To a Greenie re Vacation


You believe that Global Warming is caused by humans releasing CO2 and what do you do? Fly to the Arctic and back again for your Adventure Canada NW Passage Cruise! What does that do to YOUR CO2 footprint?

I also recall your wanting Canada to sign a climate treaty which will oblige us to tax fuel (carbon) so heavily that fewer folks will be able to… fly!  (Unless its tax deductible, LOL). So you want to blow your CO2 now, before a carbon tax kicks in. Nice trick.

In exhibiting how wasteful/ inconsiderate or whatever you are, you’re actually demonstrating the need for an undemocratic (treaty based) carbon tax as the only way to curtail your selfish habits. You’re then apparently happy to vote for a future government to force this carbon tax onto your children/ grandchildren and their entire generation. Attila the Hun would be impressed!

Further, for some inexplicable reason, you think it appropriate to do your traveling in the Arctic, the region most susceptible to global warming impact, and in the company of fellow travelers, who if I recall from your previous Arctic trip, were oh, so concerned about Global Warming! And oh so convinced humans are responsible for CO2, despite humans being a minor contributor (compared to natural releases such as melting permafrost, warming oceans).

Makes sense to me!  I can see how jet fuel burned high overhead as well as during takeoff would gently !increase your traveling comfort in that normally frigid region. And I can certainly appreciate how the looong moisture & CO2 laden contrail behind your jet traps heat from the sun – the entire world gets blanketed by this high altitude fog which must be trapping a lot of heat. Funny eh, how they never mention that. Guess they don’t want to actually solve the problem – say by banning plebian air travel – they just wanna grab people’s money away so they can’t do it!

Me, I’m very happy to hear of your travels – and slightly envious, lol. My more sanguine climate evidence allows that real live Vikings raised cattle and grew corn on Greenland a millennia ago as described by Diamond in his book Collapse. You might take a copy with you although that historical nugget might interfere with your sanctimonious belief that warming is anthropogenic and must be stopped – by others!!  My mind is worried less about an unstoppable warming cycle than about gullible human responses driven by alarmism, manipulation and greed.  We are nowhere near a repeat of those warm Viking conditions, but if the cycle continues, well, there will be plenty of extra space for those displaced by supposedly rising oceans. The entire Nunavut, almost 2 million sq kms, now supports only slightly more people than Innisfil, a small town north of Toronto.

And if you happen to notice any potential ranching sites on your tour’s Greenland leg, please let me know. The way Canada is going, maybe setting up shop in Viking territory would be a better bet than sticking around while whichever party strategic voters elect in October places our sovereignty under the control of corporations via the many treaties being slipped surreptitiously past our sleepy puckbrains…..  ZZZZZ

Bon Voyage – but let’s dismiss global warming alarmism.  Humans cause plenty of real specific problems that we actually can solve – without losing our democratic protections.

Mandatory Vaccinations?

Your curmudgeon weighs in on the unfortunately misguided and misunderstood vaccination debate.  I’ll add links later.

Part 1 – To vaccinate or not

There’s a growing backlash against anti vaxxers, those people who oppose vaccinations and who don’t vaccinate themselves or their kids. This backlash is fueled by an incident at Disney world California which resulted in hundreds experiencing Measles, some seriously. Understandable. However, as an article in the Toronto Star illustrates, the anti-vaxxers have a point – officials and arrogant doctors, school counselors and others run roughshod over people with genuine problems, exerting pressure and the darkness of ignorant answers in equal measure. It looks like vulnerable people are going to be thrown under the bus if recent initiatives in California go through and spread. CBC Cross Country Checkup today examines the issue and if my bet is right about CBC modus operendi, they will talk about measles and avoid Guardasil issue, since they are on the side of Big Pharma and the globalists. Edit: A caller brought it up.

This is unfortunate, doubly so because the debate is driven by ignorance on all sides. The pro vaccine side, officials, industry, big money are guilty of self serving pronouncements that ignore facts I am about to disclose. The anti vaxxers, being unaware of these facts, flounder in a sea of conflicting information and anectotes. Too bad. This can be resolved to everyone’s benefit except big money.

The fact I refer to, the proof that something is rotten in Denmark, is that different jurisdictions have different regimes for vaccinations. I and my kids are lucky residents of Ontario. I don’t recall any of us receiving more than about a half dozen vaccinations, maybe a dozen. I understand however that in many or most US jurisdictions, vaccines are given individually instead of being combined as in Ontario, resulting in a minor receiving two or three DOZEN shots. Think about that. Each of these shots contain adjuvants, stabilizers, preservatives, biocides which contains mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and other ingredients that a few people in the population are sensitive to that are causing the problems as opposed to the vaccine itself. Jeeesh.

Big Pharma uses this confusion by being able to quote Canadian studies showing that vaccines are safe. Anti vaxxers on either side of the border react to the more numerous American horror stories, even though Canadians should logically not worry as much as Americans. Without being clear on the effects of differing regimes, confusion abounds.

Since politics is involved, partisans ignore this subtle difference, to the detriment of those who ARE sensitive, like those unfortunate kids in the article. With the dramatic rise in allergies, ADHD, autoimmune problems, it is clear that what we are doing to the world, the environment, to our food and water are affecting a portion of the population and their ability to withstand vaccinations.

It is also clear that such problems are being used for political purposes, such as by libertarians who gripe about *any* government intrusion into individual choice. Individualism run amok, aided and abetted by tea party movements and corporate entities (think Koch) who benefit from, and lobby for less government.

Our partisan political discourse also feeds this black-white faux debate. Nuance is impossible to obtain when governments get on a bandwagon. The skulduggery behind the scenes in Canada when Gardasil was introduced is mindboggling. Big Pharma knows all the tricks to get their product approved…. and paid for.

The US situation is understandable when one realizes that every procedure earns revenue (read profit) so the incentive is for more needles, rather than safety. In Canada, with the single payer model, there is strong incentive to save costs by combining doses, with safety as an added benefit, intended or not.

I have no grief against vaccination *provided* the issue of allergic reactions is considered beforehand. Public officials, seemingly afraid that any qualification they add to the message will cause mistrust and confusion, are themselves causing mistrust by mocking concerned citizens. Rex Murphy played right along with his Doctor guest. Stop it. And drop your arrogant and Darwinian attitude to the sensitive among us. We have other strengths. We don’t need to be culled from the population.

Instead, develop alternatives, tests and protocols to address sensitivities. Oh but that would cost money and slow the system down.

Having said that, I think many people who express concern may in fact just be selfish because of inconvenience, squeamishness or arrogant libertarianism.  If the Star story is any indication, the actual rate of harm is 1 in many thousands (about 60 out of ‘hundreds of thousands’).  Contraindications for vaccination include cancer treatment, immunocompromised, truly allergic to a vaccine or part of a vaccine (i.e., anaphylaxis to egg).  Such people can only be protected by herd vaccinations.  Therefore its not reasonable for millions to avoid their duty to the ‘herd’.   I cannot support such hypochondriacs.  Go get vaccinated against the major killers of the past – polio, measles, smallpox, etc. Populations can tolerate a few unprotected individuals, (herd effect) those with genuine sensitivities, who then have a responsibility to avoid travel and other risky behavior.

Lets all be sensible and solve this unnecessary dilemma.

Part 2- the Backstory
Some anti vaxxers have a darker concern. Various blogs and conspiracy theories accuse Big Pharma and their globalist buddies of deliberate malfeasance for nefarious purposes, most notably, the reduction of human populations in accordance with United Nation’s Agenda 21. Given all the malfeasance going on such as the subprime debacle, rating agency fraud, revolving doors, corporate takeover of politics, false flag wars (WMD, etc), who can blame them. This is unfortunate since vaccinations have a long and honorable history of preventing scourges of polio, smallpox etc. Noble intentions have been invaded by Big Pharma and the profit machine. A few examples:

  • Military experiments that administered LSD and other drugs to students, inmates, etc.
  • Spread of live infections, inadvertently or deliberately
  • Silence on spread of hormones (from birth control, plastic microballoons, fluoride etc into the environment
  • Official stonewalling on the dangers of vaccinations as described earlier
  • Failure of US authorities to adopt best (and most economical ) practices as described above
  • Hounding of doctors opposed to any official practice (fluoridation, vaccination, approved drugs).
  • Unwillingness to clarify jurisdictional differences as explained above)
  • Industry domination of the GMO debate incl skewed science.  Note this example of ad-hominem attack painting such people as kooks.

So called skeptic/ skeptoid sites that purport to be unbiased observers but who are mostly populated by academics and other purveyors of orthodoxy. The only field that still holds robust debate is the decidedly non scientific field of economics but otherwise, the track to the holy grail of tenure is paved with orthodoxy. Having once inhabited the conventional world, I know how difficult it is to break out of. My fluoridation investigation and the 2008 meltdown cured that, but inhabiting the world where truth is uncertain is not easy.

There is no way this curmudgeon has the wherwithall to untangle many of the items listed and indeed, it is probably not necessary. What is necessary is for voters to become less naive about their choices, especially now that the middle class is being eviscerated, and to gravitate to candidates outside the entrenched system, the parties of the status quo, as Greece has recently done. Big Pharma, Big Medicine, Big Government must be put in their place. The truth must be told. As I have said before, the fastest way to achieve this is to destroy Big Media (MSM) through the simple expedient of cancelling your subscriptions. You’ll save money and your intellectual independence too. See you on the other side

Your vaccinated curmudgeon.

Sexuality, Women, Pedestrians

Women and pedestrians- vulnerable.

Everybody understands the pedestrian bit. There are common sense rules.

Don’t walk into traffic or jaywalk in dark clothing at night. Walk against the traffic, keep an eye/ear out for wayward cars, etc.

People break these rules all the time. Sometimes they pay with their lives. Most are sad but not sympathetic.

Somehow women are different.

Feminists and NGOs have persuaded their gullible sisters that they can break common sense rules with impunity. That they can ignore bad men. Society must fix men.

Well sure.

Bad men  should be punished according to the law, no question.

But until God descends and society becomes perfect, women, especially teens should obey time honored rules.

Don’t go out alone after dark. Don’t jog alone in bushy/lonely places. (see #4) Don’t dress provocatively unless you’re ready for the result – often desirable, but sometimes not (see #5). Beware frat parties. Don’t accept candy from drivers. Don’t become intoxicated at public events without backup. Don’t lose sight of your drink and nowadays don’t even drink from an open container. Plus all the rules about protected sex, etc. How many rules did Amanda Todd break? Why? Just a kid’s bad luck? Or more?

Let feminists scream from their safe studios about blaming victims – its the lone individual that gets raped, bears the child or dies.

Girls 16 years old have no idea what they’re doing, especially in a raving crowd. They get pulled into things. Why? The moment, peer pressure and invincibility of course, but also because they have been persuaded by society, the media, teachers and … aghast.. even parents, that they have RIGHTS.  Well, like pedestrians, sure.

Obey rules older than society itself or pay the consequences -without my sympathy. I’m not afraid to censure inappropriate behaviour. What was Rinelle Harper thinking? Was she not taught? Out after midnight? Two strange boys? …Left for dead.

Does this mean that police should ignore the rape? Or the men? No. Like I said, men and drivers cannot do wrong just because some women and pedestrians are idiots. But maybe, given the pervasive messages from media and feminists, some new penalties are in order.

It is against the law to leave your keys dangling in the car. Why is it not against the law to dress provocatively in inappropriate places? Why do these girls object to school dress codes? We have laws against prostitutes offering their services in public places. But is there no such thing as a slut anymore? Did humans change? Some gals like promiscuous sex, and they’re welcome to it. Just if she gets hurt when breaking unwritten rules, well.. she deserves blame. Society can and should charge men, but that hardly helps the woman. Or pedestrians.

Erasing the concept of slut was a mistake. It was only erased in politically correct minds, not in the minds of many males. Until society becomes perfect, it is still a useful label for frustrated parents to warn about. Society once used such warnings to encourage obedience. That obedience was a social good since it served to protect virginity. Don’t be a slut and expect sympathy, except from comfortable bleeding hearts. And you may not get the best police attitude/ processing either. They are only human – albeit a bad cop always should be penalized (but never seems to be).

Perhaps its time though to curtail the proclamations of feminists in the media. Just fire them, especially from public broadcasters like CBC, NPR, etc. They are a menace to society. Society should, and eventually must, reassert those age old unwritten rules for the protection of the most valuable members of our society – young girls. Until labs, cows or men are engineered to give birth, females are the only practical vehicle capable of bearing and properly rearing the next generation. We men are a dime a dozen.  We squander ourselves regularly in wars and dangerous sports. It is females that must be cherished – and protected – for the good of themselves AND society. Much as their strength is to be encouraged, they are not invincible. Any more than pedestrians.

There is a similar argument to be made about sexual practices. The logic is the same. Society’s age old unwritten rules both stood the test of time and provided a social good. Those who couldn’t toe the line often paid the price, both healthwise and mentalwise. And often their children. Modernity and medicine seem to have upended those rules but it seems that nature may have the last laugh. Excessive sexuality and ‘unnatural’ practices are prone to both health and demographic consequences. Cancer of the throat from oral sex. And in special irony, erectile dysfunction from excessive porn! And demographics. Conservative and or religious couples are having more children so it is logical to think that conservatives, especially those from the third world will ultimately swamp our licentious but wilting society. Europe first!

Who started this?

Is it just modernity? Or is there a hidden agenda? Conspiracy theory you say? Is Agenda 21 a conspiracy? Have you heard of this UN proposal – to rid the world of much of humanity. Are the Georgia Guidestones a figment? I didn’t put these monstrosities there but someone did -at great expense. Given that the media is corporate controlled nowadays, given that corporations have interlocking directorships, given Freemason history and involvement in the highest reaches of power, given the abilities of modern technology and globalist structures to pull all this together, it seems very likely to me that feminism and sexual liberation is a trick, a pleasurable trick but a trick nonetheless. Tricking society to abandon its roots, traditions, religions and precautions, so it will march willingly to its future of servitude that stems from student loans, materialism, free money, entitlements antithetical to independence. Loans necessitated by the very institutions that were supposed to safeguard human knowledge but instead became centers of politically correct, sexually exciting, corporate homogenizing, climate scam brainwashing.

Lets call them on it. Lets wake up and stop them in their tracks before its too late. Vote out the status quo by voting for anybody but mainstream parties. Stop feeding the beast by cancelling all big media subscriptions and buying your stuff as locally as possible, rather than from giant corporations. End the hedgemony of universities. Stop listening to feminist nonsense. Get a grip.

Obey unwritten rules, or pay the price.

Just some friendly advice from your cranky curmudgeon


Extra refs

Survey: Should schools enforce dress codes? Wednesday, December 3, 2014

There was an interesting exchange between CBC’s politically correct moderator about a third of this recording.

When a party turns dangerous Friday November 21, 2014

Throw the bums out

We’re now in the final stretch of Ontario municipal elections. Incumbency rates at the municipal level are the highest in the system – average of which (73 out of 75) is far too high. Why?

People apparently believe when politicians stay in place, they become more competent. Competency is always an argument against the newcomer, who cannot possibly know all the details that incumbents know from the last 4 years. Incumbents were there, the newbie wasn’t. Thus the newbie can be made to look incompetent or fringe on some topic during a debate. Unfair.

The competency argument is bogus since politicians don’t run the city, bureaucrats do. Competency is a red herring to manipulate voters. In addition, it is highly unlikely that more than one or two newbies could ever succeed, a small portion of council, so the fear of idiotic ideas is also bogus. Ergo, you should elect on the basis of feelings, not knowledge.

The media will NEVER tell you that, since they like the system being good for their corporate needs, not for the needs of the people. More municipal advent dollars from big spenders.  The devil they know. And since being ignored is death in politics, the devil they can control.  New councilors learn realpolitik.  ‘Fringe’ is the favorite taunt of the media.

Municipalities form the base of the pyramid. They are ”creatures of the province’, which controls local politics through regulations and transfers (up/downloads). Nonetheless, it is important to reduce incumbency rates. In other blogs, I’ve tried to demonstrate how the system operates against the people and for the corporations. The only tool the people have is to vote in candidates who are not (yet) part of the system.

The solution: Term Limits.

One term is enough. After this, people forget why they entered politics and become expert at working the system. The system has its ways of capturing them. Ask yourself how politicians get such a nice house on a relatively low salary? Who pays for all those signs?  In Hamilton, politicians like Bernie Morelli had to die before new blood could enter the system. He was said to be careful to ‘serve the people’ especially poor people caught in the system, but his council decisions – the real job– helped hobble the city with hundreds of ‘public’ buildings that pay no taxes. No wonder residential taxes here are among the highest in Ontario. I hear Bernie will get statued by his elected and unelected fans. Dynasties, the ultimate result of long incumbency, are taking hold in Canada (Justin Trudeau), as in the US (Jeb Bush).

Throw the bums out

The only thing the people can do.  Get in the habit of voting for anyone but the present incumbent. Since so many people are docile sheep or who benefit from the status quo, only you can make a change. With enough candidates to choose from (Ward 4), ‘decline’, which I promoted in the last provincial election, is not a good idea. Do your homework, go to candidate’s websites and pick one you like. Hold your nose if you have to – its ok if some ideas of a ‘fringe’ candidate appear stupid. When they get there, they will have their folly pointed out and stopped by others so don’t use this snap judgement as an excuse.

It’s the feeling you want to vote for. Is he/she concerned about the people and what is their passion. Do they want government to fix things or do they want to reduce taxes and red tape in order to grow a prosperous city that lifts all boats? An impractical but honest Libertarian would leaven a council/ legislature nicely. Same with a one topic activist. How would they encourage new employment and businesses?  Don’t concentrate on fault finding. We’re all imperfect human beings (Rob Ford!). Even if you’re happily ensconced in the system, consider that so many people are being broken, making an unhealthy, even dangerous breakdown quite possible. Give us a break and vote for a newbie, even if you think your incumbent is ok. New blood is always needed and your incumbent will be released to do bigger and better things. They need that change too.


Term limits for Municipal Council, Leo Longo, 2013 – excellent review of this subject including historical observation that original terms were one year!


Death of Democracy

Your curmudgeon has been silent lately.
This old dog’s learning a new trick- acting – as a chorus member in Gary Santucci’s latest production: Democracy Is Dead – What are we going to do about it?

Our presentation is coming together nicely. Two nights left in this run so if you’re anywhere near Hamilton, you’ll be energetically entertained and politically stimulated. The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton, 8pm. Strong language, stronger ideas.

The work continues to grow on me. Rod McTaggart, JonGordon Odegaard and of course Gary, take a complex subject, starting with a focus on municipal politicking, and deliver with passion and energy in a series of vignettes, my fav being ‘Cognitive Dissonance‘.  Its not an easy dialog but last evening, they nailed it. Our chorus line -this newbie in particular – was in awe of the talent before us.

My particular happiness was in being assigned to deliver Mark Twain’s famous line, here modernized: “If you don’t read the newspaper (or watch the news), you’re (a little) uninformed, but if you read the papers (or watch the news) you’re gonna be misled”.

A great example would be the Harper-Duffy fiasco. The media makes sound and fury. The sheeple react with outraged clamor. Partisans play their part, braying loudly.

Ha. Sheeple misled. Hoodwinked by the system which entertained -to distract said sheeple from what’s really going on – the selling of Canada and the dismantling of our sovereignty through yet more Free Trade Agreements. In September, when the Duffy noise was at its peak, both FIPA and CETA quietly slipped through. Only a little (celebratory) attention from the corporate media. On deals of this magnitude, there should have been months, even years of public discussion. Mulroney was decent enough to have an election around NAFTA.  So Harper tied Canada’s hands even as saner heads in Germany and the US try to drag the biggest deal, TPP into open debate. Well, Merkle postures her negotiating stance while Canada caves in obsequious subservience.

Same thing with Boy Scout Harper rattling on about ISIS. Instead of leaving well enough alone, he’s happy to keep up the distraction. Sheep.

These secret deals obligate taxpayers and destroy Democracy in favour of unelected tribunals, (much like the Landlord Tenant Board, my personal nemesis). When will its death be complete? I say when Jeb Bush becomes President. His brother George erased our fundamental protection, Habeas Corpus, which people hardly even know about, such is the sorry state of our vaunted education. Jeb will preside over the main act -WW3 – which the Pope declared to have already started.

Sleep on at your peril

Your Curmudgeon is having nightmares.


Ukraine- Partition Not War

Open Letter to Obama, Putin, Harper.

I and too many bloggers think WW3 is too possible, even if mainstream media tries to paint otherwise. The games being played are dangerous, unnecessary and often result in disruptive migrations so I’m asking all leaders to adopt Partition to rectify such tension.

It is becoming obvious that artificial borders and historical mixing of incompatible groups has been a mistake. If divide-and-rule was the motivation, it is now exposed as dangerously unstable in a multipolar, nuclear world.

It would be a mistake to return to historical Balkanized boundaries that exacerbated ethnic conflict.  There is nothing wrong with people coalescing into more homogeneous groupings, just as ISIS is attempting – with inhuman brutality. Regardless of what liberal globalists think is desirable, given fundamental incompatibility, and only empty platitudes to bridge differences, timely separation of such groups is the only sensible solution.

Why does partition need war and destruction? The environment takes a beating and finite resources get downgraded to CO2 and contamination. Are we not intelligent enough to avoid incessant skirmishes, which could easily escalate into WW3?

The solution is to simply acknowledge when underlying tensions have become untenable, put partition to a referendum, and encourage people to move to their preferred zone, trading their house & jobs with people on the other side, just as in a normal real estate/ job market. No need to kill, destroy or bankrupt a nation trying to maintain boundaries for ego and pride. A simple incentive plan would be far more economical than war, even if armament industries might lose business.

In the instance of Ukraine, I want to express my strong disapproval of the insistence on pluralism / multiculturalism as a marketing principle, or economic factors (business/ pipeline/ gas) as a motivating principle. Ukraine is obviously an artificial construct composed of two primary groups, unhappily joined. Canada has its Quebec, but Quebec is not contiguous to France. Different story. The people of Ukraine should sort themselves out peaceably by moving, and let boundaries be adjusted, even periodically, according to regional numbers and other easily understood principles. Each region should formalize its character in its laws, language, customs and relationships. If possible, anomalous small contended areas like Moldova should be attached to larger areas.  By negotiation and relocation.

I certainly have no stomach for Canada becoming involved in such internal conflict except to assist and mediate. There is no need for war. Just encourage partition and provide incentives for people to make realistic peaceful change.  Let Ukraine build on Czechoslovakia as a model for a better future.

In hope,

Robert Innes


Green Roof–Black Hole

Want to do some good? Rid the world of evil CO2?  Cool the city? Reduce air-con energy? Recycle rainwater? Pretty the cityscape? Grow veggies for a locavore ? If so,  a roof garden could be in your future.

A roof garden is a fun way to enjoy a flat (ish) roof.  Its parent, the green roof, is  a modern version of sod houses of yore.  In our case, it supplies perhaps half our annual veggie needs, with exuberant excess being shared or traded with friends and  colleagues.   And its a great place for entertaining.  Guests and kittens love to nibble on fresh herbs.  What’s not to like?

First Lady Harper knows–she got stung by a roof bee, which I’m sure pleased all the lefties in Canada.  But if you’re a taxpayer, you’re also getting stung!  Huh?

What’s taxes got  to do with it?  That’s the black hole. The scam.

Roof gardens, like solar panels and windmills, are another way to syphon hard earned money from the poor to the rich via green taxpayer subsidies.  City after city has implemented green roof incentive plans to try and achieve the listed benefits, illusory as they might be.

While my personal benefits are real, I can assure you that any benefit I produce for you is way overblown.  How can CO2 be reduced anyway? My garden, which received no subsidy, probably gives  a smidgeon of net environmental benefit, because I used recycled and found materials and avoided doing anything that would impact structural or envelope (roofing) requirements.  It is highly unlikely that a ‘professional’ (subsidized) roof garden will ever recover the significant cost and energy of construction.   The need for subsidy (or bylaw) proves the case.

My methods, though applicable anywhere,  are unsuitable for subsidized installations.  Green roofs are either trying to make money, like the Royal York’s famed spice and honey garden cum roof restaurant or they are trying to claim environmental benefits for the entire roof   which allows bureaucracies, consultants and politicians to bask in glory.  The latter generally requires specialized (and expensive) turf systems.   Nothing but the best when haute cuisine or taxpayer money is involved.  Maybe a landlocked city like Singapore could claim a pure business case.

Why are  farms on cheap rural land?  Can farmers afford to build costly elevated structures to grow buck-a-bag potatoes?  Greenhouses are for weather protection not for heavy soil loads.  Soils can be avoided, but only with expensive substitutes that mimic the function of hydroponic systems.   So if you want to do something on most or all of your roof, either you spend to create soil-less systems or you spend to reinforce structures.  How many spuds does it take to justify tons of extra concrete and steel, never mind intensive irrigation?  The only thing that makes it work is a subsidy, without which none of this would take place.  No wonder they call them green roofs!  Or you can suspend the laws of economics with a bylaw.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my roof garden.  Just like solar panels (I have 4) and windmills (still hoping).  The rich are good enough getting money from the poor, sometimes giving value and ipods in return.  But it’s a dark day when the poor are tricked into voting for socialistic roof gardens that pretend to give them benefits.  Let rich landlords do what they want on their own dime, you and I can have our own fun in the sky without asking the less fortunate to pay for it.

As always, your curmudgeonly GreenTop.