"Improving the lives of consumers worldwide is about more than just great products. It's about corporate responsibility through positive contributions to environmental quality and to the communities in which we live and operate our businesses."
Message on the Web site of Procter & Gamble, maker of Tide, Crest and all manner of toiletries -- and one of the Pentagon's top 100 contractors. Boycott anyone?
These guys are starving. Just sitting there in the open desert with camouflage. There is nowhere to run. There is nowhere to hide. Nobody to surrender to, and they are not there by choice. In my opinion, that makes them civilians. And tens of thousands (of them) will die. Military analyst Scott Taylor after observing Iraqi infantry positions readying for war with the U.S.
A conspiracy theory being floated by the usual suspects on the far right: the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Canada's spy agency, ordered postal workers to let a package containing a pipe bomb filled with large nails through to Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel's Carlton Street bunker in 1995. Big flaw in the theory: the source of the charge, who claims to have been a former CSIS operative, never was.
Good cop, bad cop
The Toronto Police Association hired a media monitoring firm to survey Toronto Star police-related stories published since 96, following allegations in the Star that the force engages in racial profiling. The results of that survey were published in police union mag Tour Of Duty this month. Here's what it found:
Percentage of Toronto Star stories that portrayed police positively: 10
Percentage of Star stories that portrayed police negatively: 46
Percentage of Star stories that were deemed neutral: 44
What the Toronto Police Association says about its own survey: "We realize this is not an exact science."
Deep Grit, the handle the latest Liberal poison pen letter writer in the provincial Grit camp is using, sent NOW his/her first dispatch this week. The inside poop, according to Deep Grit, is that party president and MPP Greg Sorbara is preparing the ground for a coup against current leader Dalton McGuinty. And that an inside smear campaign is already in high gear, complete with e-mails alleging that Sorbara's two possible closest rivals for the job (who shall remain nameless here for obvious reasons) are screwing around on their partners. Coup attempts? Politicians messing around behind their partners' backs? Tell us something we don't know.