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Thursday, January 19, 2012

National News

The Obama administration is expected to announce that it's rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline later today.
The administration of President Barack Obama blocked the Keystone XL pipeline from moving forward. In a statement released by the State Department, officials said that Obama should declare the "TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline be determined not to serve the national interest."
After months of legal and political wrangling, the Obama administration on Wednesday rejected TransCanada's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline through the United States.

Lots of headlines popping up that Obama will "reject" Keystone XL pipeline. Wording seems a little misleading, though. Looks like under the accelerated deadline imposed by Congress, he'll reject it for now. May still approve an alternate route after additional environmental review. The battle will go on ...
The Obama administration has decided that it will not issue a permit before Feb. 21 for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, according to people with knowledge of the decision.
For centuries, a great amount of blood-mixing has occurred, creating “Creole,” “Mestizo,” and other “colored” populations of the New World colonies and possessions of Europe. But what do these labels mean?

Article here... Race is not simply about the physical description of human variation.  

If you really need to access Wikipedia during the ███ and ███ blackout...
If you've attempted to visit one of the 3.8 million articles in the English-language version of Wikipedia today, then you already know that the site has been "blacked out."
Many of the most popular websites in the United States are going to dark or doing something else to protest the Stop Online Piracy and PROTECT IP acts. Wikipedia, Reddit and BoingBoing, all chose to blackout completely, while Wired, Mozilla and Google chose to make more subtle statements in opposition to the two legislative proposals. The bills do enjoy major support from powerful American companies, including all the professional sports leagues, as well as drug maker Pfizer, entertainment companies Time Warner and Sony as well as publishing giant News Corp., in addition to many others
The debate over SOPA and PIPA rages on, with Wikipedia, Reddit and others choosing to blackout their sites today. Meanwhile, Congress is poised to vote on the two bills in the next month.
Here's the flip-side of the SOPA/PIPA protests. There are people, many people even, and companies, large ones, that support SOPA and PIPA. They say we need these bills to protect American jobs an innovation. A spokesman for actors and an IP expert from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce weigh in here on why SOPA and PIPA should be passed.
While the protesters are getting the greatest publicity today, there is a large group of American companies and individuals who support the proposed SOPA and PIPA bills to reduce online piracy.

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