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Loblaws, the company that owns the Joe Fresh clothing line, said that it will provide compensation for the families of victims who worked at the Bangladesh factory that collapsed last week. The incident left 380 people dead and hundreds missing. After Joe Fresh labels were found amid the rubble, it was revealed that the clothing line was produced in the factory. No wonder Joe Fresh sandals are only $4…. The garment workers in the factory reportedly get paid about $38 a month. That’s almost 10 pairs of Joe Fresh shoes! CBC News
Meet someone who’s dumber than a carnie: New Hampshire idiot, Henry Gribbohm, decided it was a good idea to spend $300 of his $2,600 life savings attempting to win an Xbox Kinect for his kids in a game of “Tubs of Fun” at a local carnival. Not ready to admit defeat after losing the first time, Gribbohm went home, got the rest of his savings and continued playing until his bank account was completely empty. He did manage to get a consolation prize: a giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks. Gribbohm told local reporters. “I was going to get an Xbox Kinect…They lied to me.” Umm… this is the type of guy carnie games were made for (i.e the mentally retarded). CBS Local News
Shooting ranges are now taking cues from trashy bars by introducing Ladies Night! Women-only gun groups are popping up around the country (well, mostly around the south…) with the aim to “to teach a lady how to handle a gun safely.” With fun names such as Shooting Divas, Gun Powder Gals, and Pistol Packing Ladies, these groups want to show the world that guns and femininity go together like… carnie games and idiots? Anyways, it sounds like a great place to pick up women! On second thought, using cheesy pick up lines on women holding guns might not be the smartest decision. That won’t stop Henry Gribbohm from partaking though! Raw Story
Oh no she didn’t – oh yes she did! Elizabeth Colbert Busch “went there” in her debate with Mark Sanford on Monday night. “When we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayer, it doesn’t mean you take that money we save and leave the country for a personal purpose,” said Colbert-Busch, in a direct attack on Sanford’s 2009 Argentinian trip with his mistress aka his hike on the Appalachian trails. Mark Sanford did what any cheating husband would do and pretended he didn’t hear her. But the moderator wasn’t having any of that, saying, “She went there, Governor Sanford.” The two are in a closely watched race for a South Carolina House seat. The Daily Beast
No ‘whites’ need apply. A casting call to hire a new CBC host that was looking for someone who was “any race except Caucasian”, has been withdrawn amid complaints. The Craiglist ad for the children’s show, Patty and Mamma Yamma, read: “Please only submit [an audition tape] if you match the following criteria: Male between the ages of 23-35 years; Any race except Caucasian.” The hiring agency has seen apologized for the “mistake”, saying the misinterpreted the request for a cast with diversity. First, what kind of casting agency posts host positions for children’s shows on Craigslist? Second, if they were looking for someone to host a show about a yam puppet who runs a fruit and vegetable stand in Toronto’s Kensington Market, they should have just said “Asians only”. Problem solved. National Post
Not even new explosions in Syria and accusations of chemical weapons will be enough to get Obama involved. As deadly bombings hit central Damascus on Tuesday, killing 13 people, Obama told reporters in a White House news conference that he still wasn’t ready to get involved. Despite CIA evidence that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, Syria still hasn’t crossed the magic red line into Iraq 2.0 territory. Obama needs more evidence: “What we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of Syria, but we don’t know how they were used, when they were used, who used them,” he said. New York Times