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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday's Ride - Rockin' Rollin' Rockabilly Mix! Part 2

Stephen Harper and the "Peter Principal".... Screwing taxpayers for years to come

What does this mean for the new government and the Canadian taxpayer?

It means that if these people fail to follow the policies of the new government or try to inject the philosophy of the previous government into their departments and firing them means major payouts.

Do not forget that these appointees are major contributors to the CPC.... with your tax dollars

Doomed Harper government made 49 “future” patronage appointments

Former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet quietly stacked government agencies and Crown corporations with dozens of “future appointments,” and early appointment renewals in the dying days of its regime, many of which were only scheduled to go into effect long after the Conservatives were defeated, iPolitics has learned.
While some had been due to come up for renewal in November and December, others were renewed up to a year in advance of when they had been scheduled to expire and made effective the date the appointees’ current term was due to end.
For example, Mark O’Neill’s term as director of the Canadian Museum of History wasn’t scheduled to expire until June 2016. Last June, Harper’s cabinet renewed his $212,700 to $250,200 a year job for five years, effective June 2016.
John Badowski’s appointment as chairman of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal was renewed July 28. The renewal takes effect Jan. 1, 2019, and runs until July 29, 2020. The position currently pays between $174,700 and $205,500.
A review by iPolitics of order in council appointments by the Harper government found 49 appointments were made in recent months but scheduled to only take effect after the Oct. 19 election. Of the 49 appointments, 15 went into effect between election day and November 22. Six take effect today.
Another 28 are slated to go into effect between November 26 and January 2019.


Intimidation, Fear, Retaliation, Incarceration, Beating, Rape, Death

These are just a few of the things many of the refugees have experienced but still there are those who say “Why don’t they stand up and report these terrorists”?

Would you if you had been subjected to these conditions? I doubt it.

Oh sure, it’s easy to criticize from the comfort of your armchair in your white Anglo-Saxon neighborhood, but if the rich kid down the street is dealing drugs you turn a blind eye yet when a motorcycle gang rides through your neighbor hood you look away out of fear. You refuse to visit certain parts of your city because of fear and intimidation, and then wonder why others don’t do something.

Intimidation and fear is why sectarian violence still exists to this day in Northern Ireland or in pockets of cities in America where organized crime is a major business. Intimidation by the various gangs and mafias is a reality and is why they continue to flourish.

Many of these refugees and immigrants come from a country where there is a great distrust of their government and their police I dare you to stand in their shoes for a week. You would be whimpering and wetting you pants out of fear.

These people have shown extreme courage and determination in their fight to survive and should be a source of inspiration rather than a target of your Hitler Syndrome.

Talk is easy, criticism is cheap.

1954 Chevrolet SEDAN DELIVERY - Geneva, Ohio

A collection of Classic TV


For those of you who are computer challenged you have to copy and paste the above URL

1. Place the cursor (the vertical line "I" that binks) at the beginning of the URL link hold down the left button on your mouse and sweep along the URL to the end. It will be highlighted in blue.... release the left button on the mouse.

2. Hold down the button marked CTRL (control) at the lower left of the keyboard and tap the letter "C". This will copy the URL.

3. Now, with your mouse click anywhere in the box at the top of your computer screen where it says http:. It should highlight in blue.

4. Now hold down the CTRL key once again and tap the letter "V" (paste) and the new URL link will appear and your computer will be directed to the site.

Sorry for the inconvenience but blogger is screwed up

I Think You're The Father of One of My Kids...

A guy goes to the supermarket and notices a very attractive woman waving at him.
She says, 'Hello.'

He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from. So he asks, 'Do you know me?'
To which she replies, 'I think you're the father of one of my kids.'

Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife.
So he asks, 'Are you the stripper from the bachelor party that I made love to on the
pool table, with all my buddies watching, while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery?'
She looks into his eyes and says calmly, 'No, I'm your son's teacher.'

Thanks Ivan


Thanks Norm

Cute cats feel guilty - Funny guilty cat compilation

Closed door policy

Thanks Randy

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday's Ride - Elon Musk launches Tesla Model X (9.29.15)

When Religion and Libertarians merge – Religious intolerance is on the rise

On Saturday the 18th of April, 2015, as I stood watching the communion of my grandson, I began to think about how my Canada had changed, going from religious and cultural intolerance in the early part of the 20th century to being the leaders in human rights, compassion and a home to the down trodden by the latter part of the century, only to be thrust back in time some one hundred years in first part of the 21st century.

You would be hard pressed to find me sitting in a pew on Sunday’s but that does not mean that I don’t believe or have a religion based upbringing, it simply means I am disillusioned with my government and those who claim to be “religious”.

Having grown up in a mixed religious environment, dad and his family were Catholics while mom’s family were Evangelical Protestant, we attended Bethany Presbyterian, what was then the remnants of the French Protestant Evangelical movement in Quebec. My great great grandfather Basile Piche converted to Protestantism in 1850 and was instrumental in the French Protestant movement in Quebec. The Piche family along with Madam Feller established missionary schools in Point aux Tremble and Grande Linge, Quebec.

Both schools were run as boarding schools and catered to Catholic and Protestant children. In the 1919 paper sent home with students of Point aux Trembles Missionary School there is a paragraph that stands out as being inflammatory which explains the eventual failure of the movement.

That paragraph reads in part….

“The Roman Catholic students, over one hundred in number, follow the religious course of the school. At first they may not give their full attention to it, but the teaching is so directed as to show the points common to both Protestants and Catholics. Soon a great interest is manifested, questions are asked, the Bible is studied, verses are committed to memory and Roman Catholics are asking for enlightenment.”

That was 1919, and as time passed and the population of Canada grew its people became more accepting and more tolerant, laws were enacted to protect and educate the general public. With this new found tolerance came a wave of immigration and new religions many Canadians, those who were second, third and fourth generation, reverted back to the old ways of intolerance to these new Canadians but our government once again stepped up and made it clear that we, as a people, were to work together for the betterment of the whole country.

Dad’s first wife died shortly after giving birth to a girl and not long after he met mom fell in love and asked her to marry him. Because of their religious differences they decided to elope. They married, however neither had the courage to tell their families so after the wedding they each went to their own home. This was 1942 and there was little religious tolerance between Catholic and Protestant let alone an Evangelical Protestant family hell bent “to give to the youth of Quebec a knowledge of the pure gospel of Jesus Christ”.

To compound matters dad was a single father so when they decided to tell their families they were in love and wanted to marry, yes they left out the part of already being married, so when both families accepted their love for each other wedding plans were quickly made, a date was set, on that auspicious day the family gathered for the grand union, but not all would go smoothly, as they stood at the altar the minister asked “does anyone know why these two should not be joined in holy matrimony” a woman in back, who had also been in church February 14th 1942, the date of their first marriage, spoke up saying “they are already married”.

Dad, being the dutiful husband decided to bring his daughter up in the Protestant faith despite her having been baptized Catholic. He sang in the choir at Bethany and played Santa at Christmas becoming an integral part of church life.

As I am typing this I am reminded of the time he told me that the Catholic Church has a saying “Give me a child until they are eight, and they will be mine forever”. I believe that to this day. It didn’t dawn on me at the time but he was nearing the end of his life and shortly after he passed away my mother told me a family friend had quietly taken him to confession, this was 1987 and he had not been to confession since marrying mom in 1942, he was a good man but not without fault, they likely had to change priests several times during his confession of living forty-five years as a guilt free Protestant.

His daughter, my sister, was raised in the Presbyterian Church alongside me, when she married she returned to the Catholic faith and at one point she decided to join the Pentecostal church latter returning to the Catholic Church.

Our entire family, dad’s eight brothers and sisters and mom’s family were all tolerant and accepting of others, it was a family trait rather than a religious based belief and I am thankful for that. My wife and I have tried to instill that belief in our four children.

The thing people of differing religions must realized is that whether they are Sikh, Hindu, Muslim Catholic, Hebrew or Protestant is that we all believe in a higher being and have hopes of one day meeting in the afterlife.

Compassion, tolerance and respect for others should not require legislation however when they become a subliminal message from ones government and the electorate fails to protect society from these acts it is inevitable that there is a loss or respect for one another and a distrust of the government.

Halifax 2015 the 7th annual Halifax International Security Forum..... a War Mongers Paradise

Halifax offers last stand for Harper’s war machine

For what it’s worth, Adolf Hitler kicked off the 7th annual Halifax International Security Forum.
The lights in the amphitheater dimmed, and the packed room in the Westin Hotel turned its collective attention to the three big screen TVs on the walls.
There was the Fuhrer in grainy black and white — and that barking, ferocious voice cracking with hatred and belligerence. The images of the Nazi leader were deftly intercut with ISIS beheadings, shots of a smouldering Pearl Harbour, destruction in Syria, Eichmann’s hideous death camps, the huge Swastika being blown up above the Nazi parade square in Nuremberg in 1945 — even a haunting image of Anne Frank.
It was an unsubtle, no-heart-strings-left-untugged curtain-raiser for the some of the political and military elites present, a kind of Two Minutes of Hate for the “good guys”. International security is a huge industry and these were its captains, colonels, generals and political back-scratchers, there to justify their enormous power and budgets — and, of course, to keep everyone safe. There was more gold braid and medals on display than at a Coronation or a royal funeral.
Words boomed from the movie-theatre sound system, playing a supporting role in this visceral video collage of war and remembrance. “Never have so many owed so much to so few” — “whatever the cost may be, we will never surrender.”
The iconic words carried resonances into the heart as well as the head — as all good propaganda does. Thoughts quickly give way to feelings. Just as the video, with its booming soundtrack, came to an end, the screen lit up with a giant picture of Justin Trudeau and the words “Better is always possible.” Better war-making against the evil ones, what?

1952 Cadillac Series 62 - Lynden, Washington

Bought vs. homemade

Eight year old Annie returns home from school and says that today she had her first family planning lesson at school.

Her mother, very interested, asks:  "Oh... How did it go?"

"I nearly died of shame!" she answers.  "Sam from down the street says the stork brings babies.  Sally next door said you can buy babies at the orphanage.  Pete in my class says you can buy babies at the hospital."

Her mother answers laughingly, "But that's no reason to be ashamed."

"No... but I can't tell them that we were so poor that you and daddy had to make me yourselves!"

Thanks Randy

Snow Geese

Couple of pics  taken from the air in the back part of Beauharnois.
Beautiful sight when they take off. In these pics estimate 8 to 10,000 geese

Thanks Norm