The Matchmaker

Contact: George William Smith, #102, 10808  84th Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E 2J2
Email: thematchmaker@shaw.ca
Email:   gwsmith3@shaw.ca
Written and voiced by George William Smith
(c) All rights reserved, August 11, 2020
based on the Smith Family Christmases 1950-1967
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My dad always said, "Look for the good in people.  Because if you start looking for the bad, you'll spend the rest of your life finding it." 
He lived his life always looking for good in people and finding it.


The lie that launched a million deaths
https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/january-15-2023?publication_id=20533&utm_medium=email&action=share&isFreemail=true

“Vaccinated people do not carry the virus and do not get sick”

…Canada Free Press   Jan 15, 2023



The Western Canadian Championship Baseball Team of 1926.  My father, George Rayburn Johnson Smith is 4th from the left.  Their pitcher, Frank P. Minckler, is 7th from the left.  My dad played 2nd / SS/ Outfield. Note: there will only ten players on the rooster and that Minckler pitched every game in the season and playoffs.  Minckler was 42 years old at the time. Mink is famous for beating the Chicago White Sox 2-0 and 1-0 in a double header.  The photo was taken in the Abbottsford Baseball Stadium after winning the Championship.

1926
                    Western Canada Semi-Pro Championship Team
How I got this photo is an interesting story.  The short version was that mom and dad were traveling up to see me in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  This time they drove first to New Westminster, BC to visit his sister (Abby) and husband (Merv), then east across British Columbia to Edmonton.  They stopped for lunch at a restaurant that was filled with photos of famous athletes who had once ate there and whom had autographed their photos.  While they were eating the manager came over to their table and started chatting with my dad.  In the conversation dad (then 83) mentioned that he played Semi-Professional baseball with the Abbottsford Team and they had won the Championship in 1926.  He then said, "I have something you might like."  He and dad went over to the walls that were filled with photos.  On one of the walls was the picture I posted above.  For quite awhile, dad just wanted the picture to stay where it was.  That is until the manager said, "Didn't you say you were traveling to Alberta to see your son?"  Dad said, "Yes".   "Well then, maybe your son might like it to see what you looked like in the prime of your youth."   Ever since then it is one of my most cherished treasures in my house and proudly displayed next to photos of me in my youth.   


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George, Sara and the Westlock X-Country Team, Frank McNamara (Late September 2019)  RIP Frank

Track Workouts of February 1963
1963 Workouts


1985 Photo at Aunt Della's with Dad and Mom celebrating my 3 World Master Gold Medals in the 400m, 400mH and 800m in the Rome World Championships. 

I was selected '1985 World Outstanding Master Male Athlete from ages 40-44'

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My Rome times were as follows:

400m: 49.95, which is still a Canadian record. 400m Hurdles: 56.74, 800m: 1:56.92.   I still hold the Canadian Outdoor Records from Age 35-49 in the 400m Hurdles. 

I am most proud of the range of my indoor records: from the 50m hurdles and 200m (Age 35-39), 300m (40-44), 400m and 600m (35-44), 800m (35-49) and 1000m and 1500m (35-39).


Rex Murphy: Jordan Peterson's foes need their heads examined. 

Rex Murphy is old school (tells the truth) and tells it straight!

 

What are the marks of the non-functional mind?  They are three.

 

The inability to learn.

The incapacity to take wisdom from past examples.

To recommit at the cost of vast humiliation and public mockery, actions that infinitely extend the effect those actions were intended, with grim finality, to suppress.

 

Christmas 1990 from Ted Nugent, who has never changed his moral direction from what really matters.


Words of Wisdom

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."

Benjamin Franklin...The first book I ever read was a story about the life of Benjamin Franklin...gwsmith3rd



The Coup We Never Knew

We are beginning to wake up from a nightmare to a country we no longer recognize, and from a coup we never knew.  By Victor Davis Hanson

 January 4, 2023 Did someone or something seize control of the United States?

What happened to the U.S. border? Where did it go? Who erased it? Why and how did 5 million people enter our country illegally? Did Congress secretly repeal our immigration laws? Did Joe Biden issue an executive order allowing foreign nationals to walk across the border and reside in the United States as they pleased?

Since when did money not have to be paid back? Who insisted that the more dollars the federal government printed, the more prosperity would follow? When did America embrace zero interest? Why do we believe $30 trillion in debt is no big deal?

When did clean-burning, cheap, and abundant natural gas become the equivalent to dirty coal? How did prized natural gas that had granted America’s wishes of energy self-sufficiency, reduced pollution, and inexpensive electricity become almost overnight a pariah fuel whose extraction was a war against nature? Which lawmakers, which laws, which votes of the people declared natural gas development and pipelines near criminal? 

Was it not against federal law to swarm the homes of Supreme Court justices, to picket and to intimidate their households in efforts to affect their rulings? How then with impunity did bullies surround the homes of Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts, and Clarence Thomas—furious over a court decision on abortion? How could these mobs so easily throng our justices’ homes, with placards declaring “Off with their d—s”?

Since when did Americans create a government Ministry of Truth? And on whose orders did the FBI contract private news organizations to censor stories it did not like and writers whom it feared? 

How did we wake up one morning to new customs of impeaching a president over a phone call? Of the speaker of the House tearing up the State of the Union address on national television? Of barring congressional members from serving on their assigned congressional committees? 

When did we assume the FBI had the right to subvert the campaign of a candidate it disliked? Was it legal suddenly for one presidential candidate to hire a foreign ex-spy to subvert the campaign of her rival?

Was some state or federal law passed that allowed biological males to compete in female sports? Did Congress enact such a law? Did the Supreme Court guarantee that biological male students could shower in gym locker rooms with biological women? Were women ever asked to redefine the very sports they had championed?

When did the government pass a law depriving Americans of their freedom during a pandemic? In America can health officials simply cancel rental contracts or declare loan payments in suspension? How could it become illegal for mom-and-pop stores to sell flowers or shoes during a quarantine but not so for Walmart or Target?

Since when did the people decide that 70 percent of voters would not cast their ballots on Election Day? Was this revolutionary change the subject of a national debate, a heated congressional session, or the votes of dozens of state legislatures? 

What happened to Election Night returns? Did the fact that Americans created more electronic ballots and computerized tallies make it take so much longer to tabulate the votes?  

When did the nation abruptly decide that theft is not a crime, assault not a felony? How can thieves walk out with bags of stolen goods, without the wrath of angry shoppers, much less fear of the law?

Was there ever a national debate about the terrified flight from Afghanistan?  Who planned it and why?

What happened to the once trusted FBI? Why almost overnight did its directors decide to mislead Congress, to deceive judges with concocted tales from fake dossiers and with doctored writs? Did Congress pass a law that our federal leaders in the FBI or CIA could lie with impunity under oath?

Who redefined our military and with whose consent? Who proclaimed that our chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff could call his Chinese Communist counterpart to warn him that America’s president was supposedly unstable? Was it always true that retired generals routinely libeled their commander-in-chief as a near Nazi, a Mussolini, an adherent of the tools of Auschwitz?

Were Americans ever asked whether their universities could discriminate against their sons and daughters based on their race? How did it become physically dangerous to speak the truth on a campus? Whose idea was it to reboot racial segregation and bias as “theme houses,” “safe spaces,” and “diversity”? How did that happen in America?

How did a virus cancel the Constitution? Did the lockdowns rob of us of our sanity? Or was it the woke hysteria that ignited our collective madness?

We are beginning to wake up from a nightmare to a country we no longer recognize, and from a coup we never knew.

Look Mom, I'm Flying!
I'm Flying 1976


Sciatica and Sciatic nerve possible treatments
 

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