Subway Ad Blocking in New York, Postal Service Defaults (Again), Spain Needs Big Bucks: P.M. Links


  • "Not being offended" is now a civil right

    Heckler's veto wins in New York City: New Metropolitan Transit Authority guidelines will block ads they think will "imminently incite or provoke violence." Do Old Navy ads count?

  • An audit of the country's main banks shows that Spain would need 59.3 billion euros (that's $76.3 billion) in order to ride out its current economic downturn.
  • Dozens of inmates have escaped from an Iraqi jail in Kikrit. Ten policemen were killed and al-Qaeda is suspected of involvement.
  • The United States Postal Service will default for the second time this weekend, unable to meet its obligations to fund in advance the health benefits for retirees.
  • The United Nations has a whole list of potential global taxes various interests would like to pursue. Read about it now or wait for it to show up in e-mail forwards.
  • The ACLU lost its bid to get documents describing CIA interrogation methods following the 9/11 attacks released. A judge accepted the government's arguments that the records are sensitive to national security.
  • A poll by Fox News has President Barack Obama ahead by five points over Mitt Romney.

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