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Midweek News: Shaking Things Up

It’s the middle of the week. There are things going on in this world of ours. And man, is it depressing.

Egypt’s leaders have selected a premier and are hoping for quick elections. Meanwhile, a violent day in Egypt has emphasized tensions. (NYTimes)

The Asiana Airlines crash is currently under investigation with the focus on the pilots. (NYTimes)

A terrible crash that practically blew up a Canadian town now has people playing the blame game. (BBC)

The Cleveland kidnapping victims are speaking out. (CNN)

Rand Paul’s team reveals another white supremacist. It’s like a clown car. Of racism. (Salon)

California prisoners have launched a massive hunger strike to protest indefinite isolation. (Slate)

Yeah, it’s depressing. So here’s a picture of my cat.

A picture of a girl petting a tabby cat
This cat always makes me feel better about the world.

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 “Midweek News: Shaking Things Up”

I listened to one of the statements given by the kidnapping victims. It sounded like a speech written by a thirteen year old. Which made me incredibly sad. How much education and appropriate social interaction did these women lose in their isolation? Playing catch up is going to be incredibly difficult, if not impossible for any number of years.

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