The U.S. debt total will cross $15 trillion today. But on the bright side, we really have a lot of credit card rewards points.
Facebook is scrambling to contain a widespread hack attack that is putting violent and pornographic images on many users' profile pages. Oh wait... that's not a hack attack, it's just people posting stories about Penn State.
The federal agency that guarantees private sector pensions has a $26 billion deficit... which makes no sense since the last private sector worker in America who got a pension died in 1957.
Apple says sales of iMacs were up a surprising 19% in October. If this keeps up, the company may ask new CEO Tim Cook to die too.
Department of Energy emails show the it was pushing Solyndra to keep the news about its layoffs quiet until after the 2010 midterm elections. Meanwhile, the White House is sending emails to the news media pushing to keep the fact that President Obama is a fraud quiet until after the 2012 elections.
1849: A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities; his sentence is later commuted to just having to read all of his own books in one semester.
1945: The United States Army secretly admits 88 German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology, and tutor all the guys on the Army football team.
1997: After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases pro-democracy dissident Wei Jingsheng from jail for medical reasons... "medical reasons" being code for ripping out and selling his kidneys.