Morning Media Summary


Student Files Lawsuit Over FBI’s GPS tracking:

Teenagers jailed for running “criminals equivalent of Facebook”:
“Three teenagers in the UK have been sentenced for up to five years in jail for creating and operating, one of the world’s largest English-language internet crime forums. The Gh0stMarket website, which had about 8,000 members, was dubbed by the court as the “criminal equivalent of Facebook”, or “Crimebook,” according to The Guardian:”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

GM sells just 281 Chevy Volts:
“Peruse Chevrolet’s February sales release, and you’ll notice one number that’s blatantly missing: the number of Chevy Volts sold. The number – a very modest 281 – is available in the company’s detailed data (PDF), but it certainly isn’t something that GM wants to highlight, apparently. Keeping the number quiet is a bit understandable, since it’s lower than the 321 that Chevy sold in January.”

World’s sixth mass extinction may be underway: study:
“Mankind may have unleashed the sixth known mass extinction in Earth’s history, according to a paper released by the science journal Nature.”

Insurance / Gambling:

Senate Committee Moves Online Gambling Bill Forward In Iowa:
“Governor Chris Christie had the opportunity to do something historic in New Jersey on Thursday, but instead of putting his signature on a bill created by lawmakers that would regulate online gambling, Christie chose to veto the legislation. That opened the door for other states to become the first in the nation to regulate the billion dollar industry.”

Health / Safety:

Lung cancer: ‘Artificial airway’ transplant is world first:
“French doctors said on Thursday they were delighted at a medical first in which a 78-year-old man was given a section of artificial airway to save a lung afflicted by bronchial cancer.”


Greenspan Says Government ‘Activism’ Hampering U.S. Recovery:
“Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said a surge in U.S. government “activism,” including fiscal stimulus, housing subsidies and new regulations, is holding back the economic recovery.”


Florida judge wants an end to DOJ foot-dragging on Obamacare:
“Ill-informed lefties are greeting the news of Florida-based federal judge Roger Vinson’s stay on his own decision to strike down Obamacare as unconstitutional with glee.”

Student files lawsuit over FBI’s GPS tracking:
“A community college student who says he’s never done anything that should attract the interest of federal law enforcement officials filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the FBI for secretly putting a GPS tracking device on his car.”


Shocking Claim: Madison Mayor Colluded With Union:

Wisconsin labor unions flip-flop on deficit:
“The current union boss-sponsored story line in Wisconsin’s budget battle is that newly-elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker is exaggerating the state’s budget deficit – or creating the deficit himself through tax cuts – as a pretext to eliminate collective bargaining rights for the state’s public sector workers. But, that’s not the song labor unions were singing last year when Democrats were in charge of the state.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

Florida high-speed rail deadline is Friday:
“Supporters of a proposed high-speed rail system in Florida hope to get the project back on track Friday — the deadline to accept $2.4 billion in federal funds