Please accept our thanks to those who responded to our Reader’s Survey and to those who sent dollar donations while we were on our working holiday. We are much cheered by both. — 275 words.
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Take it easy
Three women go to a backward country where superstition, brawn, and brutality still reign over intelligence and imagination. They’re there on a whim. One night to celebrate university graduation, they get drunk, and wake up in jail, only to learn that they are to be executed in the morning, though none of them can remember what they did the night before. — 322 words.
Whenever somebody asks Ron Petrie of The Leader Post, Regina, which of the two remaining teams in the Stanley Cup playoff is his favourite, he doesn't hesitate. “Something-something, I mutter inaudibly, and then, when somebody says, "Come again?" I cough-mumble into my fist -- kawf-wawf-awf, ghnenitawf -- and then, when the somebody cups his ear and asks, "Eh?" I turn and walk.” — 795 words.
Terry Cooke of The Hamilton Spectator says that a retired lawyer in the courtroom where Conrad Black is on trial assured him that the former publishing tycoon would be convicted. — 290 words.
Beware the big oil barons
Don’t listen to their lies
Us drivers we don’t got a chance
Unless we organize — Carlius Dowius, © 2007
Most Canadians feel the pain at the gas pumps. Most Canadians feel frustrated, as if Big Oil has a gun at their heads. It’s time to hit back at the pumps. Carl Dow shows us how. — 593 words.
The American Petroleum Institute has hit the airwaves to beat back calls on Capitol Hill to create a windfall profits tax or make price-gouging a federal crime, airing radio ads in "most major media markets" during this week's congressional recess to remind consumers about the negative impact Congress had when it tried to temper gas prices in the 1970s. — 261 words.
Sam Hopkins of Energy and Capital, says, “ A few weeks ago I predicted a surge of renewable energy companies from the Persian Gulf. But now, I'm predicting that the first wave of Middle Eastern energy techs will come from Israel instead.” — 247 words.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution on sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( North Korea). — 364 words.
Larry Edelson of Money and Markets says, “Not many people noticed, but on May 17 the folks in Washington upped the country's national debt limit to $9.815 trillion. That's a whopping $1.635 trillion increase in less than three years. The U.S. was broke when the debt ceiling hit $7 trillion … it was broke when the limit was raised to $8.18 trillion … and things just keep getting worse. — 1,252 words.
The first novel to ever win a Governor-General’s Award was Think of the Earth by Bertram Brooker. The story about a wanderer in a small Manitoba town was awarded the prize in 1936.
Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com
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Entertaining and informative, it will make you feel good about being a Canadian.
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