Author Topic: What are you doing?  (Read 1551406 times)

Boom Boom

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9962
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8775 on: July 19, 2013, 11:15:54 AM »
Another photo by that same friend here in Kegaska on Wednesday afternoon:
 
« Last Edit: July 19, 2013, 11:16:19 AM by Boom Boom »

sparqui

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7434
    • View Profile
    • http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8776 on: July 19, 2013, 11:22:01 AM »
I hope you get power back soon, Boom Boom. An amazing shot but hopefully the fire doesn't get any closer.

Last night, there was a brief interlude in our evening rain shower that seemed like a tornado had whipped by the window. Must have been part of the same weather system that destroyed some homes on the Sioux Valley First Nation (video of damage included):

Possible tornado destroys five homes
If my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a tractor. -- Gilles Duceppe

Boom Boom

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9962
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8777 on: July 19, 2013, 11:26:50 AM »
Saw on the news that in the Innu community next door to the east of us - La Romaine - Quebec Provincial Police are accused of beating up a young man in arresting him. Quite a bit of outrage, including a call for the Band to do its own policing from now on.

Toedancer

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13966
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8778 on: July 19, 2013, 01:22:12 PM »
seemed like a tornado had whipped by the window. Must have been part of the same weather system that destroyed some homes on the Sioux Valley First Nation (video of damage included):


What's freaking scary about what happened in Sioux Valley is there was no warning, didn't show up on radar, just literally popped up; is that going to become more frequent?


Boom-Boom that sun looks so mean and angry, yikes.
"Democracy is not the law of the majority, it's the protection of the minority." -Albert Camus 1913-1960

Boom Boom

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9962
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8779 on: July 19, 2013, 07:29:41 PM »
From a friend: "The Municipalite just called me again.There will most likely not be power today or tonight. Hopefully tomorrow.The road (138)  will not be opened today or tonight either. Also,they wanted to let everyone know that we are NOT in any danger from the fire. As of now it is 20km away from the village of Baie J.Beetz. There are still 2 water bombers, plus 42 patrol men on the ground."

lagatta

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13093
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8780 on: July 19, 2013, 09:40:26 PM »
Moreover, it seems as if the young man, Norbert Mestenapéo, 24 years old and a father, had done nothing wrong, except of course "walking while Red". It seems that he has serious head injuries; I hope he'll be ok.

And even if he had been involved in an argument or minor offence, that is no reason to beat him severely. We'll have to wait for the details, but there is something seriously wrong here. Can't La Romaine, as a First Nation, take on its own policing?
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

Boom Boom

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9962
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8781 on: July 19, 2013, 10:58:33 PM »
Our power just came on.  :applause
 
ETA: Four days without power makes one appreciate it all the more when it does come on. Four days without power meant using the generator every day - and it sucks up gas, although not as much as my truck. I didn't want to run it all night, so that means for four nights both the fridge and freezer didn't have power - today I have to make an assessment on what to throw out. Nothing looks really bad, though - even a small tub of ice cream just re-froze when I put the generator on in the morning. I wouldn't use the milk for anything but coffee whitener.
 
While Canada and the USA bakes under what is probably the hottest summer ever, here on Quebec's Lower North Shore we are having a very cool summer - just a couple of days when it went up to 72F.
 
Right now it's foggy and 16C / 62F.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 09:02:42 AM by Boom Boom »

Boom Boom

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9962
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8782 on: July 20, 2013, 09:25:21 AM »
This just in:
 
 
 ROUTE 138 – CIRCULATION BY CONVOY BETWEEN BAIE-JOHAN-BEETZ ET AGUANISH

Baie-Comeau, July 20, 2013 – Ministère des Transports du Québec is alerting the public that due to forest fires in the area of Baie-Johan-Beetz, traffic on Route 138 between Baie-Johan-Beetz and Aguanish will be in convoys escorted by Ministère des Transports and Sûreté du Québec. Convoys will begin Saturday, July 20, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will continue for the coming days according to this schedule until further notice.

Convoys will follow this schedule:
...
Departures from Aguanish, heading west
7 a.m. – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. -1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – 5p.m.

Departures from Baie-Johan-Beetz, heading east
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Vehicles will gather at Aguanish’s western exit and Baie-Johan-Beetz’s eastern exit.

The will join the convoy in the order of their arrival at the site.

Drivers must obey the following rules:
- Follow the escort vehicle at all times.
- Do not make stops during the convoy.
- Do not pass other vehicles.

Ministère des Transports reserves the right to cancel convoys at any time based on the status of the forest fire.


Toedancer

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13966
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8783 on: August 14, 2013, 09:14:15 PM »
I got to spend some time today w/ my daughter's first dog. She's 8 weeks old, such a babykins black Lab with a big white frothy angel in flight on her chest. She's all feet and legs and can barely climb up or down a stair. Well not after today, kid said when she was home she was so much more confident, sailing down the steps to go for a pee (still in training). OMG it was so trippy to be w/ dog energy again. Of course I took her to the lake edge and the ducks and geese came to greet her. She was bad, eating dirt and sand and rolling about. But yep, she's a lab and did her first lab thing, picked up a stick and didn't have a clue what to do w/ it. She's so wee, I was in baby puppy heaven.


Just peeked at the long range, ooooosogood, going north to a rather sumptuous cottage as cottages go for a whole week of canoeing/kayaking/swimming. A clean fresh lake full of fish and no scavenging for wood for night fires, it's all supplied. Good grief this summer has been the best weatherwise (for me).  :p
"Democracy is not the law of the majority, it's the protection of the minority." -Albert Camus 1913-1960

lagatta

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13093
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8784 on: August 14, 2013, 10:21:06 PM »
Awwwww!

I find the summer too cool and rainy, personally, though I'm not living in the horrid air of the GTA.

I want to cycle a lot to get fit, after the past cold winter when I couldn't do enough exercise. Did so today, got caught in a bit of cool drizzle without my poncho, but no problem.

Pics of puppy, please!!!!!
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

Toedancer

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13966
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8785 on: August 14, 2013, 11:49:58 PM »
Pics of puppy, please!!!!!


Don't have a clue how to do that, Boom-Boom once explained it, but...... (No rain for a week! and a full moon next week for a good ritual we are planning)


https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=176fdf6ebe&view=att&th=140705eb9014e228&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P-8r1bCcNyLbGW9dekIzGqs&sadet=1376538874180&sads=VMaKP8ebe56mhNs1wbk0T9KX1hw&sadssc=1


I hope the link works. That pic is Before me having time w/ her, now she's more confident. YAY!
« Last Edit: August 15, 2013, 12:13:47 AM by Toedancer »
"Democracy is not the law of the majority, it's the protection of the minority." -Albert Camus 1913-1960

sparqui

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7434
    • View Profile
    • http://resettlethis.blogspot.com/
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8786 on: August 15, 2013, 09:24:26 PM »
Seems like all my automated log-ins got lost.

Anyway... Toe, I tried the link to see the baby Lab but it didn't work for me :-(
If my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a tractor. -- Gilles Duceppe

lagatta

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13093
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8787 on: August 15, 2013, 10:20:55 PM »
Not for me either.

To get our daily quotient of cute, here is a short video on the little lynxes at the Montréal Biodome:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/08/15/montreal-biodome-baby-lynx-public-debut.html

Still want to see puppy though! Perhaps daughter can work this out.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

Toedancer

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13966
    • View Profile
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8788 on: August 15, 2013, 11:44:28 PM »
Och so sorry....expecting an e-mail on  how to 'do it' soon, lol.

"Democracy is not the law of the majority, it's the protection of the minority." -Albert Camus 1913-1960

Debra

  • Administrator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11228
    • View Profile
    • April Reign
Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #8789 on: August 16, 2013, 12:43:11 PM »
I'll put this here for everyone. Sign up for an account with photobucket. upload your photo from your computer to there.


then grab the code that has the square brackets and post it in here.


Or you can just upload to something like tinypic but Photobucket gives you greater control over your images
“Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” —  Josephine Hart

 

Return To TAT