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View Room Comments for Monday, Nov. 19 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012   by: The Soap BoxWelcome to the View Room. This editorial feature is for you to post comments. To comment on a specific news story please post your comment directly under the news story.
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jean-paul 11/19/2012 5:20:36 AM Report

Hello quack quack quack quack and more quacks later ,nice day coming.
nanag 11/19/2012 7:12:41 AM Report

Good Morning Kids

I have my cup of tea in hand, my big girl panties are pulled up, I have a sparkle in my eye, and a smile on my face...
Yep I am ready to face Monday..
Bring it on :)

Have a great day
Retreaded 11/19/2012 7:28:28 AM Report are totally and highly annoying.
Grump 11/19/2012 7:29:22 AM Report

Good morning everyone, have a great day all. Ace as usual I forgot to dumb it down to your level. Algoma U and Sault College are cash cows for the Sault. The good salaries paid to the staff who in turn are taxpayers here. The spending here by out of town and out of country students at our local businesses. In simple terms without these schools your taxes would be a hell of a lot higher or you would be doing with a lot less. In the future Ace ask me to dumb it down for you.
BIG BROTHER 11/19/2012 7:30:21 AM Report

I'm not putting a lot of credence in this link, but it may go a long way to explain why Mitt appears to be so 'gobsmacked'...
jean-paul 11/19/2012 7:43:35 AM Report

I could say the same about all your post,thats where one learns to scroll,quack quack quack,be glad you,re still alive.
Grump 11/19/2012 7:44:45 AM Report

Prevost you are a fine example of a jerk with a chip on your shoulder that flaps off about things you know nothing about but should. You have a nice day cup cake.
statusquo 11/19/2012 7:50:08 AM Report

Jean Paul,

May I ask how old you are?
Grump 11/19/2012 7:51:50 AM Report

Hey froggy you have done it. You have annoyed almost everyone and are getting the attention you crave. Suck it up.
Retreaded 11/19/2012 8:18:59 AM Report

It is funny how some people crave and accept attention...even when it is all negative. I assume jean-paul is in grade 6.
Grump 11/19/2012 8:30:03 AM Report

Retreaded more like a Grade 6 dropout. lol
skipper dave 11/19/2012 8:48:41 AM Report

Good morning sweet Soo!

Day four of the "Are Dubya" blood transfusion and so far no side effects. "What the hell you looking at Fly"?
There have been some positive spin offs. I now have an overwhelming urge to issue some folks on here a new and improved fundamental orifice. Witness yesterday's uncalled for attack by myself on poor Jay-Pee. Obviously thru no fault of his own is severely limited by a two word vocabulary. Hey Stat's what's you got for Duck recipes?
Grump 11/19/2012 8:57:39 AM Report

Good morning Skipper, I don't think that juice could have been from rw as you still have a sense of humour. Glad to see you on the mend and back with us. I was looking for a good duck recipe myself the other day but can't figure out how to get rid of the frog taste. LMAO
jean-paul 11/19/2012 9:00:16 AM Report

I could give a whole lot of info, I prefer not to.I,m already ahead on all of you,using my first two names,or I could give you all a pile BS,I,m not looking for attention,scroll is the key word.I don,t profess to be, I am this, I did this, going to,me first syndrome,but I do call a BS,er like I know them,right GRUMPY.
flyhawk25 11/19/2012 9:02:39 AM Report

skipper...missed you around here.
You my friend were easy to pray for.
I admire the fact that you have overcome much in your life and name your own demons.
And you do it all with grace and humor.
Plus you have the greatest kick-ass boat at Hilton.
Grump 11/19/2012 9:22:12 AM Report

j-p as I have said many times before YOU KNOW SQUAT. Many of the folks on here know who and what I am. You on the other hand seem to be just B.S., so either step out of Mommy's basement or park your big mouth.
old-cat33 11/19/2012 9:30:31 AM Report

Speaking of boats I heard one this morning on account of the fog.It was one long and two short! What ever that means???
Oops never tell a sailor he sails on a boat it's called a ship.
Is there any working Light House's around here?
jean-paul 11/19/2012 9:36:21 AM Report

Referring to my previous post,Grumpy just posted again Iam, they know what I do,boo hoo,like I said he,s a BS,er.On one previous post he said he,s been running contract job,s for fifty years.Well that make,s him a least 70 years old or 80.But I don,t think that old maybe 60 or 70,so if he,s 60 or so he dropped out of school at 10 years of age if you say 65 he dropped out 15,and he thinks I not educated.Caught ya.Quack quack quack.
Retreaded 11/19/2012 9:48:00 AM Report should practice trying to eliminate run on sentences..oh wait...that comes in grade 7.
jean-paul 11/19/2012 9:54:38 AM Report

My name starts with a capital letter,and is not followed by punctuation marks.Quack quack quack.
Retreaded 11/19/2012 10:01:28 AM Report

jean-paul 11/19/2012 10:05:05 AM Report

You are suffering from tunnel vision,get help.Quack quack quack.
Pink Peony 11/19/2012 10:09:34 AM Report

jp, along with others, I've met with Grump a few times. He is who he says he is. You're way off with your speculation.
Wicket 11/19/2012 10:10:16 AM Report

Come on guys, quit feeding the troll, and don't, for one minute think this is a youngster, I know people in their forties that will still do anything for attention even taking it away from their children.
And Jean-Paul, Grumpy has been and still is in a very viable/profitable business for the number of years he professes. I wish I had his money - lol, however, as most of us, would not want to work the long hours nor as hard as he does.
And Jean-Paul, I know two men by that name and both of them have egos the size of Canada and think they are God's gift - from your posts, I think you might be one of them. Your quack-quack does not bother me as I just scroll, but your attacks and name calling does...
jean-paul 11/19/2012 10:43:03 AM Report

Do the math and if you want, I can find the date and time about what I said,re:Grumpy.Now I did not start anything to-day but I can respond.
everson 11/19/2012 10:45:45 AM Report

Christmas music and Black-Friday adds. I am sick of the commercialism and the tacky decorations especially those inflatable ones. Tacky Tacky like pink flamingos. What happened to the Spirit of Christmas? The warmth of each others company, laughter and deep belly laughs of an uncle who dipped too much into the egg-nog. Instead we have McWallyrama displaying their cheap Chinese junk in every isle, nook and cranny.
All Is Well 11/19/2012 11:00:47 AM Report

That's right everson. What would Walmart know about what people want?
everson 11/19/2012 11:08:36 AM Report

I am right about the crap and it is crap
everson 11/19/2012 11:12:58 AM Report

ACe if you want to buy more "stuff" just keep shopping at Walmart, who is stopping you? But it is tacky, very tacky Chinese craptacular cheap junky stuff.
sweetc 11/19/2012 11:13:19 AM Report

If people didn't want what Walmart sells then they wouldn't be in business, now would they.
Wicket 11/19/2012 11:14:32 AM Report

Well Jean-Paul, having met Grump, I stand by what I said, having not met you, I stand by what I said. Perhaps wrong on one count but not the one I know.
jean-paul 11/19/2012 11:40:56 AM Report

Ever watch a show called(Who the F... did I marry)?We really don,t know our neighbors or (neighbours).That,s for Spelly and the other self appointed liquist inspectors.
Spellchecker 11/19/2012 11:43:32 AM Report

jean-paul 11/19/2012 11:54:02 AM Report

Caught me,good for you.
jean-paul 11/19/2012 11:58:25 AM Report

Crime stoppers crime of the week.
A good read for a few of you on this site.
old-cat33 11/19/2012 11:59:44 AM Report

Black Friday? Don't matter how many Canadian stores advertise cheaper price's the gas and beer will still be cheaper across the ditch!
Snobank 11/19/2012 12:09:16 PM Report

It's nearly winter Isn't it time for the ducks to flock off?
jean-paul 11/19/2012 12:13:51 PM Report

You mean peehole in a snowbank.Is that you?
Grump 11/19/2012 12:14:00 PM Report

j-p did your mommy tell you that it's the world that is wrong, not you? There are some nice people on here so why not grow up and join them instead of acting like a name calling jerk?
Snobank 11/19/2012 12:33:36 PM Report

I threw in a little troll test in to confirm what we really already knew. We have a troll deliberately seeking any type of attention. I am now going to return to my former attitude and approach with it by ignoring him completely. "Don't feed the trolls" is a good rule to live by.
jean-paul 11/19/2012 12:34:58 PM Report

A change of heart,now you want me to engage in conversations on the net,grow up..You stop calling me names and I won,t bother you.Just Like Isreal and the Hamas/You first. I still will post what I like and when.Free country or did you not know that tidbit of info.Quack quack.
jean-paul 11/19/2012 12:40:49 PM Report

Hate to disappoint you there is no such thing as trolls,mommy not tell you anything,no Easter bunny,no Santa Claus.Just ducks quack quack.
Spellchecker 11/19/2012 1:06:21 PM Report

jean-paul 11/19/2012 1:19:13 PM Report

Three strikes and I,m out.
Just Curious 11/19/2012 1:23:38 PM Report

If enough people start reporting j p's snotty remarks he will get bounced. You don't need to be vulgar to get kicked off,just annoying. Personally,I just ignore it but then again ,mostly I just lurk on here anyway so I don't care much. Page up and carry on...:)
jean-paul 11/19/2012 1:35:12 PM Report

Snotty would include a whole lot of people on this site,I,ll go if they go.
Quack quack.
Wicket 11/19/2012 1:38:11 PM Report

Jean-Paul, so are you saying you know me, but I don't know who you are because unlike me, you are not transparent.... guess having yard sales and having to use my real address is a dead give away.... lol. Thankfully, I have nothing to hide!
jean-paul 11/19/2012 1:47:39 PM Report

Never said I know you, never tried to,not that curious.Have a nice day.Quack quack.
Just Curious 11/19/2012 2:02:57 PM Report

Wicket,I,on the other hand,am that curious. I am in southern Ontario at the moment but will be back next summer and would really like to meet you,maybe at your next yard sale if the timing is right. There are several things I wish I could have done before I left and meeting you and Spelly are on top of the list,stuff just happens sometimes and you have to go with it..

And Skipper,hang in Dude, we are both kinda fighting the same fight...I just don't have a boat...LOL..Up the creek without a paddle,so to speak....

flyhawk25 11/19/2012 2:52:24 PM Report

I guess we all get annoyed over different things.
Someone who quacks does not bother me much.However half truths, stupid rants, bad grammar and worse manners make my teeth ache.
There has been an encyclopedia of stupid regurgitated Foxisms on here that have since disappeared like the dodo bird.
Just a short list to recall:
-Obama is not really an American citizen;
-he is a communist/marxist/socialist bent on overtaking the Real America;
-he did not win a clear mandate;
-Romney would have saved the US economy;
-global warming is a fallacy;
-everyone who voted for Obama got a free gift;
-the US has a right to fight wars wherever it wishes;
-homosexuals cannot form loving monogamous lifelong relationships and should not share spousal privileges;
-women's rights are best left to men to adjudicate;
-God can only be found in Christian churches;
-marijuana is a gateway drug to other things;
-immigration will lead to perdition;
-poor people are lazy;
-rich people are always right,altruistic and all-knowing since God chose them to lead us;
-only democracy will save the world.
And that's just the short list. So quack away - it just rolls off my beak.
sweetc 11/19/2012 3:07:33 PM Report

I am seeing more and more ads for radon detection. Is radon gas really a problem in Sault Ste Marie? It also would be interesting to know if the houses that they claim tested high, had granite counters or not. I understand that they can be quite high in radio activity.
Wicket 11/19/2012 3:10:00 PM Report

justcurious, let us know a bit ahead of time when you will be back in the Soo, we can always arrange a barbeque or whatever at my place and you could meet some of the others and perhaps Mr. and Mrs. Spelly would also attend. We have been combining with a few of the interested people from both this Room (known as the Blue Room) and the social room (known as the Red Room), lunches at various places and a Christmas coffee party at my place...
sweetc 11/19/2012 3:33:24 PM Report

why don't the people who are friends set up a facebook page and leave Soo Today for other topics rather then personal ones?
Just Curious 11/19/2012 3:49:28 PM Report

sweet c,apparently Radon is already a problem at your place,judging by your posts. The same rules apply to both you and JP and all the rest of us,don't like it,don't read it,SCROLL,SCROLL,SCROLL...:)
Just Curious 11/19/2012 3:52:06 PM Report

Wicket,way too many things up in the air to make long range plans..Hopefully next year will be different,for the better..:)
trevone 11/19/2012 4:09:24 PM Report

I don't comment on here much, although I often read the stuff. First of all, grump, don't you get it? Everytime you say anything to the Quacker, no matter how logical, smart, insulting, threatening, demeening anything at all, he shows that he's beaten you, it's not a face to face thing, he can hide behind a keyboard and write what he wants, but everytime you rise to the bait, he's reinforced, he must be feeling really good today, considering all the attention he's got. If nobody responded to him, he'd go away soon.
I think he has mental health issues just like that other poster whose not a round any more.
Wicket 11/19/2012 4:22:45 PM Report

sweetc,it might interest you to know that the majority of us who now know each other, met as a result of posting on here prior to SooToday creating the social (red) room. We do have a facebook social link for the red roomer. Some of the more politically inclined posters started having lunch meetings and others asked if they could be included. We now combine both the news (blue) room and social (red) for some breakfasts, lunch meetings along with the Christmas social held at my place. You may want to join us this year and meet these fine folks who are entitled to their own opinion and through the graciousness of SooToday, are allowed to express them, just as you are.
Also, in the days of David Helwig, several of the staff have joined us at the socials...
Wicket 11/19/2012 4:22:57 PM Report

sweetc,it might interest you to know that the majority of us who now know each other, met as a result of posting on here prior to SooToday creating the social (red) room. We do have a facebook social link for the red roomer. Some of the more politically inclined posters started having lunch meetings and others asked if they could be included. We now combine both the news (blue) room and social (red) for some breakfasts, lunch meetings along with the Christmas social held at my place. You may want to join us this year and meet these fine folks who are entitled to their own opinion and through the graciousness of SooToday, are allowed to express them, just as you are.
Also, in the days of David Helwig, several of the staff have joined us at the socials...
shakespeare 11/19/2012 4:26:05 PM Report

trevone: I'd be really interested to find out the history behind your moniker. I do, however, agree with your point. It seems that Grump never learns and so increasingly, day after day, we get these ridiculous exchanges. Grump: would you waste all your time arguing on the blog with a petulant five year old who was not quite "with it"? Everytime you take him on, you are bringing yourself to his level. I think he's a person with a fragile mental condition, who has been bullied in the past and has been given the power of anonymous cyber revenge. Why do you waste your time? IGNORE! IGNORE! IGNORE!
sweetc: you are increasingly becoming a real pain in the you-know-where.

Spelly: any comments on the Middle East crisis? Is Iran on the radar?
Wicket 11/19/2012 4:26:40 PM Report

Not apologizing for the double post, I am passionate about equality and opposed to negativity!
shakespeare 11/19/2012 4:40:02 PM Report

Always love your points, Wicket. Hope to see you in the next while. "Passionate" ... yup and perhaps recipient of the most 69ers (on sootoday, of course). I recall when the red room would meet that target and often double and treble it.
Wicket 11/19/2012 4:51:26 PM Report

Thanks Shakey, hope you can join us at the Christmas get together, would love to see you again....
sweetc 11/19/2012 4:54:16 PM Report

I merely asked a question. sorry... I did not consider the question rude however I do consider the comments to the question rude.
Wicket 11/19/2012 5:00:08 PM Report

Hmmmm sweetc, stating facts and getting an invitation to a social - rude?????
sweetc 11/19/2012 5:04:11 PM Report

well check out the comments by just curuios and Shakesphere. If they aren't rude then you explain to me what is.
sweetc 11/19/2012 5:04:58 PM Report

and Wicket.. thank you for the invite but I respectfully decline.
shakespeare 11/19/2012 5:32:19 PM Report

sweetc: no malice intended but I feel a "rude" awakening is needed for those who are trying to impose their will (which you have been doing over the last weeks) on what others post on a free news forum. Snotty comments like " Am I the only one who cares about ... " ... and then you say nothing ... do not make you an attractive poster. If you have something to say, say it. Do not expect others to fall into your narrow definition of what makes an acceptable post. ' nuf said!
shakespeare 11/19/2012 5:32:51 PM Report

Go for it, Wicket!
Zing 11/19/2012 5:33:24 PM Report

Well said Shakey.
Zing 11/19/2012 5:34:04 PM Report

Stole the niner from Wicket! lol
Just Curious 11/19/2012 5:34:44 PM Report

Sweetc,all I did was question the radon levels in your home and suggest you scroll past posts that you disagree with.. If you want rude I can get that way in a heartbeat and still stay within parameters for posting on this site... It's your choice,name your poison. A long time ago Roxx got booted for losing it on here and so have several others.Heck,I even got suspended once ,but I learned. Still have the name I started with,unlike some who have to keep changing to stay on so leave me alone. Don't like it,don't read it,I don't cross the line anymore...:)
shakespeare 11/19/2012 5:40:39 PM Report

I guess that Zing is still "up" for the chase!
flyhawk25 11/19/2012 6:10:15 PM Report

Reread the purpose of this site.
This is turning into recess for the mentally challenged, lonely and bored.
If you want to yack - do it in the Red Room, go on Facebook or phone each other.
Just Curious 11/19/2012 6:16:30 PM Report

Fly, Wicket's too smart for that,she won't give me her phone number..LOLOL:)
jean-paul 11/19/2012 6:30:16 PM Report

No no no no no no don,t send them to the red room ,check it out it,s nice and peaceful.
statusquo 11/19/2012 6:34:20 PM Report

I am getting rather concerned for bluesslinger. Haven't heard from him in awhile. I hope he is ok....maybe he is organizing teabaggers down south for the imminent secession of the red states.

Oh well...bye, bye blue-boo.
Wicket 11/19/2012 6:58:16 PM Report

Fly.... you know better than that, do not send anyone to the Red Room that isn't interested in being social, being nice, helping each other (in reality, not cyberspace)joining in ordinary every-day conversations, meeting for lunch, having annual parties...etc. It has been our pleasure to be allowed (oooohhhh, terrible word) to join forces with some of the Summit Group (of which you are one) and continue on with our socializing; not to be misconstrued as in a political party, but friendly banter.
Grace 11/19/2012 7:06:00 PM Report

Gotta love the Quebec language police...taking on Walmart!

flyhawk25 11/19/2012 7:15:37 PM Report

Wicket...interesting comment.
First off - I'm the guy who came up with the idea of 'the summit'.
It was born from my problem with the anonymous sniping in here. Simply stated - if you want to shoot your mouth off - do it to my face.
That has evolved personally for me to gain and value friendships with some disparate political/philosophical people like Spelly.
And I can't remember if/when we ever got into some political discourse.
The point is that we are all drawn to the common narrative venue for all of our own needs.
shakespeare 11/19/2012 7:19:43 PM Report

Stats: my first thought is Riverview and, if it is, I wish him the best. There is a possibility , too, that the rw trip to the mountain has inspired, bluesy, too. Now rw didn't come back in a better mood but I think that with a friend, things could work out better. Bluessy's been missing for a week and I think that he's been setting up the tent and campsite so that rw (who has been missing today) can return to Brokeback with the hope of a renewed sense of, let's say, reaching fulfillment in the end, after a long hard election.
Wicket 11/19/2012 7:25:50 PM Report

Flyhawk, don't know how to interpret your words "interesting comment". I thought I spoke the facts as they were and yes, I knew about the Summit organization, a few being held that I was unable to attend on a Saturday when some of the original Red Roomies did go. Because of the integration of the groups socially, I asked about having the Christmas get together including both groups (last year) - the Red Roomies having already done this on a few occasions. I have been pleased to have met you and several others as a result of this, both at my home and at the Canadian. I hope that we are able to continue in this vein and am very cognizant of not stepping on the toes of any of the original Summit Group (which I believe was only men).
flyhawk25 11/19/2012 7:47:14 PM Report

Actually the original meeting happened to include one very shy and nervous lady from the Island.
Dutch Touch is a charming woman who endured our testosterone-laden ramblings.
This is not a 'closed event' any more than this site is.
Sadly on here it is becoming a limited venue.
That is my perception of the dynamic.
What is yours?
Wicket 11/19/2012 7:57:25 PM Report

Ah yes, I remember Dutch Touch attending that meeting and then a couple of others went to one at Wacky Wings - Lake St., and Pink Peony very nervously attended the one at the Legion; having not met any of us. And from there, we just joyfully joined together and have had some very wonderful conversations (in person, which I prefer). Unfortunately, the bulk of the original posters have left the building. I know not whether they lurk or not. We used to get over 200 comments per day in the Red Room, but alas, since Facebook, they and their owners have disappeared.
Spellchecker 11/19/2012 8:02:11 PM Report

Wicket, I had a good laugh the first time I noticed you appear in the red room of old. You came in expressing relief in the escape from the goings on in here. Those were the days, LOL.
Wicket 11/19/2012 8:06:57 PM Report

Oh hi Spelly, yes I sure was beaten down in those days; guess there have always been nasties on here.
Hope you and Mrs. Spelly are going to join us for the Christmas party this year - we have been missing you!
Spellchecker 11/19/2012 8:11:10 PM Report

Yes shakey, I mentioned Iran in several postings in the past, March 19, 2011, March 26, 2011, and October 24 of that year, to name a few. You can see them in the archives if you are really interested. I shall refrain though from delving into those areas for the present until I consider the time to be right. I don't need the vituperations of a certain poster on this site.
Prevost 11/19/2012 8:12:12 PM Report

grump, you are telling me I don't know what I am talking about? You are shooting from the lip regarding legislation that I am part of. Take some time and read the legislation and it and it will help clear your head, if that is possible. Clawbacks by Veterans Affairs Canada? The utterance of a witless sap.
shakespeare 11/19/2012 8:22:21 PM Report

Spelly: you really do keep good records. What I am 'seriously' asking is your take on where this Israel/Palestine thing is leading. No
"vituperations" on my part. I am not actually in disagreement with some of your prognostications, although I question their Prophetic source, but I do see a kind of 'Endgame' being played out and it doesn't look good. Egypt could be the key player here.
shakespeare 11/19/2012 8:24:17 PM Report

... that is if Egypt remains somewhat secular!
Spellchecker 11/19/2012 8:44:17 PM Report

Shakey, I really don't want to get into this but I will give it one more post.
Iran, Iraq. Egypt, Libya, and Ethiopia (sorry BBB, they'll be there too) will end up in alliance. Other Mideastern states, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, and Syria (yes, the alliance between Syria and Iran will be broken) will band together in fear of Iran and its cohorts and ally with the coming cohesion of some European nations led by Germany. I can't predict what will happen in the short term between Hamas and Israel, but as the United States continues to neglect its obligations as an ally to Israel, Israel will turn to Germany for support. That will backfire on them in the end. That's all for now folks. I'm outta here until further notice.
Spellchecker 11/19/2012 8:46:10 PM Report

Oh, one more thing. Egypt will not remain secular. The Muslim Brotherhood have already taken over there as some of us foretold when Mubarak was overthrown.
shakespeare 11/19/2012 8:53:21 PM Report

You sound tired and disillusioned and ready to quit sootoday, spelly. Hope you're O.K.
Spellchecker 11/19/2012 8:58:29 PM Report

I'm fine shakey, just through with the "prognostications". If I feel I can contribute something of value I'll be here.
shakespeare 11/19/2012 9:26:53 PM Report

Spelly, despite my 'occasional' scepticism and teasing, I really do value your perspective on things. Having studied history both formally and informally, I find it fascinating taking a step or two back from the world and seeing it from above ... seeing the Middle East and Europe and North Korea and China and the U.S. and India and South America. Anyone who thinks the game is only in the U.S. or Canada needs to open their doors. Canada is a very appetizing opportunity for many outside investments. Our government needs to be very careful in terms of what it is willing to give up to foreign investment.
Trudeau's press release was smart, I think.
mallet 11/19/2012 9:38:50 PM Report

Spellchecker and Shakespeare...

Ah, the good old Middle East raises it's ugly head again, why the so called super powers just don't nuc the area, I do know, Oil. They have been fighting there since the time of Christ, and I doubt very much if it will stop in this millenium! Why people have to fight over something that cannot be seen, touched,smelled,heard or tasted I haven't the foggest idea, unless it's just something to do, to relieve lifes boredom. I think most people knew this was going to happen sooner or later, when the "friendly" dictators were removed, just didn't seem to be understood by all our western top politicians, unless this was a way to get fuller employment up and running selling arms and ammunition. I actually wrote to the three top guys, advising them against their stances, but to no avail, just polite notes to say they had received my Emails. Hope they can start to see their foolishness now, but I doubt that...
right wing 11/19/2012 10:02:52 PM Report

Funny how the memory is.
I seem to remember that spellchecker and I were going to meet as he invited me to meet with him in Hilton.
Then flyhawk25 chimed in that he would also like to join.
Dutch Touch showed up as well.
So I believe it was actually spellchecker that started the first original "summit" for the blue room.
Not that it matters who started what.
But hey, if flyhawk wants to be "the guy" who am I to ruin his limelight.....

Javaman 11/19/2012 10:08:53 PM Report

YOU GUYS should be on facebook...all this personal stuff is of little interest to many of us.
nanag 11/19/2012 10:17:27 PM Report

I try not to say too much on here because I am not good at competing with you folks and all your political speaking But ... having said that .... one thing I do get out of your conversations is new words like... "vituperations" I don't absorb much political stuff but I do like new words

Thanks Spellchecker :)

Wicket 11/19/2012 10:22:27 PM Report

Hey Javaman, isn't everything in life all about 'personal stuff'?
Even the political debates and religious comments are all about an individual's 'personal' viewpoint.
So, guess SooToday should just shut down all comment forums as even under the individual news headlines, the comments made are 'personal' opinions.
Maybe you just don't speak/talk to/with anyone otherwise you would be seen as being 'personal'.
All Is Well 11/19/2012 10:44:38 PM Report

Prevost/Gump HALIFAX, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - After over five years of legal struggle, Canada's disabled veterans received a favourable decision from the Federal Court of Canada in their class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada. "This has been a very difficult experience for Canada's disable veterans on a personal, emotional and financial level," said Mr. Manuge. "The Government of Canada has been illegally taking advantage of Canada's disabled veterans for far too long. Today's decision by the Federal Court provides hope for Canada's disabled veterans."
The Government of Canada has a moral, ethical and now a legal obligation to move quickly to implement this Federal Court decision.
"This ruling is a signal for the Government of Canada to stop illegally taking money away from Canada's disabled veterans and stop any legal action against disabled veterans who cannot afford to hand over more money," said Mr. Driscoll. "This is the time to start treating Canada's veterans with the honour and dignity they deserve."

On Oct.10th Veterans Affairs is ending clawbacks for two more types of income support benefits, in the wake of last spring's federal court decision that said the federal government shouldn't be deducting from veterans' long-term disability benefits when they also receive a disability pension.
Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney announced Wednesday that effective immediately, veterans will no longer have the amount of their earnings loss benefit and their Canadian Forces Income Support benefit reduced because they're also receiving a disability pension.
Brianne 11/19/2012 10:50:06 PM Report

Awww Nanag.... it's not a competition per say...... Everyone knows what they know, some people know nothing, but some they think they know everything....... it's all good...... makes the world go 'round, square, lopsided :)

Post what you know, and believe in! Some will question, others will disagree. The main thing is, if you stay true to "yourself" and what you believe in, stand up tall and chin up and don't falter on your beliefs, you can only gain respect from that.

Don't feel that you "don't know" anything.... especially that political stuff ( it's all a game anyway). Throw your own twist into it.... it's easy to sway these guys once in a while !

Or better yet, throw them a "raspberry" once in a while :)* lol

Hang in there girl !
Javaman 11/19/2012 11:30:53 PM Report

Good for Manzo. At least one councillor understands that taxpayer money, in light of rising energy costs,is not to be doled out as gifts .
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