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Monday, May 16, 2011

World News!

  • Israeli troops used live ammunition to suppress Palestinian protesters attempting to enter Israel from Lebanon.  The protesters were there to commemorate Nakba Day, by throwing rocks at the soldiers.  Reports are that 10 Palestinians died and 112 were wounded.  Syria, winning the chutzpah award for the day, condemned Israel's "criminal activities".
  • Luis Moreno-Ocampo, International Criminal Court prosecutor, asked for warrants for the arrest of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, and Abdullah al-Senussi on charges of war crimes - suppressing protests using live ammunition and heavy artillery, deploying snipers to kill civilians leaving mosques, and attacking civilians at home.
North Korea
United States
[1]  Hitting the charts with their new single "Japan Is My New Yeongpyong".
[2]  To look at the actual applications, go to the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Electronic Search System.  You can just search for "Seal Team 6",  They've got serial numbers 85310970, 85310966, and 85310957.
[2]  Specifically, the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (CSRDF) and the Government Securities Investment Fund ("G Fund").  The CSRDF is invested in special-issue Treasury securities, and the "G Fund" is a money market that uses special-issue Treasury securities.  The Treasury Department has put out an FAQ on the matter, if you're interested.

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