The Washington Post carries a story about Castro’s take on U.S. accounting scandals. The piece describes how Cubans were rounded up from surrounding areas to attend the speech, and says that this was done “(w)ith the efficiency of a centrally planned socialist state.” Surely it isn’t the official position of the Washington Post that socialist central planning is efficient?
1% of office romances begin in the elevator.
Probably not a good idea to send a postcard to the cops when you’re no-showing a court appearance.
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In Ohio, a police chase ends as the suspect’s leg falls off. It gets me thinking — shouldn’t the police make a reasonable accomodation for the suspect’s disability? It hardly seems fair that this man should be hindered by his disability, especially when there’s nothing inherent in the job of being a criminal that says a disabled man can’t do it . . .
A deal to pardon murderers in Pakistan in exchange for cash and young women has unraveled. Pakistan allows a victim’s family to pardon a convict in exchange for financial compensation. I actually think this makes alot of sense. Here in the U.S., we think of crimes such as murder as “crimes against the state.” The state prosecutes and the state punishes — as though it was the state that was harmed. This practice, which strikes me as more advanced than in the West, allows the people who are truly harmed — the families — to be compensated instead. The problem with this particular deal is that the parties agreed to something that was not permitted — including young brides in addition to the cash. Pakistani elders declared that it was simply “unethical” for a 77-year…
Boy’s Penis Stitched Back After Donkey Bite. I don’t even want to speculate on how the accident happened in the first place.