Soccer vs. Terrorism: Qatar’s World Cup is expected to take more lives than 9/11.
A recent report released by the International Trade Union Confederation says that an estimated 4,000 migrant workers will die before the 2022 World Cup. The reports estimates are based on the migrant mortality trends currently seen in Qatar. The working and living conditions of the 1.4 million migrant workers living in Qatar, many of whom are there to build stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup, are so bad that overworked migrant workers are dropping like flies in the sweltering Qatari heat – a much slower death than a quick plane crash. Deadspin
An Oklahoma City Girl Scout has broken the Girl Scout cookie-selling record – without the help of drugs. 12 year-old Katie Francis sold 18,107 boxes of cookies in seven weeks, breaking the national record and smoking 13 year-old Danielle Lei, who famously set up shop outside a San Francisco marijuana shop hoping to cash in on stoners looking for a munchies fix. Katie said the secret of her success is asking everyone she meets to buy a box: “There are three ingredients to the cookie sale. It takes lots of time, commitment and asking everybody I see.” It’s as easy as ABC! Always be closing. BBC News
Egypt appears to be weeding out the Muslim Brotherhood – and by weeding out, I mean handing out death sentences. On Monday more than 500 members of the now-illegal Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death by an Egyptian court. The charges ranged from murdering a police officer to attacking police to supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Then on Tuesday, the same court began the mass trial of 683 Islamist suspects, all suspected of murder and sabotage. Considering the trial of the first 500 members only lasted two days, I suspect there will be an increase in death sentences by the end of the week. Reuters
If anyone should know how not to behave in a courtroom, it’s Judge Joe Brown. But the TV personality appears to have forgotten his 15 years of trashtastic television experience and was arrested and sentenced to five days in jail for contempt of court. Brown was in court to represent a client in a child-support case, but he completely lost it when he found out his case was not on the afternoon docket. Judge Joe “incited a near riot” and became verbally abusive toward the judge, challenging his authority and causing a ruckus. He was reportedly held in contempt five times before being forcibly removed from the courtroom. Maybe he can get Judge Judy to put in a good word for him? Hollywood Life