Like Shooting Gefilte Fish
From one of those rags I don't normally read comes this gem:
Three city mayors, two state politicians and five rabbis were among 44 people arrested across New Jersey today when federal agents cracked an alleged Sopranos-style crime ring accused of bribery, money laundering and trafficking body parts and counterfeit handbags.I just knew I shouldn't have bought that handbag made of human skin, but it was so smooth and silky ... And oy such a deal!
From the CBC:
Much stricter controls are needed over the use of Taser stun guns by police in B.C., former judge Thomas Braidwood says in the first phase of findings from his inquiry into stun guns.I would just like to say to Justice Braidwood: Bravo. And also WELL DUH
On CTV we learn that Canadian versions of internationally branded foods tend to be higher, sometimes much higher, in salt:
A serving of Burger King onion rings has 1,500 milligrams of sodium per serving -- more than 100 per cent of the daily recommended intake. A serving of BK onion rings in the UK has just 500 mg -- even though the serving size in the UK is about 30 per cent larger.We're just trying to convince the cannibals to leave us alone. They hate salty food too.
Canada, meanwhile, has some of the highest levels of sodium in our packaged and chain restaurant foods, which might explain why the country has such high rates of high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease.
There's a massive, beautiful thunder-and-lightning storm outside my window right now. The noise rumbles through the ground like an earthquake. My lights are flickering as the lightning flashes. I hope the rain does the firefighters some good. The big fire in Fintry got worse yesterday.