Saturday, June 03, 2006
I am totally exhausted!!! I just slept one hour. You can tell that everything is not ok because it’s raining outside and there should be all kind of blogs posted but there’s not one.
Ok, I attended the Fredericton Social Forum today.
I showed up around 11:00am and I was told that 50 people registered through the doors.
It was a different forum because a person could chose which room you wish to attend.
The day went by and speakers after speakers had their say on certain concern issues.
I’m not going to begin writing all the details because it would take me all evening.
It was a good showcase and people were educated on the issue in hand but I must write about my experience.
I was told that I would indeed gave my presentation at 3:00pm but there’s was only one itty problem.
My competition would be Charles Fournier.
He was one of the organizers of the event and he’s the main force behind the Atlantica conference in Saint John.
I told some people in a joking way. These young girls are going to choose between me and this young handsome guy????
I don’t stand a chance in hell...lol
Before the event got started, I joked with the guy recording the event that it may just be me and him alone???..lol..
Well, I wasn’t far off the mark because only 6 people showed up. The rest of the group went to listen to the other Charles.
It was the battle of the Charles’s and this Charles got slaughtered!!!!
The people in the room look very determine to hear my story on bloggling. I'm not shy to speak to an audience but I will admit this was the smaller one of them all.
I was told that I would be speaking about roomers and boarders rights but at the last minute it was Bloggers!!
I change the notes and began my little tales on bloggling. I believe it went well but I did missed a few issues because I never followed the notes in my pad.
Maybe that was a mistake? Never mind that.
What does this mean? Why did Charles Fournier get all the attention? My guess is that people are very interested in Atlantica!!!
It’s next week so the citizens want to know more about his issue.
One good thing about Bloggling? I had 6 people in my room and if those six tell all the people on their list about my site?
Well? I could pass 100 people. This is how the information Highway works!
It was a good forum and maybe I’ll be once again invited to speak but not with Charles Fournier as the competition?...lol....
No hard feeling and I will sleep tonight!!! I’m beat!!!!
I'll beat my own drums and say that the forum went well....
At first, I believe it was a revolution??? Just a group of tourists visiting the Legislature. Too bad the Quebec security staff didn't install a little fence around the ground to stop people from walking across the lawn.
Once again, the Unions have shown Canadians reasons to dislikes them.
It's too darn dangerous to deliver the mail in rural areas of the country.
Neither rain, snow or hail??? They forgot to add vehicles in their memo.
I belong to a Union for years and I'm not against Unions but in this case? If it would have been non-union? We would have never heard a whisper.
EVEN A CHILD IS KNOWN BY HIS ACTIONS, BY WHETHER
HIS CONDUCT IS PURE AND RIGHT.
( PROVERBS 20:11 *NIV )
Now in keeping with our usual Saturday message, I will share
with you a message that I received this week from one of our
Brother's-In Christ.. Now we all know how mischievous young
boys can be. So I hope that you will enjoy this as much as I did!
It is appropriately titled:
Where is God?
In a certain suburban neighborhood, there were two brothers,
8 and 10 years old, who were exceedingly mischievous.
Whenever something went wrong in the neighborhood, it turned
out they had a hand in it. Their parents were at their wits' end
trying to control them.
Hearing about a Minister nearby who worked with delinquent
boys, the mother suggested to the father that they ask the
Minister to talk with the boys. The father agreed. The mother
went to the Minister and made her request. He agreed, but said
he wanted to see the younger boy first and alone.
So the mother sent him to the Minister. The Minister sat the boy
down on the other side of his huge, impressive desk. For about
five minutes they just sat and stared at each other.
Finally, the Minister pointed his forefinger at the boy and asked
"Where is God?"
The boy looked under the desk, in the corners of the room, all
around, but said nothing.
Again, louder, the Minister pointed at the boy and asked,
"Where Is God?"
Again the boy looked all around but said nothing. A third time,
in a louder, firmer voice, the Minister leaned far across the
desk and put his forefinger almost to the boy's nose, and asked
"WHERE IS GOD!"
The boy panicked and ran all the way home. Finding his older
brother, he dragged him upstairs to their room and into the
closet, where they usually plotted their mischief. He finally said,
"We are in B-I-I-I-I-G trouble now!" The older boy asked, "What
do you mean, B-I-I-I-I-G trouble?" His brother replied, "God is
missing and they think we did it."
With My Love & Prayers,
your servant Allen
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Daily Gleaner | Editorials
As published on page C7 on June 1, 2006
City police officers to be investigated
In our view: Matter should be dealt with in timely fashion
A peaceful demonstration in downtown Fredericton last Saturday unfortunately had a less than peaceful outcome.
Four people were taken into custody and ticketed, and one of them alleges he was treated differently than the others because of his race.
We are glad to see Police Chief Barry MacKnight is taking this matter seriously and reacted in a positive manner right away.
Since a formal complaint has been filed by those who see themselves as victims in the incident, the matter will be studied by the police force's internal affairs office. There, determination will be made about whether the investigation should be done internally or handled by an outside agency.
A group of 30 protesters, mostly young adults, had marched from Queen Square to City Hall in an effort to bring attention to the problems facing immigrants and refugees in Canada. They handed out pamphlets along the way.
When the parade was over and the group had assembled at City Hall, they were asked to leave by members of the Fredericton Police Force who had watched them along the route.
The man who says he was singled out admits he may have asked the arresting officer pointed questions, but he did not expect to be grabbed by the arm, handcuffed and thrown to the ground. He was also asked if he was a Canadian citizen.
"Allegations of this nature are extremely serious," MacKnight said.
"These issues call into question the credibility of the policing agency unless they are dealt with properly and appropriately."
For the sake of the city's reputation and to preserve citizens' confidence in their police force, we hope the police are forthcoming about the investigation as it continues from stage to stage.
In many professions the investigation of a questionable incident has no bearing on public perception.
For police officers it is different. One incident gets careful scrutiny by the public and how it is handled helps determine public perception for a long time afterwards.
MacKnight said Fredericton is a relatively diverse community with many ethnic groups and those groups need to know police are able to deal with them fairly and with a high level of competency.
"We do not want to lose that confidence. Our ability to police this community effectively depends on the confidence the community has in us."
The investigation could take months to complete. In the meantime we will await the outcome and anticipate matters will be dealt with as they should be.
KEVIN MATTHEWS WHO DIRECTED THE FILM FORBIDDEN FOREST IS A VERY INTERESTING GUY!!! I LOVE THE WAY HE EXPLAINS HISTORY!!!
This was the first time that I didn't mind keeping my big mouth shut.
Kevin told me that we first met during my six months protest but I didn't remember because I met so many people.
He spoke during the forum and he's pretty straight forward with his words.
I enjoyed the story of the Loyalist coming to New brunswick and setting the stage of the system we have today in the forest industry which is in very bad shape!!!!
7:30 pm Networking Tips with Mary Ann Coleman from the New Brunswick Environment Network, a network of 70 citizens' environmental groups across the province.
The forum is up to a very good start!!!