Rants

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   No matter how old you get, your kids are always your kids. When your child’s life goes off the rail, so does yours. It doesn’t matter who you are, just look at Queen Elisabeth and the whole Andrew thing, if you are a parent your life is forever intertwined with those that you helped […]

A River Runs Through It

   The weekend that I left the hospital, it snowed. The weekend after that it snowed again, week three brought rain and this last weekend we had rain, thunder and lightening. So much precipitation has fallen, that the lands in my province are under water. Highways are impassable and entire communities are closed off behind […]

Putzes

   Prior to the invasion of Ukraine, the Russian army was considered a premiere fighting force. No one gave the Ukrainians much of a chance against the Russian army. The Russians had better equipment, were better trained and had an arrogant attitude from the Kremlin down to the grunt on the ground. There was no […]

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Spy-Guys

   Don’t tell the boss. Give him what he wants to hear. He doesn’t take bad news very well. He is prone to outbursts of rage. Does this sound vaguely familiar to anyone? The latest public perspective on the war on Ukraine is being supplied by the Intelligence sector of most countries. The ‘spy-guys’ are […]

One Of The Pack

 For a month, I have listened to the political and military pundits speak about how Vladimir Putin had under-estimated Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukraine people. These are the same experts, that as Russia conducted its military exercises along the Ukraine border in January, predicted the quick demise of Ukraine should the Russians cross the border. […]

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Was It Ever Close?

When the coronavirus first arrived, I thought that this was it. This was the thing that the world needed to bring it together. A common foe that would galvanize the species. At the outset it looked like I might be right. The ‘smart’ people stepped up and took charge, and we listened to what they […]

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Putin Pops

Would you shop in a store that sells only one item? Not an item tailored specifically to you, but just one item… one flavor only… no variety… take it or leave it. Probably not, unless that was specifically what you wanted, and the price was right. Otherwise, you would go to a different store, right? […]

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They Were Surprised??

And then there were none. As of Monday morning, the streets of the nation’s capital were devoid of semi-trucks and protesters. All the border crossings had re-opened and traffic was moving again in both directions. The only thing left happening outside in Canada, appears to be winter. On Thursday night, police started their Ottawa operation. […]

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Giddy-Up, Go!

Okay, let me get this straight. The ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest, whose only point appears to get governments to remove all restrictions and mandates they have ever issued in the history of restrictions and mandates, have caused the federal government to implement even more of the aforementioned restrictions and mandates. Please don’t take this the wrong […]

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A Canadian To Be Proud Of

Is it sacrilegious to talk about Olympics, a traditionally unifying event, when there are protests that are dividing the nation taking place every where? Of course, it isn’t! That’s because more than 99% of us are at home, staying warm, and watching it all on television!! We’re cheering on our nation’s athletes as they compete […]

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