Six In The Morning: Bailouts, Prison Breaks, and Suicide Missions

6-in-the-morning1  BAILOUT VOTE POSTPONED  Cypriots are staring down a pretty grim future as the European bailout looms.

2  I’M SURE I’VE SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE  Following what must be one of the more spectacular prison break attempts in Canadian history, the helicopter pilot whose services were commandeered to spring two Quebecois prisoners from the hoosegow yesterday tells his story.

3  IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!  The American Society for Reproductive Medicine says women between the ages of 50 and 55 shouldn’t feel discouraged from pursuing pregnancy with donor eggs or embryos. Because apparently everyone should have everything they want whenever they want it. As long as they have money.

4  EVERYONE AGREES: THOMAS MULCAIR IS NOT HELPING THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE DEAL  Alison Redford is joining the rest of the gang on the Keystone pipeline wagon, and calling comments Mulcair made on his recent trip to Washington “ridiculous and unhelpful” to their efforts to secure a deal for the Keystone pipeline. What are they so worried about? They’re going to get it eventually.

5  GO ASK DADDY  Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has asked Pope Francis to intervene in Argentina’s dispute over the Falklands with the U.K..

6  IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM  The man behind Mars One – a “private space project” – is looking for people willing to take a one-way trip to Mars.

Author: Wanda Schmöckel

Wanda Schmockel is just trying to get by without shoving. You may follow her on twitter @vschmo

5 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Bailouts, Prison Breaks, and Suicide Missions”

  1. #3: Having a baby at that late stage is irresponsible beyond words. What happens to the child when the mother develops Alzheimer’s, or just becomes naturally infirm? Whose job is it then to care for the child? Just because something can be done, doesn’t mean it should be done.

    #5: They have a lot of nerve even asking, considering their view of his doctrinal pronouncement, but I digress. If he’s smart, he won’t take the bait. Besides, when popes in the past have offered to mediate disputes (e.g. Benedict XV, World War 1), they and their recommendations have been soundly ignored, so he’s better out of it.

  2. Barb, if you ever want to read a good essay on the dubious ethics around life extension (which this story reminded me of because of the nature of extending one’s reproductive life), the late, great David Rakoff wrote a very smart essay on the subject.
    The title is “Off We’re Gonna Shuffle”, it’s included in his book Don’t Get Too Comfortable.

  3. Thanks for this, Vanda. Outside of the irritation of excluded pages, it was still an interesting read. The phrase “no moral compass” kept running through my head.

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