>> Twenty-eight-year-old Christian missionary Robert Park of Arizona was recently seized by North Korean authorities after crossing the Tumen River from South Korea into the communist country. Park wanted to call attention to political prison camps, but his arrest will do more for Clinton's paid vacation time in North Korea than human rights. (Time)
>> Two years ago, the U.S. government sent two terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia for "art therapy rehabilitation." Flash-forward to now, and those two terrorists are the leaders who sent Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a plane to Detroit this Christmas with a powerful bomb sewn into his underwear. The explosive attack sounds like the best senior art project ever. (ABC News)
>> British leaders are outraged after China executed a British man for smuggling drugs into the country. Those British sure love their drug dealers. Now the UK is threatening to strain relations to China, as if China cares. (the Wall Street Journal)
>> TMZ published a photo yesterday of a very Kennedy-esque man on a yacht with topless girls, claiming the picture depicted JFK and "could have altered world events" had it been published before his election. But the Smoking Gun discovered the photo was actually from a Playboy magazine shoot. And usually TMZ is so reliable! (the Smoking Gun)
>> And finally: A survey by eBay found that out of the $7.5 billion Australians spent on Christmas gifts, at least $1 billion worth of those presents would either be trashed, regifted, ignored or sold. If those Australians were smart at all, they'd spend an extra $1 billion on personal shoppers to pick out the perfect gifts to avoid the waste. (Reuters)
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