6-in-the-morning1 HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! Here are 10 ways Americans have lost freedom.

2 FORMER FRIENDLY STREET PUNKS FIND ISLAM, BECOME ASSHOLES, BUY PRESSURE COOKERS Those thwarted BC would-be mass murderers sound like a pair of real winners.

3 DROPPING THE BALL The Senate didn’t get around to protecting the rights of transgender Canadians. Pfft. How annoying and offensive.

4 SASK SPORTS CLOSE TO LEASING SPACE IN NEW STADIUM I wonder what the stadium skeptics who read Dog Blog might have to say about that.

5 FIVE STABBINGS AND A CAR-JACKING Hey stabby Athols, could you tone it down? You’re disturbing your neighbours. Thanks.

6 EGYPT: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES Today’s coup news from the Guardian, BBC, Washington Post and Al Jazeera.

VIDEO! Here’s the best thing I’ve watched this week.