Rick Mercer Rants on the Swine Flu!

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This was too funny not to share!  A friend sent this to me, it is Rick Mercer Rant on the Swine Flu!  For those of you who don’t know Rick Mercer, he is is a Canadian Comedian , Television Personality, political satirist and a blogger.  He also has his own television show on CBC called The Rick Mercer Report.  Fabulously witty and smart, I hope you enjoy.


Hope, Vision, Action!

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Frank O’Dea, the co-founder of the Second Cup Coffee chain and founder of Proshred Documents is speaking at the St. John’s Board of Trade today.  I wont be able to see Mr. O’Dea speak but I have ordered a copy of his book “When All You Have Is Hope”! 

This is a man who at 23 years old, was a homeless person.  As he says he was 30 years away from receiving the Order of Canada, he was 20 years away from a marriage and family, 10 years away from earning his first million, and one week away from deciding he had to change or die.

The following is an excerpt from Frank O’Dea’s book ‘When All You Have Is Hope”!


With hope – all things become possible.
With hope, one has the courage to change the present into a very different future.
With hope, dreams are possible;
With hope one has the persistence to follow the dream and
With hope one can – and will – become much more than you ever dreamed possible.

Here’s hoping you have the Power of Hope working for you.


Barack Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize!

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Gasps came from the journalists in Oslo Norway when it was announced that Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, won the Nobel Peace Prize!  Apparently, there has been some controversy regarding this announcement.  And my question is “Why?”  Not why did President Obama win, why the controversy?  And my question to the nay-sayers who say he doesn’t deserve it is ‘What have you done that has given the world so much hope?”

Here is why I think President Barack Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

– Imagine how many children he inspired by becoming the first African American man ever elected President.  The words every parent uses ‘You can be anything you want to be’ had new meaning for children everywhere.  I have read of instances where children have made the honor roll at school and credited Barack Obama.

– Imagine how many adults he has inspired that all things are possible, and that dreams can come true. 

Bono, of the group U2, is a contributor as a columnist to the New York Times.  This is what he wrote yesterday.

“Well, I happen to be European, and I can project with the best of them. So here’s why I think the virtual Obama is the real Obama, and why I think the man might deserve the hype. It starts with a quotation from a speech he gave at the United Nations last month:

“We will support the Millennium Development Goals, and approach next year’s summit with a global plan to make them a reality. And we will set our sights on the eradication of extreme poverty in our time.”

They’re not my words, they’re your president’s. If they’re not familiar, it’s because they didn’t make many headlines. But for me, these 36 words are why I believe Mr. Obama could well be a force for peace and prosperity — if the words signal action.”

These are just a few of the reasons I believe President Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.  Inspiration, Hope, and Dreams Coming True.


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For all those ladies over 40!   In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40:

60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, ‘What are you thinking?’ She doesn’t care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it’s usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, ‘Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?’, here’s an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!