You know that you’re gearing up to an election when everyone is talking about the federal budget. I haven’t really gotten into the nitty-gritty of the budget yet but some of what I’ve read about how it’s been put together kind of scares me. That Vice article downright terrifies me.
Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that it’s time for us to do the links. Since we’re talking a lot about the Canadian budget, let’s kick things off with Renee Young.
Yesterday was federal budget day in Canada. It’s 500+ pages of campaigning for the Conservative government. (MacLean’s)
By the way, the budget is balanced. That’s thanks to taking money from the Government’s reserve funds which leaves the country in vulnerable financial shape should the economy get worse. (Vice)
Speaking of upcoming elections, rather than deal with a minority government, Canadians want a coalition government. Bad news for the Conservatives? (Toronto Star)
Science says that vaccines don’t cause autism. Get that through your thick skulls! (Vocativ)
“The accused guilty of nonconsensual sexual conduct because he sometimes awoke the accuser with a kiss.” Brandeis University’s unusual sexual conduct code left a student with a Disciplinary Warning that will follow him for the rest of his days. (Minding the Campus)
So the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that says you don’t actually own your software might soon apply to the hardware that software is underpinning. (Wired)
Norway is phasing out FM radio over the next two years. That’s because the country has four times as many digital audio stations as FM. (CNN)
As the last episodes of Letterman approach in May, it’s time to look back at how he changed late night and then changed himself. (MacLean’s)
Parks & Rec mashed up with Lord of the Rings? Hell yeah! (BuzzFeed)
Sure, we’ve all see Go Pro videos of skydiving and scuba diving and all sorts of XTREME stuff. Here’s a Go Pro video of a boring job. It might be even better than all the X-Games stuff.
A new episode of NXT is on tonight. The main event is Kevin Owens stomping Alex Reilly again. Kill Owens Kill! Anyway, the greatest wrestling mashup of all-time dropped this week. It’s Finn Balor’s epic theme mashed up with the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.