Saturday, June 16, 2007
I can't even wrap my mind around this fully yet, but apparently there has been a rash of attacks directed towards redheads in the UK. The UK has never really been a place of tolerance for any newcomer. Pakistanis, Indians and other ethnic minorities have suffered outrageous attacks and insult for years, but the attacks on redheads are nearly brand new.
Here, a family of "gingers" claims that they were forced to move from their home to get away from the local redhead abuse. This article asks if "Gingerism" is racism.
Unbelievable, isn't it? It's a continuation of the playground bullying that makes someone in a yellow shirt a target one day, a kid with braces a target the next day, and finishes the week targeting a girl with an old schoolbag. I hate a bully of any kind, and the only way to counter intolerance is through early education. By the time your son or daughter is old enough to drive over and egg someone's house it may be too late to change them.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sounds like the Father-In-Law may be elevated to the Bush cabinet's Tuberculosis Czar by the end of the month.
Family not much help to investigation- read here.
"Health officials trying to stop a globetrotting honeymooner with a dangerous form of tuberculosis got little assistance from his lawyer father and his future father-in-law, a TB expert who not only balked at stopping the Greek wedding but went to the ceremony himself, according to e-mails obtained by The Associated Press.
"Some of the 181 pages of e-mails, obtained through a public records request, suggest that the 31-year-old groom's father, Ted Speaker, was clipped and combative in phone conversations with health officials."
(CBS 5) BERKELEY A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.
Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called "Gay Bomb."
"The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soldiers to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another," Hammond said after reviewing the documents.