Anthony

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Date registered: 2011/02/17

Latest posts

  1. Bike: 0, Car: 1 — 2011/07/08
  2. #elxn41 and the rules of engagement — 2011/04/30
  3. Bike 0: Van: 1 — 2011/04/04
  4. Nuclear Fallout — 2011/03/15
  5. Choosing a New Premier — 2011/02/27

Most commented posts

  1. Bike 0: Van: 1 — 6 comments
  2. Bike: 0, Car: 1 — 5 comments
  3. You Are Not Alone — 1 comment
  4. #elxn41 and the rules of engagement — 1 comment

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Jul 08

Bike: 0, Car: 1

Tonight I had another “adverse interaction” with a vehicle. Tonight, it was a car coming up a hill, negotiating an “S” curve … on the wrong side of the road. The incident occurred at a curious place in Vancouver geography: W 8th Ave turns a 90 degree corner and becomes W 8th Ave. This occurs …

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Apr 30

#elxn41 and the rules of engagement

On Monday, May 2nd 2011, Canadians will go to the polls for the fourth time in seven years. In the last federal election, voter turnout was mere 59.1% of the electorate, the lowest voter turnout in Canadian history. One of the reasons typically cited for such a low turnout is the increasing apathy of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.anthonyfloyd.net/2011/04/elxn41-and-the-rules-of-engagement/

Apr 04

Bike 0: Van: 1

Tonight, on my bicycle commute home from work, I was hit by a van. That’s it and its driver, below: Now, let me be upfront: I wasn’t hurt, the bike wasn’t damaged. However, the incident is typical of the sort of thing that I’ve encountered in 14 years of bike commuting in Vancouver. This time …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.anthonyfloyd.net/2011/04/bike-0-van-1/

Mar 15

Nuclear Fallout

(Updated 7:30am PDT, 16 March, included CBC videos)(Updated 11:00pm PDT, 15 March, included MIT article) A great tragedy is unfolding in Japan. However, despite what a lot of the mainstream media would have you think, that tragedy isn’t at the site of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex. The tragedy is the hundreds of thousands of …

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Feb 27

Choosing a New Premier

BC politics are, well, they’re weird. In late 2010, both the main political parties in BC had their leaders resign. The ruling party, the BC Liberals, had their leader — and the Premier of the province for the past 10 years — resign in an effort to control the damage created by the replacement of …

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Feb 17

You Are Not Alone

A few days ago, Nancy Zimmerman (a Twitter pal) wrote a thought-provoking post titled “Art of Contentment: on being Single on Valentine‚Äôs Day“. Part of what Nancy said deeply affected me: And last, I have had enough life experience and enough married friends close to me that I get this primary truth: we are all …

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