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Microhoo under the Microscope, Mob Mentality and Horse Killings in Florida

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Microhoo under the Microscope, Mob Mentality and Horse Killings in Florida

Microsoft and Yahoo brace for scrutiny from antitrust officials.

Democrats claim that opponents of health care legislation are part of an “angry mob”.

Florida authorities investigate a series of illegal horse killings.

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1. TECHNOLOGY 

Microsoft and Yahoo brace for scrutiny from antitrust officials.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Information Policy Analyst Ryan Radia on the trustbusters should call off their fishing expedition

“Antitrust policing lags far behind the rapid-fire evolution of dynamic Internet markets. It is no accident that Web search depends on innovation; rather, this is the very nature of the modern information economy. The Justice Department should stop worrying about scale and keep its hands off the Internet search market.”

 

2. POLITICS

Democrats claim that opponents of health care legislation are part of an “angry mob”.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Energy Policy Myron Ebell makes a modest proposal for restoring order:

“MoveOn.org seems to think that they can launch an adequate response to the mob’s rampages by raising a mere $210,000. That would buy a lot of pitchforks, but I’ve heard that farm supply stores across the country are sold out. Thus I don’t think that such a paltry sum is going to do it. No, I think it’s not too soon for the President to call out the National Guard to restore order. He should impose a 7pm curfew on small towns and rural areas and on people over sixty in cities. A month or so of martial law, and the Congress and the Obama Administration can return refreshed to the critical tasks of  enacting energy-rationing legislation, enacting health-care-rationing legislation, and doubling the national debt in five or six years.”

 

3. LEGAL

Florida authorities investigate a series of illegal horse killings.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Eli Lehrer on a possible solution to the problem:

“Legalization of horse meat sales will solve the problem and cut these criminals off. People all over the world enjoy eating horse. France even has a horse meat industry association that runs advertisements on TV. We should cut off these criminals’ business by legalizing the sale of horsemeat.”

 

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