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Time for a change!

I just checked back on some information regarding when I started this blog, and it was October 25, 2011! In that 3 1/2 years I have posted some 535 individual blog pages, had as many as 71 views for one day, and have had readers from all over the world. Most reader’s have been Canadian. The usual traffic is somewhere from 5 viewer up to 15 over the years.

Prior to this blog I had one with Google. It was about the same, but WordPress was a much easier blog to organize and use. When coupled with Windows Live writer it was even easier to format.

It hardly seems like 3 1/2 years, in fact it seems longer at times, and then it seem like just yesterday.

I must say that I have enjoyed the sharing of thoughts, interesting web pages, news comments, humour, and a host of other ideas with my readers. I have enjoyed too the comments that have come up from time to time over issues in the blog. Most of them were complimentary, and that served to spur me on to do better. I think my stuff was OK, likely could have been better, but it was what it was. It seems to me however that I should move on while I am ahead, so for now this will be my last blog.

Thank you my friends! It is not goodbye, instead I will bid you fond adieu!

It was a hoot!

Cheers,

Ross Peace

Can it really be spring yet? I hope so, and the calendar tells me it is so, and beyond that it got to 71° F a couple of days ago! That seemed to be enough to cause our Hawthorne trees to start to bud. These trees have buds form that contain leaves and also minute flower buds that form within the new leaves just after the leaves are out. Kind of a bang, the leaves are out, bang there’s the flowers!
The downside of this is that we can get a lot colder in March and April, well below freezing, and even thought the Hawthorne is a very hardy tree, damage cane be done to the new growth.
This is coming on top of the damage that was done to all our trees last September by nearly a foot of wet snow that downed whole trees and broke a lot of branches from the rest. We removed 32 trees that were damaged beyond saving in our condo complex. The entire city lost thousands of mature trees.
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COMPUTING 101, A BIT OF COMPUTER STUFF
I think I mentioned this earlier on, but I thought it worth mentioning it again. Microsoft is coming out with a new operating system, ( yes again ) to replace the current one Windows 8.1. They are going to skip Windows 9, likely feeling that 8.1 was like 9. The version 8 was the touch screen version, and it was not popular with some business people. Anyway, I have been led to believe that when it is introduced in the fall, Microsoft will offer it for free to users of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. Not sure how it will all work, but likely it will be a download thing. Stay tuned!
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For years now I have enjoyed my computer, and one of the reasons is that I took the time to learn what what the features were of each new operating system. Once Windows got past DOS, and just after that Windows 3, and 3.1, they introduced a Windows 95. There were quantum leaps in improvements to that system, System crashes be came rarer, stability, speed, security, and storage improved hugely over the years. I think that Windows finest hour was likely Windows 7. If you are new to any of this or if you would like a refresher on how all this comes together, and makes the games you play happen, and the letters you write come out so good, take a peak at a free tutorial program on Windows 7.

I will pass on the link below, but you should know if you already didn’t that nearly all the newer versions will operate from an interface point of view ( Read Desktop ) in a very similar manner. Some details differ as to which icon you need to click to get what you want, but all the file saving, structure, creating, picture software is still managed the same way and is easy to pick up on and understand. The point here is that if you have a good handle on Win 7, you can take a look at just about an older Windows computer, and work it as well. I understand that the new Win 10 will look more like Win 7 than Win 8.

Check this link to look at a very good free program on running and using Windows 7. Included in the site are tips, internet usage, Windows basics, and finally simple computer basics. Click the link: Windows tutorial

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I have used Microsoft Office since the beginning, and it has been good, and in recent years it became available to us single users but it still carried a hefty price tag. Mind you it also included One Note, and Excel. But if you only need a robust word processing program, consider this one. It is free to download and use. I also understand that it shares all the features of MS Word. It has supposedly been downloaded some 100 million times! I’m going to dig into it a bit more and see what other features it may offer. Stay tuned. Open office


TODAY’S WEB PAGE
For me, I have always looked at stuff and wondered about the machinery that made it. If you share the view, check this out for some slick machinery. Machines
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I was fortunate enough to work a a great company for most of my working life. The company was General Motors of Canada. I caught this short article the other day on just what the General is doing with regard to the female executive issue. I was happy to read how much they are doing, and I thought you may like it too.
Click the link: GM Women Execs


TODAY’S QUOTE
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln


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Have a Great Day, and be kind to one another!

Ross Smile

Spring seems to be with us for a few days at least, My thermometer says it is 61° F, and the wind is light AND the sun is shining. And it is too early for April Fools! So, no joke it is a gorgeous day.

IN MY DAY

As I have often stated, Naomi Lakritz an editorial columnist for the Calgary Herald is one of my favourites, and she has done it again with her column on kids, schools, walking and biking. Take a look: Naomi

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Not long ago, I blogged about losing the ibuprofen for the arthritis in my knee, and how I got the cortisone shot. The knee is doing very well, no ibuprofen or anything else in the way of an analgesic since the shot. Not even the Voltaren! OK, I am one happy camper, right? Well, yes, with qualifications. While I was taking the ibuprofen, and did so for over a year, all those little minor aches, in the back, other knee, shoulder, hands and so on were gone.  You guessed it, yep they are back! Not sneakily like they arrived originally, but all over at once. I suppose it just follows the adage that there is no free ride.

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SAFETY TIP

I am passing this one on, since I know it applied to me, and I know of others where it might prove useful. It is simply a bathroom grab bar. About a year ago, I installed one of these beside each of our toilets, and people have told me that it is a great idea. They were inexpensive if you bought them at Home Depot, or Rona.
I wanted to put one in our shower, since it is one of those plastic things, and was built without one and no way to install one with screws that would hold anything. There is one available and it is less than $20.00 at Home Depot. It is built by Moen, and is a very high quality piece. It is designed for this kind of situation, needs no tools to install, holds with very large suction cups on a clean dry shower stall flat surface, can be moved to another location at a moments notice, and while it says that it is not designed to support the weight of a person, I could have pulled the shower apart with it.

Can it be used in a shower with tiled walls, well yes, but it has to sit on a tile and cannot bridge the grout line. I would not trust it on a tile wall though, since then you are relying on the integrity of the cement bond of the tile to the drywall under the tile. It may be less than stellar.

So, if you are having any problems with balance, equilibrium, or dizziness, this is a great tool, cheap and very effective giving you a secure handle to hold on to. 

The actual name of the bar is Moen, Suction Balance Assist Bar, and you can always check on line with Moen as to who carries them, but I bought mine at Home Depot, Rona had none where I went, and Home Depot didn’t have stock in all their stores either. It is worth looking around for this item, and this is a good one.


TODAY’S QUOTE:

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. - Vince Lombardi


TODAY’S WEB PAGE

Since our first cruise I have come to love the experience, the food, the entertainment, and the all round ambiance. If you would like to check out a very fascinating cruise experience, check out this one for the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. If I am not mistaken it is the largest cruise ship in the world, and is not one I would want to be on. It is simply too big. However it does cover most of the activity you would find on just about any cruise. She caries 6000 passengers plus crew, and docks, disembarks 6000 people and their luggage, and boards 6000 new people, all in under 12 hours! These folks are good! See the story and the video: Royal Caribbean

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What to do with an old Wal-Mart store? Try this for fun. If you are not into old cars, this may not be your cup of tea. Take a look: Great Cars


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THE ITALIAN WEDDING TEST

I was a very happy man.  My wonderful girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married.  There was only one little thing bothering me…It was her beautiful younger sister.

My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight mini skirts, and generally was bra-less.  She would regularly bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a nice view.  It had to be deliberate.  Because she never did it when she was near anyone else.

One day her ‘little’ sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations.  She was alone when I arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn’t overcome.  She told me that she wanted me just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister.

Well, I was in total shock, and couldn’t say a word.

She said, ‘I’m going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me.’ I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs.  I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight to the front door.  I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car.

Lord…  And behold, my entire future family was standing outside, all clapping!

With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law hugged me and said, ‘We are very happy that you have passed our little test.  We couldn’t ask for a better man for our daughter.  Welcome to the family.’

And the moral of this story is: Always keep your condoms in your car.
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Before you start to read, please understand that I got this story from a very good friend who happens to be a Jew, and that I think the story is hilarious. Okay then?

A U .  S .  Navy cruiser anchored in Mississippi for a week’s shore leave.The first evening, the ship’s Captain received the following note from the wife of a very wealthy and influential plantation owner:

"Dear Captain, Thursday will be my daughter’s Debutante Ball.  I would like you to send four well-mannered, handsome, unmarried officers in their formal dress uniforms to attend the dance."

"They should arrive promptly at 8:00 PM prepared for an evening of polite Southern conversation.  They should be excellent dancers, as they will be the escorts of lovely refined young ladies.  One last point: "No Jews please."

Sending a written message by his own yeoman, the captain replied: "Madam, thank you for your invitation.  In order to present the widest possible knowledge base for polite conversation, I am sending four of my best and most prized officers."

"One is a lieutenant commander, and a graduate of Annapolis with an additional Masters degree from MIT in fluid technologies and ship design."

"The second is a Lieutenant, one of our helicopter pilots, and a graduate of North-western university in Chicago, with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering.  His Masters Degree and PhD.  In Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering are from Texas Tech University and he is also an astronaut candidate."

"The third officer is also a lieutenant, with degrees in both computer systems and information technology from SMU and he is awaiting notification on his Doctoral Dissertation from Cal Tech."

"Finally, the fourth officer, also a lieutenant commander, is our ship’s doctor, with an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his medical degree is from the University of North Carolina.  We are very proud of him, as he is also a senior fellow in Trauma Surgery at Bethesda ."

Upon receiving this letter, Melinda’s mother was quite excited and looked forward to Thursday with pleasure.  Her daughter would be escorted by four handsome naval officers without peer (and the other women in her social circle would be insanely jealous).

At precisely 8:00 PM on Thursday, Melinda’s mother heard a polite rap at the door which she opened to find, in full dress uniform, four very handsome, smiling Black officers.

Her mouth fell open, but pulling herself together, she stammered, "There must be some mistake."

"No, Madam," said the first officer.

"Captain Goldberg never makes mistakes." 


Love that story!
Have a Great Day and be nice to one another.

Ross Smile

When I first read the details of this trial of a little girl, it was very hard to do. I found it almost impossible to read it, as vengeance or thoughts of same boiled up in side me.

Valery Fortney of the Calgary Herald has reported on the ongoing trial, as it goes forward in the early stages of the trial. This is the story of the tragic end of a 6 year old little girl, and makes me wonder how someone could do this sort of barbarian thing to a child of any age, let alone their own child of 6. Meika Jordan
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This is a short piece on political correctness in school and the eating of certain foods in the school. Gotta agree with the sentiment in this one!

MAYOR REFUSES TO REMOVE PORK FROM SCHOOL CANTEEN MENU…
Muslim parents demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb.  The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval, has refused, and the town clerk sent a note to all parents to explain why:
"Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, its way of life, because that’s where they chose to immigrate.  They must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live in Quebec.
They must understand that it is for them to change their lifestyle, not the Canadians who so generously welcomed them.

They must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor xenophobic, they accepted many immigrants before Muslims (where as the reverse is not true, in that Muslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants).

That no more than other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity, their culture.  And if Canada is a land of welcome, it’s not the Mayor of Dorval who welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian-Quebecois people as a whole.

Finally, they must understand that in Canada (Quebec) with its Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain.  The municipality of Dorval was right to refuse any concessions to Islam and Sharia.
For Muslims who disagree with secularism and do not feel comfortable in Canada, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most of them under-populated and ready to receive them with open arms in accordance with Shariah.
If you left your country for Canada, and not for other Muslim countries, it is because you have considered that life is better in Canada than elsewhere.
Ask yourself the question, just once, "Why is it better here in Canada than where you come from?" A canteen with pork is part of the answer.

So what do you think?

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Go Dutch .  .  .  But Why Wait Until 2015?

The Netherlands, where six per cent of the population is now Muslim, is scrapping multiculturalism.

The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a Parallel society within the Netherlands…

A new integration bill, which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament, on June 16, reads:

"The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people."

In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society, play a central role.

With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society.

The letter continues: "A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens."

It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands.

The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants.

For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.

The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner; "It is not the government’s job to integrate immigrants."  (How bloody true!!!)

The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress.

More specifically, the government imposed a ban on face-covering, Islamic burkas as of January 1, 2015.

Holland has done that whole liberal thing, and realized – maybe too late – that creating a nation of tribes, will kill the nation itself.

The future of Australia, the UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand may well be read here..

READERS NOTE: Muslim immigrants leave their countries of birth because of civil and political unrest .  .  .  "CREATED BY THE VERY NATURE OF THEIR CULTURE.” Countries like Holland, Canada, USA, UK, Australia, and New Zealand have an established way of life that actually works, so why embrace the unworkable?

If Muslims do not wish to accept another culture, the answer is simple; "STAY WHERE YOU ARE!!!"

This gives a whole new meaning to the term, ‘Dutch Courage’ …  Unfortunately Australian, UK, USA, Canadian, and New Zealand politicians don’t have the ..  guts to do the same.  There’s a whole lot of truth here!!!


TODAY’S QUOTE

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. - Confucius


TODAY’S WEB PAGE

After all the brutality and madness one has witnessed in the Muslim world, one wonders where it will all end. Check out this video by an Arabic woman: Islam

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Bet you have never seen an airplane being assembled, this is a video of the Boeing line. Interesting even when you don’t even give a hoot about airplanes!
Building Boeings


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If you haven’t read the book..  50 Shades of Grey, you can still get a chuckle from this poem. For any that do not know….a “zimmer” is the British term for a senior’s walker….Zimmer is the manufacturer’s name.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – (a husband’s point of view)

The missus bought a Paperback,
down Shepton Mallet way,
I had a look inside her bag;
T’was "Fifty Shades of Grey".

Well I just left her to it,
And at ten I went to bed.
An hour later she appeared;
The sight filled me with dread…

In her left she held a rope;
And in her right a whip!
She threw them down upon the floor,
And then began to strip.

Well fifty years or so ago;
I might have had a peek;
But Mabel hasn’t weathered well;
She’s eighty four next week!!

Watching Mabel bump and grind;
Could not have been much grimmer.
And things then went from bad to worse;
She toppled off her Zimmer!

She struggled back upon her feet;
A couple minutes later;
She put her teeth back in
and said I am a dominater !!

Now if you knew our Mabel,
You’d see just why I spluttered,
I’d spent two months in traction
For the last complaint I’d uttered.

She stood there nude and naked
Bent forward just a bit
I went to hold her, sensual like
and stood on her left tit!

Mabel screamed, her teeth shot out;
My god what had I done!?
She moaned and groaned then shouted out:
"Step on the other one"!!

Well readers, I can’t tell no more;
About what occurred that day.
Suffice to say my jet black hair,
Turned fifty shades of grey.
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Wisdom from a Jewish man …the wisdom of the ages.

A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.

So she went to check it out.  She went to the Western Wall and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site.

She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview.

"Pardon me, sir, I’m Rebecca Smith from CNN.  What’s your name?

"Morris Feinberg," he replied.

"Sir, how long have you been coming to the Western Wall and praying?"

"For about 60 years."

"60 years!  That’s amazing!  What do you pray for?"

"I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims."

"I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop."

"I pray for all our children to grow up safely as responsible adults and to love their fellow man."

"I pray that politicians tell us the truth and put the interests of the people ahead of their own interests."

And finally "I pray that everyone will be happy".

"How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?"

"Like I’m talking to a freakin’ wall"


Have a Great Day and be nice to one another!

Ross Smile

Tee Hee to LOL

With all the downer stuff we read about or see in the news, I felt that today I would try a bit of humour only, well pretty much. I also offer a couple of feel good stories gleaned from the Calgary Herald. I will start with them.

My first feel good story has to do with a man who came to Canada from Lagos in Nigeria, and who has managed to fulfill a life long dream. He is a heavy duty mechanic and has found work in his field of choice. The doctor our family now uses is also from Nigeria and is just one helluva doc. That is why the article caught my eye. Read on: Trades Alberta

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The following page is about how our Calgary Stampeder player was speaking with Brandon Browner, who played for Calgary in years gone by, and who was with the winning Seattle Team in the Super Bowl. Keon Raymond our Stampeder thought it would be a great idea if the team being as how it is completely in Canada  if the team could go to Ottawa, and meet with Harper. Take a look: Raymond


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My first thought about this was that it was a put up job, and it probably was, but regardless of that it is a short and funny video. It has to do with a so called KissCam at a Chicago Bulls game. Check it out: Kiss Cam

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I am not usually into an ad for Toyota since my entire working life was with GM. This is a funny ad though, and worth the look. Toyota

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This is not a funny link, it has to do with a young girl who was just 9 years old when she sang with Andre Reau. She is now 11. Enjoy! 9 years old

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I occasionally enjoy a can of Bud, but I have always enjoyed the commercials they produce. This is a compilation of about a dozen of their TV adds, Check it out! Budweiser Clydesdales

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A Flash Mob in Russia? Can’t happen but it did, Enjoy: Russia flash mob

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This is not funny, but it is interesting. Not too long and offers a suggestion for a walk by Barak Obama. Obama walk

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Yet another cute ad, this time by a dog food company. I enjoyed the clip and had to wonder just how long this took to get right. dogfood ad

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Do you like flying? I have come to hate it, but the next clip is about a flight attendant going over the pre flight routine with the passengers. I guarantee that if you had never flown with Southwest Airlines, and heard the pre-flight safety instructions by this flight attendant you might change your mind. Southwwest air

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TD Bank had a promotion that operated out of an ATM. Cool and heart warming. Check it out: TD ATM Surprise


I’ll try tis again in a slightly different format featuring different content likely next week sometime. I hope you enjoyed todays blog.

Have a Great Day and be kind to one another.

Ross Smile

GIVE ME A YELLOW STAR!

Letter to the Editor (appearing in the European Edition of The New York Times)

Give me a yellow star!

By Chaim Bernard, Tel Aviv, Israel

A dreary, cloth patch sewn in the shape of a Star of David that every Jew was forced to wear in Nazi Germany along with every country the Germans conquered; every country in Europe, some even allied with Germany; every culture looking to expose the hated Jew.

A yellow star worn by both my parents, while you, Europe, were standing by.

That’s what I am to you:  The guilty Jew.  The filthy Jew.  The stealing Jew.  The disgusting Jew.  The less-than-human Jew.  The Jew that can only do wrong – bomb innocent Muslim children – for that is, of course, all we do, all we ever aspired to as a nation, a race.

The yellow star was forced on us.  Rammed down our throats.  It stood for dishonour and was associated with anti-Semitism, as you probably know.  It was to be a badge of shame like Hawthorne’s scarlet letter.  But 6 million times worse.

Give me a yellow star.

I want to wear a yellow star above my left breast where six million of my brothers and sisters were forced to don one.  I want to walk around with a yellow star on every solitary piece of clothing I own.  On my Armani suit, my Nike sweatshirt, Ralph Lauren sweater, my Champion hoodie, my Diesel jeans, my South Beach biker jacket.  I’ll even wear it at the beach on my bare chest if I have to.

I want to walk down the streets of Paris near the Marais and be seen by you European anti-Semites.  Outside the Great Synagogue of Stockholm, the Torah Center in Bruxelles, the Anna Frank Memorial in Amsterdam, the Holocaust Museum in Berlin, the Sigmund Freud House in London.

I want all of you to see me with it and hear you say:  "Hey, here comes the Jew; he’s not just like the rest of us.  He’s just a dirty Jew.  A mass murderer.  He kills Muslim children and then uses their blood for matzah, just like the rest of the Jews.  They carpet bomb innocent people.  They are useless except for their knowledge, their Nobel prizes, and their success.  They kill children, those Jews.  Don’t you know?
It’s the Jews who own Hollywood, the media, the banks.  They’re the scum of the earth.  They steal.  Hitler was right.  Let’s go spray-paint swastikas on his grandparents’ graves.  Let’s go beat him up.  Let’s kill him.  Let’s murder a rabbi in Miami or Bruxelles."

I want that yellow star.

Europe, to me that yellow star is a symbol of almost everything I stand for.  It’s a symbol of surviving evil.  It’s heritage and knowledge. 
Tolerance and optimism.  It’s strength and confidence in the face of the weakness and insecurity of those not being taught well enough what their mothers should have taught them.

That yellow star is education, resilience.

It’s right over wrong, and it is life.

It is testament to all who tragically died wearing it, so that their future surviving brothers and sisters know never to be afraid of who they are again.  Never to be silent again, never to apologize for surviving.  Thanks to them and indeed, for them, this yellow badge ceased being a badge of shame long ago.  It’s my badge of honour.  I survived your indifference, your stupidity, your inhumanity, your hatred, and your ignorance.

For me, it’s a yellow F–k-You-Europe-star.

It’s a star that blinds out any other emblem that preaches hatred.  It drowns out the form, shape and color of swastikas, the black flags of ISIS and Al Qaeda, and the green of Hamas or the yellow of Hezbollah.

Before being herded off to the gas chambers around 70 years ago, Jews wearing their yellow star were hearing ‘Kill the Jews’, ‘Heil Hitler’, ‘The only good Jew is a dead Jew’, ‘Stealing Jew!’ – and all that, before being ostracized from their communities, stripped of their belongings, property, identities, humanity and eventually, their lives.  They were hearing Words.  It happened in many other countries too. 
Like my father’s country.  A country from which he was expelled for being a Jew.  For being a dirty Jew.

It – Always – Begins – With – Words.

The same kind of words we’re hearing now on your social media.  On your streets.  At demonstrations.  In conversations.  Words that have nothing to do with Israel; Palestine; Politics; The Middle East, or anything.  You might not be all too happy with ISIS and Hamas, but if you aren’t trying seriously to expose them for who and what they are, then you’re not part of the solution, but part of the problem.  You know nothing about your own history, nothing about the Islamic conquest of Europe from the year 626 until this very day – the holy Jihad, followed by the Islamic Caliphate.

The world is abuzz right now with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic words.  Anti-Semitic words that Jews like myself are used to.  I’m talking to you, Dieudonné; Mel Gibson; Roger Waters.  And the rest of you ignorant Jew-haters.  And I’m talking to you, radical Islamic leaders, standing behind your pulpits preaching lies and hate and division in the name of Allah.

And to you – ‘innocent’ bystanders in Europe:  I’m talking to you — supposedly liberal minded people – friends of mine, even – who spend way too much time talking about Israel fighting for its existence in a defensive war, “disproportionately” (as if the bombing of Dresden, the killing of Bin Laden, the invasion of Berlin by the Russian Army never happened) but very little talking about the hundreds of thousands being murdered in Syria, in Iraq.  About people being murdered for being followers of any other religion save Islam.  Very little talking about ISIS taking over the Middle East; displaying severed human heads on spikes; shooting people in ditches by the thousands; beheading journalists on YouTube.  Very little time talking about Syrians being gassed or that semi-literate-peasant-turned-Turkish-prime-minister spewing the kind of virulent anti-Semitism which ends with only one thing.

And don’t forget 9/11, London’s 7/7, Spain’s Madrid train bombings or the Boston Marathon bombing, while you’re at it.

Take a good hard look at my yellow star.  Look at where it came from.  Look what was done after we, the Jews, were forced to wear it, and then ask yourselves, are we doing the same to others?  Us Jews?  Us Israelis?  Are we Jews hell-bent on exterminating people?  Is that really what we want?  Or are others doing that which you think we’re doing!  – others you refuse to be vocal about or condemn with a simple post or a click of your ‘like’ button.

Here is what the German cleric, Pastor Martin Niemöller wrote: “First they burned their books and their synagogues, and I didn’t speak out. 
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I was not a Jew.  Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.” He wrote these lines in 1933 – too late – and he referred to the Nazis.

But these words ring equally true in view of over 10% of the population in France now being Muslim, over 8% in Germany, over 6% in England; the neo-Nazis in virtually every European country, or the Nazi, Udo Voigt holding a seat in the Civil Rights Commission of the European Parliament.

Europe: I, for one, am not going anywhere…

Never again.  Though some might wish it — NEVER AGAIN!

For anyone else reading this from afar, who might agree with what I’m saying, Jews and non-Jews alike: don’t feel sorry for me, my family, my friends.  Don’t feel sorry for us.  We’re fine and we’re not afraid, and we’re here to stay.

Don’t be afraid for us, Europe, because I do not intend to be a victim.  None of us do.  And I hope you aren’t either, despite the warning signs.

My yellow star is staring extremism in the face.

Am I cool with the yellow star?  You’re damn right I am, totally!

Dr.  Chaim Bernard, Tel-Aviv, Israel
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Once more I am going to forward an editorial from the Calgary Herald dated March 6, 2015, written by Naomi Lakritz, one of the best editorial writers at the Herald. She is one of my favourites, and a quick read of her editorial will explain why. Take a look: Israel haters

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TODAYS QUOTE

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. - Ferdinand Foch

TODAYS WEB SITES

I am an old guy of indeterminate age who has vivid memories of Jerry Lee Lewis. Check out the piano playing of Jacob Tolliver. Tolliver

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BIRDS WITH BIRD BRAINS? THINK AGAIN! Check out this crow for smarts. crow smarts
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This is a video of a drive through window at a MacDonald’s restaurant where a woman goes absolutely ballistic when she cannot buy chicken nuggets first thing in the morning.


EXIT LAUGHING

You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello and too old

to REALLY understand computers, to fully appreciate this.

For those of us who sometimes get flustered by our computers, please read on…

If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, ‘Who’s on First?’ might have turned out something like this:

COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store.  Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks I’m setting up an office in my den and I’m thinking about buying a computer.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: No, the name’s Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO : I don’t own a computer.  I want to buy one.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: I told you, my name’s Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why?  Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don’t know.  What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows.  I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No.  On the computer!  I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business.  What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office.  Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: For my office?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows!  OK, let’s just say I’m sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal.  What do I need?

ABBOTT: Word.

COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue ‘W’.

COSTELLO: I’m going to click your blue ‘W’ if you don’t start with some straight answers.  What about financial bookkeeping?  Do you have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That’s right.  What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What’s bundled with my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes.  At no extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer?  How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn’t it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?

ABBOTT: Why not?  THEY OWN IT!

(A few days later)

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store.  Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on ‘START.’


Have a Great Day, and be kind to one another!

Ross Smile

Well, today is March 8, and instead of it still being winter at 3400 feet of elevation and living at the 51 parallel of latitude, the sun is shining, it is 54° F and no wind. In 12 days it will be officially spring, although it feel like it today. We get an extra hour of daylight, in the evening, but lose it in the morning. Thank you DST! It all looks great right now.

But I have seen this all before, and I know that we are liable to get a foot of snow, high winds and a lot of cold to get us through into summer. For now though, we will just simply enjoy the nice weather that is pasting a smile on just about everyone’s face.


This is a tribute to all the Grandmas & Grandpas, Nannas & Pops, who have been fearless and learned to use the Computer………
They are the greatest!!!

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The computer swallowed Grandma,
Yes, honestly it’s true!
She pressed ‘control and ‘enter’
And disappeared from view.
It devoured her completely,
The thought just makes me squirm.
She must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.
I’ve searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind;
I’ve even used the Internet,
But nothing did I find.
In  desperation, I asked Mr. Google
My searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative,
Not a thing was found ‘online.’
So, if inside your ‘Inbox,’
My Grandma you should see,
Please ‘Copy, Scan’ and ‘Paste’ her,
And send her back to me.


Makes sense to me!

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio ….

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19.. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31.. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.


TODAYS WEB PAGE:

This is pretty cute. A five year old girl is speaking with 911 when her father has trouble breathing. Pretty funny and a great presence of mind! 911 call

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This is a page where a young man rebuilds one of the last remaining “Sea Fire” airplanes that was flown form carriers during WW2. It will appeal to all those old sweats out there who can remember back then. I enjoyed it and the work that went into the restoration. Great video! SeaFire

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TODAY’S QUOTE

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! - Dr. Seuss


EXIT LAUGHING

Irish Prostitute

The Irish daughter had not been home for over five years.

Upon her return, her father said to her, "Where have ye been all this time, child?  Why did ye not write to us, not even a line?  Why didn’t ye call?  Can ye not understand what ye put yer poor Mother through?"

The girl, replied, "Sniff, sniff….Dad….I became a prostitute…"

"Ye what?  Out of here ye shameless hussy!  You’re a disgrace to our family!"

"OK, Dad– As ye wish, but I just came back to give Mam this fur coat & a $5 million savings certificate.  For me little brother, this gold Rolex.
And for you, Daddy, this new Mercedes ."

"Now what was it ye said ye had become?" asks Dad.

Girl, crying again, "Sniff….a prostitute, Daddy!  Sniff."

"Oh!  Ye scared me half to death, Girl!  I thought ye said ‘a Protestant.’ Come here and give yer aul father a hug!"
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Ole, the smoothest-talking Norske in the Minnesota National Guard and a natural born salesman, got called up to active duty.
Ole’s first assignment was in a military induction center. Because he was a good talker, they assigned him the duty of advising new recruits about government benefits, especially the GI life insurance, to which they were entitled.

The officer in charge soon noticed that Ole was getting a 99% sign-up rate for the more expensive supplemental form of GI insurance. This was remarkable, because it cost these low-income recruits $30 per month for the higher coverage, compared to what the government was already providing at no charge.  The officer decided he’d sit in the back of the room at the next briefing and observe Ole’s sales pitch.

Ole stood up before the latest group of inductees and said…

"If you haf da normal GI insurans an’ yoo go to Afghanistan an’ get yourself killed, da governmen’ pays yer beneficiary $20,000."

"If yoo take out da supplemental insurans, vich cost you only t’irty dollars a mont, den da governmen’ got ta pay yer beneficiary $200,000!"

"Now," Ole concluded, "Vich bunch you tink dey gonna send ta Afghanistan first?"


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

Ross Smile

I have had arthritis in my right knee for over 20 years, and until almost 2 years ago, it would occasionally “twinge” when climbing or going down stairs. Then one day right out of the blue, I got out of the car after a 5 minute drive to the local shopping center, and I was hit with pain bad enough that I could hardly move.

I did manage to stagger into the drug store as I had planned and then came home. I called my GP, or General Practitioner, our personal doc, who I got to see right off. We did the x-ray, found out it was the arthritis that I had for lo these many years, but now it was acting up. I was told to use Tylenol Arthritis and a heavy duty prescription version of Voltaren on the knee. Long story short, the Tylenol was not too effective, regardless of the dosage, so I switched to ibuprofen and noticed a big improvement in pain relief. I could walk again but limped, and sitting was still a problem as was getting into or out of chairs. I upped the dosage after going on line and finding that it would be OK at the levels I was going to use. What I didn’t factor into the equation was the time frame.

Everything was going along just fine until I went for my annual physical, and our new GP mentioned the problems I may face if I continued with the ibuprofen. We did some blood tests to determine liver function and I was lower than I should be for my age, and weight. He showed me some information on the evils of ibuprofen in long term use. Yikes! Information on the evils of long term use of ibuprofen can be found here: ibuprofen The outlook was not pretty. Think Dialysis. He offered a version of Tylenol 3, that would do just fine, and suggested too that I consider an injection in the knee. With what he had been telling and showing me, I agreed, and he sent the requisition to our local CDC (Calgary Diagnostic Center) and I got a call just after I got home and they could take me the next morning! Now that is service!

Now I admit a bit of apprehension, regarding long steel objects being stuck in my knee. But I showed up on time, filled in the necessary paperwork, got my pants off, got into a gown, and waited, Had another talk and some more paper signing to do, sat some more, and I got called in to the room where I was about to be punctured. I lay down on the table, they set up the x-ray machine, disinfected the knee, got a small shot of novocaine, got the injection, and got up walked out, got dressed, was told to wait a few minutes to see if all was OK, and I was on my way home.

Total time involved was just over an hour and a half, the cortisone injection was about 5 minutes max from start to finish. And guess what? I never felt a thing! How good is that!

My message here is that I was a fairly heavy user of ibuprofen, and in that year I had damaged my liver to some degree. Just some reduced capacity. If you use a lot of ibuprofen, check it out either on line and with your doc, or just have a talk with your doc. If your doc recommends the cortisone shot, and you are in Alberta, the AHS pays for it, and they also pay for 6 follow up visits with a physiotherapist. NO BS, it was easy and absolutely painless! Trust me!


TODAY’S DAILY QUOTE:

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino


TODAY’S WEB PAGE:

I believe that this comment by a woman know as Caroline B. Glick is a learned and important observation on the rise of anti Semitism in the world. I am not a Jew, but I support what the Jews are doing to protect Israel. I got this email from a friend in Florida who does happen to be a Jew. I am proud to post the message on my blog. It is a bit long, but worthy of your consideration. Check it out: Anti Semitism

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The first time I ever saw one of these shows was in 1980 at SeaWorld in San Diego. That was 35 years ago almost, and I was a lot younger, and didn’t understand as I do today the seamier side to these “shows”. Not withstanding that, this is not a bad dolphin show, and some may still enjoy it. Take a look; Dolphin Show


EXIT LAUGHING:

The Lawyer’s Duck

A big city lawyer went duck hunting in rural North Wairarapa. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer’s field on the other side of a fence.

As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing.

The litigator responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I’m going to retrieve it."

The old farmer replied, "This is my property, and you are not coming over here."

The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in New Zealand and if you don’t let me get that duck, I’ll sue you and take everything you own."

The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don’t know how we settle disputes in North Wairarapa.

We settle small disagreements like this with the ‘Three Kick Rule.’"

The lawyer asked, "What is the ‘Three Kick Rule’?"

The Farmer replied, "Well, because the dispute occurs on my land, I get to go first.

I kick you three times and then you kick me three times and so on back and forth until someone gives up."

The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest, decided that he could easily take the old codger and agreed to abide by the local custom.

The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the attorney.

His first kick planted the toe of his heavy steel toed work boot into the lawyer’s groin and dropped him to his knees!

His second kick to the midriff sent the lawyer’s last meal gushing from his mouth.

The lawyer was on all fours when the farmer’s third kick to his rear end, sent him face-first into a fresh cow pat.

The lawyer summoned every bit of his will and remaining strength and very slowly managed to get to his feet.

Wiping his face with the arm of his jacket, he said, "Okay, you old fart.  Now it’s my turn."

The old farmer smiled and said, "Nah, I give up.  You can have the duck."
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Two Norwegians from Minnesota go to Collect Unemployment

Sven and Ole worked together in a Minnesota factory…..and both were laid off. 

So…dey vent to der Unemployment Office togedder.

Asked his occupation, Ole said, "Panty Stitcher.  I sew da elastic onto da ladies cotton panties."

The clerk looked up Panty Stitcher.  Finding it classified as unskilled labor, she gave Ole $300 a week in unemployment compensation.

Sven, when asked his occupation replied, "Diesel Fitter".

The clerk looked up Diesel Fitter…and it was classified as skilled.  So, the clerk gave Sven $600 a week in unemployment compensation.

When Ole found this out, he was yus furious!  He stormed back into the office to find out why his friend and co-worker was collecting double his benefits. 

The clerk explained, "Panty Stitchers are unskilled labor and Diesel Fitters are skilled labor."

"Vat skill?  yelled Ole.  "I sew da elastic on da panties.  Sven puts dem over his head and says, "Yah,————- DIESEL FITTER".


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

Ross Smile

My blog today will be about some scamming issues I have come upon in the past few days. It is kind of scary, but it should not be as big an issue if you know about it.

Before that however, I am delighted to pass on that I have 3 Purple finches at my bird feeder, and some 6 chickadees all flying around at much the same time. While the chickadees have been here all winter, I am not aware that the finches stay around. It is still winter here, with it dropping to 5 below zero this morning, and it has warmed up to only 20 degrees at noon. Glad to see the finches though.

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In our city, our public library no longer has a charge for a library card, even though it was only $10.00 a person for a resident in the city anyway. But that has been gone since the beginning of the year, so there is no longer any reason why you cannot borrow a book/cd/DVD from the library. If you have a tablet, Samsung/I Pad, or a Google device, you can also borrow Epub books from them. They will last for 21 days, and they will automatically be returned. How convenient is that, no fines, no lines, no going out in the weather to pick up or drop off a book. You will need an app to do it though. I use the “Overdrive” app from the library web page. The app is not only free, it works very well! As I understand it, nearly all local libraries offer free on line books to borrow. Check with your local library, for free books to borrow on line.

On the subject of books, I have recently read a few books that I can recommend. I have recently discovered the books by Lisa Gardiner, and I have enjoyed all the ones I have read. They move along quickly, have a good plot that is somewhat believable, with enough twists and turns to maintain your interest. I have read 3 of hers so far, all as Epub on my Samsung device, and I enjoyed reading each one.

I have also read some of Michael Connelly’s books, notably his Lincoln Lawyer books, all excellent if you enjoy the workings of a courtroom drama.  I have also re-read some of the old Harry Bosch books also written by Connelly. Again great stories and told well.

Finally, I have been able to download some of the old Louis L’Amour Westerns on Epub format. For me they are one of my all time favourite authors. They are always a bit hard to come by due likely to a high demand, but one can place a hold on a book and you will be advised that it is in via your email. Go on line, go to your library page and download your new book.

I tried something new the other day, I downloaded an audio book, a Louis L’Amour that I listened to for about 5 minutes, just about fell asleep, and I returned it for somebody else. It is not for me.


I get upwards of 10 scam, spam messages a day in my email inbox. The are offering me a million in prize money, Viagra on the cheap, something wrong in my computer from Microsoft, problems with my credit card, my bank account, UPS parcels and so on. You will know what I mean if you use email. You can help to put a stop to this junk mail, by ignoring what you get, but Google the actual company site, look for a scam, or spam link, and you can forward the bad email in your inbox to them. I got one from my ISP, Telus, and it took a couple of tries and they were shut down. Mostly the banks will offer the service, they don’t want you scammed and they have tools available to track the email back to the originator. BE SURE NOT TO OPEN OR CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN THAT SCAM EMAIL BEFORE OR AFTER SENDING IT TO YOUR BANK!

What brought that thought to my blogging was that I got this message from an old GM buddy. It is a bit scary, and I know of one incidence that happened in our condo complex a few years ago, where a crime of opportunity happened because the registration and the garage door opener was left in the car. Anyway, the message my GM pal offered is more complete. Take a look:

NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID
1.  LONG-TERM PARKING
Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car.  Using the information on the car’s registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people’s home in Pebble Beach and robbed it.  So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener.
This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.
2.  GPS:
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game.  Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans.  Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard.  When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen.  The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house.  They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house.  The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house.  It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.  Something to consider if you have a GPS – don’t put your home address in it.  Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.
3.  CELL PHONES:
I never thought of this!  This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen.  Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen.  Twenty minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says, "I received your text asking about our Pin number and I’ve replied a little while ago." When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn.  The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text "hubby" in the contact list and got hold of the pin number.  Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
Moral lesson:
a.  Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list.  Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc..
b.  And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.
c.  Also, when you’re being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them.  If you don’t reach them, be very careful about going places to meet "family and friends" who text you.
4.  PURSE IN THE GROCERY CART SCAM:
A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the children’s seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf/ Wait till you read the WHOLE story!  Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel.  After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers.  She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her.  By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burglarized.  The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it.
*PLEASE PASS THIS ON Even if this does not pertain to you, please let your family and friends know so they don’t get caught in a scam.
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This will be the web pages and videos for the day. The first on has to do with inviting people into a quiet are of a tent on a street and doing mind reading. The intent is to demonstrate just how vulnerable you are if you give out personal information on line. During the short video, there will be a link at the top left of the screen, and click on it as the first video ends. This video although I believe it was staged, is even more scary! I do not use any Social media, like Facebook, Pintrest, Twitter and so on, for this very reason, never have, never will.
Take a look, 2 videos: scams


TODAY’S QUOTE

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. - Hubert H. Humphrey


EXIT LAUGHING:

Sean is the vicar of a Protestant parish on the border of Northern Ireland and

Southern Ireland, and Patrick is the priest at the Roman Catholic Church across the road.

One day they are seen together, erecting a sign which says, "THE END IS NEAR.

TURN YOURSELF AROUND NOW, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE."

As a car speeds past them, the driver leans out his window and yells "Leave people alone, you religious nutters.  We don’t need your lectures."

From around the next curve they hear screeching tyres and a big splash.

Shaking his head, Father Patrick say"Dat’s da terd one dis mornin’."

"Yaa," Sean agrees, then adds, "Do ya tink maybe da sign should just say "BRIDGE CLOSED"?
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An Arab Sheik was admitted to Hospital for heart surgery, but prior to the surgery, the doctors needed to store his type of blood in case the need arose.

As the gentleman had a very rare type of blood, it couldn’t be found locally, so the call went out.

Finally, a Scotsman was located who had the same blood type.

The Scot willingly donated his blood for the Arab.

The Arab sent the Scotsman, as appreciation for giving his blood, a new BMW, diamonds & $100,000, happy that his surgery could now go ahead.

A couple of months later, once again, the Arab had to go through a corrective surgery.

His doctor telephoned the Scotsman who was more than happy to donate his blood again.

After the second surgery, the Arab sent the Scotsman a thank-you card and a box of Quality Street chocolates.

The Scotsman was shocked that the Arab did not reciprocate his previous kind gesture as he had anticipated.

He phoned the Arab and asked him: "I thought you would be generous again, that you would give me a BMW, diamonds & money, but you only gave me a thank-you card and a box of Quality Street .."

To this the Arab replied: "Aye, laddie, but I now have Scottish blood in ma veins."


Have a great day and be nice to one another!

Ross Smile

I was reading the item on the rapist in India who was another guy who was blaming the victim. The bozo in question has been given the death sentence, something that is almost never going to happen in India. The woman who was raped died.

I have include the clip from The Herald, and I ask that you take a look at it, read it, including the attitude of the bozo’s lawyer and how he feels about his family.

Clearly another example of male domination and stupidity. Madness really.

Take a look: Rape in India

If you feel so inclined or maybe just outraged at this kind of thinking, and you wish to share this feel free to forward the blog, or the clip.


A link to the Brit who goes to some length with his views on some but not all Muslims. His videos run about 5 minutes and are not only entertaining, but are informative. Take a look: Muslims

TODAY’S QUOTE

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TODAY’S WEB PAGE

A fiery speech in the NYC council chambers early in January. It deals with a comment on anti Semitism by a fellow council member. The speaker is a Jew and his grandparents survived the Holocaust.  Worth a look. Holocaust

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I have no idea what you think of fireworks displays, but even if your lukewarm to the idea, check this one out. It is about as good as they get. fireworks


EXIT LAUGHING:

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

Ross Smile

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