News & Politics

This morning I was reading the Political Blogger Charles LeBlanc’s site when I came across the following little gem.

Worker was confronted by a nut with a Machete because he was making too much noise while shoveling snow on Regent Street in Fredericton.

Doesn’t that just make you want to say OMG! The sad thing is that this is not the only recent event like this. Last week there was the 15-year-old Hampton NB native charged with 2nd degree murder for bringing a kitchen knife over to an alleged sexual assulting drug dealer and killing him in the back or side.

Then about a year ago the guy chasing after another down the streets of uptown Saint John with a freaking broad sword.

I once heard that you are more likely to get stabbed than shot in Canada, does that really make you feel any better?

Travel

Dripping Water at King's Landing.
Dripping Water at King's Landing.

Over the weekend I rented a car and took my aunt Rena out to King’s Landing. While I was there I took this picture of the water pouring from a horse water feeder. This has got to be one of the best depth of field close-up pictures I have ever taken.

I really like King’s Landing there is gust something about history, especcial social history that just totally fascinates me.

Again on the way we stopped at the Boyce Market in Fredericton. The absolute best feature of the market is the German bakers. There is absolutely not a better makers of really good foods then the Germans.

News & Politics, University Writings

Thursday 27 September 2001

Good Morning,

Effective 4pm on Monday the 24th of September, I declared that I was willing to accept the responsibility, and officially placed my name forward as candidate for Student Senator.

I am not saying that I am the best candidate for this position but that I am without doubt that I am the second best choice, and luckily you are not voting for the best person but the best TWO people.

Moreover, it is for this reason that instead of telling you why I am the best candidate I will tell why I am not the worst candidate.

First, I will tell you a little about myself. I am aspiring politician from Saint John, New Brunswick. This is my first year here at St. Thomas and I am in the Journalism program.

Second, you might be asking why is a first year student is going for a position of such importance as Senator instead of going for some thing more basic like first year rep? The Answer is that my philosophy is that if you wish greatness you must start near the top.

Third, I feel that I have the time, dedication and enthusiasm to do a magnificent job as one of YOUR two student senators.

In conclusion, remember on October 1st get out to vote, and while voting, vote Charles E. Frees-Melvin for Student Senator.

Thank You, and have a great day!