Patt Morrison For January 18, 2012

Wikipedia Imposes A 24 Hour Shutdown To Protest Over Web Piracy Bill
A large-scale blackout of content by websites including Wikipedia, Boing Boing and Reddit on Wednesday in protest over pending controversial anti-piracy House bill Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Senate anti-piracy bill the Protect IP (Intellectual Property) Act, or PIPA, has already had an effect.
Philadelphia Soul v New York Dragons
The news keeps getting worse when it comes to the long-term side effects of head injuries in sports like boxing and football. The specter of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and its symptoms – depression, memory loss, irritability, aggression, and confusion – has haunted the NFL for the last few years, but recent studies have revealed that even amateur players at the high school and college level can develop the disease.
John Deasy
This is an inopportune time for school districts in California and the Los Angeles Unified School District is no exception.
Activists Protest Proposed Canadian Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Obama rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline permit

Was it all just a pipe dream? President Obama on Wednesday rejected energy company TransCanada Corporation’s pending application for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline across 1,700-miles, including environmentally sensitive areas in Nebraska, before a Feb.
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