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Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Midday Report

Apparently my body decides after my work week is over I need to sleep until 1.00 in the afternoon. Thanks a lot, body.

In other news, Day 1 of Nano and only 48,735 words to go! I only have to spit out like, 402 more to meet the daily quota.
  • In a followup from yesterday, Transit Windsor approved a fare increase of five per cent last night, which would bring an adult fare up to $2.45. What a bizarre little number. I say they should have just rounded up to $2.50. But they probably wanted to be able to say 'We're still cheaper than London!'

  • Interesting piece in the Globe about activist Alison Bodine getting booted out of Canada for the next two years. The suits say its because she misrepresented herself to border officials [whih she did], the activist say its because she had antiwar pamphlets in her car [hard to prove, though when you read the article, the border's decision to initially turn her away in September is a little questionable to begin with]. Actual injustice or another melodramatic activist? You make the call, Windsor!

  • I believe it was last year when one of the major issues in the war on terror was American use of torture to extract information from prisoners, specifically a technique called 'waterboarding'. All I ever heard about that at the time was that it was a technique that simulated the effects of drowning, but that's still kind of vague and abstract. If you'd like to see what waterboarding really entails, former Special Forces Op turned journalist Kaj Larsen volunteered to have it done on him. Just a little something to personally engage you with the buzzowrds on the nightly news.

  • Briefly: shoot pepper spray Spidey style; a knife to the brain hurts less than you think; and Dog the Bounty Hunter speaks on minorities, gets show canceled. Good one!

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