Archive for January, 2009

Terrible tragedy at the Vancouver Oympics 2010 man dies opening day.

This is about the Olympics 2010 in Vancouver and the terrible death of the young man on the right at the beginning of the Olympics. He was only 21 years old from the Republic of Georgia. He died when he fell off the track during the luge run and hit a steel bar which was unprotected by any kind of foam padding. It is clear that there are still all kinds of steel bars still exposed but the IOC (International Olympic Committee) still give us their “stock” answers that the track is safe. If the track is safe why then did they modify it with an extra wall and protection around some of the steel barriers along the side of the track?

I watched last night the small track speed skating and the broadcasters mentioned that the side of the arena (the boards) is actually a 1-2 foot thick foam padding that is cushioned if an athlete falls into it?

Why is there protection for skaters but not for lugers? Again last night in the two man bobsled race there was an accident but everyone was okay when the bobsled turned over on a curve and I am sure all of the IOC members are holding their breath hoping another tragedy does not occur. It’s shameful that these events do not take safety as the number one thing.

Daniel … Toronto, Canada

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Toronto one of the world’s greatest cities.

I’m trying to get started but not sure how to start, think I’m slowly getting it.

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I think the middle east crisis is very very sad and both sides are at fault. They must put it behind them and move on.  But unfortunately we in the east don’t really know what the situation is. My best guess is Israel is going a bit far on the little guys and why does USA keep supporting the Jews. It’s going to be very interesting what the new Secretary Of State does to resolve this tragedy.

Daniel     … Toronto, CANADA

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The pic above was at a protest in Toronto regarding the Iran situation.

Our cops did a good job in keeping everything peaceful.


These police were not at the protest and they don’t always ride the horses or wear  the red uniforms but they do look cool. They are our National Police force RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police).


UPDATE – February 20/2010

Started this blog about a year ago but now I am really into it and am having a great time

learning how to do everything. I still am trying to find out how to keep one post at the start of the blog (sticky post) but I still don’t know how to do that yet. This is a real blast and thanks wordpress this is so much fun.

Daniel … Toronto, CANADA

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