[oclug] RFID water readings
oclug_mail at strosberg.com
Wed Aug 16 17:04:30 EDT 2006
> Like anybody, they repair the pipes when the cost of the leakage exceeds
> the cost of repairage.
Sensible folks, and sensible observation!
> Unfortunately, the accounting rules imposed on
> municipalities by the provinces, the false perspectives foisted by
> sensationalist press and covetous politicians, the lies published by
> fake "citizen" organizations, and businesses hoping to rip-off windfall
> profits, all conspire to make repairs expensive indeed.
Whew, sounds like one too many viewings of Conspiracy Theory.
> In a worker-hating economy, it is too easy to focus on a few people
> hustling from house to house with handheld computers, to isolate them
> from the enterprise, and to pretend they are abnormally expensive and
> the most significant cost.
It must be empowering to be able to reach so many conclusions from so
> However, you pay it all back many times over, to hire more paramilitary
> and their toyboxes full of hitech "less lethal" torture devices.
Huh? What's this got to do with my water bill. I didn't notice the
"black helicopter full of paramilitary" line item on my bill.
> With your kids' addictions to various chemicals and behaviours.
My seven year old has slight (but well monitored) addictions to Little
Debbie Swiss Rolls and Scooby Doo on MythTV.
> With the despoilation of public spaces and closure in the name of security.
Hmm, perhaps you are referring to the parking lots along the Eastern
Parkway where the RCMP nightly roust out the condom-tossing anonymous
gratification seekers from their predatory parking spots. I don't care
what anybody does in the privacy of their homes, as long as it doesn't
offend anybody else.
> With the ever decreasing safety of your women and children, not only on
> the streets, but also in their homes and schools. And with the
> increasing futility of their time spent there.
Futile? I do not consider the time my son spends in his school futile.
He's learned a lot, has got good teachers, great friends and has become
a better citizen for it. My wife feels quite safe here in Ottawa. I
don't know about your mean streets, but my neighborhood is just that
... a neighborhood.
> And with the increased likelihood that, when they come for your job,
> nobody will be left to say anything except, overpaid computer freak.
Overpaid? No. Freak? Maybe. It is a matter of opinion to the
observer. If someone from overseas wants my job, they can take it and
I'll adapt. Just like I've done many times in the past. Just like
everyone else. We can't return to the good old days just because we
want to. Clocks run forward at a constant rate.
> Those "expensive unionized manual" labourers don't follow their lost
> jobs to Malaysia. They stay right here. Hungry.
> They remember what you say.
I sure hope this isn't a threat. It sounds like one.
To those good folks on the OCLUG Board, perhaps it is time to consider
politely asking this gentleman to permanently leave our friendly list,
so he can find a group of like souls in need of his talents and
perspective. I'll leave this up to the Board to discuss.
Folks looking for reasons why we lose members? Look no further than a
history of posts from this fellow.
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