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Cannuck
#61
Too long and boring to read
 
spilledthebeer
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#62
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Too long and boring to read

There are two reasons why our Cdn national debt is soaring to insane heights! Firstly- because people like Cannuck cannot read anything detailed- he tells us so very often- and does not understand the danger! And secondly- because greedy LIE-berals have wasted so much money on stupid stuff that there is no money left for necessary things!


Its no wonder our LIE-beral govt is broke- consider this article! With some comments of my own in brackets):

City spending nearly $60K to find new name for homeless shelters

By Sue-Ann Levy. Published: February 28, 2018. Updated: February 28, 2018 9:21 PM EST

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ Toronto & GTA

The city’s shelter bureaucrats are spending $59,700 on a consultant to create a new name for Toronto’s emergency shelter system, says a report debated at the city’s Community Development committee Wednesday.

The item — called “Renaming Shelters” — is buried in a 58-page report that largely details how the city’s shelter, support and housing (SSHA) officials intend to expand the number of emergency hostels and improve services to an increasing number of homeless clients.

(Yeah- and none of the LIE-berals want to discuss WHY there is such an upsurge of “homeless”! Nobody wants to talk about the rent gouging, the frozen wages, the reduced hours of work, the lost jobs that cannot be replaced, the massive tax hikes so LIE-berals can BUY civil service union Hog votes! And what of the teeming tens of thousands of illegals that LIE-beral have invited here and want to keep? LIE-berals are handling Cdn immigration policy as if they were the equivalent of crazy cat ladies scooping up every stray they can find!)

SSHA spokesman Patricia Anderson confirmed the cost- which is not included in the report- along with the consultant, Strategic Retreats. Anderson said the consultants are conducting background research and public engagement to develop name options, test them- through polling and focus groups- and produce a report.

(The company doing the “work” is called Strategic Retreats? HAHAHAHA! There is real irony for you since all LIE-beral policy is in disgrace and in full retreat!)

“The options for a new name identified will reflect the positive roles that shelters play in neighbourhoods and in the lives of Toronto’s most vulnerable residents,” the report adds.

(And will the new name also reflect the greed of civil service Hogs and poverty pimps who ride the Silly Hall gravy train? Disgusted citizens want to know!)

I suspect the new name will either try to put a social/justice/equity/intersectional lens on the homeless shelters or be so confusing that residents in a particular neighbourhood will have no clue what’s coming their way.

(LIE-berals do so enjoy HIDING their true intentions till its too late!)

Perhaps that is deliberate because as I’ve reported, council — led by Mayor John Tory — opted during the 2018 budget deliberations to throw another $256 million at the homeless industry to add another 1,000 shelter beds this year and over the next two years.

As we heard Wednesday, that includes 291 beds- some 121 of them new, the rest replacement beds- at five sites this year and another 880 at 11 more (to be determined) sites.

(And we KNOW that LIE-berals and their poverty pimp allies have scorned the cheap and easy use of empty CNE buildings on the grounds they are not well sited and hard to get to - apparently meaning CNE is not near prime pan handling territory! Poverty pimps seem to think that if homeless shelters are rammed down our throats then we will be motivated somehow to do more about the homeless- too bad LIE-berals refuse to recognize it is their FAILED policies that are producing those homeless!)

But it is interesting to note that none of the members of the committee — so few of whom attended the morning meeting that it had to be postponed until 1:30 p.m. — raised the re-naming project or where the money will come from to add and operate all these beds.

(We can bet that little fiscal detail will be discussed AFTER the October municipal elections! Though Silly Hall denizens may have bigger fish to fry then - such as a possible REDUCTION in provincial funding transfers to the city! Toronto Hogs already get TEN TIMES MORE funding- per citizen- from the province than municipal govts in other cities! It is unsustainable greed!)

It took former Liberal health minister and failed mayoral candidate George Smitherman — who turned up to speak suggesting a city councillor campaign is in his future — to remind them that the report states how provincial changes have made shelter funding “unstable.”

(“Furious George “ Smirtherman is NOT the guy to turn to for smooth handling of city finances- he is an unregenerate LIE-beral!)

In fact, the report shows quite clearly that since 2013 — when the province capped the hostel per diem — city spending on shelters has grossly outpaced provincial funding. The city is now spending $100 million more annually than it did on shelters in 2009 but the province is only providing $60 million a year more in the way of subsidies.

(And Toronto has ONLY itself to blame- running out of money is an unpleasant side effect of WASTING what you had! Hogtown hypocrites are so amusing in their frustration- they want to spend the money but want somebody else to do the dirty work of beating it out of tax payer hides!)

Shelter staff also note in their report that with all the “expansion”- note: spending- on homeless shelters, the city will have to spend an extra $18 million each year in the future.

(Oh poor babies- maybe being a sanctuary city that is currently being invaded by illegals and being stony broke are connected somehow?)

“As a result, Toronto is having to rely more on the city tax base to fund the growing demand in the shelter system,” the report says.

(Imagine! The City has to spend its own money to pay for its own wasteful policies instead of picking the pockets of other levels of govt! How unfair is that? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!)

That doesn’t include a new shelter model and name that will be put in place in 2018 and beyond. That will require extra money, city staff said Wednesday.

How much is anybody’s guess.

(Unskilled Muslims with no ability in English are one category; Cdns rendered homeless because they cannot find a job or pay their bills are another category; the mentally ill homeless are yet another category- with each having special needs- that LIE-berals are IGNORING!)

Perhaps we should start calling our emergency shelter system The City Hall Money Pit.

Vacant TCHC units to go to homeless clients

There’s good news on the Toronto Community Housing Corp. (TCHC) vacancy front.

Mayor John Tory told me this week about 100 bachelor units that have been repeatedly considered hard to rent at Canada’s largest housing authority are in the process of being turned over to the city’s Streets to Homes people to house homeless clients.

(That`s nice- drug addicts and those suffering from untreated mental illnesses will be happy to have the units- until uncontrolled behaviour and lack of rent money becomes a problem for us all! Ms. Levy has already detailed the soaring amounts of UNCOLLECTED TCHC rent money that Toronto will NOT be getting!)

“The bachelor apartments are a good match-up for people who otherwise find themselves in shelters,” he said. “She’s (TCHC CEO Kathy Milsom) got a focussed campaign on to offer them to Streets to Homes.”

I’m thrilled, considering I wondered in a Jan. 22 column why that wasn’t happening given the $256 million slated to be spent on 1,000 new shelter beds.

(Why are things happening slowly? First Hogs have to find the money without making other levels of gov LOOK BAD! You cannot be a sanctuary city if you cannot provide living space for those needing sanctuary! And LIE-berals are already in enough trouble over their handling of immigration generally, their handling of illegals specifically, the Omar Khadr Krap with its $10.5 million dollar bill, the $40 million more handed out to 3 other Muslims, their welfare bills for helping returning Isis fighters and jihadist brides and children! And Hogtown LIE-berals MUST suck up to their provincial and federal counterparts in a delicate way so as noit to enrage the public! This is the face of bankruptcy- where govt runs in circles discussing name changes because their public image is the only thing left that they can actually control!)

TCHC spokesman Bruce Malloch couldn’t disclose the number of bachelor units being used by the city because it is subject to a pending agreement but said Tory was in the right range.

Slevy at posttmedia

(Yeah- with the final numbers to be determined by such events as the major drop in Toronto house sales with resulting fiscal trouble for Toronto LIE-berals who had been counting on lots of sales tax on houses that now will not be sold!)
 
Cannuck
#63
Still too long and boring to read
 
Danbones
+2
#64
While your post was short and too boring to avoid

Actually your post was, yet again, just plain ignorant, and it clearly shows you did read the previous post, but you are just too STUPID to understand what the guy is saying. So you are a liar too.

Poor you, a boy made of nothing but piss poor excuses.



PLEASE!!!
now have a nice day
 
JLM
+1
#65
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

While your post was short and too boring to avoid

Actually your post was, yet again, just plain ignorant, and it clearly shows you did read the previous post, but you are just too STUPID to understand what the guy is saying. So you are a liar too.

Poor you, a boy made of nothing but piss poor excuses.



PLEASE!!!

That has to be the truest and most sensible statement to appear on the forum this week.................CONGRATULATIONS!!
 
Danbones
#66
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A hole[sic] new use for lobsters.
 
spilledthebeer
#67
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A hole[sic] new use for lobsters.

Here is another reason why Canada is dead broke:

Here is an article illustrating that LIE-berals are far more interested in fancy signs and labels than they are in actually fixing problems! With some comments of my own in brackets):

LEVY: City's homeless shelters to get pricey make over.

By Sue-Ann Levy. Published: March 4, 2018. Updated: March 4, 2018 12:49 PM EST

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ Toronto & GTA.

Related

The city's Streets to Homes Assessment and Referral Centre (SHARC) -- aka the 'Homeless Hilton -- on Peter St. The addition to the shelter system cost $11.5 million -- 100% over budget. Ernest Doroszuk, Toronto Sun

Just when I thought the city’s shelter brass couldn’t get more divorced from reality, emerges their “vision” for a homeless shelter make over.

The new Homeless Services Model — aka Shelter Utopia — was presented last week by a cast of bureaucrats from the city’s social development/housing portfolio and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), including two presenters for the city, Mary-Anne Bedard and Costanza Allevato, who each earned more than $150,000 in 2016.

(LIE-berals and their civil service union Hog allies are working hard to distract us from various LIE-beral failings! First they do NOT want to discuss the soaring numbers of illegals clogging our welfare system at the invitation of Our idiot Boy! Second they do not want to discuss the reality of mental health- that the great majority of crazy people being shot by cops have WALKED AWAY from treatment! Richard Kashcar- the guy who stole a snow plow and later ran over and killed a police sergeant is typical of the broken LIE-beral system! Kashcar HAD checked himself into a mental health facility as the voices in his head grew ever louder- and then got bored and wandered off- as he was legally allowed to do! Later that night he went to a homeless shelter but then wandered away again- BAREFOOT in the snow- till he found the plow! Until LIE-berals ORDER a more stringent definition of when a doctor can HOLD a patient due to them being a danger to themselves or others- these little LIE-beral mandated mental health disasters WILL CONTINUE!)

It isn’t enough that Mayor John Tory and council have already voted to spend $213-million over the next three years to create 880 more shelter beds — or nearly $243,000 per bed/cot — without really knowing whether this very expensive Band-Aid will be needed or who exactly is using Toronto’s shelters- I’m referring to the influx of refugees and people from outside of Toronto.

(The ugly reality is that LIE-berals and their civil service union Hog allies DO NOT WANT to tell us where the homeless come from! \they do not want to admit there is an entire sub economy of people who simply cannot afford Toronto rents and they certainly DO NOT want to talk about the swarms of illegals that LIE-berals are collecting in the same deranged fashion as the local crazy cat lady collects her strays! AND with no better plan than the cat lady how to manage all those strays either!)

Or that — as noted by Kira Heinick, of the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness — the homeless system is “very disorganized and scattered” with four intake systems in place that don’t talk to each other.

Surely to goodness, our homeless brass would want to correct that problem and possible duplication before embarking on a campaign to build more shelters and to give the whole system portfolio a makeover.

(UH- if govt is paying for this then shouldn’t govt GIVE ORDERS- cooperate or be cut off? Surely the least they can do is report when their beds are full? But they do NOT want to admit how often beds are left empty- we have had this argument before- Hogs are “empire building” and do not cooperate with non union people!)

As I reported last week, this new model will come with a pricey name change. Consulting firm Strategic Retreats has been hired for $60,000 to come up with name options, something social justice-like no doubt.

Allevato told the committee that in addition to the 21 potential shelter sites to be created throughout the city between 2018 and 2020, they intend to “change the public conversation about homelessness.”

For those often poorly informed neighbourhoods where city officials plunk new shelters without much warning or consultation — creating a crisis of the city’s own making — we heard that the homeless bureaucrats paid Public Progress- whose principal is long-time lobbyist Bruce Davis- a tidy $12,000 to engage the public to find out how to better engage the public.

(Govt is spending money to “change the public conversation about homeless”? Does this mean we should not be worried about bed bugs being left behind on public library chairs or other public spaces any more? Should not be worried about drug addicts and their discarded needles littering our streets and alleys? Should not be repulsed by public defecation? Should not be bothered by lines of pan handlers? Should not be worried about things like petty theft- and also not so petty theft from homes and businesses? What would govt tell that pet store owner who got driven out of business by persistent thieves in early 2018? Should we not be worried to let our kids walk freely near group homes containing who knows what manner of criminals because govt considers us guilty of invasion of privacy to even ASK who might be in there? Gee- $12 grand to find out what govt ALREADY KNOWS we don’t like because its been shouted at them in so many town hall meetings? What a BARGAIN!)

I kid you not.

The new shelter model itself, according to Bedard, will involve developing individualized service plans for each homeless client that are based on an assessment of their needs.

(Certainly an illegal who does not speak any English and lacks educational qualifications will require different handling than a drug addict; and the person in desperate need of mental health treatment that they will not be getting will need different handling again!)

(And it does not help that LIE-beral loving loonie leftist news media feel the need to provide grossly biased coverage! Media provided major coverage of some guy being arrested by cops in a subway station and whined over how the cops treated the poor homeless guy! Yet they did not mention that the guy had been at the station for hours- ramapging up and down talking to himself and scaring TTC customers- then demanding money and trying to grab purses and wallets- oh the horror that cops would be called for a public NUISANCE! Our homeless “crisia” has been made by LIE-berals who refuse to tend honestly to THEIR problems! )

She spoke of a new “wraparound system” in which clients are provided income, housing, social and health supports- the latter provided by the often dysfunctional LHINs. Employment supports were also mentioned, but that seemed to be an afterthought.

(Income for homeless? I thought welfare was only available for those who had an actual address- so what income will be provided? Unless of course we are referring to the illegals WHO ARE entitled to welfare until such time as they find a job, or have their refugee hearing concluded, or when HELL freezes over? And that IS the big problem- LIE-beral immigration policy that actually prefers unskilled people who cannot function here!)

(Ugly reality suggest that shameless vote buying LIE-berals will despair of ever dealing swiftly with the back log of illegals and simply grant a blanket amnesty to their “stray cat” collection- just in time for the 2019 election when the former illegals can pay back LIE-berals with votes! LIE-berals cling to power at ANY PRICE! After all- LIE-berals have already told us they see no reason why illegals should not be allowed to vote in the places where they “live”!)

Bedard also told the committee that at the five sites they intend to pilot with this model in the next year, the worker-client ratio will be 1 to 20, respectively, to ensure each client is provided “more intensive case management.”

(Would this “more intensive case management” be in response to a recent nasty news article illustrating that case workers basically DO NOTHING for clients?)

The actual shelters, she said, will be built using the latest in environmental design and green standards, will be “attractive,” will have health care and wellness rooms as well as single, double and quadruple occupancy for the homeless clients instead of dorm rooms.

(And what is a wellness room? Is it a costly place for addicts to shoot up in comfort maybe? A place that is easy to clean with no place for bed bugs to hide? Or is it a place with close proximity to safe rooms and doors with strong locks so crazy people can be closed away so they will not hurt staff or other inmates- until cops arrive to shoot them since there is no way in hell crazy folks are getting real treatment under LIE-beral govt?)

She told the committee’s councillors — most of them leftists and happy to spend, spend, spend — that once they find a location for a particular shelter and make nice-nice with the surrounding community, they’ll form “embrace” committees so that residents and shelter clients can hold hands and get along- the latter my words, not hers.

As she spoke of this new homeless utopia, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, namely the cost. Then Bedard slipped in the following: “The transformation will occur over time and will require some additional commitment of funds.”

No kidding. But of course they have no clue how much that “additional commitment” will be or how many more staff will be needed to get to the 1-20 worker to client ratio. When I asked Patricia Anderson, spokesman for the shelter, support and housing department, she said the per diem for the new shelter model will be $105 per client per day but was not able to provide much more information.

(So at $105 per day- a single homeless person will cost $38,325 per year- not including any court costs for various offenses like the loon recently arrested for harassing TTC customers at the subway! Not including medical costs for fentanyl over doses and syringes and such!

Of course, that doesn’t include all the capital expenditures to build these new utopian shelters. I’ll just mention one thought: The $11.5-million Homeless Hilton on Peter St. that went 100% over budget.

But in the end the real issue is why?

Yes, emergency shelters could be improved and, yes, the homeless people in them don’t get the necessary supports, including a hand-up to help find employment. I’ve heard horror story after horror story.

But these shelters are supposed to be a stop-gap measure only. Instead of making this transformation into the Second Coming, why not simply get the city’s shelter workers to do a better job of fulfilling their mission — that is, move clients towards independence?

But of course at City Hall, it’s far easier to reinvent the wheel.

Slevy at postmedia

(All this is to illustrate that Canada does things differently than other countries! We Cdns let our leaders collect illegals like crazy cat ladies rounding up strays- while over in Israel, their govt is giving away FREE MONEY to any illegal who voluntarily leaves the country! Illegals who refuse to leave Israel got shoved on a plane and sent away empty handed! Who votes for that policy to be adopted here too? Oh- wait- 80 percent of Cdns have ALREADY stated they want to see deportations of trespassers- starting NOW!)
 
Cannuck
#68
Too long and boring again
 
spilledthebeer
#69
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Too long and boring again

Here is an article illustrating just how little business sense is possessed by LIE-berals- with some comments of my own in brackets):

Judge stymies Metrolinx effort to cancel Bombardier LRT contract

The Canadian Press. First posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:30 AM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 01:45 PM EDT

Bombardier board approves to delay full compensation to top executives after public outcry.
Bombardier needs 15 years to repay feds $372M
Bombardier taking Metrolinx to court over threats to scrap light-rail vehicle deal
Bombardier, United, Pepsi – they’re all out of touch!

TORONTO - Bombardier Transportation scored a procedural victory against an Ontario transit agency on Wednesday when a judge ruled that Metrolinx can’t cancel a $770-million contract without first going through a dispute resolution process.

Glenn Hainey, of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, rejected Metrolinx’s argument that an arbitration process spelled out in the contract doesn’t apply to its right to terminate the agreement for material default.

He ordered Bombardier to take “all reasonable steps” to expedite the dispute process.

(“Reasonable steps” the jackass judge says? Bombardier BID on and faithfully swore to honour production commitments and schedules in that Contract to produce a certain number of transit vehicles to be built along a commonly used and standardized design. Yet Bombardier is years behind schedule in honouring its contract. They have only delivered approximately one third of the vehicles that they promised and this has had costly ripple effects. The federal LIE-berals have given repeated and generous grants to Bombardier over the years-grants that HAVE NOT speeded up production. In addition a number of the few vehicles actually delivered apparently have quality control issues that MUST be remedied thus producing MORE DELAYS.)

(Things are so bad that Toronto Transit Commission has attempted to SUE Bombardier for costs that TTC has incurred in trying to keep its older vehicles on the road instead of scrapping them in favour of NEW vehicles-the ones not being delivered by Bombardier! Federal LIE-berals -always seeking new voters to purchase in Quebec have quietly given TTC a pile of cash apparently in order to cover TTC costs due to Bombardier failures and to persuade TTC to drop the lawsuit. After all, LIE-berals do not want Bombardier to suffer financially even as Bombardier officials suck up HUGE grants from tax payers-a good portion of which goes directly into the pockets of senior Bombardier officers as bonuses! One assumes the bonuses were NOT for good performance? To make matters even more messy, Bombardier lawyers managed in include a group of clauses in the TTC contract that severely LIMITS the damages TTC may sue for if Bombardier fails to fully live up to its contract obligations- clauses which Silly Hall Hogs never noticed or worried about- in spite of Bombardier doing the same promise and delay crap previously in San Francisco! Its almost as if Bombardier EXPECTED not to honour the deal fully- till they were good and ready and TTC needs and schedules be damned!)

Metrolinx alleges that Bombardier has repeatedly failed to deliver a prototype vehicle on time for the scheduled 2021 opening of the $5.3-billion Eglinton Crosstown line.

(And the lack of prototype means MORE delays. Why did Bombardier BID on the contract if they don’t want to bother honouring it? Or is it all a ploy to gouge more grants out of tax payer pockets?)

(But now Boeing is making lawsuit noises alleging that Bombardier is benefitting from illegal govt subsidies that were banned under various free trade agreements and that means even MORE Trouble- at a time when Yankees are fighting with Canada due to our refusal to properly honour our commitment to NATO. Even worse, Our idiot Boy Justin is causing HUGE FRICTION between Canada and Yankees by letting any nameless/anonymous fool cross the border and set up here- with NO security checks! It did not escape the notice of FBI that Our idiot Boy posed last year for a `selfie` with a wanted terrorist who had simply wandered through oblivious Cdn security and put his arm around the shoulder of Our idiot Boy for a photo- then wandered off again! Nor has it been forgotten that FBI aid was critical in thwarting the 2 biggest terror attacks attempted in Canada in 2016-the Muslim effort to derail a Via train off Highland Creek Bridge and the Muslim radical who blew himself up in a taxi west of Toronto after being cornered by cops.)

The agency has also said Bombardier’s request for a court injunction to block the contract termination is a tactic to force months of litigation that would make it impossible for another supplier to provide the vehicles on time.

Bombardier has rejected Metrolinx’s allegations, saying it will deliver the vehicles on time by November 2018, well before the Eglinton Crosstown tracks are even built.

Hainey said Metrolinx provided no evidence that an alternative supplier could realistically deliver the rail cars by the required date.

(Oh that`s funny! Bombardier STALLS for several years and then whines that nobody else can do the job in the time remaining so Metrolinx is stuck!)

He agreed with Bombardier that there is a meaningful risk that the company will suffer “irreparable harm” if the contract for 182 rail cars is terminated, regardless of Bombardier’s ability to secure financial damages.

“The stigma resulting from a termination of the contract for material default would likely result in lost LRV/light rail vehicle business for Bombardier Transportation in the future,” he wrote in a 23-page ruling.

(Well yes judge- if you screw up a major public contract without having any valid excuse, then other potential customers WILL tend to think you are unreliable morons! But isn’t that just the label Bombardier has BOUGHT for itself?)

Hainey said the damages to Bombardier’s supply chain and the potential loss of some expert workers would harm its ability to start up again if the arbitration panel ultimately concludes that the manufacturer is not in material default.

(So the judge is apparently basing his choice on the need of LIE-berals to save the jobs of greedy screw ups- who vote LIE-beral?)

The judge refused to rule on Bombardier’s claim the notice of default was issued by an engineer who wasn’t impartial, saying that should be determined by the dispute panel.

Bombardier issued a statement saying: “We are eager to sit down with Metrolinx to find a clear path forward.”

(To this tax payer it seems the clear path forward is to BUILD THE DAMNED VEHICLES AS YOU PROMISED! And any future govt should be wary of giving Bombardier a single penny of new tax funding-Bombardier has disgraced itself!)

Metrolinx president and CEO John Jensen said: “We are reviewing the decision and identifying the best path forward. We will take the appropriate time to finalize details.”

(And how sad is it that I feel compelled to defend the civil service Hogs of Metrolinx against BIG Bombardier PIGS? I have written in the past of Metrolinx screw ups and greed and have advocated that since Ontari-owe public transit has been studied to death with NO money available to put any plan into action, there is now no longer any need for Metrolinx-so lets get the purchased but not delivered vehicles on the road and the kill off useless Metrolinx since even when they try to do things properly- like sue Bombardier-some un-elected and probably LIE-beral appointed judge ties their hands anyway! Kill Metrolinx and dispose of a layer of bureaucracy- and keep the savings to sue Bombardier!)

(And in the latest news- late Oct/2017- Bombardier has just announced that it will NOT meet the promised 2018 deadlines for production! And as an added bonus the not so clever Hogs who arranged the contract IGNORED various clauses THAT LIMIT the damages the city can sue Bombardier for! The city is SCREWED! And that precious reputation the LIE-beral judge was trying to protect? OH THAT IS GONE as Bombardier has behaved just as foolishly in its contract with San Fransisco!)
 
Cannuck
#70
Too long and boring to read
 
Jinentonix
#71
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Too long and boring to read

Yet you obviously read it, and the rest of them.
 
Cannuck
#72
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Yet you obviously read it, and the rest of them.

How so?
 
spilledthebeer
+2
#73
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

How so?

Poor Cannuck- and poor Johnny too- and Hoid as well- they read through my posts seeking any flaw in the argument- any hook by which they may hang me- and they fail so badly that their only recourse is a despairing whine: "too boring to read"! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Here is an article illustrating that LIE-berals are far more interested in fancy signs and labels than they are in actually fixing problems! With some comments of my own in brackets):

LEVY: City's homeless shelters to get pricey make over.

By Sue-Ann Levy. Published: March 4, 2018. Updated: March 4, 2018 12:49 PM EST

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ Toronto & GTA.

Related

The city's Streets to Homes Assessment and Referral Centre (SHARC) -- aka the 'Homeless Hilton -- on Peter St. The addition to the shelter system cost $11.5 million -- 100% over budget. Ernest Doroszuk, Toronto Sun

Just when I thought the city’s shelter brass couldn’t get more divorced from reality, emerges their “vision” for a homeless shelter make over.

The new Homeless Services Model — aka Shelter Utopia — was presented last week by a cast of bureaucrats from the city’s social development/housing portfolio and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), including two presenters for the city, Mary-Anne Bedard and Costanza Allevato, who each earned more than $150,000 in 2016.

(LIE-berals and their civil service union Hog allies are working hard to distract us from various LIE-beral failings! First they do NOT want to discuss the soaring numbers of illegals clogging our welfare system at the invitation of Our idiot Boy! Second they do not want to discuss the reality of mental health- that the great majority of crazy people being shot by cops have WALKED AWAY from treatment! Richard Kashcar- the guy who stole a snow plow and later ran over and killed a police sergeant is typical of the broken LIE-beral system! Kashcar HAD checked himself into a mental health facility as the voices in his head grew ever louder- and then got bored and wandered off- as he was legally allowed to do! Later that night he went to a homeless shelter but then wandered away again- BAREFOOT in the snow- till he found the plow! Until LIE-berals ORDER a more stringent definition of when a doctor can HOLD a patient due to them being a danger to themselves or others- these little LIE-beral mandated mental health disasters WILL CONTINUE!)

It isn’t enough that Mayor John Tory and council have already voted to spend $213-million over the next three years to create 880 more shelter beds — or nearly $243,000 per bed/cot — without really knowing whether this very expensive Band-Aid will be needed or who exactly is using Toronto’s shelters- I’m referring to the influx of refugees and people from outside of Toronto.

(The ugly reality is that LIE-berals and their civil service union Hog allies DO NOT WANT to tell us where the homeless come from! \they do not want to admit there is an entire sub economy of people who simply cannot afford Toronto rents and they certainly DO NOT want to talk about the swarms of illegals that LIE-berals are collecting in the same deranged fashion as the local crazy cat lady collects her strays! AND with no better plan than the cat lady how to manage all those strays either!)

Or that — as noted by Kira Heinick, of the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness — the homeless system is “very disorganized and scattered” with four intake systems in place that don’t talk to each other.

Surely to goodness, our homeless brass would want to correct that problem and possible duplication before embarking on a campaign to build more shelters and to give the whole system portfolio a makeover.

(UH- if govt is paying for this then shouldn’t govt GIVE ORDERS- cooperate or be cut off? Surely the least they can do is report when their beds are full? But they do NOT want to admit how often beds are left empty- we have had this argument before- Hogs are “empire building” and do not cooperate with non union people!)

As I reported last week, this new model will come with a pricey name change. Consulting firm Strategic Retreats has been hired for $60,000 to come up with name options, something social justice-like no doubt.

Allevato told the committee that in addition to the 21 potential shelter sites to be created throughout the city between 2018 and 2020, they intend to “change the public conversation about homelessness.”

For those often poorly informed neighbourhoods where city officials plunk new shelters without much warning or consultation — creating a crisis of the city’s own making — we heard that the homeless bureaucrats paid Public Progress- whose principal is long-time lobbyist Bruce Davis- a tidy $12,000 to engage the public to find out how to better engage the public.

(Govt is spending money to “change the public conversation about homeless”? Does this mean we should not be worried about bed bugs being left behind on public library chairs or other public spaces any more? Should not be worried about drug addicts and their discarded needles littering our streets and alleys? Should not be repulsed by public defecation? Should not be bothered by lines of pan handlers? Should not be worried about things like petty theft- and also not so petty theft from homes and businesses? What would govt tell that pet store owner who got driven out of business by persistent thieves in early 2018? Should we not be worried to let our kids walk freely near group homes containing who knows what manner of criminals because govt considers us guilty of invasion of privacy to even ASK who might be in there? Gee- $12 grand to find out what govt ALREADY KNOWS we don’t like because its been shouted at them in so many town hall meetings? What a BARGAIN!)

I kid you not.

The new shelter model itself, according to Bedard, will involve developing individualized service plans for each homeless client that are based on an assessment of their needs.

(Certainly an illegal who does not speak any English and lacks educational qualifications will require different handling than a drug addict; and the person in desperate need of mental health treatment that they will not be getting will need different handling again!)

(And it does not help that LIE-beral loving loonie leftist news media feel the need to provide grossly biased coverage! Media provided major coverage of some guy being arrested by cops in a subway station and whined over how the cops treated the poor homeless guy! Yet they did not mention that the guy had been at the station for hours- ramapging up and down talking to himself and scaring TTC customers- then demanding money and trying to grab purses and wallets- oh the horror that cops would be called for a public NUISANCE! Our homeless “crisia” has been made by LIE-berals who refuse to tend honestly to THEIR problems! )

She spoke of a new “wraparound system” in which clients are provided income, housing, social and health supports- the latter provided by the often dysfunctional LHINs. Employment supports were also mentioned, but that seemed to be an afterthought.

(Income for homeless? I thought welfare was only available for those who had an actual address- so what income will be provided? Unless of course we are referring to the illegals WHO ARE entitled to welfare until such time as they find a job, or have their refugee hearing concluded, or when HELL freezes over? And that IS the big problem- LIE-beral immigration policy that actually prefers unskilled people who cannot function here!)

(Ugly reality suggest that shameless vote buying LIE-berals will despair of ever dealing swiftly with the back log of illegals and simply grant a blanket amnesty to their “stray cat” collection- just in time for the 2019 election when the former illegals can pay back LIE-berals with votes! LIE-berals cling to power at ANY PRICE! After all- LIE-berals have already told us they see no reason why illegals should not be allowed to vote in the places where they “live”!)

Bedard also told the committee that at the five sites they intend to pilot with this model in the next year, the worker-client ratio will be 1 to 20, respectively, to ensure each client is provided “more intensive case management.”

(Would this “more intensive case management” be in response to a recent nasty news article illustrating that case workers basically DO NOTHING for clients?)

The actual shelters, she said, will be built using the latest in environmental design and green standards, will be “attractive,” will have health care and wellness rooms as well as single, double and quadruple occupancy for the homeless clients instead of dorm rooms.

(And what is a wellness room? Is it a costly place for addicts to shoot up in comfort maybe? A place that is easy to clean with no place for bed bugs to hide? Or is it a place with close proximity to safe rooms and doors with strong locks so crazy people can be closed away so they will not hurt staff or other inmates- until cops arrive to shoot them since there is no way in hell crazy folks are getting real treatment under LIE-beral govt?)

She told the committee’s councillors — most of them leftists and happy to spend, spend, spend — that once they find a location for a particular shelter and make nice-nice with the surrounding community, they’ll form “embrace” committees so that residents and shelter clients can hold hands and get along- the latter my words, not hers.

As she spoke of this new homeless utopia, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, namely the cost. Then Bedard slipped in the following: “The transformation will occur over time and will require some additional commitment of funds.”

No kidding. But of course they have no clue how much that “additional commitment” will be or how many more staff will be needed to get to the 1-20 worker to client ratio. When I asked Patricia Anderson, spokesman for the shelter, support and housing department, she said the per diem for the new shelter model will be $105 per client per day but was not able to provide much more information.

(So at $105 per day- a single homeless person will cost $38,325 per year- not including any court costs for various offenses like the loon recently arrested for harassing TTC customers at the subway! Not including medical costs for fentanyl over doses and syringes and such!

Of course, that doesn’t include all the capital expenditures to build these new utopian shelters. I’ll just mention one thought: The $11.5-million Homeless Hilton on Peter St. that went 100% over budget.

But in the end the real issue is why?

Yes, emergency shelters could be improved and, yes, the homeless people in them don’t get the necessary supports, including a hand-up to help find employment. I’ve heard horror story after horror story.

But these shelters are supposed to be a stop-gap measure only. Instead of making this transformation into the Second Coming, why not simply get the city’s shelter workers to do a better job of fulfilling their mission — that is, move clients towards independence?

But of course at City Hall, it’s far easier to reinvent the wheel.

Slevy at postmedia

(All this is to illustrate that Canada does things differently than other countries! We Cdns let our leaders collect illegals like crazy cat ladies rounding up strays- while over in Israel, their govt is giving away FREE MONEY to any illegal who voluntarily leaves the country! Illegals who refuse to leave Israel got shoved on a plane and sent away empty handed! Who votes for that policy to be adopted here too? Oh- wait- 80 percent of Cdns have ALREADY stated they want to see deportations of trespassers- starting NOW!)
 
Cannuck
#74
Too long and boring to read
 
captain morgan
+2
#75
An interesting read
 
JLM
+2
#76
It seems we have a literary critic on here who is an expert on what is too long and boring, what I find even MORE interesting is there are a bunch of us who obviously don't give a shit.
 
pgs
+1
#77
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

It seems we have a literary critic on here who is an expert on what is too long and boring, what I find even MORE interesting is there are a bunch of us who obviously don't give a shit.

I like beers current rants , he tends to recycle though .
 
petros
+2
#78
Those poor junkies. At least now they will have the opportunity to rest between their daily crime sprees to fund their $300 a day crack and heroin habits that are no fault of their own creation. Society made them stick needles in arms. They can't cope with the stress of global warming.
 
Johnnny
+2
#79
Is Kathleen Wynne donating the money from her tax return?
 
taxslave
+1
#80
Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Is Kathleen Wynne donating the money from her tax return?

DO purple pigs fly?
 
captain morgan
+1
#81
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Those poor junkies. At least now they will have the opportunity to rest between their daily crime sprees to fund their $300 a day crack and heroin habits that are no fault of their own creation. Society made them stick needles in arms. They can't cope with the stress of global warming.

Global warming sure has a lot to answer for, I mean more than just an ice free North pole since 2013 that is
 
spilledthebeer
#82
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Global warming sure has a lot to answer for, I mean more than just an ice free North pole since 2013 that is

Here is another article explaining how LIE-beral policy is failing across the board. With some comments of my own in brackets):

EDITORIAL: Toronto can't solve homeless crisis on its own

From Postmedia News. Published: January 6, 2018/ Updated: January 6, 2018 7:51 PM EST

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ Opinion/ Editorials

Toronto’s chronic inability to deal with its homeless problem isn’t just the result of administrative screw-ups at City Hall.

(OH REALLY? Toronto is most generous with offers to the homeless- with homeless people gravitating to rhe city for the better handouts! Toronto LIE-berals follow standard protocol- they BUY votes by hiring civil service union Hogs to “manage” the homeless “crisis” -meaning they make the “crisis” look as big and important and costly as possible so LIE-berals will have an excuse to dump even more money into the pot and BUY more votes! Shameless LIE-berals have given up hope of attracting enough Cdn homeless and are now encouraging illegals to come here from United States so the homeless crisis can be expanded and MORE Hogs be hire and more votes be bought in a frantic attempt to support the ever more unpopular LIE-beral cause! One employed Cdn in three works for govt and that is not enough to overcome the increasing HATE of the other two thirds!)

They were on display last week as city bureaucrats couldn’t provide correct information on which city shelters were full and which still had beds available in the middle of a bitter cold snap.

(City staff have LONG been in denial about the public interest in just how many beds are used on any given night- with staff adamant they WILL NOT keep such statistics! Poverty pimps WANT surplus beds at all shelters in order to “serve” the homeless better. On reason poverty pimps scorned the use of CNE buildings as emergency shelters- even though the buildings are sitting empty and unused is because they are not convenient for homeless people! You cannot panhandle on CNE grounds in winter because there is NOBODY there! A wise pan handler needs to get to the theatre or financial district- a long cold hike away from CNE grounds!)

(IN addition, an observant member of the public will note that homeless people NEED to get into populated areas in order to buy their drugs of choice and this is hard to do in deserted CNE territory! So homeless people need to move around for their quality of life and are often unable- too cold or too stoned or too drunk- to make the long trek to an isolated shelter at the CNE! Homeless people also like junk food as much as the rest of us and how will they buy their treats- with their panhandled cash if they are isolated at CNE? No, poverty pimps will insist that homeless NEED to be mobile for reasons the poverty pimps do not want to discuss!)

As a result, Mayor John Tory reversed course and agreed to opening up the city’s Moss Park Armoury as a winter respite centre, an idea he had rejected, based on the advice of city staff, just days before.

(Tory is a craven coward focussed entirely on getting re-elected and he has decided that sucking up to Muslims and Black Lives Matter bigots is good for him! Hence his enthusiasm for the Toronto “Sanctuary City” garbage policy and his unwillingness to explain WHY there has been a 30 percent jump in the number of people using homeless shelters this year. After all, the majority of Cdns are unhappy with Muslim immigration and are also hoping that the tens of thousands of illegals that have come here will be swiftly deported! While we call illegals “trespassers and gate crashers” , our LIE-beral overlords call them future LIE-beral party supporters! Tory and his ilk do not want to discuss how little real ability most of the illegals actually have to survive here without MASSIVE LIE-beral aid- hence there is NO talk of how many illegals are in the homeless shelters as it might lose votes for LIE-beral minded political twits!)

That said, Tory was correct in noting there are larger issues contributing to Toronto’s homelessness problem that the municipal government cannot solve on its own.

(Yes- the city has no control over immigration- not that they would change anything if they did have control- they just like having somebody else to blame when angry tax payers rage at them!)

First, there are 181,000 people on the waiting list for affordable housing in Toronto, which will never be addressed without intervention by the provincial and federal governments.

(Again, LIE-berals do not want to discuss how many of those seeking aid are people who should NOT have been allowed into Canada in the first place! LIE-berals routinely undo any legislation made by other parties that tightens immigration rules- with the current rules- under Our idiot Boy Justin now more lax than ever before! Nor do LIE-bera;s wish to discuss how badly our savings- such as they are- are being hit by LIE-beral meddling with interest rates! Our property taxes are set to go up 2.9 percent this year- without factoring in how much we will get hit by the increased market value of our homes- yet a sharp eyed shopper can get a maximum of about 0.8 percent interest on a bank savings account and MAY get as much as 1.4 percent on a bond- our money is DEVALUING as we speak- thanks to govt “inflation” and govt debts and govt meddling with interest rates! And yet they wonder why we wont save for our old age? HAHAHAHAHA!)

Second, many of the people in Toronto’s emergency shelter system are refugees, and yet Ottawa continues to set immigration policy in the absence of any meaningful input from Toronto’s municipal government.

(AS we have said- city leaders DO NOT want to provide input- they LIKE things as they are- except they want other levels of govt to gather money to be given- no strings attached- to city leaders- it’s a great deal- on set of leaders takes the hit for high taxes and another set of leaders gets to use the tax to buy vote for themselves! Is it any wonder that federal Hogs are not responding to Jackass Tory?)

This despite the fact the vast majority of refugees who come to Canada end up in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

(Federal politicians know that City of Toronto already gets TEN TIMES MORE in transfer payments from the province than other Ontari-owe municipalities can hope for! Toronto greed is a fiscal black hole that federal LIE-berals see NO reason to try to fill! NO politician will take that popularity hit by raising taxes so that another level of govt can go on a vote buying spending spree!)

Third, the hard core homeless living on Toronto’s streets cannot be legally compelled to come in from the cold, even when their lives are in danger.

(Ontari-owe LIE-berals have increased the education budget FIFTY percent FASTER than health care budget even as numbers of students drop and numbers of aged people seeking medical aid INCREASE! LIE-berals have made their choices regarding the best places to buy votes! And the crazy homeless types are not reliable LIE-beral supporters anyway so screw them!)

While this is done to protect their rights, the consequence is that no matter how many shelter beds the city provides, we will never get all of the hard core homeless into emergency shelters.

(Homeless shelters are a very last resort for many due to theft and violence and bedbugs etc.)

This leads us to the fourth and largest issue identified by Tory in his remarks last week in the middle of the homeless shelter controversy.

That is that mental illness is a huge problem when it comes to addressing the issue of homelessness effectively, and again, it’s one the city cannot solve on its own.

Ontario’s ongoing mental health crisis is the root cause of much of the homelessness we see on our streets.

(And LIE-beral refusal to deal with either the mentally ill or the loopholes in our immigration policy are at the heart of the homeless so called “crisis”!)

This will not change as long as treatment and community supports for the mentally ill and their families are lacking.

(WE START by getting rid of LIE-berals and their twisted set of values!)

Not only does this contribute to homelessness, it is also the root cause of many of the fatal confrontations between police and the mentally ill.

As retired Supreme Court judge Frank Iacobucci concluded in his review of Toronto police use of force guidelines in 2014: “The effective functioning of the mental health system is essential as a means of preventing people from finding themselves in crisis in the first place. There will not be great improvements in police encounters with people in crisis, without the participation of … municipal, provincial and federal governments because … they are part of the problem and need to be involved in the solution.”

Sadly, there will also not be great improvements in finding permanent housing for the mentally ill, until that happens.

(Our nation is stony broke- with an ongoing fight between LIE-berals and others regarding what to do with the last of our money- does it go to civil service union Hog pensions or to dealing with mentally ill people who need keepers for their own protection? LIE-berals have shown us THEIR priorities!)
 
Cannuck
#83
Too long and boring to read
 
JLM
#84
I see there is one poster on the forum who finds many posts "too long and boring" to read. I'm wondering if the real problem is there are too many big words he can't understand.
 
petros
#85
Clearly.
 
spilledthebeer
#86
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Clearly.


Here is an example of the poisoned version of democracy that civil service union Hogs want to ram down our throats.



And we all KNOW that NDPers are even more fond of unions than LIE-berals are! And NDP win means things will get even more one sided against ordinary people!



Our debts could soar at lightning speed under NDPers- that LUNATIC Horvath could make RAE DAYS LOOK LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS- considering how deep in debt LIE-beral Wynne-bag has already put us! With some comments of my own in brackets):

Unions fight Ontario rules on third party election ad spending

From Canadian Press. Published: January 23, 2018. Updated: January 23, 2018 1:37 PM EST

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ Ontario

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Unions fight Ontario rules on third party election ad spending

TORONTO — A coalition of Ontario unions that has spent millions on attack ads targeting Progressive Conservatives during past election campaigns is fighting a Liberal law that limits how much third parties can spend on election advertising.

The Working Families group has filed a constitutional challenge against Bill 2, alleging the law that took effect last year infringes on its rights to free expression and free association.

(Oh the irony- LIE-beral biters get bitten! For decades, LIE-berals have been engaged in a HUGE conflict of interest! For decades LIE-berals have benefiting from civil service union Hog votes- LIE-berals BUYING those votes with extravagant pay and solid gold pensions that are so rich that ordinary Cdns are not allowed- by LAW- to receive such rich benefits! And Hogs respond with ads attacking anybody who threatens their costly LIE-beral created gravy train set up!)

The group says the law effectively restricts how organizations and individuals can participate in the election process.

(Well YES! Bigot engaged in gross conflict of interest SHOULD NOT be permitted to engage in making hugely biased propaganda!)

Under the law, both political parties and the special interest groups known as third parties have caps on how much they can spend on political advertising during election campaigns and in the six months leading up to them.

It’s the first time third parties, who have exerted considerable influence in past elections, have spending limits.

(Yes- and for the first time LIE-berals are really afraid that Hogs will turn away and support NDP since the current generation of Hogs seems willing to forget the old NDP Bob Rae Ontari-owe disaster! There is even a fear that Hogs might turn to Green Party airheads since both NDP and Greens have said “Me Too” in response to LIE-beral style policy! A quick look at Green Party web site reveals that Greens have basically stolen much of the LIE-beral platform and not just taken policy from Our idiot Boy Justin- Greens have also recycled LIE-beral policy from the Pierre Trudeau era!)

A spokesman for the Ministry of the Attorney General says the government believes the rules comply with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

“The government’s objectives regarding pre-writ third party advertising rules were to level the playing field in election contests that now arise in a fixed election date environment, well in advance of formal election campaigns,” the spokesman said, noting that the rules also aim to ensure debate on key issues is not “unduly stifled.”

(HAHAHAHA!!!! LIE-berals want a level playing field? How is it that LIE-berals benefited for years from Hog support in exchange for gravy without complaint? If Conservatives had benefited from corporate CEO`s telling their employees to vote Conservative in exchange for a BIG raise in pay- LIE-berals would scream FOUL! And now LIE-berals are in desperate political trouble and they are terrified that Hogs will abandon them- and that LIE-beral fear seems justified as ETFO- the Elementary teachers union is throwing its support behind NDP! I guess NDP offered MORE GRAVY than LIE-berals?)

In its application to the court, Working Families said it wants the provisions related to third-party spending struck down.

(“Working Families” is such a nice, quaint sounding name for a bunch of rabidly gravy hunting civil service union Hogs!)

Its spokesman, Patrick Dillon, alleges the law unfairly targets such groups and restricts how they can bring issues before the public.

“The restrictions placed on groups like Working Families are designed to stifle free speech and participation at the most crucial time, during an election,” he said in a statement.

(What a pile of fresh, ripe, steaming, straight from the back of the Bull, organic fertilizer! Working Family Hogs want to STIFLE free speech so the only message the public gets is the UNION and LIE-beral version of truth and reality! Hogs are presenting a view of democracy that is a real as the crap that Soviet era Pravda used to spew at us! And LIE-berals are working hard to stifle ANY critic of LIE-beral policy by using their Islamophobia crap and Human Rights Kangaroo Court harassment to punish their critics!)

“We have a situation currently where the issue of the minimum wage is a concern to the labour movement,” he said. “Under the new law, if two labour groups raise this issue in support of a minimum wage increase, are they violating the rules? Does it mean we can’t share information? Does it mean that any money we spend on this issue is going to be counted as part of our limits? The way the current law is written raises serious concerns.”

(The major concern of the minimum wage to Hogs is THEIR NEED for steady inflation in our stagnant and grossly indebted economy! If there is inflation- or at least the ILLUSION of inflation- then it is easier for LIE-berals to “justify” giving Hogs MORE of those nice pay raises they ALWAYS DEMAND! Hogs currently hold hundreds of billions of dollars in LIE-beral pension IOU`s- money that LIE-berals promised in exchange for past Hog voting support- but we did not have the money then and we certainly do not have it now! Any effort to gouge such money out of our pockets will break our economy!)

(The public is very worried about the massive spree of looting and pillaging that LIE-berals will embark on if they win the June election- the spree that will BE ESSENTIAL if LIE-berals are to meet even a portion of their promises! So LIE-berals have acted to silence Hog advertisers and try to limit public anger at the gross conflict of interest that Hogs and LIE-berals have set up!)

(In addition- ALL democratic govts have come to the same conclusion- that any business that has a monopoly should be regulated more firmly than other types of business with multiple competitors! Thus the reluctant LIE-beral effort to silence Hog advertisers is not a restriction of free speech- rather it is a LONG OVERDUE defence of real democracy!)

(And what are we to make of the announcement by ETFO- the Elementary teachers union that they have chosen to thtow their support behind NDP! I guess NDPers offered more gravy than LIE-berals? And how many other union Hogs might be thinking of a similar desertion of LIE-berals in favour of NDP? This question keeps LIE-berals awake at night!)
 
JLM
#87
Likely a little less than the sum of the taxes I pay.
 
spilledthebeer
#88
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Likely a little less than the sum of the taxes I pay.




Here is an article for those who think Doug Ford is some sort of SINNER who needs to be shoved off the stage because he is not a perfect candidate for sainthood!

I was sitting there watching ther evening news and letting my sleepy mind drift a little after a busy day and some thoughts came to me. Firstly- I ask how big a sin it is that Doug Ford PAID OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET for 65 Conservative Party memberships? After all NOBODY was out of pocket except DOUG- to the tune of 65 memberships at $10 Cdn each- for a total of $650.00!

And then I started thinking back to the death of NDPer Jack Layton during which time the public sent in donations for a monument to our most famous socialist airhead- and of course the NDP got more funds than they needed from good union Hogs and simply diverted several hundred thousand dollars to other accounts- which happens to be ILLEGAL under Revenue Canada and Election Canada Law!

Note the discrepancy here- Ford is personally out of pocket $650 bucks- while Ndpers are screwing around with several hundred grand- which they SHOULD have declared and chose not to!

And what of the federal Ndp cousins under Tom Mulcaire- you remember him right? He was the leader whose party got caught MIS-USING A MILLION DOLLARS of our tax money on dis-allowed office expenses! Oh dear- that Ford boy is looking more and more like a bargain by the day! The guy is so cheap he finances HIS OWN little scandalous storms in a tea cup[ instead of hitting tax payers!

Then I thought of an old TVO/The Agenda show I saw at the tale end of the Chretien LIE-beral adscam theft of 3 billion dollars! The host Paikin had invited former LIE-beral finance minister John Manley on the show as well as LIE-beral finance minister and very lame duck former prime minister John Tuner- and they told a VERY FUNNY STORY about an early LIE-beral leadership convention!

The population of Brampton was growing rapidly with LOTS of Sikhs moving in and LIE-berals saw them as a source of new voters- to BUY- and major efforts were made by certain LIE-beral leadership candidates to sign them up- which ANNOYED some other LIE-berals who did not like seeing all these Johnny come lately types pushing in and beginning to dominate party politics! So a plan was hatched in preparation for the party leadership vote:

Somebody hired several large buses and made it known to the newly signed Sikhs they could have a free ride to party head quarters where the leadership vote was to be taken. The Sikhs- pleased and excited by this chance at full participation in Cdn democracy- jumped at the chance.

Three big buses fully packed with Sikhs arrived in the Ontari-owe Science Centre parking lot- well after dark - and well after Centre closing time on a cold winter night in February. The bus drivers expressed surprise at the lack of welcoming committee and they quickly explained to the Sikhs that they would go and seek aid- the drivers disappeared into the shadows and hopped into a waiting car- AND WENT HOME!

And there was Manley and Turner- guffawing in glee and speculating how long it took for the Sikhs to smell a LIE-beral RAT? As this was in the days BEFORE cell phones- the poor Sikhs no doubt had a miserable time of it while waiting for enough taxis to be summoned to haul them back to Brampton!

This cautionary tale is one of those banana peel jokes- you know it has to hurt but the wipeout is just so FUNNY! And yet......how FUNNY is it that the Sikhs paid out good money to join the LIE-beral Party in good faith and got screwed out of a chance to participate? How funny is that? And YOU KNOW those Sikhs did not get their membership money back either!

So here is a fun question- how big a heel does Ford look like- since he pays his own way- compared to his political competition who use other peoples money so carelessly?
 

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