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Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday's Ride - 1927 Bugatti Type 35 Replicar. Charvet Classic Cars

Clowns spinning more misinformation

We obtained the Conservatives’ internal strategy on Trudeau’s tax changes. Here’s what’s wrong with it.

The Conservative Party is doubling down on its bombastic rhetoric around the Trudeau Liberals’ proposed tax changes, but a fact-check on their actual claims show that few of the opposition’s talking points are based in reality.
VICE News has obtained strategy documents, prepared for the Conservative caucus, detailing how Members of Parliament are to go after the government on the tax changes.

Kim Jong-Un Responds To Trump's 'Rocket Man' Nickname

Tuesday afternoon Sept 19/17

After our visit to the Monchique mountains we decended on to the west coast of Portugal for lunch  in a protected area near Aljezur, with cliffs, fishermen, surfers and lots of beaches. The west coast south Lisbon all the to the Algarve is all protected.

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Traversée de route sécuritaire video

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Live animal cams - a must see

This site has a collection of beautiful life web cams of all types of animals. Fascinating to watch. oceans/cayman-reef-cam

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday's Ride - Beechcraft Bonanza G36 Showcase Video

A worthy read

Lois Pope: Why I Am No Longer Hosting My Charity's Event at Mar-a-Lago

In the 241 years since America’s founding, millions of citizens of all religions, races, creeds, color, genders and sexual orientation have died — and millions more have been disabled — fighting to protect these values and freedoms.
Indeed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are some four million living disabled American veterans and many more who have died. I have spent the last three decades spearheading several national initiatives, including a permanent memorial in Washington, D.C., and a national day of honor, paying tribute to these courageous men and woman who have sacrificed limbs and organs, who have been horribly burned or made blind and deaf, and who have suffered from the ravages of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Knowing of these potential consequences, these American heroes took an oath to defend our democracy at all costs. They swore they would die for us and for the ideals that we enjoy and cherish.
Their sacrifices are being tarnished by those who seek to undermine and even obliterate its founding principles. The hatred, vitriol and Anti-Semitic and racist views being spewed by the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville have planned and executed rallies in other cities. They use the Internet and other means of communication to disseminate their abhorrent beliefs. They are repugnant and repulsive and antithetical to everything that this country stands for.
Anyone, including the President, who would demonstrate even a modicum of support for them by insisting that there are “very fine people” among them is not deserving of patronage in any form, from any person or foundation. When you march wearing the very same swastikas and shouting the very same mantras championed by Hitler, you are not a “fine” person by any definition.

The babling fool

‘Yup, We’re Embarrassed Too’: Viral Photo Shows WH Chief of Staff John Kelly Face-Palming During Trump’s UN Speech

A photo of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reacting to President Donald Trump‘s menacing United Nations address on Tuesday has gone viral.
The photo, taken by Mary Altaffer of the Associated Press, shows Trump’s homeland security secretary turned chief of staff holding his face in his hand while listening to his boss, with First Lady Melania Trump seated in front of him.
The photo quickly made the rounds on Twitter, where many shared Kelly’s apparent distress over the president’s first speech at the U.N. in which he called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a “rocket man on a suicide mission” and threatened to “totally destroy” the East Asian country.

It all matters

Tuesday Sept 19/17

On  Tuesday we drove up to the highest summit of a mountain range called Monchique, some 50 to 60 km north of Lagos in the Algarve. Along the way we drove thru cork (oak) tree forests. Cork trees are protected by law in Portugal. You are not allowed to chop them down. Portugal is the world wide leader in the export of cork. They remove the bark and the cork is used for different things such as wine bottles. In the pictures you will notice the tree is red after the cork is removed and marked by the local producer. The first harvests occur after the tree is around 25 years old. The 1st 2 harvests yield the lowest quality and is repeated approximately every nine years. The trees can live to 300 years.

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Old Cemeteries & Epitaphs

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour;
And one who can enjoy browsing old cemeteries...
Some fascinating things on old tombstones!

Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York:
Born 1903--Died 1942.
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the
car was on the way down. It was.

In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:

Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up
and no place to go.

On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in
East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:

Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.
Only the good die young.

In a London, England cemetery:

Here lies Ann Mann, who lived an old maid
but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767

In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery:

Anna Wallace
The children of Israel wanted bread,
And the Lord sent them manna.
Clark Wallace wanted a wife,
And the Devil sent him Anna.
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In a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:

Here lies Johnny Yeast.
Pardon him for not rising.
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In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, cemetery:

Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake,
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.

In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery:

Here lays The Kid,
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger,
But slow on the draw.
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A lawyer's epitaph in England:

Sir John Strange.
Here lies an honest lawyer,
and that is Strange.
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John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery:

Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,
Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.
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In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England:

On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went out of tune.
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Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls, Vermont:

Here lies the body of our Anna,
Done to death by a banana.
It wasn't the fruit that laid her low,
But the skin of the thing that made her go.
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On a grave from the 1880s in Nantucket, Massachusetts:

Under the sod and under the trees,
Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
He is not here, there's only the pod,
Pease shelled out and went to God.
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In a cemetery in England:

Remember man, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so shall you be,
Remember this and follow me.

To which someone replied by writing on the tombstone:
To follow you I'll not consent,
Until I know which way you went.

And the final one...
On a tombstone in Boothill Cemetery, Tombstone, Arizona:

Here lies Lester Moore
Four slugs from a 44
No Les, No more
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday's Ride - TEST DRIVE: ORIGINAL 1923 Stutz Speedway 4. Charvet Classic Cars

The misfit President

Some people never give up.

There's no stopping some people!...He's good, and determined!!

When there's music in the air who care's about age .... I just love watching these two dance ~ old girl's moves are awesome and the old boy just couldn't sit still. Good for them.
Notice not a word between the two, not even any eye contact, but so synchronised in their dance steps.

Thanks Randy

Great attitude!

In case you think you're old?

Image removed by sender. Image                                                          result for                                                          Jeanne Louise                                                          Calment

Jeanne Louise Calment had the longest confirmed human
Lifespan on record: 122 years and 164 days.

It seems that fate strongly approved of the way Madam Calment lived her life.                

Jeanne was born in Arles, France, on 21st February 1875.

When the Eiffel Tower was built, she was 14 year old.

It was at this time that she met Vincent van Gogh.

"He was dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable," she recalled in an interview given in 1988.                

When she was 85, she took up fencing, and she was still riding on her bike when she reached 100.

When Jeanne was 114, she starred in a film about her life; at 115 she had an operation on her hip, and at 117 she gave up smoking (having started at the age of 21 in 1896).

Apparently, she didn't give it up for health reasons, but because she didn't like having to ask someone to help her light a cigarette once she was becoming almost blind.

In 1965, Jeanne was 90 years old and had no heirs.

She signed a deal to sell her apartment to a 47-year-old lawyer called André-François Raffray.

He agreed to pay her a monthly sum of 2,500 francs on the condition that he would inherit her apartment after she died.

However, Raffray not only ended up paying Jeanne for 30 years, but died before she did at the age of 77.

His widow was legally obliged to continue paying Madam Calment until the end of her days.

Jeanne retained sharp mental faculties.

When she was asked on her 120th birthday what kind of future she expected to have, she replied: "A very short one."

Quotes and rules of life from Jeanne Calment:

"Being young is a state of mind, it doesn't depend on one's body, I'm actually still a young girl; it's just that I haven't looked so good for the past 70 years."

"I've only got one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it."

"All babies are beautiful."

"I've been forgotten by our good lord."

"I'm in love with wine."

"Always keep your smile. That's how I explain my long life."

"If you can't change something, don't worry about it."

"I have a huge desire to live and a big appetite, especially for sweets."

"I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry too often."

"I see badly, I hear badly, and I feel bad, but everything's fine."

"I think I will die of laughter."

"I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to rust and buckle a bit."

"I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky."

(At the end of one interview, in response to a journalist who said he                hoped they would meet again the following year):

"Why not? You're not that old; you'll still be here."

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday's Ride - Piper Cub on floats

It is not just some doctors who are speaking ou for this tax change

Lawyers unhappy with CBA over tax stance

|Written By Dale Smith

The Canadian Bar Association’s decision to join with other small business groups in protesting the federal government’s planned changes to private incorporation tax rules has some lawyers revoking their membership in protest, saying that it’s not something they should be fighting against.
“I don’t feel like I was adequately consulted before they took this position,” says Chris Rudnicki, partner with Rusonik O’Connor Robbins Ross Gorham & Angelini LLP in Toronto.
Rudnicki says he has a considered opinion on the issue of the proposed changes, and he was taken aback that his association would have taken a position without getting feedback.
“Lawyers are a tremendously privileged section of our society,” he says.
“We make some of the highest incomes of any profession, especially the kinds of lawyers who tend to be in charge of our national organizations like the CBA.”
The proposed changes announced by the federal government in July affect Canadian Controlled Private Corporations and are intended to: end the practice of “income sprinkling,” where dividends are paid to adult children or other family members at a significant tax advantage; address passive income by removing the tax advantage for using a private corporation for investment purposes; and clamp down on transforming dividend income into capital gains, which are more lightly taxed.
The stated intention from the government is to restore the neutrality between saving inside of a corporation and outside of one.

Sailing the Algarve coast 09/17/17

4 1/2 hr sail along the Algarve coast. 

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Father O'Malley answers the phone.
'Hello, is this Father O'Malley?'
'It is!'
'This is the IRS. Can you help us?'
'I can!'
'Do you know a Ted Houlihan?'
'I do!'
'Is he a member of your congregation?'
'He is!'
'Did he donate $10,000 to the church?'
'He will.'

Lemon Squeeze
There once was a religious young woman who went to Confession. Upon entering the confessional, she said, 'Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.'
The priest said,'Confess your sins and be forgiven.'
The young woman said, 'Last night my boyfriend made mad passionate love to me seven times.'  The priest thought long and hard and then said, 'Squeeze seven lemons into a glass and then drink the juice.'
The young woman asked, 'Will this cleanse me of my sins?'
The priest said, 'No, but it will wipe that smile
off of your face.'

An elderly man walks into a confessional. The following conversation ensues:
Man: 'I am 92 years old, have a wonderful wife of 70 years, many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Yesterday, I picked up two college girls, hitch-hiking. We went to a motel, where I had sex with each of them three times.'
Priest: 'Are you sorry for your sins?'
Man: 'What sins?'
Priest: 'What kind of a Catholic are you?'
Man: 'I'm Jewish.'
Priest: 'Why are you telling me all this?'
Man: 'I'm 92 years old .... I'm telling everybody!'

A married Irishman went into the confessional and said to his priest, 'I almost had an affair with another woman.'
The priest said, 'What do you mean, almost?'
The Irishman said, 'Well, we got undressed and rubbed together, but then I stopped.'
The priest said, 'Rubbing together is the same as putting it in. You're not to see that woman again. For your penance, say five Hail Mary's and put $50 in the poor box.'
The Irishman left the confessional, said his prayers, and then walked over to the poor box.
He paused for a moment and then started to leave.
The priest, who was watching, quickly ran over to him saying, 'I saw that. You didn't put any money in the poor box!'
The Irishman replied, 'Yeah, but I rubbed the $50 on the box, and according to you, that's the same as putting it in!'

Brothel Trip
An elderly man goes into a brothel and tells the madam he would like a young girl for the night. Surprised, she looks at the ancient man and asks how old he is.
'I'm 90 years old,' he says.
'90?' replies the woman. 'Don't you realize
you've had it?' 
'Oh, sorry,' says the old man. 'How much do I owe you?'

An elderly man went to his doctor and said,
'Doc, I think I'm getting senile. Several
times lately, I have forgotten to zip up.'
'That's not senility,' replied the doctor.
'Senility is when you forget to zip down.'

Marriage Humor
Wife:'What are you doing?'
Wife:'Nothing . . . ? You've been reading
our marriage certificate for an hour.'
Husband:'I was looking for the expiration date.'

Wife: 'Do you want dinner?' 
Husband:'Sure! What are my choices?'
Wife:'Yes or no.'

Stress Reliever
Girl:'When we get married, I want to share all
your worries, troubles and lighten your burden.' 
Boy:'It's very kind of you, darling, but I don't
have any worries or troubles.' 
Girl:'Well that's because we aren't married yet.'

A newly married man asked his wife, 'Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?'
'Honey,' the woman replied sweetly, 'I'd have

A wife asked her husband: 'What do you like
most in me, my pretty face or my sexy body?'
He looked at her from head to toe and replied:
'I like your sense of humor!' 
Husbands are husbands
A man was sitting reading his papers when his
wife hit him round the head with a frying pan.
'What was that for?' the man asked.
The wife replied , 'That was for the piece of paper with the name Jenny on it that I found in your pants pocket'.
The man then said 'When I was at the
races last week , Jenny was the name of the
horse I bet on.'
The wife apologized and went on with the housework. Three days later the man is watching TV when his wife bashes him
on the head with an even bigger frying pan,
knocking him unconscious.
Upon re-gaining consciousness the man asked why she had hitagain. 
His wife replied. 'Your horse phoned'

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