I'm off to Japan on Friday, and there's tons of preparations.
If you need an outrage, consider that a senior UN official says there's about 250,000 active child soldiers in the world.
If you want to worry about things you haven't been lately, consider that bird flu has infected some cats, and it's not being well controlled in Indonesia.
On the other hand, if you've got a drunk rat you need to sober up, offer the creature a cigarette.
And on still another hand, GlaxoSmithKline says they've made a breakthrough on bird flu vaccine.
If you want something that's more useless than usual, consider designer ice.
Finally, be sure to check and see how many earthquakes we've been getting and where. It's looked really quiet lately...
Oh, might as well be topical: Hezbollah, in their own words can be found here. I cannot say I sympathize with them, despite the carnage in Lebanon - in fact I find a great deal of this stuff repugnant. They're certainly not doing what I would do.