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View Room Comments for Saturday, Dec. 21 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013   by: The View RoomWelcome to the SooToday.com View Room. This editorial feature is for you to post comments. To comment on a specific news story please post your comment directly under the news story.
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Zing 12/21/2013 7:31:22 AM Report

Good morning and welcome to the first day of WINTER!
bounder 12/21/2013 7:32:00 AM Report

Morning all ,
was first in the Red Room so gave it a try here to have a double header.
bounder 12/21/2013 7:32:32 AM Report

Zing you boned me.
statusquo 12/21/2013 7:42:27 AM Report

Ouch bounder...


First you missed a double header and then you get boned.
How much worse can it get?
littlebutton 12/21/2013 7:57:14 AM Report

good morning all, Don't forget to tip your paper boy/girl this holiday season.
Grump 12/21/2013 8:01:44 AM Report

Status the only thing I can think of that's worse it to be reminded of it. LMAO. Good morning everyone, winter bah, humbug. Well Harper just got handed his just deserts as he will burn his hands on the hot potato the Supreme Court has handed him. He is far too stubborn and dumb to put it away until it cools off so let him juggle as he will screw it up anyway. Have a great day all.
old-cat33 12/21/2013 8:03:15 AM Report

To Day is the shortest day of the year!

Anyway I knew that one day I would dread the closing of Vernes Hardware.
Does anyone know where I can buy some WICK for my hurricane lamps? There is none at Crappy Tire.
Zing 12/21/2013 8:23:34 AM Report

I didn't feel a thing!
Zing 12/21/2013 8:25:05 AM Report

old-cat33

Try TSC Hardware on Gt. Northern.
Retreaded 12/21/2013 8:35:31 AM Report

We have a mouse or two. This clever guy(or girl) can clean peanut butter or cheese off the trap without setting it off. Any suggestions other than getting a cat??
Zing 12/21/2013 8:51:20 AM Report

A new mousetrap would work.
Grump 12/21/2013 8:53:14 AM Report

old-cat try Joes Sports , they used to use it for snowshoe harness, maybe still do. Other than that go online.
Grump 12/21/2013 8:58:04 AM Report

old-cat just did a search and lots of suppliers in the States. Just have them ship it to Weirs or if you are in no hurry have them mail them to you.
Grump 12/21/2013 9:01:29 AM Report

Retreaded put hard cheese or a piece of ham or meat on. They will have to pull to get it off and that should do it. If you just want a pet feed him without the trap. lol
Bobby Nerves 12/21/2013 9:11:50 AM Report

Retreaded, if s/he has a taste for peanut butter, let me know and I'll provide you with the treats for the little creature.
I buy it in buckets, peanut butter flavor and it's effective. It'll nail them to the floor. It's commercial grade, not household/domestic product.

If you are near down town, pass by and I'll give you two or three pieces.
You can't have other pets around.
Retreaded 12/21/2013 9:25:19 AM Report

I will try the hard cheese method tonight.
TFinn 12/21/2013 9:40:18 AM Report

Retreaded 12/21/2013 8:35:31 AM

If it�s the old style mouse trap you can bend with needle nose pliers the small tab where the wire arm sits to lock / hold the trap� don�t bend it in too much ..try a little bit at a time. By bending in that small tab makes the trap more sensitive, you�ll have to be more careful setting it tho .. :~) hope that helps.
TFinn 12/21/2013 9:44:05 AM Report


ooops sorry ..don't understand why my posts have all those wierd characters .. :~)

If it's the old style mouse trap you can bend with needle nose pliers the small tab where the wire arm sits to lock / hold the trap .. don't bend it in too much ..try a little bit at a time. By bending in that small tab makes the trap more sensitive, you'll have to be more careful setting it tho .. :~) hope that helps.
soowat 12/21/2013 9:58:56 AM Report

TFinn

Do a Google search using those numbers and symbols. It will explain that is has something to do with your computer settings. It was all Greek to me,but my son knew what to do and I'm good to go.
right wing 12/21/2013 10:02:58 AM Report

Retreaded

Make your own bucket trap.
We use these all the time and they work great.
The link below will give you all you need to know on making one.
To add you don't need as much peanut butter as they show on the can, a strip down the middle is fine...no need to bait the stick ramp...and you can be humane if you choose.

http://tinyurl.com/kvelqv5
Spellchecker 12/21/2013 10:11:23 AM Report

http://nypost.com/2013/12/15/how-the-west-was-lost-2/
TFinn 12/21/2013 10:29:48 AM Report

right wing 12/21/2013 10:02:58 AM

The only good mouse is a dead one..! This guy let them go ....right next to the neighbours house .. lol
flyhawk25 12/21/2013 10:30:56 AM Report

All my Christmas shopping is done and not one foot in a mall.I love downtown.
seriously 12/21/2013 10:40:50 AM Report

little peanut....and I suppose you'll leave cookies and hot chocolate for the postal worker? Still - they deserve it for the individual worker hasn't a say. Bid them farewell!

Liability: What happens when I fall and hurt myself - even bringing out the behamoth recycling bin. I don't like the mail I receive unwantingly. Not liking the outcome to follow....this winter, and all.

Bounder - I would have been posting at 444 a.m. - was more interested in making blueberry pancakes.

Take care, and THAT'S MY VIEW!
Zing 12/21/2013 11:01:50 AM Report

Right Wing

What an ingenious mouse trap!
old-cat33 12/21/2013 11:04:06 AM Report

Why Thanks Zing, I keep forgetting about that darn store?? Heading up there this afternoon.

Grump: I'll have to wait till next year for your idea which is a good one. But I need my little lamps for the Christmas decoration assembly. There is a little bit left in them and should be enough for this Yuletide Season....LOL

old-cat33 12/21/2013 11:10:06 AM Report

Flyhawk got all his shopping done downtown! I remember when I was a downtown shopper with the Metropolitan store and Kresge's just up the street.And I would stop in that little smoke shop by there for dads gift....Was that called the Hub Cigar Store? I think? Hell I can't remember where I put my truck keys when I come in?
flyhawk25 12/21/2013 11:23:47 AM Report

I'm sure the mall merchants do a great job and folks enjoy the crowds.I do not.
I love going to Savoy's on Queen and get wonderful service and gift wrapping - important for a guy who has forgotten how to tie his shoes.
And I enjoy the specialty grocery/butcher shops in Steelton.And now as a bonus Prime Cuts has a new owner who keeps the great traditions and service going.
And this year I'm going to try Art Comigna's new restaurant on Lake north of McNabb.A friend tried it and loved it.Check it out on Google - Antico Restaurant.
Man I love this city and its local businesses.
Oldie Goldie 12/21/2013 11:56:01 AM Report

seriously---before long they will want you to take your humungous recycling bin to a community location so that they can pick up a hundred or so at a time to save money.

The Post Office people don't care whether or not you can get to their Community Boxes--they are going to make you do it whether you can or not.

The money they spend building the Boxes and paying for their locations will all be charged to the taxpayer.

Oh--and don't forget to bring a shovel with you 5 months of the year because they won't clean away the snow for you and they won't deliver to any boxes that don't have the snow cleared for them.

They also won't deliver to any box that has a frozen lock---you will have to get the lock fixed before you get any mail. With our temperature changes the locks could freeze several times a winter.
Zing 12/21/2013 12:00:14 PM Report

Oldie Goldie

That's exactly what I've been doing for the past 20 years....had to buy a torch to unfreeze my lock which broke and had to be replaced 3-4 times.

My neighbour cleans away the snow, thank God.
mallet 12/21/2013 12:08:45 PM Report


Oldie Goldie..

Out here we have the community boxes, the contractor justs open the front and then delivers to the indivual pigeon holes, only you need the de-icer so you can open your box. The person whose land the boxes are on is responible for clearing the snow away, that is why he is paid rent for the use of his land. As for the Canada Post CEO's idea that seniors need exercise, they never asked me, but his arrogance really showed through...
right wing 12/21/2013 12:17:57 PM Report

Zing

We have been using this type of mouse trap for years at our hunting camp.
It's the trap that keeps on working over and over again.
We place one upstairs and one downstairs.
If there are any mice they are in the bucket the next time we go out.
No drawers, counters or table tops covered in mouse poop.
In the winter use anti-freeze instead of water.
Oldie Goldie 12/21/2013 12:50:20 PM Report

Mallett--They never asked me either---as a matter of fact the Canada Post C.E.O. did not disclose who called him and from what parts of Canada so his statements cannot be believed.

Who, in their right mind, would give up, willingly, their right to have mail delivered to their home if they already have it.

There was nothing said about the front of the box getting frozen and the Contractor can't open it.

I have seen other Community Boxes in parts of our City where all the boxes had icicles all over them as the weather froze at night and melted during the day---both front and back.
Oldie Goldie 12/21/2013 12:51:51 PM Report

Thank you Zing---I do recall another posting you wrote about that.
Zing 12/21/2013 1:49:34 PM Report

Just as a reminder, Wicket is holding a Christmas Summit on December 27th for all members of the Red Room and Blue Room as you may already know.
Please come out and tell her if you plan to attend so she can buy enough lobsters and crab.
bounder 12/21/2013 1:51:07 PM Report

Right Wing ,
we use Plumbers antifreeze, much more friendly to the environment.
statusquo 12/21/2013 2:56:15 PM Report

Zing

"Please come out and tell her if you plan to attend so she can buy enough lobsters and crab."

That is it? Lobster and crab? No Russian caviar?...what about foie gras?

What's the beverage? It better be some Chateau or another.



right wing 12/21/2013 3:46:52 PM Report

bounder

I don't really care about the mouse's environment, but yes the non-toxic stuff will drown them just as well.
right wing 12/21/2013 4:08:49 PM Report

stats

Do what I do when going to a party...I bring a bottle of Chateau Neuf du Crap wine.
I keep a supply of expensive wine labels then simply soak off the bottle label of "aged in the back of a truck".
Take one of the self-adhesive labels of the high end wine and place one on the bottle.
You can add a write up such as...This wine has powerful character with a hint of raw sewage and doggy doings.
statusquo 12/21/2013 4:10:32 PM Report

right wing,

Hi. How's she hanging?
The mouse's environment is our environment.
Why can't you ever be more like...you know... Gore like?
My approach would be to have a dialogue with the rodent.
Talk things over if you will.
I would invoke the Bible and let the mouse know that "thou shalt not steal" or "defecate in my pantry".
And if all else fails I would blow his brains out, in good ole Texas style, stand your ground fashion and all that.After all, mice or (meeces in the plural form)are visible minorities...no?
So you know, I am an avid fan of Duck Dynasty, never missed an episode and I can be coaxed to elaborate on the pros and cons of a vagina to an anus if so provoked!
I do not believe in evolution and because I am a devout Christian I cannot be deemed demented!
(smirky face with a smile)
God bless.

Merry X mas and happy holydays .

btw....do you brine your turkey?
statusquo 12/21/2013 4:17:23 PM Report

rw,
Chateau Neuf is the proven panty remover. 4.99 a gallon at Walmart, next to the mouthwash variety but cheaper (price conscious) "Big Red Gulp". Re wines on a budget isle.
Works flawlessly with insecure dames with chemical imbalances and unfulfilled lives.
Oldie Goldie 12/21/2013 5:59:41 PM Report

Status Quo---A Devout Christian would write Merry Christmas---not Merry Xmas

X is an unknown in Mathematics---to me Christ is not an X.

Have a Merry Christmas !
flyhawk25 12/21/2013 6:08:18 PM Report

OG...'X' is an accepted abbreviation for the Greek 'Xenos'(sic?)...my Greek is lousy.
When you've taken a dozen or so theology courses and had to read notes on a blackboard it's just easier than writing the longer word.
Used it myself in class.Hope this clarifies it.
Happy Hannukah.(My Hebrew stinks too)
Bobby Nerves 12/21/2013 8:25:13 PM Report

Come out?

Come out from where?

The last time I checked I wasn't in any closet...

Oly Cheezus, now I have my doubts.
Bobby Nerves 12/21/2013 8:28:10 PM Report

A devout christian wouldn't be here, to begin with.


statusquo 12/21/2013 8:45:15 PM Report

sorry Oldie,

I apologize. Of course it is Christ Mas .
It won't happen again. But let me assure you...I know the difference between an anus and the other other part. I do read the Bible and I do watch Duck Dynasty and Fox News!

God bless .
flyhawk25 12/21/2013 9:16:59 PM Report

...and God bless the United States of Amuricah!
Play ball!
statusquo 12/21/2013 9:36:53 PM Report

My bad Fly,

I forgot to bless the U.S of F_cking A and Fox News.

On a side note, do you realize that Jesus was white and spoke with a southern drawl?
Yes I know...it sounds silly but it's true!
Jesus represents everything white. If he were alive today he would watch Duck Dynasty...and Honey Bo Bo... and take wisenheimer's stock advice... I am sure of it.
Anyway...I drove by your office today but your car wasn't there...

Merry Christmas and all the best ...just in case!
(smiley face)
flyhawk25 12/21/2013 9:52:51 PM Report

SQ...I e-mailed you a response. Not fit for a pubic forum.
nanag 12/21/2013 10:17:33 PM Report

I don't mean to be insensitive to those that are offended by ...WAY TOO MUCH SH*T....but my vision of Jesus leans more toward a cool dude sittin with his buds rollin a "smoke" blowin smoke rings and passing a jug of watery wine contemplating the state of his sandals.. just chillaxin
gcubed 12/21/2013 10:28:15 PM Report

Y'all have a cool yule y'hear!
shakespeare 12/21/2013 10:42:49 PM Report

"pubic forum" ... just checked in, and haven't gone back on the thread, but it looks like fly and stats are planning some kind of Robertson get-together.
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