2013-10-03

    
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October 03, 2013
  Don't blame the gamePDF files may take a moment to load

With $800 million in sales on release day, Grand Theft Auto V has reached a monumental point in the history of gaming. Accompanying this flood of excitement is a deluge of gameplay videos from Instagram, Facebook, Reddit and similar sites of everything from walk-throughs, to videos of the game’s more questionable activities, like body-checking elderly women trying to attend church.

October 03, 2013
  Conservative prorogation yet another bad jokePDF files may take a moment to load

Stephen Harper has prorogued Parliament for the fourth time in his tenure as Prime Minister of Canada, and it’s hard to see his actions as little more than a way to stall for time against his Liberal and NDP opposition. After eight years of a Conservative minority government, this latest prorogation is another a midterm parlour trick.

October 03, 2013
  Common perceptions of addiction ignore causesPDF files may take a moment to load

Western culture has an incomplete understanding of the science behind addictions. Addicts are portrayed as engaging in behaviours that are self-inflicted, freely choosing their lifestyles and unworthy of empathy according to the award-winning book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Dr Gabor Maté.

October 03, 2013
  Reparation lawsuits a misguided use of timePDF files may take a moment to load

Leaders of 14 Caribbean nations are launching a united effort to seek compensation from France, Great Britain and the Netherlands for the longstanding effects of the slave trade that spanned the 17th to the 19th centuries. The leaders of Caricom, the regional organization of the Caribbean and community, say that the legacy left by this system of slavery and colonialism has pushed many countries such as Jamaica and Haiti into poverty while entrenching the dominance of Western powers.

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October 03, 2013
  Men’s Rights comes to YYCPDF files may take a moment to load

The group behind Edmonton’s controversial “Don’t be that girl” posters has brought its message south.

Early this September, Men’s Rights Edmonton, a group of self-proclaimed men’s rights activists, expanded its organization to Calgary. A founding member of the group — who only gave the alias Raz — said they are now looking to grow.

“We are in this for the long haul,” Raz said. “Every day, more and more people come to the movement. Over these past few years it has been exponential growth and we are excited for what’s to come.”

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