Sue W on Justin Bieber apologises for posting Tokyo war shrine photograph: @chas: China (and others) are offended by the honoring of war criminals, sure. I don't know if people treat presidential libraries as shrines, but I take your point. It is a fascinating part of the secular belief-system that is America today.
@Desiato: A minor point, perhaps. Most silly celebs screw up by getting wasted and behaving badly (Mr. B also does this). What is interesting (to me) is that he tries so hard to be 'sincere' and obviously 'nice', but ends up offending on an international scale.
Joe on Teen urinates in Ortland drinking water: You should know that Portland has been involved in a long running fight over the open reservoirs. The city is replacing them with underground tanks, even though all science indicates that open reservoirs are really cleaner and safer. Teenagers and other idiots have been peeing in these reservoirs probably since they were created more than 100 years ago, but it has only become an issue since they city decided to change them.
This is what happens when contractors take over your government.
Portland Oregon is in a rain forest, but they pay more for water than Phoenix, Arizona!
In the future fresh clean water will be more expensive than oil.
John Knight on Teen urinates in Ortland drinking water: The city is actually Portland, Oregon:
At least it rains so much there that the reservoir will be refilled before long.
Spaceman Spiff on Teen urinates in Ortland drinking water: Homeopathy indeed! In any case, this is just plain nuts! How many birds, rabbits, squirrels, and such piss in the reservoir every day? Volume-wise this teen's output is just a "piss in the bucket"!