Morning Media Summary


Need IPv4 Addresses? Get ‘em here:
“A vibrant market for buying and selling IPv4 addresses is emerging, and policymakers are clarifying the rules associated with how network operators can monetize this precious Internet addressing resource.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

Gallup: Majority of Human Race Does Not See Global Warming as Serious Threat:
“Most of the human race does not see global warming as a serious threat, according to a Gallup poll released last week that surveyed individuals in 111 countries.”

Insurance / Gambling:

Gambling and the Law: Black Friday – A Step Too Far
“On Friday, April 15, 2011, the DoJ seized the .com names of five of the biggest poker sites. It is not even clear that online poker is illegal in every state and territory of the U.S. But players in countries like England, where it is indisputably legal, also found themselves unable to access their favorite sites.”

Health / Safety:

Cleveland Enacts Trans-Fat Ban:
“Yesterday the Cleveland City Council enacted the first part of the so-called “Healthy Cleveland” plan — a ban on “industrially produced trans fats.” The law takes effect at the beginning of 2013, save for doughnut makers, who have an extra six months to make the switch. The legislation also prohibits smoking in many public places, including parks and recreation areas adjacent to city buildings.”


World’s Last Typewriter Factory Closes Its Doors:
“It’s the end of the line for tyepwriters: the last standing typewriter factory in the world, Godrej and Boyce, is closing its plant in Mumbai, India.”


Anti-DOMA, Pro-Clement:
“It is gratifying to see that many of those who oppose DOMA have nonetheless praised Paul Clement’s willingness to defend the law, and his refusal to abandon the representation. From the Washingtonian :”


Video: How to intimidate your way to victory in labor negotiations:
“I’m tempted to call this a master class but the master class was held in Wisconsin a few weeks ago. This is part two of a series that Breitbart’s Big Government site is running today. If you only have time for one clip, watch the second one (by clicking the image below) as that’s where you’ll find useful tips on how to convince your boss that you might physically destroy his business and/or kill him. Part one is interesting too, but like any college grad, I’m somewhat inured to the spectacle of dogmatic leftists ranting about “the system” in revolutionary terms. Abandon all hope of a “new tone,” ye who enter here.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

Report: China’s High-Speed Train System Derailed:
“China’s high-speed rail project, which President Barack Obama lauded as a model for the United States — is in ruins, The Washington Post reports. ”