Economics 101 British Style

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If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines 2 years ago, you would have £49.00 today.
If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in AIG insurance company 2 years ago, you would have £33.00 today.
If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers 6 years ago, you would have nothing today.
If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Northern Rock 5 years ago, you would have nothing today
But, if you had purchased £1,000 worth of beer one year ago at Tesco’s, drunk all the beer, then taken the aluminum cans to the scrap metal dealer, you would have received £214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle.
A recent study found that the average Briton walks about 900 miles a year.
Another study found that Britons drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.
That means that, on average, us Britons get about 41 miles to the gallon!
Makes you proud to be British!

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Remembering RJ Mitchell

It is important to remember this very clever and dedicated man, for he designed the Spitfire. Without this amazing aircraft it is very possible Britain would have been invaded by Hitler and his Nazi hoards and lost the war. We would indeed be living in a much different world today if that had happened. The Spitfire played a very important role in winning the battle for Britain. Unfortunately RJ Mitchell didn’t live to see the wonderful success of his aeroplane . Still to this day pilots laud this amazing machine as one of the greatest aeroplanes ever.
It is worth a visit to the Air Show at Slemon Park (formerly CFB Summerside) The show begins on the last weekend in August, 29th weekend. The replica of the Spitfire will be on display at the show. It is, I believe a two third size scale model of the original and was created by John Hart.
Hope to see everyone there.
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Changing Face of the Legion

I wonder why I bother with issues regarding the legion, I’m no longer a member so why should I care? Well, maybe because I’m offended by todays legion members. I see them strutting around at legion functions and parades wearing those completely phoney legion medals. I see the general public applaud them as if they were actual veterans. These people are simply wannabees pretending to be real military serving and veteran personnel. They march and salute wearing the legion uniform, and they flaunt their cheap tin medals for everyone to see. I will post a few examples of these pretend hero’s.

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A Little Sunday Humour

A widowed Jewish lady, still in good shape, was sunbathing on a totally deserted beach at Cavendish
She looked up and noticed that a man her age, also in good shape, had walked up, placed his blanket on the sand near hers and began reading a book.
Smiling, she attempted to strike up a conversation with him. “How are you today?”

“Fine, thank you,” he responded, and turned back to his book.
“I love the beach. Do you come here often?” she asked.
“First time since my wife passed away 2 years ago,” he replied and turned back to his book.
“I’m sorry to hear that. My husband passed away three years ago and it is very lonely,” she countered. “Do you live around here?”, she asked.
Yes, I live over in Rustico , he answered, and again he resumed reading.
Trying to find a topic of common interest, she persisted, “Do you like pussy cats?”
With that, the man dropped his book, came over to her blanket, tore off her swimsuit and gave her the most passionate lovemaking of her life.
When the cloud of sand began to settle, she gasped and asked the man:
“How did you know that was what I wanted?”
The man replied: “How did you know my name was Katz?”
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What a couple of months can change?

You might ask, why are we keeping that dreadful old dead tree trunk in our front garden? Well sometimes such things are deceptive, sometimes we need patience and a wee bit of faith. I realize a sneeze, a gust of wind or to simply lean on this old tree trunk and it would fall to pieces in a pile of dust . It is indeed rotten to the core and I’d agree its a bit of an eyesore when the snow disappears. I took this photo on the 18th May 2018.

 

I took this latest photo on the 18th July. See the beautiful transformation that nature so cleverly supplies. Now you can understand why we care for this old trunk, we brace it and protect it. It adds and provides beauty every summer to our front lawn. I only hope it continues to stand for many years to come

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Speeding on PEI

I do not know the actual numbers of vehicle accidents, deaths and injuries on our provincial roads. However I’m quite confident in saying it is too many. My own experience of driving from Wellington to Summerside or Charlottetown on Hwy 2 is to say the least, dangerous. I drive the speed limit and vehicles tailgate and or pass like I have no right to hold them up.. I had a car pass me on the inside using the soft shoulder. Cars pass on double lines, on the crest of a hill and in the face of oncoming traffic. Police presence is minimal and I  understand why. Almost certainly it is caused by shortages of officers and lacking of adequate funding. So why do we not have photo radar? is it too costly, to difficult to operate? It would surely slow drivers down, and for those who fail to slow down, well, they’d be paying for the cameras.  This must surely be something for the Police Services  and the Provincial Government to consider

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Time to Change the Political Landscape

The Disgusting Liberal Government.
Posted on 10th July 2018 by irishroverpei

Politics is at best a nasty business, but here on PEI the MacLauchlan gang of corrupt money grubbers have taken it to a whole new level. For them only one things matters, and that is not the people of PEI, not the economy, not the many fish kills, not the poison being spread on the land, none of those important things. No! what matters to them is power and how they can hold onto it.  Some time ago the Island PC party held their leadership convention down East at Montague. The Liberals in their cunning ways deflected the media attention and interest away from this event by holding the induction of the new Lieutenant Governor at the other end of the island in Tignish at the very same time!!! This government has no respect for anyone or anything, its all about them. Even when caught with their fingers in the cookie jar nothing happens they pretend they have to leave to spend more time with family or sick wives etc. They leave smiling with a large bag of severance cash. Rewarded for their crooked dealings one day and later appointed to some lucrative and cushy government job. It is surely long since passed the time for islanders to wake up and do something to change this intolerable situation. If we don’t do it we can be sure MacLauchlan and his gang wont do it for us.
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Author of “Lily & Me”, “The Royal Navy & Me” and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.

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A Little Sunday Humour!

The Golf Cart.
Posted on July 8th 2018
by irishroverpei

Many years ago during my married days, I accidentally overturned my golf cart.

Elizabeth, a very attractive and keen golfer, who lived in a villa on the golf course,
heard the noise and called out: “Are you okay, what’s your name?”

“It’s John, and I’m okay thanks,” I replied as I pulled myself out of the twisted cart.

“John, she said, (firm loose breasts undulating beneath her white silky robe) “forget your troubles.
Come to my villa, rest a while and I’ll help you get the cart up later.”

“That’s mighty nice of you,” I answered, “but I don’t think my wife would like it.”

“Oh, come on now ” Elizabeth insisted.

She was so very pretty, very very sexy and very persuasive … I was weak.

“Well okay,” I finally agreed but thought to myself, “my wife won’t like it.”

After a couple of restorative Scotch and waters, I thanked Elizabeth.
“I feel a lot better now, but I know my wife is going to be really upset.
So I’d best go now.”

“Don’t be silly!” Elizabeth said with a smile, letting her robe fall open slightly.
“She won’t know anything. By the way, where is she?”

“Still under the cart, I guess”, I said.

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The Impending Carbon Tax?????

I’d be the first to admit I know very little about this coming carbon tax. However, on PEI there is already cause for concern. If I understand correctly,  our Provincial government have already stated, then farmers and fishers will be exempt, Duh. If the carbon tax is being put in place to avert the disaster of climate change, why are some people exempt. Will climate change not effect farming? can fishers go fishing during a hurricane?. Seriously, this all sounds like a tax grab from our corrupt island government. It will have little effect on the climate but a big effect on islanders.  Is it only me or do others see the many old heavy trucks and agricultural vehicles plying our highways belching smoke into the air. Even several of our Island waste management vehicles are great belchers of dirty black smoke. Its also rare to find any of these vehicles sporting a valid license plate or indeed any plate at all. Makes me wonder if they are even safety inspected? Everyone on the planet breath the same air, suffer the same heat waves and droughts, no one will be exempt!  Climate change will be a world disaster if the temperature and seas continue to rise. Our leaders might want to consider, if that happens, no one will be around to pay their carbon tax.  Just my thoughts on the lack of action and just one more money grabbing tax ploy
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RepresentingThe Voting Public?????? NOT!

MMP but which version asked the Newbie MLA???
Posted on 5th July 2018
by irishroverpei

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It was in regard to Chris Palmer’s recent election to the Liberal government and his campaign slogan. “Let me be your voice in Government”. When Green party leader Bevan Baker made the motion to accept the plebiscite the liberals vote against it as one voice behind their leader. I criticized Palmer for voting against his constituents, they voted for the MMP option. I pointed out how quickly he broke his promise to the people that elected, trusted and believed him. What happened next took me by surprise, Mr Palmer phoned me!. Guess what? he didn’t vote for MMP because, he claimed, didn’t know what version of MMP his constituents wanted.????? Egads! there were five choices on the ballot, a ballot that was designed to fail in the first place. However, nowhere on the ballot did it mention versions of MMP. Now, I realize there are several possible versions but that was never the question. Confusing as it was, the ballot did spell out five options and the majority of islanders voted for MMP, a vote to change the system. For any politician to now claim they didn’t understand the vote is absolutely ludicrous. Indeed if any MLA did not understand the vote then they should have abstained??. There is no defense for this dictatorial liberal government, they have not acted in good faith, nor by democratic rules. They have made a mockery of the very principles of democracy, and all to retain the power of their pathetic little back rooms. There are no excuses, no claims of not understanding, no honesty, no good conscience, no not guilty, only shame and disgrace. I once said that Robert Ghiz would go down in history as the Islands worse ever Premier. Now, I’m not so sure, it seems we have a neck and neck race between Ghiz and MacLauchlan for that spot. Whatever the outcome, this is without doubt the most shameful conduct ever perpetrated by any Island government on Islanders.
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