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Random sampling of global headlines:

Yorkshire: “Woman Died After Muslim Nurse Refused To Help As He Was Praying

An 87-year old Alzheimer’s patient dies untended because Abdul Bhutto was finishing up his prayers: That’s almost too poignant a distillation of Britain’s demographic transformation.

Vancouver: “Transgender Beauty Queen Kicked Out Of Miss Universe

She’s hotter than most of the other gals, but that’s almost too literal an illustration of John O’Sullivan’s theory that the entire post-war history of Canada can be summed up by Monty Python’s “Lumberjack Song”.

Sacramento: “California Marijuana Workers Ready To Unionize

The grass is always greener on the other coast. The Golden State at twilight: half-stoner, half-teamster. Okay, that’s enough: As Ed Driscoll notes, satirists should be unionizing before the massive redundancies.



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