Thoughts and Opinions On Today's Important Issues

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

BLOGMEISTER Solves The Canal Issue

All that the Mayor and Council should have done is dropped a note to the BLOGMEISTER and I would have solved their canal matter without the animosity shown at the Friday joke meeting.

A reader put me on to this.

Clearly, this is the answer to solve our canal debate to everyone's satisfaction for pennies on the dollar. And we do not need an environmental assessment that will take forever to be completed so that we are ineligible for funding.
  • Project readiness - All eligible recipients will be required to provide information necessary to determine if the project is construction-ready and likely to be substantially completed by March 31, 2011.

Moreover, Eddie's claim that we do not need Senior Level funding to do up to $300M of infrastructure projects absolutely kills us:

  • Project incrementality - All eligible recipients will be required to attest, in conjunction with their project application, that the work to be undertaken is an incremental construction activity that would not otherwise have been constructed by March 31, 2011 were it not for funding from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.
Imagine the number of people who would come to town to watch the work being created in the first place. Now that's a unique tourist attraction at low cost!

Now we can get on to the real issues, right Eddie!

Edgar Müller is at the cutting edge of 3D street art, also known as pavement art. His creations transform everyday locations into fantastical scenes: sharks erupting from pavements, chasms bisecting suburban streets and rivers cascading through towns

Müller at work on The Crevasse. It took the artist and five assistants five days to create the effect

The Crevasse, a 3D image by Edgar Müller, in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. The 250-square metre image, which took five days to paint, appears to show a fault in the earth's crust

A shark bursts from the pavement in this street painting created for the Illusion of Art festival in Hong Kong

Müller created Flash Flood for the Prairie arts festival in Moose Jaw in Canada in 2007. Situated on the appropriately named River Street, it was the biggest 3D street painting ever created

Lava Burst transformed a typical German street into a scene from the apocalypse for the 30th anniversary of the international competition of street painters in Geldern

You are most welcome!