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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Auschwitz Is Falling Apart, Sales Halted On the Caylee Doll, and A Post-Ceasefire Bomb Blast In Gaza

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Sales of the "Inspirational Caylee Sunshine Doll," modeled after and made as a tribute to murdered two-year-old Caylee Anthony, have been halted until further notice.   The fate of the Auschwitz Museum … Read More

By / January 27, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • Sales of the "Inspirational Caylee Sunshine Doll," modeled after and made as a tribute to murdered two-year-old Caylee Anthony, have been halted until further notice.  
  • The fate of the Auschwitz Museum in Poland hangs in the balance due to lack of funding. The notoriously brutal Nazi concentration camp (which holds the archives of all the people who were murdered there) is literally rotting away, making the preservation of the site difficult.
  • President Barack Obama signed two presidential memorandums today that both support a cleaner and greener America by creating stricter policies regarding fuel emissions as well as creating new standards of fuel-efficiency for automakers. 
  • One Israeli soldier was killed today when Palestinian militants detonated a bomb at the Gaza border. This comes after a mutual ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was established over a week ago. 
  • The world’s second set of live-born octuplets were born this morning in Bellflower, California.
  • Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is boycotting his own impeachment trial, stating that it has been rigged against him. In addition, he is authorizing the release of audiotapes recorded by the FBI in an effort to prove his innocence.