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View Room Comments for Monday, Feb. 25 2013

Monday, February 25, 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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skipper dave 2/25/2013 5:38:15 AM Report

Good Morning sweet Soo!
Meaning to get down to the Library to restock on reading material. Now there's an institution that none of us expects the private sector to snap up but a sacred cow it remains. I'm sure like the post office it's usage has changed. I use it but the attendance numbers are dwindling.
Musing - health care for the aged - In fifteen years the hospitals and retirement homes will be in the same position as the schools. Most of the baby boomers will have died off and we will be left with a surplus of beds. Self correcting?
Spellchecker 2/25/2013 5:40:45 AM Report

For the purpose of clarification, the Tennesee Waltz was first sung, as Wisenheimer stated late last evening, by Patti Page.
Spellchecker 2/25/2013 5:45:57 AM Report

Patsy Cline may have covered it and that would be more familiar to the younger folks among us.
Spellchecker 2/25/2013 5:47:18 AM Report

I see she did cover it. This Google is great.
Spellchecker 2/25/2013 5:51:40 AM Report

Skipper, I was born one year before the beginning of the baby boom. I demand more than 15 more years. I have too much left to do yet.
Spellchecker 2/25/2013 5:54:03 AM Report

I was a late starter.
Grump 2/25/2013 6:39:36 AM Report

Good morning all, have a great day everyone.
RLE 2/25/2013 6:46:37 AM Report

Spellchecker: As a youngster my music teacher tried to get me to play Tennessee Waltz After much work she gave me a copy of the record and suggested that i settle for listening to it. To this day a certain part of my anatomy puckers any time I hear it
nanag 2/25/2013 8:21:30 AM Report

Good Lord

I did mean to say Patti Page.. my heartfelt apologies ..was listening to Patsy Cline when I posted.. I hang my head in shame....NOT

Have a great day everyone
Mr. Poster 2/25/2013 8:27:53 AM Report

I still like the group THE BELLS...anyone recall them?
Spellchecker 2/25/2013 9:04:05 AM Report

Didn't mean to offend, nanag. Wisenheimer and I, being bona fide righties, like to get things RIGHT. I thought you'd take my view of you as one of the younger crowd listening to the more modern singer as a compliment, apparently not.
old-cat33 2/25/2013 9:27:30 AM Report

skipperdave: Times are a changing,
People don't write a letter no more they send an e-mail,text or fax.
(Mailman gets laid off)
Newer cars and trucks have more plastic in them.
(Steel plants lay off)
There is more plastic and press board furniture.
(Loggers get laid off)
Milk companies don't deliver to the household no more.
(Milk Man gets laid off)
Soon to be more green energy for everything? (Power bill goes up!)
Baby Boomers will be passing on and younger parents are not having big families anymore... Could this mean the end is coming for all mankind?
right wing 2/25/2013 9:27:54 AM Report

skipper dave

LMAO...I'm fairly certain everyone on this site is well aged and more than capable of defending themselves.
Grow up Count Chocula.
Hospitals are one of the places in their community that folks relate to in a personal way.
Especially in a community the size of the Sault.
Many citizens have had personal experiences with it.
You have on a regular basis posted your journey with a health issue and in an uplifting way.
I don't recall you bashing any of the care you received or making a dash for the South.
I don't see the local medias reporting never ending horror stories.
Many have family that work there.
Bashing it because of silly things like how long the hallway is, positioning of signs, parking and the "suits" are not doing their job, yes you run the risk of getting a "new one" cut.
Those that respect the place and can see past such petty things will (and rightfully so) defend our new hospital and those that work so hard to provide the health care for our community.
In a perfect world we would have every specialist needed and all the equipment required...until perfection happens lets thank Orville and Wilbur for flight.
Lets also be grateful there is a place they can fly you to.
I understand that some folks may have had a less than positive experience with the health care they received, I believe it to be the rarity and not the norm.
If anybody wants an eye opener go and sit in the emergency waiting room for a day and see just what that department alone handles.
Nothing short of a miracle that in a dire situation we can dial 911, within minutes an ambulance is at your door fully equipped along with trained paramedics, they whisk you away to a building full of folks that are ready to do the best they can to help you.
I happen to think of these folks as angels in human suits.
If we need to put folks on pedestals than I prefer them rather than sports figures, celebrities or politicians.
...and forget the "suits" upstairs, suits eventually get changed if they are not doing the job.
Big Bad Bob 2/25/2013 9:32:54 AM Report

With all due respects to other performers, once you’ve heard the Tennessee Waltz sung by my hero, Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Ploughboy, all others fade away.
skipper dave 2/25/2013 10:10:42 AM Report

rw - I have not bashed the health care providers here in the Sault but I can separate the building which I have criticized, the System which I have criticized and the Doctors, Nurses and support staff which I have praised.
Specifics, the front line health care workers are now tethered to their little computers that require reams of input before the nurse will even start on you and gawd help you if her little pee see freezes up on her, now we require the I. T. guy to come, correct and give a tutorial which by the way is interrupted by the nurses cell phone which she must answer by stepping out into the hallway. A slight exaggeration but all part of a new way of dealing with the patient which to my way of thinking falls under procedures or "the system". The nurse is doing her very best but some idiot thinks this new procedure is going to speed things up or protect their ass.
theprotector 2/25/2013 10:42:02 AM Report

rw just shut up of a change
mallet 2/25/2013 10:52:48 AM Report


Did you see that the U K has LOST its TRIPPLE A. rating.. How long before most of the E U is downgraded to JUNK???
realitycheck 2/25/2013 11:12:11 AM Report

"The nurse is doing her very best but some idiot thinks this new procedure is going to speed things up or protect their ass."

skipper dave:
I realize this input on patients causes a problem for the RNs and RPNs because it is time-consuming, but on the other hand it means hospitalists (doctors who work full-time in the hospital) can call up this information from anywhere at any time. I would hope it would be available to family physicians too so they could keep track of the progress of their patients since most no longer visit them in hospital.
trevone 2/25/2013 11:15:35 AM Report

I see that the Catholic Church in England has lost it's triple star rating too!
right wing 2/25/2013 11:18:16 AM Report

skipper dave

...if I am in real trouble, in the back of an ambulance, I can't imagine I will scream out...Nooooo, not that badly designed building, don't take me there!
As far as "the system" few, if any are perfect...especially in this computer age.
The requirement for lots of this age of lawyers and law suits them protecting their ass is a given.
right wing 2/25/2013 11:19:33 AM Report

...6th, you have a nice day too.
skipper dave 2/25/2013 11:44:41 AM Report

I've bided my time on this one - resignation of the catlick pope and new election of his replacement. Why didn't they pull off a Dalton and shut down the vatican for five months while they searched for an openly gay replacement (couldn't resist folks). Poor Scottish cardinal had his bags packed to join the the festivities but seems his past sexual improprieties have come to light and he can't go as well he's being forced to resign, so sad.
I think I'm actually living in the moments of the final imploding and extinction of the once holy roman catlick empire. Not a tear spent here, make sure the auditor divides the hoarded wealth up during bankruptcy and distributes to all the victims all over!
Can I have the oak planks from all the pews, I'll find a better use for them than their use now?
redranger 2/25/2013 1:06:51 PM Report

you mentioned that you were a student at Korah in '70's . If I change the omega in RW to an alpha, would I have your correct initials?
redranger 2/25/2013 1:13:17 PM Report

I am currently reading "Heinrich Himmler, A Life"
Another worthy gentleman who was raised a devout Roman Catholic. He also left the church in his 20's. He kept daily diaries and after reading many pages of his bombast and tripe, I have come to the conclusion that he would feel very much at home in this forum. There are a few within of his ilk.
flyhawk25 2/25/2013 1:41:32 PM Report

Skipper...the English cardinal aside there are many problems facing the RC church.
The reality in NA culture and most of the so called advanced societies where it once thrived is that it is in deep trouble.
There is a reason that churches are empty and being sold off. And it goes beyond the sex scandals and cover-ups.
For months I have been fascinated by the effect of social media on world wide change. And this church is not insulted from the effect of world-wide communication over its dysfunction.
There are at least two current rumors circulating over Benedict's resignation that point to his knowledge and duplicity in the shameful cover-up of clerical abuse.
Imagine what would happen if those abused people called for a demonstration in Rome during the planned conclave.Then imagine if the remaining Catholics simply refused to accept the results of a papal election by a group of tarnished leaders.
To get a sense of the scope of the trouble the 'RC brand' has locally just drop into any church here on a Sunday and look at who is there and who is not.
Then Google 'Sylvia's List' for an up to date record of this sex scandal in NA and especially in Canada.
In a vertical hierarchy such as the Roman curia has created sooner or later the crap piles up and overflows into the head office.
The Catholic church in NA is bankrupt - financially and morally.And that is just one 'branch' suffering from the same disease.
mallet 2/25/2013 2:36:28 PM Report

Flyhawk 25..

Not just the Scottish but the Irish one too, it seems that a lot of the top church folk have a lot to answer for. I am not a particular religious person, preferring to make my amends direct to the top man/women, do not like to pay the middleman. I am not sure of the reasons for the loss of the faithful in the R C faith, maybe the loss of the traditional, the various scandals which were not dealt with, and the fact that with the media today it is broadcast far and wide. However it is not just the R C faith that is suffering from lack of congregations, I think this is happening all over western religions, and I do not know why. I have some theories, but would like a little while to firm them up some more before being picked upon. The only one that does not seem to be suffering is Islam, they seem to have no problem getting "recruits", and again I have a theory regarding that too, something along the lines of fear.
mallet 2/25/2013 2:40:04 PM Report

Skipper Dave...

Regarding the disposal of R C assets, you are welcome to the pews, I have worked a little bit with Oak and that makes for hard work. I would however like a few of the stained glass windows, I would have to make a few adjustments but I think they would look great in my patio doors...
Wicket 2/25/2013 2:48:18 PM Report

hypocrites = RC church
That says it all, in every aspect.
AceOfBass 2/25/2013 3:09:41 PM Report

People forget that the RC church is made up of people.It is the people who are the church no these rogue priests and other clergy.

The RC Church is made up of good honest hard working people who are doing good works.Church members have raised billions for charities,Hospitals,etc.

The Knights of Columbus,Daughters of Isabella,CWL are all hard working funding raising organizations that have worked hard for the communities that they live in.

It is the non Catholics,and the ex Catholics who are too busy attacking the RC Church.

I agree that those members of the RC Catholic Church clergy who have committed these crimes should be held accountable for their crimes and brought to justice.

Let us not forget that those without sin cast the first stone.

We must also remember the good works that the Roman Catholic Church has done.
cathyh 2/25/2013 3:10:01 PM Report

Wicket: Hypocrites=Church of England too. My take on why organized religion in general is waning is because more people are being educated which is = to being able to think for ones self. Organized religions of all ilks demands that the so-called believers "believes" what is preached to them without questioning.
flyhawk25 2/25/2013 3:14:10 PM Report

Ace...we are all sinners.
It's just that some of us own up to ours.
learningaswego 2/25/2013 4:24:09 PM Report

Ace - spot on!
nanag 2/25/2013 4:26:40 PM Report


I apologize.. I really took no offence .. that was my attempt at being a smart ass.
Guess it worked a little to good
T-rat 2/25/2013 4:32:42 PM Report

Hey race fans. I'm disappointed that with all of the pre-race blather about Daytona and Danika that nothing shows here post race. I only caught bits and pieces and I know that she made history by being the first woman to lead the pack at Daytona for a lap. But it seems that running in third for about the last 3-4 laps or so and then finishing in 8th shows that running with the big boys isn't as easy as it looks, cause in that last lap or so five guys pulled ahead of her. Ya gotta grow some 'cajones' girl (even figuratively) if you want to seriously compete.

And to another who does have figurative cajones, big ones too -- Chief Theresa Spence (no Skipper, not Mother Teresa), is seeking the intervention of the United Nations for relief in her situation (read bungled incompetence and complete mismanagement) in Attawapiskat. Won't that woman just go away, step aside and let somebody lead!
Spellchecker 2/25/2013 4:36:39 PM Report

No problem, nanag. All's well in Sootodayland. Hope your back is on the mend. How are your grandhorses? Mine are doing well.
Spellchecker 2/25/2013 4:39:15 PM Report

T-rat, being in third place that close to the end of the race looks like serious competition to me.
Spellchecker 2/25/2013 4:41:38 PM Report

Yes T-rat, that's all we need, the meddlesome United Nations getting involved in Canadian affairs. Best get out of that band of ne'er do wells.
Wicket 2/25/2013 4:46:50 PM Report

cathyh, agreed.. I am becoming very cynical in my old age, I, like someone else who posted earlier, continue to find no need for the middle man, like to speak directly to the head honcho. Today's definition of active protestant/catholic,JW/believers follows very closely to that of a cult. Instead of believing someone else's interpretation of the Good Book, more need to make their own decision and stop following like sheep.
Wicket 2/25/2013 4:47:18 PM Report

And, this will be the first and last time I speak on this...
nanag 2/25/2013 5:04:58 PM Report


My grandhorses are good. I haven't been out to Goulais since my horse,house,kid sitting time ended. They are in good hands

Daytona race was a bore.. Danika held her own ... but there was no real challenge put forth by her or any of the other drivers...they were all too busy drafting
flyhawk25 2/25/2013 7:08:48 PM Report

I just saw a Canadian celebrity suggest that we 're-brand' the May 24 weekend from Victoria Day to National Aboriginal Day.
I think that is a splendid idea.
Grace 2/25/2013 8:59:06 PM Report

Sequestration: Canadians will feel the pinch from automatic U.S. spending cuts
Wisenheimer 2/25/2013 10:30:23 PM Report

Danica ....
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