Has the dust from the municipal election settled?

That depends on how responsible a voter you were.

Did you vote?  Did you vote for a new candidate where the incumbent had served three terms or more?  Did the need for change compel you to vote for BOTH a new mayor and (a) new councillor(s)?  Was your vote based on the abilities and convictions of the candidate?  Was your vote NOT based on name recognition?

If you answered yes to all the above, congratulations!  You’re a smart voter.  If for you the opposite is true, you have a bit of time because Ontario is in its infancy.

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Why hate?

Dr. Micheal Savage prescient work:  Stop Mass Hysteria gives us an understanding of just what is going on.  Here’s how he starts:

“Hatred is the air.  We are living in the age of hate, in which mental pollution is worse than air pollution.  The most  accessible and comprehensive of all unifying agents, hatred is spreading like a virus into-all-to willing hosts.  It unifies knee-jerk liberals, no matter what their other influences.  Hatred of conservatives, Trump, and his voters is just one of many cases of mass hysteria infecting American society today, but it is likely the most destructive.”

An equally good read is Trump’s War.  It explains who and what Mr. Trump has taken on and why people try to undermine his presidency at every turn.  And why his name comes up, often before the perpetrator(s), when crimes are committed, when crimes are attempted and when pseudo crimes are committed.

Here are two excerpts:

“But despite everything we’re up against—the most propagandist media in world history, far left radicals who have taken complete control of the Democractic Party, the “progressive” brown shirts who increasingly act like Hitler’s SA in fomenting violent rebellion in our streets, the traitors among our own ranks—we’ve won some victories.”

“But it’s a sign Trump and his supporters are going to have to be vigilant. We’re going to have to watch these snakes every minute for four to eight long years because they’ve already shown whose side they’re on—their own.

In addition to the liberals, the neocons, the war profiteers, the corporate lobbyists, the evil of the place itself. Donald Trump must fight what, again, might be the most formidable enemy he faces: temptation. The temptation to be assimilated into the Washington swamp, instead of draining it, is powerful.”

 

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Abusive patients: think about where accountability really lies

Think about the side-effects of pharmaceuticals, especially those that block dopamine.

Think about the effects of hallway healthcare on a patient’s psyche.

Think about the healthcare professionals who lack empathy.

Think about the workload of healthcare professionals.

Think about the shortage of therapists, personal service workers, nurses and physicians.

Think about the bumping of patients.

Think about wait times.

Think about the number of times hospital patients are moved.

Think about the all news channels that have become a fixture of “health” facilities:  hospitals, clinics and medical offices.

Think …

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http://www.cmaj.ca/content/188/11/E241

 

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 9

Happy voting day!

Before you drive to a polling station in Brantford, Ontario we suggest you eat an hour or more before you venture out.  Driving Brantford roads can induce motion sickness.

Colborne St., East, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight

Colborne St., East, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight

Colborne St., East, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight

 

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 8

When you go to the polling station tomorrow you may find a skill-testing question on the ballot to ensure you, as a voter, are of sound mind and issues aware.  It’s rumoured the question on Brantford, Ontario ballots will ask:  how many cracks are there in the pavement on Dalhousie St?

Here’s some help to get you started:

Dalhousie Street, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Dalhousie St., Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight

 

The following section adjacent to Harmony Square was resurfaced not that long ago.  Note the cracks.  This begs the question:  was subpar asphalt used here?

Dalhousie St., Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight

 

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 7

Yes, some resurfacing of Wayne Gretzky Parkway in Brantford, Ontario was done last summer.  Was up to par asphalt used to ensure a long-lasting job?

Unfortunately, sections were missed:

Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

 

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 6

The list of arterials in Brantford, Ontario that need TLC continues.

Colborne Street, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Why is there taxpayers’ time and money to add an addition to the Brantford Public Library, but no taxpayers’ time and money to maintain the pavement outside the library’s main entrance?

Colborne Street, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Colborne Street, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Colborne Street, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

 

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 5

West Street, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

West Street, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Have you driven West Street in Brantford, Ontario?

If your vehicle’s suspension needs a workout, this is a good choice.

West Street, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

West Street, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

 

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Municipal election primer: pumping capacity or another Taj Mahal

Water Operations, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Why was there taxpayers’ time and money to build a Taj Mahal to the water gods in Brantford, Ontario.  But no taxpayers’ time and money to monitor the pumping capacity of the city’s sewage system (until 2017)?

Water Operations, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

 

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Municipal election primer: Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 4

Here’s another arterial road that is on the laundry list of roads in Brantford, Ontario that require TLC.

Brant Ave., Brantford, Ontario

If it ever gets redone, will subpar asphalt be used for a quick (but not lasting) fix?

 

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