First, the really crazy story; It was reported this morning that the German government is forcing its citizen into prostitution. Hard to believe but according to the report a German women has been threatened with losing her unemployment benefits unless she accept a job in a brothel: "providing sexual favours". You see prostitution is legal in germany -- it can only occur in certain area, like the Reeperbahn in Hamburg (as an example). Now, the American puritanical right has been warning for years that légalisation of prostituions would lead to women being forced by their government into prostituions. Turns out they may be right (I still think this is crazy).
However, there are a few things that don't add up in this story. Say for example that you are a guy and are offered a very dangerous job, would the government have the right to terminate your unemployment benefits if you refused that job???
IN other news, yesterday afternoon -- it was around 3 pm I ordered a book on Amazon.ca, and I needed ASAP (like before Sunday), well this morning at 10:30 AM UPS delivered the book to my door. I am serious, not only did I not "have" to go to a book store (I did but the book was not in stock) but I had the book delivered (with certain charges of course) to my door. The kicker -- and its a big one, the total price of the book, including delivery (by UPS) was less than the price of the book, had i bought it in the book store (had it been available).