"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 28 August 2013

Oh Dear, what can the matter be?

The  information  published below is welcome . Thank you.

Why did you feel your contribution  needed to be accompanied by a scolding for  moi?

The point of my post was not the history of Switzerland, noble though it may be. It was how phobic our age seems to  have become  about  imaginary slurs and insults.

This week I confess to an opinion that top level staff who earn their living in  public service in this community ought to live here with us.

Since none of them do ,the question is academic.

But I am immediately accused of  bias . My view on the matter is  compared to cars in a parking lot.

What is that about?

I write  another opinion  and a reader demands  I write a learned journal on the subject.

It's only  a  topic of conversation .

Thank you for your contribution.

Lighten up for  Fritz's sake.


Anonymous said...

Another topic of conversation much in the news recently.

Prime Minister Harper and Industry Minister Moore might be left at the alter as the groom decides to go after "big game," leaving BCE, Rogers and Telus, the three bridesmaids, grinning from ear to ear.

According to a BREAKING NEWS article in the Wall Street Journal, Verizon and Vodaphone have apparently rekindled talks on a deal that could be in the range of $100billion - $130billion, whereby Verizon would buy out the 45% stake Vodaphone has in their U.S. joint venture.

This would probably be of far greater interest to Verizon than entering the Canadian wireless market - small potatoes in comparison.

Verizon has been in talks with major banks to raise up to $60billion in cash for a combined cash and share deal. One of the motivating factors is the increasing interest rate. Every 1% on a borrowing of this amount equals $600million.

It will be interesting to see whether this buyout goes ahead and what our august leaders might have to say when they see federal government wireless communications policy effectively left in the dust. Alternatively they could sweeten the pot for Verizon and pay them a huge amount to come north; this might not play well with taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

That is excellent news. I prefer to deal with the thugs we already know and love.