- A Wizard of Oz prequel movie is in the works. I'm not sure how I feel about this. My favorite book in the Oz series is the second one, but it seems like they'll never make a movie version of that.
- Bad news for job seekers. The percentage of job listings which say "the unemployed need not apply" is increasing. I don't really understand the idea behind preventing jobless people from applying for jobs. After all, aren't they the ones who need jobs the most? In any case, the jobless are getting really fed up with seeing "the unemployed need not apply" all over the job listings, and they've started to complain that they're being discriminated against.
- The US government is going to run out of money on Tuesday, unless they can think of a good plan to get out of the situation. The last time this happened in California--i.e. this year--the legislature didn't resolve the budget issue until long past the deadline. Let's hope the federal government works better than the state government.
- Due to their financial problems, odds are that the US government is no longer going to help pay for the California Bullet Train, and it's starting to look like the project will be shut down, because no one has $50 billion to spare for train building. Several mayors in California have urged the state to continue this project, even though it's not close to being funded.
- The US Postal System is having budget issues, and thirteen post offices in our local area have been put on the "could possibly close" list.
- People in San Francisco are trying to ban circumcision, on the grounds that it is immoral. This confuses me, because people generally perform circumcisions for health reasons and religious reasons. The circumcision ban is currently set to be on the ballot during the next election, but it's currently looking like a judge is going to take it off the ballot.
Yeah, the news this week is not very good. It mostly focuses on the fact that the government doesn't have enough money.