Thursday, February 10, 2011

Canadian Internet Bandwidth Costs Less Than $0.05 / GB & Dropping Fast




Despite what the major Canadian ISPs and the Corrupt CRTC would have you believe about the actual cost of Internet bandwidth in Canada, the true cost is barely pennies per GB, and even that cost is dropping rapidly.

Here's the story from the Vancouver Sun (by David Buffer, CEO of Radiant Communications Inc., an independent ISP):





Super Mayor Rob Ford to end "Jobs for life" for Toronto City Workers!




Finally, a Toronto Mayor who looks out for the Toronto taxpayer and who actually makes logical decisions.

Toronto's Super Mayor Rob Ford will look to end the sweetheart contract clause of "Jobs for life" for the 13,000 Toronto City workers, a move that's been a long time coming.

"Jobs for life" is a ridiculous concept which makes absolutely no sense, and is completely unaffordable especially in a time of recession. Torontonians are being taxed beyond recognition, and as much as the Union would like to try and manipulate Torontonians with the rhetoric around people going after other people's jobs & job security and that this is the rich targeting the elimination of the middle class (oh, give me a break!), the reality is that the Union simply priced themselves out of work.  In terms of feeling sympathy for the Union, their past behaviour made that boat sail a long time ago.

Here's the story from the Toronto Star:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Councillors Filion, Mihevc & Moeser Reject Salary Increase Cancellation




Toronto City Councillors voted yesterday on whether to cancel their scheduled cost-of-living salary increase, as a symbolic gesture to all Toronto City Staff and Torontonians that the David Miller-time of tax-waste-and-spend is over, and the time for fiscal prudence and belt-tightening has come, and that even extends to our voted representatives.

And following the lead of Super Mayor Rob Ford, Council voted 39 to 3 in favour of cancelling the increase! Good for you Toronto Councillors, you have made us proud!

It's unfortunate that Councillors Filion, Mihevc (big surprise there) and Moeser chose to thumb their noses at Torontonians and still request more money while asking other City Departments to cut-back. Great example you're setting, scumbags.

Here are the official results of the vote from the Toronto.ca website (which now features full details of Council Vote results and other useful things like video and etc.: Toronto City Council and Committees - City Council (2010-2014)):

Monday, February 7, 2011

Toronto Union Heads Kinnear & Ferguson Crying Like Spoiled Babies...




Can you hear that Toronto? Isn't it one of the most pleasant sounds you've heard in a while in Toronto (excluding Rob Ford winning the election of course)?

Yes, yes, in case you didn't guess it, it's the crying whines of Toronto's TTC Union Head Bob Kinnear, and Toronto's Garbage Collectors Union Head Mark Ferguson! I don't think Torontonians have ever been so happy to hear the cries of spoiled babies.





Saturday, February 5, 2011

Toronto Public Servants Take An Average of 10.4 Sick Days a Year?




You know, this is just craziness...

I don't know of even one company in the private sector that would allow one employee to take 10 sick days in one year without serious documentation, yet the entire Toronto Public Service takes an average of 10.4 sick days every year?  What the hell is going on?

Here's the quote from the Globe and Mail:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Toronto City Staff Require a Policy In Order to Answer Their Phones?




You know you're getting screwed as a Toronto taxpayer when it takes the implementation of a Customer Service Policy in order to get your Toronto City Hall Staff to actually answer the phones at their desks...

Thanks again former Toronto Mayor David Miller for creating such a horrifying culture of laziness, uselessness and entitlement with our Municipal bureaucrats that they essentially have to be forced to do their jobs.

Here's the story from The Globe and Mail:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

YouTube Video Documentary on Background of Egypt Crisis...





--jackandcokewithalime


(Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1xG9wS38g8 by Antibilderberg88 on YouTube
)