TORONTO MAN BUILT PARK STAIRS FOR $550 INSTEAD OF $65,000 CITY ESTIMATE, DEMOLISHED FOR NEW $10K STAIRS
After city gave $65,000 price tag estimate for building park stairs, a Toronto man decided go ahead and build the stairs himself in his community park after several neighbours fell down the steep path. Instead of $65k, Adi Asttl only spent $550. The embarrassed city demolished the stairs for not meeting ‘safety regulations’ and promise to build a new one – for the price of $10,000 this time instead of original $65,000 estimate.
From CTV News:
A Toronto man who spent $550 building a set of stairs in his community park says he has no regrets, despite the city’s insistence that he should have waited for a $65,000 city project to handle the problem. The city is now threatening to tear down the stairs because they were not built to regulation standards.
Retired mechanic Adi Astl says he took it upon himself to build the stairs after several neighbours fell down the steep path to a community garden in Tom Riley Park, in Etobicoke, Ont. Astl says his neighbours chipped in on the project, which only ended up costing $550 – a far cry from the $65,000-$150,000 price tag the city had estimated for the job.
If you build it, they will come — and tear it down.
A City of Toronto work crew was seen in Etobicoke’s Tom Riley Park early Friday morning, removing a staircase that had been erected by maverick local handyman Adi Astl. Construction on new stairs, Mayor John Tory promises, will begin immediately.
Astl’s stairs, declared unsafe by city bylaw officers, were quickly cordoned off with caution tape.
….The City estimates that the new stairs will cost $10,000. In an interview with CTV News Channel from Toronto City Hall, Tory vowed to make sure that cost estimates are more reasonable in the future
( Daily Wire ) Just a day after his hilarious and well-deserved humiliation at the hands of an epic Reddit Q&A, CNN’s own Chris Cillizza — he of the adorable blue-framed eyeglasses — has been made a public fool of again, revealed as unethical again, this time by his very own colleagues at the last-place CNN — which has also been exposed again as a leader of all things fake news.
As we all now know, on Tuesday night, straight through to Wednesday, the American media went on another one of their Fake News Witch Hunts against Donald Trump, this one about a sinister “secret meeting” between the American President and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Desperate to keep their flailing Russian conspiracy theory afloat, the media took a usual-usual G20 dinner conversation, one that took place literally in front of the whole world, a dinner the media all knew about, and turned it into a series of frenzied fake headlines.
Because he is awesome, Trump used his Twitter feed to expose and mock this fake news…
At CNN Cillizza blasted Trump as a liar with two claims: 1) “No media outlet reported anything about a ‘secret dinner'” and 2) “no one is suggesting that the media was unaware that the dinner was taking place.”
In the meantime, at this very same CNN, on this very same day, Brooke Baldwin is calling the dinner “secret” and openly asking “Why didn’t we know about this?”
But wait, there’s more!
[CNN anchor Kate] Bolduan on Wednesday called it a “secret and second sitdown between the president and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Why wasn’t the meeting revealed?”
Update: Facebook blames ‘technical glitch’
(CNA/EWTN News).- In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons.
Of the known affected pages, 21 are based in Brazil, and four are English-language pages, with administrators in the U.S. and Africa. Most of the blocked pages had significant followings – between hundreds of thousands and up to 6 million followers each.
One of the blocked English-language fanpages was “Jesus and Mary”, which had 1.7 million followers. The page’s main cover photo was of the sacred hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Page administrator Godwin Delali Adadzie, a Ghanaian, told CNA he was on Facebook around 8 p.m. Central July 17 when he was asked to upload a photo of himself because his personal account had been “suspected of suspicious activities,” he said.
After several minutes, he was allowed back into his personal account, which had notifications informing him that his “Jesus and Mary” page had been disabled. He said every person who was approved as an editor on his page had to go through the same process.
Adadzie said he reviewed Facebook’s policies “and, honestly, I do not see any that I have violated in order for my page to be withdrawn.”
He has sent two appeals to Facebook but has yet to get a response.
Another blocked English-language page is “Catholic and Proud”, which had 6 million followers. Page administrator Kenneth Alimba of Nigeria told CNA his page was also blocked without explanation.
He has sent appeals to Facebook but is “not optimistic” about a response. He also told CNA that he noticed other Catholic Facebook pages that he runs, with fewer followers, are still online.
- Marc Morial $870,000 salary: National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial , a former New Orleans mayor, received a higher salary than any other official in the nonprofits, taking home nearly $870,000
- The 14 activist groups received as much as 85 percent of their revenue from federal, state and local governments and collectively spent millions on lobbying
- The National Council of La Raza, a liberal Hispanic activist group recently renamed Unidos US, spent significantly more on lobbying — $1.3 million between 2013 and 2015 — than any other group analyzed by TheDCNF.
( Daily Caller ) Top officials with 14 anti-poverty nonprofits were paid as much as $869,900 as their organizations were enriched with $900 million of taxpayer money, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s (TheDCNF) Investigative Group has found.
The activist groups received as much as 85 percent of their revenue from federal, state and local governments and collectively spent millions on lobbying, TheDCNF’s analysis found. Also, half of the charities’ CEOs made political contributions – nearly all of which was to Democratic candidates.
The groups pursue various activist causes, but each participates in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Approved Counseling Agencies program, which pays nonprofits across the country to help people “find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes,” according to HUD.
HUD awarded at least $42 million to 204 such groups in 2016, which was predicted to assist more than 1.4 million households, agency data shows.
National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial , a former New Orleans mayor, received a higher salary than any other official in the nonprofits, taking home nearly $870,000 – more than 35 times the poverty line for a four-person family – in 2015.
Morial’s “energetic and skilled leadership has expanded the league’s work around an empowerment agenda … with a renewed emphasis on closing the economic gaps between whites and blacks, as well as rich and poor Americans,” according to the Urban League’s website.
He also contributed the second most to political candidates – $10,400, all to Democrats since 2008, according to OpenSecrets.org.
The nonprofit’s information page adds: “The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African-Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.”
More than one-third – or nearly $55 million – of Urban League’s total revenue came from the government.
Operation HOPE chairman, founder and CEO John Bryant received the second highest salary – nearly $542,000 in 2015 – and has donated $2,750 to Democrats since 2008.
The National Council of La Raza, a liberal Hispanic activist group recently renamed Unidos US, spent significantly more on lobbying — $1.3 million between 2013 and 2015 — than any other group analyzed by TheDCNF.
Charts: TheDCNF/Ethan Barton
Additionally, Unidos US President and CEO Janet Murguia was paid nearly $460,000 in 2015. She has contributed $14,800 to Democrats since 2008, served in President Bill Clinton’s White House, and is an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. Her political contributions exceeded those of all other CEOs.
Chart: TheDCNF/Ethan Barton
Conservative author Ann Coulter just posted on twitter that it’s all politics. Ann shares an FB message how a group of Delta employees who hate her deliberately target the best-selling author, removed her from her pre-booked seat in order ‘to make her life miserable’
Coulter pointed out that the woman who took her seat was not elderly, sick or a child. When she asked the flight attendant why she was being forced to move from her seat, the response was “I don’t know.” The flight attendant snatched the ticket from Coulter’s hand and ordered her to move without explanation.
- JEALOUS? Erik Wemple of the Washington Post: “Kill Fox & Friends Before it’s Too Late”
- Wemple: President Trump takes his cues from the dreadful morning program on Fox News. Or miscues
- The reliance of the president on “Fox & Friends,” already well established, took on a bit more menace
JEALOUS LIBS! Well known fact President Trump likes to watch Fox & Friends, then he would shoot a tweet based on what he saw from the show, then liberal media go nuts! Repeat cycle of watch, shoot and media explode.
On July 10, WaPo writer Erik Wemple just can’t take it anymore he finally found a solution: ‘Kill Fox & Friends’. Wemple considers it a menace the reliance of president Trump on “Fox & Friends,” an already well established fact.
If Trump watches official fake news network CNN and official unhinged network MSNBC, no way this loony WaPo hack would complain.
Sean Hannity unleashed a tweetstorm on the Washington Post writer, calling him a disgrace.
From Washington Post :
Back when regular people watched “Fox & Friends,” it was bad enough to warrant killing the show. Back in those pre-Trump-presidency days, the program merely distorted the news in ways that reflected poorly on President Barack Obama.
President Trump takes his cues from the dreadful morning program on Fox News. Or miscues
The republic managed to survive the awfulness.
Again, “Fox & Friends” and Trump prove what a noxious combination they’ve become. The former churns out questionable information or mere pro-Trump cheerleading, and the latter amplifies it. Thus far, this symbiosis has clarified just what “Fox & Friends” is — a propaganda mill — and the type of media coverage the president fancies — straight-up sycophancy.
….Left to its own devices, “Fox & Friends” could do far more damage, unless it’s killed.
Jack Posobiec : Time to dig up the
CNN is freaking out as hashtag #CNNDirt goes viral! Journalist Jack Posobiec launched the next phase of the ‘Great Meme War’ against CNN and was joined by thousands of twitter warriors scanning CNN employees’ social media accounts looking for dirt.
Jack Posobiec : Time to dig up the
Their first find is CNN Journalist Rashard Elijah who posted rape jokes, anti-white tweets and gay slur.
Other DIRTS found:
Already in hiding?