Friday, June 29, 2012

Young Sir, I salute you.

Bobby Adlam died on Monday night as a result of Duchennes muscular dystropy, a medical condition that involves a gradual disintegration of the muscles.
His father, Pete Smith, said the disease made his son's muscles slowly waste away.
Adlam was not able to walk or hold up heavy objects, but this did not stop him from embarking on one of his great passions – the outdoors.
Adlam first featured in the Manawatu Standard in 2007 during the opening of the Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge in the Ruahine Forest Park. Getting to the lodge was a 45-minute trek, so his family put him in a wheelbarrow and wheeled him there."

There is a young man who will be dearly missed. I really feel for his family who gave him the best life he could hope for.

This is not some idiot lamented because he died from an act of stupidity- as are so many others.

He was a person who really touched the lives of many others and matttered a damn.

I never knew Bobby but I know he will be sadly missed...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Let them starve.

So a couple of crims have decided to play silly-buggers and go out of bounds up an old watch tower.

Corrections seem to have the right idea- no food or water until they come down- but how long before the hand-wringing brigade start on about the inhumanity of leaving the poor petals out in the cold without food or drink?

As this is NZ, the real solution (in 7.62) won't happen, so it's time to wheel out the barbecue and start cooking up- the smell of bacon and onions frying in butter will bring them down faster than CS gas!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Ray Bradbury 1920 - 2012

"I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories."

Ray Bradbury