Mark Brown 9/27/2013 3:03:33 AM Report
Good morning all,
Yesterday as I was driving away from Algoma University I saw a freshman-aged woman of oriental descent walking towards the University wearing a Michael Jackson style face mask.
What do you folks think about that?
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 6:33:51 AM Report
Shakey, I might not buy the stock but I'll buy the pasta. Good to see him stand up for the traditional family.
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 6:51:53 AM Report
That's if the company manages to stay in business in our wonderful modern age of "enlightenment".
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 6:54:01 AM Report
Realitycheck, please excuse the afterthought.
Grump 9/27/2013 7:01:58 AM Report
Good morning all, we sure have been catching some great Indian Summer. I'm with Mallet, hope it stays until Christmas. Then give the children snow for the holiday and back to warm. I have an old friend in town cleaning up some business. They now reside in Florida but have been enjoying this weather. That said they are getting ready to head out at the first snow flake. Have a great day everyone. PS David P. you misunderstood, one should keep tabs on the performance or non of our elected officials at all times. No point monitoring the polls as it's too late then. Besides all Parties have scrutineers there monitoring each other.
theprotector 9/27/2013 7:13:20 AM Report
I wonder whats in store for our winter this year. Ive heard everything from little snow but cold to lots of snow but warm. The squirrels are storing food high but the hornets have build low!
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 7:40:56 AM Report
Looks like they don't know any more about it than we do. It's all in the hands of the Great Creator. After all, He does control the weather.
flyhawk25 9/27/2013 7:45:30 AM Report
The national news site here reports that Canada lost the war in Afghanistan.
The cost was between $11-18B.Plus far too many of our service peoples' lives.
It turned out as many predicted - you cannot win a war in that country. Yet our PM sent our people and resources into it.
So the ineptitude of the Harper government just keeps escalating.
It would be sad were it not for the cost in lives and money. And when I think of how he tried to bring the remains of the dead home without press coverage or families present I get really angry.
He - and by extension we - will have to live with this national tragedy forever.
Jimssm 9/27/2013 7:45:37 AM Report
Squirrels are smarter than hornets.
Just Curious 9/27/2013 7:45:58 AM Report
An old fellow I knew here years ago always said if you want to know what kind of winter was coming,take a ride to Waboos and see how high the Finlanders had their wood piled....:)
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 7:47:33 AM Report
If I recall correctly, it was the liberal, Chretien, who put Canada into that war.
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 7:50:16 AM Report
flyhawk25 9/27/2013 7:52:05 AM Report
Spelly...and your point is what?
Just Curious 9/27/2013 7:52:49 AM Report
Sorry Spelly,typing on a laptop....:)
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 7:54:03 AM Report
Why are you blaming it on Harper?
JC, a likely story, lol.
Chardonnay 9/27/2013 8:00:15 AM Report
Never said punch buggy, we said Slug-bug!! Where is that in your survey Sootoday!
right wing 9/27/2013 8:01:00 AM Report
That is what libs do best, spin and blame.
Obama had an opportunity to pull out of Afghanistan and instead stepped up the war there.....but nary a word on that one from the libs...it's all Harper and Bush's fault.
No surprises, just the same old rhetoric from the same old lib.
right wing 9/27/2013 8:02:08 AM Report
How could you identify anything facial about a person that was wearing a mask.
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 8:02:50 AM Report
I think "our PM" was inserted to make it purposely ambiguous.
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 8:15:22 AM Report
Speaking of the poll, the proper spelling of Volkswagen is VOLKSWAGEN, not Volkswagon.
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 8:18:32 AM Report
They were also called pregnant peanuts and pregnant roller skates.
theprotector 9/27/2013 8:19:31 AM Report
See jimssm her I thought the squirrels were all nuts!
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 8:20:58 AM Report
Can't fool around in here any longer. See you later, folks.
Spellchecker 9/27/2013 8:22:59 AM Report
Couldn't even rile up theprotector this morning.
Jimssm 9/27/2013 8:26:18 AM Report
I was wondering the same thing as rw...
If she was wearing a mask... how did you identify her as asian ?
And maybe to explain things a bit, there are all sorts of activities going on to help orientate the international students, perhaps her costume was part of that ?
Saturday is Brazil night in the Speak Easy, bring your beads !
theprotector 9/27/2013 8:27:51 AM Report
Yes it was the liberals that as part of their role joined the Joint Forces Task Force in 2002. However it was harper who dramatically increased the troops in 2006. It was Harper that in 2012 further committed troops (of course an undisclosed number of troops until at least 2014 and let only a few return home. But go ahead blame the libs!
right wing 9/27/2013 8:32:29 AM Report
I'll go one step further and say that the entire post is ridiculous.
What do I think about what?
What does it matter that an Asian person is wearing a Micheal Jackson mask.
Wisenheimer 9/27/2013 8:39:30 AM Report
RW .. at least it was brief. Perhaps her feet were bound.
flyhawk25 9/27/2013 8:52:42 AM Report
Talk about deflection.
What began as a statement of our national Canadian disgrace somehow morphed into Obama.
Harper has had a majority and could have pulled us of of Afghanistan. Not only did he choose to continue he tried to blur the national conscience by denying us the opportunity to witness the return of our fallen.
Add the money to the body count, all the money we wasted and it isn't about Chretien or Obama.
It's about Harper.
David Poluck 9/27/2013 8:59:04 AM Report
Grump, Thank you for the clarification. Good point.
shakespeare 9/27/2013 9:02:32 AM Report
I have noticed a lot of grocery stores are offering halal chicken breasts. I was ignorant of what it meant. I googled it and found out. Very interesting!
guestwho 9/27/2013 9:18:51 AM Report
friday ,yeh,were the border dudes pissed at someone again and taking it out on us,sat on the bridge for an hour last night,get to the customs AND sure enough 2 of 5 lanes open ,REALLY,only the gov`t can get away with that stupdity!!!!!
Mark Brown 9/27/2013 9:23:03 AM Report
Dear rw and Jimssm,
She was wearing a mask like this http://tinyurl.com/ozafg4y
What do you think about her wearing that mask?
irishfey 9/27/2013 10:06:37 AM Report
Top of the morning friends.... Mr. Brown> was that a trick question or by chance you were hoping to get a little religious banter going ? lol.. Pro> nice to see you being " nice " lol, and i do think that the little critters are way ahead of us folk in predicting the weather.. even the trees let us know what"s coming, especially the Willow tree. I have a piece of a Willow branch on my house and it really works... when it rises up. the weather is good and when it slumps downward.. bad weather on the rise. I always heard that it was the Native folk to watch and see how much wood they stored up for the Winter... I heard a good joke [ nice] about that and when i remember how it all went, i"ll post it... Grump> think your Florida friends have room for me?.. i don"t care for Winter at all,lol Hope you all have a great day and enjoy the sunny days while we have them.. Amen> Spellchecker. My compt. is sticking a wee bit.. could it be because it"s in the basement and it"s sometimes a bit damp down here?? .. God Bless...
realitycheck 9/27/2013 11:04:15 AM Report
"Realitycheck, please excuse the afterthought."
It was not the one afterthought that I posted about, it was the 10.
realitycheck 9/27/2013 11:12:23 AM Report
"It turned out as many predicted - you cannot win a war in that country. Yet our PM sent our people and resources into it.
So the ineptitude of the Harper government just keeps escalating."
The juxtaposition of these two sentences can lead one to believe that you are saying Harper was the one who got us there. If you didn't mean that, you should clarify rather than asking Spellchecker what his point was. It was obvious he was attempting to clear up an ambiguity.
Wisenheimer 9/27/2013 11:16:45 AM Report
Fly ... The majority of Canadians supported the Afghan mission, both Libs and Cons. Only pacifists find it messy to defend themselves or the defenseless. Try to respond without reference to swamp critters or the like. (see I cleaned it up.)
flyhawk25 9/27/2013 11:35:46 AM Report
Sorry for any ambiguity.
Let me point my finger. Keep in mind that Chretien kept us out of one mess but this Afghanistan war could have been ended at any time by Harper and he did not.
I disagree that both the majority of the Libs and Cons agree to it but there never was any vote.So no one has to be on the record for anything but the leaders.
The end result is a lot of costs in both human lives and money.
What I find troubling as well are the DND ads calling on Canadian youth to 'Come fight with us'. Whatever happened to being peacekeepers?
Here's a hint - when the Russians can't win a war in a country chances are we won't do well.Nor the Americans. And we did not.
I'm all for protecting our sovereign rights with our military. But I am not
in favor of a PM unilaterally sending our forces to fight on foreign land in an undeclared war with an undefined enemy.
And it really bothers me how we treat our veterans of all ages.
I hope this clarifies things.
Koss 9/27/2013 12:46:03 PM Report
She doesn't want to catch the flu Mark. It's a common occurrence in some areas around the world. Why do you care?
25miller 9/27/2013 12:55:38 PM Report
"OTTAWA - The federal government posted a deficit of $2 billion in July 2013, compared with a deficit of $1.4 billion in the same month last year.
The increase came as government revenue dropped by $500 million due to lower personal and corporate income tax revenue."
OH..It has nothing to do with the the over spending does it?Send money all around the world,purchase things our Country does not need or any use for and the top chiefs all get bigger bonuses and raises and even new jets.With all the cutbacks they are handing out, there should be no way they are losing money due to tax revenues.Sometimes I wonder if they really do think we are that dumb to believe this crap..
Wisenheimer 9/27/2013 1:06:58 PM Report
Fly .. I'll put a name on your undefined enemy. Islamic terrorists. Whole boat load of them. I shudder to think what Justin Trudeau or Tom Mulcair would come up with.
irishfey 9/27/2013 1:19:00 PM Report
What"s up with Russia and Iran... are those Countries going to be the worlds new " peacekeepers"? Anyone hear of the E.M.P. chemical weapon [ think it"s chemical .. did i spell that right? lol].. Electric Magnetic Pulse? Anyway , it is something that can be shot up into space over a country and when it comes down, it shuts off everything !! You won"t be able to start a car, use a phone, compt. etc, etc. If shot up over the U.S ,It would turn the U.S and part of Canada into the stone age or a 3rd. world country. Hope this weapon is not in the hands of some of the countries in the Mid East. I don"t trust Iran or Russia... i think they are just playing the States for a fool while it gives them more time to pull off something drastic. The new President of Iran does not call the shots.. it"s the Religious leader[ can"t spell his name] that still rules Iran and he has no love for the States, Canada or Israel. He has declared in an interview that Islam will rule the world and has made no secret that they can lie to the world and then break their promise and it will not be held against them by their god... notice , i did not use a capital on.. g..... just saying... Horse and buggy anyone? I feel blessed to have a woodstove ,lol
irishfey 9/27/2013 1:32:57 PM Report
Fly> your right, and Wise> glad you had the guts to put a name to the problems of the world !...... If you called the tail of a donkey, a leg,.. how many legs would a donkey have?? Answer.. 4, Just because you call it a leg, it"s still a tail... lol, gee hope this makes sense, i"m a wee bit tired,, going for a nap...love you guys lol
flyhawk25 9/27/2013 1:41:11 PM Report
Canada does not have the resources - monetary or military - to fight a land war in Afghanistan against tribal terrorists.
The point remains. We are fighting an undeclared war in a place we have no business in.
If Russia and the US can't beat them why are we there?
We'd be better served protecting our own borders.
Just Curious 9/27/2013 1:49:44 PM Report
Fly,that has been my thought from the start..We have no business there and that war has been going on for 3000 yrs. Russia got their ass kicked and so did the States so what the hell are we doing there??? It is a classic no-win situation...We need to go back to being peacekeepers,but we also need more teeth to keep the peace...If we get shot at,shoot back,don't mess with us....:)
flyhawk25 9/27/2013 2:25:44 PM Report
irishfey 9/27/2013 3:01:43 PM Report
Often wondered why Canada never made themselves a great Military etc. to protect us instead of relying on the States.. sometimes i think we are a little to close for comfort being so close to the States.... anyone??
Just Curious 9/27/2013 3:21:07 PM Report
Irishfey,unless everything we did in this country was devoted to the military we couldn't hope to defend several thousand miles of border,both north and south of us and I don't think for a minute we could do it anyway. The best we can hope for is that the USA doesn't elect a total airhead(they have come close a couple of times)bcause the sad truth is we need them.Whether we like it or not,we owe more allegiance to the States than Grt Britian,we are a lot closer to them..:)
Daiv 9/27/2013 4:02:10 PM Report
Is a plane that left Sault Ste. Marie and crashed not considered newsworthy?
Some of the stories I see on this site are absolute crap, but a real story doesn't even get posted.
Thoughts to the family, nonetheless.
Bill_the_Cat 9/27/2013 4:11:05 PM Report
irish: because it is cheaper to depend on the US. And far more satisfying to complain about it.
Jimssm 9/27/2013 5:42:53 PM Report
Any nuclear capable country can generate an EMP. It's been a weapon since 1944 so it's nothing new.
A lot of our important stuff is already shielded from it but the typical John Q. Public isn't. Since an EMP is generated by a nuclear blast, I doubt losing your stereo is going to be high on your list of worries.
Jimssm 9/27/2013 6:04:02 PM Report
I hate to break it to you as I know what a Bible scholar you are, but the God of Islam is the same as the God of Christianity and Judaism.
Jimssm 9/27/2013 6:06:27 PM Report
To answer your mask question.... many Eastern cultures wear masks in crowds or if they themselves have a cold.
They often come from places that are a lot more crowded than here.
shakespeare 9/27/2013 6:27:21 PM Report
and, of course, most of us wear masks when we're in here.
Jimssm 9/27/2013 6:51:40 PM Report
The easiest way to protect stuff from an EMP is to put them in your microwave.
... but this is really tin foil hat stuff.
right wing 9/27/2013 7:03:45 PM Report
"she was wearing a Micheal Jackson mask".
I looked at your link.
I stand by my original opinion of you.
right wing 9/27/2013 7:05:03 PM Report
I like reading your stuff.
You are nobody's fool and have a very neat way of getting your point across.
Keep up the Irish.
right wing 9/27/2013 7:06:49 PM Report
So Obama is just as much of an ass as Harper as Obama could have pulled American troops out of Afghanistan also...right!
Zing 9/27/2013 7:27:28 PM Report
Shakey, the Halal chicken bewbies you speak of would be similar to having Kosher food, but just a different religion.
I believe the East Indian culture demands chicken be killed humanely by a Muslim.
flyhawk25 9/27/2013 7:29:16 PM Report
Nice to see Harper called 'an ass' on here.
Of course the difference is that the president of the US - also called the same name - just called the president of Iran.First time in thirty years some form of communication started.
Subtle stuff.That demands a level of objective thought from posters that appears to be beyond the name caller.
Now...how about some negativity about what the opposition leaders might do.
Grump 9/27/2013 7:40:27 PM Report
Good evening everyone. Irish Fey my friend is a lady and I don't think her gate swings that way. A good editorial in the paper tonight saying that Canada is becoming a net exporter of jihadists. Miller I see you didn't get any defense put up to your comments about this government's excess spending That said how does one make excuses for that kind of incompetence. Have a great evening all.
T-rat 9/27/2013 8:12:59 PM Report
Evening folks. I haven't been on in a long while, but you may have noticed that a well-loved poster hasn't been around of late either. Skipper Dave, that one-armed pirate is in a major fight right now. He's fought a lot of demons along the way and right now any backup he can get would be most appreciated.
If you can, please put aside all of your views and opinions and just focus nothing but positive energy and well wishes due east to the hospital n Sudbury. Let's get him back here.....posting and postulating on his family and what a lucky guy he is.
irishfey 9/27/2013 8:30:17 PM Report
Thank you J.C and Bill the Cat for your info on my question on Canadas Military. And Rightwing and grump, for your kind words... Jimssm.. thank you too. I really wasn"t worried about my " stero" and i never claimed to be an expert on the Bible. Did i offend you in any way? I must have otherwise you wouldn"t act like such a " gobshite".. just an Irish term for people like you. Feel free to look it up. Well, i guess i just blew my image of being a lady,lol. why can"t folks just say what they have to and be nice about it? There is a lot of back and forth banter on here but i know it"s all in fun, except for some that have to be downright rude.. there is no need for that! I know that i don"t contribute too much to this site on some matters, but i feel like i have made some friends here and for that i"m very thankful. A good night to you all, and God bless.. one more thing> Jimssm.. no, we all do not worship the same God. For some, satan is their god and i sure wouldn"t put him in the same breath as mine.
shakespeare 9/27/2013 8:41:21 PM Report
I got an update yesterday through my wife. Dave has been through so much and he's still in it. I'm channeling all my positive vibes to him.
T-rat 9/27/2013 10:06:09 PM Report
Good stuff Shakes. Let's see if we can't generate a whole lot more. May have to repost tomorrow. I got my update a bit late this evening.
Bill_the_Cat 9/27/2013 10:08:40 PM Report
Thank you irishfey, for your polite manners.
Jimssm 9/27/2013 10:58:40 PM Report
I wasn't offended at all.... until you called me names.
You asked about EMP and I answered your question... politely
You mentioned Islam's god and made sure to mention the small 'g'. I just pointed out, again politely, that for Muslims, their God is the same one as yours. That is, the God of the First Testament. I did not comment on my opinion of how a small minority of wackos take their religion and bastardize it to justify killing non believers. Not unlike Christianity and Judaism have done in the past.
Anyways, my posts are usually short and to the point, and I did not appreciate your name-calling. You may not appreciate or agree with what I say, but the scroll key is there and you're free to use it.
Jimssm 9/27/2013 11:04:15 PM Report
One of the reasons we export jihadists (and the USA, and UK) is that converts to Islam tend to be much more radical than those born and raised Muslim.
The explanation I read is that they get only the political spin about the 'wicked west' without any of the faith-based teachings or family support.
Just my $.02
Zing 9/28/2013 1:23:27 PM Report
Jacinta 9/28/2013 8:34:50 PM Report
being from "an arab country" never seen anyone have a mask on. hijab yes not mask
Jacinta 9/28/2013 8:36:14 PM Report
like to see stats backing up your claim