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August 21st, 2008:

Mikael Silvestre joins Arsenal!

Another fine signing by Arsenal.

Good to see that Ms. Silvestre is showing the good taste of moving from a sinking ship to a proud side like the Gunners.

There have actually been quite a few ex-Manure Utd. players who have switched sides.


Listeriosis and the danger of privatization

So much for Stevie’s bright idea about handing over more of the food inspection duties to the industry to self-administer. With this recall due to a death of one person and several illnesses caused by listeria, Harper must be rethinking his government’s strategy that was leaked to the media by a (now “ex”) Canada Food Inspection Agency employee.

Under Harper’s plan, the CFIA inspectors would have never caught the problem at the plant and many, many folks – and lots of kids – would probably be dead. Who in their right mind really thinks that putting the surveillance function in the hands of the meat-packing industry would be a safer option???

What a blatant disregard for public health by the Conservatives!