clearly 
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Re: “Get on the Sidewalk!

Perhaps the wheelchairs in the streets could trade places with the bikes on the sidewalks. At least the in-the-street wheelchairs have the balls to hit the pavement; bikes on sidewalks appear to be most often straddled by dip-shits who have a motorized vehicle complex: "Pedestrians! Make way for the dick on wheels because if they're on the sidewalk they're the fastest-moving objects, and therefore have right-of-way!!" There's nothing quite like getting a dirty look from someone on a bike driving down the sidewalk because you couldn't get far enough out of their way.
The saddest thing I've ever seen: some giant dude dressed in the best official-biker-spandex gear with his arse stuck in the air like a tom cat in heat barreling down the centre of the sidewalk on Bell Rd. giving dirty looks to anyone willing to make eye contact.
Bikes need plates to remind people what they are and where they should be.

Posted by clearly on 09/29/2011 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Go Local: South End

Don't forget Schooner Books! They've been buying and selling used books in Halifax for around 35 years . While they specialize in Nova Scotian history they also have giant literature, philosophy, and history sections, not to mention some of the oddest and some bizarre ephemera. They've got something for every reader, and that something could be a gift card to ease your shopping pain.

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Posted by clearly on 11/29/2010 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Seaport Farmers' Market is open, to huge crowds

For now (at least until they see what's going to happen with the Historic Farmers Market and until the building's actually completed) vendors from both markets have told me the Seaport market is going to match the Historic market's hours. Once loyalties are clear and restaurants open 7-1 is it.
I appreciate the fact there's a high level of curiosity leading to a higher volume of people at the new location, but for all the money spent on design and the selling point of better traffic flow I felt the same, or greater, urge to smack the people chatting in the middle of aisles and cattle-prod the product fondlers, and I have a feeling that once the gawkers are gone the traffic flow's not going to get any better.
The thinning of the crowds will really show when the 'free parking' period is over & the parking meters that are part of the plan suddenly appear.

Posted by clearly on 08/07/2010 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Seaport Farmers' Market is open, to huge crowds

For now (at least until they see what's going to happen with the Historic Farmers Market and until the building's actually completed) vendors from both markets have told me the Seaport market is going to match the Historic market's hours. Once loyalties are clear and restaurants open 7-1 is it.
I appreciate the fact there's a high level of curiosity leading to a higher volume of people at the new location, but for all the money spent on design and the selling point of better traffic flow I felt the same, or greater, urge to smack the people chatting in the middle of aisles and cattle-prod the product fondlers, and I have a feeling that once the gawkers are gone the traffic flow's not going to get any better.
The thinning of the crowds will really show when the 'free parking' period is over & the parking meters that are part of the plan suddenly appear.

Posted by clearly on 08/07/2010 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Art by domestic violence victims too offensive for Province House

No one will take it seriously until people who are currently unaffected or in denial are forced to face it. In an ideal world putting exhibits like this in police stations & court houses would affect the people who are most guilty of such acts and motivate those at the other end of the problem to rise to action, but this just isn't the way things work. The fact they took the exhibit down early is proof it had the potential to reach a number of people...more people than they felt comfortable with. The legal system doesn't have the impact it should, and doesn't work as hard as it could, because they've got no one with power behind them. Even if it's not as many people, and not the people you think should be exposed to it most, seeing this exhibit at Province House the acknowledgement of this ugly reality, and support through celebrating the healing process this group of people has been working hard at. This would have a much greater impact than hanging the exhibit where the people most numb to the issue will see, or ignore, it every day just as they have been for years and years.
Society needs to take the issue seriously before the courts will. Changes will happen much faster if there's pressure from the outside rather than just one more item on the to-do list that can be put off until someone sees a reason they might want to care, and from there make changes.

Posted by clearly on 07/03/2009 at 10:30 AM

Re: “another boring latte bitch

I worked in a cafe which sounds much like the one you're harassing. Lose the attitude & they'll lose the sweet. Just be glad they're not giving you decaf, which is my revenge of choice...or are they?

Posted by clearly on 06/23/2009 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Art by domestic violence victims too offensive for Province House

I agree with mcgayle. As a teacher I can see how this would be an excellent 'teachable moment'. If you can't see this you must be of the mindset that if you don't see it, it doesn't exsist which is ignorant and flawed logic. This sort of thing, no matter what language is used, needs to be in the public sphere.
For people like waldo who teach their children words are inappropriate and don't want children to see them in public do you think it really makes sense to teach your children these words are 'bad' and then pretend they're not actually used? Kids are much smarter than a lot of people give them credit for and are exposed to much more than any parent would like to believe. It seems you think the words are bad and therefore you can block them from the teeny tiny world you've created for yourself where everything is happy and life is full of only warm fuzzy feelings.

joeblow wrote: "Next thing you know the legislative library will be full of posters, exhibitions etc for the pro & con sides of all sort of social issues."
It's too bad not everyone hold the same beliefs as you, but why should you be able to say, "I don't like your opinion so I don't want to see it"? It's the airing of unsavoury issues that resolve them. Burying and allowing them fester until they blow up in our faces with no possibility for the exchange of ideas in a civil manner is not the way to deal with difficult issues. Not talking about them now allows them to continue.
If this sort of thing opens the doors to pro-life exhibits balanced with pro-choice exhibits it should be encouraged so dialogue can begin and the my-opinion-or-no-opinion environment is replaced by something much more productive and less tolerant of injustice and inequality.

Posted by clearly on 06/23/2009 at 9:59 AM

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