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Mad cow disease found in one Central Valley bovine


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Cattle (Photo credit: CameliaTWU)

Health officials say the diseased cow never entered the human food chain and U.S. dairy and beef products are safe. It is the first confirmed case in the U.S. since 2006.

The first confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 surfaced in California’s Central Valley on Tuesday, triggering concerns about food safety. But health officials stressed that the diseased animal never entered the human food chain and that U.S. beef and dairy products are safe.

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iCarly – I Dream a Dance absolutely funny episode


iCarly – I Dream a Dance absolutely funny episode

Watching iCarly “I Dream a Dance” with the family on Netflix and I have to say that this is an absolutely funny episode. If you are looking for a little humour it’s a good watch for anyone!

Have you seen missing teen Michelle Yu


Michelle Yu, 18, has been missing since Tuesday

Toronto police are seeking the public’s help in locating Michelle Yu, an 18-year-old who has been missing since Tuesday.

Police say she was last seen at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the TD Bank at 354 Bay St., near Temperance Street. Her image was captured on the bank’s security camera and she appeared to be alone. Members of her family say this is not the bank branch Michelle regularly uses.

She was also seen at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the York Mills Road/Chipstead Road area.

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K-Pop Phenomenon and 2EN1


I am still trying to understand the phenomenon of K-Pop. I am amazed at the popularity of the group (2NE1) and their fan base. What’s more amazing is the fact that some of the younger generation seemed to not understand how I could “not know what K-Pop is”? Well I definitely know what it is now, after being formally “trained and quizzed on the music of K-Pop”. However, in case you don’t know, below is a link to one of the most popular bands in Asia.

Dick Clark dies at the age of 82


Dick Clark dies at the age of 82 after a massive heart attack. According to sources on TMZ.com, Clark was in the hospital for an outpatient procedure but succumbed to a massive heart attack and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. http://www.thestar.com/mobile

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Is it time to open the skies in Canada and allow U.S carriers?


Air Canada Boeing 747-133 C-FTOC at Zurich Int...

Air Canada Boeing 747-133 C-FTOC at Zurich International Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is it time to open the skies in Canada and allow U.S carriers?

Despite the issues pilots have with their employer, Air Canada, the issues today are showing the serious flaws in Canada’s transportation system. Air Canada, like the photo, is starting to look old and out-dated. There are alternatives for trips to Montreal, Ottawa and other locations; using Porter or WestJet, however other remote and specific locations are leaving Canadians hanging. People are upset and rightly so. There is a dependency in Canada, on Air Canada. However, there are a not a full list of choices. I am sure Buffalo Niagara is seeing an increase and maybe it’s time to get other carriers in Canada. Our Federal policies prevent an American, or other carrier, from flying within Canada. Air Canada is taking a big hit and Canadians are angry. The Conservatives, now with a majority, may take notice. We have underutilized airports in Hamilton, London and even Oshawa. Is it time to open the skies?What do you say?

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North Korea has defied International pressure and launched a rocket


North Korea has defied International pressure and launched a rocket

The Pentagon has confirmed the rocket launched, but it may have failed before entering orbit.

North Korea on Friday launched its controversial rocket carrying a weather satellite, South Korea’s Defence Ministry and U.S. officials said.

A spokesman for the Defence Ministry in Seoul told reporters at a briefing that the launch at taken place at 0739 local time (2239 GMT) and that South Korea and the United States were checking whether it had been a success.

Abraham Lincoln was a Vampire Hunter! So was Wesley Snipes!


Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of th...

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States.

An interesting take on Abraham Lincoln. Apparently he was a Vampire Hunter? I am not sure how good the movie will be, but the dialog is quite amazing. Almost inspirational, but I digress. Enjoy the trailer, because for some reason I did!

Good burgers in Pickering come from the Big Boys!


Tried out the burgers and poutine, the other day, at the Big Boys Burger joint in Pickering. I have to say that it was pretty good. Staff was extremely Big Boysfriendly and the locale is quite unique. If you are hungry, and I mean hungry, check them out in the plaza at the corner of Kingston Rd. and Whites. You will not go home hungry!

705 Kingston Road, Pickering
HOURS: Mon. –  Sat.  11 – 9  •  Sun.  12 – 8

http://bigboysburgers.com/PICKERING.html

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The F-35


CF-1 Flight 32. First C-model flight for Lt Cd...

CF-1 Flight 32. First C-model flight for Lt Cdr Eric Buus. Local area over Chesapeake and RTB to Runway 14 at PAX on 11 Feb 2011. Eric "Magic" Buus flew the F-35C for two hours, checking instruments that will measure structural loads on the airframe during flight maneuvers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The F-35

Establishing air superiority in today’s complex global security climate requires the unprecedented capabilities and versatility that only the F-35 Lightning II can offer.

Conceived in the mid 1990s, the tri-variant F-35 represents the pinnacle of more than 50 years of fighter development technology. Designed to dominate the skies, the F-35 combines the 5th Generation characteristics of radar evading stealth, supersonic speed and extreme agility with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history.

John Carter of Mars – A Great Movie in Hard Times


John Carter, Warlord of Mars

John Carter, Warlord of Mars (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Although John Carter is a great movie,  it seems that high production movie’s must be able to make Avatar like dollars at the box office. John Carter is actually doing well, if you take into account overseas totals. Currently running at $182,571,393, as of today, it is actually running ahead of The Lorax. What is the issue? Like movie’s, such as The Golden Compass, John Carter seems to have a larger global appeal. Unfortunately, in North America, media has declared John Carter one of the biggest flops. It will probably be far from the truth. The movie itself is action packed and has a great story line. For those who read John Carter, before seeing the movie, they will know that it is an excellent series. At issue is North American, in particular U.S, taste. For some reason they are just not flocking to the theatre to see John Carter. With the Hunger Games in release, it’s unfortunate that it may simply get lost in the shuffle. The first trailer, in my opinion, was the best one. I’d urge anyone to take a second look at John Carter. We have to realize that the world does not revolve around the U.S alone.

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Fear, Hate, Rage, violence and aggression from McCain camp. A sad day when Americans try to turn back the clock to ignorance.


BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Now, it’s personal.

John McCain and Sarah Palin were backstage, and Lehigh County GOP Chairman Bill Platt was warming up the crowd of 6,000 at a rally here for the Republican ticket.

“Think about how you’ll feel on November 5 if you wake up in the morning and see the news, that Barack Obama — that Barack Hussein Obama — is the president-elect of the United States,” Platt said. The audience at the Lehigh University arena booed at the thought of it. The ignorance of believing that the only real people look and think like them.

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