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Friday, June 14, 2013
Must be a pretty busy webmaster
Mood:  a-ok
From:  "Max Stelmacker"
Subject:  404 error, links outdated
Date:  Thu 06/06/13 12:12 PM
Please see:  The links to   
"Developing Aboriginal Human Capital" (BOLD FONT)  
i.e.  Human Resources and Skills Development Canada's Aboriginal Labour  Market 
Programs .  
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada's Aboriginal Labour Market Programs  
needs to be changed and updated   
The correct URL should actually be located 
HTH  Max Stelmacker Surrey BC 
 addendum: Sent June 6th.
You might this this means the gov doesnt care too much about
either the appearance of their website OR  Developing Aboriginal Human Capital
My screen capture for the page shows no update at the
time of this posting:  June 14th, 2013. Either that they dont know dont care they have
a pretty p*sspoor webmaster. 

Posted by mach1231 at 1:08 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013 1:22 PM PDT
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
On to bigger and better things, Tripe-odd
Mood:  happy

Crashed. er-, that as KEE - RASHED! Cymbals clang sound goes here!

Originally tried to change the template for this blog last week already. Wont load new template so color scheme is off and customization doesnt work at all.

Yes I really wanted it a deep vermillion red, oh well! (Grrr!)

A sign from the universe   I guess-,..

 that nearly 7 .55 years at this same spot


has reached a toll of sorts.

Besides, not having a color scheme when I need one is very bad for my image.



But a parting shot, just look at this guy. Never even heard of 'im b4 2day.
Apparently one of Hitlers broomkeepers (you know, keepn the dust off him whenever the devil traveled)
...of course you'd never know that just by looking at him.


Yahoo sure likes to sensationalize a lot doesnt it?





Posted by mach1231 at 11:18 PM PST
Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:18 PM PST
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Nice lookin' girl
Mood:  a-ok










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 Remember the eightees?


Lou Gramm - Just Between You And Me (Official Music Video)

Remember the 80's.!


Posted by mach1231 at 3:20 PM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:38 PM PDT
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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Gimme gimme, gimme just a little smile :)
Mood:  happy

So pick a card pick a card pick any any card :)

Pick any link, pick ONE.


Posted by mach1231 at 6:59 PM PDT
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London 2012: Czechs beats Oz
Mood:  energetic

Sports Photography 101

A nicely timed freeze-frame moment here whereas the fine detail in the 2nd shot contains very little motion blur and is very sharp.





I am wondering about the lens i.e. telephoto or not, and speculating about a tripod to avoid camera hand shake. See the background as if the same perspective as human eye viewing?  Since I am only speculating, all credit for any camera knowledge and operation I have all goes to Google.

As far as focus and timing, aperture, shutter speed, and angle, DSLR sensor size and all that other 'good stuff' goes...a photographer could always do worse.

And of *course - course* very eye pleasing, I mean just look : ass oppossed to what?

 And btw, here is an expertly timed "great shot" of a very sporty-sexy German athelete at a "beach" in Switzerland for a Euro tournament. I thought the key tag words in the URL were funny. See it in your address bar by clicking here. -lol

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And yes that's it! NO, I am not posting any hyperlinks to HEAVY. com.




Posted by mach1231 at 10:20 AM PDT
Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012 11:08 AM PDT
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
N o t i me to blog anymore...see watch!
Mood:  accident prone

Hi there again or if you are a first time visitor welcome to


Ricks Machs Cafe.

Grin nope I dont smoke I quit but its not the first time I get to call my self an ex do you get me? Grin. Hey listen if youre so good at naming piano tunes why dont you go over to that bench and take Sams old position and play like him? Grin disappears.


Ok so my blogging gig is up I don't have time ..(O)-.. to blog so I find what I really need to do , or what I should do is speed up to change my medium to adopt to a new format, like a free online zine for instance.

Okay but for now here we go.....

The prominent art dealer Michael Werner has just donated 130 works to Paris’s municipal Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Werner opened his first gallery in Berlin in 1963, before inaugurating another in Cologne in 1967 and then New York in 1990. This autumn he opens a new space in London, in Upper Brook Street, with a show of Peter Doig, and at the same time the Musée d’Art Moderne will present a mega-show of 800 works from Werner’s collection, including some of his donation (October 5 - March 13 2013).

If link or page doesnt load try this one, please.

A New York Times’ writer named Nicholas Kristof has come out and writ it’s harder now to hide facts from the public, saying, ”Modern information technologies raise the cost of repression.”

How easy is that to say when you are talking about the so-called "developing world" and coutries that work actively supress what we affectionately call: democracy?

It's not like a country is a finished product after all. Countries have to work to maintain their democracies. Citizens are only once and for all only totally free when they are free from policing, watchdogging, enforcing and ensuring elected members do as they promise, run efficiently without scandal and shenanigans, refrain from corruptive practices which erode confidence and so on. This heads to the pumping aorta and ventricle that stems to the beating heart of the issue my friends. You said it. Trust. Us.

On the 40th Anniversary of Watergate, replete with its small bevy of commemorative gatherings in certain small tight DC journalistic circles now comes thus. (It reminds me now of the time I thought: what would have Columbus blog looked like if he had charted his journey live on the Internet i.e. Date 1492 . 3 months at sea, have found land. Week 2. "Natives are friendly enough but some members of my own party are starting to disrespect my authority.")

You can bet if a person drops the name "Plame" in an article about scandal and sources, for purposes of veracity, and red herring-ness and other ducks that walk around going quack quck quack...

it had better not be doing so for funny noises from its might ruffle a few feathers.

So what exactly does one make of a headline which dares to ask:


 Could leaks sink the Obama White House?

So my new venture would have seperate sections. One for national, international and local.

Heres a great example of what I would include as fodder for international in the new up and coming format

Turkey: Public Theaters in the Crosshairs of Culture War

As everyone knows, as the backdrop for the situation in Syria that changes analytical bearing each and every day, it isnt getting better with words of a chart to path evading the US as surely as it does from Russia, Turkey is taking in people who have had enough of that situation. In the news , any country taking on refugee's from any situation is a sure sign of bad to worse.

Look at the latest geocache of splintering from battle that is clamouring for bleed space on your newspaper. Somewhere Mrs Clinton stopped over on her way to Syria I think. Are we onto a totally unimaginable scenario from yesterday? Five days ago?

Azerbaijan and Armenia



I could probably do better to use one of these

if I wanted to blog to draw attention for stories like these


Tajikistan: On Afghanistan’s Heroin Highway, Corruption Fuels Addiction and HIV

Funny way to end an article, too. Copyright infringement be damned.
Funny, that's really funny.



So I figure in light of all this, showing what is happening in Turkey of all places, culturally and politically on the map, why not offer a splice of where we are at here in Canada? Voila.


We want local.

It does not mean we should be un-necesarily proud or are not willing to do better. Whats always been the enemy of better?

I think it it means are crowing achivement be a reality tv show on trophy wives, we have a long road in front of us indeed. But challenges have always been the impetus for growth and change and this one is no different.

And thus ends this lengthy blog entry, but I leave you with all the links and stories I don't have time -(O)- to provide a running commentary on, but with hopes by visiting you get a brief snapshot of my encapusulated world view online. This aint Tumblr but it very well could be.

Oilsands cut emissions by transferring pollution to other industries says former journalist.

Canada is among the planet's top 10 sources of greenhouse gas pollution. ... by transferring activities and their associated pollution to other sectors such as the refining industry. ....


    Forest industry says boreal protection goals still on radar

    Canada's massive shipbuilding plan headed for stormy seas

    New York City officially introduces "supersize" drink ban

    A little-known Canadian industry wants the right to build what Americans and Europeans can build: Ornamental guard rails on balconies and decks.


 Vancouver Canucks owner seeks to keep divorce details private.

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Locals need help. No one steps forward.  


Fortress Paper Ltd said it ramped up production of highly refined dissolving pulp, used in making rayon products, and increased its shipments to China, sending the company’s shares up 16 percent.

Production at the company’s specialty cellulose mill in Thurso, Quebec has averaged 92 percent of its targeted capacity during the last 10 days, Fortress said.

The mill, which has an annual production capacity of about 200,000 tonnes, started production in December.

South Korean paper hit by major cyber-attack.

Today's sponsor.

 Getting back to what dining out used to be and keep your hands off my tips.



Posted by mach1231 at 8:48 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:29 AM PDT
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Saturday, February 4, 2012
All eyes on Ireland
Mood:  a-ok


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Did you just happen to notice on the page from Belfast the story on The World's 10 Top Bikini Bodies?

..tell me , which one held and captivated your attention the longest and the mostest...and after all was said and done and it was all over....what conclusions did you come to?

 This one?

Posted by mach1231 at 2:49 AM PST
Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:50 AM PST
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Heres another example
Mood:  a-ok

Here is another example of net history revisionism and how things that can get lost to the mists of time (beyond anyones sense of assault on human dignity, I do remain: indignant)

But heres an entry I made about five years ago

Now-,... did you notice by clicking the link on my entry for that day that it leads to a 404? i.e. Page not found?

Well-,...not only has it been re-located but the substance of the story has been changed so as to not incorporate the elements which I had mentioned in my blog entry for that day. That is, it had been altered.

So? So! Fine then! It is a free country after all.

I am free to delete any entries I make on my own blog too. (Should we all not though, draw the line so to speak, at misaligning other peoples characters by not impugning on them our own edits or writing false attributions?)

So rather than contend that history forms my image of an idiot, here is the page link, minus the references I had made

and the original reference I had made to

that were then redacated or ommited from reference by the former site.


 And that, friends, is a time honored way of...setting the record straight.


Posted by mach1231 at 3:53 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 4:50 PM PST
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Friday, December 24, 2010
Mood:  don't ask

How do you make a video as good as this.?

Start out with a measure of some contemplation, throw in some deep male brooding and finish with a good dose of reality.

Posted by mach1231 at 11:28 PM PST
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Thursday, December 23, 2010
Mood:  a-ok

Fax me a smile, email me a hug-,...and I'll put the flash drive into your USB port.

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Merry X-mas.










Posted by mach1231 at 1:39 PM PST
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