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  • Happy Australia Day!

    01/26/2018 9:51:27 AM PST · 8 of 9
    Snowyman to j. earl carter

    Many believe this should be their anthem,

    The Seekers - I Am Australian:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrLTe1_9zso

  • Many millionaire migrants are exiting Canada but leaving their families behind there, census reveals

    12/21/2017 12:18:02 PM PST · 11 of 12
    Snowyman to Buckeye McFrog
    Don't know where her permanent residence is but she's got a cottage on Lake of Bays, near Huntsville Ontario,
  • Polar bears all over the place now, Native Alaskans say

    12/18/2017 1:29:39 PM PST · 52 of 52
    Snowyman to Hojczyk
    You want Polar Bears, Welcome to Churchill , Manitoba, The 'Polar Bear Capital of the World,'
  • Justin Trudeau apologizes to N.L. residential school survivors

    11/24/2017 12:37:00 PM PST · 14 of 20
    Snowyman to blueunicorn6

    You never heard of the burning of York?

    I’ll give you a hint.

    York (present-day Toronto), the capital of the province of Upper Canada (present-day Ontario), during the War of 1812.

  • Philippines Pres. Duterte felt insulted by Trudeau bringing up extrajudicial killings

    11/14/2017 4:26:51 PM PST · 56 of 61
    Snowyman to Sam Gamgee

    I don’t like him either but that’s a bit over the top. Unless you think prison is a retirement home.

  • Philippines Pres. Duterte felt insulted by Trudeau bringing up extrajudicial killings

    11/14/2017 1:40:10 PM PST · 47 of 61
    Snowyman to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    As an “old Stock” Canadian I , and others, have looked for a source or a reference to quote. It’s been around awhile.
    The picture is real, the quote is nonsense.

  • I'm From Canada. Here's What It's Like to Live with Universal Health Care

    10/13/2017 3:18:15 PM PDT · 82 of 94
    Snowyman to SeekAndFind

    I have a 71yr old friend who lives 90 miles north of Toronto. Last fall he went into work and the lady in the office asked him if he felt all right. His reply was slurred and the next thing he knew he was having an ambulance ride to St Mike’s in Toronto. He had 4 stents put in by noon. The surgeon called one artery that got a stent the “widow maker”. He presented his OHIP card and went to his sister’s for 2 days to rest then went home to his dog.

    My Dad just turned 92 and has end stage kidney failure. He gets excellent care, a blood test every week . The results are emailed to him and his doctor, within 12 hours.

    Every province handles their health care a bit different. I and my family have no complaints. Canadians may leave for elsewhere to get their care for their own reasons but Americans who do the same.

  • I'm From Canada. Here's What It's Like to Live with Universal Health Care

    10/13/2017 2:53:11 PM PDT · 81 of 94
    Snowyman to steve86

    That’s what I thought. I never felt a thing, then I started pissing blood. PSA was 33 , it would have been a lot easier and safer had I caught it when it was less than 6 or 7. Every man gets it, it just depends when.

    And if it gets in your bones ,it’s not a nice way to die.

  • I'm From Canada. Here's What It's Like to Live with Universal Health Care

    10/13/2017 1:16:35 PM PDT · 67 of 94
    Snowyman to Milton Miteybad

    Well , I can come close. Last December I had a TRUS ( a not so much fun biopsy) . Christmas Day I noticed my urine had a slight odour. I had an urologist appointment 9am January 9th so I waited and mentioned it to her. On my way out I stopped at the private lab on the main floor , left a urine sample and at around 1:30 pm her nurse called saying a prescription had been faxed to my pharmacy . The infection and odour were gone in less than a week.

    I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had the TRUS, bone scan (MRI), CT scan,and I was passed on to an Oncologist . She had me wait 2 months, letting 2 drugs do their magic and I had a “simulation” which is a CT scan for mapping and tattooing. I then waited a couple of weeks for the computer program that controlled my radiation treatment to come back from the programmer and then the radiation , 33 times with weekends off for healing. I finished in early Judy . My first follow up was last week and my blood test readings are very, very acceptable. And I feel great.

    Last November I paid $35 for a PSA test , and I never questioned or worried about who was paying for this trip I was forced to take. I don’t recommend that trip so if you’re male and over 50 , get a PSA test, it might save your life.

  • Hunt for Family of First World War Hero Honoured 100 Years After Passchendaele

    10/07/2017 3:26:16 PM PDT · 2 of 4
    Snowyman to nickcarraway

    Valour Road is a street in the West End district of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Originally called Pine Street, it was renamed Valour Road in 1925 to recognize the courage of three young men who lived in the 700 block and served in the First World War.

    Corporal Leo Clarke, Sergeant-Major Frederick William Hall, and Lieutenant Robert Shankland each received the Victoria Cross for acts of bravery during the war. Shankland was the only one to survive the war; the other two men were awarded the medal posthumously. All three medals are now on permanent display at the Canadian War Museum.

  • Canada Gets Desperate After Trade Dispute Upends Super Hornet Plans

    09/30/2017 10:27:05 AM PDT · 16 of 18
    Snowyman to Former Proud Canadian

    During WW2 Canadians called a conscript, a “Zombie”. Conscripted a “conscientious objector” , like a Mennonite or Quaker, , was asked to volunteer for a lumber camp. Many did.
    Trudeau was no Objector, he was conscripted and joined Officer Training but was thrown out for lack of discipline. He wore a German helmet , a Pickelhaube , when he rode his motorcycle. Wearing a uniform would have gotten him arrested, or shot.

  • Canada Gets Desperate After Trade Dispute Upends Super Hornet Plans

    09/30/2017 7:36:34 AM PDT · 12 of 18
    Snowyman to RegulatorCountry

    There is nothing there.

    Trudeau married in March 1971 and Trudeau Jr. was born Christmas Day 1971. When she first met Castro in 1976 she already had Jr. , “Sacha” 1973) and Michel (1975). She separated from Trudeau Sr. in 1977, divorced in 1984 and married Kemper 2 weeks later.

  • US first lady, Prince Harry meet before Invictus Games

    09/23/2017 1:23:46 PM PDT · 6 of 17
    Snowyman to Atlantan

    I AM‘ is the motto for the Invictus Games, inspired by the final two lines of the poem Invictus,

    “I AM the master of my fate, I AM the captain of my soul.”

  • Ontario joins Californiaís market to sell pollution credits

    09/23/2017 1:16:06 PM PDT · 11 of 21
    Snowyman to Kriggerel

    She can do NO wrong,

    Don’t bet on that.

    August 2017,

    The survey, conducted by Mainstream Research and provided to QP Briefing newsletter, indicated 49 per cent of voters in the city of Toronto support the Tories, 31 per cent the Liberals and 15 per cent the NDP. Even in the downtown core the Conservatives led the Liberals by a 43-37 margin.

    If the results hold, the Liberals could be heading for a massive defeat in the June 7, 2018, election, given that the Conservatives have solid leads in almost all parts of Ontario.

  • US first lady, Prince Harry meet before Invictus Games

    09/23/2017 12:57:28 PM PDT · 3 of 17
    Snowyman to Olog-hai

    Invictus
    By William Ernest Henley

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.

  • The greatest Spitfire pilot of all time is Polish (TR)

    09/23/2017 11:49:25 AM PDT · 9 of 34
    Snowyman to gaijin

    Josef František DFM & Bar (7 October 1914 – 8 October 1940) was a Czech fighter pilot and World War II flying ace.

  • Canadian healthcare: The doctor will see you eventually

    09/22/2017 2:25:58 PM PDT · 33 of 33
    Snowyman to Gay State Conservative

    If I recall correctly it was first said the procedure wasn’t available in Canada, I know for certain it was not available in Newfoundland. Then it was said it was available in Toronto and a couple of other cities. Williams had a choice, most don’t . Given you have a $1.5 million condo close by in Florida where would you choose to recuperate after having a 6 hour heart operation ?

    Last November I was diagnosed with Prostrate Cancer.
    My journey began by walking into to a Walk-in-Clinic to see a doctor ( at that time I did not have a family doctor, I do now ) . The next morning I had blood work and an ultra sound ( at another private clinic), a 4 day wait to see the Dr. for the results , a 10 day wait for a Urologist, a 2 week wait for a TRUS biopsy and another 10 day wait for results ,
    In January , a MRI bone scan, a CT soft tissue scan and then a 14 day wait to see an Oncologist who suggested 3 months of hormone treatment . Then in early May , a CT simulation and tattooing , then 33 radiation sessions ending in July.
    The first Dr forgot to check off one box on the form and it cost me $35 for the PSA test. Had he checked it I wouldn’t have had to pay.
    I’m not done yet. I have years of follow-up appointments and tests but right now..I feel great.

    Everyone has their story about Canadian healthcare, it’s not perfect, not by a long shot, but not once did I question or worry how I was going to pay for all this stuff . I just presented my OHIP card. Ontario catches me with a health care tax based on my income, up to $900 and Employers pay a 1.9% pay roll health tax. Anyone who says it’s rationed is BSing you. My dad is 92 and has end stage kidney disease. He gets the best care and treatment but as with old people, his age eliminates many treatments, like dialysis or transplant , available to younger people.

  • Canadian healthcare: The doctor will see you eventually

    09/21/2017 3:04:36 PM PDT · 24 of 33
    Snowyman to Gay State Conservative

    Danny Williams was the Primer of Newfoundland. In February 2010 he went to Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami for a heart operation.

    It’s February and you’re a multi millionaire. Where would you like to spend your time recovering ? At your condo , Summer Cove on Siesta Key or in Newfoundland.

  • Thinking the Unthinkable about Hurricanes

    09/16/2017 7:24:42 AM PDT · 18 of 44
    Snowyman to Kaslin

    The mega-fraud was the assertion that the science was settled, which the IPCC trumpeted with claims that 2,500 scientists from around the world endorsed its findings. Except those 2,500 — a number that was soon inflated to 3,000 and then 4,000 — didn’t endorse anything. They merely reviewed some of the studies heaved into the IPCC’s maw, many of them giving the research the thumbs down.....

    Likewise, a much heralded claim that 97 per cent of scientists believed the planet was overheating came from a 2008 master’s thesis by a student at the University of Illinois who obtained her results by conducting a survey of 10,257 earth scientists, then discarding the views of all but 77 of them. Of those 77 scientists, 75 thought humans contributed to climate change. The ratio 75/77 produced the 97-per-cent figure that global warming activists then touted.

    http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/lawrence-solomon-finally-its-safe-for-the-whistleblowers-of-corrupted-climate-science-to-speak-out

  • Quiet Epidemic of Suicide Claims Franceís Farmers

    08/20/2017 7:51:22 PM PDT · 13 of 24
    Snowyman to tired&retired

    Last March or April eggs were $2.79 and in one week they dropped to $1.97. Right now , this morning, grocers are charging $1.97 for a dozen large, 3.99 for 18 large. And they call it a special. You figure it out, I can’t.