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    Ford is a train wreck. He is out of control AND it seems to have affected his ability to make rational decisions. It would appear that Ford is an alcoholic on his way to the bottom. He has already admitted to smoking crack and will not admit to smoking it only once. He is reported to also smoke pot and abuses oxycontin. Snorting coke in a nightclub has been mentioned by several sources. Attempting to use his power as mayor to find out about police surveillance and to attempt to talk to a prisoner in jail long after visiting hours and possibly paying for the utility bills at an alleged crack house; posing (socially) in front of the crack house with 3 drug hustlers; one of whom was murdered and the other in jail for trafficking; admitting to city council yesterday that he has purchased illegal drugs - might be red flags. LOL! Crack? Who the hell smokes crack other than out of control junkies, marginal members of the mainstream and people so deep into other substance addictions that smoking crack is a common progression.

    There is more, but why list it all? In fact, the investigation into Ford by the police and the press doesn't seem to be complete at this point.

    Ford has yet decided if he needs rehab! From all I have read he is in no way contrite. Would you want someone like this running your business? The good Ford has accomplished for Toronto is overshadowed by Ford's public meltdown. He is a sick man who needs a great deal of help, physically and psychologically. He is no longer responsible to himself and it sounds as if he has long ago lost the confidence of most of his staff. He should resign now and begin working on his life and his family.

    Lastly, it would appear that Ford has compromised himself to the point that many other people in positions of power are going to stay the hell away from him. What he may have accomplished in the past is well, in the past. I doubt he has the brainpower to function as he once did.
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    Re: Toronto Mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Ford is a train wreck. He is out of control AND it seems to have affected his ability to make rational decisions. It would appear that Ford is an alcoholic on his way to the bottom. He has already admitted to smoking crack and will not admit to smoking it only once. He is reported to also smoke pot and abuses oxycontin. Snorting coke in a nightclub has been mentioned by several sources. Attempting to use his power as mayor to find out about police surveillance and to attempt to talk to a prisoner in jail long after visiting hours and possibly paying for the utility bills at an alleged crack house; posing (socially) in front of the crack house with 3 drug hustlers; one of whom was murdered and the other in jail for trafficking; admitting to city council yesterday that he has purchased illegal drugs might be red flags. LOL!

    There is more, but why list it all? In fact, the investigation into Ford by the police and the press doesn't seem to be complete at this point.

    Ford has yet decided if he needs rehab! From all I have read he is in no way contrite. Would you want someone like this running your business? The good Ford has accomplished for Toronto is overshadowed by Ford's public meltdown. He is a sick man who needs a great deal of help, physically and psychologically. He is no longer responsible to himself and it sounds as if he has long ago lost the confidence of most of his staff. He should resign now and begin working on his life and his family.
    He's full of stinkin-thinkin that's common for people who have chemical dependency issues. He's obviously going to leave claw marks before he surrenders. That'll be an outward sign that he's hit bottom. And that's what he doesn't want people to be witness to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    He's full of stinkin-thinkin that's common for people who have chemical dependency issues. He's obviously going to leave claw marks before he surrenders. That'll be an outward sign that he's hit bottom. And that's what he doesn't want people to be witness to.
    Yesterday a member of Toronto City Council asked him if there were any other skeleton's left in his closet. Ford replied, "Maybe a coat hanger."

    He was apparently a good mayor, but probably accomplished most of achievements before he barreled over the edge. I wish him the best, but I seriously doubt his recovery will be possible without major life changes. Seems to me Ford must first realize that being a mayor is relatively short term, but being a practicing addict can be forever if he doesn't do the heavy lifting to make it to and through recovery.










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    He broke the law. He should go...to jail. Period.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He broke the law. He should go...to jail. Period.
    What law did he break? Why haven't the police charged him with breaking the law?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    What law did he break? Why haven't the police charged him with breaking the law?
    Purchasing and using illegal drugs is a crime.

    Just because the cops haven't cuffed him and stuffed him, doesn't mean that he didn't break the law.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Purchasing and using illegal drugs is a crime.

    Just because the cops haven't cuffed him and stuffed him, doesn't mean that he didn't break the law.
    Maybe so - there's perhaps one or two on council who haven't. How many in Washington have? The leader of the opposition in Ottawa has admitted to doing the same - however, he's a liberal so the requirement to resign doesn't apply.
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    Re: Toronto Mayor

    This man needs help. On an in-patient basis. And he needs to step down.

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    Re: Toronto Mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    i voted other and ive just saying, when 58% of Americans support pot, can we really be so judgmental of when someone smokes another drug. and yes he took an oath, but hes a politicain people, did anyone really expect him not to break a rule or two?
    Politicians should not slide down to that level and still be acceptable.
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    Re: Toronto Mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    What law did he break? Why haven't the police charged him with breaking the law?
    Might want to read your own papers.

    Ford himself is the one who admitted that he had purchased illegal drugs.

    Oopsie.
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