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05.12.11 Bucky Turco

Like smoking. Lawmakers in Iraq are proposing legislation that would overhaul the war-ravaged nation’s tobacco industry and basically make it a lot like New York City under Mayor Bloomberg. The New York Times summarizes some of the new changes being proposed that are sure to make life better for Iraqis. […]

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06.01.10 Bucky Turco

Australia is having some problems with its Asian neighbors: They’re worried about the future military threat China presents and the current environmental impact Japan is creating with its whale hunting in Antarctic waters. […]

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03.25.10 Bucky Turco

The Russians are keeping the UK’s Royal Air Force busy, forcing them to scramble at least 20 times. It’s like the Cold War all over again! […]

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11.04.09 Bucky Turco

A Protestant farmer in Ireland isn’t too happy that six of his sheep—all pregnant—were spray painted with the Irish tricolour in what has been characterized “as an ongoing campaign of intimidation” by the Belfast News Letter. |Belfast News Letter| […]

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07.30.09 Bucky Turco

Similar to the women-haters in Uganda, the Sudanese have also adopted a perverse form of Islam that mandates strict dress codes for females. A woman is facing 40 lashes for wearing “trousers that were too tight and a blouse that was too sheer” according to the country’s real life fashion police. |CNN| […]

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07.02.09 Bucky Turco

The United States announced that it will punish Bolivia by retracting “import duty waivers,” arguing that the small country isn’t doing enough to fight its massive cocaine production. Translated: if the CIA doesn’t gets a cut, we can’t do business. |AP| […]

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07.01.09 Bucky Turco

The Japanese can’t catch a break. When they’re not ducking for cover from biblical style animal rain on the mainland, it’s deadly Nomura’s jellyfish approaching their coastal waters. Researches are warning of an imminent and “catastrophic invasion this year” of the massive, species-stinging sea creatures. And these aren’t your typical jellyfish, they can “grow up […]

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06.29.09 Bucky Turco

In addition to Club Med-ready tourists, blue jeans, and whole lot of wheat the United States is the premiere exporter of illegal guns to Jamaica, accounting for “eighty percent of the weapons seized in the Caribbean island” according to the Associated Press. How do so many of these firearms “pour into violent slums”? Mostly because […]

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06.24.09 Bucky Turco

So that whole stereotype about Australians being hardcore and stuff? Totally true. A surfer that lost his hand in a shark attack in February has returned to the water and enjoyed it. |TimesOnline| […]

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06.19.09 Bucky Turco

The UN released some report on drugs and it appears that cocaine production in Colombia has dropped off significantly. However, evidence suggests that Peru and Bolivia are picking up the slack as their cultivation of the coca crop increases dramatically. |AP| […]

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