Ripples in a world of news

Leaked Docs Show UK’s Spy Bill Would Force Internet Providers To Track People In Real Time

A draft of a proposed new surveillance law in the U.K. leaked Thursday shows the country’s government wants the power to force internet service providers (ISPs) to give up people’s communications in real time.

The Investigatory Powers Bill, colloquially known as the “snoopers’ charter,” originally passed under the helm of the Conservative Party in November.

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Other world news

Venezuela — NBC News

In cities around the country there are reports of political unrest by day and shootouts and looting at night. Scenes include students and housewives armed with sticks and rocks, confronting National Guard troops with anti-riot gear using tear gas, water cannons and other weapons to beat back crowds.

Does any of that sound vaguely familiar?

Who knew El Chapo Guzman had a wife who is an American citizen, with twin girls? Just consider those thoughts for a moment. – NBC News

Sure America has problems but…

Venezuela seizes toilet paper factory to avoid shortage

21 September 2013

    The Venezuelan government has taken over a toilet paper factory to avoid any scarcity of the product.

    The National Guard has taken control of the plant, and officers will monitor production and distribution.

    Earlier this year officials ordered millions of toilet rolls to be imported to counter a chronic shortage.

    Last week President Nicolas Maduro created a special committee to tackle the problem, which the government blames on unscrupulous traders.

    The government ordered the temporary occupation of the Manpa plant in the northern state of Aragua, state-run Radio AVN reported.

    In a tweet on Thursday, Venezuela’s Vice President, Jorge Arreaza, said authorities would “not permit hoarding of essential commodities, or any faults in the production and distribution process.”

    The Minister of Trade, Alexander Fleming, said the factory occupation complied with Venezuelan law.

I’ll try to control the laughter….this is serious sh!!t stuff.