Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads?

The City of Brantford-Brant County boundary adjustment, hyped to the point that it makes The Second Coming look like chopped liver, was approved last December.   The Liberal government of Ontario, in its infinite pragmatism, gave the boundary adjustment “deal” its blessing.

If you’ve driven Brantford roads you’re probably thinking the The Second Coming may get the last laugh; it seems the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have already done a number on city roads.  But, hey the present rulers of the Pink Palace don’t appear to understand the priority of basic responsibilities of its cities.

In a series of posts let’s take a closer look at the maintenance of roads.

Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Will Brantford’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix Wayne Gretzky Parkway?

 

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Social engineers love a parade

In an attempt to advance their so-called progressive agenda, social engineers love to use a carnival-like facade replete with political class characters competing for the role of ringmaster.


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Surprise, surprise, surprise, part 2

Hey, what about the Mohawk Lake clean up
our pet, ahem, L-E-G-A-C-Y project we can’t forsake?

Canadians will handout 2M if Brantford folk
pony up 5M.

Wait a minute, we haven’t paid back the $18M
debenture for the Greenwich-Mohawk clean up.

Ditto for the $5M Sydenham-Pearl clean up.

There you go again with details.  What’s another $5M
when the people tell us that’s what will
pull the city up.

What people?

You know—the PEOPLE.

How many people?

I don’t know.

All we have to say is the P-E-O-P-L-E.

The PEOPLE already pay for the care of the
Grand River basin waters through the
Grand River Conservation Authority,
don’t you know?

Shh, the feds may not dole if we bring up
the GRCA’s role.


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Newstainment media’s & political class’ plot thickens (again): obstruction of justice

Don’t look now, but there’s …

The if-you-don’t-get-upset-about-this-there’s-something-wrong-with-you look and the world-is-about-to-end voice intoning the most shocking words to traverse one’s cochlea—”O-B-S-T-R-U-C-T-I-O-N O-F J-U-S-T-I-C-E.”

(Director’s note:  make audience shiver like Sam the Snowman does in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer when he recounts the big snow storms.)

“Ooo, what has President Trump done now?  Ooo, the White House is in chaos.  Ooo, the Trump agenda is stalled.  Ooo, the administration is in free fall.  Ooo, Trump’s not qualified to be president.  Ooo, why does he keep tweeting.  Ooo, Trump doesn’t understand how things are done in government.”

Where were the theatrics of exasperation when President Obama was in the Oval Office?  At least seven times the chorus of concern should have been struck up.

  1. The George Zimmerman Prosecution
  2. Protecting The New Black Panthers
  3. The Firing Of AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin
  4. Obama’s Interference In Navy Court-Martials
  5. Operation Fast and Furious & Death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
  6. Secretary Clinton’s Obstruction
  7. The Michael Brown Case

http://www.dailywire.com/news/17482/7-times-obama-administration-obstructed-justice-ben-shapiro

But, no.  The newstainment media and political class yawned on cue, of course.

 

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NAFTA redo: first, drug free cattle & …

If dairy is on the table (along with other foodstuffs), the NAFTA players need a level playing field.  That means no drugs at source, e.g., drug free cattle.

Canadians (and some Americans) like to chastise US farmers for the drugs found in US cows.  “The (Canadian) public milk supply is now in danger of being mixed with and contaminated by American milk from cows injected with the genetically engineered recombinant bovine growth hormone rBGH (a carcinogen).”

“… we allow (US) dairy corporations to give hormones to cattle that cause them to produce more milk.”

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2017/05/01/no-to-mixing-american-and-canadian-milk

This drug is banned in Canada and a host of other countries.

However, Canadians (and Americans) are apparently not too bent out of shape that another growth promoting drugractopamine is found in beef, pork and poultry.  It’s used to make animals gain weight without increasing the amount of food they eat.

http://fortune.com/2015/02/13/beef-cattle-growth-drug-safety-merck/

The pork part of the equation is changing through market pressure.

“That’s (China’s growing demand for pork) a bonanza for Canadian farmers, who have almost completely removed the growth drug ractopamine from their pigs’ diet – largely because it is banned in China (the 160th country to do so), which consumes half the world’s pork.”

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/canada-beats-us-in-pork-sales-to-china-feet-elbows-and-all/article35200728/

Health Canada and the FDA brought in restrictions in December ’16 to make farmers use of antibiotics for disease prevention not growth promotion.  As the link below states, farmers now need a prescription for “disease prevention.”  However, they can circumvent the need for a script by importing the drug from a veterinarian or medical professional.  This loophole means the new laws may actually increase the use of antibiotics or similar drugs.

Meat in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance

If a market speaks loudly and in enough numbers, suppliers and governments listen, sometimes.  Canadians and Americans should let their local supermarket and representatives know that drug-laden foodstuffs will be left on the shelf.

 

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