Interesting News

Japan’s Tsunami Tragedy – Could There Be a Silver Lining?

March 12, 2011

I was watching the video footage of the tsunami that raked Japan on Friday, and it literally brought tears to my eyes. Watching the roaring mass of muddy waters washing through the neighborhoods was heart-rending. Most of the time, all that was visible were the flat tops of some of the larger buildings. Just as […]

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Taco Bell Manipulates Lawsuit to Boost Sales

March 5, 2011

In late January, I began following the Taco Bell controversy and the lawsuit that against them for their alleged dishonesty about the contents of their taco meat. Now, with the rumors flying and legal action against them in full swing, Taco Bell trying to capitalize on the controversy. How Taco Bell is Milking the Situation […]

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Is the McDonald’s Rumor True? – Is a McLobster Sandwich Coming Soon to a Restaurant Near You?

March 3, 2011

The McLobster. I had never heard about this sandwich until today–and maybe I didn’t want to. Lobster is a delicacy that’s healthy, delicious–and frankly, too expensive to be a part of my family’s regular menu.  With an average price of 12.99 per pound, this is twice the price of the Laura’s Lean Beef organic hamburger […]

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Fire Breaks Out in Southern Maryland – What Mini-Tragedies Can Teach Our Kids

March 2, 2011

This evening–on March 2, 2011–as I was driving my fourth grader home from Math Team practice, we saw flames off to one side of the road. They were about 50 feet in front of us when I first noticed them. I kept glancing at them to see if they were in some kind of enclosure. […]

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All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Buffet Says Clean Your Plate – or Else!

February 26, 2011

I was shocked when I heard about this news story on my local radio station this morning. Apparently, a guy named David Martin went to a Los Angelas restaurant and ordered the all-your-can-eat sushi buffet for $28. The problem occurred when Martin decided he only wanted to eat the fish out of the sushi and […]

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GOP Sends State Police After Democratic Leader Who Refuses to Do His Job – 3 Lessons To Teach Your Kids

February 18, 2011

When I first heard about this on the news yesterday, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Apparently, Wisconsin Democrats fled the state house to avoid a quorum being reached; in other words, the democrats wanted to make sure that the number of lawmakers in attendance at the state house was not high enough for […]

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Was CBS Correspondent Lara Logan “Thrown to the Wolves” While on Assignment in Egypt?

February 15, 2011

It was Friday, February 11, and Lara Logan was in Egypt with a CBS film crew covering the resignation of Egypt President Mubarak. Logan and the crew were filming for the popular TV special 60 Minutes when she was attacked, brutally sexually assaulted, and beaten by a group of Egyptian men. According to CBS: “. […]

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How President Obama is Like Your Mother

February 7, 2011

What do I mean by such an odd-sounding statement? With this situation in Egypt, President Obama has been navigating troubled waters–as your mother probably does with her children–and or not–during the holidays. Except that in Obama’s scenario, he’s got the Egyptian people–sibling #1–in one “chair’ sitting next to Egypt President Mubarak–sibling #2. They’re sitting at […]

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