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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Offers Christmas Message To The Public

The latest from Snowden

CBS Baltimore

WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden offers a Christmas message to the British public. From Russia, where he’s been granted temporary asylum, he pressed for an end to mass government surveillance.

Rochelle Ritchie reports.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden addressed the British people in a pre-taped message, calling U.K. and U.S. governments surveillance worse than anything George Orwell described in his novel 1984.

“We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go. Think about what this means for the privacy of the average person,” Snowden said.

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Britain’s Channel 4 broadcasts an alternative to the queen’s annual Christmas address, and this year, chose Snowden for the message.

It’s a victory lap for the former NSA computer specialist, who earlier this week told the Washington Post he’s “already won” by jump-starting a worldwide debate on government intrusion.

Snowden started leaking top…

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There Are 586 Million Reasons Why Today Could Be A Good Day For Someone

Play your luck people. Wish you all the best.

CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s the second largest jackpot in U.S. history!

Kai Jackson has the rush to get that winning lottery ticket.

Like others across the country, Marylanders have lottery fever. If you play, the only remedy is a winning ticket.

At Milford Liquors in Baltimore County, Mega Millions tickets are selling as fast as beer. The jackpot has grown to a staggering $636 million.

In Maryland, everyone hopes they have the winning numbers.

“Oh, I feel very lucky. This the winner. One of these is gonna win tonight,” said Gregory Person. “I know it for a fact.”

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“I do think it’s too much for one person to have all to yourself and not give to anybody else,” said Jennifer Milby.

The odds of winning now are nearly astronomical: one in 259 million.

If you win and take the cash option, you’d get $341 million—but…

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Being a Foreigner in Korea

Awesome blog with personal accounts of Korea through American eyes.

He Said She Said: Gwangju

He said:

“Oh my God, he just said something in Korean; actually said something!? No way! My mind is so blown! What is this madness? Somebody pinch me, this can’t be real. Guys for real…for real tho guys, did you just hear that white guy say a Korean word. I mean what!?”

This is the way I would describe the look that appears on many a Korean’s face after they’ve heard a foreigner say something in Korean; anything in Korean really (I’m generalizing and overdoing it a little, but sometimes this isn’t far from the truth). They seem totally taken aback by the fact that I am able to make recognizable sounds, even when saying something as simple as “thank you”  (kam-sam-ni-da) or “nice to meet you” (man-a-so pan-gap-sym-ni-da). The look they give me if I say a complete sentence is absolutely priceless.  It’s as if in that moment I…

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GM CEO Sees ‘Car Gal’ Soon Leading Auto Company

CBS Chicago

By Jeff Gilbert, CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – GM CEO Dan Akerson says we’re coming close to the day when a woman will be the chief executive at one of America’s major carmakers.

“Note that the Detroit three are all run by non-car guys.  Someday, there will be a Detroit Three that’s run by a car gal.”

Akerson making the comments at a lunch, sponsored by Inforum, that was part of the first-ever Michigan Auto Summit.   He said women can compete, and “compete vigorously” in the competitive automotive industry.

“I don’t know when,” Akerson told reporters.  “But I think there are an unbelievable number of talented women in automotive, certainly at General Motors.  Just through the performance and hard work, it’s inevitable.  It will come to pass.”

There’s been much speculation that GM’s product development chief Mary Barra could be in line to replace Akerson when he retires. The GM CEO wouldn’t discuss…

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Ciliwung River

Architects what are your thoughts?

This river was the reason I was in this particular community the other day. I had a tip that there was a community hanging over the river on stilts so I wanted to check it out. It’s not an easy place to find either. The people in the community were awesome as usual. I’m sure it’s a little awkward having a couple of white boys wanting to basically walk through their living rooms to get a view of the river.

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