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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Saturday's Vehicle - DON GARLITS 7.25@184mph SR-37 electric dragster

Drag racing icon Garlits sets electric-vehicle record
Friday, May 02, 2014

by Phil Burgess, National DRAGSTER Editor

Apparently, even at age 82, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits never gets tired of breaking records. The drag racing icon added another record to a long list of achievements April 30 when his newest machine, Swamp Rat 37, set the new quarter-mile record for an electric vehicle with a pass of 7.258 seconds at 184.01 mph, eclipsing the old records 7.95 and 156.00 mph.

Unlike the nitro-burning engines that powered so many of Garlits’ earlier Swamp Rats, Swamp Rat 37 gets its juice from a 1500-amp array of lithium polymer batteries built by High Tech Systems LLC. The batteries reportedly are capable of developing the equivalent of 2,000 horsepower, which should be more than enough to push Garlits and the car to his intended goal of more than 200 mph, the same speed barrier that Garlits first broke in a front-engine Top Fueler in 1964.

The car was built by Brad Hadman and Mike Gerry and includes a rear monowing similar to those found on Garlits’ more recent Swamp Rat Top Fuelers and a semi-enclosed front end. High Tech Systems constructed the battery pack, and Lawless Industries provided the electric motors. The late J.T. Stewart was an early part of the project. The car made its first shakedown passes more than a year ago, in December 2012, at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

En route to the record runs, Garlits and his team progressed in battery power and performance, running 10.05, 129.21 on 33 percent power, then 8.74, 150.95 on 50 percent power. The first two attempts on 100 percent power were aborted due to blown fuses, but a third pass yielded a 7.526 at 178.42 mph, breaking the existing records by more than four-tenths of a second and more than 20 mph, but Garlits was not satisfied and returned later in the day to better the record to 7.258, 184.01.
Garlits, who has not driven a Top Fueler in competition in more than a decade, nevertheless has kept himself busy running a Drag Pak Challenger in Stock eliminator, making exhibitions and appearances with his older, restored dragsters and, of course, running his famous Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, Fla.

Related story

Garlits' Newest Record, In His Own Words can be read on by NHRA members and subscribers.

Thanks Kerry

Desensitizing Canadians for Harpers folly

Doctor and medical student interrupt Minister Joe Oliver at press confer...

The boss

The boss was concerned that his employees
weren’t giving him enough respect, so he tried
An old fashioned method of persuasion:
He brought in a sign that said, “I’m the Boss,
And taped it to his door.
After lunch, he noticed someone had taped
Another sign under his
Thanks Richard

The true history of telecommunications


After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, British scientists
found  traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the
conclusion  that "their" ancestors already had a telephone network more than
150 years  ago.

Not to be outdone by the Brits, in the weeks that followed, an
American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story
published in the New York Times:

"American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper wire,
have concluded that "their" ancestors already had an advanced high-tech
communications network 50 years earlier than the British".

One week later, Newfoundland and Labrador Dept. Of Mines and Resources in St John's
reported the following:

"After digging as deep as 30 feet in NE Canada , Jack Lucknow, a
self-taught  archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely fuck all. Jack has
therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Canada had already gone  wireless."

Just makes you bloody proud to be Canadian

Thanks Ralph

SNICKERS® - “The Brady Bunch”

Thanks Kerry

Find the cat

A little brain muscle work-out (Eyes muscle too!) ... I found it.(Takes a while) Can you?

I don’t know if this qualifies as one of those tests to see if you are a candidate for
Alzheimer's or whatever ... You decide ! Certainly it is NOT so easy .....
Find the grey and white  cat ...Then send this puzzle along to annoy your  friends.
Don't forward this until you actually find the cat. .... It is there, walking in plain sight.

Do not share this photo until you actually find the damn cat.

Thanks Ralph

Pictures for Dog Lovers

Thanks Norman

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Flaming Crazy - Monster Hot Rod Wild Thang Shooting Flames, Loud Engine Sound and Rev! E...

The hypocracy of Stephen Harper.... in his own words

liar, liAR, LIAR Canadians know you too well Steve

Harper Government, PBO Clash Over Foreign Aid Report

OTTAWA - The parliamentary budget office is defending itself from a government attack on its latest report on Canada's plunging overseas development spending.

The Foreign Affairs Department accused the parliamentary budget watchdog of relying on "inaccurate financial information" in a report that said spending on poverty reduction shrank 23 per cent in the first six months of the last fiscal year.

"Moreover, the report suggests that the level of expenditures by the end of the second quarter is an accurate reflection of Canada’s disbursement plans for the full fiscal year, which is not the case," the department said in a Monday news release.

This is the latest public scrap between the Harper government and Parliament's budget office.


Conservatives: Shameless, Heartless SOB's

Sorry, soldiers who died for Canada weren't citizens: government

"What does it matter that maple leaves adorn tombstones of various cemeteries in Europe...? Canada has lost none of its nationals during the last two World Wars, at least not officially," begins an article recently published in Le MondeFrance's most famous newspaper. 
"Because, according to Ottawa, Canadian citizenship never existed before the Citizenship Act on January 1, 1947."
It's a fact many Canadians don't consider as government officials honour soldiers on Remembrance Day, but the feds' official position is that Canadians who died during the world wars were never citizens, since they claim modern citizenship law only came into effect after the fighting ended.
That 1947 cutoff date poses enormous challenges for certain Canadians today. A 92-year-old Canadian war veteran, and an Ontario-raised war veteran's daughter are among those still fighting to be recognized as citizens, due in part because of their pre-1947 birthdate. 


The Charles Schulz Philosophy
(This is marvellous!! Scroll through slowly and read carefully to receive and enjoy the full effect

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the "Peanuts comic strip.You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder them.Just read the E-mail straight through, and you'll get the point. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. 3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant. 4 Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. 5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress. 6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?The point is, not one of us remembers all the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies.
Awards tarnish.

Achievements are forgotten.

Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school. 2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time. 3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile. 4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.5. Think of five people with whom you enjoy spending time.


The lesson:

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials,
the most money ... or the most awards.

They simply are the ones who care the most.

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia!"

''Be Yourself. No One Else Is Qualified!"
Thanks Norman

Best of Times

Sarcasm For The Day

1. I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people. I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

2. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out of the way much faster now.

3. You can tell a lot about a woman's mood just by her hands. If they are holding a gun, she's probably angry.

4. Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers. Now they drink like their fathers.

5. You know that tingly little feeling you get when you really like someone ?  That's common sense leaving your body.

6. I don't like making plans for the day because then the word "premeditated" gets thrown around in the courtroom.

7. I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row.

8. I decided to change calling the bathroom the "John" and renamed it the "Jim".  I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.

9. Dear paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers.  If you find one, what's your plan ?

10. Everyone has a right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege.

Thanks Randy

From now on I'll believe..........

From now on...... I'll believe in The Prophet Muhammad........

I decided to go to the local Mosque for the first time to see what it was all about.
I sat down and the Imam came up to me, laid his hands on my hand and said:
"By the will of Allah the All Mighty, and the Prophet Muhammad you will walk today."

I told him I was not paralysed.

He came back and laid his hands on me and repeated the same thing.
Again I told him there is nothing wrong with me.

After the prayers I stepped outside and lo and behold, my fucking car was gone!
Thanks Ralph

Crazy European Drivers in Rally

8 minutes of spills, chills, thrills and skills!!!!  It goes by VERY quickly!!
It's a nail biter!!!
Thanks Richard

A man walks into a bar

A man walks into a bar, 
he sees two pieces of 
meat hanging from the 
ceiling. He asks the barman, 
"Why are those two pieces of
meat hanging from the ceiling?"

The barman replies, "It's 

a competition which we 
run every night. If you 
can jump up and touch 
the meat, you get free 
drinks for the whole night."

"Great!" says the man, 

"but what if I can't
reach them?"

"Then you have to buy 

all the drinks for everyone 
all night," the barman answers.

"Do you want to try?"

"No, but thanks anyway."

"Why not?" asks the barman.

"The steaks are too high."
Thanks Kerry

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday Hauler - 1958 Pontiac Station Wagon

Forget Harpers beating of the war drum this is what he is trying to distract you away from.... his financial mismanagement

Time to take out the CPC garbage

SURETTE: Attention voters! Send Tories packing

From now until election day, everything — economy, security, foreign policy, oil prices, etc., and every trivial thing besides — will erupt into a political firefight. Everything, that is, except for the core issues running under the radar that make the coming election one of the most vital in Canada in a very long time.

What’s going on under the radar — where it’s kept thanks to the Harper government’s expertise in propaganda and manipulation — is the rodent-like gnawing at democratic process and the country’s fundamental legal structure.

Here’s merely the latest example. The government has been firing researchers in the Justice Department because the facts they were coming up with didn’t square with the party line, especially on their regressive prisons policy. On top of that, laws have been passed with admitted major errors. The Tory majority in the Senate breezed them through. For a country based on laws, this is both disgraceful and ominous.

The “agenda” is to yoke every important national function — the law, the courts, the tax system, the civil service, important offices like the Chief Electoral Officer, and every aspect of government policy, notably science — to make them serve the function of keeping the Conservative party in power. These are the natural instincts of dictators. The next election will put Canadians to the test.


May: The voice of reason

Elizabeth May blames electoral system for lack of cooperation to defeat Stephen Harper

Liberals and New Democrats are deceiving themselves, says Green Leader Elizabeth May.

“I believe that both the Liberals and the New Democratic Party are suffering from the all-too-typical delusions of political parties,” May told the Straight in a phone interview.

A few days before MPs returned to Ottawa today (January 26) for the last sitting of Parliament before this year’s federal election, May said that Liberals and New Democrats think “that they can succeed in the first-past-the-post system, win a majority government, and not have to deal with the other parties”.

The Saanich-Gulf Islands MP was in the Lower Mainland on January 22 for a speaking event at SFU, and the launch of scientist Lynne Quarmby’s campaign as Green candidate for the new Burnaby North-Seymour riding.

While on her way up Burnaby Mountain on that day, Canada’s first elected Green MP talked at length about her past and ongoing attempts to forge electoral cooperation among opponents of the ruling Conservative Party.


Watch and learn

Do you know what is really going on? Do you? Do you understand what Harper is really doing to this nation and to each of us and our lives and he rams through more and more highly questionable legislation?

 As you watch this - remember that Margaret Thatcher was/is Harper's hero.

Lori Wallach - A Primer on Neoliberalism (2005) 4:41

This is Too Beautiful Not To Send..... A Must Read

Well....... HELLOOooo .... !!!!!!!

You'd be at the
WRONG frigging HOUSE !
Thanks Heidi

Neighborhood Watch.

The older we get the wiser we become...
I've disconnected my home alarm system and  de-registered from the  Neighborhood Watch.
I've got two Pakistani flags raised in the front  yard, one at each corner,
and the  black flag of ISIS in the center.
The local police, sheriff,  FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security, Secret
Service and other agencies are all  watching the house 24/7.
I've never felt safer and I'm saving  $49.95 a month.
Thanks Kerry

New Panties

A frustrated wife buys a pair of crotchless panties in an attempt to spice up her dead sex-life.  She puts them on, together with a short skirt and sits on the sofa opposite her husband sipping a glass of wine.

At strategic moments she uncrosses her legs wide enough that her husband asks"Are you wearing crotchless panties?"

"Y-e-s," she answers with a seductive smile.

"Thank God - I thought you were sitting on the cat."

He never saw the glass coming
Thanks Randy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday Wild Ride - 1956 Pontiac Wagon - Mooneyes Mild Custom Hot Rod

Harper feeling flush with our money

Harper In-Action Plan: Annouce it, promote it but don't implement it

Harper’s success part of a global network of lies … and liars

Three of the biggest truth tellers on the planet — Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Bradley Manning, are out of circulation. One is locked in an embassy, another is in exile in Russia, and the third is in jail in the self-proclaimed world’s greatest democracy.

At the same time, some of the biggest liars on the planet are running governments in the West. What is wrong with this picture?

The next prime minister of Canada has either got to let Canadians in on what is really happening in this country and this world, or see the profession of politics fall into permanent disgrace. It won’t be lousy voter turn-out we’ll be talking about then; it will about voter turn-off and the extinction of democracy, Alberta-style.

The lies, obfuscations and skullduggery have got to stop.

Is there anyone in the country who believes the Harper government’s latest whopper that a $26 billion contract for new frigates was the work of a bureaucrat and that cabinet had nothing to do with it?


All lies to support the BIG BIG LIE of the Harper government being competent stewards of the economy.

Another ABC issue is the Harper government supporting the lies of the corporate buyouts by telling the Canadian public more lies. Way back in December of 2014, "The conditions around the Burger King takeover of Tim Hortons were driven by public expectations and not necessarily by government, according to Industry Minister James Moore." And here comes the big lie - "On Thursday the federal government approved Burger King's takeover of Tim Hortons, but with conditions intended... to protect jobs and the coffee chain's brand."…/tim-hortons-takeover-conditions-demande…

Today January of 2015, the lie is reveal - "Tim Hortons appears to be on the verge of slashing a “significant” number of office employees this week, according to a published report."…/tim-hortons-nears-layoff-notices-fo…/

"3G comes with a reputation for dramatically slashing budgets and head count at companies it gains control of. About 450 middle managers and higher-ups were fired from Burger King when it was acquired by 3G in 2010. More recently, Heinz has dumped 3,400 positions across the food processing company since being acquired by the New York and Rio-based investment fund in February 2013. A cold rationality at 3G driven by a thirst for bigger profits fed into another controversial decision to close Heinz’s century-old Leamington, Ont. ketchup factory last June."

In August of 2014, i-Politics concluded - "As for the net benefit test, the head office part of the deal is a good fit with the Conservatives’ political narrative of creating a competitive advantage for Canada by being competent stewards of the economy."…/the-timsbk-deal-all-donut-no-hole/


A real curiousity.... what happened that the family left their home and furnishings

Untouched for decades: Photographer captures perfectly preserved home that was abandoned for years

  • Dilapidated home in Ontario, Canada, discovered by an urban explorer, is a remarkable time capsule of the decade 
  • He said: 'There is the usual smell of decay and years of abandonment that one comes to expect in this hobby'

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    Turns out, President Obama and Rob Ford were childhood friends. 

    Thanks Randy

    Train don't give a hoot

    Thanks Kerry

    Paper is not dead - הנייר לא מת

    Thanks Richard

    Why teachers hate Little Johnny......

    A school teacher asked her students to make a sentence containing  the expression “I presume”.

    One  little girl held up her hand and  said: “Yesterday my mother hand washed the dinner dishes and I presumed that  the dishwasher was broken.”

    “Very good” said the  teacher.

    Another one said: “This morning, my father drove the  Volkswagen out of the garage. I presume that the BMW wouldn't  start.”

    “That’s excellent” says the teacher.

    Little Johnny at  the back of the classroom gets up and says: “Yesterday I saw grandpa leave the  house

    with a newspaper under  his arm and headed for the bush, I  presume that....... 
    ”The teacher interrupted him and  said, “I stopped you because you have no idea what your grandfather
    was going to do, so you can’t presume  anything.

    ”Johnny says, “Please Teacher, let me  finish my sentence.”

    The teacher says, “Very well.  Continue.”
        “As I was saying, I saw my grandpa  heading for the bush with a newspaper under his arm.
    I presume he was  going for a shit because he can’t  read!!

    Thanks Randy 

    Men do remember

    Men do remember.............

    A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband is not in bed.  She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him.

    She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of him.

    He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.

    She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his coffee.

    'What's the matter, dear?' she whispers as she steps into the room.  'Why are you down here at this time
    of night?' 

    The husband looks up from his coffee, 'It's the 20th Anniversary of the day we met.'

    She can't believe he has remembered and starts to tear up.

    The husband continues, 'Do you remember 20 years ago when we started dating?  I was 18 and you were only
    16,' he says solemnly.

    Once again, the wife is touched to tears.

    'Yes, I do,' she replies.

    The husband pauses.  The words were not coming easily.

    'Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?'

    'Yes, I remember,' said the wife, lowering herself into the chair beside him.

    The husband continued.  'Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said, "Either you marry my daughter or I will send you to prison for 20 years?'

    'I remember that, too,' she replied softly.

    He wiped another tear from his cheek and said, 'I would have gotten out today.'

    Thanks Kerry