GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby Narg CC » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:31 pm

LotusBlossom wrote:Hmm the empty bike lanes, in a city that rains 3/4 of the year...

I'm all for finding better alternative forms of transit to help the environment, but when they aren't being used, and are causing congestion of cars idling in the core, where is the benefit? Get rid of them and give them a strip of street like they do in Toronto. Most that use the bike lanes are couriers anyway and for the most part have done fine without them in the past.


Some of the cyclists in this city are total pricks. I was riding on 10th and Main today, approaching a stop sign. The car in front of me is already stopped, and the girl in the passenger seat opens her door to push the button. She's at least 50 feet away from the nearest cyclist. This douchebag moustached hipster cyclist pulls up next to the car, and BLASTS the airhorn he for some reason has mounted to his bike. He then proceeds to lecture the people in the car about how dangerous it is to open your door with cyclists around, and that it's actually against the law and he could report them blah blah blah. Naturally they tell him to go fuck himself :lol: , and all I can do is facepalm and mouth "I'm not with him".

I take the Dunsmuir bike lane often and it's great.. but it really does fuck up traffic (and today, with light rain, there was NO one on it but me). I have a feeling Vision is going to get trounced and the lanes will be gone. This is my first year biking to work, and so far so good. I usually take Powell/Cordova in/out, and it's great. Better than $250/mo parking. We'll see how much I like it when the snow/rain/cold hits (I will venture a guess-- not very!)
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby Vanchopski » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:01 am

Haha. I hear ya. I'm feeling like a salamander myself these days.
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby LotusBlossom » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:06 pm

Narg CC wrote:
LotusBlossom wrote:Hmm the empty bike lanes, in a city that rains 3/4 of the year...

I'm all for finding better alternative forms of transit to help the environment, but when they aren't being used, and are causing congestion of cars idling in the core, where is the benefit? Get rid of them and give them a strip of street like they do in Toronto. Most that use the bike lanes are couriers anyway and for the most part have done fine without them in the past.


Some of the cyclists in this city are total pricks. I was riding on 10th and Main today, approaching a stop sign. The car in front of me is already stopped, and the girl in the passenger seat opens her door to push the button. She's at least 50 feet away from the nearest cyclist. This douchebag moustached hipster cyclist pulls up next to the car, and BLASTS the airhorn he for some reason has mounted to his bike. He then proceeds to lecture the people in the car about how dangerous it is to open your door with cyclists around, and that it's actually against the law and he could report them blah blah blah. Naturally they tell him to go fuck himself :lol: , and all I can do is facepalm and mouth "I'm not with him".

I take the Dunsmuir bike lane often and it's great.. but it really does fuck up traffic (and today, with light rain, there was NO one on it but me). I have a feeling Vision is going to get trounced and the lanes will be gone. This is my first year biking to work, and so far so good. I usually take Powell/Cordova in/out, and it's great. Better than $250/mo parking. We'll see how much I like it when the snow/rain/cold hits (I will venture a guess-- not very!)


Unless I have to bring anything back with me from downtown, I usually would just take the Skytrain. It's definitely a perk living pretty damn close to the line and the de-stressing factor of not driving in and having to deal with things like construction and other outside elements of a nice drive. DT is small enough you can either walk to your destination or hop a bus/taxi etc to get there. Parking has gotten ridiculous downtown. I remember I used to pay $45/month for a spot about eight years back and now it's $175+. It does make sense for some to try for at least a few months of the year, to find alternative ways to commuting to work.
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby DavidPratt_ » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:39 am

WELCOME TO…THE BLAME GAME”…

HERE ARE THE RULES…

NO MATTER HOW BADLY YOU SCREW UP…

NO MATTER HOW MUCH DAMAGE YOU CREATE…

AND NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE GET HURT…

THE KEY TO WINNING…IS ALWAYS REMEMBER…THE GOLDEN RULE…

“IT’S NEVER YOUR FAULT!!!”

THE “BLAME GAME” IS SIMPLE TO PLAY…

ONCE THE “BLEEP” HITS THE FAN…

EITHER ATTACHE “THE “BLAME” TO SOMEONE ELSE…

OR…ACCEPT ABSOLUTELY…“NO RESPONSIBILITY”…

NOW LET’S MEET OUR NEWEST CONTESTANT…

THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF VANCOUVER…A MAN WHO’S NEVER SEEN A PROBLEM THAT HE COULD NOT MAKE WORSE…

LET’S HAVE A BIG HAND FOR…GREGOR…”PRETTY BOY”… ROBERTSON…

YESTERDAY THE VANCOUVER POLICE BOARD HELD A MEETING TO DISCUSS THE STANLEY CUP RIOT…

ALSO KNOWN AS…”ROBERTSON’S RIOT”…

WE WERE TOLD THAT…37 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY TURNED THEMSELVES IN…

THE POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED ANOTHER 111 PEOPLE FOR THEIR ROLES IN THE RIOT…

AND THERE ARE 202 REPORTED CRIMES…WITH AS MANY AS 300 SUSPECTS FOR EACH CRIME…

THE CHARGES RANGE FROM…ASSAULT…BREAKING AND ENTER…THEFT…ARSON AND WEAPONS POSSESSION…

YET TO DATE…NOT ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN CHARGED…FOR ANYTHING…

SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO PLAY…”THE BLAME GAME”…

WHAT ROBERTSON REFUSED TO DO YESTERDAY WAS ANSWER THE ONLY TWO QUESTIONS…THAT MATTER IN THIS INVESTIGATION…

HOW MANY POLICE WERE ON THE STREETS FOLLOWING GAME 7???

AND WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SMALL NUMBER…

ALL HE HAS ADMITTED TO IS THIS:

ROBERTSON NEVER BOTHERED TO READ…THE 1994 RIOT REPORT…

IN THE MEANTIME…ROBERTSON IS STILL HOLDING ON TO HIS CLAIM OF…QUOTE…”I DIDN’T KNOW ANY DETAILS”…

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE???

ROBERTSON IS NOT ONLY THE MAYOR…

BUT THE PARTY…CAME DIRECTLY FROM HIS OFFICE…

HE IS ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE POLICE BOARD…

YET DESPITE THE FACT THE BOARD MET…JUST HOURS BEFORE THE RIOT…ROBERTSON STILL INSISTS…”POLICE PLANS”…THAT NIGHT WERE…AS HE PUTS…”NOT ON THE AGENDA”…

WE DO KNOW…A REVIEW BY THE POLICE BOARD WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE INDEPENDENT RIOT REVIEW IN THE FIRST WEEK IN AUGUST…

BUT THERE IS NO WORD ON WHEN ANY OF THE INFORMATION WILL BE MADE PUBLIC…

AND THERE IS NO WORD ON WHEN GREGOR ROBERTSON WILL FINALLY BE HELD…ACCOUNTABLE…

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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby Topper » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:54 pm

Someone should put him in a wheel chair.
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby ClamRussel » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:22 pm

Just like big banks....that coldly let the free market take its course regardless of how many houses get repossessed & businesses go belly up....yet as soon as they're in trouble they start pulling out the socialism cards, begging & pleading for free bailout money...politicians like Robertson are the first ones to toot their own horns & sprint into action for photo-ops....then as soon as things go wrong they can't remember anything, dodge answering questions & throw the hot potato on someone else's lap.

This seems to be the new model; deny, deny, deny....then when you're a cornered rat shift into 'beg for forgiveness/I'm so sorry" mode. Very poor example to set. No wonder we have cops selling dope at the Olympics and kids lighting cop cars on fire. It starts at the top and sorry Jim Chu, your 'we don't release stats about numbers' excuse doesn't wash. Deny, deny, defer, deflect.

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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby DavidPratt_ » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:32 pm

IT IS BEST DESCRIBED AS A “CRITICAL MESS”…

AT 6 O’CLOCK TODAY… HUNDREDS OF FANATICS WILL GATHER AT THE ART GALLERY…DOWNTOWN…

THEY WILL GET ON THEIR BICYCLES…AND SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE CITY…

WHICH IS WHAT THEY DO…ON THE LAST FRIDAY…OF EVERY MONTH…

WHAT THEY ARE GOING IS ILLEGAL…BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY…IT IS IMMORAL…

QUITE SIMPLY…THESE CYCLISTS DO NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT ANYTHING OR ANYBODY…AND THEY ARE SUPPORTED BY A MAYOR…WHO SHARES THEIR AGENDA…

GREGOR ROBERTSON REFERS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE OPPOSED TO HIS EXTREMIST PHILOSOPHY AS…QUOTE…”F…’IN…HACKS”…UNQUOTE…

TODAY THE MESSAGE FROM THE VANCOUVER POLICE DEPARTMENT IS THIS…”AVOID DOWNTOWN”…

WHICH IS THE SAME MESSAGE…CITY HALL SHOULD HAVE SENT…TO HOCKEY FANS AFTER GAME 7 OF THE STANLEY CUP FINALS…

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TODAY’S CHAOS…AND “THE RIOT” IN JUNE…IS THIS…

TODAY THERE WILL BE NO ARRESTS!!!

THESE WACK JOBS HAVE THE COMPLETE SUPPORT OF CITY HALL…

KEEP IN MIND…THIS IS A MAYOR WHO HAS PERSONALLY TAKEN PART IN THIS ILLEGAL ACTIVITY…

IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO MOVE THROUGH DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER…

FORGET ABOUT GETTING HOME…

FORGET ABOUT SEEING YOUR FAMILY…

FORGET ABOUT STARTING YOUR LONG WEEKEND…

YOUR CITY IS ONCE AGAIN…ABOUT TO HI-JACKED BY THE “LUNATIC FRINGE”…

YES…THERE WILL BE YELLING AND SCREAMING…

AND YES…THERE WILL BE FIST FIGHTS…

WHO KNOWS…MAYBE THIS TIME…WE CAN BURNS SOME MORE CARS???

LIKE ALL GANGS…THESE CYCLISTS EVEN HAVE THEIR OWN SLANG…

JAMMING UP AN INTERSECTION AND RUNNING A RED LIGHT FOR AS LONG AS HALF AND HOUR…IS REFERED TO AS “CORKING”…

WHICH THEY ACTUALLY TAKE PRIDE IN…

AND LIKE ALL GANGS…THEY FIND SAFETY IN NUMBERS…

IT IS ROUTINE FOR THESE ZEALOTS TO “SWARM” BOTH PEDESTRIANS AND MOTORISTS…

ANYONE WHO HAS THE COURAGE TO EITHER…OPPOSE THEIR EXTREMISTS ACTIVITY…OR SIMPLY GET IN THEIR WAY…

APPARENTLY THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WASTED ON THE BIKE LINES…WERE NOT ENOUGH…

REMEMBER…THE NEXT CIVIC ELECTION IS ON NOVEMBER THE 19TH…

UNTIL THEN…IT’S STILL NOT SAFE…TO BE IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER…

PRATT OUT
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby Topper » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:32 pm

Get rid of the occupy encampment now!

The Mayor has no balls on the matter.

The camp is in violation of civic bylaws, health code regulations and fire regulations. One camper has died, one has been medivac'd and another treated by emergency services.

The fact that the camp wa allowed to continue after the death of a camper is absurd. At that point, the place should have been shut down, not to satisfy the larger population but as a safety measure for the site itself.

Compare this with an industrial camp that needs to comply with forestry, mining health and WorkSafe BC regulations or is immediately shut down.

By allowing the camp to continue, Robertson is showing a complete disregard for all citizens, campers and house dwellers alike, and the death of a camper has still not moved him to action.

This lack of decisive action is exactly what the decision making process of the Occupy Movement supports.

People are being injured and one is dead, but at least everyone is getting their say at the evening meetings.
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby rats19 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:46 pm

But its the people talking Topper. Just because you pay more in taxes than the entire encampment.....its the people..
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby Topper » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:03 pm

The only surprise is that Gregor hasn't made them put bike lanes adjacent to their boardwalks made of stolen pallets.
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby LotusBlossom » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:46 pm

Well we can move the Occupy 'residents' into the bike lanes, at least they won't be disturbing anyone :look:
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby KeyserSoze » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:59 am

Shortly after the death they were served notice by the city that they could continue to protest, but must take down their tents.

I have not been by there in a little while, but I doubt the tents are down...
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby LotusBlossom » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:02 am

KeyserSoze wrote:Shortly after the death they were served notice by the city that they could continue to protest, but must take down their tents.

I have not been by there in a little while, but I doubt the tents are down...


That's a wag the finger approach. Time to get serious and send in the police to dis-ban the whole thing.
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:23 pm

LotusBlossom wrote:That's a wag the finger approach. Time to get serious and send in the police to dis-ban the whole thing.


I think the flame thrower approach would be much more successful.
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Re: GREGOR ROBERTSON NEEDS TO RESIGN

Postby LotusBlossom » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:07 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:
LotusBlossom wrote:That's a wag the finger approach. Time to get serious and send in the police to dis-ban the whole thing.


I think the flame thrower approach would be much more successful.

:lol:

Maybe the threat of snow will disperse them this weekend.
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