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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday's Ride - The Stout Scarab


Thanks Maria

The Stout Scarab is a 1930–1940s American minivan designed by William Bushnell Stout and manufactured by Stout Engineering Laboratories and later by Stout Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan.

The Stout Scarab is credited by some as the world's first production minivan, and a 1946 experimental prototype of the Scarab became the world's first car with a fiberglass bodyshell and air suspension.



Wayne Robins

Wayne Robins 1947-2016 Wayne (Tiny) Robins passed away at home last week. Born on October 25, 1947 he was predeceased by his wife Helen Woods in 2010. He is survived by his sister Beth (Rod) and by children Cheryl Alana (Dave); Kevin (Stephanie); and Cynthia (Janos) and grandsons Ayden and Bentley, Justin and Alexis and granddaughters Emily and Claire and nieces Erika (Ryan) and Holly (Scott) and their children Amelia, Olivia and Elliott. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all for his laughter and love of his family.Visitation will be held at Collins Clark MacGillvray White Funeral Home, St. Lambert on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday December 3rd starting at 10:30 am with a service to follow at 11:00 am in the chapel. Burial will be at 12:30 pm at Laurentide Memorial Gardens, St. Hubert.Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the charity of your choice or Breakfast Club Canada. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/montrealgazette/ obituary.aspx?n=wayne-robins& pid=182837805#sthash.7iLLY1ck. dpuf

FLIP WILSON, RICHARD PRYOR & TIM CONWAY - 1973 - Standup Comedy

Boney M. - Ribbons of Blue (full version 1979)

Il Divo - Amazing Grace

Les Iles du Saint-Laurent, 1941

Ce film tourné il y a 75 ans est un vrai trésor.
La qualité des images est exceptionnelle.
Ce film de 10 minutes produit en 1941, d'une qualité surprenante, nous fait revivre des images et la vie des Québécois de la génération qui nous a précédé - très intéressant.




Thanks Ivan

Link to a nice letter I got from the W5 website. Quite refreshing for a change




Thanks Ivan

Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday's Ride - 4K | X Dubai Jetman formation Flight with French Airforce's Patrouille d...

We will survive

The 13 impossible crises that humanity now faces


1. Donald Trump

The next occupant of the White House will be a man who appears to possess no capacity for restraint, balance or empathy, but a bottomless capacity for revenge and vindictiveness. He has been granted a clean sweep of power, with both houses and the supreme court in his pocket. He is surrounding himself with people whose judgment and knowledge of the world are, to say the least, limited. He will take charge of the world’s biggest nuclear and conventional arsenals, and the most extensive surveillance and security apparatus any state has ever developed.

2. His national security adviser

In making strategic military decisions, he has a free hand, with the capacity to act even without the nominal constraint of Congress. His national security adviser, Michael T Flynn, is a dangerous extremist.

How gullible are you????

A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had the headline: “FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide.” The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half a million times.


NPR Reporter Tracked Down a Fake-News Creator; Here’s What She Learned


We wondered who was behind that story and why it was written. It appeared on a site that had the look and feel of a local newspaper. Denverguardian.com even had the local weather. But it only had one news story — the fake one.
We tried to look up who owned it and hit a wall. The site was registered anonymously. So, we brought in some professional help.
By day, John Jansen is head of engineering at Master-McNeil Inc., a tech company in Berkeley. In the interest of real news he helped us track down the owner of Denverguardian.com.
Jansen started by looking at the site’s history. “Commonly that’s called scraping or crawling websites,” he says.

Insightful

MARK ENTWISTLE

Cuban pride: Fidel Castro’s lasting legacy


Mark Entwistle is Managing Partner of Acasta Cuba Capital Inc. and a former Ambassador of Canada to Cuba.
Several months ago, Fidel Castro Ruz himself publicly reminded Cuba that he would soon be 90 years old and would not last much longer. But it is still sobering to witness the passing of a historic figure.
A man of sometimes mercurial temperament, iron will and resolve, and unflagging confidence and belief in his own ability and historic destiny, it is hard to think of a modern world leader who had more direct personal impact on the direction of a country than Fidel Castro did in Cuba over seven decades.
He was 100 per cent Cuban, his beliefs formed and forged in the crucible of Cuban history, which he understood, interpreted and drew around himself as the protector of the heritage of José Martí, 19th century father of Cuban independence and philosopher-king of Cuban nationalism.