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What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 25/2022

Good Morning!

I hope everyone is well. Or as well as to be expected, as these days it’s hard enough to get out of bed knowing what the day might bring. But on the other side of the coin, any day you can get out of bed and walk around is something to be thankful for. Weather wise, it’s a cloudy, gloomy day here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up wasn’t all that bad though, sitting at 2.3 C | 36.14 F. Well above freezing. It also rained for most of the night, which got rid of most of our snow. Which is fine with me. Truth be told, I would be happy if it stayed like this all winter. It sure would save on the heating oil bill. Speaking of the oil bills. I had our tank filled up the day before yesterday. It only needed 3/4 of a tank. I almost fell over when I found out what it cost us. For 3/4 of a tank, it cost us $1,250.00. That set us back a wee bit, let me tell ya. There is no way us here in the north can afford that. The thing is, there is no reason it should be costing us that much, living in a country … that has all kinds of natural resources just waiting to be tapped into. The thing that really makes me shake my head … is that some here in Canada think we are making a huge difference going green. Kind of a joke really, as in one had our powers that be doesn’t want us to use oil and gas here in Canada, but yet … we sell it for huge prices to other countries. All that we are accomplishing going green is nothing, truth be told, as all the large countries are carrying on doing as they always have. What I believe we should be doing, as I said many times, is to tap into what lies under the ground and make it safe to use. Not a big deal with what our scientists know today. Anyway, that is my rant today. That furnace bill kind of ruffled my whiskers a bit.
With that, I am off for a bowl of oatmeal. We picked up a few bags when we went to town yesterday. The trip there and back home was pleasant. We also noticed that around 30% of the people in the stores were wearing a mask. I guess they are realizing now, that it is better to wear a mask than laying in bed sick. My wife and I wear ours and feel good about it. We also put on some hand sanitizer before going into the stores, and when we come out. And when we eat our lunch in our car, we wash our hands with a couple of wash cloths that my lovely wife brings with us in a baggy. Anyway, you have a great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Lumber And How It’s Changed

Just goes to show you how things have changed over the years. Bottom line, as with most things today, we are paying ten times more for ten times less. And the worst part is we are supposed to like it.

Lumber Prices

About right.

It’s even worse now in 2022. Outrageous prices.

More On Laws

The Ontario’s New Democrats said that they will bring in a law to fight Islamophobia and other sorts of hate if elected to form government.


In my eyes, all this will do is cause more problems. People will be people and more laws is not what is needed. Right now, we have tons of laws that are causing havoc all across the country. It’s no wonder why so many are rebelling against Governments, getting worse and worse every day. Canada is becoming a country without leadership of any merit. Soon you won’t be able to say or do anything without someone giving you grief. Actually, we are almost there now. My Opinion Only.

Rules Laws and Regulations

Talking to a person and saying he is bald is now considered sexual harassment by a British tribunal.

What is the world becoming. LOL Hell, I am partially bald myself, and it doesn’t bother me one bit if some calls me bald. Reason being it’s the truth. I kind of think, that some people have too much spare time on their hands. Anyway, in my eyes it’s a ridiculous rule. But then again, we here in Canada have a lot of unnecessary laws and rules too. We can’t do this, we can’t do that. We can’t wear this, and we can’t wear that, because we might offend someone, LOL It’s my opinion that there are a lot of people out there that needs to grow up.

Oil Prices and Other Things

So the oil for our furnace came today. I like to top it up for the summer, so we are ready for winter. That was a shock as it cost us $900.00 for a little over a quarter tank. I told him to stop at 900.00. The thing is, there is no reason we the working man should have to pay such ridiculous prices. We are one of the riches countries in the world with Natural Resources, and our Powers that Be are doing everything in their power to bring hardships to us. With taxes of all kinds. They have taken all our rights away, and now they are working on taking our lifestyles away too.

The next thing is, they are bringing in all these immigrants. Where are they going to stay? Where are they going to work? Well, I will tell you. We the working man has to foot the bill once again. I suspect a lot of them don’t have any heating bills, or food bills or medical bills. Our governments are paying it for them. They say they aren’t, but I don’t believe that for one second. I am not saying all of them are a problem, don’t take me the wrong way. A lot of them are very hardworking people. When they can find jobs. But I think a lot of people knows what I am talking about.

Simply put, we can’t keep on taking in immigrants. We don’t have the funds to do so or the places for them to stay. Oh! That is another thing the government says they will build more homes for them to live in. That’s another laugh, as who is going to pay for these houses.

And the prices of lumber and material. Well, I won’t get into that today, I am upset enough for one day. Think I will go have a drink or two and do some front porch sitting … on a porch that my lovely wife and I worked our whole life for. Over 70 years, with tons of hardships thrown in for good measure. In other words, we deserve what we have today… It wasn’t given to us. We never took one red cent of government money in our whole life, not like some I know. And don’t get me going on some that are on disabilities. Now, I said some, not all.

Handing Out Money

The NDP says they would offer grants of $7,000 to$11,000 for people to make energy efficient upgrades to their homes, and interest-free financing for higher amounts, which would both help lower utility bills and help the environment.


First off … even with the grants, I believe it would be unfeasible for the normal working man to make these adjustments. To me, it’s all about votes. The thing is, the money that these Powers That Be or Wanna Be’s are handing out, is our money … the working man’s money. Not theirs. Simple as that. And I sure didn’t or wouldn’t give them my permission to give it away. And one last thing. Their thoughts on helping the environment is out to lunch. Only in Canada.

Immigration Canada

Canada is confronting a massive immigration backlog.

So here’s the thing. Where are all these immigrants going to live? How are they going to look after themselves. And the biggie, where are they going to live?

Well, it’s simple, the working man is going to have to put up the cash that is needed. It’s not what most want, but there is nothing we can do about it. Sign of a government out of control. But … that being said, it has been that way from the beginning of time.

Schools and Spending

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Ontario Liberals will spend $10 billion on schools if elected.

Who is this guy that wants to spend 10 Billion Dollars of the working man’s money. And on top of that, he wants to spend it on education, of all things. Education is in need of a change, for sure, but not what this feller has in mind. The way I see it, that’s a hell of a lot of money that could go to better places. , it’s all about votes and nothing more. If he can get the teachers on his side, he is smiling. Damn shame the way this country is heading., that’s all I can say.

Removing a few cents in tax

The Ontario Liberals said on Friday that, if elected, they would remove the provincial portion of the HST from prepared food purchases under $20 and get their money back by increasing taxes on wealthy residents and highly profitable corporations.


Kind of made me laugh hearing this. Making it so people eat more junk food. How about lowering the price of healthy food in the grocery stores. Seems these Powers That Be or wanta be’s will do anything to get elected these days. But then again, it’s been that way as far back as I can remember. It’s not what is good for the working man, it’s all about making them more money, and they make a good wage once elected, let me tell ya. Anyway I am off for supper been a long busy day.

Views On Things

Handguns

The Trudeau government is considering a nationwide ban on handguns.

This is what some governments think will fix the problems, that are out there today. Truth be told, it doesn’t do anything. Education is one thing that is needed on how to handle a gun safely. Soon no one in Canada will be able to protect themselves anymore. Along with that, the way our country is going, we might be in need of some protection sooner than later. And one last thing. No matter what anyone does, if someone wants to get a gun to do some damage, they will get one. Taking away guns makes it real easy for the bad guys to go about their business. And you can take that to the bank.

Seniors You Gotta Love Them

The data shows that Canada’s seniors over the age of 85 are among the fastest-growing age groups in the country, marking another milestone on the slow march to what experts warn will be a crisis in care for the country’s elders.

Who Are These Experts. That’s What I Would Like To Know??

Now here again what I feel they are saying is, that us seniors are going to be causing a burden on society down the road a way. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be that way. If our powers that be starts implementing better care for our seniors, and stops spending money foolishly. In doing so … there won’t be an issue. Also, these so-called Powers That Be forget that some day they will be old too. But then again, they are living off the working man’s money.

And one last thing while I am ranting away here on this subject.

It should be noted that technically we are not senior citizens. No Sir! What we really are is Recycled Teenagers.

Avian influenza

Avian influenza (AI), commonly known as “bird flu”, is a contagious viral infection that can affect several species of food producing birds as well as pet birds and wild birds. AI viruses can be classified into 2 categories: low pathogenicity (LPAI) and high pathogenicity (HPAI) viruses, based on the severity of the illness caused in birds.

Now here is another virus that affects animals that is slowly spreading into our country. When I look at something like that, it gets my mind to wondering …. What If or when will it transfer to humans. I kind of think it is just a matter of time. Hate to think that way, but it’s the way I am, and so far throughout my life, my instincts have pretty well been right on the money.

Ukraine And War

Trudeau says Canada is sending more artillery to Ukraine.

You know, I am thinking that we here in Canada and the USA should be directing our money towards our own military and defence systems right now. Actually, we should have been doing it years ago. The reason being, I kind of think that what is happening in Ukraine right now is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. I have a stinking suspicion that we could be in for some real hard times here in Canada and the USA, Things that we never thought were possible are sitting on our doorstep. We think we are sheltered countries living so far away, but truth be told we aren’t. We are more vulnerable than we have ever been, because our Powers that Be hasn’t kept up with the times. On top of all that, our Powers That be has taken away the means for protecting our selves. They say they will. That’s a laugh in itself. I wouldn’t hesitate to bet if something should occur like a war, the Powers that Be, would disappear into the woodwork. You wouldn’t see them for dust. Today, a lot of people are so dependent on our Powers That Be, that they can’t do anything for themselves. And what a shame that is. All I can say is, we had better start looking after ourselves and stop relying on others to do everything for us. And along with, that … it wouldn’t hurt to gather a few things to protect yourself. My opinion only, take it for what its worth.

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Mortgage Rates on the rise

In the news today. Rising interest rates make it more expensive to borrow money from lenders.

Well, truth be told, interest rates had to rise sooner or later. The thing is when a person takes out a mortgage, they have to plan for these things. I wonder what would happen if they raised the interest rates back up to 18 % like I had to pay years ago when I bought my farm. We struggled, but we made it work.

Virus

Michigan reports 3,215 new COVID cases, 70 deaths over past five days. Now, I know that is in the USA, but still… that’s a lot of deaths. We here in Ontario, Canada aren’t being told any more of what is really taking place. Darn shame, as all they had to do was keep the mask mandate in effect. I can’t see what the big deal is in wearing a damn mask. Sheesh! That is my feelings on the subject.

Have a good night.

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They are saying that the Liberals will increase the minimum wage to $16 an hour by Jan. 1, 2023. If they win the election.

My opinion on the subject is: It’s fine and dandy to make them statements, but no one is taking into consideration how the small businesses are going to be able to afford this increase. They are having a hard time as it is, to make ends meat. So to speak.


That’s the thing here in Canada, we are dictated to do this, and do that, we don’t have any say anymore. It’s getting worse and worse. Actually, it’s happening all over the world. Years ago, the business’s paid what they could afford, and the people had the option of working or not working. They weren’t forced to pay a certain wage. Kind of a shame the way the world is becoming.

In The News

Today in the news they say that a man who killed a woman, and 2 children gets life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

This where I disagree with our system. To me, this guy shouldn’t ever be able to get out of jail. Truth be told, I like how things are handled in the USA when it comes to cases like this. My opinion only.

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Gas & Oil

Ottawa Reveals 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan;
Of how, they plan on putting a cap on the oil and gas sector, designed to lower emissions to get to net-zero by 2050.

That is fine in theory, but I don’t think it will work, as simply put the rest of the world isn’t doing their share, so all that we accomplish will probably be for nothing, other than costing us here in Canada billions of dollars. As our Powers That Be, can’t do anything without the working man’s money.

And along with that, we don’t have a good alternative to turn to. If it was up to me, I would take what we have, and use our knowledge to make it safe. We have some pretty smart people out there today. But hey! I have been known to be wrong from time to time.

Birth Control In Canada

Scientists believe they may have reached a breakthrough in developing a birth control pill for men.

And here in Canada some are saying we don’t have enough people, we need more immigrants.

I must be missing something.

Left Unsaid

Biden said Putin cannot remain in power.

Myself, I kind of think that statement was a mistake. But who am I to say, living in Canada. As our Powers That Be have made their share of not so good statements here at home too.

Immigrants

They are saying that young immigrants may leave Canada due to our high cost of living.

Well, it’s unfortunate, but we that have lived here all our lives have been putting up with it. Handing out more money isn’t the answer. And that, I believe, is what this announcement is really about. Someone trying to get more money. We have been giving too much away as it is to other countries along with other things that I won’t mention. My Opinion Only.

The Question Of the Day

Should I take CPP at age 60, even though I only have a small pension and no other investments?

My opinion is. “Take it as soon as you can. Life is short.” I did, and I have been enjoying it for years. The best decision I have ever made.

Well, one of them.

Free Speech

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Hmm, I think he has something there.

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This quote is so true. Especially today.

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Powers That Be

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that a deal with the Federal NDP, effective Tuesday, will now allow the Trudeau Liberals to stay in power until 2025.

Only in Canada. But as I have always said. If you vote Liberal, you vote NDP, no difference what’s so ever. In my eyes though, they shouldn’t be allowed to join up with another party just to get their own way. Kind of makes me think back to when my kids were young. They would try all kinds of tactics to get what they wanted. Ha Ha

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I’ll go along with that.

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Good Article

I believe that this article explains what is happening in a nutshell. A lot of things that they are treating if left alone would most likely cause no harm at all. A lot of the harm comes from finding out things and the treatments that are being used today. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that over half of the operations and tests could be avoided if looked at more closely. My Opinion Only.

Over diagnosis https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/overdiagnosis-a-major-health-care-problem-calgary-er-doc/wcm/caf83924-eba5-4884-8da3-af56f3117424‘ of disease presents harm to patients: Calgary ER doc

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Fake News

NATO chief calls on allies to ‘step up’ defence spending, after Trudeau vows to assess commitments.

We should have built up our military years ago.

As most things, sad to say. Canada relies on other countries. You would have thought this virus in part would have shown them that, relying on others, isn’t the road to take.

Change is needed, that is for certain.

What’s Happening On March 10/2022

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It’s another sunny morning here in Northern Ontario. The temperatures aren’t all that bad neither. Getting out of bed, they were sitting at -5.9 C | 21.38 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. The sun however will be struggling for space with the clouds trying to block it. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good. But with the prices of gas in our country, folks are starting to stay home more. Which in one way will save them some money. In my eyes, there is no reason that we here in Canada, having so much oil and gas, should have to pay these ridiculous prices. It all boils down to money, our money, that goes into their pocket.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then get to work on some things my lovely wife has been wanting me to do. Oh, one last thing regarding these so-called specialists that are lifting the mask requirement.

Wearing a mask isn’t a big deal. It’s not a restriction. It’s a protection for you and others. But in saying that, the politicians are going to do what ever necessary to get elected. That’s the bottom line in a nutshell.

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Gas Prices.

Gas prices continue to surge!

Why is that? Simple really. It’s because we here in Canada has become too reliant on other countries for things that we can produce here at home. We have enough oil here in Canada, that we don’t need to be buying it from other countries like Russia. And this going green isn’t the way to solve the problems that we are having now.

War and Such

“If Russia is destroyed, we will be next. This is for sure,” said Wang Yongchun, a retiree in Beijing. “The United States wants to dominate the world.”

Hmm. Now, if there was ever any fake news. This is it.

Just another ploy to make you think what is happening in the world today, is all about us here in North America. The thing is, people like Yongchun seems to have the ability to swing things around to their way of thinking.

You would think the world is going through enough with this virus without having to put up with this nonsense.

Made In Canada

You can see how far we’ve drifted away from a real economy, by simply walking down the aisles of a Walmart or Canadian Tire store and picking up any of the products on the shelves: In doing so, you’ll quickly discover that hardly any are made in North America, let alone Canada.

We are becoming a country that depends on other countries to survive. The thing is. There is no need for it.

Words of Wisdom

These Damn Conspiracy Knuckleheads are very upsetting sometimes!

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Conspiracy On The Move

A video posted on a couple of social media platforms, of two United Nations Airplanes parked at Voyageur Airways, at Jack Garland Airport in North Bay, started a few more conspiracy theories floating around. Even though the truth of the matter is that the planes are there for repairs.

I have to agree with the Mayor in North Bay saying what he did.

LOL, This just goes to show you what is happening on these Social Media Platforms these days, with some folks saying things that isn’t true. I can’t for the life of me see why they do these things, other than they enjoy filling minds with worthless thoughts.

I wouldn’t hesitate to bet that some of these so-called conspiracy spreaders still believe the world is flat. Ha Ha.

Protests and Things

In the news today: Has Trudeau gone too far by invoking the Emergencies Act?

I don’t believe so. At this stage in the game, he has to do what ever to get things back to normal.
If anything, things should have been nipped in the butt from the very beginning
Now you might think I am against all these protests, but I’m not. Truth be told, I believe a few are on the right track with trying to get their message across.
But there is a place and a time to do so.

And at the moment, we here in Canada, as well as the rest of the world, has enough on our minds getting over this virus that is among us, along with getting our economies back to where they should be.
Now, when it comes to these truckers. They are a small bunch, just trying to be heard, something like I try to do occasionally, and you know, I agree with them in part. But not to the extent that some of them are doing today.

Myself I believe that wearing a mask, self distancing, along with some of these vaccines, has been proven to save lives. And to me, that is all that is important. Now, that isn’t saying that I am for all vaccines, as there has been a few that didn’t work out. I also believe that some, not all, are trying to promote certain medicines that well …. Let’s leave it at that.

Anyway, let’s hope things gets back to normal soon. I am going to go have a cup of tea.

The British say it’s’ a good way to calm down. Tea and crumpets, you know.

No I am not English Ha ha.

Immigration 2022 Canada

Canada aims to welcome 432,000 immigrants in 2022 to fill labour gaps.

Hmm, now don’t get to thinking that I am against all immigration, as I am not, but I have to say, it kind of makes me wonder why we are doing this in such great amounts, with all the homeless that are out there today that can’t get a job. And on top of that, we don’t have enough homes or places for folks to live in as it is. Makes me shake my head wondering, how some of our Powers That Be minds work. They say we need immigration to move forward in one breath and then in another breath some countries are saying that :

Immigration can cause over-population issues. …
It encourages disease transmission. …
Immigration can create wage disparities. …
It creates stressors on educational and health resources. …
Immigration reduces the chances of a developing nation. …
It is easier to exploit immigrants.

Beats the hell out of me. Maybe I am just getting too old to see the upside on things these days. I think I will go have my second cup of coffee, perhaps it will clear my head. Have a good day.

Canada

In the headlines today: Canada appears to have lost control of its capital.

Kind of makes you wonder what shape we would be in if another country tried to take over. Hmm, maybe they are. Makes me shake my head.

My Old School House

Here is the old school house that I went to many years ago. Notice the two doors, one on each side. Girls and Boys. Ha Ha.

Today, they would call that discrimination. Singling one out over the other. Just another bit on how our world has become these days.

The thing is … what happened in the past shouldn’t be destroyed as some are doing with our statues, books and things. We should look at them, as a remember-when, and learn from them. Destroying our past is destroying our future.

Oh! And actually, I think it would be a good idea to have separate doors today.

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The reason why I am vaccinated!

I’m fully vaccinated and boosted.

        No, I don't know "what's in it". Neither this vaccine nor the ones I had as a child. Nor do I know what's in the 11 secret herbs and spices at KFC. I also don't know exactly what's in Ibuprofen or any other painkiller-- they just treat my headaches & my pains. I don't know what's in tattoo ink, Botox and fillers, or every ingredient in my soap, shampoo or deodorants. I don’t know the long-term effect of mobile phone use, or whether that restaurant I just ate at REALLY used clean foods and washed their hands. There's a lot of things I don't know.


        I do know one thing: life is short. Very short. And I, personally, still want to do things. I want to travel and hug people without fear and find a little feeling of life "before". Throughout my life I've been vaccinated against many diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, chickenpox, hepatitis, influenza, tetanus, shingles, pneumonia. We trusted the science, and never had to suffer through or transmit any of those said diseases.

        I'm vaccinated. Not because I’m a sheep or to please the government. Not to make other people do it. But I don't want to:

        * die from Covid-19

        * clutter a hospital bed if I get sick
        * not be able to hug my loved ones
        * not be able to travel & enjoy events
        * live my life in fear


        Can't say it any clearer. I'm vaccinated for me and I wear a mask for you!

All the huff about Fossil Fuel

The first question I would ask. “Is what are we going to replace fossil fuel with?”
That is the question everyone should be asking.
Our powers that be says, they will replace it with Electric Heating.
First off, in theory, I would agree that is a fantastic idea. But in reality, it isn’t possible right now, as there is no way anyone can afford to heat their homes with electricity. Or if everyone switched over, do we have the means to do so. And we won’t have the means to do so for years to come. That also goes for all these so-called new electric cars they are building these days. Good luck in finding the electricity to run them. And here again, no one will be able to afford to keep them running.

The thing is. It is easy enough to talk the part, like some are doing, but making it work is a whole different story.
What they should be doing is funding some of these great minds that we have here in Canada. Saying. “Here is some money, figure out how we can make this clean energy that we will be needing. Where would they get this money? Simple, stop giving it away to other countries, along with these huge corporations. They will make out just fine, without it. Hell, some of these salaries, that these huge corporations are handing out, are ridiculous amounts.

You know, if we did just that, we would have enough money to take care of thousands of neglected things here at home.
As I said, we have some great minds in our country, all’s they require, is a bit of help to make things happen.

The bottom line is. We have to become self efficient here in Canada, and stop relying on others … but more importantly, start using some common sense. Damn it!!

Oh, and one more thing. We here in Canada have more fossil fuels than most other countries just waiting to be tapped into. Why not find a way, so we can use them safely, without hurting our environment. It can be done, we just need to figure out how.

There is no such thing is can’t be done! Not in today’s world.

Handing out the working man’s money

The former Ukrainian president says war can still be avoided, but says Canada needs to give them more aid. MONEY, Weapons and so on. Who is this guy?

Oh! This just on January 24/2022: Ukraine says thanks for the cash, but they’d prefer guns.

Give certain countries an inch, they take a mile. Heck, we just gave them 150 Million or so. Oh sorry, loaned them 150 million or so. That’s a knee-slapper in itself.

Giving any country money isn’t the answer in my eyes. I say. Support them with advice, food and clothing if needed and let things run its course. That is what some countries are doing. All this money we are handing out to other countries, we could be putting to good use right here in Canada. How about helping the homeless, housing, truckers, or our seniors. I know I sure could sure use a raise. And I would put it to good use right here in Canada. Another would be making our own vaccines right here at home.

You know, many years ago my old Dad told me. That a country, I won’t mention the name, asked for help. Knowing that, Canada started giving them money. We soon found out that wasn’t the answer. Then we decided to buy them equipment, so they could make their country better themselves. That didn’t work either, because as soon as we showed them how to operate the machinery … and left. They just went back to the way they were, and the equipment rusted away, not being used. Goes to prove, that some countries you can’t help.

We need to learn that interfering in their lifestyle, or trying to convert them, which is what some have been doing for years now, isn’t the thing to be doing. Just make’s me shake my head, seeing all the waste. But … then again, that’s what Canada is all about, always has been. I should say … that is what our Governments here in Canada are all about. I didn’t mean the working man.

Oh … alright, there are some Government officials I am sure that are on the right track. I just haven’t met them yet.

And one last thing that some forgets. The money that the Government has isn’t theirs. The money belongs to the people that make up this country that we call Canada, not them. But you wouldn’t know it by the way they are handing it out.

That’s my rant, or whatever, for the day. Now I am going for a coffee. I would have thought all that snow shovelling I just did would have cooled me down some. Ha Ha.

India Gaining Ground

You know. I have to give them credit. As they have seen that the future is the way to go, to grow and become self-reliant. The problem with Canada, and other countries, is that countries like Canada has contributed to their advancement and success, instead of doing it themselves. These countries, like China, know exactly what they are doing, and behind the scenes they are smiling and saying. Keep sending us money, buying our clothing, produce, pharmaceutical drugs, and funding our military. We will be there for you in your time of need. Now, I am not saying they are in the wrong. As I am not. What I am saying is, we, here in Canada, are in Dire need of a Government that will work towards our country first. The issue I am having with that is … I haven’t seen one yet. That’s my rant for the day. But the video below does show you, what can be done, if you set your greatest minds to work with the support they require. Stay safe.

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Strawberry producer

Strawberry producer, Ever Tru Farms launches in Ontario.

I wish them all the best. We need more like this. Grown in Canada. I will be looking for them in the grocery store.

Ontario Election

A new Ontario poll gives Doug Ford’s PCs a 9-point lead.

Well, with all that has been going on with this virus. I think Bob Ford did the best he could, with who and what he had to work with. And one has to remember, no one expected that a virus would run rampant across the whole world. I just hope that we here in Canada has learned a lesson from all this. We need to start looking after ourselves. All my life, I have stressed. You have to look after yourself first. If you don’t. You won’t be able to help anyone.

One biggie would be to start manufacturing vaccines and other medicines here at home, so we can be self-sufficient.

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Snow Forts

St. Catharines kids are building snow forts on and along the roads.

Kids are kids, but there are times that they need to be told right from wrong. And this is one of those times. Where are the parents?

Fighting and Wars

Canada is asked to match U.S. and United Kingdom shipments of defensive weapons to Ukraine as the threat of a Russian invasion continues to hang over Eastern Europe.

Well here again I don’t like to wade in what one should be doing or shouldn’t be doing, but I will say this. I personally think we should be minding our business here in Canada and looking after our own problems. There are a lot more pressing things than making guns, wars and so on. I would have thought this virus that is in every country would have brought us humans together instead of apart. But I was wrong, and what a shame that is,

Homer Simpson’s Look a Like

I read an article today, that says, that some people are noticing more and more similarities between Doug Ford and Homer Simpson.

And yes … we all know it’s the people that doesn’t like the Conservatives. We also know or should know that they are being sarcastic with saying that. Personally … I enjoy watching Homer from time to time. Maybe it’s because he’s a down to earth kind of guy, saying things like they are.

Covid Outbreaks

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 small animals after hamsters blamed for COVID-19 outbreak in closed-off city

Hmm, and they say we Canadians started this virus through a letter. I know … Hong Kong, China, same location.

Justice for All?

Premier Jason Kenney asked Alberta’s justice minister to take a leave of absence,” from his duties, until a review into his conduct following a distracted-driving ticket he received in 2021 is completed.
Well … I think most of us know where this is headed. Ha Ha.

School

For some Canadian students, school disruptions have become routine.

If asked, I would say that most of all our students in school these days are more than happy to work from home.

I also think that they are doing it all wrong with the students going online. My suggestion would be doing as we did years ago when the young ones were out of school, either by sickness or going on a vacation.

The parent goes to the school. They tell them the situation and the teacher gives them enough homework for one week. They take the homework home and the parents make sure they get it done. Usually the kids can do a weeks work within a day or so.

It then is taken back to the teacher, who looks things over. That’s it. Simple way of doing things.

To me, this online thing is a waste of time and money.

Take Care. GW

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Information and how it is displayed

Pacific tsunami threat wanes, but volcanic ash from the eruption hinders response.

So … most of us know the article above is related to an eruption of a volcano that happened a couple of days ago.

The thing that catches my attention, so to speak, is how they have to keep it on going. When actually it was, or is, no threat at all. They do that with a lot of things on the internet today.

Another example would be: An asteroid is heading toward earth. So immediately everyone has to have a look-see. I would. But when you do go to the site, you find out that, yes … it is heading in our direction, but they didn’t tell you, that it would pass earth by a million miles or more. But it doesn’t stop there, as when you click on that site, you just sent hundreds if not thousands of dollars to the sponsors of that site. Ha Ha. Hey, I am not saying it is the wrong thing to do … in part, as I do it all the time. But it does show you, how information, be it false or fact, can change a persons way of thinking. Truth be told, I believe that is how Facebook made its millions, along with other social media platforms.

Anyway, you have a great day. GW

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Vaccinations & Truckers

The federal government says the vaccine mandate for truckers crossing into Canada from the United States will come into effect this Saturday as planned, despite a previous statement from the Canada Border Services Agency that said Canadian truck drivers would be exempt.

Well, I don’t usually side with the Liberals, heck I don’t usually side with any political party, but in this case I think they have done the right thing. It’s about time they stood up for doing what’s right. It’s a no-brainer, if you’re not vaccinated, you shouldn’t be allowed into our country. The truth of the matter is, it is for the good of the unvaccinated too. But putting all things aside, at the very least it helps slow down the virus a bit, so that our hospitals can cope with things. Every bit helps.

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WHo comes up with this stuff?

Due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, we are evaluating whether there is a need to update reporting to distinguish between causal and incidental deaths related to COVID-19,. “For example, we have heard anecdotal evidence….

To me, it’s just another way of twisting things around. But the thing I would like to point out, is the words they use these days. Truth be told, most people doesn’t understand a word they are saying. Which I suspect is why they do what they do.

Like the word Anecdotal. Man, I can’t even pronounce it. I had to look it up in the dictionary. Which says … Of, characterized by, or full of anecdotes. Based on casual observations or indications rather than rigorous or scientific analysis. Pertaining to, or abounding with, anecdotes.

Heck, even our dictionaries can’t explain some of the words they are using these days. At least not in Layman’s Terms.

Oh, Layman’s means … Without all the bullsh……

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COVid Shots

Justin Trudeau says the provinces will have enough COVID-19 vaccines to provide everyone eligible booster shots and fourth doses if they become necessary.

I think this is where I have to draw the line, as I don’t think it is a good idea getting the fourth booster shot, until we know more. I think as it is, just by the way my body felt after the booster shot, that three is enough. Another would over load our system. Which I think could cause us problems, more than we have now. The old saying goes: “Too much of a good thing isn’t always good.”

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Travelling

Avoid Canada, American travellers warned!!

I would think that is a good idea. But I also think Canadians should be thinking twice before going to America, at least for now.

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Schools & Covid

The Ontario government says parents will only be notified of potential COVID-19 outbreak when approximately 30 per cent of students in their school are absent.

Well, that statement sure shows me the mentality of our Powers That Be.

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Mentality of some People

Keeping schools open a ‘tough call’ as Omicron spreads across Ontario. To me, there is no question of what to do. The only thing we can do is close things down. I have to laugh as some of the questions that these so-called journalists asked Bob Ford today is simply dumb. Asking questions, like … how long will it be before Children will be back in school. I don’t know where their minds are, other than trying to make a name for themselves. As simply put, no one really knows. Wait and see is what I would tell them. My advice. Simply put. Close everything down. No, it won’t stop this virus, but it will give the hospitals, doctors and scientists time to deal with things. Yes, it will hurt a few businesses, but not as much as the virus will if we have no resources left to help the sick. Just look at the number of infections, it’s a no-brainer on what we should be doing. Stop thinking about money and do what’s right. That’s my rant for the day. Take care and stay safe.

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Schools

The Ontario government will stop collecting COVID-19 numbers from school boards and suspend reporting of new coronavirus infections among students and staff starting next week.

The only reason they are doing this, is that they don’t want people to know the mistake they are making, by allowing kids to go back to school. Makes me shake my head in wonder, how some politicians think they can fool us. But then again, they have been doing it for years. Will it change? Never, unfortunately.

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Schools and Learning

What they are saying regarding children in schools.

“They’re an essential service. They’re essential to students and in order for children and youth to grow and develop, they need to be in school,” this woman says on Wednesday.

I don’t believe it for one minute. It’s my opinion that kids do not need to be in school to develop and grow. To me, that statement is a myth. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that the kids are probably learning more on the Internet than in schools these days. Furthermore, the virus is spreading fast among the younger ones, who in turn spread it to others. Makes me shake my head with their reasoning. And taking it one step further, I bet most of the kids today would rather stay at home.

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Schools of today

At least two GTA school boards are warning students to prepare for a lump of coal this Christmas.

The reason for this is, if this virus gets going, which it will, then the kids might have to work from home. So what’s wrong with that? It’s funny how things have changed over the years, as when I was young, an announcement like the one above, would have made me the happiest kid around. But setting that aside … I honestly believe that most kids would be happy to be working from home today. Sure, there are a few that wouldn’t, but most I think would.

Taking this school thing one step further. I think we all need to realize, that this learning from home will eventually be the norm for most all countries. It’s the sign of the future. You can grumble and complain all you want, but it won’t change one thing, not in the long haul. At the moment it is all about money and jobs. In all honesty, most jobs will still be there, even if we eliminate going to school, meaning buildings, as the kids will still need supervision in the beginning. Kids are smart today, in a lot of ways, and a lot of that smartness hasn’t arrived through the way of schools. They have learned most of what they know on their own … online, or as some call The INTERNET. Can you imagine how much money, the Powers That Be, will save … if they sold all that land, and didn’t have to maintain all them buildings? I guess the next question would be. When it happens, and it will … where, and what will they spend the working man or woman’s money on? That’s the big question. I personally have a few ideas where it could go, if they are interested. My Opinion Only.

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Wasted Money

The Canadian government will set aside $40 billion — more than $30 billion in U.S. currency — to compensate Indigenous people who faced abuses as children in the country’s residential schools, officials announced Monday. The funds will also be used to reform the country’s troubled child welfare system.

Hmm. Well, if asked, I would say that some dollars going to towards the troubled child welfare system is okay. What happened years ago, though, was done by a few select individuals, and I don’t believe that the working man today, that didn’t have anything to do with them issues, should have to put their hard-earned dollars towards something that wasn’t of their doing. 30 Billion dollars of that could go towards making vaccines right here in Canada, which would save thousands of lives in the coming days, months and years. What happened in the past should remain the past. My opinion only.

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Seniors Mistreated

As one feller said: There was a time that you would see seniors walk into long-term care with their suitcase and a smile.
“That’s no longer the case,” “These aren’t homes for the aged. They’re warehouses they put them in.”
“We were promised significant change by our powers that be and instead, we’re getting another 30 years, unless we stop it, of for-profit licenses paid for by public money.” And it should also be noted that our powers to be has been awarding tens of thousands of long-term care beds to for-profit operators, among them those with the most horrific records during the pandemic.
It’s a damn shame how a country like Canada treats its seniors. Myself, being a senior, I sometime get the feeling that certain powers that be, want to eliminate us older folks. And I have occasionally heard a few folks whispering, thinking … I don’t hear them saying. Damn Seniors, we would all be better off without them. Myself I have strong shoulders, but for some saying things like that it really hurts. Anyway, … we have to start looking after our old and do it quickly. And for these young bucks out there all full of pi…. and vinegar. I say this, if it wasn’t for us older folks you wouldn’t be here where you are today, in your nice cushy homes without us. That’s all I have to say on the subject.

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Some things never change

Will gas prices in Canada be affected by Biden tapping into U.S. oil reserves?

In a country such as Canada with more resources than a lot of countries, in my mind, our gas prices should be the lowest. Same O …The working man pays the way.

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Par for the course

Demand for financial assistance program doubles during the pandemic in the north.

I often wonder how these businesses that are asking for help, were making out before this virus hit us.

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Smile for the day

Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday praised the legislative accomplishments of President Biden while appearing to claim that everyday Americans didn’t understand or “appreciate” them.

Well … she in my eyes is one piece of work, that’s for sure. No more needs to be said.

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Seniors in Canada

They say …. Canadians want home care, not long-term care facilities, after COVID-19 .
You know, I agree that more seniors should be looked after at home. At home they still have a sense of belonging, a reason to get out of bed in the morning. I also feel that there are a lot of families that could and should be looking after their Mothers and Fathers. Just look around …. huge homes with only two people living in them. What a shame it is. I would think that that a lot of the younger folks should get off their butts and look after their Mom and Dad. And one last thing. A lot of these seniors homes have been getting away with …….. now for a lot of years. It’s time we put a stop to it. All it would take is if the Government put in their share and the people did their share our seniors would be enjoying their remaining days, instead of sitting in a nursing home in front of a window looking out with no one to talk to. Makes me sad that we live in a country that puts up with this. It’s not only the governments fault, its the people themselves too.

Electric Cars, Environment

Doug Ford says:”I’m not going to give rebates to guys that are buying $100,000 cars — millionaires,” he said Wednesday, even though his own government says it’s counting on rising sales of those electric vehicles (EVs) to help bring down greenhouse gas emissions.

I have to say I agree with him on this one. What could be done, in part, is maybe helping those with a low income to buy an electric vehicle and not the rich. That is … when they come down in price, as at the moment no one can afford one … other than the rich. The next thing is, what is the electricity going to cost the average person to run them?. Also … how are we going to support all this electricity without using fossil fuels to make it? Kind of a dilemma at the moment. What we need to be doing is finding a clean, less hazard way of making this electricity. Along with being affordable for the average person. Then go from there. Right now we are spending billions of dollars on promoting these vehicles with government officials running all over the world, that could be put towards finding the solution. My Opinion Only.

Food for thought

Clouds of toxic foam float on the surface of India’s sacred Yamuna river.
Hmm, and this is a country that a lot of us here in North America buy produce from. Maybe … it’s a sign that we should be buying more things locally, here in North America???

CLIMATE Change

U.S & China issue a joint pledge to slow climate change in the next decade.
As I see it, these two giants agree to work together, but in reality all it is … is talk. Give the people what they want to hear, and then sit back and carry on as usual The public is happy, and the powers that be can get back to doing things as they always have done. Now hey! It is possible they are on the right track, but as far as I see things at the moment … it’s business as usual. Oh, and that comment on slowing things in the Next Decade … That is a long long time. Does our planet have that long???

Making things Right?

Pope to visit Canada for reconciliation with Indigenous people.

I guess it can’t hurt anything, but what good it will do is another thing. Hmm … I wonder how much his visit will cost us taxpayers. Maybe the money would have been better spent helping our friends in need in other ways, like … well there are lots of things it could go towards. Makes me shake my head. Anyway, my opinion only.

Times Change

You know, years ago when a guy thought a girl was pretty, they said so. And some still do today in some instances. Like what is happening in Alberta these days with one of the cabinet members saying: “I haven’t seen you on this floor before, because with a body like that, I would have noticed you.” Gosh. A few girls I knew when I was young would have thought that downright flattering. But as I say, time has changed, and now it is all about … Hmm, could it be that some folks don’t realize a good thing when they see or hear it. Everyone is so sensitive these days. My Opinion Only.

What are we doing?

Liberals to make immigration to Canada much easier. Who is this guy. Heck, we can’t look after the ones that live here now. Seniors being abused, no homes for them to stay in, people sleeping in tents and under bridges, with no food to eat. And the list goes on and on. Makes me shake my head at the minds of some of these people. The thing is … We have to look after ourselves first, if we don’t, the time will come … that we won’t be able to help anyone. And that time isn’t far off. As our governments are spending money faster than they can make it. It’s like looking at a blank wall, it’s right there in front of them to see, but they can’t see it. Hmm … more like they don’t want to see it.

Great Man

Here we go again. A great man (John Wayne) being put down because he said things he believed in, I believe John Wayne had the ability to see things that a lot of others didn’t. Or didn’t want to. He spoke his mind and let others speak theirs. You know, I believe that … some people don’t want to hear the truth. Why? Well, simply put, they don’t want their illusions destroyed.Not all, but some’. His son wrapped it up in just a few words:

“He wanted to work with people who earned their place,” Ethan Wayne explained. “He didn’t think anybody should get a job because he was a man, because she was a woman, because they were gay, because they were straight, because they were Chinese, African-American or Mexican. He thought you should get a job because you were the right person to do that job. Because you had skill and talent, and you would show up and get the job done. He didn’t care what you were.

Canada Day

Shame on Canada’: Thousands attend Cancel Canada Day rally on Parliament Hill.

Here again I just can’t pass this by without giving my opinion. The thing is. Yes, it was a great wrong that was done years ago, relating to a lot of things. Not with just the children. But in saying that, it is no reason in my eyes to stop a day of celebration like Canada Day. Heck, there are a lot of things we have to celebrate, which has nothing to do with the past. I believe, that the past should be left in the past. Learn from it and move on. My wife and I enjoyed our day, our home, and family, along with all we have accomplished over the years here in Canada. And, with all that we have been through for the past two years with this virus, Canada Day celebrations looks mighty damn good to me. But hey! That’s me, you do what you want. All these demonstrations isn’t going to make one I OTA of a difference. Not for me, anyway. GW

In the News Today

Teachers need ongoing anti-Black racism training, experts say.

You know, it makes me shake my head wondering who these experts are. LOL I believe that they are taking things too far these days. It seems you give someone an inch, and they then want a mile. And even then they won’t be happy. My opinion only.

Food for thought

Did you know, that Chinese companies are producing generic versions of branded drugs for a fraction of the price. Of the 3,000 pharmaceuticals – not including traditional medicines – manufactured in China since the 1950s, 99 percent are copies of foreign products, as are almost 90 percent of China’s biotech products. Is it a good thing? I think not as what they are making isn’t what they developed themselves. It should raise a few eyebrows. LOL

Made in Canada Vaccine Make it so!!!!!!

Do something” Made-In-Canada vaccine CEO pleads for federal government to respond.

I agree. The government of Canada should be jumping on this and fast. Why don’t they? Simple … they don’t want to hurt other manufactures feelings. I say to heck with those manufactures that aren’t supplying us … as they said they would, and get to making our own. Makes me shake my head knowing, that Canada is being put on the back burner so to speak and doing nothing about it. I am beginning to believe it is all about money, and one person that doesn’t like being told what to do. Who would that one person be? Hmm … Everyone should know that by now.

Money

When it comes to considering the impact of human-caused pollution on marine life, there could be one major factor that we have been overlooking; the effects of noise pollution.

LOL I am wondering how many millions was spent on finding out that bit of information, that could have been used to help the needy and fighting this virus LOL. That is just a sample of what we humans are doing, and I bet there are billions more being spent on useless things. My opinion only.

Update

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Tuesday the makings of an agreement to produce COVID-19 vaccines within Canada.

Hell I’ve been saying that we should have been doing this for years. It’s called being self efficient. If your self efficient you rely on no one which is where we should be today. Especially here in Canada. We have some of the finest minds in the world. Hmm, we also have some du... well I won’t get into that. And one last thing. The money we are giving to a lot of these huge corporations, along with others, should have been used to build these places to make vaccines, and taking it one step further, we should have been looking after the working man, like the farmers. They are the ones that need the help. In other words … do and make things right here in Canada … stop relying on other countries!!!!!! All that does, is make them rich and weakens us!!! I will say that one more time. Makes them rich and weakens us.!!! Which is what is happening right now. Take it for what it’s worth.

Open your eyes

Ontario is reporting an additional 138 cases in public schools across the province today, bringing the total in the last two weeks to 1,526 and 5,402 overall since school began.

And how many have they infected at home and other places?

Ah!!!!!! Do I need to say more? It doesn’t take a Philadelphia Lawyer to figure out what needs to be done. Since opening places like bars, churches, gyms and others. What has happened? Bottom line it all boils down to money, and votes, not what’s good for the people. But hey! That’s my opinion for what it’s worth.