Weeding my way relentlessly through emails, news, my fellow bloggers wonderfully varied offerings, and so far two things have really caught my attention, for different reasons.
First, Alexis Stoymenoff had a great article posted yesterday, on how much the infamous Koch brothers have poured into the Fraser Institute, obtained from U.S. tax documents. Wow… yet another reason no one should even pay any attention to the right-wing cheerleaders of Liberal misdeeds…
Second, Dope City Free Press had me unexpectedly bawling with his raw words of pain and truth in this graphic post,Sawmill War Zone . A mill worker himself, he writes of what he knows firsthand. If swear words offend you, get over it and take a look because this is how it really is for men all over B.C., including several members of my family, who’ve had close calls in mills, but never anything like this… yet.
“Our work is dirty, dull and dangerous. The sort of work men have calculatingly performed since the beginning of our sputtering industrial age. You go in knowing you will shower after, not before, work; you go in knowing you will be bored, perhaps to the edge of insanity and beyond; you go in knowing, chances are, you will get hurt before your working days are done.
You do not go in expecting your fucking sawmill will explode like a police station in motherfucking Baghdad”