Understanding alcoholism as a disease
Regarding the Sound Off, “Getting Your Facts Straight.” Alcoholism is a devastating illness ... the alcoholic is a sick person. We do not punish a person for being sick. Alcoholism is not a fault; it is a disease. Remembering alcoholism is a disease helps one see the person struggling beneath the burden of the illness. An alcoholic is not a bad person but a person with a disease that makes him do bad things. Alcoholism is a disease associated with certain behaviours. Some people are alcoholics but they are a great deal more than their disease. One must separate the sickness of alcoholism from the person who suffers from it. Asking a person with diarrhea to stop immediately; or someone with Alzheimer’s, can be compared to asking the one with an alcoholic disease to stop.
Something just doesn’t add up
When oil is going up a dollar a barrel, the pump price went up a five cents a litre. Oil is now down $20 and the pump price has dropped one cent.
Bracelets a great idea
I read about the girls and their bracelets for cancer. What a great human interest story. Good job, Brandon Sun and girls! Your grandma must be so proud of you. I will be looking for your bracelets. Keep up the good work.
Fans are the ones who have to pay
Glad to see the Brandon Wheat King’s Kelly McCrimmon is meeting with the Provincial Exhibition’s Karen Oliver. Even though Kelly was compensated somewhat for losses associated with playing playoff games in Winnipeg the fans certainly were not. On top of season ticket price increases (that are reasonable) the fans are forced to foot the bill for travelling to Winnipeg, paying for parking, paying extra Ticketmaster fees and in many instances having to take at least a half-day vacation to make the trip on time for each game.
People should still have a day for worship
In regards to Sunday shopping, it will happen sooner than later, of that I am sure. My only concern is that people who celebrate their religious day off on Saturday, Sunday or whatever day, should be allowed to have this day off with no repercussions. I am afraid this is happening already and people who have these days off do suffer their hours reduced. With all the unemployment, I am sure that there is somebody who is willing to work.
We will remember you
It looks like they are going to ram the casino down our throats whether we like it or not. Brandon residents voted “no” twice and they would vote “no” again. We don’t need it and we don’t want it. Anybody who is on council now who is pushing for this — we are all watching! I will not be voting for you next time.
Thanks for your honesty
My sincere thanks to the gentleman who turned in my wallet at the Real Canadian Superstore recently. Thanks also to the cashier. This act of honesty and caring is much appreciated.
Slasher needs discipline
Regarding the slash to the linesman. You may get bad rulings or calls, but you never touch an official for any reason unless you are saving his or her life. To the parents, I hope you took his equipment, golf clubs, bike and tunes and told him get working. Praise to the referees, it’s a tough job.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 7, 2012