City councillor wants to bring in the army—literally—to fight gangs. Torontoist ultimately decided to link to the Star‘s version of this story over Holy Shit Somebody Actually Said That Weekly. You are welcome.
Mitt Romney delivers passionate speech defending religious plurality in America. The gist of the speech is thus: “Don’t be intolerant of me because I am a Mormon; be intolerant of those agnostics and atheists over there who should not even be considered Americans.” (Fun fact: in a speech designed to combat the perception that he is a member of a cultish religion, Romney used the word “Mormon” exactly once.)
Jacques Hebert dies at 84. The odds that he did more with his life by your age than you have are probably very strong, so instead of mourning him, alternatively you might want to go out and seize the day by…nah, just refresh Facebook again.
Germany moves to outlaw Scientology. In response, Beck, who is a Scientologist, wrote a strange song that nobody understood. (Yes, we could have made a Tom Cruise joke, but that is so 2006.)
And finally, the Leafs won a game for once.
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