Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pretend Self-Rule

Why does Canada have a Senate that is not elected? Why can this Senate change and obstruct our laws? Why is Canada called a democracy? #neverknownselfrule

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Interview With An 8-Year Old

Q: Can you play in the school yard after school?

8-Year Old: Sure, but you can’t do anything.

Q: Nothing?

8-Year Old: Well, I mean you can take a baseball, but not a bat. Or a Lacrosse racquet. They are weapons. Not even a hockey stick. And you can’t take trading cards because if you get a good deal in a trade, it may cause a fight. And you can play tag, but there is no touching allowed.

Q: Really?

8-Year Old: And you can’t even use a small bouncy ball. But you can use cell phones and tablets.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tomorrow's Treasures


Tomorrow's Treasures

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Greenwood BC 
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240 445 6664




Friday, April 21, 2017

Robot Tax

Workers pay a lot of money in taxes. Robots replace workers. Therefore, robots should pay taxes.

Evil Evil Airlines

Evil Evil Airlines. It would be easy to say when you book your flight ... your ticket is in the overbooked zone. Chances are 95.55% you'll get on, but a slight chance you won't. For the ones who booked before that you are guaranteed. It's not rocket science. It's just being human. EVIL EVIL AIRLINES

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Trump Signs Stunning Exec Order

In a land shaking, stunning event, President Donald Trump signed an executive order last night returning Alaska back to Russia for an undisclosed amount of money.

The White House offered no immediate comment except to admit that the funds would help pay off the national debt.

The Kremlin welcomed the news saying Alaska rightfully belonged to them and they were pleased to see it returned.

The Canadian Government was too stoned to reply to this sudden announcement.

And today is April 1st.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

How the 2013 Provincial election went by local area

How the 2013 Provincial election went by local area: 

ROCK CREEK:
NDP 106
GREEN 34
LIBERAL 132

MIDWAY:
NDP 125
GREEN 25
LIBERAL 124

GREENWOOD:
NDP 138
GREEN 34
LIBERAL 112

GRAND FORKS:
NDP 780
GREEN 152

LIBERAL 561

Monday, March 13, 2017

Letter to MLA

A letter sent this morning to Linda Larson MLA:

I WOULD VERY MUCH VOTE FOR NOT CHANGING THE CLOCKS ANY MORE BUT TO LEAVE THEM THE SAME ALL YEAR-ROUND.

A response came very shortly after:

I agree


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Pay Up!

In 2002 the Greenwood Utility Bill was $270.
In 2009 the Greenwood Utility Bill was $332.10.
In 2017 the Greenwood Utility Bill is $761.52.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Gray Jay

Open letter to MP Richard Cannings:

I would support the Gray Jay 
as Canada's National Bird.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

From Feb 1, 2007

Outer View
By Old Willy Longbeard
   Got me self down to the big city. I think there be a gazillion people living there. It be an amazing thing to figure out how they all get water. Looks like there is a trillion houses all around and they all got water piped right to their sink. I wonder what guy has that job. It be a real huge feat I thinks.
   Anyhow it be tough down there. I don’t know how folks figure things out. So much change going on and so very fast.
   I was in a nice car and I wanted to find out what kind it was so I leaned over gently to the driver’s side to take a peek at what was written on the steering wheel. In the old days it had Ford or Toyota on it and you could figure by that. But this car had the strangest name, it is called an Airbag. Now, whoever heard of a car by that name? Must be a cousin of the Dirtbag I drive, I reckon.
   Then I got given one of those Cellar Phoney things. It be so tiny. I couldn’t figure out where to talk. And when I did and the talking was all done, I couldn’t figure out how to turn it off. The driver said ‘hit’ the red button.
   Well, there was lots of red buttons it seemed to me. So I hit them all. But nothing seemed to go well. Soon, I was hitting all the buttons of all the colours and that little Cellar Phoney thing was making all kinds of big sounds. It was buzzing and beeping and playing songs like mad. I think I even heard a national anthem.
   I was getting kind of panicky when the driver yelled, “Just get rid of that thing!”
   So I did. I fired it out the open car window.
   Well, that made things quiet. A bit too quiet actually. I know I shouldn’t have done that. But hey, I was under technical pressure.
   The driver didn’t say anything exactly. He just kind of turned white and made frequent utterings that sounded like a cross between a gasp and a muffled explosion.
   When I got to the house where I be staying, there was this cat there. It was an indoor cat. Seems to me cats shouldn’t be indoor cats. They ought to be outside chasing mice and birds and stuff like that. Otherwise they get weird.
   This house had a big fridge with a freezer on top. On top of that there was a microwave. There was only about an inch in front of the microwave and then the freezer door which was about two inches wide.
   Well, I was opening up the freezer door to get some ice cream out. No one had told me that the cat was sleeping on those three inches on top of the freezer. Who would have figured that?           
   I tell you that cat was suddenly just sleeping in midair and they don’t do that real well. It was just reaching out in all directions, with all kinds of legs, trying to grab onto to something but there was nothing to grab onto and it was dropping fast.
   It hit the floor kinda hard. I felt so bad. I kept saying sorry over and over but the cat was sort of miffed and didn’t pay me no never mind. It had lost its composure. ‘Tis a sad thing to see a cat with no composure.
   Soon I was tired from all that travelling and decided to plop myself down on a comfy couch. I don’t see so good, and I thought I was landing myself on a nice dark blanket. But it turned out it was that cat again. He ought not to have been there I figure, but there he was anyway.
   What a kafuffle followed! There was a whole flurry of activity and noise going on for awhile. The cat wanted to escape fast and I wanted to get up faster and the whole thing must have looked funny to those who watched it but to us participating in it, it was kinda traumatic.
   The cat ended up on the top part of the couch with its back arched way up. You should have seen the look it gave me. It wasn’t mad or anything. It just had that bewildered look that said, “This guy is dangerous to be around.”
   I figured it was the cat’s fault but still I was so double sorry.
   That should have been the end of it but it wasn’t. Nope.
   You ever throw some wet socks in a dryer for a few moments?
   Well, how would I know that the cat sometimes sleeps in there if the door is open? It was the rather loud KERPLUNK KEPLUNK as the dryer went around and around that told me something wasn’t right. I quick like opened the door and out came the cat. It staggered away without a sound.
   It didn’t stagger side to side either. It staggered to one side only. Sort of drifted as it walked you might say, until it hit a wall where it just sagged down on the floor and sighed deeply.
   Well now, I feel badly about all that. Like I was not in my element at all. Everything I did seemed to cause trouble.
   Sure is good to be back in the mountains with the cool night air and open sky and singing birds and things. I think I will just stay here awhile and let those city folks be.
   Still, it is amazing that all those people can get water to all their houses and never run out. Some awesome logistics there. Someone did good work.
   ‘Til next time, farewell.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Free Rein

April 8th & May 20th, 2017, from 10:00am to 3:30pm
For more information: rebeccahorkoff.wixsite.com/website
To register: call (250) 442-6113


Friday, February 10, 2017

Voting

To me it is the first person to get over 50% of the vote that wins the seat. The means is not important, whether it be a second vote or second choice ballots and so on. It is the results that count. If you don't get 50%, then you don't win.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Possible Discharge For Man Who Beheaded Greyhound Passenger

Will Baker, who beheaded a man on a Greyhound Bus in 2008, could get a complete discharge today. Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, has already been living freely since last year, with some conditions. If he gets a full discharge, Baker wouldn’t have to undergo yearly reviews or follow conditions that include being supervised while taking medication. -CBC

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Strong Support

If one still believes polls: 48% of Americans say they support Donald Trump’s 3-month delay on incoming refugees; 42% are opposed.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

FROM JANUARY 15, 2007


FROM JAN. 15, 2007 ... Never Give Up ... Not Ever, Ever, Ever

   Bob Wieland had an aspiring professional baseball career with the Philadelphia Phillies. Then the US Army drafted him and sent him to Vietnam. “I want to clarify I was very, very happy to serve. I'd serve in a heartbeat again.”
   On June 14th, 1969 his parents received a letter from Cu Chi, Vietnam. Dear Mom and Dad, I'm in the hospital. Everything is going to be O.K. The people here are taking good care of me. Love, Bob. P.S. I think I lost my legs.
   As a combat medic in the Army's twenty-fifth infantry division, Bob had raced across a field to rescue a buddy. “I stepped on an 82-mm mortar round, a weapon intended to destroy tanks. My legs went one direction, my life another. But I survived. If that’s not a miracle, what is?”
   With his legs gone, life was now a new challenge. “I had entered the Army as a two hundred and five pound competitive-weightlifter. And though I now stood only three feet tall, weighing eighty-seven pounds, I was still an athlete. Because ‘athlete’ is not written in your hamstrings or your grip or your pitching arm. It’s written in your heart.”
   Bob began his retraining. Never losing sight of his goal, he became a four time record holder in the bench press with a best lift of five-hundred and seven pounds. For a moment he held the world record but he was disqualified because he was not in proper uniform. He wore no shoes.
   He learned to walk on his hands with size one running shoes --– swinging his body between his arms, one yard at a time
   He walked across America on his arms in three years, eight months and six days from 1982 thru 1986 raising money for hunger relief. He competed in the New York, Los Angeles, and Marine Corp Marathons.  
   He is the only double amputee to complete the gruelling Ironman Triathlon course without the use of a wheelchair.
   In 1996, he completed a six thousand two-hundred mile bike circuit, twice across America.
   “Some people say that it’s as if I forgot to be handicapped. But really it’s that I just never lost sight of my dream: to become a world-class athlete. It's only by the grace of God. I believe it's truly a gift. I was a physical education major at Cal State University at Los Angeles and coached in the National Football League for a couple of years with the Green Bay Packers, so I've always enjoyed fitness and just the challenge that goes along with it that creates some intensity. That's as intense as you can get.”    
    “We always tell people, you know, it's too soon to quit and that's what happens with people's lives sometimes. They face an obstacle, face a barrier and they want to give up.”

   “I’ve been asked many times ‘Why do you do it Bob? What keeps you going?’ My answer: I’m just trying to get to that finish line.”