Apr 20, 2009

The Daily Buzz - The Number Of U.S. Bank Failures In 2009 Already Matches The Number For All Of 2008

-The total of U.S. bank failures in 2009 is now 25, which matches the number that failed throughout all of 2008.

-The head of the International Monetary Fund says that 2009 is going to be an "awful" year.

-271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals have legally been released into our waterways creating environmental problems of staggering proportions.

-The head of the Department of Homeland Security is defending the inclusion of prolife supporters in the agency's report that identifies potential "terrorist threats".

-Law enforcement officials across the U.S. are vastly expanding their DNA databases to include millions more people who have been arrested or detained but not convicted.

-Senior White House adviser David Axelrod says that the "Tea Party" movement is an "unhealthy" reaction.

-Did the FBI spy on the "Tea Parties" last week?

-The poverty stricken father of "Slumdog Millionaire" child star Rubina Ali plans to become a millionaire by SELLING his 9 year old daughter.

-One type of tropical ant does not have any males at all.

-Ocean predators are starving as we continue to pollute and plunder the oceans.

-Police are called to incidents at schools in the U.K. about 100,000 times per year.

-Four former CIA directors opposed the release of the classified Bush-era torture memos.

-Unemployment broke the 11 percent mark in California last month.

-The U.S. Treasury is going to give 30 billion MORE dollars to AIG.

-Notre Dame expects President Obama to wear the school’s traditional doctoral robe, which includes a prayer to the Virgin Mary across the chest, when the president receives an honorary law degree from the university at its May 17th commencement ceremony.

-What in the world? John McCain's daughter is passionately encouraging the GOP to support gay marriage.

-The man who managed Senator John McCain's presidential campaign is also trying to get the Republicans to change their view on gay marriage.

-CNN has attempted to block a video on YouTube that shows "tea party" protesters in Chicago confronting CNN reporter Susan Roesgen over her incredibly biased coverage of that event.

-Lastly, is Ug99 such a threat to the world's wheat supply that it will cause a major famine?

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