Editor and Publisher asks why it took so long to report that V.P. Cheney shot a man. I'll bet that they were waiting to see what the prognosis was first, but it will be the focus of questions over the next day or so. In a related posting, Taylor Marsh notes that her husband is a gun expert and trainer. His thoughts:
The killing zone for a shotgun, without knowing the barrel length, is roughly 30 yards. So there is no way Cheney could not have seen the other hunter IF he'd been paying attention. My husband's parting shot was this: "If Cheney was shooting at a bird and he loses sight of it because a hunter was standing between him and the bird, you have to have your head up your ass to pull the trigger."I know nothing about such matters as I've never owned a gun. This sounds reasonable. Does someone else have more knowledge?
Heartbreaking story about starvation and hunger in Kenya by The Guardian.
Over the past decade, Africa's ability to feed itself has steadily declined. There are now more than 40 million people needing emergency food aid across 36 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Climate change is one factor - Kenya has seen a steady decrease in rainfall over the past 10 years. However, the crisis is also to do with politics and a lack of development.