Some time ago in the United States, a young girl was arrested at school for dealing drugs. Things are not often as they seem. In this case the young girl was giving her girl friend a Midol tablet. No drug dealing, just helping out a friend with a legal over the counter product. This was at a time when the US was really going to war against drugs, which seems like a losing battle today. I have no idea what the ultimate outcome of this was, but it made the national news, and I suspect made the school the laughing stock of the nation.

This past week, some dim witted bureaucrat in a school in Canada (we are not immune) decided that there will be no more touching of one child by another. This is a serious situation for kids in elementary which is where it was. Kids in elementary have been hugging each other for generations, I don’t think I noticed anything bad that came from kids touching and hugging. Hell, they are just kids for crying out loud. Let them be kids.

Want more? OK, this past week saw a school play follow the leader and stopped having merit awards for scholastic attainment. It seems that some felt that the underperforming kids were going to feel depressed, and left out if they didn’t make it in the ceremonies. Fair enough I suppose, but what about that kid, just an average kid, who busted their buns to get a really good mark in school and who is not going to be recognised for their achievement? Believe it, that when any of these kids, achievers or not get into the outside world merit and work will be recognised, whereas underachievement will not, and may even get some people fired. The sooner kids realize that there is an old equation I got from an old timer who is no longer with us, E = R, Effort = Results, the better prepared they will be to go out and make a living. I suppose they could always go out into the world, and become Senators! Then they could get all kinds of entitlement earned or not, all at the expense of the taxpayer who was actually working.

Speaking of Senators, I got this from a friend the other day, and have decided to add it to the blog. Because I don’t get it either! I quote” Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin sure aren’t hurting. No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the Canadian or U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense”. Now these people have been kicked out and will receive no pay, but will continue to get their medical care, and their pensions. Now, I worked fro GM, and many of you worked for similar companies, and if you purloined money from your employer the way these people did, you would be escorted to the front door by security, and be booted out, kissing you pension, health care and severance pay goodbye. I think this item is particularly appropriate in view of the November 11 Remembrance day celebrations and the awareness that way too many of our old veterans have to go to a food bank to get enough to eat. I personally am of the opinion that we have all the RAH-RAH in the world when our people go to fight our war, and when they come home, if they do, many will find it hard to get a job due to PTSD or from injury.


You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Abraham Lincoln




About techmech

Older type, enjoys computer, cruising, photography, fishing, travel, good food and movies

3 responses »

  1. smilecalm says:

    nice. yes, remove the profit and benefit opportunities for elected officials, period.

    • techmech says:

      Ah, yes, but if we removed ALL the perks, nobody would run for office, or if they did they would have to be crooked to make a living. I have no problem with the profit motive, but if you know the rules and screw up, you are out, and NO golden handshake.

      • smilecalm says:

        While respecting your view, I believe we are worthy of leaders who aspire to govern for the benefit of those who elected them, period. I recognize this is counter to the sad precedent under which we are now being led by puppets of money, power and greed. Therefore, public service, it’s good will and salary should be enough compensation. We sell ourselves short thinking wealth in terms of materialism. Be well!

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