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Sound Off -- July 11, 2014

Spending habits need to change

Regarding the story about how much money Manitobans are going to spend on a weekend or whatever. I don’t have cable TV, I make lots of money off of dividends. I have got the high life, I have got Jesus. You have got to spend your money accordingly and not foolishly. It is not what you make ... it is what you keep. That’s from a guy who worked in the oilpatch. That’s my input!

Maybe no press at all?

Oh please! You want the Brandon Sun to refuse any negative Sound Offs about current mayor, Shari Decter Hirst? Then I guess there should be no more partisan pats on her back either? I suppose you have no problem at all with all the proposed photo-ops the mayor wants, rededication of McGill Field, rededication of the trees along Victoria Avenue for the veterans?

Strong should be out there helping

I feel terrible for the evacuees of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. All the elders and ones with medical issues transferred to hotels in Brandon. CTV Morning News mentioned 126 residents in Brandon on the video clip. Just wondering why the two young strong looking men were in hotels in Brandon and not back home volunteering their services to help sandbag?

Wow, we should all live in Winnipeg!

First we open the floodway so nobody gets flooded basements next we spray the mosquitoes so we can enjoy the outdoors. Then we call in the army and finally we cut Hoop and Holler to save some discomfort for the city, but of course we ALL get to help pay in this “province of Winnipeg!”

The financial costs of the flood of 2014 will exceed 2011

The one per cent increase in the PST will now be funnelled into disaster assistance leaving the province in worse shape financially than they were. Yet the NDP will have to waste more money fighting Pallister and his Conservatives in court over this increase. It will be hard to imagine a province run by the Pallister Conservatives, lots of potholes and wetlands.

Need more cops on bikes

Further to the recent Sound Off, “Where Are All The Cops At Night?” Have police ever been seen on bikes at night, which is very effective policing? Also, this problem could be further addressed in having more office-orientated officers, including senior personnel, work night shifts, away from their comfortable office and bankers hours. They are well compensated and could see firsthand what the problems are and address them.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 11, 2014

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Spending habits need to change

Regarding the story about how much money Manitobans are going to spend on a weekend or whatever. I don’t have cable TV, I make lots of money off of dividends. I have got the high life, I have got Jesus. You have got to spend your money accordingly and not foolishly. It is not what you make ... it is what you keep. That’s from a guy who worked in the oilpatch. That’s my input!

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Spending habits need to change

Regarding the story about how much money Manitobans are going to spend on a weekend or whatever. I don’t have cable TV, I make lots of money off of dividends. I have got the high life, I have got Jesus. You have got to spend your money accordingly and not foolishly. It is not what you make ... it is what you keep. That’s from a guy who worked in the oilpatch. That’s my input!

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