The closure of the Erie Canal means that many Eastern Canadian “snowbirds” with boats will be left to find alternative routes out of winter this year. Going out the St. Lawrence and the long way around Nova Scotia is not an attractive option this late in the year.
The world wants to take us to the place where you don’t have to use a car eleven times a day, a different arrangement of things on the landscape than what we’re currently stuck with in most of the United States. The American people are not disposed to taking this idea seriously, but we’ll get to that place eventually. The first kickings and screamings are exactly what’s coming out of the Tea Party. These are people who don’t want to change the sacrosanct American Way of Life, but they don’t want to have to pay for it either, so the contradiction produces a sound and fury.
I suppose he will eventually be right. Party on!
Former prime minister Tony Blair is godfather to one of Rupert Murdoch’s young children, sources said on Monday, raising fresh questions about British political links to the media mogul’s empire.
The revelation first emerged in a Vogue magazine interview with Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng, which also contains claims that Blair was present when Murdoch and Deng’s two daughters were baptised beside the River Jordan in March last year.
A spokesman for Blair’s London office and a spokeswoman for Murdoch’s US-based News Corporation both refused to comment on the story in Vogue’s October UK edition, which is due out on Thursday.
But sources close to News Corp confirmed to AFP that Blair was godfather to Grace, aged nine, Murdoch’s eldest daughter by third wife Wendi. A source close to Blair also confirmed the Vogue story was true.
A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn’t afford his medication, offering a sobering reminder of the importance of oral health and the number of people without access to dental or health care.
Willis’ story is not unique. In 2007, 12-year-old Deamonte Driver also died when a tooth infection spread to his brain. The Maryland boy underwent two operations and six weeks of hospital care, totaling $250,000. Doctors said a routine $80 tooth extraction could have saved his life. His family was uninsured and had recently lost its Medicaid benefits, keeping Deamonte from having dental surgery.
A man who was eating a taco at a Raleigh bus stop says a cop swept-kicked him to the ground, broke his leg and arrested him, then hauled him before a judge who sentenced him to 30 days in jail for contempt, because he could not stand on his broken leg.