Forget the debt crisis _ European Union President Herman Van Rompuy is just trying to spread a little happiness.
For the New Year, the politician who fancies soothing Haiku poetry in his free time is sending "The World Book of Happiness" to world leaders and urging them "to make people's happiness and well-being our political priority for 2012."
Is the president of a political bloc of 500 million people, many of whom are facing financial struggles, out of touch with today's harsh political realities? He acknowledged in an accompanying letter to government leaders that "I know the cynics will immediately dismiss these proposals as naive."
Still, he said it was worth sticking his neck out. The book is a compilation of 100 short treatises of scientists and experts in positive psychology.
'Watch out for those scary opinions'! Twitter introduces glorified speech police
Judicial Watch: Hillary e-mail requested printout “without any identifiers”
Report: Hillary's Wall Street Speech Transcripts Would 'Bury Her'
After Youtube Terminated His Account Twice, Hickok45 Found A New Home
Mike Shedlock - European Bloodbath Spills Over to US Markets: Deutsche Bank CoCo Bonds Collapse, Shares at Record Low
The "Establishment" Nonsense | Human Events
The Trump Ground Game Is A huuuuge loser | RedState