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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday's Ride - Marina Blue 1966 Nova SS for Sale!


CPC - Criminal Party of Canada - Find the Perp Contest

Dean Del Mastro sentenced to month in jail, 4 months house arrest for election overspending



http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/dean-del-mastro-sentenced-to-month-in-jail-4-months-house-arrest-for-election-overspending-1.3126992

Stephen Harper, the leader of the Criminal Party of Canada, has managed to do in 9 years what no other political party has aspired to do since Confederation.

It is time to put a stop to his condoning criminal acts by members of his "Party of One".

OINK, OINK CANADA

Another great piece from Michael Harris

Harper, his jailbirds and the march toward demockery.


Stephen Harper’s dead-end campaign for re-election hit a few potholes in the road this week: an unwanted photo-op of Dean Del Mastro being led off to jail in shackles; a really dumb TV performance from Kory Teneycke; and a weird internecine battle among Tories over the use of the PM’s name for fundraising.'

First to the man who said “I am Peterborough,” without realizing the he is not really in the league of Louis the Sun King. Dean Del Mastro is an albatross around the neck of an already ethics-challenged Conservative party. The appropriately nicknamed Cons are simply debasing the base. The PM appointed Del Mastro his government’s spokesman on ethical and electoral matters. That’s akin putting Dr. Arthur Porter in charge of something really important like CSIS oversight…. Wait, Harper did that too!

Despite having fled Canadian corruption charges, Porter is still a Canadian Privy Councillor, courtesy of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s stellar judgment of people. At least Panama is paying the good doctor’s room and board behind bars while he fights extradition to Canada on a clutch of criminal charges.

Harper also appointed Del Mastro as his parliamentary secretary, and kept him in that position even while he knew Del Mastro was under investigation by Elections Canada. Given his personal selection of Porter, Bruce Carson, Patrick Brazeau and Del Mastro, it’s a fair question: does this PM have an infatuation for jailbirds?

Some people felt sympathy when they saw that indelible image of ‘Deano in Chains’ leaving the courtroom. You know, it’s probably not the snap for this year’s Christmas card. But as the great American poet Wallace Stevens observed, sentimentality is a failure of feeling.'

The real scandal in this matter is a jail sentence more suited to a parking-ticket deadbeat than someone who has lied and cheated his way into a seat in parliament.

This is the guy who felt so little remorse after his conviction for cheating in the 2008 election that he referred to the judge’s verdict as her “opinion.”

READ MORE: http://ipolitics.ca/2015/06/28/the-misadventures-of-harper-and-his-jailbirds/


But who cares - sure as hell Stephen Harper doesn't

Seniors going bankrupt in soaring numbers


Judy Southon never imagined it would come to this. She and her husband Vic had good jobs, raised a son and were homeowners. But after a run of bad luck, the 67-year-old wound up deep in debt and had to declare bankruptcy.

"I was scared and shocked," says Southon, who lives in Toronto.

The golden years have become a tarnished chapter for some. Seniors are carrying more debt into retirement and, as a result, a growing number are going bankrupt.

According to the federal Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, 10 per cent of those who declared bankruptcy in 2014 were aged 65 and older.  That's a whopping 20.5 per cent increase from 2010.

Spend savings, pile on debt

One of the reasons is actually a plus — we're living longer. "For many of us, we're outliving our savings," explains Nora Spinks with the Vanier Institute of the Family, a non-profit research organization.

Another driving force is that more seniors are retiring in the red. According to Statistics Canada's most recent numbers, in 2012, 42.5 per cent of people aged 65 and over still had debt. That's a stunning increase of 55 per cent since 1999.

READ MORE: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/seniors-going-bankrupt-soaring-numbers-090000222.html


From Le Devoir

Politique canadienne

Des agents correctionnels mènent campagne contre Blaney

Une trentaine d’agents correctionnels provenant d’un peu partout au Québec ont effectué du porte-à-porte dans la circonscription du ministre fédéral de la Sécurité publique et de la Protection civile, Steven Blaney, afin de tenter de convaincre les électeurs de tourner le dos au Parti conservateur à l’occasion des prochaines élections générales prévues cet automne.
 
Le Syndicat des agents correctionnels a ciblé la circonscription de Lévis-Bellechasse, dans la région de Québec, pour dénoncer les politiques du gouvernement Harper en matière de sécurité publique, jugeant le bilan des conservateurs comme étant « désastreux ».
 
Selon le porte-parole de l’organisation, Luc Charron, la démarche est nécessaire.
 
Pour le syndicat, en cherchant « supposément à sécuriser les rues », les conservateurs ont créé maints problèmes dans les prisons et pénitenciers du pays.
 
M. Charron mentionne notamment les peines plus longues infligées aux criminels et l’obligation de leur faire partager une cellule avec un autre prisonnier. Il déplore que le gouvernement n’ait pas consulté les agents correctionnels sur ces mesures, ne cherchant pas à savoir comment ceux-ci pourraient parvenir à composer avec de tels changements.

READ MORE: http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/canada/443831/politique-canadienne-des-agents-correctionnels-menent-campagne-contre-blaney

Thanks Ivan

1923 Ford C Cab - Melbourne, Florida


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STELLA AWARDS:

 

It's time again for the  annual 'Stella Awards'! For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot  coffee on herself and successfully sued the  McDonald's in New Mexico , where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between  her knees while she was driving. Who would  ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That's right;  these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits  and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head.

So keep your head scratcher handy.

Here are the Stellas for year --  2012:

* SEVENTH PLACE *

Kathleen Robertson of Austin , Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son

Start scratching!

*  SIXTH PLACE *

Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his  hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.

Scratch some more...

* FIFTH PLACE   *

Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish.

Keep scratching. There are more...

Double hand  scratching after this one..

* FOURTH PLACE   *

Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in the Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.

Pick a  new spot to scratch, you're getting a bald spot..

* THIRD  PLACE *

Amber Carson of Lancaster , Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.

Only two more so ease up  on the scratching...

*SECOND  PLACE*

Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000....oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure.

Ok. Here we  go!!

* FIRST PLACE *

This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of  Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , who purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise  control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the  owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down? $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.


Thanks Heidi

The good old days when bikers were assholes and jerks. The Year 1947


Michael Jackson on Beer Bottles




Thanks Richard

Hashtags: #DadQuotes (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)



Thanks Sylvia

Ten dollars

A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign
in front of a broken down shanty-style house: 'Talking Dog For Sale'.
He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in
the backyard.
 The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador
retriever sitting there.
"You talk?" he asks.
"Yep", the Lab replies.
After the guy recovers from his shock, he says, 'So, what's your story?'

The Lab looks thoughtful and says, "Well, I discovered that I could
talk when I was pretty young.  I wanted to help the government, so...
I told the CIA.  In no time at all they had me jetting from country to
country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one
figured a dog would be eavesdropping.  I was one of their most
valuable spies for eight years running.  But you know, the jetting
around really tired me out.  And I wasn't getting any younger so I
decided to settle down.  I signed up for a job at the airport to do
some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and
listening in. Actually, I uncovered some incredible dealings and was
awarded a batch of medals."

"Good Lord!  And then what?"
"I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."

The guy is amazed.  He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants
for the dog.
"Ten dollars", the guy says.
"TEN DOLLARS?! This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?"
"Aww, he's such a bullshitter. He's never been out of the yard."

Thanks Randy

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday's Ride - 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake: Is 850 HP Too Much? - Ignition Ep. 81


Canadian Democracy under attack

Dismantling Democracy: Stifling debate and dissent in Canada


Since 2010, we have published more than 110 case studies that ‘connect the dots,’ showing a pattern of actions by the federal government to silence critics, stifle debate, diminish knowledge, and dodge accountability.

In Dismantling Democracy: Stifling debate and dissent in Canada, we document the abuse of parliamentary rules, the intimidation of public servants, and the defunding and intimidation of organizations that hold views at odds with the government.

The report documents where the federal government has gutted the capacity of its own departments and independent agencies to offer information and analysis needed to make sound policy choices. From scuttling the long-form census, to muzzling scientists, to cutting funding for evidence-based advocacy, the report argues that the government has pursued a deliberate strategy to repress alternative views.

Voices is calling on Canadians to press politicians for clear commitments to uphold rights, promote healthy dialogue and strengthen democracy.

Read the report by clicking here.

Share the report by clicking here for Facebook, or here for Twitter.

Add your voice, by signing the Voices-Voix Declaration here.



1922 Chalmers 6 - Volo, Illinois


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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday's Ride - 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: 707 Horsepower? Hell Yeah! – Ignition...


1917 Ford Model T - Volo, Illinois


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Alligator recipe by the BBQ Pit Boys


Mans POV on romance



Thanks Richard

Periodic Table of Elements

Scientists at CERN in Geneva have announced the discovery of the HEAVIEST element yet known to science!

The new element is Governmentium (Gv).  It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic  mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lefton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert.  However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes in contact.

A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction, normally taking less than a second, to take from four days to four years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2-6 years.  It does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.
This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration.  This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.  All of the money is consumed in the exchange, and no other by-products are produced.


Thanks Ivan

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday's Ride - 1948 Ariel Square 4


More bone head decisions from Stephen Harper and Company

Why Canada’s ‘worst procurement’ ever could still get worse


Last week was a busy one in aerospace circles. The Paris Air Show brought aerospace companies from around the world together to pitch their latest projects, make deals and sign contracts. Airbus announced its X6 heavy-lift helicopter concept — and hinted that it’s interested in buying rival firm Sikorsky.

Seems that Sikorsky — a company name that’s almost a synonym for ‘helicopter’ — has a parent company, UTC, that wants out of the helicopter business altogether, so it can focus on pharmaceuticals and its other business interests. And UTC is in a tearing hurry, having stated it wants to exit aerospace within 60 days.

So it’s a Sikorsky fire sale. Many analysts believe that Airbus will make a bid, but it’s known that UTC is expecting a bid from Boeing as well.

Why should you care? Well, Sikorsky builds both commercial and military helicopters — including the Cyclone helicopter, the replacement for our geriatric Sea King helicopters, which are now over 50 years old and decades past their best-before date. The procurement process to replace them has been the most badly-managed this country has ever seen — “the worst procurement in history”, to use former defence minister Peter MacKay’s words. Sikorsky finally started delivering Canada’s new Cyclones last week, only years behind schedule. First delivery was supposed to be in 2008 and full delivery in 2011.

With the delivery imminent, the RCAF created a Twitter storm with comparisons of the Cyclones’ abilities to that of the decrepit Sea Kings. (Not really a fair comparison — kind of like putting a Audi up against a horse and cart.) But just in case you were worried the procurement process was suddenly going smoothly, I’ll note that RCAF is accepting the delivery of helicopters that still aren’t finished. The Cyclone won’t be able to perform all of its required functions; those will be addressed in later upgrades.

open quote 761b1bThe issue with the engine may be the least of the Cyclone’s headaches — and I mean that literally.
Internal DND documents leaked to the media indicate the military is also concerned about the engine’s performance — that it might turn out to be insufficient for what the Canadian Forces have in mind for them. The Cyclone was the victim of what people in procurement call “requirements creep”: extra equipment and requirements were added on, increasing the helicopter’s weight. New engines had to be designed and certified by General Electric for the Cyclone; it now appears that concerns are arising over their performance.

READ MORE: http://ipolitics.ca/2015/06/23/why-canadas-worst-procurement-ever-could-still-get-worse/

STOP WHINING ABOUT THE COST OF IMMIGRANTS WHILE "YOUR" PSYCHOTIC GOVERNMENT IS DOING THIS


http://globalnews.ca/news/2070097/feds-spend-265m-over-5-years-on-controversial-detainee-program-documents/


Fools rush in and believe Canada's lying Cons

The Federal Court doesn’t trust Harper. Does anyone?


If the Conservatives have anything to say about it, the coming election will be about trust. They’ll tell us Justin Trudeau is too callow to be trusted with power, that Tom Mulcair can’t be trusted not to sink the treasury by spending his way to a socialist utopia. And so on.

As campaign themes go, it’s a good one — or would be, were it not for the fact that inspiring ‘trust’ isn’t exactly Stephen Harper’s thing. A decade in power left a lot of bodies under the party bus. And now, one of Canada’s highest courts has signalled that it doesn’t really trust the prime minister either.
Suzanne Legault, Canada’s tenacious Information Commissioner, is launching a Charter of Rights challenge of the government’s budget law, C-59, because it includes a get-out-of-jail-free card for anyone who might have violated the Access to Information Act by destroying long gun registry data. This card can be used retroactively — to make illegal behaviour legal after the fact and to clear whatever obstacles remain to destroying the registry data.

The Federal Court had to decide whether to believe the government’s assurances that it would not destroy the data while Legault’s case proceeds. It chose discretion over faith — it signalled, effectively, that the Harper government’s solemn word of honour wasn’t going to be nearly good enough this time. Justice department lawyers tried to convince the court that there was no need for the government to produce a physical copy of the records because the Public Safety minister had made “four separate undertakings” to preserve them.

Legault wasn’t buying it. Her lawyer, Richard Dearden, cited a stack of affidavits, letters and email evidence showing that even as the Conservative government was promising the documents would be preserved in 2012, it was pursuing plans to destroy them outside of Quebec.

"Trickle down Abuse" it starts at CPC Headquarters and trickles down to the PMO then infects everything they come in contact with.

Tory-appointee staying home with pay after harassment allegations


The Conservative-appointed vice-chair of the Parole Board of Canada was told to stay home for six months after an inquiry into workplace harassment, but he still collected a salary of $166,000, CTV News has learned.

The parole board confirmed Vice-Chair Louis-Phillippe McGraw is no longer working in its Moncton, N.B., office but would not say why.

Sources said it’s because outside investigators hired by the board concluded McGraw had engaged in six separate incidents of bullying and insensitive behaviour.

Another inquiry found a board member’s sexual orientation was questioned by McGraw, and that the member was told that his daughter should fear for her life after he objected to an inmate’s release.

READ MORE: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/tory-appointee-staying-home-with-pay-after-harassment-allegations-1.2439295


HARPER'S PERVS AND PERPS

Tory Cabinet Minister in Sexting Shocker!

READ MORE: https://frankmag.ca/2015/04/naughty-tory-cabinet-minister-in-sexting-shocker/

It's all part of the training program at the Fraser Institute



Good morning

This is Awesome!

I could start every day with this just to make sure
I've got my head and my heart where it belongs.
I'm grateful to the friend who sent it!
Enjoy the ride.
Thanks Randy

1933 Coventry-eagle Silent Suberb - St. Louis, Missouri



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BBQ Pork Belly on the Grill


Top Bike Down Under

video

The phone call

The boss wondered why one of his most valued employees was absent but had not phoned in sick. So he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper.

' Hello ? '

'Is your daddy home?'

' Yes, he's out in the garden ,' whispered the small voice.

'May I talk with him?'
The child whispered, ' No .'

So the boss asked, 'Well, is your Mommy there?' ' Yes, she's out in the garden too '

'May I talk with her?'
Again the small voice whispered, '
 No .' 
Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, 
'Is anybody else there?' 

' Yes ,' whispered the child, ' a policeman. '

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked,                         'May I speak with the policeman?'

' No, he's busy , ' whispered the child.

'Busy doing what?'

' Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the police dog men. '
Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background, the boss asked,                 'What is that noise?'

' It's a helicopter ' answered the whispering voice 

'What is going on there?' demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive.
' The search team just landed a helicopter '

'A search team?' said the boss. 'What are they searching for?'

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle...
' ME . '

Thanks Richard

FULL BODY SCANS AT AIRPORTS

Finally, some useful facts are coming out of all those airport full body scans!
FULL BODY SCANS AT AIRPORTS
CATSA disclosed the following
Airport Screening Results
December 2013 Statistics On Airport Full Body Screening From CATSA :
Terrorists Discovered
 0
Transvestites
 133
Hernias1,485
Hemorrhoid Cases
3,172
Enlarged Prostates8,249
Breast Implants59,350
Natural Blondes3

It was also discovered that 308 politicians
had no balls.

Thought you'd like to know.

Thanks Richard

Sunburn Treatment from a Practical Doctor from Mexico



Recently a American tourist passed out on a Mexican resort beach for seven hours, and got a severe sunburn, specifically to the front of his legs and abdomen.

He went to the hospital, and was promptly admitted after being diagnosed with second-degree burns.  With his skin already starting to blister, and the severe pain he was in, the doctor prescribed continuous intravenous feeding with saline, electrolytes, a sedative, and a Viagra pill every four hours.

The nurse, who was rather astounded, asked, 'What good will Viagra do for him, doctor?'

 The doctor replied, 'It won't do anything for his condition, but it will keep the sheets off his legs.'


Thanks Joe J

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRODUCT LOCATION ON TOTAL WINE SHELVES…..



Items located halfway up shelves, within easy reach of the right hand of buyers, are most often purchased.

Those at the bottom are less in demand; however, that does not mean they are of lower quality.

I thought of you when I saw this because I know how much you appreciate good wine


Thanks Richard.... you can almost see her Go-Pro helmet cam

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday's Ride - Pontiac Safari Wagons


Economy is worse than the filthy liar Harper will admit - Steve still not ready to lead

It looks like Peter MacKay may have jumped ship just in time. Statistics Canada data released Friday show our economy is far more "atrocious" than expected -- and the reaction from financial experts on Twitter was explosive.

Canadians are no strangers to hearing the Conservative government tell economic fairy tales, but the report offered a truly grim reality.

You don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s how economic experts -- from economists to business reporters -- reacted to the news:

READ MORE:

 http://www.pressprogress.ca/twitter_explodes_over_canada_s_atrocious_new_economic_numbers




MORE POOR ECONOMIC JUDGEMENT FROM STEPHEN HARPER

A 'worrying sign' for oil prices is floating on the Atlantic


There aren't enough buyers for all the crude oil out there.

It's peak season for oil buying, Morgan Stanley's Adam Longson notes in his weekly commentary on Monday, yet there are still a bunch of tankers full of oil sitting in the Atlantic Basin waiting to be sold.

And when it comes to the future of oil prices, this is "a worrying sign for the fall," Longson writes.
Here's Longson (emphasis added):

If there are this many challenged cargoes in this strong demand environment, we worry about the outlook for physical oil this fall when crude runs and gasoline demand fall seasonally. When combined with risk of new supply from Libya and Iran, a more range bound (if not lower), yet volatile, oil price environment seems increasingly likely in 2H15.

Longson notes that some oil supplies are being bought only after three months of floating in storage.

These supplies include North Sea oil and Nigerian crude extracted off the West African coast, he writes.

Furthermore, all this oil is weakening the gap between the prices of different grades of crude oil to the lowest level in years.

READ MORE: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/theres-worrying-sign-oil-prices-125928557.html


They abolished the per vote subsidy in favour of this - and assholes voted for it

HarperPAC heralds arrival of big money in federal politics, Kingsley warns


OTTAWA - Decades of work to remove the influence of big money from Canadian federal political campaigns is going down the drain with the advent of political action committees, a former chief electoral officer says.

Jean-Pierre Kingsley says Canada is headed down the road well trodden in the United States, where political action committees, or PACs, raise and spend staggering amounts of money to influence elections, without the same restrictions that apply to political parties.

In Canada, such groups have been known as third parties and their activities are severely restricted during campaigns.

However, with the introduction of fixed dates for elections, third parties have been popping up like mushrooms months ahead of the actual election call, spending untold amounts on ads during a period when their activities are completely unregulated.

One of the newest groups on the block is HarperPAC — a name Kingsley described as "revealing" as its source of inspiration the big-money PAC phenomenon south of the border.

"We are in, effectively, a free-for-all zone," Kingsley said in an interview. "It took us 40 years of scandal, sweat to come to a regime where we had the best in the world for control of money in politics ... now we are back in the jungle."

Stephen Taylor, a longtime Conservative and former director of the National Citizens Coalition who's now a HarperPAC adviser and spokesman, denied that the group is taking a page from the American political playbook.

The acronym simply offers a useful recognition factor, Taylor said.

"It is really branding to let someone know, within the half second it takes to hear the word, what we are up to," he said. "The name HarperPAC, I think you pretty much ... know, what kind of things that we'll be up to."

READ MORE: http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2015/06/24/harperpac-inspired-by-american-efforts-former-electoral-officer/#.VYtCa2zbLIU


Time to dump the Harpercrites and save Canada


1974 Jensen Interceptor - Astoria, New York



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Whose business is it

Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.



I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, eventually, I remember the important things.

Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car?  But broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion.  A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.



I am so  blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore.
I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be.
 
And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).

MAY OUR  FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE  HEART!



Thanks Shirl

Sometimes...enjoy!



S O M E T I M
E S

Sometimes....
when you cry....
no one sees your tears.


Sometimes....
when you are in pain....
no one sees your hurt.


Sometimes....
when you are worried....
no one sees your stress.


Sometimes....when you are happy....
no one sees your smile.


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But
FART !! just ONE friggin' time.....
And everybody notices!!
And You thought this was going to be one of those
heart-touching stories!




Thanks Ivan

Facebook

I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles.
 
Therefore every day, I go to the street and tell a passerby what I have eaten, how I feel, what I have done the night before and what I will do after. I give them pictures of my spouse, my dog, and me gardening and spending time in a pool. I also listen to their conversations and tell them I love them.
 
And it works: I already have 3 people following me:  2 police officers and a psychiatrist.

Thanks Kerry

Truck smokes supercharged Viper

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Harperman, It's Time for You to Go


Make sure you are able to vote or lose your medicare

Harper's voter suppression plan: Coming soon to a polling station near you

Stephen Harper's re-election strategy depends on a lot of you not voting. And if you mess with his plan by showing up at the polling station on Election Day, he's prepared for that, too: he's made it a lot harder for you to vote.

The prime minister has made it so much harder that "many tens of thousands" of Canadians may be denied their constitutional right to cast a ballot in the upcoming federal election, according to Harry Neufeld, former chief electoral officer for British Columbia.

In fact, the number of disenfranchised Canadians could actually be much higher, based on the evidence from a pilot project run by Canada's chief electoral officer, Marc Mayrand.

Harper has mostly managed to avoid being accused of Republican-style voter suppression, and the lawsuits, among other tactics, employed to challenge voting lists stateside. But recent changes to Canada's election laws under the so-called Fair Elections Act will make it considerably more difficult for many low-income and marginalized Canadians to exercise their constitutional right. That could help Harper get re-elected in what is shaping up to be an extremely close election in October.

Now, in a dramatic countermove with time running out, two public interest groups have gone to court seeking an injunction to block the new voting rules, which came into effect last December. 

READ MORE: http://rabble.ca/columnists/2015/06/harpers-voter-suppression-plan-coming-soon-to-polling-station-near-you#.VYmH1XDSf0s.facebook


Our granddaughter ABBY age 12 - Grade 6 Graduation - Recipient of the Citizenship Award


How Urban Legends are fabricated to Mislead - 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS buried

Take a true story, add your own bullshit then send to a group of friends who in turn fire it off to their friends and the lie manifests into a truth among the masses.

This story is a good example of how our politicians have learned to form false impressions and sway opinion in the minds of voters. The same principal has been adopted by Fox News as well as some other shady mainstream media outlets.


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The story:

We all grow up digging around in sand boxes hoping to strike it rich and find some hidden and valuable ancient treasures.   What we typically find is an old Matchbox car or a present left behind by a cat.  Either way, it’s very rare to find something desirable. Well, that’s not quite the case with a young group of boys in California . They were digging in their yard when they found something that would make anyone’s jaw drop and their mouth start drooling.  These kids were digging in their yard when they came across something big, something metal, and something very, very valuable.  A buried Ferrari!


The boys actually discovered a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS buried just a few feet under the dirt in their yard. The family had just moved into the house and immediately called  authorities who came and roped off the area.

A team of investigators arrived and unearthed the very valuable rare car.

After exhuming the Italian sports car, it was obvious that someone had planned  on returning to retrieve the vehicle. It was very crudely mummified with towels in the vents and tape on many of the seams, however the windows weren’t fully closed
causing a lot of interior damage.

This is where the truth ends and a warped demented mind takes over. I cannot, in good conscience post the misleading part of the story......

You can read the true results of the investigation here:

http://jalopnik.com/5872514/the-true-story-of-how-a-ferrari-ended-up-buried-in-someones-yard