Author Archives: Jaan Pill

Bill Browder’s testimony; significance of Magnitsky Act; Mikhail Lesin’s death

Magnitsky Act A July 25, 2017 Atlantic article is entitled: “Bill Browder’s Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee: “I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers … Continue reading

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Parking situation at Fortieth St. and Lake Shore Blvd. West appears to be improving

For a long time, I’ve been planning to post an update, with photos, regarding the parking situation at Fortieth St. and Lake Shore Blvd. West in Long Branch. When I find some photos, taken in the past, I will post … Continue reading

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Court dismisses company’s libel lawsuit against teacher over Facebook postings – July 26, 2017 Toronto Star / July 28, 2017 CBC articles

A July 26, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Court dismisses company’s libel lawsuit against teacher over Facebook postings.” The subhead reads: “When Katie Mohammed turned to Facebook to air concerns about her community — as millions of people do … Continue reading

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Developers learning heritage buildings can be money-makers – July 25, 2017 Toronto Star

A July 25, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Developers learning heritage buildings can be money-makers: Hume: The Great Hall at Queen and Dovercourt was a mess until someone recognized its architectural, cultural, social and economic value.” I learned of … Continue reading

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Superior Court orders ‘Big Blue Monster’ home in Brampton demolished – July 26, 2017 CityNews

A July 26, 2017 CityNews article is entitled: “Superior Court orders ‘Big Blue Monster’ home in Brampton demolished.” The opening paragraphs read: Ontario’s Superior Court has ordered a 6,600-square-foot Brampton monster home at the centre of a four-year dispute to … Continue reading

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Invite to Sept. 18, 2017 final presentation by NAV CAN consultant on the Toronto Airspace Review: Register via Eventbrite

On July 22, 2917 a Long Branch resident has posted the following message at the Long Branch Neighbourhood Watch Facebook Group. I am sharing it with anyone who may be interested: Invite to presentation by NAV CAN consultant on the … Continue reading

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Parallel lines work well to represent halftones – in comic-book and illustration art

In the history of graphic design, parallel lines figure prominently – in comic-book art and in illustration in general – as a means to represent halftones. I open the current post with a drawing of General Judenits of the Russian … Continue reading

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Natural forms at Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration; setbacks between images at Dead Man’s Curve

This post is written as a digression, a digression from topics that actually interest site visitors. Sometimes, digressions motivate me to write a post. Photo book based on July 15, 2017 visit to Six Points Reconfiguration site I have created … Continue reading

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Does the 25-gram World Health Organization suggested limit on sugar intake include sugar from fruit juices? Answer: It does.

I recently was thirsty, on a hot day in July, and bought a fruit juice smoothie at a Shopper’s Drug Mart. On rare occasions, I buy such a drink. I noticed the bottle referred to 57 grams of sugar. The … Continue reading

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Photo from Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey regarding Farmer’s Market in Port Credit

In a July 15, 2017 tweet, which the Town of Port Credit retweeted (that being how I came across it, just now), a message from @JimTovey noted: Fiddling 4. The Farmers Market in @Portcreditbia. Beautiful music, beautiful day, great produce #shoplocal … Continue reading

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