Wednesday Link-Off: The Greater Good

katherine-mcphee-esquire15-02Sometimes, I’m not entirely sure if it’s better that you leave people to their own paths and plans. After all, it’s nice that someone will chip in some help but that doesn’t mean they are actually contributing to the cause even if they should drop the act. Sorry, I was really tired when I wrote this but it does make some sense.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that we have to do the links. Let’s kick things off with Katherine McPhee.

Is the Ontario government opening up beer sales to some grocery stores for the greater good or part of secret legislation changes to protect the interests of big brewing? (The Globe and Mail)

The NDP went from possibly being the third-party to form the Canadian government to returning to their history also-ran status. How did they go from virtual certainties to a distant third? (Canada.com)

A lot of people thought the Duffy trial would negatively impact the Conservatives’ reelection chances. In fact, the late campaigning with the Ford brothers did them worse. (Metro)

If you’re American and you value your privacy on the internet, don’t get used to it. The US Senate just passed CISA which is scaring everyone that values privacy online. (Wired)

“Inside the Secretive Circle That Rules a $14 Trillion Market.” In case you ever needed more evidence that Wall Street needs some regulation. (Bloomberg)

Emperor Palpatine was elected to city council in Odessa, Ukraine. No, I’m not kidding. (Russia Today)

Everyone loves Halloween but sometimes it needs to take a back seat to a little thing like gang warfare. The Yakuza usually hold big shindigs for Halloween but had to cancel in case something happens that sparks a gang war. (The Daily Beast)

In the latest update on the Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit, Gawker expects to lose. Still no word on who leaked the racist comments Hulk made on the sex tape. (Capital New York)

What kinds of music do you listen to? I’m not looking for new things to listen to. I just want to make sure that the music you are listening to isn’t harming your mental health. (The Latest News)

I can’t remember if I shared this or not. It’s a gamer getting a bigger jump scare than he bargained for during an October scary game live stream.

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