Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Budget Time

Budget speech is here.

I'm not terribly impressed, but there are some good things in it. Time will tell whether they do any good. Still waiting for CBC to be privatized. I guess another letter to the relevant politicos is in order.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Vive La France!!!

Who Knew???

This Must Be...

The Very Definition Of...

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I Can't Even Imagine...

...what 29,000,000 or even 3,000 light years distance is:

Hubble Space telescope: Photos from 25 years of space exploration

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We've Come A Long Way...


...I guess the old lady with the silly hats is not so bad after all:

Queen salutes Canadian regiments in First World War commemoration

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In the original, on Facebook, where I got this, virtually everyone said "anyone but Hillary". If they didn't say "anyone" they chose a specific person but also said "not Hillary".

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Japan Leads The Way...

...,I hope. I hope we are following, that is.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Good News!

Who Ya Going To Believe?

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Dave Stubbs: Habs survive own-goal, loss of Subban in wild win

"Here’s hoping sidelined Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty didn’t aggravate whatever’s hurting him by laughing himself silly, wherever he was watching this."
"Just think: 15 more wins and the Canadiens will have a parade. In front of no one, probably, because every fan will be in a cardiac ward."
Awe, for the good old days.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Go Israel

I hope you have allies willing to do the heavy hauling:

A Preemptive Strike Being Planned by Israel?

"US-Israel relations are on a collision course because of [President Barack] Obama’s policy on Iran..."
"“We cannot accept the American policy on Iran and sometimes small states have to oppose even superpowers’ policies.”"

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Little Known Facts...

...about Sir John A.:

10 things you didn’t know about Canada’s first prime minister

Some of these are downright hilarious. For example:

"The 1864 Charlottetown Conference that founded Canada was only supposed to include representatives of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, who were gathering to discuss forming a Maritime union. Sensing an opportunity to build a nation, Macdonald and his pro-Confederation allies sailed the steamship Queen Victoria from Quebec to P.E.I. and crashed the conference. Aided by $13,000 worth of champagne that he brought along to the party, Macdonald sweet-talked the Maritimers into expanding the union to become Canada in 1867."

So that's how Canada came into being. I wonder what would have happened had Sir John been a sober sort?

And this:
"With his rugged face and wild hair, Macdonald was a dead ringer for British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881). The resemblance was so uncanny, one official at Disraeli’s funeral in London mistook Macdonald for Disraeli’s ghost."

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War's A-Coming

The Fifth Crusade ? – Pope Francis Calls For Armed Christian Crusades Against Islam…

"On Sunday, Pope Francis said he held “dismay and disbelief” over what is happening in Iraq. He called the Islamic State fighters terrorists and said there was a need for “a professional, well-equipped army.” “The situation is going from bad to worse,” he warned.

Meanwhile, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad said, “There is a need of international support and a professional, well-equipped army. The situation is going from bad to worse.”"

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