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Editor’s Notes

RCMP scandal smells
of more than one rat

The quick and ready response of Stockwell Day and Stephen Harper to the allegations of illegal shenanigans within the RCMP by present and past members of the force suggest that the Tories knew it was coming and were eager to paint another black mark on the battered Liberals. Day says he doesn’t want a judicial inquiry because it would take too long. According to his agenda his inquiry should be concluded in six to eight weeks, which by elementary calculation, would put the report right smack dab in the middle of what is likely to be a June election. Neat timing. Just like the timing of the “leak” regarding Liberal policy on taxing Income Trusts. Clearly the Tories hope to smear the Liberals with these allegations in their bid to win a majority government. — 503 words.

Humour in the Court
of Judge Harold Wright

Police target colludes with police to apprehend himself — 129 words


With winter gone, now is the time
to inspect body and undercarriage

Rust/corrosion protection for vehicles vs. body maintenance

Mike (The Hammer) Garvin, our Mozart in the automotive world, offers background information and sage advice on how to help your vehicle last longer. — 946.

Warning on multitasking limits  
Experts have some basic advice

Several research reports, both recently published and not yet published, provide evidence of the limits of multitasking. The findings, according to neuroscientists, psychologists and management professors, suggest that many people would be wise to curb their multitasking behavior when working in an office, studying, or driving a car. — 1,338 words.

When Will Fredo Get Whacked?
Paranoid secretive Bush reveals
his own emotions like a teenager

President Bush wants to keep everything that happens in his White House secret, but when it comes to his own emotions, he's as transparent as a teenager on MySpace. The Jekyll-and-Hyde contrast between these two performances couldn't be a more dramatic indicator of Mr. Bush's priorities in his presidency's endgame. His passion for protecting his power and his courtiers far exceeds his passion for protecting the troops he's pouring into Iraq's civil war. — 1,513 words.

Thar’s gold in them thar souks
Booming Dubai is great for doing business
but investors should approach with caution

Larry Edelson of Money and Markets writes from Dubai. He says, “Never mind why U.S. oil giant Halliburton is moving to Dubai. That’s a whole separate discussion. From what I’m seeing on my four-day visit, this city is going to need more than a single U.S. oil giant to help it fill up all the new construction. Although it’s the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai would probably need to attract at least ten major corporations with 300,000 employees to occupy all the buildings going up. — 1,785 words.

Merrill Lynch international head
has packed his bags for Hong Kong

Tony Sagami of Money and Markets says, “Someone once asked the famous bank robber Willie Sutton why he robbed banks. Willie’s answer was simple. ‘Because that’s where the money is!’ You know, Sutton  had a point. That’s why I was very interested to hear that Kevan Watts, the head of Merrill Lynch’s international division, will be moving his office from London to Hong Kong. — 1,368 words.

RCMP officers accuse
top ranks of coverup

A parliamentary committee has heard stunning allegations of fraud, abuse and a coverup at senior levels in the RCMP from those who wear the uniform. — 480 words.

RCMP head backs Ottawa
probe of pension scandal

The RCMP's commissioner said Thursday she "wholeheartedly" supports the Tory government's plan to appoint an independent investigator to probe allegations of fraud and abuse in the management of the Mounties' pension and insurance plans. — 477 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Guess you just can’t keep a good general down 

Sir Isaac Brock, the hero of  the War of 1812, was buried four separate times.  He was first buried in a fort, then in the old Brock monument, then in a temporary grave after that monument was damaged in an explosion, and finally laid to rest under the current Brock Monument.

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

Harold Wright, True North's  Doctor of Punology, says,*The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.”

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