Saturday, April 27, 2013

Around The Blogosphere 27 April 2013

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: says “An attempt to ban US bosses from asking employees to hand over their Facebook login details has been blocked by Congress.

Mark Zuckerberg’s New Political Group Spending Big on Ads Supporting Keystone XL and Oil Drilling

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.

Red Cross’ China Scandal – This Time About Sex

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.
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