Romney Killed Bin Laden. According to Public Policy Polling, 15% of Ohio Republicans think Mitt Romney was responsible for the death of Osama Bin Laden. 47% were unsure who dunnit.
The Calgary Herald's Licia Corbella asks: "Are one-third of Quebec voters bigots?" The Parti Quebecois' win seems to have raised a few eyebrows:
"So, the majority of Quebecers reject those bigoted policies," explains Stockland, and even some of those who voted PQ did so because they want a referendum on sovereignty to be held or because they support the muscular protection of the French language within Quebec and not because they want to deny religious minorities their constitutional rights.
Nevertheless, when you consider how severely Alberta's Wildrose Party was punished in April's provincial election because of some bigoted comments by two individual candidates, it's truly astonishing that what should have been the biggest issue in the Quebec election was virtually ignored within la belle province.
The Bubonic Plague: Alive and Well, Thank You Very Much. A 7-year-old girl was infected with the Black Death but a quick-thinking doctor was able to save her.
Sierra Jane Downing, a 7-year-old Colorado girl, just survived a battle with a deadly disease that is extremely rare these days, but once wiped out more than a third of medieval Europe: The bubonic plague, or "Black Death." The girl was saved by a quick-thinking doctor at Denver's Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. The doctor had never treated the potentially lethal bacterial infection, but recognized the mix of symptoms and promptly started treatment. Is this scourge from the 14th century coming back, or is this merely an isolated case?
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Yahoo has published a letter that Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote last week to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, urging him to "inhibit such expressions from your employee." This is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's response to Burns.
Only in Canada: Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve Stolen. The stash, worth $30-million, mysteriously disappeared from a St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse.
Ms. Granger Godbout, [executive director of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers] said the theft shouldn't put the global supply of maple syrup at risk, but warned it could allow the thief to undercut legitimate producers. The federation represents about 10,000 maple syrup producers in Quebec. "Obviously those people stole the maple syrup to sell it somewhere," she said. "If it's a big volume, it could be very harmful for the maple syrup industry. The companies that are working in this industry will have to compete with some company that didn't pay for the maple syrup."
Quebec produces between 70 and 80 per cent of the world's maple syrup, with the bulk of export sales taking place in the United States, according to the federation.
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