DVD Piracy Ring Nailed, Banks Ask For Less Tax, And Fear Hurricane Dean!
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DVD Piracy Ring Nailed, Banks Ask For Less Tax, And Fear Hurricane Dean!

piratedvds.jpgEnormous DVD piracy bust in Missisauga. Investigators believe it was making over twenty million dollars a year. This is a huge blow to professional movie piracy in Canada. (Well, at least to that one piracy ring. Other movie pirates probably don’t care. And in fact are kind of happy about the loss of competition.) Of course, this is not so much the case to people who just want to pirate movies for their own use, because they can just download them off the internet—oh wait, we’re not supposed to mention that bit!
Stephen Harper tells George Bush: Canadian troops out of Afghanistan by 2009. The link is worth clicking on just for a picture of George W. Bush looking like he has really, really bad gas.
Canadian banks say corporate tax rate is too high for banks. Of course, the banks failed to mention that Canada’s average corporate tax rate of 36 percent is fourth-lowest among the G8 nations, or that when they claim a corporate tax cut is necessary to stay competitive with major banking centres like New York and Chicago, they fail to mention that any bank in either of those two cities would be paying a combined state and federal corporate tax rate of about 42 percent. They also certainly did not mention that Canadian banks have been sone of the most reliably and enormously profitable sectors of the economy for decades. Funny how they forgot to mention all that.
Hurricane Dean continues to smash the crap out of the Caribbean. Is it wrong that Torontoist associates the word “Dean” with Rory’s first boyfriend on Gilmore Girls? The image of an enormous Jared Padalecki stomping all over Belize and Jamaica is rather disturbing.
And the Jays lost to the A’s last night, which is fun because the two teams’ nicknames rhyme and that is always fun.