Thursday, 18 June 2015

07:52 – Front page article in the paper this morning about a former girls’ basketball coach at a local high school who faces prison for impregnating a student. She was 18 years old at the time, two years past the age of consent and legally an adult, but North Carolina’s bizarre laws make it a felony for a teacher to have sex with a student if the teacher is more than four years older than the student. The way the law is written, a 65 year old teacher would face felony charges for having sex with a 60 year old student.

Greece has officially announced that it will default as of 30 June unless the EU, ECB, and IMF gives Greece the money to pay the EU, ECB, and IMF. Nothing new there. Greece already defaulted for the umpteenth time earlier this month when it stiffed the IMF. Greece hasn’t actually made payments on its debts in living memory, unless you count making payments with the proceeds of additional loans from those same creditors. What’s wrong with that picture? A German spokesman called the Greek leadership a bunch of “clowns”, which is an insult to clowns.