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Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday's Ride - Roskilde Airshow 2013, Messerschmitt Me 109 G-4, the flight

So Steve; the system is secure? Bwaahahahaaa - there have been no breaches? Bwaahahahaa

Anonymous’ starts slow leaking of cabinet confidences, CSE spy attempts

Members of the hacker group Anonymous released a confidential cabinet document today revealing secrets about the overseas activities of Canada’s spy agencies. The breach revealed both the scope of Canada’s surveillance network and the volume of communications its old and outdated system manages.

The group also released a video claiming that the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) tried to spy on President Barack Obama on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s orders — and that the espionage, when it was discovered, put the Keystone pipeline project in jeopardy.

Only three foreign stations of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) — based in Washington, London and Paris — have been publicly acknowledged but a document marked “Secret” and allegedly from the Treasury Board of Canada says that Canada has 25 foreign stations, “many of which are located in developing countries and/or unstable environments.”

The stations are staffed by about 70 CSIS personnel who handle approximately 22,500 messages annually — not including “the high volume of extremely sensitive traffic from the Washington station,” according to the document.

The document is dated February 6, 2014 and outlines a proposal to approve approximately $3 million in additional funds to “extend the Service’s (CSIS’s) secure corporate network environment to its foreign stations.”


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1974 Volkswagen Thing - Dearborn, Michigan

One Friend to Another

Aspire to inspire before you expire .
Take time to read . Please take a moment and read all the way to the bottom:

If you will take the time to read these , I promise you'll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis:
Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. Enjoy.......
I've learned .... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned .... That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned .... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.

I've learned .... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned .... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned .... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned .... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
I've learned .... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned .... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned .... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned .... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned .... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
I've learned .... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned .... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned ... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned .... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned .... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned .... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned .... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned .... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned .... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned ... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned .... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned .... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned .... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

I've learned .... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I've learned .... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned .... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned .... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned .... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
To all of you.... Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

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Funny Pics.

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Pets Trying To Stay Warm - Part 2

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday's Ride - Messerschmitt KR200 1961

Once in a.....

Neglect TV ad | Harper Conservatives are not there for you

Harper: The queen of denial

Johnstone: Harper’s fiscal plan falling apart

REGINA — One by one, the wheels are falling off the Harper government’s plan to ride into the October election with a balanced budget and strong economy, showcasing the PM’s purported skills as an economic and fiscal manager.First it was the plunge in oil prices, which made a mockery of the Harper’s branding of Canada as an energy superpower.The plummeting oil price also wreaked havoc with the government’s economic projections for 2015, knocking the budget’s projected GDP growth rate of 2.0 per cent in half. This, in turn, has seriously damaged, if not derailed, the government’s plans to balance the budget in 2015-16.The swan dive in oil prices has also led to an economic contraction in both first and second quarters, which Harper would know is the classic definition of a recession. Also this week, the loonie (a bird noted for its ability to dive as well as fly) plunged to depths not plumbed in over a decade. The beleaguered bird hit 76 cents US this week, the lowest level since 2004. The Bank of Canada’s lowering of the overnight rate to 0.5 per cent last week — the second 25-basis-point drop in six months — clearly spooked the markets, fearing interest rates may go lower before they come back up, putting more pressure on the weak Canadian dollar.

Finally, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) reported this week that the federal government is on course to post a $1-billion deficit in fiscal 2015-16, rather than the $1.4-billion surplus forecast in the budget.

What has been the Harper government’s response to this catalogue of economic and fiscal misfortunes, miscues and missteps? In the words of another former Conservative politician well-known in these parts, deny, deny, deny.


Conservatives feel it is their right to spend your money on self promotion

Resources minister billed taxpayers to ring TSX bell and go to CPC's Rosedale fundraiser

How did Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford celebrate National Mining Week this year, anyway?

Digging for gold in Rosedale on behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada, evidently -- and all on the taxpayers' dime.

Minister Rickford's appearance at the Toronto Stock Exchange on the same day as he attended a Conservative Party fundraiser in Rosedale is raising questions about Conservative ministers mixing public and party business, just as Jason KenneyPierre Poilievre and several other ministers have before.

Travel expenses recently disclosed by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) show Rickford racked up a little over $2,700 in expenses for a three-day trip to Toronto in May to "deliver remarks / attend meetings."

That bill included $1,409 for air fare plus $750 for accommodations:


1946 Plymouth Special Deluxe - Alexander, Iowa

Just for Laughs

From Montreal weblog:

''Media are becoming ever more sans frontières: an American comic writes about Montreal in the Guardian. Strange bit: describing walking along the Old Port as “wandering by the bay.” Also a possibly misleading claim that Bixi costs £2.50 for 24 hours access''

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Fwd: Great Wildlife pics...

Some great pics of wildlife...

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golden years

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Not yet ready to run the country

Pets Trying To Stay Warm - Part 1

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday's Ride - Supermarine Spitfire - Original Sound + Low pass

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It's not my fault, it's the Provinces says lying Steve

** This prime minister has gone full circle from ardent Senate reformer, to inept Senate stacker to petulant Senate boycotter, all in a single electoral cycle, and all for perceived Tory advantage. This cynical spectacle just never ends. **

Harper’s Senate boycott is a cynical bid for votes: Editorial

Stephen Harper’s formal refusal to appoint more members to the Senate is just a stratagem to tap into the public’s disgust and to deflect attention from his inept handling of the issue.


Tweets to the PM

Rick MercerVerified account@rickmercer Jul 25 
All Senators appointed by Harper should resign in solidarity with the leader & his bold vision

In reply to Harper saying *nobody will complain* if he shrinks the Senate, I sent him a tweet
Kev H

@pmharper In regards to the Senate ... consider this a complaint. ‪#‎SaveTheSenateShrinkThePMO‬ ‪#‎cdnpoli‬ ‪#‎ABC‬ ‪#‎CRUSH‬

1937 Dkw SR200 - St. Louis, Missouri

Montreal swimming

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I went to a massage parlor. It was self-service. 
My wife only has sex with me for a purpose. Last night she used me to time an egg. 
It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass! 
Last night my wife met me at the front door. She was wearing a sexy negligee. The only trouble was, she was coming home. 
A girl phoned me and said, 'Come on over. There's nobody home.' I went over. Nobody was home! 
A hooker once told me she had a headache. 
If it weren't for pickpockets, I'd have no sex life at all. 
I was making love to this girl and she started crying. I said, 'Are you going to hate yourself in the morning? She said, 'No, I hate myself now.' 
I knew a girl so ugly... they use her in prisons to cure sex offenders. 
My wife is such a bad cook, if we leave dental floss in the kitchen the roaches hang themselves. 
I'm so ugly, I stuck my head out the window and got arrested for mooning. 
The other day I came home and a guy was jogging, naked. I asked him, 'Why?' He said, 'Because you came home early.' 
My wife's such a bad cook, the dog begs for Alka-Seltzer. 
I know I'm not sexy. When I put my underwear on I can hear the Fruit-of-the-Loom guys giggling. 
My wife is such a bad cook, in my house we pray after the meal. 
My wife likes to talk to me during sex; last night she called me from a hotel. 
My family was so poor that if I hadn't been born a boy, I wouldn't have had anything to play with. 
It's been a rough day. I got up this morning and put a shirt on and a button fell off. I picked up my briefcase, and the handle came off. I'm afraid to go to the bathroom. 
I was such an ugly kid! When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up. 
I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and radio. 
I was such an ugly baby that my mother never breast fed me. She told me that she only liked me as a friend. 
I'm so ugly my father carried around a picture of the kid that came with his wallet. 
When I was born, the doctor came into the waiting room and said to my father, "I'm sorry. We did everything we could, but he pulled through anyway." 
I'm so ugly my mother had morning sickness AFTER I was born. 
I remember the time that I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof. 
Once when I was lost, I saw a policeman, and asked him to help me find my parents. I said to him, "Do you think we'll ever find them?" He said, "I don't know kid. There's so many places they can hide." 
My wife made me join a bridge club. I jump off next Tuesday. 
I'm so ugly, I once worked in a pet shop, and people kept asking how big I'd get. 
I went to see my doctor. "Doctor, every morning when I get up and I look in the mirror I feel like throwing up. What's wrong with me?" He said: "Nothing, your eyesight is perfect." 
I went to the doctor because I'd swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. My doctor told me to have a few drinks and get some rest. 
Some dog I got. We call him Egypt because in every room, he leaves a pyramid. His favorite bone is in my arm. Last night he went on the paper four times - three of those times I was reading it. 
One year they wanted to make me a poster boy - for birth control. 
My uncle's dying wish was to have me sitting in his lap; he was in the electric chair.

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Harper Action Plan

25 Random Facts - Part 2

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