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We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special." Stephen Hawking.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Open season on women in Canada.

Dear Friends: Mass shootings seem to be taking on a distinctive national character here in North America with the target of choice down in the States being students while up here in Canada it seems to be women!


Misogynism seems to be a common theme amongst males here in the Great White North ever since Mark Lepine  killed 14 women and injured another 14 at the École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal back in 1989 and now Alek Minassian who targetted women in his rampage down Yonge St. in Toronto on Monday! (Apparently Alex called himself an "Incel" because he kept striking out with the ladies and this eventually drove him into fits of murderous rage!) 
Incel" or "involuntarily celibate," is a term used by men who claim they have been denied their right to experience sex with women. 

The misogynistic community describing themselves as "incels" was banned from Reddit in November for breaking rules that prohibit hate speech on the online platform, The New York Times reported.

Members of the group were accused of encouraging violence against women as well as justifying and encouraging rape, according to an online petition calling to ban the subreddit community.
  Sgt. Graham Gibson, a homicide detective with the Toronto police, said the victims in the attack are "predominantly female." 

Gibson said Tuesday that investigators are looking at all aspects for the investigation, including the content of Minassian's post.
When asked if the suspect was motivated by his frustrations with women, Gibson said yes,  it was part of the investigation.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

It's for their own good!

Dear Friends: Back in the early 70's students at Tecumseh Secondary  School made a big Totem Pole to honour Indian Chief  Tecumseh (A hero in  the war of 1812) for the influence he had in helping to defend Canada  in the war against the States! (1812 - 1814)

Flash  forward about fifty years to 2018 and a bunch of white members of the  Lambton Kent school board decided, for the Indians, that this monument  and piece of "art" was “culturally inappropriate,” and have ordered it  REMOVED!

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No other comments to make on this subject folks, but now  you know why the masthead on this blog says: "The Left Wing drives me  crazy, and the Right Wing scares the shit out of me!"
 The way I see it anyway!
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Monday, April 23, 2018

All the news that fits!

Dear Friends: As a Canadian I get used to the benign neglect the U.S. media affords us because our anonymity is sort of a safety net protecting us from the worst of American excess....., but the news from down south  hit a new low today when a U.S. political publication commented on the terrorist attack on a bunch of people in Toronto this afternoon.

The guy in question is either a terrorist.........., or nuts, (we don't know which yet) because he drove down the sidewalk of Toronto's main st. (Yonge St,) and killed about 10 people and severely injured about 20 more and then tried to get  the cops to shoot him. (They didn't because they knew he was holding a cell phone, not a gun.)

CNN gave the story a cursory mention between reports of George Bush Sr. being admitted to hsopital, and the capture of the Waffle House shooter, but it was "The Daily Beast" that summed up the American indifference to Canadian news best with the following headline: "Several pedestrians struck by van in Toronto!"

Yup, not much happens up here in Canada!

The way I see it anyway!

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What's the rule for this?

Dear Friends: Something came up over the weeknd which was an epiphany of sorts about how the world works, and how it should work! (My brain never gives me a rest and is constantly coming up with this stupid stuff that most people would find a little weird!)

To keep my brain nimble and sharp I engage in various forms of brain games that are supposed to keep me on my toes, and one of those methods is to play a game called "Free-cell" on the computer. (If I'm going to work at it, I might as well do something that is kind of enjoyable!)

This game is a lot like chess because you have to figure out strategy, and future moves, and trends, and all sorts of other stuff....., and over the course of hundreds of games (actually over thousands) a distinct trend seems to present itself that I will tell you about in the hope that someone has an answer for me.

I win just about bang-on 2/3 of the games in the long run (66-67%) but how I win them is rather different than how I imagined it would work.

Even though the percentage of wins always comes out to 2/3 of the games in the long run...., there are periods of winning and losing that seem to be biased one way or the other. Theoretically, (I think) I should always be winning about 2/3 of the games on average "all the time" but I keep getting runs of winning and losing that is much higher......, even though the winning and losing eventually evens itself out!

I hope I'm explaing this properly  because it's a bit complicated but since mathematics is a set of rules I can't figure out what the rule is for the winning and losing streaks........!

There shouldn't be any, the way I see it anyway!

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TRUMPED!

Here it is folks, a modern day version of "The Producers" starring Donald Drumpf as Hitler! (After all, they're both Fascists!)



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day!

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Sunday Morning Funnies # 3


WINTER BOOTS


He asked for help and she could see why.


Even with her pulling,and him pushing,the


little boots still didn't want to go on.


By the time they got the second boot on,

she had worked up a sweat.


She almost cried when the little boy said,


'Teacher, they're on the wrong feet.'

She looked, and sure enough, they were.


Unfortunately,it wasn't any easier pulling the boots off,than it was putting them on.


She managed to keep her cool as, together,they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the correct feet.


He then announced,


'These aren't my boots.'

She bit her tongue, rather than get right in his face and scream, 'Why didn't you say so?' like she wanted to.


Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet.


No sooner had they got the boots off when he said,


'They're my brother's boots. But my Mom made me wear 'em today.'

Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry.


But she mustered up what grace and courage she had left to

wrestle the boots BACK onto his feet again.


Helping him into his coat, she asked,


'Now, where are your mittens?'

He said,


'I stuffed 'em in the toes of my boots...'

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The Deaf Italian Bookkeeper

A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper, Guido, has cheated him out of $10,000,000.00.

His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first place. It was assumed that Guido would hear nothing and would therefore never have to testify in court.

When the Godfather goes to confront Guido about themissing $10 million, he takes along his lawyer, who knows sign language. 
The Godfather tells the lawyer, "Ask him where the money is."

The lawyer, using sign language,asks Guido, Where's the money?
Guido signs back, "I don't know what you are talking about." 
The lawyer tells the Godfather, "He says he doesn't know what you are talking about."

The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to Guido'shead and says, "Ask him again or I'll kill him!"

The lawyer signs to Guido, "He'll kill you if you don't tell him." Guido trembles and signs back, "OK! You win! The money is in a  brown briefcase, buried behind the shed at my cousin Bruno's house."

The Godfather asks the lawyer, "What did he say?" The lawyer replies, "He says you don't have the balls to pull the trigger."


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday Morning Confusion # 92


Dear Friends: Your humble reporter has been very confused lately about how the United States got into the mess it's in with Donald Drumpf at the helm......., until it was all put into "Perspective" for me once again by Bill Maher!

Friday, April 20, 2018

One toke over the line!

Dear friends: Today is national 4 / 20 day which is an excuse to go and smoke some pot in the local park but I haven't mentioned it because I haven't smoked it in over forty years......, it made me stupid, gave me a headache, made me eat too much junk food, made me lazy and gave me anxiety attacks.

Matter of fact the only thing it ever did for me was make music sound a lot better, but the trade-off was too much!

I guess what I'm getting at is I don't think they should legalize pot.............., but they shouldn't make it illegal either.

Just leave it out there in the O-zone!



P.S. This was during the couple of years I lived in Vancouver and I was there for this one!