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BREAKING NEWS: Julia Pierson, Secret Service Director, Resigns 

Julia Pierson Photo Credit: United States Federal Government http://www.orau.gov/DHSsummit/speaker_bios/pierson.htm

Julia Pierson Photo Credit: United States Federal Government http://www.orau.gov/DHSsummit/speaker_bios/pierson.htm

One day after Pierson appeared before the House’s National Security Oversight Committee, she resigned. Reporters discovered three significant breaches of security. Gonzalez broke into the White House, the president rides elevator with armed stranger and a shooter hit White House seven times. Joseph Clancy has been named Interim Director. More…

Our Homes Are Undervalued 

Photo Credit:  Kelliejojo Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Photo Credit: Kelliejojo
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

On average homes in the United States are undervalued at 3 percent. This is an improvement over the 5 percent early this summer. Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia says, “The more prices are overvalued relative to fundamentals, the closer we are to a housing bubble and the bigger the risk of a price crash.”€ More…

California Bans Plastic Bags, First State To Curb Pollution       

Photo Credit: Miran Rijavec Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Photo Credit: Miran Rijavec Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that bans single-use plastic grocery bags, making California the first state in this effort.

Brown said, “This bill is a step in the right direction — it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself. We’re the first to ban these bags, and we won’t be the last.” More…

Protestors Outside London’s Chinese Embassy Support Hong Kong

Photo Credit Demonstrators JerryofWong - Own work zh:中国茉莉花革命

Photo Credit Demonstrators JerryofWong – Own work zh:中国茉莉花革命

3000 people gathered in London to support pro-democracy people in Hong Kong. Many carried yellow umbrellas, the vibrant symbol of the protest. Desmond Sham, one of the organizers said, “We are out to tell people in Hong Kong you are not alone. There are many people standing together across the world.” More...

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