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Thursday August 17, 2017

15:19 I don’t want to watch the news. Terror today in Barcelona. »John Cairns Blog
Here’s the report on the carnage, from the BBC. I’m still trying to be on vacation, folks. I don’t need any more of this awful stuff happening in the world.
15:00 Provincial Organized Crime Task Force Arrests Nine Hells Angels Hangarounds In Charlottetown »Charlottetown Police Police Reports

The PEI Organized Crime Task Force, comprised of police representatives from Charlottetown Police Services, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Summerside Police Service, and Kensington Police Service, arrested nine males in the city overnight. The individuals are hangarounds with the Hells Angels Woodbridge (Ontario) chapter.

All nine have been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

One count each -- Section 206 relating to lotteries and games of chance;

Once count each – Section 467.11 relating to participation in activities of a criminal organization; and

One count each – Section 467.12 relating to the commission of an offence for a criminal organization.

The nine individuals were lodged overnight at the Provincial Correctional Centre and were scheduled to appear in court this morning.

The Provincial Organized Crime Task Force was struck earlier this year to investigate organized crime activities in the province with an initial focus on 1 percent Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.

13:56 Community Notices »Women's Equality PEI
Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, August 17, 2017 New listings this week: 1) Tonight! Paperback Pop-Up 2) 2017 Gold Cup Parade 3) Annual Fundraiser – PEI Potters Studio 4) Bollywood/Bhangra Workshop 5) 5th Annual Operation Backpack Project 2017 6) Solar Eclipse Happening on Aug 21 7) Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing […]
10:48 Theft Suspect - *Video* »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services are requesting the public's help in identifying the man depicted in the attached video. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual may contact police at 902-629-4172.

Wednesday August 16, 2017

22:01 Sunset »Pedaling PEI
21:01 Feisty Foxes »justpictureit
photo - Feisty Foxes

There is a den of foxes living across the pond. I know now that Mrs. Mallard and her eggs fed newborn foxes. There are at least three kits but I've not seen the whole family. They play and play on the hill many mornings and still rile the other mama mallard that lived with only one baby.

15:54 The Circle is not Broken, Just Smaller »Riki's Misadventures At Life

The group of people that my world revolves around just got smaller.

A few years ago, someone posed a question on one of my dialysis groups, asking what everyone’s perspective was on the philosophy of life. This was my answer:

I have a very simplistic view of the philosophy of life, as least how it pertains to me, because I like simplistic things. They are far less complicated.

I have six people that my world revolves around. As long as they endure, so will I. I do know that at some point, I may not have a choice in the matter, but as long as I do, I will not put these six people through the pain of losing me unnecessarily.

I’m not really sure if this is a philosophy, but it is why I continue to have a machine keep me alive.

I wrote this in April of 2013. About a year later, the number in this group went to five, when my grandfather died. He was a strong and opinionated patriarch, who was well respected in the community. There was standing room only in the church for his funeral. Last Saturday, August 12, 2017, this group’s number went down to four, when his wife, my grandmother, passed away.

She was a strong matriarch, picking up where my grandfather left off. She was not as loud and outspoken as my grandfather could be, but if she wanted you to hear her, you heard her. I’m like her in many ways. We are her legacy; my mother and her four siblings, me, my brother and our eight cousins, and five great grandchildren.

Another chapter of my life has closed, as I no longer have grandparents, but this just makes me hold tighter to those in that exclusive group who are left.

15:39 #TheFeed: Back-to-School Tech, Safe Passwords, Lego TV & Healthy Chatbots »AmberMac
TF108: We talk to security expert Ryan Duquette of Hexigent about new password creation rules, and chat with teen entrepreneur Alexandra Philp-Reeves about her new company, Emojihealth, where they’re building a chatbot that helps keep teens healthy. We also speak to Marc Saltzman about the top 5 tech gadgets for kids heading back to college. […]
13:09 Where were you 40 years ago? »John Cairns Blog
… when Elvis left the building?
12:25 Tyler and Michelle engagement.  »nathan rochford:blog






Tyler and Michelle engagement. 

12:01 Lady Baker's Tea »Aiken House & Gardens
10:04 Chance of Showers today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Wednesday August 16th, 10:00am...  A cold front in a north-south line is located through Summerside now. This front will move east today sweeping across the remainder of the island over the next few hours. High pressure will begin to build … Continue reading

Tuesday August 15, 2017

23:49 Pres. Trump does it again; marks a new low with yet another gong show of a news conference »John Cairns Blog
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of Pres. Donald Trump and his whole gong show re: Charlottesville. He is not up to the job of uniting Americans during crisis situations or showing the least bit of moral leadership, and today was yet another example. Anyway, enough of him.
22:01 Strathgartney Highlands »Pedaling PEI
21:01 The Ring Bearer »justpictureit
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The Ring Bearer found a bell to ring during a reception after the wedding we recently attended. He did his job perfectly and had lots of fun too.

14:16 Male Arrested - Creep Catchers Sting »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
After a joint investigation between the Charlottetown Police Services (Major Crime Unit) and the Cape Breton Regional Police Services (ICE Unit), a 31 year old Charlottetown male resident has been arrested and charged for “Making an agreement or arrangement to commit a sexual offence against a child”. The accused has been released from custody on conditions and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date. This police investigation and the resulting criminal charge were the by-product of a “sting operation” initiated by a civilian organization known as the Cape Breton Creep Catchers.
14:12 Female Arrested for Theft of a Purse »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint last night at 11:08 pm from Red Shores for a female who stole a purse. Staff had recovered the purse. Police attended and subsequently arrested a 30 year old female resident of Charlottetown who will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date.
14:07 Man Arrested for Theft »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint yesterday morning for theft of sunglasses on video. Police were able to identify the male who was subsequently arrested. The sunglasses were recovered and returned to the owner. The accused, a 24 year old resident of Charlottetown will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date.
13:54 Man Arrested for Assault Peace Officer and Obstruction »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint of man who was trespassed from Red Shores, who attended Red Shores last Thursday evening at 11:25 pm. Police arrived and were informed by complainant that the male had been trespassed indefinitely and wouldn't leave. Police were obstructed and assaulted by the male while attempting to remove him from location. Accused male, a 31 year old resident of Charlottetown, was jailed and will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date.
13:34 Man Arrested For Threats via Facebook Messenger »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint of a man threatening another male last Thursday evening at 7:32 pm via Facebook Messenger. Police conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of a 26 year old Charlottetown area male. Accused will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date.
13:22 Man Arrested For Sexual Assault »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint of a sexual assault early Thursday morning. After an investigation police arrested a 61 year old Charlottetown area male for sexually assaulting a female. Accused male will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date.
13:13 Man Arrested for Assault »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint last Wednesday evening at 7:17 pm, regarding a male who hit a female. Police were informed by the complainant they observed a male hit a woman and then pushed her. Police subsequently arrested a 40 year old resident of Scotchfort for assault. Accused male will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date.
13:01 Gold Cup and Saucer Parade Information and Traffic Advisory »City of Charlottetown
2017-08-15 The public is reminded that the Gold Cup Parade will take place Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m.
11:17 Space Still Available for Thursday's Outdoor Youth Adventure Camp »City of Charlottetown
2017-08-15 A few spaces are still available for the Outdoor Adventure Camp traveling to TreeGO in Moncton

Monday August 14, 2017

23:01 Milton »Pedaling PEI
21:01 20130817 117.jpg »justpictureit
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Today is National Acadian Day. I don't attend many Acadian cultural events but stand proud to be one hundred percent Acadian.

18:21 More sunshine expected tomorrow across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Monday August 14th, 6:20pm.. High pressure will remain across the region tonight into tomorrow with generally clear skies and light winds. A cold front will approach from Quebec tomorrow night with showers and possible thundershowers. This front moves across the … Continue reading
15:40 Wonder Woman to win the summer box office, now over $400 million! »John Cairns Blog
Here is an update on what has been happening at the box office. I guess I should update people on the latest news about Wonder Woman.  News is that Wonder Woman is now on track to win the domestic box office for the summer months, overtaking Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with a haul […]
12:32 Arrosa'Ubel Amanzi Demon. »The Monkey Rodeo
My last planned shoot for August, although that could change I suppose. I need to take a quick break to catch up on other work. I've been doing a bit of experimenting with makeup, application techniques, cutting corners to speed the process up, types of makeup, etc.




The main reason behind going with fuchsia as the main colour for this makeup was because I happened to have tights the same colour as some body paint that I had and I wanted to test an idea I've been rolling round that I could fake a full body makeup by using a top with long sleeves (leaving only the hands, neck and sometimes face, to be painted and either shorts or a skirt with the tights. You get a big splash of colour, for very little work.




Overall I think the fake full body paint idea worked pretty well - some shots the idea reads a little better than others.
















12:05 I must be getting mellow »Island Musings
I pulled in to my dentist office last week and while getting out of the car I noticed an older gentleman pulling in behind me. He leapt out of his car and with a purple face and spit flying he accused me of cutting him off (I absolutely did not) and then causing him to&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Sunday August 13, 2017

21:01 Sun Day on Monday »justpictureit
photo - Sun Day on Monday

From a Poker Run a few years ago.

12:12 Kijiji »Island Musings
I have two items advertised and when I added a third there was a charge. Apparently only two personal ads are allowed. Is this new?
10:56 More showers expected later today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Sunday August 13th, 10:55am…. A trough of low pressure currently across the island will move east today allowing skies to partially clear but conditions will remain unstable with cloud build-ups expected to develop this afternoon giving showers and possible thundershowers. … Continue reading
10:01 Wanderlust Find Your True Fork ~ Book Review »Life on a Canadian Island
08:01 Peaceful Sunday »Aiken House & Gardens

Saturday August 12, 2017

23:41 Today’s Charlottesville mayhem is the latest bad news out of the U.S.A. »John Cairns Blog
My vacation was ruined again when I went on Twitter and saw the news of all the carnage in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a rally full of these disgraceful white supremacists and other Alt-Right idiots turned violent when a maniac plowed a car into a group of people who were opposing what was going on.  Here is […]
22:01 Sky Through a Ball Screen »justpictureit
photo - Sky Through a Ball Screen

My son has played on a co-ed softball team (a beer league) his whole adult life since returning from university. I go to a few games each summer and always take pictures. His team also include his girlfriend, Tara and her brother, his girlfriend, my neighbour's sons, the fellow spinning on the boat with my son, and several more men and women. It has specific rules such as it has to be girl, boy, girl, boy at bat. There are only three pitches to a person. If they hit it out of the field, they do not round the bases, they go into the woods to retrieve the ball. It's fun to watch. A lot of the players are parents of young kids so ball gloves and balls, a sand pit with dumptrucks, and woods to play in are perfect for letting the parents get an hour of fun, exercise, socialization and a beer. I made this collage of shots of my son as I thought his bright blue shirt looked good. The team just changed to green and white shirts but the size large shirts needed for two of the fellows did not arrive yet.

15:10 Blue Lenaka Demon. »The Monkey Rodeo
I did another shoot reusing the Lenaka Demon cowl prosthetic I did a shoot with a couple week ago. I didn't really go too far away as far as the subject matter goes, but I did want to paint it all up rather than keeping it simple looking.










It's been awhile since I did a full body paint job, it's pretty tiring and this was a little experimental - while not entirely successful, I did learn a lot from it I might try another time in hopes I get a more durable, long lasting paintjob.









The main idea was to just do a black backdrop for the shoot, but I felt like we might as well snag a few more outside somewhere. Went to an old lighthouse and quickly grabbed a few more to round out the shoot, I was a little surprised how many of those turned out really nice too.






15:01 The Charm of Flowers »Aiken House & Gardens
09:23 No no, I will buy »Island Musings
We hear multiple stories of Asian buyers paying above market prices for residential properties in other parts of Canada and the occasional incident of same here in tiny land. Of course the stories seem to be told in a breathless tone making me wonder just how true they are. A friend of a friend responded&ellipsis;Read the full post »
09:22 Some rain expected today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Saturday, August 12th 9:20am.. A low pressure system located in southern Quebec this morning has a frontal system extending to the southeast across southern NS. Rain associated with the front is spreading across the region and should push into PEI … Continue reading
09:02 China using GEBIS to undermine the Dalai Lama (571 Words) »PEIinfo.ca | New Topics
'How a Chinese seductress is using GEBIS to undermine the Dalai Lama
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View article: https://ladakh2017blog.wordpress.com/20 ... jin-gebis/

'[i]GEBIS guru Mary Jin’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party exposed; details of her sexual and verbal abuse of monks emerge; former abbot alleges he was illegally imprisoned in PEI on her orders
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21 June 2017

Taiwan, ROC – Formerly a cult leader on the run from Chinese authorities, Mary Jin seized control of GEBIS and sought to quietly replace the Dalai Lama’s influence with the Chinese-sanctioned Panchen Lama, former abbot Venerable Fan Yin says in a publicized audio recording.

Born in northeast China as Jin Mengrong (???), which means “golden dream lotus” in Chinese, she was the second-in-charge of qigong cult Zhong Gong, which amassed millions of fanatical followers in only a few years, mesmerized by wild claims of magical powers, potions and esoteric qigong practices. Before long, the Chinese government saw Zhong Gong as a threat, and began to crack down on the cult.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Taiwan strait, a monk named Jih-Chang founded Buddhist organization Bliss and Wisdom in 1991 to promote Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan. Master Jih-Chang, after decades of learning Buddhism from different traditions, took a special liking to Tibetan Gelug Buddhism and became close friends with the Dalai Lama. Master Jih-Chang saw it his duty to spread Tibetan Buddhism among Chinese people, and began traveling to China to teach the Tibetan text lamrim chenmo. Hoping to evade the Chinese authorities, Master Jih-Chang kept a low profile and sometimes disguised himself as a lay person.

For years, he thought he was still under the radar, as far as the Chinese authorities were concerned. He was allowed to enter China and there was no indication that the Chinese knew about his activities, or his connection to the Dalai Lama. But not for long.

In order to escape persecution, Jin Mengrong became a Buddhist and gradually infiltrated Bliss and Wisdom. Using a combination of psychological manipulation, supposed spirit visitations and mysterious magical abilities, Master Jih-Chang was tricked into believing that she was an enlightened being. Master Jih-Chang wanted to appoint her as his successor, and spiritual leader of Bliss and Wisdom, against the advice of the Dalai Lama. Master Jih-Chang sent senior monks to China to teach Jin Mengrong Buddhism.

The student soon became the teacher as Jin Mengrong began to teach the monks tantric sex. Many monks lost their vows of celibacy. Jin Mengrong, perhaps trying to become the Holy Mary, concocted a scheme to give birth to Lama Tsongkhapa. The father was to be one of the monks under Master Jih-Chang. Eventually, Jin Mengrong conceived, but the baby was aborted.

Ironically, Jin Mengrong was eventually introduced as Mary Jin to the Canadian media, after she moved to Prince Edward Island.

In 2004, Master Jih-Chang, already old and sick, died in suspicious circumstances in Xiamen, China. Some senior monks who had broken their vows of celibacy to Mary Jin, moved to cement her position as Bliss and Wisdom’s guru.

Ven Fan Yin, the first abbot of Fengshan Monastery (Bliss and Wisdom’s main monastery in Taiwan), reveals many more details of Mary Jin’s sexual and verbal abuse of young monks and novices. He also reveals he was illegally imprisoned on Prince Edward Island under Mary Jin’s orders....

Friday August 11, 2017

22:01 Who's Paws? »justpictureit
photo - Who's Paws?

Bella from May 2012

20:01 Ellerslie water tank »Pedaling PEI
09:21 Contemporary Art to Take Over City of Charlottetown with 7th annual Art in the Open Festival »City of Charlottetown
2017-08-11 Art in the Open returns for its seventh year with an inspiring array of FREE, all ages events and contemporary art works by locally
08:27 Local hipster coffee shop »Island Musings
I made an infrequent stop in same. I usually avoid but my associate was not as selective as I. On leaving the words of my grandfather echoed in my head. Boy, if a man needs to cuss to make a point he is not an effective communicator. Gramps was a wise man.
06:31 Showers expected tonight and tomorrow across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Friday August 11th, 6:30am.. A couple of systems have teamed up to give mostly cloudy skies across PEI this morning. 1st a low pressure system tracking by to the south of NS. Secondly, a warm front through Maine/NB will begin … Continue reading
01:56 Big news from SK: Premier Brad Wall announces he will be stepping down »John Cairns Blog
I may be out of province at the moment, but even here in the Okanagan I was able to follow the live streaming continuing coverage on CKOM radio of Premier Brad Wall’s announcement that he is retiring, effective when a new leader of the Saskatchewan Party is chosen. This news comes the same week that […]

Thursday August 10, 2017

22:01 Hemlock trees »Pedaling PEI
21:01 Lined Up »justpictureit
photo - Lined Up

I took only a few shots at the Poker Run this year but got lots of boat shots the previous time out about a month earlier. I still have some of these tall ship images too, in the meantime.

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