Now that the Thanksgiving weekend is over perhaps we should remember the people that don’t have it as good as we do!!!!!!!

A Winnipeg shelter served a record-breaking 1,125 Thanksgiving meals during its annual holiday dinner on Monday, showcasing the generosity of Canadians — and the growing number of people who rely on food banks.
In 2012, approximately 50 per cent of food banks in Canada saw an increase in demand, according to Food Banks Canada, the national umbrella group that represents food banks across the country.
Each month, Food Banks Canada says 93,000 people access a food bank for the first time.
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On a slightly more upbeat note:

You might pay for a satellite or cable package for your home television, but you probably only watch a handful of channels–even though you might be paying for hundreds.
In Canada, residents will soon be able to create their own cable and satellite packages, paying for only the channels they want to watch.
In a recent appearance on the Canadian network CTV, the country’s industry minister, James Moore, said: “We don’t think it’s right for Canadians to have to pay for bundled television channels that they don’t watch.
We want to unbundle television channels and allow Canadians to pick and pay the specific television channels that they want.”
A new study conducted by the University of Cologne in Germany and reported in The Guardian contends that chewing blocks the pervasive influence of advertising, specifically those ads that appear before movies.

910348f8-336c-4754-aa66-793c1bc112ff_d1014popcornThe researchers’ reasoning is straightforward enough. Every time we see or hear a new name – say, “Benedict Cumberbatch” – our mouths unconsciously try to pronounce that name. But chewing disrupts this “inner speech,” the Cologne study suggests, keeping the new name from being imprinted on our brains.
The study involved 96 people at a movie theater. Half of the moviegoers received free popcorn throughout the movie, the other half got a small sugar cube (and would’ve been charged ten bucks for it if this were a real movie). Several ads preceded the movie.
According to the research, which was published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, the ads had no effect on the moviegoers who ate popcorn, but a demonstrable positive effect on those who had the quick-dissolving sugar cube.
“The mundane activity of eating popcorn made participants immune to the pervasive effects of advertising,” Sascha Topolinski, a researchers, said in the study’s report.

O.K. boys and girls……………………., read this note from India!

Senior Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader M G Vaidya on Tuesday accused the Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh Government of trying to appease Muslim voters by banning the Vishwa Hindu Parishad‘s proposed ‘Sankalp Diwas‘ on October 18.
imagesCAH6HI7RYour confused reporter didn’t understand a damned thing in this press release….., except that something was being BANNED to keep the Muslims happy!
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) In a veiled reference to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind leader Mehmood Madani Tuesday asked the secular parties not to seek votes of the Muslim community by evoking fear of any person.
Listen folks, any group or organization that spends most of its time banning stuff, is not good for you.
(That includes Muslims, Christians, Druids, and people from Saskatchewan!
Speaking of Muslims:

imagesCAZPANQFNews just in that two Muslim terrorists who were going to blow themselves up at a big soccer match.
They accidentally set the bombs off while hooking them up, and only blew themselves up!
Oh well! As they say in Quebec: “Comme ci, comme ca!”
A New York City man is still treating visits to the restroom like advances into a battlefield after his toilet exploded, injuring him severely.

open-uri20131008-8824-1p8lzqlAgence France-Presse reported Michel Pierre’s face, arms and legs were sliced by porcelain shrapnel when he flushed the toilet two weeks ago and it blew up. Maintenance workers had turned off the water in Pierre’s 50-year-old Brooklyn apartment building for repair work on Oct. 2, according
to AFP. When Pierre pulled the flusher on his toilet to test for water pressure, a forceful explosion launched him backward, knocking him unconscious.
(Since there was no water in the toilet, it filled up with some sort of gas from the sewer system and that’s what exploded!)
Since the incident, Pierre has tied a rope to his toilet and he hides behind the bathroom door each time he flushes the toilet because he’s afraid, according to Sky News.
AND FINALLY: NO, this is not a guy in a bear suit!