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Editor’s Notes

Michael Moore — where are you now that we need you?
‘Medicare’ is a Communist plot that will
undermine the moral fibre of the nation’

Went to see Sicko. No, this is not a review. If you’re like most of us and appreciate the magnificent benefits of Medicare go and see it. The movie will reinforce you. If you’re like some I know who think the American system is better, go and see it. It may help to clear your mind. If you’re among those who want to privatize our system go soak your head in logic. Private enterprise should be about creating capital, not sucking off the public tit. — 526 words

Humour in the Court
of Judge Harold Wright

Summer heat . . .

Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an hour east of Bakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem.  No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get their brand new 22-foot boat up to speed. — 151 words.

Health Watch

Common infection may
factor in heart disease

A common bacterium may contribute to cardiovascular disease — 188 words.

From the Desk of Mike ‘The Hammer’ Garvin

Plug-in hybrid vehicles get
investment nod from Google

— 179 words.

Ford to boost Russia output
and launch Mondeo saloon

— 100 words.

Anti-Michael Moore blogger
saved by ‘Sicko’ filmmaker

Jim Kenefick is the founder of Moorewatch.com, a Web site highly critical of documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. But when he disclosed that he needed help paying his wife’s medical bills, he got a $12,000 cheque from an unexpected source — Moore himself. — 365 words.

Europeans seize potentially
toxic China toothpaste tubes

Potentially toxic Chinese products have turned up in Europe, officials have confirmed, while China scrambles to contain food and consumer product safety scandals at home. — 719 words.

China executes former head
of its food and drug agency

China executed its former top food and drug regulator on Tuesday for taking bribes to approve untested medicine, as the Beijing leadership scrambled to show that it was serious about improving the safety of Chinese products. — 1,200 words.

July 5, 1943: Defeat at Kursk
sealed fate of Nazi Germany 

1943: The Battle of Kursk begins. It features the largest tank engagement in history and is, in purely military terms, the most decisive battle of the European war. After Kursk, the defeat of Nazi Germany is certain. — 351 words.

"Petrochemical Revolution" to transform Venezuela

Chavez calls on private sector to play role
in developing a diverse secondary industry

‘Chavez invited private business to get involved in the government's economic program offering them financial backing and requesting that they form part of a delegation to elaborate projects for the development of the national economy and, above all, to increase national exports.’ — 725 words.

U.S. housing slowdown
weighs on retail sales

Home Depot and Sears Holdings — two of the three largest U.S. retailers — have both issued gloomy earnings forecasts that in part reflect the impact on their businesses of the downturn in the U.S. housing market. — 453.

Physician, Heal Thyself
Doctors are not immune to religious mania

Make any presumption of innocence that you like, and it still looks as if the latest cell of religious would-be murderers in Britain is made up of members of the medical profession. — 1,036 words.

Oil surging! Resource countries booming!

Norway is leading the entire world in
key metrics of growth and prosperity!

Herewith an urgent update on the latest surge in oil, its many causes and its far-reaching consequences. After months of meandering without direction, oil markets are jumping back into the limelight. They're bursting with new activity … moving quickly toward the highest price levels of all time … and setting off a rapid-fire chain reaction of events that most investors are missing. — 1,804 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

What’s in a name?

On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel swept across Toronto, dumping 178 millimetres of rain, killing 83 people and destroying entire streets in the west part of the city.  Hazel remains the name of Canada’s worst ever inland storm.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com

Harold Wright, Dr. of Punology, says, Let me tell you about my doctor. He is very good. If you tell him you want a second opinion, he will go out and come in again.”

A book for all seasons

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(613) 731-3873

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