July 13, 2019

How to get out of a parking ticket in Toronto

David MenziesMission Specialist

Awhile back, I parked on Peter Street in downtown Toronto. As I'll show you in the video, the sign at the parking spot indicates that pay parking is enforced here from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Now, 8 a.m. I fully understand. But I do not understand this concept of “12 a.m.

So, on the day I parked the Menzoid-Mobile on Peter Street, I figured the city wants money until 12 noon. I paid the meter up, and then I went about my merry business.

When I returned around 3-ish, there was a parking ticket flapping under the windshield wiper blade of my truck.

Now, I could’ve taken the easy way out and just pay the ticket. But this was a matter of principle, and I’m seldom keen to give up when I'm in the right.

So, I fought the ticket.

And I won.

WATCH and I'll tell you the story of how I used the fact that there's no such thing as 12 a.m. or 12 p.m., and how I've been following up with the city of Toronto which continues to use these nonsense terms to ticket me and you.

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commented 2019-07-15 09:23:02 -0400
In the novel 1984 “the clocks were striking 13”. The way forward is obvious.
commented 2019-07-14 19:26:35 -0400
Andrew Stephenson commented 5 hours ago,
Dubious strategy, Kinsella’s a dodgy character. Good news for Trudeau, anyway.
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I don’t agree that Trudeau will be too happy with the Green’s new advisor. Kinsella has been around the block twice regarding Canadian politics; he has played on almost all the teams:
Chretien Liberal adviser, 1990’s
Sun TV Conservative
National Post Journalist
Georgia Strait , Vancouver
Toronto Sun Columnist
Wife= Lisa Kirby-Liberal Strategist
Now-Warren is Green Party Strategist

Andrew, I think Trudeau should be worried with all this experience helping poor old Liz.
https://www.straight.com/news/1265741/elizabeth-mays-brings-kicking-ass-canadian-politics-author-warren-kinsella-help-green

Here is Kinsella’s new video on why Scheer is now losing to Trudeau in the polls, and what Scheer should do. Interesting but scary if Trudeau isn’t stopped.
https://torontosun.com/news/national/the-war-room-how-the-tories-can-stop-trudeaus-rising-popularity
commented 2019-07-14 18:58:29 -0400
Have to bite the leather and agree with Andrew Stephenson on this one.

I learned in elementary school 55 years ago that 12 am is midnight and 12 pm is noon, because of the 12 hr clock. So that parking sign makes perfect sense. Free parking from midnight to 8 am.

Maybe the signs need to go the 24 hour clock.
commented 2019-07-14 13:16:51 -0400
GLENN CRAIG commented 17 hours ago
GREIG MCKINNON…I couldn’t agree more…you know you are in Toronto when the greeter at Walmart tells you to fuck off."

I’ve never seen that happen. Torontonians may be aloof but are rarely not polite. Perhaps the problem is not on the greeter’s end.

RON JOSEPH commented 2 hours ago
Off Topic—-Slow Day——-Warren Kinsella hired as advisor by Elizabeth May. It shows that she had no strategy for Oct. election. That’s why Jody and Jane stayed clear of Greens.”

Dubious strategy, Kinsella’s a dodgy character. Good news for Trudeau, anyway.
commented 2019-07-14 13:13:21 -0400
12am means midnight conventionally.

I doubt he “won” so much as the officer didn’t show up, which is pretty common. It costs more to have parking officers in court than the ticket’s worth, and in an era of budget cuts guess which they pick?
commented 2019-07-14 11:52:08 -0400
No problem Keith; Both May’s aren’t too popular with me although I hate Elizabeth a little less than the traitor Theresa.
commented 2019-07-14 11:42:02 -0400
RON You said Elizabeth May and the Name ‘May’ triggered me. Sorry about that.
commented 2019-07-14 11:37:35 -0400
RON JOSEPH, My opinion, Theresa May is dead meat and has been ever since she was imported into her position of power power by the NWO Marxist low life, whom plan to destroy the UK….Hunt is her errand boy.
commented 2019-07-14 11:37:15 -0400
The Rebel Name Future. My " GUESS " is the new name will be " TRUE NORTH NEWS", with the now mature Journalist Andrew Lawton being a partner.(Replacing Brian Lilly)
If correct, we have a lot to look forward to as long as Andrew and Ezra can continue to bring in the Sun News guests like Fury, Malcolm and many others, plus The Rebels regular talented crew.
commented 2019-07-14 11:16:04 -0400
Off Topic—-Slow Day——-Warren Kinsella hired as advisor by Elizabeth May. It shows that she had no strategy for Oct. election. That’s why Jody and Jane stayed clear of Greens.
commented 2019-07-14 10:07:33 -0400
Amazing Woman.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dame
Vera Lynn
CH DBE OStJ
Dame Vera Lynn.jpg
Lynn at the War and Peace Show, July 2009
Background information
Birth name Vera Margaret Welch
Born 20 March 1917 (age 102)
East Ham, Essex, England
Genres Traditional pop
Years active 1935–present
Labels Decca (London for export), MGM, HMV, Columbia (EMI), EMI, Pye
Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ (née Welch; born 20 March 1917)1 is an English singer of traditional pop, songwriter and actress, whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War.

She is widely known as “the Forces’ Sweetheart” for giving outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India, and Burma during the war as part of Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). The songs most associated with her are “We’ll Meet Again”, “The White Cliffs of Dover”, “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” and “There’ll Always Be an England”.

She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the UK and the US and recording such hits as “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart” and her UK Number one single “My Son, My Son”. Her last single, “I Love This Land”, was released to mark the end of the Falklands War. In 2009, at age 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums Chart, with compilation album We’ll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn.2 She released the compilation album of hits Vera Lynn 100 in 2017, to commemorate her centennial year, and it was a number-3 hit, making her the first centenarian performer to have an album in the charts.

She has devoted much time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen, disabled children, and breast cancer. She is held in great affection by veterans of the Second World War to this day and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the 20th century.

She is still alive…..I can remember listening to her as a young kid on a Crystal Set, with earphones (Radios were banned for civilians during WW2)
commented 2019-07-14 03:13:54 -0400
By the way, there are numerous countries in Europe which identify events happening via the 24 hour clock system… Have done so for decades…
commented 2019-07-14 03:08:47 -0400
An that is why since the beginnings of the last century radio amateurs have used the 24 hour clock standard to identify universal and local/contact times – “Greenwich” for old timers, and later “Zulu” for military ops… Using the 24 hour clock in local time zones clears up any misunderstandings and eliminates such absurdities as “12 a.m.” which is “midnight” – hence 0000 – but certainly not “noon” – 1200 local time… All of which nicely flows into the issue of why we are still playing the “daylight savings time” game twice each year…
commented 2019-07-13 23:53:24 -0400
JOHN GALT JOHN GALT commented 2 hours ago
The 24 hour time signature does,indeed,solve any “misunderstandings” about which time frame is referenced.It it easy to understand and master.
I have,however, had some difficulty convincing a few people of this in the past….until I was able to actually get them to listen as I walked them through it….

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John Galt, (and Keith Barnes)….I worked on the computer geek intervention in the Y2K crisis…yes the approach of the year 2000 was indeed a crisis with potentially catastrophic consequence…it DID fizzle out…which made it seem like a tempest in a teapot…but it WAS a nailbiter for those who worked on it…and we were all relieved that it was “a quiet success”.

The solution that was arrived at was a standardization of date/time format….YYYY/MM/DD/hh/mm….

That is NOT a matter of opinion…that is a Treasury Board standard for ALL governmental purposes PARTICULARLY those with a financial impact….and THAT…is what saved us from the CAOS, that those who thought the turn of a century was not a problem, would have DEFINATELY caused us.
commented 2019-07-13 22:36:12 -0400
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icYQldwEUo8
Of Topic.
Dame Vera Lynn 99 years old March 20 2016! Happy Birthday! (one day late)
Quote from BBC about the tv documentary: "Dame Vera Lynn has been in show business for eight decades and her and her songs are part of our national heritage.

Sir David Frost interviews Dame Vera at her home in Sussex and hears about her extraordinary career. She talks revealingly about her childhood in London’s East Ham; her days singing with the big bands of the 30s; her role as WW2’s Forces Sweetheart and her successful post-war career.

With engaging tales about her personal life and career, the programme also features rare archive including recordings from the 30s and hitherto unseen home movies. Sir Cliff Richard, Alan Titchmarsh, Hayley Westenra, Vera’s brother Roger and only daughter Virginia all contribute to this warm and engrossing portrait of one of Britain’s greatest popular singers."
Written and Produced by Olivia Lichtenstein
commented 2019-07-13 21:53:31 -0400
The 24 hour time signature does,indeed,solve any “misunderstandings” about which time frame is referenced.It it easy to understand and master.
I have,however, had some difficulty convincing a few people of this in the past….until I was able to actually get them to listen as I walked them through it….
commented 2019-07-13 21:22:18 -0400
Way to go Menzoid! You had better watch out though as you let it slip that you drive a pickup! The SJW’s will be outraged. (Tell them you had it converted to solar).
commented 2019-07-13 21:22:17 -0400
Way to go Menzoid! You had better watch out though as you let it slip that you drive a pickup! The SJW’s will be outraged. (Tell them you had it converted to solar).
commented 2019-07-13 21:06:32 -0400
If you ever get a ticket from the Private Company…Impark or Imperial Parking…based in B.C.

Call them them up and DEMAND to plead Not Guilty…after which they will tell you that they don’t offer that option…

An Offense Ticket is a Legal Document that entitles you to a Legal Defense…

Then tell them that The Canadian Charter of rights & Freedoms…Guarantees…me the RIGHT to confront my accuser in a Legal Forum…such as a Court of Law…

They will again tell you that they don’t do that…

Tell them that the Charter gives the RIGHT to dispute the ticket…

Continue this process until they tell you that they are putting it Collections…and they hang up…

This is the point at which they will NEVER contact you again…
commented 2019-07-13 21:05:07 -0400
KEITH BARNES commented 16 mins ago
Glen, so what is 0009 keeping in mind that the Military do not use the descriptors am or pm. lol

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Nine minutes into a renewed 24 hour cycle….nine minutes after midnight.
commented 2019-07-13 21:02:01 -0400
You beat the bureaucrats at their own game David….Congratulations.
commented 2019-07-13 20:46:26 -0400
Glen, so what is 0009 keeping in mind that the Military do not use the descriptors am or pm. lol
commented 2019-07-13 20:10:46 -0400
GREIG MCKINNON…I couldn’t agree more…you know you are in Toronto when the greeter at Walmart tells you to fuck off.
commented 2019-07-13 20:08:05 -0400
In order to avoid these ambiguities the military…and governments IN THE KNOW…use a 24 hour time signature..so “noon” is 12:00 hrs and midnight is 24:00 hrs and one in the afternoon is 13:00 hrs…

About half of Toronto’s diverse population probably can’t fathom the 26 character alphabet anyway.
commented 2019-07-13 20:07:54 -0400
Who in their right mind would want to go to Toronto anyway. Last time I was there it was a paranoid sh*t hole. Walk in to a diner or eatery and say hello, and the clerk gave me a deer in the head lights look like I was going to go full Jihadi on her and or run for government assistance, and that was before Trudeau’s onslaught of cultural “irregular immigrants”. T.O. is the butt hole of civilization. Good on them.