FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a five-step plan on Wednesday to update the technology that powers the 911 emergency response system. The plan will enable the transmission of text messages, voice calls, videos and photos, as well as automatic location information. The FCC hopes that …
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, in its current cover story “Why The Current Debt Crisis is Even Worse Than You Think,” argues the true measure of U.S. debt ought to be the so-called fiscal gap. That’s the present value of the difference between the nation’s total revenues and its total obligations. That comes to $211 trillion.
'Tell the police to hurry. People are dying here!'
Julie Bremnes, 16, was one of the youths caught on Utoeya island during Anders Behring Breivik’s killing spree on Friday.
She first called her mother, Marianne, at 1710 to tell her there was “a crazy man who is shooting here” on the island. She asked her mother to call the police, and Marianne asked Julie to send her updates by text message to let her know she was still alive.
Julie eventually escaped unscathed after hiding behind rocks on the shore. Below is the SMS exchange between mother and daughter published in Norwegian newspaper VG.
(WASHINGTON) — Although 16 states recognize marijuana as a drug with important medicinal properties, the Drug Enforcement Administration has shot down a petition to reclassify marijuana as such, citing that it has “no accepted medical use.” The result is that marijuana will remain within the strictest categorization of restricted substances, alongside heroin and LSD.
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