Why ask why? Beer thieves in the Houston suburb of Friendswood have allegedly engaged in nightly raids of garages to loot beer and liquour.
The Houston Chronicle: "Somebody has been breaking into Friendswood-area garages to swipe beer and liquor from refrigerators since October, according to Friendswood police. Friendswood Police Department spokeswoman Lisa Price said the last reported beer theft was Monday, in the 1100 block of Glenshannon."
Many Massachusetts residents take pride in voting for Democrat Party elected officials. Well, they are learning the hard way that you get what you vote for. Over one-third of the State's social workers, who are responsible for protecting the safety of children, do not meet the minimum requirements to do their jobs.
The Boston Herald reports that, "More than one-third of social workers at the Department of Children and Families are not licensed to practice in their field, failing to meet basic state standards for experience, training and education, the embattled agency admitted last night.
BEIJING: As more and more statisticians are raising doubts on the accuracy of China's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures, the Chinese State-owned media has disclosed that yes indeed, Chinese officials are using fuzzy math to calculate economic numbers.
Accoring to Xinhua News Agency, "One plus one equals two. But it's not always the case, especially when you are talking about the calculating of local and national gross domestic product () data in China."
So let's talk about that so-called 'Reset on Russia.' President Barack Obama offered Russian President Vladimr Putin an opportunity to utilize US warships and fighter jets during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. However, Putin refused to accept it.
The Moscow Times reports that, "As the U.S. expressed concern over the safety of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and offered to send its own warships to assist in case of a terrorist threat, observers said that cooperation between U.S. and Russian security agencies on the matter is not much more than a formality."
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is telling the US Armed Forces to recruit radical Islamists, who look similar to the slain terrorist, Osama bin Laden.
The BBC News reports that, "The US military is easing its uniform rules to allow religious wear including turbans, skullcaps, beards and tattoos, officials have said. Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Wiccan soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen can now request exemptions to strict military uniform and grooming policies."
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a Republican, has dramatically cut State spending during his term in office. Accordingly, Wisconsin will enjoy a surplus from tax revenues and the governor has pledged to offer substantial tax cuts for Wisconsin residents.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that, "Typical homeowners would see their property and income taxes drop by about $150 a year, under a $504 million plan that Gov. Scott Walker will spell out Wednesday in his "state of the state" address. Walker's plan, detailed to reporters Tuesday in his Capitol office, would tap into some of the $911.9 million in unexpected tax collections to trim $406 million from property taxes and $98 million from income taxes over the next 18 months."
President Barack believes that if you like your Death Panel, you can keep it; but you must call it, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) instead.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "Ladies and gentlemen, meet the — the relatively tiny, incredibly powerful item in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that is designed, on purpose, to have dictatorial powers."
Heavy pollution has blown into South Korea, which is causing acid snow to fall in Seoul.
The Chosun Ilbo reports that, "Korea was blanketed by acid snow on Monday, with pH dropping to 4.2 on average in Seoul in the morning. Toxic smog compounded the problem as the concentration of fine particles soared to 112㎍/㎥, way above the safe standard of 100㎍/㎥."
Russian President Vladimr Putin intends to reduce government spending by cutting back on propaganda funding for local governments.
According to Russia Today, "The Russian president has recommended officials ‘optimize’ the funds allocated for press coverage of their work after mass media uncovered unprecedented growth in such spending in regional budgets. The presidential order to optimize PR budgets must be fulfilled before February 1, reads the document published on the official Kremlin website. The Finance Ministry was made responsible for overseeing the process."