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CONTRIBUTION · 28th October 2011
Mike Ross
Friends and neighbours,
Sometimes it's good, even healthy, to take a step back from whatever issues we become embroiled in and take a look at the lighter side.
Additionally, if a little amusement helps focus more attention on the whole process, that is also good.
We have had a little fun here, hope you do too.

Top ten reasons to elect a Veteran to Terrace City Council

10. Able to "dig in" and maintain a strong defensive position (Enbridge beware)

9. Used to taking orders from people. "People" being first in the chain of command

8. Specialist in unarmed combat and self-defence. for the difficult decisions in Council Chambers

7. Ability to recognize covert operations. (We all know that Thornhill wants to profit from selling us their water. We need to get them back to the amalgamation negotiations.)

6. Will not be "bullied" (into making the wrong decisions on behalf of the people) Merv's favourite I bet

5. Recognizing and countering potential "friendly fire" incidents. Neutralize "Smart meters".

4. Demolitions expert. Able to demolish co-op or other derelict buildings quickly and inexpensively

3. " Peacekeeping" experience - for when opposing factions need a little help to agree on an issue

2. Will defend people "left" and "right"

1. Close ties to the Department of National Defence who may yet be convinced to subsidize Shames as a 'Winter Warfare" training facility for our local Rangers. (Hmmm?)
Comment by Mike Ross on 30th October 2011
I also prefer the cenotaph (meaning "empty grave") as the traditional gathering spot to remember the fallen, but I am always so proud of Terrace for the number of people that fill up the theatre and fill up the streets.

The comment about your uncle has saddened me. Perhaps you should seek him out at the cenotaph this year, take his hand, and ask him what he thought was so important that he would risk his life for it. His answer may bring you closer together than you might imagine, maybe even make him your "sworn friend".
Re: Awesome
Comment by Mike Ross on 30th October 2011
Hiya Stacey
Lucky me for sure. As to being "my very own"..well
Merv has labeled Gerry Hummel as being "our northern treasure". You may have to ask Gerry why he would donate his time and talent.
Excellent post Mike.
Comment by Apocalypse Now on 29th October 2011
You forgot one thing though,You should have had a top eleven ,with the eleventh being Able to suppress battle fatigue and not show symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder after a council meeting when you feel nobody is paying attention. PS another fine job by Mr.Hummel
Comment by Janice P. Robinson on 29th October 2011
When I speak with vets, I am always respectful.
Re........spect.........= to look twice.

One of my uncles is a vet. He is the biggest bully I have ever met in my life. I am his sworn enemy. We maneuver in the same political circles. I do not know his combat record.

I am going to Remembrance Day, at the Cenotaph. I do not go to the theatre because it is so crowded on a usually damp day. Maybe the arena would be a better spot.

I am all screwed up about that warrior in Oakland.
Now, that is a wounded warrior. Not a vet, yet. He'll be back.
Comment by Stacey Tyers on 29th October 2011
You got your very own gerry hummel! Lucky you!