First off, there is a traffic jam in China that started on August 14th. It is now 60 miles long. I have never been to China before, so I don't know, but wouldn't you think they would have exit ramps? The people living near the highway are selling noodles and water to the people stuck in the traffic. I am pretty sure I would have abandoned my car after a few days.
Secondly, some miners in Chile have been found alive after an explosion. There are 33 miners in a space that is about 550 square feet. They have already been under ground for 2 weeks or so and the news is saying that they will not be rescued until Christmas. I am claustrophobic just thinking about this.
And lastly, I am thinking of moving to LA.
Los Angeles is putting the finishing touches on a 578 million dollar public school. What do you think the finishing touches are? Gold trim? Damask table clothes? Diamond encrusted walkways? Evidently it is being built on the old Coconut Grove and the hotel where RFK was shot and killed. The auditorium is the Coconut Grove and the room where RFK was shot is now the library. The teachers' room is the hotel bar. (I am not sure if it is serving shots or not, but it has stools belied up to the bar.) Isn't California in the worst debt of it's existence? They started building this school in 2006 when things were "economically sound". California has 3 of the most expensive schools in the country. This new one, one that cost 377 million and one that cost 232 million. The problem in that state is that they have been reducing teachers and supplies by half. What good is this beautiful new school campus if it cannot afford enough teachers to staff it?
I have decided that I can only handle watching the news once a week. Or maybe I will just stick to People Magazine.