by Staff Monkeys
Recent changes to health care laws were supposed to make medicine more available to poor people, but the obvious result has started to manifest itself in rationing. A number of states are limiting the number of drugs that Medicaid patients can be on. The limit is about cost, not need. Welcome to the future of health care.
- The news hasn’t been good this week for the Obama campaign. The White House has been forced to apologize to a newspaper columnist about an argument related to a bust of Winston Churchill. (Seriously.) The president’s campaign is desperate for money, and Barack Obama himself has had to kick some money in to the effort. And now a group of black pastors is launching a campaign against him among black voters because they oppose gay marriage.
- Criminals seem to be getting younger. In Philadelphia, police are looking for a gun-wielding boy who’s said to be around 12 years old. He’s been coming up behind people on a bicycle and demanding money. We’re waiting for the inevitable calls to ban bicycles.
- In Norway, the U.S. embassy had a bomb scare this weeks that caused the evacuation of a chunk of downtown Oslo, including the royal palace. A dummy bomb that had been placed onto an embassy vehicle as part of a security drill was forgotten. When someone found it and thought it was a real bomb, the insanity began.
- You might remember a strange craft that some people say being transported along an interstate highways in the D.C. area in June — which they were mistakenly reporting as a UFO. The Navy has now shown off the alien-looking unmanned vehicle, which is called the X-47B. That sounds like something from science fiction, doesn’t it?
- When you think of rescue dogs, you typically think of bloodhounds or some other more “serious” dog, but for a pair of little girls lost in the woods of Georgia, their rescue dog was a Chihuahua.