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.

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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People throwing trash, junk, garbage, crap off of their balconies in toronto housing apartment buildings should be ashamed of themselves!

Why do people do this? Why don’t they think twice about littering? As hard as it is to write such a post, as much as it angers me to see this kind of laziness occurring in areas I live close to or visit/hang out at regularly, I wish it would stop. Don’t people even realise how much of a safety hazard it is? What about the terminal velocity/speed an object reaches when it drops from, say, a 10th floor balcony and hits a person or impacts the ground RIGHT NEXT TO THEM? It can cause an injury, fracture, even death! What if it hit somebody just walking by? What if it hit a pregnant mother? She could risk losing her baby!

I wish people would think twice before committing such an act that does violate the rules of the lease, because once they are caught, it goes on their file and eventually leads to EVICTION if it happens enough. I myself have been hit by water on a freezing cold day (I promptly called security), seen people toss trash/junk/garbage, toys, balls, food, peels from vegetables/fruit, a cell phone. I also saw somebody toss down a number of beer bottles, a fridge, television, fans, a mattress, couch, dresser, cabinet, a friggin GARBAGE CAN, bottles of water, FECES and diapers! I have to ask one thing to people… HOW FUCKING LAZY CAN YOU BE?!?!? There is a GARBAGE CAN for GARBAGE, a RECYCLE BIN for RECYCLING and a GARBAGE CHUTE to toss that trash from the can down. You DO NOT toss it off of the balcony!

I sure hope the Toronto Community Housing Corporation is listening, reading, and observing these kinds of complaints, even social media. I hope they are NOT ignoring it either. Doing so would prove that they really don’t care about preventing lawsuits, injuries, deaths and property damage caused by the act of dumping trash/throwing objects off high-rises can do once it makes impact with a person or vehicle.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Feel free to share this with anybody who has concerns too, as it might end up encouraging them to monitor and catch whoever it is that is throwing their junk out of their units.

Scientology leak, The Auditor, is now up on the internet in 5K video form, portrait style

Here is the video that was put together by one toronto anon who lost many hours of sleep scanning documents from 9:00 pm until 11:00 am the next day, putting the huge scans into a video of a short length, at the highest resolution possible.

May we present to you, the auditor! This wasn’t supposed to be posted on the internet, but like always, it’s here now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqu4kf2ItDI

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The day youtube discontinued and stopped video responses – Thursday September 12, 2013.

Yes, it happened. This is the day we shall not forgive or forget the sheer level of stupidity that google committed: Stopping video responses. How can we now ensure our alleged replies and responses get out there? Do we now have to PM every single youtuber out there, or link in the comment the “/watch?v” url of the video as a response? I surely hope not. This is insane, it really is. It’s a major waste of my time, major hoop jumping too.

What the hell is google going to do now? Eliminate comments? Likes/Dislikes? Uploads? Webcam Recordings? I wonder how many more feature removals are going to take place within the next three (or more) months, or next few years? My next best bet is they are going to cut out/remove the Record from Webcam functionality, since they haven’t figured out how to make an HTML5 or HTML6 Webcam Recorder in years. Next up, elimination of comments, or ratings altogether. Then.. OH SHIT!!! We won’t be able to upload videos ANYMORE!!!!!111

I sure hope the latter doesn’t occur. Also, other video sites such as dailymotion, blip.tv, vimeo, metacafe and more are gaining traction as people (a great deal of them too!) move off of google and onto other communities due to the new channel layouts AND forcing people to change their channel names to google plus pages. I am also getting badgered about it EVERY SINGLE FUCKING TIME I check the comments, and analytics.

I DO NOT want to change the channel names OR have it migrated into a google plus channel. I certainly DO NOT need that fuckup, it borked where uploads would go. It was a choice each time to decide which channel it would go to. I didn’t need that shit and I declined every time I was, yes, prompted to change it immediately. I hope more people move off of google and seek other video sites. This has become such a bloody fucked up nuisance to us video bloggers and producers.

 

That is all. Oh and fuck you very much google. You earned it.