Wrinkles are sexy
I was offended by the article by Paul Luke regarding cosmetic surgery. I felt sorry for the 50-year-old woman who “stared in passive horror at the aging train wreck.”
I’m 67 and like the way I look. I haven’t noticed that people have to avert their eyes when they look at me. At 40, I felt and looked my best and I can’t believe that people that age feel the need to have plastic surgery. where is their confidence and self esteem?
I now write a monthly profile in a senior centre newsletter. The members that I write about are between 60 and 100. Whether they have a wrinkle or two is unimportant. What they have accomplished and enjoyed in their lives would put the cosmetic surgery patients to shame. The money spent on blepharoplasty could be better spent on a therapist to discover where the poor self image comes from.
I happen to think that Tommy Lee Jones is a very sexy man just the way he is. in my opinion, ironing our his wrinkles would detract from his good looks.
The 41-year-old model and coach who tries to pass himself off as 35 in order to date 30-year-old women is laughable. If he is that insecure he can’t be much of a catch.
What else does he lie about?
Joan Ellis, Vancouver
Penny wise, pound foolish
I find it humorous that our federal government is concerned about saving $800,000 on the Kitsilano coast guard station but they had no conscience when it came to overspending by billions of dollars on fighter jets.
Debbie Atkinson, Langley
How about he shares his wealth
It is great to see caring Richard Branson saying that “work should be shared around.”
How about also taking money from space flights for wealthy clientele and redistributing it to the poor?
Not only would this involve sharing, but it would also prevent further harm to a planet already severely damaged by endless air travel.
John Clench, Vancouver
As an Italian-born Canadian citizen I was twice proud of Ryder Hesjedal winning the Giro d’Italia!
Listening to “O Canada” on Piazza del Duomo made me shiver.
Tony Paone, Port Coquitlam
NDP will wreck B.C.
If after the voting polls close in B.C. on May 14, 2013, and the NDP forms government, this is the agenda of the NDP government: bankrupt the province; lose the triple AAA credit rating; take B.C. once again to a “have-not province;” top off all funding to government ministries; give all government employees pay raises; increase taxes; create unemployment because B.C. is a business province, and business doesn’t invest in NDP territory; have all decisions approved by B.C. Federation of Labour boss Jim Sinclair; call a provincial election in May 2017, lose the election once again to a coalition government that will have to start all over again cleaning up an NDP mess, just as Bill Bennett and Gordon Campbell did.
Before marking your ballot in a year, ask yourself who pays you a pay cheque every second Friday, B.C. business or a union?
OK, I get the criticisms for the likes of Sgt. Donald Ray. I agree. why is he even still employed?
But in the same paper I read about Coquitlam officers Marko Duran and Trevor Doylend giving abusive speeder mark Brownlow knee strikes for being a complete disrespectful jerk.
I am on side with these officers and any other officer who has taken enough BS from insolent, self-absorbed and abusive citizens who feel it is their right to treat the people that we have hired to protect all of us from idiots like them.
I have never been treated badly by any police officer. why? Because I treat them with respect and own up to any minor offence, like speeding, that I may have done.
When people like Brownlow or Judge Patricia Janzen have their house burgled or are assaulted or have their lives saved by one of the professionals hired to do the increasingly thankless job of protecting them, maybe they will see the light. in the meantime, think about this. Who’s going to want to keep doing policing work with the crap they take from us?
Shirley Truax, North Vancouver
What’ll they think of next?
With just over a month to go until the next long weekend, we can be sure B.C. Ferries is furiously plotting methods to create misery for travellers.
Rudder? Propeller? Generators? Cooling System? Staffing Problems? Rivet Popping? Dock Smashing?
So many choices!
G.W. Baskett, Coquitlam
No smarts in Victoria
Don’t look in Victoria!
Brian Barnes, Steveston
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