A Little Sunday Humour

Another medical breakthrough.

A couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered.

Upon their arrival, the doctor said that the hospital was testing an amazing new high-tech machine that would transfer a portion of the mother’s labor pain to the baby’s father.

He asked if they were interested. Both said they were very much in favor of it.

The doctor set the pain transfer to 10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced before.

But as the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and kick it up a notch.

The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor then checked the husband’s blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing.

At this point they decided to try for 50%. The husband continued to feel quite well.

Since the pain transfer was obviously helping the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him.

The wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain and the husband continued to experience no pain. She and her husband were ecstatic.

When they got home they found the mailman dead on the porch.

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The fickle finger or simply a rude gesture ???

Some interesting items in today’s newspaper. First in letters to the editor, it is worth reading (Living World Disappearing) the writer makes some very interesting and valid points, well worth a read. On the front page I note one Gary Morgan is against PR, his reasoning, his area will lose the 5 MLAs they presently have and go to only two. Does he really think those five actually speak for him? Seems to me all the liberal MLAs only speak for MacLauchlan and the liberal party. I also recall many comments that we have far too many MLAs .?. PR will provide that level playing field that the liberals so often mention. Finally the Brown Boys, the finger and the clapping after a citizen shouted Honour The Vote. Do we really want or need people like these two making policy decisions for islanders, I think not. We need PR on so many levels that this next election will be extremely important if this beautiful land is to survive. I hope and pray that enough voters are paying attention and do what is necessary in the upcoming election. If we fail we will only see more political secrecy and lack of transparency. More power to the two major corporations (McCain and Irving) more deep water wells, more poisonous chemical spraying. more forced amalgamations, more taxes (carbon tax) and less health care,  education, and affordable housing. The future could be better or it could be much worse, its up to Islanders.

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Legion Membership Requirements????????NONE

It appears there are no requirements to join the legion these days, anyone( not in jail) can join and wear the legions vast array of tin medals. No wonder veterans are avoiding the legion like the plague. One of the big reasons are these medal bedeck civilian guys posing as veterans

This is the experience of one veteran who applied to join the RCL online recently?

So I went through the process of joining the legion online.
I was surprised, nowhere during the process did it ask if I were a veteran, but it did say anyone can join.
It put me as as associate member and they were happy to take my credit card for the amount of 49.99!
What a joke! I did 27 years and not once asked the legion for anything, but do they care if I were a veteran? Hell No!

Now for the latest Poppy Merchandise!!!!!

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command.

Father’s Day Contest – Win the Legion’s NEW poppy tie!

Step 1: Like our Facebook page
Step 2: Like this post
Step 3: Share why you want to win in the comments below.

Contest ends June 17.

Don’t forget to visit the RCL web shop, lots of lovely Poppy trinkets and reasonable prices

 

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A Sunday Seniors Moment

There is no senior discount for reading this!!!

Lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that,
at my age I don’t really care anymore.

If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

A whale swims all day, only eats fish, and drinks water, but is still fat.

A rabbit runs, and hops, and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn’t run, and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. And they tell us to exercise? I don’t think so.

Now that I’m older, here’s what I’ve discovered:

1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

2. My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran.

3. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

5. If all is not lost, then where the heck is it?

6. It was a whole lot easier to get older, than it was to get wiser.

7. Some days, you’re the top dog, some days you’re the hydrant.

8. I wish the buck really did stop here; I sure could use a few of them.

9. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.

10. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.

11. It is hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.

12. The world only beats a path to your door when you’re in the bathroom.

13. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.

14. When I’m finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess.

15. It is not hard to meet expenses . . . They’re everywhere.

16. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth..

17. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter . . . I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I’m “here after”.

18. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

19. It is a lot better to be seen than viewed.

20. Have I sent this message to you before…or did I get it from you?

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Legion Command has no Shame!!!

Legion has no Shame.
I had to repost this excellent letter from my old friend and comrade Robby. Sadly our protests and complaints continue to fall of the deaf ears of the legion commands.

Is their NO SHAME in the Royal Canadian Legion ? ? ?
Posted by Robby on Oct 27, 2017 in The Invisible Army |
Wanted for Impersonating Real Veterans
Claus Brodersen of PEI and Former Dominion Command President Tom Eagles
These men have never served a day in any uniform of the Canadian Military, RCMP nor our allies. They should be ashamed at this pretence of being a Veteran.
Simply wearing tinpot medals purchased from the Legion Shop or having them presented by the Legion does not make them
VETERANS.
Perhaps that is where Kim Jong Un purchases his medals for North Koreans.
That may make a Joke of it BUT they are making a joke of real Veterans who have served our country in wars, peacekeeping and attached duties with our allies. To have the gall to be part of the Poppy Day is bad enough, but the Dominion Command President meets the Governor General on Remembrance Day. If these men really wanted to help with Veterans issues then they should remove the tinsel and assist Veterans with Housing, Employment even a coffee or two. Show appreciation do not PLAY the Wannabee Game and be a pretend Soldier, sailor or airman. Canada’s once PROUD Legion is tearing its self apart with these BOZOS.
I am positive if you look up Photos of last years Legion AGM In Scotland Tom Eagles did not wear his tin medals on the right side but did wear his medals issued for events not battles. I am ashamed to say that I was a member for many years of the RCL but now I am a proud member of the Royal Scottish Legion which still operates on the principals of the Royal British Legions. Associate members cannot be in the hierarchy of the Legion. Those positions are only filled by Veterans.
So Claus once again you gained your photo on the front of the Guardian PEI on Poppy day and you Tom Eagles I hope your two family members are enjoying their Legion Bursaries.
Please folks treat your Veterans and serving military and their families with RESPECT. For they have served you and remain serving you and your freedoms.
Nil SIne Labore
Robby

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The Wearing of Medals.

I hope today to speak with the Honours Policy Officer in Ottawa regarding this subject. I no longer feel this should be the prerogative of the RCL. There are as many veterans in Canada today as at the end of the Second World war. The great majority of those veterans are not members of the legion. Section 419 should be modified to allow blood relatives to wear late loved ones medals on special occasions. To those whom disagree, inform your family not to wear your medals when you are gone, its as simple as that. However, why should others be denied because of those views???? It is worth a mention that many of those whom oppose this amendment wear an array of legion medals on their right breasts

AUTHORIZATION TO WEAR “ANOTHER’S” MEDALS
Over the past several years there has been an undercurrent of support to allow the wearing of “another’s” medals as a form of tribute to both the person whose medals are worn as well as the conflict those medals represent. Within Canada the wearing of “another’s” medals is technically against the law and people doing so are subject to prosecution under Section 419 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Combining the fact that other allied/commonwealth countries with similar laws have made exceptions on behalf of remembrance (see attached fact sheet) as well as the fact that Canadians have at times unknowingly broke the law by wearing “another’s” medals it is felt that there is an opportunity for the Legion to lead the way in establishing a precedent that would enhance remembrance in Canada. The intent would be to lobby the government to modify Section 419 to allow the wearing of “another’s” medals at significant times under a specific outlined protocol that would both enhance remembrance and engage Canadians in the process. Specific reasoning is:
* It would allow people who have no personal military background the opportunity to reconnect and honour those in their past that have. Demonstrating a visual connection to veterans can demonstrate how far reaching their effect is.
* It could help to remind and encourage people to honour Remembrance Day by giving them a personal stake in the process.
* It would help keep the memories of those veterans who have died alive and reinforce the sacrifices made not only in war but on the home front as well. This is all the more important with the passing of all WWI vets and the rapid decline of WWII and Korea vets.
* It would help reinforce the importance of medals and the correct protocol for their use.
* It could provide a visual poignant reminder to all that Canada has done its part and that there is a need to remember.
Lobbying to allow the wearing of medals of “another” includes the protocol that should be used in order to separate the remembrance/honouring aspect from that of those wearing medals to impersonate or misrepresent. As such the following guidelines are recommended:
* Only medals of deceased veterans are eligible to be worn by relatives or a designated person.
* If one has their own medals then they should not wear “another’s” at the same time.
* “Another’s” medals should be worn on the right hand side with no other medals on the left or right (i.e. Legion medals).
* “Another’s” medals should be sanctioned for wear on Remembrance Day and other ceremonies such as The Battle of the Atlantic, Peacekeeper Day, significant anniversaries ceremonies (D-Day, Korea, etc).
* “Another’s” medals should not be worn while in uniform of any kind.
RECOMMENDATION: That the Legion supports the decriminalization of wearing “another’s” medals within the parameters established within this section.
MOTION: That the Legion supports the DECRIMINALIZATION of wearing anothers medals within the parameters established in this section.
MOTION DEFEATED.
Makes one wonder about the latest legion motto “Preparing for the 21st Century”
So folks the fight continues!!!!See below the laws of the UK,NZ, AUST and USA
Canada – Article 419 of the Criminal Code of Canada prohibits the wearing of orders, decorations and medals by anyone other than the individual who was awarded the honour. The statute does not set out a specific penalty, but for summary conviction offences, the penalty is a maximum of six months imprisonment or a $5,000 fine or both. Rarely if ever enforced. According to Justice Canada, there were no charges for 2009-10, the last year for which it has statistical data. In 2008-09, there were four charges, all of which were eventually stayed or withdrawn; in 2007-08, there were eight charges, two of which led to convictions and six either stayed or withdrawn.
Britain – War medals and service decorations of any sort may be worn only by the person upon whom they were conferred, and in no case does the right to wear war or service medals, or their ribbons, pass to any relative when the recipient is dead. Modifications of the above rule are permitted in connection with Remembrance Day, when relatives who desire to avail themselves, on those days only, of the distinction of wearing the decoration and medals of deceased relatives, they may do so, wearing them on the right breast. – While it is not an offence to own medals which have not been awarded to you, it is illegal under section 197 of the Army Act 1955 to use these to pretend to be a member of the armed forces.
New Zealand – Permissible for relatives of soldiers are allowed to wear their medals on their right chest for national days of memorial like Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.
Australia – A custom has evolved for people to wear the awards of deceased family members when marching in their place at commemorative events such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. The Returned and Services League (RSL) encourages people to wear their forebears medals on the right breast, which indicates the awards are not their own.
A similar law permitting relatives to wear medals exists in the USA
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Famous saying from PT Barnum?

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‘THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BAD PUBLICITY’

When we consider MacLauchlans government and the cascading and devastating reports of Liberal mismanagement, denials, bending truths, highly questionable referendum, twisting facts, ministers and back benchers jumping ship followed by lies and more lies. One has to wonder if they have adopted that old saying first coined by PT Barnum. There is no such thing as bad publicity. It is for sure MacLauchlan and his intrepid cohorts are reaping a harvest of bad publicity.

Not sure there is anything but BAD publicity here???????

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The Selfie PM or should that be Selfish PM

I won’t get into the KM pipeline fiasco or the backtracking on PR vs FPTP. No, we are all well aware of Mr Crudeau and his lack of honesty/trust that he imposes on the Canadian people. He is what many would describe as a pretty boy!(nice hair) someone with neither substance or value. I find his speaking out of both sides of his mouth absolutely disgusting. Veterans will not soon forget his callous remarks about their pension short falls,,” You are asking for more than I can give!”  But has No problem throwing $4.5 billion dollars of tax payers money to wealthy Texas Oil Corps. Then we have the NAFTA trade discussions and the tariffs, and possible trade wars with the USA. But guess what! suddenly Crudeau is talking about Canadian veterans/troops who fought bravely along side our American allies in Europe, Korea, Cold War and the Middle East. It seems we are of some value when he can use us to his advantage. Does anyone besides me feel we are being used?

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A Little Sunday Humour

A Texas cowboy appeared before St. Peter at the pearly gates.
“Have you ever done anything of particular merit?” St. Peter asked.
“Well, I can think of one thing,” the cowboy offered.
“On a trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of bikers who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn’t listen. So, I approached the largest and most heavily tattooed biker, smacked him in the face, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring, and threw it on the ground.” I yelled, “Now back off!! Or I’ll kick the heck out of all of you!!”
St. Peter was impressed. He asked, “When did this happen?”
“Just a couple of minutes ago …”

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More on Richard Brown must Go!!!!!!!

I posted this letter back in 2016, it spoke to the serious lack of manners portrayed by Brown. His appalling behaviour apparently has not improved over the last two years so it is most appropriate to repost this blog today/

This MLA lacks even basic manners
Posted on November 19, 2016
by irishroverpei

Letter to the editor
I have on occasion sent letters to the editor regarding the lack of good manners MLA Richard Brown seems to display. During at least two official functions involving the Lieutenant Governor he addressed his honour as Frank. It was done in a loud voice for all to hear, once actually over the audio system at Holland College. So when I read the following article on social media, it came as no surprise. A group of young men were passing Provincial Government bldgs saw MLAs gathering for a photo shoot. One of the group shouted, Honour The Vote. Now most reasonable politicians would probably wave, nod or ignore the comment. However, Richard Brown thought it was much more appropriate to give the citizen in question, the Finger! One would think the Liberal government is under enough pressure from their questionable actions at this time. It might be wise to keep a low profile, especially in public. To react as disrespectfully Richard Brown did, is utterly disgraceful and ignorant.
Not so Respectfully Submitted F.Ben Rodgers Abram Village PE
FINGER FOLLOW-UP (David Weale)
Just a little follow up to the piece I posted this am about Richard Brown giving the finger to the passer-by who shouted out, “Honour the vote.” I’m not sure how some of the other Liberal MLAs reacted, but I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the other Brown, Jordan, the Chairman of the Electoral Reform Committee laughed heartily and applauded.
I don’t regard this as weighty evidence of anything in particular, and one respondent reminded me that it would have been a breaking story only if Richard had smiled and waved encouragement.
What is more serious is that both men represent districts where Islanders voted clearly in favour of proportional representation, yet neither has shown the slightest inclination to honour the vote of their constituents.
I mean, who really deserves the finger here 🙂 .
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