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Good Wednesday Morning,
I'm happy I'm not on the executive staff of AIG insurance, the recipient of more than $160 billion of taxpayer largess. According to AIG executives, they are contractually bound to pay out more than $100 million in bonuses to their top employees - and they intend to do so. Republicans in Congress are pretty quiet as they see some of their own in trouble but at the same time they're blaming the Obama administration even though the AIG deal was cut long before he came into office. The American people on the other hand aren't willing to play politics with this thing for they're fully aware they've been robbed - and by whom - and are spitting mad right about now. No, not mad enough to actually do something, but mad enough to be paying attention and that's the last thing Wall Street wants right now.
With summer coming on you're going to want to head out to the pet store and get yourself a hippopotamus. Yeah, they eat a lot and you have to keep them wet but scientists are reporting that an oily substance hippos excrete through their skin is one of the best natural based sunscreens they've seen so far. So, get your hippo
by David Shiga
By Dorian Jones
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and DANNY HAKIM
By: Eamon Javers
The province-wide ban covers a wide variety of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides that will no longer be available for cosmetic use. More than 250 products will be banned for sale and an estimated 80 pesticide ingredients will be banned for cosmetic uses in Ontario.
Ontario is the second province to ban cosmetic pesticide use in Canada. Quebec enacted a similar ban in 2006. Ontario’s new regulations surpass existing restrictions placed on pesticide use in Quebec.