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China Will Buy 10% of Thames Water

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth unless it's a Trojan Horse of course. Suppose you're a European country in dire financial straits and suppose you are running out of things to sell -...

The Moderate Muslim Brotherhood Dedicates Their Website to Anti-Semitism

“The suggestion that faithful Muslims cannot thrive in a democracy is insulting, dangerous and wrong.” ~ Hillary Clinton You can feel the love. The Egyptian majority party of moderation, The Muslim Brotherhood, representing the peaceful...

Carnival Cruise Ship Disaster & the Runaway Captain

Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed...

The Eurozone Bailout Fund Downgraded by S&P

Bailouts have suddenly become a whole lot more expensive. The eurozone bailout fund was downgraded one notch to AA+ by S&P. This fund relies on a triple A rating to raise cash in debt...

Italian Cruise Ship Runs Aground, Dozens Missing, Eleven Dead

Update, January 17: Captain Francesco Schettino left the ship before all passengers were off. He is alleged to have made an unauthorized detour too close to shore. The skipper claimed the rocks that tore...

Obama Issues Stern Warning to Israel Not to Strike Iran

  Not that I want a war with Iran, but which side is Obama on? Why is he publicizing his warnings to Netanyahu?? The WSJ reports that U.S. Defense leaders are concerned that Israel is preparing to...

EU Downgrades – It’s About to Get A Whole Lot Worse

Update, 16:05: This story is evolving since the ratings agencies do not immediately release the names of the downgraded countries. France was downgraded by S&P today from AAA to AA+. Austria was cut to AA+...

Egyptian Moral Police Now Enforcing Virtue With Electric Batons – Thank You Arab Spring

A controversial Egyptian Islamist group who like to call themselves the "moral police" have purchased 1000 electric batons to promote virtue. They plan to train volunteers in their use. They are supposedly a controversial group...

Kim Jong Un Sends Thousands to Camps for Not Crying Enough & Jimmy Carter...

While outside of N.Korea, people made fun of the crocodile tears being shed by "mourners" for the late, not-so-great, Kim Jong Il, that country's leaders were taking notes of anyone who did not attend...

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Will Not Allow Israeli Pilgrimage to Holy Man’s Tomb

  WaPo reports that Egypt will not allow the Israeli pilgrimage to the Jewish tomb of a holy man, Rabbi Yaakov Abu Hatzira. in the Nile Delta. It's been a source of conflict for ten years....

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