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Morning Brew: December 11th, 2007


Photo: "Snow Tire" by blogTO Flickr pooler room929.

Your morning news roundup for Tuesday December 11th, 2007:

Nipples. Now that I have your attention, I can tell you that Toronto Public Health have turned their attention to a body piercing salon that allegedly hasn't been properly sterilizing their needles. Would you like Hep C with that reverse Prince Albert?

A Mississauga teen is not expected to survive after a violent altercation with her father. The 16-year old Muslim girl had been rebelling by not wearing her hijab (a traditional head scarf) and reportedly expressed her fear of her father's wrath to friends in the months leading up to the attack. Multiculturalism sometimes comes with major challenges and devastating results.

The TTC pleaded guilty and got a spanking for failing to ensure the safety of its workers. The charges arose from an incident in the subway tunnels, where a number of workers were exposed to really high levels of carbon monoxide. Thankfully they didn't plead not-guilty and tie this one up in court like they have in the past.

I thought that by choosing to be a "reverse commuter" (living in the city and commuting to work in outlying areas) I'd save myself hours of agony and traffic frustration. It turns out a lot more people have been making similar arrangements and agony and traffic are frustration are becoming common amongst reverse commuters too.

Some people use Facebook to send fondue party invites to their friends, others to promote their services, and others to threaten to shoot their fellow students.

Naked rubdowns, pigeon blood, and vomit-inducing "medicine" should not to tools used by the church. Prosecutors allege that a pastor of a Toronto church conducted elaborate "healing rituals" that ended in forced sex. This incident further adds to the evidence that "abstinence makes the church grow fondlers".


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