Saturday, December 15, 2001

35 Accused of Using Babies to Run Drugs

.... Not much more to say about this really.

Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - News - Runaway Reindeer Shot By Hunter

You'd think a reindeer would look significantly different than your average deer, and be worth checking out rather than randomly blasting away. Maybe this hunter's the reason the rest of them wear bright orange vests.
Fundraising Effort Tops $130,000 For Kabul Zoo

The zookeepers are remaining loyal to the animals remaining, despite being without wages for weeks. This is the sort of story that makes me cry and also makes me happy that there are people looking after animals like this.

Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Love in the time of mobiles - - National

"In the West, dumping the ex by text message has become the chic way to end a relationship. In the United Arab Emirates, it's the sheik way to get a divorce. Truly. While Islamic law says men must declare the end by saying "I divorce you" three times, a court in Dubai set a precedent for allowing the sentiment to be delivered via text message over a mobile phone."

oh my, I'd have to hurt the boy who did that to me...
iv jst gt 2 get a msg 2U - - National

I have every email message to and from Jeff for at least 6 months from the day we first started emailing, December 2nd, 1996. I printed out 3 months worth to take to US immigration to prove we were in a proper relationship. deleting messages like that would just not be a Fun Thing!
Australian trained with bin Laden's troops - - National

Bloody idiot. First words into my head when reading this story. Put this joker in the same place as the US guy captured last week. Talk about backing the wrong horse completely.
Pilot killed, boy misses transplant as Flying Doctor plane crashes on mercy mission - - National

Not too many things more sucky than this news story. Fairly shocking to me, and the first time it's happened in SA, so pretty shocking to everyone there too. Poor pilot, poor kid.