Baby boxes are back. Don’t know what a baby box is? Apparently it’s an antiquated way to ditch your unwanted child, and it’s making a comeback in Europe. Let’s just say the UN has its concerns about the practice. Just a question, Europe: is it really that hard to put on a fucking condom?
Money, Money, Money. Obama and Mittens are battling for donor dollars and spending more time, yes, more time, with the nation’s wealthy elite.
A bailout by any other name. Spain's prime minister is calling the €100 billion he got from European banks a "loan", not a bailout. Whatever helps you sleep, Mariano, and keeps the Eurozone from spiraling into a catastrophe that will plummet the world economy into another recession.
In Burma, Buddhists and Muslims are going fisty cuffs. The country's riot-torn western province is in lock down.
In the why-is-this-news category, high school students at high-pressure elite schools are abusing prescription speed to get good grades. For the most part the drugs seem to deliver on their promise, and while some students get hooked on harder drugs, others don’t. Was this supposed to be a cautionary tale?
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is in critical condition, but rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Gonna Get You, Shinrikyo. Japanese authorities say they are closing in on the last member of the “Supreme Truth” cult that killed 13 people in a 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo’s subway.
Meanwhile, a mega-church preacher has reportedly punched and choked his 15 year-old daughter. Instead of apologizing, the man of God has used his pulpit to call the allegations against him a lie. Damn, and here I was hoping for a tearful Jimmy Swaggart-style public confessional. Maybe next week.
Sunshine? We are supposed to finally get some partly sunny sunshine today. Here’s hoping.
And remember, regardless of what your mother tells you, you’re not special!