February 3, 2018

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Oh To Be 8 Again

Oh To Be 8 Again
A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her birthday.

'I'd like to be eight again', she replied, still looking in the mirror .

On the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her to Adventure World theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was.

Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a McDonald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favourite candy, M&M's. What a fabulous adventure!

Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.

He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, 'Well Dear, what was it like being eight again?

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed.

'I meant my dress size'.

The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.

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WEBBITS

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* WATCH: White TV anchor insists on pain challenge against Ethiopian woman — and gets hilariously smoked.

* Divers Just Made The The Most Unbelievable Discovery In The Ocean.
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Nutritionist Claims Pizza Is A Healthier Breakfast Than Cereal

Nutritionist Claims Pizza
Looking to start your day off with a nutritious meal? Forget Cheerios. Instead, reach for a slice of pizza, says one dietitian.

On Monday, blogger and dietitian Chelsey Amer caused a stir when she told the Chicago Tribune that a greasy slice of pizza is healthier than a bowl of cereal with milk.

“You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories,” Amer said. “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”

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February 2, 2018

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Only The Irish

Only The Irish
Murphy showed up at Mass one Sunday and the priest almost fell down when he saw him. He had never been to church in his life.

After Mass, the priest caught up with him and said, "Murphy, I am so glad ya decided to come to Mass. What made ya come?"

Murphy said, "I got to be honest with you Father. A while back, I misplaced me hat and I really, really love that hat. I know that McGlynn had a hat just like mine and I knew he came to church every Sunday. I also knew that he had to take off his hat during Mass and figured he would leave it in the back of church. So, I was going to leave after Communion and steal McGlynn's hat."

The priest said, "Well, Murphy, I notice that ya didn't steal McGlynn's hat. What changed your mind?"

Murphy replied, "Well, after I heard your sermon on the 10 Commandments, I decided that I didn't need to steal McGlynn's hat after all."

With a tear in his eye the priest gave Murphy a big smile and said, "After I talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Steal 'ya decided you would rather do without your hat than burn in Hell?"

Murphy slowly shook his head. "No, Father, after ya talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery', I remembered where I left me hat."

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WEBBITS

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* Dog Who Loves To Go On Adventures Now Has The Sweetest Traveling Companion.

* More women getting lung cancer surgery as effects of smoking show up in new data.
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A Shadow Of A Doubt

It's that time of the year where many wait for a groundhog to pop out and predict the weather for the next six weeks (I wonder if meteorologists get jealous of all his attention?). While this all seems very silly, it can be a real source of optimism for those dealing with frigid temperatures. In the past I've gotten my hopes up that Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog) will predict an early spring and rid me of having to defrost my car for 20 minutes.

Well, being someone who has to analyze everything, I decided to see how accurate this little woodchuck has been with his prognostications. So, let's get to those insights!!

See the track record for predictions here.

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Where Did The Inspiration Come From?

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Wife Hilariously Pranks Husband For Years After Her Death

Wife Hilariously Pranks
Two things never die: true love and fake plants.

Before succumbing to ovarian cancer in 2014, Phadre Fitton of Johannesburg, South Africa, left her husband specific instructions to water the plants she kept in their bathroom, according to a tweet from the couple's daughter Antonia Nicol.

Nigel Fitton diligently carried out the task for years, keeping the plants lush and green.

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February 1, 2018

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Hi Don,

The Edmonton West End Seniors Activity Centre is hosting a Genealogy / Family History 'drop in" session the first Thursday of each month from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Admission is $2.00 payable to the centre. You do not have to be a 'member' of WESAC to attend.

Let's pool our resources and help each other untangle the challenges of researching our Family Histories. This drop in session will be suitable for everyone from those just starting to build a Family Tree, to folks who have been working on their Family History since Adam and Eve were kids. We all have something to share. Come prepared, bring your questions, laptops , tablets, pencils and paper whatever suits you best. Don't forget to bring your enthusiasm along too. Happy

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* Drivers showered with 25 Cows after cattle truck crash on overpass in Utah.

* Girl Scouts Issues Bold Warning to Parents to Not Force Girls to Show Affection.
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A 'Universal' Flu Vaccine Is In The Works

A 'Universal' Flu Vaccine
While flu vaccine effectiveness varies from year to year, the vaccine’s prevention rate is never perfect. As a result, plenty of people just skip getting the flu shot, ignoring all recommendations to the contrary from the medical community. But with new research just released about flu vaccine research, it seems we’re closer than ever to finding a significantly more effective influenza immunization.

Researchers at Georgia State University have come up with a universal vaccine, to fight influenza A viruses, that produces long-lasting immunity in mice. The researchers shared their findings in a new study published this week in the journal Nature Communications.

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January 31, 2018

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Facebook Versus The Forum

SINC SAYS: I posted the following on the forum back on January 23, and from the responses received, it would appear that folks want the forum to continue.

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Here is what I wrote to spark the debate in a new thread entitled
Is Facebook An Improvement? Does The Forum Live Or Die?

I have deliberated for some time now as to whether I should even broach the subject, but what the hell, why not? I spend over a decade trying to provide an outlet for local opinion that ultimately failed. We used to have a vibrant and active forum here that suddenly stoped dead in its tracks last September.

Why? Well, it was my own fault. I asked for the unthinkable.

And what was the unthinkable? I decided prior to the 2017 municipal election that this forum would only allow posts concerning any aspect of the upcoming election by members using their real name. No nicknames allowed as they are anonymous and should not be if you are commenting about local politicians or issues. It seemed to me to be one way of eliminating the vitriol that became part of too many elections in the past. But it backfired. I pissed off people and they sent me a clear message.

What was that message? — If we have to use our real names and identify ourselves, we won't do it here. Instead we will move to Facebook. All well and good of course, as this is a free country and you are free to post anywhere you wish.

But wait a minute.

They moved to Facebook all right, but they used their real names, the very thing I asked them to do here. Go figure. Some will call this column sour grapes, but it is a fact and still a mystery to me after a decade of alerting folks to the shenanigans of various councils with the hope of change.

Over on Facebook they are free to ramble on for paragraph after paragraph, sometimes entire essay length posts. Not that it was not allowed here, it was, but never in the volume now there and it has become tiresome.

Now one has to search all of Facebook to gather and assess the opinions of fellow residents, instead of it all from a central page like the forum. The St. Albert Community Page, The Grandin Page, Other neighbourhood pages, the T8N Community Dispatch page, the St. Albert Coalition page, the Library Petition page, the Polywings page, St. Albert Voice, St. Albert Chat, the Community of St. Albert page (strictly moderated) and on it goes.

For people who do not participate in posting on Facebook, few even know about the many pages that now exist. For people who do not use, or even want to use Facebook for that matter, your opinions posted on Facebook are lost to them. And there are many.

There used to be far more people who read the opinions here than ever registered as members. Why? Because it was all in one place and divided neatly into areas of interest. That was do to the constant urging of one Dean Doucette, now deceased, who wanted a central forum for all matters St. Albert without the distractions of Facebook.

I know from data gathered that far more folks read this forum than who were ever members. The opinions of the 170 or so who did post were reaching far more people every day including 1,000 or so each day who skulked in the shadows to see who had posted what. They did so because they did not have to join to read the forum, nor did they have to endure all the hoop-la and barrage of advertising they have to endure on Facebook. They could simply drop by, read what was going on and glean the information and opinions presented to form their own opinions. In fact, they themselves unwittingly became anonymous in their own way by reading as casual visitors.

Much of the forum opinion was discredited by so-called 'people who matter', as not to be taken seriously because it was the opinions of *gasp*, anonymous posters. Somehow anonymity made your opinions worthless or invalid by those in power. But they read them. And closely. And they worried about them. And they took them personally. Politicians and their supporters all the while claiming those opinions didn't matter. Odd that, don't you think?

I have to wonder if it was not the intent of 'those who matter' all along to entice former forum members to Facebook? Did they believe it would dissipate and dilute the force of the forum and be to their advantage? Maybe so.

I moderated the forum with a light hand, mostly to protect folks who posted libel, from themselves. Now Facebook contains outright libel and misinformation, some of it from the same former posters here. No one there cares what they post and the usual suspects who think they matter will pounce all over anyone whose opinions they do not agree with, free of any moderation.

Has the move improved matters? Not much other than it has spread the information posted across the platform so that unless people join certain pages, and all of them at that, they never see it. But it did one thing. It ID'd whose opinion it is.

And what about Facebook itself as a platform? My concern with social media in general is changing and so is the opinion of many people who have abandoned social media.

After over a decade, things went up in smoke and the forum is pretty much deserted. The question now is, does it die or is there still a place for it to once again become an outlet for opinion?

Here are some things you may want to read and watch:

How Facebook invites you to live in a bubble where you're always right.

Former Facebook Exec Says Social Media Is Ripping Apart Society.

Video: Everybody Needs To Hear This

At any rate it is done. Former forum members now have their own forum. Make that plural. Forums. The mishmash that is Facebook now has over a dozen different places one has to search for, to read the viewpoints of the folks who post items about the issues and politicians of St. Albert.

Take the St. Albert Coalition page as a prime example. It has in no way, been fostering the aims and goals of the Coalition. That is if the Coalition even has any now. You cannot tell that from the Facebook presentations purported to be Coalition fodder. From what they allow being posted under their name is suspect at best and worthless to them at worst. Instead it is mostly the ramblings of one person and 90 percent of what is posted there has nothing to do with the Coalition, the city, or even things that have any effect on the community.

I suspect Coalition members or the executive never formally approve the vast majority of what is posted there. It has turned into a mini version of Facebook itself. And that is a shame as once again a locally founded group with good intentions, like the St. Albert Taxpayers group of old, has sharpened its own blade and neutered itself. And that is not good for the community or the Coalition. What's your opinion? Should the forum persevere, or cut its losses and run?

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The bottom line is that there are still over 20,000 people a month who visit St. Albert's Place and over 40,000 page views and over one third of them scan the forum daily. Comments are welcome to all on the forum located here and thanks for taking the time to express your thoughts. And I don't care if you do that with your real name or a nick name.

With the clamp down on opinion by a new council who are sheltering themselves from any type of criticism, it may be more important than ever to have all opinion neatly packaged in one place.

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Old Cowboy's Shave

Old Cowboy's Shave
An old cowboy walks into a barbershop in Red Lodge, Montana for a shave and a haircut.

He tells the barber he can't get all his whiskers off because his cheeks are wrinkled from age.

The barber gets a little wooden ball from a cup on the shelf and tells the old cowboy to put it inside his cheek to spread out the skin.

When he's finished, the old cowboy tells the barber that was the cleanest shave he'd had in years, but he wanted to know what would have happened if he had accidentally swallowed the little ball.

The barber replied, "Just bring it back in a couple of days like everyone else does".

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WEBBITS

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* This man was living on $200 a month when he sold a 'worthless' blanket for $1.5 million.

* Japan wants to push a million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.
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Just When You Think You've Seen Everything

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Planning The Monument Valley Mitten Shadow – The Photographer’s Ephemeris

Planning The Monument
This year I finally made the drive down to Monument Valley to see what all the fuss is about. I’m not the biggest rock & desert fan, but I was “in the area” checking out the canyons and figured why not. Before I go on any weekend or longer trip, I also try to plan out contingencies, and Monument Valley was one of those planned contingencies that I knew I might visit. The real draw that brought me to the Valley that day was that I knew the shadow of the West Mitten would fall “perfectly” onto the East Mitten, creating a sort of symmetrical spectacle. With no clouds or weather in the forecast it was risky business. Here is what I came away with.

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January 30, 2018

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How Government Works

How Government Works
The King in days of old wanted to go fishing, and he asked the Royal Weather Forecaster the forecast for the next few hours. The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain.

So the King and the Queen went fishing. On the way he met a man with a fishing pole riding on a donkey, and he asked the man if the fish were biting.

The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, you should return to the palace! In just a short time I expect a huge rain storm."

The King replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an educated and experienced professional. Besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him."

So the King continued on his way. However, in a short time a torrential rain fell from the sky.

The King and Queen were totally soaked. Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the meteorologist. Then he summoned the fisherman and offered him the prestigious position of Royal Forecaster.
The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey.

If I see my donkey's ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain."

So the King hired the donkey.

And thus began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in influential positions of government.

The practice is unbroken to this date.

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* Australian paramedics fulfil dying woman's wish to go to the beach.

* Bear on the loose 'after stealing hapless hunter's shotgun and automatic rifle' during cabin break-in.
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How Much Is ‘Too Much Time’ On Social Media?

How Much Is ‘Too Much
Describing yourself as ‘a social media addict’ doesn’t usually inspire concern from other people. In fact, it’s frequently included in bio descriptions on Twitter and Instagram. Decorate your LinkedIn profile with such a claim and you may even find yourself receiving interest from media and publishing companies searching for a savvy digital native. But imagine if, one day, it’s not an accolade or joke at all – but a psychiatrist’s diagnosis?

Social media addiction has been a much-flouted term lately; maybe it’s because it’s January and users are looking to be more active and spend less time online, or maybe that’s because social media can have a negative impact on our mental well-being. But a growing body of research is seriously considering whether problematic and excessive social media usage could be pathological and, in turn, designated as a mental health disorder.

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January 29, 2018

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Handy item to have in the winter. Whatzit do?
This in an A+R Folding Lace Tightener for skates. So you
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Remembering Hollywood Squares

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These great questions and answers are from the days when Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now!

Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark..

Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.

Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

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* Starbucks has a plan to win back customers after whiffing on holiday sales.

* SIU herpes researcher illegally experimented on people in U.S., participants say.
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Chameleons Add Glow-In-The-Dark Bones To Long List Of Cool Traits

Chameleons Add Glow-In-The-Dark
In addition to their ability to change the colors, it appears that some chameleons can also glow in the dark.

A study published in Scientific Reports found that some chameleon species from Madagascar and the African continent, particularly those from humid and forested areas, have bony protuberance along their heads that glow under ultraviolet (UV) light. The glow is visible even through their scales.

"It has long been known that bones fluoresce under UV light, but that animals use this phenomenon to fluoresce themselves has surprised us and was previously unknown," Frank Glaw, curator of Herpetology at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology said in a statement released by Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich regarding the study.

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I have an idea that should work on our issues
Strengthen our marriage and save on some tissues
You can do your own thing and I can do mine
Then we could meet in the evening, daily the same time

You can tell me the things, you’ve done in your day
I’ll just smile and listen, with little to say
And if we have time I can tell you mine too
But I really don’t mind, if it’s all about you

Just give me some space and time to myself
My opinions and troubles can be parked on the shelf
As long as you’re happy, that would please me
It’s a winning idea; I hope you can see

I can’t guarantee, it will work every time
Our issues keep changing and life’s a long climb
But if we follow this plan, we’ll know what to do
I can sit there and listen and it’ll be all about you


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The Parachute Club

The Parachute Club
Yesterday my daughter emailed me again, asking why I didn't do something useful with my time.

“Like sitting around the pool and drinking wine is not a good thing?” I asked.

Talking about my "doing-something-useful" seems to be her favourite topic of conversation.

She was "only thinking of me," she said and suggested that I go down to the Senior Centre and hang out with the guys. I did this and when I got home last night, I decided to play a prank on her.

I emailed her and told her that I had joined a Parachute Club.

She replied, "Are you nuts? You are 78 years old and now you're going to start jumping out of airplanes?"

I told her that I even got a Membership Card and emailed a copy to her.

She immediately telephoned me and yelled, "Good grief, Mum, where are your glasses? This is a Membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club!"

"Oh man, I'm in trouble again,” I said. “I really don't know what to do. I signed up for five jumps a week!

The line went quiet and her friend picked up the phone and said that my daughter had fainted.

Life as a Senior Citizen is not getting any easier, but sometimes it can be fun!

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* Decades-long mystery of Second World War helmet finally solved.
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This Man Had Forgotten His Marriage And Proposes Wife Of 34 Years Again To Renew Wedding Vows

This Man Had Forgotten
"He looked me straight in the eyes and stuttered: 'Will you marry me?' Of course I will, darling," the 64-year-old woman said.

Michael Joyce and Linda said their vows at Hamilton Lake, 150kms south of Auckland, attended by their 'nearest and dearest friends of 30-plus years' -

It was quite an emotional moment for a 64-year-old New Zealand woman after her husband of 34 years popped the question again and asked her to marry him. Michael Joyce is suffering from Alzheimer's and dysphasia since 2010 and had forgotten that he was already married to Linda.

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