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Friday, May 31, 2013

WE CAN'T ARRANGE A CHANGE ... MAY 31ST 2013

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WE CAN’T ARRANGE A CHANGE … MAY 31ST, 2013
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No one in Ottawa wants to fix Pierre Trudeau’s Charter of Rights,
They avoid the subject; busy on TV; sometimes in sight,
So no death-with-dignity, binding referendums or recall,
Plus appointed senators till they’re 75 and all having a ball.





The Supreme Court told Sue Rodriguez what to do and go and die,
Decisions almost forgotten now and I don’t know the reason why,
So the Supreme Court should be elected in their fancy red coats,




I’m sorry to have to tell you about all these Ottawa events,
Because the media moguls hide most of these contents,
Because the aristocrats are high up and don’t want a change,
So don’t tell anyone about this poem and the usual nothing arranged.


MAY 31ST, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

ONTARIO TAXES ... MAY 30TH, 2013

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ONTARIO TAXES … MAY 30TH, 2013
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I’m not in favor of my taxes going up and up and up,
Politicians say “Revenue tools” and its going to be rough,
Five hundred million a year added to our taxes is sick,
How is it possible that politicians can be so thick?



We don’t have to vote and less than half of us even bother,
But party members line up at the polling booths with brothers.
Australia has compulsive votes for all taxpayers in that land,
Our politicians avoid this issue as they follow the band.



Canadians don’t think about this until its too late,
Think Queen’s Park in Toronto and the next election date,
Think about your taxes going up, when you go to vote,
Because politicians now think of you as just another goat.



Politicians love our lack of referendums and recall,
They can increase our taxes and when questioned, they can just stall,
The audacity of these politicians should cause us to think,
That plus missing money, deleted e-mails followed by a wink.



And if they are jerks; they stay in power and cannot be recalled,
And without referendums or recall, we cannot be appalled,
And we cannot arrange where or when or if we want to die,
And not only that; you cannot even make a noise or ask why?


MAY 30TH, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

THE PAIN OF DEATH ... MAY 29TH, 2013

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THE PAIN OF DEATH … MAY 29TH, 2013
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Death itself is bad enough but the pain that goes with it, can be worse,
Therefore death-without-dignity can be a painful awful curse,
Of course you don’t know because it will never happen to you,
But it would be nice though to go out in style and wave adieu.




Unfortunately our politicians avoid this issue like the plague,
And if you ask; if you get an answer; it will be very vague,
The States of Oregon, Washington and Vermont have it now,
Maybe the people in those states are holier than thou.




Unfortunately we are having a Senate scandal now,
The idea of death-with-dignity might cause a row,
And the Supreme Court told Sue Rodriguez where to go
While she, dying with painful Lou Gehrig’s disease not long ago

MAY 29TH, 2013


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

AN ELECTED CANADIAN SENATE ... MAY 28TH, 2013

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AN ELECTED CANADIAN SENATE … MAY 28TH, 2013
BY
JAMES BREDIN

We can’t change the appointed Senate and why is that so strange?
Because the Ottawa elites don’t want anything rearranged,
They got the appointments until they are seventy five,
If the Senate is changed or closed down; they will feel deprived.




And we can’t change Trudeau’s Charter of Rights for unknown reasons,
Because it was simply imposed by Trudeau and his patrons,
We should put assisted suicide in his Charter if we can,
No doubt the Ottawa elites would have this idea banned.




Because Canadians don’t do anything that might rock the boat,
Add that to the fact that less than half of us bother to vote,
An elected Senate, death-with-dignity and what else?
Maybe we should just shut up and pray and tighten our belts.


MAY 28TH, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

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CANADIAN REFERENDUMS … MAY 27TH, 2013
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We cannot decide when or where or how we would like to die,
Caught in the vice grip of politicians and no one knows why,
If Oregon and Washington have DWD, why can’t we?
Caught in our own historical stupid decisions for you and me.




As Canadians, we should realize that we need to change,
Amid useless political promises that are never arranged,
Somewhere, somehow, big political changes should be made,
And assisted suicide should be part of the new crusade.




More states get it every year but not one Canadian province,
Nothing changes no matter what our politicians promise,
We need binding referendums in the Constitution soon,
Switzerland has had it for years and we should at the first opportune.


MAY 27TH, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A CANADIAN ELECTION ... MAY 26TH, 2013

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A CANADIAN ELECTION … MAY 26TH, 2013
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An election is a very expensive five-year affair,
But Canadians don’t have to vote so few of us go there,
No proportional representation so not sure if it’s fair,
And If we’re not sure, we have to hide our utter despair.




And we can’t elect our prime minister by his/her name,
This is a very intrigued and involved political party game,
And if for some reason, we elect the wrong politician,
He/she can’t be recalled from his/her crooked ambition.




Not one will reply to a question about death with dignity,
The whole subject is treated with complete hostility,
And without binding referendums we have little influence,
So an election could be an insignificant incidence.


MAY 26TH, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

EVERY CANADIAN HOSPITAL ... MAY 25TH, 2013

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EVERY CANADIAN HOSPITAL ... MAY 25TH, 2013
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Every hospital should have a room where sick people can go to die,
And get doctor assisted-suicide with family and say goodbye,
This notion is forbidden by every religion known,
Though they preach high and mighty from a pulpit; they never condone.




And why is death-with-dignity such a struggle in our times?
Is it our religious fanatics want it listed as a crime?
We are all going to die, whether we like it or not,
Sorry to have to tell you; but this is food for thought.




It is only a matter of time before you are on your death bed,
This very idea is what most people avoid and dread,
It’s a complicated affair where the mere mention is shunned,
Politicians always prefer to have this notion adjourned.

MAY 25TH, 2013




Friday, May 24, 2013

OLD LADY OBITUARIES ... MAY 24TH, 2013

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OLD LADY OBITUARIES … MAY 24TH, 2013
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The obituaries of some of these old ladies are quite a show,
Pictures of gorgeous young faces from eighty years ago,
Fashions were different because they were, way back then,
Those then beautiful fashions will never be seen again.




It’s very sad in a way because we’re all locked in time,
From nursery rhymes to obituaries in one long lifetime,
And we can’t make preparations to schedule the event,
The religious tell us, it’s heaven or hell; assent or decent.




The obituaries should be a message, that we have no control,
And death with dignity should be our eventual goal,
Unfortunately they’ve made the law, that this is illegal,
So we may die in pain instead of soaring like an eagle.


MAY 24TH, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

OUR CHARTER OF RIGHTS ... MAY 23RD, 2013

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OUR CHARTER OF RIGHTS   MAY 23RD, 2013

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Our Charter of Rights was written by Pierre Trudeau as best man,
For everyone on earth in a politically correct plan,
No requirement to vote but lots of strange litigation.




Abortions by the thousands, never mentioned in the press,
Could that mean that everything is okay and god bless?
And it can’t be changed and therefore it’s so good to feel proud.




And our prime minister cannot be elected by his name,
Less than half Canadians vote in this election game,
And you cannot arrange the schedule of your eventual death,
And after reading this poem; you better stop and take a breath.


MAY 23RD, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Canadian Democracy and a shroud ... May 22nd, 2013

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DEMOCRACY AND A SHROUD  ... MAY 22ND 2013
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Because our government is set in their ways, we have to suffer,
No death-with-dignity allowed for any sick old duffer,
Why is it so difficult to get government to accept?
Death-with-dignity and we could all adapt?




The religious, no doubt, are opposed to assisted suicide,
But they should not control those who do not want to stay alive,
The phenomenon of assisted suicide is coming our way,
As more ordinary people have their say.




If they can do it in Switzerland; why can’t we do it here?
You might have to sit down and wonder what we have to fear?
The most important decision in a persons life should be allowed,
Democracy should be involved as we think about wearing a shroud.


MAY 22ND 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

IS THERE A PROBLEM? ... MAY 21ST, 2013

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IS THERE A PROBLEM?  ….. MAY 21ST, 2013
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Why is it so difficult to get assisted suicide?
Why do none of the major religions want to come on side?
This frantic fight of the twenty first century is now,
It’s better than shooting each other but still an awful row.





Death with dignity could bring sick people much more peace of mind,
It might even be better than the pompous religious kind,
Because death without pain would be like going into a deep sleep,
Except you wont wake up and there’s no need to get worked up or weep.




Life everlasting does not fit into modern-day reality,
Common sense is more important than irrationality,
Death with dignity would make much more common sense,
And no need to get religiously worked up and in suspense.




Those who oppose DWD seem to be on a religious crusade,
They claim to have god on their side and they often prayed,
I can see their point, if that is the way they want to go,
But why should we, the majority, be forced to kowtow?
MAY 21ST, 2013



Monday, May 20, 2013

APPOINTEES MAKE CLAIMS ... MAY 20TH, 2013

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APPOINTEES MAKE CLAIMS  … MAY 20TH, 2013
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I hear some appointed senators are making strange claims,
Involving taxpayers’ money but they say there’s no one to blame,
But they can keep their jobs until they are seventy five or more,
And we the people are not allowed to know the whole score.



Because appointed Ottawa senators are up there near god,
They are not elected and their appointments came with a nod,
To question this system is considered a graphic disgrace,
The Ottawa aristocrats will tell you right to your face.




How come this undemocratic bent system has been allowed?
Untouchable hierarchy of an appointed strict crowd,
Where we can die without dignity and in great pain,
Without binding referendums or recall, like standing in the rain.

MAY 20TH, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

APPOINTEES MAKE CLAIMS ... MAY 20TH, 2013

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APPOINTEES MAKE CLAIMS  … MAY 20TH, 2013
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I hear some appointed senators are making strange claims,
Involving taxpayers’ money but they say there’s no one to blame,
But they can keep their jobs until they are seventy five or more,
And we the people are not allowed to know the whole score.



Because appointed Ottawa senators are up there near god,
They are not elected and their appointments came with a nod,
To question this system is considered a graphic disgrace,
The Ottawa aristocrats will tell you right to your face.




How come this undemocratic bent system has been allowed?
Untouchable hierarchy of an appointed strict crowd,
Where we can die without dignity and in great pain,
Without binding referendums we have to stand in the rain.

MAY 20TH, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

NO BINDING REFERENDUMS ... MAY 18TH, 2013

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NO BINDING REFERENDUMS … MAY 18TH, 2013
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Our aristocrats hide out in Ottawa very far away,
Many are appointees in fancy dress and what more can I say?
They don’t have to be elected but still, you better show respect,
And no death-with-dignity because they say, that’s not correct.




They did it to poor sick Sue Rodriguez many years ago,
She had Lou Gehrig’s disease but still, the aristocrats  said, “No!”
Our democracy is an illusion of media mogul guys,
They want  an appointment too and it’s part of their disguise.




And Trudeau’s Charter can’t be changed so you better pay heed,
No death-with-dignity because they will decide what or when you need,
You better learn that party politics is the only way to go,
Canadians can’t have binding referendums like the Swiss... no no.


Friday, May 17, 2013

JUST FOLLOW THE BAND ... MAY 17TH, 2013

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JUST FOLLOW THE BAND … MAY 17TH, 2013
BY
JAMES BREDIN

We need a Canadian compulsory voting law,
Because left wing oddballs seem to have us in their clenching claws,
Appointments to the Senate and Supreme Court and no questions asked,
Where a death-with-dignity law cannot be discussed or passed.

Appointees, media moguls and friends, form our establishment,
They are our aristocrats and proud of their accomplishments,
But we need to improve the system so democracy is involved,
Which binding referendums and political recall could resolve.

Like death-with-dignity, these issues cannot be discussed,
They have committee meeting to attend so they leave you in the dust,
If you want death-with-dignity, you can go to Switzerland
In the meantime just shut up and follow the political band.

 MAY 17TH, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

ARE WE HELPLESS? ... MAY 16TH, 2013

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ARE WE HELPLESS?  … MAY 16TH, 2013
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Will Stephen or Justin take up the death-with-dignity cause?
Maybe neither and they think they’ll never die just because,
But Canadians increasingly support the end-of-life choice,
Maybe, maybe, just one of them will and we can all rejoice.




DWD is coming our way whether they like it or not,
Though it’s like banging on the door of an empty Ottawa house,
No wonder only half of our Canadians even bother to vote,
Referendums and proportional representation very remote.




It’s just that we are helpless in that we cannot arrange when to die,
It’s illegal and a sin and controversial -- that’s the reason why,
So religious leaders and politicians want things stay as they are,
That’s how they keep their cushy jobs and no one goes too far.

May 16th, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WHY WHY WHY ... MAY 15TH, 2013

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WHY WHY WHY … MAY 15TH, 2013
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The Americans added the State of Vermont yesterday,
No need to look forward to a painful doomsday death there,
They also have the State of Oregon and Washington on side,
Unfortunately Canadians don’t have one province with this pride.




Because death-with-dignity has been completely banned,
Not one province is allowed to have it, in this great land,
Like they told Sue Rodriguez many years ago,
Suffering from painful Lou Gehrig’s disease and she had to go.




I feel that we will eventually get it but what a painful trip!
As Canadians are held in a fierce tight judicial grip,
And our aristocrats in Ottawa will not answer the cause,
These appointees are busy doing nothing just because.

MAY 15TH, 2013