Monday, December 31, 2012

Updates 12/31/12

Hello everyone.

It's the last update of 2012. My paycheck still isn't here, so no champagne for me tonight. I had hoped to be able to get a cheap bottle to share with the wife. It's also quite messy outside, as the snow has picked up again. The snow critters that I built are a lot smaller now, and the one meant to be me got peed on by a neighbor's dog. A bit rude, but it made me laugh. 

Let's get to the news.

-- Two people in NYC have been arrested after police found a makeshift bomb, books, and plenty of materials an their apartment. The area had to be evacuated. The couple apparently have radical political views, but it is not known where or when they planned to use the bomb. The woman is nine months pregnant, and is the daughter of a prominent New York physician and a well-known real estate agent, and the man is allegedly an organizer for Occupy Wall Street.

-- The Occupier who became well known when he was arrested after berating the police in a DC park is suing the government over the excessive use of a taser on him. He claims that the police used the taser on him after he was placed in handcuffs, but video accounts may not match up to his statements. 

-- In Moscow, at least two dozen people have been arrested after they held an unsanctioned New Year's protest. The people are attempting to protest on the 31st of every month that has 31 days, in reference to Article 31 of the Russian Constitution, which supposedly guarantees free assembly.

-- Protesters in Egypt were engaged in a sit-in in Tahrir Square when several masked gunmen drove up and opened fire, seriously injuring two activists. The sit-in is meant in protest of the disputed constitution that the Islamist President Morsi is attempting to pass. 


I wish I had some happier news for you on the last day of 2012. May next year be brighter for us all. 


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