Crisis in Canada! Seriously.


Canada's government has been in crisis since last week, when a coalition of the three major left parties vowed to call a confidence vote to unseat recently re-elected Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The coalition was formed after Harper's minority government announced a budget that would cut public financing in the face of the economic crisis. On the eve of the vote, however, the Queen's representative in Canada bowed to Harper's plea to suspend Parliament, effectively giving him six weeks to draft a new budget that will appease both sides. No Parliament and turmoil on both the conservative and liberal sides of government: what's next for Canada?

(Protest photos by Flickr user Medmoiselle T)

Chaos in Canada: What happens when an unelected royal official closes Parliament (Slate)

Parliament: Make Like a Maple Tree and Leave

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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