The spirit of the news
By Eric Pickhartz,
8:12AM, Wed. Mar. 2, 2011
Without the Newsgeist every other week day, you would never hear about threat of war in Yemen, the UT-Austin walkout, and the new Volkswagen Bus. Read more for the links.
-A new study reports extreme wastefulness in the U.S. government, and it's something both sides can subsume.
-Now a Danish boat has been hijacked, in close proximity of the Somali coast where previous American hijackings took place.
-"The mood in the capital is intense." Yemen seems on the brink of a civil war.
-An organized walkout in response to budget cuts will be held this morning at UT-Austin.
-Speaking of protests, wheelchair-bound demonstrators were written tickets as they tried to get Gov. Rick Perry's attention.
-Since the NFL is on the brink of closing down, here's a good writeup to get you caught up on the situation.
-And finally, check out the newest Volkswagen Bulli Microbus. Perfect for the new generation -- it's electric!
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