Thunder Bay – Replacement Funding For Chill’s Home Field?

Something more on the embarrassing state of the city’s soccer fields covered in a previous post.

The Thunder Bay Chill is a professional soccer team (football to the purists) sooo that field would not likely qualify for the Feds nfrastructure funding…BUT

Remember back in January, our mayor mention the “replacement funding” formula used by the City of Moncton to fund its much larger and much cheaper event centre.  This could be a way our tunnel vision inflicted City Hall residents could fund their $120 million wet dream project.

This is a way that our city could get funding from the senior levels of government for improvements to the Thunder Bay Chill’s home field indirectly.  A money laundering scheme so to speak.

Now, all we need to do is find a project in Thunder Bay that would qualify for senior level of government funding that is not already funded by senior levels of government.

I am sure one exists….not sure where but there has to be one out there.

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The World – Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer

Makes me wonder about the people I see with their cellphone glued to the side of their head.

I believe that there is going to be a global brain cancer plague in the not too distant future.

Me?  I don’t have one. Never have and never will.

“Game-Changing” Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer

It’s the moment we’ve all been dreading. Initial findings from a massive federal study, released on Thursday, suggest that radio-frequency (RF) radiation, the type emitted by cellphones, can cause cancer.

The findings from a $25 million study, conducted over two and a half years by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), showed that male rats exposed to two types of RF radiation were significantly more likely than unexposed rats to develop a type of brain cancer called a glioma, and also had a higher chance of developing the rare, malignant form of tumor known as a schwannoma of the heart. The effect was not seen in females.

The radiation level the rats received was “not very different” from what humans are exposed to when they use cellphones, said Chris Portier, a former associate director of the NTP who commissioned the study.

As the intensity of the radiation increased, so did the incidence of cancer in the rats. (The highest radiation level was five to seven times as strong as what humans typically receive while using a phone.) Although ionizing radiation, which includes gamma rays and X-rays, is widely accepted as a carcinogen, the wireless industry has long noted that there is no known mechanism by which RF radiation causes cancer. The researchers wrote that the results “appear to support” the conclusion that RF radiation may indeed be carcinogenic. – Mother Jones

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The World – The Corbett Report – A Pair Of Videos

James Corbett and James Evan Pilato cover several interesting topics including the FBI and its top secret biometric database….So secret that people are not allowed to know the FBI has their biometric data. ….what would it mean if that database was hacked and tens of millions of peoples’ biometric data was stolen?  Is the RCMP thinking about creating such a database here in Canada?  Have they already created one?

The Saudis and 9/11…

James Corbett interviews Dr. Tim Anderson of the University of Sydney about his new book, “The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance.” An interesting talk debunking the myths surrounding the conflict in Syria that have been reported in the mainstream media over the past five years. Western government propaganda whose sole purpose was to overthrow the Assad government in Syria.

Notice that if news article is about a government that tows the western foreign policy line, especially the US foreign policy line, that government is referred to as a “regime”.

The present government of Turkey could be referred to as a regime but its not.  The present US government could be referred to as a regime but its not. The present Honduras government could be referred to as a regime but its not.  The government of Saudi Arabia could be referred to as a regime but its not.

They are all brutal governments that kill thousands of people every year.

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Thunder Bay – Sunday Bloody Sunday

Something happening down at the Lyceum building. Not sure what but that building is going downhill fast.
P1340858 P1340859 P1340860 P1340861 P1340863 P1340865These are photos of the Court Street hole taken today sans parked car.  Not sure if material was added when the cone was erected or not.  I wonder where all the water is going?

P1340877a P1340871a P1340875a P1340878aLooks like this construction sign is a little too close to the driveway. It has to hamper the vision of the driver when backing out.  The problem is REALLY obvious.  I mean REALLY, REALLY obvious!  Where are our City of Thunder Bay representatives on this construction site?

P1340910 P1340911 P1340912 P1340913 P1340914The City of Thunder Bay needs to tell contractors that attaching construction signs to hydro poles and trees is verboten. Not allowed.  Also stop sign and no parking signs  as well.

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taken August 13, 2015

There must be standards for erecting construction signs outlining where they are to be placed. (eg. Ontario Traffic Control Manual Book 7, Temporary Conditions)

I do not understand how a municipality can tender out road work to private contractors without referencing traffic control sign expectations to some sort of manual or specification.

Contractors cannot put construction signs anywhere they want. They can’t put a sign  in a location just because there happens to be a hydro pole there..or a stop sign or a tree.

Uniformity of traffic control signing across ALL road contracts is what we taxpayers should be demanding from the City of Thunder Bay Engineering Department. We are not getting that.

One the key factors to take in account when deciding where to place a construction sign is visibility. If the driver cannot see the sign, they will not be paying attention to it. Common sense, right?

Others factors that need to be taken into account are the distance from the work area and the offset distance from edge of pavement.  Too far away from the construction site is not good and too far off  the  side of the road is also not good.  That is why there are manuals/guidelines that contain all that information.

Its also extremely important that signs be taken down when there is no work taking place.  I keep trying to pound this point into someone’s head at City Hall but to no avail. Its like trying to get people to use the parking lots down at Prince Arthur’s Landing instead of parking on or around pedestrian cross-walks.  People just don’t care.

P1340915 P1340918 P1340920 P1340922 P1340924 P1340925and then there is the other Court Street hole…how is it doing?

P1340843 P1340844 P1340845 P1340847 P1340848not so good…

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Thunder Bay – A Priority Of One

Councillor says city’s soccer fields are embarrassing

A Thunder Bay city councillor says the city’s soccer fields are an embarrassment.

McKellar Coun. Paul Pugh on Friday said while he realizes Thunder Bay has other priorities it can’t ignore the state of its recreational facilities.

Pugh, a long-time season-ticket holder with the Thunder Bay Chill, said there’s no excuse why the Premier Development League team has been forced from its home at Chapples Park and now must play its home games on the artificial turf of Fort William Stadium.

And by no means is it the only field in rough shape, Pugh said.

“It is embarrassing,” he said. “We have a great sports community in this town … and the state of the soccer fields in this town is deplorable.” – Tbnewswatch

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I bet that improvements to the city’s soccer fields would quality as recreation projects under  revisions made to the New Building Canada Fund……hmmmmm……maybe not for the Chill though…professional athletes you see.

Yes, the City of Thunder Bay has “other priorities”….  but for some reason, only one is ever really promoted by the residents of City Hall and their media lackeys.  Sad.

A city that has such great need, will probably end up with nothing…again.

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Thunder Bay – Third Times The Charm

Update on Court Street Hole in previous post.   (hereherehere) .  The pictures are not that great because the new hole is under a car.

Repair done on Wednesday.  Repair failed by Saturday.

Hmmmmm…..Value for money?  I don’t see it.

Maybe we should hand this repair over to the private sector? At least a private contractor has to  guarantee the his/her work for more than three days.  Maybe Union Gas is available?  I understand they do good work.

The owner of this car must be very careful when he/she decides to move it.

P1340764aP1340763aP1340767aP1340762aP1340768a P1340762P1340770 P1340769well the next repair will be repair number three…..third time’s the charm?

How is the other Court Street hole doing? Not so good.

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The World – Super Virus Reaches US…Actually Its Not A Virus…Its Bacteria

You can worry about  climate change all you want.  Me?  I am going to worry about:

The Gary Franchi keeps calling this a virus but its a bacteria.  Viruses are not treated with antibiotics.  Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics.

Anyway, I would be ecstatic if the human race survived long enough to experience the environmental apocalypse  resulting from climate change.

Super non-resistant bacteria versus zika virus…which is getting more news coverage?  One can be treated by a vaccine and the other cannot.  Hmmmm…

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The World – US Military Industrial Complex Pushing The Large Military Build-ups Around The World

The US Military Industrial Complex pushing the large military build-ups around the world?

koolaidIn order to sell more weapons around the world , the US Defence Industry needs to give the countries around the world a reason to purchase more weaponry.  The reasons are Russia and China.

Lets hope that some accident does not happen that triggers a World War as the next World War will not end well for the residents of this planet….hmmmmm

Maybe removing a few hundred million living human beings  from the planet is the long term goal as well?

Military Industrial Complex makes trillions of dollars and we address that problem of climate change by decreasing the earth’s human population by several hundred million.  Win Win.

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The World – Frack On Baby, Deflation, Disappearing Jobs, Who Really Owns Your Money When Its In A Bank?

Max and Stacey discuss the illogical rise of global fracking. Fracking continues even though the people who live on the land do not want it. Fracking operations lose money, pollute ground water and cause earthqukes.

The Max and Rick Ackerman discuss how consumers living in a cashless world only have money to spend if the bank allows them to have money to spend.

Also, as minimum wages rise, businesses and corporations look for ways to cut costs….and guess how that is going to be done?  If you think that corporations such as Walmart and McDonalds are simply going to hand over some of their huge profit margin to their workers in higher wages, then you are ignorant.

Remember, we the consumers decide what kind of world we want to live in.

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Canada – Thousands of Canadian Jobs Are About To Disappear

Thousands of more jobs are about to disappear as fast food restaurants move to self-serve kiosks…..and Canadians are stupid enough to go along with it.

All this so the already-rich corporations can squeeze another few drops of profit out of the Canadian fast food consumers.

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