MSMF Picnic 2015 in on June 27th – a most delicious way to help people

This is a most awesome cause – with the most delicious food ever.

MSMF is a very worthy charity, turning tragedy into hope.  They have been holding their fundraising picnic for 21 years…and I remember going to them, from the very first one, which was held at my friend’s backyard…

But, their flyer says it all:

MSMF Annual Picnic 2015

 

Great!

It seems that WordPress has, in their wisdom, done some awesome improvements to their site….and until I re-learn the system, I seem unable to embed things – like the MSMF most awesome poster (which says it all).  my apologies – please, see the flyer here.

So, please, do follow the link…

In the meantime, here is some of the most important information:

Saturday June 27,

2015 Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa

Indian Vegetarian Food: 11 AM – 2 PM

Entertainment starting from 1:30 PM

Programs for kids starting from 11:30 AM

While the programs are free to all, there is a cost for the food (hence, the fundraising aspect):

 $20 per 13yr or older, $15 per 12yr or younger

And if you doubt just how awesome and effective this charity is, here is a bit of their stats as of October 2014:

Children Educated: 2,233

Scholarships: 450

Out Patients: 2,113,071

Surgeries: 203,984

Eye screening camps organized :  Adults: 2,088, Children: 995

This really is a most delicious way to make the world a better place!!!

 

a bit under the weather

but I’ll be back!

Eric Brazeau in court plus a JDL counter-protest

Eric Brazeau, Canada’s honest-to-goodness political prisoner, will be in court appealing his conviction on the morning of Friday, 17th of April, 2015, at the Ontario Courts on 361 University Avenue in Toronto (I think).  At least, that is where I’m going to try to see this.

Later on that same day, there will be another important event, as per BlogWrath.

JDL-Canada is going to hold a counter-protest in Toronto:

Friday  April 17th at 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Israel Consulate, 180 Bloor Street West, Toronto

It is in response of an event organized by the supporters of the terror group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who are holding a protest at the Israeli Consulate in Toronto on Friday April 17th at 6:00 pm. 

Read the rest here.

Temporarily off line

Having technical difficulties…non-portable tech plus ISP down….

Will be back as soon as possible!

I’m at a loss for words

Sorry not to have posted for a bit.

Just, with all that’s happened this week alone, I’m just at a loss for words.

And too depressed to write.

I start an awesome rant, then reflect on the futility of it all, and just give up.

I think I’ll just go take a nap.

Walter E Williams – A Discussion On Wealth Inequality

Walter Williams makes I point that reminds me of something that happened back when I was in high school. One of my English teachers was an old hippy who considered himself to be very progressive and who thought socialism was the best thing ever.  Now, having been born and grown up in a socialist worker’s paradise aka the wrong side of the Iron Curtain, I knew the reality of that life and disagreed most vociferously with his characterizations of it.

One time, when discussing the difference between political systems in the West and East, he presented what he considered to be an unassailable argument:  “If you are hungry, and somebody hands you a steak, you don’t ask where it comes from!”

I pointed out, rather sharply, that there is a big difference:  the Western way, if you were hungry, people would hand you a steak out of the goodness of their heart.  The Socialist way was to hand you a gun and say:  “Your neighbour eats steaks every day and that is not fair.  Go and take them from him at gun point!”

This is born out again and again:  the more robust the ‘social support net’ is perceived to be, the less people give to charity.

The more wealth in a society is redistributed at gunpoint, the less people are predisposed to share with the less fortunate people out of the goodness of their heart – and rather understandably so.  No longer do they feel it is their job to help – they are already paying the government to do it for them!

And we all know how good kind and caring large bureaucracies like the government are!

Andrew Klavan: Defend Cancer Against the Jews!

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