News Appetizers Make You Wanna Jump

Even when you hate the news because it’s just the worst, it’s always worth a listen or a read or a slight rage stroke. To combat everything wrong in the world, may I suggest some sunbathing with a cocktail? That always makes things look a little brighter to me.

Woo! Rhode Island is now the 10th state in the union to legalize gay marriage! ABC

Retailers are rethinking their role in Bangladesh following the factory collapse that killed more than 400 people. NYTimes

Three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been arrested for trying to protect their friend following the Boston bombings. NYTimes

Rapper Chris Kelly, half of the duo Kriss Kross, has died. NPR

A detained U.S. citizen gets 15 years of hard labor in North Korea. NPR

Turns out early English settlers in the U.S. turned to cannibalism. BBC

Initial jobless claims dropped to a 5-year low. Los Angeles Times

The UN has declared that nearly 260,000 people died as a result of the Somalia famine between 2010-2012. Al Jazeera

Now, let’s jump:

By [E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

2 replies on “News Appetizers Make You Wanna Jump”

I am reading Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the U.S., which mentions the reports of cannibalism in Jamestown. Someone at the time wrote that people dug bodies out of graves to eat them. Yikes.

Going to a new world is terrible for everybody involved. If people ever colonize another planet, DON’T GO. STAY HOME.

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