Re Bluewater Health Cutbacks

So last week it was announced that over 100 full-time jobs would be lost, and the palliative care unit would be closed down at Bluewater Health (the organisation that runs my county's hospitals). People are more than a little upset here, and the local paper has been flooded with letters exclaiming their dismay. I thought I'd join the club and add my own.

Dear Sir:

It has taken me a few days to think this over, but I have a suggestion for a cost-saving move at the Lambton Hospital Group. All we need do is shut down the hospitals… yes, that’s right, all of them!

Now, I know that you’re thinking this is a crazy idea, but as our local MPP has stated, “Hospital care is not all of health care.” Think of the possibilities here: there will be no more long wait-times in the ER, an end to bed shortages, and best of all, budget woes will be a thing of the past. We could even give Mr. Vigar a much-deserved raise (insert tongue into cheek)!

Alternatively, I would suggest that David Vigar and the Bluewater Health Board of Directors grow a collective spine and tell the provincial government to stick the “no deficit” law wherever many of the Liberals’ other election “promises” went. Tell them that in this province people [for once] come before the almighty dollar.

Gord Spence

Happy System Administrators' Day!

Enjoy this little ditty by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie!



I just finished reading this post on Boing Boing about Telus blocking access to their employees' union website. That's low-down, dirty pool. All I've got to say is this: If you use Telus for phone service, or internet, stop. Now. This is taking anti-union tactics to the extreme, and probably should be illegal for a business to do. Please, contact the CRTC and file a complaint against Telus' actions!


A sad day for Star Trek Fans

While I no longer consider myself much of a Trekkie... I'm still a fan of the shows.
Today, James Doohan, who played "Scotty", the engineer from the original series died at his home in Washington State. There's a link in the title of this post where you can read a full article.
Interesting connection is that he attended the same high school as myself... I wish I'd had the chance to meet him! Godspeed, Mr. Doohan.


Daily Linkage

Saw a really cool picture here.

Also, I'm rebuilding my homepage... I don't know how long it's going to take yet, but it will be located here.

How is everybody out there in InternetLand today?


re: the London Bombings

Life goes on. Al Qaeda doesn't scare us.

This is the best response I've seen from London yet.


Three fun links

Deep Impact Live Status Updates - I've been watching this closely for a while now... first time I stayed up to watch a space mission, and man I was not disappointed!

Google Sightseeing - Meghan and I spent some time tonight playing with Google Maps (maps.google.ca) and I spent some more time searching around and looking at things tonight... lo and behold there's a site that catalogues all sorts of neat stuff!

Montage-a-google - Just try this. It's cool. Katie tried "milky way" and was impressed. Also try "Jesus Christ icon".


Thought for the day:

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always certain of themselves, but wise people are so full of doubts." -Bertrand Russell