Are you ready for the absurdity of this week? Here’s our selection of the weekend’s funniest stories from around the world that threaten your freedom, risk your prosperity … and sometimes inspire poetic justice.
Eight-year-old boy arrested for asking if he can buy candy with fake money
At a parade in Switzerland, counterfeit money was thrown to children to collect.
Obviously, fake money is called “spiritual money.” Thanks to the Chinese characters, it is intended as an offering to the dead so that they can flourish in the afterlife.
An eight-year-old Swiss boy later asked the seller if he could use play money to buy candy. To make it clear, the child did not try to deceive the shopkeeper or give money for real money.
A normal person laughed and politely explained that only central banks can use counterfeit money.
Instead, this seller decided to call the police.
Again, a sensible officer could stop it all there.
Instead, the boy and his ten-year-old brother were taken to the police station. The police took their photographs, but did not charge them with a crime.
However, the police ransacked the family home, where the police found other play money.
These police officers, in fact, confiscated monopoly money, as if they were engaged in counterfeiting.
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Police called BB-gun in the background during a virtual class
Due to the blocking of Covid-19, many schools conduct virtual video tutorials.
In one of the classes, someone on call photographed the screen of an 11-year-old boy. He showed it in his bedroom with a BB gun in the background.
The headmaster told of this anonymous knock, who compared it to bringing weapons to school.
Yes, that makes sense – because a scout with a BB gun in his room is the same as a school shooter.
Then the school administration intervened and warned the police.
The police went to the family home in search of unsecured weapons.
If there is a silver lining in this story, then the police came to the conclusion that the laws were not violated, and left.
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Hertz admits her stock is worthless as she planned to sell half a billion dollars in new stock
Hertz car rental company is on the verge of bankruptcy.
But Hertz announced on Monday in a SEC statement that the company would sell an additional $ 500 million in new shares. And the bankruptcy judge is approved!
Hertz then openly admitted that stocks would almost certainly become worthless soon. This is due to the fact that after the bankruptcy of Hertz senior debt holders will be returned to ordinary shareholders.
But this did not stop people from buying useless stocks, obviously hoping to “buy a failure”.
But after the plan received a little too much attention – and questions from the SEC – Hertz decided to abandon the plan.
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US Government Debt Increases Nearly $ 1 Trillion Over the Last Month
Over the past 30 days, US government debt has increased by nearly $ 1 trillion, exceeding $ 26.2 trillion, or 128% of GDP.
This means that the US government takes more than 23 million US dollars per minute.
But this is only the last 30 days. From March 1, the US government increased its debts by $ 3 trillion.
This is more than $ 9,000 for every man, woman, and child living in the United States. And all you got is a check for $ 1,200 …
Now the Save Our Country Coalition has written to Congress stating that the federal budget is dangerously close to 10 trillion dollars this fiscal year.
Given inflation, this means that the government will spend more on combating Covid than on every 20th-century war — plus 21st-century wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — COMBINED.
The cost of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Iraq War, and the Afghanistan War combined do not make up the budget for this fiscal year.
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