Monday, October 14, 2013

Quickly Now...

The story so far...

Taking their cues from the honey bison, veterans chuck barricades aside and police treat this as an armed uprising from elderly men:

Police moved the protesters back to set up barricades between the crowd and the White House gate. Some protesters chanted "shame on you" at the officers. 

A protest by truckers converged with a rally by a group called the Million Vet March at the memorial. Participants cut the plastic links between metal barriers at the National Park Service site and pushed them aside. 

Later, some protesters carried metal barricades that look like bicycle racks from the memorial to the White House and stacked them up outside the gates, confronting police in riot gear. Some protesters carried signs reading "Impeach Obama."

An armored police vehicle also was sent to the World War II Memorial as people lingered there.

Gee, how did that tunnel get there?

The Israeli military has discovered an underground tunnel dug out from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel.

Oh, really?

The picture for Canada is less worrisome. But in important ways, it’s not much to write home about. Canada ranked at the OECD average in literacy and comfortably ahead in computer skills, but it ranked below the average in math. And Canadian women consistently scored lower than Canadian men on math.

In short order: start learning at home, abolish teachers' unions, reward good teachers, have stricter criteria for school board trustees, emphasise STEM studies and push out all the unimportant crap people with an agenda demand to have in schools.

A la carte cable choices?

The federal government will unveil plans this week to force cable and satellite TV providers to offer consumers so-called pick-and-pay services, says a prominent cabinet minister.

Russian police rounded up more than 1,600 migrants on Monday in Moscow after rioting swept through a southern neighborhood over a fatal stabbing of a Russian that many residents blame on a man from the Caucasus region. ...

The rioting came before Eid al-Adha, an Islamic holiday that most Russian Muslims begin celebrating on Tuesday. In Moscow, ethnic tension is often higher during such holidays because large numbers of Muslims gather at the city's few mosques.

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