William Katz: Urgent Agenda
MARCH 31, 2010
SALE, England, March 30 (UPI) -- A 66-year-old British woman was fined and ordered to wear an ankle monitor as punishment for selling a goldfish to a 14-year-old. Joan Higgins, 66, owner of Majors Pet Shop in Sale, England, was fined $1,506, ordered to wear an ankle monitor and given a seven-week curfew as punishment for selling a goldfish to a 14-year-old boy sent into the store by police on a test buy, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. A 2006 law prohibits the sale of live fish to children under the age of 16.
Does the term "priorities" come to mind? I wonder what else was happening in merry old England while this major case was being pursued.
MARCH 30, 2010
From Fox Business: What's the value of a pint of beer? Let the market decide, says a new restaurant in Manhattan where prices for food and beverages will fluctuate like stock prices in increments according to demand. The Exchange Bar & Grill, set amid the bustling shops and pubs of the Grammercy Park neighborhood, is replete with a ticker tape flashing menu prices in red lettering as demand forces them to fluctuate.
Great idea. Now watch, Obama will march in and impose price controls.
MARCH 29, 2010
THERMAL, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California school teacher has been arrested for allegedly teaching while drunk. Toro Canyon Middle School teacher Tonya Neff was taken to the Indio jail Tuesday afternoon and booked for investigation of felony child endangerment.
Maybe this explains some of the stuff being taught.
MARCH 28, 2010
ROSCOMMON, Ireland, March 27 (UPI) -- Two incompetent thieves who threw priceless 4,000-year-old Irish jewelry into a dumpster have received suspended sentences for the crime. Robert Dempsey and Anthony Dowling, both Dublin residents, were given consideration because they helped police locate the national treasures, The Irish Times reported.
Time off for dumbness. What a concept.
MARCH 27, 2010
EXNING, England, March 26 (UPI) -- A British widow said she took her husband's ashes on the 60,000-mile world tour he always wanted in life but never had because of his fear of flying.
He found the ideal way to cure that fear.
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