"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

See That ragtime couple over there...watch them throw their shoulders in the air

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "What you see is what you get.

Better than Coles Notes? At least Cole Notes are validated for accuracy.

The problem with Wikipedia is exactly what you said "an individual can actually write a correction". But an individual can also write fiction and no one will know.

It is an easy place to get research, but I cringe every time someone considers it fact. 

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 10 December 2014 at 0

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Coles notes would  probably be useful if I were trying  to compare to a Shakespeare character . 

Some might argue  there 's more than an element of truth to his fiction.

My first encounter with Fantino was as  large as life and twice as obvious. 

His progress has been fascinating to watch. He obviously knows  his value to politicians  and pursues it for all it's worth.

He understands the political imperative to curry favour with the Italian vote. For a multitude of reasons. Not least of it financial. It appears Woodbridge voters don't put much stock on competence.

I went to Wikipedia to confirm my recall of media  reports of his handling as top Provincial Cop,
of  a volatile situation of Aboriginal protest. He is reported to have pushed aside trained negotiators and made threats against an Aboriginal leader.

Dalton McGuinty Honorable  Premier at the time, also refused  demands for his resignation.

It's all there in Wikipedia .Complete news reports. Different newspapers. And lots more beside.

Yesterday Honorable Provincial Minister of Energy  Chiarelli was doing pretty much the same thing . as Fantino .. angrily denouncing  the Provincial Auditor .

Even as  Honorable Premier  Kathleen Wynn was answering questions in the house and waving acknowledgement of the Provincial  Omboogyman in the visitors gallery  to give assurance of the
Provinces new accountability rules, the Minister of Energy was energetically  excoriating   the  Provincial Auditor  for getting the figures wrong about more billions of dollars of wanton waste in his department's spending.

Ontario residents are paying millions of dollars of cost in phenomenally higher hydro bills.

It 's about Smart Meters.

It rather  reminds me of other  meters in Aurora . Hjgher costs of water never quite explained.

Save to say ...

It must be right because ...

Everybody's  doing it...doing it..doing it. ..

and all that Jazz.


Anonymous said...

If Fantino survives until the Xmas break. he will likely survive beyond. Peter McKay has left a similar wake of disaster in some of his positions and was kept on to satisfy his Maritime constituency.

Anonymous said...

Re: "his handling as top Provincial Cop, of a volatile situation of Aboriginal protest. He is reported to have pushed aside trained negotiators and made threats against an Aboriginal negotiator."

I believe this kind of behaviour from a person at that very high level of authority, AND RESPONSIBILITY, is what endeared him to his present boss.

This latter individual brought an international censure upon himself when he got into a slanging match with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

These people seem to be able to slime their way through situations that would have toppled decent folk.

Anonymous said...

It is time for the mayor to get a handle on water rates. Major year over year increases but never an explanation as to why. And yes, we know there is a requirement for more testing following Walkerton.

Perhaps now that Bill Fishie is gone our mayor can muster up some courage at regional council and demand some action. I do hope he has his own house in order and can account for unexplained losses and the current state of metering in Aurora.

Anonymous said...

Any program that being with the word " Smart " should be given plenty of scrutiny.

Anonymous said...

Auroran has some excellent letters - not a sign of the Kean or Vean

Anonymous said...

15:48 yes indeed. I just drove my smart car over to the smart centre to see if my smart phone was fixed. The gentleman said you can fix it yourself with a smart app. He still charged me on my smart card. He mentioned they had a problem with their power. Hydro said likely a problem with the smart meter.

Anonymous said...


oh sorry, it's been a couple of days since someone promoted his site....

Anonymous said...

People who installed the Smart meters are really really angry to learn they make no difference