pain is the staff of life

Death on the Influenza Express – VIA’s death trains

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on December 29, 2012

Sad story about a person dying of influenza and 3 others sick with it on VIA’s Vancouver-Toronto run Christmas day, yet train was only 6 hrs. late…VIA DEATH Two days ago during the big storm, Lily was stuck on a VIA train (Alexandria-Montreal) originating in Toronto but travelling through Ottawa as they do now to save money. Train was over 1 hr late getting into Alexandria (it’s always late.) At Dorval, precedence was given to the Toronto-Mtl (direct) train running on the southern tracks and Lily’s train was shunted to the sidetrack. Once in the Turcot Yards, the NYC-Mtl AMTRAK got precedence, meanwhile Lily’s train shunted again had to wait for 5 hrs. in the Turcot yards because VIA only had 2 bays open (on a holiday week?) and the trains that go in have to disembark then re-embark, then back out of them. In total train was 9 hrs. late. Criminal. No wonder that poor person died on that train.

cockles and muscle

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on December 23, 2012

One pound fish guy is a modern day Molly Malone. Molly’s come-on was, ‘cockles and mussels alive alive-o. I wonder if Warner’s would have signed her? They could have made a really nice video in 1880 with Molly in her Dickensian rags pushing her big old wheel-barrow around.
one pound fish guy Come on ladies, come on ladies, one pound fish..it’s very catchy, if you’ll pardon the pun.

Boycott Walmart

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on December 21, 2012

Is there a movement to do this? Yes there is. BOYCOTT WALMART
Anderson Cooper is a wonderfully compassionate soul. He’s making a difference unlike the disingenuous Wayne Lapierre. That guy is a f-cking asshole.

Dussault dogs

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on December 20, 2012

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These are Anne-Marie Dussault’s little pooches. I ran into the Radio-Canada anchor today at the hairdresser. I watch her every night and she’s the best. The two small dogs sat quietly on her lap the whole time. We chatted about the mess at the MUHC, the Charbonneau Commission, then Piers Morgan, and she wondered whether he would lose his big job at CNN after his angry outbursts when interviewing the spokesman from Americans with Guns this weekend. ‘You’re a STUPID man!’ I guess a big profile anchor isn’t supposed to lose his cool. Piers should get himself a couple of Rottweillers.

take away the guns

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on December 15, 2012

These mass shootings have become modern day’s killer bugs. The population has to be immunized against them just as we’ve been immunized for polio or diphtheria. If the act of coughing or sneezing is the thing that propels and sprays the bacteria/virus particles around, the gun is the launcher/sprayer for the killer’s violent thoughts. Take away the guns and neutralize this mass-killer disease.

Maybe forcing gun shops and gun manufacturers to post pics of bullet-riddled children in their shop windows and on gun packaging like they do with cigarettes would be a start. And another thing, there should be a registry of ‘gun enthusiasts’ like they have for ‘child molesters (enthusiasts)’ so people can live as far away from them as possible or run them out of town. They’re a menace.