Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
You’d think that, after all the needless hoopla over his innocent pantomime of President Barack Obama earlier this month at the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association finals, entertainer Tuffy Gessling – who’s been barred from ever taking part in the event again – would be a sad clown. But you’d be wrong.
In Islamic law, fatwa is a legal opinion or decree handed down by an Islamic religious leader known as mufti. While the dictates issued in a particular fatwa are not necessarily binding, extremists have been known to act on the orders, often with devastating results. Some, like combining sex jihad and Muhammad’s lice, are a little more self-defeating.
Why pay taxes when the government can use you – and your personal information – as a cash cow? By selling data about individuals to marketing companies – and who has more data on people than the government? – the state can profit handsomely. And government doesn’t need to inform you about what’s going on, nor does it need your permission.
President Barack Obama recently used the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to tout his own wildly unpopular healthcare overhaul. But black conservatives think King would have some issues with the Obama Administration.
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Two recent polls give a little insight into the differences between American Democrats and Republicans with regard to which industries they most admire and how dedicated people in each group are to their own careers. A Gallup poll released last week examines how Democratic voters and Republican voters differ in how they perceive “business and […]
Citing the importance of kids’ safety, the Glendale, California Unified School District has hired a third-party social media monitoring service to begin combing through the online postings of 13,000 high school students who attend eight middle and high schools. According to CBS Los Angeles, the district has hired local company Geo Listening, a self-described “social […]
There has been a great deal of Internet chatter in recent months about the massive difference between Senator Barack Obama and President Barack Obama. In light of the National Security Agency Spying revelations and what appears to be a looming military engagement in Syria, a 2007 Boston Globe interview with Senator Obama is a paramount […]
Facebook has released a tally sheet enumerating how many times governments have requested information on individual users over the first six months of 2013. In all, there have been more than 25,000 requests from national governments worldwide – and, as you might have guessed, the U.S. is at the front of the pack. The release, […]