The Harper government will introduce legislation to protect consumers more effectively from dangerous products, in part by holding importers more accountable for the goods they bring in. Christmas isn’t going to be the same without the traditional lead-laden toys and minor brain damage.
Facebook is suing a Toronto porn company for allegedly trying to hack their databases and steal info about members. Istra Holdings, trade name SlickCash, is being accused of making multiple attempts to break into Facebook’s systems. You know, it’s stuff like this that makes people think pornographers are sleazy.
Having torpedoed any chance of achieving any useful action against climate change in Bali, the U.S. and Canada are now expressing dissatisfaction with even the toothless and meaningless “roadmap” that was eventually adopted. Don’t panic, guys, “roadmap” is code for “you don’t actually have to do anything.”
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has pardoned a woman who was gang-raped and then sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail for being alone with an unrelated man. The Justice Minister noted, however, that the king “is convinced and sure that the verdicts were fair,” and hence this was a particularly magnanimous gesture on his part. The Saudi justice system is based on the “we have all the oil so we can do whatever the hell we want” theory of jurisprudence.
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