July 28, 2014

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The Sunset Photography Of Elke Blodgett
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This lovely shot was taken the evening of July 24.

A Walking Tour Of Old Glenora

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Once again our Whatzit guy Bixman of the city lined up another item to challenge readers as to what it is. Did you guess correctly that it was shark skin?

Discussion Forum
Exchange Of The Day

SUBJECT: City Manager Vs Third Floor News

* The grey area is did they, or did they not breach networks?

Is it truth, or a ploy to make the city believe that they may sue innocent people? Or are the authors of the email even the real bloggers? Read my note that preceeds the email!

That is grey enough for me not to waste time and money chasing this thing. At this point, there is no proof of criminal wrongdoing, nor is there any point in wasting even more tax dollars chasing something that may or may not have happened. And certainly not over a few hundred people at best who even read the site.

Gimme a break and stop this foolishness by the city. I doubt the RCMP would even consider an investigation, given its limited impact to heal the perceived wounds of the ego of a city manager.

* Thanks HH.
So they found an access point to the web. Big deal. They did not hack anyones computers or illegally gain "private or classified or confidential data". It looks like so as not to be traced they used someone elses router. Ok forensically speaking I am sure they could examine the router that was located by tracking down the IP address and then the mac address of the equipment that accessed the router. By process of elimination and talking to the companies that made the equipment registered to the mac address (IIANM) each mac address is unique. If the RCMP wanted to chase the rabbit down the hole I am sure they could find him.

At the end of the day, Politicians get called a lot worse by a lot better people and not much if anything comes out of it. Look at the gossip rags... Now that being said...MR. Draper is an employee of the City and not technically a politician. What was the phrase I've heard so many times.... "Through you Mr. Mayor".... I will go after this guy....

This whole thing is a case of people p#$$ing into the wind. At the end of the day no one wins and those involved come out smelling and looking a little worse than when they started. It makes for good fodder and nothing much will come out of it.

#End Ramble...

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SATA board invites all members to join us in discussion of current events in our municipal government.

All taxpayers are, as always, invited to attend.

We propose to begin with a "state of SATA" report from the board followed by comment from our members.

If members agree, we'll move on to discussion of a list (that our chairman will present) of current events at city hall that the board believes threaten to impact taxpayers negatively. We'll adjust the list according to members' wishes.

One issue that we're particularly concerned about that we'd like to spend some time on is Mr. Draper's declared intention to (personally) sue John Doe (over the Third Floor Blog), and council's agreement that the City will fund his suit. We think this has potential to harm taxpayers considerably. And we want to discuss with members the extent to which SATA ought to involve itself in this issue.

Please don't miss this.

SATA board


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Pil History

Pilsner had its beginnings in Lethbridge back in 1926.



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Things To Think About

Things To Think About
Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long.

Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

One nice thing about egotists: They don’t talk about other people.




A roundup of bits from the web.

* Pastor Claims Gay People Are Possessed By “Fart Demons” That Can Drive Pigs To Suicide.

* Awesome Vintage Apple Art: 9 Fruits You Won't Find at Your Supermarket.

* A Lioness Killed A Baboon, But What She Did Next With The Baby Is So Shocking.

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Think You Know All The Rules On Healthy Eating?

Healthy Eating
Green bananas, along with whole grains, vegetables and fibre, all contain resistant starch.

What would a healthy diet based on scientific evidence look like? Rodney Bilton, emeritus professor of biochemistry at Liverpool John Moores University, has spent 15 years finding out - and discovered startling facts about what to eat to be slim and healthy...

Read more in the MailOnline.

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Links To Today's Outstanding Photographs


Ghost Town, Bodie, CA.

Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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