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Turkish prime minister says 49 hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed

Posted September 20, 2014 by Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey — Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group. […]

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We got trouble in River City folks!

Posted August 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers; I should warn you from the get-go that this article will not be politically correct or even nice! It might even border on the racist and elitist according to some, but I am going to say things that need to be said! Ya see, these last few weeks is one of those periods […]

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Putting more protein in Bird Droppings

Posted August 20, 2014 by Ted Bird

     Attention earthlings: Bird Droppings as an exclusive sports blog/commentary is no more.      There are only so many laurels I can toss at PK Subban and so much scorn I can heap on Bob Cole, so I’m branching out to bro…

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That downed jet was NOT a terrorist act!

Posted July 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, let’s get things back into perspective here! In spite of all the rhetoric and propaganda afforded to the situation, the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine was NOT an act of terrorism! Was it shot down by Russian separatists over the eastern part of the Ukraine? Yes! Was it shot down with Russian […]

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A disaster waiting to happen!

Posted July 7, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: As the anti-pipeline, anti-fracking, anti-oil, and anti-oil sands fanatics get more funding from the likes of Russia and the Middle-East, we are starting to see a tremendous jump in the volume of crude distributed by rail. Never mind that the pipeline for the Northern Gateway project will only add 1200 km to Canada’s […]

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Summers here, and the livin’ is easy!

Posted July 1, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Port Stanley, on Lake Erie, is a favourite summer spot for thousands, and has a beach that is swarming with people on a warm, sunny day. But! Not all those people are happy campers kids. The OPP did something to piss of somebody, because at 3 a.m. last night somebody stole their boat and torched […]

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A “view” of the future!

Posted June 30, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Perspective Research Department has done an extensive inquiry into the future of the “Google Glasses” and come up with a very probable scenario for these marvels of modern technology! Do ya remember Geordi’s visor on Star Trek? They will look something like that, only have what appears to be plain glass […]

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Rob Ford Endorsed by Charlie Sheen?

Posted June 27, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

How’s this for a vote of confidence, kids? Mayor Rob Ford is as “tough as nails” and can overcome his substance abuse problems, says one of Hollywood’s well-known bad boys. “He’s the mayor, he got that far,” Charlie Sheen said Thursday night as he walked the red carpet for Joe Carter’s annual star-studded charity event. […]

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Ya can’t get there from here!

Posted June 26, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Do you remember that TV commercial where a guy is trying to give directions to someplace or other, and after several attempts he scratches his head and says: “Ya can’t get there from here!” Funny eh? NO! It happened to me in real life today! The main intersection of downtown Byron, (which is a small […]

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Asshole of the Day! #244

Posted June 25, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, ya just can’t have it both ways, or all-ways, or always, or everything all at once! Or, as Stephen Wright says: “Ya can’t have everything ….., where would ya put it?” Which brings me to today’s :”Asshole of the Day!” First let me tell ya that London, Ontario has a high unemployment rate due […]

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“Assholes of the Day!”

Posted June 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Two! Count ‘em, Two for the price of one! The Government announced the approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline yesterday, which means thousands of jobs and billions of dollars pumped into our economy …., and both Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau came out against it! For playing politics, and jeopardizing the economic health of Canada, […]

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“Asshole of the Day” #42

Posted June 11, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, carving up her body and scattering her remains around the Toronto area told a court on Tuesday that it was actually his mother who stabbed the woman to death. Jiang didn’t call police or an ambulance after the gruesome incident that took place in the basement of his […]

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Sunday Morning Funnies # 22

Posted June 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

————-The Job Interview An office manager was given the task of hiring an individual to fill a job opening. After sorting through a stack of resumes he found four people who were equally qualified. He decided to call the four in and ask them one question and their answer would determine who would get the […]

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Government Procurement Failure: BC Ministry of Education Case Study

Posted June 6, 2014 by David Eaves

Apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve been in business mode – both helping a number of organizations I’m proud of and working on my own business. For those interested in a frightening tale of inept procurement, poor judgement and downright dirty tactics when it comes to software procurement and government, there is a wonderfully […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion: Carey / Carney (?) to quit!

Posted May 30, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Carey / Carney to quit! Folks, we have received a report here at the Blogs Canada Research Center, and the Perspective Naked News Department, that either Jim Carey, or Jim Carney, is about to quit. Because of poor communication, and computer problems, we don’t know if Jim is quitting the movie business, or politics ………….! […]

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Not all holes are assholes, but some are!

Posted May 29, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Kimberley Big Hole – South Africa – Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1,097 meter deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds, before being closed. Folks: These holes are not only amazing, but some are really terrifying – Especially the final one ! The sheer scale of these holes reminds […]

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SUPER HERO SEND-OFF!

Posted May 21, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A five-year-old boy in Indiana who died of a rare form of brain cancer was given a superheroes sendoff with pallbearers dressed as his favourite comic book characters. The little boy from Kentland died of an aggressive form of brain cancer on May 8, and his mom, Staci Denton, decided to give him a sendoff […]

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