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Yes it is true, I have had this bias against the Arab Community and the Muslims in particular. But I have found out that the radical Muslims do not extend to some of the sects, one of the better know being Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Recently I have seen where they and their Imams have co-operated with police in helping identify where the radicals are. They have also been active in letter writing denouncing the hatred, barbarianism, the world is experiencing today. I submit to you that they do this as Muslims at great cost and some peril to their lives and families.

I have received a great piece written by a German who lost everything during the Holocaust; he writes that not all Germans during the war were Nazis, nor were all Japanese barbarians. I have copied the letter he wrote and have presented it below.

By way of a segue, I offer a quote from Edmund Burke regarding an old saying I recall from a long time ago. “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Edmund Burke

The letter I got was prefaced by this short introduction, which follows:
“Dear friend; We are all concerned with the unstable situation in the Middle East, especially the terrorist group ISSL and ISIL, so I would favour Canada defending itself, whether we are invaded or attacked by terrorists in our homeland at Cenotaphs, War Memorials or on Parliament Hill!
Norm”
” ISLAM: A GERMAN VIEW A German’s View on Islam
This is one of the best explanations of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read.  His references to past history are accurate and clear.
Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read.  The author of this email is Dr.  Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.  A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates.  When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. 

I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools.  So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen.  Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come.’

‘My family lost everything.  I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’ ‘We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is a religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace.  Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant.  It is meaningless fluff meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.’

‘The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.  It is the fanatics who march.  It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide.  It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave.  It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill.  It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque.  It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals.  It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.’

‘The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. 

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people.  The peaceful majority were irrelevant. 

China ‘s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.’

‘The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist.  Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. 

And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery?  Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

‘History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.  Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.’

‘Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.’ ‘Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public schools in Ontario , and, yes, in Ottawa, too, while the Lord’s Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?).  The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.’

‘In Australia , and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them.  Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket.  Food on aircraft have the halal emblem just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.’

‘In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of "no-go" zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. 

Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.’

‘As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts – the fanatics who threaten our way of life.’

Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.

Extend yourself a bit and send this on.  Let us hope that thousands world-wide read this, think about it, and send it on before it’s too late, and we are silenced because we were silent!!!

Ross note, feel free to send this on as you see fit, either the entire blog or just copy the message and send it along.


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Mike Nichols and Elaine May were both consummate comedians back in the day of early TV. This is a skit from the era, when they performed on the Jack Paar Show. Give a peek: Jack Paar Show


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Well, here is a story that clearly shows not all cops are in the category, of "Bad Cops"..

This story involves the police department in the small hill country town of Kerrville , Texas who reported finding a man’s body last Saturday in the early evening in the Pedernales River near the state highway-87 bridge.

The dead man’s name would not be released until his family had been notified.

The victim apparently drowned due to excessive beer consumption while visiting "someone" in Fredericksburg .

He was wearing black fishnet stockings, 10 inch spiked heels, a red garter belt, a pink G-string, purple lipstick, dazzle dust on his eyelids, 2 1/2 inch false eyelashes and an Obama T-shirt.

The police removed the Obama T-shirt to spare his family any unnecessary embarrassment.

Texas police do care.
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A devout Arab Muslim entered a black cab in London.
He curtly asked the cabbie to turn off the radio because, as decreed by his religious teaching, he must not listen to music because in the time of the prophet there was no music, especially Western music which is the music of the infidel. 

The cab driver politely switched off the radio, stopped the cab and opened the door.

The Arab Muslim asked him, "What are you doing?"

The cabbie answered, "In the time of the prophet there were no taxis, so get your ass out and wait for a camel.."

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The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech, and walked out into the lobby of the convention center where he was introduced to a United States Marine Corps General.

As they talked, the Iranian said, "I have just one question about what I have seen in America." The General said, "Well, is there anything I can do to help?"

The Iranian whispered, "My son watches this show called ‘Star Trek’ and in it there is…  Kirk who is Canadian, Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is Scottish, Uhura who is black, and Sulu who is Japanese, but there are NO Muslims.

My son is very upset and doesn’t understand why there aren’t any Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans, Egyptians, Palestinians, Saudis, Syrians, or Pakistanis on ‘Star Trek’.

"The General leaned toward the Iranian Ambassador, and whispered in his ear, "That’s because it takes place in the future…"!


Have a Great Day, and be nice to one another.

Ross Smile

I got a phone call yesterday from a guy who was canvassing for money for the Harper Conservative government election campaign just 11 short months away.

I told him “NO”!

If you know me, you will know that I am a Conservative not just to the bone, but right into the marrow! So, why, you may ask would I be reluctant to help with the coming election campaign? I have a few reasons really, and I will list them, but first, I would like to list the successes that the Harper government has accomplished.

1. Canada under the Harper leadership has the best economic record in pretty much the world. Jim Flaherty did most of this since the recession recovery started.

2. I approve of our governments stance against the Palestinians in Palestine and Israel. Wholeheartedly. Israel is the freest nation in that area of the world. Canadian support is essential.

3. We have helped to draw a line in the sand regarding the Muslim extremists, who have, judging by recent events in Canada, and elsewhere already infiltrated Canada and some of our allied countries.

4. Harper has taken a real stand against Putin regarding the Russian encroachment of Ukraine.

5. Our government has worked to get the Keystone pipeline approved, and we just might get this important work done yet.

6. Harper finally managed to get Rob Anders unseated insofar as the upcoming election is concerned. This to me was good news,

7. With all due respect, I must say that I feel that Trudeau would be an absolute disaster. He is already in over his head, and on the world stage as a statesman he would, I think he leave us vulnerable to whatever whims that another nation like Russia would wield over us, in our far north for instance. This guy truly scares me, on many levels. A beach ball for sure.

8. Mulcair is smart, politically savvy, and has aspirations to the Prime Ministers office. The scary part of that is that we would have a socialist government, or at least an NDP government, and that track record at the provincial level has proven disastrous. Like Bob Rae in Ontario etc.

9. The Government approach to our immigration is taking a firmer approach, and I heartily approve. To become a Canadian citizen one must have work, speak English, at least at a basic level, pledge allegiance to our laws and flag. Jason Kenny, and John Baird are working on this and are going I think in the right direction. You come with no job, a criminal record, false passports, and false information on your application, and it is back you go.

At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas, so I am not going to invest in something 11 months away.

So, what’s not so hot?

I have heard the saying, “All Hat, No Cattle” as it applies to a person who is nothing but image and doesn’t get the work done.

With respect to our armed forces, from what I have seen, we talk about equipping our military, but then we read about having to remove a GPS unit from a museum aeroplane to equip a flying version in the air. HUH!

I recall how we got deked around by the Brits with some diesel powered submarines, that were barely seaworthy, let alone useful under water. We still have them.

We have recently put a couple of our older supply ships in for a refit, all well and good , but have delayed getting some needed new ones.

Our air force is operating with some old, but still flyable F-18s, and in fact they fly as I write in the war against ISIS or ISIL. With the normal lead times in procurement, we should have been looking into updating a long time ago.

Our rescue helicopters are long overdue for replacement, they are aging in place with no replacement in sight.

After WW2 Canada had the third largest navy in the world! Today we have the longest coastline in the world, and have a very tiny fleet of ships to defend it.

We, in Canada, praise our armed forces to high Heaven when we send them out, but when they come back home they are all but forgotten. Our government  has offered them a flat sum to ignore a pension that is due them. Why? the pension would cost too much. The government has closed Veteran affairs offices as a cost saving gesture, putting returning military at risk of PTSD, (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). We have already seen the results of this neglect in the number of returning veterans who have committed suicide. They are clearly not getting the advice or help they need.

I find it very hard to believe that we need to have a “Veteran’s Food Bank” supported by the Poppy fund. What is wrong with that picture?

I can’t believe that we need all the negative TV ads generated by our government, against Mulcair and Trudeau. Some maybe, but not to the extent now being shown, and the Election is 11 months away! Take the cost of just one negative ad and put it to good use telling people what you have done, and what your plans are, and you will not need my donation, even if I get 75% back even if it is next April.

I have told previous solicitors about an encounter in writing I have had with our current MP, Rob Anders. After the General Motors bankruptcy, our collective pensions were in jeopardy, some more than others, in that the pension fund was underfunded. A bill in Parliament had been put forth, and had passed both first and second readings, and awaited the third and final one. My email to Anders was to be sure he voted for the bill which would place pensioners in Canada on a footing where they had some clout with respect to the use of those pension funds. Anders did reply, but said he could not nor could the government support the bill, because of the effect it would have on business success. Hmmm.

A short time later, just prior to a general election, I was contacted by this same MP, Anders having the gall to ask for money from me for his campaign. I explained to him, that I was sorry, but he may remember that when I asked for his vote on a bill, I was denied, and I was not too sure where my pension was going to wind up, and I therefore had no money to give him. I got no help from him when I needed it, so he not only didn’t get any financial help, I even voted Liberal!


TODAY’S WEB PAGE:

This is a page with reference throughout to an interview with God. great photos, music and of course the message. Take a look: God


A very cute rendering by some very young kids doing a salsa dance competition. check it out: salsa

One slick Chevy Corvette, take a look: corvette


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A family quote from my family. “Never argue with an idiot, first he will bring you down to his level and then beat you with experience”.

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Upon arriving home, a husband was met at the door by his sobbing wife.
Tearfully she explained, "It’s the druggist.  He insulted me terribly this morning on the phone. I had to call multiple times before he would even answer the phone."

Immediately, the husband drove downtown to confront the druggist and demand an apology.  Before he could say more than a word or two, the druggist told him, "Now, just a minute, listen to my side of it.

This morning the alarm failed to go off, so I was late getting up.  I went without breakfast and hurried out to the car, just to realize that I’d locked the house with both house and car keys inside and had to break a window to get my keys."

"Then, driving a little too fast, I got a speeding ticket.  Later, when I was about three blocks from the store, I had a flat tire."

"When I finally got to the store a bunch of people were waiting for me to open up. I got the store opened and started waiting on these people, all the time the darn phone was ringing off the hook."

He continued, "Then I had to break a roll of nickels against the cash register drawer to make change, and they spilled all over the floor I had to get down on my hands and knees to pick up the nickels and the phone was still ringing.  When I came up I cracked my head on the open cash drawer, which made me stagger back against a showcase with a bunch of perfume bottles on it.  Half of them hit the floor and broke."
"Meanwhile, the phone is still ringing with no let up, and I finally got back to answer it.

It was your wife.  She wanted to know how to use a rectal thermometer.

And believe me, mister, as God is my witness, all I did was tell her."


Have a Great Day, and be nice to one another.

Ross Smile

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For the first time in years, and I have had bird feeders for years, we have managed to get a number of birds that continue to feed, and in numbers that exceed anything we have done in the past. For instance the Chickadee, has been eating for most of the days with about 6 birds flying in either to my feeder or t o the one my neighbour has.

Another bird and her family, the Purple Finch has been feeding from last spring until now. It is not just one bird either, it is at least one family, and likely 2. I have seen 6 birds in the flock in our tree beside the feeder at one time. I have never seen them in the winter before.

Of course, we are “blessed” with the crows and magpies, which also hang around all winter, well at least the magpies do.

One more bird that has been eating berries from the tree next door is the Bohemian Waxwing, a simply gorgeous bird. They come in flocks and will strip a tree of berries in minutes.

It is pretty cool to watch these guys feeding. The Chickadee is very tame, and i have had them eat from the feeder, as I am putting up a feeder just replenished with sunflower seed!


SOME RECENT BOOKS

I downloaded a Tony Hillerman book, Finding Moon a few days ago, and as I have enjoyed his books on Leaphorn and Chee, the Navajo Indian police officers, this book was not about the Navajo at all, and frankly I simply could not get interested in it. Needless to say it went back.

Not long ago, I tried a Nelson DeMille book, “The Panther”. This one was a typical Demille book featuring John Corey as a wise ass hero. This time he is in Yemen. I found the setting to be a bit off, in view of the news of the day where ISIS and ISIL are destabilizing the area. It is number 6 in the series with Corey. Nonetheless, I found the book interesting and very entertaining.

John Grisham, is without a doubt one of my favourite writers. I have enjoyed nearly all of his books. The Racketeer was my most recent read. If you like books that take a bit of time to develop, and evolve into more unexpected twists and turn, this is the book for you. Finally, the ending is quite satisfactory, something that is often elusive.

Another favourite writer is John Sandford, and the book I’m reading now is called “Night Crew”. This book is not the usual Sandford with his detectives Davenport and Flowers. The book takes place in Los Angeles, instead of Minnesota, and was rather slow to start, and I wondered if I was going to return it early, but I hung in and it is working out OK. The writing is a bit jerky, with places that seem to be a leap in faith, but it looks like I will finish it.


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TODAY’S WEB PAGE:

This is a video of a young man playing some Jerry Lee Lewis on a piano, looks and sound like Jerry lee to. Take a listen: Piano solo

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I was quite surprised to see this one about using old jet fighters a drones. Full size fighter planes taking off and landing controlled by a pilot on the ground. Pretty interesting: Drones

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The Calgary Herald featured this article by Karin Klassen, a few days ago, and I finally got around to using it. It is an op-ed piece on the status of women in our society. Very interesting. Take a look: Klassen

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Buffalo New York and the snowfall of the century. Pretty bad: Still photos, not video, still amazing: Buffalo snow


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YOU HAVE TO BE JEWISH TO UNDERSTAND

Moshe, the owner of a small Kosher New York deli, was being questioned by an IRS agent about his tax return.  He had reported a net profit of $80,000 for the year.  ‘Why don’t you people leave me alone?’ the deli owner said.  ‘I work like a dog, everyone in my family helps out, the place is only closed three days a year.  And you want to know how I made $80,000?’ ‘It’s not your income that bothers us,’ the agent said.  ‘It’s these travel deductions.  You listed ten trips to Israel for you and your wife.’ ‘Oh, that?’ the owner said smiling.  ‘Well…  We also deliver.’
———————————————————————- Rhoda and Irwin, a retired couple living in Boca Raton, are getting ready to go out to dinner.  Rhoda says, ‘Irwin, darling, do you want me to wear this Chanel suit or the Gucci?’ Irwin says, ‘Do I care?’ A few minutes later Rhoda says, ‘Irwin, should I wear my Cartier watch or my Rolex?’ Irwin says, ‘Who cares?’ A few more minutes pass and Rhoda says, ‘Irwin, love, shall I wear my five-carat pear diamond ring or my six-carat round diamond ring with the baguettes?’ Irwin says, ‘Rhoda, I really don’t care what you wear, but if you don’t move your tuchas, we’re going to miss the Early Bird Special."

—————————————————————– Q.  What’s the difference between kosher dietary laws, and women?
A.  You can understand women.

———————————————————————- Two immigrants meet on the street.  ‘How’s by you?’ asks one.

‘Could be worse.  And you?’ ‘Surviving.  But I have been sick a lot this year and it’s costing me a fortune.  In the past five months, I’ve spent over $10,000 on doctors and medicine.’ ‘Ach, back home on that kind of money, you could be sick for two years.’
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A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.

Don’t judge a man by the words of his mother, listen to the comments of his neighbors.

If the Rich could hire other people to die for them, the Poor could make a wonderful living.

The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.

Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth.

When a thief kisses you, count your teeth.
———————————————————————– Morris is one of the lucky ones because he’s the only one of his family to have survived two years in a concentration camp.  He’s now nearing
90 and his only remaining joy is the national lottery, which he’s been playing for years without success.  But then he wins the big one, a prize of $10 million, and a journalist from the Times calls on him for a story.  Morris tells him, ‘As I’m the only one in my family to have survived concentration camp, this has helped me decide how to make use of my large win.  So I’ve decided to donate $5 million to the Save the Children Fund, $3 million to the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, $750,000 to the Jewish Museum,$750,000 Hadassah Hospital and $500,000 to be shared amongst my Friends.  I’m also thinking of donating $1 from my pocket to the Nazi party.’ The journalist is surprised.  ‘But Morris, how can you think of donating even $1 to the Nazi party after everything that’s happened to you and your family?  Morris rolls up his sleeve, points to his arm, smiles and replies, ‘It’s only fair.  They gave me the winning numbers.’
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My cousin Murray runs a pawnshop, I asked him to appraise my grandfather’s violin.  ‘Old fiddles aren’t worth much, I’m afraid,’ he explained.
‘What makes it a fiddle and not a violin?’ I asked.  ‘If you’re buying it from me, it’s a violin.  If I’m buying it from you, it’s a fiddle!


Have a Great Day and be nice to each other!

Ross Smile

I have had this piece for over a year now, and wondered when and if I would ever get around to using it. Today seems like a good a time as any considering the state of the world. It is a short bio piece on the life of President Thomas Jefferson. He was quite a guy, and would be an asset to any party today. Our current leaders, both US and Canadian (or anywhere for that matter) could do well to emulate this man. Read on:

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This is amazing.  Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.

At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.

At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

At 16, entered the College of William and Mary. Also could write in Greek with one hand while writing the same in Latin with the other.

At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

At 23, started his own law practice.

At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.

At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America?  And retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

At 40, served in Congress for two years.

At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.

At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.

At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.

At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

At 65, retired to Monticello.

At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost single-handed created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.

At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.

Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government.  He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man.  That happens to be way more than what most understand today.  Jefferson really knew his stuff.  A voice from the past to lead us in the future:

John F.  Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time.  He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe."

– Thomas Jefferson "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

– Thomas Jefferson "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.  A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

– Thomas Jefferson "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people under the pretence of taking care of them."

– Thomas Jefferson "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."

– Thomas Jefferson "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."

– Thomas Jefferson "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

– Thomas Jefferson "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

– Thomas Jefferson "To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."

– Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
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Pretty powerful stuff I think. Too bad there are none like him around today.


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While it is sunny and nice out today, the nincompoops running our little ball of mud we call our world, are all alive and well. To help make your day improve, check the following video out. It contains a compilation of some heart warming video of human kindness.  kindness

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There is something about horses that stirs something in the imagination. This is a video of some special horses from the Netherlands. war horses


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Senior Tax Return

I just received an audit on my tax return for 2012 back from the IRS.

It puzzles me!!!

They are questioning how many dependents I claimed.

I guess it was because of my response to the question, “List all dependents?” I replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons; Half of Mexico; and 535 persons in the U.S.  House and Senate; 1 useless President.

Evidently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.

I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO The Hell DID I MISS?
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The Origin of the Internet, or so it was claimed in the Bible.

In ancient Israel , it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy.

Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg.

Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?"

Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price.
The sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah’s Pony Stable (UPS)."

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums.

The drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his tent.

To prevent neighbouring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew. It was known as Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures
- Hebrew To The People (HTTP).

And the young men did take to Dot Com’s trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung.

They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS.

And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land. Indeed he did insist on drums to be made that would work only with Brother Gates’ drumheads and drumsticks.

And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."

And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel , or eBay as it came to be known.

He said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."

And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."
"YAHOO," said Abraham.
And because it was Dot’s idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.

Abraham’s cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot’s drums to locate things around the countryside.
It soon became known as God’s Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).

That is how it all began.
And that’s the truth!


Have a Great Day, and be nice to one another.

Ross Smile

It seems that with all the radical Muslims around, that is all one ever hears about. There are some other people of another version of the Muslim faith. They are the Ahmadiyya. These are the folks who will not cause you any harm, but will go on about their business like any other people would, and wish for peace. For their effort, they are persecuted by the radical Muslims, and in many cases I have read about they are put to death. So, it seems that there are all kinds of Muslims around, many that you would welcome, but not all of them.

As I have been digging files out of my blog folder, I have not seen much about the people noted above. There has been a lot of information about the radicals however, and I offer yet again a writing on the subject. I guarantee this will not give you a case of the warm fuzzies.

“20 years from now, I will be in Heaven –bye !!

This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim.

Make sure you read the paragraph towards the end.

Joys of Muslim Women By Nonie Darwish` In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child.  Consummating the marriage by 9.

The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.

Even though a woman is abused she can not obtain a divorce.

To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.

Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry.  The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family.

Husbands can beat their wives ‘at will’ and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.

The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

In the Western World (Canada, United States and Britain ) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her.  It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American, Canadian, Universities and British Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.

By passing this on, enlightened Canadian, American and British women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.

Ripping the West in Two.

Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.

She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.  Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old.  Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel .  He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza .

When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad.  His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.

But Darwish developed a sceptical eye at an early age.  She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing..  She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.
In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping shariah law – what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.

For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world.  If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed.
Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual.  Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non- Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.

Peace and prosperity for one’s children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.

While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Shariah teaches two systems of ethics – one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims.  Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Shariah encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.

While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Shariah advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.

It’s hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed.  Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.

While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.

(In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in Canada, the U.S.  And Britain To elect the President by themselves!  Rest assured they will do so…  You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA ..  Dearborn Mich.  Is one…  And there are others….) (Britain has several cities now totally controlled by Muslims)

I think everyone in Canada.  the U.S.  And Great Britain Should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful..  Some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam..  The peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion.  While Canada, the U.S.A.and Britain are getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning a great jihad on North America and Britain …

This is your chance to make a difference…!  Pass it on to your email list or at least those you think will listen..Feel free t forward the blog.


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After that dreary exercise try this on for size. If you are a youngster, you may note get this at all, but if you are of an age, you will, and it is funny. Check it out: aging male
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A video commercial for Fiat from Europe, you will never see in the western Hemisphere! Take a look: Fiat

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A put up job to be sure, but funny, a bit rude, but not bad: Check it out Aunt Chippy


TODAY’S QUOTE:

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EXIT LAUGHING:

If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman.

He was being cross-examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial.  The lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer’s credibility…..

Q: ‘Officer — did you see my client fleeing the scene?’
A: ‘No, sir.  But I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender, running several blocks away.’
Q: ‘Officer, who provided this description?’
A: ‘The officer who responded to the scene.’
Q: ‘A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender.  Do you trust your fellow officers?’
A: ‘Yes, sir.  With my life.’
Q: ‘With your life?  Let me ask you this then officer.  Do you have a room where you change your clothes in preparation for your daily duties?’
A: ‘Yes sir, we do!’
Q: ‘And do you have a locker in the room?’
A: ‘Yes, sir, I do.’
Q: ‘And do you have a lock on your locker?’
A: ‘Yes, sir.’
Q: ‘Now, why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with these same officers?’ A: ‘You see, sir, we share the building with the court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.’ The courtroom EXPLODED with laughter, and a prompt recess was called.  The officer on the stand has been nominated for this year’s ‘Best Comeback’ line — and we think he’ll win.
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Now We Know Why He Was a General —–

In an interview, General Norman Schwarzkopf was asked if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harboured and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America.
His answer was classic Schwarzkopf.
The General said, "I believe that forgiving them is God’s function…  OUR job is to arrange the meeting."
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Dana Perino (FOX News) describing an interview she recently had with a Navy SEAL.  After discussing all the countries that he had been sent to, she asked if they had to learn several languages?

"Oh, no ma’am.  We don’t go there to talk."
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Conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai .
Iranian Air Defense Site: ‘Unknown aircraft, you are in Iranian airspace.  Identify yourself.’

Aircraft: ‘This is a United States aircraft.  I am in Iraqi airspace.’

Air Defense Site: ‘You are in Iranian airspace.  If you do not depart our airspace, we will launch interceptor aircraft!’

Aircraft: ‘This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 Fighter.  Send ‘em up, I’ll wait!’ Air Defense Site: (…  Total silence)

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The guys at the golf course asked me to name an actress I would like to be stuck in an elevator with.
I told them the one who knows how to fix elevators.
I’m old, I’m tired, and I have to pee a lot. 


Have a Great Day, and be nice to one another.

Ross Smile

Time to take another look in my Blog Folder and did out some stuff I have ben meaning to use on the blog.
Check out the following message from Dennis Miller who has a show on HBO called Dennis Miller Live. Interesting from a non-Jew.

A very eloquent but abrasive man.

Dennis Miller For those of you who don’t like Dennis Miller, who is not Jewish, you may want to reconsider after reading his brilliant comments that follow.

For those who don’t know, Dennis Miller is a comedian who has a show called Dennis Miller Live on HBO.  Although he is not Jewish, he recently had the following to say about the Middle East situation:

A brief overview of the situation is always valuable, so as a service to all Americans who still don’t get it, I now offer you the story of the Middle East in just a few paragraphs, which is all you really need.’ Here we go:

The Palestinians want their own country.  There’s just one thing about that: There are no Palestinians.  It’s a made up word.  Israel was called Palestine for two thousand years.  Like ‘Wiccan,’ ‘Palestinian’ sounds ancient but is really a modern invention. 

Before the Israelis won the land in the 1967 war, Gaza was Owned by Egypt , the West Bank was owned by Jordan , and there were no ‘Palestinians.’ As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as basketballs, what do you know, say hello to the ‘Palestinians,’ weeping for their deep bond with their lost ‘land’ and ‘nation.’ So for the sake of honesty, let’s not use the word ‘Palestinian’ any more to describe these delightful folks, who dance for joy at our deaths until someone Points out they’re being taped.  Instead, let’s call them what they are: ‘Other Arabs Who Can’t Accomplish Anything In Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive Melodrama Of Eternal Struggle And Death.’ I know that’s a bit unwieldy to expect to see on CNN.  How about this, then: ‘Adjacent Jew-Haters.’ Okay, so the Adjacent Jew-Haters want their own country.  Oops, just one more thing: No, they don’t.  They could’ve had their own country.  Anytime in the last thirty years, especially several years ago at Camp David.  But If you have your own country, you have to have traffic lights and garbage trucks.  And Chambers of Commerce, and, worse, you actually have to figure out some way to make a living.

That’s no fun.  No, they want what all the other Jew-Haters in the region want: Israel.  They also want a big pile of dead Jews, of course that’s where the Real fun is — but mostly they want Israel.

Why?  For one thing, trying to destroy Israel – or ‘The Zionist Entity’ as their Textbooks call it — for the last fifty years has allowed the rulers of Arab Countries to divert the attention of their own people away from the fact that they’re the blue-ribbon most illiterate, poorest, and tribally backward on God’s Earth, and if you’ve ever been around God’s Earth, you know that’s really saying something.

It makes me roll my eyes every time one of our pundits waxes poetic about the great history and culture of the Muslim Mid east.  Unless I’m missing something, the Arabs haven’t given anything to the world since Algebra, and, by the way, thanks a hell of a lot for that one.

Chew this around and spit it out: Five hundred million Arabs; five Million Jews.

Think of all the Arab countries as a football field, and Israel as a pack of matches sitting in the middle of it.  And now these same folks swear that if Israel gives them half of that pack of matches, everyone will be pals.

Really?  Wow, what neat news.

Hey, but what about the string of wars to obliterate the tiny country and the constant din of rabid blood oaths to drive every Jew into the sea?  Oh, that?  We were just kidding.

My friend, Kevin Rooney, made a gorgeous point the other day: Just reverse the Numbers.  Imagine five hundred million Jews and five million Arabs.  I was stunned at the simple brilliance of it.  Can anyone picture the Jews strapping belts of razor blades and dynamite to themselves?
Of course not.

Or marshalling every fibre and force at their disposal for generations to drive a tiny Arab State into the sea?  Nonsense.

Or dancing for joy at the murder of Innocents?  Impossible.

Or spreading and believing horrible lies about the Arabs baking their bread with the blood of children?  Disgusting.

No, as you know, left to themselves in a world of peace, the worst Jews would ever do to people is debate them to death.

However, in any big-picture strategy, there’s always a danger of losing moral weight.  We’ve already lost some.  After September 11th our president told us and the world he was going to root out all terrorists and the countries that supported them.  Beautiful.  Then the Israelis, after months and months of having the equivalent of an Oklahoma City every week (and then every day) start to do the same thing we did, and we tell them to show restraint.

If America were being attacked with an Oklahoma City every day, we would all very shortly be screaming for the administration to just be done with it and kill everything south of the Mediterranean and east of the Jordan ..


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I have seen a number of essays by this man, a Brit, who has quite a way of speaking his mind. Check it out: The Brit
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A video that is like the old toasted maggot, what as a kid we called it as short and sweet. This is just funny, no message! Take a look: New IPad


TODAY’S QUOTE:
A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Jesus Christ


EXIT LAUGHING:
A woman asked the pharmacist, "Do you sell Viagra?"

"Yes," he answered.

She asked, "Does it work?"

"Yes," he answered.

She said, "Can you get it over the counter?"

"I can, if I take two," he replied.
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The rain was pouring and there was a big puddle in front of the pub.

A ragged old man was standing there with a rod and hanging a string into the puddle.

A tipsy- looking, curious gentleman came over to him and asked what he was doing.

‘Fishing,’ the old man said simply.

‘Poor old fool,’ the gentleman thought and he invited the ragged old man to a drink in the pub.

As he felt he should start some conversation while they were sipping their whisky, the gentleman asked, ‘And how many have you caught?’

‘You’re the eighth,’ the old man answered.


Have a great day, and be nice to one another.

Ross Smile

It was cold this morning, very cold and the wind made it seem worse. It was just about 0° F. but it felt like 10° F Below.

In Canada, it was Remembrance Day, and in the US, the day is Veterans Day. In both cases the veteran of all the wars is honoured and remembered and so they should be.

Recently Canada lost 53-year-old Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, and 24-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo to a couple of lone wolf attacks, who were both radicalised Muslims. To me this brought home just how vulnerable we as a nation is to this kind of thing. By that I mean, the enemy is already here!

I have the greatest respect for the men in our armed forces Warrant Officer Vincent was deliberately mowed down by a man driving a car. He was caught when he rolled his car after the attack, while being pursued by the police. He pulled a knife and was dropped where he stood. Cpl. Cirillo was shot and killed as he guarded one of our most honoured establishments in Ottawa, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The killer proceeded from there into our Parliament building firing at doorways and people, and he too was dropped by gunfire from the Sergeant at Arms in the Parliament Building.

It has been a long time since I have attended a Remembrance Day Ceremony, and about as long since I watched it on TV. Today I watched on TV, the ceremony at the Military Museums in Calgary. A lot of people out there braving the cold for the occasion. I was even impressed with the speeches!

I got an email from a person near and dear and it is just too good to not pass on to my readers, as it deals with the above subject.

“He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbours
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we’ll hear his tales no longer,
For ol’ Joe has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer
For a Veteran died today.

He won’t be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won’t note his passing,
‘Tho a Veteran died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a Veteran
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician’s stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Veteran,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand?

Or would you want a Veteran
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Veteran,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Veteran,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.

For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Veteran’s part,
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honour
While he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:

"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A VETERAN DIED TODAY."
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Good poem isn’t it!


Another email from another of my very old buddies that is worth a read, and it too reflects on a veteran, and his values. Take a look.

I THINK THIS GUY HAS IT ALL COVERED.  I COULDN’T SPOT ANYTHING HE LEFT OUT.

I Am the New Democratic, Conservative, or Liberal Party’s Worst Nightmare.

I am a Master Mason.  I work hard and long hours with my hands to earn a living.

I believe in God and the freedom of religion, but I don’t push it on others.

I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles, and drive Canadian-made cars, and I believe in Canadian products and buy them whenever I can.

I believe the money I make belongs to me and not some governmental functionary that wants to share it with others who don’t work!

I’m in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!

I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.  Get over it!

I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.

My heroes are Malcolm Forbes, John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and Willie G.  Davidson, who makes the awesome Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

I don’t hate the rich.  I don’t pity the poor.

I know wrestling is fake and I don’t waste my time watching or arguing about it.

I’ve never owned a slave, nor was I a slave.  I haven’t burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks, and neither have you!

I believe if you don’t like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country!

This is Canada …We like it the way it is and more so the way it was …so stop trying to change it to look like Russia or China, or some other socialist country!

If you were born here and don’t like it, you’re free to move to any country that will have you.

No, I don’t mind having my face shown on my driver’s license.  I think it’s good …and yes, I’m proud that ‘ Canada ‘ is written on my money.

I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don’t want you deciding who should be running our government for the next four years.

I believe ‘illegal’ is illegal no matter what the lawyers think!

I believe the Canadian flag should be the only one allowed in Canada !

If this makes me a BAD Canadian, then yes, I’m a BAD Canadian.

We want our country back!

I hope this offends all illegal aliens .

My grandfather watched as his friends died in WW I.  My father watched as his friends died in WW II .

So I’m standing up for the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country, and the Canadian flag. Enough is enough .

This message needs to be viewed by every Canadian; and every Canadian needs to stand up for Canada.

We’ve bent over to appease the Canada-haters long enough.

And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message.

Canadians, stop giving away Your RIGHTS !

Let me make this clear!  THIS IS MY COUNTRY!

This statement DOES NOT mean I’m against immigration!

YOU’RE WELCOME HERE .  IN MY COUNTRY .  welcome to come legally, but please:

1.  Get a sponsor!

2.  Learn the LANGUAGE , as immigrants have in the past!

3.  Live by OUR rules!

4.  Get a job!

5.  Expect No Social Security until you have earned and PAID for it!

6.  NOW find a place to lay your head!

We’ve gone so far the other way .  .  .  bent over backwards not to offend anyone.  Only Canadians seems to care when Canadian Citizens are being offended!

WAKE UP Canada !


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Shifting to a lighter note! This is a video of a car plant, where cars are assembled as they are today. I can remember vividly the times I was in the assembly plant in Oshawa where General Motors vehicles were assembled. It was very much mechanised but not this much. Take a look: assembly plant
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This kind of site is getting common with all the digital devices posted in the world today. This is a compilation of some VERY scary moments: scary


TODAY’S QUOTE:
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.  Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
George S.  Patton


EXIT LAUGHING:

Kevin had shingles.
Those of us who spend much time in a doctor’s office should appreciate this!
Doesn’t it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line?
Here’s what happened to Kevin:

Kevin walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had.  Kevin said: ‘Shingles.’ So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aide came out and asked Kevin what he had….
Kevin said, ‘Shingles.’ So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Kevin to wait in the examining room.

A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Kevin what he had.  Kevin said, ‘Shingles..’ So the nurse gave Kevin a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Kevin to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.

An hour later the doctor came in and found Kevin sitting patiently in the nude and asked Kevin what he had.

Kevin said, ‘Shingles.’ The doctor asked, ‘Where?’ Kevin said, ‘Outside on the truck.

Where do you want me to unload ‘em??’
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Carolyn, a very rich blonde, buys a new automatic Jaguar XKR Sports car.

She drives the car perfectly well during the day, but at night, the car just won’t go at all.

After trying to drive the car at night for a week (but without any luck), she furiously calls the Jaguar dealer, and they send out a technician to her.

The technician examines the car and finds nothing wrong with it.

So he turns to the blonde and asks:

"Ma’am, are you sure you are using the right gears?"

Full of anger, the blonde replies:

"You nut, you idiot, how on earth you could ask such a question?  I’m not stupid you know!

Of course I am using the right gears; I use "D" during the day and "N" at night."


Have a Great Day, and be nice to one another.
Ross Smile

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. 
Short days ago We lived,
felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved,
and now we lie In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

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canadian_flagPlease Wear A Poppy

"Please wear a poppy," the lady said
And held one forth, but I shook my head.
Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there,
And her face was old and lined with care;
But beneath the scars the years had made
There remained a smile that refused to fade.

A boy came whistling down the street,
Bouncing along on care-free feet.
His smile was full of joy and fun,
"Lady," said he, "may I have one?"

When she’s pinned in on he turned to say,
"Why do we wear a poppy today?"
The lady smiled in her wistful way
And answered, "This is Remembrance Day,

And the poppy there is the symbol for
The gallant men who died in war.
And because they did, you and I are free –
That’s why we wear a poppy, you see.

"I had a boy about your size,
With golden hair and big blue eyes.
He loved to play and jump and shout,
Free as a bird he would race about.

As the years went by he learned and grew
And became a man – as you will, too.
"He was fine and strong, with a boyish smile,
But he’d seemed with us such a little while

When war broke out and he went away.
I still remember his face that day
When he smiled at me and said, Goodbye,
I’ll be back soon, Mom, so please don’t cry.

"But the war went on and he had to stay,
And all I could do was wait and pray.
His letters told of the awful fight,
(I can see it still in my dreams at night),

With the tanks and guns and cruel barbed wire,
And the mines and bullets, the bombs and fire.
"Till at last, at last, the war was won-
And that’s why we wear a poppy son."

The small boy turned as if to go,
Then said, "Thanks, lady, I’m glad to know.
That sure did sound like an awful fight,
But your son – did he come back all right?"

A tear rolled down each faded cheek;
She shook her head, but didn’t speak.
I slunk away in a sort of shame,
And if you were me you’d have done the same;

For our thanks, in giving, if oft delayed,
Thought our freedom was bought – and thousands paid!
And so when we see a poppy worn,
Let us reflect on the burden borne,

By those who gave their very all
When asked to answer their country’s call
That we at home in peace might live.
Then wear a poppy!  Remember – and give!

by Don Crawford


Ross

It is snowing, and has been since last night; it was preceded by freezing rain, always an unpleasant thought. Oh, yes and it is 14° F or -10° C. the wind chill is 7° F. It is getting colder, and will continue to snow all night and into tomorrow. A perfect day! Perfect to sit at my computer and write my blog.

If you have followed my blog for any  time, you will have noticed that I have a bias against some Muslims and some of the Muslim teaching. For instance I am 100% against the idea of Sharia Law being introduced in any form into any part of the western world. I am not interested in having polygamy, honour killings, stoning to death, beheading, and a myriad of other barbaric ideas and systems promoted by the radical Muslims.

Since I am interested in what these people would like to do to us and our laws and country, I have read a bit about what they want to do to the world and to us infidels. This does not give me the warm fuzzies at all. I don’t want my world like that, nor for my family, grandchildren and so on.

Over the next while I am going to include in the blog some of the writings, essays and letters from some other writers.
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THE HURT OF ANY KID IS A SAD STATE, BUT THE REALITY IS MUCH DEEPER IN THE MID-EAST, WHAT A STRANGE PART OF THE WORLD. THE WORLD IS  CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE POOR PALESTINIAN KIDS
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THE HURT OF ANY KID IS A SAD STATE, BUT THE REALITY IS MUCH DEEPER IN THE MID-EAST, WHAT A STRANGE PART OF THE WORLD.

THE WORLD IS  CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE POOR PALESTINIAN KIDS
(These are the images they show)

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These are the pictures they do not show:
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I have quite a few other pictures as well, but this will give you the idea.

Please help show these pictures to the world.  This is where our Government wants to send millions of dollars to help them rebuild Gaza (or is it to rearm)?????


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This video is a special kind of flash mob thing, took someone a long time to dream up and execute, well worth a viewing. Rembrandt

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This one was around a long time ago, but it cropped up recently and I thought it worth passing along. birthday


TODAY’S QUOTE

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EXIT LAUGHING:

The Estate of Morris Schwartz

Morris Schwartz is dying and is on his deathbed.  He is with his nurse, his wife, his daughter and 2 sons, and knows the end is near. 
So he says to them: "Bernie, I want you to take the Beverly Hills houses."
"Sybil, take the apartments over in Los Angeles Plaza."
"Hymie, I want you to take the offices over in City Center."
"Sarah, my dear wife, please take all the residential buildings downtown"

The nurse is just blown away by all this, and as Morris slips away, she says to the wife, "Mrs.  Schwartz, your husband must have been such a hard working man to have accumulated so much property."

Sarah replies, "Property shmoperty…the schmuck had a newspaper route."
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Harlequin Romance Novel Updated…  2014

He grasped me firmly, but gently, just above my elbow and guided me into a room, his room.  Then he quietly shut the door and we were alone.  He approached me soundlessly, from behind, and spoke in a low, reassuring voice close to hear "Just relax."

Without warning, he reached down and I felt his strong, calloused hands start at my ankles, gently probing and moving upward along my calves, slowly but steadily.  My breath caught in my throat.

I knew I should be afraid, but somehow I didn’t care.
His touch was so experienced, so sure.  When his hands moved up onto my thighs, I gave a slight shudder, and partly closed my eyes.  My pulse was pounding.  I felt his knowing fingers caress my abdomen, my ribcage.  And then, as he cupped my firm, full shoulders in his hands, I inhaled sharply.

Probing, searching, knowing what he wanted, he brought his hands to my back, slid them down my tingling spine.  Although I knew nothing about this man, I felt oddly trusting and expectant.  This is a man, I thought.
A man used to taking charge.  A man not used to taking ‘No’ for an answer.
A man who would tell me what he wanted.  A man who would look into my soul and say:

"OK Ma’am, you can board your flight now."


Have a Great Day, and be nice to one another

Ross Smile

We live in a Condo Complex. It is a great place to live, we have some nice neighbours, it is well looked after, by our board, maintenance people, and our landscape enthusiast. Just about 100% care about our community.

When we moved in we had to sign an agreement that we would agree to abide by a set of by-laws. So we read them over, they looked a lot like, “Live and let live”, nothing oppressive or onerous. We all had to agree to this or we were denied purchase.

But for all of that, we have some folks who signed for and now completely disregard what they agreed to. Although these people are adults all, they act more like spoiled children. The rules do not apply to them, even when they agreed to them in writing. Like as in a contract that they do not wish to live up to.

We have for instance, a by-law that says you may not operate any kind of business from your residence. Seeing as how we all supposed to be 50 or older, we don’t find that to be a problem. A couple of folks I think operate a kind of mail order business, but that does not entail a lot of people visiting, or parking problems. Also our by-laws were written some 17 years ago, before on line buying was almost unheard of. So, we tend to ignore pleading our case with that one, and let live, since they in no way harm anyone else.

We have as you can tell from the definition of a community of people 50 or older, we moved here  to avoid skate board use in the apartment halls, noisy parties, a lot of kids around. We did allow some folks to keep the dog they had when they bought, and that should have been a grandfather clause, but it wasn’t, and today there are a number of dogs, and cats in the townhouses only. Please do not construe this to mean that I do not like dogs, I do. Cats maybe not too much. (Dogs have owners, Cats have servants)

Probably the biggest issue is the fact that one of our owners has started and has maintained a Bed and Breakfast operation, and when that business is quiet, it is a boarding house with out any restrictions. The person who is conducting this business has had numerous letters ordering a shut down of the activities, but all to no avail. The person simple mentally gives us the old Trudeau Salute and continues.

We also have another person, who when moving in applied for a special dispensation from the board to allow for a person who was working for the same people, but who was of a transient or short term time frame resident. When that person left, there has been a steady stream of people coming and going living in the townhouse.

I can only guess that they wish to be a scofflaw and feel they have every right to agree to something, and then disregard that something. It is of course people like that that make me sceptical of a lot of others.

There are a few others living here who will get their knickers in a knot over bringing someone in to provide a service to the community. This service is in the form of a person who will come into the community, and do some hair salon work, saving some of our residents from having to leave the premises to get this done. We also have a lady who comes in and works here a couple of times a month, doing nails, facials, toe nail clipping and so on. A valuable service too. We had a real podiatrist coming in at one time, and nobody had a problem with that.

I suppose that all the people who have some one come in to clean their home, paint the walls, clean the rugs, and more, never consider all this before beaking off about a person coming onto our property to provide a welcome service.

Sure makes it easy to be cynical.


TODAYS WEB PAGE:

Like many people, I enjoy a good magic show, as I have stated in the past. This guy does a series of magic like it was a marathon getting it all done in just a matter of minutes. Very good show, take a look: Magic
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By now most everybody has heard of the term Drones. I knew them first as bees, but today it has a whole new meaning. Check out what drones are doing today, from the Israeli point of view, amazing: Drones


REMEMBERING

In MEMORIAL – 69 YEARS LATER

Please read the little cartoon carefully, it is Powerful.  Then read the comments at the end.
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It is now 69 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.  This is a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 Million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated.

Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.  Can you say "ISIS"?

This e-mail is intended to reach 40-million people worldwide!  Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the World.

Please send or re-blog this if you feel like it. Ross


TODAY’S QUOTE:

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EXIT LAUGHING

As I Age

When I was ready to check out and pay for my groceries the cashier said, "Strip down, facing me."

Making a mental note so I could complain to my local MP about this security rubbish, I did just as she had instructed.

After the shrieking and hysterical remarks finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to how I should position my credit card.

Nonetheless, I’ve been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.
They need to make their instructions a little clearer for seniors.

I hate this getting older stuff.

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The Mexican Maid

The Mexican maid asked for a pay increase.  The wife was very upset about this and decided to talk to her about the raise.

She asked: "Now Maria, why do you want a pay increase?"

Maria: "Well, Señora, there are tree reasons why I wanna increaze."

"The first is that I iron better than you."

Wife: "Who said you iron better than me?"

Maria: "Jor huzban he say so."

Wife: "Oh yeah?"

Maria: "The second reason eez that I am a better cook than you."

Wife: "Nonsense, who said you were a better cook than me?"

Maria: "Jor hozban did"

Wife increasingly agitated:

"Oh he did did he???"

Maria: "The third reason is that I am better at sex than you in the bed."

Wife, really boiling now and through gritted teeth.

"And did my husband say that as well?"

Maria: "No Señora……  The gardener did."

Wife: "So how much do you want?"


Have a Great Day and be nice to one another.

Ross Smile

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