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Saturday, August 27, 2005
Meanwhile, At Camp PaveWalk...
"I am sleeping in here. And I am eating all my meals in here too. I have given up on makeup. I have not been outside in the sun for what seems like a long time. My family and friends can't come in here to say hello."
"Why isn't someone trying to take back the controls from a bunch of box cutter-wielding ideologues ..."
"This whole thing sucks!!! I feel drained, sad, angry, anxious. I want this to end!"
"It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride of emotions this week. Nothing like being made the unwitting martyr to some bureaucrat's apathy to shake one's confidence. I've swung from optimism, to resolve, to despair - often in the course of a single conversation."
As the new season begins, watch to find out which members of the group emerge from this challenging outdoor survival experience as mature, self-reliant individuals, with a better understanding of how others view their behavior.
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Tracked on 2005-08-28 2:35:30 AM
The same day strike pay is doled out is the same day perhaps that those strikers will understand what it is to be self employed in this country.
Never knowing for sure what will be left after the Liberals tax the sh*# of the self employed to keep the CBC afloat.
Tough teaty folks. Join the rest of Canasdian peons who don't have JOB SECURITY!!
Posted by: Joe Molnar | 2005-08-28 8:41:50 AM
Dyslexic spell checker.
"Join the rest of Canadian peons who don't have JOB SECURITY!!"
Posted by: Joe Molnar | 2005-08-28 8:46:16 AM
CBC programming has never been better....keep it boys and girls...is there some way we can make this permanent...can we pay you to leave for good?
Signed; The Taxpayers
Posted by: WLMackenzie redux | 2005-08-28 9:42:20 AM
Here's another way of looking at it.
The CBC's $1b budget would go a long way to resolving the equalization shortfall. Yes, more will have to be done, but it's a start.
Now, do you think they'll go for it? My answer: HELL NO!
Why: Cause Ontarians don't care. They want someone else to pay for their luxuries. Gee, I wonder who that could be?
Posted by: Scott | 2005-08-28 10:18:37 AM
Thanks again to the CBC, my new favourite Sunday night station, for another great Sunday night of Star Wars, this time with "The Empire Strikes Back", broadcast across Canadian time zones so we all could hear Darth say those chilling words, "No, I am your father" once an hour all evening. Godzilla vs Mothra wasn't so good, but it beats the news.
The last time they were on strike about five or six years ago the workers were outside the CBC building in downtown T.O. and My wife and I were out for a drive so I gave them a few honks of support - they seemed to appreciate that and I just enjoyed honking. We now live too far out of the downtown area to do it again, but maybe some of you out there in Shotgun blogland who live near that beautiful city core of "Toronto the Good" could go and give them a couple of honks of encouragement, one for you and one from me to help them feel better and give them the strength they need to keep off the job for many more weeks.
I really hope the strike lasts for a while because I am counting on "Return of the Jedi" being on next Sunday night, and then maybe they'll start into the Star Trek movies and there are at least 10 of them and I wouldn't want to miss any, well except for part V because we all know it was the worst one...
Posted by: timmyz | 2005-08-28 10:49:54 PM
well 1 billion divided by 365 days = close to 3 million a day in savings.
Which we know the liberals will spend wisely.
Posted by: ghollingshead | 2005-08-29 1:51:50 PM
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