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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sunday's Ride - Walk around video of my 1972 datsun 510

Every child matters

Love this Pope

God was missing for six days.

God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day.
He inquired, "Where have you been?"
God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds,
"Look, Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."

God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth.
"For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor.
Over here I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things."

God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot,
while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"

"That's Newfoundland, the most glorious place on earth.
There are beautiful highlands, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and ocean.
The people from Newfoundland are going to be handsome/beautiful, modest, intelligent, and humorous,
and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable,
hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of good things."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God?

You said there would be balance."   ????

God smiled, "Not very far from Newfoundland is a place called Ottawa.............Wait till you see the idiots I put there."

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A must read: What was Jody Wilson-Raybould's reasoning for withholding information from the PMO?

So here's my thinking: there is not a word on that tape where JWR explains why SNC isn't deserving of a DPA. Not one. Except that it might look like it was a partisan decision. In other words, SHE's the one introducing politics into the decision. 1.
Does she say, they don't qualify because of their past actions, or because they haven't changed their corporate ethics or because of their past history? No. She says it's because it could hurt the government. That is the wrong test. 2.
In fact, by saying that she wants to protect the PM, she's making the decision as AG to ignore the merits and make a decision that is purely political. 3.
Wernick keeps saying: the PM wants to know why you aren't willing to use this tool, and that's the explanation she gives him, that she wants to protect JT from accusations of political interference. Does she ever mention the criteria to apply to a decisions like this? No. 4.
He suggests an outside opinion from McLachlin. And she pretends she'll do it (I'll call her right away) when it's clear she has no intention of doing so. Why is he asking? Because she has put forward NO BASIS FOR HER DECISION except not wanting to interfere in a prosecution. 5.
And then he finds out for the first time that there was a DPP memo in September about s. 13 with their reasoning. Has he seen it? He doesn't even know it existed. Meaning she didn't share it with the Clerk or the PM. Are they supposed to be mindreaders??? 6.
Recall also from the Deputy Minister's testimony that Wernick asked for a legal opinion from DOJ setting out options and one was prepared. Did Wernick ever see it? No, because JWR told the DM not to give it to him. Why was that? 7.
I hear on audio a woman who is unethical (she is surreptiously taping Wernick after all); who has withheld pertinent information from the Clerk of the PCO and thereby the PM deliberately, and who is determined that no one is going to challenge her authority. 8.
And all of this -- I'm warning you, you are dangerous ground here, etc. -- jall the veiled threats are coming from HER, if you ask me. He's just trying to figure out what the hell is going on. 9.
I listen to this and all I can do is shake my head. There is a defence lawyer who posted on Twitter about how he had worked with her when she was a Crown and she just didn't *get* the law. This is the clearest display I can see of that. 10.
A good lawyer who is confident of their opinion doesn't hide information from their clients. And they sure as hell don't tape them. She claims that the *political* pressure on her wasn't illegal but was unethical. Well, pot. Kettle. Black. -end.
PS. This call was December 19th. Meaning she had withheld the section 13 memo written by the DPP to justify its decision from Wernick for months. Unbelievable.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday's Ride - Citroen DS: The One Classic Car to Own

Yes folks it is only a matter of time and oil will follow the Dodo

Seaplane operator Harbour Air, which regularly shuttles B.C.'s political class to and from Victoria, is looking to become the first all-electric fleet of commercial planes in Canada – but the company head says passengers have nothing to fear.
Greg McDougall, founder of the company that bills itself as North America’s largest seaplane airline, said Monday that “I’ll be the first guy to fly one. I’ll be the test pilot of it.” He was referring to an electric-powered prototype the company will test within months as a prelude to electrifying the fleet within about two years.

Top seaplane airline Harbour Air switching to battery-powered aircraft

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The desperation of the CPC

There are countries in this world that are trying to cope with genuine, history-altering issues. Venezuela has a despised president who will not leave. The United States has the political train wreck of Donald Trump. Britain has the inept Theresa May and her self-inflicted Brexit disaster. New Zealand, that most peaceable of countries, suddenly confronts the slaughter of Muslim citizens while they are at prayer.
Canada, for lack of genuine trauma, turns a molehill into a mountain. The government is in crisis and may be thrown out of office in October. Over what? Over – let us remember – over a disagreement as to whether the pressure brought to bear on the country's attorney general by her cabinet mates and political colleagues was "appropriate" or "inappropriate."
There was a genuine difference of opinion among them, a disagreement. Her colleagues thought the pressure was appropriate; she thought it inappropriate. But no one ordered the attorney general to do anything. Her original decision – to confirm the decision made by her director of public prosecutions to proceed with criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin – still stands. Yet the government has been under unrelenting siege for 47 days over a difference of opinion: at what point does "appropriate" become "inappropriate?"

Geoffrey Stevens: Playing with fire in the SNC-Lavalin farce

Canada, for lack of genuine trauma, turns a molehill into a mountain.

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Coolopolis - some Interesting reads these days

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Thanks Kerry

Virginia field

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday's Ride - 1990 36 foot Regal Commodore 360 Power boat for sale in Bear, DE. $25,000.

Premier Bullshit annouces approval of a project that was approved two years ago

Premier Ford has no real plan for Ontarians or the National Capital Region. The federal government has yet to receive a single infrastructure project proposal from his government and, yesterday, he took credit for a project that was approved nearly two years ago. Ontarians deserve better.
Ford n'a pas de véritable plan pour les Ontariens ou la région de la capitale nationale. Notre gouvernement n'a toujours pas reçu de proposition de projet d'infrastructure et, hier, il s'est attribué le mérite pour un projet déjà approuvé. Les Ontariens méritent mieux.

Premier confirms province's $1.2B share for Stage 2 LRT

Funding was promised by previous Liberal government

Jody Wilson-Raybould

Ford's incompetent barking seals

I finally got a new phone!

I finally got a cell phone ( Made by Hauwei??)

Did not come with instructions

Can anyone give me any suggestions on how to text?

Thanks Ralph

The Blonde aviator

Is the story of the poor blonde flying in a two-seater airplane with
just the pilot.
He has a heart attack and dies. She frantically calls a May Day:
"May Day! May Day! Help me! Help me! My pilot had a heart attack and is
dead. And I don't know how to fly. Help me! Please help me!"
All of a sudden she hears a voice over the radio saying:
"The is the tower... I have received your message, and I will talk you
through it. I've had a lot of experience with this kind of problem. Now,
just relax... Everything will be fine! Now give me your height and
She says, "I'm 5'4" and I'm in the front seat."
"O.K." says the voice from the tower. "Repeat after me:...Our Father. . .
Who art in Heaven

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday's Ride - 300HP Ecotec-Swapped 1963 Volvo P1800 - One Take

This is what Ford is trying to give Ontario

Americans Are Putting Off Medical Treatments Because They Can't Pay

This is a worthy read and sheds new light on Jody Wilson Raybourn's motivation and driving force.... and it is NOT the SNC Lavelin file.

Looks like this Canadian has had enough malarkey from CPC, the complicit Conservative MSM and the NDP shilling for official opposition status. 

Me too! But this is a manufactured scandal with multiple planned outcomes. Coordinated and very purposeful in intent.


Stop the Conservative lies

Int’l investors says Canada is the 2nd best place in the world to invest, up 3 spots from last year and our highest ranking since the index’s inception since 2004. So Hillier’s perception isn’t a general one.


I like strong beer. If this is all you got on the shelf, keep it.

Thanks Ivan

Breaking news

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Understanding The Wife's Code. Jeff Allen

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday's Ride - Did You Know - The First Cars Were Electric?

In 1900, About 40% Of Cars Were Electric - What Happened?

The thieves and money launderers are gaining on us

A new $60-million university institute in Nova Scotia celebrating former prime minister Brian Mulroney — and being built with money he personally solicited — got a good chunk of that financing from donors embroiled in international controversy, a joint investigation by the Toronto Star, CBC/Radio-Canada and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found.
From a Jordanian-born metals magnate implicated in aluminum-industry kickbacks, to a Syrian-British entrepreneur who helped broker a massive U.K. arms deal mired in corruption allegations, to one of U.S. President Donald Trump's cabinet picks with ties to Russia, a number of the power players bankrolling the Mulroney Institute of Government at St. Francis Xavier University have checkered resumés.
A senior St. FX professor called the revelations "deeply troubling."
"It really is at odds with the purported mission of the university," said Peter McInnis, chair of the university's history department and a former head of the faculty association.

New Mulroney Institute is bankrolled by billionaires steeped in scandal

Jason Kenney's Real Record

The root cause: Conservative anti immigrant policies and rhetoric

Sharp uptick in hate crimes in recent years, Statistics Canada says

Most hate crimes in B.C. related to religion were aimed at believers in Judaism, followed by adherents of Islam.
The recent terror attack in New Zealand has left some taking a temperature reading on hate in B.C. and questioning what can be done to help prevent its rise.
Recent data from polling firm Angus Reid has shown that Canadians are “alive to” the threat of white supremacy in this country, and figures from Statistics Canada found a sharp uptick in hate crimes in recent years. Experts say facing systemic racism head-on can help stop it.
The Baitur Rahman Mosque in Delta was among several across the country to join a “Visit a Mosque” campaign this week. The idea, according to Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada, was to create a chance for people to meet and interact with their Muslim neighbours.
“Many misconceptions have crept into the minds of people due to the rise of Islamophobia. This initiative allows Canadians to meet and interact with Muslims on a personal level,” according to the group. Mosque members couldn’t be reached by phone.

Have you got my back?...

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The wisdom of Solomon

Two Glasgow women on a bus, were fighting bitterly over the last available seat.

The conductor had already tried unsuccessfully to intervene.

The bus driver who had been listening, shouted to the conductor

Let the ugly one take the seat.”

Both women stood for the rest of the journey.

Thanks Ralph

Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday's Ride - 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger | Retro Review

Ukania’s Great Privatization Heist

This... this is what corporatism, Thatcherism, neoliberalism does to public assets. The public bought them, paid for them and now pays more for the same thing while the profits go elsewhere. Go ahead.. read down the list. This is what our corporations in conjunction with our governments wants to do. 
"Anglian Water is owned by a consortium consisting of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. ..."
"The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan owns 48.25% of Birmingham airport..."


Scheer; living off the people

DRONE .....un seul mot : MAGNIFIQUE

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Letter to my boss...

I have enjoyed working here these past several years. 
You have paid me very well and given me benefits beyond belief. 
I have 3-4 months off per year and a pension plan that will pay my salary till the day I die and then pay my estate one year salary death bonus and then continue to pay my spouse my salary with increases until she or he dies along with a health plan that most people can only dream of having.
Despite this, I plan to take the next 12-18 months to find a new position. 
During this time I will show up for work when it is convenient for me.
In addition, I fully expect to draw my full salary and all the other perks associated with my current job.
Oh yes, if my search for this new job proves fruitless, I will be coming back with no loss in pay or status. 
Before you say anything, remember that you have no choice in this matter. I can, and I will do this. 


Every Member of Parliament running for re-election 

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Retired bricklayer and part-time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, who lives in an island village just        outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, found the tiny penguin, covered in oil and close to death, lying on rocks on his local beach in 2011.
Joao cleaned the oil off the penguin's feathers aed him a daily diet of fish to build his strength        He named him Dindim.
After a week, he tried to release the penguin back into the sea.
But, the bird wouldn't leave.
'He stayed with me for 11 months and then, just after he changed his coat with new feathers, he disappeared,' Joao recalls.
And, just a few months later, Dindim was back.
He spotted the fisherman on the beach one day and followed him home.
For the past five years, Dindim has spent eight months of the year with
Joao and is believed to spend the rest of the time breeding off the coast of Argentina and Chile .
It's thought he swims up to 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life
'I love the penguin like it's my own child and I believe the penguin loves me,' Joao told Globo TV. 'No one else is allowed to touch him. He pecks them if they do.
He lays on my lap, lets me give him showers, allows me to feed him sardines and to pick him up'.
'Everyone said he wouldn't return but he has been coming back to visit me for the past four years.
He arrives in June and leaves to go home in February and every year he becomes more affectionate as he appears even happier to see me.'
Biologist Professor Krajewski, who interviewed the fisherman for Globo TV,
told        The Independent : 'I have never seen anything like this before.
I think the penguin believes Joao is part of his family and probably a penguin as well'.
'When he sees him he wags his tail like a dog and honks with delight.
And, just like that, the world seems a kinder place again'.

Thanks Kerry