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View Room Comments for Thursday, Jan. 31 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013   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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bounder 1/31/2013 3:00:14 AM Report

Good morning all,thought I'd get up early and clean the driveway,the hell with it,I'm not working to-day.
itsky123 1/31/2013 7:38:03 AM Report

Do you mean shoveling the driveway isn't a form of work, or do you have a snowblower.?
Have a good day off anyway.
itsky123 1/31/2013 8:05:54 AM Report


It says in the labour agreement, in section 4, paragraph 3, line 2:
You are allowed a 15 min break every 2 hrs.
So....dont bugger it up for the rest of us stiffs, take that
Snobank 1/31/2013 8:41:34 AM Report

Had to check my link for a moment. I thought I had wandered in to Net Social. People here are being cordial with each other. Way to go!
itsky123 1/31/2013 8:46:31 AM Report

Aw sorry, still waking up, need my second coffee, and whats wrong if people always don't bitch about something first thing in the morning..lmao
Bad Dawg 1/31/2013 8:58:37 AM Report

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Gillard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying she supported spy agencies
monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote:
'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT... Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.'

everson 1/31/2013 9:10:43 AM Report

Our government won't do that, Australia has balls. Their government takes care of their own first and doesn't hand the country over lock stock and barrel to unsrupulous countries like China.
theprotector 1/31/2013 9:29:43 AM Report

yeah lets look after our own....lets start with the catholics first!! The Finns didnt really get here until after ww2 they gotta go as well....we will clean up this country how dare they come here with these ideas and cultures, hell the finns cant even have a half decent front lawn because they are too lazy to cut it....filling it full of rocks and stuff....geez (get my point)
Right Winger 1/31/2013 9:31:09 AM Report

And that is not being racist. If an individual makes the choice to go to a particular country they should not expect that country to accept there way of life in ways that it contradicts theirs. Its no different than a farmer moving into a downtown Toronto apartment not being able to have cattle. Its no different than a Christian woman to walk into the front door of a Mosque in Egypt and being worshipping God not being allowed.

If you don't like someplace you don't have to be, don't go there. If they want to adapt for you fine, but don't get pissed off if they don't
everson 1/31/2013 9:56:59 AM Report

theprotector your point was not in line with what the article stated. Nowhere did I say get rid if immigrants. Immigrants and First Naion peoples are what make up this country. We have laws we abide by them. But the Sharia Law is a law that does not function here, it has not been accepted by our citizens.
bounder 1/31/2013 10:44:35 AM Report

That right there is a unionized cofee break,enjoy.
old-cat33 1/31/2013 10:45:25 AM Report

Joe Monette the ref that was beaking off about our great city got suspended for the rest of the season. I think it was a little to much but what the hell being he is from Windsor he was just jealous of our fresh air lots of open space and clean drinking water.
(Well the first two anyway)
bounder 1/31/2013 10:45:36 AM Report

I really meant coffee,crap keyboard.
bounder 1/31/2013 10:46:56 AM Report

Some times I think he was right on the money,not all the time, but just sometimes.
right wing 1/31/2013 11:05:39 AM Report

Hey eversons, you made a post that actually had some merit...of course you screwed it up at the end.
Nobody has handed our country over to China lock stock and barrel.
But hey keep on trying....
everson 1/31/2013 11:13:37 AM Report

Yes we did, we give them comodities they give us crap. Walmart...snap peas from China. I would not eat this crap. Let them eat cake.
They cheat, steal, conive. Ask Csis how much they have to be monitored.
right wing 1/31/2013 11:28:32 AM Report

...well so much for "merit", welcome back eversons.
right wing 1/31/2013 11:33:58 AM Report

This article is for you "doomsayers" on the Canada-China agreement.
theprotector 1/31/2013 11:39:19 AM Report

rw'er button it you do not make any sence. DOnt try and cover up your views about how you truly feel. Our way of life in Canada is built on cultures from all over the world. We do not have one defined culture and nor do we want one (if you do leave). The law that everson speaks of is contrary to the laws in Canada and therefore no force or effect. Even if it is a religious law within a culture in Canada it does not supercede the Charter section 2 as section 7 trumps that over and over and over again. Creating fear of this law being given status in Canada is fear mongering yet again and an opportunity for "some" to create a hatred towards a religion and people (whether or not they pratice this extremist aspect of Islam)
flyhawk25 1/31/2013 11:40:51 AM Report

Comrade right wing...atta boy.
When we take over you will become the Proletariat's Chief Plumber.
I knew there was hope and as I told our Glorious Leader you will be a definite asset to our people's cause - you're already half way there.
The first part anyway.
right wing 1/31/2013 11:53:33 AM Report

...oh, surprise...another asinine comment from the peanut gallery.
flyhawk25 1/31/2013 11:57:20 AM Report

Aww...just when I tried to be gracious...Can you score me a deal on some MSG Comrade Winger?
Better yet how about some mutated wings? You have to be an expert on that too.
right wing 1/31/2013 12:08:52 PM Report

Huh, throw one out on making asinine statments and flyhawk immediately relates and owns it.
right wing 1/31/2013 12:23:18 PM Report

Now that you mentioned wings....
As a peace offering I'll send you some wings flyhawk, you being a lefty I'm guessing honey/garlic flavor.
You can enjoy them as you listen to your Helen Reddy 45, "I Am Woman (Hear me Roar)".
flyhawk25 1/31/2013 12:32:47 PM Report

now we're getting somewhere. Lowering the level to a level that the other Swamp People can hear.
Where's your posse?
Wicket 1/31/2013 1:34:44 PM Report

skipper dave missing you, are you doing what you posted on tuesday:

"skipper dave 1/29/2013 4:44:21 AM Report

Good morning sweet Soo! - Think I'll take my moms advice "it you have nothing to say, practice listening". Bounder?"

We need you to start the day off for us, your insight into life is needed, hope all is OK with you...
skipper dave 1/31/2013 2:52:54 PM Report

Ah that's nice Wicket - Just got in the door from Susbury. Had a follow up with the surgeon who did the colon re-section in October. Follow ups are neat - I drive 200 miles stay in modest accommodations and see the cutter early next morn - He says how ya feeling, attaboy, see you in three months and oh by the way what's your OHIP number. 15 minutes tops, we come out to find the highways closed and I've seen Sudbury before, a whole day of boob tube. So here we are, write an IOU to my body and I'm headed out the door up to the SAH for a tanning session. Anyone familiar with the survey you fill out now about "how do you really feel" I am tempted to fill out all nines and tens which I think indicates self harm, just to see if they are paying attention? Nice to be home.
RLE 1/31/2013 3:00:04 PM Report

Right Winger: your 9:31:09 AM post. If we accept your line of logic, we'd be following aboriginal culture. The reality is,our ancestors forced a whole different culture on them. If we had followed native culture,we'd be getting by without Italian cooking and Poutine .I don't know about you but,for me, without those culinary delights life wouldn't be worth living.
Grace 1/31/2013 3:21:37 PM Report

For Right Wing...

WASHINGTON -- Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped.

As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear.


The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law. Officials said the administration tried to mitigate the impact. Families that can't get coverage because of the glitch will not face a tax penalty for remaining uninsured, the IRS rules said.
Wicket 1/31/2013 3:43:08 PM Report

glad to hear from you skipper dave, and being stuck in Sudbury is not all that bad when you didn't receive bad news. Enjoy the afternoon'll be back to work before you know it and groaning about having to be there.
shakespeare 1/31/2013 3:44:37 PM Report

Grace, you seem to take great pleasure in uncovering others' misfortune and then sharing it (each time) with someone who, you know, will giggle along with you. You sound like a grade eight girl who's trying to impress her favourite teacher. A tip: if you're going to stay in his good books, never mention cab drivers!
Grace 1/31/2013 3:52:42 PM Report

Cab drivers..??
What's that about?
shakespeare 1/31/2013 4:14:24 PM Report

Grace: basically it pertains to an exchange that took place last Friday, when (to paraphrase) rw implied that all cab drivers (particularly Haitian immigrants to the U.S.) are worthless "bullshitters", whose opinions have no value, who are trying to milk the system and who do not deserve any healthcare. I read into it that he wanted just curious and nanag deported, too!
rw will, of course, deny!
realitycheck 1/31/2013 4:42:01 PM Report

"Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks."

Bad Dawg:
This has been around in some form or other since 2005. A little checking on the Internet will give you all the background showing that it is a mixture of hoax and fact. But it sure as heck didn't happen on a Wednesday in this month or the one just past, let alone this year or the last.
right wing 1/31/2013 4:49:21 PM Report

shakespeare're so full of shit your eyes are brown.

Big Bad Bob 1/31/2013 5:04:10 PM Report

While some of us are in the business of verbally assaulting others because they are not like us, permit me to recall a few basic facts about our home and native land:
1.Its first inhabitants were the various native American Indian nations and the Inuit people, who incidentally were not "conquered" by anybody from outside nor anybody living inside Canada today, and who did not invite any outsiders from Europe or elsewhere to move in and take over.
2.Next came the French, who were mostly Roman Catholics.
3.As for the many other ethnic groups which arrived later
-what's so bad about the Finns, many of whose progeniture were my classmates at King Edward VII school and the pretty blonde heads of whose girls were a lovely sight to behold? Do some jerks hold it aginst the Finns for having produced so many good lumberjacks and hockey players?
-the Chinese are collectively one of the truly "great" peoples of this world, who have contributed a great deal more to it culturally than certain others I could name, but won't, not wishing to be pegged as a bigot and racist like some of the posters who have spewed their venom on this site today.
Brianne 1/31/2013 5:08:21 PM Report

Bill Cosby "I'm 83 and Tired"

I'm 83. Except for brief period in the 50's when I was doing my National
Service, I've worked hard since I was 17. Except for some some serious
health challenges, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn't call in sick in nearly
40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my
income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, it looks as
though retirement was a bad idea, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who
don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take
the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy
to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I
can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and
daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight
offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't
"believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning
teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the
genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and
Shari'a law tells them to.

I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let
Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques
and Madrasa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia , New Zealand ,
UK, America and Canada , while no one from these countries are allowed to
fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other
Arab country to teach love and tolerance..

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global
warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help
support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ
rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses
or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off?

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all
parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful
mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting
caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

I'm really tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and
actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination
or big-whatever for their problems.

I'm also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and
early 20's be-deck them selves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making
themselves unemployable and claiming money from the Government.

Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 83.. Because, mostly, I'm not
going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for
my granddaughter and their children. Thank God I'm on the way out and not
on the way in.

right wing 1/31/2013 5:12:15 PM Report


You post information on the shortcomings of Obama's disaster he calls "free health care" and suddenly...

"you seem to take great pleasure in uncovering others' misfortune and then sharing it"

Not only do you post the information you provide a link to the source of your information. (something rarely done with Libtard claims and rants...but somehow that's always O.K.)

...and because you have done this you get an imp, who adorns himself (like a true liberal does) with the moniker "shakespeare", talking down to you saying that....

"You sound like a grade eight girl who's trying to impress her favourite teacher."

Are they not rich these hypocritical libtards. Usually I would not use the word libtard but this is one of those times....
Now remember they call themselves "Open Minded"
To a liberal, this has nothing at all to do with seriously considering other people's ideas. To the contrary, libtards define being "open-minded" as agreeing with them.
They don't even need to consider another viewpoint because anyone who disagrees must be evil.
Grump 1/31/2013 5:40:51 PM Report

rw my goodness you have just described yourself but yet keep calling folks like that Libtards. Guess what that makes you my little pal?
right wing 1/31/2013 5:44:32 PM Report

Whatever you want to conjure up and believe that makes you "feel good" you go for it Grunt, lots of room for hallucinations in that big empty space.
Grump 1/31/2013 6:04:05 PM Report

Read it and weep and just pass the buck. Standard fare for a neo-con. LMAO
right wing 1/31/2013 6:06:48 PM Report

...lots of room.
shakespeare 1/31/2013 6:08:56 PM Report

Talking Down 101:

right wing 1/31/2013 11:05:39 AM Report

Hey eversons, you made a post that actually had some merit...of course you screwed it up at the end.
Nobody has handed our country over to China lock stock and barrel.
But hey keep on trying....
right wing 1/31/2013 6:34:15 PM Report


Yep that's the same thing.
Notice the lack of a link to the source that went with an over the top rant.
Thanks, you just proved my point about libtards throwing out whatever wild claim they want.

Have a good evening with your Apple Dumping Gang.

That Figures 1/31/2013 6:42:24 PM Report

Skipper Dave 1/31/2013 2:52 PM

Hey Skipper,

I've been filling out the routine surveys at Princess Margaret since being diagnosed in September. I'm fortunate to feel relatively well and usually circle 0, 1 or 2.

During the visit last week we were waiting for the results of 3 months of chemo and I circled 9's for questions relating to anxiety.

I like to think the survey is processed and helps in some way.

Keep up the positive vibes for us. It's the positive mind set for beating this.
shakespeare 1/31/2013 7:20:51 PM Report

"Notice the lack of a link to the source that went with an over the top rant."


1. No rant ... the simple hahahaha was sufficient as a response. I haven't ranted in ages.
2. How does one link to what source? I was commenting on the tone of the supercillious "sucking up".

For what it's worth, I actually agree with the article re China posted earlier. It would be foolish to veto relations with the country that in a year or so will be the biggest economic driver in the world. Some complain about human rights and ecological issues, but, if we were that serious, how could we send an Olympic team there and how could we continue trade with half of the partners that we do?
Pink Peony 1/31/2013 7:22:06 PM Report

I remember when I was a child, I used to call people names. Then, I grew up. Some people never grow up.
shakespeare 1/31/2013 7:31:28 PM Report

PP Was it you who gave the tip about boiling vegetables? If so, thanks, it really works and saves energy!
Grace 1/31/2013 7:56:02 PM Report

Why do liberals always blame conservatives for the failures of Obama?
Here are some typical debates by dems&repubs:
R: You know, I think Obama has spent a litt---
D: You're a racist, and it's all Bush's fault!!
R: But I'm trying to present you with some facts-
D: No such thing as facts!! All Bush's fault you racist!
R: Ok, youre right. I'm a racist and clearly no blame can be placed on Obama.

Debate about ObamaPhones:
R: I think Obama should stop giving out free pho--
R: But he's been dead for 8 yea---
D: Nope, doesn't matter! Still all his fault!!!
R: Well, Obama has the power to cancel ObamaPhone, right?
D: Nope, still Reagan's fault.

This is why I try to avoid having debates with libs
Grace 1/31/2013 7:58:10 PM Report

Pretty much sums up debates of late!
shakespeare 1/31/2013 8:11:16 PM Report

Grace: I am a Liberal and have never blamed anyone else for what Obama has done. Obama stands on his own record and, I presume, got re-elected on it.
I don't believe that he would get re-elected if he had the spelling and "lack of apostrophe" errors that you partake in!! Don't worry ... rw will come to your rescue.

Grace 1/31/2013 8:20:52 PM Report

It's a joke... a ha ha...a funny one..just copy and paste...with a bit of levity!

A gotya on just so many levels.
redranger 1/31/2013 8:28:51 PM Report

Dave my good the colon resection a way of getting your sh*t together?
flyhawk25 1/31/2013 8:30:36 PM Report

Grace...but ...
not on reasoning...
or humility.
Ironic name...
Grace 1/31/2013 8:31:22 PM Report

Oh and by the way.. what you posted RW is going to jump all over that!
Grace 1/31/2013 8:40:48 PM Report

Are Conservatives Happier Than Liberals? Why?
flyhawk25 1/31/2013 8:41:58 PM Report

Only if he can Google the etymology of 'grace'.
Pink Peony 1/31/2013 8:42:06 PM Report

shakespeare, yeah it was me, no problem. Those burners use a lot of electricity.

I'm listening to the Moth Radio Hour right now. One person just spoke about himself and his wife and her epilepsy. Wow! Gotta go listen to the story being told now.
shakespeare 1/31/2013 8:55:21 PM Report

... a ha ha...a funny one..just copy and paste...

Grace: now I know why you're r.w.'s girl! The king of plagiarism has found a mate!
skipper dave 1/31/2013 9:01:48 PM Report

That Figures, my flippant attempt at humour concerning the "How do we feel" surveys was just that flippant or a what if.
I'm the first guy to encourage you to use every discipline of help that is available to you. I have suffered from anxiety and would be the first to stand up and say I'm struggling here, can you help me. First would be the oncologist, then the social worker and if ones available a psychiatrist. And I know how to make one available pretty quick. Also your family physician and your nurse case worker.
And if it means taking medication for six months in order to function then go gettum. I take sixteen different meds each day and they all address three basic areas . Pre-meds for chemo trying to prevent nausea and vomiting, another set of meds focuses on pain and lastly a set of meds that help me with my ongoing struggle with depression, oh ya didI mention I have had a heart attack? More pills. Jeez any wonder my appetites gone. Now me and my pharmacist are buddies and he makes sure all these doctors don't kill me with enthusiasm and kindness. Good luck "that figures" and don't minimize your circumstance it's the most important to you!
Grace 1/31/2013 9:09:39 PM Report

Shakey,Shakey,Shakey....I think you are pretty sweet too!
That Figures 1/31/2013 9:36:18 PM Report

Thanks Skipper,

As always, from what I've read of you, a positive attitude. I believe that is foremost in our recovery.

I'd like to meet you to gain some of your life lessons.
Jimssm 2/1/2013 6:23:26 AM Report


That Bill Cosby "I'm 83 and I'm tired" article you posted is a hoax.

He never wrote it.
Spellchecker 2/1/2013 8:21:22 AM Report

Whoever wrote it was right.
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