Friday, January 28, 2011

Public Transit, Public Meetings, The Delphi Technique and UN Agenda 21


Just a head's up. Since I'm unable to update my website due to technical issues, I'm poppin' off with a blog that hopefully helps explain the austerity measures in the news. Super-rich people working together worldwide are telling us all to use less so they can steal the rest. That's it. They have other plans, but this the reason they're promoting the "green" movement to save the environment. For them. We don't get to use it. They do for whatever they want.

The word "ecology" combines economy and biology and is behind "sustainable development" programs to use less now so we have (?) later. When we add "debt" and "deficit" problems we all supposedly have with the magical people who own it, or banksters still raking in obscene profits reported in the news who won't cut us a break, the UN Agenda 21 program for the 21st century kicks-in. Austerity measures are meant to lower the living standards in the first world.

Part of this massive agenda is to destroy our freedom of mobility. That includes traveling by plane with high prices and airport security, by car and everything else. Since many people still take the ideas of "debts" and "deficits" seriously without understanding the fraud behind the global fiat money system and how it affects us all, these measures make sense even at the expense of people, who've been ritually dehumanized by our mass media. (See CSI anyone?)

New Age "positive thinking" also makes it difficult to focus on this. Just like it when it was Hinduism in India. They could keep people poor for generations by convincing them it was G-d's will, but if they believed really hard, maybe things would get better. They currently have a billion people and 800 million poor people ignored by the rest. The reason corrupt Western elites promote "postivity" is so we can't do anything about negative stuff we can't talk about.

This is also why it's so hard to win in the info war even with all that we kNWO. While people know bad things are happening, it's been made difficult to focus on them long enough to figure out what to do about them. We used to be able to talk about them in detail, but now that's getting socially dangerous because we worry that someone will take our most serious issues too-seriously and make us or others sad. We have to break out of this mind control soon.

Below is an email I got regarding public meetings on cuts to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) eliminating many routes people use to get to their jobs. Unless people understand the new world order, it's likely the Delphi Technique will be used to control the meeting with a skilled facilitator and plants on the left, right and back of the room who speak up. When other people see everyone's heads turned to look at them, many will think that means they agree.

Some info is offered to help put the big picture together. The reason so many massive and well-funded organizations are supported by governments, corporations and foundations is this is what they work on. How do they lower our standards of living without us fighting back? How do they convince us to accept all of this? Coordinated attacks on our minds backed-up by constant surveillance to see how we think must be understood and resisted at every level.

While this is tough to do, unless we deal with it, we'll just keep fighting for smaller and smaller pieces of a shrinking pie as we accept the shifting paradigm. It's happening now. Instead of just offering input at this meeting, which people should do, we should be organizing to bug our elected officials and keep them busy working on something besides robbing us on behalf of bankers. Many of them might not know either, so we should get more tactfully tactical soon.


Agenda 21 For Dummies (9 mins)


Planned-Opolis: Infomercial for 1984-Style City of the Future (4 mins)

Funded by corporations such as Bank of America, the City of London Corporation, PepsiCo UK, Time Warner, Royal Dutch Shell and Vodafone, Forum for the Future envisions scenarios for cities in 2040.


Using the Delphi Technique to Achieve Consensus

How it is leading us away from representative government to an illusion of citizen participation

... In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus on controversial topics. It requires well-trained professionals, known as "facilitators" or "change agents," who deliberately escalate tension among group members, pitting one faction against another to make a preordained viewpoint appear "sensible," while making opposing views appear ridiculous.

How the Delphi Technique Works

... The facilitator begins by working the crowd to establish a good-guy-bad-guy scenario. Anyone disagreeing with the facilitator must be made to appear as the bad guy, with the facilitator appearing as the good guy. To accomplish this, the facilitator seeks out those who disagree and makes them look foolish, inept, or aggressive, which sends a clear message to the rest of the audience that, if they don't want the same treatment, they must keep quiet. When the opposition has been identified and alienated, the facilitator becomes the good guy - a friend - and the agenda and direction of the meeting are established without the audience ever realizing what has happened.

How to Diffuse the Delphi Technique

Three steps can diffuse the Delphi Technique as facilitators attempt to steer a meeting in a specific direction.

1. Always be charming, courteous, and pleasant. Smile. Moderate your voice so as not to come across as belligerent or aggressive.

2. Stay focused. If possible, jot down your thoughts or questions. When facilitators are asked questions they don't want to answer, they often digress from the issue that was raised and try instead to put the questioner on the defensive. Do not fall for this tactic. Courteously bring the facilitator back to your original question. If he rephrases it so that it becomes an accusatory statement (a popular tactic), simply say, "That is not what I asked. What I asked was . . ." and repeat your question.

3. Be persistent. If putting you on the defensive doesn't work, facilitators often resort to long monologues that drag on for several minutes. During that time, the group usually forgets the question that was asked, which is the intent. Let the facilitator finish. Then with polite persistence state: "But you didn't answer my question. My question was . . ." and repeat your question.


Dear Active Scarborough Residents:

As some of you may know, as part of the proposed municipal budget, City Council has proposed TTC service cuts to bus routes throughout all of Toronto. TTC has proposed 48 routes to be cut in Toronto, 11 of which are in Scarborough. Thousands of people will be affected by these cuts, which WILL BE EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 2011 - UNLESS WE SAY SOMETHING NOW.

I am writing to ask if any of you would take time out of your schedules to speak at the TTC meeting on February 2nd about the importance of NOT cutting bus routes in Scarborough. Even if you do not take the TTC, it is important for residents in Scarborough to speak about the need for bus routes in Scarborough. I also encourage you to ask others to speak at this event, as we need Scarborough representation at this meeting.

TO SPEAK AT THE TTC MEETING, send an EMAIL to GSO@TTC.CA and then INFO@TTCRIDERS.CA to let them know you have signed up. YOU MUST SIGN UP BY JANUARY 31.

If you decide to speak, I would be more than happy to help you write out what you are planning to say and/or send you more information. There is some information below that will help you get a sense of what is going on.

If you cannot speak at this meeting, but would like to volunteer your time to help us get the word out about these proposed cuts, please email me. Also, send an email to your councillor and to Mayor Ford by going to

I really hope that you can come to speak or at least send an email to your councillors. We need as much support as we can get.


Don’t cut our buses. They are all we have in Scarborough!

Buses are necessary for the development of Scarborough and the success of its residents. For example…

- A number of the proposed cuts travel through Priority Neighbourhoods, underserved communities with a disproportionately higher percentage of individuals who require public transit.

- One route to be cut is the express bus from Kennedy Station to the University of Toronto Scarborough campus that transports students to the subway system.

- The cuts that are proposed assume that people only use buses in Scarborough before 7 or 10pm during the weekdays. Many people who live in Scarborough depend on the public transit system after 7 or 10pm and on the weekends. Not everyone works from 9 to 5.


1) Get informed: Read the information below

2) Speak out: We really need residents of Scarborough to tell the TTC how important these routes are to them. We need Scarborough representation at this meeting. TTC is meeting to discuss service cuts to bus routes on Wednesday February 2nd at 1pm at Toronto City Hall (100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor). They have invited residents to speak to the proposed cuts.

TO SPEAK AT THE TTC MEETING, send an EMAIL to GSO@TTC.CA and then INFO@TTCRIDERS.CA to let them know you have signed up. YOU MUST SIGN UP BY JANUARY 31.

3) Write to your City Councillor and to Mayor Ford: Send your councillors and the Mayor emails explaining why these routes are important to your community. You can write your own email or send one through this website: It is an easy way to get involved.

4) Volunteer: Help get residents of Scarborough to contact their Councillors and the Mayor. Sign up to make phone calls or canvass in Scarborough’s neighbourhoods.

Some Articles on the Proposed Cuts

CBC: TTC riders bemoan proposed service cuts

Toronto Life: Proposed TTC cuts to affect 250,000 Riders:

The Toronto Star: TTC to hold meetings on bus cuts

The Globe and Mail: TTC hears complaints about plans to cut service

CBC: TTC could lose a quarter million rides due to cuts

The Scarborough Mirror: Scarborough riders starting to panic as bus route cuts loom

The Scarborough Bus Routes that are Proposed to be Cut

(Please see attachment for map of proposed bus route cuts)

9 Bellamy (From Warden Station, across St. Clair Avenue East, North on Bellamy)

No service after 10 p.m. Monday to Friday; no service after 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays

20 Cliffside

No service after 10 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

130 Middlefield

No service after 10 p.m. every day

132 Milner

No service after 10 p.m. on Sundays and holidays

169 Huntingwood

No service after 10 p.m. Monday to Friday; no service after 7 p.m. Saturdays; no service at all on Sundays and holidays.

42 Cummer

Will no longer travel east to Middlefield Road but will end at after 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, and Saturdays

No service east of Kennedy at any time on Sundays and holidays

43B Kennedy (Kennedy Station via Progress)

No service after 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday

No service at any time on Sunday or holidays

116A/E Morningside (the U of T Scarborough Express and Conlins routes)

No service after 10 p.m. Monday to Friday

No service at all on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays

167 Pharmacy North (from Sheppard Subway Station to Steeles Avenue)

No off peak service (will only operate during weekday morning and afternoon peak times)

86D Scarborough Beechgrove (Kennedy Station-Beechgrove via Lawrence)

No off peak service

Currently runs every half hour during off-peak times servicing the industrial area in West Hill




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