All Further Articles for 2012-08-02

Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Bear Ultimatum
Hard-line Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has sacked his air defense chief and border security guards for "not properly carrying out their duties in safeguarding Belarussian national security" after a small Swedish plane dro p ped a thousand stuffed teddy bears with little parachutes and labels calling for free speech and human rights. Great video.
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One (Obscenely Profitable) Day In the Life of Big Oil
Every hour this year, the five biggest oil companies have made $14,400,000 in profits, or more in one minute than what 96% of American households earn in one year. Each hour they also got over $270,000 in federal tax breaks. Romney and the GOP want to double that. From ThinkProgress, a chart tracks their money - and pollutants - in one day.
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Pentagon Porn
The head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency has warned its employees and contractors - who were reportedly pretty unhappy already - to stop using their computers to surf the Internet for porn sites, which he called "inappropriate use of the MDA network.” Your tax dollars at work.
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