Ron Paul Cheers and Jeers; SOPA Protest; Back to the Moon; Death of Film (Continued) and More: PM Links


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LOVE or EVOL? Five Occupy Wall Street protestors arrested outside Ron Paul's Des Moines headquarters. Occupy spokeswoman says Paul and other Republicans are "disengaged." Meanwhile, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, who's gotta be worth five protestors, gives Paul her endorsement

Internet parties like it's 1999: "This page is black in protest" movement last seen during the Clinton Administration may make a comeback as big sites object to the Stop Online Piracy Act, which Google co-founder Sergey Brin says "would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world."

Space agencies party like it's 1969: NASA plans to send unmanned GRAIL mission to orbit the moon. Chinese space agency issues a document outlining its plan to put Sinonauts Taikonauts Sailing Personnel In Universe up there someday. If you are a Reason subscriber you're already reading about the next phase of space travel, which will come from private companies, not governments. 

Arab spring still cooling. In Egypt, ruling military junta raids offices of political activists and NGOs. In Syria, government troops apparently kill at least seven Duma residents who had been expecting Arab League observers to lift a finger to help them. 

Wonderful old technology replaced by newer, better technology: The countdown to all-digital movie theaters has begun. Post-film era should be here…soon

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