TASCF-Ep049 Social news and catchup

TASCF-Ep49: News catchup

Personal Stuff: The quake didn’t do any damage at work, either.
Yay, ads happened without hitting the feed.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrom update: I continue to recover. Physically, I just have to regain strength and stamina, although that may cause periodic setbacks. Mentally, I’m getting there slowly but noticeably.

Episode 52, that all-your-imput show, is looking like it’s going to be 3 minutes long. This is not a Happy Thing. Leave a comment (that “0 comments” link under the post), an email, or a voicemail, oK?

Social News this show. Med/Sci news next news show:
New mom defends us.
Very cool essay.

Absolutely great open letter to breeder-not-parents at the cinema. Rock on, Filmwad writer Anthony Burch.

The Guardian:
“According to the Optimum Population Trust, Britain’s rising birth rate, currently growing at the highest rate for nearly 30 years, should be considered an environmental liability.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Users/savedstories/save/tr/1,,330171658,00.html

New humor/angry, rather bitter little book witten by French economist/psychoanalyst Corinne Maier entitled, No Kid: 40 Reasons Not to Have Children
article claims irony: “France has the highest fecundity rate in Europe, 830,000 births in 2006, the average of 2.9 children per woman.”
Not yet on Amazon US. I’ll keep looking.

Poll finds resentment of parent-only flextime….go fig, USA Today.
http://www.usatoday.com/money/workplace/2007-05-10-flex-time-usat_N.htm

Clip from Swift Kick by George Hrab… available on the Minutiae album through http://www.cdbaby.com/all/geologic/

Gah! Breeder-not-parent alert!
Video of child destroying mandala and parent running away. Starts with an ad.
Toddler’s dance destroys monks’ intricate sand painting
By MATT CAMPBELL The Kansas City Star May 23, 2007

Boy, 3, wandering alone at midnight in Pioneer Square, SeattlePI.com, May 15. Grrr….
A 3-year-old boy was placed in foster care Monday after he was found wandering around Pioneer Square about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. According to police accounts, the boy got out of a locked car while his mother was at a nearby nightclub.

Happy Things: Super Tinker Victorinox replaces my gummed-up-with-backpack-lint-then-lost Tinker. . An Evil person is losing the position that would enable others to suffer as I did. The Great Yogurt Trick.

Chris the Fixed Kitty, She of a Thousand Naps, signing out.

 
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