The Shotgun Blog
Saturday, July 10, 2004
Not Actual People
Toronto Public Health News Release: 1,700 people die each year from air pollution in Toronto.
Although the study was unable to pinpoint any specific individuals who were killed by pollution...
Abridged version: "More money, please".
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The air pollution problem in Ontario could be solved if everyone gave up at least one limousine or SUV.
But since I want Ontario people to suffer, they can keep driving their gas-guzzlers - all they're doing is killing themselves and paying Alberta for the privilege. It's the best of both worlds!
Posted by: Scott | 2004-07-11 1:32:55 AM
Dude, I live in Toronto and I don't even drive. Can I get a free timeshare in some SUV-owner's Georgian Bay cottage as a reward for my virtue?
Posted by: rick mcginnis | 2004-07-11 7:29:57 AM
Have any Torontonians ever known someone to die of pollution? Please write to me...
Now that City Hall has banned the use of pesticides on private lawns (even though said "dangerous chemicals" are legally available at any Canadian Tire) I predict that dozens of Torontonians really WILL die -- of hayfever, and their relatives will sue the City! And our taxes will be raised to pay the settlement. Harrah!
Posted by: Kathy | 2004-07-11 8:00:34 AM
They did the same kind of gin-up in europe. What were supposedly 100,000 enviromental deaths were actually 71 people with acute asthma. The even went as far as counting people hit by cars, and making Azerbaijan part of europe!
Posted by: Joe | 2004-07-11 9:46:13 AM
"Lies ----- damned lies ----- and statistics."
Posted by: gg | 2004-07-11 9:58:56 AM
A good way to cull the Libreal and NDP voters.
What an irony. Torontonians contributing to Alberta paying down its debt. A cause worthy to die for. Thanks Toronto.
Posted by: Shawn | 2004-07-11 11:34:33 AM
Torontonians dying from air pollution? I'm sorry, but I'm having difficulty seeing the downside here.
Posted by: Sean | 2004-07-11 1:33:35 PM
Kind of reminds me of this line from Brazil:
Posted by: Neb Okla | 2004-07-13 6:06:58 AM
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