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Canada – Sortition – Maybe Its Time Has Come

Sortition: the use of random selection to populate a legislative assembly. (parliament, congress) If its a good enough system to choose a group of people that may decide if someone should spend the rest of his/her life in prison, then why could a random system of selecting a government not work?  Would it not be […]

Canada – Your Government At Work – Phoenix Pay System To Cost Billions

Fixing Phoenix to cost billions, take five years to fix, report says The problem-plagued Phoenix payroll system has already cost the federal government more than $1 billion and could require an additional $500 million a year until it is fixed, based on the government’s latest estimate made public Friday. The majority of future spending is being described […]

Thunder Bay - Friday

Thunder Bay – Friday

Rain and a lot of wind. Click on any image to enlarge The 101 year old former church that was located at the corner of Cornwall and Secord Streets is no longer. The building was on the city’s heritage register, but the local committee that oversees those designations still recommended its demolition due to the […]

Thunder Bay - Thursday

Thunder Bay – Thursday

click on any image to enlarge This 111 year old church is coming down today. Too bad.  Another piece of our history disappears. The former manse was already a pile of rubble when I walked by.  The contractor was waiting for another company to remove the steeple. The church should be rubble by the end […]

Canada – Trudeau Caught Up In Own Web Of Social Justice

Trudeau has to say something about groping accusation. Yet what can he say? The prime minister would appear to have some explaining to do. He has to say something, and he has to say it himself — he can’t just leave it to his media relations people. Yet what can he say? If he says […]

Thunder Bay - Wednesday

Thunder Bay – Wednesday

Still not repaired. Will it get done before summer is over? Another Thunder Bay zero riding his bicycle on the sidewalk.  The worst thing is that they don’t warn you when they come up from behind.  That is because these Thunder Bay zeros are also inconsiderate assholes. OK..what’s under the cone?  The cone that has […]

Thunder Bay - More Pelican Photos

Thunder Bay – More Pelican Photos

Noticed this lone pelican swimming around in search of food. I keep trying to get a close photo of birds but they are very wary of people. Don’t blame them. Click on any image to enlarge. Swims around with face pointed down in the water. Whe something is caught, the bird slowly lifts the bill […]

Canada – Your Tax Dollars At Work – Taxpayers Are Not Corporate ATMs

Federal government quietly writes off loan — but won’t reveal sum or say who got it The loan written off in March likely was to auto sector, but Liberal government refuses to disclose details The Liberal government appears to have written off a taxpayer loan to the auto industry in March, but is refusing to […]

Thunder Bay - Tuesday

Thunder Bay – Tuesday

click on any image to enlarge Tree trimming operation taking place.  Don’t think that they are cutting the trees down. I will have to see if they come back. If you want to save an ash tree around your home, July is the month that the trees are vaccinated.  Depending on the size of the […]

Thunder Bay – If Ottawa And/Or Queens Park Will Pay For It, Its A Priority For Us

Chapples Park indoor turf centre takes priority over event centre The city has narrowed its focus to a nearly $30 million indoor turf complex as the priority for a new major recreational centre, effectively placing the event centre on the backburner. Thunder Bay city council on Monday night received an update on the proposed Chapples […]