Germany’s Green Party temporarily transcended mainstream environmental goals and specially demanded that the government begin regulating sex toys.
Those devices, it said, contain “dangerously high levels of phthalates” and other plastics that can cause infertility and hormone imbalances.
The party called for sex-toy regulation that is at least as strong as the regulation of children’s toys.
You should have known
and you must pay
Judge Giuseppe Gargarella has scheduled trial in L’Aquila, Italy, for seven members of Italy’s national commission on disaster risks who (though supposedly experts) failed to warn of the severity of the April 2009 central-Italy earthquake that killed 300 people.
Judge Gargarella said the seven had given “contradictory information” and must stand trial for manslaughter.
One commission member had even recommended a high-end red wine that citizens should sip as they ignore small tremors — which turned into a 6.3 magnitude quake.
When in Orlando,
enjoy the tourism
Alan Buckley, 44, on holiday from Cheshire, England, was arrested in Orlando and charged with taking upskirt photographs of a woman at a Target store.
Buckley’s child had gotten sick and was admitted to Orlando’s Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and Buckley was apparently killing time at Target after visiting with the child (and was later identified by witnesses because he was still wearing his hospital visitor’s sticker, with his name on it).
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