Thursday, 21 August 2008

City Bike Rental Plan

The City of Toronto is pondering a large-scale inexpensive bicycle rental program. | GTA | City gears up for bike rental plan

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Everyday Pollutants As Detrimental As Smoke

Clement's Comments Repugnant

From the Globe & Mail:
"A doctor who works with addicts at North America's only supervised injection site says Health Minister Tony Clement's slam against physicians who support the facility is “repugnant” and “introduces an element of ugliness into the discussion.”

Dr. Gabor Mate said Tuesday he is outraged by Mr. Clement's suggestion that doctors who permit or encourage patients to shoot up at the Vancouver site, called Insite, lack medical ethics.

“As an expression of somebody who calls himself a minister of health, it's a very unhealthy statement,” Mate said.

“The repugnant aspect is his attack on the morality and ethics of human beings who are trying to work with a very difficult population."

This is the type of un-informed bulldozer approach Clement took as a Minister in the Ontario conservative government. No surprise here. We are very unfortunate to have this person as the health minister of our nation now.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

MobileMe so bad that Apple is giving it away

from The Inquirer
"Companies stuff up, but those companies who claim they are perfect, deny they do anything wrong and have a team of quasi-religious loonies believing in it, deserve a good kicking when they fail."

Monday, 18 August 2008

The US and Georgia

From Al Jazeera:
"The United States seeks to use Georgia as an 'energy corridor' to transport Caspian energy to the West without going through Iran or Russia; to this end, it helped build the BTC pipeline across Georgia and helped beef up the Georgian military to protect it."

Again, it's all about oil.