Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Stories below the fold

BLM riots... in Paris suburbs...


Duterte is a populist who tried to make nice with the remnants of the NPA...

but now that is off. At least against those who remain violent.

the incredible invisible men who keep civilization going.


Boston Herald to the Boston Globe: NYAH NYAH NYAH NYAH.

their "Dewey defeats Truman" headline might not play well in  Beantown, especially since the Patriots came from behind and won in overtime.


Haiti is still a mess but at least they now have a new president. AlJ reports.


alJ's take on Syria:

Many of those fighting come from outside Syria. The ranks of ISIL include a sizeable number of fighters from around the world. Lebanese members of Hezbollah are fighting on the side of Assad, as are Iranian and Afghan fighters .
Although the US has stated its opposition to the Assad government, it has hesitated to involve itself deeply in the conflict, even after the Assad government allegedly used chemical weapons in 2013,

and this will be ignored too:


Madonna adopts two more orphans from Malawi. Trying to show off.

And who exactly did her home study to show she would make a good mom?
this 2009 story assures us the kids are cared for:

Sources say that because of the star’s punishing work schedule she is hugely dependent on a team of carers who look after her three children – Lourdes, Rocco and David, whom she adopted in Malawi two years ago.

compare and contrast to the movie Lion. (which hasn't been released here yet),  about a kid who got lost and ended up on the street being adopted and as a grown up, finding his birth mother.


and the really really important news of the day:

Better hair with Broccoli

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