Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jeopardy host: China's "Little Emperors" (only kids) are "little brats"; Britain makes draconian cuts

Tonight, Jeopardy asked, in the final round, what country had used the word “Little Emperors” for its young people. Two out of three (not bad) got it right: China, based on the one-child per family policy of 1979. Host Alex Trebek characterized China’s “only child”’s as “little brats”. Rather strong. Are all only children spoiled and self-centered? I’m an only child.

Also, today, Britain announced stunning and draconian cutbacks in welfare programs and the military budget because of debts stemming from the 2008 financial crisis. In Britain, the Prime Minister can “just do it”; he or she doesn’t have to go through Parliament. Even the Queen had her budget cut (no Christmas party). But the boys have their own lives anyway.

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