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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday's Vehicle - 1957 Morgan

Yet another "DUH" moment fot the Harper Reform-a-Cons

"One day after a world conference on climate change in New York City last week that Prime Minister Stephen Harper declined to attend, his Cabinet minister for natural resources quietly tabled a report providing detailed background on the effect climate change is wreaking on Canada’s forest, and fingering the oil and gas industry as the only growing source of deforestation in the country."

NASA releases time lapsed photo's of the Aral Sea

Sea change: Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing

The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, is nearly gone.'
Satellite images released by NASA this week show half of the inland lake that spans the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan border in Central Asia are almost totally dry.

"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried," NASA said in a release.


Sun News and the corporate powers that be are delusional if they consider Ezra Levant a journalist

jour·nal·ism  (jûrn-lzm)
1. The collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles in newspapers and magazines and in radio and television broadcasts.
2. Material written for publication in a newspaper or magazine or for broadcast.
3. The style of writing characteristic of material in newspapers and magazines, consisting of direct presentation of facts or occurrences with little attempt at analysis or interpretation.
4. Newspapers and magazines.
5. An academic course training students in journalism.
6. Written material of current interest or wide popular appeal.
Ezra Levant does not fill the criteria of a journalist but rather is a purveyor of untruths and misinformation. A shill in other words.
While I don't agree with Justin Trudeau's decision not to speak to the Sun media reporters unless the corporation apologized for the garbage spewed by their shill I don't believe the corporation should have apologized for Ezra Levant's ignorance.
Levant reminds me of that hateful child who, because of his outrageous actions, is ignored by his bosses and allowed to manipulate facts and to insert his own perverted fantasies into what otherwise was a harmless act encouraged by the entire wedding party.
Without consequences for his inappropriate rant Levant appears to believe he is untouchable and that will only mean more bad journalism from a poor excuse for humanity.



Thanks Kerry

Indian spice reduces Alzheimer's symptoms by 30%

Goodness gracious me. They finally 'discovered' it LOL

Thanks Heidi

1910 Ford

I often lament the fact that I was born too early in the last century.  When I was pregnant, it was the thing to leave work as soon as you had to wear maternity clothes.  I didn't get UIC or any parental leave -  and children's allowance, I think, was $5.00/month and there was no medicare.  On the other hand, just yesterday I was saying I didn't envy farmer's wives, especially way back then.  So, all things considered, I think myself pretty lucky.  My mother's life was harder than mine and my grandparents lives were even harder.
Nevertheless, it's fun to look at life back in 1910 (and I wasn't around then - just in case you think I was).  
1910 Ford
Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.
This has only been 104 years ago...Amazing!!!
Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!
The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:
(applies to the USA)
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,
(Some veterinarians earned more than a dentist!)
And a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools,
Many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
There was no such thing as under arm deodorant or tooth paste.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
The five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2, Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas Nevada was only 30!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
(yes, people have changed)
I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD...all in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years
Thanks Ivan

Two men and a women

Thanks Sylvia

Inside New York City's Most Secret Basement

Thanks Kerry

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday's Vehile - 1929 Hupmobile

Childish and ignorant acts in the House of Commons

Conservative Party mocks Democracy in Canada. Blatant Contempt of Parliament

UPDATE: 09/26 Calandra has given an Oscar level apology in which he states he will almost certainly repeat his behavior .. But he is sorry. See bottom for full text of that apology as well as video. Noticeably absent from his apology … is Canadians! He apologizes to The House, The Opposition and his fellow Party Members.

Canadians have never been very enthusiastic about politics. But the Conservative Party has taken Canada to embarrassing new lows and the world is taking notice. Multiple publications from The CBC, Macleans, The Ottawa Citizen, The Huffington Post,, and many more have stood up and pointed out this latest blatant disregard for Democracy and candid Contempt of Parliament at the hands of the Conservative Party. Specifically the Parliamentary Secretary for the Prime Minister, Paul Calandra. The last time the Conservatives were found in Contempt of Parliament was in 2011.


A well composed rant about the faux Canadians of the Harper Conservatives


There are some politicians who, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries for dinner. – H.L. Mencken

When a man tells you he got rich through hard work, ask him whose? – Don Marquis

Fill the seats of justice with good men, but not so absolute in goodness as to forget what human frailty is. – Sir Thomas Talfourd

 Frank A. Pelaschuk

There must have been a time when individuals entered politics with the goal of contributing to society, of making a meaningful contribution towards change and enlightenment: a better world for all if you will. The gratification, apparently, was derived from working in the service of others. That must have been once upon a time long, long ago in a far, distant land. Service to others. The politicians of today, hearing that, must laugh all the way to the bank. How touchingly naïve.

That is not to say every politico was honest, wasn’t self-serving, wasn’t greedy or hypocritical “in the good old days”; some of them could quite easily keep up with those politicians of today in chicanery, corruption and knavery. It just seems, and perhaps that’s all it is, a chimera of memory, that governing parties were not as shamelessly openly corrupt as those we have today nor were they as many. I cannot recall the days when almost every member of a governing party was as fiercely partisan, as wilfully ignorant, as indifferent to openness, integrity, truth, as deaf to and contemptuous of the voices of the people and the opposition and as hostile to Democracy as this Harper regime. Does anyone even remember the good ones, Stanley Knowles, Tommy Douglas, even hapless fumbler Robert Standfield, a good, decent man as far as I know even if a Conservative? Does anyone even care that there are very few like them today? We still have Joe Clark and Ed Broadbent, but they have, to all intents, left the political scene. Do they recognize their old parties? Would they be welcomed and warmly embraced or would they be quietly endured with impatient politeness and then hustled out the door?


When does it become OK to subsidze the propaganda arm of the Reform-a-Cons to the tune of Half a Billion Dollars?....... NEVER

When your former media relations liar is the VP of the company

CBC lashes out at Quebecor's $500-million in public subsidies

The CBC is fighting back against Quebecor’s attacks on its $1-billion in annual federal funding, accusing the private broadcaster of receiving $500-million in public subsidies over the last three years without being accountable to taxpayers.

Having been accused for months of being a “money drain,” the CBC is going further than ever in a bid to defend itself, accusing Quebecor Media Inc. of using public subsidies to “make record profits.”


Your Slime Minister at his best

Stephen Harper and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Week

It is hard to say what was the worst part of Stephen Harper’s horrible week.

Was it his appearance at the United Nations, where his speech was delivered with all the sincerity of a Walmart greeter to a near empty house?

Was it Paul Calandra’s risible performance in the House of Commons, a silly, remorseless apology that only laid bare the bottomless narcissism of this disgraceful MP?  It also showed another important thing — Stephen Harper’s preference for choosing sycophantic boors as his parliamentary secretaries.