Following the first 2 years of Premier Alward at bat I had counted 5 strikes and a more than a few foul  balls. Read Political Baseball. Then I pretty well left the game for a breath of fresh air for most of the last two years. It had occurred to me that the chances of Premier Alward […]

Tributes pour in for Ross, 87, who died in Saint John, N.B., on Tuesday Saint John painter Fred Ross is being remembered as one of New Brunswick’s most important artists. Saint John painter Fred Ross is being remembered as a seminal figure in Canadian art. (CBC) Ross, who was best known for his portraits and […]

NEW Provincial funding will help plan $40M refurbishment, expansion of Douglas Avenue site The New Brunswick Museum is getting $1.1 million from the provincial government to plan a refurbishment and expansion of its collections centre in Saint John. The money will be used for design work costing and a fundraising feasibility study, said Tourism, Heritage and Culture […]

Let’s Get in Sync.

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Let’s Get in Sync.

The other day I watched a presentation on TED Talks entitled “Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power” . The presenter went on to ask what changes would you like to see in your town or city? He challenged the audience and viewers to “get involved” to harness power, the people or what ever tools […]


 August 16, 2014: Paul Browning out as Irving Oil CEO
 August 16, 2014: First Nation chiefs ask court to block forestry agreements
 August 14, 2014: Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit
 August 14, 2014: David and Goliath – David with an Axe Against Goliath with a Harvester?
 August 14, 2014: Crown forestry deal will be finalized within days, Alward says
 August 6, 2014: New Brunswick – Saint John has highest office vacancy, lowest rental rate
 August 6, 2014: In Canada, a Feud Divides the Irving Family Empire
 July 31, 2014: Dieppe’s Crystal Palace Amusement Park closing on Sept. 1
 July 31, 2014: Brazilian farmers demand Monsanto refund their money for GMO crops that don’t work
 July 30, 2014: Monsanto Roundup: The Impacts of Glyphosate Herbicide on Human Health. Pathways to Modern Diseases
 July 29, 2014: UPDATE 1-Brazil farmers say GMO corn no longer resistant to pests
 July 27, 2014: Debate in Delaware on Tackling Anonymous Companies
 July 25, 2014: Seeds Of Death – Full Movie
 July 25, 2014: Where do we stand? 13 years of forest loss in New Brunswick
 July 23, 2014: Bell Aliant: BCE to privatize Atlantic Canada telecom affiliate
 July 23, 2014: The Great Resource Giveaway
 July 23, 2014: Monsanto Should Lose Some Battles to Win the War Over GMOs
 July 22, 2014: Detroit retirees back pension cuts
 July 21, 2014: Saint John man says children losing land to pipeline plans
SPCA/ARL Pet of the Week
SPCA/ARL Pet of the Week

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 August 18, 2014: If That Seems Extreme Then So Be It
 August 18, 2014: Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power
 August 17, 2014: 8 Unfortunate Ways Women Try To Attract Men
 August 17, 2014: Global Parenting Habits That Haven’t Caught On In The U.S.
 August 16, 2014: No More Promises Please!
 August 16, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Sunscreen Anyone?
 August 16, 2014: Too Many Deer?
 August 16, 2014: Sculpture Saint John 2014 “The Early Days Lunch Time”
 August 15, 2014: Why ordinary people need to understand power
 August 15, 2014: Sculpture Saint John 2014 “The Early Days”
 August 14, 2014: Robin Williams, Substance Abuse, and Suicide
 August 14, 2014: How Militarizing Police Can Increase Violence
 August 14, 2014: Kevin O’Leary: 85 richest people equal to the 3.5 billion poorest people is fantastic news!
 August 14, 2014: You are invited to the Loyalist House, 120 Union Street, for 11 am, Monday, 18 August.
 August 14, 2014: Sculpture Saint John 2014 THE Beginning August 7
 August 13, 2014: Dan Pacholke: How prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives
 August 13, 2014: Who Do You Trust?
 August 13, 2014: Conversation With God Again
 August 13, 2014: Letter to the Editor – Disabilities
Your Morning Smile – Redneck Etiquette
Your Morning Smile –  Redneck Etiquette

    1. Never take a beer to a job interview. 2. Always identify people in your yard before shooting at them. 3. It’s considered poor taste to take a cooler to church. 4. If you have to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets. 5. Even if you’re certain that you are included in the will, […]

 August 19, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Heavy Material
 August 18, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Man’s Guide to Survival
 August 17, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Aerobics
 August 15, 2014: Your Morning Smile -Where is Newfoundland?
 August 14, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Jigsaw Puzzle
 August 13, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Technology
 August 12, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Guess Who?
 August 11, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Dear Deer……..Don’t Eat the Corn
 August 10, 2014: Name That City
 August 10, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Judgement
 August 9, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Marriage Counseling
 August 9, 2014: Who is the Enemy?
 August 8, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Guilty? Not Guilty?
 August 7, 2014: Your Morning Smile – I Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore
 August 6, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Longevity
 August 4, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Grandma’s Ipad
 August 3, 2014: Your Morning Smile – Why Teachers Drink
World’s Toughest Horse Race Retraces Genghis Khan’s Postal Route
World’s Toughest Horse Race Retraces Genghis Khan’s Postal Route

Riders attempt to stay atop half-wild Mongol horses for over 600 miles (1,000 kilometers)

 August 14, 2014: Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda quits social media over ‘cruel’ comments
 August 12, 2014: Lauren Bacall, screen legend, dead at 89
 August 12, 2014: Thank You For The Belly Laughs Robin Williams
 August 12, 2014: Goodbye Robin Williams, We Will Miss You
 August 11, 2014: Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide at 63
 August 11, 2014: iDoctor Could a smartphone be the future of medicine
 August 10, 2014: Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead
 August 10, 2014: GMO Golden Rice: The Scourge of Asia. Monsanto, Sygenta, Bayer Trigger Disruption of Peasant Economy
 August 10, 2014: Butterscotch the cat rescued after two and a half weeks, ‘recovering well’
 August 10, 2014: Today’s Thorns
 August 9, 2014: Sonnet # 277
 August 8, 2014: What All This Bad News Is Doing to Us
 August 8, 2014: Marsh Creek tests show 99% drop in faecal bacteria count
 August 8, 2014: When The Fall Comes
 August 7, 2014: Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Kidneys?
 August 7, 2014: Grandma Stole
 August 6, 2014: Who needs a blankie when you have a puppy!!??
 August 6, 2014: An honest Israeli Jew tells the Real Truth about Israel
 August 6, 2014: Slideshow: A Visual Guide to a Heart Attack
Lemonade Anyone?
Lemonade Anyone?

Click headline to read full CBC article. Has anyone figured out why we have so many building eroding into disrepair and are eventually tore down or burned  down?  I agree with Councilor McAlary, I believe owners should be required to convert what used to be useful structures in our community into something that’s prettier and  ”makes us […]

 August 9, 2014: Between Iraq and a Hard Place
 August 8, 2014: Who are the Yazidis, and why does ISIS want to kill them?
 August 6, 2014: UK Jewish MP Gerald Kaufman Israel behaving like the Nazis
 August 6, 2014: Senator David Norris” Israel bombs first and weeps later”.
 August 4, 2014: Israel declares seven-hour truce in Gaza to facilitate aid
 August 3, 2014: Gaza official: Strike near UN school kills 10
 August 2, 2014: Collective Punishment in Gaza
 August 1, 2014: Canada to choose new fighter jets in coming weeks
 July 31, 2014: Gaza conflict: US and UN condemn school shelling
 July 31, 2014: Standing Up for Restigouche West
 July 30, 2014: US Condemns Shelling of UN School in Gaza
 July 29, 2014: Gaza Official: At Least 100 Palestinians Dead After Day Of Israeli Airstrikes AP
 July 27, 2014: CHARLES THÉRIAULT – Candidat Indépendant pour le Restigouche Ouest
 July 27, 2014: LIVE UPDATES: Hamas asks for 24-hour humanitarian truce
 July 23, 2014: Israel-Gaza violence may amount to war crimes, warns UN rights chief
 July 22, 2014: Breaking down the $200,000 the RCMP allege Mike Duffy filed in fraudulent expense claims
 July 22, 2014: The Truth Behind the ‘Disproportionate’ Reactions to Israel’s actions in Gaza
 July 21, 2014: Mideast Conflict: Palestinian Death Toll In Gaza Fighting Tops 500
 July 21, 2014: You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore.
Oscar Pistorius in Johannesburg Nightclub Brawl Over Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius in Johannesburg Nightclub Brawl Over Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius got into a fight in a nightclub, in which he ended up sprawled over a chair, only days after the judge in his murder trial retired to consider a verdict. The fallen star allegedly was involved in a confrontation in the VIP area of a swanky Johannesburg club called the VIP Room, last […]

 July 9, 2014: Touch – Jean-Baptiste Chandelier
 July 9, 2014: World Cup 2014: Brazil’s meltdown caught us by surprise
 June 2, 2014: Secretariat Heart Of A Champion
 May 30, 2014: So you THINK you can Write?
 May 4, 2014: NBA To Appoint CEO For L.A. Clippers
 April 30, 2014: Donald Sterling incident shows the dark side of the NBA’s owner-player relationship
 April 20, 2014: Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead at 76
 February 23, 2014: Gold Rush: Russia tops final Sochi 2014 medal count
 February 21, 2014: Marielle Thompson, Kelsey Serwa win gold, silver in ski cross
 February 20, 2014: Canada’s women defend Olympic hockey gold in OT thriller (VIDEO)
 February 20, 2014: Finnished! Russian Hockey Team Bounced Out Of Olympics
 February 8, 2014: Alleged Olympic vote-swapping deal would keep Canada from gold
 February 6, 2014: George Zimmerman to fight rapper DMX
 February 6, 2014: Sochi – FREESTYLE SKIING
 February 6, 2014: Threat of Explosives on Planes into Russia
 January 21, 2014: Sochi still scrambling to sell Olympic tickets
 January 20, 2014: Putin on Sochi: I would very much like sports not to be marred by politics
 January 19, 2014: Following the Olympic Torch (RT Documentary)
 January 9, 2014: Dennis Rodman apologizes for North Korea outburst, says he’d been drinking