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View Room Comments for Thursday, Feb. 14 2013

Thursday, February 14, 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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bino 2/14/2013 3:28:16 AM Report

whitefeathers 2/14/2013 3:31:45 AM Report

Goood Morning to the all early risers, just waking up and looking for coffee before work and some who are getting ready for bed-time.

Happy Valentine's Day to all.
whitefeathers 2/14/2013 3:32:59 AM Report

Wicket 2/14/2013 5:47:41 AM Report

Haven't been to sleep yet.... one of those nights...
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone....
and we even beat Skipper dave
bounder 2/14/2013 6:00:02 AM Report

I'll vote for that.
skipper dave 2/14/2013 6:37:24 AM Report

Good morning sweet Soo!

Hey happy Valentine's day to the hot stove gang. Special greeting to "Nanag."

If no one has told you today than let me be the first, you are loveable and loved. I have a sneaking suspicion your journey is more difficult than most.
And the very best and most beautiful pottery is fired in the hottest part of the kiln. You have a good day and do something nice for the most important person you love today and that's you.
For me I've chosen not to be alone today. I am off to the SAH to put in a chemo shift and gab session. The misses is sowing backstage today and tonight for the theatre group. I get the step kids when they get off the bus and I'm thinking breaded chicken breast from scratch and home made fries. That usually gets big grins. My step children have great plans for my retirement. They want me to open a chip stand and they will handle the till. What they don't know is I'd have to charge $10 for a small just to break even. Ever see what a one arm guy does to a large russet tater when he's peeling. It's not pretty.
Sorry nanag as usual I'm nattering and story telling. it's the celt in me. have a great day. And as the Irish folk are fond of saying, "It's not the truth or the lie in the story but the telling of the story!
Grump 2/14/2013 7:31:05 AM Report

Good morning everyone, Happy Valentines Day to all. Nanag keep those horses under lock and keep especially with the price and short supply of good rump these days. lol. Catch you all later.
nanag 2/14/2013 7:34:17 AM Report

Good Morning Everyone

Skipper Dave..

I knew there was a reason I liked you..Irish huh?? me too.. Scot French I am a potpourri

Happy Valentines Day.. I don't really celebrate cuz I have no sweetie..I don't need the chocolate, don't think I will buy myself any flowers..I won't be going out to dinner tonight.

I hope everyone enjoys the day and that all your expectations are met :)
skipper dave 2/14/2013 7:40:57 AM Report

nanag - Have no fear of your arses from me - My youngest had the gentlest of mares for years when she was in her teen years. I was deathly afraid of the beast and every time I would walk behind her in the stall her ears would flatten. What can I say, I'm a big weenie!
nanag 2/14/2013 8:44:37 AM Report

Bahahahahahaha... gotta go to work
Bobby Nerves 2/14/2013 10:09:02 AM Report

Highly disappointing reading that The Road Kill High Cuisine and free recipes of our co-host Statusquo, has been banned, only to discover that the rest of the world is eating dogs, cats, and now horses!

These facts deserve a petition. Stand up Statusquo! Horses have no right to kick you around!

And I'm writing on a site where Spellchecker delivers, once a week, his boiling crow plates.
Spellchecker 2/14/2013 10:47:41 AM Report

Boiling crow plates, Bobby? What's that about?

Also, just in case you are assuming that it was me that got the recipes banned, it wasn't, although I wasn't fond of them either.

Spellchecker 2/14/2013 10:48:43 AM Report

I wouldn't try to get anyone banned. I find all comments interesting, in one way or another.
Spellchecker 2/14/2013 11:11:36 AM Report

I really miss murphyslaw, Prolific, and 3rd, 4th, and 5th coming. I don't know if they were all banned but I wish they were here, along with many others from the past. The more the merrier.
right wing 2/14/2013 11:37:03 AM Report


Welcome to the new Red Room.
right wing 2/14/2013 11:38:22 AM Report

I am awaiting the arrival of cyber food.
theprotector 2/14/2013 11:38:41 AM Report

oh some of us are around still, some needed to reinvent ourselves, a couple of times LOL!
Spellchecker 2/14/2013 11:48:08 AM Report

Thanks for the hint, theprotector. I think I know who you are now.
theprotector 2/14/2013 12:00:12 PM Report

right wing 2/14/2013 12:07:00 PM Report

...6th was an obvious one, at least to me, he despised me with to much instantaneous vigor to be a newbie.
right wing 2/14/2013 12:09:03 PM Report

...although there is also the possibility that I have fine tuned my "craft" to such a point.
What a compliment indeed!
T-rat 2/14/2013 12:35:08 PM Report

Books, books, books! Needed: a repository (destination) for a number of books, hardcover/softcover, new/used and all read. Prefer to donate to a local group planning an upcoming book sale, fund-raiser. I'm outside town but will deliver in-town if I can get a contact, phone number to make arrangements. Suggestions?
Wisenheimer 2/14/2013 1:06:40 PM Report

Breaking News ... Canadians now require an International Driver's Licence" to drive in Florida. (as of Jan.1st). Only $45.00 per year at your local CAA.
With millions of Canadians in Florida or getting ready to go, I give this law several nanoseconds till some brainiac in Tallahassee figures it out. Apparently State Troopers have trouble making out Spanish on illegal alien fraudulent permits.
old-cat33 2/14/2013 1:22:31 PM Report

Next one to follow will be Michigan!
Bad Dawg 2/14/2013 1:43:39 PM Report

so down south they have squeegee kids.... why don't we have snow brush kids??

T-rat 2/14/2013 2:24:25 PM Report

From today's Toronto Star: Valentine's Day in Pakistan. Just gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling doesn't it?

"Valentine’s is against Islamic culture. In our view, relationships are sacred. We have arranged marriages in this culture and people don’t get married for love,” said Syed Askari, a spokesman for Jamaat-e-Islami. “This is imposing Western values and cultures on an Islamic society.
right wing 2/14/2013 3:00:11 PM Report

Well hey, in this culture we have some of the same...just ask any of those hot young wives that marry old wrinkly rich dudes and celebs.
Your wallet is how thick?
Wisenheimer 2/14/2013 3:05:14 PM Report

Brilliant concept .. doesn't work out, find a bunch of fist sized stones, or a canal .. what ever.
JUSTANOTHERNAME 2/14/2013 3:06:40 PM Report

Eesh Stats I hope you're in the front end alignment business. Those potholes that are opening up on Great Northern Road especially between 2nd and 3rd Lines are doozies. Looks like the city is attempting some repair but it is washing out as fast as they are placing it.
EricThe SHERIFF 2/14/2013 3:13:25 PM Report


I think it's $25.00 for the Inernational licence.

right wing 2/14/2013 3:16:03 PM Report

"This is imposing Western values and cultures on an Islamic society."

Unlike Islamic values and culture being imposed on Western society.
Got it!
cathyh 2/14/2013 3:46:02 PM Report

I called CAA and they said it was $50.00 + 2 pictures taken by them to attach to the license at 14 and change. I also just read in the T.O. star that Florida is suspending the requirement for Canadians. So, forget it, you don't have to purchase one.
shakespeare 2/14/2013 4:34:29 PM Report

Until last year my wife and I had been season pass holders at Searchmont for many years. We were getting tired of the diminishing quality of everything and the shoddy upkeep and the lack of accurate updates on what was running and what wasn't. Given the weather, it was a good year to choose.
So for this year we decided to by a couple of six packs (at a reasonable price) and went out today for the first time. The skiing was great on the runs that one could get to, as a race has the majority of the hill tied up for the next four days (apparently the same last weekend)The appalling state of the triple lift from two years ago is even more appalling now with many chairs devoid of covers .. you're sitting on cold wet metal. The quad is apparently out for the entire season, something that has been known for a long time, but was never divulged to package buyers. I like the people who work there, but Searchmont seems to have turned into a charity that is is spiralling downward every year. It is a great place , but it needs to recognise that cutting back on days open, maintenance of the hills, maintenance of equipment and pandering to racing teams each year is going to drive even more people away.
It needs some new management thinking!
Grump 2/14/2013 4:40:13 PM Report

I just spoke to CAA and the woman suggested that Canadian Driver's permits would be accepted again soon. Said to wait a week or so.
right wing 2/14/2013 4:59:37 PM Report

"decided to by"
decided to buy

....shakespeare shall be mortified, corrected by me.
right wing 2/14/2013 5:02:01 PM Report


About ten years ago a financial friend said never invest in a ski hill, stating the aging population as the reason, golf courses are it.
Good advice I'd say.
seriously 2/14/2013 5:02:36 PM Report

Hello All of You!

Hope your Valentine did you well. I got chocolates. My question is just this---eveyone wants to lose weight BUT I'm needing to gain a few more lbs.

Any suggestions?
shakespeare 2/14/2013 5:16:06 PM Report

Not at all, rw! I appreciate your correction and I'm sure it gave you no pleasure to point it out! Even the omniscient Spelly recognizes that typos happen to even the most vigilant.

Have a Happy Valentine. I'm expecting some good tail tonight (lobster that is)and, some sumptuous loin to sink my teeth into. Don't worry, nanag, it's fillet not filly.

On another issue, have status' recipes been banned? If so, shame on the perpetrator!
right wing 2/14/2013 5:43:12 PM Report


I knew it was a typo but since you leave little to pounce on in this area...I pounced.
At this point I am considering the source and calling statusquo's ban on recipes an unfounded rumour.
shakespeare 2/14/2013 5:52:12 PM Report

rw. it's interesting that you mention the ski hill investment issue; I was told a few years ago that a golf course was the worst investment, but I see the logic that more fogies will play golf than ski. However, other than the competition teenies at Searchmont, the surrounding characters at lunch in the bar were like the cast to Cocoon. At 61, I felt positively youthful. We left early, partly because of wet butts from the lifts, but also because we feared being sucked up into a spacecraft!
Grump 2/14/2013 6:40:48 PM Report

Golf courses in the north are even worse than ski hills. I don't know what the stats are for golf in the south but I'm sure it's much better. Garden River went ahead with their's when even Wabiteck won't touch them. Good luck with that.
Tom_Bom 2/14/2013 7:00:32 PM Report

Sootoday is so quick to delete comments that don't cater to the base they're trying to pander to, it's ridiculous.

Freedom of speech is not a given on this website.

skipper dave 2/14/2013 7:58:16 PM Report

What a day - Rumour, innuendos, give them something for the chicken littles to overreact to in the sandbox. Status banned for life due to his loveable sick sense of humour??? International Drivers Licence required in Florida today CAA flooded with calls, no only those from Quebec being forced to apply???? Freedom of speech threatened by Sootoday puritan censorship. jesus (did you noticed I swore) did I miss anything, oh ya "Are Dubya" telling everyone to work out the knots in their panties and loosen up.
I think the disease of chicken little-ism is contagious as hell and thankfully runs it's course in twenty four hours.
T-rat 2/14/2013 8:52:06 PM Report

Tom_Bom, Skipper Dave: the SooToday CENSORSHIP on this site is not only very real but totally without logic. I'm allowed to freely comment earlier today on the idiocy of something islamic reported in anoher mainline media. Later I add to that more idiocy reported in mainline media concerning other religions (judaism, hindi, sikhism, christianity). The gist of my comments involve the treatment of women. But those comments seem to somehow disappeared into some kind of SooToday cyber vacuum cleaner, and with no explanation or justification from the CENSORS. Since the same Censor can't be on duty 24/7 down at SooToday, does this mean that there is indeed no 'rule of thumb' applied across the board but is at the discretion of each and sundry SooToday censors?
Sam C 2/14/2013 8:58:08 PM Report

Tom_Bom... I don't know the details, and have nothing whatsoever to do with editorial policy, but I would remind you that "freedom of speech" is not a given on ANY website.

Have you read the "Terms of Service" agreement?

"You agree to not use the Service to:

• upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable."
T-rat 2/14/2013 9:17:37 PM Report

Sam C: I have to agree with the 'Terms' and in my message earlier that 'disappeared', the only thing that I can see that didn't pass the Censorhsip litmus test was something about men emerging from monkeys, which of course, flies in the face of that book touted by the christians. And in general I took issue with any and most organized religions as being the cause of so much death, misery, hatred and intolerenace. Now, I know that this is a general social comment/observation. So, if the SooToday censors disagree with that is it because they defend those organized religions, in which case they are exercising their own personal opinions?
right wing 2/14/2013 9:17:44 PM Report

Really...then how does theprotector get on this site?

right wing 2/14/2013 9:20:10 PM Report

...or T-rat. (great moniker by the way, very suiting)
goldie 2/14/2013 9:30:33 PM Report

Sometimes I forget as a snowbird that 6.6 million guns were transferred without a background check. Scarry and the NRA says nothing is wrong. No guns where I am staying, thank God
anabanana 2/14/2013 9:49:40 PM Report

There is a store in the basement of the Main Library. It is Called "Friends of the Library" The store accepts all book donations.(call first, if you are bringing in boxes of National Geographic)."Friends of the Library" PH# (705)759-5334)
The store hours are from 10:00am to 4:00pm.(Closed on Sundays)
If this is not convenient, donations can be placed outside the doors in the basement. There is an elevator to the store and sorting room. The elevator is through the double doors, main floor on the right. The sorting room is next to the "Friends of the Library", in the basements. All books must go to the sorting room, before the are sold, through the store. There is a children's section in the store. Very inexpensive, children love to shop and pay 10-20 cents for a book. As I stated, all books are catagorized, checked for content etc., before they are placed on the shelves. There is also a small selection of CD's DVD's and VCR tapes.

I hope this information is helpful.

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