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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Resigns

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned and left the country and Egyptians throughout the country are celebrating wildly.

 

Debka is reporting that Egypt is on the verge of breakdown as large sections of is economic machinery are shut down by spreading strikes and workers’ revolts against managements appointed by the Mubarak regime and Vice President Omar’s Suleiman’s leadership.

Members of Congress are warning about the risk posed by the Muslim Brotherhood’s participation in a new Egyptian government and are scolding the Obama administration for suggesting an openness to the Islamic group having some role in its composition.

Are there a lot of things about the Muslim Brotherhood that the American people are not being told?

Pakistan appears to be building a fourth military nuclear reactor, signaling its determination to produce more plutonium for atomic weapons, a U.S.-based think-tank has said.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has pledged to develop a set of Russian-held islands claimed by Japan. He described the isles as an “inseparable part” of Russia.

The average rate on the 30-year mortgage topped 5% this week for the first time since April.

Barack Obama has unveiled an ambitious blueprint to use $18 billion in federal funds to get 98 percent of the nation connected to the Internet on smartphones and tablet computers in five years.

A $7.6 billion federal effort to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure will soon be running in all 18 states sharing the funds.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data this week on its latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), which revealed that job openings fell in December for the second straight month.

Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Lockhart says that we should all get used to a higher level of “natural’ unemployment” than we enjoyed before the recession.

Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh, who was one of Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s closest financial-crisis advisers before becoming the only governor to question the expansion of record monetary stimulus in November, has resigned after five years at the central bank.

The head of the American Federation of Government Employees says that anyone who believes that spending cuts are the answer is “mentally retarded“.

Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu has launched the next phase of the White House’s publicly stated agenda to bankrupt the coal industry via EPA regulations after announcing the prospect of “massive” coal plant closures even as Texas and other states suffer rolling blackouts as a result of maxed-out power plants that cannot cope with demand.

A new drilling technique is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil in the western United States, helping reverse a two-decade decline in domestic production of crude.

Why are the Chinese buying up massive amounts of gold?

The International Monetary Fund issued a report Thursday on a possible replacement for the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Ron Paul is reportedly very strongly considering another run for the White House.

If he became president, Donald Trump would implement “a 25% tax increase on anything purchased from China“.

A leading advocate of Obamacare told NPR yesterday that Americans who refuse to pay for health care should be forced to wear gold stickers on their foreheads and refused emergency hospital treatment.

Janet Napolitano has officially notified a congressional panel that the U.S. faces the greatest possibility of a major terror attack since 9/11.

A 46-year-old Canadian woman sued two unidentified female U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Detroit federal court Wednesday, saying one of them strip-searched and groped her without justification as the other one watched at the Ambassador Bridge last March.

Chinese state media says that the eastern province of Shandong is dealing with the worst drought that it has seen in 200 years.

In some areas of Mexico, crop losses of 80 to 100 percent are being reported.

Scientists in Iceland are warning that another volcano looks set to erupt and threatening to spew-out a pall of dust that would dwarf last year’s event.

The huge volcano under Yellowstone National Park has been rising at an unprecedented rate during the past several years, according to a new study.

A small asteroid has made the closest near-miss on record after making a sharp turn away from the Earth.

Is a hole forming in the sun?

A rare, giant breed of locusts has the potential to devastate crops in parts of Australia officials are saying.

Before dog was man’s best friend, we might have kept foxes as pets, even bringing them with us into our graves, scientists now say.

A “bumper crop” of Ice Age animals has recently been discovered including American mastodons, Columbian mammoths, tiger salamanders, and a Jefferson’s ground sloth—the first ever found in Colorado, according to the Denver museum.

Helicopter pilot Steve Irwin recently caught an amazing aerial view of what he says were tens of thousands of sharks congregating just south of Palm Beach, Florida. Though it is common for sharks to migrate from colder to warmer waters this time of year, what Irwin saw was nothing short of strange, as he said that countless sharks were circling around in waters where there were no visible bait-fish.

Darpa, the Pentagon’s advanced-research arm, wants to create organisms “that could ultimately be programmed to live indefinitely”.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, a new “superbug” known as C-Diff kills thousands of people every year and that number is growing.

MSNBC is promoting a tax on meat and milk that would make it less likely we’d buy “foods that contribute to climate change“.

Diet soda drinkers are probably doing their waistlines a favor, but may also be boosting their risk of having a stroke, according to research released by researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

The Family Research Council denies that it is boycotting this week’s 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference because Republican gay-rights group GOProud is a co-sponsor of the event.

Violence and intimidation has forced hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians to flee their homeland. Experts view them as one of the biggest victims of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, with the minority group a continued target of extremists.

Police are investigating suspects in Tuesday’s death of a 20-year-old British student who apparently had a cosmetic medical procedure done at a Hampton Inn near the Philadelphia airport. Claudia Adusei died, perhaps of a heart attack, after reportedly receiving silicone injections to enhance her backside.

Sen. Jim Webb, D-Virginia, announced Wednesday that he will not seek a second term in 2012 — likely bolstering Republican chances of capturing the seat next year.

Lastly, U.S. Representative Christopher Lee resigned from office Wednesday just hours after a report claimed the married Republican congressman sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman on Craigslist.

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  • DashingGuy4eva

    Wow this man is useless… I mean it.