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Cartman Takes On The NSA; Renouncers Multiply; Bloomberg Shuts Out The Press; Wendy Davis Wants To Be Governor; Mark Of The Beast Lawsuit – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 9-27-2013

September 27, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • South Park. It’s the 17th season. And yet Wednesday night’s premiere delivered the animated comedy’s biggest rating in years. The episode titled “Let Go, Let Gov” mocked the NSA’s mass surveillance scandal. In the episode, Cartman played the role of an Edward Snowden-style whistleblower who infiltrates the NSA and rants about privacy violations — yet can’t stop revealing his every thought online to anybody who will listen. Source: Entertainment Weekly…


  • The number of Americans giving up their citizenship has rocketed this year – partly, it’s thought, because of a new tax law that is frustrating many expats. Goodbye, US passport. Source: BBC…


  • Mayor Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of a business news and media company, has frequently boiled over when dealing with probing journalists but his temper seems to be reaching new heights as his third and final term comes to a close. “I think it’s very important that we talk to the public and that we answer the press’ questions. But you just gotta restrict the questions to things that are germane to what our administration is doing,” he said. Source: New York Daily News…


  • Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis and her advisers have begun informing influential Democrats that she intends to run for governor in 2014, according to multiple sources familiar with Davis’s conversations. Source: POLITICO…


  • A Pennsylvania mining company sued by the federal government on behalf of a worker who refused a biometric handscan because he believes in the Bible’s mark of the beast prophecy, said on Thursday that it supports religious freedom. Source: Reuters…

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