Old Old Story

Bore belly button lint or a genuine attempt to understand where to find peace and justice in this world. Guess we’ll know by Wednesday.
2015 Annual Meeting of all the big talkers in world religions. See aarweb.org

That would be more belly button lint. If the little man in the machine would only co-operate or at least learn to spell. He insists upon anticipating what it is I intend to say then proceeds to speak for me. Sigh … So what has really changed for women who might have been scholars?

What has changed for the underclass?

Canada has an underclass?

In Hamilton?http://www.sprc.hamilton.on.ca/reports/

What has changed for Syrian refugees who went to Jordan?

What about jobs jobs jobs
Oil brings jobs
So they say
Build a pipeline
To save the day

Not in my backyard … Is that what the environmental folks in Ontario and Quebec said? … Did they really say that about crude oil from Alberta?

New Brunswick says OK to hundreds of CNS carloads of crude and millions of barrels …

Did New Brunswickers really say OK? … Or … Is that what Secure Energy Services Inc is saying? Did I hear someting about landfills and saltwater disposal and fracking ponds and … What was that again … Radioactive material management? Well now … Suppose all that radioactive waste eventually needs disposal facilities …

Any cultural backwater would do. Anyplace without those pesky artsy-enviro pests would be the ideal location.

So look around
Find some sleepy town
Where folks are nice
And hospitable
Where jobs are scarce
And artists are few.

Meanwhile … Back in sleepyvale … So close yet so far from Belledune some folks here in Gloucester wonder what is going to happen to our Beautiful Bay of Chaleur? More heavy industry creep?

Who will dare to complain? Certainly not anyone who expects to get a job … Hmmm wonder who gets the contracts … Hmmm wonder why we don’t read about this in our New Brunswick newspapers? Is investigative journalism extinct or merely endangered?

Who … What … Where … Is this Secure Energy Services Inc?
Dunno … Some American company? But but but … Surely we are not selling Crown Corporation held land to … No I am not biased … Not at all … Some of my best friends have been Americans.

By the way … http://canadians.org/blog/supertankers-set-export-tar-sands-east-coast-2015

Casting

Grace Too

Eureka

http://musiccanada.com

Casting a vote is one step towards revitalization.

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Thank you so much, everyone who helped.

You know who you are.

You are “AWESOME” as the kids might say.

Yes thank you
Thank you
Who are few
In number
Great in heart

Copyright 2014 MSO

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Too Late?

It is not too late for Canada

This week-end in Montreal

This would be a great weekend to be in Montreal. Hopefully those who can, will speak out for those who cannot.

The Speakers are:
Joe Soss
Joe Soss, Career,
Roberto Gargarella, Roberto Gargarella Career,
Guy Standing, Guy Standing Career
Renana Jhabwala, Renana Jhabvala, Career
Alicia Barcena, Alicia Barcena, Bibliography

One more bibliography for equality.

Where is that Fellow when you need him?

The world wants YOU!

Who spoke out in 2012?

What’s on the agenda?

Funding by any other name?

Is there Democracy in America?

Those Irish-Americans again!

The front-runners …It is fourteen years later … Where are they now?

North to Alaska … July 21 is Jay Hammond Day

And those missing links?

What about India?

Women organizing in India

London?

Meanwhile in New Brunswick our people need to go out West to find jobs, small businesses are struggling to survive and our industries are gone.

15 years of Poverty History from 2000 to 2014

The Politics of Poverty

What else is going on?

Across the Globe since 1986.

Read all about it in the News

And for those armchair warriors who … Read the Books

Senate … Too Late?

First Woman Senator in Canada or would that be the  First Woman Speaker of the House?

These adjustments do take time. Ah but what is 10 years, more or less? What can possibly go wrong in ten years? … or 50 years … What difference does 50 years make?  Well for one thing the Old Grey Mare is seldom very grey anymore.  … then again … Does anyone really care about their colour? “If reformed wisely … ” And if not ? Imagine … All that money … 10 Senate salaries … all those perks … How much? … Must be considerable … All that money saved that would then be freed up to go into the new GAI-Canada FUND … Oh didn’t someone ask where the money was to go if the Senate melted away? Ten in New Brunswick alone. Imagine how many GAI incomes that would cover! Get the Senators working in it? Form a standing Senate Committee to determine how many potential GAI dollars would be freed up if the Senate were to be abolished? While they are at it the Senators could also decide on the dollar amount of the individual GAI salary that would be disbursed, which incidently would be the amount that the Senator would be entitled to once there were no more Senate jobs. Of course the Senators might just decide to keep the Senate going as a volunteer organization. That is, after all what some people are suggesting, that anyone receiving a GAI cheque turn their spare time over to community service.

Are any senators speaking out for Canadian people?

Senator Segal


New Brunswick Senators

Senator Day

Senator Kinsella

Senator Lovelace

Senator McIntyre

Senator Mockler

Senator Poirier

Senator Ringuette

Senator Robichaud

Senator Stewart Olson

Senator Wallace


Almost fifty years have passed since 1968 when the The Senate of Canada put together the Special Senate Committee on Poverty.

 

Senators who served on the Special Senate Committee on Poverty

The Honourable David A. Croll, Chairman, Ontario

The Honourable Edgar E. Fournier, Vice-Chairman, New Brunswick

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Granny Farmers Market

Granny has opened a Farmers Market. It is a big empty hall with tables. A vendor at each table operates a micro-business.

Isn’t That Sweet

Yummy, Cookie Pies

American Soaps, Natural too

You Don’t Say
George, do you think Granny is stuck between successes again?
A market, she says! Now what kind of a market is that? She needs more than a few vendors. The weather? Blame it on the weather? What about poor planning, George? What about that?

Hmmmm needs a special feature … Yes sign up for craft class. Reasonable rates, I think. Sign up here

Let’s see if we can find Granny a few more vendors.

Toto Treats

Sunset Sandwiches

Granny Groceries

Purple Cow

Granny Art Prints

Vintage Granny

Granny T-Shirts

Granny Story Books

Gourmet Granny

Memphis Granny

Granny Hugs

Well Fed Granny

Granny Dress-up

New York Granny

Granny Squares

Missouri Granny

Ahoskie Granny

Nashville Granny

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