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Holy Crap, I know why Trump encouraged Turkey to invade Syria. It's a campaign promise

I was listening to POTUS on SiriusXM and somebody mentioned Trump making a campaign promise to “stop endless war”.

That’s a dog whistle.

It seems weird that Trump is supported by the Rabid Religious Right given his speech and behaviour. They believe he is a reincarnation of King Cyrus brought back to do two things.

1. Overturn Roe vs. Wade

2. Bring on Armageddon and the end of the world so they have The Rapture in their lifetime.

In other words he intends to stop endless warfare by starting the final war.

The invasion of Syria is the first step in destabilizing the region. If he is allowed to continue, the nukes will be flying by year end. He’ll probably push the first button.

War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength

First time at a canabis store

Craftygal is a kidney patient and has issues with nausea, migraine headaches and pain. Traditional medicine isn’t doing the trick so out of curiosity I dropped into a local cannabis store. There’s two within walking distance of my house.

The store is in a strip mall. When they moved in they completely redid the place. The windows are greyed out with one way viewable plastic so you can see out but not in.

When you go in past the big sign saying “you must be 18+ to enter. ID mandatory” there’s a big rectangular counter with 3 people inside. They were young and well but casually dressed. Overhead are big TV displays with brands and prices.

A approached one of the people, explained Craftygal’s situation and that I’m a truck driver and can’t be contaminated with THC. He brought me around to the other side of the counter where there were more TV displays of canabis in pill form. After a disclaimer that they were unable to offer medical advice a long discussion ensued with everybody contributing on the merits of combinations of CBD and THC. We eventually settled upon a bottle of 15 pills of something or other for $CAN20 + tax. I paid up and was sent over into a cubbyhole in the corner where another clerk dispensed it.

Everybody was friendly and knowledgeable and I intend to go back.

Mysterious red lights over Edmonton


“AN EERIE beam of light spotted by multiple witnesses above Canadian skies has prompted an alien panic - with many viewers pointing out the similarities to a strange light earlier spotted near a NASA space probe.”

I live in Edmonton. There’s a huge chimney called a flare stack at one of the refineries on the east side of town. It’s normally pretty low key but occasionally they’ll fire it up to burn off impurities. Just before Christmas the pyre was about 60 feet tall and lit up the whole skyline. Looked suspiciously like the picture in the article.

I facilitated a Christmas Miracle

Last night I was driving down the road and came upon a dog running loose. When I got out to investigate it ran up to a lady and was bothering her dog, who was getting angry. She was shouting for help. To defuse the situation I made come hither gestures and the dog came over and jumped into my car.

I phoned Bylaw Enforcement but nobody was available and they suggested bringing him to a 24 hour vet which I did. They were not able to take him but did check for licence and chip. No dice.

Not wanting to leave him outside in freezing weather I took him back where I found him and told him to take me home. He took off at a run dragging me behind and ran up to a house with a “beware of dog” sign on it. I knocked but no one came to the door but a little yap dog. Then he tried the house next door but lost interest. I gave up, brought him home, found a cage big enough to hold him and we settled in for the night. My dogs and cats were not amused.

I got onto social media and discovered someone at the vet clinic had already started a thread so I contributed what I knew. Other people joined in.

Christmas morning I got a phone call warning me to check social media. The owner had been found. A quick phone call to check particulars only the owner would know, a two minute minute drive and dog and owner were reunited. Turns out they did live at the house next door.

I'm confused. Is Trump against embroidery?


So how much of The Wall has actually been built?

One would presume somebody would have noticed something what with Trumpf claiming there’s miles and miles of it.

Wouldn’t there be a paper trail of building permits or environmental impact statements?

***Clarification - I mean specifically Trump’s grand plans for a really big wall, not the existing stuff***

Whatever happened to tangerines?

They used to be a Christmas treat here. We’d never heard of Mandarin Oranges. Tangerines (yes I know they’re a type of Mandarin) were sweeter and easier to peel. The only thing I can find out is there were issues with shipping.

I got all upset because I thought I'd found maggots in my ham sandwich

The ham was leftovers from a roast. The “maggots” were rice.

Never piss off a Canada Goose


So I had my day...err...hour...err...minute in court.

I was fighting a bylaw infraction in court. The prosecutor took me aside for a pre-trial huddle where I agreed with her statement of facts, was enthusiastic about her evidence, then told my side of the story at considerable length, then challenged the bylaw officer's case. When I was getting ready to get out my evidence, used dialysis bags, she blanched and said that wouldn't be necessary. She sent me back into court to wait while she had a word with the bylaw officer.

Next thing I know she's back and telling me they're withdrawing the charges. A moment later court starts, I get up and say my full name into the mic, she gets up and says the Crown is withdrawing, then the judge says I'm free to go.

So here I was all ready to call witnesses and present evidence and quote law. Anticlimactic, really.
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