✽ If Queensland is serious about luring Americans to Oz they need to include some vocalists who sound like Aussies. Americans love the Australian accent. It certainly wouldn't take too much to talk me into returning to Cairns -- where you not only hear Australian accents but most every European and a number of Asian accents as well. (via)
✽ Hans Rosling: "Richer countries have lower murder rates (exception is USA with 10 times the rates of comparable countries)" ~ link
✽ The majority of illegal immigrants in Mexico come from the US. Mexico doesn't seem too upset about the situation. ~ Global Post
✽ I'm certainly no fan of Joe -- but a song called "Kill Joe Arpaio" is not only offensive, it is wrong. ~ KTAR
✽ If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat.
If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.
You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads,
and the LORD will reward you. ~ Proverbs 25:21-22 (NLT)