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  1. Nicole Chardenet
    We’re diverse. We’re multicultural. We’re proud. We’re Toronto. Now we want to prove it to the rest of the world by hosting Expo 2025. Today (Wednesday, October 26th), Yappn CEO Ed Karthaus will present his deposition to Toronto City Council on why Yappn (among many others) supports bidding for Expo 2025 with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). Toronto is regularly cited as one of the most diverse metropolitan cities in the world, as well as being one of the safest and most pleasant to live in.
    Nicole Chardenet
    EXPO 2025: Multicultural, Multination, Multilingual!
    yappn.com
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  2. Mohammad Azam Khan
    God bless the women
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    On their way to Gaza
    Mohammad Azam Khan
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    Dale Masters
    29/09/2016 #1 Dale Masters
    As a Jew, I find Israel's actions again the Palestinian people to be abhorrent. I have a friend (a Sephardic Jew) who lives in Palestine and sees atrocities committed by Israeli soldiers every day.
    As a result of these atrocities, Israeli Jewish citizens who have just turned 18 are refusing their mandatory military service, preferring the jail sentence that is a result of their refusal.
  3. Yann Rousselot-Pailley
    To all the Canadian bees, 2PS recruits in Toronto. We need a great professional to be our local ambassador. Who would you recommend? Yann Rousselot-Pailley
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  4. ProducerVivian Chapman

    Vivian Chapman

    24/06/2016
    The Return of Democracy
    The Return of DemocracyBritains have just voted to leave the EU. I think our Members of Parliament should sit up and take notice: turnouts in General Elections have been dropping like a stone over the last few decades. The main reason for this is that we are no...
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    Dale Masters
    28/06/2016 #11 Dale Masters
    #8 @Timothy Wall If you support any of them, you're supporting the central banking system. Want to be truly free? Get rid of the central banks by minting a coin double that of what your country owes + interest, enforce your payment (and theirs...with payment in gold bullion) with your military, charge the central bankers with treason (they collapse economies at whim)...and you're home free. There's a reason the first Presidents fought the establishment of a central bank...and it's why Truman later felt like a traitor for allowing one to be established.
    Vivian Chapman
    26/06/2016 #10 Vivian Chapman
    #9 Great comment John
    John Valledor
    25/06/2016 #9 John Valledor
    Hours after a majority of Britons voted, the sobering reality that is beginning to emerge is the collapse of elitism. Be it British or dare I say from the fat cats in Belgium. One only needs to travel to the heart of elitism--Brussels--to see just how wrong anti-sovereign policies have hurt many in Britain. For decades a plularity elected politicos promising to establish laws (economic, security, etc.) aimed at improving the lot for everyone but, in fact, have never truly followed thru on their promises. In reality, we've seen the rise of political ideology favoring a niche segment of society. Now politicos in the UK are waking up to the fact that a majority of the population has been ignored too long at their peril. This phenomena is equally bulging in the US as well. The media and political intelligentsia is in self-absorbed denial ignoring signs pointing to techtonic change in the status quo. There's even a popular name for it, "the echo chamber." Our society has taken a very sharp turn left when the default setting in the ignored majority remains centrist. As a sign of self preservation, look for the media elites to paint "populism" as toxic--especially when it is threatening the cushy, comfy bubble economy that has favored a few at the expense of the many. This phenomena will not stop with Brexit. Far from it, the majority of Britons have shown other equally frustrated majorities that the time of reckoning is here. Global cultural, socioeconomic resets can be painful. Strap in, lots of turbulence ahead.
    Timothy Wall
    25/06/2016 #8 Timothy Wall
    Regardless of the outcome... you still live in an Oligarchy, as does the USA etc. NOT a Democracy. One could have a revolution, and the same thing would happen eventually. Bribes are just too seductive for most people, legal or otherwise. If you really want to crush a government, stop buying from corporations, and ONLY buy locally made goods and services. There are obvious exceptions like pharmaceutical companies etc. I takes a Canadian/South African to flip the automobile and oil industry on it's ass. Elon Musk is the new "Environmental Entrepreneur", and it is these types that one should be supporting once the economy of scale comes into play.
    Raymundo Teixeira Filho
    25/06/2016 #7 Raymundo Teixeira Filho
    Catalina, gostaria de fazer parte de seu grupo.
    Vivian Chapman
    25/06/2016 #6 Vivian Chapman
    #5 I think there is a place for swear words - eg calling something crap or sh** when it is just that. Not just to sound off at someone who happens to annoy you.
    Lisa Gallagher
    25/06/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    #4 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, someone wrote an entire blog about using 'cuss' words. I think it was @Paul Walters- enlightening. I love his writing. So many words we use are just that, words unless we use terribly bad swear words directed at another person. ;))
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/06/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    A great share, like @Vivian Chapman says, and why do we feel so powerless here in the USA? It's gone haywire. Better build my own beehive at home....still gotta do that.....and @Lisa Gallagher ~ I like it when you cuss lol. Where's @Rebel Brown? There has to be some kick-ass thing we can do! Oh, yeah....we're getting it together alright!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Hear! Hear!
    Vivian Chapman
    24/06/2016 #2 Vivian Chapman
    Thanks for sharing @Catalina Serrano
    Lisa Gallagher
    24/06/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Parliament sounds like the pompous asses we have in the US Congress. They too, do not listen to the wishes of the Citizens. Many people feel as though we are not a democracy either. Yes, the voters sure did speak in the UK!
  5. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Metrolinx Backgrounder 2 by Mike Restivo
    Metrolinx Backgrounder 2 by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 The given backgrounders from 1985 and 2011 are all the fundamental Provincial plans for regional public transit in Ontario. Following links contained in them will fill in other related details,...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 2 by Mike Restivo
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 2 by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 A serious Toronto Council debate (with input from the TTC and Metrolinx) should be engaged in as soon as possible, due to the disappearance of almost all of the added value of SmartTrack co-use of...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 3 by Mike Restivo
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 3 by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 Why does Metrolinx maintain an amiable opinion concerning SmartTrack and not pro-actively explain that it cannot work as claimed?Politics! As publicly suggested by Mike Restivo, it could be to the...
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    Mike Restivo

    17/04/2016
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 4 by Mike Restivo
    Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 4 by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 Exactly what would be the costs facing any Toronto Council with respect to the construction of SmartTrack?The sum of 2.8 billions of dollars expense debt to Municipal Toronto, plus 2.8 billions of...
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  9. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    16/04/2016
    Brampton LRT Solution by Mike Restivo
    Brampton LRT Solution by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Sunday, 8/16/2015 Brampton LRT solution: The GO Transit LRT from the lakeshore Blvd. through Mississauga then into Brampton is not a made in the City of Mississauga plan to which the City of Brampton was not...
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  10. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    14/04/2016
    Metrolinx/GO Transit UPX Train Could Be Used by SmartTrack? by Mike Restivo
    Metrolinx/GO Transit UPX Train Could Be Used by SmartTrack? by Mike Restivoby mikerestivo Posted: Thursday, 10/15/2015 Here is the article on the Toronto Star, revised and updated the same...
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    Mike Restivo

    14/04/2016
    Municipal Toronto Describes SmartTrack as “concept” by Mike Restivo
    Municipal Toronto Describes SmartTrack as “concept” by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Friday, 10/16/2015 Here is the report from the Toronto City Manager to the Toronto Executive Council from the Toronto Municipal web site, to which all concerned residents should subscribe for free to get the facts:...
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  12. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    14/04/2016
    GO and Smartrack are the Same by Mike Restivo
    GO and Smartrack are the Same by Mike Restivo“GO and Smarttrack are one and the same service, says Metrolinx” – Toronto Star Sat. Oct. 17, 2015Originally posted: Saturday, 10/17/2015 Finally, Metrolinx exposes the physical, track redundant interpretation of SmartTrack as...
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  13. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    14/04/2016
    Undeclared Extra Costs of SmartTrack Co-Use by Metrolinx/Go transit by Mike Restivo
    Undeclared Extra Costs of SmartTrack Co-Use by Metrolinx/Go transit by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Sunday, 10/18/2015 It is clearly proven by both the statements from Metrolinx CEO and City Hall report to the Executive Council and subsequently to Toronto Council that SmartTrack is a co-use of the very same...
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    Mike Restivo

    14/04/2016
    Toronto Executive Committee Results With SmartTrack Concept by Mike Restivo
    Toronto Executive Committee Results With SmartTrack Concept by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Thursday, 10/22/2015                 Mike Restivo was in attendance at the meeting and attests to the accuracy, further corroborated by the City Hall’s recording in text and video of the Municipal Toronto Executive committee...
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    Mike Restivo

    14/04/2016
    SmartTrack Re-Defined … Again? by Mike Restivo
    SmartTrack Re-Defined … Again? by Mike RestivoOriginally posted: Thursday, 10/22/2015 “The Londoners and Canadian officials alike in charge of Crossrail here — a massive $30-billion rail line that will cut east to west across the heart of the city and connect to the outer...
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  16. ProducerMike Restivo

    Mike Restivo

    13/04/2016
    Gaming the Scarborough Subway Extension by Mike Restivo
    Gaming the Scarborough Subway Extension by Mike RestivoSmartTrack Ridership Forecasts, Release 1, Summary Reporthttp://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20Toronto/City%20Managers%20Office/Intergovernmental%20Relations/Files/PDF/SmartTrack%20Ridership%20Forecasts%20Report.pdfAs of Jan. 20, 2016, City Hall staff...
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    Mike Restivo

    13/04/2016
    LRT Network Fully Funded Superior to 3.5+ Billion$ Political Boondoggle by Mike Restivo
    LRT Network Fully Funded Superior to 3.5+ Billion$ Political Boondoggle by Mike RestivoChoices for Scarborough: Transit, Walking, and Intensification in Toronto’s Inner SuburbsAndre Sorensen, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto ScarboroughPaul M. Hess, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Geography...
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