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How Operating Systems May Affect The US Presidential Election 2016

I had a chuckle yesterday. Rand Paul, one of the GOP candidates stated that the polls were “off” because many young people use smartphones… I’ve been thinking of this for hours and it occurred to me that Paul is correct. … Continue reading

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Walking The Dog

I don’t have a dog. I don’t like dogs and they usually don’t like me. I’m a walker. On my walks I’m often accosted by dogs being territorial, despite the municipal by-law stating dogs must not demonstrate aggression on or … Continue reading

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Wikipedia, Again

Slashdot is carrying another story about the rise and fall of Wikipedia. (especially, see the comments: Is Wikipedia’s Popularity Causing Its Decline?) I loved the idea of Wikipedia in the early years. I used to read encyclopaediae, the dead-tree-kind, as … Continue reading

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Metal Fatigue

The other day, when I was clearing the driveway of snow for the Christmas Dinner, the snow-blower quit working. Oh, it would push snow but the auger would not turn. I could not see any jam or lump of ice … Continue reading

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“French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said European countries must “wake up” to terror threats, following the attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead.” See Paris attacks: France calls on EU to ‘wake up’ to threat “The killing of a Chinese … Continue reading

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Syria – Long Passed Time To Stand Up And Be Counted

“The Army of Conquest (Jaish al-Fata) alliance had made advances in the north-west in recent months, taking Idlib from pro-government forces. The alliance includes al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria and the hardline Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham, as well as several … Continue reading

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Moral Obligation = Conscience, Trump

Last week, Trump was at a “town hall” meeting when some nutcase started prattling about Muslims being a problem and that POTUS was a Muslim. He even suggested getting rid of Muslims. In the face of this “question” Trump responded … Continue reading

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Trump’s Stats

“The survey finds Trump with the support of 24% of Republican registered voters. His nearest competitor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, stands 11 points behind at 13%. Just behind Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has 9%, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio … Continue reading

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Turkey Steps Up

“Turkish planes have for the first time carried out air strikes against Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria.Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the air strikes, on three IS positions, “completely destroyed” their targets.On Thursday, Turkish forces exchanged fire with … Continue reading

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OMG! Manitobans Issued Licences To Kill

Sigh. I am old. I’m slowing down and the world is speeding up. Let the young folk deal with it…“MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES SPEED LIMIT TO INCREASE TO 110 KM/H ON MOST TWINNED SECTIONS OF TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY WEST OF WINNIPEG”.See Manitoba … Continue reading

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JeSuisCharlie Even my broken French can read that as “I am Charlie”, a wave of support for the outrageous French magazine raided by murdering scum today. If ever there was proof that a right to “carry” is needed in today’s … Continue reading

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Yesterday Called And Left A Smile

When I was a boy back on the farm and later in Winnipeg, I loved to “browse” various hardware stores and departments in the city. There were hundreds of them scattered every few blocks so homeowners could buy paint or … Continue reading

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