skipper dave 3/6/2013 5:57:26 AM Report
Good morning sweet Soo!
Excuse me your honour but that's not a convenient court date for my sexual assault charge to be heard. I have a hockey game that day, you see I'm special. How about after the season?
BIG BROTHER 3/6/2013 7:03:26 AM Report
'The Mayor’s Gifts to Dignitaries Program'
What a crock of crap. You like the artwork...buy it!! Then 'gift' it to the so-called dignitaries.
Ask car dealers to donate to the 'Mayor's Gifts to Dignitaries Program'. We'll see just how long the program runs then, won't we!!!
BIG BROTHER 3/6/2013 7:09:55 AM Report
Martin has much more to do with the Bridge Plaza Project than Hayes.
Does someone have to spell everything out to you. Quit 'checking' out your products. Maybe then you'll better understand a sentence!!
Grace 3/6/2013 7:14:24 AM Report
Was it just me or did the last couple of days kick the crap out of you?
I have been so depressed and down. Best idea I had was sell everything ..pack up..and leave..screw a forwarding address..
Feeling optimistic today but wow were the last two days hell.
Grump 3/6/2013 7:30:14 AM Report
Good morning everyone. The Bridge Plaza was coming to Sault Ste Marie due to the efforts of John Rowswell. Had John lived it would now be well underway not sitting in Limbo Land. Tony M. may be a nice fellow but he claimed responsibility for anything anyone else ever brought in here. I'm no longer a Conservative but had John been able to run I would have been hard pressed to not vote for him as would many others. rw you flap your gums about cutting back on necessary things without reading the article or knowing a damn thing about it. The fact that 20 odd municipalities out there are supporting it's existence and that we have more fresh water lakes than the rest of the world combined should trigger your thought process instead of bringing out more neo-con bile. Grow up, get a life.
statusquo 3/6/2013 7:35:08 AM Report
The following is directed at "voiceofreason".
I've glanced through yesterday's postings and I find it appaling that a so-called "professional" in the health-care field, as you claim you are, is texting while at work.
It not only is puerile but utterly unprofessional.
You, Sir, have a responsibility to look after folks that rely on your vigilance and professionalism.
I do not care wether you have an I.Q of 170 and can multy task without missing a beat, that is not the issue here.
The issue is with you coming in here day after day, puffing your chest up like an offended quail, belittling other posters that do not agree with your political views or do not posess the "level" of education you claim to have.
I too am a "professional" but I devote my time 100% to the needs of people that seek out my services and if by chance I would have the time to read or even post in here during my hours of operation, I wouldn't! Purely out of principle!!
It just ain't professional!
I would say that 90% of folks who post in here during the day, are either retired or do not have or do not need a job.
As I said before, this site is for entertainment purposes only.
If you want to rant and rave, as I do on occasion, then post during your days off.
Your political views and general oulook on things should be held seperate and distinct from your profession.
I never disclosed what I do for a living, rather I have been "outed"....sometimes I chime in when someone posts somethinmg I happen to know a thing or two about, but that is it.
If you're wise you change your moniker and heed my advice.
You claim to be a professional.
It would behoove you to start acting like one.
Grump 3/6/2013 7:37:41 AM Report
Grace don't let the testosterone get you down. Most girls have simply learned to ignore it, which is certainly my advice to you. On behalf of your not feeling up to par I will try to give the swamp folks a pass today. Cheer up all this will pass.
AceOfBass 3/6/2013 7:57:47 AM Report
Let us take a trip down memory lane...when the PM came to town he met with Mayor Rowswell and during their walk along the waterfront and over by the bridge plaza.
Mayor John pushed for this project.Mayor John made trips to Ottawa for this issue and Tony Martin was left out of the Loop.
Tony Martin voted against the project as a member of the NDP.When the PM and Rowswell were meeting at what is now the Delta.Tony Martin MP was not invited and try to crash the meeting.Ted Brooks was at the door and recognized Tony Martin and he was allowed in.
flyhawk25 3/6/2013 7:59:52 AM Report
Some of yesterday's posts re. the death of Hugo Chavez were a new low even for swamp citizens.
To suggest that his losing struggle with cancer was anyway related to his politics is beyond stupid.
It would be convenient if everything in life were black and white.
Chavez was a complex player on the SA screen and like everyone was flawed in some ways.
The man is dead, his countrymen are mourning him.
Have some respect for the dead.
Retreaded 3/6/2013 8:03:43 AM Report
The sooner the better for the new bridge plaza. The site looks so depressing as you drive up to the one or two booths they are still able to use. A coat of paint would be in order until they can tear that mouse infested place down. It is, at present, far from a welcoming site to our visitors. Hayes needs to get off his behind and move this project forward..before the feds stop printing money they dont have. Lets get our share.
right wing 3/6/2013 8:11:09 AM Report
Hugo Chavez himself suggested that the U.S. was going around giving other leaders in the world cancer.
So yes it does have to do with his politics.
His politics also prevented him from coming to the U.S. to get health care at at top notch cancer hospital which may have saved his life.
This guy may be a hero to you lefties but he is not any hero of mine.
You can now make your false claims about how he helped his people and entertain us with claims of great health care in Cuba.
right wing 3/6/2013 8:12:10 AM Report
...and not all his countrymen are mourning him.
They do round up a bunch with onions in their pockets for the camera.
flyhawk25 3/6/2013 8:21:58 AM Report
I rest my case...
BIG BROTHER 3/6/2013 8:46:24 AM Report
You are right. Rowswell had much to do with the Bridge Plaza development.
My point was this: Bryan Hayes had squat to do with the plan. Giving him credit for letting the 'horse out of the barn', when the horse is already out, is like giving Harper credit for getting Canada through the recession with fewer wounds than, say, Greece.
Snobank 3/6/2013 9:09:13 AM Report
Wow! I've been away from the site for a few days, then last evening I read all of yesterday's postings. I tend to agree with Grace. It seemed to me like a list of depressing moans, groans, faulty conclusions, hurled insults and innuendos. Does anybody here really listen to anybody else, or do you just try to score insulting points? (I removed the word "debating" from between "insulting" and "points" in the last sentence as there is no real debating going on here.)
Maybe it's perspective from being away a few days, but this place reads like the looney bin. I'm going for a shower.
skipper dave 3/6/2013 9:12:04 AM Report
With respect to yesterdays posts from "voice of reason" I have to believe that was a put on by someone with a twisted sense of humour to believe otherwise would have ME turning in the individual to the College of Pharmacology in order to discipline one of their own. My reasoning behind that is if the posts were sincere than clients are put at risk and that is not acceptable. It's easy enough to source the computer that all that trash came from. A simple call to Crime Stoppers should suffice.
skipper dave 3/6/2013 9:28:20 AM Report
A little expansion on why I feel so strongly about "voice of reason" Yesterday it was mentioned that "Voice " had something to do with approval of scripts up at the SAH. Now myself and some very dear new friends sit up in Oncology on a daily basis for Chemo. Our varied and very specific cocktails of chemicals are mixed in the Hospital pharmacy and sent upstairs. Sometimes we have to wait because of the demand on the pharmacy. So to have a Nutbar like "Voice of Reason" in the loop becomes criminal. You think?
Wisenheimer 3/6/2013 9:38:43 AM Report
You know you're getting old when the Troggs lead singer Reg Presley dies at 71. "Wild Thing" .. "Time keeps marching into the future."
Wicket 3/6/2013 10:02:41 AM Report
skipper dave, you are right on, I was thinking the very thing when he posted yesterday; would not want any scrips filled from someone who posts while mixing the cocktails.
I don't usually get personal about posters on here, but that dude is so self-inflated, I don't know how he moves around without puncturing himself.
Bad Dawg 3/6/2013 10:03:43 AM Report
I missed why some people are refered to as "swamp people"?? Is it said to make yourself feel better?? Is it said to make others feel bad??
I am a redneck, and proud of it!!!
flyhawk25 3/6/2013 10:06:01 AM Report
There have been some valid points made occasionally on here.
But I agree with the comment that too often this site is overtaken by rigid and inflexible opinions with no room for compromise.
In some ways I see it as symptomatic of a larger societal malaise.
When we consider how many countries fall victim to leaders willing and equipped to prey on simplistic answers to complex issues it is no surprise that the world is in turmoil.
I live in hope that at some point a reasoned and educated population will make decisions that are altruistic and not just rearranged prejudices.
Then I read some of the comments and realize that in spite of technology we are still just tribal people fighting to keep our feet warm and our tummies full.
Pink Peony 3/6/2013 10:08:37 AM Report
skipper, I think so. How can someone give 100% of concentration to their job when they are also posting frequently in here while working. I would think that it would be easy to make a mistake at work due to the lack of focus and concentration.
Snobank 3/6/2013 10:17:48 AM Report
Fly, a quote I found on facebook this morning: I have nothing against stupid people. I have something against stupid people with an internet connection.
Made me squirm a little.
Bad Dawg 3/6/2013 10:22:34 AM Report
Voice... I went back and read your posts... you are an idiot, technology is good for business when your texting about business... YOU WERE NOT!!! Are you one of the many drivers I want crash into when I see your head drop at lights?? When you see a red Dodge or a big Jeep giving you hell and laying on the horn at a light... thats me!! see you soon
mallet 3/6/2013 10:42:05 AM Report
I am not sure why you would speak ill of the dead, unless of course his (Chavez's) actions cost you money. I am fairly sure that there were other countries that would have treated him for his cancer, but he choose to go to Cuba. As far as his politics go, his country's natural resouces went to the people of his country, not to a few greedy oil conglomarates, and that made him an enemy to the government of the U S of A. I think you will find that there are a lot of enemies of those (oil companies) people around, but have not the power to do anything about it. He was a man and he made some mistakes, so have I, if you have not, better get your ass to Rome, tout suit, I hear there's a top job going begging there!!
skipper dave 3/6/2013 10:45:50 AM Report
Bad Dawg you were the trigger - Let me lighten it up - The other day I'm returning home from SAH. I'm heading up great northern going to turn left on fourth when this little compact cut me off in the turning lane and this little slip of a girl has her head plugged into her cell( I'm thinking Bad Dawg, what would he do). She turns left on fourth line and takes off in a spray of sheep shit and gravel. I try to keep up and like Bad Dawg am morally angry at the type of driving I'm seeing. I think to myself you'd better be turning into the hospice to justify this type of behaviour. Sure enough she brakes, does not signal and turns into the Hospice. I managed to decompress and sympathize with the young lady. Also to giggle at myself, you just never know! Thank gawd for cell phones that may have allowed this young lady to say good by to a loved one. I'm sure Bad Dawd would have responded in kind.
theprotector 3/6/2013 10:47:10 AM Report
we could file a formal complaint with the pharma regulatory board, they can compell sootoday to produce the name of voice as part of a federal violation and then suspend, pull or otherwise sanction voice for unsafe unprofesional practices.
Zing 3/6/2013 10:47:43 AM Report
"His politics also prevented him from coming to the U.S."
Did you move to the U.S.? How about saying 'going' to the U.S. instead of 'coming' to the U.S.?
BTW, hospital care in Cuba is fast, efficient, and low cost according to the many who have been there and used their services. Several of my family members can attest to that.
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 11:23:25 AM Report
theprotector, no you can't. Pharmacists aren't even required to provide their name to customers who complain. Plus, me being unprofessional to a patient would be different. Me being rude to you and you wanting to do something about it is you being a baby. OCP would laugh at you.
stats, thanks for the good talk old boy.
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 11:36:51 AM Report
theprotector, I'm curious though, just what "unsafe practices" am I responsible for?
Grump 3/6/2013 11:39:14 AM Report
Grace I have to tell you that it's hard to be nice when I read B.S. like this but it's your day. Bad Dawg all of us are red necks but a few are also a******s. I'll leave which ones to your imagination. Well back to work.
everson 3/6/2013 11:48:44 AM Report
Do men have PMS? sure seems so lol
theprotector 3/6/2013 11:52:10 AM Report
actually yes I can, ditch the god complex you loser
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 11:52:39 AM Report
Alright, try it, see where it gets you.
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 12:07:45 PM Report
Big Bro, I will agree with you Tony would get more credit for the bridge plaza than Hayes, but it is neither of them who deserves the credit.
theprotector 3/6/2013 1:12:54 PM Report
I would rather you just go away. However I do have the complaint form in front of me and have reviewed your code of conduct. Think of the insurance premiums you would have to pay for knowingly violating your employment contact and code of conduct, values and ethics. Given your veiw points and participating on this site while you are allegedly working at a pharmacy is at best a load of b.s. but none the less there are only a limited number of these operations in this area, hence a few well place complaints both with the employers and regulatory agencies shall produce at the very least your silence if true.
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 1:24:11 PM Report
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 1:27:55 PM Report
To place a complaint, it has to directly affect you theprotector. I'd be surprised if me posting on this site put you or anyone else in jeopardy. Nor do I have to be professional to anyone who is not my patient. Get real.
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 1:39:22 PM Report
...You also need to know my first name and my place of work.
theprotector 3/6/2013 1:46:43 PM Report
LOL @ voice - you really are stupid arent you? How difficult do you think it would be in such a small community to ferret out a slim ball like you?
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 1:52:03 PM Report
theprotector, you don't know my name and you think I may work in the Sault... I don't even live in Canada lol. I gave you OCP as a decoy. You fall for things way too easy. But you go ahead, file that there complaint and may the powers that be strike me down.
flyhawk25 3/6/2013 2:09:45 PM Report
Ultimately who cares who should get credit for the bridge plaza renovation?
My guess is that a tough pragmatic guy like Jim McIntyre had as much as anyone.
All I do know is that it is finally going to happen later than sooner.
In the meantime many people were kicked out of their family homes and lives put on hold while the big boys played 'mine is bigger than yours'.
Just like the original Urban Renewal we are left with a ghetto where a wonderful vibrant neighborhood once thrived, the shakers and movers came out ahead and we still have a bottleneck on our side of the border.
Our downtown is a shadow of what it once was,we still don't have a direct route to HWY. 17 east and west and most of the decision makers are dead or retired.
There are few churches or schools left in the city core and our new shopping area/hospital super facility is not pedestrian friendly.
I don't know if we can afford much more 'progress'.
everson 3/6/2013 2:18:42 PM Report
Boyz boyz please.
Wicket 3/6/2013 2:28:15 PM Report
everson.... you nailed that one right on the head....boyz indeed!
theprotector 3/6/2013 2:28:31 PM Report
LOL @ voice, foolish little boy
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 2:32:55 PM Report
fly, the whole design of the Sault is backwards.
flyhawk25 3/6/2013 2:47:55 PM Report
And that may be a reflection on our 'leadership'.
BTW...did you know that the reason Churchill Blvd is so wide is because at one time that was to be the route off the International Bridge?
And where the Bug Building is would have been the bridge plaza?
Think about how the city would have evolved then.
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 2:53:28 PM Report
I actually didn't know that. Pretty interesting stuff if you ask me.
Just Curious 3/6/2013 2:56:45 PM Report
Why should you care ,Voice? You have Stated you are not from here so why would you care,and secondly,under those circumstances,why should we care what you think? You are an ink blot on the screen of life,put there for no particular reason other than to give one something to laugh about from time to time. I don't for a minute beleive your story because for any one to have acheived the level you claim the would have a lot more sense than you show. To me ,you are some one with no options in life and no direction,with no idea of what you are gonna do with yourself when Mommie kicks you out of the basement and cuts off the internet. My God,to think you may have to pull a couple of nose rings and join the rest of the world and actually get a job and contribute to the betterment of society.. MY God,what an affront...Please Mommie,I promise I will cut the grass and shovel the snow next winter,just don't throw me out to the wolves,Please Mommie,PLEASE...:)
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 3:05:21 PM Report
JC, I am FROM the Sault. I grew up there and I currently live abroad.
Also, I'm sorry, but you're wrong. I haven't lied about anything, nor do I live in my mothers basement. Luck for you guys I'm off all day.
Grump 3/6/2013 3:08:03 PM Report
J.C. I'm glad to see you have your sence of humour back which means you are feeling better. Way to go. You will have to come out to our men's club dinners (once a month) when you get back. Hope to see you then.
AceOfBass 3/6/2013 3:13:03 PM Report
MP Hayes has ever claimed responsibility for the bridge plaza.
That was done on Rowswells watch as mayor.
Tony Martin voted against the bridge plaza.
Now that construction is about to begin. MP Hayes is not taking the credit that was part of the stimulus package before he was elected.
Changing topics this about City Council not listening to the residents who live around the old Korah Library.
City council voted to allow the building to be made into 12 apartments.
The impact of having an 12 unit apartment on this site is completely stupid and members of council really did not do their homework on this issue.
Concerned neighbors addressed council and the developers again won.
Why is it that Councillors continuously vote against the taxpayers and electors.
Than again it is Councillors who voted for this who don not risk losing their seat at council in the next election.
It always seems to be the decision of Councillors from other wards who make the decisions at no risk ,Maybe it is time to go to an at large system and then these deadbeat Councillors would be held accountable.
Wicket 3/6/2013 3:19:15 PM Report
This forum has become the boyz high school forum, I'm bigger, better, smarter, make more money, have a nicer car, huge pension...kinda competition.
Instead of the name calling, comparison of anything, job title, education, etc., why don't all of you try some adult conversations, then maybe the females that used to post on here will join in.
Oh, maybe you don't want that, boy's club? I think not! There are hundreds of topics that would provide interesting conversation and better entertainment value than what has been on here this week.
Give it a thought, are you contributing to the crap? Can you do better? Would you speak to someone in person like you comment on here?
Pink Peony 3/6/2013 3:34:48 PM Report
"boys stick with the boys, the girls with the girls!"
Grump 3/6/2013 3:37:19 PM Report
Lol Wicket we have met and you know me to be a reasonably friendly person. Now to respond to your question "would you speak to a person face to face like this". If someone spoke to me face to face like some of these do I certainly would and likely more if no one was looking. Hope you are having a better day.
seriously 3/6/2013 3:52:22 PM Report
P.P. & Grump I am amazed that you crossed the line & I guess you will have your opinions, as to this site. MELLOW
bounder 3/6/2013 3:57:21 PM Report
All we got to do is have a place in this room where you post your darling little face along with your comments.Then we'll see a more civilized group.
Wicket 3/6/2013 4:03:31 PM Report
It is not necessary to either post a picture of oneself, nor use our real name; just some common courtesy and manners would change the tone of most posters. And no, we don't need to turn this into a girly, girly site, just have civilized, intelligent (wow) conversations expressing our opinion on any topic. Just because someone has a different viewpoint is not just cause for name calling and BULLYING - yes, that is in capital letters for a reason. There is a lot of it on this site. The name calling and BULLYING are the reasons for previous posters to no longer post on here and thus we have the same ol', same ol'.
Wicket 3/6/2013 4:07:55 PM Report
And yes, Grump, we have spent time together on more than one occasion and I enjoy your company, HOWEVER, you fall into the traps set for you and then down to the level of the person who has set the trap for you. We have also discussed this in the past. You can set the bar high and make others reach your level by having intelligent discussions without the other crap.
Learn to scroll, I do it more often than not - because many of the posters come across as total A$$es, which I am sure they are not and would not like anyone to call them that to their face.
mallet 3/6/2013 4:29:30 PM Report
You want a different topic, I'll give you one... In the U K people who live in council or housing assoc buildings, are going to be taxed on any un-used bedrooms, if they receive any social assistance. One extra bedroom you lose 12% 2 bedrooms 25% of the assistance. you would have read it to get the drift of this but it is to get people to downsize when their kids have left home... Hows that for a democratic country, think it smacks of Big Brother, and I don't mean the guy who posts on here...
Wicket 3/6/2013 4:35:12 PM Report
Mallet - so this just goes to show, Canada is not the only country trying to control how their people live. As we all age, we have different sleeping habits or health issues than our spouses resulting in the necessity for two bedrooms on occasion. Sometimes it is also nice to be able to provide a private bedroom to a guest rather than ask them to sleep on the couch - that fun thing passes after graduation from college/university. Also, where would you store any little extras that you cannot bear to part with after having already given up most of your prized possessions acquired over a lifetime that can put a smile on your face when you look at them....just saying.
Snobank 3/6/2013 4:45:21 PM Report
Remember the good old days when once (I think) a year we could leave large items, chairs, vacuum cleaners etc. out on collection day for the city to pick up,instead of what we have now?
Apparently in Sudbury you can leave large items out, slightly separated from your regular garbage, and someone drives the collection route to make a note of them. A day or two later a truck and crew drive to your address, pick them up and properly dispose of them.
I may not have the actual details exactly right but it would be nice if we had a system something like that. In the Sault if you don't have access to a truck or van you have to impose on someone who does and beg them to help get rid of the junk accumulating in your garage.
Does anybody know more about the Sudbury system? Is it workable. Could it work here?
mallet 3/6/2013 4:51:52 PM Report
That hits anyone who gets assistance and has a spare bedroom, there are exceptions of course ... a 24 hour carer. at home kids over 18. different sex kids 10plus but not under 10years old. can have separate bedrooms, and now I am going to be racist and whatever else you want to call it... this is to accomdate immigrants coming to the U K. under E U rules you have to house them no matter what... it is so mucked up over there now, I am surprised there are not more riots than there is... On another note a hairdresser was was taken to court and fined for rapping the knuckles of a person whose hair he was working on, with a comb, because she kept pulling the rollers out he had put in, yes she had demetia and yes he should not maybe have done it, but now he has an assault record and was fined 200 pounds 85 court costs and 20 pound victim fee. That is just the tip of the mountain they have over there...
cathyh 3/6/2013 4:52:01 PM Report
Snobank: How it works here is you dump your "stuff" somewhere on a deserted lot or street, someone calls the city and complains and the city picks it up. How's that for efficiency. Believe me, I've seen it done.
BIG BROTHER 3/6/2013 4:53:15 PM Report
Their is a situation here that may be solved by the UK rules of tax on extra bedrooms.
Teens and others who collect social assistance will pool together and rent a property. The rent is based on low income, while they pile other tenants in and share the already low rent. This, therefore, leaves more money for party apparatus.
skipper dave 3/6/2013 4:56:43 PM Report
Or if you got big ones you drop your unwanted stuff, like beds, mattress and broken furniture at the collection boxes. Open all year long.
BIG BROTHER 3/6/2013 4:59:58 PM Report
Best to drive out to 5th. line, wait till the traffic slows to zero and dump your big stuff at the driveway to the dump.
Or, take a drive to Gros Cap on a nice Sunday afternoon, find a side road and let'er fly!!
BIG BROTHER 3/6/2013 5:02:44 PM Report
Oh, off the end of the Government Dock is always convenient. Behind the old hospitals is a really nice spot. You can bring the whole family down and have a picnic, once all the work is done! Just clear away a few dog turds and you're all set to let the kiddies play.
Snobank 3/6/2013 5:07:56 PM Report
I guess my point was not clear. Many of us do not have the means to transport big objects to the dump or collection sites. I want to dispose of things while doing as little ecological damage as I can. (Last year I spent a couple of days driving around town to various sites I was directed to, just to get rid of a microwave oven.)
I thought Sudbury's method seemed very feasible but no one seems to know what I am talking about. I presume from the responses that seem to encourage the dumping of stuff on public or private property that Sudbury is just higher up on the evoluntionary ladder than we on this site are. Never would have thought it.
shakespeare 3/6/2013 5:12:09 PM Report
mallet et al: speaking of the U.K. social intrusions, when we had my oldest friends over from Geordieland two years ago, we mentioned that we might take out oldest granddaughter out of school for a couple of weeks to take her to see some of the historical sites in Italy.She loves history. They said that in the U.K., even if it were an educational trip,it would be very unlikely that school authorites would "allow" it. Apparently some boards are so strict that you can't even take a kid away for a long weekend. People, of course, do but say the child is sick.I was amazed!
I asked what can the board do? Apparently, they can make things very difficult for the parents and for the child in terms of completing the school year.
P.S. did you see the Man.Utd. game? I didn't but I've read about it. It seems that a certain Turkish ref might need a team of bodyguards!
BIG BROTHER 3/6/2013 5:15:26 PM Report
No worries! This time of year, the dog turds are still frozen. Just in case you happened to be worried about the soft mushy ones. Just kick them out of the way. The kids can hoist them at each other if you bring hockey sticks; you and the 'hubby' can relax and just soak in the atmosphere while you eat your sandwiches. Then, when their done, just hoist them in the river.
BIG BROTHER 3/6/2013 5:22:23 PM Report
Actually snobank, the Sault use to have a thing called 'spring clean-up'. For one week, your garbage day would be the pick-up day. The city would haul away just about anything you could carry to the curb. This was stopped a number of years ago. Too bad. It was an opportunity to re-cycle 'stuff'. One person's junk is another's treasure.
The new practice has led to what I described earlier. Junk thrown at the most convenient spot, to save the 5 bucks!
Snobank 3/6/2013 5:26:42 PM Report
Well Big Brother, thank you for that.
As Sacha Guitry said: "You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty."
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas
must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
-- H. L. Mencken
By the way, I have a wife, children and grandchildren who would be surprised by your "hubby" reference. Wishful thinking on your part or just a bad guess?
BIG BROTHER 3/6/2013 5:32:44 PM Report
What did Sascha have to say about dog turds? I'm sure it would be very wise words to heed.
Snobank 3/6/2013 5:38:05 PM Report
Sigh... my first comment of the day still applies. Don't bother scrolling back to look for it, bb, you don't seem to have anything relevent you want to say.
mallet 3/6/2013 5:40:50 PM Report
Yes and YES... little yes first, now a parent can be taken to court and fined and or prison time if the child does not attend school regulary. From what I understand now that any UN-AUTHORISED absence is treated as truancy, and under the new education acts is a punishable offence...
Big YES... I watched the game, a bookable offence that did not IMHO reach the definition of dangerous play. Unfortunately that referee is very RED CARD happy and have sent off quite a number of U K players in the various competitions. I would imagine the police called in extra officers ... from different parts of the country ... to escort him to the nearest airport and put him on a plane back to turkey.. the turkey... spoiled what was becoming a very interesting game... I am glad that Renoldo did not make a big deal out of scoring, and the Real Manager was also gracious in winning...
BIG BROTHER 3/6/2013 5:48:00 PM Report
Actually Snobank, after reading the skipper's post, I thought I would add my sarcasm to the pile. I'm tired of taking a nice Sunday drive and coming across other people's garbage, be it dog turds or rotten old mattresses. Why do some people think this is OK? Save a whole 5 dollars, go to great lengths to load the truck, just to dump it wherever!?
Wicket 3/6/2013 5:54:53 PM Report
Snobank, if something we no longer need is in good shape and someone else can use it, we put it curbside (in good weather, of course), put a piece of cardboard sign "free - please help yourself" on the item and it is usually gone the same day. Neighbours saw us doing it and some have started to do it also. Just don't put out couches, rugs, etc. unless you intend to tarp it or put it back inside for the night.
Make sure the free sign is cardboard, I made the mistake of using a 1/2 sheet of 3/4 inch plywood and of course, it said free, so someone took it and left the intended item behind...lol - learned my lesson as the expense of my husband's less than happy attitude.
Hopefully this answers your question unlike the previous posters who can't seem to get a grip on what they post.
In London and Peterborough , you can put anything out any time, university students pick it up for the school year and then put it back out when they are finished if it is still in good shape. Picked up a fairly new crib and antique rocking chair a few years ago while in Kanata (west of Ottawa); nothing wrong with them...that had been left curbside.
Snobank 3/6/2013 5:57:22 PM Report
Good advice, Wickett. Thanks.
Snobank 3/6/2013 5:57:53 PM Report
Wicket 3/6/2013 6:00:41 PM Report
Snobank, re-read your post and I completely missed the point, although what I posted does apply to some things. In the spring, people with 1/2 ton trucks post a pickup dump service for a small charge which helps in getting rid of items that are large and no longer useable. The city revisited the spring cleanup once, a couple of years ago, guess it was not financially feasible. I know that the week they did it, there was not one item put out on our street...
Jimssm 3/6/2013 6:33:02 PM Report
I call BS.
Put up or shut up.
rw....I'm glad he's on your side.
shakespeare 3/6/2013 6:37:13 PM Report
BB I was following your tone and enjoying your input, but, as I have experienced, putting an IA (Irony Alert)or a smiley face is sometimes needed.
nanag 3/6/2013 6:42:31 PM Report
I loved the old days when we had curbside spring cleaning pick up. I saw vehicles with utility trailers trolling the streets looking for "stuff". usually one drove and one walked from driveway to driveway digging in the piles. It used to be a bit of a "highlight" of springtime.
ahhh the good old days (sigh)
Grump 3/6/2013 7:00:15 PM Report
Jimssm do you detect a B.S. alert re our friend? LMAO
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 7:07:50 PM Report
Grump & Jim, I honestly don't care what both of you believe. I understand that people like you are what they like to refer to as "ball-busters" and think people owe them something. I owe you nothing and I don't care if you believe me or not. That goes for theprotector as well. I'm done speaking about this because no matter what happens neither of you will believe me and as much as it pains me to say it, Wicket is right. I'd rather have a decent conversation WITHOUT you're edgy quips when someone doesn't agree with your political opinion.
Wicket 3/6/2013 7:19:05 PM Report
Now Voice, why would it pain you to say it? I have not attacked, nor called anyone names, I try to be the peacekeeper...
It would have been kinder to say, Wicket has a good point.....
Brianne 3/6/2013 7:34:13 PM Report
voice.......... isn't it a little late if you have to work in the morning, especially with you being "abroad". That's close to 7 hours ahead of us.... hmmmmm do you have to work in the morning, it's almost 3 am London time.
Ohhhhhhhhh wait, when you said "abroad" you meant you are " a broad", ahhhhhhhhhhh, I get it now.
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 7:34:37 PM Report
It pains me because I was immature about the whole thing and I let the dumb things Grump spews out get to me.
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 7:37:01 PM Report
Brianne, I live in a different country, and work there as well. I have half an hour commute to work and I grew up in the Sault. I visit once in a while. I'm also off tomorrow if you must know.
Brianne 3/6/2013 7:41:53 PM Report
Time will tell voice, time will tell.
statusquo 3/6/2013 8:00:50 PM Report
"I'm also off tomorrow if you must know."
So, I am inferring we won't see any posts from you then.
Somehow "trinculo" comes to mind. (another illustrious poster that never posted on his days off but was "prolific" -no pun intended- when on duty at Canadian Border Security.
He also had a propensity to be using his sister's lap top since they shared the same basement.
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 8:03:50 PM Report
No quite the opposite, I plan on posting tomorrow as well.
shakespeare 3/6/2013 8:04:19 PM Report
Wicket: when I just read the "pains me to say it", I had the same thought and was going to articulate it, but you beat me to it.
I think that we're dealing with a guy with a lot of pain and truth issues. I'm hoping to make it Saturday ... are you? I'm looking forward to talking about Brianne! (Just kidding)
statusquo 3/6/2013 8:07:33 PM Report
I am glad you will, voice. I can't wait to be thrilled with your acumen and the cyber sex you will have with rw.
Warn the kiddies folks....it's going to be graphic....and by the way voice,,, oral sex is no risk for HIV....make rw happy.
IA or smileyface
Brianne 3/6/2013 8:07:42 PM Report
Jimssm 3/6/2013 8:09:54 PM Report
I think it was you that mentioned your 'Doctorate', and being a member of the Sunshine Club.
yada yada yada
Now all of sudden you don't care what we think. LMFAO
Voiceofreason 3/6/2013 8:18:04 PM Report
I see I'll never win.
statusquo 3/6/2013 8:25:51 PM Report
Everybody to a certain extent cares what other people think of them.
Voice has been on the defensive all day long and so he should!
To post in here as a "professional" with the frequency and fervor he has tells me that either,
a. he doesn't take his job seriously
b. he may not be what he likes us to think he is
c. his job is not that important and he is bored at work
d. all of the above
The fact that he has promised(threatened) to post tomorrow on his day off, leaves me to believe that he enjoys showing us "littul" lefty lemmings how dull we are and that he does not have anything more interesting to do in his free time. I for one can think of three things I would rather do...two of them are family friendly, the other past time is something I can only do with another consenting adult and the addition of fishnet stockings, some ointment and a large cantaloupe.
But that's me. To each his own.
shakespeare 3/6/2013 8:30:45 PM Report
rw: when I look at the "posse" that you have surrounded yourself with, all I can do is echo again from "The Tempest" the lament from Trinculo (not the lazy Immigration Officer) as he sleeps with the half-beast Caliban
" Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows"
statusquo 3/6/2013 8:31:35 PM Report
It's not about winning voice...it's about having fun.
I have to admit you're being ganged upon tonight.....don't lose sleep over it.
We know you're "special".
If you want to "win" you'll need the backup of rw, but he is at Chavez's funeral and giving a speech afterwards.
I have faith that he'll change the world for the better...little by little.
statusquo 3/6/2013 8:36:26 PM Report
Speaking of "posse"
Where is "steelworker" and "bluesslinger"?
Is it possible they retreated to the "mythical" mountain rw went to last year?
Bareback mountain or something of that nature.
statusquo 3/6/2013 8:46:19 PM Report
On another note...
What on God's green earth did she see in him??????
Is the 20k living allowance for Viagra?
What a sad and flaccid story!
Sad because we as taxpayers foot the bill...and flaccid because...well..In Quebec they like their "cannelloni" overcooked and soft..or so it seems.
Grump 3/6/2013 8:52:07 PM Report
Well all you young pups I'm all worn out. Grace was a little blue this morning and I promissed I would be nice in her honour today if it killed me. It damn near did. LMAO Time for bed for the old folks. Bon Soir
shakespeare 3/6/2013 9:35:57 PM Report
This not going to help anyone:
Just Curious 3/6/2013 9:50:55 PM Report
Stompin' Tom Is Gone.....RIP, Dude