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Monthly Archives: December 2009

A new year a new decade maybe we can have some of this.

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During the last week of school before Christmas break I was caught in a traffic jam.

It was morning 830AM and parents were driving their high school aged kids to high school.

What a deal who would have thought they could not walk?

These are kids over thirteen … beyond the abductable stage .. if that’s a fear to justify. The snow was not thigh high there was no snow the weather was perfect.

A couple of hundred vehicles were involved pretty well gridlocking traffic all for ……. as much as I could figure…… just to drop kids right at the door step of the secondary school.

Traffic was bogged down all the way down 33rd to Oak and up to Cambie.

We are paying for this convenience … What is Global Warming? Some one must know?

Copenhagen the idea begins at home Was it a successful??

Why on earth do you have to drive your adolescent kids to school everyday?????

Am I wrong what do you think reply many read this blog a couple hundred a day not often does anyone reply………

Before ice is all gone hit the rockies

Had to laugh a couple of years a go the big tour bus company Brewster out of Banff was taking a load of oriental touri up the parkway….for miles they saw no habitation just mountains and trees and the odd moose. Entrepreneurs ever they questioned what was wrong with the land? the Guide said nothing … they replied then why are there no resorts here?

Maybe we should put resorts here now that the Harper government is promoting tourism to China instead of human rights ….. money talks eh.

Tell that to Huseyin Celil a Canadian held on trumped up charges now in solitary confinement for the last 2.5 years. Does he have human rights, does he have money, I digress I won’t even mention Tibet. There is always something to pray for. What is right and what is wrong?

He’s a cultural anthropologist. You would be entirely remiss if you did not checkout his recent Massey Lecture Series. You can download the 5 podcasts from CBC. Well worth it.

What I do is burn those podcasts to disc and listen to them while traveling through the mindless traffic of the lower mainland, intensified by mindless politicos that refuse to look ahead into the future and forward think rapid transit.

The median that runs out to the hinterland of the Fraser Valley is now destroyed, clearcut void of trees and birdlife in prep for a new highway. This median would have been a gift for rapid transit, a magnetic train, or another form. JUST MOVE PEOPLE FAST IN AND OUT OF THE CITY that should be the priority

Bombardier http://www.bombardier.com/en/transportation/sustainability/technology?docID=0901260d80048cf1 a Canadian firm has built rapid transit rail all over the world CHINA and Japan included but not in BC you say ……….. idiots

Now we will never get it there because a highway will occupy the space….. (logistically future transit construction disruptions will be too excessive to the traffic flow and never cause new construction to happen.)

What for? More congestion because in a few years the new twinning of the Port Mann will be at capacity again you’ll still be in line but who knows maybe you’ll be retired in 5 years and won’t have to commute. What a waste of space and money. Tell me I’m wrong.

So maybe the next time you sit in traffic on the trans-canada from 200th westbound to the Port Mann you might wonder why Europeans laugh at our transportation inability.

Oh yeah … Wade was a park warden in Spatsizi Park in Northern BC. Near Iskut near the Stikine, near Eve Cone, near Dease Lake near Bob Quinn Lake near Kitwanga all of course north of Smithers eh