*In fact, things are so bad in Japan that they have shut down 2000 schools to slow down the spread of this new flu.
*Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimate the true number of swine flu infections is at more than 100,000 nationwide.
*In the U.K., tax officials will be allowed access to personal data gathered by the national ID card program to make sure that you aren't buying something that you shouldn't be able to buy.
*Also in the U.K., a mother in a child custody dispute has been ordered to wear an electronic tracking chip of the type used to monitor criminals.
*Russia is warning of war within a decade over Arctic oil and gas riches.
*Experts are saying that China has developed its own ultra-secure computer operating system that will give it a strategic edge in a future "cyber war" with the United States.
*Freedom? One woman in Canada has been arrested for not holding on to a disgusting escalator handrail.
*Dozens of protesters were arrested during Barack Obama's visit to Notre Dame.
*One man in New Hampshire has been arrested for having too many bullets.
*The University of Arizona has launched a project "to communicate with non-human entities, deceased people, and other-worldly beings."
*CBS News is asking this question: Can Corporations Own Your DNA?
*Food companies are now telling us that they cannot guarantee the safety of our food.
*Religious freedom is under massive assault around the globe.
*VeriChip has developed an even smaller implantable RFID chip that they want to start putting into humans.
*It is being reported that Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt was at this year's Bilderberg meeting.
*United States President Barack Obama is saying that he cannot tell Israel not to fear Iran's nuclear ambitions.
*American intelligence sources have reportedly told Fox News that a U.S. special forces unit is prepared to secure Pakistan's mobile arsenal of nuclear warheads if it seems they are on the verge of falling under Taliban or al-Qaeda's control.
*Scientists are warning of the emergence of new "super rats" that are resistant to rat poison.
*Lastly, a 4.7 magnitude earthquake rattled Los Angeles last night. Let's hope the real "big one" is not coming soon.