Too much news today?

Sometimes we are just spoilt for choice. There seems to be a rich variety of stories in the news today.

Starting with Gaza, Arutz Sheva reports that a luxury shopping mall has opened in Gaza, where people are supposed to be starving because of the Israeli blockade. The same report claims that conditions in Gaza are better than in Turkey. Ignoring any possible propaganda, this is merely more proof that the rich can take care of themselves in any situation. Link Bargain Prices for 'Zionist' Clothes in New Gaza Luxury Mall - A7 Exclusive Features - Israel News - Israel National News

Then there is the report of an Amish teenager who has been charged for possession of alcohol after he evaded police and crashed his horse and cart Teen charged after crash of horse and buggy in chase : Police Blotter : The Buffalo News

This links to a report on a totally different topic. Guam has turned back a ship which is infested with spiders. But sometimes the headline does not encapsulate the whole story. Reading further, it turns out that the ship was trying to unload timber to make living accomodation for 18,000 workers. 18,000 workers on Guam, a dot on the map in the Pacific. So the economy must be picking up there, then. link - Spider-infested ship turned back from Guam landing : 24 Hour Business : The Buffalo News

And finally, our railway operators may be missing a trick. The Indians have organised a train to tour the country and explain what the Commonwealth Games are all about. The last time I remember a touring train exhibition here would be about 1970, when BR sent out a cutting edge 70' passenger coach. Even some teenage boys found it more interesting than sex :D I think there might be scope for train-based exhibitions here. It could help to make people visit their local station which they would normally drive past, for example. link The Assam Tribune Online
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