Wednesday, June 25, 2008

News anyone?

So I bet you didn't know that Israel and the occupied West Bank was ranked as the world's 58th most unstable place this year. What is the number one unstable-est place in all of the world, you ask? Somalia. Ranked as the most unstable country in the world, according to a new report by the Foreign Policy and the Fund for Peace. 7 of the top 10 countries on the list are in Sub-Saharan Africa, with Sudan coming in second.

Another important little tidbit to know, the Supreme Court this week, actually today, took up a case in which a Louisiana man, Patrick Kennedy 43, was sentenced to death for raping his girlfriend's 8 yr old daughter. The court was to decide whether or not someone could be sentenced to death for child rape and in a 5-4 decision the court decided that no, they could not. It was deemed "cruel and unusual punishment" when the intent was not to kill or cause death to the victim.

I don't know if any of you have heard about the MASSIVE protests going on for the past couple of weeks in South Korea over beef imports from well- here. Just today 5,000 protesters clashed with riot police amid the government's decision to lift the ban and allow our beef into their country. Now the main fear amongst South Koreans is well, Mad Cow Disease. No joke. Both governments have tried to rework the original agreement
which restricts US beef exports to meat from cattle under 30 months old. And the agreement also forbids exports of parts that are thought to pose a higher risk of mad cow disease.

So I guess that's it for this moment in time, insha'Allah (God-willing) tomorrow will bring an even better day in news and politics, but for now I hope you learnt something!

Salamz (Peace Out!)

4 comments:

controlled chaos said...

Huh. wow.
somalia is ranked number one?
that's crazy

controlled chaos said...

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Crazy Happy said...
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Snake Charmer said...

Yeah Somalia's really bad right now..the government has like ZERO control at all