We always hear about U.S. companies coming into Canada and buying stuff………………., but it works the other way too kids!
Hudson Bay Company just bought Saks Fifth Avenue for about three billion dollars.
Speaking of the States: As the U.S. goes ….., so does Canada!
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data  points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor, and the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.

Firefighters say they have freed hundreds of people with body parts trapped in household objects in the last three years, including 18 children with heads stuck in potties or toilet seats and 79 people trapped in handcuffs.
1057885-Royalty-Free-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Hairy-Nude-Shy-Man-Covering-Himself-Up-With-His-ArmsThey speculated that the popularity of erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” may account for a rise in handcuffs-related emergencies.
“I don’t know whether it’s the ‘Fifty Shades’ effect, but the number of incidents involving items like handcuffs seems to have gone up,” said Officer Dave Brown.
Since 2010, firefighters have treated almost 500 people with rings stuck on their fingers, nine with rings stuck on their penises, and one man with his penis stuck in a toaster!
And who said they didn’t have any feelings:

A prominent Pakistani Taliban commander has written a letter to a teenage girl shot in the head by the group, expressing regrets that he didn’t warn her before the assassination attempt that propelled her activism to the international stage.

The letter from Adnan Rasheed, however, didn’t apologize for the October attack that left Malala Yousafzai gravely wounded. Rasheed, who has close relations with Taliban leaders, only said that he found the shooting “shocking” and wished it hadn’t happened.

Rasheed said the Taliban did not attack Malala because she was a proponent for girls’ education, but because she was critical of the militant group when it took over much of Swat in 2008 and 2009. That mirrors what some militants said at the time of the shooting.
A Russian Soyuz rocket launched an unmanned resupply ship to the International Space Station on the weekend for an express delivery to the orbiting outpost.
The vehicle will be delivering a repair kit for a U.S. spacesuit that got a flat during a spacewalk last week. (A set of tools intended to help the astronauts investigate and patch up the spacesuit that malfunctioned during a July 16 spacewalk outside the orbiting laboratory.)
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30 percent Indian MPs have criminal records, says a report.
An analysis of recent elections stated that a candidate with a clean record has 12 percent chance of winning in an election, whereas for a candidate with a criminal record, the chance of winning is 23 percent!
Big news out of P.E.I. this morning: “A restaurant in Summerside will have to close if it does not get a liquor licence,” say the owners.
The P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission has no issues with granting a licence to Miss Daisy’s Restaurant and Guest House, but the City of Summerside will not allow it
More on this breaking story as details become available!
The CBC came out with their list of the “100 Greatest Canadian Albums,” and while I don’t agree with a lot of them, I can say that Neil Young’s “Harvest” at #1 was a good choice!
And Finally, speaking of music, J.J. Cale died of a heart attack yesterday…………………, he was 74.
J.J. Cale, was a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and musician. Cale was one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly,country, and jazz influences. Cale’s personal style has often been described as “laid back”.
Songs written by Cale that have been covered by other musicians include “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton, “Clyde” by Waylon Jennings and “Call Me the Breeze” byLynyrd Skynyrd.