The State Dep’t told the Benghazi office to stop asking for beefed up security- and also, they knew it was a premeditated terrorist attack almost immediately, and continued to lie to us about it all being a spontaneous outburst over a movie for weeks.
Taliban claims shooting of 14 year old girl for promoting education and objecting to violence.
Italian library director accused of stealing over 4,000 rare antiquarian books, including some by Galileo.
Meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid shots- this makes the list for me because Pip was given one of these shots to jumpstart her breathing last week. Okay, that was mom-speak. She was breathing, the doctor just didn’t like the amount of wheezing, so he gave her the shot, renewed two prescriptions for her asthma and added three more. Oh, yay. And then we found out about the recall. The steroid shot has at least two uses- asthma, and in the back for…. um, something else. Pain? Inflammation? Anyway, Pip assures me that all these fungal meningitis cases were for the second cause, and given in the back. So she’s good. Except for the breathing part, because she’s still wheezing. The numbers are up, though.
Weekly climate and energy news round up at Watts Up With That
This is older, but if you haven’t read it yet, you really need to read up on what the 97% of scientists who believe in climate change really said.
On the one hand, this isn’t really all that newsworthy all by itself. OTOH, it’s just really tickling my funny bone that Big Bird had to send a take down notice to the Obama campaign for using Sesame Street in its ads. Because Sesame Street, paid for by our tax dollars, is actually a big business item and a licensed trademark, brand-name, etc, etc.
Two different news organizations, Politico and the NYTimes- both super friendly to Obama- have completely different stories about Obama’s immediate opinions about his debate performance. Politico says he knew he botched it, the Times says he thought he’d won. For me, the main story is that you can’t trust the media.