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Saturday, November 22, 2008

It has been 45 years... and the debate still rages.

It was this day in 1963 that shots rang out in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas ... setting in motion one of the strangest and long-lived conspiracy theories ever concocted. US president John F. Kennedy was shot to death, at least that's what the evidence shows. I was fortunate last Christmas to get Vincent Bugliosi's book "Reclaiming History - The assassination of John F. Kennedy". I am now convinced that Bugliosi's research is right, and it backs up the Warren Report, that Kennedy was shot by one 'nutbar' named Lee Harvey Oswald. Unfortunately, people around the world have the hard time accepting the fact that one person acting alone can kill a president. I used to have to my doubts. Bugliosi addresses every conspiracy theory and they all have one common thread... they're all based on misinformation. That's a little tidbit of information placed in front of you in such a deceitful way as to make it sound true. With more than 1600 pages of fine print, and more than 20 years of hard research, Bugliosi proves 'em all wrong. Don't take my word for it. Read the book. Wow... can you believe it's been 45 years?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Signs at night

One of the busier corners in Timmins is Mountjoy and Wilson. That's where you will see a couple of well known local signs. I still like the old neon style signs... but I think the London Cafe signs needs some sprucing up, eh.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Day bro!

I have to say Happy Birthday to my favourite little brother Ronald. I didn't get through to him on the weekend. Allegedly he is away on-duty somewhere. But I did run into one of Ronald's army buddies right here in Timmins... This is a photo of Ron Drouin of the Algonquin Regiment. He suggested I snap the photo and send it to Ronald so he can admire those new stripes on the sleeve. Captain Drouin assures me they mean something! I know Ronald checks in on this blog every now and then, so I figured he would enjoy the photo.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Another sign

Here's an older sign in Timmins, showing off the old Arcade Restaurant. I like it because when I first moved here in the 1970s, i lived right across the street from the Arcade (upstairs at the Vic!). I also like the old 7Up sign at Vet's Taxi. Been so busy as usual, but it was nice last week to take a quick trip south to Sudbury with Aline, who was on a business trip. I was pleased to meet Jennifer for lunch and she paid for it too! Woohoo!
And I had to sneak in this photo of the St. Charles, located right next door to the Arcade. It's a country and western bar in Timmins, but I am pretty sure Shania steered clear of this place. I think this is where Ultimate Fighting Challenge began.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Drilling for gold - again.

There's a saying in the gold business... you look for new gold in the shadow of the headframe. There's no doubt that's why a drilling rig has set up beside the parking lot of the Shania Twain Centre in Timmins. It's right on the edge of the world famous Hollinger Mine property. I know that people down south get all antsy when they hear that a mining company is drilling on their land. It's not quite the same around here. Hmmm...maybe it's a sign!