Canada off to a golden start at the 2014 Olympics

By: Paul Rockley

  |  Posted: Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 04:28 pm

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In the 2010 Olympics held in Vancouver we won the most Gold medals at 14 and came in third for the medal count. U.S. had 37, Germany 30, then Canada at 26 and Norway at 23.

Early on Tuesday we already had 9 medals and 4 are gold. Off to a great start. At one point on Tuesday we were leading the medal count for the first time in Olympic history! As I write this Norway has two more than Canada. Here's hoping you enjoy watching the action as much as I do.


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Oh yes, it's Valentines once again. One theory on Valentines is that it is the beginning of the birds mating season, thus spurring on the legend of love!

The oldest known poem was written in 1415. Penned by the Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

According to the Greeting Card Association about 145 million cards are now purchased each year not including classroom valentines. It is the second most popular seasonal card just behind Christmas. Way to go Duke of Orleans! Look what you started.....

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I guess it is time for me to hang up the vacuum. I heard the other day that women are more turned on by a guy who comes home all sweaty from the gym than a guy who vacuums the entire house. My vacuuming days are over.....

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I guess it is true that Canadians and especially Albertans are a laid back forgiving bunch who just don't want to rock the boat. I am sure we were all disappointed to learn that our Premier spent $45,000 of our tax dollars going to Nelson Mandela's funeral while the Nova Scotia Premier took the free flight from the Prime Minister both ways and spent less than $1000. Also did you know that the Premier's Chief of Staff makes $316,300 per year and US President Obama's Chief of Staff makes $172,200. If we ever wake up and start making our politicians accountable it could be interesting.

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Here's a few more newspaper headline bloopers:

Miracle cure kills fifth patient

Starvation can lead to health hazards

Parents keep kids home to protest school closure

New sick policy required 2-day notice

Man with 8 DUI's blames drinking problem

Man accused of killing lawyer receives a new attorney

Meeting on open meetings is closed


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