Here’s the video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford meeting a cameraman and his camera dead on. HOLY FACE!!
Brant Road 4, also known as Cockshutt Road, appears to be blockaded at Tutela Heights by a group from Six Nations this morning. No word yet on how long the blockade will last and if this is permanent or temporary. The blockade seems to be part of the upping of the ante for the Idle No More movement. Brantford Police are cutting traffic off at Birketts Lane and Brant OPP are redirecting cars at Phelps Rd (Brant Rd 18). The protest is expected to last most of the day.
Within about six weeks of (re)starting the conversation on Twitter about the safety of downtown Brantford’s streets, the city traffic department quickly responded and on the week of Sept 30 installed these signs on Dalhousie and Colborne:
Kudos in part to councillor Jan Vandersteldt for keeping us up to date as to the city’s progress, and Annette Fitch for helping us take up the cause. Now Laurier students are a little bit safer.
For the love of everything, if you are a Canadian, you now HAVE to stop Bill C-11. Call a Conservative, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tweet @StuartCIMA to tell him what an
idiot out to lunch executive he is. Start tweeting under the tags #boycottcima or #stopc11. Tweet your concerns to #C11, as many of the MPs are watching this hash tag.
The steady procession of Canadian music industry representatives to the Bill C-11 committee continues today with the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) ready to add to an already long list of industry demands to completely overhaul the bill.
The music industry demands keep growing, but CIMA’s list is the most radical to date as it would create liability risk for social networking sites, search engines, blogging platforms, video sites, aggregators, and many other websites featuring third party contributions. If that were not enough, the industry is also calling for a new iPod tax, an extension in the term of copyright, a removal of protections for user generated content, parody, and satire, as well as an increase in statutory damage awards. Taken together, the music industry demands make SOPA look like some minor tinkering with the law.
If you like YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest, iPod, or Google, and you don’t want them to leave or block Canadian IPs, you’d better speak up now. I’m dead serious. Canadians cannot have CIMA like controls restricting their internet experience.
Here’s a list of CIMA Executives who want to ruin your internet experience. MAIL THEM. Or phone them.
Stuart Johnston, President – email@example.com 416-485-3152 ext. 232
Donna Murphy,Vice-President of Operations – firstname.lastname@example.org 416-485-3152 ext. 225
Sharon Hookway, Membership / Communications Coordinator – email@example.com 416-485-3152 ext. 221
Tell them to stop being lapdogs for US record labels, since they got their panties in a knot in the US over SOPA.
Email or tweet the committee members (They are MPs and work for YOU!):
|Charlie Angus||charlie.angus @ parl.gc.ca||@CharlieAngusMP|
|Scott Armstrong||scott.armstrong @ parl.gc.ca||@Armstrong_MP|
|Tyrone Benskin||tyrone.benskin.c1 @ parl.gc.ca||@tbenskin|
|Peter Braid||peter @ peterbraid.ca or peter.braid.c1 @ parl.gc.ca||@peterbraid|
|Paul Calandra||Paul.Calandra @ parl.gc.ca||@ PaulCalandra|
|Dean Del Mastro||delmad @ parl.gc.ca||@MPDeanDelMastro|
|Pierre Dionne Labelle||Pierre.DionneLabelle @ parl.gc.ca||(No Twitter)|
|Mike Lake||LakeM @ parl.gc.ca||@MikeLakeMP|
|Phil McColeman||phil.mccoleman @ parl.gc.ca||@Phil4Brant|
|Hon. Rob Moore||Direct Contact form! or rob.moore @ parl.gc.ca||@RobMoore_CPC|
|Pierre Nantel||pierre.nantel @ parl.gc.ca||@PierreNantel|
|Scott Simms||scott.simms @ parl.gc.ca||@MPScottSimms|
|Glenn Thibeault (Chair)||glenn.thibeault @ parl.gc.ca||@GlennThibeault|
I swear do it, or you will lose the internet. In fact, I couldn’t even post this clip if this bill passed as CIMA wants it:
If you are from Canada and you are against internet being controlled by four corporations, you’re gonna wanna sign this.
Also, go here and sign this!
You probably noticed a bunch of sites are blacked out today, due to a protest by these sites against the United States’ planned legislation known as Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). We will discuss a bit of this on The Show tonight at 9pm on Generation Zel! Radio, but your best bet is to read the explanations from Wikipedia, Reddit, and Google.
Byron Holland, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), gives a great explanation of how it could affect you as a Canadian here.
And for that reason, I will not be supporting you. As the closest government MPP to Caledonia, and representing a riding that is also in sight of the illegal native occupations, have you done ANYTHING for the rule of law in Ontario? No, you have done nothing. Did you help Caledonians who were traumatized, arrested without lawful reasons by the Ontario Provincial Police, intimidated by native terrorists for years, other than to hand them a cheque right before the writ was dropped? No.
Did you vote to increase my taxes? Yes. Many times. Did my health care tax help out when I had to wait with my girlfriend in the Brantford General Hospital for nearly 12 hours, before she was admitted? That same day, another gentleman had to wait til the next morning after already waiting 12 hours. Disgraceful.
How many jobs have LEFT Brantford and Brant since you’ve been in office? Where are all the factories that once flourished in this city? Where are all these green jobs, how come none of them came to Brantford? Why am I paying an extra 10 – 15 cents a litre for gas? An extra tax on my electricity bill? Where have you been for us on that one?
Sorry, Dave, I will not be supporting another four years of meandering, wasteful, government spending. I will not be supporting a green energy initiative that is keeping major employers from coming here, for fear their hydro bills are going to go through the roof. I will not be supporting McGuinty’s continued need to balloon our deficit so my kids will have to pay it for me.
It’s more than politics for me, Dave Levac. And that means you do not get this vote. Michael St Amant and Tim Hudak’s Conservatives can clean the government up, and I can trust them to keep taxes low, and actually enforce the rule of law.
In which L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine calls for speaker “Mike Hunt,” who, not surprisingly, isn’t there.