Wall Street under Obama and Bush
Wall Street securities firms made $83 billion in profit during the first two and a half years of the Obama administration—more than the $77 billion in profit these firms made over the entire eight years of the George W. Bush presidency.
The Washington Post
A timeline for information
In any two days, human beings create as much information online as it took our species to create in the 30,000 years between the dawn of cave painting and the year 2003. In another 10 years, that same amount of information will be generated in less than one hour.
White House denies knowledge of aliens
In response to an online petition signed by more than 12,000 people, the White House has formally denied any knowledge of extraterrestrial life. The petitioners asked that the government admit that it’s had contact with aliens, but the Obama administration responded that the government has “no credible evidence” UFOs have visited Earth or that “life exists outside our planet.’’
The Wall Street Journal
Sexual harassment in the schools
In the course of the 2010–11 school year, 48 percent of students in grades seven through 12 experienced some form of sexual harassment in person or through texting and social media, according to a new survey. It’s now routine, students say, to be called “whore” or “gay” in rumors that spread like wildfire, to be sent unwanted sexual photos, or to be groped