More Clear Cutting

While out driving yesterday I came across two more clear cut areas. No clean up, and no re-planting. More than two weeks ago(Sept 28th 2019) I wrote letters to the Premier, Peter Bevan Baker and Robert Mitchell. I promptly received a reply from PBB but nothing from the other two.  Very disappointing, especially when the federal government are planning to plant two billion new trees to Combat climate change. Here on PEI it appears we have no regulations ( at least enforced ones) anyone can go out and clear whole areas of forest with no responsibility to clean up or re-plant. Why can this be allowed in our province while most of Canada are trying to save the forests or re-planting them. Dennis King the newly electedPremier promised to do government differently, he was smiling and shaking hands claiming collaboration between the party’s. So far very little appears to have changed, it seems more like more of the same. One gets that old familiar feeling, our provincial governments are afraid of the big corporations and go out of their way not to upset them. Why are we still awaiting action on the oh so very slow coming Water Act?? Why are we still waiting for our officials to reject the recent Irving land grab? Why are we waiting for the loop holes in the Lands Protection Act to be closed? Surely these are not difficult items to correct, if a citizen breaks the law he/she is quickly arrested. If I purchase land in a questionable transaction I’m sure it would be promptly challenged. Why if island citizens can’t be seen to violate provincial laws, others can, and indeed it seems, with complete impunity. It’s time the government started to govern for the people and not the corporations.

Response from Peter Bevan Baker
Thanks for copying me on this letter.
You bring forward many strong points in your note, and I have watched (and continue to watch) with dismay as some private land owners have clear cut and otherwise mismanage tracts of beautiful and important forest on our Island.
The crux of this matter – and it is a delicate and tricky thing – is what level of government regulation is appropriate or will be tolerated by private land owners. As you doubtless know, the history of this issue has been divisive and controversial on PEI for a very long time. I have recently been involved in monitoring and bringing attention to some damaging practices in the Evangeline area to accommodate a new ATV trail, and the wanton destruction I saw there was sickening. Outside buffer zones for waterways, there are currently no regulations that exist regarding forest management on private land on PEI.
I am copying Lynne Lund, our caucus critic for this area, and we will discuss and consider how best to approach this issue legislatively.
Best wishes to you,
Peter

God Bless and keep reading

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I Joined to Honour my Mom and Dad

This idea may have some merit, but not the way the legion want to do it. I have for several years advocated for blood relatives the right to wear their late loved ones medals on their right breast to such ceremonies as Remembrance Day etc. It seems to me this would be an ideal time for the legion to petition the Justice Department to amend section 419 of the criminal code. The amendment should allow widows, mothers, daughters, grandchildren to wear their late relatives medals on Remembrance day. This, I believe would be a great incentive for people to dig out these forgotten medals, clean and polish them and wear them with pride and in honour of their loved ones. It might also be a incentive for these relatives to join the legion, even if only limited participation. As it stands when I bring this subject to a legion member,  I get the old excuse, “didn’t earn them cant wear them”. This is usual pointed out to me by a medal clad associate member wearing half a dozen or more cheap tin legion medals. If I disagree they next tell me, while trying to show great patience, that I should have my fathers 1st World War medals framed, then I could carry them to parades. However, here in lays the legion problems, they simply refuse to listen to anyone who might want to change the direction of their policies. So while inviting relatives (mothers) to join, as it now stands it will have the same results as free one year membership. The legion should be reaching out to veterans and asking them what they want the legion to be. I quite sure one item will be the end of associates wearing pretend medals, and parading as real veterans. I cite one particular associate medal clad member, Tom Eagles. I could go on but what is the point, as usual the legion Dominion Command will ignore me.

God Bless and keep reading

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A Little Weekend Humour

The Merger

Mary owned and operated a small nursery that was renowned for its magnificent chrysanthemums.

Her neighbour Jack had a small kennel, where he raised purebred dalmatians.

They merged in the hope that they could combine the two and grow into an online sales.com.

Unfortunately, the flower business wilted and the market for dalmatians was spotty, so it remained a small ‘mum and pup’ operation.

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Three Iron

Arnold Palmer is playing in a big tournament and comes to a par 3 which measures 235 meters. After some deliberation, he takes out his 3 iron and smashes the ball 10 meters over the pin and backs it up to within half a meter of the hole.

A fan in the crown came up to him and said, “Mr Palmer, how do you make a ball back up like that with a 3 iron?”

Arnold replied, “Do you have a 3 iron?”

The fan said, “Yes I do.”

“How far do you hit it?”

“About 160 meters,” came the answer.

Arnold calmly said, “What the heck do you want to back up for?”

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True Love

I told my missus to embrace her mistakes.

She hugged me!!

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Life’s Philosophy

Do not take life to seriously.

You will never get out of it alive.

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21st October can’t come too soon!!!

Listening on the radio, watching on television and reading in the newspapers, is making my morning cup of coffee much less enjoyable. The liberal candidates struggle to defend their leader and that rusty old pipe line. Wayne Easter, for reasons best known to himself, cite Doug Ford in a recent interview. Why would he do that? Ford is premier of Ontario, he surely has nothing to do with us. Perhaps it was an attempt to to distract from the important local issues. However, the most inane suggestion came from the Egmont NDP candidate. She is suggesting fishers should be made to learn to swim? What the!!!! Where are the PFDs (personal floatation devices)? Does she not realize if you wear a PFD you can float and have no need to swim. There are so many other silly statements being made I have to wonder why I’m even paying attention. For me the 21st October can’t come soon enough. A thought occurs to me, when I joined the navy we had to pass a swimming test. A standing joke on the mess deck was. A young boy goes into the navy recruiting office to join the navy. The recruiter asks if he can swim, the boy replies, why, don’t you have any ships?  God Bless and keep reading.   Vote Green.

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Liberal Promises !!!

My goodness such wonderful heartfelt promises from our four liberal candidates again and again. Sean Casey- my mission is (2015) to return door to door mail delivery,Duh? Wayne Easter – I have been around so long the people love me and couldn’t manage without me??? Lawrence MacAulay – if it wasn’t for me, you guys would have no ferry service??? Finally! Robert Morrissey. I’m all for the two EI zones, Charlottetowners don’t vote for me Ha Ha!!! There you have it Island voters, so what’s it to be? Four more years of these four lumps, oops sorry, I mean politicians, or should we consider some new fresh faces? Seems to me we must choose the latter. Three of the four will once again promise to have the two zone EI situation changed back to one zone. Same as they promised in the last election in 2015!  Really though, we will do it this time if you fools oops we mean voters,  just re-elect us again. Oh! And on door to door mail delivery, Sean will see what he can do!!! Does anyone besides me think these guys are laughing at us???? They are certainly laughing all the way to the bank.  In all seriousness, I shudder at the possibility of four more years of these liberal politicians in power.  God Bless and vote wisely.(Ihope)

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Legion Response (Sarcastic)

.Im so amused!!!! the legion responded to my blog regarding the lovely Poppy memorial at Stoney Plains. They have just sent me a listing of all the trashy items they emboss with the sacred Poppy and sell.. I should be flattered its the first response I have ever received from them.  eh????? I haven’t bothered listing all their items, just enough to give you an idea of the extent they have gone too. It is clear I have touched a nerve!!!

Respecting the Sacred Poppy
Posted on October 7, 2019
by irishroverpei
I commend the Stoney plains legion branch 265 for their total respect for the sacred Poppy. It’s just a pity the members at Dominion Command do not have the same level of respect. Their commercialization’s of the Poppy is outrageous. They market such things as bird feeders, legion lager, teddy bears, coffee mugs, Poppy earrings and so many more items. This is bad enough but no one is clear on where the money from these sales end up. Unlikely they go into the Poppy fund? Here are a few examples from Dominion Command. Please take note of the beautiful Poppy memorial placed in the local park.

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Who should recruit Doctors?

This morning I listened to the four Egmont riding candidates discuss the doctor shortage. This is the same mistakes being made over and over again. Politicians do not have the knowledge or the strategy to recruit medical professionals. They seriously lack the understanding and or the requirements within the medical field. Consider the idea proposed this morning by Morrissey, liberal and agreed with by NDP candidate. Train doctors here on PEI, ,in other words create our own teaching hospital. Well let’s think about that, do we have the facilities or equipment for such a project? I think not, in my own limited experience I had to go to Halifax for heart surgery, many patients are sent off island for other surgeries and treatments not available here. To train doctors here we would need a complete range of medical procedures and suitably qualified staff.  The cost would be well beyond our reach. In lieu of this I’d suggest we pay the tuition fees for medical school selected candidates. Then have a contract that they practice on PEI for say five or more years. Looking back over the last several decades politicians have been promising to recruit more doctors continually. It should by now be clear, politicians should stay out of recruiting doctors. It should be left to the medical profession to do the job they are best qualified to do. God Bless and keep reading.

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Respecting the Sacred Poppy

I commend the Stoney plains legion branch 265 for their total respect for the sacred Poppy. It’s just a pity the members at Dominion Command do not have the same level of respect. Their commercializations of the Poppy is outrageous. They market such things as bird feeders, legion lager, teddy bears, coffee mugs, Poppy earrings and so many more items. This is bad enough but no one is clear on where the money from these sales end up. Unlikely they go into the Poppy fund?here are a few examples from Dominion Command. Please take note of the beautiful Poppy memorial placed in the local park.

God Bless and keep reading

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A Little Weekend Humour

Languages

A Swiss man, looking for directions, pulls up at a bus stop where two Americans are waiting.

“Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?” he asks. The two Americans just stare at him.

“Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?” he tries. The two continue to stare.

“Parlare Italiano?” No response.

“Hablan ustedes Espanol?” Still nothing.

The Swiss guy drives off, extremely disgusted. The first American turns to the second and says, “Y’know, maybe we should learn a foreign language.”

“Why?” says the other. “That guy knew four languages, and it didn’t do him any good.”

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Glaciers

Yellowstone tourist: “Look at all those big rocks! Wherever did they come from?”

Yellowstone guide: “The glaciers brought them down.”

Tourist (cluelessly): “But where are the glaciers?”

Guide (wearily): “The glaciers … have gone back for more rocks.”

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Socks.

The psychiatrist was interviewing a first-time patient. “You say you’re here,” he inquired, “because your family is worried about your taste in socks?”

“That’s correct,” muttered the patient. “I like wool socks.”

“But that’s perfectly normal,” replied the doctor. “Many people prefer wool socks to those made from cotton or acrylic. In fact, I myself like wool socks.”

“You DO?” exclaimed the man. “With oil and vinegar or just a squeeze of lemon?”

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Davy (Budge) Crocket

This all began way back in the eighties when Budge was eight years old. We were visiting Niagara Falls and went into a local gift shop to browse. Susannah spotted a Davy Crocket hat, or perhaps better know as a Coon Skin Cap. We bought it for her and so began her fascination with wearing a dead animal on her head. A fascination that appears to have continued to this day. However, she has on occasion worn a different head dress depending on the season, or when playing a role in a play.  Nevertheless the Davy Crocket hat remains supreme. Just look at and enjoy her before and after hats or should that be then and now hats.. She has featured in such places as Toronto, Charlottetown, St Johns, Halifax and more recently Chattanooka USA. I take my hat off to my Davy Crocket daughter.

God Bless and I love you whatever the hat you are wearing

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