I want to hear more about this story than what is reported on the HSLDA website. We all know about the Romeike family, the homeschoolers who sought asylum in our country due to persecution in Germany. So is it just ho-hum news because it's happening in New Zealand? Should they have run to Texas instead? Because... my bad. If I spoke nothing but German and had to make my family's flight plans within three days (or whatever) based only on a little hearsay, it's possible I'd pick an "unsympathetic" country as well by accident.
Maybe it is just that the last name of Schöneich is realllly hard to spell. I don't know how to do the accent thing over the O on my keyboard, so do you know what I did? Copy and paste the text, bayybee.
Seriously. Where are the stories about this family? Where are the news cameras? For that matter, I must be missing all the real news. I'm soo tired of popping onto news sites and seeing most headlines read along the lines of, "How (Celebrity Name) Feels About Her Breasts" or "Wild Ferret Stuck on New Jersey Rooftop: VIDEO."
Homeschooling news is just an example because it happens to be important to me personally. Everyone has something they're interested in. But I'm pretty sure most people are not typing "ferret" searches on the internet, or wake up NEEDING to read some recent shooter's second cousin's ramblings about what a nice guy the dude was, and allll that. Maybe your thing is textiles from the 1840's or something. I dunno. Surely that is more interesting than the mental state of some guy who just killed a bunch of people, what the neighbours think, what the shooter ate for dinner and other glamourous details.
Isn't there something important going on in the world of 1840's textiles that should bump the shooter guy's life history off the front page? Or roofing materials. Let's have a story of the evolving science of roofing and the materials that are best suited for rooves in various climates. And do people in Holland really wear those wooden clogs, or is that just something that would attract the tourists? Is shoe-throwing a problem there? I have a lot of questions.
So, pweeeeze, pweeze no more ferret stories, stories about the Kanadian sisters and their "sexy look," and updates on Kirstie Alley's weight gain/ loss/ whatever. Me is soooo tired of it that me's brain starting turning mushylike. Eeerghh... melting... melting... :)