The New Yorker magazine reports this week that while the US Military is considering bolstering its numbers by a return to the draft, the benefits package alone is attracting enough new recruits for now. Among other perks of serving Uncle Sam is free cosmetic surgery for soldiers and their families. Women wanting breast emlargement surgery, however, must provide their own implants.
Meanwhile, in Canada, The Globe and Mail reported yesterday that our ageing population has resulted in 100,000 drivers with dementia. The number is expected to skyrocket over the next ten years. Just another good reason to sell the car and take the bus.