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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday's Rides - 7 Quickest Cars of the 1970s

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"In a stunning tweetstorm this evening, columnist and reporter Seth Abramson (Huffington Post, Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times, Washington Post) laid out all the details on the Russia-Trump connection. And folks, if true this is impeachment territory, and imprisonment territory, for the highest officials in the United States."

UPDATED: RussiaGate blows WIDE OPEN in Abramson report

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Wake up conservatives

Duh moment for conservative voters; The Affordable Care Act is ObamaCare and ObamaCare is the Affordable Care Act.

What Trump and friends want to repeal is YOUR LIFELINE to Affordable Health Care..... the ACA (Affordable Care Act.....

Have you got it yet????


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The train of life

At birth we boarded the train and met our parents,
and we believe they will always travel on our side.
However, at some station
our parents will step down from the train,
leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by,
other people will board the train;
and they will be significant
i.e. our siblings, friends, children,
and even the love of your life.

Many will step down
and leave a permanent vacuum.
Others will go so unnoticed
that we don't realize
they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy,
sorrow, fantasy, expectations,
hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship
with all passengers
requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is:
We do not know at which station
we ourselves will step down.

So, we must live in the best way,
love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.
It is important to do this
because when the time comes for us to step down
and leave our seats empty
we should leave behind beautiful memories
for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.
Reap success and give lots of love.
Lastly, I thank you
for being one of the passengers on my train.

(By the way, I am not planning to get off the train anytime soon
but if I do, just remember I am glad you were part of my journey.)

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Some Old But Memorable Sports Quotes.............

Don Meredith, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback once said:
"Coach Tom Landry is such a perfectionist that if he was married to Raquel Welch, he would expect her to cook!'

"Last year we couldn't win at home and we were losing on the road. My failure as a coach was that I couldn't think of anyplace else to play.
- Harry Neale, professional hockey coach
"Blind people come to the ballpark just to listen to him pitch."
- Reggie Jackson commenting on Tom Seaver
"I'm working as hard as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time.

If I can just die after lunch on Tuesday, everything will be perfect."
- Doug Sanders, professional golfer

"All the fat guys watch me and say to their wives, 'See, there's a fat guy doing okay. Bring me another beer.'"
- Mickey Lolich, Detroit Tigers Pitcher

"When it's third and ten, you can have the milk drinkers; I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time."
- Max McGee, Green Bay Packers receiver

"I found out that it's not good to talk about my troubles. Eighty percent of the people who hear them don't care and the other twenty percent are glad I'm having them."
- Tommy LaSorda , L A Dodgers manager

"My knees look like they lost a knife fight with a midget."
- E.J. Holub, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker regarding his 12 knee operations

"My theory is that if you buy an ice-cream cone and make it hit your mouth, you can learn to play tennis. If you stick it on your forehead, your chances aren't as good."
- Vic Braden, tennis instructor

"When they operated, I told them to add in a Koufax fastball. They did, but unfortunately it was Mrs. Koufax's."
- Tommy John , N.Y. Yankees, recalling his 1974 arm surgery

"I don't know. I only played there for nine years."
- Walt Garrison, Dallas Cowboys fullback when asked if Tom Landry ever smiles

"We were tipping off our plays. Whenever we broke from the huddle, three backs were laughing and one was pale as a ghost."
- John Breen, Houston Oilers

"The film looks suspiciously like the game itself."
- Bum Phillips, New Orleans Saints, after viewing a lopsided loss to the Atlanta Falcons

"When I'm on the road, my greatest ambition is to get a standing boo."
- Al Hrabosky, major league relief pitcher

"I have discovered in 20 years of moving around the ball park that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats."
- Bill Veeck, Chicago White Sox owner

"Because if it didn't work out, I didn't want to blow the whole day."
- Paul Horning, Green Bay Packers running back on why his marriage ceremony was before noon

"I have a lifetime contract. That means I can't be fired during the third quarter if we're ahead and moving the ball."
- Lou Holtz , Arkansas football coach

"I won't know until my barber tells me on Monday."
- Knute Rockne, when asked why Notre Dame had lost a game

"I tell him ' Attaway to hit, George.'"
- Jim Frey, K.C. Royals manager when asked what advice he gives George Brett on hitting

"I learned a long time ago that 'minor surgery' is when they do the operation on someone else, not you."
- Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers

- George MacIntyre, Vanderbilt football coach surveying the team roster that included 26 freshmen and 25 sophomores.
"Our biggest concern this season will be diaper rash."

"The only difference between me and General Custer is that I have to watch the films on Sunday."
- Rick Venturi, Northwestern football coach

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Truths and Facts

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday's Rides - Top 7 Fastest American Cars of The 1960’s

The mindset of Trump backers and advisers

Hacked text messages allegedly sent by Paul Manafort's daughter discuss 'blood money' and killings, and a Ukrainian lawyer wants him to explain

On February 20, 2014, Ukrainian riot police opened fire on thousands of demonstrators who had gathered in central Kiev. They were protesting President Viktor Yanukovych's last-minute decision to back out of a deal with the European Union that would have distanced Ukraine from Russia and fostered closer ties with the West.
A human-rights lawyer representing the victims of the mass police shootings, Eugenia Zakrevska, now wants to know who was advising or influencing Yanukovych when he ordered Ukrainian security forces to crush the protests with force.
One familiar name that has emerged in recent weeks is Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager who advised Yanukovych for nearly a decade.
Late last month, hackers broke into Manafort's daughter's iPhone and published four years' worth of purported text messages — roughly 300,000 messages — on the dark web, an encrypted network that can be accessed only with a special browser.
Now, Zakrevska is calling on Manafort "to clarify the allegations contained in the text messages and to contact us with any information he may have" about the events that occurred in central Kiev between February 18 and 20, 2014, she told CNN earlier this month.
Reached for comment on Friday, Zakrevska told Business Insider that there was still "no answer to my request, and I don't expect it so quickly."
Manafort did not respond to request for comment from Business Insider. He confirmed to Politico late last month that his daughter Andrea had been hacked, and he corroborated some exchanges while declining to comment on others.

'That money we have is blood money'

In a series of texts reviewed by Business Insider that appear to have been sent by Andrea to her sister, Jessica, in March 2015, Andrea said their father had "no moral or legal compass."
"Don't fool yourself," Andrea wrote to her sister, according to the texts. "That money we have is blood money."
"You know he has killed people in Ukraine? Knowingly," she continued, according to the reviewed texts. "As a tactic to outrage the world and get focus on Ukraine. Remember when there were all those deaths taking place. A while back. About a year ago. Revolts and what not. Do you know whose strategy that was to cause that, to send those people out and get them slaughtered."

Broken Promises

6 big lessons from the Republican’s failure to replace the Affordable Care Act:

6 big lessons from the Republican’s failure to replace the Affordable Care Act:
1. Trump is a lousy dealmaker. He blundered into a political fiasco, apparently believing he could win over recalcitrant Republican members of Congress simply by popping over to Capitol Hill.
2. Paul Ryan is an even worse rightwing ideologue than we knew. He came up with a truly awful bill that couldn’t be justified on any ground at all. It just shifted $600 billion from the poor and working class to the rich.
3. Republicans don’t know how to govern. They’ve been out of power so long all they can do is oppose. They lack the mental and emotional capacities to craft and sell large-scale initiatives that advance the public good.
4. When it comes to health-care policy, there is no workable conservative alternative to the Affordable Care Act. In fact, the only workable alternative at all is a single-payer healthcare plan, which present-day Republicans couldn’t possibly stomach.
5. Americans need and want maternity coverage, mental-health benefits, prescription drugs, pediatric services, lab tests, and the other things included on the list of essential health benefits under the Act. When moderate Republicans in places like New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania heard that these services might be eliminated under the amended legislation, they abandoned it in significant numbers. It was their desertion that ultimately killed the bill.
6. The larger lesson here is that conservatism failed and social democracy won. Most Americans fall into the latter camp, even though the people who run our government don't.
What do you think?

Crying Indian on Horseback - Iron Eyes Cody

Did you know?

Iron Eyes Cody (born Espera Oscar de Corti April 3, 1904 – January 4, 1999) was a Sicilian-American actor. He portrayed Native Americans in Hollywood films.[1] He also played a Native American shedding a tear about litter in one of the country's most well-known television PSAs, "Keep America Beautiful".[2] In 1996, Cody's half-sister said that he was actually of Italian ancestry, but he denied it.[2][3]

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Math Made Simple

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Little Big Shots - 3-Year-Old Little Mermaid Singer Is Everything (Sneak...

Amira Willighagen ~ Live in Concert ~ O Sole Mio

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday's Ride - 1934 Ford Hot Rod/Rat Rod Pickup Truck

13 things you need to know about the people trying to end Canadian health care as we know it

Editor's Note: This article incorrectly identified Dr. Will Johnston, President of Canadian Physicians for Life, as the defendant in a 2013 Supreme Court of Canada ruling. In fact, that case involved another doctor with a similar name who has no involvement with CPL. We've corrected this article and PressProgress apologizes for the error.

Should Canadians receive medical care based on ability to pay rather than need?
That's what's looming on the horizon as a group of right-wing activists launched a constitutional challenge against Canada's health care system this week in the BC Supreme Court – and observers warn the outcome "could transform the Canadian health system from coast to coast."
Dr. Brian Day, who is leading the case with help from a right-wing advocacy group named the Canadian Constitution Foundation that is bankrolling Day's legal team, portrays himself as a champion of "freedom."
But a closer look at Day and the CCF shows this may not be an accurate portrayal of their motives.
Here are a few things to chew on:

Meet Dr. Brian Day

Day is co-owner of Cambie Surgeries, a private for-profit corporation based in Vancouver operating clinics specializing in various surgical procedures who argues it should be his constitutional right to charge patients more than what medicare already covers.

The CPC: F'cking, lying, arrogant bastards

Ex-Harper spokesman admits he wrongly suggested Muslim group had terrorist ties

The National Council of Canadian Muslims launched a libel lawsuit against Jason MacDonald two years ago after he accused the organization of having links to terrorism.

OTTAWA—Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s one-time communications director admits he was inaccurate when he suggested a Canadian Muslim group had ties to a terrorist organization.
Jason MacDonald makes the admission as part of a settlement in a libel suit launched two years ago by the National Council of Canadian Muslims.
The lawsuit was prompted by comments MacDonald made to the now-defunct Sun News Network after the council complained about a controversial rabbi who accompanied Harper on an official trip to the Middle East.
MacDonald dismissed the council’s concerns on behalf of the Harper government, and accused the organization of having links to terrorism.
The council sought a public retraction, damages of up to $100,000 and a permanent injunction preventing MacDonald’s words from being republished.
In a joint statement released Monday announcing settlement of the lawsuit, MacDonald accepts that his statement to Sun News “does not accurately reflect the activities” of the council.
He further accepts that the council is a “civil liberties and advocacy organization” for Canadian Muslims which does important work and which “categorically condemns terrorism, violent extremism and all individuals and groups who espouse violent goals.”

Trump's Cruel Budget Caps off Bad Week: A Closer Look

Man Saves Owl Wrapped In Fishing Line.

Today a friend's wife said to him,

"Honey, get off your rear & fix that gutter downspout!  And, I want it done before the end of the day!"

Well, as you  know, @ my age, my friend, & most of our friends, are retired & do have the time to address such "Honey do's."

So, I invited some of my neighborhood buddies over to help w/ the project.

One is a sheet metal fabricator.

One brought his welder.

One brought beer and Nachos.

One brought a grill and burgers.

Took us about 6 hours, and 30-40 beers, but we got it done just as we finished off the last of the beer and burgers.

As usual,the wife is still not happy!!

Can't understand, cause all us guys love it!

Personally, I cannot wait for it to rain.
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Little Jimmy

Little Jimmy and Jenny are only 10 years old, 

but they know they are in love.

One day they decide that they want to get married, 

so Jimmy goes to Jenny's father to ask him for her hand.    

Jimmy bravely walks up to him and says, 

"Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love and

I want to ask you for her hand in marriage."    

Thinking that this was just the cutest thing,  Mr. Smith replies, 

"Well, Jimmy, you are only 10. Where will you two live?"    

Without even taking a moment to think about it,  Jimmy replies,

"In Jenny's room. It's bigger than mine and we can both fit there nicely."

Mr. Smith says with a huge grin, "Okay, then how will you live? 

You're not old enough to get a job. You'll need to support Jenny."

Again, Jimmy instantly replies, 

"Our allowance,  Jenny makes five bucks a week and 

I make 10 bucks a week.    
That's about 60 bucks a month, so that should do us just fine."

Mr. Smith is impressed Jimmy has put so much thought into this.

"Well, Jimmy, it seems like you have everything figured out.

I just have one more question. 

What will you do if the two of you should have little children of your own?" 


Jimmy just shrugs his shoulders and says, 

"Well, we've been lucky so far."    

Mr. Smith no longer thinks the little shit is adorable.

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