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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday's Ride - 1974 Volkswagen Thing - Rare and Nicely Restored VW Type 181 Trekker

2014 Final Conference on Aging for youtube

Thanks Heidi

Seemed to be a good idea at the time!!!

Thanks Norman

Tim Hicks - Stronger Beer (Lyric Video)

Bahai Principe - La Romana Dominican Republic - Part 2

Husband's urgent text to wife

Husband:  I am in the Hospital. I was hit by a car outside the office.
Paula brought me to the Hospital. Here's what the Doctors have determined
so far. I have a severe blow to my head. Needed 22 stitches to close the wound.
I have three broken ribs, a broken arm and compound fractures in my right leg.
amputation of my right foot is a possibility.  Doctors are still doing more tests
and X rays as they suspect a lot more could be wrong.
Wife:  Who's Paula ???

Thanks Joe Y

Skipping Rope Test

Try to count the number of turns the rope makes….  
Not wishing to show off, but I stopped counting at 
23,168, because lunch was ready.

Thanks Ivan

A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots !!

 Jeff Foxworthy:

If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned,  you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally  you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a cheque, buy liquour, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government  you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

 If, in the nation's largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat  you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched  you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more  you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is cute  but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable  you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones  you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbour buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage  you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

Thanks Sue Fran

Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday's Ride - 1954 Ford Victoria

But you love them....

Conservative loan program cost taxpayer millions in advertising

OTTAWA — A new report shows that for every dollar the Conservative government budgeted for its marquee job-training program, it spent 53 cents advertising it in the first year.
Newly released details of the previous government's 2014-15 advertising budget show that spending on ads linked to the economic action plan outpaced any other campaign.
The TV, radio, Internet and print ads for the Canada apprentice loan program came in at $6.7 million, one of the Ottawa's most expensive campaigns.
The loan program, first announced in the 2014 budget, was estimated to cost $12.6 million annually in the first two years.
But government forecasts pegged the overall cost of the program at $7.4 million a year over a decade — meaning the first year of advertising might have wound up costing nearly as much as the net cost of a single year of loans.

“Improving Canadian Democracy Through Electoral Reform: A Proposal”

Stéphane Dion's proposal for electoral reform has a bit of everything for everyone. It combines proportional representation (while at the same time preserving our right to vote for a person, and not just a party) with preferential voting. This is well worth a look.
"With P3, we would get a voting system that enhances the presence of our political parties Canada-wide, reinforces the degree of cooperation that should exist between parties, makes every vote count and ensures that seats are truly at play across Canada. P3 voting would be a customized voting system for Canada, a set of ground rules that fit the characteristics and need for cohesion of our vast, decentralized, pluralistic and diverse country."

Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ

(CNN) -- Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence, a new study finds.
Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ from a large national U.S. sample and found that, on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs. This applied also to sexual exclusivity in men, but not in women. The findings will be published in the March 2010 issue of Social Psychology Quarterly.
The IQ differences, while statistically significant, are not stunning -- on the order of 6 to 11 points -- and the data should not be used to stereotype or make assumptions about people, experts say. But they show how certain patterns of identifying with particular ideologies develop, and how some people's behaviors come to be.
The reasoning is that sexual exclusivity in men, liberalism and atheism all go against what would be expected given humans' evolutionary past. In other words, none of these traits would have benefited our early human ancestors, but higher intelligence may be associated with them.

Bahai Principe - La Romana Dominican Republic

My Private Part Died....

You need a sense of humor to work 
in a nursing home ~ that is for sure.


An old man, Mr.. Wallace, was living in a nursing home. 

One day he appeared to be very sad and depressed.

Nurse Tracy asked him if there was
 anything wrong.

'Yes, Nurse  Tracy ,' said Mr. Wallace. 

'My Private Part died today, and I am
 very sad.' 

Knowing her patients were a little
 forgetful and sometimes a little crazy, she replied, 'Oh, I'm so sorry, Mr. Wallace. Please accept my

The following day, Mr. Wallace was
walking down the hall with his Private Part hanging out of his pajamas. 

He met Nurse Tracy. 'Mr. Wallace,' she
said, 'You shouldn't be walking down the hall like that.  Please put your Private Part back inside your pajamas.' 

'But, Nurse Tracy I can't,' replied Mr..
Wallace. 'I told you yesterday that my Private Part died.' 

'Yes,' said Nurse Tracy , 'you did tell
me that, but why is it hanging out of your pajamas?' 

(You've gotta love this.)

'Well,' he replied, 'Today is the viewing.'

Thanks Ivan

Pondering the Problems of the World

As I was lying around, pondering the problems of the world, 

I realized that at my age I don't really give a rat's ass anymore. 

.. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. 

.. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, but is still fat. 

.. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years, while .. A tortoise 
doesn't run and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. 
And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so. 

Now that I'm older here's what I've discovered: 

1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 

2. My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran. 

3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart. 

4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 

5. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 

6. If all is not lost, then where the heck is it? 

7. It was a whole lot easier to get older than to get wiser. 

8. Some days, you're the top dog; some days you're the hydrant. 

9. I wish the buck really did stop here; I sure could use a few of them. 

10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents. 

11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids. 

12. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere. 

13. The world only beats a path to your door when you're in the bathroom. 

14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees. 

15. When I'm finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play 

16. It's not hard to meet expenses . . . they're everywhere. 

17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. 

18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter . . 
.I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I'm "here after". 

19. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 


Just grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked,the good 
fortune to remember the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference. 

Thanks Randy