UN's comment that America was stingy with aid: Well the UN just doesn't understand us Americans. They don't realize that we are so busy this time of year rushing to the store to buy storage containers for all of the glut we got burried under from Christmas, that we just don't have time or energy to think about anybody else.
The Earthquake and resulting title wave: One more reason not to live on the crowded sea coasts.
The news that some parents got so fed up with thier kid's behavior that they put the $700 worth of video games on ebay: too little to late, rewarding good behavior and punishing the bad has to start at about 6 months old and is never something we can let up on. And come on, the kids must have been spoiled, $700 of video game toys for Christmas? Just how many of those games promote working togther and parental respect?