“SAY NO TO HST IN BC” RALLY

Sorry for the tardy post… Too busy as usual…

Although I’m not fond of the idea of having to pay for a new tax, I didn’t participate actively in the rally that occured last week. I was curious as to how many people would turn up and was disappointed to see that with such a huge group on Facebook alone (over 120,000), only about 1,000 – 1,500 people (in my eyes) turned up for the “event.”

Bill Vander Zalm
Bill Vander Zalm

Carole James
Carole James

Carole James Panoramic

ON THE SIDE: RANDOM PHOTOS #1

Sometimes I have photos that I don’t know what to do with them (as far as this blog is concerned), so these will fit in the “random photos” category.  Here are the first five:

Landmark on Wheels
Arguably the most recognizable car in Vancouver

Mother's Worry
A cool cartoon painted on a vintage car

Snowed Out Bike
From my last visit back home in Montreal, in 2008

Lions Gate Bridge #1
Vancouver’s Lions’ Gate bridge at night, as seen from Stanley Park’s Seawall

Double Belgian Chocolate Truffle Fudge Cake
A mouth-watering dessert at “Seasons in the Park”, in Queen Elizabeth Park

WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN…

Just finished watching this provocative one hour talk about the dire effects of exponential growth (in population, non-renewable energy use, etc.). The lecture is presented by Al Bartlett, Professor Emeritus in nuclear physics at Colorado University. In his own words:

“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”

This is something for everyone to watch — not just people living or interested in Vancouver. ;)