August 2013 Archive

NBC poll: Nearly 80 percent want congressional approval on Syria

8/30 (NBC) – Nearly 80 percent of Americans believe President Barack Obama should receive congressional approval before using force in Syria.

U.S. deploys fifth warship near Syria

8/30 (LA Times) – The Pentagon is moving a fifth warship armed with cruise missiles to the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Obama Set for Limited Strike on Syria

8/30 (NY Times) – President Obama is prepared to move ahead with a limited military strike on Syria, administration officials said.

Iraq war ghosts end UK plans to take part in Syria action

8/30 (Reuters) – Commentators said it was the first time a British prime minister had lost a vote on war since 1782.

The glass really IS half full: Realistic optimists are happier and more successful than other personality types

8/30 (Mail) – A scientist has discovered it is beneficial to be a glass-half-full person.

New Snowden Leak Reports ‘Groundbreaking’ NSA Crypto-Cracking

8/30 (Wired) – The latest published leak … makes the first reference …to a “groundbreaking” U.S. encryption-breaking effort…

Ex-Googler Gives the World a Better Bitcoin

8/30 (Wired) – Charles Lee was a software engineer at Google… in his spare time, he rewrote Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency.

Inside El Salvador’s secretive prison pits where notorious gangs are crammed together like livestock in cells the size of a shed

8/30 (Mail) – Some men have been exposed to unsanitary and diseased conditions for over a year.

One Irish person emigrates every six minutes

8/29 (FT) – Ireland’s rate of emigration is… the highest number since modern records began in the late 1980s.

Mother-Daughter Duo Sentenced in Fake Soldier Internet ‘Romance Scam’

8/30 (ABC) – The two stole more than $1 million, ultimately roping in 374 victims in more than 40 countries, the attorney general said.

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