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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 11:43 AM   #31
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Who is building that gigantic Queen Street Mental Hospital complex, then?
These guys?

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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 11:48 AM   #32
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MF isn't interested in equal comparisons, i-rui. That's for the little people, silly!
The cheapest way to serve patrons on the former LRT plan site would be to provide bicycles--that's an equal comparison. My point is that LRT only provides service for the little people at the expense of traffic. To me, its a non-starter unless it runs across an unused field somewhere. Wait--maybe we can run the LRT underground!

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I await Ford's stage of destroying everything so he can rebuild it all - another thing MF is on record for fervently believing in.
I never suggested I wanted anyone to rebuild it "all." I said that the next lefty who comes to power will feel the need to re-create from the ashes of destruction. It's my fervent hope that whatever Ford busts stays busted.
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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 11:50 AM   #33
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Sure, but:

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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 11:55 AM   #34
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and I would image a lot of private enterprise money. The complex is a mix of public health care, commercial and residential space.

Does it not also result in closings of 33 Russel, Clark and some other facillities? After 150 years it needed a 'refresh'. It also does not mean this project will solve the problem of mental patients put out to the streets.
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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #35
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I'm not sure how many it will hold, But you said:

"Harris, Eves and McGuinty haven't done a single thing in the area of mental health..."

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and I would image a lot of private enterprise money. The complex is a mix of public health care, commercial and residential space.

Does it not also result in closings of 33 Russel, Clark and some other facillities? After 150 years it needed a 'refresh'. It also does not mean this project will solve the problem of mental patients put out to the streets.
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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 12:02 PM   #36
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Just for you Macfury, allow me to rephrase that:

"Harris, Eves and McGuinty have done very little in the area of mental health..."
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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #37
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MF: Again with the little men schtick. It sounds like a complex you've been nurturing.

48 hours? You mustn't have been paying very close attention to my posts during the campaign; I offered my opinion long ago that Ford was a buffoon. I'm hoping he's a buffoon capable of learning something and eating humble pie; that remains to be seen. He has some time on his side and I'm content to wait and watch how he does. On the other hand, I am tickled that you are eagerly preparing to buy Ford a "small" halo - once again, your famed generosity of spirit shines like a beacon. I would expect no less from one who possesses the titanic force of will to restrain himself from pelting eggs at public officials holding high office. Huzzah for you, sir!

Presuming Ford wants to see mentally ill homeless people streamed into proper facilities, I wonder how he proposes to fund that. He doesn't strike me as the kind of man who wants to spend money on health care for the indigent and mentally ill - he just wants them out of sight because they're unpleasant and make him feel uncomfortable. So far the man is all about cutting funding, freezing funding, cutting zero services, taming those unions, making the city work but spending no extra funds while doing so. That's more than a few rabbits to pull out of the proverbial hat.
yeah the little man thing is pretty humorous. But it's generally what macfury resorts to when someone makes a point that has the chance to make sense. He certainly wouldn't want to wade into lest he fail.

Performance anxiety? Who knows...
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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #38
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The "Transit City" LRT plan was budgeted at $8.15 billion.

Ford will replace it with a $3.5 billion Subway line. Looks like a good trade to me, even with the $130 million already spent.
8.15 to move an awful lot of people downtown, getting more cars OFF the road.

3.5, to well we're not really sure, but based on the ridiculous billions spent on the subway to nowhere, we can take a small guess.

And Ford has been in city council for ten years. If you don't know by now what this liar stands for, it's perhaps time to catch up.

This is an interesting read. Strangely familiar isn't it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_O...ian_politician)
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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #39
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8.15 to move an awful lot of people downtown, getting more cars OFF the road.
Why are you so excited about getting cars off the road? That's where they belong.

Oh, I get it--you forgot that Miller is no longer mayor!
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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 12:34 PM   #40
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because that's how you reduce gridlock genius.

Reduce the number of brilliants who drive solo downtown when they could take the transit, and help clear the smog and traffic congestion. Make it easier on the drivers who -need- to use a vehicle downtown.

It's amazing what you can think of when you consider the absolute obvious.
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