Thai PM Survives No-Confidence Vote Amid Angry Protests… And Other News

Yingluck Shinawatra No-confidence

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra survived a no-confidence vote in parliament but might not survive the tens of thousands of protesters out to destroy her.

After a no-confidence motion was brought by the opposition Democrat Party, Thailand’s parliament decided in a 297-134 vote to keep Yingluck in power. But the Thai people apparently have no-confidence in her. Yingluck’s government is dealing with the biggest demonstrations to hit Thailand since the violence of 2010. The protests, which began in Bangkok on Sunday, are being led by a former opposition party lawmaker. Demonstrators say that Yingluck’s government is controlled by her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who fled in 2008 before being convicted of abuse of power. Well, it’s been nearly four years. Time for another coup? BBC News

Costco BibleCostco has apologized for (falsely?) labelling copies of the Bible as “fiction” at a store near Los Angeles. A local pastor noticed this “mistake” while he was presumably buying copies of the Bible in bulk and tweeted a picture to his congregation. Once the picture got out, Costco issued an apology: “Costco’s distributor mislabeled a small percentage of the Bibles, however we take responsibility and should have caught the mistake. We are correcting this with them for future distribution.” But the real question is: who even buys Bibles? And for $14.99?? Just steal them from hotel rooms! TIME

arnon-milchan-isreali-spyIn stranger than fiction news, Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, aka the Pretty Woman producer (among others), has admitted that he was an Israeli spy. Rumours about Milchan’s alleged double life have been circulating for years but now he’s coming clean about the work he did on arms deals and Israel’s alleged nuclear program. Milchan is thought to have worked for Israel’s now-defunct Bureau of Scientific Relations, known as Lekem, which worked to obtain information for secret defence programs. “I did it for my country and I’m proud of it,” said Milchan. Considering Hollywood is pretty much run by Jews, this really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. CBC News

ny_circumcisionA turtle top will cost you $140 a day in Israel. According to Israel’s Channel 2, an Israeli woman is being fined $140 a day for refusing to circumcise her one-year-old-son. While there isn’t any legal requirement for Jews in Israel to circumcise their children, the mother is going through a divorce and in Israel, divorce is in the hands of the religious courts. The husband appealed to the Haifa Rabbinical Court to get the child circumcised (against the mother’s wishes) and the court agreed that the child should be circumcised. “I’ve been exposed to a lot of information about circumcision and decided not to proceed with the circumcision,” the woman told Channel 2. “I have no right to cut at his genitals and to maim him, and the court has no authority to force me to.” 972 Mag

Raining PotIt’s raining pot! Hundred of pounds of marijuana fell from the sky over San Diego on Monday after some Mexican drug smugglers dropped the bundles out of a plane. U.S. Customs and Border Protection watched the plane as it crossed the border about 4:15 a.m, drop bundles of pot that were tied to a cage and returned to Mexico without landing. Authorities seized more than 260 pounds of marijuana from a field about two miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border and arrested two people involved in the illegal pot drop. Raw Story

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