Monday, October 3, 2011

Newsdome: Things you shouldn't name your hunting grounds, Rick Perry edition

Posted By on Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Rick Perry
>> Police arrested 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, but the demonstrations continue to grow. Labor unions are expected to join them on Wednesday and gatherings are sprouting up in Chicago, L.A., Prague and Melbourne. Oh so that's what the other 99 percent look like. (AP, Wall Street Journal)

>> Rick Perry likes to go hunting at his parent's hunting camp. It's name? Ni**erhead. African-American GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain blasted the offensive name, which has since been painted over, saying that "there isn't a more vile, negative word." Guess they forgot to rename it Negrohead. (the Washington Post, Politico)

>> Tea Party-funding Koch Industries reportedly sold millions of dollars worth of petrochemical equipment around a U.S. trade ban to Iran, a "sponsor of global terrorism." The company, which doesn't disclose profits, also rigged prices, lied to regulators, thwarted environmental regulations and bribed African businesses. Just good ol' fashioned American capitalism. (Bloomberg)

>> Syrian forces detained more than 3,000 people, killing dozens more, in and around the 70,000 population town of Rastan after going house to house over the past three days. See what you've done, Hugo Chávez? (AP, Reuters)

>> And finally: The Nobel Prize committee announced the Physiology and Medicine winners today, one of whom was Rockefeller University biologist Ralph Steinman. However, Steinman died just days before the announcement, and Nobel rules prohibit awarding posthumously. Steinman developed a therapy to "harness the power" of the immune system and died from pancreatic cancer after extending his own life through his therapy. Truly thank you for the amazing work, Steinman. (CNN)

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