Saturday, June 18, 2011


Tomorrow is Father's Day.

Amongst the events that have happened around the world this past week, include:
*The unfortunate continuance of civil unrest in Syria, Libya, Iran, and Yemen.
*The United Nations' Security Council says that Iran is secretly buying banks in hopes to sidestep sanctions. Meanwhile, Nepal is now hopefully clear of all previously planted landmines.
*The UN also issued its first rebuttal against discrimination of gays, lesbians, and transgender beings as the world organization adopted an LGTB rights resolution.
*There are now over 30 confirmed dead in the 2011 E.Coli breakout between Germany and Sweden, including the loss of one child.
* Embarrassed Congressman Anthony Weiner has decided to resign his post.
*Although it will still be awhile before she can resume her duties, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords returned to her home state this week on leave from her continued therapy, after being shot in the head by an assailant earlier this year.
*Parts of this planet witnessed the first lunar eclipse of 2011 earlier this week.

*The 60th beauty pageant competition for the Miss USA title title is being held this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the winner expected to be crowned at the end of the contest Sunday night.
*DC Comics, home to such legendary characters as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, has announced a relaunch of their entire line scheduled for this September, with every title the company will publish from that point starting completely over at issue 1. There have been mixed reactions from comic book readers young and old since the news first broke.

*The second round of Interleague Play is under way in Major League Baseball.
*The Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks for the 2011 Stanley Cup in professional hockey. To say that some Canadians were bad sports about the outcome is a serious understatement.
*The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals.
*For the 33rd year (since 1978) in a row, there was no winner of horse racing's Triple Crown.
Animal Kingdom won the 2011 Kentucky Derby while finishing second in the 2011 Preakness Stakes to Shackleford. Both horses were defeated by Master of Hounds in the 2011 Belmont Stakes.

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