John McCain Goes to Syria… And Other News

John McCain Goes to Syria

John McCain is making the most of his memorial day by visiting with Syrian rebels.

The trip makes Republican senator John McCain the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter Syria since the bloody civil war there began more than two years ago. Although he only remained in the country for a few hours (once you’ve seen one pile of rubble, you’ve seen them all!), he met with met with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army and some other Free Syrian Army commanders. The Syrian rebels tried to get John McCain to give them weapons to continue their fight against Syrian President Bashar al Assad. But the decision is ultimately up to the Obama administration, who are considering increased support to the Syrian opposition but fear American weapons flowing into Syria could end up in the hands of terrorists. Via: The Daily Beast

John-ValluzzoMilitary museum founder shot dead by police – Happy Memorial Day everyone! Police shot and killed “drunk” Korean war vet John Valluzzo, 75, at his Connecticut mansion on Friday. Connecticut state police said officers were called to Valluzzo’s home in Ridgefield, Connecticut to respond to a domestic dispute. A neighbour had called police saying that Valluzzo was intoxicated and having an argument with his girlfriend. Valluzzo then pointed a handgun at officers and refused to obey orders to put it down. End result? They shot him. Via: Connecticut News-Times

Rob FordToronto Mayor Rob Ford is going down and everyone seems to be jumping ship. Four days after Rob Ford fired his Chief of Staff, both his press secretary and deputy press secretary have suddenly quit, amid the rumours that he’s a crackhead mayor. The mayor’s office confirmed the news with a short statement: “The Mayor thanks both George and Isaac for their valuable contributions and wishes them the best in their future endeavours.” Rob Ford is still denying the video of him smoking crack exists and has also denied he has a cocaine problem. Maybe he will be next to jump ship? Via: CBC News

ViagraNew hope for blue balls everywhere! A new pill, marketed as “women’s viagra”, could be available as soon as 2016. The pill, called Lybrido, uses a combination of testosterone and a Viagra-like drug in a bid to increase sexual desire and improve sexual satisfaction. The results of a trial involving more than 200 women have not yet been published, although Dr. Tuiten, the founder of the Dutch firm Emotional Brain who has developed the pill, describes them as “very, very promising”. Dr. Truiten also says that up to 43 per cent of women suffer from a low sex drive at some point in their lives and that the drug will simply raise a low libido to normal levels. Via: Business Insider

Car bomb blast in BasraMore bombs over Baghdad. This time with extra casualties! A series of car bombs targeting mainly Shia areas exploded in Baghdad, killing more than 57 people. Many more were injured in the blasts, which occurred in busy shopping areas and markets in the city. Sectarian violence in Iraq is worsening and tensions between the Shi’ite leadership and the Sunni Muslim minority haven’t exactly been the greatest lately. No group claimed responsibility for the blasts. But Sunni Muslim Islamist insurgents and al-Qaeda’ s Iraqi wing have increased attacks since the beginning of the year and often target Shi’ite districts… so it was probably them… Via: BBC News

Cat beardNewsflash: Cat beards are the new thing. The Internet loves cats and now it loves cat beards. If you don’t know what cat bearding is, you’re probably too old to be using the Internet. Check up the 25 most epic cat beards of all time here. Sometimes cats get in on the fun and make their own cat beards! Proof.  Via: The Toronto Sun, the classiest of all Toronto newspapers!

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