Why They Won’t Impeach Trump


Getty Image courtesy of the BBC

Vice-President and Mrs Pence

The little storm in a teacup that brewed yesterday is a hint at what kind of President Mike Pence would be. The BBC News headline read:

Vice-president’s wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school

Is that clear enough or do I really have to connect the dots for you?

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Tonight’s De-lightful Sunset


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Old Friends: not a merger, but an alliance


Ford and Volkswagen

First Ford announced that they weren’t going to make any more sedan cars. Then there were rumours about a merger with Volkswagen. Finally, they announced yesterday that Ford and VW would form an ‘alliance’ to build cars together.

Is this just a way to get around the Monopoly Commissions in their countries?

Nothing New Here


Over 80 years ago, Henry Ford received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle medal. It was presented to him by Karl Kapp, German consul-general of Cleveland (left), and Fritz Hailer, German consul of Detroit (right), on Ford’s 75th birthday, July 30, 1938.

Do you wonder why?

Order of the German Eagle


This Order ‘was an award of the German Nazi regime, predominantly to foreign diplomats. The Order was instituted on 1 May 1937 by Adolf Hitler. It ceased to be awarded following the collapse of Nazi Germany at the end of World War II in Europe.’ (from Wikipedia)

The Folks Wagon


‘Volkswagen is a German automaker founded on 28 May 1937 by the German Labour Front under Adolf Hitler and headquartered in Wolfsburg. Volkswagen translates to “folk’s wagon” in German, meaning “people’s car”.’ (from Wikipedia)

It’s not a great leap to see that Henry Ford had a hand in helping Hitler develop their new peoples’ car.

But the question is: did Ford’s help stop when WWII was declared in September 1939?


Answer: Since America didn’t enter the war until that Day in Infamy, why should it stop?

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AGT: Superfans? What Superfans?


America’s Got Talent: The Champions

For most people, this will not be an issue, but AGT has a new voting system for this six-week special run of the show. In the first show, last week, ten ‘champion’ acts were brought back to go head-to-head. One went straight through to the final show with the pressing of the Golden Button, while the remaining nine were voted on by 50 (count them, 50) ‘superfans’, one from each state. In other words, no one else got a say in who goes through to the finals.

Now it seems that there’s an App for that.


No, seriously…

I read the instructions, and from last night’s performance and forward, you can use the app to ‘influence’ the Superfans during the live shows. What a gimmick!

I suspect that was the only way they could stave off criticism about regular fans not having a say in who wins. After all, who were the original Superfans and are they just friends (or family) of the AGT management?

The watching public will vote to stop watching with a flick of their remote control, especially if they think the ‘fix’ is in. What a shambles!


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Some of the Rest of Canadian Greats


Made in Canada

I am partial to music and videos from Canada. Even when I lived in the UK for 22 years, I followed Canadian artists where I could. The following is not an exhaustive listing of my favourites, nor in any preferential order, but it is representational of the genres and songs that have been in my heart, since forever. I hope you enjoy them, too.

Anne Murray


Bryan Adams


Bruce Miller


Ken Tobias


Gino Vannelli


Robbie Robertson


Shari Ulrich


k.d. lang


Shania Twain


Alanis Morissette


Avril Lavigne

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Opioid Painkillers: The Hidden Warning



I’ve written about this before, mainly as a criticism of the overkill coverage by the mainstream news media of the overdose epidemic.

What I want to do is tackle this problem from a different angle: pain management.

Pain has a healthy purpose. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but hear me out: when something is wrong in the body, a message is sent to the brain. The result is the feeling of pain, a kind of “Warning! Warning! Will Robinson…danger!”

Western medicine treats symptoms, mainly, and when we go to the family doctor complaining of our aches and pains, he or she will prescribe a painkiller to help us cope, hoping that the body’s natural healing abilities will kick in, meanwhile.

When the pain doesn’t abate, something serious is going on, but instead of spending precious time and stretched resources finding the cause, more often than not, we are given stronger painkillers.

Mind Over Matter?

I, for one, am a great believer in the power of the mind. My usual joke is:

If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter…

But it’s actually more important than that. I may have shared  this with you before, but I don’t need painkillers when I’m having dental work done.

Let’s call it self-hypnosis. In truth, I just put myself into a meditative state, where bits of information can enter and leave my mind as if they were surrounded by soap bubbles. I let them float up, up and away.

But not everyone can do this, especially when pain becomes chronic, followed by acute episodes, like fibromyalgia. Seemingly, sufferers have an increased sensitivity to pain and no way to relieve it. So strong painkillers are sometimes the only ‘remedy’.

Overdose Epidemic

Somewhere along the way, doctors started over-prescribing opioids. Then the street merchants (drug dealers) took the excess drugs and started to mix them with other illegal drugs, as a cheap way to increase their profits. Unfortunately, their ‘work’ is not supervised by the authorities, so mistakes can happen. And there were plenty of mistakes, resulting in lethal overdoses.

Fentanyl and carfentanil are deadly:


It doesn’t take much to kill you. And if you think that these opioids are going to ‘solve’ your pain problems, they will, but not in the way you expected.

Does the term ‘opioid’ derive from the word ‘opium’? Just wondering.


The hidden warning isn’t so hidden after all. It does what it says on the label:


Pain Killer

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We’re Not Very “Smart”, Are We?


It’s New: It Must Be Good…

“Smart” anything is a warning label. Big Brother has found a way to control your environment, and ultimately you, too. Just ask David Icke…

The real reason for Smart Meters is hidden behind bullshit such as ‘increased use of digital information and controls technology to improve reliability, security and efficiency of the electric grid’ and ‘integration of “smart” appliances and consumer devices’. The latter means that all domestic appliances are planned to be microchipped to receive and communicate information to and from the centralised control centres. All this will allow Big Brother to know every time you open your fridge door, wash, go to bed or use your computer and how many people are in your home and where they are.

Icke, David. The Perception Deception – Part Two (Kindle Locations 7848-7852). David Icke Books Limited. Kindle Edition.

Now, a lot of readers will dispute almost everything David says (and writes) because he’s just a ‘nutter’. But, I disagree: he has been trying to tell us the truth (as he sees it) since the early 1990’s and now, almost 30 years later, things are becoming more obvious.



Huawei Corporation has been in the news lately…have you noticed?

It appears to have ties with the Communist Government in China. That makes it dangerous to all Western democracies. It also makes it impervious to control by any other state. In other words, a law unto itself.

Canada has yet to ban Huawei outright, although that may come as a result of getting caught in the middle of an extradition process initiated by the United States.

And now, Poland has arrested a sales director of the company on suspicion of spying.

Something must be going on…

Smart Phone Technology


There’s a lot at stake when it comes to smartphones. Money comes to mind. Did Apple downgrade their profit forecast because of Huawei taking over the number one spot?

There was a sequence on one of the Dark Knight movies which showed the potential for linking up smartphones.


But that’s just science fiction, right?



If you really think this is a bunch on BS then you’re going to be in for a huge shock one day. The rest of us are warily watching from the sidelines, not exactly acting like Luddites, but trying to be judicious in our use of “smart” anything. We have done this to ourselves, truly. ‘They’ offer us a new toy and we buy them up, install and use them as if there’s no tomorrow.

That’s the point: maybe there’s no tomorrow…

We’re not very “smart”, are we?

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