It’s a big world out there, and there’s a lot of news to sift through. If I’m honest, it doesn’t all interest me. I’m guessing that you feel the same way. Some stories speak to you, and some don’t. This is what I’m following this week.
The Scots have fought for their independence since the dawn of time — usually from England. 700 years ago, Robert the Bruce won the Battle of Bannockburn, beating superior English forces, and grabbing control of Scotland. Back then, they used the sword to determine the victor. In this day and age, it’s a vote for Scottish independence. The Scots will hit the polls on Sept 18. I’m not an economist, or a political strategist, but this could obviously have far reaching global implications.
Hurricane Odile tied for the strongest hurricane to hit Baja California Sur in the satellite era. It made landfall as a Cat 3. In 1967, Hurricane Olivia also hit that area as a major hurricane. Odile has created a swath of damage across the tourist area of Cabo San Lucas, and will now bring heavy rains and flooding to the Southwest. The moisture from Odile may even end up in the Midwest by the weekend!
A new study by Safe Kids Worldwide was released this morning, saying that 90% of parents move their kids from booster seats to seat belts too soon. Your children should be buckled in car seats or boosters until 57″ tall and between 80-100 lbs. I know there’s always a desire to move your kids to the next phase, whether it’s car seats or baby food, but RELAX. Take your time, and make sure your kid is ready for the next step.
I won’t get into the details on this wide-reaching story. You’re either following it, or you’re not. I will say, however, that this is shining a light on domestic abuse and child abuse, and that can’t be a bad thing. It’s a problem that often stays in the dark. People either try to hide it, or their just afraid to have the discussion. It’s a problem for every segment of the population across the whole world, and it’s now in the spotlight.
Deepika Padukone’s Cleavage
If you live in the US, you probably don’t even know who Deepika Padukone is — she’s a Bollywood star, and she’s awesome. The Times of India tweeted a pic of her this weekend, with the caption – “OMG: Deepika Padukone’s cleavage show”. Deepika didn’t like it, and she tweeted a series of messages to The Times saying, essentially, “yeah, I’ve got boobs, and if you’re gonna talk about women’s empowerment, try to respect women first”. Amen Deepika.