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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Chained to the fence till the Spring I guess???

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Worksafe NB are protecting the Companies more than workers????

Charles,


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I believe Worksafe NB are protecting the Companies more than workers. It seems that every claim that does not meet a specific profile are denied and upon appeal in a lot of instances are granted compensation.

EVERY EMPLOYEE NEEDS TO QUESTION WHY THEY NEED TO SIGN A LEGAL BINDING DOCUMENT. BEFORE SIGNING, EVERY INJURED PERSON SHOULD HAVE THE DOCUMENT EXAMINED BY LEGAL COUNCIL AND IF THAT COUNCIL BELIEVES THE DOCUMENT IS OK, THEN SIGN, IF NOT SAY "NO" AND IF PRESSED HAVE THE LEGAL COUNCIL PURSUE LEGAL REMEDIES.

I too believe the WSNB a body corporate does not always act in the best interest of the injured worker. I believe this is because it affects their bottom line and the rates their best customers (employers).

I also think the Workers Compensation Act should be reformed and employees and employers share in premiums. This would allow labour to truly become partners with WSNB, and the employer's.

PERSONALLY I DISLIKE THE WSNB WHEN IT COMES TO INJURED WORKERS BUT, I DO LIKE THE IMPROVEMENTS THEY HAVE FORCED ON EMPLOYERS IN NB AND THE SOUND CONTRIBUTION THEY HAVE MADE TO A SAFER WORKPLACE.

SOMETIMES AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT IN THE LONG TERM IS A WORKERS BEST FRIEND. As an example: An employee suffers an injury and is provided long term disability (life time)with a WSNB payment of $3,000 a month non taxable. While other employees suffer layoffs and job loss the injured employee enjoys a guaranteed income with (in some cases) very limited pain and mobility issues. And in the end at 65 is given an annuity until they die.

Unsungs heroes came to the Fredericton Soup Kitchen just in time!!!

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It was 4:45pm < 15 minutes before serving begins > I was told that I might have to work alone.

But 10 minutes before the deadline? 5 people showed up!!!

Unsung heroes?

You darn right they are.....

:)

6.5-magnitude earthquake off the coast of northern California!!

Wow...right after I blogged one of our own Earthquake....

Earthquake hit New Brunswick 28 years ago today!!!

Do you remember where you were. I was over my Grand Mother place. I was laying on the couch and noticed the flowers moving on top of the Television.

I never really think much of it until it hit the news hours later...

Here's a little film

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Earthquake hits New Brunswick in 1982

Saint John MLA Abel LeBlanc over 1,000 viewed!!!

Yes...you have to love Abel....lol

ohhhh.....be warn...language might offend some readers.....

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Blogger Camera breaks down!!! Do you have a little part time job for the Blogger???

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It had to happen sometime and it did yesterday.

I noticed my pictures weren't clear.

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I went over Harvey's Photo on Queen Street.


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Of course the owner had some fun with me. He said- What do you expect from a camera after chasing the cops and the politicians???

Camera falling down all over the place...lol

He took a look at it and clean the lean but still not clear.

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Well? That is that!!

Thank God? I still have the camera a stranger gave me almost one year ago.


You newscomers can click below for that story -


Stranger gives Blogger a brand new camera


The problem with that one I dropped it 6 months ago and lost the button.

If I take a picture I can't see my pic. I can't download the pictures so I change the memory card to the old camera.

I used that camera for my video.

It still takes good pics.

Like these ones I took today -


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Harvey's has a camera for $165.00 < with tax >


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I need two cameras when I'm in the action.

The old one might still be good for video.

I'll find out next week at the New Brunswick Legislature when the NB Power Protesters comes to Fredericton.

But I would love that camera.

I'm allowed to make 200 bucks per month.

Anyone out there has a little job for this Blogger?

Drive things around or anything else?

I'll earn that money for the camera.

Let me know......

I can be reach at

oldmaison@yahoo.com

Let the bad comments begin!!

:P...:P...;P

A little cool in Fredericton....

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IRVING BLOGGER GOES INTO A RAGE!!!! UNFAIRNESS!!!!

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Charles,


Nothing, absolutely nothing burns my ass more than unfairness. It is deceitful, immoral, inhuman, unethical, disrespectful, underhanded, and just plain rude. When I hear of a situation someone has found themselves in that is clearly unfair and are having a tough time trying to rectify it, I can feel my rankled nerves fire up. Push that button in me, and seriously watch out because no one, I mean NO ONE should be treated unfairly.

In my world, unfairness revolves around castrated systems.........made up of bureaucratic tapeworms that devour living, breathing human beings and spits out faceless cut outs whose forms fit certain policy garb. One dimensionally shaped the same, void of feeling, and emptied of any unique story that may make them an exception to a rule, faceless cut outs are much easier to contend with than the real deal. Prejudged even before the person can open their mouth. Prejudged even before there is a face to face meeting.....if one is even arranged, and if it is arranged, the balance of power is always, always TILTED, weighed down by rules and regulation ammunition, and preconceived myths.

Unfairness reeks of injustice. It distorts perceptions by slapping judgemental labels on the nearest victim. Empathy is laughed at. There's no room for empathy. It's for sissies. But you know what? Systems can't be unfair without human beings manipulating it right? Systems are driven by living breathing humans who bleed too...... sadly, humans who are afraid to deviate from the fear mongering policy manual. Is that it? Afraid to listen, afraid to help, afraid of reprimands if they risk stepping out of the assembly line? Perhaps it just comes down to the fear of FEELINGS??

We all have biases. Mine is focused on unfair practises. I have no time for them. I will fight them. I will go to bat for anyone I believe is getting the shaft, who needs someone to be their designated hitter. No problem. However, my emotions often get the best of me because of how much I am triggered by unfairness venom. Most of the time, I don't care. I can figure it out after the wrong has been righted............ or at least we've given it our best shot.

Yes, I can see the big picture when it comes to the overarching reasoning behind needing structure, guidelines, rules, laws. And Yes, I can sometimes/barely work within a system if I have some respect for it. I'm not a pushover though I have advocated in the past for people who turned out to be frauds. But, I do react too quickly sometimes when I see a Samson and Goliath scenario playing out.

Today, unfairness poisoned the air all around me. It festered and laughed hideously while jousting with a firepoker. It pissed me off! As much as I have learned how to manipulate unprincipled actions into submission, I do know how to play the game, how to stretch the sides of a policy, how to talk nicely and even bomb it with love. Sometimes though, I slip up and let my anger lead the way. Today, I let it rip! On purpose. Because I could. I punched the lights out on unfairness. Tomorrow round two. Bring it ON. I'm not finished.

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Yes, today was a good day. I got an emotionally charged cerebral workout while teaching someone how to stand up for their rights. Empowerment should never be overruled by a human driven system made for cut outs.

Bathurst Mothers Still Need Test Vehicle!!!

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Check out their web site by clicking below -

Van Angels Web site!!!

Hi Charles,

Thank you for offering to help us get this message out to the public. Right now the most important thing is that we still need a test vehicle for the scientific testing that is slated to take place at Continental Tires' state of the art facilities in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA the week of February 15, or failing that, the week of February 22. we have sent this Letter to the Editor all over Canada and the US and it has appeared in numerous newspapers. We have tried to get a rental but so far we haven't been able to find a rental company with the right type of MFAV similar to the one used by Bathurst High School. As well, the province of New Brunswick is stalling and last week the Director of Communications, Valerie Kilfoil, even said in a newspaper article that we should go rent our own test MFAV because the likelihood of us getting one from the province is slim.

It is critically important that we get the tire configurations (winter tire vs all season tires) tested on these vehicles as it will set the gold standard across North America for these type of vehicles. As of today, there has never been a scientific test done on the tires of these MFAVs anywhere in the world. The province is relying on "theory" and "opinion" of one consultant who is paid to tell them what they want to hear.

If you could reprint this letter to the editor that we wrote to newspapers across Canada and the United States we would be very grateful. Until we know for sure what tires are the best on these vehicles, we cannot rest and we will leave no stone unturned.

Thank you for your help.

Signed Bathurst Mothers

Letter to the Editor: Mothers Plea for Test MVAV Loan for Scientific Testing

http://blog.vanangels.ca/2010/01/letter-to-editor-mothers-plea-for-test.html

Dear Editor:

We are three mothers from Bathurst, New Brunswick who lost our teenaged sons in a tragic collision that claimed the lives of four other Bathurst High School basketball players and the coach's wife on the night of January 12, 2008. Known as the "Boys in Red", our sons' memory lives on in the changes that have been brought about to the transportation of children to extra-curricular activities in New Brunswick and across Canada.

However, there are still some changes that must be made, specifically with regards to the use of winter tires on the NB Department of Education's fleet of 21 passenger Multi Function Activity Vehicles (MFAVs). We hope that your readers can help us to solve a burning question about the use of mixed tires vs winter tires on these vehicles.

In October, we discovered that Bathurst High School's brand new 21 passenger MFAV had mixed tires (all seasons on the front and winter tires on the back). This is in violation of the NB Department of Education's own Policy 513 which states that MFAVs must be equipped with winter tires between November and April. It is also contrary to the opinion of Canada's leading tire experts - including Nigel Moritimer of Transport Canada and John Mahler of Wheels Magazine - who have stated publicly that these type of vehicles need winter tires all around.

In early December, 2009, Continental Tires, one of the world's leading tire companies, offered to conduct free tests of the 21 passenger MFAV at its state of the art testing facility in northern Michigan. However the company does not have an appropriate vehicle in its test fleet. When we asked the Department of Education for a vehicle, they said they could not make a decision until January at the earliest. It is now January 9 and we are not encouraged by what we have heard from the Director of Communications, Valerie Kilfoil, who was quoted in the press as saying an answer from the province is not imminent and that we should probably rent our own test vehicle. Meantime, we have confirmed that, contrary to previous reports, BHS's 21 passenger MFAV is still being used to transport children to extra curricular events despite the considerable liability issues.

We have a very narrow window of opportunity to access Continental's testing facilities: given the circumstances, we are writing to ask your readers for help in obtaining a one tonne, dual tires, rear wheel drive, Type A 21 passenger MFAV that can be used for scientific testing by Continental Tires during the week of February 15 or February 22 , 2010.

We know this is an unusual request but we believe that there are angels out there who agree that the transportation of children should not be left up to speculation. Only scientific research data can prove once and for all whether this type of vehicle should be using winter tires or all seasons tires on its front wheels.

With each passing day, as winter starts to settle in and the second anniversary of our sons' deaths comes upon us, this matter becomes ever more urgent. We firmly believe that when it comes to childrens' safety, there should be no doubt in anyone's minds.

We can be contacted by email at info@vanangels.ca or by telephone at 506-546-6370 / 506-548-4973 in Bathurst, New Brunswick.

Yours sincerely,



Isabelle Hains
Marcella Kelly
Ana Acevedo

The first two New Brunswick Liberal MLA'S to quit!!!!

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But? Will they return????

Time will tell!!!

Future flag of New Brunswick once NB Power is given to Hydro-Quebec???

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When is the City of Fredericton going to show some respect for the less fortunate???

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The City of Fredericton is promoting low housing for the less fortunate but there's no Bus service in that area.

Is this getthozing??? < Can someone spell the word for me? >

Enjoying a few cold ones at Gordie's on Queen Street...

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Friday, January 08, 2010

What ever happened to the John F. Kennedy Memorial at Officer's Square in Fredericton???

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This was before I came to this City.

Someone told me today there used to be a John F. Kennedy Memorial at Officer's Square but it disappeared in the mid 1980s.

Does anyone out there have a picture of it?

I would love to see it!!!

God knows who reads this blog so maybe someone can tell this blog what happened to the Memorial???

If you have a picture? Please email it to me at

oldmaison@yahoo.com

Merci!!!

So? Does anyone out there know the story about the missing JFK Memorial???

Please tell!!!

Fredericton Councillor Jordan Graham gets a wake up call!!!

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Stay tuned for the blog!!!

Canadian Government has big plans for Blogger???

I don't make it a habit of posting details of people visiting this blog but this one.....


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The sad story of Ashley Smith will on CBC THe Fifth Estate tonight!!!

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Click below for story -

ASHLEY SMITH ON CBC TONIGHT AT 9"00PM!!!

This is how they do it here in New Brunswick!!!

They charge someone lets say such as - Resisting arrest.

Once the Government knows you have no money?

The defense counsel will approached you and say- OK...Just plead guilty and you're be on probation for a few months. I might add you'll be out of here in minutes.

Many people < especially with the less fortunate > just follow orders and pleads Guilty!!!

You see? In the Court room, it just like a happy family. The prosecutor, Defense Counsel, Judge and Police all know each other style.

As any other workplace, it's just a happy family.

If someone like myself in 2006 in Saint John know that I didn't do anything wrong!!!!!

Click below for CBC

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2006/11/02/nb-bloggertrial.html

and I was acquitted!!!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2006/11/24/nb-bloggeracquitted.html


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I will be told that I have no right to a lawyer. I have to defend myself in court.

How can a person with a mental disability < ADHD > win against Crooked Cops in a Court of Law???

IMPOSSIBLE TASK!!!!

I was very upset that I was denied twice by New Brunswick Legal Aid to have access to a lawyer.

The reason I was told is the charge of obstruction is a summary conviction.

If you're found guilty? You will go to Jail!!! This is the reason they will not grant you a lawyer.

But the secret is this! Once you break the probation? You'll be in jail for years and years!!!

In my case? I got lucky because the Iron Horse Harold Doherty step up to the plate.


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They < cops, prosecutor and detectives > didn't know Harold's style in Saint John.

He made them look like monkeys!!! They lied and lied in court.

After I was acquitted, I confronted Fascist Minister of Public Safety John Foran.

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Now? Lets say I would have represented myself in court?

I would have been found guilty and put on probation.

Once my probation would have been broken? I would have ended up in jail.

Once in that place? I would have an attitude problem and sentence to years and years in jail.

There are many many many New Brunswickers who are in jail because they had no rights to a lawyer.

There are many Ashley Smith behind those prison walls.

But sadly, the Shawn Graham Government decided in 2008 to use a Fascist approach against New Brunswickers.

No legal Aid and Cops are allowed to lie in a court of law. I might add they are allowed to destroyed all evidence. They fascist style of policing has the backing of the New Brunswick R.C.M.P.!!!

Very scary stuff!!!!

Watch tonight's show on Ashley Smith!!!!

It should open your eyes!!!

Canadian soldier Luc Begin who was roughed up by the Fredericton Police Force is charged!!!!

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You newcomers can listen to the soty told by CBC journalist Jacques Poitras.

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I never post Irving's links in this Blog but I'll do it for this one.

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Canadian Soldier who was roughed up by the Fredericton Police is charge

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I find it very strange that the soldier was charge because from what I seen? There were no commotion before the Fredericton Police Force came to the scene.

The soldier was escorted by two Police officers and he wasn't resisting.

Very strange.

Of course, I refused to meet with the R.C.M.P. officer who was doing the investigation because I will not meet with a Police Force who supports Fascism.

The R.C.M.P. here in New Brunswick are very bad and told other Police officers in New Brunswick that they can lie in a court of law to convict New Brunswickers.

I might add Police can also destroy evidence.

Ok...never mind that!!!

I'm meeting with the R.C.M.P. next week about two complaints.

Stay tuned...

As for Luc Begin? He left the City months ago and return to Quebec.

Other family members also left the City in November.

I believe the charges are a waste of time.

I guess Andrew Bedford and myself will be asked to testify in court because we saw everything.

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Andrew Bedford who witnessed the assault of the soldier chatted with the media.

I don't know why? I never posted these videos in my blog.

Click below to listen to his version.

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It's going to be very interesting to see what's going to happen in this case???

Thursday, January 07, 2010

The situation could turn ugly for the Government during the next three months!!!!

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People are waking up after the Holidays and are beginning to ask some questions?

I might add they don't like what they're hearing!!!

A man dream!!! Wanted to have his car in my blog!!!..lol

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I cleaned my len but my pictures are still not clear!!!!

Something wrong with my darn camera???

My God??? WE can't have that especially with the New Brunswick Legislature opening next week!!

GRRRRRRR....BAD TIMING!!!!

The battle against the Hydro-Quebec and NB Power deal BEGINS!!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Upcoming Rallies and Town Hall Meeting.
You can see the images and videos at savenbpower.blogspot.com

Good evening Put N.B. People First Network;

I hope all is well.

I have more specifics on the Monday Rallies and the Fredericton Town Hall on Thursday.

1. Monday, January 11- Fredericton MLA Rallies:

- 9:30a.m.- MLA Greg Byrne and MLA Rick Miles Constituency Offices- both located at 83 Regent Street, Fredericton.

- 10:30a.m.- MLA Kelly Lamrock and MLA T.J. Burke Constituency Offices- both located at 288 Union Street, Fredericton.

- 11:30a.m.- Rally in a high traffic area in the City to see if we get honking local support as we have in all the other areas so far throughout N.B.

2. Thursday, Januray 14- N.B. Power Sale/Referendum Fredericton Town Hall:

- 7:00p.m.- Christ Church Cathedral Memorial Hall- 168 Church Street, Fredericton

We have invited the Fredericton area MLA’s to attend this important meeting to answer your questions.

Airport Body Scanners are the NEW Porn Industry???

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Airport Body Scanners are the NEW Porn Industry???

WOW!!! THE CITY OF FREDERICTON SHOWED THEY DO CARE OF THE LESS FORTUNATE BY GRANTING THEM THE TWO NATIONS CROSSING TRANSIT!!!!!!

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Wishful thinking from my part!!!!

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I hear today, a woman was force to walk all the way to the Social Development Office across the River.

Do you want to know how far the less fortunate has to walk?

Click below -

LONG WALK FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE IN FREDERICTON

I wonder what's going to happen if someone takes a heart attack and die in trying to reach that place???

I can see a huge inquiry in the making!!

Lots of money!!!!

The Province or the City will be held accountable???

Who knows???

Do you want a good meal and very good service with a smile? Go at the Cafeteria at the Victoria Health Centre!!!

I went there today for a nice meal!!

It's located on the 4th floor of the Old Victoria Hospital!!!


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The cafeteria is operated by Jobs Unlimited.




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Good meal for a good cause!!!

GIVE IT A SHOT!!!!

Friendly service with a smile!!!!


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OH..OH....I just notice the pictures I took today? My pictures are not clear....I hope my camera is not going out of business...:(

WOW!!! MIKE MURPHY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COLLECT RICH PENSION!!! HE'LL RETURN IN 2014!!!

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Click below for story of the biggest crooked scandal ever by every single MLA'S!!!

SIX MILLION PENSION RAISE


You have to sit in 8 sessions of the legislature and he is in his seventh.

WOW!! This changes everything!!!

So? Mike Murphy is not qualify for the huge pension which as House Leader he introduced to the House.

He must have known that he wasn't going to make it for an 8th session < which will be in October >

He must have realize he wasn't going to be re-elected by why not leave in class???

But I still can't stop thinking of the rich pension he will not be able to collect.

Something tells this Blogger that he'll be back in 2014!!!