Six In The Morning: Reflektions

6-in-the-morning1 ONTARIO PRESS COUNCIL LOOKS INTO ROB FORD’S CRACK The ombudsman organization holds public hearings today on complaints that the Toronto Star ran meanie-poo stories about Rob Ford, Toronto’s tough-on-crime mayor who, Star reporters say, appeared on a cell phone video smoking what appears to be crack. A second hearing will look at an in-depth feature by the Globe And Mail that alleged Ford’s brother Doug was a mid-level drug dealer in the 1980s.

2 RENTAL HOUSING CRISIS COLLATERAL DAMAGE A Whitmore Park landlord gives rooming houses — and Regina — a bad name.

3 KISSES AGAINST PUTIN There was a global protest against Russia’s insane homophobia yesterday, which is the kind of thing that needs to happen when a country floats bananapants laws that would let authorities kidnap the children of LGBT parents. Here’s some stuff on protests in Canada. Anybody know if anything happened here?

4 SNEAKY, SNEAKY VOLCANO The world’s largest volcano has been discovered hiding in the Pacific ocean, two kilometres below the surface. The 310,000 sq. km volcano is as big as a Martian volcano that’s the largest known in the solar system. Experts say it’s unlikely to erupt. I’m sure that’s exactly what it wants us to think.

5 SYRIA BUSINESS The U.S. gives Syria a week to surrender its chemical weapons, Syria says don’t even think about attacking us, a German newspaper says Assad didn’t order no chemical attacks, Russia says it will give the country a stern talking-to about chemical weapons and the United States says any strike on Syria would be super-duper teeny-tiny.

6 HOW A FIRST WORLD SOCIETY CARES FOR 107 YEAR-OLD CITIZENS It sends in SWAT teams to shoot them.

A NEW “REFLEKTORS” (=ARCADE FIRE!!!) SONG TONIGHT How exciting! Here’s a supercool trailer that has SNAKES* in it! Hooray!

*Children’s pythons, to be specific. They’re reportedly very placid reptiles that can live to 30 years in captivity.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth will never, ever pass up a chance to make a Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo pun.

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  1. 2 – Would be good to know the actual specifics of what happened here. If their contract was supposed to start Sept.1, then there shouldn’t be the assumption they can stay there and the place has to be ready. But yeah, it looks pretty bad as presented.

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