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Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Friday, August 02, 2002

Gordon, you really should look at the optics

This seems rather indicative of the provincial government's attitude towards those on disability. It may take two years for those on disability benefits to get dentures if they need them, but at least the govenment will cut them a cheque for a blender in the meantime. How kind. It's a whole new era of... drinking your meals through a straw?

The Campbell government has developed a reputation for mean-spiritedness in its first year and change in power, with its myriad cuts to services for seniors, the disabled, and the poor. This new policy of blenders, not dentures, is another black eye. People may want more efficient government, but things like this can turn the stomach of those who are otherwise fiscal conservatives.
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