Saturday, December 02, 2006

December 1 in the news.....

  • North Korea has relied on the wise leadership of Kim Jong-il to make sure there have been no outbreaks of AIDS in the reclusive country, its official media reported on Friday. The strategy put in place worked well because North Koreans were too starving to have energy for sex.

  • The Pope has been hailed by Islamic media in Turkey for praying towards Mecca on a visit to a mosque there. This is part of his fence-mending tour after inciting waves of violence in the Islamic World after criticising it for being violent. His next step is to travel to Iran and burn an effigy of President George W. Bush while calling America the Great Satan.

  • Without notifying the public, federal agents for the past four years have assigned millions of international travelers, including Americans, computer-generated scores rating the risk they pose of being terrorists or criminals. This may explain why prizes were awarded to two travelers recently - an Italian nun received a big trophy with a cheque for $50,000, and a Yemeni cleric involved in weapons smuggling won a trip for one to Guantanamo Bay.

  • A radio host in the US played a hoax recently looking to see how much negative feedback he could get from Americans about Muslims. It was found that a deep fear and distrust of Muslims was present. It is unknown what exactly caused this, since Muslims around the world largely hold favourable views of Americans and don't speak against them or attack American symbols interests or citizens when given the opportunity.