Saturday, January 24, 2009

What Makes a Dragon Slayer?

Well! Lots of things. But in this case, it was the abuse of a WWII Vet by a drug addict last year.

Mr. P. came here years ago when this place was a Seniors Residence. And like most of the seniors, he expected to live out his life here. But the City and the Province had other ideas.

And they were not good ideas. They were not smart ideas. They turned the building into a mixed bag of tricks and they said it was a temporary measure. And that was the beginning of the end of peace and tranquility and honest discourse with the seniors here at 2100 Russell Road. There was nothing temporary about it.

In the intervening years, some have passed away, some have moved away and some are hanging on for dear life to what they thought was their home. It might have still been good had the mix been looked at with any thought to the new tenant's style of life, their willingness to show concern and respect for the original inhabitants. But no! They were chosen on a first come, first served basis.

That means that if you are first on the list of people waiting for a subsidized home, a vacant apartment is yours. No questions asked aside from "can you pay the rent?" Well since the rent is geared to your income, all you have to be is on the welfare roll or the ODSP roll and it's yours. Regardless of age, race, creed, colour, and most especially, regardless of how you got on those rolls.

So now you know! Leave high school because you cannot or do not want to learn, do some drugs and get thoroughly hooked, sell your body to the nearest mark, get a virus and cry poverty to some social worker at Ontario Works. You are in!! Better yet, read up on back problems, develop one that cannot be disproved and get yourself on ODSP - it pays more!

Of course it does not pay enough for your habit, so here are a group of vulnerable seniors, including Mr. P., living right on site. Made to Order targets!

Shame on you Ottawa! Shame on you, Ontario!

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