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PBC News & Comment: Finally, Rational FAA Rules on In-Flight Electronics

Federal Aviation Administration updates its last-century rules on use of electronics in-flight, in a rare display of rational policy!….Click here for GoDaddy deal that benefits the PBC Podcast!

–Journalist Roger Shuler enters week 2 of unlawful detention, as plaintiff’s lawyer acts like he’s running the court in letter to Carol Shuler.  Write to Roger, c/o Shelby County Jail, 380 McDow Rd., Columbiana AL  35051

–NSA reportedly spied on Vatican papal elections, as we learn more on tapping of Germany’s Merkel

–we learn that Australia handled wiretaps for US from its embassies in Asia

–NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden has a job at a Russian web company

–Nick Kristof in NY Times details the damage to US national security caused by NSA bosses, not leakers

–Senate edges toward filibuster change, as GOP blocks 2 Obama nominees

–in unusual move, appeals court removes federal trial judge presiding over NYC stop-n-frisk lawsuit

–some international notes:

–Syria says it has destroyed all chemical weapons labs

–Israel defies Palestinians again, announces 1,500 more illegal settlements in East Jerusalem

–report from Pakistan Ministry of Defense low-balls civilian drone deaths