William Katz: Urgent Agenda
FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009
SEOUL, South Korea — In an apparent first, North Korea — a country that struggles to feed its 24 million people — has aired a beer commercial on state television. The advertisement, which lasted nearly three minutes after a news program on Thursday, showed a grinning Korean man with sweat on his face holding a glass of beer, with a caption that read, "Taedong River Beer is the pride of Pyongyang." The commercial said the beer relieves stress and improves health and longevity. It also showed images of a pub it said was in the capital of Pyongyang, filled with people drinking.
I can't wait for the reaction of Western leftists, who want to put warning labels on everything from cough medicine to Cheerios.
THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009
LONDON (Reuters) - A housewife from Sleaford in Lincolnshire will be the first of thousands of people to stand for one hour on top of a plinth in London's Trafalgar Square as part of a 100-day "live sculpture" exercise. "One & Other" is a work devised by sculptor Antony Gormley for the square's empty plinth, now a platform for temporary works of art.
Trafalgar Square commemorates Britain's victory in the Battle of Trafalgar (1805). And this is what it's come to.
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 1 (UPI) -- A Michigan college student was sentenced to 180 days for what the judge described as "the dumbest crime I've heard today" -- stealing a computer from a jail. William Bradley, 25, a student at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, was convicted of larceny after he took a computer that was delivered to the jail while he was serving a sentence for a separate case and concealed it behind some trash bins to be picked up later, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported Wednesday.
What really should be investigated are the admissions standards at Western Michigan.
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