An update on the food crisis today from the UN food agency. The good news? More than a billion dollars in food aid has been pledged to meet emergency needs. There’s also been a pledge by delegates to invest more in agriculture – the goal is to boost food production by 50 percent by 2030. But while these are important steps, they don’t solve the problem. Find out what else is in the works here.
This story is INSANE. One of our senior producers sent it to me last night, thinking it may be good for today’s blog. Wow. I hope you’re sitting down.
In Texas, a family is suing to keep a Justice of the Peace from ordering spankings in his courtroom. Yep, ordering spankings. But not a quick swat on the bum with Mom or Dad’s hand – with a paddle. A paddle “of such heft and weight that an individual striking an animal with one might be reasonably reported for cruelty to an animal.” That’s how the attorney for this family described it.
And if Gustavo Garza refused to paddle his stepdaughter, he alleges the JP said the 14 year old would be found guilty of a criminal offense and fined $500 for truancy. Are you kidding me?
The JP isn’t commenting… though everyone else is. Personally, I don’t think there is EVER a time you should strike your child with a paddle, a belt or any object.
OK, stepping off the soapbox… and leaving you with a treat. It’s also some ammunition for all you packrats!
A gold cup passed down from a junk dealer to his son isn’t really junk. It’s a Persian artifact from 300 or 400 BC, that just went for $100k at auction. Not bad… if only the stuff under your bed were worth that much! My dust bunnies and summer clothes definitely are not.
Filed under: Erica Hill
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