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Thunder Bay - Sucking All The Oxygen Out Of City Budgets

Thunder Bay – Sucking All The Oxygen Out Of City Budgets

Friday News Dump – Releasing bad news or documents on a Friday afternoon in an attempt to avoid media scrutiny. – Politicaldictionary.com And the Friday before a long weekend is the ultimate Friday News Dump.  Releasing the following budget statement on the Saturday of the Labour Day weekend…well that is just plain devious. No television news […]

Thunder Bay - Home of the "Big Bite" Shit Sandwich

Thunder Bay – Home of the “Big Bite” Shit Sandwich

These new bus shelters nave five sections of glass. This one had three of the five broken within a few days of installation. April 14, 2014 is when I posted a few pics of the shelter. Nothing has changed other than they cleaned up the mess left by the contractor. The fist sized pieces of […]

Thunder Bay - Visitors In Our Own House

Thunder Bay – Visitors In Our Own House

I think that you can use our existing private partnership megaproject to take a look into the future of the proposed $100 million Event Centre and Convention-Related Space. My daily sauntering through the fully taxpayer funded $60 million plus Prince Arthur’s Landing has provided me with an understanding how these partnerships work. The taxpayers build […]

Thunder Bay - Cyclists....The Good, The Bad and The Gutless

Thunder Bay – Cyclists….The Good, The Bad and The Gutless

You CAN ride your bike on the street and not die. People do it everyday. I have seen it…with my own eyes! He can ride his bike on the street. He did not die. And she can ride her bike on the street. She did not die.   And he can ride his bike on […]

Thunder Bay - Free Television....Yes FREE Television

Thunder Bay – Free Television….Yes FREE Television

Buy a simply hd tv antennae and get high definition television (CTV and Global) for free Free….it does not get any cheaper than that. Update: I failed to mention that you do need to have a high definition television set to use an antenna to get a high definition signal over the air also any antenna will work […]

The World – The Covert Origin of ISIS

What do Saddam Hussein, the Taliban, and ISIS all have in common…. I think Panama’s Manuel Noriega can also be added to the list of American tools that outlived their usefulness. Once a tool loses its usefulness, the US gets rid of it.  

Canada - Why You Feel Like You Are Never Getting Ahead

Canada – Why You Feel Like You Are Never Getting Ahead

Lets do the math… Length – 30 years (1981 – 2011) Difference in Average Hourly Wage – $23.93 -$20.62 = $3.31 Average Annual Hourly Wage Increase – $3.31/30 = $0.11 Average Annual Wage Increase – 0.5% Average Annual Rate of Inflation- 2.97% ( Bank of Canada). I believe,  it is actually higher than that. So, […]

Thunder Bay _ McIntyre Street Woes Continue

Thunder Bay _ McIntyre Street Woes Continue

The suffering of McIntyre residents continues….I am sure there are other streets in the city suffering as well. Residents forced to construct their own ramps do they can use their driveways. Edge of asphalt breaking off because of loss of supporting material. Eat my dust…this car was going so slow, a person could walk along […]

Thunder Bay - Dog Bites Man

Thunder Bay – Dog Bites Man

“The major item was safety in the city and keeping students safe that are coming down from northern communities for school. That was a hot topic; and just what’s going on in the city crime-wise and working together to find solutions to make this city safer for everyone.” Why is this news?  Isn’t keeping ALL […]

The World – MH17- What We Know So Far

OK, here is the definitive report on Flight MH17. Remember? The airliner that was shot down by someone in eastern Ukraine? The incident that was immediately blamed on Russia? The huge news item that has mysteriously disappeared from the western media’s radar? Why? Take a look as James Corbett goes over the timeline of the […]