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    Black Lives Matter vs PRIDE

    i'm gay and brown and hate going to pride because it's lame, not sure how that relates to preconceived notions? anyways, just being internet cheeky, sorry if I don't know my shit when it comes to the BLM movement P.S. if I was at Pride I would have enjoyed this. Cops are lame. Booh hoo gay...
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    Black Lives Matter vs PRIDE

    Ok maybe I'm completely incorrect, sorry if that's the case. Everything I've ever read about the BLM movement and their protest movements focuses on police brutality. Is this not the case? Do they have a strong anti-civilian violence stance as well?
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    Black Lives Matter vs PRIDE

    ^^ sorry improving the 'former'!
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    Black Lives Matter vs PRIDE

    My beef with BLM in Canada, is that they fail to take the Canadian context into reality. Painting Canada in the same light as the U.S. is actually insulting towards what the average experience is for a black male living in the U.S. Of course, we're not perfect (e.g. carding) but there is a...
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    Toronto gets Pan Am Games 2015

    ^ and I don't actually think we need more politicians, they have all failed miserably when it comes to GTHA transit, what we need is more of a movement/lobby, we need to raise the consciousness of southern ontario voters to demand commitments from federal parties, and then hold them...
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    Toronto gets Pan Am Games 2015

    not to completely derail this into another transit thread, but I'm pretty much convinced 2 things need to happen if Toronto is going to get a serious subway/commuter train expansion 1) Toronto / GTA needs a political movement, at the federal level, where we vote as a cohesive block, for...
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    Toronto gets Pan Am Games 2015

    people always overestimate how bad the traffic is going to be. I was in Athens in 2004 during the Olympics, the city was dead and easier to get around than ever, same goes for the London games (from what my brother said, his office was going to do work from home than 1 day in called it off cause...
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    Toronto gets Pan Am Games 2015

    it's a great city, but most of it's awesome points are not due do the city government/urban planning/general civic leadership etc... I think people that grew up here / long term residents are just frustrated that what could be an incredible city is held back by a disastrous city hall (it's...
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    Banning Uber: More bullshit coming from the City of Toronto

    For those of us who have been taking taxis in Toronto our whole lives, we all know how many sketchy (yet often times entertaining!) drivers you come across. As a male, I don't really care. As a female, I think that being tracked live, would make me feel safer. Again, I don't see where the...
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    Banning Uber: More bullshit coming from the City of Toronto

    nope by this logic I'm basically saying, the taxi company's background check is as useless as Uber's, a BECK driver could easily have been a sex offender that has never been caught (or charged, especially if they haven't been in Canada their whole lives), and I'd rather be tracked by 2 data...
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    Banning Uber: More bullshit coming from the City of Toronto

    it would very much shock me if an accident hadn't already occured
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    Banning Uber: More bullshit coming from the City of Toronto

    First point makes some sense. If you get into an accident with an uninsured Uber driver you will have to sue them personally. That being said, my friend was involved in a terrible accident in the back of a Beck taxi, and still ended up in court, and the process was lengthy (but did eventually...
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    Banning Uber: More bullshit coming from the City of Toronto

    Do you seriously think that a basic background check performed by a cab company is worth, well, anything? I would much rather be tracked by a database, and have a digital record should a problem arise. The Uber driver can't disable anything. If he accepts your fare, you are tagged as being...
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    Banning Uber: More bullshit coming from the City of Toronto

    I don't understand what the safety concern is. If you hail a cab off the street, there is absolutely no security. There is no record whatsoever of what cab you were in, what driver, etc.. (unless you happen to catch that info, and remember it). When you get in an Uber (or Uber X) everything is...
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    Toronto Ranked 'Best Place to Live' by Economist Study

    tuff to find a job, bit of a startup scene now, but no big companies based there (for obvious historical reasons).
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    New TTC fare machines don't take bills, credit, or debit cards LOL!

    Oh and I have no idea whether the union blocks the removal of ticket tacking employees (my friend mentioned it - completely unsubstantiated). I would love to know if this is true.
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    New TTC fare machines don't take bills, credit, or debit cards LOL!

    I think you're missing my point. I'm not saying NYC's system is perfect, but given the complete and utter inability of the TTC to do anything, I can't believe they wouldn't just go with something basic and simple. If we had 4-10 machines at each station and 1-2 at each streetcar stop, that...
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    New TTC fare machines don't take bills, credit, or debit cards LOL!

    the fact that we have one starndard fare regardless of how far you're going makes this even easier, we could have had NYC style machines 20 years ago. Presto, like everything the TTC does, sounds complicated and wonky. Given their complete and utter incompetence, I can't believe they...
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    New TTC fare machines don't take bills, credit, or debit cards LOL!

    a friend of mine once told me that the reason we are stuck in the 1970's is due to the union, that they will completely stop any attempt to remove ticket taker jobs. I have no idea if this is true, but this is pretty much the only thing that would make sense to me, to explain these retarded...
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    The Toronto Real Estate Market

    Yeah but Toronto's rent/value ratios are so terrible (from the owner's perspective) that you can afford to rent a way nicer place than you could ever buy. I live in a worker's cottage/contained house in the spadina/college/beverly/dundas quadrant that would sell for 800K (probably more), i...
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