What a strange and wonderful world we live in. While your focus has understandably been fixed on Egypt and a few other major stories, you may have missed these rather startling events.
The British Prime Minister Says Multiculturalism Sucks!
Well, he didn’t actually ose the word “sucks” but he may as well have. Bruce McQuain at Questions and Observations has the story. Here’s an excerpt of what PM David Cameron had to say on the subject:
Frankly, we need a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and much more active, muscular liberalism,” the prime minister said. “Let’s properly judge these organisations: Do they believe in universal human rights – including for women and people of other faiths? Do they believe in equality of all before the law? Do they believe in democracy and the right of people to elect their own government? Do they encourage integration or separatism?
“These are the sorts of questions we need to ask. Fail these tests and the presumption should be not to engage with organisations,” he added.
You will want to checkout the rest of the story. Then we have this tidbit:
Oh My God! You Spilt the Milk! Call the EPA Now!
I’m not joking friends. Spilt milk is a serious matter according to the EPA. Be sore to read the whole story at Hot Air. Here is a tease of what you’ll find:
Two weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule that subjects dairy producers to the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure program, which was created in 1970 to prevent oil discharges in navigable waters or near shorelines. Naturally, it usually applies to oil and natural gas outfits. But the EPA has discovered that milk contains “a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil,” as the agency put it in the Federal Register.
In other words, the EPA thinks the next blowout may happen in rural Vermont or Wisconsin. Other dangerous pollution risks that somehow haven’t made it onto the EPA docket include leaks from maple sugar taps and the vapors at Badger State breweries.
The next thing you know we’ll have EPA inspectors in every kitchen in America.
Now for the last tidbit for today:
504 Thousand Americans Disappear!
It’s true, at least according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is how Dale Franks, at Questions and Observations, interprets the latest BLS report which claims that unemployment fell in January from 9.6% to 9.0%. Here is Dale’s analysis of the real unemployment in the US:
Civilian non-institutional adult population: 238,704
Historical labor force participation rate: 66.2%
Proper labor force size: 158,022
Actually Employed: 139,323
Unemployment Rate: 13.4%
What’s a few percentage points difference among friends, right? Will Big Brother ever stop lying to us ? Sorry. Dumb question.