Gwen Isaacs: BIKE LANES MAKE EMISSIONS WORSE: “$7.6 million being spent on the creation of Biketoria.” Letter to Victoria Times Colonist, August 19, 2016

Published August 19, 2016 by goyodelarosa

Bike lanes make emissions worse


AUGUST 19, 2016 12:15 AM
Re: “Victoria at risk of missing green targets, report says,” Aug. 17.

I read with dismay the news of Victoria’s poor performance regarding greenhouse-gas reductions and increasing emissions.

There has been a major trend in our city to eliminate lanes of traffic to accommodate ever more bike lanes. The object of this exercise, of course, is to discourage driving and encourage cycling. What it is actually doing is slowing cars down more and more so that they spend ever longer times idling at stoplights or waiting for traffic to clear. The emissions from these idling cars are a significant part of the whole problem.

The car is here to stay, preferably electric in the future, but still here. Avid cyclists make up a small minority of our total population — four per cent, according to an unbiased study done by the Capital Regional District — yet they unfortunately have considerable influence on our city council and have succeeded in pushing their agenda to the tune of $7.6 million being spent on the creation of Biketoria.

It is high time we regain our sense of perspective here and admit that more bike lanes are not going to make much impact on the number of cars on the road, only on their efficiency, thus making the emissions problem worse, not better.

Gwen Isaacs


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Published July 29, 2016 by goyodelarosa


Quebec can’t kill them soon enough

Wesley J. Smith


(National Review) —


Waiting periods for reflection are supposed to be a “safeguard” against abuse in euthanasia and assisted suicide.

That has been exposed as mere veneer as Quebec euthanasia advocates are furious that the province has imposed a 10-day waiting period. From the CBC News story:

The federal assisted-dying law requires a 10-day delay between a patient’s request for doctor-assisted death and the administration of the procedure.

Quebec’s law doesn’t stipulate a waiting period before a doctor-assisted death is administered, though patients have typically received the procedure within 48 to 72 hours. “When you’re really ill, you’re at the end your life and you’re really suffering … Each hour, each day can be an interminable agony.”

“They changed the law by simply sending out a letter,” said Hivon, who is among five candidates campaigning to become the new PQ leader.
Once you accept killing as an acceptable answer to human suffering, the time will come when getting dead takes first priority, not protecting the lives of the despairing ill and disabled.

Things are deteriorating in Canada very swiftly. USA take warning!

Reprinted with permission from National Review.

‘NIGEL FARAGE FOR PRIME MINISTER, OF COURSE,’ writes rad trad Remnant editor Michael Matt

Published June 24, 2016 by goyodelarosa

Michael Matt channels Alex Jones and Donald Trump by endorsing UKIP’s  Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage.

Will someone please give the bigmouthed founder of this movement a job of work to do?

He would make a great leader for England, but not for so-called ‘Great Britain’.

Get England out of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland as soon as possible.

England has enough problems of its own, and ‘small is beautiful’.

Devolution is the  overdue future as there is no such thing as ‘Great Britain’.


  • Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell

Right you are to dare to dream, Nigel Farage

Published June 24, 2016 by goyodelarosa

Nigel Farage is the future leader of the battered English people.

Buffoonish Boris is just a Brexit figurehead (and still a blue Tory), but he would make a good interim leader for the Tories after Prime Minister Davie Cameron steps down.

Davie should do that toute de suite, as they say in not-so-gay Paris.

If the Tories don’t learn their lessons, Nigel will surely soon get his mail delivered to 10 Downing St.

  • Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell

Others on the Continent are getting bitten by the Farage bug:


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