A Colorado high school student decided to test Army recruitment policies by telling a recruiter that he had dropped out of high school and was addicted to marijuana. The recruiter told the student how to get a fake diploma over the Internet and instructed him to take a detoxification formula so that he could pass the Army’s drug test.[CBS 4 Colorado]
Kenya’s parliament passed a motion calling for the castration of rapists. The Bible, announced the Kenyan health minister, says that if any part of the body causes you to sin, it should be removed. [BBC News]
– WHAT ABOUT THE BRAIN?
Norway sent a woman to jail for raping a man.
The Girl Scouts were suing people who didn’t pay for their cookies.[AP] The state court of Florida blocked a thirteen-year-old girl from having an abortion. Why can’t I make my own decision? the girl asked a judge. I don’t know, the judge answered.[BBC News] [Sun-Sentinel.com]
A middle school in Boulder, Colorado, banned hugging, suggesting that students high-five instead,[9News.com]
The Austrian housewares chain Baumax renamed their tool shed from Mauthausen, which was the name of a Nazi concentration camp, to Linde, which means linden tree.[New York Times]
The United States was sending prisoners to Uzbekistan so that they could be tortured more fully. In Uzbekistan the most common torture techniques are beating and asphyxiation with a gas mask; however, victims can also have their genitals shocked, their toenails plucked out, and they can be boiled to death.[The Seattle Times]
The Mayor of Spokane, Washington, an opponent of gay rights, was accused of being a pedophile; he insisted that he cruised the Internet only for men of legal age.[Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
Twelve new moons were discovered orbiting Saturn.[BBC News]
A Fresno, California, man was standing trial for killing nine of his children, seven of whom he fathered with his own daughters and nieces. Jesus was a womanizer, he explained.[CourtTV.com]