Ontario Provincial Election 2022 Jun2 02 used the Dominion Voting Imagecast Precinct tabulation machine. Photo by Don Tai
The world’s democracies hinge on elections being fair and above board. No party should be able to “steal an election”, with no vote rigging or other shenanigans. At the end of an election day, when election workers are most tired, the counting of votes is a critical final step to the final election result. The Dominion Voting Company’s Imagecast Precinct, or “tabulator” as we call it, is a vote counting machine that reads all votes throughout the election day. At the end of the election day the poll is closed and, “voila”, the election poll results are printed out on a grocery store sales slip-type of thermal printout.
Sometimes you see old people purposely forget things, or purposely do what they are advised not to do. They know what they are doing, but use any excuse to not do it. I understand. They have the right to make decisions for their own life. As CoVid-19 indicators climb here in Toronto and Ontario, I see a purposeful forgetfulness permeating the ether. Government is looking the other way as the indicators worsen.
When indicators were receding the Ontario government was keep to use this as evidence, to bolster its direction to loosen all CoVid-19 mandates. An election is within 2 months, so there is impetus to not annoy voters. This does not protect public health.
You could see it coming from a long way: Omicron will overrun the Ontario healthcare system. While the system usually works for us in normal times. It’s internal partial collapse is imminent. The cascade of partial failure is very evident, and will continue until Omicron passes. We can only hope that another variant will not emerge. It is clear that we, as advanced as we think we are, are at the mercy of this little, persistent, virus. We could have done more, I think, but that may not have prevented the collapse.
Canada Election 2021 DRO kit, ballot box, ballots, lots of papers. Photo by Don Tai
In Canada’s elections, there are hundreds of polling locations. Each polling location must have one or more polls, where a Canadian citizen over the age of 18 will receive a ballot, mark their chosen political candidate on the ballot, and finally drop the ballot into the ballot box. At the end of the night after polls close, the ballots in the ballot box are counted. Results for each candidate are then phoned into the local polling office. Results are then tallied up to larger and larger geographic levels.
Kids need to go back to school, this is not in doubt. When kids return to school their parents can return to work, thereby helping the family as well as the economy in general. Getting our lives back to normal is difficult during this 2020 CoVid-19 pandemic. This virus is highly contagious and unforgiving. The need to prepare for school openings puts mankind against the virus. With proper preparation we can safely open schools, but there is so much the West has not done in school buildings that makes school openings very dangerous. In Ontario masks are not even required below Grade 4.
This is not NoFrills but an example of their line of cashiers. The single line queue for a cashier would start where the photographer is standing. This results in significant delays and increased risk to shoppers. This has discouraged me from shopping at NoFrills and going to other grocery chains, which offer similar prices and sales, more convenience and less risk of contracting the CoVid-19 virus.
Price Chopper at Brimley/Huntingwood, Toronto, Ontario,Canada, not closed but not forgotten
Four weeks ago Price Chopper, Ontario, Canada stopped delivering their weekly advertising flyer. They also removed the flyer from their web site. Price Chopper, owned by Sobey’s. I sent them an email from their site on 2019 Sep 19. It is only today that they responded, 10 days later. I actually resent them an email yesterday because I thought my first email was lost.
Their response was that they recently made changes to distribution, but what about their online flyer, which has also disappeared? Very odd. No matter, there are other stores to go shop.
Old GPS does not have this on its maps, even though the camp has been there forever.
Shadow Lake Camp
15041 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X3, Canada
Shadow Lake Camp, 15041 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X3, Canada, GPS 44°02’06.7″N 79°16’13.8″W Plus Code 87P22PPH+3R
I found it on Google Maps but it would not give me a proper GPS coordinate, so I tried the “share”, which gave me incorrect map coordinates. Clicking off the exact location gave me GPS coordinates which I could then tweak for the proper location.
Plus Code: 87P22PPH+3R
Little Weed is of the age where he is considering getting his G1 license, or Learner’s Permit. What is confusing is the Ontario Ministry of Transportation terminology. In fact they seem to be both the same.
The minimum practice period for G1 drivers before they can take the G1 road test is :
12 Months Without Driver’s Training : You are not eligible to take the G1 road test until 12 months after you have passed your written test unless you have taken an approved drivers ed course…
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced the findings of the 2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets, also known as the Notorious Markets List (List). The List highlights 25 online markets and 18 physical markets around the world that are reported to be engaging in and facilitating substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.