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  1. I know of one person in these forums who don't vote when it's raining.
  2. You mean Stephen Harper's signature was forged by the same person making Obama's birth certificate?
  3. I'll accept that when Harper apologizes to Helena Guergis.
  4. Under FPTP it's also possible the NDP wins with more seats and less votes that the Conservatives. In a case like that, look for Harper to dig out his 2004 Coalition Agreement with the Bloc and NDP but replace "NDP" with "Liberal".
  5. I wonder why the Sun was so sloppy with this story when they were able to catch the manipulation a few days earlier with the photo-shopped picture of Ignatieff's head on the US soldier. Did they decide to get back to their bias or were they threatened by Harper to do so?
  6. Who ever is the stronger candidate.
  7. Rick Mercer rants make more sense than Don Cherry. Don Cherry addresses Toronto City Council; now the RoC is back to laughing at us.
  8. Typically, subway stations are two kms apart from each other. So unless a patron lives within 1km of a station, he or she is likely to get there either by car or by bus. If he gets to the subway station by car, he’s (and the subway plan is) not helping to ease traffic. And furthermore, he’s going to need a place to park his vehicle at a price. Currently the parking lots along the Sheppard subway line are closed to subway patrons during rush hour – makes sense, huh? Secondly, if he takes the bus to the station, he’s going by a surface route which is what the Transit City already is. Bus and streetcar stops are typically at every street block or two. These surface services are much more accessible to a lot of patrons than subway stations. A bus would take the patron to the subway station, but the streetcar would take the patron to his destination. And because of their ease of accessibility, patrons can easily visit businesses along the way. And because of their ease of accessibility, most patrons won’t need to drive to the streetcar stop. A streetcar carrying 100 riders can represent 100 cars off the road. That's one streetcar waiting at a traffic light instead of 50 to 100 additional automobiles doing the same thing. Replacing Transit City with subways is not a km-by-km comparison. Subways cost 3x more than the Transit City plan. Building a subway would in fact reduce the geographic area of service and thus reduce the impact it would have on mitigating traffic congestion simply because its routes would be 1/3 that of the planned Transit City routes. Imagine replacing 50kms of service for 17kms. And of course there's the wasted money for work already done and the impending penalties. Not a good start for a Mayor who is supposed to be a penny pincher.
  9. Change the header to "Mayor Ford, Best Mayor Mississauga could hope for" http://www.thestar.com/news/transportation/article/902712--mississauga-only-too-pleased-to-take-toronto-s-light-rail-money?bn=1
  10. Ford is just playing politics. If he's as good a business man as he claims to be, he would have known well before the election campaign started all the contracts and penalties related to Transit City. But these kind of details won't get you elected. (Like Ann Coulter would say, these facts are "so boring"). So campaign on snippets that sound good. They don't have to be correct. The tough job is for his opponents the explain why he's wrong. And explaining takes longer than one sentence - election lost. His game now is at least show he's trying to keep an election promise. Knowing full well, his subway plan won't go through, he'll eventually "admit" defeat. His supporters would forgive him this second time (remember his first broken promise?) because he tried and then all the blame will be pointed at the Provincial Liberals, the TTC, MetroLinks, and of course David Miller. (You just wait for this forum to be lit-up with excuses why it's ok for Ford to break promises.) But by chance he succeeds and goes ahead with the subway plan, the $8billion already earmarked would be plain wasted taxpayer's money. And guess what - the rightwingers (on this forum) as well as all the communities outside of Toronto will simply blame the Provincial Liberal government for more financial mismanagement. It's a winning situation for Ford either way. The fools are those who believed his campaign.
  11. John Shimkus should recognize that God had put David Suzuki, Al Gore and other Climate Scientists to do the analysis and their work. He should remember that when Noah built the Ark under God's direction, the deniers ridiculed him.
  12. Turns out Miller was already doing what Ford was campaigning on doing.
  13. This just in: Miller hands Ford a $250million budgetary surplus.
  14. Then the highlights of his presidency must be any one of: 1) having difficulty looking through a pair of binoculars with their covers still on; 2) having difficulty opening a door in China; 3) waving the US flag upside down.
  15. Just a reminder of what was said two years ago: People are so short sighted. They think that eight years of destruction can be fixed in two years.
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