I Went Phishing…

Well I am new to twitter. A friend tweeted  me a link to something I would be interested, I dutifully browsed there on my Nexus.  Next thing I knew everyone on my twitter list was being bombarded by spam about weight loss, scary blogs, and links to more phishing sites. Oops. I had fallen for the oldest new trick on the intertubes. My twitter account had become a spam spewing tweet fest. Many of my more alert tweeters let me know right away, and sorting it out was painful because the center of excellence I was working at blocks all social media. However the experience inspired my to get tethering up to speed on my nexus, create a phishing for spalmon pic, two giggley quotes, and one found piece of strangeness.

“the twats have stopped tweaking this twits tweets”

and

“I went phishing and caught some spalmon”

 

 

 

 

Connecting Dots?

Several months ago Host Co. of the Pan Am Games gave the Hamilton Tiger Cats $100 million to build a new stadium provided Hamilton kicked in another $50 million. The Pan Am $100 million was supposed to go towards a Pan Am Athletics Stadium. This deal was brokered by the newly minted Mayor Bratina. There will be no athletics in the Ti Cats Stadium. The monies supplied by Hamilton helped drain its Future Fund. A private entertainment complex does not meet any of the Future Fund’s criteria. It was hard to understand how a both sources of cash for the Ti Cat stadium came from sources that should not to go towards such a project. A few months later, without consulting the elected council,  Mayor Bratina announced that Hamilton will pursue all day GO Service instead of LRT, and disbanded the LRT workgroup.  This allowed our Premiere to state the following:

“That was the No. 1 ask of the city,” McGuinty said. “We’ve had some important conversations with the mayor, and this is their priority. Which made it our priority. Over time, we can enter into other discussions about things like the LRT.” Link

So now instead of fulfilling a $1000 million promise of paying Hamilton’s rapid transit bill, Hamilton will instead get $7 million in funding for GO Train service. It gave the provincial government an easy out from a billion dollar promise to Hamilton. Metrolinx recommended the Hamilton LRT, earmarked $850 million for it, and is presently shovel in ground for $9500 million in rapid transit development in Toronto.

Would a mayor actually betray his own city so completely just to get his beloved Tiger Cats a stadium? I don’t know but he used to work for the Tiger Cats. I  still don’t know, but  he is publicly endorsing the provincial candidates who’s butts he saved…. Link