Facebook login details has been blocked by Congress.
|Josh Israel and Judd Legum, News Report: Mark Zuckerberg’s new political group, which bills itself as a bipartisan entity dedicated to passing immigration reform, has spent considerable resources on ads advocating a host of anti-environmental causes—including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and constructing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The umbrella group, co-founded by Facebook’s Zuckerberg, NationBuilder’s co-founder Joe Green, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, Dropbox’s Drew Houston, and others in the tech industry, is called FWD.US.|
While Chinese people still remember Red Cross China's corruption scandal during the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, a new scandal has exposed, this time it also involves Guo Meimei, a then “manager at China Red Cross”, showed off her fancy sports cars and luxury handbags on Sina Weibo in 2011. This time it involves a sex tape showing someone who looks like Guo having sex with a few high-ranking China Red Cross officials. More from Offbeat China.
Whatever your side of the argument is, understand that American freedom died on 911. And then a few years later along came the ‘Great Recession’ that put us all in a box, some of us now poor or near-poor, others homeless, everyone struggling and slithering like glass eels in a fisherman’s trap.