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Catching Up On The Latest News – Volume 2

I published the first “Catching Up On The Latest News” about a week or so ago.  It seemed to be fairly well received so I’ve decided to run down the latest batch of headlines that caught my eye this week.

As with the original list, I’ll bunch them all together here and comment on them rapid-fire style.

Without further adieu, let’s catch up on the latest in the news!

Ndamukong Suh is a bad driver

The Detroit Lions’ young defensive star might one day develop a reputation as a perennial Pro Bowler and eventual Hall of Famer.  Right now though, he’s developing his reputation as a thug and a troublemaker.

Suh was recently suspended by the NFL for stomping on an opposing player (the fifth such disciplining he’s received in his short less than 2 year career).  Last weekend, he followed that up by getting into a car crash in which he claims no one in the vehicle was hurt.  Now, two women involved in the crash have come forward to tell police that they were injured and Suh ordered them to tell police they were OK.  This guy’s going to torpedo a very promising career if he keeps up at this rate.

U.S. Postal Service is ditching overnight delivery

This is probably just the first of the major cuts the United States Postal Service is expected to make in order to deal with massive financial losses.  I imagine hearing that they’re going down to something like a 3-day-a-week delivery schedule in coming down the pike very soon as well.

I honestly don’t care about delivery changes.  The only thing I ever get in the mail any more are advertisements and junk mail.  The less mail the Postal Service wants to send me, the better off I am!

London considers Occupy Wall Street a terrorist threat

Anybody who’s read stuff here knows that I’m no fan of Occupy Wall Street.  Most of them are well meaning (in their own minds if nowhere else) and are just trying to change the world.  They’re certainly not terrorists.

London police don’t think so though.  In the lastest “Terrorism/Extremism Update” published by the local government, Occupy London falls below only Columbia, Al Qaeda and Belarus as current threats to local citizens.  Once the notice went public, officials admitted that the update was “poorly worded”.  Ya think?

The next Super Bowl halftime performer is….

Madonna!

About 20 years ago, this would have been more of a risque selection but the Material Girl is in her 50s now and probably is no longer the threat to have a wardrobe malfunction that she used to be.  I think it’s probably a good choice for the show.  Maybe even a safe choice.  At least the people in charge of the halftime entertainment are starting to skew a little more modern again.

Payroll tax battle

This squabble over whether to extend the payroll tax cut is the latest thing that Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on.  Pretty much the same story as every other budgetary disagreement.  Democrats want to tax the rich.  Republicans want to cut spending.  Lather.  Rinse.  Repeat.

Your tweets will be forever stored at the Library of Congress

Think all that drunk-tweeting you did to your ex-girlfriend and long since deleted is gone forever?  Think again!  It’s about to show up in the Library of Congress!  The government agency has decided that Twitter represents “a unique record of our time” and as such will be receiving the full Twitter archive to preserve for all time.

Personally, I think they’ll need a server the size of Manhattan to store everything.  Second, most of the stuff on Twitter is pure crap anyway.  Why would anybody want to preserve all that?

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  1. December 7, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Lol I idnt kno abt the twitter part! Yea I ask the same, why would they wanna keep my rant there?? I guess I should feel good abt that lol .. That’s Library of Congress after all, if nothing else, at least my tweets will have a good resting place 😀 ..

    great updates!

  2. December 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    What exactly they plan on doing with billions of tweets I’m not sure. Seems there are a lot of other better things they could be saving.

  3. December 21, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Thanks for a good selection of news! As for Twitter, I totally agree with you. Why do they keep a lot of unnecessary information? This news is not true.

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