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An outliers opinion

An Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) has been proposed by a bunch of activists and the first one will set up on Friday. A shitstorm of protest has been produced by a large majority of the population. This outrage is driven by the fear of lawless drug addicts who will assemble on private property and buy drugs...

Not all skating is done on the Ice
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Not all skating is done on the Ice

In a recent post in Northumberland Today, Jeff Gard wrote an article about a protest outside Vic Hall on Sunday 26 Feb. The protest was organised by Ryan Crossen against the recent pay increases Cobourg Council awarded themselves during the recent budget discussions. Mayor Lucas Cleveland and Cllr Adam Bureau attended the event which attracted...

You have to know when to stop digging!
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You have to know when to stop digging!

When you engage in public debate you should know when to disengage, or as the adage goes “know when to stop digging” when you are already in the hole. A recent example is the furor and invective, as well as some derision aimed at the new Mayor of Cobourg. Lucas Cleveland said he ran for...

A magnificent example of feedback
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A magnificent example of feedback

Just this week an example of how much politics has changed emerged from the ether of the Internet to the bowels of the Council Chamber in Cobourg. As explained in a previous post a suggestion was made by the Town Staff person in charge of Community assets, to close the Centennial Pool on Charles St....

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Another Budget surprise

Town to close the Centennial Pool! – that was one of the headlines to emerge from the recent Budget discussion. A couple of comments were made on the Draper report and then a “Change.org” petition was started by Meghan Thomas, a concerned Citizen. Sign the petition here. BUT checking the Town’s website a contradiction appears...

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When is a large tax increase not a small tax increase? When you add a Fee

Storm water management does anybody know what it is and how we pay for it? Well the Citizens of Cobourg will soon find out just how deceitful (not my words but another commenter) Council has been and the result is that a huge increase will be coming down the pipe (no pun intended). Cobourg, until...

What can we do?
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What can we do?

The latest outrage from the Ontario Government (OG) is the move to pay Private Clinics to perform procedures that Doug Ford – Premier of Ontario (DoFo) says the local hospitals cannot do and therefore by paying private clinics to do common procedures will reduce waiting lists. Let’s be clear the one reason there are waiting...

I love Hitler Parodies!
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I love Hitler Parodies!

When I can combine a couple of things in one post, I love it. Firstly I have been a great fan of “Hitler Parodies”. These internet memes have been kicking around for a long time and can cover all types of satire and parody. To quote from a website – Hitler Parody Wiki  – This...

What I think about Covid now
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What I think about Covid now

Covid the modern scourge, the great leveller and it is completely avoidable. But who defeated it and is it defeated? Right-wing scummy Premiers think so; come on down Ford, Moe and Kenney – the village idiots. These political dupes who cater to those deniers because of craven political hopes are screwing it up for those...