There is an expression: “As above, so below.”
To understand the universe, look no further than the seed of a plant here on the little blue planet third from the sun, which from afar doesn’t look like much more than a seed . . .
It makes sense: keep the fighters stoned, and they’ll be desensitized when they commit barbaric crimes against innocent humanity. And they will feel that they are invincible. And they won’t feel the hunger pangs and sleep deprivation that comes with being in the trenches. In short, they will be robots.
The Toronto Star has a good report today by Mark Bulgutch with the headline: How much profit does Bell really need?
Indeed. That’s something a lot of us have been asking recently, after parent company BCE reported a net profit of $791 million for Q3 and then slashed 300 media jobs across the country, including our beloved Rob Kemp and Ronny Mack at CHOM-FM in Montreal.
I was heartened when watching CBC News Montreal at 6 this evening to hear that the city is considering using the old Royal Victoria Hospital to house some of the almost 6,000 Syrian refugees coming next month. It’s a great idea from Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and company.
My g/f cheered when I announced to her last night that I won’t be listening to CHOM-FM (97.7) anymore.
“Finally! Thank God . . . I won’t have to hear their head-banging music anymore!”
Then she eyed me a little suspiciously. I could see it in her eyes: What was I up to? She knows that I have been listening to CHOM since the 1970s, that I have sung its praises to my readers in my various blogs, that I swore I would listen to that station till the day I died.
I want to share the touching YouTube video (above) with you, which the Montreal Gazette is reporting on today. The newspaper’s article is about how the video came to be; it was created by four guys in response to the #ParisAttacks. And it was filmed in Montreal’s underground subway system.
At the very least, please watch the video above, even if you don’t read the newspaper report afterward. (And keep some Kleenex or a hanky handy.)