Weird stuff all around.
Since we all know about the CofE bishop saying it's fine to kill disabled kids if you think they'll cost too much -- in line with the good old American practice of defining "mother's health" to include financial health in order to rationalize 3rd-trimester abortions -- I won't post about that. Instead, the Chronicle's Weird News section!
So, New Zealand kids can use text message shorthand in exams, eh? I hope they've trained teachers to understand what all the abbreviations mean, and have given them ESP to help them recognize which of many meanings for an abbreviation is meant in each circumstance... my cousin IMs with that, and I can't make out what she's saying most of the time.
In an article about a baby hatch where unwanted babies can be dropped off, you read:
"By installing the hatch, we want to rescue both parents and babies," said a hospital official. "Maybe there are some people who are suspicious about it, but we should not pretend not to see them and let them die. Babies are innocent."
Good counterpart to the news that babies under 25 weeks gestation are refused medical treatment in Holland -- there, apparently, they do pretend not to see them and let them die.
That's all from this weird world -- have a nice day!