Is it too much to ask for the average hardware store to carry a toilet flush lever that is not a piece of crap plastic with some chrome like finish?
I have purchased eight of the stupid things in the last three years! I am willing to pay more for one that doesn't break. Really, I am, but I have searched Rona, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware, Preston Hardware and Lowes, and nobody seems to carry anything that doesn't have plastic in some critical juncture that inevitably breaks.
“The only organized or collective physical aggression at that location that evening was perpetrated by police each time they advanced on demonstrators,” Justice Melvyn Green ruled on Thursday. He was referring to a demonstration at Queen St. and Spadina Ave. on Saturday, June 26, 2010.
Interesting to see that there is a line beyond which people starting putting up with shit, and start causing shit.
The London riots are not a rational response to the conditions of poverty, or to the capitalist structure that produced it. However, most of the rational responses have been closed to the people affected, or have been proven worthless as responses.
Perhaps the rational responses will come later as the community comes together in the wake of the riots to heal itself and to clean up. The real community activists will see have something to point to, and say "If you don't fund our alternatives, this is what happens."
The kids that are rioting today are the spiritual heirs to the kids who rioted in the 80's under Thatcher, and the sad part is that they are rioting for exactly the same reasons.
This is the house next door that has been declared unfit for habitation due to it falling over into the excavaton pit.
Note that you can see daylight between the bricks in the picture below.
And here are some pics of the crane going up last night. They started last night at 7PM. Not impressed with the city on this. I got the notice from Tega Homes on Thursday that there would be overnight construction. When I phoned 311, they told me that no permit had been filed for a noise exemption. It wasn't until I phoned again on Friday that I was told that they had received a noise exemption.
Now they turn on the lights for the night. The first piece is up ( behind the Gingko tree).
Second piece getting attached.
And when I woke this morning, the crane was complete.
This post, which focuses on the Conservatives commitment
to pass lawful access legislation that would fundamentally reshape the
Internet in Canada within the new Parliament's first 100
days if it wins a majority, requires two caveats. The first is to
emphasize that I believe digital policies are not a partisan issue.
Developing a digital economy strategy, introducing balanced copyright,
addressing cybercrime while preserving privacy is not a left or right,
Liberal or Conservative, issue.