Grace 9/5/2013 6:17:07 AM Report
A Great Game': Stephen Harper’s hockey book to be released on November 5th
Grace 9/5/2013 7:31:39 AM Report
Krissy is out on Master Chef!!
Luca is my favorite!
He plays the game with true sportsmanship.
If another contestant needs an item they had forgotten in the pantry, he will gladly share.
Not the usual screw you attitude you see on TV...refreshing.
Grump 9/5/2013 7:32:08 AM Report
Good morning everyone, a bit cooler again this morning. Talk about Politicians telling fibs. Harper is telling the G20 Members that they should follow Canada's debt reduction. He must be talking about his rosy forecasts as he sure as hell isn't talking about having done any. Mallet the USA debt is huge but I'm a tad more worried about the debt your hero Steve has piled up than theirs. Strange you Harper lads never mention Steve's debt pile. LMAO. Have a great day everyone.
Grace 9/5/2013 7:34:40 AM Report
Rutin for Putin.
I agree with RW..it is weird to think that Putin is the voice of reason..there has to be another solution.
Grace 9/5/2013 7:38:22 AM Report
Good morning Grump!!
Busy day ahead?
Spellchecker 9/5/2013 7:42:13 AM Report
WORD OF THE DAY
flyhawk25 9/5/2013 7:46:02 AM Report
The problems in the Middle East date back to when Jesus was an apprentice.
The west keeps pushing democracy to people who can't imagine the concept. It works not badly for us but to suggest that the world needs to embrace it is like trying to convince many of us that haggis is yummy.It might be for you but it makes me vomit.
These are non-Christian tribal people who have a whole different value system than us.In Syria a democratically elected leader is being attacked by the people. So much for progress.
Grace 9/5/2013 7:48:05 AM Report
Grace 9/5/2013 7:49:55 AM Report
fly...democracy doesn't work..you have to work at it.
Some how I don't think we get it either!
theprotector 9/5/2013 7:54:27 AM Report
the bible is irrelevant
Retreaded 9/5/2013 8:15:02 AM Report
The bible was written by a bunch of old white haired men with nothing else to do. What can you expect from men who lived into the hundreds....if they only had the internet back then.
Grace 9/5/2013 8:39:14 AM Report
The Bible is very relevant
The Koran is very relevant
The Torah is very relevant
All books are sums of relevant information.
Don't read them.
Remain irrelevant and ignorant.
Grace 9/5/2013 8:42:45 AM Report
Happy Rosh Hashanah
Wisenheimer 9/5/2013 8:59:58 AM Report
News Items ...
"Canada best economy of the G7."
"On target to balance budget by 2015."
"About to sign historic free trade
agreement with the E.U." (Which will
create thousands of jobs.)
"Harper to publish book on hockey."(for
low information voters).
Liberals scrape the bottom of the barrel
and choose a feckless lightweight as their leader.
What a great time to be Canadian.
Grace 9/5/2013 9:09:55 AM Report
Wisen..Do I hear an AMEN from the choir?
Spellchecker 9/5/2013 9:43:39 AM Report
AMEN, but don't underestimate the gullibility of the electorate.
old-cat33 9/5/2013 9:47:01 AM Report
If the United States is the World Police then who polices the police?
Because now the Big O has to show everyone that he has a pair and blow something up.
soowat 9/5/2013 9:47:49 AM Report
Something to think about>
THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT'S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE CPP IS THAT THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED A CPP CHEQUE!!!
WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?
Remember, not only did you and I contribute to CPP but your employer did, too. It totalled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to $220,500. Read that again. Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?
We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement cheque from the money we put in, not the Government. Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back. If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you'd have $892,919.98.
If you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you're 95 if you retire at age 65) and that's with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.
Another thing with me.... I have two deceased husbands who died in their 50's, (one was 51 and the other one was 59 before one percent of their CPP could be drawn). I worked all my life and am drawing 100% from my own CPP so I am receiving the maximum allowable payment per month. My two deceased husband's CPP money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into the CPP plan all their lives.
THE FOLKS IN OTTAWA HAVE PULLED OFF A BIGGER PONZI SCHEME THAN BERNIE MADOFF EVER DID.
Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my CPP! Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
Remember Senator's benefits? --- free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days. Now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my CPP retirement payments entitlements?
We're "broke" and the government can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless. Yet in the past few years we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile, Turkey, Pakistan, etc., etc., etc. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! And they can't help our own citizens !
Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' (CPP and OAS) receive no additional federal aid nor do they get any financial breaks, while our government and religious organizations pour hundreds of billions of $$$ and tons of food to foreign countries!
They call CPP an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it's time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.
cathyh 9/5/2013 10:04:28 AM Report
Soowat: Copy that letter to every news organization in the country. Thank you.
Prometheus 9/5/2013 10:54:06 AM Report
Re the CPP comment by sowat.
The original version of this cut and paste was a rant circulating on the Internet about the US Social Security programme. When it crossed the border, CPP replaced Social Security and Canadianized in other ways with pure US references replaced but either generic or Canadian references.
Other adaptations can be seen at:
US version: http://goo.gl/3msFA
Another Canadian version: http://goo.gl/lVSgR6
Whether or not one should take it seriously is up to the reader.
wakeup 9/5/2013 10:58:29 AM Report
Soowat, one of the best articles i have read on here, you are so right in what you say, the bad part is these so called people that come after us dont get it because they dont understand what happens as you get older, people are like horse with blinders, they go to school learn one thing an their entire world is based on that one thing, they have no knowledge of anything nor do they open their eyes to whats really happening as all they are is greed an i want, , then all of a sudden they get older an say wtf is going on, 90% of the jobs out there have no retirement plans an such things, this government has taken it all an shoved it in their pockets, an has been scaming us for many years , yet people say if ya dont vote then dont bitch, ya well fact is i wont vote ever an bitch i will as its my country an i will not vote for liars an theives who are not held accountable just so dumb arse citizens dont cry about not voting, you vote for nothing but criminals who have robbed billions an then hand out lies, they are nothing but extortionists making laws to cover their own asses, an its sickening to watch as families are dismantled because they have to move apart just in hope to find a job, but the government wants us all in dismay to busy to fight back, to poor to take a stand, unable to argue as we struggle every day to survive, , just take a look at gas prices, a box of cerial 8 bucks, or 5 that feeds a kid for what three days maybe, this government is allowing companies to gouge us, an they talk always about jobs yet what job , nothing has been produced here in thrity years, but its ok to do business with communists that use children like cattle , companies dont want to pay wages here then take your crap products that if lucky make it to the warranty an gtfo of canada, atleast years ago, when ya bought a tv it lasted 20 years
theprotector 9/5/2013 11:48:40 AM Report
mallet 9/5/2013 12:04:46 PM Report
Ah, but that is Democracy, instead of One guy screwing you, democracy allows hundreds to do it. At least with an unelected dictator you expect it.. but when you elected people who say they are honest you do not expect that of them, or the people they appoint. Bernie would be jealous of elected governments...
northernmale 9/5/2013 12:07:49 PM Report
after reading news paper I really truly believe our Police Chief is a joke.. I feel sorry for the good police officers that work under this so called chief and his click. Must be hard for the good ones to do there job. That's if there allowed to.
Wisenheimer 9/5/2013 12:50:36 PM Report
Re: CPP .. If you take it at 60, after say 30 years working at the plant you get your contributions back in about 4 years.
No one cares what the company's contribution was until you start thinking it yours. That is a mistake. Think of it as an insurance policy that provides dividends if you live long enough. Stop smoking, eat healthy, exercise regularly, and get some of the company's money to boot. Oh yeah, the OAS which IS an entitlement stops the second you die. If you expire in the middle of the month they want 2 weeks back.
flyhawk25 9/5/2013 2:05:06 PM Report
Now Pope Francis has also called upon the US to avoid violence in Syria.
Who could have imagined that the pope, the Russians, Chinese and most of the rest of the world would be in agreement.
This is getting more complex by the day.
theprotector 9/5/2013 2:33:11 PM Report
wrong way to look at it wise
theprotector 9/5/2013 2:35:25 PM Report
grace grace full of crap!
Grace 9/5/2013 3:01:54 PM Report
pro...looking in the mirror again??
Wisenheimer 9/5/2013 3:51:23 PM Report
Only way to look at it TP .. cause that's how it works. Plus they just tightened it up. If you wait til 70, you'll get a higher pay out, but make sure you live long enough to cover the 10 years from 60 to 70, getting nada. Die before you draw out without spouse or dependents and be content to know the funeral home gets your $2500.00
Hunter101 9/5/2013 4:14:29 PM Report
Wisen is right. It is the ONLY way to look at it because that is exactly how things happen and how the system works. You'd have to be delusional not to look at it that way.
Grump 9/5/2013 4:38:30 PM Report
Wisen Just read your joke for a post this morning. Best economy of the G7 , says Harper. Coming home with a EU Trade deal, maybe he is now playing polite and will probably give away the farm to get a deal. What a shmuck. You are going to have to stop dreaming in technicolour .
Grace 9/5/2013 6:13:49 PM Report
Sean Avery and Bravo’s Andy Cohen respond to engagement rumor via social media
“… Sean thinks that by having an openly gay relationship with another pubic figure such as Andy will give him the title of “NHL’s first openly gay athlete dating a BRAVO Executive” following him and people not notice him for anything else. Sean is openly gay/bisexual around close friends, but not to the public.”
Grace 9/5/2013 6:18:54 PM Report
New poll suggests Canadians still unsure about Justin Trudeau’s competency
"The analogy I am reaching for (typically) is pop culture-related: if you want to get light and bright stuff, you watch Dick Clark, you know? But if you want a serious take on the world, you’ll turn on Walter Cronkite.
shakespeare 9/5/2013 7:13:01 PM Report
" if you want to get light and bright stuff, you watch Dick Clark, you know? But if you want a serious take on the world, you’ll turn on Walter Cronkite."
I know that you righties are a little behind the times, but I have to break it to you, Grace, ... they're both dead!!
flyhawk25 9/5/2013 7:15:08 PM Report
Canadian voters want image as opposed to substance.Consequently Trudeau Lite is a slam-dunk.
When you think about it, how do most politicians get elected? Consider someone like Hitler - right guy at the right time.
Occasionally we get lucky and there is more steak than sizzle.
I've often said that we could get your pet poodle elected given enough money.
The average voter spends less time thinking about who they vote for than they do buying frozen yogurt.
Don't believe it? Quick. If you voted ask yourself who you voted for as your school trustees.
undecided 9/5/2013 7:17:33 PM Report
seems Grace is quite the googler also Very obsessed with JT [well the negative stuff anyway]If its like Harpers attack adds they only make him stronger with the younger voters [By the way who don't seem to get out to vote , well until the next election]
right wing 9/5/2013 7:23:46 PM Report
I'll be sure to have one of those gigantic LMAO that you enjoy so regularly during your daily diarrhea spews when the conservative are voted back in.
Grace 9/5/2013 7:53:08 PM Report
Undies...I just thought it was interesting that the poll mirrored the "righty" comments posted here over the last few months....
flyhawk25 9/5/2013 8:04:06 PM Report
Whew...I love it.
Our Resident Expert on Politics has emerged from the chilling swamp and called another conservative victory.
Mr. Harper must be screaming "No! The kiss of death!"
Grace 9/5/2013 8:07:58 PM Report
Pope Francis, in a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the G20 summit, urged world leaders on Thursday to "lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution" in Syria.
Don't look now Obie but even the Pope opinion's seem to be against your plans.
Grace 9/5/2013 8:10:48 PM Report
Fly..looking at the results of the survey I wouldn't be placing any bets on pretty boy to win!
undecided 9/5/2013 8:13:20 PM Report
Grace If you google something long enough you'll find something that goes with your right wing theories. Sounds to me OBSESSED
Grace 9/5/2013 8:24:00 PM Report
Undies...don't fret..you can goo goo Google stuff too!
It's fun and informative!
Give it a try! Don't be a scared of the internets...lol
Grace 9/5/2013 8:26:39 PM Report
Unless you are afraid of the truth??
Grace 9/5/2013 8:47:06 PM Report
New report on Camp Bastion attack recalls efforts to protect Prince Harry
flyhawk25 9/5/2013 8:57:44 PM Report
If it weren't for Google and Rush...how would the cons on here form any opinions?
I mean how many fortune cookies can you read and eat?
shakespeare 9/5/2013 9:06:59 PM Report
Grace : I would stick with the early morning lyrics. The rest of your stuff is scattered and generally incoherent.
I will tell you one thing. Russia is going to come out of the next two weeks smelling like a rose!
Grace 9/5/2013 9:10:01 PM Report
Fly..just livin the dream! lol
Grace 9/5/2013 9:14:20 PM Report
Shakes...wow that's scarey...I was going to add the same thing "Russia smelling like a rose" in that post but decided not too...
The other posts are just topics I found of interest.
shakespeare 9/5/2013 9:28:49 PM Report
On a purely selfish note, I am so peed off with the Middle East. After a 40 year University reunion in the UK with 12 great friends in October we had a tour of Egypt booked (subsequently cancelled) replaced with a tour of the Holy Lands (Sea of Galilee, Nazareth etc) and now that is in jeopardy.
I have emailed Obama and said, "Go with whatever Putin says and pretend it was your idea"
shakespeare 9/5/2013 9:46:27 PM Report
In answer to my tongue-in-cheek selfish indifference to the interminable Middle East brutalities:
“That element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency, has not yet wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch
right wing 9/5/2013 9:48:36 PM Report
Ah yes, the typical from Mr. fly typical.
Just remember...when you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out, cause that's whats inside!
statusquo 9/5/2013 10:16:58 PM Report
I wasn't aware of that one!
If I wouldn't come in here every now and again I would miss so much!
You must feel proud being in agreement with the likes of "wisenheimer"and the other "douchbagwahtshisnamelearning somethingsomethingandhiswifegrace".
Thank you again and God Bless!
right wing 9/6/2013 8:11:09 AM Report
Well stats I have to keep things simple for the low information libs on here.