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I dont think I like the big city
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Kokanee    Posted 10-31-2004 at 22:50:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Either does my dog but my job brings me here for the winter. I am required to pick up after him. I dont like that and my dog watches me pick up his crap with his head tilted to one side as I,m tryin to navigate the crap into the opening of the bag.
I know I have to pick up his mess, I really dont mind. What I do mind is when people see me and my dog walking down the street first thing they think is why isnt that guy carrying a little bag. I know they think this. I can tell. The bags in my pocket. Relax. Low and behold what do you think I look like walking down the street not only with a concealed bag but a cigarette in my hand.Its all not good. Thats all.


deadcarp    Posted 11-01-2004 at 06:55:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
one of the rare rewards of spending a week at mayo clinic - you get to recognizing things - nuthin like getting in a crowded elevator and making small talk with the overstuffed floozies toting their bags on board - "WELL AREN'T WE A SIGHT? GLAD TO SEE EVERYONE REMEMBERED THEIR URINE/STOOL SAMPLES THIS MORNING!:)"


Kokanee    Posted 11-01-2004 at 14:26:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do they have a branch in Canada?? Where do you buy tickets?


Patria    Posted 11-01-2004 at 06:35:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Kokanee..you said - "What I do mind is when people see me and my dog walking down the street first thing they think is why isnt that guy carrying a little bag."-
Why don't you...then..hold the bag in the other hand for the world to see? then you can all relax..
I mean..just a thought..
Take Care, eh :-)


Kokanee    Posted 11-01-2004 at 14:27:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cause I like to appear non-compliant.


Patria    Posted 11-01-2004 at 14:45:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL..so then why worry, right?



Kokanee    Posted 11-01-2004 at 16:08:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Give me time on that one Patria. Its starting to get confusing. lol


Patria    Posted 11-01-2004 at 17:26:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL..well that's me alright.
Let me go now and read the first page, I've been missing a lot lately.


Downsized    Posted 11-01-2004 at 05:38:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Companies hire part time workers so they (the Co.) do not have to provide the benefits which the Unions worked so hard and so long to secure.

They may profit in the short term but when the middle class cannot afford to by their product, then what? Oh right, there is always China and India the new frontier.


Dug    Posted 11-01-2004 at 21:06:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Could the Unions be part of the problem? Perhaps their rediculous contracts force management to make business decisions to keep the company in the black. Certianly there was a time for unions, but that time has long past. Unions have degenerated to gangs and thugs no better than the "evil managment" they so despise.

JMHO,

Dug


Kokanee    Posted 11-01-2004 at 14:31:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would like to see a union presence even at the low end such as for example 7-11. But what would a Big Bite combo cost then?


toolman    Posted 11-01-2004 at 14:57:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
don,t think it would be much more, just the owners would be puttin less in their pockets , if they raised it too much nobody would buy, they have it good right now here anyways.


toolman    Posted 11-01-2004 at 08:55:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
thats what happened here they elected a union busting govt. that allowed companies to do what they want , outsourceing is one of them,2 out of 3 union people voted for this guy here and when the stuff hit the fan they all got upset, now eveything they worked for most of their lives is gone or in danger of being gone, the light comes on, previous governments were not without blame, but anybody who didn,t know what this guy would do didn,t want to open their eyes, it is sad as some folks who lost their work will never work again and especially not at the wage they had,but hey thats life we all make mistakes, too bad this one cost so much.


Oughta train....    Posted 11-01-2004 at 04:46:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
that pooch to dump in the bag on command.....Tahreeeesa done that fer her pooch named John.... :^)


Kokanee    Posted 11-01-2004 at 16:12:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
You obviuously havent met by big black dog Bear. Hes such a good sport. But the bag? him? Never.


toolman    Posted 10-31-2004 at 22:58:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
big city , in the kootenays.lol


Kokanee    Posted 10-31-2004 at 23:03:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont and never did live in the Kootenys. In my opinion the Kootenys is a terrible place to live.
Theres no opportunitys there any longer. It shows.


toolman    Posted 10-31-2004 at 23:06:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
and how does it show, you don,t have to pick up crap in the kootenays, you call yourself kokanee, best beer made and its made in the kootenays.


Kokanee    Posted 10-31-2004 at 23:21:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most small towns at one time had mills running. The people were working and the towns were healthy. Now we have allowed the unions to up the wages to the point where these mills have had to shut down. High wages of course in not the only reason but a large factor. What kind of a sawmill can survive when the guy piling lumber is making 23 or more dollars an hour. Now this guy is out of a job. He cannot help make his community survive. Nelson looks filthy. Trail is a mess. Nobody seems to have a job other then working in the service industry. Most companys nowadays for some reason are hiring people part time. I dont know why this is but it is helping them suffer further.
Last week the Chinese purchased a large gold mine in Ontario. They will continue to buy up Canadas resourses. Thats next. You,ll see. Soon if its not happening already our lumber will go to the Orient to be processed. It will happen. And the dollar stores will survive. Even the underwear on the Canadians is manufactured in China. And we are depending on our government to fix our country. lol Why can we all not simply buy Canadian even if its a wee bit more money and put the factorys back here like they were so our little towns and citys can show themselves as progressing.




toolman    Posted 11-01-2004 at 00:06:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
i never knew trail or nelson had sawmills , maybe some small ones, but nothing big, sawmills , bush and the mines are doing well over here, economy is good, course you folks went and voted for campbell and then wonder why things got so bad lol.


toolman    Posted 11-01-2004 at 09:43:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
you know i was to tired to get into this last night,and i don,t know if you just don,t know or don,t want to say something here where most of the people are americans, but the reason the mills are down in most of b.c. isn,t because of someone making 23 bucks a and hour on the greenchain, and if youve ever worked the green chain, you,ll know they earn every cent of it, but the real reason is because of the illigal tarriffs and duties that the american government placed on canadian softwood imports, and i say illigal because they have been deem ed illigal by the world trade org.a handful of powerfull lobbists lobbied congrees to bring these in because they coundn,t compete. american consumers are paying higher prices for lumber as a result. as for raw logs going to china , right now just about every raw log cut in this province goes to the states, to the very mills who said we traded unfair, they now cut them put their workers to work , pretty smart huh.stumpage fees have been changed to accomate the lobbists and gave them what they wanted but there is still cross border issuses, and since they don,t have to return the billions of dollars collected some lumber companies are still hurting,some have taken court action against the states and until the americans court rules they still won,t get their money returned.now you complain about china, but they see china as a place to do bussiness where they don,t have to deal with the sort of thing they have to deal with the states, and they go through this with the americans every few years and by the way have won their cases,but it,s still hard on bussiness thats why they are saying enough is enough and looking to the far east to do bussiness now which by the way was where alot of canadian trade took place before mulrooney.


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