Wednesday, January 30, 2008


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Boy!!!! It was very hard for this blogger to hold this piece of news!!!!

I recived this email earlier this evening.

----- Original Message ----
From: "??????@?????"
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 7:12:19 PM
Subject: lng

Hey I just got a call from a friend of mine and his friend is a ??????anyway he told me he had to get off the phone because he was waiting for a call to go to the lng plant because there has been an accidental death on the job - A male - BUT PLEASE PAY ATTENTION """THIS IS NOT CONFIRMED I just thought I'd give you the heads up just in case it is your the actual first outside person to know this information and you can prove it with the time and date of this email (((((but please don't just yet)))) lol From what he told me ,,,,This happened about 5 pm or a little after.....Lets see how long before it reaches the airwaves hhmmm...

Well? It was on Global News Tonight but not on ATV News!!! I wonder how the Irvings will cover this sad news in the morning???


What's going on in there anyway? Cranes falling all over the place at the LNG Plant!!


and now a worker gets killed??? If this goes on in the Plant? What's going to happen in the City of Saint John??

I'm going to go over the line here for a minute and predict it's a worker from Gulf Operators.

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My sympathy goes out to the family!!!!

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This afternoon, I decided to take a walk up the hill and visit the workers on strike at St.Thomas.


Once there, I noticed I was coughing a lot.

Yes, this cold of mine have been with me way too long.

Once I caught my breath, I continue my walk till St.Thomas.

I noticed the media is still covering this issue.

Erin O'halloran from ATV News was there filming the striking workers.


I had a difficult time stopping coughing.

I chatted with a few strikers and noticed the Chalmers hospital not far away.


I really hate going in there because it takes so long!!

My cousin suggested that I should seek from professional help because I had this darn cough for way too long!!!

I arrived there at 3:20pm!!


I was quickly directed to a room where two health care workers took over.

One guy check the temperature in my ear and blood pressure.

While the other worker took some info from me.

The health Care worker asked me if I was allergic to anything?

I quickly replied- Nahhh..... just politicians!!!

The other health care worker shot back- You forgot to add the Saint John Police Force!!!

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Well, I had a fan of the blog in the room and that was a good thing.

I was told that I might have to wait for a couple of hours.

I was directed to the waiting room.

Good old Bert was there. The poor guy hut his leg. He's not a bad guy!!!!

We joked that he always get hurt when he's sober!!!


Sitting in the corner was a woman and she was reading AN IRVING PAPER!!!!!

Well, It’s very difficult for a person with true ADHD to stay in a waiting room in silence.

It’s an impossible task!!

Being Charles? That Irving paper started a conversation and talk I did!!!

YAK YAK YAK!!!!!...I went on!!!!

I would always warned the poor woman that I was just passing the time.

The poor girl hurt her back and there was no escape!!!lol..

We chatted about all kinds of issues from French Immersion to Autism!!!

Finally the girl got a huge smile on her face once my name was called!!

It took around one hour and a half!!!!!!


I was directed to a small room and the curtain was shut!!

It bothered me to stay still in a room all alone so I put my music on. I grabbed a magazine and look at the title??


After a while, I opened the curtain.

Right in front of me was the front desk with all the health care workers and trust me!!!

They were busy!!!

I decided to lay back and watch our health care workers in action.

Different stripes walked by from nurses, doctors, nurses Aid, cleaners and many other titles that I wouldn’t know.

Everyone was moving fast and they knew exactly what their job was.

I wish I could have taken some pictures from where I was sitting. You just have to trust me on this one!!!

They chatted among themselves in a very short order and carried on with their work.

It was a show and the action was right in front of me!!!

I would say that 90% were female workers.

They were professionals in their line of work.

For a minute, I believe that I was forgotten?

One worker came to me and put me on a machine so my lungs would be cleared.

A female doctor came along gave me a check up!!!

Another worker came along and took some blood.

Seconds later, a worker told me to blow in a small bottle!!

I blew 88%!!! Not bad for a smoker eh??

Afterwards, a worker bought me over for an X-ray!!

I was greeted by a very friendly female health Care worker and she X-Rayed my lungs.


I was again re-directed to the small room and I waited while the health care workers were moving very fast right in front of me.

My God? They’re good!!!!

The female doctor came along and invited me to see my X-Ray!

This was the first time I ever seen my lungs.


She gave me a prescription for a few items and out the door I went!!!

You know what?

Over three hours in a hospital is not bad?


I had a major check up on my body and everything was ok!

It didn’t cost me one single cent.

How long would I have to wait if I did a tune on a vehicle??

The longer you wait? The more it would cost!!

My God? I believe we are spoiled rotten!!!

Yes, I learn one thing from my experience at the Dr. Chalmers hospital.

This was just one area of the hospital I seen so I can just imagine what’s going on in the whole building?

Forget that!!! What about every hospitals in New Brunswick?

We have a group of professionals who are working very hard for the health of New Brunswickers.

They move and they move fast!!!!

It was an amazing sight!!!!

The only individual that I felt sorry for was the poor woman who was force to listen to my stories. Poor Girl just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time!!!

I hope her back is better!!!!!

New Brunswickers should be proud of their health care workers!!!


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I noticed I got a few hits coming from outside of this country.

The days to spread your message via the local media are long gone!!!

A person can share their views with anyone from all over the world.

So? What are they saying???? Which country or language is it???

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Father Emery Brien down in Florida for a couple of weeks!!!!

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I'm telling ya that the life of a Priest isn't an easy one!!!

He left a couple of days ago for a much deserve vacation!!!

He hope he stays safe down in the U.S.A.!!!

Priere du Jour - Prayer of the Day!!!

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Prayer and Devotions

Finding Fertile Ground
by Father Jason Wallace, LC

Resolution: Identify one vice you have and make an effort to get rid of it during the next week.

January 30, 2008
Wednesday of the third week in ordinary time

Mark 4:1-20
“Again he began to teach beside the sea. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the sea and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. He began to teach them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and it sprang up quickly, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched; and since it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.’ And he said, ‘Let anyone with ears to hear listen!’ When he was alone, those who were around him along with the twelve asked him about the parables. And he said to them, ‘To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside, everything comes in parables; in order that 'they may indeed look, but not perceive, and may indeed listen, but not understand; so that they may not turn again and be forgiven.’ And he said to them, ‘Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables? The sower sows the word. These are the ones on the path where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: when they hear the word, they immediately receive it with joy. But they have no root, and endure only for a while; then, when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. And others are those sown among the thorns: these are the ones who hear the word, but the cares of the world, and the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it yields nothing. And these are the ones sown on the good soil: they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.’"

Introductory Prayer: Lord, I believe I am called to bear fruit for your kingdom. I believe you want to use the fruits of my garden to enrich the lives of others. Thank you for allowing me to realize that I must always prepare the way for you so that you can work your mysteries of love through me. I hope always to be your humble servant. I love you, for you are my God.

Petition: Lord, enrich my life with your grace so that I can sow your love in my neighbor’s heart.

1. Making Time for Others “Again he began to teach.” A key element in getting Christ’s message out to others is being with them. Everyone is so busy these days. People say they have no time for others because life is so overwhelming. If we simply sit, listen to others, and then give them Christ’s message either through our words or actions, we will see change. For example, when a dad spends time with his children to play, pray, do homework, etc. – in sum, being what he is, a dad – the difference is amazing. Sometimes the goal is not just being with your children to be doing things, but being with them to form them. Christ made time for others not just to be pals, but to be a father, friend, teacher, savior and brother.

2. Sowing the Seed Before seeds can grow, they have to be scattered on the ground. It is beautiful to see souls who continually live in the presence of God and see every encounter with others as a means of evangelization. For them, everything – from a simple smile to a deep discussion about our faith – is an opportunity to scatter the seed of Christ’s truth and goodness. Christ needs us to be the ones who sow the seed. We know some of it will fall on unfertile ground. That should encourage us to sow even more so as to find that one place of fertile soil in another’s heart. Christ never ceases to invite us to his friendship; we should never tire of being his instrument, even though we labor for many years.

3. Fertile Ground It is like a breath of fresh air when we see the seed of faith fall on fertile ground. We must never forget, though, that before the ground can become fertile, it must go through a long process of being cleared of stones, weeds and bushes. We are on our way to having the right dispositions to accept Christ wholeheartedly, but as long as we are on this earth, we will have to work continuously to rid ourselves of our sins and vices and put on love and the virtues. As in all beautiful gardens, we have to continue to enrich the soil and rid it of weeds as we work to harvest the crop.

Conversation with Christ: Lord Jesus, I know that so many people do not take the time to prepare the way for you. Help me always to be conscious of your love, and never allow me to be a wasteland. I want to love you with all my heart and bring that love other people.

Resolution: I will identify one vice I have and make an effort to rid myself of it during the next week.

Noche Latina set for Feb 1st at Wilmot Church!!!!

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Noche Latina 2008

The Fredericton Chapter of the Breaking the Silence (BTS)
Maritime-Guatemala Solidarity Network will host Noche Latina, an annual fundraiser, on Friday, February 1 st.

This lively annual event will be in support of a scholarship fund for indigenous students in Rabinal, Guatemala. Recipients are all students of New Hope Institute, a bilingual(Spanish and Achi) and bicultural school, operated by the New Hope Foundation, for children of families affected by the genocide during the early 1980s.

Each year Breaking the Silence commits to raising $10 000 – a five year commitment of $50 000 -- to fund the tuition for 40 students. The
Fredericton chapter has been a key participant in this campaign and Noche

Latina is an integral fundraising event. It is expected that this year
will be as successful as ever and we hope that Frederictonians will get to share in this wonderful effort.

Come join BTS and friends in a celebration of Central American culture and food. Admission includes the chance to sample typical Guatemalan cuisine, along with an evening of Latin dance performance and the music of Cesar Morales. All proceeds from admissions and a silent auction will go towards the scholarship fund.

Noche Latina will take place at Wilmot United Church (corner of King St. and Carleton St.) on Friday, February 1st. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and food service will begin at 6:00.

Tickets are available for sale at Doodles Café (inside the Charlotte St. Arts Centre), Multicultural Association of Fredericton (123 York St.), True Foods Organics (207 Charlotte St.), and at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults - $10, Students - $8, Children - $5 (ages 5- 12), Family - $20.

For more information about the New Hope Foundation and the scholarship fund please email Valerie Kilfoil at>

For more information about Noche Latina, please email Judy Loo at

For more information about the Breaking the Silence Maritime-Guatemala Solidarity Network please visit:>

No chance of this kid to run on the road......

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Irving soldiers can't stop Anti-Irving underground activists!!!

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I must admit this group are a very determibe bunch!!!!

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Are Irving's employees allowed to drink Tim Horton's coffee????

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These posters are all over the City. In pass practice someone would go around and remove these posters.

Yes, these snobs are powerful people. They can deny certain journalist a media pass and they can charge high prices so the less fortunate can't afford these gala events.

So? Why are these bureaucrats are allowed to break the law?