But never fear! I've compiled a precise of things you need to know this week.
This week has been a monstrous clusterfuck, weather-wise. There have been incredible storms, particularly those that wiped out Joplin, Missouri. Give if you can - you know where your money should go.
Ratko Mladich, a war criminal for his actions in the former Yugoslavia, including overseeing the genocide of over 7,500 Bosnian Mulsim men & boys in Srebrenica, was finally found living in Belgrade, Serbia. Funny how he managed to spend the last 16 years enjoying the good life in Serbia's capital unharmed. Sad that so many Serbian nationalists still think he's a great guy. He's off to The Hague for trial.
Dude, COME ON. Obama signed an extension to the Patriot Act. Be extra careful what you say and do, people. THEY ARE WATCHING. Seriously. They are.
Prisoners are becoming quite crafty in getting a drug - Suboxone, which is used to treat opiate addiction - into prison by having their confederates on the outside crush it into a paste and smear it on coloring book pages, which their kids then color, and onto the backs of stamps. I know, I know, there are all sorts of socio-economic reasons that people turn to crime, but if you have this kind of wherewithal and ingenuity in pursuing illegal goals, think of what you could do in the straight world. You could be a hedge fund manager and really clean up! Legally!
In Canada, a Nova Scotia couple is suing the government. They want to grow medical marijuana, but are too poor to do so. So they expect the province to pay for lighting equipment, because they can't afford it on their disability income. They are alleging discrimination. Last year, a Halifax woman won a lawsuit forcing the province to pay her medical marijuana producing costs.
What can I say after that? Nothing. What have you got for me? I'm dying to know.