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It's held on the same date every year, just like a birthday, you dummy.
...and the reason they won't be there on cheque (payday) day is?Please elaborate.You even said that celbrations were all week!Geez, you are such a COMPLAINER!
anonymous,"It's held on the same date every year, just like a birthday, you dummy."A thirtieth anniversary is not held every year.
anonymous,"...and the reason they won't be there on cheque (payday) day is?Please elaborate."People getting a welfare cheque tend to shop on cheque day. And they do other things like meet people they have borrowed a few bucks from and pay them back. Many people who go to Carnegie Centre during the month don't get drunk or do drugs on welfare cheque day (some do), but it is still a busy day for them. "You even said that celbrations (sic) were all week!"Read the post again. I said the "primary celebration" will be held on welfare day.
yes, it is jan.20 every year, whichever anniversary it is
I like to draw attention to this article. http://www.theprovince.com/Time+stagger+welfare+payouts/2453749/story.htmlI always thought that foodstamps are the way to go though they can still be traded to others for drug money. At least, we should provide the "necessities" (ie. not wireless) rather than money so they divert it to drugs. I read an article that filipino house workers make 9 bucks/hour and still manage to send home 500 bucks a month. Makes me think that welfare is enough, especially since there are many organizations offering free meals in the DTES.
anonymous,If you want to provide only the "necessities" to the poor, the first non-necessity to eliminate would be the $1 million wage bill for Carnegie staff. Povertarian jobs are make-work exercises for the middle class; most povertarians inflict abuse on the poor.Over the years, most of the really employable people I know have been pushed off the welfare rolls. People like the Carnegie Director Ethel Whitty, who will be getting over $108,000 after the latest raise kicks in, could also finds jobs elsewhere. Whitty poses as much of a waste problem to the taxpayer as the drunk staggering down Hastings St. on welfare day. She takes the equivalent from the taxpayer in one day as a welfare cheque. I glanced yesterday at the Province article you refer to. I didn't read it thoroughly but I did notice misinformation in it. The reporter wrote that if people on welfare are unable to handle their money, their cheque is administered (they are issued smaller amounts throughout the month and their rent is paid directly to the landlord by the welfare office) but that this is "optional". It is not optional. I have known many people who have been "administered". I've never known it to be optional. I told a friend about the article and he said welfare workers probably tell reporters that being administered is "optional" because they don't want to look like they coerce people. Reminder: nobody contributing to this blog has ever said wireless was a necessity. I keep explaining that to you and you keep missing it.
Today I saw huge signs in the windows advertising the celebrations.If people cannot make it becuase on Wednesday they were "shopping" ALL DAY, well I guess that's too bad.
alot of "poor people" showed up. half of the faces i see every day were there. free food was there. of course people showed up. it was packed. anyway next year it will atart and end on a saturday. all will be well. the world will not cease to exist as we know it.bob.
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