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CTV has a report on the proliferation of massage parlours offering sex acts. The journalist should have had a look at the salon/spa/fitness jobs section of Craigslist:
BUSY MASSAGE PARLOR NEEDS MORE GIRLS!
NEW UPSCALE SPA IS LOOKING FOR NEW GIRLS!
JOLIES MASSEUSES DEMANDÉES …!!!
Ladies Only* We Are Presently HIRING: Average 3 to 5 clients a day!
STUDENTS/LADIES REQUIRED FOR TOP CLASS INCALL STUDIO
$$* Seeking TOP Quality Students/Ladies * Part Time CASH Grab *$$
They’re not exactly subtle about it, are they?
As presaged last week, various construction crews have walked off their worksites in protest against Bill 33>. Quebec’s labour minister also received a threat to break her legs although it doesn’t sound like the speaker linked the threat explicitly with the government’s plans to disempower the construction unions.
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The Snowdon Committee mourns the lost diversity as a new condo development with two chain stores prepares to rise where eight varied businesses used to thrive.
If you’re reading this post on the blog’s own site, on Twitter or on any other RSS reader, this probably won’t concern you.
This blog has had a Facebook page for some time, channeling the RSS feed onto a Facebook “notes” page, although I’ve never been happy with the sluggishness of the delivery (at the moment it seems to be stuck at September 19, not great for a news blog page).
Still, the page does have its followers – there are people who are happiest getting a lot of their web content funneled through Facebook – and it gets the very occasional comment. But last night I opened it to find this notification:
We’re Making Pages Better
RSS Importer for Notes: People are more likely to interact with your content if you add personal comments and respond to feedback left on your Wall. While you can still write individual notes, you’ll no longer be able to automatically import content from your website to your page. This feature will no longer be available as of October 31st.
I love the spin. It reminds me of the time my local bank branch was closed and they put up a sign saying “To better serve you, we’re closing this branch.” Uh, yeah right.
The page will go away at the end of the month, or if I leave it, it’ll just be a notice where to find the blog content elsewhere.
A young man who escaped beheading in Saudi Arabia continues nonetheless to moulder in one of its jails, where his health is seriously deteriorating. Family and friends are pleading with Canada to act on his behalf because he’s a citizen, but this is not the kind of storyline to appeal to the Harper government.
“The brats of Mudbloods do not stir our sympathies.”