The Daily Word 12.19.10
DODT repealed, Dream Act fails, synthetic cannabis Grinch
Don't ask don't tell is repealed in the Senate. Will Obama sign the bill? Probably, but top brass are still worried about "distractions".
DREAM Act fails to pass in Grinch-like Senate.
Party like it's 1989: APD shuts down "illegal rave" this weekend. Those Journal links are a PIA, but it's worth it. High humidity in the building and bikinis were factors, apparently.
Bank of America joins others in suspending Wikileaks accounts.
Meanwhile, in a tit-for-tat scene the Swedish police report on the Assange accusations has leaked.
Only six more shopping days before ... synthetic cannabis is banned in the U.S. AGAIN with the Grinch.
Sonic booms turn crocodiles on.
Bangladeshi stock market has collapsed. Right now you're asking yourself, "Bangladesh has a stock market?" Yup, and so does Mongolia.
Check out this ridiculously tiny lighter.
Fun fact for journalists: on this day in 1918 Lenin made it illegal for the Bolshevik press to criticize in any way the original Soviet secret police, the Cheka--which had been formed exactly one year earlier. Lenin had originally intended the secret police to be a temporary institution. Oh well.