2 HARPER SAYS VIOLENCE PROVES SECURITY MONEY WELL SPENT Is anyone surprised he would say such a thing? (Toronto Star)
4 THE DRILL MUST GO ON Thanks for that, Shell. (Guardian) Our species should’ve been working like maniacs to develop alternative energy sources for the last 50 years but no, we blew it.
5 A DEMOCRAT DIES, A REPUBLICAN LIVES Virginia senator Robert Byrd has died at the age of 92. He was a supporter of government that helped people. Here’s a fine recap of an illustrious career. Meanwhile, former vice-president Dick Cheney will likely be released from hospital today after being admitted for chest pains. He is a wicked man who devastated his country financially and politically, and destroyed other nations with bombs and bullets — and he will never pay for his sins.
6 THERE ARE 34 MILLION CANADIANS NOW. Ding ding ding! (CBC)