Beans, beans they’re good for your heart.
Beans beans they make ya fart.
So eat some beans at every meal,
the more you eat, the better you feel!
Dear Readers: Canned beans are convenient because you can cook them right out of the can, but they may not be as healthy for you as soaking dried beans.
SO, cooking with dried beans instead of canned beans has its advantages, and tomorrow we here at the Perspective Research Department will find the right soaking times for a variety of beans with a handy little cheat sheet!

Stay tuned!

A heavy storm left residents of Burlington, Ont. stranded when floodwaters turned roads into rivers on Monday night.
At the height of the flooding, many roadways were closed, including major highways in and out of the City of Burlington, and the downtown core was washed out into the lake.
Residents of Vancouver, meanwhile, said they would class that amount of rain a a normal afternoon shower!

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It was exactly thiry years ago, in the summer of 1984 that Apple Inc. came out with the first prototype of a “Smart-watch!”

And Google tried out its first version of “Google Glasses!”

News out of Washington this morning that James Brady, the former White House press secretary who was wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan and then became a prominent gun-control advocate, has finally died of his wounds at the age of 73.

We haven’t had a “Loser of the Day” for a while now, so it’s with great fanfare that we present our current asshole!
Why, yes, this 21-year-old Alabama man was busted for drunk driving.
What, did his t-shirt provide a clue?
Or was he just clueless?
For fans of the TV series “True Detective,” Gawker has some news for us:
Here we go: Vince Vaughn is the latest actor rumored to be in contention for one of the four leading roles in the second season of True Detective.
Deadline is reporting that Vaughn is being eyed to play the season’s main villain, a role creator Nic Pizzolatto specifically wrote with the actor in mind.

Last week, we came the closest yet to getting a concrete detail about True Detective’s…
It is believed that, like Season 1, the second cycle also will kick off with a murder, and it might involve corruption in the California transportation system, possibly linked to a proposed high-speed train. The series is expected to have four leads, three of them said to be cops/detectives/government workers — two male, for which Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch have been in talks, and one female. The fourth, which Vaughn is eyed for, is said to be a villain, possibly with mob ties.
Pizzolatto had apparently become friends with Vaughn after he was hired to pen a feature film reboot of The Rockford Files for Vaughn to star in—then True Detective took off, and a new writer has since taken on scripting the Rockford movie.

PLUS! Colin Farrell Reportedly in Talks to Star in True Detective’s Season 2
Deadline reports that Colin Farrell is “deep in negotiations” to star in the upcoming…
If Vaughn, Farrell, and Kitsch do end up landing the male leads, only the female lead remains in question.
It’s “Asshole of the Day” time folks! The National Post sure dug up the poop on this guy!
By putting himself in line for a lucrative bonus just weeks before a massive provincial land deal was set to close, Kwikwetlem First Nation chief Ron Giesbrecht knowingly orchestrated his history-making payday, alleges a band member now leading the charge to turf him from office.
“This [project] has been in the works for a while.… Ron saw an opportunity to make some money, so he jumped in and took over,” said Kwikwetlem band member Ron Jackman.

Last Thursday, documents released under the new First Nations Financial Transparency Act revealed that Chief Giesbrecht collected $914,219 in 2013/2014 — effectively making him the highest-paid elected representative in all of Canada.
Most of the cash was due to an $800,000 bonus Chief Giesbrecht received as the likely result of an unspecified $8 million “economic benefit agreement” inked between the First Nation and the Province of B.C.
At the time, the chief would have only been a few months into a stint as the band’s economic development officer, where, under a since-removed portion of the contract for that job, he was entitled to receive a 10% cut of all “capital projects and business opportunities.”
In Chief Giesbrecht’s only media interview since his massive income became public, he said that the bonus came as a surprise.

“Whoever thought the bonus would be this much? I tell you, I never would have,” he told a reporter from Tri Cities NOW.
On Monday, Mr. Jackman questioned that statement.
“Once we get a forensic audit, it will come out that Ron knew about this before he took the job on,” he said.
Until January of 2013, the post of economic development officer had been held by Andrea Aleck, a former health director with the Vancouver-area Tsleil-Waututh Nation who later went on to take a job with the nearby Katzie First Nation.
Eight months later, in September, Chief Giesbrecht took over the post “in order to keep millions of dollars worth of projects moving,” according to a Tri-Cities NOW account of their interview with the chief.
According to band members contacted by the National Post, they were not aware that Chief Giesbrecht or Ms. Aleck had been entitled to 10% of all new projects. The provision was quietly struck out of the economic development officer contract in April.
“I received a bonus only for deals that were agreed once I took on the role of economic development officer,” Chief Giesbrecht said in a Monday statement to the National Post.

The chief added that he could not reveal the details of those projects due to confidentiality agreements, but said he was “concerned about any suggestions that I received a bonus for contracts I was not responsible for.”
Last week, the Kwikwetlem’s only two councillors, Ed Hall and Marvin Joe, said they were unaware of the deal.
On Monday, Mr. Jackman, a CNC machining student at the B.C. Institute of Technology, was on the Kwikwetlem reserve to drum up support for Chief Giesbrecht’s ouster — and to put his own name forward as a replacement.
Unusually for Kwikwetlem reserve politics, Mr. Jackman said he has garnered support from Chief Giesbrecht’s own family. “One of his aunties actually broke down and cried … family members tell me they don’t care if he’s related; if he took the money, that’s wrong,” he said.

On Wednesday, dissident band members are holding a meeting to officially call for Chief Giesbrecht’s resignation. If he refuses, the next step will be to get 49% of Kwikwetlem members to sign a petition calling for a leadership vote.
Aside from the landless Qayqayt First Nation, the Kwikwetlem are the smallest First Nation in the Vancouver area with only about 80 to 85 members. More than half of those, including Mr. Jackman and Chief Giesbrecht, live off reserve.
“If Ron really cared for his people, he would step down,” said Mr. Jackman, whose brother Percy Cunningham preceded Mr. Giesbrecht in the role of chief.
The province of B.C. did not release any details related to the $8 million deal, saying it could not do so without the assent of the Kwikwetlem band office, although a government representative did say it was tied to the “Province’s duty to consult.”
On Monday, a public relations consultant hired by the band in the wake of Thursday’s salary disclosure confirmed that the recent deal was unrelated to the Evergreen Line, an 11 kilometre extension to the Vancouver SkyTrain being constructed very close to Kwikwetlem reserve land.
In a statement given to members last week, they were promised new details by Thursday.
“Chief Ron has made it clear that he is accountable to members and that you are the priority,” read a Friday statement by the band.

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