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    Regardless of the page's viewpoints, immature people will show up. In traditional media, there are quite a number of immature people, but not as much as new media. Yes, there are moderators, but immature posts are created much faster than they are reported and many moderators have a higher tolerance for immature posts than I do.

    I stopped reading Fakebook a few years ago as a result, as well as wanting to maintain my privacy.


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    Poll from the Star:

    http://www.thestar.com/news/transpor...n-transit?bn=1

    Nothing particularly surprising, but it would seem that the brand has been tarnished.

    AoD

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    "Judge rejects Mayor Rob Fordís attempt to shape his campaign audit appeal....
    If an audit finds wrongdoing, the committee can ask the city to prosecute. Possible penalties for breaching the provincial Municipal Elections Act range from a fine to removal from office."

    Music to my ears.

    Excerpt from: http://www.thestar.com/news/cityhall...gn-audit-order

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    Quote Originally Posted by neubilder View Post
    "Judge rejects Mayor Rob Ford’s attempt to shape his campaign audit appeal....
    If an audit finds wrongdoing, the committee can ask the city to prosecute. Possible penalties for breaching the provincial Municipal Elections Act range from a fine to removal from office."

    Music to my ears.

    Excerpt from: http://www.thestar.com/news/cityhall...gn-audit-order

    YES ! ! !

    please find wrongdoing .... we know it's there if they look close enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by neubilder View Post
    "Judge rejects Mayor Rob Ford’s attempt to shape his campaign audit appeal....
    If an audit finds wrongdoing, the committee can ask the city to prosecute. Possible penalties for breaching the provincial Municipal Elections Act range from a fine to removal from office."

    Music to my ears.

    Excerpt from: http://www.thestar.com/news/cityhall...gn-audit-order
    Good. Hope it happens by year's end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by typezed View Post
    Ford wouldn't push for the DRL, and certainly wouldn't jeopardize his tax-fighting reputation endorsing new revenue streams to build it. It would be viewed by the Ford constituency as more money going towards downtown while the suburbs get ignored.
    What if it were rebranded as the Toronto Commuter Line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neubilder View Post
    "Judge rejects Mayor Rob Ford’s attempt to shape his campaign audit appeal....
    If an audit finds wrongdoing, the committee can ask the city to prosecute. Possible penalties for breaching the provincial Municipal Elections Act range from a fine to removal from office."

    Music to my ears.

    Excerpt from: http://www.thestar.com/news/cityhall...gn-audit-order
    Yes! Finally, there is a way to have Rob Ford leave office before the 2014 municipal election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenleaf View Post
    What if it were rebranded as the Toronto Commuter Line?
    His Fatheadedness wants it to be called "The Toronto Suburbs Underground Citizens Who Love Rob Ford Emergency Transport During To A Dead Battery Crisis Line."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Au View Post
    Yes! Finally, there is a way to have Rob Ford leave office before the 2014 municipal election.
    Lets hope that the judge is a pinko lefty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe View Post
    Well recent study at Brock University links low intelligence with right-wing beliefs http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...rticle2325323/
    I'm getting kinda tired of these studies. They just seem like an excuse for us lefties to make fun of conservatives. However I have seen at least 5 of these studies and they all have come to the same conclusion - conservatives are idiots. Looking at the science and from my own personal experiences I'm unfortunately starting to believe the studies.

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    The amount of people who strongly disapprove of Rob Ford's performance is at an all time low - 47% (http://www.thestar.com/news/transpor...n-transit?bn=1). If the disapproval numbers continue to rise there will be a good chance that His Worship won't complete his 4 year term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTigerMaster View Post
    The amount of people who strongly disapprove of Rob Ford's performance is at an all time low - 47% (http://www.thestar.com/news/transpor...n-transit?bn=1). If the disapproval numbers continue to rise there will be a good chance that His Worship won't complete his 4 year term.
    Good. Get this idiot out now. I like your sig TTM.

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    It's pretty obvious that at this point our twin mayors care more about power than the city.

    Now's the time to really push start educating people to stop them from becoming decieved by the Fords. And it'll be nice if the Fords were slapped down for doing this- we don't need a US-style of continuous campaigning.


    Fords kick into re-election campaign mode
    MARCUS GEE
    Published Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 8:00AM EST

    When Rob Ford lost a key transit vote this month, some of his opponents said it was the beginning of the end for the mayor of Canada’s biggest city. Doug Ford, the mayor’s brother, sees things differently.

    “These guys, politically, they think they’ve got ya,” he said of the mayor’s triumphant opponents. But, after the council vote, “I was high-fiving Rob, even though he was down and out. I was saying, ‘Rob, this is positive, this is a clear agenda, you’ve got it.’” The mayor’s rivals “think they’re going to slice and dice him,” but defying him over transit was “the biggest political mistake they did.”

    That message should fly in vote-rich suburbs, Councillor Ford said. “You can’t win the city unless you win Scarborough and Etobicoke. The numbers don’t add up.” Now, he said, “Rob has locked Scarborough and locked Etobicoke,” the Ford family’s home turf. So even if downtown voters went against him en masse, he would still win in 2014. Or so goes the theory.

    Councillor Ford laid it all out in an informal visit to the media gallery the other day. The gallery is near the rear exit of City Hall, and Mr. Ford sometimes stops by on his way to his vehicle, a black Lincoln Navigator that he parks out back because it’s too big to go in the underground lot.

    Clearly, he and his brother the mayor are not taking their recent defeats at city council lying down. Their new talk radio show, to start on Sunday, is part of a comeback strategy to make an end run around council and take their message straight to the people. In effect, the Fords are kicking off their re-election campaign now, more than 2Ĺ years before the 2014 vote.

    In fact, Councillor Ford said he might even run in the next provincial election, expected before the city vote in 2014, to push the Fords’ message. “If I’ve got to take the lead and run provincially, I will,” he said. “And we will rally this city just like we did during the [mayoral] election.”

    Here’s the Fords’ get-even plan: Disregard the council vote that threw out the all-underground transit scheme and returned to a mixed model of some underground and some on the surface. Start a Save our Subways movement to keep pushing their defeated version. Take to the airwaves on friendly radio and TV shows, not to mention their Newstalk 1010 program on Sunday afternoons.

    An A-type personality who always brims with confidence, however misplaced, Councillor Ford insists the end run will work. To reach people and build momentum, “we’re going to start pounding the e-mail and pounding the robocalls.”

    “There’s no one in the country that can beat us in the ground game,” he said, referring to grassroots retail politics. “They think they’re smart,” he said of the mayor’s foes, “but they are dumb as a bag of hammers when it comes down to actual strategy.”

    Pure bombast? Perhaps. But people underestimated the Fords during the election campaign, when they came out of nowhere to win by hitting a simplistic message – stop the gravy train – over and over. They could do the same with the nonsensical Save our Subways, even if they have no plausible plan to pay for them.

    Portraying opposition councillors as a squabbling cabal out of touch with the views of everyday people could have some traction too, especially if councillors overreach themselves and try to stymie the mayor by doing things like taking away his control of key council committees, as some have hinted they might. That would play right into his hands.

    But there is at least one big problem with the Fords’ comeback plan. The threat of revenge – we’ll bury you in the next election – has dubious force with the vote so far away. And what do they do in the meantime? Presumably the mayor and his brother want to accomplish some things before the election. That means winning votes at council. They won’t do it by beating their chests, waving a club and ranting on talk radio against anyone who gets in their way.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2349795/
    Last edited by jje1000; 2012-Feb-25 at 21:04.

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    The Toronto Star sometimes have this cartoon here: http://photogallery.thestar.com/1136790

    It is called the Ford Follies and it chronicles the mishaps of Rob Ford's mayoralty in humorous ways. I find them funny but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Au View Post
    Regardless of the page's viewpoints, immature people will show up. In traditional media, there are quite a number of immature people, but not as much as new media. Yes, there are moderators, but immature posts are created much faster than they are reported and many moderators have a higher tolerance for immature posts than I do.

    I stopped reading Fakebook a few years ago as a result, as well as wanting to maintain my privacy.
    To be honest, if that's what concerns you, discussion forums like Urban Toronto are no better.

    Besides, given how FB is structured, there's a simple solution: don't bother with a group like I Hate The War On Rob Ford. Don't engage them at all; or, let hardier (or foolhardier) opposing souls do so instead.

    Though an interesting observation from a rare I Hate The War On Rob Ford visit on my part: the threads there seem to be an endlessly circular flashback to the days of Usenet or the early 00s warblog/discussion-forum era, almost as though all the participants are all still working in their pyjamas on home computers with tube monitors...

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