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View Room Comments for Tuesday, Mar. 12 2013

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skipper dave 3/12/2013 6:08:40 AM Report

Good morning sweet Soo!
Have had company from Ottawa and New york, all past Saultites. If I have another iconic piece of Mrs. "B's" or Aurora's pizza I'm going to move. So when does the good lady get her name posthumously on the walk of fame?
nanag 3/12/2013 6:53:32 AM Report

Morning Skipper Dave

Too much of any good thing can get to be a bad thing

Enjoy the day!
Grump 3/12/2013 7:09:53 AM Report

Nana G Only in some cases my dear. lol
Grump 3/12/2013 7:15:28 AM Report

Skipper, my wife and girls think pizza is a great meal treat. At least when they order take out pizza they order me some real food to go with it. Years ago when they they were young going through school they thought that MacDonalds was fine dining. Have a great day all.
itsky123 3/12/2013 8:14:27 AM Report

good morning to all.

just wanted to make a comment about the Tiltin Hilton area. Did you know when I was younger, my dad and I had been out hunting in the Hilton Beach area, and came across remains of a old lime stone operation. Later we found out it was a booming business back in the day. Also up on the mountain (Jocylin Township),(think that is the spellin) there where remains of a old logging operation in the bush, railway tracks( wagons pulled by horses ) would take the lumber to the road. Also there was a old truck sitting there rotting away over the years.
Have a good day to all.
right wing 3/12/2013 8:22:14 AM Report

"nanag 3/11/2013 6:42:03 PM Report

Right Wing

If you choose to think of me as a "nag" go right ahead.. matters not to me. If I had someone here to "nag" maybe the "moniker" would be justified. But it isn't."

nanag,

Perhaps you could re-read what I posted.
I do not think of you as and was not suggesting that you are a "nag".
It was my pronunciation that was at fault.
It was meant in humor, sorry if you missed that.
theprotector 3/12/2013 8:32:33 AM Report

“sorry if you missed that” seriously? Yet another indication of your relentless narcissism. You cant simply apologize for being an ass you have to try and turn it around and apologize for someone not getting your pathetic attempt at social interaction even if it was meant as an insult. It is clear your issues go well beyond that of a socially inept person who hasn’t seen their own feet for well over a decade.
bounder 3/12/2013 8:46:08 AM Report

Talking about pizza from Mrs B's,The best one that I like is Hot Mexican,but only after it sits in the fridge overnight,cold is a favorite for me.Only eat it once or twice a year.
right wing 3/12/2013 8:46:41 AM Report

...desperate for interaction of any kind are you 6th.


flyhawk25 3/12/2013 8:47:30 AM Report

skipper...you have my sympathies.
I think preference in pizza has more to do with our memory and early influence than we imagine.
For example my pizza virginity was lost at Cleto's on Gore where Toni's Cakery is now.
Then we really were taken by Sorrento's down the street further with their elevated chrome pizza plates.
After having been the lucky groom to an Italian Canadian my kids still rave about their ma's pizza.
I happen to think Pizza King in the Pine Plaza is the best but we could debate this all day.
My goodness I know people who actually prefer pineapple on their pizza.
Pink Peony 3/12/2013 8:48:53 AM Report

protector, did you read that post from yesterday? rw certainly didn't intend to insult nanag, that's for sure! Seems that nanag may have misread rw's post.
right wing 3/12/2013 8:55:55 AM Report

Thanks Pink Peony for recognizing that.
There was no insult of any kind and that is what I meant by "sorry if you missed that", in other words...sorry if you took it that way.
Not a big deal though, 6th just has genuine affection for me...

Pink Peony 3/12/2013 9:15:29 AM Report

rw, in response to your post from yesterday, given what you had to learn, obviously you're dealing with a lot right now and I wish you the best.
Shakey 3/12/2013 10:10:55 AM Report

The only times I wish I was back in the Soo are when I hear the nephews are going fishing (without me) and when I'm eating, what they call pizza in London.I remember mini-pizzas at Cleto's and playing Elton John on the jukebox there, "Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me" after going home (Alone Again Naturally) after the high school dance at Lakeway.
right wing 3/12/2013 10:12:12 AM Report

Pink Peony

Thanks.
The procedure was being learned in order to help out with a family member.

Bad Dawg 3/12/2013 10:13:08 AM Report

Why do we allow a corporation to make too much money off public water. They are robbing us blind!
right wing 3/12/2013 10:22:48 AM Report

Bad Dawg

How much are "they" making?
nanag 3/12/2013 10:34:30 AM Report

Right Wing

I do apologize .. my misinterpretation of what you said seems to have brought you some flack.

Lighten up on the poor fellow folks. I just took umbrage at the word "nag".

GRUMP

You are right ..it has been so long since I enjoyed the "good stuff" that I forget that there is some good that you can never be bad (wink wink) :)
bino 3/12/2013 10:35:04 AM Report

Can anyone tell me please why the company that removes old refridgerators and freezers for PUC under the Save on Energy program wants to know the colour and make of the appliance.
Wisenheimer 3/12/2013 10:43:51 AM Report

Off to warmer climes for a few weeks ... hope man-made global warming has returned, by the time I do.
right wing 3/12/2013 10:46:06 AM Report

nanag

No apology needed.
I knew it was a simple misunderstanding.
For some out there no reason is a good reason to take a swipe at me...
I have very thick skin.

It was funny though...the look on her face when I asked her if her nickname was nanag (I took a shot) and she though I said is your nickname "a nag".....
...do you work on the third floor?
Brianne 3/12/2013 10:46:57 AM Report

Just for you rw :p


Stephen Harper was visiting an elementary school he had a little girl sit on his knee for a photo op. while they posed for picture after picture he to her said to her, "Let's talk. I've heard that photo ops go quicker if you strike up a conversation while you’re posing."

The little girl, who was already annoyed with the time the photo op was taking asked Harper, "What would you like to talk about?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the Prime Minister. "How about what changes I should make to Canada?"

"OK," she says. "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?"

Harper, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it for a second and finally says, "Hmmm, I have no idea."

To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to change Canada, when you don't know shit?"
right wing 3/12/2013 10:48:52 AM Report

Brianne

Ha - ha....

I read it yesterday.

:P

;)

...nice web site by the way.
Bad Dawg 3/12/2013 10:50:03 AM Report

rw....
Despite the recession, demand for water remained high since 2008, as droughts and other dry weather conditions created a need for it. While water sales volumes grew, industry players passed on increased rates for water supply to customers. These rate increases are expected to continue, and industry revenue is anticipated to grow 3.7% in 2013. Canada's water rates have increased aggressively over the past five years.

The next five years are set to be even brighter for the water thieves.
right wing 3/12/2013 10:53:36 AM Report

Bad Dawg

A snippet of info from somewhere...
Do you have a link for this?
Brianne 3/12/2013 11:04:43 AM Report

Look up C.E.T.A. ( comprehensive economic trade agreement)

Our precious resource is worth millions to a lot of people, and we're going to pay some big prices for that resource........ the new gold.
right wing 3/12/2013 11:07:48 AM Report

Bad Dawg

Around 80% of Canadian municipalities have been undercharging for water services.
Canada has very inexpensive water rates.
Most municipalities are now in a game of "catch up" in order to do much needed upgrades.
We did not pay then but we will have to pay now and in the future...and our rates are still comparatively low.
right wing 3/12/2013 11:12:35 AM Report

Of course...nothing like a good conspiracy...eh Brianne.

Myth #6: Free trade agreements could force Canada to export its water.

Facts:

Canada’s FTAs do not consider water in its natural state—that is, water held in natural bodies such as rivers, lakes and streams—as a “good” or a “product” for export.
Canadian federal legislation prohibits the bulk removal of boundary waters from natural basins for any reason, including export.
Canada’s FTAs, including the agreement being negotiated with the EU, do not compromise the measures implemented by Canada’s provinces to protect the water within their jurisdictions.
Brianne 3/12/2013 11:13:54 AM Report

"For two years we have been calling on the provinces and the federal government to take water off the table but the Canadian side seemed intent on using CETA to encourage and lock in the privatization of our public water systems," says Maude Barlow, national chairperson with the Council of Canadians.

“This vindicates the many Canadian municipalities, and the many European and Canadian water justice activists who continue to make sure trade and investment rules do not undermine essential public services like water."

Until now, only the EU wanted to exclude water in this way, with Canadian negotiators asking for the sector to be fully liberalized (or opened) to encourage privatization. But the organizations claim there are still threats to local water systems and municipal governments in Canada's procurement commitments, which the EU calls "highly satisfactory" in the document leaked to Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ).

Not only that, the EU is pressuring Canadian negotiators to eliminate all local content requirements on transit and energy projects, and to eliminate "provincial and regional development clauses".

"Canadian cities and towns are being asked to give up their right to buy locally or 'Buy Canadian' where it makes sense, for example on major energy, water or transit projects. Around the world, countries and cities know these policies work. Local preferences are even normal in the European Union and yet EU negotiators would make them illegal in Canada," says Paul Moist, national president of CUPE.

"We urge the federal government to reconsider this unnecessary and economically dangerous concession to the EU. Canadian municipalities have spoken out against these restrictions to their local autonomy. For the sake of all Canadians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper needs to listen."

http://cupe.ca/trade/water-services-excluded-canada-eu-trade


Brianne 3/12/2013 11:15:08 AM Report

It's not a conspiracy rw....... it's on the table, it's happening.

And thank you ! ( website ) :)
Wisenheimer 3/12/2013 11:19:47 AM Report

RW .. you continue to tilt against low information voters and conspiracy nuts. You will run out of patience before they run out of nonsense. Just saying.
Brianne 3/12/2013 11:28:55 AM Report

Part of the "buy local" that they want to make illegal, would include any farmers markets and roadside stands on fresh vegetables and fruit......... is this what we want ? To be forced to buy food from other countries. Pretty soon it will be illegal to "grow" your own food and have a garden.
right wing 3/12/2013 11:51:39 AM Report

Brianne

Come on now...ban local roadside stands.
Really now....


Myth #10: A Canada-EU free trade agreement would prevent Canada’s municipal governments from sourcing goods and services locally.

Facts:

Canada’s municipalities may continue to use existing selection criteria such as quality, price (including transportation costs and duties), technical requirements or relevant experience in competitive bids.
A Canada-EU trade agreement would not prevent governments from addressing the needs of their constituents and providing support to local businesses through grants, loans and fiscal incentives.
Projects below a threshold dollar value would not be subject to the agreement, nor would the procurement of services such as research and development, financial, public administration, education or health care services.
Canada’s procurement system is already quite open at all levels of government, currently allowing local and other companies to compete for government contracts.
When foreign suppliers win bids, they usually source and hire locally.
right wing 3/12/2013 11:53:53 AM Report

Wisenheimer

You can say that again.
No government conspiracy is complete without "leaked documents".
flyhawk25 3/12/2013 11:56:52 AM Report

Atta way Brianne.
Keep him busy while the rest of us continue to read and think and actually live life.
I am always surprised how any person can be so definitive on every issue.
I rather like living in a grey world with more questions than answers.
Brianne 3/12/2013 12:06:44 PM Report

Where are you getting those myths, mythster !

It's getting closer to the time for me to say the "I told you so".
nanag 3/12/2013 12:41:15 PM Report

Right Wing

I am a visiting nurse. I do not work in a facility. I work for nursing agency and have the pleasure of going to patient's homes.

I prefer what I do..I am more independent and I love the drive time between patients

So the answer is .. no I do not work on the third floor
Oldie Goldie 3/12/2013 12:55:22 PM Report

Nanag---You are not the first poster to think that Right Wing is insulting you only to find out from Right Wing that he was only kidding or so he says.
R.W. has a bad habit of spewing ridicule. Then, after he gets flack from it he covers up by saying he was only kidding.
He does it every day in most of his posts so it would be best to ignore him.
I have read it first hand.
Spellchecker 3/12/2013 1:15:02 PM Report

Right wing, I was having trouble getting into the response part of this site this morning but I was glad to see Pink Peony defending that misunderstood post. I'm sure you will probably have more sense than to now climb onto Oldie's carousel. You know how that goes.
nanag 3/12/2013 1:21:31 PM Report

Oldie Goldie

I know.. I took insult because insult was given, whether intended or not. I don't much appreciate his sense of humor.
Spellchecker 3/12/2013 1:24:10 PM Report

Speaking of Cleto's pizza, that was my first experience with it also. One piece for 15 cents so naturally I took the better value of two for 25 cents back there around 1961 or so.
Spellchecker 3/12/2013 1:26:46 PM Report

Obviously nanag still didn't understand your post, right wing. It's probably time to give up defending it and let the entire misunderstanding die in the archives.
Spellchecker 3/12/2013 1:28:20 PM Report

That's the problem with this place. Misunderstandings are rampant.
flyhawk25 3/12/2013 1:45:30 PM Report

Spelly...holy mozzarella.
I had forgotten how cheap it was back then.And there's no need to verify the price I believe you.
Unlike our resident expert on everything.
Besides...how could we prove it ...and who cares?
right wing 3/12/2013 1:47:19 PM Report

nanag 3/12/2013 10:34:30 AM Report

Right Wing

I do apologize .. my misinterpretation of what you said seems to have brought you some flack.

Lighten up on the poor fellow folks. I just took umbrage at the word "nag".


nanag 3/12/2013 1:21:31 PM Report

Oldie Goldie

I know.. I took insult because insult was given, whether intended or not. I don't much appreciate his sense of humor.

nanag

I must say the word confused does come to mind.
Which one is it.
If you were insulted then it shall be I doing the apologizing as there was zero intent in that.

...and I was not trying to pry, I had made an assumption that you worked at the hospital.
Have a good day.
right wing 3/12/2013 1:49:12 PM Report

Spellchecker

You got that one right...

Being the resident expert is a tough one but hey I don't want to disappoint "the fly" so I'll keep on asking the tough questions.
right wing 3/12/2013 1:53:47 PM Report

Oldie,

I am always kidding and always insulting, but considering that I have never insulted you, you can rest assured that if I am ever insulting you that I am not kidding.

;)
right wing 3/12/2013 2:38:37 PM Report

The U.S. needs to get stricter gun control laws like we have in Canada so "bad folks" don't get their hands on prohibited weapons.

The Canadian Press

Provincial police and Durham Regional police officers say they found 67 weapons including machine guns, assault rifles, smoke grenades, prohibited crossbows and a 32-inch cannon along with "thousands and thousands" of rounds of ammunition.

The Department of National Defence was brought in to help remove the land mines, grenades, detonator cords and blasting caps.

***************************************

...and this guy was on a prohibition order from having weapons.
Voiceofreason 3/12/2013 2:48:32 PM Report

rw, just another example of how gun control never has, doesn't and never will work. You can ban and make anything illegal (marijuana, assault rifles, blow-up dolls) but in the end the criminal element does not care. They break the law for a living, and gun laws won't stop them. Let's now listen to the left wing's take on this. They seem to think our gun control works.
Bad Dawg 3/12/2013 2:49:42 PM Report

Harper says "I am not an evil Dictator!!"


Well...... he got it part right he isn't a "tator"
mallet 3/12/2013 2:50:31 PM Report

Right Wing...


I am sure they were all registered..

As my dear departed father used to say "rules and regulations only affect honest people"

Not too sure what someone would want landmines for, unless he had a neighbour who would cut his lawn for him without permission!! :)
Bad Dawg 3/12/2013 2:51:15 PM Report

Brianne thanxs for putting all that up..... was out on the town with the kiddies
shakespeare 3/12/2013 2:55:11 PM Report

"I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood" (The Animals)
flyhawk25 3/12/2013 3:18:19 PM Report

The first pope vote is in and counted - black smoke.
So they'll vote again as many as two more times today.
I am waiting for pink smoke signifying a female pontiff.
Silly me. That can't happen. It's a bunch of guys voting for one guy.
Okay then - if a black man gets elected will there still be white smoke? How politically incorrect is that?
Still I live in hope. Maybe the new pope will take a cool name - like Ralph,Sammy,Elton....That's it!
Pope Elton I. I know Elton John is not a female but he is a queen and that may have to do until we get a Pope Phyllis.
What kind of a group has an election and excludes 50% of the people they represent?
Just ask the good old USA how that worked for 200+ years.
mallet 3/12/2013 3:25:51 PM Report

Shakespeare...

In my younger days I did a bit of "stewarding", we were at a concert and were stopping people going into the dressing room area. this little rather pock faced kid came up and wanted in. the other steward asked who he was and he replied he was one of the animals, the reply was "which bleeding zoo did you escape from" needless to say, in the words of Queen Victoria, "Eric, was not amused"..
Grump 3/12/2013 3:33:03 PM Report

Shakes how apropos. Need I ask for whom the bell tolls?
right wing 3/12/2013 3:36:12 PM Report

Bad Dawg

You should also check out Stanley Kubrick and the Illuminati.
Then there is the Pink Floyd album that syncs perfectly with The Wizard of Oz, oh...and Harry Potter is an allegory for homosexuality.
The Wingdings Font is loaded with anti-Semitic 9/11 hidden messages and an episode of the Simpsons predicted 9/11 in a 1997 episode.
Now they are going to take away our road side vegetable stands and prevent you from growing a garden.
It's all true.
Just ask Brianne.
shakespeare 3/12/2013 3:41:47 PM Report

Yes, he was pock-faced wasn't he? I remember driving through Newcastle a few years ago and passing a pub called The Rising Sun. I was wondering if it had anything to do ... and then down the road was Burden Park, which clinched it. One of the greatest songs of all time with Alan Price's jazzy keyboard just magical.
I stewarded at Wembley Stadium once for a huge outdoor concert with Joni Mitchell, The Band and Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young. With my steward armband I managed to inveigle my way into the Royal Box, sat next to Robert Plant and three seats away from Paul McCartney. It lasted about one minute before a much senior steward threw me out.
mallet 3/12/2013 3:59:02 PM Report

Shakespeare...

Only things I have been to the old wembley was for a few soccer games and one memorable boxing match Henry Cooper vs Cassius Clay. Was in the nose bleed seats, but had the old mans binnoculars, would have been a good match if the gloves hadn't split (cut). It was unfortunate that Henry cut so easily, or we could have had a heavyweight champ, at least the Canadian guy went the distance!!!
shakespeare 3/12/2013 4:02:37 PM Report

BTW (sorry to make this a kind of social club- actually, I'm not) but did you know that Chas Chandler the tall goofy looking bass player with The Animals discovered Jimi Hendrix!

On a newsier level, I heard there is a news channel or website where you can watch the Vatican chimney 24/7. It'll be hard to drag Skipper Dave away from that!
Bill_the_Cat 3/12/2013 4:03:41 PM Report

fly: All in all, universal suffrage has been a disaster. People voting their own largesse in a system they barely contribute to. Functional idiots electing preening figureheads--a problem growing worse since the advent of TV.

But then I always was a Platonist.
right wing 3/12/2013 4:30:59 PM Report

Plato was an idiot.
mallet 3/12/2013 4:31:46 PM Report

Shakespeare..

I did not know that..

On the chimney bit, hope they don't have too many ballots and have a chimney fire, be a pity to spoil all the nice pictures on the ceiling, wouldn't it!!
shakespeare 3/12/2013 4:32:18 PM Report

Well, we knew that was coming, didn't we?
shakespeare 3/12/2013 4:33:05 PM Report

My comment was for the Plato doubter!
right wing 3/12/2013 4:38:59 PM Report

Just ask Von Bark.
Snobank 3/12/2013 5:00:42 PM Report

Plato was a republican.
Grump 3/12/2013 5:23:10 PM Report

Snobank Would that be the beginning of the neo-cons and tea baggers? LMAO
Wicket 3/12/2013 5:31:29 PM Report

niner
Snobank 3/12/2013 5:33:53 PM Report

Ha! Good one Grump. Plato wrote a book called "The Republic". He advocated ideas the I thought rw might support but maybe he's not familiar with philosophy.
right wing 3/12/2013 5:35:26 PM Report

Grump

You should "visit" Plato's cave.
You could be one of the shadows...
Now go look it up.
right wing 3/12/2013 5:36:13 PM Report

Snobank

A horse, is a horse, is a horse...of course.
shakespeare 3/12/2013 5:52:42 PM Report

I really don't want to start on about epistemology and metaphysics, but rw if you say that Plato was an idiot, you are essentially saying the same of yourself. You posted the other day that meeting people at a Summit is not really "knowing" them. It's true ... their "essence" is beyond anything that the senses can perceive. Geometry is the perfect example of how the essence of something will always exist only in the mind as no one can create a perfect circle or triangle. There is no truly "good" person and there is no horse that reflects all "horsiness"
The Allegory of the Cave is about anyone who believes what he is told without thinking... you know those people who only seek the "truth" from their chosen right or left news providers.
Oldie Goldie 3/12/2013 5:54:40 PM Report

Right Wing---again you show your selective, short memory.
You have insulted me several times and in several ways.

Do the words " leftard "--" leftie "-- " old man " " worn out ideas " come to your memory ?

These are words you used to ridicule me and when I challenged your ridicule you said that " I had no sense of humour " because you were only joking---or so you said.

I suffered a lot of ridicule--especially at School---but every time I stood up to it the ridiculers backed off without any apology---So I know it when I see it or read it and you are an expert at double-speak .
right wing 3/12/2013 6:11:51 PM Report

No oldie, no they do not.
right wing 3/12/2013 6:15:05 PM Report

shakespeare

I was rattling your cage and referred just below that to Von Bark...wrote the story "Plato Is An Idiot."

Now lets get serious.....

right wing 3/12/2013 6:19:11 PM Report

...and oldie, "old man"... how would I know your gender?
You're making this up.....

(I know you warned me Spellchecker but the devil makes me do this)

;)
right wing 3/12/2013 6:25:55 PM Report

shakespeare


Please do go on about epistemology and metaphysics.
Have you ever been to Greece?
I have, 16 days.
Could have thrown up "culture" and "Greek" blah, blah, by the time I left for Turkey....
Biggest hangover of my life touring the Acropolis.
flyhawk25 3/12/2013 6:26:23 PM Report

Finally.
After months of Goggling - our resident expert found a topic that he is indeed an expert on.
And I am not making reference to Plato....
right wing 3/12/2013 6:33:06 PM Report

The chicken-hawk rang in...he has to say something.....

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
right wing 3/12/2013 6:45:03 PM Report

Well come on fly, out with it...you have the "Orches" don't you...what are you referring to.....
shakespeare 3/12/2013 6:47:02 PM Report

Been to Greece twice, for what its worth. Got thrown off the island of Crete by the police and told not to return 38 years ago. Was in Athens last year and toured the Acropolis (no hangover), saw Ephesus and Pompeii, which were much more impressive. I know you were rattling my cage and that's fine. I'm ready for a month's aloha, so not much rattles me now.
skipper dave 3/12/2013 6:49:38 PM Report

RW, my kingdom for a mirror.
right wing 3/12/2013 6:53:23 PM Report

shakespeare

Great place is it not, Crete.
I may have walked in your footsteps....
I visited a lot of the Islands...loved Rhodes.
Walked in Athens dressed in a
toga...complete with a brass Trojan soldiers helmet.
Funny how folks think of alcohol when a hangover is mentioned.
I was on a "Greek culture" hangover myself. As you know there is plenty of that.
I had visited all the temples of the God's...I looked and looked but mine was missing.

;)
right wing 3/12/2013 6:56:13 PM Report

shakespeare

I would like to know what the hell you could have done to get thrown out of Crete...pretty dam liberal place if I remember correctly.
right wing 3/12/2013 7:00:03 PM Report

...a mirror, a mirror.
For want of a nail.

Wait scratch that...seven years bad luck.
right wing 3/12/2013 7:03:31 PM Report

...if skipper dave had been thrown off Crete back then...I'd understand.
shakespeare 3/12/2013 7:12:54 PM Report

Military rule back then, rw. A group of us was camped illegally down a track close to a beach in the middle of nowhere (probably a chain of hotels there, now) The police saw our campfire and had apparently heard stories of public nudity (God knows who was watching). They took our passports, told us to go to the Ierapetra police station the next morning to pick them up. My German friend, still a friend, did the usual German thing the next day and started arguing about why it was taking them so long to give us back our passports... so another hour went by. In the end they threw them at us and said if they ever saw us again on the island we would be enjoying their cells. My German friend was about to start again arguing and I just grabbed him by the shoulder and manhandled him out of the police station. I said, " We are driving across the island now and we are catching the first ferry back to Athens ... OK?" Everyone agreed.
right wing 3/12/2013 7:18:10 PM Report

A trouble making German friend...I understand.
I had a fluent speaking Italian friend, as good as having a Greek with me.
Bartered us from one end of the country to the other.
Grump 3/12/2013 7:28:59 PM Report

I did the usual tourist sites the first time around but spent a lot of time in Piraeus after that. Great harbour view and the best damn sea food I have ever had washed down with plenty of retsina.
Grump 3/12/2013 7:46:37 PM Report

I had a Brit working for me in Saudi who bought a Mercedes and was driving it home to the U.K. He and a young Architect decided to make it a holiday as well as driving the car home. On their way they stopped about 50 miles east of Athens at a small Hotel with a nice sand beach. It cost them for their room, food and all the wine they could drink about 18.00 dollars for the two of them per day
right wing 3/12/2013 8:30:19 PM Report

Greek pizza...the best ever.
Gyro and a 1/4 bottle of Heineken, four bucks U.S., practically lived on them...the gyro that is.
right wing 3/12/2013 8:31:07 PM Report

...ooops, ;) I meant a quart bottle...
skipper dave 3/12/2013 8:55:52 PM Report

Greek food - I fib and tell them I have a rare blood disease that is helped by extra doses of Garlic - Spice of the gods and popes. Hey heard those crazy cardinals are smoking pot in the cistern chapel, they even established a chimney.
redranger 3/12/2013 9:02:28 PM Report

Shakespeare: please explain why we cannot make a perfect circle or triangle.
I really want to know so I can use this bit of info in my classes.
I am not being sarcastic here .. I would appreciate this. I thought that only the classic three were impossible, i.e., trisecting an angle, doubling the cube and squaring the circle.
shakespeare 3/12/2013 9:31:52 PM Report

I found this as Plato didn't actually post anything on the web:


"The reason why it is impossible to construct a PERFECT circle is that there is no way for a human (or anything for that matter) to perfectly draw a circle so that every point on the circle is exactly the same distance from the center as the other points. Pretty much anything can throw off the construction of a perfect circle, like the roughness of the writing surface, unsteady hands, and really small things like the movement of the Earth (it may be very small, but, with other things aside, this will throw off the construction of a perfect circle slightly) and anything else can cause a circle to not be perfect"


Plato, despite his detractors was probably right, despite the amateurish woofers or barkers.
redranger 3/12/2013 9:44:19 PM Report

Sorry but perhaps I am a bit obtuse. To whom are you attributing the statement about the impossibility of the perfect circle (or any geometric figure including a simple straight line)?
Rocky 6 3/12/2013 9:55:36 PM Report

Speaking of pizza. I grew up in the west end and have fond memories of both cleto's and sorrento's pizza. But how about the international restaurant on albert street west next to the old cibc bank. Great pizza and panzarotti's as well.
skipper dave 3/12/2013 11:19:58 PM Report

Here we go again - semantics - Formulate or Construct? One expressed as a mathematical formulae, the other expressed in tolerances? Gentlemen!
skipper dave 3/13/2013 1:18:37 AM Report

Oh alright, give me a ton.
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