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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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

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.



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...
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

New Hockey Skate Designed for Toronto Maple Leafs

Thanks Randy

Sara X Does Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”

Thanks Kerry

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday's Vehicle - Man loads a bobcat

Thanks Richard

Bombs for peace?

From Israel to ISIS: Harper's 'Orwellian' foreign policy

It's getting difficult to remember a time when the Canadian Parliament actually tried to make principled decisions regarding foreign policy and our place in the community of nations. But we should try. Perhaps a first step in returning to such a time was the decision of the NDP and Liberal Party to oppose Stephen Harper's most recent ill-considered and cynical march to war with his decision to join the bombing of Iraq.

Harper's amoral political calculations about who and when to bomb people has little to do with any genuine consideration of the geopolitical situation or what role Canada might usefully play -- or even in what Canada's "interests" are. So long as he is prime minister it will be the same: every calculation will be made with the single-minded goal of staying in power long enough to dismantle the post-war activist state. The nurturing of his core constituency includes appeals to a thinly disguised pseudo-crusade against Islamic infidels, a phony appeal to national security (preceded by fear-mongering) and in the case of Ukraine, a crude appeal to ethnic votes.


How to kill the economy

"Ottawa is facing a $3-billion hit to its bottom line over the coming year due to the recent drop in oil prices, according to a new analysis by BMO Capital Markets."

We missed our chance and now we are paying the price

A great day for Canadians... A bad day for Conservatives


For Harper, a bad day at the bookstore

Two of the Prime Minister’s biggest tormentors have released books on the very same day. There is Justin Trudeau’s autobiography, Common Ground. On top of it comes a mammoth 534-page critique of his abuse of power called Party of One, from Michael Harris, one of Mr. Harper’s harshest journalistic critics.
The Trudeau book won’t satisfy critics who want big gaps filled on his policy thinking. But it is well-timed and neatly titled. Tories have been trying to cast him as Boy Blunder in the wake of his remarks on the air combat mission in Iraq and other bloopers. His book changes the channel. The title, Common Ground, works because it deflects from the image opponents like to cultivate: Mr. Trudeau as silver-spooned elitist.

The book fleshes out Mr. Trudeau’s back story. It tells us what’s behind the sizzle. There are poignant vignettes on his relationship with his father, one being witnessing his parent’s marriage breakup.

“I remember the bad times as a succession of painful emotional snapshots,” Justin writes. “Me walking into the library at 24 Sussex, seeing my mother in tears and hearing her talk about leaving while my father stood facing her, stern and ashen.”

Mr. Trudeau needed more fabric to his character. Common Ground helps to provide it.



Newfoundland painter

Newfoundland painter by the name of Skipper Drover, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted
portrait artist. Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all over the country were coming to him in  Long Harbour for his paintings.

One day, a beautiful young woman pulled up to his house in a stretched limo and asked Skipper if he would paint her in the nude. This was the first time anyone had made this request and it had Skipper a
bit perturbed. The beautiful lady told him that money was no object; in fact, she was willing to pay up to $50,000.

Not wanting to get into trouble with his wife Skipper asked the lady to wait while he went in the house and conferred with Rose, his missus.

In a few minutes he returned and said to the lady, “T’would be me pleasure to paint yer portrait, missus. The wife says it’s okay. I’ll paint ya in da nude, but I have ta leave me socks on so I have a
place to wipe me brushes”

Thanks Pat

One Minute

The School of Psychology, Harvard University, recently conducted a public survey called "What really do you see?"
People were asked to focus their attention on a very simple picture, and then asked if they had noticed anything odd.
Now, you have the chance to take part in this survey.  Study the picture for 1 minute; in reveal what you see that HORRENDOUS.  Start now!
Question: What do you see that is HORRENDOUS?\
Results of the Survey:
1. 100% of males failed this test. They were distracted by the bosom.
2. 100% of the females also failed this test. They were distracted by the wide choice of doughnuts.
Scroll down for the answer:
Answer: There's a Mouse on one of the doughnuts
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Baby rhino escapes from stable

Thanks Sylvia