Six in the Morning

1. HOUSING HELP HARDLY HELPING: More than a year after the Harper government announced $1.9 billion in social housing support, less than one per cent of the money has been spent. (Globe and Mail)

2. BATTLE IN SEATTLE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: You know, back in 1999 when all those dumb kids took to the streets in Seattle complaining about how the globalized economy was all "oppressive" and "unsustainable", the media called them idiot idealists. I don't know. Here we are a decade later and I'm thinking they've been pretty well vindicated. (rabble.ca)

3. FOOD BANK USE WAY UP: 790,000 Canadians had to use a foodbank in March of this year alone. That's an 18 per cent increase over last year. (rabble.ca)

4. WAS THAT REALLY SO BAD? Experts are saying the second wave of the H1N1 flu may have peaked. So much for the first pandemic of the 21st century. No zombies. Zzzzzzz. The real tragedy is, someone mentioned that when you glance at H1N1 it kinda looks like HiNi (pronounced Hi-nee) and now the bug has started to disappear and I never had much of a chance to spread that meme around. Hini flu. Hi-neeeeeeeee flu.(Leader Post)

5. THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE CALLING A RECOVERY? They're saying the recession's over because the Canadian economy grew last quarter for the first time in a year. But by how much, you ask? A whopping 0.4 per cent. (Globe and Mail)

6. LET'S JUST PRETEND THAT GAME NEVER HAPPENED: No, seriously. I won't bring it up if you don't. (Leader Post)

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