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On the beach

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Still photo taken around the same time as movie, below.


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Go with the flow

Some kid left their beach ball on the beach. Video zooms in after a few secs…

Last night about 100 miles East of Toronto, Lake Ontario. I might go into YouTube and rename this Go With the Flow. After all, wind isn’t really caused by gravity but by atmospheric pressure. 🙂


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Christmas in April

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Funny story behind this one. I take my Mom up to Richmond Hill to get her hair done. It’s a small, quaint old town just north of Toronto—almost part of Toronto, with the incredible urban sprawl that’s going on.

Anyhow, as she was getting her hair done, I walked across Yonge Street (a busy street) to a Tim Horton’s. But the service was pretty slow at Tim’s, and I only had about 10 minutes before I had to pick her up. So I waltzed into a nearby variety store, feeling expansive and relaxed, having gotten out of the city core for a while. Deciding I needed a Coke, I grabbed this one. I laughed. Nice and fresh.

This can was sitting on the store shelf last Saturday. But I bought it anyway. Just had to. Love the Xmas design.!


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Jesus of the wires


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rural remix

Remixes of a rural Ontario pic taken in September 2004 (click on images for fullsize).

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In Ontario we generally don’t paint our fences white as in parts of the USA. To me, that looks sort of hokey. But I guess it’s all a matter of what you’re used to.


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the mad machines

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continuing on with the “mad machines” theme… this was taken today in a very chilly toronto… construction of a light rail transport that has congested traffic – the orb at top right is the sun… additional orbs appeared with help from google chrome’s polarr app… simple but effective..


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Spin me another slanted, selective story…

Justin Trudeau at the 2006 Liberal leadership ...

Justin Trudeau at the 2006 Liberal leadership convention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Transcript, with a few edits, from dictation with the Dragon app)

We all know that the news is slanted. But recently in Canadian politics a story came up that made this so painfully obvious. This story might not be of immediate interest to non-Canadians. But bear with me. It points to bigger problems.

It’s a story about Eve Adams, a former Conservative party member who defected to the Liberal side. On CBC TV she was televised live with the Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/eve-adams-former-conservative-mp-joins-liberal-party-1.2950048

Smiling and wide-eyed, she seemed enamored with Trudeau, telling us what a strong, optimistic leader he was. Adams also said she left the Conservative party because it was “mean-spirited.” So I accepted what she said at face value, until later in the evening when I found this news story. Here we find a very different Eve Adams:

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/02/09/mp-eve-adams-moves-to-liberals-from-conservatives.html

And then this:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/02/09/eve-adams-crosses-the-floor-to-join-justin-trudeaus-liberals/

I don’t know what Adams’ true reasons were for leaving the Conservative party. But I think it’s important to read all the different sides to the story. And I can only wonder how many other news stories – not to mention scientific findings – are just as colored as we see in these reports.