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Monday, February 27, 2017

Oscar's Fool's Gold 

Fool's Gold: If the Hollywood 'elites' spent more time minding their own business instead of constantly trying to out-trump each other bashing the president of the United States, they wouldn't have made the most colossal blunder in the 89 year history of the Oscar Awards' Ceremony.

From Redditt regarding Oscar night tweets:
I am George W. Bush. I spent eight years bombing Muslims. I then sat silent as Barack Obama spent another eight years bombing Muslims. Because I'm butthurt that Trump destroyed my family dynasty, I broke my silence to criticize Trump for daring to vet Muslim immigrants.

So far, Jimmy Kimmel mocks Trump, Viola Davis thinks acting is the most honorable profession and an Iranian lectured America on human rights. Sounds like a typical Hollywood gathering.

Dinesh D'Souza: Kellyanne Conway put her her feet on the couch. Monica Lewinsky spent time under the Oval Office desk. Guess which one the media is outraged about?


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Times Colonist on Polar Bear Populations 

"Always cite your references." is what Jack was telling us at coffee break.
So, here's one reference to the following facts about Arctic polar bears:
Cool It by Bjorn Lomborg pp. 4-6

Times Colonist Article
It reads as follows: "Polar bears would stand a greater chance of avoiding extinction if people stopped shooting them than if they reduced greenhouse gas emissions, according to a book by a leading environmental skeptic.

Bjogrn Lombor, the Danish professor who achieved international fame with his previous book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, examines and rejects claims by environmentalists and the former president Al Gore that polar bears are drowning because the sea ice they hunt on is melting.

Lomborg says the story about drowning bears is taken from a single sighting of four dead bears the day after an abrupt windstorm.

The bears came from a population that was actually increasing, which has been the overall trend in the polar bear population since the 1960s.
He provides evidence that 11 out of 13 distinct populations of polar bears in Canada are either stable or increasing in number.

In his new book, Cool It: the Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming, Lomborg quotes a Canadian government biologist who said: "They are not going extinct or even appear to be affected at present." -- end of article.

Facts stated by Lomborg are based upon scientific research and not Al Gore's hyperbole. Deniers of anthropogenic climate change (us) have known these facts for years. As with all known, scientific geological and atmospheric research, these facts can be proven by intense study and then recorded in journals and scientific papers. By referencing such scientific records, we learn that Earth was formed 4.543 billion years ago (bya) and has had a modern atmosphere since 2.3bya. The modern mix was finalized with the addition of oxygen. We also learn that Earth's climate has always changed and will continue to change.

This brings us to the February 26, 2017 Times Colonist (TC) article on p.C3 titled: "Polar Bears Defy Scientists’ Forecasts" by Bob Weber

The Times Colonist report on p.C3 concludes with the following:
"The report was commissioned in part to provide recommendations to wildlife managers on appropriate hunting quotas. However, its authors declined to offer advice on how many bears can be sustainably harvested [Eds Note: killed]. The authors, an international group of polar bear experts, say they weren’t given enough information on management objectives for the bears, commitments on the frequency of future monitoring, or how much risk managers are willing to assume."

This statement: " . . . say they weren’t given enough information," is quite telling regarding these 'researchers' qualifications to publish.

Given information by whom?

 Al Gore?

Most people believe 'scientists' gathered and published facts derived from their own research.

There are 'real scientists' out here doing just that. And those of us denying anthropogenic (if you do not know what anthropogenic means you have our permission to leave this conversation now) climate change, have relied upon scientific research.

Swedish scientist, Bert Bolin is credited with initiating the idea climate change is related to Co2 in the atmosphere. It was at the height of the cooling scare in the 1970s, Swedish scientist, Bert Bolin suggested man-made (anthropogenic) carbon dioxide Co2, may help to warm the planet.

So there you have it.

This TC article is a way, in my opinion, of saying that climate-cultists don't know squat about what is happening with polar bear populations, never did know, but now they are admitting they didn't know and still don't know.

N.B. The best way to save polar bear populations is to get 'game' hunters to stop killing them.
It certainly isn't a 'game' for the polar bears.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Cordova Bay Rd loop through McMinn Park 

Sunnymead Way trail connector (in McMinn Park) at Galey Brook Bridge
This morning I walked 3333m (45min) from Cordova Bay Rd. northwest bound up through McMinn Park. I wanted to check out the route through this residential area as it relates to linking Cordova Bay beach access to Boulderwood Park.

Mission was accomplished after emerging onto the Lochside Trail and finding Boulderwood Park trailhead directly across that pathway at Seapearl Plc. From here my route followed Lochside Drv southward to pick up the Kentwood Park trailhead (at Scottswood Ln.) and follow it westward to Amblewood Dr.

Amblewood joins Royal Oak Dr. where today's route turned left at Firbank Ln which has another connector path through to Crofton Terrace. Crofton Ter. was the first road we connected with to start this walk; thus, bringing us full-circle back to our limo after a 3.3km loop.

This was the abbreviated version of the route I wanted to cover but having made a previous engagement for 9:30a.m., this was the only option.

As noted, the mission was accomplished.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Cordova Bay Beach to Broadmead over Boulderwood Park 

Cordova Bay to Broadmead Village
This morning I walked 8km roundtrip from Cordova Bay over a mountain to Broadmead Village and back.

I walked Royal Oak Drive back to the Lochside Trail then through the residential streets back to Timber Ln and my limo.

Total walking time, according to my ViewRanger app, was 2½ hrs.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Walked Falaise Wilderness Trail 

Wilderness Trail Joins Royal Oak Cemetery

This morning I walked 3km from Broadmead Village Shopping Centre to the top of the highest hill in Royal Oak Burial Park (ROBP).

What a beautiful morning to be out and about. After having coffee with the guys for an hour-and-a-half, it was time to hit the trail.

Bernice was busy this morning so could not join me. We've been to ROBP on numerous occasions for various events so are quite familiar with its layout and grounds. This walk, however, was the first time hitting the high ground. Quite a spectacular piece of property, actually.

Before leaving Broadmead Village, I picked up a couple of enchiladas-to-go at MexiGo for our lunch at home.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Walked Mt Tolmie from the South 

Mt. Tolmie Conduit  

This morning I walked atop Mt. Tolmie and have pictures-to-prove-it.

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

January Notes from Phone 

In his new book, Ezra Levant, the best-selling author of Ethical Oil and other trouble-making books, is here to say what no-one in the liberal media will: Trudeau vs. Trump is shaping up to be Bambi vs. Godzilla.

“Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, city and country.” -- Trudeau

The City and Borough of Juneau is the capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle and is the 2nd largest city in the United States by area.


Joss Whedon ✔ @joss
Hey, keep your eyes on this f#*king prize too. He's a Voldemort in training, & unlike the Pekingese he married under, can play the long game

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!

“Because, let me tell you something, Calgary matters. Alberta matters,” he said to loud applause.  -- Little Potato by James Wood Calgary Herald

Betty's address is:- 3236 KINGSLEY st

Michelle Stilwell, B.C.’s minister of social development and social innovation, was not available for an interview, but said in an e-mailed statement that Syrian refugees are entitled to the same social supports as other low-income residents, including subsidized housing, child care and free MSP coverage. Those with disabilities will receive more support than they did under federal assistance, she added.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Mariana Islands. ... At the bottom of the trench the water column above exerts a pressure of 1,086 bars (15,750 psi), more than 1,000 times the standard atmospheric pressure at sea level.

QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached.

"The film premiered Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, but is not scheduled for public release until next summer, when the weather is warmer and global warming will seem more plausible."
“Thousands of scientists have debunked the horrid science fiction in his first film, An Inconvenient Truth. Gore keeps making billions and mis-educating millions and the media keeps spreading wild science-fiction claims on a daily basis,”
-- John Coleman, who founded the Weather Channel in 1980.

Galaxy Note 5 will receive updates to Android Nougat “within the first half of this year."

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor at large of Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com.

“We live in a world where all the work we do to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in B.C. can be undone with the flick of a pen in China or India.

The Clinton Foundation has announced that it’s laying off 22 staffers due to the discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative, the Daily Caller reported. Ed's. Wji- Of course: No influence no influence pedalling.

Four most important words for Friday not reported in fake news: "Trump will be president.'

And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek up the Swiss Alps to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the mood is anything but celebratory.

Beneath the veneer of optimism over the economic outlook lurks acute anxiety about an increasingly toxic political climate and a deep sense of uncertainty surrounding the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated on the final day of the forum. Ed's. wji: because their pillaging will end?

Donald J. Trump –@
Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!

But the Post’s early reporting on the “firing” of General Schwartz contains no statements from the Trump transition office and also leaves out key points such as the fact that the general of the D.C. National Guard traditionally supplies his letter of resignation to every new president who is about to take office.

Subsequent to the publishing of the paper’s story making Trump appear incompetent, news emerged that the incoming Trump administration offered to let General Schwartz keep his position through inauguration day, but it was the general himself who refused the offer, preferring instead to quit at 12 noon on January 20, the hour Trump takes his oath of office

Israel also announced diplomatic retaliatory steps against Senegal and New Zealand, two of the four countries that pushed for a vote on the resolution. Israel does not have diplomatic relations with the other two, Malaysia and Venezuela.

I turn on JVI recording showing Dr. Baah explain ancient scrolls relating to Un Resolution 2334 , and 'she' gets up and walks out of the room -- again.

Zephaniah 3:8 ►
Therefore wait you on me, said the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour on them my indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Canadian Constitution reads:
(2) In this Act, “aboriginal peoples of Canada” includes the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada

How can you miss someone who won't go away?

Aga Khan: the billionaire descendant of the prophet Muhammad.

Hello, how are you?
salut comment allez-vous

6 o'clock 16th of January at Crawford.

Chodo montana

Fat Cat  Ma Miller's February 25

Test audio test

Whey don't you answer phone.
Star 1070 or 383 1161?
I'm listening on our emergency radio to obtain power out reports and all we get is blizzard of 96
What about the 2017 blizzard
No power for over an hour and no report on cfaX
250 415 5465

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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Upate January to February 2017 

Wardroom Burns Supper  

Well, lots has happened since our last, blog post. Saturday, January 28, we attended the Burns Supper at Naden Wardroom with Irene and her friend, Betty. Lynne Griffith's Dancers entertained with her son, Cole, piping. Cole is a world-champion piper and is one of Victoria's most-sought-after hosts for Burns' Events throughout the city. He does an excellent Address To A Haggis recitation.

Sunday, January 29, grandson, Liam, took time from his busy schedule (he's in third-year, UVic university business school) to have lunch with us at Broadmead Village. MexiGo Restaurant serves Victoria's best Mexican food and this was borne out due to the fact the place was packed and we couldn't even get in the door. Not to worry, Romeo's next door has great food and still accepts cash. Liam was celebrating his 21st birthday and we were honoured to be a part of it.

Sister, Chris phoned and said her and Joel were going to start playing house. Goodonya, kids.

Thursday, January 31, we had lunch at Oaks Restaurant in Oak Bay. It's at the former, Blethering Place, location. We talked with the manager of Oaks Restaurant & Tea Room regarding the bands she hires. They have live music every Friday night and Ditza Hopkins (female) said they are interested in hearing new musicians but have a waiting list. I gave her The Push bizcard with the name and contacts and told her about Don & Kelly's Fast Forward duo. She was interested enough to take The Push bizcard and gave me hers with her handwritten name on the back.

We visited Elaine at Oak Bay lodge. She's doing well.

Doing lots of flying in South Africa because Liam is planning a business venture there as a volunteer in Zambia. Villages surrounding Livingstone are the centre of his business associates' interests and their efforts will be directed to improving drinking water access and its quality. If all goes according to plan, he and his team will depart May 2017.

Thursday, February 2, Dr. Stephen Baker performed on me a bilateral iridotomy at Jubilee Hospital, Clinic #5. Dr. Baker is an eye-guy. The procedures went smoothly enough with no discomfort but afterwards -- once the freezing wore off -- both eyes felt like they had been burned out with a laser. Come to think of it, that's what an iridotomy is.

Saturday, February 4th, we were back at the legion after a three-week hiatus. Yesterday's Wine had a few new songs which means they still like to keep it fresh for their dancing and listening audience. We enjoyed listening to various jammers including, Evan Ehgoetz on pedal steel guitar. Bill & Lena couldn't make it but Don & Marg did. Eight of us went for supper at Apple Tree.

From Tom's FB Page
It's time for some thank yous to everyone who made yesterday so much fun at the Esquimalt Legion. First and foremost, the guys and gal in the band: Doc, Clayton, Randy, Don and Glenda! Next, all the jammers who came to share their amazing talents with everyone: drummer tony, guitar players Rob Jeffrey and Steve from Maryland, singers Sharon Mae, Marc Bird, and Joel Kaiser, and Especially all the way from Powell River Mr Evan Ehgoetz on pedal steel! And of course the friends and fans that come from near and far. You and the Esquimalt Legion are the ones that make it possible! My special thanks to Kamillia Klimek for her untiring work recording some of the moments so we can share them. if I left anyone out, my sincere apologies. I am trusting my memory!

G.O.A.T. is how the Greatest Game Of All Time is expressed in writing! And guess what? Lady Gaga shut up and sang! It was reported she was going to ruin her whole performance by making political statements (with accompanying, rude gestures) but it turns out The Lady is smarter than that. Good for her. Nothing wrong with being and acting smart. I do it all the time.

The Left, however, was and is eerily silent regarding the fact that it was Donald Trump's friends who own and play for the New England Patriots NFL team. Just imagine if the NEP had lost what a deal the Fake News and Losers would have spun it as a testament to - once again -- Trump's poor choices and judgement. It didn't happen. Amen to that.

If Robbie Burns played guitar he'd do it like this. by PixxyLixxx

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