"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "A BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD":

No rain tonight - maybe we are done for a wee while.o

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 10 June 2015 at 02:51


We put grass seed  down six days ago. The weather has been perfect...cool nights ,warm days and rain  Yesterday the light green haze was already visible on the dark earth. 

No need to use town water costing an arm and a leg and we are not allowed to know why.

 It's not good for the garden anyway with all the added chemicals.

But by some queer method of book-keeping  we pay for it anyway. 

The town advises the Region of  anticipated  need and that's what's billed ....used or not. 
Then if angicipated use does not occur .the water account is in deficit and has to be made up.

If you have trouble understanding that it's not because you have an attention deficit. 

It's because it makes no more sense than a treatment facility to remove salt from snow which could not co-exist with snow in the first place and could not be removed from snow-melt in the second place.

 Richmond Hill  constructed one of those phoney-baloney salt removal treatment facilities with approval from the Ministry of Enviraonment . So it must be practical , right yes.?

No .....wrong and wrong again. 

A few weeks ago , on TV Ontario I watched a phychiatrist in the wee small hours of a Sunday morning.  He gave a lecture at Hart House in Toronto. He had retired because of a sick wife and other reasons but a book he wrote was worrying him.

The book was  partly on the subject of diagnoses . After it was published, numbers spiraled upwards 
accompanied by a huge increase in use of prescriptive drugs. He felt obligated to give the lecture and 
try to undo some of the damage.l

He was obviously trying to push back on a tsunamai.The drug industry being the main force behind it. 

He said a third of people presenting will  get better on their own. A third are helped with place,and third benefit from treatment. 

The doctor's main concern appeared to be the level of prescriptive drugs doled out particularly to school children

A child having trouble settling down in a classroom can be directly related to date of birth.

Based on that factor, a child in a classroom can be a full year younger than the rest. Therefore 
less mature and less able to sit quietly at a desk and listen to a teacher. 

Yet in Grade one they are being diagnosed  with attention deficit disorder,prescribed drugs and labelled for the rest of their school years. The damage from both is horrendous. 

Involvement of the pharmaceutical industry.is the main culprit. Doctors are wined and  dined and treated to golf vacations and  many other enticing gratuities by drug salesmen

It starts with pizza lunches for med students, said the phsychaitrist. 

That scandal  hit the news decades  ago.

 It seems nothing has changed. 

Except now the smallest children in school are the victim


Anonymous said...

I do not wish to add to your alarm but there is a public school in the Region from which 18 staff are departing largely because the whole thing has become nuts with kids on drugs throwing furniture around.

Anonymous said...

Not a great year for flogging sprinkler systems although I did see one going on on Temperance.

Anonymous said...

There are a couple of those snow-treatment units in the Region - I think we are going to be able to avoid going that route but it was a close call.