She’s enshrined in a virtual palace atop a New York City skyscraper. The carefree young socialite has the best of everything, including stylish clothing and her own dedicated servants, traveling in the best circles, thoroughly enjoying her status as the wife of one of the world’s richest men. It’s like a fairy tale.But then disaster strikes. Melania’s husband gives up control of much of his fortune and accepts a public service position in Washington, D.C. Dutifully, she accompanies him on his career move. She’s now reduced to living in a 200-year-old house provided, furnished and provisioned by the government in the middle of a vast swamp, where the swamp creatures jostle for position to tear her apart. Her servants are government workers dedicated to maintaining proper protocols. Her social life is dominated by people that her husband needs to impress.She has fallen from her lofty position as a billionaire’s wife to being simply first lady of the United States, replete with the duties and restrictions of the position. How can one not feel sorry for her?Jim MoorheadScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff… Like many people, I have begun to feel sorry for Melania Trump and what has befallen her recently. Picture a young immigrant from Eastern Europe. While pursuing her modeling career, she catches the eye of a multi-billionaire, a modern day prince who could have had almost any woman he wanted. But of them all, he chooses her to be his wife and bear his child. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
This is in reference to the Manitoba Municipality of Pipestone in the southwest corner of the province on the Saskatchewan border.The Sun story says, in a little noticed deficiency report last month on an oil pipeline upgrade project, a National Energy Board inspector noted several environment violations by Calgary based Enbridge Incorporated along the construction corridor.The $7.5 billion project involves replacing a half century old pipeline, which carries Alberta crude to Wisconsin. Once completed, Enbridge hopes to win approval to double its capacity to 760,000 barrels a day.- Advertisement -The NEB inspectors reportedly found the line itself was safe and solid, but their concern went to sloppy practices around wetlands construction sites, near the community of Cromer.None of the damage was deemed outrageous or irreparable, but the newspaper says, cumulatively, it was a mess.The story also claims Dave Core of the Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowner Association, blames the federal government as much as Enbridge.Advertisement The conclusion, to what is listed as originally a Reuters News Agency File, is if Ottawa and Enbridge stand any chance of getting the Northern Gateway Project accepted in B.C., both of them will have to tighten up their respect for property rights and property owners.