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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Back to Business

The news today? Oh boy. Did you ever do that school writing exercise where you take the viewpoint of an alien who lands on Earth and reads a newspaper, then writes a report for the bosses back home? There'd be some freaky conclusions drawn from today's stories.

Naomi Wolf has a point
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/apr/05/us-sexual-humiliation-political-control

Oh the pain, the pain...
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/painkiller-sales-soar-fuel-addiction-article-1.1056490

The real hunger game
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/05/greece-rise-suicide-rate

Everyone gives everyone a bad name
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/04/mta_disputes_cl.php

We still enslave our own
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/world/asia/india-shaken-by-plight-of-13-year-old-maid.html?_

The species is doomed
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/on-facebook-some-friendly-energy-rivalry/?

4 comments:

Pearl said...

Oh, Austan. I can barely look at it from the point of view of a HUMAN.

:-)

Pearl

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Let's face it. If an alien came here, he'd end up returning home to report that there's "no intelligent life" here.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I'm sure by now all the aliens know enough to give this planet a wide berth. We're not even worth blowing up.

CarrieBoo said...

Surely we must be tasty...

(interesting articles, thanks!)