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View Room Comments for Wednesday, Feb. 5 2014

Wednesday, February 05, 2014   by: The Soap BoxWelcome to the 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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dust2 2/5/2014 4:00:18 AM Report

sup fools
Gurpy 2/5/2014 6:47:27 AM Report

If you believe everyone in the blue room is a fool, then why do you continue to show up day after day?
David Poluck 2/5/2014 6:58:08 AM Report

In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king!

Sorry..first thing that popped into my head!

Grump 2/5/2014 7:04:25 AM Report

Good morning everyone, I see we are blessed with dust even at 4 am. We sure must be living right to be that lucky. So dust where are you supposedly employed? It must be a great job when you can be wandering aimlessly around at 4 am? I could be wrong but every time I read one of your posts my B.S. detector goes off. Have a great day everyone.
Grump 2/5/2014 7:08:07 AM Report

Good morning David, have to run but will catch all later.
David Poluck 2/5/2014 7:13:35 AM Report

Good to see our efforts last year were not in vein and we now have time to review the preliminary budget leading to interaction with our council representatives.
We are making arrangements this week for a place to meet next week for a breakdown of the material provided so that good discussions can happen.
Having the preliminary budget two months before the vote is a big deal.
Get on the email
David Poluck 2/5/2014 7:14:35 AM Report

Hey Grump!
Have a great day!
David Poluck 2/5/2014 7:15:38 AM Report

Or should it be "vain"? Darn English!
dust2 2/5/2014 7:24:15 AM Report

you never heard anyone say sup fools before? lol wow
David Poluck 2/5/2014 7:36:42 AM Report

Remember a while back we were discussing the origin of the name "Finn Hill"
Thanks to Kevin at the public library we have an answer..thanks Kevin!

Hello David

I have the answer to your origin of Finn Hill question. In 1858 the Crown sold the property to a Edward Borin and in 1915 a lumber contractor by the name of Victor Wainio purchased the property. The name Finn Hill came about because the man was of Finnish decent, from him the property passed on to his son Eero Wainio. So since the property was held by the family for such a long period of time the name Finn Hill simply stuck.

I hope this helps you out

Thank You


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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library
theprotector 2/5/2014 8:41:51 AM Report

dusty my lover boy how are you today?
Gurpy 2/5/2014 8:47:48 AM Report

Had I attempted to utter nearly as much NONSENSE and RUDE remarks as you do, I would`ve been bruised, toothless and possibly missing a few limbs after being CORRECTED by my parents who DISCIPLINED and taught me RIGHT from WRONG at a very early age!
I clearly remember the one and ONLY time I spoke back to my parents! I remember what I was wearing, where I was standing and the direction that the sun was shining into the house! It never happened again!
Of course you dust will label them as abusive or dysfunctional! I on the other hand have nothing but respect for both of them! Dust, it`s not too late for you! Go get some help!
Javaman 2/5/2014 8:53:12 AM Report

Why are people so bothered by dust2 ? Simply scroll on by. If he/she gets no reaction they simply go away.
dust2 2/5/2014 8:56:58 AM Report

the guy who had parents that would of abused me is saying that I'm the one that needs help.

Wild Turkey 2/5/2014 8:58:17 AM Report

"Tell me quick, said Old Mcfee
What's this all got to do with me?"
Bob Seger---"Ship of fools"
theprotector 2/5/2014 9:03:18 AM Report

oh leave poor little dust2 alone. He is just a little boy with a new toy. "its mine and I will wash it as fast as I want..."
Spellchecker 2/5/2014 9:04:13 AM Report

LOL Gurpy. Good one.
Gurpy 2/5/2014 9:23:18 AM Report

My parents would not have abused you! You would`ve been loved and well provided for trust me! My dad would`ve taken you in and treated you as one of his own! His heart was bigger than his head at times!
Gurpy 2/5/2014 9:24:20 AM Report

You are a lost cause!! I`m serious!!
lambkins 2/5/2014 9:30:25 AM Report

Wild Turkey love that song. My fave by Bob Seger. It never got the recognition it deserved. I bet many never even heard of it. Thanks for mentioning it.
Just Curious 2/5/2014 9:51:02 AM Report

Either it pays to complain or somebody at city hall reads this column.. Got a loader here this morning cleaning up the banks on Francis and scraping the street down. Probably had more to do with school busses than anything else.. Several of them go up and down Francis and it was getting hard for them to make the corner as the street is narrow in the first place. Now, if they just clean the banks on Wellington the world would be such a perfect place. Ah, well, Spring is just around the corner...:)
theprotector 2/5/2014 10:13:26 AM Report

ah gurp please dont feel that way about me, my feelings will get really hurt! I will try and behave...honest
Snobank 2/5/2014 10:40:57 AM Report

Thanks David for the Finn Hill information. I've long wondered about that.
Christina216 2/5/2014 10:43:14 AM Report

Francis theres a short grampa lives on London St. His backyard is probably visible from your backyard. unless your on the other side.
Christina216 2/5/2014 10:55:45 AM Report

^you're not your...sorry spellchecker
Dreamer 2/5/2014 11:15:49 AM Report

On my way into work this morning, I was pleasantly surprised. Wellington St. E was cleared. 2 cars on each side, with lots of room. Good job snow clearers.
Just Curious 2/5/2014 11:52:29 AM Report

Christina 216; It's all the traffic that cuts across from St Georges on Walnut or down London from North st to get down town. You would not believe the number of vehicles that pass my window every morning from 6 to 9:30. And they are clearing London street too so all is good...:)
Spellchecker 2/5/2014 12:01:28 PM Report

Good show, Christina216.
cathyh 2/5/2014 12:08:22 PM Report

Now if they (snow removal) would only take care of Albert St., and Wallace Terrace I would be very content, oh and Queen St. also.
northernmale 2/5/2014 12:13:46 PM Report

Just Curious guess your glad your on a school bus root now. I do recall last night you did not like school buses and there drivers to much.Did you go out and get the numbers off the buses that are not following the law this morning. Or are we just going to complain on here . Then one something happens you can come on here and say I new this was going to happen.
Gurpy 2/5/2014 12:35:02 PM Report

You are full of boloney!
Gurpy 2/5/2014 12:36:31 PM Report

Snow banks were cleared from old Wallace Terrace the night before last. Still a lot of streets that haven`t been touched.
redranger 2/5/2014 12:52:29 PM Report

Northern Male
You have just snatched the award for "most grammatical errors in a short passage" from Irishfey. She has held it for a long time and will probably reclaim it.
northernmale 2/5/2014 1:31:47 PM Report

red ranger thanks I just read what I wrote and you are correct. Thanks, a case of typing faster then the brain works.Having one of those days,or should I say months.
Just Curious 2/5/2014 2:07:21 PM Report

Christina216; Sorry, I lied.. They only cleared the corners on London and a couple of other streets. Sure makes it better , in any event..
@northermale; No I didn't get any bus numbers as it's hard to do. By the time you see the occurrence it's past and too late. Besides, it doesn't happen every day, just once in a while. These people are doing a job that I'm sure 90% of us couldn't do so the odd minor mistake is not a biggie. I do watch them on a daily basis and will start noting major screw-ups...
theprotector 2/5/2014 3:17:25 PM Report

Gurp are you not obligated based on your religion to forgive? Is there a limit or is that more or less a guideline and not a rule?
Left Winger 2/5/2014 3:17:40 PM Report

my oh my...can we say too much time on my hands....

wow reminds me of a time when my brother was parks and recreation manager for Elliot Lake..

..he shared with me that the job was getting to be too much trouble due to the fact that Elliot Lake had become a retirement community and all they seemed to do was sit and watch out their windows then call and complain to him about the amount of work that the crews were not getting done or incomplete due to one thing or another...come on you old fogies get off your collective asses and get outside into the fresh air and be thankful you are still on the sunny side up...
right wing 2/5/2014 3:18:52 PM Report


Admit it you're just homophone-bic.
right wing 2/5/2014 3:38:59 PM Report

Left Winger

Agree with you there.
Unbelievable bunch of whiners.
No road construction - when are they going to fix it.
Road construction - when will it be finished.
New recycle program - the bins are no good.
Development on Great Northern Rd. - there's too much traffic.
The roads weren't plowed quick enough...
The snow banks are too big....
The side walks are slippery....
The parking meters have snow around them...
How come we have to pay for parking....
There was a power outage....

...and on, and on, and on.
Grump 2/5/2014 3:41:54 PM Report

Somewhat like the jewels that come on here and complain about everyone but the misfits. LMAO
Just Curious 2/5/2014 3:58:14 PM Report

@rw... Wait until you get a few years on you. At the moment you are still a babe in arms(or a plumber in short pants with a whole lot of crack showing).. Give me something to do and I will do it. I get up at 5 in the morning just wondering what in hell am I gonna do today to kill time... So I get on here and poke fun at everyone.. Trust me, I would sooner be doing something, anything of value to make a couple of bucks to survive in a reasonable manner..:)
And yes, I got all over Turco about some of the shit I see here every day, but I also gave him credit for the stuff that got done. I was born to bitch and I am good at it.. Should have been born a woman.. ( and I bet that will get a lot of response))) :)
Gurpy 2/5/2014 3:59:01 PM Report

I never said I did not forgive you...I just do not BELIEVE you!
Wild Turkey 2/5/2014 4:02:43 PM Report

@Gurpy----Stifle yourself--DINGBAT!!!!
right wing 2/5/2014 4:03:26 PM Report


How many more years do I have to get....
Do you think I'm in my thirties or forties...

My blessed Mother is 87 and she never complains about a thing.
Well she did the other day...she told me she was the oldest in her "gang".
Mr. Poster 2/5/2014 4:04:34 PM Report

James Street Hardware used to come to your house and buy your used furniture. They do not do that anymore. Is there someone else in town that does this now?
Just Curious 2/5/2014 4:06:44 PM Report

This is in response to an Article on the national side by Rob Ford.. he says that everyone jaywalks.. When the ice cream truck is there you are gonna run anywhere to get to it.. Judging by your build, Rob, you had to be running across the street against traffic a lot of times a day.. All it would take is a bell ringing and traffic, get the hell out of my way....LOL...
Just Curious 2/5/2014 4:12:30 PM Report

Mr poster,call Spadonies.. they won't give you much but you don't pay to get rid of it...
@rw; no idea how old you are, just trying to have some fun.. I'll paraphrase Grump here as he's not on now, but you must have a few years on you to be such a strong conservative. Most young people see the writing on the wall...( Did I do OK, Grump???)..LOL
shakespeare 2/5/2014 4:13:07 PM Report

redranger a homophone-bic! Who gnu?
right wing 2/5/2014 4:19:44 PM Report


Correct you are.
Most young people see the writing on the wall and they stop following pink hearts, unicorns, chasing butterflies and begin using their brains...they then become conservative.
right wing 2/5/2014 4:20:45 PM Report

...and by the way, Grump is never "on".

right wing 2/5/2014 4:22:01 PM Report

I did, did ewe.
right wing 2/5/2014 4:23:54 PM Report

...the smart ones will be all over that one.

Wild Turkey 2/5/2014 4:26:37 PM Report

Mr.Poster----If your old furniture could be used by someone else,try The Salvation Army.All it might take is a 'phone call.
sparks7 2/5/2014 4:35:53 PM Report


Last night I watched a movie that you had mentioned on here. "Walkabout" on you tube.It was really good,thanks for tipping us off.Great shots of Australia.Reminded me of a great book I read a couple years back about the Burke and Willis expedition as first explorers to cross the continent."Coopers Creek".Lots of the actual diaries and makes the Lewis and Clark expedition seem like a cakewalk in comparison.The bush in Australia is beautiful no doubt but I will take what we got here over that anyday.Just too many things that can bite you over there.
BIG BROTHER 2/5/2014 4:46:28 PM Report

Here's a 'take' on Harper's speech to the Israeli Parliament. It is 'one' journalist's opinion, but I haven't read any opinions giving an alternative viewpoint. If there are any, I'm open.

I realize the topic is passe; much rain has fallen since then. But it is a well written, educated viewpoint.
Grump 2/5/2014 4:48:01 PM Report

sparks7 , There are lots of things on here that try to bite too. Fortunately these swampers are so old that all they really can do is gum things a bit.
shakespeare 2/5/2014 4:50:36 PM Report

Glad you enjoyed it, sparks. I, too, found the photography fascinating with the wildlife always on the periphery of the story, always a threat. A Brit friend was over there a few years ago and was somewhere in the bush and heading to his accommodation. He had been told always to stay on the paths and never to enter the bush at night. He saw the light of his chalet and decided to take the short-cut. He ended up walking through a spider web and had a spider the size of his chest on his chest. He said he absolutely freaked out and he still has nightmares about it. I always loved Jenny Agutter, in and out of her school uniform. I can't really be accused of pedophilia, as she's a year younger than I am.
redranger 2/5/2014 4:51:02 PM Report

Does that mean I sound like a lighter or a ball point pen ? And I gnu ewe before you got smart.
Grump 2/5/2014 4:53:39 PM Report

I was talking to an old friend a day or so ago. He worked in Australia erecting towers. The had to get the Aboriginals to climb the towers to throw the snakes off before they could start work. The Aboriginals loved it as they picked up the snakes and took them for snacks.
sparks7 2/5/2014 5:02:22 PM Report

Grump careful not to be too complacent...are there not toothless, giant lizard/dragon type creatures in the world that are capable of gumming one to death? God what an awful way to go that would be!
shakespeare 2/5/2014 5:04:10 PM Report

Is it any surprise that I choose to take a month in Kauai (starting next week), where there are no snakes (AT ALL),no big spiders and no poisonous toads?
shakespeare 2/5/2014 5:10:12 PM Report

Here it is, sparks: cruise ships stop at this island and take tourists to see this cute fellow. The locals keep him at bay with sticks. Some have been known to die.
sparks7 2/5/2014 5:13:27 PM Report

my nephews are drillers and did a fairly long stint in Australia last year.They said the same thing about pathways.On the worksites in the bush down there they pave and light pathways for the men to walk between the lunch shack,bunkhouses,job site order to see really bad snakes before you step on them.Or in the case of the tiger snake..before it sees you.Yikes.
northernmale 2/5/2014 5:55:11 PM Report

ok I stroked going there off my bucket list..One less thing I have to do.
irishfey 2/5/2014 6:21:00 PM Report

Redranger... I seen that !!
sparks7 2/5/2014 6:26:28 PM Report

Hey hi there Irish

Here's hoping all is well with you tonight.
irishfey 2/5/2014 6:35:17 PM Report

Sparks.. Hello to you also,, yes i"m doing well, thank you... I had a Vit.B. shot yesterday to help with me energy levels, I think it"s going to work.... Just think how i will be when it really kicks in,lol.. Won"t be able to shut me yap ,lol Have a great night and God bless...
redranger 2/5/2014 6:38:35 PM Report

Make sure your take the cruise on the big catamaran that goes out to the area where Gilligan's Island and Jurassic Park were filmed. Awe-inspiring scenery.
Also there is a canyon on Kauai that is more scenic than the Grand Canyon. But it is like driving in New road.
redranger 2/5/2014 6:40:23 PM Report

Me sainted mither said "always tell it like it is". I hope , of course, that you took it in the spirit in which I typed it.
whitefeathers 2/5/2014 6:44:19 PM Report

today going up McNabb street to joining to lake street 4 plows 3 trucks collecting the snow. Which helped to see over the snow banks leading on Lake street i can see the vehicles coming.
sparks7 2/5/2014 6:47:21 PM Report

LOL Irish

I can't help but wonder how you must have been before you thought you needed vit. B to increase your energy levels! bring them on.. let's have a look...
shakespeare 2/5/2014 7:09:23 PM Report

red: been there and done them all already, including the catamaran cruise up the Na Pali coast. Took a helicopter ride to the foot of the falls (privately owned) filmed for Jurassic Park... the only company allowed to land there. My wife and I agree it was the most spectacular one and a half hours of our lives. It'll be our third time there. We'll be visiting Waimea Canyon for the third time, too. It's a stunning island and very unlike Oahu with the busy Honolulu and Waikiki beach. Kauai is where they filmed "South Pacific". You can buy a two bed/two bath condo five minutes from the beach for $180,000 or less. People voted friendliest in the Northern Hemisphere (so they tell me).
redranger 2/5/2014 7:15:01 PM Report

Don't forget the chickens. Every time we left the door open...
Bobby Nerves 2/5/2014 7:15:39 PM Report

OK, this is the last down the wire...

dust2 is going crazy typing and typing... he hit the desk, mourns and swears ... I can't log on sootoday...

Her husband intervenes attracted by the growling sounds, sighting and rolling eyes... your are sitting in front of the microwave, loogan, your computer is in the garbage!

Zing 2/5/2014 7:38:48 PM Report

My friend David posted a link on FB about U.S. students who designed a true green cuts the grass...using Google Maps to navigate... makes pellets with the grass...then uses the pellets to create energy to power the lawnmower...check it out!
nanag 2/5/2014 8:25:09 PM Report

My bucket lists has a wide variety of this on it .. one of which is ..

I want to drive a grader .. ever since I was a kid I have always wanted to drive one cuz I like the funky way the tires tilt etc.. just sayin
lookaround 2/5/2014 8:40:04 PM Report

I am enjoying the posts today. No snarky remarks. No keyboard commandos doing the nasty. No left vs right or good vs bad.
Bobby Nerves 2/5/2014 8:52:43 PM Report

lookaround, today are only the good and the bad.

The ugly are left out.

lookaround 2/5/2014 9:02:48 PM Report

SShhhh Bobby they lurk amongst and gurgle when the swamp is still.
Bobby Nerves 2/5/2014 9:28:21 PM Report

Oh, not to worry, it's Duck Dynasty time on A&E.
sparks7 2/5/2014 10:01:47 PM Report


my bucket is in a truly sad state of affairs only when it has a hole in it.
Resident 2/5/2014 11:27:34 PM Report

Just Curious: How can I contact you? I have some work that you might be able to help me with. Maybe if you put an add in the classifieds about looking for work?
Spellchecker 2/6/2014 5:03:24 AM Report

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