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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The State of the World

The Mothership Connection
The Star might be slow today, but The Lance is jam packed with stories on everything from UWindsor's recent rebranding to the administrative drama surrounding this year's Shinerama to tips on becoming an internet celebrity.

Yet I suspect what you really care about is the ongoing grudge match on the opinion page. Pop the corn and enjoy, Windsor.

We ain't gonna be birthing no babies
StatsCan's social trends division published a study yesterday that shows young adults are passing life milestones at a later age today than 30 years ago.

Said Warren Clark, the report's author, "In '71, you have three-quarters of 22-year-olds who have left school, half were married and one in four had children. You move ahead 30 years to 2001 and half are still in school, only one in five are in a conjugal relationship [which is usually common-law] and one in 11 have kids."

Experts attriubute the lag mostly to the expectation on young adults to stay in school longer, and with the lack of a youth labour market that leads to financial independence, something that the retirement of the baby boomers may help alleviate.

Keeping head down, eyes on prize working for Harper
Over dinner last night the Lady and I were having a rare political discussion on Stephen Harper's recent tactic of keeping his head down and saying the course as the Liberals are dogged with by-election losses and party infighting.

Fitting to read in the Globe today how unlikely it is, with a Speech from the Throne coming next month, that any of the opposition parties will look to topple his government after their recent losses, and how Harper is resisting the temptation to go all uber-conservative on them.

I still find the man sort of repellant, but it's the smartest thing he could be doing right now.

Briefly
Asshole urinates on dying woman in the street, proclaims it to be "YouTube material."

Nova Scotia high school embraces pink in anti-bullying campaign.

I knew watching G4 was rotting my brain from the inside. But not completely, I still know Morgan Webb isn't funny.

Dyar, don't ye be forgetting what day it be, ye scurvy dogs!

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