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Transit Problems in the GTA

Transit problems in the GTA need political courage

My answer to the transit problems in the GTA The recent discussion around “revenue tools” to fund transit in the GTA (mostly the 416), is absolutely necessary, and the people of Toronto and the greater Toronto area need to understand that this infrastructure has been ignored for too long. With the exception of minor tweaking …

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A 150 year old Abraham Lincoln quote that is more true today than when written.

The world is a worse place than when Honest Abe wrote this piece.  In this writer’s opinion, as a species, and a society we have not progressed since the 1860’s. In fact we’ve failed. There is more war, hatred, apathy, than Mr. Lincoln dealt with, not to mention what “we” have done to mother earth in that …

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They called it Fraud Theory or “Imposter Syndrome” when I was in school… #in

From the Business Insider the article below posits that every “healthy” CEO has some level of insecurity.  It’s only a total megalomaniac that has no doubts about his or her ability to perform in a demanding role.  ??A certain overly coiffed, ex-presidential candidate comes to mind… INSTANT MBA: Good CEOs Are Insecure And Know It Today’s advice comes …

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Canadian Census is lame. What a wasted opportunity! #Canadiancensus

As a businessperson, I resent that the census I filled out does NOTHING more than tell the government that I am 51 years of age, speak English and a bit of French and was once married, and I Vance Mcdonald Jersey live where I do.  That’s it. I totally resent that the government cares more …

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Wise words from Martin Luther King Jr. that we should heed at this time…

“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can …

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We’re going toward another recession if gas prices don’t reverse the trend

The big news today is gas prices hitting record highs in Toronto and elsewhere.  US prices are approaching five dollars a gallon, which is an important psychological barrier.  In Canada we are seeing (gasp) $1.40 per litre (mini gallons for my american friends). Some time ago I recommended reading Jeff Rubin’s book “Why Your World is …

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Finally a 45 Caliber symbol for our kids to look up to (?)

Utah now has  a state firearm! It is admittedly none of my business… but despite the 100th anniversary of the US Military adopting this gun – the Browning M1911  – as its standard issue sidearm, it’s just not the signal to send our young people. Have you seen the games our young people play?  They almost all involve …

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