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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The State of the World

You know what's awesome, Windsor? When you move, and then you buy something off of eBay, but for some reason, even though you made your new address your primary shipping, eBay gives your old address to the seller. So my San Diego ComicCon exclusive piece of vinyl I got for a steal the other night is currently on it s way to Kingston.

Oh well, the Lady and I are always looking for a reason to visit.

Windsor to build new research centre in Leamington
UWindsor's outward expansion continues out Leamington way, as town council approves the university's plans to build an environmental research centre between Point Pelee and the Hillman Marsh.
Professor Dan Mennill, of the Faculty of Biology, said when built, the research station will join only a handful of others like it in the country, which attract researchers from across the globe.

NDP tops Liberals in Quebec by-elections. Wait, what?
Liberal leader Stephane Dion says his party lost a by-election in the Quebec riding of Outremont [the first since the 1930's] to the NDP because voters wanted to voice their dissatisfaction over the Afghan war to the current government.

Said Dion, ”I just want to say that our policy about Afghanistan is realistic. The one of the NDP is not. We cannot leave tomorrow, whatever the people may think. It would not be responsible for Canada to do so.”

While the Outremont loss might sting the most, the Liberals were shut out in all three of the week's by-elections. Dion continued to predict the Liberals would win a general election.

Why am I not convinced?

Mortality rate in children under five hits record low
UNICEF is reporting that the child mortality rate has dropped below 10 million for the first time since records began being kept in 1960.

Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF's executive director, called the milestone historic, but noted, “there is no room for complacency. Most of these deaths are preventable, and the solutions are tried and tested.”

Briefly
Florida student tasered at John Kerry Q&A.

Selling vinegar and fish bait as heroin is the new selling oregeno as pot.

In Canada, students can't get docked late marks. In England, they get to write and grade their own exams.

You know that bit in recent pirate media, where the map burns from the middle out to reveal the title of the movie? You probably shouldn't do that at home.

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