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The comments and actions of these Tea Party protesters leaves me absolutely speechless. This is the tone and tenure of the American conversation being lead by such intellectual heavy weights as Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and of course America’s great right dingbat, Sarah Palin. The future looks mighty dim indeed.
When you’re between the devil and the deep blue see,
you need to stop worrying about pirates and adjust your sails!
Wolf Blitzer is a fuckin’ moron! What self-respecting “journalist” would interview a director about his film without having watched it and use other people’s quotes to form questions? Like I said Wolf’s a fuckin’ moron and the just one cog in the mainstream corporate/capitalist propaganda machine.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. — James Madison
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‘When the government fears the people it is a democracy….when the people fear their government it is tyranny…’ — Thomas Jefferson
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Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin
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The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.– Thomas Jefferson
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The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home. – James Madison
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The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders…tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. – Herman Goering
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I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. – James Baldwin
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Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. – Voltaire
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The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. – William Ellery Channing
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“If there be one principle more deeply written than any other in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.” — Thomas Jefferson
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Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government. – Sen. Robert Taft, (R) Ohio
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Fascism will come wrapped in a flag and carrying a Bible. ~ Sinclair Lewis 1935
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“Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.” – Samuel Johnson
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“If the American people ever allow the banks to control issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers occupied.” -Thomas Jefferson
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“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” -J. Edgar Hoover, former head of the FBI
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BEWARE THE LEADER WHO BANGS THE DRUMS of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know ? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.” – Anonymous
CBC.ca: It looks as if low-speed electric vehicles will not make it onto Ontario’s roads.
The Ministry of Transportation has finalized its safety rules for a pilot project that would have allowed electric cars on the road, but the companies that make the cars say those regulations are too strict.
Torontonian Aaron Binder was looking forward to the arrival of the electric car. He’s a big believer in electric vehicles – and gets around the city on a Segway. He was encouraged when he heard the province had unveiled a pilot project to allow low-speed electric vehicles on the public streets, “so we could be like B.C., or even Alberta.”
But then came the fine print.
The ministry’s regulations for low-speed electric cars means adding safety features that are not demanded by Ottawa.
The rules in Ontario are even stricter than U.S. and European standards for the same class of vehicle.
Catherine Scrimgeor of Toronto-based ZENN Motors, the maker of an electric vehicle, says for her company it’s the final straw.
“The ZENN [electric car] as it exists right now – the ZENN car that we sell in Quebec and the United States – will not be marketed in Ontario,” she said.
Al Cormier is with Electric Mobility Canada, a group of electric vehicle manufacturers consulted by the province. He says the new rules reflect concerns about the safety when slow electric cars are added to the traffic mix.
“Ontario was trying to address that concern by having additional requirements. But these additions don’t make the project viable for [existing electric cars],” he said.
Cormier says he’ll be surprised if any electric car manufacturer will ever qualify for the province’s low-speed vehicle pilot project.
Electric car fans like Binder say they will have to wait until the full-speed models hit the streets.
Enough is enough. Is there any god damn excuse that any level of government hasn’t already pulled out of their ass to try and keep this car from getting a fair shake on the roads of Ontario?
Thanks Dalton for blowing smoke up the asses of Ontario tax payers with your constant green washing about Ontario’s commitment to alternative energy and more importantly electric cars.
Once again ZENN Canada gets kicked in the teeth while Detroit gets BILLION$ on OUR tax dollars to play checkup. Looks rather anti-competitive to me sir!
First, it’s NOT about speed. Of course if you actually drove in some of Ontario’s underfunded cities you’d realize that the only thing going fast is our tax dollars on potholes and broken water mains that your government stopped funding years ago!
Second. It’s not about safety. If safety were truly the issue then why would YOUR GOVERNMENT allow motorcycles and more importantly electric bikes and scooters that go no faster than the ZENN and are a LOT LESS safe.
Funny your government sure doesn’t seem to give a rat’s backside about our safety when you allow massive Hummers and four wheel drive vehicles that have bumper heights at or near the height of average mid-sized cars. But somehow we’re safer when contractors to drive MASSIVE front end loaders and other non-street legal equipment around city streets without a slow moving vehicle sign or license plate!
So why not cut the green washing BS and let Ontarians decide which type of automobile they would like to drive and invest in.
Enough is enough. Let me drive a ZENN in Ontario.
This is absolutely criminal. Here is a provincial government that has poured BILLION$ of our tax dollars into those dinosaurs from Detroit yet we’re supposed to believe that they are going to give small companies like ZENN a fair shake at Ontario’s car market. BULLSHIT!
CONTACT DALTON MCGUINTY AND DEMAND HIS GOVERNMENT
ALLOW ONTARIANS TO DRIVE THE CANADIAN MADE ZENN ON OUR CITY STREETS!
FAX: (416) 325-3745
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CBC.ca: Ontario plans a major tax reform that will combine both the provincial and federal sales tax on products and services. The combined tax of five per cent GST and eight per cent Ontario sales tax won’t change the price on most items. But many items that used to be exempt from sales tax will no longer be so.
PST Now Applied to Gas, Home Heating and Electricity
Consumers are most likely to notice an increase in the price of gasoline and heating fuels. Electricity will no longer be exempt from provincial sales tax, nor will tobacco, personal services like haircuts, membership fees for clubs and gyms, newspapers and magazines, taxi fares and the professional services of lawyers, architects and accountants. Real estate commissions will also be taxed.
Politicians like McGuinty never cease to amaze me with their complete lack of compassion and gall. Politicians, McGuinty included are all but breathless when it comes to how fast they (government) should move to save stalled economies by pouring BILLION$ of our tax dollars into failed companies and business models. Yet he has the fuckin’ nerve to INCREASE MY PERSONAL TAXES!
Sorry but this is getting out of hand and we need a real revolution to wake these assholes up. What the fuck is this idiot thinking by raising taxes on working families in Ontario while WE ALL are struggling with the financial crisis that regulators like McGuinty helped create!
Remember that bullshit he spewed a few years ago when he introduced the Helath Tax after running on a platform of no taxes? Well Ontarians have been paying a lot more for their health care since the tax and the only thing that seems to be getting shorter is the amount of available doctors while the wait times for treatment and completion of community hospitals continues to grow!