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Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday;s Vehicle - 2014/2015 Canadian Taxpayer


Wayne K. Spear: Julian Fantino’s blundering career is past its best before date

"In the race of electoral politics, Fantino has thrived – but again his promotions as well as his horizontal movements have come not as a result of merit and achievement. As the Serial Minister of Various Affairs, the man has blustered and blundered, alienating constituents and stakeholders and using the resources of his office to engage in a partisan attack His latest insult– this time against war veterans — is proof of his unsuitability, one more instance in a long career of similar proofs. The time is overdue for him to reap the final reward he so richly deserves."

Keith Urban & Gary Clark Jr on the 56th annual Grammy Awards

Medical Information

This site is very informative and worth hanging unto!
Which ever diseases you click-on it
Gives you a video explanation!!!!
The tutorials listed below are interactive health education
from the Patient Education Institute.

Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or
condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.


NOTE: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in, version 6 or
above... If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain
a free download of the software before you start the tutorial.
Surgery and Treatment Procedures
Thanks Win

I overheard 2 guys in the bar the other day.(

I couldn’t help but over-hear two guys in their mid-twenties while sitting at a bar.

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 (62), sitting a couple of stools down had also over-heard 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 Win

Seniors Banking


Shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman.
The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the Times.

Dear Sir:

I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavoured to pay my plumber last month.

By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the cheque and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honour it..

I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account £30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, --- when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by cheque, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

Be aware that it is an OFFENCE under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.

Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to complete.

I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public figure, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modelled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service.

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Let me level the playing field even further.

When you call me, press buttons as follows:


#1. To make an appointment to see me

#2. To query a missing payment.

#3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

#4 To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.

#5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.

#6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.

#7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required.

Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.

#8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 to 9

#9. To make a general complaint or inquiry.

The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.

While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.

Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?

Your Humble Client

And remember:
Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to ****us off.
Thanks Norman

Snow and winter

Thanks Harry

For those who are smart in math.

Very interesting.

A farmer died leaving his 17 horses to his three sons.

When his sons opened up the Will it read:
My eldest son should get 1/2 (half) of the total horses;

My middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third) of the total horses;

My youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the total horses.

As it’s impossible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three
sons started to fight with each other.

Eventually they decided to go to a farmer friend, whom they considered to be
quite smart, to see if he could work it out for them.

The farmer friend read the Will patiently and, after giving due thought, he
brought one of his own horses over and added it to the 17. That increased
the total to 18 horses.                                                        

Now, he divided the horses according to their fathers Will.
Half of 18 = 9 So he gave the eldest son 9 horses.
1/3rd of 18 = 6 So he gave the middle son 6 horses.
1/9th of 18 = 2 So he gave the youngest son 2 horses.

Adding up how many horses they have:
Eldest son      9
Middle son      6
Youngest son 2

TOTAL           17

Now this leaves one horse over, so the farmer friend takes his horse back to
his farm.

dilemma resolved......................

The attitude of negotiation and problem solving is to find the 18th horse
i.e. the common ground .

Once a person is able to find the 18th horse the issue is resolved. It is
difficult at times; however, to reach a solution, the first step is to
believe that there is a solution. If we think that there is no solution, we
won’t be able to reach one!

That’s what I call clever Mathematics.

Thanks Heidi

Fishing with a hand grenade.

1. Pull the pin.

2. Throw it far from the boat.

3. Net the stunned and dead fish.

These guys forgot step 2.

Thanks Randy

Africa at its BEST

Thanks Richard


Thanks Randy.... is that a hint????

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday's Vehicle - WaterCar Panther - Fastest Amphibious Car in the World -

Thanks Randy

WaterCar Panther
The WaterCar Panther is probably the coolest water car that I’ve seen and
it’s surprisingly fast.
The WaterCar Panther is billed as the Fastest Amphibious Car in the World and
after watching this video of it in action I can see why.
The Water Car is now available for order, so, if you need a new ride, it might just be
the water car for you assuming you have about $100,000 to spend on a new
I’m willing to bet the boys at Duck Dynasty will get one of these after seeing what
it’s capable of.

A government of starving rats - balancing the books on the suffering of Canadians

After veteran's death, government demands $581 benefits repayment

Just days after the funeral of a Canadian veteran who died of suicide on Christmas Day, her husband received a letter from Veterans Affairs saying the family must repay a portion of her monthly disability cheque.

The letter, dated Jan. 9 -- a day after retired Cpl. Leona MacEachern’s husband publicly revealed that her death was in fact a suicide -- expresses condolences to the family while asking for a repayment of $581.67.

In an email to CTV News, Tom MacEachern called it “a slap in the face.”

“(I) didn’t know whether to laugh or cry…was breathless actually,” he said.

The letter from Veterans Affairs begins with: “We have recently been advised of the death of Mrs. MacEachern. Our most sincere sympathy is extended to you and your family at this time.”

It goes on to say that “Earnings Loss benefits paid under the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act are payable up to the day of Mrs. MacEachern’s death.

“Therefore, an overpayment of $581.67 has been created for December 2013.”

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And there is more anger............

Canada’s troubled Afghan veterans deserve better: Editorial

The Canadian military has been inexcusably slow in filling its complement of mental health staff to help troubled troops and veterans.

In the torrent of self-promoting press releases that gushed from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government offices this week, perhaps it was only to be expected.
Defence Minister Rob Nicholson and the Canadian Armed Forces offered a snappy — and obnoxiously self-serving — salute to Bell Canada for its admirable Let’s Talk Day, a national campaign that encourages people to talk, text and tweet about mental health issues. Bell has contributed more than $62 million through the campaign to improve awareness and understanding, access to mental health care, and research. It’s a great cause. And a chunk of that money goes to supporting military families.
Seizing the occasion, Nicholson’s office issued a news release saying Canadian Armed Forces Applaud “Bell Let’s Talk Day.” The communiqué urged troops and the public to take part. And then it got down to business.

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Income splitting - More smoke and mirrors from the Harper Regime

Most families have little to gain from income-splitting, says think-tank

OTTAWA - A new report maintains that some 86 per cent of Canadian families will find nothing to be gained from the Conservative government's long-promised plan to allow some of them to split their income for tax purposes.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says it looked at the potential impact of income splitting in three scenarios: on pensions, for those families with children under 18 and for all families across the board.

The left-leaning think tank says the impact in all three cases is very unequal, while the cost to Canadian governments would be substantial.

Senior economist David Macdonald says income-splitting for families with minor children would cost Ottawa $3 billion in lost revenue and another $1.9 billion provincially.

Macdonald says it wouldn't help the middle class either, since the top third of Canada's richest families would receive $3 of every $4 spent on income splitting.

Macdonald says seven out of ten senior families get no benefit at all from pension income splitting, while the richest 10 per cent of senior families receive more than the bottom 70 per cent combined.

"Income splitting creates a tax loophole big enough to drive a Rolls Royce through," Macdonald says in a statement. "It's pitched as a program for the middle class but in reality it's an expensive tax gift for the rich."

Carole King & Sara Bareilles - Beautiful Brave live at 2014 Grammys

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday's Tribute - Pete Seeger on "The Johnny Cash Show" complete and uncut

Rest in peace Pete Seeger

Back stabbing Harper hypocrites

The new ministerial responsibility: punish the underlings

Near the end of the fall sitting of Parliament, Tom Mulcair had a little bee in his bonnet over the lost, then found, emails of Ben Perrin, the prime minister's former legal counsel at the centre of the Duffy-Wright affair.

During question period in the Commons Dec. 3, Mulcair pummelled Harper's stand-in, Industry Minister James Moore, with questions about transparency.

After a bit of back and forth, Moore offered that "the Privy Council Office has taken responsibility for the mistake that it made in not handing over the information to the RCMP."

To which Mulcair replied, "apparently the only person who has not assumed responsibility is the person who is responsible. The Privy Council Office is the ministry of the prime minister and ministerial responsibility should apply first and foremost to the prime minister."

Well, not so much. And here's why the Leader of the Official Opposition should remember that when Parliament resumes sitting Monday.

Somewhere between the first Conservative election victory and the last election, the rules on ministerial responsibility changed without any fanfare or public discussion.

The 2007 guide for ministers, written by the PCO, explained ministerial responsibility this way: "Ministers are individually responsible to Parliament and the prime minister for their own actions and those of their department, including the actions of all officials under their management and direction, whether or not the Ministers had prior knowledge."

By 2011, there had been a shift in thinking.

"Ministerial accountability to Parliament does not mean that a minister is presumed to have knowledge of every matter that occurs within his or her department or portfolio, nor that the minister is necessarily required to accept blame for every matter," wrote PCO in an updated version of the pamphlet.

They can change the rules but they cannot abdicate responsibility in the eyes of the voter. They can change the rules but they cannot hide their incompetence. They can change the rules but the cannot hide their corruptness.

It was the position of the Harper government that ministers were responsible for their staff and John Baird sat in committee and screamed like a woman hating abuser at Siobhan Coady insisting that Ministers were responsible for their underlings.

Harpers governing policies..... "since we are a party of phuk ups.... sacrifice the peons."

Harpers idea of economic prudence - phuking taxpayers

Ottawa spent $14.8-million on the Canada’s Economic Action Plan campaign in 2012-13.

Government spends millions on ads for 'Economic Action Plan' that ended two years ago

Taxpayers spent $14.8-million last year promoting “Canada’s Economic Action Plan,” a catchphrase first created by the Conservative government to promote stimulus spending that ended nearly two years ago.

A report on ad spending obtained by The Globe and Mail shows last year’s totals came in about $5-million higher than what Treasury Board had previously listed as the approved advertising budget. The Conservative government faces continued criticism this year that it is pushing the boundaries of self-promotion at taxpayer expense, spending $2.5-million to advertise a job grant that does not yet exist and recently launching a weekly video of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s activities.

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