Friday, 6 October 2017

NEVER Let Anyone Tell You . . .

. . . that there is NO JUSTICE in this world.


It is, in fact, located in southwestern Manitoba, Canada.

[Photo © Debra She Who Seeks, July 2017]

39 comments:

Davoh said...

JUSTICE !!! o, oops you live, and have to cope with - the concepts of a different half of this planet. meh.

Davoh said...

Um, merely surmising, that there may well be a concept ... Gaia, named by James Lovelock (was he born with that- or faked?)

OK, name jests aside. "Gaia" is the concept of the planet on which all life lives. There is, at this point, any 'proof' that there is any other "mother" of "father" out there in the Cosmos.

This Planet is the only one we (sentient sentient humanoids) HAVE.

Marie Smith said...

I'm glad it's somewhere, Debra!

Anonymous said...

I bet it would be really annoying to be a judge or a police officer in that town.

The Captain said...

When someone says they are looking for justice you can now give them directions!

Harry Hamid said...

Looks like a just place.

Were there a city called Justice here in the States, it would turn out to have the most corrupt police force and judges in the Western hemisphere.

Mark said...

I feel that this place is taking all the justice for itself. It should share some with the rest of us.

Mitchell is Moving said...

From here, that's quite a distance to Justice. But, it's doable!

baili said...

Oh God is this here?

and i was looking for it madly all around.....

mistress maddie said...

Well thank God Justice is somewhere.

Bob Slatten said...

Sadly, a lotta folks don't know how to get there, or they don't wanna make the trip.

Adam said...

there it is

Miss Val's Creations said...

I am happy to hear justice has been discovered!

Kirk said...

Heh, heh, heh.

DEZMOND said...

I wonder if they have justice in Justice?

Leeanna Henderson said...

I got some funny town names in Texas too like "Cut and Shoot". The Montgomery County town was named after a fight in 1912.

Birdie said...

So that’s where it went!

Rosemary said...

I wonder why it is called Justice?

Janie Junebug said...

I used to work with someone who had a dog named Bitely. He was named after a little town she came across in Pennsylvania. What a perfect name for a dog. We have no Justice in the U.S. At least not that I know of.

Love,
Janie

Kay G. said...

Yes, but I have to go to Canada to find it!

NanaDiana said...

LOL, Love it---Justice is also a clothing store for 12 year old girls. lol xo Diana

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Rosemary -- Your question got me wondering. I always assumed that the name represented the hopes, dreams and aspirations of its settlers. So I checked in an online reference book called "Place Names of Manitoba" and this is what I found out about Justice --

"Originally called Aikenside, after a school which was named by one of the first teachers who was reading a book by that name. The community came into being in 1890 when Fred and Isaac Lewis opened a store in the district. A post office was soon established and mail was brought from the CPR [Canadian Pacific Railway] on Tuesdays and Saturdays. In 1907 the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway arrived and the name Justice was selected to fit into an alphabetical chain."

Oh dear, the truth is SO prosaic! They simply needed some name that started with "J" to slot in between towns starting with "I" and "K" on the train route. Many tiny prairie hamlets and sidings along train lines were named alphabetically in those days using that arbitrary method. Often the names were chosen by railroad personnel. That's how, for instance, Saskatchewan improbably ended up with a place called "Mikado." M, you see. Some railroad guy must have been a Gilbert 'n Sullivan fan.

bill lisleman said...

so you have odd named places in Canada too!
I'm sure you have heard of Climax Michigan. There is a community called Hell For Certain in Kentucky next to Hell For Certain Creek.

Also, I posted about visiting Flippin Arkansas.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

And there you have it. Now we know where to find it :)

Jeanne said...

Great play on words. :o) Will have to remember the location the next time someone smarts off about Justice.....
Have a great weekend!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Does it have a court house ?

Willym said...

Sadly so many people confuse Justice with Revenge:
http://www.forgottenoh.com/Revenge/revenge.html

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ SmitoniusAndSonata -- Good ask, LOL! Alas no, it is much, much too small to have a courthouse. Doesn't even have its own RCMP detachment to the best of my knowledge.

@ Willym -- Yes, too true, isn't it? Thanks for the great link!

klahanie said...

Hey Debra,

That's right up there with the sign at Biggar, Saskatchewan. "New York is big but this is Biggar."

Have a peaceful, positive Thanksgiving, eh.

Gary

lady M said...

Is that Justice for minorities or just for white folks?

AntiquityTravelers said...

Perhaps we should warn the locals that there is a holding pen of politicians down here in the US bound for them

Magic Love Crow said...

This is so much fun! Like I said Deb, you find the best places! I just read why the town was called that! So interesting, although, I do like your answer better about hopes and dreams!
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hope you and your Rare One are having a great weekend!
Big Hugs!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Certainly brings up a lot of thoughts - especially in the US at this time.

Ol'Buzzard said...

We use to have some semblance of that here in the US.
the Ol'Buzzard

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Who knew!?!?!? I need to take a road trip!

Barbara said...

I'd better get the map out in case I need to make a fast trip there!

JACKIESUE said...

I wouldn't bet on it, but I would assume there is no towns in the US called Justice.

Fundy Blue said...

Thanks for the background information on how Justice got its name. Prosaic, but interesting none the less.

koi seo said...

I feel that this place is taking all the justice for itself. It should share some with the rest of us.

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