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Satanic monument erected in Detroit

In the early to mid ‘90s, Metallica was drinking the blood of goats in every abandoned farmyard in southern Manitoba and Marilyn Manson was the antichrist. Later, the antichrist would become someone probably wearing a suit, blending in with the other Pharisees more than, say, Marilyn Manson attempted to do. The Satanic organization Satanic Temple unveiled a nine-foot-tall statue in Detroit over the weekend. The location remained secret for ticket holders until the last minute. The monument, featuring the a winged Baphomet with a human body and the head of a goat (why goats, evil people?), was moved to Detroit from Arkansas, the statue’s initial desired location, where lawmakers instead erected a monument to the 10 commandments on public grounds. The biblical monument has since been deemed illegal, as it’s committing the no-no of religious stuff on public real estate. Those at the unveiling were heard saying such bone-chilling things as “hail Satan.” [Source: Reuters]

Poll puts Mulcair ahead on economy

We report the news without bias here at Spectator Tribune (in the same way I’m sure the Globe and Mail/Nanos Research poll suggesting Canadians trust Mulcair with our economy is without bias). I’d really love to tell a “not” joke here, and believe that you’re all laughing out loud. It may in fact be a good sample, but I do know they won’t have talked to many farmers or country dwellers. The poll asked a sample of 1,000 Canadians how the victory of each Federal Election candidate would affect the economy. According to data gleaned, 47 percent said NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair would have a “positive” or “somewhat positive” impact; incumbent Stephen Harper, 31.7 percent; Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, 41.4 percent. “If you’re a Conservative strategist you have to look at a number like that and be a bit concerned,” Nanos Research President Nik Nanos told the Globe and Mail. “The biggest takeaway is the NDP is not seen as a bogeyman in terms of their impact on the Canadian economy.” [Source: Globe and Mail]

New York Magazine interviews, photographs 35 women Bill Cosby allegedly sexually assaulted or raped

New York Magazine interviewed and photographed 35 of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault. It’s a powerful cover photo, all of them together. Cosby and his wife still deny any wrongdoing amid a growing list of accusations and recent court documents revealing he acquired sedative to use on woman before having sex with them. “I felt like a prisoner,” alleged rape victim Barbara Bowman told the magazine. I” felt like I was kidnapped and hiding in plain sight. I could have walked down any street in Manhattan at any time and said: ‘I’m being raped and drugged by Bill Cosby,’ but who the hell would have believed me? Nobody, nobody.” The online article features many similar stories, photos, and some video interviews with the 35 women. From the article: “The group of women Cosby allegedly assaulted functions almost as a longitudinal study, both for how an individual woman, on her own, deals with such trauma over the decades and for how the culture at large has grappled with rape over the same time period. In the 60s, when the first alleged assault by Cosby occurred, rape was considered to be something violent committed by a stranger… But among younger women, and particularly online, there is a strong sense now that speaking up is the only thing to do, that a woman claiming her own victimhood is more powerful than any other weapon in the fight against rape.” The New York Magazine has since crashed due to the large amounts of traffic to the article. [Source: BBC and New York Magazine]

San Fransisco painting outdoor spaces with pee-deflecting paint

San Francisco does not want you to piss on its walls. The city is using a hydrophobic paint engineered to direct the pee back onto the urinator on many of its outdoor surfaces. The product is called “Ultra-Ever-Dry” and is manufactured by Ultratech International. A SF public works spokeswoman told news sources that the paint’s “bounce-back” effect redirects the whiz onto the shameless pisser’s pants and shoes, soaking both. “The idea is they will think twice next time about urinating in public,” she said. Winnipeg could use some of this. What say you, Bowman? [Source: QZ]

It’s gonna be hot today

I suspect it’ll be hot across the entire Canadian Prairies today, but it’ll for sure be hot as Hades in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. Spectator Tribune knows this because, A: it’s hot already and it’s only 10 a.m., and, B: the forecast says as much. It’s supposed to feel like 40 C or hotter. Environment Canada wants you to stay hydrated, preferably with water being the bulk of your liquid intake. Thunderstorms, deluges, and possibly tornadoes are all on the table today for various areas of Manitoba. Stay safe. [Source: CBC]

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