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Canadian Forces Admit This Mission Is Impossible

The Canadian Forces are able to go to a foreign, hostile land like Afghanistan and realize unparalleled feats. In addition to its impressive list of accomplishments, one wonders: Is there anything our Canadian military can't do? Um. Well. It turns out there is a challenge the military cannot meet. It's recruiting women and minorities right here at home.
Tim Cook

Warlords: An Excerpt

William Lyon Mackenzie King was a political survivor who consistently beat those opponents who underestimated him. He was a complex and canny man, and few realized how good he was as a political operator. King was safe, staid, even boring, like an elderly aunt, who never changed the fading lace and served watery tea in cracked china. Canadians at the time evidently took solace in him. What a surprise when, after his death in 1950, it was revealed that King had a robust spiritual life, found solace in séances with the dead, and kept a 30,000 page diary that was filled with deep revelations.