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Remembering how I got into this family

Remembering how I got into this family

Let me tell you how it all started. I was lost. Really lost. I came to this home and they gave me some food. Nice, but there was a big black ‘cat’. Then I looked at the house next door. There was another one like me inside. Some people call me a cat, but I am not just a cat. I am special, I am more, almost like the two legged humans.
I then saw Mum who was talking to this other me, Molly. I knew I had to get into this home. Then I saw Grandma.  She was sweet and she loved this Molly but Molly did not go to her.  Hello, foolish one!
I knew she needed me, me! How do I tell them my name. They won’t understand me.

My task was to get noticed. I rolled around and jumped around in the back yard. Then Mum noticed me. Pay dirt! She came out, but I heard her say – this cat is fat, must belong to someone. Oh, my goodness! She won’t take me in.

When the sun went down, I was frightened. It was going to rain. Rain! I am going to get wet and it will be… I could not think – I had to get in.
Last effort. I went to the glass door and stood up against it. Four paws flat , with my eyes wide. Mum saw me and went to the front door. At this I rushed around, and as soon as she opened the door I ran into the house. Thank God Molly was no where to be seen. Grandma was there and said “poor little thing, put her in the office”.  OMG, she called me little, when that other person said I was fat. Never mind the name calling. I was in. I was inside.  Grandma Doreen needed me, I could see.  She was older and would like me better. I smiled, but then these humans don’t know our smiles.  I said to myself, behave. You need them to like you. I got put into this office, nice . Food oh and water, and a kitty litter. What! heaven on earth , I hit pay dirt.
More to come….

 

Daisy Jacobs-De La Maza

Loved by many, bi-racial, and happily retired. I enjoy long naps, and the occasional snack.

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Canadians! wake up; Where are your jobs going?

Canadians! wake up; Where are your jobs going?
  1. RBC article Kathy Tomlinson                                    
  2. Advocate! Click on  MP  – as you owe this to yourself.  This is not fair.   
  3. Our students pay at least $1000.00 a course, take 20 courses and then cannot find work in Canada.

Awakening to the news today, and after speaking to a graduate student, I found myself not only upset but angry.
The IT  professor on CBC’s The Current was not in the least upset that his students would have to upskill   – as he said, because their jobs could go to less expensive labour markets somewhere out there in our global world. My first question out loud – then why are you teaching them YOUR course which pays you and will cost them?

The RBC ‘s action to use a third party is not about pitting worker against worker but points to a larger problem.  Canadian companies in Canada are taking jobs from Canadians and are providing jobs in foreign countries while selling their products to Canadians. Help me understand. Some on the left do not wish to talk about ‘foreign workers’ as it involves issues of social justice, but please look at our population in Toronto. These are the children of ‘foreign immigrants’ who need to work in Toronto. This is not about migrant workers, this is about profit at all cost. On the right, they just don’t talk about bad social policies.

The bottom line, we need work for our graduates. Thay cannot find work even at Tim Horton’s  (where you find them studying) who received premission to bring in temporary workers – 15,000 of them in 2012.
When I came to Canada, a racialized woman it was about a country where one came to develop and contribute. Today, we ask new Canadians to come, and to work, yet the very talent that brought them to Canada is out sourced to countries like India.

As well, our graduates should not have to go to China or India to find work while their jobs are  taken to these countries by third parties who are also registered with our government to insource 15% cheaper labour.

The  Harper Government is responsible for this deplorable sitution, and while MPs discuss this issue -Canadians are displaced from their jobs. This vision of cheap labour is outdated and careless.
54,500 jobs lost in March. Canadians have been careless as well. We need to write our MPs and hold them responisble for this and other actions. After all we pay them and they need to be held accountable.


Merle Jacobs

From Rangoon to London then to Canada, now home. Professor at York U in Toronto. Equity Studies.

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Heard the talk about ethnic violence

 

My human parents were talking about all the clashes around the world. Dad thinks people do not want the poor. This talk never ends. It is the same stuff every time they watch TV
I think Do-good organizations should see how my parents feed the outdoor animals.
I think they stay in the wild but are now looking good for all the free food they get; anyway, I see a skunk eating and a cat waiting his turn, then that big fat one – a raccoon with a baby.Oh that raccoon, I saw her sleep with her baby on top of her – it was cute but I think she should have gone home instead of sleeping on our front space. Cute eyes but I giggle as the neighbour is a bit frightened of the fat animal. All the animals that come eat their fill in turns. I find the birds rather greedy, especially one. Mum said he is like The Donald – I wish I knew him sound like a greedy man. The black small fat birds all came in a large bunch – over 50,. then they pooed on the outside chair, the one I do not use ( hee hee, I am not allowed to go out). Boy, mum was p…., I not supposed to use bad words.
Anyway we your four legged friends are not greedy, just you humans who never really learned to share. What a waste of good energy as the world has enough food ( and you eat us as well) to feed everyone. Though I’d preach a bit since today was Sabbath.

Daisy Jacobs-De La Maza

Loved by many, bi-racial, and happily retired. I enjoy long naps, and the occasional snack.

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Meow.

Meow.

Hello World,
It’s nice to get to know you.
Life is what you make of it.
For me, It’s about sun, it’s about a chair – no not one chair, but all the chairs in the house.
Because you see, life is about choice. I’ll tell you more about it next time, because I am off to find a more comfortable chair.

Daisy Jacobs-De La Maza

Loved by many, bi-racial, and happily retired. I enjoy long naps, and the occasional snack.

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Welcome!

Welcome!

This is a platform for my thoughts, analysis and understandings of the world in which we live. My views are based on the reading I have done over the years.
Of course I know there are many roads to Rome. However, I have lived most of my life in Canada and do not know much about roads to Rome. 🙂
Great meeting me on this blog. Have a great day and welcome.

Social justice + equity = a better life together .

 

Merle Jacobs

From Rangoon to London then to Canada, now home. Professor at York U in Toronto. Equity Studies.

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