Three strikes and you’re out
It totally baffles me what we have to put up with. I think that the laws should be changed to what they have in the U.S. — three strikes and you are out. I continually see people who disregard curfews and court orders, and go out and commit crimes. These people cannot, or will not, be a benefit to society. If they knew that on their third time committing a crime that their freedom on Earth is over, maybe they might reconsider what they are doing, or if they don’t care (and probably never will), then their useful time on this Earth is over. I was raised by a single parent on minimum wage who taught me right from wrong, and I grew up to be a benefit to Brandon and society. The parents of these criminals don’t care about them or what they do. Enough is enough! Stop the blame game. Stop the stupidity that plagues our beautiful city that is being robbed and debased by a few “bad animals.”
Kids need more sporting opportunities
The city’s recreation department and school board should implement a better policy for making after-school gym time available for students who want to play sports such as recreational volleyball or basketball. Too many kids have been cut from school teams and some club teams, and have no place to play or they have been totally discouraged from even trying out again by some arrogant coaches who are more interested in their own ego and winning every game so they just play their best players all the time. People don’t get fit or improve just sitting on the bench all season.
I’ve got it all figured out
To the persons wondering why the price of gas is higher than in Winnipeg. I think I have worked it out after years of travelling around. Our “oil masters” elevate prices to the highest level so that the residents will not revolt. If you like it is related to the town’s average income, the cheapest in Manitoba is up in The Pas. Basically, oil giants are bullies. Canada is self-sufficient in oil, but the oil giants have decided against distributing gas to its citizens, preferring to sell to the U.S. which has the refineries. Venezuela is not run by oil giants and its oil is sold at 30 cents per litre to its citizens. If we all knew that we would revolt, but the Canadian government will have none of that. It has to obey its oil masters.
No time for a waiting game
The City of Brandon tried long and hard to obtain quality air service. Approximately one year ago, they succeeded while knowing they had deficiencies in several areas — building and entrance road. Now they choose to sit and wait for government funding? Let’s see, how many years did we wait on the Eastern Access Highway? Not even the large pothole got any attention for more than a month until pothole patrol were notified. Come on, Brandon, get on with it now!
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 11, 2014