Some interesting news stories I wish to share with you this time around. Some of you may know about them, some may not. Enjoy them anyway!
The Rouge Cop
In national news (U.S.A.) a former Los Angeles police officer made news headlines recently when he went on a revenge killing spree for his being fired. Among search warrants and investigating his burned out truck, the LAPD found a manifesto of what he is going to do, in the document he names specific targets of his. "This is a dangerous man" says the LAPD. While the suspect was an officer, he was trained as a S.W.A.T. sniper, when he lost his mind he had with him weapons, armor, and camping supplies. He is still at large in the area around Los Angeles and a one million dollar reward is being offered for information leading to his capture. The officer has already killed multiple people.
This one kind of disturbs me folks. I can't tell you how this turns out, but I hope this guy has the rocks to not kill himself when they do find him. Then I hope they execute him in the most violent possible way, I don't like people who kill police officers. If you have any information please contact the LAPD, not just for the reward, but to help the families of his victims.
The Stranded Cruise Ship
Going to international news now, we head to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, where about 150 miles offshore a Carnival Cruise ship is left powerless after a fire in the engine room. The Triumph is adrift in the Gulf of Mexico about 500 miles south east of Galveston, Texas and is being tended by supply ships. Ships are moving today to pull the ship to port and make repairs.
I'll be honest, I laughed when I heard this headline. Don't get me wrong, I feel a little bad for the people stranded at sea. But they are on a luxury cruise ship! As long as they are out there, might as well live it up. They will be supplied with food until tugs can come and tow them into shore, so they are not in any real danger. They are also handled by a good crew and captain, they are in no danger.
The Pope Quits
Pope Benedict XVI is due to resign this week citing "Advanced Age" as the cause for his retirement. This is the first time in 600 years that a pope has resigned. After Benedict's resignation on Feb. 28th, cardinals will meet to determine his successor. "Before Easter, we will have a new pope" says Rev. Federico Lombardi.
Alright folks, I guess this proves that people can really quit any job out there. Pope Benedict took this job less than 10 years ago if I'm remembering correctly, and now he is resigning due to "advanced age?" Something seems wrong here. Let's hope that the next guy to hold the so called "Papal Throne" doesn't do this and lasts longer. Follow the lead of pope John Paul II and do a great job!
The Blizzard of 2013
Last week, a massive blizzard raged through the northeast United States. The blizzard is the biggest on record since 1888 in the city of Boston. Schoolchildren rejoice as schools remain closed. Cleanup is underway as the city takes action to remove the snow from its streets and make travel safe again. A no travel ban was lifted across the northeast with airports and train stations opening back up.
Not really anything I can say here. This caused massive problems for a lot of people, I don't like picking fun at situations like these, so I won't. Hope they recover from this quickly.
Well, that is it! A couple of headlines I thought I would share with you all. I hope you found them interesting. Thanks for reading!