This week’s highlights

Last Sunday (6/30), 19 firefighters were killed fighting a wilderness fire in Arizona

Probably the biggest story of the week was Egypt

Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi was deposed on Monday, while anti-Morsi protesters demonstrated in Tahrir Square.  This spurned violence and deaths throughout the week between pro-Morsi and anti-Morsi supporters.  
Then a plane crash landed in San Francisco. Asiana flight 214 from Seoul.  
307 on board, 49 in serious condition, 5 in critical condition and 2 deaths.
Now, a couple of things-there have been reports that survivors took the time to get their luggage from the overhead bins before deplaneing. WTF is wrong with people? Seriously, there will be some major cases of survivor’s guilt if an investigation finds that to be a contributing factor in the deaths or injuries.
Also of note is that Sheryl Sandburg, COO of Facebook, was supposed to be on that flight but changed to a different airline.
On a lighter note, Costa Rica just passed a law unintentionally legalizing civil unions.  It helps to read your own bills, guys! 
This was a pretty slow news week otherwise, or maybe I just haven’t been following as much. Have anything to add? Feel free to add a story you found fascinating, momentous, historic, etc. in the comments.

2 thoughts on “This week’s highlights

  1. I remember hearing that when the plane landed on the Hudson a few years ago, one of the passengers insisted on getting her luggage before getting off. Meanwhile, there were people neck deep in water. You can replace anything that might be in that bag, but you can't replace a person. Shameful!

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