Removal of God is not the problem
I doubt after the Columbine massacre that prayer was instituted in the school. That would go against the Constitution of the United States. The “removal of God” from schools is not causing the shootings in the States. However, let’s pretend you are right for a minute. If that is so, then what you are saying is that God, when feeling ignored, thinks it’s OK to let the mentally ill gun down children to prove a point. If I was omnipotent, I would have stopped Columbine or Sandy Hook from happening. So by your logic, as an agnostic, I’m more ethical than your God. And then you wonder why I don’t believe in your imaginary friend.
Just wondering …
What do you think would happen if all the businesses on 18th Street that lost customers due to rerouted traffic on Friday held a “peaceful protest” to show objection to lost profits?
Holy, $3 million for a full-time youth centre to be located at Convergys! This city must be rolling in the dough! Too bad the mayor and council could only find $500,000 for the $165-million infrastructure debt. Oh well, what’s more important, eh?
Maybe it is our turn to protest
I so agree with the article about the 80-year old-who had so little to live on and, due to health reasons, had to give up a part-time job. Yes, there are many more like this person. Maybe we should block our highways and protest with marches on Parliament Hill, but yet if we did that, we would all be in jail by now. This just goes to show you how we have to live here in Canada.
It is part of the job
Regarding the Phoenix Sinclair story. I am totally appalled how her young life ended. I think CFS should have monitored her life more closely, given the facts about her history. This is the profession that CFS workers have chose, so instead of finger pointing at the parents, why don’t they take some responsibility as well and perhaps in the future work more closely with the parents instead of being pessimists and thinking they will never change? After all, encouragement goes a long way and this is the career you have chosen.
Nice home, who is paying the taxes?
I read with interest about the STEPP project giving a family a new home, which I am totally in favour of, but I just wonder who is going to pay the property taxes on that home. My home in the west end is less than their home and my taxes are $2,900, so I am just hoping that you are not expecting us taxpayers to kick in with those property taxes.
Have we come full circle?
Prairie Mountain Health has had seven meetings, starting Nov. 14 in Dauphin and ending Dec. 6 in Brandon. There were letters read of people with health concerns not knowing where to go, but saw a letter in their local paper wanting people to form a board to have your concerns heard and forwarded to PMH. The RHA had terminated the hospital boards years ago. Since then, our health care has spiralled down to the point the government felt something had to be done. When you sort out what was going on at these public consultations, is PMH looking to the public to go back to the local boards? These boards could look after the hospitals and meet with PMH to bring concerns that citizens have. Plus it could save money on staff no longer needed. This is one thing nurses have wanted since the boards were lost.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 16, 2013