who was time magazines person of the year?
who did the protestors, who were beaten, pepper sprayed, and flexcuffed, include?
Americans, Rebels, and Greeks
what group of protestors occupied public squares to protest income inequality and unemployment?
what group of protestors overthrew dictators like Mubarak in Egypt, Ben Ali in Tunisia, and Gaddafi in Lybia?
what group of protestors who marched against unaccountable leaders?
what is the name of the environmental group called that was taken prisoner by a Japanese whaling ship?
what were the people of Greenpeace charged with?
where were the Japanese whaling ships hunting?
why were the Greenpeace activists boarding the whaling ships?
in hopes of taking it over so that the ship could no longer hunt whales
who is the Texas Congressman?
why did Ron Paul finish second in the New Hampshire primary?
because he attracted the youth vote and he had a strong internet campaign
what has Libertarian Paul promised?
to bring all of the troops home from foreign lands, to end the income tax, and to legalize drugs.
what else are Libertarians for?
laissez-faire markets including restrictive regulations, taxes, and tariffs
what are laissez-faire markets?
free from state intervention
what does SOPA stand for?
Stop Online Piracy Act
what is SOPA?
legislation to stop online piracy of movies and music
what does piracy of movies and music cost U.S. companies?
billions of dollars every year
what do critics say the legislation (of SOPA) would result in?
censorship and stifles internet innovation
who is making plans to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities?
where else has Israel bombed similar nuclear facilities (similar to Iran) in 1981 and 2007?
Iraq and Syria
why does Israel want to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities?
because Iran has announced its intentions to use a nuclear weapon against Israel
Iran has promised to retaliate against any military threat by what?
closing the Straits of Hormus
what carries 20% of the world's oil trade?
the Straits of Hormuz
A United Nations Security Council effort to end the violence in Syria ended with what? when?
a veto by Russia and China- hours after the Syrian military attacked the city of Homs
who is the Syrian President?
Assad has killed over how many people? in what?
5,000-the civil war
Secretary of State Clinton said that the U.N.s inactivity will guarantee that the civil war will continue, so what has she pushed for?
an international coalition to oppose Assad
what did KY Governor Beshear's gambling bill allow?
up to five casinos at racetracks and two stand-alone casinos
what do supporters of the gambling bill say?
KY needs to keep its signature industry, horse racing, competitive with other states
what do opponents of the gambling bill say?
that the bill grants monopolies to racetracks
What does SEALs stand for?
Sea, Air, and Land Teams
What are the three groups of people that the Navy SEALs have rescued?
An American crew from pirates, two aid workers held hostage in Samilia, and killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan
In an era of hidden enemies, when Americans are tired of military occupations, the value of what by an elite force is clear?