"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

Friday 22 January 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "NOTHING CAN BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED": 

Are you alright?

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 21 January 2016 at 20:30


Alright is a relative term.  Four weeks of intravenous anti-biotics has brought infection in my leg almost 
under control.

More needs to be done.

My frame of mind does not improve.

 I don't sleep . In the deep hours of darkness my thoughts are morbid .I contemplate a short stroll on a railway track ,immediately ahead of a train. I wouldn't of course. My family, friends and supporters and railway employees deserve more of me. 

But in all practicality, it seems the  alternatives are grim

Homelessness is a real possibility.

 Loss of independence is inevitable. 

Becoming  a liability to my family is unthinkable. 

What a group of short-term politicians were unable to carry out was accomplished by a judge who proved amazingly accommodating to their original intent. 

My traumatic experience with the Ontario justice system may have been the greatest shock to my belief in a just society. 

Fairness and objectivity were entirely lacking in the litigation process. 

To say nothing at all about judicial reasoning. 


Anonymous said...

I was on the what you call the “winning“ side of a litigation a number of years ago. It took 8yrs to resolve. I lost all trust in our judicial system. I'm still not over it. Police, lawyers, judges...I don't know how these people sleep.

Anonymous said...

You have never or could be ever be a liability to your family or this community. We all have our ups and downs with health and stuff that we call life. We have to share are ups with those we love as well as our downs. We all become better people when we share all experiences. Screw the judicial system and all those that hail it as the best in the world, take your antibiotics or whatever you have to do, to get better, and let those who love and respect you, help you get back on your feet.

Anonymous said...

It sure wasn't your judge's " finest hour "
I hope it bothers him late at night and I doubt if he dines out on the case,
Can you imagine a conversation that goes...." And then I dismissed the jurors just as they were reaching their
verdict " ?

Anonymous said...

My grandfather once told me that we have more criminals in our judicial system that are far worse than those that are convicted of a crime and put in jail.

Anonymous said...

It is difficult to believe that the lot which put a man on that moon cannot find anyone decent to run their country.
Peace, Evelyn.

Anonymous said...

Could anyone in your extended family get you a wee bit of pot ?

Anonymous said...

Maureen Dowd - this woman can really write
Sarah Palin Saves Feminism

Anonymous said...

Well we can say the same for our own country

Anonymous said...

Well, we could say the same prior to last October 19th.

Anonymous said...

We are doing just fine now, thank you. Our election is over - give it a rest, please.
If you feel the need, you can always post comments to the Americans as they go through their process.

Anonymous said...

I guess it depends what your definition of fine is.