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Accounting commuting cost complexities

I confess it’s been overwhelming keeping up with all the debate over the Metro Vancouver public transportation plebiscite, but no matter where you come from, the Moving Forward project by Discourse Media has certainly made an earnest attempt to present

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Posted in Economics, Environment, Metro Vancouver, Public Policy, Public Transit, Transportation

Trudeau has mostly the right idea on Freedom

Justin Trudeau’s Canadian style liberty goes in the right direction, but its success is not a matter of balance With a federal election to be held by October, a potentially damaging Senate scandal trial to begin in April, and the Canadian

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Posted in Canada, Human Rights, Politics, Terrorism

Whether it’s vaccinations or public transportation, skepticism hinders public interest

In his speech to the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the US Oval Office’s annual function honoring its press corps, Seth Meyers essentially remarked how skepticism has gotten so out of hand that when it came to President Barack Obama’s

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Posted in Canada, Health, Metro Vancouver, Politics, Public Transit, Science, Transportation

The 125 Dollar Challenge

Jordan Bateman, local spokesperson for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and leader of the No side in the upcoming Metro Vancouver referendum, is fond of saying that there’s a disadvantage in this campaign to implement a 0.5% sales tax increase to

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Posted in Economics, Environment, Metro Vancouver, Politics, Public Policy, Public Transit, Transportation

Anti-authority/Anti-tax positions misplaced in Public Transportation vote

News of the No side taking the lead in a poll on the upcoming Metro Vancouver public transportation referendum has some questioning the wisdom of putting the proposed 0.5% sales tax increase up to a vote. Those leading the opposition

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Posted in Economics, Environment, Metro Vancouver, Politics, Public Policy, Public Transit, Transportation

Blocking Bunny and the Single Occupant Car

Translink, the Metro Vancouver regional public transportation authority, recently promoted a series of pet peeves suggested and voted upon by its rapid transit Skytrain customers.  Some of the top irritants involved manners and hygiene that created discomfort to those near

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Posted in Metro Vancouver, Politics, Public Transit, Transportation

Public Transportation and Urban Density

This graphic appeared on Twitter a few days ago that marvelously illustrates the living space we lose being overly accommodating our cities to the car.  The Original Green blog compared Florence, Italy’s historic tourist area to a freeway interchange in Atlanta

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Posted in Climate, Environment, Metro Vancouver, Politics, Public Policy, Public Transit, Transportation

Competition vs Winning (graphic version), part 2 of 2 (#NaBloPoMo Day 21)

This follow-up to my NaBloPoMo Day 20 post is more an exercise in trying to communicate my points in a graphic way as much as distinguishing the difference between competition and winning. Funny thing was that there was an article

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Business, Politics, Sports

Putting it all together so far (#NaBloPoMo Day 12)

Almost at the halfway point of the #NaBloPoMo challenge, so thought it would be a good time to start summing up my first half work so I can finally get around to applying the public interest model I’ve developed (that

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Posted in 4D Framework themes

Moving beyond certainty (#NaBloPoMo Day 8)

Can we not look  further than Cogito Ergo Sum to approach issues of common interest?  For all that I discussed in my Day 6 post demonstrating how, with freedom, the merit of taking the public/broad interested perspective over a self

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Politics, Public Policy