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Douglas

Happy Friday and long weekend ahead everyone.

Let's see, we've had plenty of politics for discussion here. Yesterday, we got religion. Does that just leave sex as the last supposedly-but-not-really topic?

May 16, 2014 @ 8:55 AM

this guest

I wondered where the fantasy million jobs number came from.
Here's Tim Hudak's crackpot 'economist' who would turn Ontario into Alabama.

"Zycher is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington D.C.-based conservative think-tank [that] receives funding from billionaire Tea Party supporters the Koch Brothers."

The Bill Davis Tories would be crazed communists to these people.

May 16, 2014 @ 8:59 AM

Argie

@this guest
Give it a rest.

May 16, 2014 @ 9:04 AM

brad

favorite porn site

favorite porn video

go

May 16, 2014 @ 9:05 AM

this guest

@ Argie
oh right.
we're in an election
my father fought in world war two for democracy.
give it a rest.
jesus.

@ 'sex'
"Je t'aime... moi non plus" by Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin

May 16, 2014 @ 9:09 AM

Philly-Bob

@ this guest - I'm not sold on everything Hudak wants to do, but it would appear Wynne wants to do nothing. Apparently the economy is going to just fix itself.

May 16, 2014 @ 9:16 AM

4x4 Time

Just back from 6 days in Las Vegas at a trade show and meetings. For the past 25 years or so I have been going to Vegas at least twice a year for trade shows. I am not a serious gambler and have never ever really won on the little Black Jack I have played over the years.

However, this trip I played $100 at a Wynn $10.00 Black Jack table…3 Hours later cashed out with $1,840!...Had a great time chatting with people from around the world, lots of laughs and drinking Black Russians for the first time ever.

The $1,800 is buying some new backyard patio furniture. Have a great long weekend everyone.

May 16, 2014 @ 9:42 AM

Derrick

@4X4 Time,

Congrats, that's awesome.

Did you have to pay U.S. income tax on the winnings?

May 16, 2014 @ 9:54 AM

4x4 Time

@Derrick - No, just cashed in the chips. Did not even think about tax, but I guess because it was not much money in the scheme of things.

May 16, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Ryan G

Vegas is truly another world for the casual visitor, and for me the biggest thrill of it is the whatever-goes psychology associated with the town.

I went there a couple of years back for 3 days and I didn't gamble once. I didn't need too. Besides, I just don't find it interesting. What I do find interesting is the absolute debauchery available, in every possible way.

I went there to see four friends I went to university with who are now living in different parts of the world. Two of these friends are (and I was soon to learn, still are) the definition of the term "loose-cannon", so what better town to hang out with them in?

How about an 8am breakfast including eggs, bacon and tequila shots at a strip joint. Check.

Or, what about a busker who, for $20, lets you kick him in the nuts as hard as you want? Check. (I might add, this was one of the funniest things I've seen in my entire life)

By day 2, one of my very-inebriated friends had to stagger back to his hotel room only to find that he was so drunk, he couldn't remember what floor his room was on. Security had to come get him and since he couldn't talk, they "escorted" him to a sort of hotel jail in the basement. It was 1pm.

And on day 3, the other friend woke up at 5am not knowing where he was. It was noisy and there were lights flashing, like he was at a nightclub. Some large bearded dude was telling him he had to leave, but before he did, he'd have to pay for the several drinks and private dances he had acquired over the last four hours. Four thousand dollars later he left that establishment.

Ah,Vegas.

May 16, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

4x4 Time

The Pittsburgh Penguins go 51-24-7 this season but lose in the second round after blowing a 3-1 series lead. Today they fire the coach and GM citing “Cultural change needed”

The Leafs fall apart down the stretch in a massive choke job, miss the playoffs, complain about team culture, and extend the coach, keep the GM and hire another suit to say all the right things.

Which organization do you think is committed to winning?

May 16, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@4x4 Time

It's all about expectations... and going out in the 2nd round is without a doubt a failure for the Pens. They had to make a change.

I wrote as much earlier in the week: http://www.torontomike.com/2014/05/being_a_leafs_fan_is_tough_but_be.html

May 16, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Lyle Lanley

The long weekend is here. Hallelujah!

May 16, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Douglas

OK politics. One of the best unofficial pieces I have seen, because it is so simple:

Hudak may or may not be telling the truth.
The Liberals are proven liars.

Hudak may or may not run deficits.
The Liberal deficits are getting bigger.

Hudak may or may not pay down the debt.
The Liberals have doubled it.

Hudak may or may not govern with integrity.
The Liberals bring in outsiders to delete government data.

Hudak may or may not reduce electricity rates.
The Liberals have raised them to the most expensive in Canada.

Hudak's plan may or may not succeed.
The Liberals are a proven failure.

It's really a very simple choice this election:
Status quo and bankruptcy...or change.
------

And is it just me, or has Kathleen Wynne and her party outflanking the NDP on the left?

May 16, 2014 @ 10:43 AM

Argie

I would have canned the Pens coach but not the GM. Yeah he should have addressed the goaltending issue but he did acquire a lot of good players. It was the coaches duties to motivate these players for the playoffs. They obviously proved they had the talent during the regular season.

As for the Leafs, I would have canned both the coach & GM. Nonis' signings (Clarkson & Phaneuf) which will hamstring the team for the nest few years and his inability to make a deal at the deadline are enough for me to fire him. For Carlyle, I think most of us can agree he had to go after two different collapses in two years.

May 16, 2014 @ 10:44 AM

Argie

@Douglas
Agree 100%!

I get Wynne's strategy though. She knows she needs to get/keep the union vote. If she veers too much to the centre, they'll support the NDP. She wants to create a 2 horse race between her and Hudak. To do that, she has to steal some NDP votes.

May 16, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

519 Rob

I agree with Argie that I may have given Shero one more year in Pitt.
But it sounds like the ownership would like Pat Brisson (Crosby's agent) to take over GM duties. (that's according to Bob McKenzie on twitter).

You know, cause a former agent turned GM worked so well in Vancouver.

May 16, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Elba

Below are Hudak's proposed cuts. Devastating for all Ontarians if he gets elected.

Not proceeding with $2.5 billion corporate welfare fund.
End other corporate welfare.
Modest increases in class sizes.
Adjust staffing level for full-day kindergarten.
Reduce non-teaching positions by 9,700.
End 30% tuition grants.
Combine OW and ODSP.
Income maintenance program review.
Freeze OCB benefits.
Move up expiry date of OECB.
Eliminate Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credits.
Reduce the number of ministries.
Not proceeding with new health-care sector budgeting.
New Ontario PC health initiatives.
Eliminate all advocacy funding.
Public sector wage freeze.
Not proceeding with ETFO wage increases.
Not proceeding with ECE wage increases.
OPS reduction (10 %)
Additional BPS measures.

May 16, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

Argie

@Elba
All the more reason to vote for him. Unfortunately I doubt he would follow through with these promises.

May 16, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Cheryl

Well, who cares about the Pens or the Leafs. They are my two most hated teams. Well, Habs tomorrow at 1:00. They will win. What will happen and I may be wrong is that the Habs win tomorrow, Rangers win game 2, Habs win game 3, Rangers win game 4, Habs win game 5, Rangers win game 6 and Habs win game 7. Even if I am wrong in a couple games like I was last series, Habs win.

May 16, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Cheryl

You're doing it wrong. Your two most hated teams should be the Bruins and Leafs.

May 16, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

Phlly-Bob

@ Douglas - Wow...just nailed it perfectly there. I'm not voting FOR Hudak, I'm voting AGAINST the Liberals.

May 16, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

Philly-Bob

@ Elba - you list off of that like they're bad things. Every one of those ideas seem like good ones. (Especially the public sector wage freezes). The rest of us don't get scheduled raises like clockwork...why should they?

May 16, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Random reader

Hudak may or may not run deficits.
The Liberal deficits are getting bigger.

the deficit under the Liberals has fallen not risen. The overall debt has risen as it has federally. If you merge the graphs of the Ontario and Federal deficits and debt they appear very similar. It has little to do with politics and a lot to do with an international recession. May I ask, do you intend to vote for Harper again given the breathtaking rise of the Federal deficit and debt?

Hudak may or may not reduce electricity rates.
The Liberals have raised them to the most expensive in Canada.

This is misinformation. The highest electricity rates in Canada are in Alberta. Alberta power rates are set on the open market and during times of peak loads rates can be $.40/KWHR. If you are not under contract you pay the market rate,

May 16, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Philly-Bob

@ Random Reader - the one that hits for me is

Hudak may or may not govern with integrity.
The Liberals bring in outsiders to delete government data.

You're going to vote for the Libs after wasting billions on ORNGE, and billions more on closing two gas plants that were already started, just to buy votes....yeah...that's smart.

May 16, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

this guest

look at hudak's face and that jack o' lantern smile

you think this guy is any kind of repairman?

he can't fix anything

May 16, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

this guest

'honey the repairman is here to fix your washer and dryer
but first
he has to tear down the garage.'


'okay honey.'

May 16, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Argie

@this guest
Do people still call their spouse "honey" anymore??? I know the brits still use "darling."

May 16, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

Elba

@Argie so you agree with the idea of firing 100,000 workers? And decrease the number non-teaching positions? And increase class sizes? Cut tuition grants? Every single one?

May 16, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Random reader

Where did I say I was voting for Wynne? I pointed out several inaccuracies in a post. Voting based on that type of misinformation is like building a society around some non existent thing like God.

May 16, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Anonymous

@Philly-Bob 11:15, when you say "the rest of us don't get raises like clockwork", whom are you referring to? Private sector workers?

May 16, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

this guest

just remember with tiny tim what you get
are the Koch brothers planning a wonderful
future for you.
go down to a so called 'right to work' state
visit a chicken factory
think of your kids working there.
oh your kids will be exempt?
Not sure the Koch brothers see it that way.

May 16, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

markosaar

Time for some rambling.

I think wage-freezes are bullshit public and private. Should be pegged to cost of living. Publicly, if you want better pay, find a better job/role.

Privately you generally don't get a raise just for being awesome -- the raise comes with added responsibility. The difference is that unionised jobs have defined descriptions whereas non-unionised ones are more fluid for better or for worse.

I personally can't fucking stand unionised environments, but I think there's a place for it. And I think private-sector people who believe unionised people have it easy don't really know what they're talking about. I worked for the federal government, and I'd say the union was almost more a tool for management to organise labour and keep wages low, with some pretty scummy (brilliant) tactics. The average wages are not high. You can go look at the levels online, they're public record.

The vast majority of the employees are not making that much money and could do better in the private sector if they worked for it (and were lucky enough to find a decent job). The higher wages federally are for much more specialised jobs and are a tiny portion of the workforce.

That said, it seems that Ontario and Toronto municipal employees get easier rides, judging from my friends that work there.

Frankly I've found stuff like parental leave and sick days to be far easier in private sector than public. Publicly everything you do is scrutinized.

Privately (in smaller companies), as long as you're not abusing it, it's no big deal. People get it.

I mostly agree with Douglas, that by all rights the Ontario Liberal party should be done. They have fucked up in so many serious ways. I won't vote for them. It's an "anybody but Liberal" situation. I also in general feel democratically that no party should be in power for more than two terms. Without fail it breeds corruption.

That said, Hudak is making himself as unelectable as possible. Like now he's come out swinging against transit and wants to build more lanes, for fuck's sake. Meanwhile car ownership is becoming more and more unattainable to the people that are inheriting the city and province. Who exactly is he building these roads for? People that are retiring in 10-15 years? What about the people that need to make up those earnings & taxes?

So ... now I need to look at the NDP seriously, which is fucking insane coming from my background. I would still vote Hudak over Wynne I think, but oh-so-reluctantly.

Different issue:

I have to say, I really like my federal NDP candidate, Joe Cressy. We have a by-election soon. I don't like his party, but he strikes me as a very reasonable non-partisan guy looking for compromise. (I've actually spoken with him.) I think the party is trying to rebrand too, but I think they would really need to change their name before being taken seriously by the country at large. Or even dissolve and start over if they're serious.

Fact of the matter is it's Chow's old riding -- he's going to win. Federally I'm in anybody-but-Harper mode. Corruption, hypocritical spending on pet projects, terrible leadership, an insult to science and evidence-based-practice. Time to clean house.

I thought I'd go with Trudeau, inexperience be-damned, but maybe NDP will be reasonable.

May 16, 2014 @ 1:06 PM

Blind Dave

@Argie

I always call my wife "dear". Almost never by her first name. She calls me "dear", "hon", or by my last name. Almost never by my first name, though when she does I am David and not Dave.


Other stuff...

Accu-Weather is predicting a cool summer for the prairies. We have had a very long and cool (even cold) spring. The winter was bone-chilling, even for us. I don't mind if the temps are a bit off, but I do want some heat at some point.

I have never been on the "fire Carlyle" wagon. The onus is on the players, period. Carlyle is not a bad coach and neither were the assistants. How is it that professional players cannot execute a game plan or can't even backcheck or get the puck out of their own end? And when other teams call them soft and easy to play against? Where is the pride and guts? Nope, the players need to play.

May 16, 2014 @ 2:06 PM

James

@Elba:


Combine OW and ODSP.

They're already combined. Same office space, in many cases same people handling the files. And they report to the same minister. I'd be curious to hear what any one of the three would do about the fact OW/ODSP payments are a drop in the bucket when compared to minimum wage in 2008, nevermind in 2014. I mean, you know, if they're looking for somewhere to spend money...

The NDP wants to add another dollar an hour to minimum wage. ODSP's anual increase isn't even close. OW's is even less close. And folks who're on it are expected to work themselves up from that? They can barely keep themselves where they are.

May 16, 2014 @ 3:47 PM

McNulty

@ Douglas

The electricity rates in Ontario are not the highest in North America. It's flat out not true. It's a talking point that's completely false.

It's just a conservative lie.

May 16, 2014 @ 4:07 PM


Douglas

OK let's lob in another one:

What if a typical Ontario family spent and borrowed like the Ontario government?

Median Ontario family income: $73,300

If they spent like the Ontario government, each year they would spend: $82,000

...which means that each year, they'd charge to their credit cards: $8,700

...despite already being in debt for $157,300.
_____________________________________________

Could you follow this spending and debt accumulation program for long in your household? Of course not. So why would you want your government to do the same? You're the taxpayer ultimately on the hook for the debt.

Whether we like it or not, serious cutting in and by the provincial government is necessary. Money that many would like to spend now has already been spent. We're in the hole. Deep. Per capita, Ontario's debt has surpassed the federal debt, and it is climbing at an accelerating rate. Have a look at http://www.debtclock.ca/provincial-debtclocks/ontario/. Growth in the federal debt is slowing, will come to a stop, and reverse itself very soon.

I've lived in the Toronto area for most of my life, but I grew up as a westerner. My core values are those of a westerner. We used to grudgingly look at how great Ontario was, especially from around World War II to 1985. Ontario was the economic (and more) engine of Canada. Now it gets looked at for the joke basket case that it is. It can be that great again, but it's going to take a ton of hard work - and sacrifices because there been so much overspending. Ontario can do it, but it requires a huge turn away from the course of the past ten years.

May 16, 2014 @ 4:22 PM

Glen

So I was reading an article in the Toronto Star a few days ago about Tim Hudaks's newly released election platform. Kathleen Wynne was asked to give her response to his corporate tax cut promises. She is quoted as saying

"if you think it’s right to give billions more to already profitable corporations...."

I almost did a cartoon spit take. Really, Premier? REALLY?

Kathleen Wynne has given hundreds of million in direct subsidies to PROFITABLE foreign companies like Cisco and Canadian ones like OpnenText. But that's OK,right?

I see she was in Walkerton yesterday too. I guess her next visit will be Caledonia Ontario. How are those land claim agreements going??

May 16, 2014 @ 5:16 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Reminder: You have until midnight tonight to win the free meal coupons for Prepd: http://www.torontomike.com/2014/05/prepd_ingredient_and_recipe_deliv.html

May 16, 2014 @ 5:38 PM

Glen

For you Rikcy Romero fans out there.


He pitched for the Bisons this afternoon but was pulled after 2 2/3 innings. This was his final pitching line:

2 2/3 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 9 BB, 2 Ks....74 pitches, 25 strikes.


9 WALKS!!!!!!


Let's Go Blue Jays!!

May 16, 2014 @ 6:12 PM

Gary

Lucic is such a classy guy.

May 16, 2014 @ 6:58 PM

Chaz

Another interesting week in Toronto. I am happy to see that Toronto FC is off to the championship against the Montreal Impact. Mark my words in ten years this will be the team Toronto will support the most.
Go Habs Go.

May 16, 2014 @ 7:45 PM

this guest

Notes for a long weekend:

1. Bob Seger's 'Rock and Roll Never Forgets' tour
Was in Saskatoon on May 9
and Edmonton on May 10. (for Cheryl)

2. Unionized McDonalds workers in Denmark
make 21.00 an hour and enjoy five weeks of
paid vacation. A single mother
in the U.S.A. makes 8.00 a hour and
may not have a guaranteed daily shift.

3. Shamanism: Older than organized religion.

May 16, 2014 @ 9:57 PM

Eekan Boo

Here's my question. Why is the gas plant cancellation a Liberal Party scandal?
All 3 parties promised to cancel the plants. Was the resulting cancellation fee not the same for all three parties?

Not defending the Liberals. I just don't get the "Liberal" only scandal aspect (and I hope I am not missing something very obvious).

May 16, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

Bob-Philly

@eekan: You arent wrong, confront philly bob with that and he will deflect to e health. In fact the other parties vowed to cancel them no matter the cost. I guess that doesnt matter. Go Horvath. The one who propped up the liberals for two years and now doesnt trust them to run the province....

May 17, 2014 @ 12:14 AM

McNulty

And if you look at the auditor's report the "billion" dollars isn't even true. Most of that is the cost associated with building another plant. Money that would have already been spent.

They didn't actually spend a billion dollars.

But who would bother reading the report?

May 17, 2014 @ 12:26 AM

Glen

@thisguest


Scandinavian countries also have abortion laws.


You wanna start that conversation?

May 17, 2014 @ 7:21 AM

this guest

Glen
I didn't.

May 17, 2014 @ 7:51 AM

Cheryl

Yes, go Habs. As I said, they will win in seven and then the finals in seven. So Bob Seger is in Western Canada? That's something. Well, I don't care about boring baseball. I'll only go if it means getting to meet my trainer's kid. I have no idea who I'll vote for. I don't know. Maybe spoil my ballot. George Smitherman should run again.

May 17, 2014 @ 8:10 AM

markosaar

It's a Liberal Party scandal, because after years of justifying the locations and claiming they made the right call, with an election coming up and two Liberal seats in jeopardy, they made a sudden 180 to save their seats. The Conservatives and NDP were always against those locations and did not put the gas plants there in the first place.

It was further compounded by being handled poorly. The auditor said it cost more than it needed to because of the way they went about it.

Also it's disingenuous to equate the opposition saying they were going to cancel the gas plants with actually doing it. Once they were in the position to do so, they may have looked at the costs and chosen not to. Intent doesn't mean impact.

Finally, there's the extremely fishy business of bringing in an outside IT guy to delete emails.

May 17, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

Eekan Boo

Bob-Philly, McNulty, Markosar:
You three just gave me more context and perspective on this issue than any of the various news outlets have over the history of this matter.

May 17, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

Blind Dave

@this guest

I lived in Sweden for eight years.

On your point #2 about McDonalds and the holiday time, many Scandinavian countries have the five weeks paid vacation right across the board. It doesn't matter what you do -- everyone gets the same time off. These countries literally shut down from mid-June till the end of July (school starts mid August). Companies have skeleton staff and no one is at an advantage or disadvantage because everyone does it.

Sweden, and I think Denmark, are both heavily unionized for every job as well. It's not an eye raiser for a fast food employee to be in a union. Much like the holiday time, it's just the way things are done.

$8/hour is fine for a kid with his/her first job, but hardly appropriate for an adult trying to eek out a living.

May 17, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

this guest

@ Blind Dave
thank you for that perspective
I've never been there.

May 17, 2014 @ 3:56 PM

CQ

Another day another political Toronto transit debate...
In the same vein:
Say, why shouldn't this city's Island Airport be relocated to the Tommy Thompson Park (The Spit)? As I once stated for two months ago - Mar 25th.
Why wouldn't this be better? Ditto for another ignored transit idea: freight train routed subway line diagonally from Malvern in Scarborough's N-E area, park and rides lots at the 401 near Kennedy (re-purpose an existing parkette space) and the DVP / Wynford and then to low density Summerhill and Dupont stations - lessening Union Station's (and Yonge below Eglinton's) commuter load(s). I'd guess it would be easy to create a combination Island Airport - East waterfront LRT line directly into Union Station's lesser-traffic underground streetcar loop.

Sad to see Etobicoke's former Honeydale Mall finally (re)turning into a Walmart location. It had been suggested as a Mississauga Bus / Bloor-Danforth Subway connection. Maybe even with public washrooms for any of the daily thousands of commuters. Actually that abandoned mini-mall site was never seriously considered. Instead the late 1990s official option was only for a mostly above ground 90 degree turn extension into Sherway Gardens. (Because Sherway Gardens mall caters its shops to poorer transit riders?)
BTW, Kipling stations's Pick-up / Drop Off site could use twice its bench space for sitting; maybe even a few upon the outside portion.

May 17, 2014 @ 4:54 PM

Cheryl

I was wrong again. I can't believe it. My Habs got clobbered 7 to 2. No good. The game just sucked. They didn't have it. Okay. Well, we will win game 2. Then The Rangers win game 3, we win game 4, Rangers win game 5, we win games 6 and 7. there you go. This way I should be right. There is no way I'll be wrong this time. Go Habs.

May 17, 2014 @ 9:30 PM


Not Not Dean

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/the-second-coming-of-dean-blundell/article18723532/

ROFLcopter Blundell. Try and sell it all you want but when you're doing a podcast or SiriusXM you are in the minor leagues. You don't get paid on SiriusXM unless you're on Alt Nation or HITS One. Maybe you should apply as an intern on the morning show at 103.3 The Edge in Buffalo.

Looks like God has a sense of humour after all.

May 17, 2014 @ 11:37 PM

this guest

when you ask do I remember Doug
threatening to buy and sell
the crack house on windsor rd.
to clean up the neighbourhood
as he has threatened
to take the housing
of those with disabilities
I refer you to
a quote from Tom Waits:
“The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.”
you laugh and say
of course:
the ability to observe our actions
from the outside is several steps up from
our reptile brain.

May 18, 2014 @ 7:48 AM

cheryl

Well, Habs play again tomorrow and will win. As I said I'm not wrong this time. I was only wrong about yesterday's game. Get ready for another seven game series. Then the finals will go seven games.

May 18, 2014 @ 7:50 AM

this guest

response V.2 to Doug Ford on the autistic group home:
"How Hudakian."

May 18, 2014 @ 7:58 AM

Glen

@thisguest

Talk to parents with autistic children how they feel about the Ontario Liberals.


They don't have much to say about Tim Hudak. But they sure do have opinions on Dalton McGuinty and how they were treated under his government.

Doesn't fit the narrative though does it?


May 18, 2014 @ 9:14 AM

this guest

Hi Glen
I think you're probably right.

May 18, 2014 @ 9:37 AM

this guest

@ Glen
by 'right' I mean correct
I wasn't trying to be clever about right wing
or anything.
Yes, I've also read about welfare recipients who
have lost work or suffer health issues on
Ontario Works dealing with byzantium layers
of debilitating regulations under McGuinty's govt.

May 18, 2014 @ 9:40 AM

this guest

but I guess with hudak vs the liberals
one could quote dylan:
'when you think that you've lost everything
you find you can always lose a little more...'

May 18, 2014 @ 9:43 AM

markosaar

Yes CQ, lets put an airport in a nature preserve. What are you smoking?

May 18, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

CQ

@markosaar (12:36 p.m.)
Fumes from the weekday rubble trucks unloading and expanding onto that very same "nature" preserve. :)
As location info: it is a 5km long curl of construction landfill running across from Leslie St. (and approx. south of the end of the DVP highway) to beyond the outside of the Toronto Islands. For example it is where the old subway station garbage bins got dumped after they were replaced with bag containers. A sewage treatment plant exists immediately to the east of its single road entrance.

May 18, 2014 @ 4:21 PM

markosaar

The rubble trucks are filling in the land.

It's not even remotely appropriate for an airport, nor the traffic that would entail.

May 19, 2014 @ 12:37 AM

Cheryl

Well, Habs will win tonight. Saturday they didn't have it. My last prediction is going to be right, trust me. We have 13 games to go. Hockey until the middle of June, guys.

May 19, 2014 @ 8:17 AM

Liz

@Boon

I'm sitting in my lovely screened in porch - while I still have it - listening to your appearance on H&F on the 13th. Great job. Good for you. Really entertaining.

May 19, 2014 @ 4:56 PM

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