Fatster’s Roundup

By: Tuesday July 9, 2013 5:45 am

❖ Federal Judge Gladys Kessler “denied a request from Guantanamo Bay detainees to stop force-feeding at the prison, but urged President Obama to do something about the issue.”

❖ “Survivors of Lac-Megantic explosion devastated, enraged.” Residents tell of the horrific fire which may have vaporized an unknown number of their neighbors, friends and relatives. Update: They’re now trying to search for the 40 missing.

❖ “Bolivia has summoned the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales’ jet last week.” Also, the Irish High Court “has refused” the US request for a provisional arrest warrant for Snowden. Insufficient specificity about the “alleged offences”.

❖ “20 investigators . . . have pleaded guilty or have been convicted of falsifying” background reports for government contractors. “Half of them worked for companies such as Altegrity Inc., which performed a background check on . . . Edward Snowden.”


Late Night: Fatster’s Roundup

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:00 pm

Today is the anniversary of the opening of the First Continental Congress in Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia, PA, in 1774. And here we are.

Late Night: Fatster’s Roundup

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:00 pm

Welcome to August.

Late Night: Fatster’s Roundup

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 8:00 pm

It’s Wednesday already? Hope you’re looking forward to a great weekend.

Fatster’s News Roundup for May 2, 2012

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 7:00 pm

Here’re some of the more interesting news items I saw today. Please feel free to add others that caught your attention but that I may have missed.

Late Night FDL: Fatster’s Roundup for April 28, 2012

By: Saturday April 28, 2012 8:00 pm

Good evening! Here are some of the more interesting items gleaned today from the Internets, beginning with the Middle East.

Fatster’s News Roundup

By: Friday April 27, 2012 6:00 am

Oh, those wascally wascals! Several members of the higher echelons in service to TPTB have stepped into some interesting piles of goo lately, so let’s start with them.

Morning Hot Links

By: Wednesday November 23, 2011 6:30 am

With the holiday coming up, we’ve asked one of our excellent commenters, fatster, to suggest stories and links for a morning post.  Our regular readers have been enjoying fatster’s contributions for a long time, so why not put them in a post?  So . . . here are fatsters hotlinks for today. Goldman Sachs might [...]

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