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I went a strolling on social media and ended up on reddit.com as I do more and more these days. Before, it was "Mashable" whom I sponged from to feed my mental energy. Needing to gain information and reshare it if it stays on my worthiness meter via +optioneerJM @optioneerJM as would be the most common spots I would stay for longer than a visual eye scan.
Never have I ever felt so ignited by a story that seem to pop out like a sore thumb among optimism over Fort McMurry's recovery and unified neighborly goodwill as @thecanadianredcross has been able to triumph over devastation.
Then tonight truth reared its ugly head. We're not perfect. We have a lot more to learn from humanity. If this post on reddit.com were any indication:
submitted by Thor-away90
Where more empathy than I can say I have ever experienced before, forced me to use my god given gift of empathy and being able to write. A blogger, slowly emerging. I have the ability to write and share what is usually right in our world, but every once and a while there lies a story that convinces me that there is a lot more work to be done to make ours a better world.
These were my comments ::
I'm sorry to hear, to my dismay, all the harassment you and your family have had to endure. This doesn't sound like a "Calgarian" ... REF: Calgarians are nice people, mostly from other places, joined in community for the betterment of society, our kids, our homes. For some, Calgary is a short stop or a visit, to others it is our home. How dare someone within our city be allowed to keep doing this. Why haven't any of the news media caught on to this story? Like @CBC whom we have tended to rely on for credible stories catching the heart of our citizens. (Someone is asleep at the news roundup workstation ~ is that from apathy?)
Words like anti-neighbour, racial intolerance, hostility, harassment, bullying are not common here. Well, for the optimistic many. Who made a little City on the prairies grow up, deal with hardship, economic downturn, yet be more optimistic, positive with pulsing vibe. A beat of a nation, the core of its wealth, and friendship to the world as Olympic representatives, ambassadors to the world during 10 days each summer (called: The Calgary Stampede).
The first time I ever came to reddit.com was because I wanted to learn more about an upstart politician who appeared to have become our mayor. An unlikely cast member thrown among the mainly white oil tycoons - Nenshi, or Naheed most of his new friends and supporters say.
How can Naheed Nenshi not take heed from this plea? Oh, probably because his purple dinosaurs are flaked out, zoned out, without a drum to beat. They should know that there is more going on in Calgary except Nenshi and still support and give others a break.
I realize there are links to this story from The Edmonton Journal and ever-reliable Huffington Post. (Which I dislike the name because it is synonymous with a name, not a vibe, not a beat like "Mashable").
I apologize for my rant, except that this should have a lot more attention! It really shouldn't even have to happen, it should be so objectionable behaviour that its existence would be shunned.
I then realized that the only thing we've heard about from Nenshi is going to have to start fund raising to pay back our City over a legal battle, not whatsoever related to Calgary business.
We must really be asleep at the wheel as citizens to let this one slide in and slide out. Are we beaten down by oil prices slashing jobs, tired out by the energy required to restore Fort McMurry to the workhorse it has always been?
Or we're all so caught up in the atmosphere of good neighborly spirit that the ugliest of events slip outside our sphere?
Are the media so enamored of Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton theatrics that they have been distracted to what is happening at home?
Or, it most likely is from Canadian corporations centralizing operations, which in turn churns out most of the news stories? The CBC, The CTV, The Global (plural) in our world are only equipped, manned, technologically able to cope with central Canada and Prime Ministerial stories? Are the attennaes only set for only a few goings on by a very few?
courtesy of CBC.ca News
How dumb does he think we are? Trying to recover from this averted political disaster, he acts like its back to Mr. Feel Good Mayorship again on his Facebook Page:
No, I didn't sit idly by:
Jeannette Marshall Are you wagging the dog at us?http://calgarymayor.ca/.../city-pays-legal-fees-in-wenzel... ... quit looking so damn surprised that you scammed us
SOURCE: Our city mayor's home page front story: http://calgarymayor.ca/stories/city-pays-legal-fees-in-wenzel-v-nenshi-case-fundraising-to-begin-to-reimburse
Sadly, according to Google, his comedic dumbness over-shadowed even that story:
|If you say, you do: "Uber CEO is a dick" ~Naheed Nenshi (Courtesy of CBC.ca)|
I agree this story is alarming for our peace popping eye opener like this:
Border Officers seize guns at Alberta borders:
|Courtesy of The Calgary Herald <click here for link|