There is something wonderful about waking up so early in the morning that the sun has not yet risen. How privileged I feel to sit on the comfy leather chair by the window, coffee in hand and watch the glow to the east run purple, then scarlet, crimson and then….. BAM. The sun is up.It is only in this quiet time of pre-dawn that I am truly at peace, alone with my myself.
And so it was this morning- my coffee and I sitting in the chair by the front window, enjoying( for once) the fricking robin who has the loudest bloody morning song ever. The newly risen sun cast a warm glow all over the dancing leaves outside, and millions of dewdrops were miraculously transformed into crystals, fracturing the light into rainbow hues. Magnificent.
And then a very drunk, homeless type guy staggered into the golden hued light of my cul-de-sac.
He whipped out his willy, pee’d on a manhole cover right in front of my house,stretched his back ,staggered 10 paces to the curb with his pants w-i-de open, and then barfed on the neighbours lawn before tottering off down the street,whistling and apparently happy as a clam.
Welcome to life in Surrey…
Public private partnerships ( otherwise known as P3’s) seem to have become a cornerstone for many governments, including our BC Liberals. A sometimes contentious method of financing construction projects and infrastructure, it is a combination of government funding and private sector funding that makes a P3 project possible.
The Harper government has been so supportive of P3 projects, that it actually created a new crown corporation solely to encourage and promote public -private partnerships back in 2007. In fact, the government even approved $ 1. 25 BILLION ( yes, billion) to fund this agency, known as PPP Canada. The only problem is, that after two years, the damn agency has amounted to almost nothing but some guy in charge of a few people,holed up in a temporary office , who don’t even have ” computers and websites and communications material and the rest of that kind of stuff…” – and that’s a direct quote from the news article. Really. Like we NEED more bureaucracy in this country. Enough already. Close the damn thing down and spend that money on something actually important… like say… HEALTH CARE? EDUCATION?
Speaking of government bureaucracy, I hope good king Gordo has all those jobs he’s been promising lined up, because Canfor just announced the closure of three BC sawmills,leaving 570 employees out of work in the interior. Hey, don’t worry!! Remember, Gordon and his crew are going to keep BC strong, and stick to their forecasted deficit right? ( Geesh, does he really expect anyone to buy that line of crap, even now after economists are saying the BC deficit could climb into the BILLIONS? ) Maybe he doesn’t read The National Post.
There is a fundraiser tomorrow night in Surrey that I would like to tell you about, the Zofia Victim Trust Fundraising Dinner.
“Please join us for Zofia Cisowski, mother of late Robert Dziekanski,Fundraising Dinner On Saturday, May 30, 2009,Pacific Inn, 1160 King George Hwy, Surrey, BC – Doors & Cocktail Bar opens: 6.00 pm Dinner: 7.00 pm Ticket: $75 per person
Honorary guests: Zofia Cisowski, Paul Pritchard (to be confirmed),Mike Farnworth MLA, Consul General of Poland Krzysztof Czapla,Walter Kosteckyj, Don Rosenbloom, Bill Sundhu,BC Civil Liberties Association Representative and Sima Ashrafinia. For further information and tickets distribution please contact Zygmunt Riddle: firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 604-868-7070
At least 50% of $75 will go to ZOFIA VICTIMS TRUST. Thanks to generosity of ordinary Canadians $30,000 was credited to this account. Most of the money was spent already on Zofia legal, medical and living expenses with a current balance about $8,000. In case of compensation money paid to Zofia as a result of future settlement with provincial Government, the balance of this account will be used to help other victims and their families who died in police custody in Canada. ”
Brava to Governor General Michaelle Jean for continuing to be the outstanding individual that I think she is! I applaud her for immersing herself, however briefly, in the customs and ways of the Inuit, who are facing criticism for hunting and eating seal, which is part of their traditional diet and still sustains them in modern times. In a moment talked about around the world, Michaelle Jean ate a bit of raw seal heart, the most honoured and special portion of the kill, while taking part of a community feast. That’s hot. I have no issue with this whatsoever. Hunting for meat is an ongoing way of life for many Canadians, including my relatives. My family has always hunted for moose and dear, filling the freezer for the long winters.When I was younger, we also raised chickens and a couple pigs that were slaughtered every fall. It’s just a way of life, much like the Inuit and their seal hunting.People need to quit sticking their noses where it doesn’t belong. Personally, I think it’s cruel to subject genetically modified Soy beans to all that torture needed to make tofu. Save a soy bean – eat meat. Oh yeah, and I slurp oysters too, right off the half shell, you know, alive. I actually freaked my husband out once, while we were dating, by grabbing an oyster off the beach, flicking it open and eating it. Yum. Delightfully barbaric, isn’t it?
Last, but never least, a little something-something to get your jollies going on a Friday….. As every marketing whiz will tell you, the name of a product can make it, or break it. Which makes you wonder what the heck happened in the brains of the person who named the products below…….. Need to see it to believe it? See the original post HERE, at oddee.com
That’s it everyone! Enjoy and have a greeeeeeat weekend!