Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the
round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're
not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify
them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change
things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the
crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that
they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs
US computer engineer & industrialist (1955 - 2011)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Newfoundland

Newfoundland, an island the waves try to destroy, but the rock won't allow it.

Newfoundland, a place where the company has always taken, and the people have always given.

Newfoundland, a people whose present is rooted in it's past, and it's past is rooted in the present.

9 comments:

  1. Right on....nice profile picture

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  2. What I posted today at CBC:
    Mr Brad Cabana is certainly entitled to run. It's a wake up call to the PC party too. Only Kathy running??? Shame on them. Let's hear others speak on the policies now that Premier Williams is no longer in charge. But can they?? I'm beginning to wonder. At least Mr Cabana is speaking out and allowing others to see his thoughts and ideas through his web site. It's a good way to communicate ideas, debate, and look at his thought process. As for not being born here, what odds. A man named Giovanni Caboto wasn't from here either and look what he started!

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  3. Sharecroppermike, thank-you for taking the time and effort to make your feelings known - here and on the CBC. Giovanni Caboto, or for those that don't know him by his English name John Cabot, certainly discovered a GEM! All the best, Brad.

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  4. Can you please tell us why you're trying to run? Did you really believe you could win? Do you still believe you can win?

    For me, this isn't about where you're from or what your credentials are or what experience you have or don't have. I just can't get a handle on why you would want to do this to yourself.

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  5. That is a very fair question. Being from Labrador it really affects you. I am inspired by my Great Grandfather who drowned off the Long Tickle, Bonavista Bay trying to support his large family, and my Grandmother who lost her Dad and had to leave Newfoundland and Labrador for Montreal just so she could survive. She was a lovely Lady that i deeply respected and admired. I felt the tragedy that inflicted on the family, and the social and economic influences of that day still exist today.
    I am determined to have the Upper Churchill agreeement rewritten, and the off shore settled in the Gulf of St Lawrence so that this province can become debt free, diversified, and people like my Grandmother will never have to leave the Island again just to survive. Thank-you for the fair and thoughtful question. Brad

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  6. Thanks for recognizing that I'm not looking to beat up on you because I'm not. But there are some things about your potential candidacy that I can't reconcile.

    You are an unknown quantity with limited political experience and limited business experience (but I do give you full credit for your military experience).

    I do not think it is reasonable to compare your potential candidacy with John Crosbie's run at the federal leadership as he was very well known and very experienced in law, business and politics.

    I do not think it is reasonable for you to think that you could jump in at the top without showing us your mettle as an MHA first. It is true that Danny Williams jumped in at the top but again, he had already shown us that he was very well qualified for the job.

    Finally I do not think it sensible to try and beat your way in to a party that does not want you, at least not at this time.( and given the way you handled this, I can't say I blame them) I understand the defense of a principle and I understand the goals you would want to accomplish but goals and principles remain in the abstract until you have the ability to apply the principles and bring your goals to completion.

    In my opinion, the way you went about all this would cause the average person to question your judgment and doubt your ability to lead. That doubt may not be justified but perception is reality and the perception is, this all looks quirky, odd and unsubstantial.

    You need to show us what your mettle is and a Don Quixote run at the PC leadership isn't helping. Instead, why not run in the next election. Show the people of the province what you can do and then run for the top job.

    That way we can assess not only your goals and aspirations for the province but we can also asses your ability to achieve them.

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  7. Anonymous in St John's, thank-you for the message - message received and understood. Take care, Brad.

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  8. Anonymous in St John's, thank-you for the message - message received and understood. Take care, Brad.

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