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  1. @dama ooops and VERY Sorry Bill!

    I meant to address that portion to Karl.

    I know you (Bill) are very sane and no doubt we share similar opinions. Again, sorry Bill, Karl is indeed the Fraud Notion Troll on this board.

    I used Rick Mercer as an example cause he is Canadian and does satirical ambush video interviews like this dude had tried at Ford's Scarborough campaign office.

    But, I'd bet that volunteer would have punched Joan....somewhere else...no doubt. RIP Joan. Crazy Lady!
  2. Thanks for responding Ken and Karl. Typical of Ford Nation, attack one point with a ridiculous reply and ignore the post's true content.

    From your reply,I note with great interest you do not deny that bullying runs at the core of Fraud Notion, and you have no problem with it (nor the blatant lies, claims of accomplishments and impossible $ funding that Ford has put forward as truth).

    Keep drinking the Kool-Aid guys. It looks real good on you.

    Per the Troll comment - If Rick Mercer were to do what this Citizen Journalist did (he still lives in Halifax) are you saying it would be OK to punch him in the face on camera? Also , the out-of-town citizen journalist made no negative statements or did anything at all to warrant the beating, yet you defend it and by your actions support it. Very classy. er.. violent and arrogant. Nice.

    Bill, you are not a citizen journalist, rather a Troll on this board propping up a Mayor of a city you do not live in, pay taxes towards, or do anything other than buy stuff in, maybe... That's the difference. Own it.

    So guys, how do those Brown Shirts fit? Are they cotton or poly-fiber?
  3. Hitler had Brown Shirts, Rob Ford has volunteers.

    I guess "violence is the only way to handle people" must be the Ford mantra, otherwise the Fords would be falling all over themselves, apologize for their volunteer's assault on the guy, who was already outside of the office and offered no resistance when he was assaulted.

    So, if you are indeed an intolerant and violent bully, come join Ford Nation.

    Just like the Brown Shirts, Disgraceful.

    And Karl - you do not live in this city. You are the troll. You and Ford Notion think its violent ways will earn them more votes and are unapologetic for the volunteer's actions, right? What does that say about the volunteer, you and indeed Ford Notion?

    Idiots support kick first and ask questions later. What an irate bully the volunteer is.

    Is that the kind of people our mayor wants at his side. Well in term one he interoduced us to his pals that included gangsters, crack dealers and those who carry guns? (Yes, that makes the entitled millionaire, a man of the people, right? Not my people!)

    Not surprised at all. Neither is anyone.

    How could you support violence on a person who offered absolutely no resistance?


    Maybe the volunteer has diminished mental capacity? Cause he knew he was being filmed, yet still hit the dude. No, he's just arrogant, and entitled, just like the Fords.

    If you came into my place of business and I wanted you to leave, I would not kick you once you were already out the door. That would be wrong.

    But in fairness, maybe someone was smoking crack in the back and they didn't want it captured on camera? But the dude was already outside????

    Typical Ford Notion.
  4. Imagine this: My family who lives just east of downtown needs to get to the airport for a 6:00 am flight. We can take a limo for all four of us for $80, be picked up at our home, have the luggage loaded into the trunk and be taken in comfort to the airport.

    Or, we could take all our baggage, walk up the street, dragging it behind us (in the rain, snow sleet or burning sunshine) then wait for a bus (pay 4 x TTC Fares) to take us to the subway, then when we arrive at Union, pay between a proposed $80 and $120 to get the family to the airport.

    Hmmm. I'd be taking the limo.

    In fact the only scenario I could ever imagine taking this train would be if I was super pressed to get to the airport fast, was travelling alone with little to no baggage, or was on a business trip where $ is not an issue (and when does that happen?)

    I'd expect the Bay Street Elite crowd will be using this service. Good thing we are subsidizing them!

    Otherwise, maybe folks who travel to TO by VIA train and are flying out of Pearson would take this service - or the shuttle bus, which costs way less.

    BTW - NYC has a subway (A TRAIN - Rockaway Beach) that goes to the airport and it is the same fare as any other NYC subway.

    The JFK Airport Airtrain always costs $5, payable with a pay-per-ride. The LIRR fare varies with travel time: during the afternoon rush, the LIRR fare to Jamaica is $7, making your total cost $12. During other weekday hours, the LIRR fare is $5, for a total fare of $10. On weekends, you can ride the LIRR to Jamaica for a special City Ticket fare of just $3 – making the total cost of your trip to JFK Airport only $8

    If we want the public - other than the Elite - to use this service, it needs a costing shake up, similar to what NYC is offering.


    I'd say $10 each way "all in" would be an appropriate charge. Not more.
  5. Severance is what severance is. Those who have never held a job for a very long time, would not know what those who do, are entitled to. This is not a Municipal or any government thing - it applies to any and all employees.

    Chief, go for it. Sue him well. It is time for these ford brothers to know that there are consequences for their actions. Too many times though their reign they have said outlandish things they knew were lies, purported as truth, then cat called those who disagreed and stated the TRUTH. This is largely how they divide the city into Ford Nation and the rest. Trouble is, Ford Nation believes the lies and they too carry it as truth. The time of deceit, lies and cat calling municipal employees by this family is over.

    Time to pay the piper Dougie.
  6. Isn't it about time the city paints the sidewalk Yellow to demark Hydrant No Parking Places and stop making vehicle owners pace off how far they think they have to be away from a hydrant - and in the case of this money maker for the city - alert drivers there is a hydrant you may not know is even there?
  7. @dama Karl - yes there is lots of traffic 24/7 but the issue we are talking about is Rush Hour. I worked in the King/Young area (for over 25 years) and I do very well know of what I speak.

    I hate taking TTC because it is slow to arrive most of the time, ....but when there is too much snow to get in on a two-wheeled vehicle, I take the TTC and hate it.


    Why should 150 people on a streetcar be delayed because one car owner decides to screw up the works. Traffic enforcement only creates more of a log jam as the police vehicle and the offending vehicle screw up traffic further. (if they want to give me the $ for the fine instead of the city, for my pain and suffering delay, that might be ok...)

    Yes Streetcars are a pain in the ass to be behind, so are delivery trucks, cube van, tourists from the suburbs, and people who continue to text while at red lights!

    Streetcars also use Far less energy than a bus and have no exhaust..

    Busses also create traffic issues and can be harder to pass than a streetcar.

    Commuter tip: Buy a small motorbike, some foul weather gear, and some snow pants to ride with in February and you'll be all set.

    And if you live too far from Downtown for this to work for you - maybe you should move downtown, or closer to it at least - or telecommute your job.

    But if you are not willing to make these changes, then you by your own choice are forcing yourself into traffic chaos, created by those just like you.

    The Street Cars are more important than any individual's car. They move more people, are better for the environment and we have an infrastructure to support them. You cannot argue that.

    JustSaying!
  8. @Karl Burgin Yes, couriers do operate 24/7, however we are only talking about limiting vehicles during Rush Hour, not all day long....right?

    You are just like Ford, making up untrue assumptions, not examining what was put in front of you, but instead jumping upon an incorrect assumption as fact, then stating that the fact you just made up needs to be addressed? He taught you well.

    No.

    As for banishing streetcars to only operate in stretches of condo-land? ; We need these in our high volume corridors to feed the business buildings on King Street....... And with no cars on King Street, the streetcars will be amazing.
  9. @Karl Burgin Super easy solution for court documents and couriers - if you use a car or truck, deliver them early and NOT during rush hour.

    And if it has to get on King or Queen street during rush hour - couriers can ride motorcycles and/or bikes. Not an issue with my solution. (If I owned a courier company, I'd set up a stand at River and Queen and anything from the east coming into the city would stop there and then it would be passed over to a two-wheeled vehicle as necessary during rush hour. You could make one in the West too. Sure there would be a premium on rush hour service, but isn't there always?)

    I know this city is smart enough to embrace change for the betterment of everyone, for now and the future, right?
  10. How out of touch with Toronto is he? The city's streetcars are part of what makes it work, what makes it unique, what makes it vibrant - not to mention the massive new streetcars that are due to arrive on our streets WILL help passengers get on and off faster and solve the issue Rob Ford would have us toss like dirty bath water.

    So the issue has been address, will be totally solved, a massive structure has just been built to house them and their expected expanded fleet, and instead of acknowledging what the city under this mayor's term agreed to build, and maintain - he'd trash it all?

    I wonder if this is out of ignorance; pandering; or contempt for those of us who actually live in the city.

    Ford's opinion has always been - whatever does not benefit his car is not good for the city. How short sighted and sad.

    The best solution for the King Street issue is to ban all vehicles from it (in a pre-determined downtown core) during rush hours except for bikes, TTC vehicles and motorcycles.

    Even Queen street could be liberated in a similar manner. Those with cars who cry foul, can stay in their suburbs and shop at Pottery Barn. We who do live and work in the city will not miss them. And a ban on both streets during rush hour would have ZERO impact on commerce. (Its already a no stopping zone) Delivery companies will have to adjust. tough.

    If this city's leaders truly wants to move its citizens, then the need to push those who drive on King or Queen during rush hour elsewhere, or have them take the newly liberated King and Queen cars.

    Again, if these streetcars are such an issue for cars and trucks, then the cars and trucks should drive elsewhere.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. (Ah, Spok you old soul you)