Tea & Two Slices: On Street Hockey Bans, VPD Lenience, And Dropping Acid At Work
by Sean Orr | Vancouver bike lanes draw unnecessary lines. No, Vancouver Courier, you’re the one drawing lines. You’re the one making infrastructure a moral issue.
Leading us to the tweet of the day c/o Joe Hill: “Things I’ve learned are socialist: libraries, schools, health care for kids w/asthma, paved roads, garbage collection, the census, science”. Also: parks, safe injection sites, public transit, taxes, and the CBC.
Oh, behave! VPD officer who struck prisoner in wagon last year avoids criminal record if he stays out of trouble for 6 months. Man, I wished everything in life worked like that. “So if I don’t come in to work ripped on acid, smashing dishes, lighting fires for the next six months I won’t lose my job? Cool!”
Repeat Offenders: New EI rules takes aim at frequent users, force workers to accept lower pay. So those people who are most vulnerable, hardest to employ, and the most marginalised are now called frequent users? Do they get Air Miles on that?
Turns out Sullivan can write as well as he can run a city: “I have been intrigued by recent discussions in the media about the theory that foreign Chinese homebuyers are responsible for high housing prices in Vancouver”. Foreign Chinese, eh? OK, sorry. It’s not that bad. It’s just that weird self-promotion he always does.
Remove the Bubble Wrap from Our Public Spaces. By-laws are almost always unnecessary. I’m no Libertarian, but I mean…come on, street hockey? The other day at McLean Park we watched the cops ticket a man in a teepee because his dogs weren’t on a leash. They were bothering nobody.
Gym should have let man work out in hiking boots, tribunal rules. Wow, it took a whole tribunal, eh?