Grace 3/19/2013 6:11:17 AM Report
What was all the excitement about?
What has the guy that got booted done to warrant the wrath of Joe?
skipper dave 3/19/2013 6:31:27 AM Report
Good morning sweet Soo! And good morning to my lovely spouse who peeks in to see what her hubby is up you. I won't give away her handle she is quite capable of standing toe to toe and holding her own with all. It does have the benefit of keeping me reasonably honest. Had my morning meds so I'll toddle off to rest beside her till the house stirs. Sweet.
Grace 3/19/2013 6:57:41 AM Report
This one is definitely for RW..
Actor Who Plays the Devil on History's 'The Bible' Looks Like Obama
Mr. Poster 3/19/2013 8:01:48 AM Report
It would seem all the weather doomers and gloomers were wrong again. The accuracy rate this winter has been dismal at best
right wing 3/19/2013 8:07:49 AM Report
Hahaha...he does...if he shoe fits. (I couldn't resist)
flyhawk25 3/19/2013 8:26:03 AM Report
The Obama silliness aside, I watched a bit of that program. Sanitized scripture.
The actors have better teeth than our population let alone an ancient tribal culture.
I wonder if anyone in Hollywood ever thought of portraying Jesus as really Marty Feldman ugly. Or like Osama?
I suppose it is a step up from Heston's portrayal of Moses.
learningaswego 3/19/2013 8:35:16 AM Report
Good one, Mr Poster.
The weather experts can't accurately and consistently predict the weather or temperature one week away.
Yet the climate change experts and their anti-anything-oil environazis claim they can predict temperatures 30 to 40 years from now.
Grace 3/19/2013 9:05:49 AM Report
Fly...I tried to watch it but the acting was horrible.
Personally I liked all the facial dirt smudges..what..nobody washed their faces? I didn't know Jesus spoke with a British accent?
25miller 3/19/2013 9:12:29 AM Report
Why do we spend all this money on the police K9 unit when 98% of the time they come back with "The search of the area turned up negative."I think they need better training and last night the ground was covered with fresh white snow..easy tracking one would think.
flyhawk25 3/19/2013 9:16:35 AM Report
Growing up each Sunday night we would listen to 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' at 5:30 during supper on WSOO.
Essentially it was a drama about the New Testament.
Whenever Jesus spoke, a choir sang an overture and then a booming voice proclaimed the Jesus quote.
It fascinated my young mind and years later I figured out how to duplicate it as a young teacher - I'd hold up an empty metal garbage can and use it as a boom box.
Cracked the kids up.
Probably not a good career move.
right wing 3/19/2013 9:17:56 AM Report
The silence from the global warming worshipers is deafening lately.
It would seem the buzz word has lost its momentum...along with government funds drying up for studying the effect on snails due to global warming.
The polar bear population in the Arctic expanses of Northern Quebec, Labrador and Baffin Island has jumped to 2,100 animals from around 800 in the mid-1980s.
...and ice is up again, the Arctic has blown away the previous record for ice gain this winter. This is only the third winter in history when more than 10 million km² of new ice has formed.
right wing 3/19/2013 9:20:33 AM Report
...and the 98% claim is based on?
Resident 3/19/2013 9:39:10 AM Report
r.w. Where do you get your information? The last I heard the ice in the artic and antartic was getting smaller (and not just one year). Do you believe that the earth is flat? People that believe the earth is round are silent also!
everson 3/19/2013 10:11:16 AM Report
Right wing thinknGlobal, not 0.00001 %. Of The earth. These winter storms are formed when thermal currents in the Pacific moved more north in latitude than what has previously been tabulated using time dated data.
25miller 3/19/2013 10:11:58 AM Report
Don't think I really have to answer that lame question right wing.
right wing 3/19/2013 10:18:39 AM Report
Here is a collection of news releases.
They are on both sides of the debate.
Read through them and draw your own conclusions.
right wing 3/19/2013 10:20:16 AM Report
You mean like pulling a 98% from thin air.
At least you left a 2% margin of error.
everson 3/19/2013 10:42:01 AM Report
Right wing loosen your suspenders maybe you will see more clearly through your rosé coloured fog.
PalmerM 3/19/2013 10:42:47 AM Report
@ 25miller..it's because there is usually a car waiting on another street to pick them up...happens all the time..
right wing 3/19/2013 10:46:16 AM Report
You seem hell bent on me loosening up my pants....
Sorry baby cakes but I'm hitched.
Resident 3/19/2013 10:51:09 AM Report
r.w. I've already decided that humans should be better stewards of the earth. Even the pope says he wants to save the environment. We can't go on destroying and there be no repercussions. Do you believe that every action has an equal and opposite reaction?
P.S. I didn't use the link. Thanks anyway. Don't trust you not to be quoting some obscure web site.
right wing 3/19/2013 11:12:44 AM Report
Great "chatting" with you...
Lets do it again in another six months.
Brianne 3/19/2013 11:53:51 AM Report
"Mr. Steyer, 55, the founder of one of the world’s largest hedge funds, Farallon Capital, ended his active role as an asset manager last October to turn to full-time political activism – and climate change is, in his view, the gravest threat facing humanity.
Increasingly, Keystone XL is painted by its U.S. opponents as a thinly disguised Canadian scheme to ship Alberta’s carbon-laden crude – currently heavily discounted in price – to Gulf refineries where it can be exported. A coalition of environmental groups opposed to Keystone has picked up powerful political allies in recent days and, with the addition of Mr. Steyer, the war chest to wage a national campaign against the project in the decisive weeks ahead."
Sorry, the link won't go on tiny url, just highlight the entire link and right click and open in new tab !
Bye bye Keystone pipeline !!!!!!!!!!
everson 3/19/2013 12:05:28 PM Report
In your dreams rw, loosening your suspenders is an endearing phrase meaning relax, breath and take a load off your big ego.
mallet 3/19/2013 12:16:22 PM Report
You know, when I see this type of activity I always wonder what is behind it. Being head of a hedge fund do you possibly think or imagine that he is against this pipeline because in his hedge fund portfolio, he has other pipelines which would suffer because this one was being built? I always have doubts about the altroistic ideas of people with lots of money, there is IMO an ulterior motive somewhere down the road, they do not turn this way for nothing. I would ask you, do you think Mr Gore and Mr Suzuki come and give their talks about the enviroment for free or at cost of airfare and hotel?? No I didn't think so! There is money involved somewhere, always is..
mallet 3/19/2013 12:20:18 PM Report
Mr Poster and Learning....
Where the heck are you guys, you wanna come and move the 4/5 inches of snow that has fallen on my place??? No didn't think so, may your basement flood and the power go out, then I can say well we didn't get any rain!!
Brianne 3/19/2013 12:22:51 PM Report
He made his money, and now become activist. He is no longer with the "hedge fund". And yes, possibly there is money behind it all........... but, he's a billionaire and doesn't need anymore either. We'll see what happens !
He made his ultimatum, that the oil stays in the USA at Canada's loss (selling it off cheap ), no less. How unfortunate for Canada.
mallet 3/19/2013 12:44:26 PM Report
Maybe my view of these people is coloured by what has happened with hedge funds in the past with local companies, and wealthy people in particular. I doubt very much that these people actually leave completely, some of thier wealth is tied up in the companies they found. You may well be right and everything is above board, and I hope you are right, however I sincerely hope you are not holding your breath!!
Brianne 3/19/2013 1:10:47 PM Report
That's for sure Mallet........ it will be interesting to follow and see what happens .
mallet 3/19/2013 2:35:14 PM Report
I asked you the other day about the situation in Cyprus, seems things are getting pretty dodgy over there, especially as now the E U bankers are demanding that people with bank accounts cough up a percentage of their money in their accounts.. I am just wondering how you view this situation now, could it happen here or in the U S of A or any country if the Government decides the National debt is too high, and decides to take a percentage of monies in bank accounts.. I have been through a similar but not the same process when the U K went decimal like Canada losing the penny/cent. In the U K there were 240 pennies in the pound which became 100 pennies in the pound or 2.4 old pence was worth 1 new penny. This effectively got rid of the Farthing, the old Halfpenny, the threpenny bit, which in itself doesn't sound much, but overtime amounted to quite a bit. Much as the removal of the cent here will overtime amount to quite a bit of inflation/price increases, which ever you want to call it. I wonder if this is a matter of concern for many on here..
Voiceofreason 3/19/2013 3:26:30 PM Report
25miller, actually you do have to prove that your numbers are somewhat credible, or else what you say is heresy.
flyhawk25 3/19/2013 3:29:24 PM Report
I find it interesting that some criticize high profile people who make speeches for charging a fee plus expenses.
They seem to be suggesting that somehow the validity of their beliefs is diminished by being paid to deliver it in person.
It is called intellectual property and it has value to many who pay to see/hear them and none for those who do not.
In other word - free enterprise.
We live in a world where old athletes get signing fees for autograph sessions but seem to think less of scientists and politicians who do the same.
Ironic that socialistic principles are mocked until the 'environazis' want to be paid for their time and work.
mallet 3/19/2013 3:49:34 PM Report
I would never criticize anyone for making money out of what they believe in, however I do take unbridge at people who have probably held/hold investments in the area of what they now want to abandon, in this case pipelines. I am not sure, nor do I really want to know what companies Al and David have monies invested in, however if it is in any of the eniromentally un-friendly industries then that would be a little hypocritical.
Voiceofreason 3/19/2013 4:38:37 PM Report
US Assault weapons ban dropped. Thank you very much.
Snobank 3/19/2013 5:09:32 PM Report
Want to assault somebody, big boy?
Voiceofreason 3/19/2013 6:37:39 PM Report
There lies the word game... They weren't assault rifles to begin with. They were semi-automatic .223 rifles with "scary, black stocks" on them. A deer rifle, no more or less powerful.
skipper dave 3/19/2013 6:38:02 PM Report
Gas cleaning plant scrap to cost one Billion not 40 million - Jeez the Liberals fibbed while putting us first. Good thing the premier retired and left a whole pile of do do under the rug. Bye bye libs. I can't believe the politicians lied? Would a jail term suffice for Dalton?
flyhawk25 3/19/2013 7:06:35 PM Report
Voiceofreason...once again you are incorrect.
The 'assault weapon ban' has not been 'dropped'.
The motion from the Senate Judiciary Committee has not included it - but it may be included as an amendment to the motion.
Whether the Chair Senator Feinstein (D. Calif.) does that or not could make a difference.
Not in the outcome but in actually pointing out which members want it or not.
Remember that amendments to motions are voted on separately.
That way politically each politician - Senator Harry Reid is a prime example - must declare whether or not they want better gun control and whether they want the assault weapon ban
If I were President Obama that would be what I would target now.
You may still be in favor of more controls on everything from background checks to better identification processes but still must vote in public where you stand on this issue of assault weapons.
Wisenheimer 3/19/2013 7:36:59 PM Report
Mallet ... Sorry not to have answered, currently in S. Florida spendind my dividends. Get your money of of banks ( losing it) .. invest with a reputable firm which covers all accounts up to 1 million dollars. Be happy.
mallet 3/19/2013 7:37:02 PM Report
There will be a lot of posters who will put a different "spin" on that idea.. When governments actually try to do something to curb costs they are villians, but when they, how shall I put this, make gross fabrications of the truth, they are good guys in peoples view. I can see Ms Wynne becoming Daltons sacrificial lamb (mutton) in this other fiasco. Lets see how many is that now, gas plants, ornge, health care, kindergarten daycare, hydro, and the lists go on and on.
skipper dave 3/19/2013 7:37:29 PM Report
When politicians lie (gas cleaning plant) if they get caught in that lie they should be subject to perjury and be charged - May just cut down on the crap they spew if they were held accountable.
everson 3/19/2013 7:37:43 PM Report
The states with assault weapon bans have the least violence .GIVE ME ONE GOOD AND JUSTIFIED REASON FOR ASSAULT WEAPONS?
Voiceofreason 3/19/2013 7:42:53 PM Report
eversons, you are actually 100% wrong. The states which have the most relaxed gun laws and higher gun ownership rates have the least violent crime.
And like I said, they aren't assault rifles, the whole thing is a sham.
mallet 3/19/2013 7:43:58 PM Report
Thanks, I dont keep a lot of cash on hand at the banks anymore, goes into various funds at the end of each month. A couple of which I can cash in in an emergency, otherwise I can see a lot of people starting to sleep on lumpy mattresses especially in countries which are near the edge, does not bode well for the banking system if governments can with a stroke of a pen remove a percentage of peoples money!!! But you know, I can see this being a non event, I think they will all look at the situation and calmer heads will say no we cannot do that...
Voiceofreason 3/19/2013 7:45:13 PM Report
fly, the ban doesn't stand a chance. These are deer rifles we are talking about, and people know that.
Wisenheimer 3/19/2013 7:46:03 PM Report
Mallet ... Further, both the U.S. Fed and the BOC can print dollars if required. Cyprus as part of the Euro cannot ... Safety in numbers.
mallet 3/19/2013 7:47:44 PM Report
Sorry but I don't think you can charge a minister with much, they seem to have blanket immunity if it is said within the confines of the "House", wrong I know, but if he does not profit from it, he's scot free..
Voiceofreason 3/19/2013 7:48:35 PM Report
The motion from the Senate Judiciary Committee has not included it - but it may be included as an amendment to the motion.
So like I said, they dropped it from the original bill. No one is going to vote for it.
right wing 3/19/2013 8:12:01 PM Report
Bullsh*t....biggest smoke and mirror you have ever seen.
The Democrats don't want this passed anymore than any of the Repulicans.
The Democrats control the chamber, 55-45, this means one thing only....that a good number of Reid's fellow Democrats have made it clear that they intend to oppose any bill.
Because the Dems fully know that the majority of Americans have a "keep your f*cking hands off our 2nd amendment" opinion...and that means votes...no matter what side you represent.
I will give the Dems full marks though in their attempts at making themselves look angelic while painting the Republicans as those evil gun supporters.
Good luck Dingy Harry.
Voiceofreason 3/19/2013 8:31:53 PM Report
everson, guess what? They don't have to give a reason. It's their right.
skipper dave 3/19/2013 8:47:25 PM Report
Mallett - I can see Ms Wynne becoming Daltons sacrificial lamb (mutton) in this other fiasco. Lets see how many is that now, gas plants, ornge, health care, kindergarten daycare, hydro, and the lists go on and on.
She should have thrown over her old boss, fessed up while she had the chance but she chose to carry on trying to hide the screw ups. And to think Dalton had his farewell tour before retiring again at the expense of the taxpayers. Surely Ms Wynne must be either as stupid as a bag of hammers or it's power at any cost.
statusquo 3/19/2013 9:21:04 PM Report
Things I learned today.....
Global warming is a hoax
Guns are "good"...they save lives
Pharmacists are reasonable people and really, really smart
Obama looks like Satan
Money in the bank is "safe"
Banks are friends
A thirty dollar oil change is a "prudent" thing to shop for...(why pay more?)
Jesus died of heat exhaustion (or diabetes...up for debate as we speak)
One should not be ashamed shopping at Walmart
Libtards are really stupid
Socialism is the main reason why we are in financial trouble (nothing to do with unregulated market economy run amok and/or Wall Street speculators , hedge funds and sub-prime pirate mortgages)
Free markets rule
Calendar "spring" in Northern Ontario is balmy, warm and you should get your flip-flops out
Hitler was "misunderstood"
joewho999 3/19/2013 9:42:11 PM Report
current radar Traverse City, indicates that most of our weather systems come out of the pacific,west coast. The ocean is warmer,El.- ninno effect,
Last year was a perfect one,we are paying fore it now. We have to take the good with the bad.
Voiceofreason 3/19/2013 9:54:56 PM Report
stats, you forgot the part about you being dumb.
Snobank 3/19/2013 10:22:16 PM Report
VoR is a child mentally.
AceOfBass 3/19/2013 10:36:52 PM Report
It was a heated meeting tonight at the Conservation Authority meeting.It appeared that the chairperson of meeting did not know how conduct a meeting and it led the meeting in chaos and finger pointing.
When the chair was challenged he refused to hand the gavel over to the deputy chair to here a motion to rescind a motion of Dec 13 that had been illegal under the rules.The Chairperson refused to read the minutes of Dec 13 proving the challengers point.
At this point the chairperson of the Conservation Authority was served with a summons to appear in Superior Court of Ontario over the Point Louise Estates.
Voiceofreason 3/19/2013 10:59:55 PM Report
I'd like to see what kind of bums roam this chat room. I can't believe it, but I'm considering the next summit.
Wicket 3/19/2013 11:47:48 PM Report
voice of reason, we will be glad to have you join us for the next summit/social gathering, sometime within the first couple weeks of April. It will be at the Canadian - upstairs, we usually gather around 1 p.m. and most of us also have lunch along with the chit chat..
Snobank 3/20/2013 12:36:31 AM Report
In his last two comments Vor called one poster dumb and the rest of us bums. And to think I complimented him by comparing him to a pure innocent child. Could he be writing his own prescriptions?