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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday's Vehicle - 1963 Mercedes 190 SL

Selling out Canadians

Breaking Down the Harm to Canada Done by Treaty with China

Here is the warning against FIPA an expert gave Harper two years ago.
By Gus Van Harten, Yesterday,

Killing jobs.... 8 years and the Conservatives know S#!t about running the economy

EI Premium Cut 'A Job Killer,' Critics Say

Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced a Small Business Job Credit this week, but the move has been criticized by many economists as discouraging hiring.

It took very little time for the Small Business Job Credit, announced by the Conservative government on Thursday, to start attracting negative attention.

Many economists say the move will do little to spur hiring — and may in fact prevent it.

The tax credit reduces the Employment Insurance premiums that small employers pay. (It doesn’t change the premiums that workers pay.) For the next two years, businesses that pay less than $15,000 in annual premiums will see their premiums reduced to $1.60 for every $100 earned, down from the current $1.88. By one estimate, this will mostly apply to companies with 20 or fewer workers.

Canada makes BBC News...... nothing to be proud of

Canada: Air force raids museum for spare plane parts

Canada's air force has had to take spare parts from a museum to keep its search-and-rescue aircraft flying, after government promises to buy new planes never materialised, it's been reported.

Technicians from the Royal Canadian Air Force went to a military base museum in Trenton, Ontario in 2012 to find navigational equipment for a similar aircraft that's still in use, The Ottawa Citizen reports. They got the part from an E-model C-130 Hercules airplane on display, after getting permission from the museum.

"They sort of called up and said, 'Hey, we have these two INUs (inertial navigation units) that we can't use. Do you have any on yours?'" museum curator Kevin Windsor recalls. He says they were lucky the parts were available and interchangeable, and took only half an hour to remove.

Sad state of affairs on the Hill

In spite of HoC not sitting and Ministers on the road dumping our dollars, lobbyists managed to keep busy. Think Canadian Tire's meeting was to pick up a cheque for all that hockey equipment they "donated" during Harper's tour?


I couldn't help but over-hear two guys in their mid-twenties                                                
while sitting at the bar last night.  One of the guys says to
his buddy:  "Man you look  tired."
His buddy says:  "Dude I'm exhausted. My girlfriend and I
have sex all the time. I just don't know what to do."
A fellow about my age (70+), sitting a couple of  stools
down, also overheard the conversation. He looked over at
the two young men and with the wisdom of years says:
"Marry her. That'll put a stop to that shit." 
Thanks Ralph

cute joke to start your morning !

A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young mothers and their small children.
"You all have obsessions," he observed. To the first mother, Mary, he said, "You are obsessed with eating. You've even named your daughter Candy."
He turned to the 2nd mom, Ann and said, "Your obsession is with money. Again, it manifests itself in your child’s name, Penny."
He turned to the 3rd mom, Joyce. "Your obsession is alcohol. This too shows itself in your child's name, Brandy."
At this point, the 4th mother, Alice, quietly got up, took her little boy by the hand, and whispered, ....."Come on, Dick, this guy has no idea what he's talking about. Let's pick up Peter and Willy from school and go get dinner."
Thanks Pat


Thanks Normand

Joan Rivers opulent New York apartment

        New York Apartment overlooking Central

       Park. .

Thanks Heidi

Everyone should have a camera phone

Thanks Ivan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday's Vehicle - 1968 Triumph TR 250

Oily Joe.... screwing the working class

Ottawa will get $3.5-billion too much from EI premiums in 2015, report says

An independent report shows Ottawa will collect $3.5-billion more in Employment Insurance premiums than necessary in 2015, a year when the Conservative government is expected to release a pre-election budget jammed with tax cuts and new spending.

Finance Minister Joe Oliver denied this week that his government is using E.I. premiums as a “slush fund,” but the actuarial report released Friday is fuelling criticism that the Conservatives are tapping into E.I. funds meant for the unemployed in order to pay for other priorities.


CRA working for the Conservative Party

Open letter from academics calls for moratorium on CRA political audit

"More than 400 academics are demanding the Canada Revenue Agency halt its audit of a think-tank, saying the Conservative government is trying to intimidate, muzzle and silence its critics.

In an open letter, the group defends the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a left-leaning think-tank that was targeted for a political-activity audit partly because it was deemed by the agency to be biased and one...-sided.

The letter says the centre is internationally respected, conducting its research in a "fair and unbiased way," and that its frequent criticisms of government policies does not make it a partisan organization.

The group is calling for a moratorium on political-activity audits of think-tanks until the tax agency adopts a neutral and fair selection process."

In Stephen Harper's World cuts come before lives

Master Cpl. Denis Demers takes own life 2 weeks after standoff

A Canadian soldier involved in a 40-hour standoff with police in late August committed suicide last week, CBC News has learned.

Master Cpl. Denis Demers, 44, was a medical technician working with 2 Field Ambulance. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2002 and was sent on tours to Afghanistan in 2008 and 2010, according to the Department of National Defence.

His body was found in Petawawa, Ont., near Barron Canyon Road — not far from his home on Labine Crescent — on Sept. 12 at about 7:30 p.m., OPP said.

Foul play is not suspected and the coroner's office is now investigating, OPP said.

It comes about two weeks after Demers was involved in a long standoff with police at his home.

Ron Smith 2014 fall tournament

Another win for the Ralph Billings team at the Ron Smith (GFK) 2014 fall tournament on Friday Sept 12th. We were a bit concerned when they had cut our handicap to a 7, from a 9 that we had in the spring. Started slow with only one birdie in the first 4 holes. Then caught fire and scrambled really well to post a low gross of -9. Cloudy and cold weather to boot. That's two in a row.

Thanks Ivan