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South African political leader says there is no call for the slaughter of white people For now. All of this reminds me of when I was working as a security guard at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton back in 1978. I was stationed in one of those white guard boxes on the perimeter of the "Athlete's Village." Our job, if you can believe this BS, was to protect the athletes from a repeat of the Munich massacre in 1972. I enjoyed the job for the week or so that I did it. I used the opportunity to read a book. I think it was, "The Virtue of Selfishness," by Ayn Rand. And I got to thinking about the job I was doing. My box was behind a tall Frost fence. I was equipped with a two-way radio that was on the same frequency as the Edmonton police. And I was wearing a uniform. So I started asking myself, "if there really is a terrorist attack, do I have sufficient training and tools to stave it off?" If a terrorist attack were in the works, how hard would it…
The Staggering Hypocrisy of Politicians "“These are all people who are loved,” she said. “These are brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, and I think this is a staggering loss of life of a preventable cause.” This from an article on the Toronto Star website. It's typical of the left-wing, crypto-communist, virtue-signaling, and downright bullshit crud that emanates from that disgusting rag on a regular basis. The reason I selected that quote was because of the irony of the suggestion that all of these unfortunate victims of human mortality seem to have received no help from the people who supposedly "loved" them. And since the people who supposedly loved them had done nothing to stave off the "preventable" cause of death, it is a failure of "all of us," according to City Councilor Joe Cressy (Trinity-Spadina). That's you and me. We are guilty of the deaths of 27 homeless people, and we didn't even know it. For similar reasons, ma…
Finally, someone other than me is questioning the safety of Uber's distractive technology. Evidence of the thing I have been warning politicians about since at least July 23, 2016 on video, and at least, since one of Hamilton's local taxi firms decided to adopt computerized dispatch technologies in 2008 during my first meeting with Hamilton's Taxi Advisory Committee, is finally starting to garner headlines. Computer dispatch for cabs is dangerous, for many of the same reasons cell phone use while driving is dangerous. Mobile Data Terminals, whether deployed on tablets by Taxi Company A, or smartphones by taxi company Uber, are DISTRACTIVE and, thus DANGEROUS. I tried to warn the politicians with some YouTube videos. Like this one.... And this one In the faint hope, that all of their phony declarations about "safety" had the slightest grounding in fact. Of course, I knew all along that "safety" was the last thing on the minds of the politicians an…
Uber gradually cementing its cronyist reach. "Cronyist" may not be a real word, but I think most people understand what I mean. Uber would have been nothing more than one of many taxicab dispatch software vendors if not for the massive fault lines created by government regulation of taxicabs in the first place. Those regulations erected structures that were highly vulnerable to political caprice. As some of Hamilton's taxi regulators warned those who relied upon their taxi licenses for old-age pension incomes, "Everything you have worked for can be wiped out at the stroke of a pen." That deadly stroke finally came when a cash-laden U.S. corporation with oodles of political influence [1],[2],[3],[4], in mad pursuit of yield for its investors, decided to exsanguinate the global taxi industry. In Hamilton, majority of city councilors didn't bat an eye when they voted to wipe out hundreds of local taxi license owners in order to appease a foreign corporation…