Regarding how unsafe the roads are due to the plague of distracted/impaired motorists and lack of bicycle infrastructure

Yes, it’s been a good length of time since the last post I wrote… This time it is about the sheer number of impaired, distracted motorists. When I mean impaired, that includes intoxication by means of prescription medications (drowsiness), recreational use of drugs or narcotics, alcohol AND mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, etc.).

Those distract our attention, lead to a big number of accidents, collisions, serious/severe injuries, deaths/fatalities and disasters. Statistics do NOT lie. Vulnerable road users are common victims of these atrosities, which shouldn’t be happening at all. Where the fuck has vision zero gone to? What is happening and/or being done about these road deaths and violent happenings? Nothing it seems.

As for the motorists acting like they own every damn road on ontario or canada as a whole? No, that is not correct and totally wrong. The country and province, including every city and town, maintains and owns these roads. They are for all road users regardless of what method of transportation they choose to use, including that of myself, I choose to use a bike and have every right to use it.

Those that drive a vehicle weighing between 250 and 8,000 kilograms (kg), are licensed for a reason, and carrying a driver’s license is a priviledge, not a right. It can be taken away from them if they are criminally charged and caught, including accumulation of dermit points. Just remember that.

The greater toronto, durham, peel, york, niagara, hamilton, st catherines, burlington, guelph, cambridge, brampton, milton region/area also needs vastly interconnected bicycle infrastructure, be it bike lanes or cycle tracks. They can be on one or both sides of the road, and can be isolated with fencing or raised curbs (15 cm height, 1 meter gaps), and that definitely will cut down curb-side road maintenance in a big way.

That includes safer, people-friendly streets and protected intersections. Think of the world class cycling cities that made their streets safe for everybody regardless what mode of transportation they use. We can and have the will to do it, even the funding. Only problem is, the damn politicians. They need to get their heads out of their talepipes, step out of their vehicles and put their shoes on the pedals of a bike to see how badly these changes are needed.

Roads should be designed for all road users, not vehicles. It is just backwards if it’s done that way. It’s too inaccessible and dangerous.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and feel free to share it. Keep on riding, regardless who tells you not to. It’s your right, and they cannot do anything to change that.

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Regarding how unsafe the roads are due to the plague of distracted/impaired motorists and lack of bicycle infrastructure

Yes, it’s been a good length of time since the last post I wrote… This time it is about the sheer number of impaired, distracted motorists. When I mean impaired, that includes intoxication by means of prescription medications (drowsiness), recreational use of drugs or narcotics, alcohol AND mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, etc.).

Those distract our attention, lead to a big number of accidents, collisions, serious/severe injuries, deaths/fatalities and disasters. Statistics do NOT lie. Vulnerable road users are common victims of these atrosities, which shouldn’t be happening at all. Where the fuck has vision zero gone to? What is happening and/or being done about these road deaths and violent happenings? Nothing it seems.

As for the motorists acting like they own every damn road on ontario or canada as a whole? No, that is not correct and totally wrong. The country and province, including every city and town, maintains and owns these roads. They are for all road users regardless of what method of transportation they choose to use, including that of myself, I choose to use a bike and have every right to use it.

Those that drive a vehicle weighing between 250 and 8,000 kilograms (kg), are licensed for a reason, and carrying a driver’s license is a priviledge, not a right. It can be taken away from them if they are criminally charged and caught, including accumulation of dermit points. Just remember that.

The greater toronto, durham, peel, york, niagara, hamilton, st catherines, burlington, guelph, cambridge, brampton, milton region/area also needs vastly interconnected bicycle infrastructure, be it bike lanes or cycle tracks. They can be on one or both sides of the road, and can be isolated with fencing or raised curbs (15 cm height, 1 meter gaps), and that definitely will cut down curb-side road maintenance in a big way.

That includes safer, people-friendly streets and protected intersections. Think of the world class cycling cities that made their streets safe for everybody regardless what mode of transportation they use. We can and have the will to do it, even the funding. Only problem is, the damn politicians. They need to get their heads out of their talepipes, step out of their vehicles and put their shoes on the pedals of a bike to see how badly these changes are needed.

Roads should be designed for all road users, not vehicles. It is just backwards if it’s done that way. It’s too inaccessible and dangerous.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and feel free to share it. Keep on riding, regardless who tells you not to. It’s your right, and they cannot do anything to change that.

Regarding how unsafe the roads are due to the plague of distracted/impaired motorists and lack of bicycle infrastructure

Yes, it’s been a good length of time since the last post I wrote… This time it is about the sheer number of impaired, distracted motorists. When I mean impaired, that includes intoxication by means of prescription medications (drowsiness), recreational use of drugs or narcotics, alcohol AND mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, etc.).

Those distract our attention, lead to a big number of accidents, collisions, serious/severe injuries, deaths/fatalities and disasters. Statistics do NOT lie. Vulnerable road users are common victims of these atrosities, which shouldn’t be happening at all. Where the fuck has vision zero gone to? What is happening and/or being done about these road deaths and violent happenings? Nothing it seems.

As for the motorists acting like they own every damn road on ontario or canada as a whole? No, that is not correct and totally wrong. The country and province, including every city and town, maintains and owns these roads. They are for all road users regardless of what method of transportation they choose to use, including that of myself, I choose to use a bike and have every right to use it.

Those that drive a vehicle weighing between 250 and 8,000 kilograms (kg), are licensed for a reason, and carrying a driver’s license is a priviledge, not a right. It can be taken away from them if they are criminally charged and caught, including accumulation of dermit points. Just remember that.

The greater toronto, durham, peel, york, niagara, hamilton, st catherines, burlington, guelph, cambridge, brampton, milton region/area also needs vastly interconnected bicycle infrastructure, be it bike lanes or cycle tracks. They can be on one or both sides of the road, and can be isolated with fencing or raised curbs (15 cm height, 1 meter gaps), and that definitely will cut down curb-side road maintenance in a big way.

That includes safer, people-friendly streets and protected intersections. Think of the world class cycling cities that made their streets safe for everybody regardless what mode of transportation they use. We can and have the will to do it, even the funding. Only problem is, the damn politicians. They need to get their heads out of their talepipes, step out of their vehicles and put their shoes on the pedals of a bike to see how badly these changes are needed.

Roads should be designed for all road users, not vehicles. It is just backwards if it’s done that way. It’s too inaccessible and dangerous.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and feel free to share it. Keep on riding, regardless who tells you not to. It’s your right, and they cannot do anything to change that.

Bike month 2018 and riding it up

Hello again, I haven’t written a damn thing for almost two years (or what feels like it), bike month is here, and finally took on and participated in two group rides, both critical mass! I didn’t get the ride on video (forgot the camcorder, shame!), however I did get some clips from my blackberry, so not all is lost. I didn’t think to take photos however, which would’ve been ten times better.

First of two group rides explored downtown toronto, the second ride went through the outer downtown core, along trails and ended at trillium bellwoods park. My back is tired and a bit sore, which I haven’t felt in a long time! It is the GOOD sore and tired, not the bad type. The first ride was mostly talks, however the second ride? Loads of music, colourful lights and of course, bikes!

Roads were closed for us, traffic blocked on-demand (with some resistance), it never felt better. My bike was complaining about the hills (it it’ll be in the shop by monday), and deliberately kicked the chain off a multitude of times. I didn’t give-in to it’s demands, and kept reseating the chain each time. Despite the minor inconvinience, there was stop-overs so everyone could regroup, take photos/record video and chill. I loved it.

Once I get my ride out of the shop, i’ll be sure to complete bike month, and should be in shame enough to take another ride to guelph, or cambridge, whichever I choose to go to, via lakeshore road and regional road 5 and 6.

All in all, happy bike day! Now get out and plant your ass on that bike at home and ride it! 😀

Recent happenings, odds and ends

Let’s just say I performed at a great concert to start things off, then once it ended, all of the footage got stolen along with the camcorder. Big time letdown, and it sucked to lose some other footage I was supposed to upload the week prior. Replacement unit was acquired the next week, same make, different model.

I now have two lovely little kittens, which will grow up to be some nice kitties. The last time I had cats was over 18 years ago. Time for a change! I got plenty of video footage from the digital camera and camcorder to share once put together. They are adorable!

Besides that, I acquired another great device, a BlackBerry Passport. Handy, large enough and satisfying. Don’t need an android device due to the fact of having an xperia m4. S S have the best of both worlds. Efficiency, security and of course, play time. He he he.

In other not so odd news, my oldest, most used bike pumps recently stopped working a few days ago, so I did what I could to perform maintenance on it (you can practically take apart most of it), but it was no use, the air stopper flap or piece was torn, or worn out. But I have a spare pump thankfully, and the best part: The parts are interchangeable. Meaning I can replace anything worn out. Hose, Latch, gauge and valve!

Last but not least, if I intend to venture outside of Canada, that passport of mine needs renewal, otherwise I will be going through a ton of paperwork to apply for a new one. Don’t need that!

That’s about all I need to write about. It doesn’t really require a video blog, as some things just cannot be described in Video form. Cheers, thanks for giving this a read! My kitties say meow!

Atkinson-Baker and Scientology, somebody is very butthurt and trying to wipe it off the face of the internet

There is a quote and it shall be here: Nothing ever gets erased, deleted, purged or white-washed off of the internet.

Apparently Atkinson-Baker thinks they can remove their ties with the cult of Scientology. Uh oh, better lawyer up! it’s not going to happen anytime soon.

A scientology reddit section is making headlines too, and the ones trying to get it removed simply because the name is used in conjunction with scientology, is really becoming quite the lulz fest.

Scientology can never ever EVER take this information down. It never will happen. No matter how many front groups they use, or complaints they make. NOTHING comes down from the internet.

Sorry “church”, but this ain’t happening. Suck on a long one for us, suppressive jerkinovs.

Links:
Why We Protest forums thread https://whyweprotest.net/threads/atkinson-baker-is-scientology-scientology-is-atkinson-baker.131872/

Topic on the scientology subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/scientology/comments/2z7n0q/personal_story_of_interviewing_for_atkinsonbaker/

Truth about Scientology website: http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/s/sheila-atkinson-baker.html

Tony Ortega’s post: http://www.tonyortega.org/2014/03/17/here-are-the-wealthy-people-keeping-scientology-alive/

Xenu directory: http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/corporate/entity.php?ntt=597

Career bliss: https://www.careerbliss.com/atkinson-baker/reviews/

Leaving scientology blog: https://leavingscientology.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/the-enablers/

Ex-scientologist message board: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?42081-Atkinson-Baker-and-Scientology

Our Home website exposing the front group: http://www.our-home.org/alanatkinson-baker/

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Many thanks for feedback on typos noticed. Very thankful. Fighting and exposing this insidious cult isn’t easy. We must all do it together! 1951-PRESENT!

Sleeping in for more than 8 hours, or going for 12-16 hours? You’ve got a problem!

Hey everybody! I wanted to bring something up, and it’s not an easy thing for anyone to talk about, or witness, due to it impacting on any productive things one does on a daily basis: Sleeping in way too much!

So from what I can tell you here, is likely from some experience, including being a heavy to light sleeper myself, to some people’s parents averaging a total of 12-16 hours of sleep in total, every day. Understanding is one thing, but willfully not wanting to wake up when there are things to do, tasks to be completed, housework to be done… It can all fall behind into a backlog!

Maybe there is some other underlying problem, could it be depression or some other mental health disorder? I think so. Occasionally I get/feel the blues, but that doesn’t stop me from hauling my butt out of bed. I do that, I remain awake, alert and I keep the brain of mine occupied.

Remember this: We are not animals that hibernate for months on end! We have a family to raise, a job to go to, and work to be done, even if it’s once a day! There’s books to read, exercise to be done, even if it’s as cold as an ice cave outside. We have to keep going on.

What I can suggest and advise, is to talk to somebody especially if the oversleeping, or willful oversleeping (you don’t want to get out of bed at all!) Is becoming a big problem! DON’T deny it. You need that help. It’s a little something that can improve everything for your own well-being and health.

Anyways, just wanted to make a new post, to indicate that this blog is not “dead” at all.

Cheers! Feel free to share/e-mail this post.

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