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Toronto mayor denies he smokes crack cocaine
Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2013 1:06 AM EDT | Rob Gillies

Posted on 05/24/2013 11:39:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug. Critics were not appeased, with one city councilor questioning whether the mayor told “the whole truth” and another calling on him to resign.

The mayor of Canada’s largest city did not say whether he has ever used crack. He did not take questions from reporters at a news conference at City Hall, held after close allies released a letter urging him to address the reports of the video.

“I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine,” Ford said. “As for a video, I cannot comment on a video that I have never seen, or does not exist.”

Ford had been ducking the media and his only comments before Friday on the scandal came a week ago, a day after the story broke, when he called the crack smoking allegations “ridiculous” and said the Toronto Star newspaper was out to get him.

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TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crack; mayor; robford; toronto

1 posted on 05/24/2013 11:39:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

For the record, The Star is a “progressive” rag. The entire cast of MSNBC isn’t as left-wing as this toilet paper masquerading as a newspaper is.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 11:46:58 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: Olog-hai

drug test him. Hair not urine!


3 posted on 05/24/2013 11:54:13 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Olog-hai

Too bad Larry Sinclair didn’t have a video camera back in the day.


4 posted on 05/25/2013 1:39:46 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Olog-hai

“Bitch set me up”


5 posted on 05/25/2013 3:36:56 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Yaelle
Too bad Larry Sinclair didn’t have a video camera back in the day.

Gay pics of Barry and Larry would have definitely shut down the Obama express to the white house... but the related mass epidemic of blindness would have been tragic.

6 posted on 05/25/2013 3:46:57 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Incorrigible

We’ll have to wait and see. He’s a conservative being attacked by liberals.


7 posted on 05/25/2013 4:48:19 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought Canada was into the drug legalization thing?


8 posted on 05/25/2013 5:38:10 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
drug test him. Hair not urine!

On what basis?

The hearsay of a few reporters,
who supposedly saw a video,
that no one has made public,
and was allegedly produced by Somali drug dealers,
whom no one can find.

I can't tell if that's supposed to be grounds for compelling a drug test, or the rejected plot to an episode of Castle.

9 posted on 05/25/2013 10:31:59 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa
Perhaps because this BS anti-drug PC requires poor people who are forced by circumstance to apply for jobs at Wal-Mart
to get drug tested, a man that runs the largest city in Canada should not escape the intrusion. Fascist a$$holes like him are the reason we have so many damn destructive and intrusive laws. Time these pricks suffered like the rest of the plebeian class
10 posted on 05/25/2013 10:40:07 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: RansomOttawa

Sorry for the rant. I an aware that he is somewhat conservative, for Canada, but enough is enough with the ruling class of all Western countries.


11 posted on 05/25/2013 10:42:02 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

If someone is on crack cocaine they should be kept as far away from responsibility as is humanly possible.


12 posted on 05/25/2013 10:42:09 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Random drug tests are not allowed in Canada, except for situations where impairment on the job poses a safety risk to others.


13 posted on 05/25/2013 10:56:10 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa

I’d say the job of “politician”, regardless of Party, poses a substantial safety risk to others.


14 posted on 05/25/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
I’d say the job of “politician”, regardless of Party, poses a substantial safety risk to others.

Unless Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's job involves operating heavy machinery or something else that poses an immediate threat to the safety of those around him, then a drug test would be a violation of his rights.

Don't let Jim's tirade distract from the point. Ford has been accused. No credible evidence has yet been produced. So far, this manufactured controversy is no different from a leftard-media witch hunt.

15 posted on 05/25/2013 11:21:19 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa

I would consider a the mayor of a city of millions who happens to be on crack cocaine a serious risk to others. Wouldn’t you?


16 posted on 05/25/2013 11:24:21 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
I would consider a the mayor of a city of millions who happens to be on crack cocaine a serious risk to others. Wouldn’t you?

Do you know for a fact that Ford "happens to be on crack cocaine"? Or are you just another one of those credulous sheep that believes that if it's on the news, it must be true?

17 posted on 05/25/2013 11:32:23 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa

Do you know for a fact that Ford “happens to be on crack cocaine”?

No, that is why he should be drug tested.


18 posted on 05/25/2013 11:33:46 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
No, that is why he should be drug tested.

Are you familiar with the concept of "burden of proof"? Ford doesn't carry it. His accusers do.

19 posted on 05/25/2013 11:37:27 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa

I’m of the opinion that all politicians should be drug tested weekly. There is no greater “immediate” threat to your safety or your rights than the threat posed by politicians. Period.


20 posted on 05/25/2013 11:50:22 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

How nice for you.


21 posted on 05/25/2013 11:56:25 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa

Ask theirs about burden of proof.

I really don’t care about him one way or the other. I don’t live there.


22 posted on 05/25/2013 11:58:52 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Um. Ever heard of these things we call election? Just because the Red Star has a big hate on, doesn’t mean the citizens of Toronto should be denied the right to choose their mayor, or boot him out, via the ballot box.


23 posted on 05/26/2013 10:20:28 PM PDT by oldweesie
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To: BobL

Huh??? We’ve got some fools who are pushing hard to legalize possession of pot, but that’s about it.


24 posted on 06/05/2013 10:18:10 PM PDT by oldweesie
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To: oldweesie

Just having some fun with you guys. We’re certainly no better in that area.


25 posted on 06/06/2013 4:28:13 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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