HOV Update

August 3, 2015 at 2:34 am (Uncategorized)

The Pan-AM games are over, but the Para Pan-Am games are about to begin. On the Don Valley Parkway, the HOV lanes are now for 2 people per car. Doesn’t help me much, but I have some time off of work right now anyway.

The police announced a few days back that they had handed out over 1,700 tickets to drivers in HOV lanes with less than the required numbers. At $500 a ticket that’s $850,000. Hmm, probably just about covers the police over time.

Call me cynical.

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Canadian Federal Election: There is No God

August 3, 2015 at 2:29 am (Uncategorized)

Fundamentally, it makes no difference who wins, but elections are hard to ignore. Sunday morning, Canadian PM Steven Harper called for the federal election campaign to officially begin. 78 days. 11 weeks. That’s more than twice the usual length.

So, the rest of the summer is taken up with attack ads, propaganda, and people knocking on my door trying to get me to vote for a system I despise. Then it kicks into high gear in September and October. There is no God.

Course, I suppose it could be worse. The U.S. seems to have an endless election cycle. This week’s Republican debate for an election that 15 months away. <sigh>

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