survived some flooding

Toronto, 2018.08.07

There was flooding in Toronto tonight, and twitter was alive with astonishment; I couldn't help but think of the typhoons. Specifically, the one that killed 250 people, which the Japanese bore with their usual stoicism. I wonder how things would go in Toronto if we had the population density of Tokyo (which is in excess of 6,000 people/square kilometer, fully 50% higher than Toronto's).

Well, I think I know: chaos.

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rand()m quote

(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

On the endless saga of Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto; "It shouldn’t have had to come to this. I’m so tired of getting up every morning and wondering, 'What will it be today?' I’m so tired of giving the benefit of the doubt again and again, only to be let down again and again. . . . Somewhere a responsible adult has to appear, draw a bright moral line, tell the truth and say unequivocally what won’t be tolerated. Somebody has to do the right thing."

-Denzil Minnan-Wong