bounder 1/4/2013 5:59:12 AM Report
Good morning,have a great day everyone,suposed to warm up a bit this weekend.
skipper dave 1/4/2013 6:22:23 AM Report
Good morning sweet Soo! Good morning Bounder.
Fulfilled one of my 2013 objectives. Got up the courage to phone one of my long lost brothers and reconnect. Spent considerable time thinking how to open and of course humour came to mind. "I asked for his help completing my 2013 wish list and reconnecting with him is on top". It had been a number of years and the first moments were awkward till we found common ground. Our kids and old age slowing us down. Now I'm not saying we are at the hugging stage but that gnawing at the pit of my stomach called guilt(guilt is a good thing) has disappeared. Jeez three more to go with a little maintenance on the ones that I've been close to. The moral of this story is you don't have to go home unless your ready if ever and I'm not sure there is a home to go to. My home is here, thanks Sault.
Grump 1/4/2013 6:38:21 AM Report
Good morning everyone. Good move Skipper as it's a whole lot easier on yourself just to keep it a little open and slightly pleasant. It it develops into more then go with that too, if it doesn't then you tried and it's a whole lot easier to live with. It's nice to get old and finally get it all together. (I'm getting close) I think. Have a great day eveyone.
nanag 1/4/2013 7:15:32 AM Report
Good Morning Everyone
Good for you.. that isn't a sign that you are getting older.. it is a sign that you have grown up.. something that a lot of people never achieve
Have a great Friday
Grump 1/4/2013 7:51:21 AM Report
Nanag Come on now boys (even old boys) don't want to grow up. That's only something you girls put on your wish list.
skipper dave 1/4/2013 8:25:56 AM Report
Growing up! - Come on Nanag it's just that simple eh? My dear sainted mother (devout catlick) may she rest in peace imparted the secret to life years before I hit puberty. You knew when to pay attention because the pearls of wisdom were preceded by a slap upside the head, much like a mason trying to get mortar to stick. Then the gems would be uttered and they were simple beyond belief. "Grow up, smarten up, don't be so stupid, if your friends jumped off a dock would you? Then there were life goals thrown in - "you want to end up like your uncle Jake the snake" (I rather liked Jake and the way he could roll a fag with one hand and not miss a beat talking.) But the most profound statement of all directed at a child with abandonment issues was, "I just don't know what I'm going to do with you?" Jeez that was a heart stopper.
nanag 1/4/2013 8:27:49 AM Report
I like a guy with a little kid still in him... they are more fun
If a guy grows up too much he becomes an OLD FART
Grump 1/4/2013 8:35:45 AM Report
Nanag the other side of that is I like my women all grown up.
skipper dave 1/4/2013 8:46:31 AM Report
Grump, you mean like your Mom?
skipper dave 1/4/2013 8:49:10 AM Report
I like women in any shape or form they come in but do question their sanity at finding me attractive?
Budster 1/4/2013 8:55:13 AM Report
Good morning gang ... I'm with grump on this one. I doubt I'll ever make 2nd childhood cause I ain't done with the first one yet????
Spellchecker 1/4/2013 9:19:25 AM Report
LOL @ skipper @ 8:25. I had to read that one to Mrs. Spellchecker. I don't think there's a kid around that hasn't heard some of those lines.
flyhawk25 1/4/2013 10:12:37 AM Report
That resonates with me as well.
Reminded me of the time I was having dinner in a restaurant with my best friend years ago.
He said that "you just did your father".
I had been talking about my then teen-aged son.
I had taken my glasses off, rubbed my eyes and said "That kid is driving me nuts!"
He was right. I sounded exactly like my dad talking about me at that age.
debo 1/4/2013 10:16:13 AM Report
@ SooToday ... I sure hope the "stabee" mentioned in the local news section is receiving proper care at our "HOPSTIAL".
You must have the same people proofing your output ... "designing" your polls. Nice work!
mallet 1/4/2013 10:43:04 AM Report
I kind of know how you feel about "catlicks" but isn't "guilt" one of their big cornerstones? On the other hand, I have certain relatives that the only reason I would go to their funeral, would be to take a leak on their grave. Even as we approach the end of this mortal life, stubborn is sometimes inbred, and many think I and he went back for seconds..
flyhawk25 1/4/2013 11:17:18 AM Report
mallet...some free advice.
Try forgiving...but don't ever forget.
Trust once fractured still leaves a scar. But we heal.
Don't dwell on the scar but it will always be there.
That's my take on psycho-babble for today.
Brianne 1/4/2013 11:45:58 AM Report
As Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike continues for its 25th day, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office has announced that he will attend a "working meeting" with a delegation of First Nations chiefs on Jan. 11.
Just Curious 1/4/2013 11:48:06 AM Report
Hey Saulites,get ready for your next gas hike. It was 1.09.9 yesterday and 1.19.9 this morning in St Thomas and we are usually a few cents cheaper than London. Bend over and grease up..:)
steelworker 1/4/2013 1:02:43 PM Report
I wonder if Spence will show up? Maybe if there is a free lunch involved.
Brianne 1/4/2013 1:24:36 PM Report
Steelworker...... shut up before I eat you for lunch.
Her stand has created world wide attention............ what have you done for your country ?
steelworker 1/4/2013 1:35:29 PM Report
Lets see; what have I done for my country. Oh ya: got up for the last 40 years and gone to work so some ne'er do well can sit on her fat ... and whine about life. The public hasn't heard too much about the almost 9 million dollar stock portfolio held by Chief Spence and her weasley councillors yet because the MSM is keeping that out of the public forum. Also the fat fraud is no longer on a "hunger strike" now it is a "traditional fast" because she is eating pretty good (take a look at the latest pics). Looks like Rita McNeil on a good day. Maybe Grand Chief Charlie Angus could trailer her to the meeting with Atleo and Harper.
theprotector 1/4/2013 2:19:57 PM Report
with all this crap and dirt talk about first nations and the so-called millions of dollars they receive keep in mind much of that money pays INAC wages. Bear in mind that the average person in Toronto (non first nation) equates to 24,000.00 per year federal funding through various social programs including medical, housing, and job creation. Our government only supplies 12,000.00 for the first nations per person. So tell me you racist losers why do they only get 50% of what everyone else gets? They pay the same taxes as you if they work off the reserve. Did you know the last residential school shut down in the 1980s? Thats right the 1980s not the 1880s. So shut the hell up put away your racist crap or go back to the country your inbred family orginated. Many of the first nations went to war for you and got paid half of what non indians were paid, they were some of the highest decorated in the forces (cuz you dumb asses considered them expendable and didnt expect them to come back but they did) When they came back from war many had to move out of their homes on the reserve to make room for houses for non aboridginal armed forces because they got funding for new homes. Ah yes the famous redrafting of the land claims and reserves oh guess you forgot about that...all your hate because you think they have a free ride through life, all this hate because you dont like the colour of their skin, all this hate because of your racist stereo types. Please if this is the way you feel just leave Canada because you are not what we are about...
redranger 1/4/2013 2:24:01 PM Report
Bobby Nerves 1/4/2013 3:15:00 PM Report
Just back from blood work at the ACC, and I couldn't believe... something had call my attention in the stretcher and when looking at it carefully, it reads:
DAVE THE SKIPPER WAS HERE.
Hope you're doing well.
Bobby Nerves 1/4/2013 3:16:41 PM Report
redranger, yes, only one in four words:
It's all about money.
highway1 1/4/2013 3:27:20 PM Report
Prime Minister Harper announces Jan. 11 meeting, Spence to continue hunger strike
APTN National News
OTTAWA–Prime Minister Stephen Harper has agreed to meet with First Nations leaders on Jan. 11, but Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, whose 25-day hunger strike forced the meeting, says she will continue to abstain from food until the meeting actually happens.
Harper issued a statement Friday saying the meeting would be coordinated by the Assembly of First Nations and would focus on the treaties, Aboriginal rights and economic development.
“The government of Canada and First Nations have an enduring historic relationship based on mutual respect, friendship and support. The government of Canada is committed to strengthening this relationship,” said Harper in the statement.
An aide to Spence said she is aware of the announcement, but won’t end her hunger strike until the meeting happens. Spence also told her aide the governor general needs to attend the meeting.
Serpent River First Nation Chief Isadore Day said in a statement that leaders “are still reluctant to breath easy about what the process is and how it will affect future political relations between the Crown and First Nations in this country.”
Brianne 1/4/2013 3:32:38 PM Report
Two or three days ago, i provided pdf files from a Chartered accountant of what Attiwapiskat receives from the government....... there are 3 or 4 of them, go back in the archives and look at them./
Here, i'll put them here again
Prove me wrong !
learningaswego 1/4/2013 3:40:43 PM Report
"Canada's Job Growth Blows Forecasts Out of the Water - Again"
Jan 04/13 Financial Post.
Must be that evil-spawn-of-Satan Harper and the Conservatives at it again - obviously out to "destroy Canada".
Can't wait to see what "strategists" or pundits the ever-Harper-hating CBC and CTV has on tonight, to trash this horrible news.
Resident 1/4/2013 3:57:45 PM Report
More like IN SPITE of the CONS/REFORM harper the job situation is better!
learningaswego 1/4/2013 4:06:42 PM Report
LOL, well of course,
If the job numbers are down, it's obviously all Harper and the Conservatives' fault.
If the job numbers are up, it has nothing to do with Harper and the Conservatives.
We get it - it's the leftoid / tardian mantra; a.k.a. Harper-hating, anything conservative is evil, delusional obsession.
highway1 1/4/2013 4:08:19 PM Report
From Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette
CBC/Radio-Canada adopted a new code of ethics on April 2, 2012, to introduce guidelines for standards of integrity and professional conduct for its staff. This new code is a serious threat to the independence of the public broadcaster and its staff. Section 1.2 of the code states that CBC/Radio-Canada staff must loyally carry out the decisions of their leaders and support ministers in their accountability to Parliament and Canadians. And there is obviously no exception for the opposition.
The Conservative government and the new CBC/Radio-Canada code of ethics violate the principles of independence and impartiality that are so closely associated with the profession of journalism, and are a serious threat to the preservation of Canadian democracy, where freedom of the press is a fundamental value enshrined in our Constitution.
learningaswego 1/4/2013 4:14:53 PM Report
"..the code of ethics and principle of independent and impartial...."
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - are you kidding ?? LOL LOL
The CBC and "impartial" reporting in the same sentence is about the funniest thing seen in print today.
Maybe it WILL mean the CBC won't be able to trash the Conservative government, or do everything they can to get a Liberal government elected, with every sound byte in the future?
OMG, the world's coming to an end.
bounder 1/4/2013 4:18:28 PM Report
I might be wrong,but I believe if the company you work for is located on the reserve then you don't pay taxes,also you must have an on reserve address.You can work for this company off reserve.
Grump 1/4/2013 4:33:04 PM Report
Learning the American employment is up by 115,000.00 and the Dow Jones by 16 points. That Harper sure is a whiz. LMAO
realitycheck 1/4/2013 4:49:21 PM Report
Consider the source.
All Is Well 1/4/2013 5:07:35 PM Report
Well Learning, as most of those jobs were in Ontario, it probably is the Ontario policies which are creating opportunities for employment.
steelworker 1/4/2013 5:16:47 PM Report
You should really consider all sources before you make a decision. Yahoo.ca posted the news item about the 9 million dollar stock fund owned by Spence and her councillors ( for the betterment of the tribe no doubt-sneery face). From what I just seen on CBC news at 5:00 p.m. it appears that Spence has grown another chin on her hunger strike (traditional fast according to the rest of the MSM). I just donated $200 to the Conservative Party. Canadians should start a grass roots movement- White Guilt No More.
Just Curious 1/4/2013 6:01:24 PM Report
Protector's post sounds a tad racist and more than a bit profane and yet it still stands.. The moderator must be taking the day off today...:)
the_mage 1/4/2013 6:06:41 PM Report
steelworker 1/4/2013 6:30:56 PM Report
Terry Malewski was just on CBC news channel and kept refering to Spences' "hunger strike" and how Harper has "caved in " to her demands. Harper is meeting with AFN chiefs (Spence was not invited per se) before the end of January. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail without the B.S. grandstanding of one dissolute loser who won't say where the money went. Even the people on Malewskis' hand picked liberal lap dog panel couldn't spit out the words "hunger strike" without grimacing. She probably won't show up at the meeting with Harper and the other AFN chiefs because it is uphill to Parliament Hill and because Force = mass x acceleration. It would take a Soyus booster to break that much inertia and move her up the Hill. Fish broth my ass.
the_mage 1/4/2013 6:37:18 PM Report
oh well, nobody really owns land or has tons of money. nothing lasts forever.
the_mage 1/4/2013 6:38:23 PM Report
have any of you guys sent your hate mails to her or anybody? lol
smells like bitter old fart in here.
steelworker 1/4/2013 6:42:31 PM Report
...and you would know what a bitter old fart smells like? Just askin'.
the_mage 1/4/2013 6:47:01 PM Report
by reading their posts they sound like the grumpy old farts I work with everyday.
trevone 1/4/2013 6:51:59 PM Report
I love the "Your a racist" no "your a racist" thing. Most people have racist tendencies but won't admit it. I was talking to a rather prominent first nation's person several years ago who admitted that first nation's people are just as racist as everyone else. "I would hate it if my daughter married an Italian" was the comment.
the_mage 1/4/2013 6:58:20 PM Report
lol that is true. I've met many myself in all walks of life.
I've seen an Italian man kick a sober native out of a local bar.
I've seen native women smirk and mock a red haired lady at a pow-wow.
I've seen intensity in Sault Ste. Marie.
There is hate, true that, there is also a fear of what people don't understand.
And that is other people.
Oldie Goldie 1/4/2013 6:58:45 PM Report
So--- learningaswego---you support the Liberals Provincially and the Conservatives Federally---at least that shows through in all your postings over the last 2 years.That way you might be a winner eventually.
My,my,a true blue Conservative eh ?
AceOfBass 1/4/2013 7:21:41 PM Report
What does a Donut,KFC,Twinkies,Big Mac and fries taste like after they have been run through a blender and mixed with fish broth taste like?
They only answer to that would be from the Fasting Chief on Victoria Island in the Ottawa river.
Brianne 1/4/2013 7:49:54 PM Report
Wow Ace, and you asked for help finding your dog ?
I'm sure if people seeing your posts now, wouldn't have given a second thought to help you out.
Brianne 1/4/2013 8:07:57 PM Report
Maybe next time someone will find your dog, and stick it in their blender and deliver it to your door.
grrrrrrrrrr, i can't believe how disgusting you are.
Resident 1/4/2013 8:18:11 PM Report
It's not the dogs fault!!! Unfortunately he can't choose his owner.
Brianne 1/4/2013 8:24:29 PM Report
No wonder he ran away ! lmao
TankGirl 1/4/2013 8:38:57 PM Report
I had the opportunity to speak with a local band elder today who told me that most if not all bands collect Treaty taxes based on the number of individuals that hold a treaty card, not based on the actual number of residents on a reserve.
So, when they claim a band of 1500, it's more like 1100 to 1200. And the chiefs wages are based on that head count as well. (I tried to figure out the math that determines chief salaries and, I'm lost. Even factoring in territory, distance from supplies,etc)
While our own Government is guilty of all kinds of misspending, it seems that the chiefs and bands are untouchable and in their own way, holding their people hostage with tales of atrocities that they themselves are guilty of.
Problem is, How do you stand up against your own band leaders on such a small scale? If there are only 1500 of you, the chiefs will know your attempts to act before you can blink and then you are shamed for your actions.
At the end of the day, they deserve more but, they need to press the issues in their own band councils and chiefs first. The Conservatives can't step in and point the finger (see Attawapiskat) without being labelled racist treaty breakers. There is nobody else that can help the band members but themselves.
We have more transparency with our Government (which is not enough to brag about by any means) than the band members do with their leaders.
Wake up First Nations. Start asking and demanding the transparency you deserve from your own leaders first. You would have more support than you could ever imagine.
Jimssm 1/4/2013 8:45:49 PM Report
No matter my opinion about Chief Spence or the First Nations, my opinion of you is.......
You're a jerk.
Resident 1/4/2013 9:10:00 PM Report
Learning: I am NOT anti-conservative! I'm anti-REFORM disguised (and not well) as conservatism!
right wing 1/4/2013 9:32:19 PM Report
You are absolutely correct.
There are many first nations members that are aware of this problem and do demand transparency.
The money abuse by some at the top is exactly why they scream when asked for accountability.
Some of this "protesting" is going to blow up in their collective faces.
right wing 1/4/2013 9:36:14 PM Report
...oh and while I am here for a short visit.
Jimssm, regarding your statement yesterday about Attawapiskat, go onto google earth, Attawapiskat is not in "the Arctic", it is on James Bay.
The village is surrounded by forests, not barren tundra as you suggested yesterday.
nanag 1/4/2013 9:39:11 PM Report
Boy the mood is a little testy on here tonight
Are there any Shaw/Bell cable guys on here? My new TV is having distortion pixelization issues especially during fast action ...like sports.
Shaw guy gave me a new av cord for digital box thingy and that helped a bit but watching football sucks.(because of distortion) not because it's football :)
TV manual troubleshooting says that "is a low signal thing ,not the fault of the TV"
I am not a happy camper
TankGirl 1/4/2013 9:39:27 PM Report
LOL! Arctic Tundra? I missed that one. Awesome.
Brianne 1/4/2013 9:47:40 PM Report
Press the INPUT button (this button may also be labeled TV/VIDEO, SOURCE or Antenna) on the TV or the remote control that came with the TV. A menu displays on the TV screen.
Select the option for TV. It may be labeled Cable TV, CATV, CAB, Input 1, Video 1, Antenna 1, AV1, HDMI, DVI, or another name. Check your TV user manual for the specific wording of this menu.
Note: Usually, the label describes the type of connection from the cable box to the TV such as cable (coax), AV (S-Video), HDMI, DVI, or Component.
Alternatively you can select each option, one at a time, returning to live TV to see if the option restored the picture.
Brianne 1/4/2013 9:51:43 PM Report
or, you can just bypass the digital box and plug the cable into the tv and see if it still does it ,,,,,,,,,, I dunno
Wisenheimer 1/4/2013 10:21:40 PM Report
Where's Eversons ?
nanag 1/4/2013 11:24:57 PM Report
Thanks for the info
Jimssm 1/4/2013 11:38:48 PM Report
I could have sworn I didn't use the words 'barren tundra'....please point out where I did.
I did use the word 'arctic' however....mea culpa
I was pointing out the fact that there are no 'forests' there, at least no trees worth cutting for firewood '20 feet away'. If you look at the Google photos, you will note there is nothing taller than 20 feet.
nanag 1/4/2013 11:46:45 PM Report
Okay kids ..time for me to go to bed . keep the arguing to a minimum , I have to be up early for work and God knows I need my beauty sleep :)
sparks7 1/5/2013 1:01:46 AM Report
It puzzles me.What kind of fish is Spence using to make her broth? Is it Pickerel or is it Walleye?If I was her I would use them extra big lake trout that are usually discarded by commercial fisherman..the kind they call "fats".
sparks7 1/5/2013 1:29:01 AM Report
Oh yeah Miller
If it was up to me I would be glad to have my tax dollars PAY to have Americans come up here and shoot as many of them filthy,fat,dangerous,giant sized rats,of bears, as their hearts desired.They could bring their assault rifles and put them to good use for a change.
Zing 1/5/2013 2:47:59 AM Report
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steelworker 1/5/2013 3:06:42 AM Report
We are still collecting Doritos for Chief Spence to make "fish broth". Please send your unwanted Doritos to Spences' "Jam my Escalade full of Doritos". Charlie (the asshat)Angus will pick them up and deliver them to Her Rotundness.