4 in the Afternoon1 CHEERS TO THE SURVIVORS As we are no doubt all aware, three awesome Cleveland women have escaped from the evil sacks of rapist shit who kept them captive for a decade. Here’s the Columbus Dispatch, here’s the New York Times and here’s the Guardian’s live blog. What else? Well, Jezebel has a round-up of what’s known about the three women, Cleveland’s WKYC has the beginning of what will no doubt be a gruesome accounting of abuse, assault and torture, and exceedingly vile multi-millionaire radio hate-ape Rush Limbaugh insinuated U.S. president Barack Obama and the people who voted for him are responsible for the kidnappings and confinement. But fuck that guy. Look at this guy, who helped the prisoners escape.

2 HARPER’S CONSERVATIVES JUST DO NOT FUCKING UNDERSTAND SCIENCE Now they’ve told the National Research Council to focus on science with commercial applications instead of “basic research and discovery science”. Which is how we learn new things. This is the stupidest fucking government in the history of Canada. It blows my mind that Conservative MPs aren’t pelted with rotten vegetables whenever they appear in public.

3 HOME EXPLOSION LEADS TO DRUG CHARGES Pro tip for weed dealers: take extra care to not draw attention to your illegal home business by detonating your house.

4 WASTEWATER MISTREATMENT There are new criticisms for the P3, or public private partnership, funding model Regina’s signed onto for our next wastewater treatment plant. Here’s Regina Water Watch’s report. I’m pretty sure the whole P3 movement exists to transfer public money to private companies, but that’s what our broken country does know.