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View Room Comments for Monday, Feb. 4 2013

Monday, February 04, 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 2/4/2013 6:52:33 AM Report

Good morning all,nobody wants to be first, well I don't have all day ,so I posted.
nanag 2/4/2013 7:46:24 AM Report

Good morning Bounder and everyone

The horses are fed. Grandson off to school. Now I can get my giddyup together and get into town to work.

Have a great day everyone :)
RLE 2/4/2013 8:13:19 AM Report

The penny is officially dead. So to my fellow posters--a nickle for your thoughts.
right wing 2/4/2013 8:28:06 AM Report

The politically correct overly sensitive libs were on yesterday and I missed them.
Seems my French Humour is not appreciated...tisk, tisk, well I am sorry, it must come from my Fathers side of the family, French and he fought overseas in WW2...Uncle George was the worse though.....

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me."

General George S. Patton.

Big Bad Bob 2/4/2013 8:38:55 AM Report

For the record, when I stated in my post of yesterday that Hitler changed his mind about invading the United Kingdom, I did not mention or imply any reason why. I don’t know why, and am therefore quite prepared to accept that any or all of the reasons advanced by others in response to my post could be correct. I nevertheless continue to believe, having seen in person what a battlefield looks like after the event, that it would have been a sad day for the United Kingdom if Hitler had acted as originally planned, no matter what the outcome.
T-rat 2/4/2013 9:35:27 AM Report

rw: take responsibility for what comes out of your mouth. Don't blame the French side of your family, and as to "Uncle George", if you're going to quote somebody get it right!

"I'd rather have a German division in front of me, than a French one behind."
Misattributed by former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger on Fox News. Patton commanded French troops, the 2nd Armored Division commanded by Philippe Leclerc, integrated in the Third Army, and had rocky but friendly relations with the French general. For instance, on August, 15 1944 Patton wrote in his diary: "Leclerc came in very much excited. He said, among other things, that if he were not allowed to advance on Paris, he would resign. I told him in my best French that he was a baby and said I had left him in the most dangerous place on the front. We parted friends"

Seems appropriate that this faux pas happens on Fox News!
All Is Well 2/4/2013 9:35:50 AM Report

Why would humor from a politically incorrect, insensitive neo-con be funny anyways?
skipper dave 2/4/2013 9:40:34 AM Report

Good morning sweet Soo! Proposed deep water port too city council tonight.

"The expansion plan will be developed under a public-private framework with the public portion to be managed as a “not for profit” entity."

Say what? I'm feeling a cramp starting in my left testicle. Any one on here with a smattering of legalize mind explaining that last phrase? It doesn't mean we as tax payers will be expected to contribute to the cost of implementation but not in a share of the profit? how strange?
bounder 2/4/2013 9:44:18 AM Report

The only BBB that I know of that lives in France was a Goulligan,hi Bob M.??
Bad Dawg 2/4/2013 9:46:54 AM Report

yep no profits for taxpayers.... thats just plain Greedy......
I mean Government.

on a side note, anyone wonder why the radiation levels are rising in Japan??...... fox news is asking that question too
TFinn 2/4/2013 10:03:02 AM Report

Nuclear reactor vs. Tsunami

25miller 2/4/2013 10:16:40 AM Report

Essar Steel Algoma Inc. and Tenaris Tubes are in very bad shape. The word around town is that Essar might be closing down.So why fork out all this money when they are not even sure of their future?
bounder 2/4/2013 10:22:57 AM Report

Essar is dipping into the pensions,if they go under so does the pension.Another C Black scenario.
Mr. Poster 2/4/2013 10:28:57 AM Report

RUMOURS...wait til you hear it from the horses mouth before the panic sets in. ESSAR has invested a lot here to just walk away.
Big Bad Bob 2/4/2013 10:37:32 AM Report

One of my grandmothers was of Irish origin, which is why I'm so good-looking, but I am not a Goulligan. My nickname was tacked on to me by my residence housemates at University in Canada, but I don’t know why. They were all pranksters and caper–fomenters, so maybe it was their way of ensuring me that I was one of the boys.
25miller 2/4/2013 10:55:09 AM Report

So we should fork out 121 Million before knowing the truth Mr. Poster?
realitycheck 2/4/2013 11:17:38 AM Report

Big Bad Bob:
To invade you need control of the air. Hitler didn't have it. The RAF had denied that to him over the course of the summer of 1940, inflicting heavy losses on the aircrews he would have needed for an invasion to succeed. The RAF had been badly mauled in the process too but he wasn't prepared to take a chance. Probably lucky for us all.

When has the word around town meant anything? I'm with Mr. Poster, wait until you hear it from the horse's mouth before you let panic set in
Sam C 2/4/2013 11:18:07 AM Report

25miller... perhaps the truth IS known, but those who spread rumours are just not in the know.

From the Essar Earning Results statement, Nov 2012: "Essar Steel Algoma expects higher shipments and improved, positive EBITDA* in the
current quarter."

In other words, they are forecasting improved performance this coming year.

[*Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization]
old-cat33 2/4/2013 11:37:08 AM Report

realitycheck: The invention of the "Spitfire" single engine fighter made sure the German bomber pilots were in parachutes by the time they got to far inland.

Missed the half time show last night and can't find it on the net??
bino 2/4/2013 11:56:17 AM Report

Just a heads up if you shop down at the store that opened last year in the Zellers spot check your sales receipt.Three times since they opened I have been overcharged on at least 1 article.The latest was yesterday.I was overcharged $2.26.I should have checked before I left the parking lot because of previous experiences, but I didn't and it cost me probably $3.00 worth of gas to get my money back.
goldie 2/4/2013 12:24:40 PM Report

World trade comments, the world supplt exceeds the demand. China is slowing down.
goldie 2/4/2013 12:25:34 PM Report

BIG BROTHER 2/4/2013 12:34:29 PM Report

Finally, rw's '.02 cents worth' posts can be rounded to their nearest value. 'Bout time!!
phantom 2/4/2013 1:50:27 PM Report

Speaking of the penny...what do we do with our American friends who still have and use them here? Do they get "rounded up" also, or do Canadian retailers have to now carry American pennies? Hmmm just food for thought. LOL
right wing 2/4/2013 3:49:39 PM Report

...but you do read them Big Bro.
shakespeare 2/4/2013 4:03:30 PM Report

Fascinating news about the positive ID of Richard III in Leicester. I may have trodden over him in my youth. Shakespeare read Henry VII's historian Holinshed and, of course, his view of the events were to suit Henry, who defeated and killed Richard in battle. Richard's reputation over the years has been coloured by Shakepeare and others' depictions, but, if any of you are history buffs and like a good true detective story, read Josephine Tey's novel "The Daughter of Time" (written 60 years ago). It'll spice up the Leicester discovery even more.
realitycheck 2/4/2013 4:18:22 PM Report

Speaking of the penny...what do we do with our American friends who still have and use them here? Do they get "rounded up" also, or do Canadian retailers have to now carry American pennies? Hmmm just food for thought. LOL

It will be just like it is in New Zealand; it will be rounded up for everyone.
Grace 2/4/2013 4:23:48 PM Report

I frequently see the term "neo-con" used in many of the posts and it got me to wondering..What is Neoconservatism?

Right Wing you are NOT allowed to give any help.
Critique the answers ..sure but no helping.
RLE 2/4/2013 4:39:24 PM Report

Grace: This is from Wikepedia. "The term "neoconservative" (sometimes shortened to "neocon") was used first during the 1930s to describe American communist intellectuals who criticized Soviet ideology. Kind of interesting.
shakespeare 2/4/2013 4:54:09 PM Report

Grace: I never use the term neo-con, but when it is used on here, I think it is to suggest spawn of Satan or less attractive Orcs like right wing. My guess is that the Wildrose party in Alberta most accurately reflects neo-con views in Canada.
Just Curious 2/4/2013 5:00:49 PM Report

could this be considered a kick in the ass or just an intelligent observation backed up by Websters???

right wing 2/4/2013 5:07:52 PM Report

A liberal has about as much chance of insulting me as a one legged man winning an ass kicking contest.
skipper dave 2/4/2013 5:12:01 PM Report

Um, rw please leave the handicapped jokes to the experts!
right wing 2/4/2013 5:15:24 PM Report

...hey we're talking legs here, if I want to get you out of a tree I'll wave.

shakespeare 2/4/2013 5:19:36 PM Report

now that was funny! Neo-cons can be funny, too!
right wing 2/4/2013 5:20:25 PM Report

Hey shakey I heard the local theater is looking for somebody to fill a part in Shakespeare's Merchant of could play the portrait of a blinking idiot perfectly.
shakespeare 2/4/2013 5:32:57 PM Report

We learn from this post that right wing attended school to at least grade nine and completed the mandatory Merchant of Venice segment, and actually remembers something from it. He deserves a pound of flesh!
right wing 2/4/2013 5:40:46 PM Report


"if you're going to quote somebody get it right!"

You're correct.

Your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.

Sorry, I don't know who originally said it but it seem to fit in your case.

Spellchecker 2/4/2013 5:48:43 PM Report

Oh hell, what have we here, a carrion death, within whose empty eye there is a written scroll.

Man, we anticipated the day Mrs. Lawson would read that one out to us.
mallet 2/4/2013 6:19:41 PM Report

Old Cat...

Sorry to rain on your parade, but German bombers made it a long way over the U K without much problem, especially at night. Liverpool, Coventry, Birmingham, Sheffield and lots of other towns got bombed pretty bad at times, and of course, London got a fair wack of bombs most of which did go off, unlike allied ones which are still being dug up all over the continent. My father served in the AFS (auxillary Fire Service) during the war apart from the time he was laid up for six months due to bomb blast injuries. Anti aircraft fire accounted for most German bombers at the beginning of the war, and it was not until much later that the RAF was equipted with a good night fighter that the raids tailed off and also due to the need to use them on the Eastern front.
shakespeare 2/4/2013 6:24:25 PM Report

Interestingly, Spelly, our mutual friend Niall Ferguson claims in his book, Civilization, that if he could retain ONE volume of literature to reflect civilization it would be "The Complete Works of William ..." you know the rest.
flyhawk25 2/4/2013 8:30:48 PM Report

shakes...of course we do, but right wing will Google it and become an expert.
God bless computers...
old-cat33 2/4/2013 8:38:53 PM Report

mallot: Your not raining at all on my parade at all my friend but thanks for the info.
Somewhere,sometime RADAR came into play and that also helped out the Brits.

When I worked in the steel plant (ASC) doing construction work I would always talk to the older guys or had a beer with some after shift. That's when I would listen to the stories that they would tell. It would be about them or they had family involved in the wars.
I was eating cabbage rolls for lunch one time when an old pipe fitter from the old country said to me,I will never eat that stuff again because during the war that's all they had to eat for a spell? I used to get a real kick out of those old guys stories some were funny and some grossed me out!
Well back to watching boring Toronto.
nanag 2/4/2013 9:53:56 PM Report

My chores as Farmer Nanag are done for the night.. now I can have a cup of tea and not have to deal with my grandhorses till morning :)
Snobank 2/4/2013 10:19:00 PM Report

My father got his wings in the RCAF he graduated in a group of 100. He expected to be sent to England for the Battle of Britain. Instead he was promoted and made a flying instructor for new recruits while most of his group were sent to Britain.

At the end of the war he could find only 6 of the graduating group alive.
nikapeakin 2/5/2013 11:31:18 AM Report

If rumour has it many many say steel co is taking a very long time to pay its outside companys. Some had to stop work.Also heard almoset all tubes layed off tues?With EI geting sticky maybe we,ll have to move to greener pastures!!Nevermind idol no more,It,ll be work no more!!!!half joke
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