The Freep never ceases to amaze me.
Here’s a story from today:
To paraphrase it quickly, MKO grand Chief David Harper went to the Vatican to complain to the Pope because some northern Manitoba first nations have no running water.
Okay, but what struck me from the story was this :
We will no longer accept comments on this story as submissions have been consistently unacceptable.
The Freep usually only doesn’t accept comments on court cases.
But they are not accepting comments on this because the submissions have been unacceptable?
Do you know why they have been unacceptable?
BECAUSE SPENDING INAC (OR NORTHWEST COMPANY FUNDS) TO COMPLAIN TO THE POPE THAT THEY HAVE NO RUNNING WATER INSTEAD OF SPENDING THE MONEY TO FIX THE PROBLEM IS UNACCEPTABLE!!
First the complaints about the body bags during the H1N1, even though it was the nurses on the ground that ordered them; and now this?
And then David Harper has the audacity to be offended when the general attitude to the problem is “ tough shit. Show some pride in ownership first.”
You want sympathy? Instead of whining to the pope, how about calling a news conference stating you cancelled your trip to Europe and are using the funds to help provide running water on a reserve.
And Freep, your censorship is a joke. Just like your paper is becoming.