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  • Cashin Delaney
    July 17, 2013 - 00:11

    Sure two-thirds of the remaining Inuit population that were so paternalistically settled as far North as Hugh Pallister could get them died of Spanish Flu during the great European war. They, nor the lost generation of Newfoundland Heroes knew what hit them. Affix mental bayonets, the charge of the slighted brigade must put pen to paper, paper to envelope and effect a dialogue. Bob wake, you put us to sleep with this one. You were screwed by Quebec, right on my son, and Joey too, and Frank Moores. Too late for DNA test now. Tell us how we can cover our, er, protect our assets going forward, and not let the hoary ghosts of old régimes ram us from behind.

  • Ben Turpin
    July 14, 2013 - 08:27

    If china treats its people a little like the Nazzies did, to achieve fiscal sustainability, and we wine, dine, and give them oil and iron, does that not set us up to be hypocrites with a poppy tune in our head and forgetmenots in our eyes for one summers day of the year?

  • WInston Adams
    July 13, 2013 - 10:18

    Bob, what is sacred about Beaumont Hamel? Sacred because war is glorious, as Churchill, and many church leaders believed and promoted? Sacred because our young men were butchered, a forced suicide by the likes of General Haig, who believed in the bayonet as superior to the machine gun? I suggest you read John Crosbie's piece in this and last weeks Telegram about Haig. And Dunderdale finds Beaumont Hamel a peaceful place, and her visit there was devoid of politics? If I went there I might be overcome by what I have read over the years of the brutality, inhumanity, suffering, stupidity and insanity of all that happened there. Does one see this place as peaceful because they can block from their mind the carnage that happened there? Sacred? No. God no. That place was Hell. Any person with knowledge of what happened there should forever see it as Hell. How can you make Hell a Sacred Place? With justification in your mind that it was for a just cause? That the bravery of our young men is a sacred virtue? That their reason for being there.... a job to support one's family, for King and country, for adventure..... was sacred? That their wish to kill the Germans before being killed themselves was sacred? That their lives were taken from them, not freely given, meets the test of Supreme Sacrifice? Sacred, because stupid and inhumane generals like Haig forced our young men to commit suicide? Why not call a spade a spade? Beaumont Hamel and other sites were Nflders were slaughtered are pieces of Hell. It was hell there on the morning of July1, 1916, for those that were wounded and died there, and should seen as hell for those of us who remember the true history. I have no desire to see those battle sites, as it should and might overwhelm the senses as to the stupidity of it all and be a reminder that, as humans, we are in part mere savages. And it turns my guts to see them referred to as sacred.

  • EDfromRED
    July 13, 2013 - 09:39

    Where was Dunderdales "Heart" when she refused to meet with Burton Winters' grandmother, or hold an inquiry? I guess her sentiments do not cover dead aboriginals. If her rich business buddy's sons or daughters were the victim of such a search and rescue fiasco I'm sure the crocodile tears would still be coming down her face. But whats one dead aboriginal hey? The only times the PC's care about natives is when they obstruct Muskrat Falls.