Dear Readers:
You might remember a few days ago where they said coffee is now GOOD for us! This is not to be confused for when coffee was BAD for us, or the time before that when coffee was GOOD for us, or even before that when they were saying it’s BAD for us!
Well folks, now you have even more of a choice!
Tim Hortons (TSX:THI) is going to give customers a choice for their regular morning double-double.
The coffee chain is trying out a new dark roast coffee in addition to its regular blend at locations in London, Ont., and Columbus, Ohio.
It is the first time in the company’s 49-year history that it has offered a new blend of coffee.
The new blend will be made from 100 per cent Arabica beans and cost the same as the chain’s regular blend.
The choice comes as Tim’s rivals including McDonalds and Starbucks have turned up the pressure with discounts and customer loyalty programs.
(Tim Hortons chief executive Marc Caira has been conducting a widespread review of the chain’s operations since taking over earlier this year.)
MEANWHILE, if you’re  confused over salt intake because major health organizations can’t agree on how much we should have, and if the effects vary quite a bit from human to human, how can they come up with a safe and healthy number that works for all of us?
Dr. Nadolsky explains the problem:

ku-bigpicSalt/Sodium is something we are all told to cut back on by major health organizations. Since sodium intake effects one’s blood pressure (more so in some than others), and higher blood pressures are related to strokes and heart attacks, the thought is for EVERYONE to limit sodium as much as possible in the diet. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 1500 mg per day while the USDA recommends no more than 2300 mg per day. To make things more confusing, the most recent Institute of Medicine report on sodium says there is very little to no evidence that going below 2300 mg of sodium per day will actually benefit anyone, and may even harm some.P
That doesn’t mean you should go out and start chugging cans of Morton’s, but rather that nobody can agree on the right amount. While you probably won’t hurt yourself with a little extra, you should ask your doctor to help you figure out the right amount for you rather than follow a poor standard
Rocket man finally gets drivers license!

imagesHe’s explored space several times, become a national treasure, and global social media sensation, but these days, what gets indefatigable former astronaut Chris Hadfield excited are his more humble, grounded accomplishments as he finally settles into a permanent home in his native province of Ontario.
“I got my driver’s licence and I got my OHIP card and I’m getting moved back into the country,” Hadfield, 54, said in a recent interview in Toronto, where he and wife Helene just bought a house they plan to take possession of in December.
“I’m proud,” he added as he pulled out his wallet to show off his new licence. “I had a temporary (licence) for quite a few years”
For 26 years the moustachioed Sarnia, Ont., native has been outside of Canada — in Russia and the U.S. — building a career which allowed him to became the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm in orbit, the first Canadian to walk in space and the first Canadian to command the International Space Station.
Well, well, first we get word that those two Canadians who were arrested in Egypt might not have been as lily white as the media reported, but now a guy arrested during the G20 Summit is having his credibility put on the line as well!

nicholas_wright_jpg_size_xxlarge_promoA police tribunal has heard that an activist, anti-police lawyer has no credibility when he claims he was arrested illegally during the G20 three years ago.
In closing arguments, defence lawyer Alan Gold accused Nicholas Wright of either exaggerating or lying about what happened.
(Wright accuses Const. Ryan Simpson of arresting him and warning him he had no right to remain silent.)
Gold calls the allegations absurd, and says there’s doubt about whether there even was an arrest.

untitledThey’ve all given impassioned speeches in their defence, but it looks like the three senators at the centre of the expense scandal haven’t won the battle of public opinion.
Last week, Sen. Mike Duffy told the Senate that the Prime Minister’s office and Senate leadership told him it was okay to designate his PEI home as his primary residence even though he lived in Ottawa most of the time.
Sen. Pamela Wallin said that the Conservative Party leadership in the Senate had a vendetta against her and Sen. Patrick Brazeau claimed he played by the rules.
But, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll released late Monday, the majority of Canadians still believe that the trio should be suspended without pay, immediately.
Amid allegations of “gross negligence” on the part of Senators Duffy, Wallin and Brazeau relating to improperly filed expense claims, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CTV News has revealed that three quarters (73%) of Canadians believe that these three Senators should be ‘immediately suspended from the Senate without pay’, while just one quarter (27%) believe they should be ‘allowed to collect their pay and sit as Senators until the RCMP completes its investigation’
Clearly, the senators’ public denials of any wrongdoing hasn’t convinced Canadians.
For those of you keeping a silent vigil for the inevitable crash and burn of Miley Cyrus, there’s been a development:

untitledThe tongue-waving twerk queen was seen at a Chelsea club with Magic Johnson’s son EJ Johnson and Andrew Warren when, a spy said, “Lindsay [Lohan] climbed over from her table next to the DJ booth to Miley’s table.”
Then, “The two immediately began whispering in the corner. From that point on, the two tables essentially became one.”
We hear LiLo’s crew included dreadlocked Ralph Lauren model Morgan O’Connor, who sources said has been seeing Lohan, but also looked like he hit it off with Miley on Saturday night. Cyrus and Lohan “stayed till just after 5 a.m.” and even left together.
We don’t know about you, boys and girls, but the way we see it here at the Perspective Research Department, and also among the Naked News staff …………, this can’t be good!
Last week we had the North Carolina county GOP guy who was forced to resign after telling the Daily Show that, sure, the state’s voter-suppression laws were more about reducing the Democratic vote than addressing voter fraud, and if that hurt “lazy black people that wants the government to give them everything,” well, that’s OK too.
Turns out he’s not the only wit in state politics, though — consider this knee-slapper that state Rep. Larry Pittman told last Monday to a friendly crowd in Concord:

AND FINALLY:  A few weeks ago in New York City, hundreds of skateboards took part in an annual race called Broadway Bomb, in which they attempt to ride down eight miles of Broadway in Manhattan.
Naturally, the NYPD wasn’t happy about it and did their best to curtail the illegal race through a number of methods, such as barricades and nets.