Sunday, October 30, 2011

China rare earths supplier suspends production

We've spoke about this before.  China does ALL the rare earth processing.

China's biggest producer of rare earths is suspending production for one month in hopes of boosting slumping prices of the exotic minerals used in mobile phones and other high-tech products.


Senator Wyden Asks President Obama: Isn't Congress Required To Approve ACTA?

As the US Trade Rep (USTR) under the Obama administration has made it clear that it has no intention of allowing Congress to ratify ACTA, but instead believes it can sign it unilaterally, we've finally seen someone in Congress notice that this appears to be unconstitutional. Senator Wyden has sent President Obama a letter asking some basic questions.


US Department of Homeland Security developing system to predict criminal intent

An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily.