FOR THE first time since the Emergency Broadcast System was invented in 1963, Americans will experience a national test of the Emergency Alert System. The test at 2:00PM EST (GMT -5) Wednesday will be sandwiched by a close fly-by of YU-55, a 1231-mile wide asteroid, Tuesday night, and an exercise Thursday to test our response to a disastrous Pacific tsunami.
It could be an interesting week.
Meanwhile, war drums continue to beat in Israel and Iran; Roman Catholic bishops in Germany preach chastity while selling porn; vengeful librarians watch Facebook for the CIA; Hobby Lobby tries to buy the Crystal Cathedral; and we cough a lot.
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