Replacement of Hannah Bell

With great sadness and regret I would like to say Hannah will be a huge loss to the Green Party. Replacing her will be a much bigger challenge than anyone can imagine. We have elected five wonderful female MLAs, very fine young dedicated people. Hard working, caring, honest and motivated to help islanders. That is not to take anything away from the three hard working male MLAs. However, replacing a retiring MLA is always difficult, replacing Hannah Bell will really be more than just tough. How many people will come forward to offer? Not an easy question, we have no way of knowing. My personal choice would Susan Hartley, or perhaps Darcie Lanthier, but of course I have no control over their decisions. Just my own hopeful wishes. Another great candidate could be Anna Keenan, although both Anna and Darcie have run for the federal Greens. In the meantime my fingers are crossed for a great new candidate. Only time will tell, if I wasn’t so Green I would be sad and blue
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New Liberal Leader

Looking back over the years of liberal governments, it should give pause before voting in another one. Sharon Cameron will tell she is a different kind of leader? If you ask her how she will be different, she will tell you something like this. It is my intention to do politics differently, I shall be open, honest and above all transparent. Wow, how original is that? I think we might have heard similar over the years of liberal policies. Indeed that has been pretty much the promise of liberals going back several decades. They were reduced to third party status for good reasons. Ghiz, MacLauchlan, and the many other liberal leaders made promise after promise, but failed again and again. So folks, do not be taken in by this new leader, who will make you more promises. Promises that will never be realized if Sharon Cameron is or elected. Think carefully in the next election, both Liberal and PCs have thwarted Proportional Representation. They did so out of fear they would lose control, and under a PR system they definitely would.
God Bless and vote wisely

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ATVs

Interesting that the ATV club have a proposal to allow them on the highways to visit coffee shops and cafes. Also so they can go to service stations to gas up. Gee! I thought they already did all those things. Hardly a day goes by that an ATV doesn’t roars up or down our road. Many times hauling a trailer, or having a young child aboard. We passed one who was in middle of the road. After blowing the horn several times for him to move over, he moved and waved a bottle of beer at us. Perhaps it is time to make it mandatory they are licensed and insured. If they are going to use public roads then they should pay for the privilege like the rest of us. These two side by side units are about as close as can be described as a car. Motorcycles require licenses and insurance, and like automobiles are safety inspected yearly. It’s about time these ATVs paid the same as motorists plus should be safety inspected annually.
Just my thoughts.
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Grab Back

Nothing is ever for free. The King Government has some 77 million in extra taxes from inflation. Dennis brags about handing out cash and other benefits. The bicycle and electric bicycle rebate. The big rebate on purchase of electric cars. That really is a good one eh! The free heat pumps to those who qualify. Now the latest he will ask the feds to reduce the bridge toll to $20. Anyone besides me think an election is coming. However, before you get too excited to re-elect this generous premier, have a careful thought. The income tax reports are coming soon, how much of those handouts will be clawed back. Have you given any thought to the big increase coming for property taxes. Like I said nothing is ever for free.
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Weekend Funnies

Forest Ranger



A new forestry graduate receives his first five-year posting way out in the middle of a huge forest with no people around for miles.



Included in the survival gear that they give him, much to his surprise, is a martini kit.



When he asks why he’s receiving a martini kit, he is told, “Sometime, a few years down the road when the solitude *really* starts to get to you, you’re going to remember your martini kit. You’re going to get it out and start making one and before you know it you’re going to have somebody looking over your shoulder saying, ‘That’s not the correct way to make a martini!'”



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Stranger Danger



Mum: β€œIf a stranger came up to you and said β€˜I’m your Mum’s friend, she told me to pick you up.’ What would you say?”



Child: β€œI’d say β€˜You’re lying, my Mum has no friends.”



Mum: β€œNot where I was going, but ok.”



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Weapon of Choice



This lady gave me her food order. I repeated it back and told her, β€œThat comes to $6.66.”



She said, β€œOh no. I don’t like that total. Better throw in a dim sim.”



Surely this woman is an inspiration. She’s out here fighting off the powers of Satan with a dim sim as her weapon of choice.



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Billionaires Choice



If we wanted to boldly send billionaires where no billionaires have been before, we could have just sent them to the tax office.



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Private Medical Centres!

Listening to Doug Ford claim he is going to send patients to private health care centres is concerning. These private operations are springing up everywhere. Recently my wife had to go to Moncton (waiting 2years)for cataract surgery, the cost over $3000 not including three trips from the island. It was essential because she is our only driver. The bridge cost or gas could not be claimed as medical expense because a doctor had not arranged it. My wife only waited about one month, and was there for roughly three hours, My concern, if these private for profit clinics can succeed, why can’t public health? Why can’t Health PEI not offer the same services, what are these new Medical Homes for? I hear the excuse the operating room availability is limited. However, the private clinics do not have operating rooms but can still do the surgery. I believe the government have caused too many road blocks. The surgery takes approximately 5-10 minutes so why do we have such long waiting lists. If the cataract surgeries took place in a medical home I think about ten
per day would be possible. It leaves me wondering if this government really is taking this health crisis seriously?
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New Liberal Leader??

It is most interesting how the liberals and conservatives like to blame each. Almost like it is an agreed policy. Liberals were in power for three term approximately fifteen years and the health system was in a mess. Now we have a new liberal hopeful, Sharon Cameron, apparently she will fix the system if elected. The Conservative’s claimed they would clean up the liberal health mess if elected four years ago. Now the liberals are going to clean up the conservatives mess if they we will elect them. Sounds very much like these two Party’s think they have a revolving door, in out in out! It’s time we think carefully before casting a vote in this coming election. I seriously believe this is time to try another party. I really don’t care how you vote as long as it is not Liberal or conservative. Please think, do you want the same old patronage governments. Or some new people who we hope will be honest and actually work for Islanders.Β  Do not be fooled, Sharon Cameron will be smooth with lots of promises, just like Ghiz and MacLauchlan before her. Those are my thoughts, I’m tried of hearing the same old promises, β€œwe will look into it” or β€œit’s in the planning stages” etc
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Climate Deniers

When we look around the World today at the dreadful weather conditions everywhere. One has to wonder where are all those people that denied climate change. The same people that said this is just a normal cycle of the weather on Earth. I would really like to hear what they have to say now. Could they please explain the normal cycle of flooding in California, the tornados in the Midwest, the hurricanes, or even the unusual winter conditions right here on PEI. If the recent unseasonable heavy rain we experienced in West Prince, had been snow we’d be digging out for weeks.
Just seems to me we are seeing some very severe changing weather patterns. It also seems increasing our carbon tax is not going to do much to change anything. It is a wee bit like closing the barn door after the horse has bolted.
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My Birthday Wishes

The 15th January 2023 was a very busy day on my FB page. I received birthday greetings from all across the globe. From New Zealand to Italy, from Ireland to England and from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. Let us not forget the old US of A. From family, friends and my old shipmates. I feel truly blesses to have so many many friends. Besides my birthday greetings on my FB, just as many or more came via Linda’s FB page too. I’m overwhelmed with the amazing number of people who remember my special day. I feel very humbled but also very proud to have so many dear friends. I can only offer a sincere thank you to each and every one of you. I wish I could thank each of you in person. God Bless you all as today I feel so very blessed. As if this wasn’t enough, the soccer team I have supported since my childhood, Arsenal, defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 today in what was a great rivalry match.
Thank you all again.

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Weekend Funnies

New Golf Clubs



A golfer is walking down the road carrying his clubs when he sees an Arab being held up at gunpoint.



He pulls out a wedge and smashed it over the back of the robber’s head, knocking him unconscious.



β€œYou probably saved my life,” says the grateful Arab. β€˜I am a member of the Saudi Royal Family and I have the power and money to give you anything you desire as a reward.”



The golfer glances at his golf bag. β€œSome new golf clubs would be nice,” he says.



Two weeks later, the Sheikh’s secretary calls him up. β€œWe’ve got your golf clubs,” she says, β€œbut the Sheikh would like to apologise to you in advance: only three of them have swimming pools.”



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Car Accident



A man gets into a car accident and goes to the doctor. When he gets home his wife asks him, “What did the doctor say?”



He responds, “The doctor says I got a flukie.”



Not knowing what a flukie is she goes and asks her neighbour what she should do to treat it. Her neighbour tells her, “I don’t remember exactly what that is, but I think that you have to do a hot compress on it.”



Not liking that answer she asks her other neighbour if she knows what a flukie is.



That neighbour responds, “Oh, I remember it’s serious but I can’t remember what exactly that is. But you have to keep it cold.”



Now she is totally confused and decides to call the doctor.



“Doctor, my husband came and saw you today after his accident, can you tell me what his prognosis was?” she asks.



The doctor responds, “I told him he got off lucky.”



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New Credit Card



My new credit card arrived in the mail with a large sticker on it, giving the phone number to activate the card. I called the number and got one option: “Press One to activate the credit card.” That led me to a live person, who answered with her first name and the title, “Credit Card Activator.”



As I got ready to give her the necessary information, she interrupted me, asking, “How can I help you?”



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How many Genders?



Why is it that when archaeologists find human remains, they always determine that they are either male or female and none of the other dozen genders?



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Physics Student



A physics student was hit by a brick falling from a house. He fainted but came to after a while and started smiling. The onlookers were worried, so they asked him why he was smiling.



The student replied, “I just realized how lucky I am because the kinetic energy is only half M V squared.”



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At the hospital



When old Maud was asked how she lost her husband Norman, she told this sad story:



β€œWell, he needed a blood transfusion, but his blood type was not on record, so the doctors asked me if I knew what it was, as they urgently needed to know, in order to save my Norman’s life.



Tragically, I’ve never known his blood type, so I only had time to sit and say goodbye.



I’ll never forget how supportive my Norman was. Even as he was fading away, he kept on whispering to me, β€œBe positive, be positive!”



That was my Norman! Always thinking of others.”



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Dead Crows



Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu.



A Bird Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone’s relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu. The cause of death appeared to be vehicular impacts.



However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that varying colors of paints appeared on the bird’s beaks and claws.



By analyzing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only 2% were killed by an impact with a car.



MTA then hired an Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills.



He very quickly concluded the cause: When crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger.



They discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout “Cah!,” not a single one could shout “Truck!”



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Just Pretend It’s A Feature



This telecommunication repair technician is called in to deal with a phone problem for a customer: “The mute button keeps flashing on extension 37.”



And it wasn’t the first time the issue had been raised. “I was the fourth repair technician to be faced with it,” says the tech. “I already knew there was no way to fix this problem, since there would be no fix by the manufacturer.”



So he goes over to the desk of the user at extension 37, introduces himself, surveys the situation and says, “Oh, you have the system monitor phone.”



“What’s that?” customer asks.



“If that light ever stops flashing, it means there’s something wrong with the CPU,” the tech explains with a straight face. “In that case, please call us and open a ticket for replacement of the CPU.”



And that’s it. “The phone user seemed honored to be trusted with such a responsibility,” says tech. “We never got another call back on that matter.”



“And yes, that service call was no charge.”



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