Thursday, May 7, 2009

Newsie Items

**Are you on government assistance? Do you live in Massachusetts? Well, you might be able to get a free car, with all bills paid, from the state of Mass. Really. I know. I can't believe it either.

**Hackers are now demanding ransom for personal data they hacked. This can't be paid, because the precedent would be too big of a problem. I bet the FBI is going crazy trying to catch these goons.

**The World Health Organization (WHO) is saying that the Swine Flu could become a pandemic and infect 2 billion people worldwide. This sounds like fear-mongering to me. Especially since they won't say it is a "prediction".

**Manny Ramirez has been suspended 50 games for drug use. Athletes are not heroes. We need to be critical of the sport-worship that is in our culture, even as we enjoy them.

**60% of Catholics think Notre Dame made a mistake by inviting Obama. 25% don't think it was a mistake. The majority are correct in this one.

**Maine is now the 5th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Coming soon to a state near you.

**If you are interested in following the Holy Father's visit to Israel, then check out the Pope Benedict in Israel blog.

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