The lamest Trump joke ever

Donald is walking out of the White House and heading toward his limo, when a possible assassin steps forward and aims a gun.

A secret service agent, new on the job, shouts ‘Mickey Mouse!’

This startles the would-be assassin and he is captured.

Later, the secret service agent’s supervisor takes him aside and asks, ‘What in the hell made you shout Mickey Mouse?’

Blushing, the agent replies, ‘I got nervous. I meant to shout ‘Donald, duck!’

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Calling all YouTube & Instagram Content Creators

If you are or are thinking about using YouTube or Instagram to promote your business, cause or organization then check out this new Meetup group.

The purpose of the group is to share ideas, help each other with content and production ideas and hold each other accountable to following through on it.

The first event will be announced soon.

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If you have a message and want to spread it on the internet, consider YouTube or Instagram!The intention of the group is to have a purpose more than “getting a following”. We…

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A Fisherman’s Tale – Chapter 4


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And Simon, don’t be a jerk.”

“Me?  A Jerk? Come on Andrew, you know me better than that.”

“Exactly, don’t be a jerk.  Give Jesus a chance.”

We had just arrived at the home where Jesus was staying, and I was getting last minute instructions before we went in.

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How childhood infections and antibiotics may increase risks of mental illness

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A new body of research suggests that infections in childhood, along with antibiotic use, could impact the bacteria in our intestines and raise risks of mental health challenges in later life.
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Christine Bear, University of Toronto

Hospitalization for an infection might leave you at greater risk for mental illness, according to a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry, which draws on data from youth in Denmark up to the age of 17 years.

The authors also found that antibiotic use was associated with even higher risk for mental illness. This connection is thought to be, in part, because antibiotics affect bacteria in the intestinal microbiome.

The study — which supports emerging theories about the functional interaction between infection, the gut microbiome and mental illness — is one of close to 50 papers published using data from the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register since the latter half of 2018.

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Competitors help when bookstore owner is hospitalized

A beautiful story about how a friend and competitors reach out to help a San Diego bookstore owner who is hospitalized for immediate open-heart surgery.

Hearing that your husband needs immediate open-heart surgery is terrifying, especially when he’s been healthy his whole life.
When Jennifer Powell heard the sudden news about her husband, Seth Marko, 43, she spun into action. First, she found care for their 3-year-old daughter, Josephine, so she could be at the hospital for her husband’s 10-hour surgery.

Then Powell’s mind went to their “second kid” — the Book Catapult — the small independent bookstore the couple owns and runs in San Diego. Their only employee had the swine flu and would be out for at least a week.

Powell, 40, closed the store to be with her husband in the hospital. She didn’t know for how long.

Read more at the Washington Post

Church looking for new location finds old bowling lanes right up its alley | The London Free Press

I love to read stories like this. Well done Pastor Goodyear and Hillside Church.

Where some saw bowling lanes and pins, Hillside Church in London saw a potential pulpit and got to work converting an old bowling alley into a place of worship and community fellowship.

“Most people think I’m crazy,” said Pernell Goodyear, the pastor of Hillside Church. “The idea is to pick spaces and redeem them into something useful.”

The non-denominational, independent Christian church sold its longtime…

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If you are interested in learning more about Hillside Church please visit their website at https://www.hillsidelondon.com/

Love Chili?

if you love chilli be sure to check out the Old South Community Organization Chili Cook-Off tomorrow (Saturday) evening at Wesley Knox United Church.

or give Esther’s Chilli a try at home.

Esther’s Chili

I served this chili to a friend who had won 1st place in a chili cookoff and he swooned, calling it the best chili he had ever tasted. High praise, coming from him. The key to success is to cook this chili the day before so the many layers of flavour have a chance to marry. That takes it over the top. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chilli, Ground Beef
Servings: 20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lb ground beef
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 1 ½ cups chopped celery about 3-4 stalks
  • 2 green bell peppers seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 14 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 5.5 oz can tomato paste
  • 3 15 oz cans kidney beans, drained
  • 1 4 oz can green chillies
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp hot sauce like Tabasco, or to taste
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 2 T smoked paprika
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 tsp dried basil
  • 3 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp ground savory
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Brown the hamburger in a large pot.
  • Add onions, mushrooms, celery and bell peppers and sauté until softened.
  • Add the garlic and sauté 30 seconds.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Simmer gently over low heat, covered, for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • After 2 hours, taste and adjust the salt, pepper and chili powder/cayenne pepper according to your taste.
  • Simmer 1 more hour, stirring occasionally. The longer it simmers, the better it will taste.
  • Cool, then refrigerate at least 24 hours to allow the flavours to mingle.

Fly direct between London and Calgary

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Good news if you have friends or family in Calgary, AB. Or if you have been planning on taking a trip out to visit Banff and visit the amazing scenery of the mountains. Beginning June 24, Air Canada will be introducing seasonal flights between Calgary and London. #ldnont #Calgary #YYC #Banff #Vacation #travel

A Fisherman’s Tale – Chapter 3

I know he’s a grown man, but a little courtesy never hurt anyone.”  I was a little put out, Esther had prepared dinner for all of us and Andrew hadn’t shown up.

“Simon, don’t worry about it, you ate his share so it’s fine, really.” 

Esther and her mother were puttering around in the kitchen, while I was getting things ready for work and I wasn’t a happy camper.  Andrew had better start pulling his share or Esther’s kid brother, Eli, would be getting a lot more work from me.

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