Morning Media Summary


Google Boots Transdroid Torrent Manager From Android Market:
“For many Android users Transdroid is the perfect remote access app for managing their BitTorrent clients on the go. The app allows users to start and stop torrents, search torrent files and even use the barcode scanner to find matching torrent files.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

Oil release not a political move: Geithner:
“U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the decision by industrialized nations to release emergency oil reserves into global energy markets, saying on Friday that it was not a political move.”

Insurance / Gambling:

Legalization pushed to legalize and regulate online poker sites:
“A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill Friday that would legalize and license online poker sites, two months after the Obama administration shut down sites used by an estimated 10 million Americans.”

Health / Safety:

Now Obama’s sending out ‘snoopers’ to pose as patients so they can check up on doctors:
“Obama administration officials are putting together a team of ‘mystery shoppers’ to pose as patients, call doctors’ offices and request appointments to see how difficult it is for people to get care when they need it.”

Coming soon, the test-tube burger: Lab-grown meat ‘needed to feed the world’:
“The first ‘test-tube’ hamburger is only a year away, scientists claim.”


Oakland Fiscal Strains Grow:
“Officials face new pressure to close a nearly $60 million budget gap for the fiscal year starting July 1 after a major credit-rating company downgraded Oakland debt and said the city must make major changes to avoid even bigger deficits.”


Elderly woman asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search:
“A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend.”

Hit job on Prosser?:
“Not too long ago, David Prosser confounded the Left in Wisconsin and around the nation by narrowly winning another term on the state Supreme Court, after the unions failed to take him out in an off-year election. When reports of a physical altercation arose between Prosser and his colleague Ann Walsh Bradley, Wisconsin Watch’s single-sourced initial report appeared to give the Left a big opening to remove Prosser from the bench altogether:”


Monterey County workers protest budgeted job cuts:
“Dozens of purple-clad county workers spent their lunch hour protesting job cuts Friday.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

China shows off latest high-speed rail
“The new line’s launch is coordinated with the 90th anniversary of the ruling Communist Party to highlight the “scientific development” slogan dear to the heart of Chinese president and party secretary Hu Jintao.”