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The New Death of the City

Loachman

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I was more a Thunderbirds fan.
I started with Supercar, and then Fireball XL5 (available on Youtube), then Stingray, then Thunderbirds, then Captain Scarlet, then whatever-that-aliens-harvesting-organs-thing was called with human actors instead of puppets.

Walmart has all seasons of Thunderbirds, but I'm going to have to wait for almost four weeks now.
 

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And then we came to Canada.
Captain Scarlet was shown in Canada, at least in Ontario.

That was one of the first programmes that I ever saw on a colour television - that and Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.

You bet your bippy...
 

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Scarlet didn't make his way up to CHEX in Peterborough.
 

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I started with Supercar, and then Fireball XL5 (available on Youtube), then Stingray, then Thunderbirds, then Captain Scarlet, then whatever-that-aliens-harvesting-organs-thing was called with human actors instead of puppets.

Walmart has all seasons of Thunderbirds, but I'm going to have to wait for almost four weeks now.


And you grew up to be an 'Airmobile Parker' ;)
 

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Deprived, you were.

I cannot recall what channel carried it in Stratford.
 

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I was a Gerry and Sylvia Anderson fan. Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds .... And then we came to Canada.

Back in the late 50s and early sixties, we had a grand total of two TV stations serving Toronto - CBLT (CBC) and WKBW (ABC) out of Buffalo - Between them we did get Supercar, Fireball XL5 and Thunderbirds, not to mention The Friendly Giant, Captain Kangeroo, Razzle Dazzle (Alan Hamel and Michele Finney), and American Bandstand.

We didn't need much more since most of our free time was spent playing road hockey anyway.

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Never heard of him.
We didn't need much more since most of our free time was spent playing road hockey anyway.
We had a street full of houses under construction and a cornfield across the road.

And lots of cheap firecrackers from several reasonably-close convenience stores.

I still enjoy the aromas of still-curing concrete and freshly-cut corn, and all aspects of pyrotechnics.
 

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Never heard of him.

We had a street full of houses under construction and a cornfield across the road.

And lots of cheap firecrackers from several reasonably-close convenience stores.

I still enjoy the aromas of still-curing concrete and freshly-cut corn, and all aspects of pyrotechnics.
And diesel exhaust ... Especially at -20
 

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Never heard of him.

We had a street full of houses under construction and a cornfield across the road.

And lots of cheap firecrackers from several reasonably-close convenience stores.

I still enjoy the aromas of still-curing concrete and freshly-cut corn, and all aspects of pyrotechnics.

Ours was fully developed (in fact our house was the last one built being an infill house onto an existing lot) in a fully developed 1940s/1950s neighbourhood. We had only 16 houses on the street as it was a short cross-street connecting two longer ones but everyone of those houses had a baby boomer family. I've lost track of the numbers but I think there were about a dozen boys around my age and just a few less girls. More than enough for an almost constant daily road-hockey game which only stopped for supper hour and the occasional "car!"

:giggle:
 

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FYI... reeks of classic left wing pandering to the latte sipping champagne socilaist masses, as opposed to anything scientifically/reality based, but is interesting nonetheless:


What is Future Cities Canada?​

Future Cities Canada is a collaborative platform that harnesses the momentum for change already in progress in cities.
It brings together people, ideas, platforms and innovations from across sectors to address two of the most pressing issues of our time: inequality and climate change and their consequential challenges facing cities.

Drawing on the expertise of its founding organizations and together with a diverse and growing network of partners, Future Cities Canada’s unique collaborative infrastructure will accelerate innovation to build regenerative, inclusive cities of the future.

Now is the time for us to realize the potential of cities​

The opportunities to transform cities are growing at an unprecedented rate:
  • Canada’s governments have committed $750 billion over the next 10 years, sparking private investment that can multiply it sevenfold.
  • The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) recognize the central role of urbanization in sustainable development to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” This priority will shape public policy and development finance for the next 15 years, making the “urban SDG” a tremendous opportunity for cities.
  • Cities are leading the way toward the Paris Agreement commitments, with mayors across the globe setting bold carbon reduction targets and creating decisive implementation plans.
  • New technologies allow responsive cities to monitor, connect and share insight-bearing data at an exceptional scale.
  • The Government of Canada has made commitments to advance reconciliation and renew a nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples. There is increasing recognition of the value of restoring Indigenous presence to our urban spaces across the country.
Future Cities Canada is the cross-sector collaborative platform Canada needs to accelerate innovation to transform cities for the benefit of us all.

 

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More than enough for an almost constant daily road-hockey game which only stopped for supper hour and the occasional "car!"

:giggle:
My mother was telling me the other day about little Scott xxxx who lived a few doors down. He was just a toddler wandering alone on the street in front of our house.

Seeing that, my mother went out to get him off the street. The man driving the car lectured Mom to "take better care of your kid!" ;)

Boy, remembering the cars back then. They were beautiful.
 

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Postulation - Cities need free energy to survive - Free muscle power or Free electricity.

How else are politicians going to give free stuff to their mobs and declare themselves socialists?

Thus the fascination with "free" wind and solar.

The energy is free.

The conversion to useful energy is less so.

Europe and China love green energy - They have no energy resources of their own and are thus disadvantaged.

Much better to hamstring the competition, bring everybody down to their level and even up the playing field.
 

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Postulation - Cities need free energy to survive - Free muscle power or Free electricity.

How else are politicians going to give free stuff to their mobs and declare themselves socialists?

Thus the fascination with "free" wind and solar.

The energy is free.

The conversion to useful energy is less so.

Europe and China love green energy - They have no energy resources of their own and are thus disadvantaged.

Much better to hamstring the competition, bring everybody down to their level and even up the playing field.
And you have captured the huge hypocrisy/problem that we (Government) have embraced. (for any Government or Political eavesdroppers on here) It is incredibly advantageous for other nations to embrace green energy, but not at our expense.
 

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Cities are leading the way toward the Paris Agreement commitments, with mayors across the globe setting bold carbon reduction targets and creating decisive implementation plans.
I hope that all of those soft, sheltered city dwellers are Little House on the Prairie fans.

Because that's what their lifestyles are going to be like, at the absolute best and if their scriptwriters are kind to them, if they ever achieve their zero-carbon fantasies.

Those that do not starve to death when the food runs out, that is.

Meanwhile, we ship manufacturing jobs to China so that pollution can be caused there instead of here.
 

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I hope that all of those soft, sheltered city dwellers are Little House on the Prairie fans.

Because that's what their lifestyles are going to be like, at the absolute best and if their scriptwriters are kind to them, if they ever achieve their zero-carbon fantasies.

Those that do not starve to death when the food runs out, that is.

Meanwhile, we ship manufacturing jobs to China so that pollution can be caused there instead of here.
Yup.

If I were 30 years younger, and had the financial resources at that time, I would have bought acreage on a lake, installed wind and solar power, and completely cut myself off from the misguided chaos that has erupted during the last ten years.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs has been so bastardized that I don't even recognize it anymore, and most Gen (whatever letter or term they describe themselves with now) don't even acknowledge the first three on the list. I grew up in a different time, and I refuse to kowtow to or abdicate my responsibilities as a person, father, or citizen.
 
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