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View Room Comments for Monday, Dec. 3 2012

Monday, December 03, 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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right wing 12/3/2012 6:42:54 AM Report

Release the duck!
nanag 12/3/2012 7:16:51 AM Report

Good Morning Everyone

Right Wing..

I agree.. as much as the duck bugs me there is that "annoyance" missing that fires up the blood and gets your mojo tickin.. miss the quacker almost.. ALMOST much as a starter cup of coffee.. well maybe not :)

Have a good day everyone
right wing 12/3/2012 7:25:46 AM Report

The duck never bothered me at all...
I enjoyed the dynamic duck dueling between Grump and the duck.
Grump misses the duck too but being a grump he can't admit it.
celest5 12/3/2012 8:00:14 AM Report

I say release that too, I laugh at the banter between that Duck and the Grump.
The grump and I have something in common, were both Irish, so I know he`s sensitive and has a big heart.
I also know when he gets the beat of that Duck, if anyone else can tell me, you have my permission to release him.
Grump 12/3/2012 8:00:35 AM Report

rw you are right I miss the duck, just like I would miss another hole in the heart. That said I'm really happy you have a new friend. I also have to admit that while I think he needs some help, I believe he is brigter than most of your posse. lol.
Spellchecker 12/3/2012 8:05:42 AM Report

I've just been to yesterday's archive and bounder, you've definitely got it. It was a very effective use of the words we discussed and it affected me too. I'll bet the effect was felt by Pink Peony too as shakey's lesson seems to have affected us all to some effect.

Sparks, all five of those items you mentioned are worth having. Don't go halfway with a good thing.
AceOfBass 12/3/2012 8:06:30 AM Report

The problem was not the PUC. The problem was the two PUC Board members Ward Councillors Mick and Bruni who failed to inform council of this donation to AU.

They are there to represent the main shareholders the taxpayers and they failed.They should do the right thing and resign.
Spellchecker 12/3/2012 8:07:01 AM Report

Now back to yesterday's archive.
bounder 12/3/2012 8:09:11 AM Report

Thoughts for today.
Never forget taking a bow and ducking are essentially the same.
The reason you suffer is because you think your identity and worth as a human being are inextricably tied into your work,don't think that.
Act like your job is the most important thing in the world,but never forget that
it's ultimately meaningless.
All we are is dust in the wind.YA-DA ya-da ya-da.
Spellchecker 12/3/2012 8:12:05 AM Report

Just one more thing sparks, you'll need some farmland to plant those seeds in. Looks like I might have succeeded in planting some here in the Blue Room. Heaven knows I try from time to time.
bounder 12/3/2012 8:13:13 AM Report

Oh boy.
We want the duck,we want the duck,we want the duck!
celest5 12/3/2012 8:21:30 AM Report

I meant to say release that Duck too.
Have a nice day.
bounder 12/3/2012 8:30:42 AM Report

Not as efective as the duck,with a few quacks he affected a lot of posters.
Bad Dawg 12/3/2012 9:18:52 AM Report

yummy winter BBQ last night..... if the rain holds off we are doing some moose riblets..... the duck is plucked and in my freezer
Grace 12/3/2012 9:31:04 AM Report this on my email this morning.
I don't understand what is going on yet but I'll be going down to city hall tonight to find out!

Public notice: Motion to Defer Resolution for Opening Share Holders Agreement between City and P.U.C.
This is a public notice and invitation to all Ratepayers of the City of Sault Ste Marie.
On Monday December 3rd city council will be hearing on the motion to defer a previous resolution to open the “Shareholders” agreement between the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie and P.U.C.
You are asked to attend Monday’s City Council meeting in support of the motion to defer and postpone the resolution to open the present shareholders agreement with the P.U.C. until January 7th (or a later) council meeting to permit time for all parties to thoroughly review the material required and achieve a better understanding and gain knowledge on this issue.
We would like to thank Councillors Paul Christian and Rick Niro for their insight by providing the original resolution, as well as, Councillors Paul Christian and Steve Butland for motion to defer.
Speaking for the deferal, ratepayer -Helen Girard

Sault Ste. Marie Ratepayers Association (SSMRA)
c/o Sault Ratepayers Events and Communications
Telephone: 705-575-9571
Wisenheimer 12/3/2012 10:16:10 AM Report

Does anybody still think the problem with the Greyhounds is the coach ??????????
Retreaded 12/3/2012 10:29:12 AM Report

The coach can only work with the players the GM (DUBAS) provides. IF you are not given the "horses" it is tough to field a competitive team. Some may feel the GM should go.
tuffy1 12/3/2012 11:37:43 AM Report

Yes the coach should have been fired,
A successful coaching team consist of
two,which are described as good cop-
bad cop. The bad cop (head coach)
demands excellence and will tear a strip off any player who is not committed to
playing to his full potential.The assistant coach will take these players and massage their bruised egos.
As in the past Mr. Stapleton along
with Mr. Lambert have been excellent
assistant coaches but could not make
the change to tough no nonsense leader.
Oldie Goldie 12/3/2012 1:14:31 PM Report

Retreaded---I believe that G.M. Dubas supplied Stapleton with some very good players---good enough to reach the Playoffs and last at least 2 rounds of the Playoffs.

Stapleton could not challenge them to be better than what they showed to date.
So he had to go first.

We will wait to see what this new Coach can do with what he has. He appears to be a winner. If he trades some slackers on the Greyhounds he will go a long way.
gil333 12/3/2012 1:51:02 PM Report

the last two coahes knew hockey, could coach and teach hochey, but were not good managers, in my opinion more important than coaching. You have to know how to manage people first and formost.
steelworker 12/3/2012 2:02:56 PM Report

Where's the Three Stooges??
Grump 12/3/2012 2:06:02 PM Report

You just posted Moe. Are you looking for Larry And Curly? LMAO
steelworker 12/3/2012 2:50:11 PM Report

Hi Shemp.
celest5 12/3/2012 3:54:17 PM Report

I meant to say, I know when Grump gets the best of you.
Grump 12/3/2012 4:11:15 PM Report

celest5 It's only the Irish and those who wished they were. lol
bounder 12/3/2012 5:12:19 PM Report

CELEST. Sorry, not in competition against the GRUMP.Just not my style.But I do reason that you are fishing/hunting for a reasonable facsimile of someone else.
guestwho 12/3/2012 5:30:33 PM Report

not sure what this area is for ,just comments or to bitch?I choose to bitch.Today I came back from Soo US with $15.47 worth of beer,got pulled and had to pay $12.91 duty, that`s 83.5% of purchase WOW.When you hear about $20.00 glasses of orange juice,flying limos to visit over seas,$3000/night rooms,going to camp in helicopters,good to see tax money is well spent!!!I`m done, thanks for your time.
steelworker 12/3/2012 5:41:34 PM Report

Someone's got to pay for Justin Trudeaus' hair care products.
shakespeare 12/3/2012 5:45:08 PM Report

guestwho: that is a bitchworthy story.
I can only guess that one of the following was in play:
1. the customs officer was in a bad mood
2. the customs officer didn't like your attitude
3. you had significant other declarations
4. there is a general clampdown on cigarette and booze coming in.

I came back this morning and declared two fridge water filters at $53 and got a smile and "Have a great day!"

shakespeare 12/3/2012 5:46:38 PM Report

steely: you're speaking of your next Prime Minister. Have a little respect!
shakespeare 12/3/2012 5:50:19 PM Report

...and just how many Justin Trudeaus are there? Put your apostrophe in the right place!
right wing 12/3/2012 5:54:21 PM Report

Next Prime Minister my about he wins the Liberal party nomination first.
right wing 12/3/2012 5:56:13 PM Report

12.91 duty on 15 bucks worth of me skeptical...I don't believe it.
steelworker 12/3/2012 6:09:26 PM Report

If you have more than a 12 pack the customs officers will probably pull you over.
right wing 12/3/2012 6:21:34 PM Report

Where's pistol Pete when you need him...
AceOfBass 12/3/2012 6:31:55 PM Report

The reason you had to pay duty is you bought a more than 12 bottles.
Your not allowed actually to bring any over. The CCBA agent is doing his job.Next time only bring 12.and Tell the agent exactly what you have, don't lie that is smuggling.
guestwho 12/3/2012 6:41:07 PM Report

got receipts to prove,anyways no attitude on my behalf or hers,inside I questioned the pullover,told no alcohol with visit under 24 hrs,not even 12 beers like I usually do ,the girl inside said you win some, lose some,which is true,but I was surprised to hear that you actually are not allowed to bring 12 beers,still a deal
steelworker 12/3/2012 6:41:34 PM Report

...not smuggling; just a little free trade.
shakespeare 12/3/2012 6:49:39 PM Report

Whenever I bring in a case or two of Single Malt, I simply say that I work for the PUC and that it's a charitable donation for Algoma U. and approved by Council! No probs!
Happy now, Acey?
guestwho 12/3/2012 6:49:51 PM Report

total purchase was $45.00 just my turn I guess.
Grump 12/3/2012 7:12:20 PM Report

Well I certainly hope that the old saying that we deserve what we elect is not true. I hope some others out there are getting as PO'd as I am. The law and order Tories with their tough on crime stance are supporting their hero Ford. That is disgusting but not as disgusting as the Liberals and the Dippers voting against easier deportation of foreign criminals from Canada. This whole damn lot needs to be voted out next election because they obviously don't have any regard for what Canadians want.
flyhawk25 12/3/2012 7:19:14 PM Report

It may just be the price you pay for drinking lousy beer.
Years ago I found myself low on wine with company coming for Boxing Day supper. So I went across, bought a few bottles of Chateau Rudyard and came right back.
Declared it and had the receipt. By the time I was finished the cost more than doubled.
Our guests did not complain. My wife called me something in Italian that I was glad not to understand and I learned a lesson.
I now ruin my liver with good old Canadian plonk.
shakespeare 12/3/2012 7:25:52 PM Report

Grump: you make and represent a good point. You are not above calling your own party on partisan politics. I listened to a very aggressive interview with Trudeau by Evan Soloman on CBC Radio, Saturday. I was quite prepared to be sceptical about anything he said, but I found Justin refreshingly frank, not afraid to say that he didn't yet know the answers to some things but also not afraid to say he was sick of idealistic partisan politics and left/right arguments. His point was that you choose the issue and deal with it pragmatically. The fact that the Cons and the NDP are so vehemently attacking him on the gun-registry shows that they are worried about his approach. Sure, he took the party line in the past, but maybe he sees beyond it now. We'll see!
old-cat33 12/3/2012 7:27:38 PM Report

When I played in hockey/ball tournaments across the creek there would all the time be some (left over)suds in the cooler and didn't get any hassle coming back.But I would tell them also "I've nothing to claim,But there was a few left and they are in the cooler out of reach in the trunk until I get home"All the time got the ole wave through. Then again that was a few years back before all this home security crap!
Grump 12/3/2012 7:35:54 PM Report

I never haul any booze back and with a Nexus card they don't seem to give a damn about anything except alcohol or tobacco. Lately though they seem to really be on top of them. Maybe hoping to pay down Harper's deficit. LMAO
nanag 12/3/2012 8:01:59 PM Report

My daughter has 2 horses and went over every second weekend to buy horse feed. she always declared and had no prob UNTIL one day she was coming back with $100.00 worth of feed (usual amount)and was told she could NOT enter with it... told her she could turn around go back and return it to store for refund or leave it at customs. She ended up leaving it cuz traffic was backed up to our side heading over.. they also told her no more dog food unless dog was with her..they could have said.. this is your more horse feed will be allowed after this..whatever. She questioned why no notice ..customs said they don't have to give any notice of changes
flyhawk25 12/3/2012 8:13:51 PM Report

Shakes...I agree.
There are a number of issues with Justin Trudeau.
One is that he is wonderfully electable.
As a political junky I couldn't clone a better candidate.
I saw it at his father's funeral and called it then.
But so what?
You are correct in your analysis of his substance - so far.
I voted for and against his father.
If I were a young electable Liberal in this federal riding I'd be salivating.
I am cynical enough and have so much disdain for the local Liberal gurus in this riding that I have no confidence in who they will declare electable and push.
And I have no idea who might run. But if Trudeau wins the leadership without too much baggage I hope our local clown caravan does not screw this up.
Their political instincts are as bad as right wing's - and you can 'bet his ass' on this one if they don't run a Bozo.
celest5 12/3/2012 8:32:30 PM Report

I actually don`t know what your talking about, sorry, maybe I`ll explain another time what I meant.
shakespeare 12/3/2012 8:43:36 PM Report

You are right, fly: he's wonderfully electable, but for some of the wrong reasons, but when has that mattered in politics? He's sensitive and yet not afraid to take on (and beat) a Goliath in a boxing match. The nerve I think he'll touch is the nerve that the tea-partiers and the bluesslingers, steelworkers, right wings and wisens will hate. He'll make them seem like red-neck dinosaurs (which they are) with their frothy lefty accusatory partisan, stuff, while we moderates can see the bigger picture. I don't think he'll have any problem pushing Mulcair aside. He's smart and he'll touch the right (correct) buttons. I've been in Canada 37 years now and I still feel that it is a country that is slightly, just slightly, left of centre. Harper will be gone soon and possibly before the next election.

I really don't think any of his opponents, so far, stand a chance, but again, not for all the right reasons.
shakespeare 12/3/2012 8:51:12 PM Report

By "his", in the last paragraph, I mean Trudeau's.
flyhawk25 12/3/2012 9:51:14 PM Report the pronoun and the antecedent.
A four syllable word will keep the swamp people confused until the morning.
nanag 12/3/2012 10:07:22 PM Report

Thank goodness I get it THEREFORE I am not a swamp person :)

Retreaded 12/3/2012 10:13:36 PM Report

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