Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My canine weather-vane informs me of light precipitation this morning, nothing new there, it will be 13 days without a plane if none arrive today and I would bet the house on that.

Took a stroll up the dam way yesterday, got some photos in before the weather came down………really, it got worse.

The two sleds contain kids from the Day Care out for some fresh moist air.

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People in Hopedale are complaining about high food prices on Facebook, I find that encouraging.

We are all used to paying more on the coast but when people see that the situation is being abused then some speak up.
The abuse is that stores are flying more and more staples in over the winter months instead of bringing them in via the cheaper freight rate in the summer.

Some of these items are covered by the two freight subsidies and some are not, the ones that are not will naturally cost way more, the ones under the subsidies not so much more, and how do we know that the consumer is getting the savings passed on? We don’t.

I know, I have harped on this before, and I will continue to harp on it until some lazy barstard within some level of government deals with the issue.

With elections for some NG positions coming up this year I thought this little fable appropriate:

A Pheasant's Tale

A pheasant was standing in a field chatting to a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of yonder tree" sighed the pheasant, "but I haven't got the energy."

"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull. "They're packed with nutrients."

The pheasant pecked at a lump of dung and found that it actually gave him enough strength to reach the first branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch...And so on.

Finally after a fourth night, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Where upon he was spotted by a farmer who dashed into the farmhouse, emerged with a shotgun, and shot the pheasant right out of the tree.

The Moral of the Story:

Bullshit might get you to the top....but it won't keep you there.

Maybe our Provincial politicians need reminding of this fable too.

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