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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The State of the World

  • Well, it's official, not that it was in doubt: the U of W Board of Governors has voted against an downtown engineering campus, despite the pleas of the city and local media. The details of the vote won't be disclosed as it was held behind closed doors, but Board members discussed the idea for over three hours before making a decision.

    While I'm not one for soundbites, I actually do think Uncle Ross said it best: "This is not arejection of downtown, but an affirmation of campus." And honestly, that's the issue. The university will always be under the bridge's armpit. So if the opportunity arises to add something amazing to the campus, why shouldn't it go on the main location? Why in the hell would you ship it down to the waterfront? What does that say to the current and prospective student? What does that get the university, except for some vacant land.

    Look for much weeping and gnashing of teeth in the coming days. Downtown Business Assoc. chair Larry Horowitz has already started. Geez, the guy already got those '50 Cent wannabes' out of his neighbourhood, and still he complains? There's no pleasing some people, Windsor.

  • The head of Stephen Harper's panel to recommend a course of action in Afghanistan says demand more NATO support, or bring the boys home.

    Former Liberal cabinet minister John Manley says Canada should commit to a mission extension only on the condition that NATO provide 1,000 troops in reinforcements to the volatile southern part of the country.

    The Harper government is taking time to digest the panel's report.

  • You may have heard that the internet collective known as Anonymous [meaning internet subculture, usually centered around 4chan's /b/ forum, has decided enough is enough with Scientology, and have officially announced their grandiose plans. I expect much sound and fury with little else, but anything's possible.

  • Seems people have noticed Bill Clinton's not so subtle transformation from party leading bridge builder to smack talker. And not everyone is happy about it.

  • How does one lose a stillborn fetus in the first place, let alone have it sent to the cleaner?

  • Far be it from Star Wars fans to let Dr. Who-philes have all the fun: Jedi Church slated for the UK.


Off to the gym. Huh. Za.

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