Well, it’s official: the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012. The Mayans were wrong. This wipes an entire industry devoted to selling stuff to apocalypse
suckers enthusiasts — maybe the federal government will step forward and create a new program, Assistance to Victims of the Mayan Long Count Scam (AVMLCS). One more bailout fund won’t hurt anything.
In other news, Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, resigned after his agency was found wanting by the official report on last September’s fiasco in Benghazi. Two other lower-ranking officials also resigned.
Meanwhile, an Italian branch of the Greek nationalist party Golden Dawn is preparing for the upcoming elections in Italy. Members say they are inspired by Mussolini’s policies, and hope to make a good showing at the polls.
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