1 STUDY SAYS PHARMACARE COULD SAVE BILLIONS Billions!, says the Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives (CBC). Plus it would be far less evil than Canada’s current state of prescription drug anarchy. And I imagine it would be a nice relief to the 59 per cent of Canadians living paycheque to paycheque.
2 MORE THAN HALF OF CANADIANS LIVE PAYCHEQUE TO PAYCHEQUE Well surely this can’t be good. (Toronto Star)
3 BETCHA A NICKEL YOU WON’T HEAR THIS DEAL CRITICIZED ON FOX The U.S. president will sign off on a $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, who will get up to 84 new F-15s and upgrades to 70 of their current planes. (The Guardian). Seems like an easy cheap shot for the president’s critics: “Obama’s a Muslim and this deal with a Muslim state proves it!” But that would involve bashing corporate arms-dealer profits.
4 OBAMA IS AN OUT-OF-TOUCH, ANTI-COLONIAL KENYAN-BRAINED CON ARTIST See, I told you he’s not Muslim this week. Oh and Newt Gingrich is a douchesaurus rex. (New York Times)
5 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHEATERS “Good people” making “bad ethical decisions” or sub-criminal psycopaths? (Globe And Mail)
6 “SASK-QUASH SIGHTING”? REALLY, WINNIPEG?In case you don’t feel bad enough about this weekend’s game check out the Winnipeg Free Press’ coverage, which cheekily points out how the Riders lost to a team that’s so bad they don’t know what to do when they win. From Ed Tait’s article:
“We were confused at first, man,” began Bomber defensive tackle Doug Brown. “It was like, ‘What do we do? We won a game?!’ I had my ‘mope’ face on. It’s like we were allowed to smile and different muscles in our faces were working again. Guys are saying, ‘What are you doing afterward?’ and I’m thinking, ‘What, we don’t have to hide after this game? We can go out in the city and hold our heads up for a night?! Really?!’ I don’t know, it had become like a lost art around here, knowing how to celebrate a win.”
Yeah, yeah, yeah. You’re welcome, Winnipeg.