Really, how could I resist linking to a story about luminescent marmosets?
Follow the link above for a bonus cute-baby-marmoset picture.
This comes from River Rouge, our next-door-neighbor city.
RIVER ROUGE -- Four firefighters have been suspended without pay for allowing three women -- one who was partially naked -- into the firehouse to take pictures of themselves on top of a fire engine.
Says Fire Chief David Chirillo, "One of the women had revealed her naked breasts to the men before she was allowed into the building, yet she was still allowed in. This is quite disturbing." (ed.: for certain less common definitions of disturbing)
Detectives at the 6th Precinct in Detroit are working with police in Ecorse to find a man described as a transvestite con artist who's been stealing people's money in exchange for the false promise of a job, Local 4 reported. (link)
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- A member of Ohio's 5694th National Guard Unit in Mansfield legally changed his name to a Transformers toy.
Why the hell would Don Johnson have $8 Billion (US) in his suitcase? Talk about weird... I have a feeling this will turn out to be every bit as strange as the DeLorean case back in the 80's.
Here's another link via the loud-fans list. Eeee....
‘On this point we want to be perfectly clear: socialism has nothing to do
with equalizing. Socialism cannot ensure conditions of life and
consumption in accordance with the principle “From each according to his
ability, to each according to his needs.” This will be under communism.
Socialism has a different criterion for distributing social benefits:
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his work.”’
— Mikhail Gorbachev, _Perestroika_