News for Youse: Nothing says Christmas like fighting, stabbings, and pepper spray
Yesterday, amid the post-holiday consumer orgy that is Boxing Day, a young kid got stabbed to death outside a Foot Locker in London, England. The deceased was identified as 18-year-old Seydou Diarrassouba, who died of "a single stab wound to the heart". Eleven people were arrested in relation to the stabbing. A second, non-fatal stabbing took place close by later in the day. According to the Mirror, it's not known if the stabbings are linked—well, anymore linked than being a byproduct of a post-holiday consumer orgy.
Meanwhile, in a Winnipeg mall, two men got in an argument, which ended after one of the men pulled a knife while the other one pepper sprayed him. The two men were arguing outside an Apple store and fled the scene. Only three people were taken to hospital.
While no one was reported injured, 180,000 people visited West Edmonton Mall yesterday.
Stabbings, tramplings, fist-fights: nothing says the magic of the season like beating the ever-loving shit out of someone to get a good deal on sneakers and electronics. Seriously, next year? Just stay home.
China managed to avoid holiday shopping altogether. Instead the country has just launched its own navigational system. Called Beidou, the system is a rival to the U.S.-controlled global position system (GPS). China has put 10 satellites into orbit already, and has plans to launch another 25 in the next several years. More space junk spying on us: that was EXACTLY what I wanted for Christmas!
Oh, and if that wasn't unnerving enough, check out the latest on China's secret parallel Internet.
Had enough bad news? Well, nothing says Christmas like watching animals eat other animals at the Toronto Zoo.