November 24, 2017

“Nightmare” of transit, taxes, traffic: Doug Ford issues “Tory Ticket” to Toronto Mayor

David MenziesMission Specialist

Toronto has a whiz-bang way to get traffic moving on King Street — namely, it has banned vehicles that aren’t streetcars.

Welcome to the latest salvo in Toronto’s War on the Car!

Doug Ford, the man who hopes to be the city’s next mayor, explains why he’s not happy.

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commented 2017-11-29 15:35:56 -0500
“Tory tickets”? That’s rich.

The TTC and the city used every avenue you can think of to educate the public about the King Street changes: social media, radio commercials, billboards, newspaper ads, even an ad-wrapped streetcar as a moving billboard.

Directions were painted on the road. Concrete barriers were laid down. New road signs were hung — topped with that “NEW” starburst sign.

And still, hundreds of drivers broke the law and ignored the signs, some of whom were nabbed for it and encurred a “Tory ticket”.

Instead of bitching about those tickets, ask yourselves: if someone ignores weeks of ads, pavement markings, concrete barriers and road signs — should they be operating a 2-ton vehicle?
commented 2017-11-29 12:56:44 -0500
The Medical term for traffic congestion is “Arterial Sclerosis” and it can weaken the life of the city as it creeps up on it. Trucks and cars are the REAL life of the city – goods are not deliverable by public transit and business CEO’s are not partial to delivering business cash, bonds, personnel groups, reports and related accessories to company head offices which may EVENTUALLY leave if so inconvenienced and take those reliable paying jobs with them, including those of the workers using the public transportation. Bike lanes: I worked downtown for a season ( by GO Train) where a really fine chap came to work by bicycle. However, he needed to take a shower before actually starting work. Can you imagine if all the employees at the firm had to line up for a shower if they used the same transport? Or worse if they didn’t shower? We would always hope he could make it safely in the winter. Personally, it is down right dangerous to ride in icy winter , particularly with precipitation all plowed to the side. Gosh, you can hardly trust drivers in the summery seasons! If the bike lanes were removable each the winter, it would add extra car lanes in the difficult season and add more space for snow plowings without inconveniencing any absent cyclists. I hope Rob Ford gets in to dispense with traffic insanity that Tory does not seem to fully comprehend (like Miller before him). The reality is that we can’t imitate the Netherlands or China in our situation. FJD
commented 2017-11-29 11:38:52 -0500
The purpose of a pilot project is to determine how a system works under real life conditions. Your criticism of the King Street system change is premature and unreasonable and clearly based on an attempt to score political points rather than on an objective appraisal of the pilot itself. Unless you are a transportation engineer and in possession of all of the traffic flow data you should not be attempting to comment on it at this time.
commented 2017-11-27 18:50:59 -0500
“liza Rosie commented 1 day ago

Who do you think was responsible for that? Looky what I found. It is a delightfully left of left take on this very topic. What the article ridicules and criticises regarding Ford’s methods, any conservative mind would applaud. Such a cute website.

As far as transit is concerned Andrew, insufficient transit that does not serve the population is not a conservatives definition of cost savings. "

I think York was contracted for decades. I also recall that prior to amalgamation the city was functionally bankrupt, to the point where they were trying to sell off parkland to make up for it. So, the same people behind the contract were behind that, perhaps?

You agree that the Scarborough subway is a huge waste, since it serves very few people?

“Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 1 day ago
Follow the money, investigate further. Look into the biggest alarmists out there, the story isn’t pretty. "

I read the science directly, I don’t worry about what the Sierra club, or denier groups posting on youtube think. I can make my own conclusions. And, I agree with the 82% of scientists that actually support climate change (yes, that’s the actual number. Somehow, people are so busy using that to claim the 97% is wrong, thus everything must be… while ignoring that thats still a large majority .

The Oregon petition has relatively few self-identified scientists, and when they actually tried to verify them, even those self-identifications were rather generous.
commented 2017-11-26 23:35:18 -0500
Wow Raisins you continually piss on a person’s leg and tell them it’s raining. So, I will repeat, piss off!
Go and read poetry to Trudeau’s protected ISIS scum, and, wipe their butts for them while you’re at it.
commented 2017-11-26 23:07:59 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

Which again is translation for: Tammie has NOTHING.

Rinse and repeat over and over.
commented 2017-11-26 22:28:18 -0500
Raisins, your clearly have trouble understanding/accepting I am not giving you narcissistic supply. Piss off!
commented 2017-11-26 21:47:41 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

Which again is translation for: Tammie has NOTHING.

Rinse and repeat.
commented 2017-11-26 17:21:59 -0500
Raisins, piss off. Your condition compels you, understand it. Better yet, your family has a better chance if they understand it.
commented 2017-11-26 16:48:16 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

Which again is translation for: Tammie has NOTHING.
commented 2017-11-26 14:49:23 -0500
Raisins, piss off!
commented 2017-11-26 14:47:26 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

You didn’t bother with anything else, because you had NOTHING. Then you left the thread because you wanted to ignore my requests to prove things wrong. Anyone can see that if you go back to that thread.

You were not willing to do what you ask others to do on here like Andrew, which is back up what you are saying WITH facts. Not what you believe to be true or content from conspiracy theorists and frauds, which you seem to have a love for.
commented 2017-11-26 13:50:55 -0500
Andrew, the science isn’t settled as many people claim. The climate is always changing, and scientists recognize that…the alarmists are blaming humans; ignoring real scientific data; skewing computer models; revising after being discredited & pushing catastrophic group think on this matter. When dire predictions don’t pan out & when people like Cook and Zimmerman patently lie in their publications, it begs the question, why is there so much dishonesty? Follow the money and look at who benefits from all this. I believe it was a hacker who uncovered Cook’s methods of deception; Cook refused to address it therefore his “work” was exposed by a hacker. Governments are using these so-called facts to build policies and fund programs that simply are not based in objective science, that’s very disconcerting.

Listen to Aaron Mair of Sierra Club, he’s sticking to the 97% claim and sounds like a fool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl9-tY1oZNw

Global Warming; 31,487 Scientists say NO to Alarm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiPIvH49X-E

Follow the money, investigate further. Look into the biggest alarmists out there, the story isn’t pretty.
commented 2017-11-26 13:35:32 -0500
Andrew said, “Can I point out that the current structure hasn’t yielded a garbage strike in nearly a decade, nor is one imminent? This threat is grossly overstated. (I’ll also point out that at the time I lived in the former City of York, which didn’t experience that garbage strike because, like Etobicoke, it was contracted).”

Who do you think was responsible for that? Looky what I found. It is a delightfully left of left take on this very topic. What the article ridicules and criticises regarding Ford’s methods, any conservative mind would applaud. Such a cute website.

https://www.marxist.ca/canada/ontario/645-toronto-garbage-privatization-dump-rob-ford-in-the-garbage-not-union-workers.html

As far as transit is concerned Andrew, insufficient transit that does not serve the population is not a conservatives definition of cost savings.
commented 2017-11-26 12:19:36 -0500
“Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 12 hours ago
Raisins, forgot to post the link to the two page article.
”https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexepstein/2015/01/06/97-of-climate-scientists-agree-is-100-wrong/#60abc04a3f9f">https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexepstein/2015/01/06/97-of-climate-scientists-agree-is-100-wrong/#60abc04a3f9f

The Scientists were not amused with John Cook….who would be?!! His lie is still being peddled by leftist Climate Reprobates."

What’s interesting is that he never says what the real number is. What is it? There’s a reason he doesn’t bring that up…

He is in fact correct that the numbers’ misused and that a lot of, or in fact most, papers don’t actually stake a position at all. But… among those that do (and this is the critical point, here) … papers that specifically endorse climate change, vastly outnumber those that specifically reject it, and the ratio is actually very close to the stated 97:3, and is the source of that figure.

The majority of papers do not endorse it one way or the other, but saying they’re evidence against climate change is not any more accurate than saying they are evidence for. And … when you ask the authors of these neutral papers directly of their opinion and you start seeing that same dominant support. It may not be stated in the paper (“my paper didn’t say that”) but that’s not necessarily a reflection of the author’s own opinion.

“liza Rosie commented 1 day ago
Yeah, the Ford’s are treated badly because they make council squirm and actually work for their pay. You don’t like them because you are one or are just like the downtown elites I mentioned. So stuck up you would give up efficient garbage pick up and no city worker strikes in the stinking Toronto summer, just to virtue signal with the ‘cool ’kids. You would turn your nose up to more of your hard earned dollars staying in your pocket instead of the pocket of the Mayor, council and FRIENDS in raises, favors and stupid green initiatives that do nothing but hose taxpayers.
You would live downtown would you? That’s a laugh. When was the last time you were in downtown Toronto Andrew? "
Can I point out that the current structure hasn’t yielded a garbage strike in nearly a decade, nor is one imminent? This threat is grossly overstated. (I’ll also point out that at the time I lived in the former City of York, which didn’t experience that garbage strike because, like Etobicoke, it was contracted).

Let’s talk about wasting money. Rob Ford tables a devoted tax hike to fund a multibillion dollar subway stop in Scarborough. Tory puts out a King St. transit mall… that serves roughly the same number of people, ad offers roughly the same time savings to the average passenger, at a thousandth the price. Yet, Tory’s the one who is wasting money. Surrre.

To answer your last question, early October. I flew through Pearson and stopped over for a few days.
commented 2017-11-26 11:24:18 -0500
Drew, it’s amazing how this guy lacks any insight.
commented 2017-11-26 02:58:21 -0500
Tammie Frank thinks Canadaland is a viable source for info, that explains a lot.
commented 2017-11-26 02:56:52 -0500
Frank Hohimer your link is not proof of such.
commented 2017-11-25 23:44:02 -0500
Raisins, you still don’t get it, I am not obligated to take direction from you. As I have said, your very first link was to a deceptive blogger, and, once I realized what you were up to, I didn’t bother with anything else you linked… no reason to take anything you post seriously. You have yourself to thank for that. You really do have unrealistic expectations of strangers who simply don’t like to be deceived or have their time wasted. Wow raisins, you are obtuse!

Judith Curry, Tim Ball, Patrick Moore are not frauds, Friends of Science is not fraudulent. I know you have a problem with Lord Christopher Monckton, but, hey, you seem to find a lot of people problematic. I posted Marc Murano vs John Cook to piss you off, because Cook clearly lost the debate and you seemed to put this guy on a pedestal.
Forbes published a great article on your beloved fraud and his discredited paper.

I have already posted links for YouTube where others have addressed this.

As I suggested earlier, research your condition.
commented 2017-11-25 22:54:22 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

I asked you to go through each point that was made (there were many) and prove it wrong. You didn’t do that. You just regurgitated the same crap that isn’t remotely science based or fact based.

I showed you factual proof that the documentary Climate Hustle is complete bullshit with scientists stating that Marc Marano is absolutely stupid and doesn’t know what he is talking about. You provided nothing that negates the position of actual scientists – but continued to post idiocy from frauds you bow down to like Marano.

Everything you believe, everything you post, everything you think is wrong. Prove otherwise with FACTS for once.
commented 2017-11-25 22:19:24 -0500
Frank you never posted any facts, if you think you did you are dumber than i thought. LMAO!
By the way there is more ice now than when the kooks started crying that the end of the world is coming and more Polar Bears, THAT IS A FACT!
commented 2017-11-25 22:17:58 -0500
Frank that 97% crap has been disproven , are you dense?
commented 2017-11-25 22:17:28 -0500
Frank Hohimer TO is a shithole and your BS does not change that , now go hug a returning ISIS fighter like a good liberal LMAO! By the way Alberta is far ahead in green tech and green programs compared to filthy Ontario , we have been for decades now.
commented 2017-11-25 20:01:15 -0500
Hey raisins, already posted links last week to show your blogger’s " 97% of scientists agree" BS paper was in fact discredited – you and Climate Barbie still believe it. Wow… Real hold outs!
Not my problem that you didn’t open the links and view it. I already gave you a summary earlier in this thread of how he deceived so many climate cultists when he wrote his bogus paper.
Heads up, there is a great search tool on this site, go back to the original thread and see for yourself, you depended on a liar to argue for you….pathetic!
commented 2017-11-25 19:34:04 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

You would think you would want to shut me up by proving the scientific info on that site is deceptive with cold hard facts like I did with the laughable shit you post, but we both know that you can’t do that. You just laughably think that if you say that the website is deceptive – that’s good enough and hopefully that will be the end of it.

I am going to keep reminding you that you have NOTHING.