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Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday's Vehicle - THE FIRST AIR FORCE ONE



Thanks Kerry

Stephen Harpers George Bush Moment: My POV

This week we lost two honorable and loyal men. Both were downed by angry, disillusioned mentally confused young men. Both perpetrators were brought down in a hail of bullets.

In his address to the people of Canada, Stephen Harper stated that "We will not be Intimidated" and referred to the assailants as being radicalized.

Sadly the reference to the radicalization of young Canadians who convert to Islam has become a catch phrase for the Harper government. The truth is, Islam did not make these young men angry nor was it Islam that made them act out with violence. These young men were very likely angry at the actions of government before their conversion.

It is more likely that their radicalization was fueled by their circle of friends who were like minded and perhaps the teachings of their Imam helped to push them over to the dark side. Only a thorough investigation and time can tell us that for certain.

Their actions, to attack those representatives of the government who were unarmed was a cowardly act.

For a government to be so irresponsible as to fuel the fears and anger of non Muslim Canadians is inexcusable. Hopefully we won't see people around the country, who have been angered and radicalized by the hate rhetoric that is being spewed in the name of protecting Canadians, lashing out at the peaceful and silent majority of Canadian Muslims.

It is only the government that can restore calm to the country by taking a less aggressive approach to what is taking place in the Middle East and bring all Canadians together as equals

It raises many questions.....

Justin Bourque opens fire on Mounties in more than one engagement, killing three of them. The government refers to it at the time as a criminal matter.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shoots an honourary military guard and proceeds to Parliament's Centre Block where he engages security personnel and police. The government refers to it at the time as terrorism.

What's wrong here?

Interesting point of view

Harper’s Hail Mary: Fighting an election on terrorism

Can the prospect of terrorism save Stephen Harper?

If you had doubts about whether the Harper government intended to make terrorism and the mission against Islamic State an election issue, they should have been resolved on Monday.

In St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, police were still examining the crime scene where a driver had mowed down two soldiers. But Stephen Harper couldn’t wait. Prompted by a planted question from a Saskatchewan MP about “unconfirmed reports” of a possible terrorist attack, the prime minister announced that he was extremely troubled by what he had already heard.

READ MORE: http://www.ipolitics.ca/2014/10/21/harpers-hail-mary-fighting-an-election-over-terrorism/

Break out the tissue - Listen to the interview

Woman recalls efforts to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at War Memorial

People across the country are mourning the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo today. Since his shooting death at the war memorial in Ottawa, there has been an outpouring of sympathy for his family and his comrades in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders reserve force.

Barbara Winters shares that feeling. She is now a lawyer but she spent 17 years in the Naval Reserve. And she was one of those who came to the aid of Nathan Cirillo yesterday in the moments after he was attacked.

In an emotional interview with As It Happens host Carol Off, she recalls her efforts trying to save the life of Cpl. Cirollo. "I told him you are loved. You are brave. You are good."
 

Finally a serious opinion.... This isn't Jihad this is Schitzophrenia

Psychologist Hubert Van Gijseghem — who it should be noted had never met nor treated Couture-Rouleau — told the Journal de MontrĂ©al that the kinds of changes that he had apparently undergone could fall within the “register” of  paranoid schizophrenia, which in males most often reveals itself in late teens to early 20s. Schizophrenia is a brain disease that affects an estimated 300,000 Canadians and its symptoms are often associated with religious fervour, with one study indicating that one-quarter of people hospitalized with the illness report religious delusions.

So was Couture-Rouleau “radicalized,” as the RCMP reported, or was he manifesting the signs of someone suffering from mental illness, one that would eventually lead to a psychotic break?
 
 
 

More powerful than any Hemi at the time

1961 Super D 413 Cubic Inches 400 Horse power
Crossed Ram V-8
 
 
Thanks Kerry

Truth about the jar of golf balls

Been around before but still a "GOODIE".

DOCTOR'S STRIKE


Thanks Kerry

WINNING TATTOO AT A CALIFORNIA TATTOO CONTEST


Thanks Ivan

Stuff you didn't know you didn't know!

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better. 
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Coca-Cola was originally green.

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It is impossible to lick 
your 
little toe. 
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The State with the 
highest percentage of people who walk to work:
Alaska
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The percentage of 
Africa that is wilderness: 28%
(now get this...)

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The percentage of 
North America that is wilderness: 38% 
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The cost of raising 
a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: 


$ 16,400

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The average number 
of people airborne over the
U.S. in any given hour:
61,000

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Intelligent people 
have more zinc and copper in their hair..

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The first novel ever 
written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

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The 
San Francisco
Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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Each king in a deck 
of playing cards represents a great king from 
history: 


Spades - King David 


Hearts - Charlemagne 


Clubs -Alexander, the Great 


Diamonds - Julius Caesar

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111,111,111 x 
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse 
has both front legs in the air, the person died in 
battle. 
If the horse has one front leg in the air, 
the person died because of wounds received in 
battle. 
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person 
died of natural causes 

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Only two people 
signed the Declaration of
Independence on July 4, 
John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest 
signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added 
until 5 years later. 

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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?


A. Their birthplace 

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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?


A. 
Obsession

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Q.. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you 
have to go until you
would find the letter 'A'? 


A. One thousand
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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield 
wipers and laser printers have in common? 


A. All were invented 
by women.

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Q. What is the only 
food that doesn't spoil? 

A. P
epperoni
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Q. Which day of the year, are more collect calls made 
than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day

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In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed 
frames by ropes. 
When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, 
making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the 
phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight' 

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It was the accepted 
practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month 
after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his 
new son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead 
is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar 
based, this period was called the honey month, which 
we know today as the honeymoon. 

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In English pubs, ale 
is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old 
England , 
when
customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at 
them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.' . . .


It's where we get 
the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'
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Many years ago in 
England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the 
rim, or handle, of their ceramiccups. When they needed 
a refill , they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet 
your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice. 


Thanks Randy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday's Vehicle - "Oilfield Dodge" Promotional Film 1920s Dodge Brothers Wild Ride



Thanks Richard

The last two days have been very troubling for Canada

Two soldiers run down in St. Jean Quebec with one dying from his injuries and then an attack on Parliament Hill with a soldier *reservist) being shot and killed.

In both cases the perpetrator died as well.

That is little satisfaction as now we won't know the full story but only what information can be found by talking to friends, relatives and searching computers and then drawing conclusions.

Our prayers go out to these two brave men who died for no apparent reason.

Attack on Ottawa: Soldier killed at War Memorial identified

The soldier that was killed was identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, according to his aunt. Cpl. Cirillo, who was a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a regiment of Reserve Forces based in Hamilton, was training to join the Canada Border Services Agency, his aunt told The Globe and Mail.



READ MORE: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/parliament-shooting/article21217602/?click=sf_globefb#dashboard/follows/?=2


REST IN PEACE BRAVE WARRIORS

Hysteria, fear and hatred are the motivators for extremists in every race or religion..... let us not succumb to radical views

Found on FaceBook

"Even if it is a "terrorist" you do not fight terror by changing what it means to be Canadian. You fight terror by being even more Canadian than ever. By being kind, by being brave, by being generous, by supporting your fellow citizens. Not by burying what makes us a great country under a blanket of fear and rhetoric."

Russian Motorcycle



    A machine with a lot of possibilities. Including military.

    Created in Russia...


    https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pn_5dMHsCPE?autoplay=1&hd=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&start=14&end=178
 
Thanks Kerry

Why People Hate To Attend High School Reunions

Jan, Sue and Mary haven't seen each other since high school.
 
They rediscover each other via a reunion website and arrange to meet for lunch in a wine bar.
 
Jan arrives first, wearing a beige Versace. She orders a bottle of Pinot Grigio.
 
Sue arrives shortly afterward, in gray Chanel. After the required ritualized kisses she joins Jan in a glass of wine.
 
Then Mary walks in, wearing a faded old tee-shirt, blue jeans and boots. She too shares the wine.
 
Jan explains that after leaving high school and graduating from Princeton in Classics, she met and married Timothy, with whom she has a beautiful daughter. Timothy is a partner in one of New York's leading law firms. They live in a 4000 sq ft co-op on Fifth Avenue , where Susanna, the daughter, attends drama school. They have a second home in Phoenix.
 
Sue relates that she graduated from Harvard Med School and became a surgeon. Her husband, Clive, is a leading Wall Street investment banker. They live in Southampton on Long Island and have a second home in Naples, Florida.
 
Mary explains that she left school at 17 and ran off with her boyfriend, Jim. They run a tropical bird park in Kansas and grow their own vegetables. Jim can stand five parrots, side by side, on his penis.
 
Halfway down the third bottle of wine and several hours later, Jan blurts out that her husband is really a cashier at Wal-Mart. They live in a small apartment in Brooklyn and have a travel trailer parked at a nearby storage facility.
 
Sue, chastened and encouraged by her old friend's honesty, explains that she and Clive are both nurses' aides in a retirement home. They live in Jersey City and take vacation camping trips to Alabama.
 
Mary admits that the fifth parrot has to stand on one leg.



Thanks Heidi