Post Turtles

An elderly farmer was in the Emergency Ward having stitches put in his hand, due to an accident with a piece of machinery. The doctor carrying out the procedure struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Politicians and their role as our leaders. The old farmer said, "Well, … Continue reading Post Turtles

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Today Is A Good Day To Die

Our mom was the quintessential Star Trek fan;  not just for the outlandish costumes and the  crazy antics of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew, but because of the underlying values that the Star Trek universe instills in it's fans, "Trekkers," as we like to call ourselves. Star Trek is much more then just a science fiction … Continue reading Today Is A Good Day To Die

Cambridge Potholes fixed with Google Maps

CAMBRIDGE CANADA - June 24, 2019 (AP) - Today, Google 's Kitchener development campus was the scene for an unveiling of it's most recent collaborative project with the City of Cambridge; a system designed to provide Cambridge's Public Works department with the ability to predict the workload, and better manage the scheduling of the city's … Continue reading Cambridge Potholes fixed with Google Maps

The LRT Could Have Been Thought Out Better

During the 2010 Municipal Election, a concerned citizens' group invited all candidates from all municipalities the opportunity to present their opinions on the upcoming multi-billion dollar Light Rail Transit (LRT) initiative. All candidates with few exceptions offered their opinion as to whether the LRT system would be cost-effective, practical, and gave their personal recommendations as to how the LRT should be … Continue reading The LRT Could Have Been Thought Out Better

Hey, #OccupyWallStreet, Don’t Speak for Me!

Good Point.

Danette Clark

By Danette Clark    December 11, 2011

We are the 99% quickly became the political slogan of Occupy protesters from the movement’s inception. The phrase reportedly originated with a tumblr blog in support of the Occupy movement. However, the motivation behind the slogan very well could have come from a Vanity Fair article written by George Soros-funded economist, Joseph Stiglitz, titled “Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%.” In the article, Stiglitz writes that America’s top 1% will come to regret their wealth when they learn that “their fate is bound up with how the other 99% live.”

Sounds like a rallying cry for a movement, doesn’t it?

Stiglitz, who advocates for a “new economic world order no longer dominated by 1 superpower,” taught a course to Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York and has addressed protesters in Egypt, Tunisia, and Spain.

The 99% slogan has struck a…

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Call the Kettle Black

Recently, one of our city councillors was involved in an automobile accident in which alcohol played a role.  Police seized the person's car and driving rights, placed a charge of impaired driving against them, then let the public loose. Over here in Canada, you are presumed to be innocent until the evidence is presented, and … Continue reading Call the Kettle Black

Ode to The Lonely Occupier

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Occupy Movement: So there I was, standing by myself, in the den of complacency and inequity we call Cambridge City Hall.  Around me sat lawyers, residents, a handful of civil workers, and council. The last municipal election saw problems with people missing from the voter's list, a list they … Continue reading Ode to The Lonely Occupier

The Occupiers Cometh

An Occupier running for Mayor? Who would possibly vote for some pot-smoking techno-hippie who lives on baked potatoes, yells 'mike check' in the middle of public parks and smells like pepper spray? That stigma permeates within most popular media outlets today regarding the Occupy Movement; the portrayal of the individual demonstrator as merely a fringe activist. … Continue reading The Occupiers Cometh

2-9-6 Is a Flying Corps; What In The Hell Are We Walking For?

The Air Cadets rock; kids learn to operate aviation equipment free of charge. I flew real gliders before I had my first car.  I got to eat real U.S. Army chow once while visiting a base south of the border, I was a teenage eating machine.   I also learned to march really well, for miles … Continue reading 2-9-6 Is a Flying Corps; What In The Hell Are We Walking For?

The Quiet Little Road

It was always on the lookout, seeking new targets to shadow. Its eyes were as sharp as razors changing night into day, while whispers in the dark became symphonies of sound for it to absorb. Like a cat; it was all hunter, no mercy. Yet, a weather-beaten traffic camera, on probably the most boring road … Continue reading The Quiet Little Road

Swimming With The Fishes

When I first opened my shop back near the turn of the century, I built a nifty computer for a local kid, and delivered it to his house for installation.   I had to fit it into this lad's room along with a venerable cornucopia of exotic aquatic marine life, housed in massive salt water tanks. … Continue reading Swimming With The Fishes

Super-Size That, Would You Please?

A buddy of mine cleaned his refrigerator the other day.   The cabbage roll casserole told us it was expired, and made it painfully obvious for us when we lifted the lid.  I make it a point to check the expiry dates on the things that have been keeping residence at my place for a … Continue reading Super-Size That, Would You Please?

Joseph Kony

The World Day Against Child Labour : http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/social-issues/fighting-child-enslavement-its-the-world-day-against-child-labour.html How dictators have evolved with the times : http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/17/how-dictators-have-evolved-with-the-times/?hpt=hp_c2 139 Secondary schools girls abducted by the LRA : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboke_abductions Biography of Joseph Kony & the LRA : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kony The Invisible Children Website : http://www.invisiblechildren.com/ BBC, 2010 - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3462901.stm CBC report on Joseph Kony : http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/world/kony-2012.html Thomas Lubanga - http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/world/child-soldiers.html Mauritania: Slavery's last stronghold : http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/03/world/mauritania.slaverys.last.stronghold/index.html?on.cnn=1 Largest … Continue reading Joseph Kony

Suicide is Painless

When the movie M*A*S*H came out in the theatres back in 1970 it's soundtrack included a song about the perils of suicide.  It seems one of the characters wanted a suicide ritual because he thought he was homosexual, and he couldn't live with it.   Of course, being in the middle of the Korean War, … Continue reading Suicide is Painless

The Quiet Little Road

It was always on the lookout, seeking new targets to shadow. Its eyes were as sharp as razors changing night into day, while whispers in the dark became symphonies of sound for it to absorb. Like a cat; it was all hunter, no mercy. Yet, a weather-beaten traffic camera, on probably the most boring road … Continue reading The Quiet Little Road

Artistic Science

The first hard drive I ever bought was $1,400.00 and it was back in the early 80’s.  We’re not talking about the computer; that in itself was around $6,000.  I’m just talking about the storage drive; it did the same job a modern $10 memory stick or card does now. Up until about a year … Continue reading Artistic Science

Crack Whore

In my youth, a group of us used to hang out, spending our days and nights getting together, traipsing throughout the town, hanging out in the local park to throw a ball around, going to friend’s places for movie night, or to enjoy a barbecue, the typical things teenage kids do. We all didn’t come … Continue reading Crack Whore