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What Reagan Missed: Other News of the Day

Other News - Hamm Penis

Jon Hamm’s penis is too much for TV. The peen-hating producers over at AMC fear Jon Hamm’s penchant for going commando is becoming a problem. The penis has become so distracting that Mad Men staff have had to ask him to wear underwear while filming. A rep for Hamm said: “It is ridiculous and not really funny at all. I’d appreciate you taking the high road and not resorting to something childish like this that’s been blogged about 1,000 times.” Lighten up, there’s no such thing as bad penis publicity. Oh wait… I forgot about Andy DickNY Daily News

Other News - South Korea HackSouth Korea gets hacked and then gives North Korea a suspicious side eye. The South suspects Kim Jong-un and his followers are responsible for a computer network outage at banks and major broadcasters today. The outage, which appears to have been caused by a virus, impacted the local stock market, which closed down 1%. How will North Korea respond? Probably by blaming the US. BBC News

Guatemalan Jose Efrain Rios MonttYou can’t kill 1,800 people and get away with it. But in the case of General Efrain Rios Montt, the 86-year-old former president of Guatemala, it’ll take 30 years to catch up with you. The trial of the former military ruler of Guatemala for genocide and crimes against humanity began today in Guatemala City. Rios Montt is on trial for killing almost 1,800 indigenous people during his rule from 1982 – 1983. While proseceuters don’t have any evidence of a direct slaughter order, they allege that Rios Montt “turned a blind eye” as soldiers used rape, torture and arson against leftist fighters and indigenous people. Al Jazeera

Other News - Hunger StrikeHunger strike at Guantanamo!  24 Guantanamo prisoners, who have been held for years without trial at the military prison, are involved in a hunger strike. The strike began 6 weeks ago but more prisoners are now joining in, some of who are being force-fed a nutritional supplement through a hose snaked into their nose while they are restrained in a chair. The detainees are upset by the U.S. government’s failure to close the detention camp and hope to gain publicity for their plight. Fun fact: starving to death isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you at Guantanamo Bay. New York Times

Other News - Colorado GovernorColorado police are on the hunt for the gunman who shot and killed the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections. Tom Clements was shot last night when he answered the front door at his home in Monument, north of Colorado Springs. Gunman and motive are unknown but disgruntled ex-prisoners do come to mind. The governor of Colorado signed a bill the following day that put sweeping new restrictions on sales of firearms and ammunition in the state. The two incidents were unrelated. National Post

Cyprus Financial CrisisCyprus has officially rejected the bailout plan that would rescue the country’s banks but also tax citizens’ savings. This plan was obviously doomed to fail and now politicians are scrambling to find a way to rescue the economy from the brink of collapse. The rest of the Europe is anxiously awaiting the “Plan B”. Anyone have $20 billion dollars? Washington Post

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