“He passes her vehicle on the right before he stops and starts yelling at her --- probably not the first time he's opted to pass a car on the right. Respecting lanes is a two way street, and when cycling one can't expect to pick and choose when to be treated as a "vehicle" as desired. When a cyclist passes cars on the right to run a red, they shouldn't feel entitled to then take the full lane and hold up traffic afterwards.”
Barbism on Nov 1, 2013 at 17:51:31
“Good point. In addition, the Highway Traffic Act 140(6)/144(29) says that there is NO riding in crosswalks. You must walk your bike when crossing at a crosswalk.
When was the last time you saw a spandex warrior WALKING a bike through the crosswalk?? It's laughable.”
Mar 27, 2013 at 04:51:53
“From the CBC: "Hungary was Canada's biggest source of refugee applicants last year with 4,442 claimants — the majority of which are believed to be Roma, a stateless ethnic group. Almost all of the claims were rejected or abandoned."
From the CIA: "Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU five years later. In 2011, Hungary assumed the six-month rotating presidency of the EU for the first time."
...not sure exactly how you can be a legitimate refugee from a country that is President of the EU and a member of NATO, but OK.
Please notice that in the quote above CBC was calling Romas "a stateless ethnic group". People need to stop throwing around the word "racist" when they mean "ignorant", "bigoted" or "offensive" (in their view). Ethnic or religious groups are quite frequently not de facto racial groups. Just like how Hungarian fake refugee claimants cheapen the concept of "refugee", so does incorrectly applying the term "racist" cheapen racism.”
RachelliC on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:59:59
“Please do some research on what is happening to the Roma in Hungary. Here I'll help a bit (sorry it's from The Toronto Star but that was the first one on the long list in my search results):
“"Gypsies are not a race. They’re a shiftless group of hobos. They rob people blind. Their chief economy is theft and begging. For centuries these roving highway gangs have mocked the law and robbed their way across Europe."
Defend that please! The above comment reads more like hate, that is why people are referring to it as racism but I'm going to give you a chance to find the reasonable side in his comment.”
Mar 27, 2013 at 04:30:42
“"Hungary was Canada's biggest source of refugee applicants last year with 4,442 claimants — the majority of which are believed to be Roma, a stateless ethnic group. Almost all of the claims were rejected or abandoned."
"more than three-quarters of the nearly 3,000 Hungarian applicants arriving at Toronto's Pearson International Airport over a 10-month period last year came as a family."
From CIA world factbook:
"Hungary [...] for many centuries served as a bulwark against Ottoman Turkish expansion in Europe. [...] part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU five years later. In 2011, Hungary assumed the six-month rotating presidency of the EU for the first time."
...not sure what these 4,400+ people in 2011 alone were claiming to be refugees from exactly coming from a stable democracy that is a member of NATO. Anyone not seeing how this makes a joke of Canada's refugee system, and negatively impacts legitimate claimants is not paying attention.
Do some reading folks. There's a big world out there in serious financial troubles and with the pending collapse of the Canadian economy due to real estate shenanigans it's not the time to be taking in economic refugees from the rest of the world.”
bpavich on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:08:19
“Apparantly, the only qualified "immigrants" or/and temporary workers for Canada to prosper is from China, as they must speak Manadarin, work long hours, work for low wages and swear allegiance to Harpers Chinada......
ps I am a well travelled globetrotter, born in Toronto with EU roots
pss Many Canadians from Canada EMIGRATE to other countries(Dubai is hot) for real,good jobs as Harper's Chinada does not include unions”
Mar 26, 2013 at 21:11:16
“Very rich criticism of panda-ring to the Chinese from a party whose leader at the time famously said "For me, pepper, I put it on my plate." in response to the pepper spraying of protesters supporting the addition of a discussion on China's human rights violations to the APEC agenda in 1997.
I wonder how the NDP incarnation of Bob Rae felt about that... and where is he now?”
bpavich on Mar 26, 2013 at 22:05:52
“Very similiar to the Reform Harper turned CON hard to figure out which party he belongs to, I hear China has an opening for Harper in forked tongue strategy (poli sci Flanagan style)”
Mar 20, 2013 at 15:23:13
“Not true. An 800 square foot box in downtown Toronto costs $500k, and you can "buy" it with a 5% down payment at an interest rate of 2.89% Only problem is there's close to 60,000 new boxes in the pipe going into this year. It's not about feelings, it's about greed, naivety, and sketchy math. What are those boxes really worth? What were they worth in 2005? 2000? Hop in the DeLorean, Marty, because we're going back to the future --- the kids need help. How are the millennials whose jobs and savings are wiped out by this coming real estate crash ever going to be able to carry the financing on their parents' houses?”
Mar 20, 2013 at 15:09:47
“Hahaha... keep singing that tune. Too bad for people who weren't bright enough to sell a year ago and turn on-paper profits to real cash. Hope nobody was planning on being able to sell anytime in the next 10 years. Also feel sorry for those employed in the financial services, construction, natural resources development, or related industries. And for those with investment properties, have fun watching "assets" become "liabilities". This will be fun to watch. It's different here. Sure.”
Jason Dale Balcaen on Mar 20, 2013 at 23:49:37
TwoZeroOZ on Mar 20, 2013 at 19:16:41
“Where are the sources for all of your unusual assertions?
Also, even if someone sold their homes "a year ago and turn on-paper profits to real cash", what would they have done? Lived in a cardboard box until some uncertain housing decline?”
jensen1288 on Mar 20, 2013 at 15:22:41
“wow, you're very cynical. Do you hope for the worst and do you enjoy watching people suffer?
I dont suffer whatsoever if they're is a large correction. I've already made 30k selling another condo back in 2009 just after the recession hit. I'm not wetting my pants. ”
Mar 20, 2013 at 14:01:51
“Don't forget the cold weather, expensive food, expensive boozed, slow internet, expensive airfare, non-existent internet shopping, low salaries, sub-standard rationed healthcare, expensive insurance, low productivity, Quebec... am I forgetting something?”
Warpath2198 on Mar 20, 2013 at 15:02:40
“Oh I did not forget. I was looking at cell phone plans and prices in BC just the other day, I had to giggle as they are about 5 years behind the U.S. in pricing. The internet is also expensive and about 5 years behind, the prices in general are abysmal. Canadians always brag they are "thin" well I can see why lol. Hard to be fat when you can't afford to eat ehh?”
Jan 28, 2013 at 12:53:06
“How many of those are directly or indirectly paid from the public purse? The myth of the overtaxed industrialist tycoon and trickle-down economics is even less true in Canada than it is in the U.S. Take a look at the Ontario sunshine list --- a lot of these top earners are bureaucratic leeches.”
North of Toronto on Jan 28, 2013 at 17:02:36
“I took a look at the sunshine list. There may be 12 or so people who earn over $200,000, most of whom live in Toronto.”
“I really enjoy that owning a house is one of the "life progress" metrics used in this article. Seems to me in Toronto there are quite a few condo-owning millenials about to be hijacked by the real estate market.”
Nov 15, 2012 at 13:33:07
“This is going to be *hilarious* watching people find out they weren't climbing the property ladder, they were playing snakes and ladders. As long as responsible people don't have to pay for the eventual bailouts.
Oct 22, 2012 at 16:58:40
“This is hilarious that the headline has gotten all the anti-Harper in a froth over this. Read up clowns. This guy just wants to protect his monopoly --- amazing how easy it is to manipulate you with a headline.”
“This Crowley is a terrible person. How dare she introduces *facts* into a presidential debate. She should stick to reporting news and leave *facts* to the experts.”
voiceinthelight on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:53:23
“What? You have something against facts? I guess you're in that faction that believes facts only get in the way of a good political campaign. Personally, I like facts--from BOTH candidates. The more the sacts--most notablky the proveable ones, because one man's fact is another man's fiction--I'm given, the better I feel.”
casinolover91 on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:36:51
“Do away with the moderators in the debates. They are useless. They can't seem to stay out of it and many are very biased. That does not go well with the voters.”
vincents on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:34:31
“I hope that's your tongue one your cheek and not just your foot...”
realmichaud on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:34:03
“yep...and the republicans are pissed over it too...well good for them...I'm glad they are pissed”
Plasma002 on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:32:03
“Ummm, she has adMITTed that she was wrong...”
evnbiggermack on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:29:23
“She recanted after the debate”
ErinColleen2 on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:28:38
“Even Candy admits her "facts" were f-ed up!”
byaakovson on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:28:12
“Yes - we'd hate to have everyone know the truth and not swallow the kool-aid that GOPers and FOX News try to cram down people's throats! And as far as Candy Crowley - Do you know her? How do you know that she is a "Terrible Person"?! I guess it takes one to know one!”