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G20 G8 Toronto, I live here

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Please. Allow me a rant.

I used to live in a nice country. We used to be peacekeepers and hockey players, just nice, and oh, we're sorry, we're polite and we're Canadian. Beavers, bears and snow. Well, that's all finished.

We have some kind of idiot running the country and no kind of opposition, so suddenly we are living in some kind of surreal security fantasy that not even the Americans could dream up. Our prime minister has spent a billion + dollars on security for this event. We could solve social housing, make our native people's reserves have plumbing and clean water, maybe do something good. Instead we have an American security company, and sound cannons.

They took up the newspaper boxes, some bike stanchions, all the trash cans, the bus shelters and now the sapling trees so they couldn't be used as weapons. There is a fake lake that cost a couple of hundred thousand for those journalists who can't get outside Toronto..with nice chairs and probably loon calls.

There are two sets of fences, so going anywhere is pretty hard. My bank is closing and so are all the businesses around me. The hot dog guy is gone.

They practise helicopter stuff in the daytime. They refurbished a building so it could be a jail for protesters. So if you thought you might want to protest, say something to the world leaders about the environment for instance, it's been made really clear that you are taking some kind of chance.

Me, I bought a kite.

17th Jun 2010, 04:54   | tags:comments (4)

loving the beautiful game

17th Jun 2010, 04:49   comments (2)

this is what I do most of the time

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17th Jun 2010, 04:38   comments (0)

appalled shocked saddened

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31st May 2010, 23:34   comments (7)

maple spring

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a good place to stop.
20th May 2010, 03:08   | tags:comments (4)

forest travel

13th May 2010, 06:22   comments (4)

ever feel someone is watching you?

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this raccoon arrived a few days ago and took up residence in the defunct chimney in my studio. Today I heard her new babies calling to her from the bottom of the chimney.

I think this might be her, because only one raccoon seems to think my studio is relaxing.
27th Apr 2010, 21:52   comments (8)

kid, dog, plant

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that's Tavish from next door, Frizzle up on the train tracks, sniffing things, and a closeup of blue cohosh, which I think is actually purple.
27th Apr 2010, 19:15   comments (10)