Tuesday, August 31, 2004
You’d have to be an idiot to not think Jakobek is as guilty as sin.
TOM JAKOBEK has some explaining to do. The former city budget chief swore in an affidavit he used money from his millionaire father-in-law, not MFP salesman Dash Domi, to pay off $21,000 in American Express bills.
Thing is, I wonder if police will ever lay formal charges against him.
Monday, August 30, 2004
I’m against the DP for kids - it’s stories like the latter that make the world worry about Iran and its nuke intentions.
Amnesty International today (24 August 2004) expressed its outrage at the reported execution of a girl believed to be 16 years old for “acts incompatible with chastity”. Ateqeh Rajabi was reportedly publicly hanged on a street in the city centre of Neka, northern Iran, on 15 August 2004.
Sunday, August 29, 2004
Since we can’t ban the owners, we’re going to have to ban the breed. If not everywhere, then in the city.
Blood stains marked a laneway and parking lot, and a mattress splattered in blood was propped up behind an apartment building yesterday afternoon, hours after a pit bull attack sent a 25-year-old man to hospital with extensive leg, back and arm wounds.
Saturday, August 28, 2004
Yet another call to scrap the useless registry.
THERE’S ONE more lesson to be learned from this week’s hostage-taking at Union Station, and it concerns the dismal failure of the federal gun registry.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Female Muslims aren’t the only ones worried about a parallel Sharia system in Ontario - Jonas is too.
Imagine Stubby’s or the Calabrian godfather’s verdict enforced by the sheriff’s office. That’s sharia in Ontario as envisaged by its proponents. No wonder feminists worry. I’m hardly a feminist, but I worry myself.
Like I’ve said before, political correctness will be the end of Canada as we know it.
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS aside, it’s incredible and outrageous that Premier Dalton McGuinty is apparently willing to have Sharia law resolve domestic disputes in Ontario’s Muslim community.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
The Toronto Police Force is doing very good work lately.
A gunman was shot dead by a police sniper and his female hostage freed after a rush-hour standoff outside of Union Station on Front St. this morning.
The question all you Liberal voters need to ask, again, is, was the gunman’s gun registered?
Boy, capital punishment can be very efficient.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Mark says the USA could work with a broken up Canada. I often wonder what this country will be like in 50 years.
What did you make of that poll showing 40% of Canadian teens regard America as “evil”? A little statistical oversampling of various Khadr nephews and nieces in southern Ontario perhaps?
Some amazing photos from the frontlines.
Some Bush supporters are really young.
One of the most popular items people like to send us are photos of their babies out supporting the President. We thought we would share a few with you.
Monday, August 23, 2004
It’s so much easier when English is your native tongue.
More proof dumping Fantino was more a left wing snub than anything else.
Uniform police officers, including Chief Fantino, were alerted by the public to this man’s behaviour.
When the officers went to arrest him, a struggle ensued and he fled. He was caught after a short foot pursuit and began to struggle with the officers. Members of the public joined in and assisted in subduing the man.
Sunday, August 22, 2004
The CN tower still dominates our skyline.
via Ground Glass
Saturday, August 21, 2004
It’s a miracle anything gets done around Toronto, what with all the levels of government bureaucracy and interference. Take this story, for example.
Twenty years ago, local politicians decided to build a road to relieve downtown traffic congestion.
I suppose the daycare industry is cheering about this.
Children who attend daycare or other preschool programs seem to have a sharply lower risk of developing Hodgkin’s disease, a common childhood cancer, according to a new study.
So let me get this straight: your child getting a new disease every week, before he even hits public school, is good for his health. Can’t get more oxymoronic than that.
An excellent website for anyone considering daycare or anyone in the minority that needs affirmation of their decision to “sacrifice” and raise their children themselves.
Everyone knows it’s true… but almost everyone’s afraid to say it: Daycare institutions don’t care about or love your child like you do.
For years, many experts have been warning us about the detrimental consequences for children placed in day care.
This website contains an extensive index of their publications on this topic.
From that site comes another great link spelling out the dangers to society of widespread daycare.
Hattip: Jared Schwartz
Friday, August 20, 2004
What? The Star supporting incineration? Why, that’s practicality and common sense over its usual socialist ideology. What’s going on at 1 Yonge?
But recycling and composting have their limits. Incineration should also be considered. Anti-pollution technologies have made this a far cleaner option than in the past. A Brampton incinerator disposes of 60 per cent of Peel Region’s residential garbage and, in the process, generates enough electricity to power 6,000 homes. Toronto generates too much trash to eliminate with one incinerator. But such an operation would, at least, reduce this city’s dependence on Michigan’s dwindling goodwill.
More by Sue Anne Levy on the sewer that is downtown Toronto, from the perspective of a beat cop.
TORONTO POLICE Constable Mike Case is fed up with city officials “bending over backwards” to look after the homeless.
A wonderful thank you note to a soldier’s wife. I should cc. it to the many Canadian soldiers’ wives that are similarly sacrificing, albeit at a more impoverished rate.
(This is a letter I wrote to the newsletter of an Army unit called The Strykers, stationed in Iraq out of Ft. Lewis, Wash. The editor asked me what I would say to make the wives feel appreciated while their husbands are in Iraq. This is what I wrote to one soldier’s wife.)
Thursday, August 19, 2004
Here is one growth industry in Toronto:
...and here’s another.
The city used to cut the field a couple of times a year, said Gunzel’s father, Alfred Gebert. That kept the weeds down, but it hasn’t been cut at all in at least two years, despite complaints from residents.
“We are as much part of this city as anybody else. We have as much right to be respected,” says Dale, the 18-year-old self-proclaimed “Mayor of Shantytown.”
Toronto is world class alright. It’s turning into a world class dump.
Speaking of dumps, we may need one again.I wonder if socialists will ever be booted out of City Hall? It seems conservatives just don’t participate in local democracy.
More proof that medical science is shaping the abortion debate more than any Canadian politician: it’s getting harder and harder to argue that life does not begin at conception.
Madeline Mann once weighed less than a can of pop as the tiniest surviving newborn known to medicine. Next week, she enters high school as an honour student who plays violin and likes to Rollerblade.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Sad when we have to go back 45 years or so to recall the building of some of the most useful roads today in Toronto.
IT WAS on this day in 1959 that the newly completed Bayview Extension opened to traffic. Built at a cost of $3.2 million, the 5.1 km highway was described in the newspapers of the day as running from nowhere to nowhere, dumping traffic into busy intersections, i.e. Moore and Bayview avenues at the north end and Gerrard and River at the south.
Now if they would just link the extension to the Leslie St. stump at Eglinton. Ya, dream on.
Once more, a Sun letter writer provides my view of photo radar and red light cameras.
ARE THE proposed red-light cameras a cash grab? Absolutely. Should they be installed at as many high-volume intersections as possible? Absolutely. Red-light runners are, for the most part, habitual. Keep taking their money and they will start to think about what they are doing. Is photo radar a cash grab? Absolutely. Should it be implemented just as it was all those years ago? Absolutely not. People driving at 120 kph are not the problem. Morons weaving in and out of traffic at 120 are. Raise the limit and we may see a significant drop in these kinds of accidents. Oh, there will always be idiots out there, but we can’t help that now, can we? Hell, we keep re-electing some of them.
(We couldn’t agree more)
The best way to make sure your kids are safe in the day may be to look after them yourself, but it’s good to see the day care centers are so worried.
When Dale Shipley, director of Ryerson University’s early- childhood education centre, decided to cancel field trips two months ago for her charges, half of the centre’s parents were furious.
Good to see there is 1 adult for almost every 2.5 children.
For every 10 children that the daycare looks after, there must be at least four adults for supervision if the children are leaving the grounds.
It’s no wonder the day care business needs so much government money.
In a perverse way, I’d rather pay mothers to stay at home and look after their kids, even welfare moms. Seems to be the lesser of two evils.