Feb 12, 2009

The Daily Buzz - U.S. Home Prices Fell A Stunning 12.4 Percent During 2008

-Home prices in the United States fell 12.4% during 2008. That was the biggest one year decline since the National Association of Realtors began keeping comprehensive records in 1979.

-Scientologists are building a massive underground facility in Wyoming. Doesn't that seem a bit strange?

-Today is Charles Darwin's birthday, and many churches are actually celebrating it.

-A new poll reveals that most Americans want an investigation into whether or not the Bush administration's tactics in the "war on terror" broke the law.

-The CIA and the NSA are using Facebook to recruit young people.

-The Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory in New Mexico is missing 67 computers. That can't be good.

-Spain has recalled tens of thousands of doses of Gardasil after the hospitalization of two teenage girls.

-George W. Bush appointed dozens of friends and supporters to very lucrative jobs during his final days in office.

-One financial expert on CNBC is saying that the U.S. will either default on their debt or they will experience hyperinflation.

-A special court has ruled that evidence presented in three cases by parents of children with autism did not prove a link between autism and early childhood vaccines. Perhaps we should ask that same court if the Pope is Catholic and see if they can come up with the right answer.

-Did a female FBI officer torture a suspect in the Mumbai terrorist attacks by performing a lewd act on him during an interrogation?

-Forbes has released their list of America's most miserable cities.

-Are there "echoes of Bush" in Barack Obama's administration?

-Big brother is getting totally out of control in the U.K.

-A U.S. satellite has been destroyed in a bizarre space collision.

-A primary school receptionist in the U.K. is facing the prospect of being fired after her daughter talked about Jesus to a classmate.

-The FBI is currently investigating 530 corporate fraud cases across the United States. That is a whole lot of fraud.

-Is Nigeria moving towards a cashless society?

-The United States is building a $700 million embassy in Iraq that is the largest and most expensive embassy ever built and that is about the size of Vatican City.

-The Taipei Times has this startling headline: A Bird Flu Epidemic In The Making

-Lastly, bird flu has been confirmed in another turkey flock in British Columbia, Canada.

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