"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

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Mask Wearers

"Give a man a mask and he will tell the truth."   Sounds like an argument for anonymous comments  to blog posts.

Harrison Ford was a guest of Charlie Rose  to-night. The talk was about his  character role in the movie about Jackie Robertson , first black player in white U.S. baseball. 

Later I watched a program on  TVO  about the life and times  of  William Shakespeare . I am now not sure where the quote  above emanated but I think it was from Ford  the actor  on playing  a character role and assuming a different personality.

I've had to attend to other things in  the last several days although I have read  the comments  and incoming mail .One e-mail  respectfully sought a response .

It stated different positions of the Toronto  and York Region Boards of Health on cell  towers and
phones and asked me to explain.

The Toronto Board's position in the nineties was that evidence  of  harm from cell towers or phones
is not certain.  Therefore  the  Board  recommends  100% more of whatever for protection than the Federal recommendation.

I did write a response , Then I decided adding my two cents worth  to the different positions of various expert authorities,  would  add nothing to the discussion so I  deleted  it and decided to spend the rest of the evening  listening and hoping to hear something  illuminating.

In the late news, skin experts were talking about  the  risk of  skin cancer from exposure to sunshine.
The last  medical spokesperson  noted behavior does not change with knowledge. People still do what they  like.  Even when they've had a bout with skin cancer they will expose their skin without  applying sun block.

For some reason it made me think of a comment I wanted to make  for several weeks.

Andy Rooney was a popular curmudgeon who ended  Sixty Minutes  every Sunday night with a custy comment. He was in his mid eighties. Still doing a job he  excelled at.  Wood work  was his hobby.  He complained regularly about the indignities of growing old. 

"It sucks" he said,

All of a sudden, so to speak, he was dead.

He had minor surgery  for a simple  ailment and died from  complications of  the surgery.

I could imagine what he would have had to say about that,

How could there be complications from minor surgery for a simple ailment?

Either there is no such thing as minor surgery or  a major mistake was made in the process.

Thanks to all you masked commenters for keeping things going  during the last few days.


Anonymous said...

Think of us as filler.

Anonymous said...

I've done the Agenda for this week. What are the chances that some work will be done without the usual red herrings being dragged front & centre?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of attending to other things, how do things stand with your lawsuit?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps I can save some people lengthy phone calls with Rogers ? A gal there said that our system is not the only one experiencing troubles with e-mail. It is a problem at their end.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:10 AM
Surely you should know by now to address your question to the Masters of Stall. Or just to MYOB.

Anonymous said...

The problem with e-mails is nation-wide. Not local. Phone bills will be through the roof for the next few days.

Anonymous said...

I liked the title of your post, Evelyn, although it also made me sad. At one time, you experimented with using nick-names and it almost worked. But, even after the passage of time, residents are still rightly fearful about being dragged into one of those conspiracy theories. It would be no service to you either. Mayor Dawe's letter notwithstanding. Keep well.

Anonymous said...

Confusion. I cannot figure out why Councillor Ballard who argued so fiercely about a tower in King is now proposing a trail system to go past an Aurora residence within 6 feet. Is it something in the water? Maybe you have to be special to invoke the NIMBY status? Just saying as I have no vested interest one way or t'other.

Anonymous said...

Were *you* being addressed, 4:16 PM? No - so take your own advice.

Anonymous said...

You were really cooking last night, Evelyn. But where were Frick & Frack ? Was it maybe something they ate?

Anonymous said...

Christopher has had a busy & productive few days too. New items up, most of which I can understand.

Anonymous said...

The e-mail situation has apparently been cleaned up.