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Everything posted by caroljane

  1. That I must s not a joke about writing, it is a page from my advanced ESL course, literally! And when I say literally, you know what I don't mean....
  2. They were kind of wow, actually. As a livable city I can't imagine any better. Wish I could have met you for a beer at the Brunswick Tavern and set you straight on political philosophy, when I had more of my wits about me.
  3. Footnote on the basketball, the first basketball court is arguably right here in little and ole St Stephen. Unarguably the. Chocolate bar was invented here by the Ganongs. I do not count the historical revisions of Big Chocolate in the US as credible. Just saying.
  4. Ok, I bow to the Power of Love. Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediment. Incidentally, Tho I was a fellow Ontario for 40 or so years, I,m not Native one as my sons are. I grew up here in NB until university and moved back three years ago ..just before Covid. Man was I lucky. I love Toronto passionately but living alone as I did throughout the pandemic, I shudder to think. Vive l'Acadie!
  5. I guess he'll just have to fight out in the alley in the great Ford tradition!Sneerk, sneerk.
  6. Marc, do you ever read beyond th headlines? "Voting system" does not mean "election results". "Probably have to get new voting machines" does not mean "have declared Trump the president." And Trump has not piled up any wins since 2016, which will get him back to power,,except in your infatuated eyes.
  7. Oh, only for 43 Years, Until I moved here in 2018. Clearly you have never read my posts in the ten years I have been an OLer. I'm hurt.
  8. PS To Marc You think Doug Ford is a communist??
  9. Marc, for heavens sake, you of all people should know that the Allies were fighting fascism, Naziism. The Nazis were rabidly anti- communists, and the Soviet Union was on our side! Yes, the soldiers were fighting tyranny and totalitarianism, and I hope that is what you really meant to say. Certainly Communist Russia was brutally tyrannical, but war makes strange bedfellows at times. Of course my dad knew best what he was fighting for, and It was not the noble cause of individual liberty, but to keep Canada from becoming a German colony run on deranged racial theories and genocide. Like most vets he never talked about the war at home. But when the war ended, he got out as soon as he could and waived his right to an increased pension if he stayed in the army another two months. One of the first things he did was burn his uniform. He appreciated liberty, all right.
  10. Like the fear of living in real equality with others who are unlike oneself...Whether it comes or not? My money's on Not, the way thIngs are going. And when you walk through the Valley of Evil, you ought to fear it.
  11. Just trying to make a proper identification with my rusty O-skills in the murky fields of modern Randian thought. If that effort or the fields are holey, so be it.
  12. Sorry Marc, but my father gave his youth from 17 to 21 to WWII, and he did not fight for a Canada ruled by Trumpian retrogression. It sounded to me as if you wish the Allied generals had been Axis false flag gets.
  13. No, it wouldn't. LOOK UP THE GUIDELINES FOR ANALOGIES. ( that goes for everybody!,) You feel strongly that is how watching day live would feel when watching this, which is a true valid personal observation But just leave it at that. Trump has never led his troops personally , either in person or online, without disclaiming he was leading them into failed battles, either on Jan. 6 or at any other time. If Dday had failed Eisenhower would have shouldered the blame,and so would Truman have let that fatal buck stop with him.
  14. You baffle me with science. I don't know who originated that quote because it is now a cliche, You ask if I have seen photos of 1918 hospital tents. Better than that I have one! Somewhere. (My mother ever three anyone away.)I certainly saw it, it is of my grandfather standing outside one, which he said he was the only survivor of andhis tentmates all died of influenza. We all assumed he was being deadpan as usual about his exaggerations and, interesting stories. But he certainly was in the American army in WWII as his uniform attests. I have his French English dictionary here, issued to soldiers in 1917 by the American govt,.Lots of useful phrases like, Are you sick? I do not want to get sick. Interesting.
  15. So honoured by your approbation! I've already booked prime icetime at the new Trump Hades Luciferian Arena.
  16. I am the kind of person who inferred from this observation that Robert, a lawyer, and legal analyst,was admiring a professional peer for his prosecutorial skills. Also the kind who has heard and read lawyers refer or to winning their cases,or occasionally losing them, and never once recall them saying, "my client won the case", ,though occasionally they blame the client for losing it, though not as often as the jury, the judge or the Deep State, or the stupidIty of the law itself. Anyway, as it is established ,that he is not a prosecutor or defence lawyer, 1guess he makes his living as a professional plaintiff , and does not claim his right to be his own pro se.
  17. Right about efficacy .for protecting oneself, but for inhibiting one,s own secretions from infecting others,it is rather better. Sorry, it's just the Canadian Way. Also, I miswrote 6 metres instead of six feet, also the CW. Anyway, recently sanitized hands across the border to you. I have to say I have never been the beneficiary of so much free soap in my life as in the last two years. It's almost worth living to be 113 for.
  18. Michael, are you under the impression that OKeefe is a crusading lawyer? I thought he was, because of the way you have spoken about him never losing a case many times, so I didn't doublecheck his bonafides, but he isn't a lawyer, were you aware of that.? I asked you before about his record for settling cases out of court, or of being prosecuted himself, but you did not answer and I didn't want to push it. He is described as an activist, and he certainly is a successful one, but hiring good lawyers and declining to bring actions unlikely to succeed, are the actions of a good activist, not necessarily of a top lawyer, so could you please re-address this, what field does he actually work in ! Is it journalism.?
  19. You,re right, it isn't all that funny, but writers must hold the world,s record for procrastination ( probably because they have the time to do it) My favourite iteration of this endless problem is a writer quote (I forget which writer but I am too honourable to just steal their work): "I don't like writing,I hate writing, I can't stand it. I like having written, though."
  20. Hey, that's one of my photos from the 80 s! I wondered where it went!
  21. You are so right, nearly. Outdoors, AT A 6M distance from another person it appears now there never was a need. Operative word now. We all wanted definitive answers at the start of this brand new supervirus invasion, before we hardly knew the questions to ask. As to common sense, a nonsensical concept in itself as recent history has proved, but I know what you mean -- it is to misquote, the first casualty of fear. As truth is to war.
  22. No wonder the magapeople are isolationists. When Trump comes back, do they expect him to successfully impose his Art of the Trade Deal on all of these doubting Thomas Q. Consumers?
  23. I used to check those things on Wikipedia but I have stopped doing that since you do not trust its credibility. I admit I have not found an alternative source for basic facts that does not force me to wade through tons of verbiage, I do assume from the originator,s statements who they are and don't double Che,ck, as in this case. so I will go back to Wiki and if they are wrong it won't be my fault. Anything to please you. Well, almost.