Monthly Archives: February 2010

Memorial Service Held For Canada’s Last World War One Veteran

John Babcock, Canada’s last soldier from World War I died in Spokane, Washington this week at the age of 109. He had lived in Spokane since 1932.

“He captured the spirit of adventure. Jack was a part of that generation who went forward with great courage,” said Gen. Walter Natynczyk, chief of the defense staff for Canadian Forces.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper added, “John Babcock was Canada’s last living link to the Great War, which in so many ways marked our coming of age as a nation.”

Expressing sorrow at the passing of generation of Canadian soldiers, Harper added, “Canada mourns the passing of the generation that asserted our independence on the world stage and established our international reputation as an unwavering champion of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”

Read more HERE

As mentioned in the article, there is one North American World War One Veteran remaining, Frank Woodruff Buckles, 109, of West Virginia.

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WH Doctor, Obama Picture of Health, But…….

Barack Obama recently underwent a 90 minute physical examination, his first as president. White House physician, Navy Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman pronounces Obama as “the picture of health,” but recommends he “continue smoking cessation efforts, maintain a daily exercise program, keep a healthy diet, exercise moderation in alcohol intake, receive periodic dental care and modify his diet to lower his elevated cholesterol.”

For his continued smoking, doctors say he continues to use “self-use nicotine replacement therapy.”

No mention on just how much alcohol he consumes that doctors would recommend “moderation of alcohol intake.”

See more HERE and HERE

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Memorial Service Held For Canada’s Last World War One Veteran

John Babcock, Canada’s last soldier from World War I died in Spokane, Washington this week at the age of 109. He had lived in Spokane since 1932.

“He captured the spirit of adventure. Jack was a part of that generation who went forward with great courage,” said Gen. Walter Natynczyk, chief of the defense staff for Canadian Forces.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper added, “John Babcock was Canada’s last living link to the Great War, which in so many ways marked our coming of age as a nation.”

Expressing sorrow at the passing of generation of Canadian soldiers, Harper added, “Canada mourns the passing of the generation that asserted our independence on the world stage and established our international reputation as an unwavering champion of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”

Read more HERE

As mentioned in the article, there is one North American World War One Veteran remaining, Frank Woodruff Buckles, 109, of West Virginia.

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City of Portland Asks Help on Budget Committee—Someone Who Can Say "no" Please Apply

You couldn’t do any worse than the folks we have now. Bring your blue pencil, too.
Do you have the time and dedication to directly advise City Council on the budget this spring? City Council has 3 immediate vacancies on their budget advisory board and encourages diverse applicants to apply. Click here to learn more & apply. 

This advisory board participates in City Council budget deliberations, advises Council regarding proposed amendments to the budget, and assists the Council in reviewing budget plans against results to date.  The advisory board consists of five (5) community members with staggered terms who are eligible for reappointment.  Meetings will begin the middle of March.
Ideal applicants will have a working knowledge of budgeting for either public or private institutions; an understanding of performance measures and finding efficiencies, and a basic understanding of the services offered by the City of Portland .
Tyler P. Whitmire, Budget Outreach
City of Portland Office of Management & Finance
Email  Tyler.Whitmire@ci.portland.or.us
Phone: 503-823-7674 Cell: 503-572-8532
www.PortlandOnline.com/OMF
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Baghdad Jim Mc Dermott: Teasing a Terrorist About Religion is Torture

Baghdad Jim Mc Dermott of Washington brought the US House of Representatives to a standstill last night when other Congressmen caught wind of language he  inserted into the Intelligence Authorization Act (here).


Cruel, Inhumane, or torture is, in Baghdad Jim McDermott’s world, making fun of the terrorist’s religion:

Page 5 line 13, subsection 2
(ii) Exploiting phobias of the individual.
(iii) Using force or the threat of force to coerce an individual to desecrate the individual’s religious artcles, or to blaspheme his or her religious beliefs, or to otherwise participate in acts intended to violate the individual’s religious beliefs.
(iv) Making threats against any individual that, if carried out, would result in death or serious bodily injury

 Let’s put this in perspective, shall we? The people who for example put explosives in their shoes, underwear, and attempted to fly jumbo jets into buildings can’t be teased about their religion because we’re afraid we’re going to HURT THEIR FEELINGS?
Is this an attempt to bring hate crimes legislation into the milieu of CIA spooks trying to find out where the next Jumbo Jet explosion is going to be?
Of course it is.
Here’s the Congressman who couldn’t bring himself to include the words, “under God,” in the Pledge of Allegiance and he’s worried we’ll offend terrorists’ religion?
The ‘phobia’ portion of his definition of torture or cruel inhumane treatment pertains to an incident in which interrogators considered putting a CATERPILLAR in the room with a terrorist BUT DIDN’T!
Really, Jim? Who’s side are you on, anyway?

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Joe the Small Business Owner on "For Dummies" Books for Tea Party Folks

Dear Ms. Taft:
I was listening to your show the other night, and it has actually taken me two full days to calm down enough to write a response regarding the part of Valerie Jarret & Pelosi previous comments, suggesting a book for tea party members, and or supporters basically Politics for dummies.  These smug and artificial person’s should start packing their face creams, facial masks, and false teeth, and hop on their brooms for one last trip home.  Their arrogance, and social elitism, have become so condescending to the peoples of America, that they absolutely need to go. 
I attended the Tea Party, and I must tell you I am proud to have seen and been a part of the beginning steps of the taking back of America, from an outrageous group of Social elitists. .  I really wish Nancy no ill will other than what she is. I think she is an outdated, arrogant, overrated,  poisonous, elitist, condescending, evil, nasty, non human, shrill.  I could not give or wish her anything more that she has or is.

City of Portland Asks Help on Budget Committee—Someone Who Can Say "no" Please Apply

You couldn’t do any worse than the folks we have now. Bring your blue pencil, too.
Do you have the time and dedication to directly advise City Council on the budget this spring? City Council has 3 immediate vacancies on their budget advisory board and encourages diverse applicants to apply. Click here to learn more & apply. 

This advisory board participates in City Council budget deliberations, advises Council regarding proposed amendments to the budget, and assists the Council in reviewing budget plans against results to date.  The advisory board consists of five (5) community members with staggered terms who are eligible for reappointment.  Meetings will begin the middle of March.
Ideal applicants will have a working knowledge of budgeting for either public or private institutions; an understanding of performance measures and finding efficiencies, and a basic understanding of the services offered by the City of Portland .
Tyler P. Whitmire, Budget Outreach
City of Portland Office of Management & Finance
Email  Tyler.Whitmire@ci.portland.or.us
Phone: 503-823-7674 Cell: 503-572-8532
www.PortlandOnline.com/OMF
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Baghdad Jim Mc Dermott: Teasing a Terrorist About Religion is Torture

Baghdad Jim Mc Dermott of Washington brought the US House of Representatives to a standstill last night when other Congressmen caught wind of language he  inserted into the Intelligence Authorization Act (here).


Cruel, Inhumane, or torture is, in Baghdad Jim McDermott’s world, making fun of the terrorist’s religion:

Page 5 line 13, subsection 2
(ii) Exploiting phobias of the individual.
(iii) Using force or the threat of force to coerce an individual to desecrate the individual’s religious artcles, or to blaspheme his or her religious beliefs, or to otherwise participate in acts intended to violate the individual’s religious beliefs.
(iv) Making threats against any individual that, if carried out, would result in death or serious bodily injury

 Let’s put this in perspective, shall we? The people who for example put explosives in their shoes, underwear, and attempted to fly jumbo jets into buildings can’t be teased about their religion because we’re afraid we’re going to HURT THEIR FEELINGS?
Is this an attempt to bring hate crimes legislation into the milieu of CIA spooks trying to find out where the next Jumbo Jet explosion is going to be?
Of course it is.
Here’s the Congressman who couldn’t bring himself to include the words, “under God,” in the Pledge of Allegiance and he’s worried we’ll offend terrorists’ religion?
The ‘phobia’ portion of his definition of torture or cruel inhumane treatment pertains to an incident in which interrogators considered putting a CATERPILLAR in the room with a terrorist BUT DIDN’T!
Really, Jim? Who’s side are you on, anyway?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Joe the Small Business Owner on "For Dummies" Books for Tea Party Folks

Dear Ms. Taft:
I was listening to your show the other night, and it has actually taken me two full days to calm down enough to write a response regarding the part of Valerie Jarret & Pelosi previous comments, suggesting a book for tea party members, and or supporters basically Politics for dummies.  These smug and artificial person’s should start packing their face creams, facial masks, and false teeth, and hop on their brooms for one last trip home.  Their arrogance, and social elitism, have become so condescending to the peoples of America, that they absolutely need to go. 
I attended the Tea Party, and I must tell you I am proud to have seen and been a part of the beginning steps of the taking back of America, from an outrageous group of Social elitists. .  I really wish Nancy no ill will other than what she is. I think she is an outdated, arrogant, overrated,  poisonous, elitist, condescending, evil, nasty, non human, shrill.  I could not give or wish her anything more that she has or is.

Joe Biden: I Think


Vice President Biden: “I’m always reluctant after being here 37 years to tell people what the American people think. I think it requires a little bit of humility to be able to know what the American people think, and I don’t, I can’t swear I do. I know what I think. I think I know what they think. But I’m not sure what they think. And the second point I’d make is…”

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