I don’t have a link for it yet, but after today’s British elections the Tories have apparently gained enough seats in Parliament to form a government. This means that David Cameron, a sworn enemy of the EDL, will become the new prime minister. I realize that the Conservatives are microscopically better than Labour, but still — I’m not celebrating over this one.
In other news, the crisis continues in Greece, and lending has now ground to a halt in the EU banking system, due to a lack of liquidity. This caused an alarming drop in the US stock market, with the Dow down 1000 points (9%) before it rallied somewhat at the end of the day.
Also, it now looks like the Times Square bombing suspect, Faisal Shahzad, had extensive ties to the Pakistani Taliban as well as to the ubiquitous fugitive American-Yemeni terrorist imam, Anwar al-Awlaki. Meanwhile, an unruly passenger on a flight from Newark to BWI caused the plane to make an emergency landing. The incident was probably not jihad, because this particular plane is a puddle-jumper, and jihadis don’t go after puddle-jumpers — they prefer the high-profile kills with huge fuel tanks.
Finally, a Japanese company is marketing a dress for young women and girls that converts into a disguise that makes the wearer look like a Coca-Cola machine. Using this stratagem, they can hide in a row of similar machines and thus evade a violent attacker.
Thanks to C. Cantoni, Gaia, heroyalwhyness, Insubria, JD, Paul Green, REP, TB, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.
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