US Days as a Superpower Numbered, Record Anti-Trust Fines Logged for 2012, Minors Held in Detention in Afghanistan: P.M. Links

723cFirefly US Days as a Superpower Numbered, Record Anti Trust Fines Logged for 2012, Minors Held in Detention in Afghanistan: P.M. Links

The National Intelligence
Council predicts that the United States will lose its status as the

world’s superpower by 2030. It doesn’t, however, predict that
China will take its place, much to the dismay of those who still
think about the background setting of Joss Whedon’s
Firefly.
The federal government recorded a record $1.13 billion in
criminal fines from
anti-trust cases, mostly coming from Asian-based
companies.
A report shows that the United States
has held hundreds of minors in Afghanistan in detention,
potentially in violation of an international treaty. That’s
something to keep in mind when drug warriors try to bring up
violations of international treaties in response to legalizing
marijuana.
Software magnate John McAfee now
wants to return to the United States to try to stay out of the
custody of authorities in Belize, where he is still wanted for
questioning in the shooting death of a neighbor.
A member of Seal Team Six, the same group that raided Osama bin
Laden’s compound and took him out,
was killed in Afghanistan during the rescue of an American
doctor kidnapped by the Taliban.
That fiscal cliff is so serious that President Barack Obama and
House Speaker John Boehner
finally got together to actually talk about it for a bit,
before the president went back to campaigning for tax hikes for the
rich.
Syrian rebels are claiming Assad’s regime may have already

used chemical weapons.
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