Saturday, March 08, 2008
VICTOR BOUDREAU TO ANNOUNCE IN HIS BUDGET LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR THE IRVING LNG PLANT IN SAINT JOHN!!!!
WOW!!!!!! These Irving's lobbyists in the Premier's office are good at their job!!!!
Many wouldn't know the guy but the Malone family have been through a lot of hardship.
Decades ago, the large family I believe was around six to eight kids were getting ready to open their Christmas presents.
Their father Joseph went outside to pull a car out of a ditch.
Something went wrong and the car ran over the Father and he died.
All this happen while the kids were watching from the window of the house.
On Christmas Eve???
Steven's brother Tom was electrocuted in 1986.
Very sad indeed
Mes sympathie a la Famille!!
Prayer and Devotions
by Father Steven Reilly, LC
Resolution: When you fear something, lift your heart up to the Lord to ask him for the courage to do or say what will be most pleasing to him.
March 8, 2008
Saturday of the fourth week of Lent
John 7: 40-53
Some in the crowd who heard these words said, "This is truly the Prophet." Others said, "This is the Christ." But others said, "The Christ will not come from Galilee, will he? Does not scripture say that the Christ will be of David's family and come from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?" So a division occurred in the crowd because of him. Some of them even wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him. So the guards went to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why did you not bring him?" The guards answered, "Never before has anyone spoken like this man." So the Pharisees answered them, "Have you also been deceived? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd, which does not know the law, is accursed." Nicodemus, one of their members who had come to him earlier, said to them, "Does our law condemn a person before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?" They answered and said to him, "You are not from Galilee also, are you? Look and see that no prophet arises from Galilee." Then each went to his own house..
Introductory Prayer: Holy Spirit, come! Set my heart ablaze with the fire of your love. Help me to hear your voice during this meditation and give me strength to be faithful when it is hard.
Petition: Lord, grant me courage when my spiritual commitment is threatened by human respect.
1. Mixed Reactions. In John’s Gospel, there is a crystalline clarity about Jesus: “And the Word was God” (John 1: 1). Yet no other evangelist documents better the mixed reactions that surrounded Jesus. Today’s reading is a case in point: On the one hand, for some in the crowd, Jesus is the Prophet or, better yet, the Christ; for others that can’t be, since (apparently) he doesn’t fulfill expected messianic indicators. As we read these texts, we wish that it could have been otherwise. Would it not have been great if the crowd just lifted Jesus on their shoulders, and the authorities and Pharisees joined in with heartfelt “hosannas” of their own. Yet, there is something positive about mixed reactions. As was the case back then, Jesus today has his followers, and he has his detractors. That means we have to make a personal choice. And that’s good. Souls who simply go along for the sake of the crowd can just as easily be turned in the other direction, for the sake of the crowd. Palm Sunday will provide us with ample reminder of that.
2. A Speaker Like No Other. The empty-handed guards demonstrate the power of Jesus’ human persona. His eloquence moved hearts – "Never before has anyone spoken like this man" – because it was validated by the utter sincerity and purity of his life. So despite the negative reactions of those with preconceived notions or written-in-stone agendas, if there is openness, the message of Jesus can penetrate. That should fuel our hope and help us to maintain our efforts to evangelize.
3. Nicodemus, Can’t You Do Better Than That? In that bubbling cauldron of mixed reactions, another response pops to the surface: that of Nicodemus, the one who visited Jesus at night in John 3. He’s the example of the person who knows what he ought to do and yet stumbles on his own human respect. The best Nicodemus can come up with in that critical moment is a mere plea for due process. But even that is a beginning. The cautious Nicodemus will later be publicly committing himself by assisting Joseph of Arimathea at Jesus’ burial. That gives hope to the rest of us temporizers. The grace of God never ceases to work.… Better late than never!
Conversation with Christ: Lord Jesus, your life here was surrounded by mixed reactions. Help me to persevere when I find that my own efforts to live the Gospel create opposition.
Resolution: When I find myself in a situation where I am holding back for fear of a negative reaction, I will lift my heart up to the Lord to ask him for the courage to do or say what will be most pleasing to him.
This story is from the CBC website - Very sad!!!
RCMP examine deaths of 5 dogs just before SPCA seizure
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RCMP are investigating the deaths of five dogs that were about to be removed from a property in Minto, N.B., by the local humane society.
The Society for the Prevention to Cruelty to Animals, accompanied by the central New Brunswick village animal control officer, were conducting an inspection of the property on Thursday when the dead dogs were found, said the police.
Keith Barton had applied for a licence for Pet Me Kennel, said animal protection officer David Lynch, and a follow-up inspection was being conducted after he had been told to clean up the property.
It was determined that the property still didn't meet kennel standards when a puppy and its mother were found on soiled, wet blankets, Lynch said.
No charges possible if animals died humanely
Barton was playing with the dogs in the yard as the 11 Pomeranians began to be seized, Lynch said. The protection officer said he noticed Barton takings dogs into a shed and thought he was looking for privacy to say goodbye to the animals.
"When he came out of the shed, he put on a coat. He sat on a chair on his back step, and he never said a word ," Lynch said. "I went into the shed to take the animals, and that's when I discovered that … they were dead."
Five of the dogs inside the shed were dead and one was seriously injured, Lynch said.
He then called the RCMP, and Barton was arrested. He was later released. No charges have been laid.
Police said they are investigating to determine how the dogs died. Charges cannot be laid if it is shown that the animals died in a humane manner.
"We're still waiting to hear back from the SPCA on cause of death, and we'll go from there," said Cpl. Mike Beauchamp.
Barton told CBC News that the dogs were killed humanely.
The dog that was injured is recovering at a veterinary hospital.
Friday, March 07, 2008
I bumped into the mother of this young child and the little girl would always tell me that she loves my blog!!! It's cool - she said!!!
I reminded the mother that my blog isn't always friendly. There's talk about Fascism and other bad issues.
The mother told me that she explained to her daughter what my message is in a certain blog.
Fascism is to condemn an individual without showing the evidence or what could have happened to me at the Liberal Christmas Party?
Yes, I always said- God knows who reads this blog?
A 6th grader who loves the blog? Very interesting.
If I may add? The little girl didn't find Dan Bussieres a very nice person!!!
In the future, the students who visits the New Brunswick Legislature will not know any of the MLA'S but surely they will recognize Dan Bussieres as the mean person!!!
I bet he's the only Sergeant At Arms in the whole country who holds that shameful title?
Many people are asking me - Where's your blog???
The word of the disappearance of my blog is slowly spreading. Some would suggest it was the Irvings who had my blog shut down??
A person must love the information highway!!!...lol
Since the little girl is a big fan of the blog, I gave her one of my Blogger hat!!!
You never know? She might be a future blogger?
P.S. - If a 6th grader can read my blog? This tells me that my grammar isn't that bad!!!!
The meeting was to discuss the Drug problem in the South End!
This is all BS because that area have been known for years for their drug problems.
My concern is that most of the people living in that area are poor.
The Saint John Police Force knows this.
They arrest anyone on the streets and charge the individual.
They knew he/she is on social assistance so therefore they have no right to a lawyer.
With the Prosecutor they try to reach a deal with the less fortunate person so he/she will plead guilty.
That poor individual has no choice because he/she will have to represent themselves in court.
They will end up on probation and once they break their probation? They end up in Jail!
They have the support of the a group of 5 to 6 individuals.
These people are from Legal Aid in Saint John.
My right to a lawyer was denied twice by these people.
I went to the head one of Legal Aid in Fredericton and asked for the names of these individuals in Saint John who told me that I had no right to a lawyer.
He refuse to give me the names of these appointed individuals.
I strongly believe the Saint John Police Force are racists towards the poor in Saint John.
Look at my case? They lied on the stand and tried to cover their mistake?
How many poor people are in jail because of lying cops from Saint John?
That's the emotional question?
People will continue to be arrested in Saint John and jailed. Does the Government care?
We need a public inquiry as soon as possible on my case?
So many questions?
Yes, the Police Chief Police is lucky that I wasn't at that meeting because I would have given him a blast of the crooked cops he has on his Force.
The worse thing in this emotional issue?
He supports them!!!!!
Maybe it's time the Canadian Government disband the Saint John Police Force?
One thing is certain? I will continue to protest this issue on the streets till Justice is done!!!
How many poor people ended dead in jail like Ashley Smith because of lying cops???
That's the emotional question?
Wish them both the best of luck for a speedy recovery.
Stressful job to be an elected official these days?
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Those people are the worst abusers of human rights in the whole western world!!
Why are we paying these people for anyway???
There hasn't been a tribunal in 5 years!!!!
Good job eh???
"Are you trying to tell me that I would accept a bribe???" NO but apply the words of John Swinton(1829-1901) as they apply even more so today!"""""There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."""
I just cannot understand the reason they never questioned the Government on her death?
How many people were sent to jail because they were charge by the Police and told they had no right to a lawyer?
I could have ended up like Ashley but I got lucky that the Iron Horse offered his services.
Which reminds me? The R.C.M.P. never contacted me of their investigation of the Saint John Police Force?
I have been waiting for seven months!!!
Cops investigating cops sure takes a long time!!!!
My god the place is clean. They're going to have their last coffee meeting this Saturday morning.
In the old days -
These days -
The Mazucca's fans wish to let you know that beginning one week from now? They'll be meeting in this place every Saturday morning for their coffee gathering -
It's located right next door.