I’m not one of those people who pays no attention to the news because it’s all so depressing. If you’re one of them, in my view you’re playing with fire and are likely to get burned. Apart from anything else, while you’re skippididoodahing along and paying no attention, leaving everyone else to get on with it, your freedoms and rights could well be rapidly eroding. It’s too late to wake up and complain after the fact.
There are, however, undoubtedly times when I wish I hadn’t read the news, especially when it pertains to things over which I really do have no control. Take today. The title of this post is taken from a headline on the BBC website, and with dread in my heart I started to read. To precis what it says: A Calabrian mafia informant says that the mafia have gone into the highly lucrative business of toxic waste disposal, but in order to cut corners and save money have been sinking ships containing toxic waste, including ‘nuclear’ material, in the Med. The Italian authorities are currently investigating a shipwreck off Italy’s SW coast in order to try and corroborate this claim. They have already found yellow barrels lying close to the wreck which have labels saying that they contain toxic waste. If proven, shipwrecks of 30 other sunken vessels off the coast of Italy and Greece would need to be investigated.
Please tell me it isn’t so.
…And now I need to go and bury my head in housework, shopping, photo editing and if there are any around, the odd little fluffy kitten or two.