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Friday, February 7, 2014

Olympic Metals Wake.

     The wake behind every Gold Metal is a hundred thousand who didn't make it to that pinnacle of the compost pile.  In the pile there are ten thousand wheel chairs, twenty thousand cripples and concussions, and a few dozen dead.  In the wake also a few million litres of gasoline, displaced people, broken hockey sticks,  debt, and all that for a Metal and a flag waving opportunity. Much to do about next to nothing, two weeks later forgotten by 99.9% of the people.  Most entertained, least informed, all the winners selling corporate junk, encouraging the next group to be seekers of fame, glory and cracked bones.  How many winners suffer from pushing their bodies beyond limits, how many medic bills, disability checks, and ruined lives are left in the wake of A Gold Metal? The Garden Party is calling a Spade, a Spade.  We are giving extreme sports the Hoe.  One good thing,since we cancelled Elections our position won't lose the Garden Party any votes.  We do how ever request a complete stop to the games on Feb 21st, World Do Nothing Day. A good day for scrub hockey on the lake, snow shoeing or cross country skiing.

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