Sunday, 24 August 2014
There is something wrong here. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised to up military spending by 3 billion dollars, reequipping the armed forces . He made the announcement while watching a military parade that probably had more hardware in it than the entire Canadian Forces have. This while in the east of the country they are in the middle of a civil war, and his own military is complaining about not having enough equipment.
People this whole situation sucks. Now I am not a fan of "Mad Vlad" but this guy is also crazy. There economy is in a total shambles, they are in a total mess because of rampant corruption, got there hand out to everybody in the world and he is going to spend 3 billion on his military. Oh and excuse me. While his own people on both sides of the political spectrum are dying he decides to throw a parade, not just any parade, but a Military Parade.
Our own Prime Minister should be having a real hard look at what is going on here as we keeping notching up the aid, a person more cynical then myself might suggest this is due to the the large ethnic Ukrainian vote but far be it from me.
And with respect to the Russian"aid" trucks crossing the border on their own provision, how long would the Americans sat there waiting in that situation, against International Law, ask the poor Grenadian about the US and International Law.
The West needs to grow up, the whole world will never have the kind of democracy that we have and we should stop trying to force it upon them, yes freedom, justice and equality should be available to all people but it takes a lot of time, South Korea is a good example of this. You just have to look at Iraq and the rest of the Middle East to see what a mess can come about with the heavy hand of the west.
Things are going to hell in a hand basket.....Let's though a parade.
Wonderful footage of Orca's going through Active Pass, I would think on the way to the Fraser to feast on the Sockeye which are there now in huge numbers. Luckily the one big one after taking a good look from very near realizes that the woman taking pictures from the rocks below is not a seal and carries on.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Went to see an old friend that has been diagnosed with cancer today, apparently she had been in better shape yesterday but may have over exerted herself. Got the usual welcome although, somewhat restrained. I was hoping to take her out for a walk and enjoy some of our beautiful weather but she wasn't up to it. Couldn't help but feel a little sad. Cancer Sucks where and whenever it strikes.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Saturday, 9 August 2014
This is Princess Patricia
This is Mons in Belgium
This is a statue in the Netherlands
This is in Kapyong Korea
This is in Afghanistan
This is the 100th anniversary of Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Regiment
DO NOT FORGET CANADA
First World War 61,000 Canadians
Second World War 45,400 Canadians
Korea 516 Canadians
Afghanistan 158 Canadians
That is the military count there is many more and I have left out Bosnia and peace keeping. Think people.
Bill is very proactive with respect to safety and he has had a lot of experience. It is something we need to remind ourselves about even in our recreational activities.
Anyways enough of the preaching bullshit. Met some nice people, ......awe fuck the bullshit gave out a couple of phone numbers. :} Ring....................................................................? Hello. The party to whom you are speaking is not really here.
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Saturday, 2 August 2014
Anyways the Fire Department say the building structure can probably be saved the police have gone without laying any charges I guess everything is good.
Funny how things change.