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View Room Comments for Monday, Feb. 10 2014

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Grump 2/10/2014 6:07:28 AM Report

Good morning everyone, time to rise and shine. I'm short of time this a.m. so will catch up later. Have a great day all.
David Poluck 2/10/2014 6:17:50 AM Report

Good Morning Grump..Another fine Sault Ste Marie morning !
Have your self a great day also!
David Poluck 2/10/2014 6:33:40 AM Report

Canada Post targets super-mailbox thieves with bait mail

The issue of mailbox security and mail theft is a growing concern for millions of Canadian living in urban areas, who will soon have their home delivery replaced with super mailboxes.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/canada-post-targets-super-mailbox-thieves-bait-mail-131714291.html
Bobby Nerves 2/10/2014 7:06:03 AM Report

Good morning Grump. You must be anxious for a coffee. Probably after Wednesday will be a good time to get together for a coffee.
dust2 2/10/2014 7:11:45 AM Report

bait mail is smart, could save lots of real mail from being stolen.
flyhawk25 2/10/2014 7:21:23 AM Report

Team Jacobs won their first game.
It's always good to get that first victory.
They've already accomplished so much this year but let's hope they keep the run going.
Sure makes us proud.
theprotector 2/10/2014 7:24:05 AM Report

sure its smart, how much money is going into baiting these areas?
dust2 2/10/2014 7:30:44 AM Report

zzz always about the money. this town is so cheap
David Poluck 2/10/2014 7:44:23 AM Report

Cheap or thrifty?
David Poluck 2/10/2014 7:47:18 AM Report

fly ..I've been reading the posts on face book from proud Uncle Eric Harnden.

dust2 2/10/2014 7:52:06 AM Report

cheap
theprotector 2/10/2014 8:02:06 AM Report

well perhaps a cost benefit analysis should be done.
dust2 2/10/2014 8:09:28 AM Report

it's funny how everyone complains about tax dollars being wasted, until they have to walk out of their home to get their mail. then suddenly it's okay to waste tax payer money, because god-forbid we think about the future and plan for it accordingly.
dust2 2/10/2014 8:11:59 AM Report

here's a CBA for you

> does every canadian need front door mail delivery every day?

no

> is there a growing trend of people receiving their mail online?

yes

> should we change the way we do business then?

obviously, but not according to people here
flyhawk25 2/10/2014 8:26:46 AM Report

Money?
How about the $7,000,000 Revenue Canada is throwing into advertising to tell us what?
And the same feds can't afford $2.2M to keep passenger service on the trains up north?
Thanks Tories.
theprotector 2/10/2014 8:27:13 AM Report

well dust that simply is not true. You are jumping to conclusions again.
What do you purpose? A physical assesment of people to determine their ability to secure their own mail?
Although a growing population of people have internet and email there are still many that do not, is in part from age and in addition those living in remote areas, now these remote areas can simply mean 40km in any direction of Sault Ste. Marie where if you want internet it is cost prohibitive (ie (turbohub) however even that in many areas are not effective if more than a few miles from the main hi-way.
Who determines who gets home delivery or not?
dust2 2/10/2014 8:40:45 AM Report

yes people in remote areas are likely to not have internet, but if someone is physically unable to walk to a community mailbox, they're likely unable to get groceries and other necessities. to make home delivery out to be some kind of absolute 'necessity' is ridiculous, the mail can still be received by walking to a community mailbox.

the complaining about the issue is a bit much. people can still get their mail, every day.

the issue with rural people is a small one too. the northern ontario population is pretty low compared to southern ontario. while a rural mail service might be requested up here, it's something that wouldn't be common at all in southern ontario.
bounder 2/10/2014 8:53:37 AM Report

THE PROTECTOR
I do have the turbo hub 23 minutes from the Highway/ 50 minutes from town, and it works just fine.
My c phone has a full six bars, so you would have to go a lot further than that to loose service. That was not always the case , new towers are going up all over.
Jimssm 2/10/2014 8:56:08 AM Report

dust

Although I agree with you that the reaction is a bit overdone, this Supermailbox thing is just another example of the government (or any corporation) lowering our expectations for service.

Do you really believe Canada Post is going to save a lot on this ? What will actually happen is that our service will be lowered and their budget will remain about the same because they will find another way to waste it.

It's how ALL governments work.
irishfey 2/10/2014 9:09:34 AM Report

Morning Folks... gee.. I thought todays postings would be about .. The Begats of Genesis ( Jimssms idea, ) lol... I agree with Pro ( did i really say that? ),lol.. but he is right and there are some folk that can"t afford to have a computer and the Internet, what about them??.. Yes , the world is changing, but in my opinion, not for the good. Too much of the Internet is involved ( too public ) and too many electronics to rely on.... Gotta go,, the buttons on my remote for the t.v. died ( not joking on this ) and i have have to go to town to replace it ,lol,, the damn thing,, i just got a new one in Oct. but it was made in Mexcio.. My old one lasted for 5 years.. go figure!.. Dust>> If Gurpy is back on today.. give her a wee break ok?,lol... Later
Mr. Poster 2/10/2014 9:12:58 AM Report

I wonder if Canada Post will REALLY save any money. Not long ago our Liberal govt in Ontario fooled us into thinking there would be huge savings if we installed SMART METERS. They turned out to be a dumb as the Liberals.
I can accept 2 days a week delivery of mail using part time employees but not complete elimination of service. Analyse the situation in a couple of years and if after said trial of 2 days it is not working SCRAP IT.
Wicket 2/10/2014 9:28:55 AM Report

Canada Post as it exists now, leaves a lot to be desired. Five to seven days for mail to arrive from London to the Soo; ELEVEN days for a small package to go from the Soo to Sudbury!!! Since they no longer sort the mail locally, instead of next delivery locally, it takes up to five days.
The U.S. postal service even delivers on Saturday. Mail delivery from California to Soo, Michigan - 3 days. Our system is already broken and making the proposed changes is not going to fix it, contrary to what Dust believes.
flyhawk25 2/10/2014 9:37:18 AM Report

The US dumped Saturday delivery - finally.We can get by with 2-3 day 'home delivery' so let's do it ab\nd dump the new community box idea.
End of argument.
David Poluck 2/10/2014 9:38:49 AM Report

Fly, The Liberal government of Ontario has also seen it's fair share of fiscal irresponsibility. Nobody's perfect.
Gurpy 2/10/2014 9:46:54 AM Report

Good morning everyone, irishfey hope your day goes well. I still hurt from last nights post Lol Glad you changed your mind about leaving the rooms! I also have things to tend to before playing in the blue room. See you all later.
flyhawk25 2/10/2014 9:58:59 AM Report

DP...I agree.
We're getting screwed on every level.
flyhawk25 2/10/2014 10:04:01 AM Report

Now Rob Ford said on Facebook that he lied about his drug use because he was 'humiliated' but that 'everybody in the world lies'.
Great answer .
That somehow makes it fine...
David Poluck 2/10/2014 10:04:24 AM Report

Fly..they won't even make you breakfast! lol
dust2 2/10/2014 10:16:09 AM Report

>"Our system is already broken and making the proposed changes is not going to fix it, contrary to what Dust believes."

says who, under-educated people from this city who have no idea how to run a successful business/operation?

people say a lot of ignorant stuff on here, "how much money is it REALLY going to save?"

well, 7000 jobs @ 30,000/yr is $210 million dollars.

so yeah, money is obviously going to be saved. it's sad I need to even explain this stuff to people on here.

>"These job-killing and service-cutting measures will isolate seniors, the poor and the disabled living in urban areas"

so the poor and elderly can't walk to a mailbox? it's such pity party garbage.

we're paying people an above average salary to deliver pounds of junk mail every day to homes. canada post needs to change and this is exactly why they're trying to cut their services. they're burning money at a ridiculous rate, and it's foolish to ignore the trends in technology.
irishfey 2/10/2014 10:27:05 AM Report

AHH, The Clinton and Lewinski saga on the news again!.. Gee let it go!... Hillary calling Monica a "" loony toon"",lol...( I shouldn"t say this, but i"m a busting at the seems if i don"t )..... All because Bill couldn"t keep his "" weiner"" in his hotdog bun... ,lol,lol.. I"m SORRY,, jest couldnt help meself ,lol
Bobby Nerves 2/10/2014 10:34:11 AM Report

Just a question, as I couldn't care less about the mail and I don't have an opinion about it, but most of it is privatized. The distribution part of it. I understand they have to increase the fees for the service, but if they are planning to eliminate overhead, why are not plans to reduce the fees for the service?

The other question is, why are the maintenance of the community boxes assigned to a contractor, whom in time sales it to a sub contractor, makes money on the fly and the sub contractor will not comply with the standards of removing the snow and ice just because they didn't receive the payment from the contractor.

Last, if you compare the services with other countries, does every country reduce the service to the public? Or drops the luxury pension plans no longer sustainable because the baby boom generation is over and out and most have been replaced with machines, robots or their jobs and contributions shipped to another country.

Michigan was in bankruptcy, almost, and today it has a balanced budget and a billion dollars surplus.
And I don't care if the governor of the premier is Joe of Jack, green, blue or red. What I care about is the balance sheet.
Bobby Nerves 2/10/2014 10:35:39 AM Report

"governor or the premier"
irishfey 2/10/2014 10:40:55 AM Report

Morning Gurpy.... Lets keep the blood low today ,ok?... see you later...
theprotector 2/10/2014 11:27:37 AM Report

well good for you bounder my brother lives 10 min off Hwy 17 and cant get coverage, whats your point? and no there are not any new towers going up to expand the area, sorry wrong there.
dust2 2/10/2014 11:28:28 AM Report

btw, rural customers would not be affected by the canada post change.
Hunter101 2/10/2014 11:32:59 AM Report

fly, USPS still delivers on Saturdays. I've got many letters this past 2 months on a Saturday.
flyhawk25 2/10/2014 11:35:19 AM Report

So what?Regular delivery on Saturday is done.
old-cat33 2/10/2014 11:39:21 AM Report

FedEx,CanPar,UPS started killing the mail service. Then came the fax,e-mail.
Times are changing people.

Last night marked the 50 years ago The Beatles were on the Ed Sullivan Show and I was 10 years old. Couldn't figure out why my two aunts in thier teens at the time were screaming at the tv???

Snow boarding as a winter Olympic sport? Wild and crazy (but fun to watch). Go Canada Go!!
theprotector 2/10/2014 11:41:37 AM Report

well according to harper he considers anything north of barrie rual so we are safe here in the sault.
lookaround 2/10/2014 11:43:48 AM Report

With all that dough Harper is saving I wonder how much of a tax break I can expect back. I am so anxious for some money back. If no money back bye Harper and hello Justin Trudeau. Your call Harper.
bounder 2/10/2014 11:48:55 AM Report

Protector , sorry but you is a little off there ,new tower went into service a month ago on the Nils bay road and more are planned, as for the point, just want to bring you up to speed.
OICU812 2/10/2014 11:51:50 AM Report

Bell turbo hub sucks. Crappy download speed. Always dropped carrier. And I have had $400 Internet bills when kids streamed videos one month

Had shaw in town. Downloaded all the time. Streamed movies. Videos. Etc

$100 month every month worked awesome
dust2 2/10/2014 11:52:19 AM Report

>"With all that dough Harper is saving I wonder how much of a tax break I can expect back. I am so anxious for some money back. If no money back bye Harper and hello Justin Trudeau. Your call Harper."

cheap
dust2 2/10/2014 12:07:07 PM Report

it's sad your voting decisions are purely based on greed

taxes pay for roads, services, and other things you probably don't even realize.

why should these be free to you? why shouldn't you have to pay for these services? we all use them in one way or another, why shouldn't we give back?

oh wait, everyone is too cheap and lazy to work a little harder and learn something to advance themselves and earn more of an income. they rather blame everyone else for their problems instead of accepting personal responsibility for their mistakes.

cheap, lazy, blame-shifting people.
bounder 2/10/2014 12:12:53 PM Report

Dust2
kinda like your doing right now.
Hunter101 2/10/2014 12:15:09 PM Report

Dust2, just be happy Harper is TAKING your money by raising your taxes. You wanna be a moron and elect Turdeau? Expect to pay through your back end.

Don't be a moron and think once in a while.
bounder 2/10/2014 12:19:01 PM Report

I think it's going to be Liberals 1st Conservatives 2nd and NDP up third, all according to the latest IPSOS Reid poll.
Hunter101 2/10/2014 12:36:44 PM Report

isn't* taking your money by raising taxes.
realitycheck 2/10/2014 12:37:44 PM Report

"The US dumped Saturday delivery - finally.We can get by with 2-3 day 'home delivery' so let's do it ab\nd dump the new community box idea."

flyhawk:
Are you sure about this? Last stories I saw said the postal service had pulled back on this. Didn't say for how long.
steelworker 2/10/2014 12:50:36 PM Report

Bong hit Boy will never be P.M.
Wisenheimer 2/10/2014 12:53:52 PM Report

Fly .. trust you were as dismissive at the demise of "addict" Philip Seymour Hoffman (left leaning actor, with needle sticking out the arm), as you are of Mayor Ford's downward spiral.
If not, one might believe you are simply a partisan.

theprotector 2/10/2014 12:57:28 PM Report

according to bell canada they are not putting in any new cell towers. They are upgrading to ensure a link along hwy 17 cooridor. Nils bay is situation in a fashion that allows the crossing of various signals. Look at St. Joe Island, most of it has no coverage and when you do get coverage you are usally bouncing of american towers.
dust2 2/10/2014 1:11:57 PM Report

No point in bringing up the US mail system, they're having the same problems as us. People are sending less mail, I don't get what's so hard to understand.

http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2013/02/06/four-charts-showing-postal-services-decline/
bounder 2/10/2014 1:20:26 PM Report

Won't argue, but having just put one up for Ma Bell and it's standing here live and in colour, and more to come,the only difference right now and before , they need to consult with the community before proceeding , and can still stick it in, after consultation.
theprotector 2/10/2014 1:35:20 PM Report

your lucky and I am not discounting what you are saying, would be nice to cover more area maybe someday!
theprotector 2/10/2014 1:36:48 PM Report

LOL at steel worker!!
perhaps boy wearing thong is more likily than not for you!
theprotector 2/10/2014 1:38:15 PM Report

tuff words from hunter101! are you that stupid to vote for harper again? Wow that is sad! Oh I forgot Im sorry
Jimssm 2/10/2014 1:44:56 PM Report

Dust

Are you saying that if the government (Federal, provincial or municipal) wastes MY money (taxes) I shouldn't complain but just suck it up and go get another/better paying job ???

You must be too young to know what government does with 'savings' or 'increased taxes'.


steelworker 2/10/2014 2:05:34 PM Report

Maybe you can buy some green energy credits from the Premier with your extra cash.
dust2 2/10/2014 2:06:48 PM Report

there's a 99% chance you have no idea about what you have an issue with, who says your tax dollars are WASTED? are you balancing the budget and handling the books? who are you to say more should be spent in one area than another?

also, they don't waste your tax dollars, they waste THEIR dollars. what's so hard to understand that once you pay taxes, that money isn't yours, it's the governments. they use it to fix the roads that you drive on, among other things. when you pay mcdonalds, and they put a new item on the menu, did they waste YOUR money you gave them? no, it's theirs.

the level of entitlement for tax payers is ridiculous. you pay taxes, it's part of living in a country with a government, stop complaining like you have the solutions and answers (news flash, you don't)
flyhawk25 2/10/2014 2:21:15 PM Report

If you can't see the difference between taxes paid to our government and mcdonalds(sic) you are even dopier than I thought.
Good grief...
Gurpy 2/10/2014 2:23:28 PM Report

irishfey
My blood pressure has been low for as long as I can remember. The blue room is therapeutic for me. Brings my BP up to near normal. I`m not Irish, not even close but, some swear I have Irish blood in me! Lol I get a bit "testy" every now and then. That`s all!
dust2 2/10/2014 2:25:33 PM Report

it's about entitlement dummy. we use government services, and we pay for it.

it's not my fault you can't understand a simple analogy. the point is you're paying an entity for a service or good, which is why once you pay them, it's not your money. the government is the same as a business, give us money and we provide you with services you need.

it's sad how many under-educated people here get upset because they pay taxes and can't understand how a government can't make everyone 100% happy.
dust2 2/10/2014 2:30:17 PM Report

to say it's "your" money once it's paid to the government is just foolish. it's a childish attitude that even though you're using government services, it's still "your money".

this is the same whining and complaining that gets ignored by the government because it's anything but constructive criticism. I see so many complainers here with little to no solutions, and the solutions that are recommended are beyond laughable. people here with no business experience or logical understanding of government services are telling the government they're making mistakes and wasting their money? the dumb, angry crowd gets really tiring after a while.
Prometheus 2/10/2014 2:31:59 PM Report

For Bounder and theprotector

This link discusses the current Bell cell site status in the North Sault and St. Joseph Island areas.

http://adnetinalgoma.blogspot.com/
theprotector 2/10/2014 2:35:15 PM Report

I will have a look...THANKS!
theprotector 2/10/2014 2:37:33 PM Report

I do stand corrected if this is in fact true. I hope it will help with the northern part of hwy 17 east as well. Thanks for the info....hey bounder its pretty cool!
bounder 2/10/2014 2:38:54 PM Report

Promet.
Thank you,
Dusty once you name call during a discussion ,you've lost the argument.
Bobby Nerves 2/10/2014 2:41:25 PM Report

niner
right wing 2/10/2014 2:44:27 PM Report

lookaround

Are you really believing that if J.T. and the Libs return as the ruling party that they/him are going to send you some money????
Man you sound all those naive nut cases that were hysterical over Obama's win because he was going to give them all a free tank of gas.
Check it out...they didn't get any free gas....
flyhawk25 2/10/2014 2:53:52 PM Report

Gas?Who needs gas?
We get plenty from the swamp.You guys create a methane marathon daily.
right wing 2/10/2014 3:04:13 PM Report

How profound, such intellect coming from the one that claimed to "coin the phrase"
...Ah, the pride of ownership.

"rolling eyes"
steelworker 2/10/2014 3:04:20 PM Report

Ah gots me a Obummer phone jus foh votin'!
Zing 2/10/2014 3:49:03 PM Report

Congratulations Bobby!
Grump 2/10/2014 3:53:25 PM Report

Boy oh! boy I'm stuck and just can't figure it out. It is truly a tough call and I'm stumped. Sadly there are so many to choose from and they are all so close that I can't decide who gets the dummy of the day award. We have a couple of new ones, the usual posse and their fearless leader but who stands out. Actually they all do which makes it an impossible decision. I guess I'm going to have to consider a blanket award. TLMAO. I believe I'll have to consult Fly on this.
steelworker 2/10/2014 4:07:20 PM Report

Just look in the mirror.
Grump 2/10/2014 4:11:43 PM Report

Steely good for you, you looked in the mirror first and took the award. Congratulations you are the D.O.T.D. for Feb. 10/2014. You make your family proud. LMAO.
Oldie Goldie 2/10/2014 4:22:41 PM Report

Reality Check---Where did you get the idea that Canada Post was pulling back on their plans for Community Boxes ?

I watch for this and haven't read what you are saying.

Less days delivery is NOT in their plans even if it should be !
steelworker 2/10/2014 4:31:17 PM Report

Nice try Gimp.
Grump 2/10/2014 4:50:11 PM Report

Steely run back and look in the mirror again and you can also be gimp of the day. It wasn't a try Steely ,it was a done deal.
bounder 2/10/2014 4:59:12 PM Report

GRUMPET,
point that finger in the looking glass and ask who is the winner and fairest of them all.
bounder 2/10/2014 5:00:47 PM Report

Never mind Bobby ,
niner.
Jimssm 2/10/2014 5:25:36 PM Report

dust

I will try to explain it to you ...

I am a customer at MacDonalds... I give them money and they provide me a service (food) If I don't like the product, I go elsewhere. If I feel I am not getting my money's worth, I can choose to go elsewhere.

I am NOT a customer of the government, I am a SHAREHOLDER. The Government of Canada, Ontario, and Sault Ste. Marie are 100% owned by their citizens. To represent us (by proxy) we elect MPs, MPPs, and Aldermen. They make decisions on our behalf and we have the right to call them and complain and elect other representatives if we choose.

I expect you have never been to a shareholders' meeting of a large corporation... they can get pretty testy with decisions the CEO and Board of Directors have made.

dust2 2/10/2014 5:36:24 PM Report

Fair point, you can shop elsewhere if you're not happy at McDonalds, the government is our only option.

Don't you agree that public opinion can be wrong? dated? ignorant? I know most people mean well, but that doesn't mean we should listen to them. Think of the people who are against the winfarms, should their opinions decide what energy decisions we make? People are uneducated, as much as people hate the windfarms, it's foolish to think we shouldn't be building them and adopting safer/cleaner energy sources. People here are under the mindset that we can keep using oil and climate change is all bs, should we take those people seriously even though they are tax payers?

It's why you can't make everyone happy. Some people care way too much about the elderly, some animals, some transportation. There are people who think we should be spending millions saving homeless dogs, and there are people who think we should be spending protecting ourselves against terrorists. Who's right? Who's wrong?

It's why your tax dollars aren't usually "wasted", they're just used in ways some people might not agree with. But if we let the general population decide what to do with the money, it's game over.
bounder 2/10/2014 5:38:29 PM Report

Right there is where the problem is happening, we elect , they make decisions on our behalf, we don't like, re-elect, should be make proposals to the electors and we will let you know if we like them.
That way we live with our choices.

dust2 2/10/2014 5:42:55 PM Report

I agree about the shareholders meeting, but did you see the article today about investors wanting Microsoft to kill Bing, Surface, and Xbox?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/02/05/investors-want-microsofts-new-ceo-to-kill-xbox-bing-and-surface/

As much as shareholders and investors are important, they're just investors. They're there to make money, that's it. Sure the Xbox division might be losing money, but Xbox is huge for Microsoft. All investors care about is profit and proper ROI, if they don't see something making money they want it killed. People who run that business know you sometimes need to take a loss to make a gain.

I trust the decisions of a CEO or upper management at the company more than the investors. Investors know how to make money, the people running that business know how to provide a product/service that makes money.
flyhawk25 2/10/2014 5:57:48 PM Report

Jimssm - boy, when it gets to the point that you have to teach the writers on here about how government differs from free enterprise it makes me glad all over again to be retired.
Grump is right.
And it goes on and on ad nauseum.The lack of reasoning and intelligence from some of them just knows no limit.
Now let's get ready for the labels and names.
Small wonder we elect some morons.
Wisenheimer 2/10/2014 6:04:26 PM Report

When Grump is the pillar of your posse, you are in deep.
Stop digging.
lookaround 2/10/2014 6:23:52 PM Report

Hunter calling Justin Trudeau Turdeau just shows what a little man you are. Grow up chump. WE ALL NEED to scroll through your stupid inane posts. Go do something meaningful little man.
flyhawk25 2/10/2014 6:25:20 PM Report

I don't need a posse or a pillar kiddo.
It's Logic 101.
If you want lessons read Jimssm's book. It has no pictures or crayons but with some literate help it might be enlightening to the swamp dwellers.
lookaround 2/10/2014 6:27:09 PM Report

To the moderator: there should be an age limit to some posters. May I suggest age 10 and that would illuminate some , oh let me say this gently, mindless twits.
Grump 2/10/2014 6:28:38 PM Report

Hey Wisen go buy some cheap rum and get some K-mart chicken. Then run along and choke on it. Bed time for all morons so nighty ,night.
Grump 2/10/2014 6:31:33 PM Report

Bounder as you say, once you name call you have lost the argument. You just lost so run along and don't be a loser again.
Hunter101 2/10/2014 6:36:22 PM Report

lookaround, I'll say it over and over again because he's a Turd. Nothing more. He's stupid.
lookaround 2/10/2014 6:37:43 PM Report

Some on here have the intelligence of a kumquat. LOL
Mr. Poster 2/10/2014 6:39:08 PM Report

This site is going downhill fast. It should be renamed THE BICKER COLUMN.
Hunter101 2/10/2014 6:40:37 PM Report

Moving on...

The idiots who run The Beer Store claim that selling alcohol in grocery and corner stores will only increase beer prices by $10.

Man, that would be the first time I ever saw competition raise the price of something.
steelworker 2/10/2014 6:44:30 PM Report

Just about time to put the lid back on the septic tank for another day.
bounder 2/10/2014 6:49:46 PM Report

Grumpet,
wasn't a discussion ,stated a fact, shone the light on the winner.
Grump 2/10/2014 6:50:18 PM Report

Hunter and Steely do you two have a competition to see who can post the dumbest and grossest comments because you certainly are a pair of WINNERS.
sparks7 2/10/2014 6:50:57 PM Report

Well I finally got around to having a look at a couple of them "reality" tv shows.Did you know that there is actually a show called Swamp People?? Oh man,I watched about 5 minutes worth last night and just now I see Duck Dynasty is on.They are racing their lawnmowers.Jesus, and these shows have ratings in the stratosphere?? God help us!
trevone 2/10/2014 6:51:30 PM Report

Once you name call you lose the argument '...loser' previous post 'morons'. What's all that about?
Grump 2/10/2014 6:51:44 PM Report

Bounder take a hike, there are enough rude morons here as it is.
Grump 2/10/2014 6:59:10 PM Report

Trevone if you noticed my comments are only in response to the crap that is being tossed my way. Possibly you should also post to those that attack out of the blue. Then again you could scroll on by or simply mind your own business. Your call.
lookaround 2/10/2014 7:00:38 PM Report

Careful Steely your sausage fingers don't get caught when you close the lid. Have a nice sleep my pretty. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Grump 2/10/2014 7:08:40 PM Report

Spark7, It is mind boggling is it not? Then again not a huge surprise for some of the comments on here that pass for conversation.
steelworker 2/10/2014 7:14:20 PM Report

lookaround: keep your sexual fantasies to yourself please. I thought Gimp was creepy but you are starting to be a real concern.
Pink Peony 2/10/2014 7:19:37 PM Report

Sparky, I never got into the reality shows. Probably because I only had basic cable and didn't have the channels they appeared on. I got rid of my cable, increased my internet speed and use my tv for a computer screen. Now I watch whatever I want, whenever I want. I watched the Breaking Bad series. Got downright addicted to that!! I watched it three times. LOL! Took me a while to get over that addiction but I do believe I'm clean now! I'm currently watching the Fringe series.
Gurpy 2/10/2014 7:28:13 PM Report

pink peony & sparky
Do either one of you watch "House hunters international". I love it! Other than that not much else worth watching. I like the History channel(sometimes).
bounder 2/10/2014 7:31:02 PM Report

GRUMPET
And you being the mouth piece who does no wrong.
I'd run along no problem ,but you would probably plod along, short on breath and need of more food.
sparks7 2/10/2014 7:31:23 PM Report

And you just gotta love that commercial where the rodeo cowboy is bragging about how over time he broke damn near every bone in his body.Like some kind of badge of honor.But he's feelin alright now because he wears the Cooper t-shirts and underwear.
Jimssm 2/10/2014 7:32:34 PM Report

Pink...

I too got addicted to Breaking Bad.

My wife and I got into it just after Christmas and watched the whole series on Netflix. The last 8 episodes is out on Netflix Feb 24th. Great show... the acting is spectacular !

Waiting for season 3 of Game of Thrones to be released on Bluray Feb 14th.
David Poluck 2/10/2014 7:34:12 PM Report

Grump, Lately quality of the posts I compare to watching an episode of Two Broke Girls with a smattering of E Talk now!
lookaround 2/10/2014 7:41:37 PM Report

To Steely you misconstrued my comment totally in the wrong way. Sorry to give you the wrong idea. It must be sad to be alone. Your turn will come someday.
sparks7 2/10/2014 7:45:18 PM Report

PP

I never did try the breaking bad series but I noticed that you commented one time that the soundtrack was really good so maybe I will give it a shot.I know from stuff you posted here that I can trust your taste in music.
Grump 2/10/2014 7:47:05 PM Report

David P. Now that is a tough call listening to two broke girls and e-talk vs. Duck Dynasty's Bounder, Steely and Hunter. Brutal choice but at least the shows are pretty much fantasy while the others are sort of a low life reality show. LMAO. I think I would rather go to the swamp and dig them a new home as long as I didn't have to listen to more of this mindless crap. The shows would be the least of a poor choice.
Pink Peony 2/10/2014 7:49:43 PM Report

Gurpy, no I haven't seen that show.

Jim, you don't have to wait until the 24th to watch the last 8 episodes of Breaking Bad. If you do a search for "watch breaking bad online"...you'll find the series.

It really was well done! The acting was amazing like you said. The writing, the way they pulled you in, everything. Awesome music too! During my third time around watching it, I paid more attention to the music. That's when I heard that song by The Limeliters and then came across that playlist I posted not too long ago.
Grump 2/10/2014 7:52:16 PM Report

Good evening P.P. I haven't heard from you for a while. Hope all is well with you and that very nice young man you raised so well. Had my knee replaced and was back to work in about 5-6 weeks and no pain other than the one I get here in the posterior from the Swampers. lol Take care.
Gurpy 2/10/2014 8:04:48 PM Report

Trouble in the red room!!! YIKES!
Pink Peony 2/10/2014 8:06:28 PM Report

Sparky, if you watch the series, let me know what you think of it.

Here you go. A song from it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2821Jvnaeg8&list=RDLH9jBYiYkxg

Grump, glad you didn't have any complications from the surgery. My ex has a cobalt hip in him. He's been having issues for the past couple of years. Just the other day, I came across an article where a couple of people where having symptoms of heart failure. It turned out that they were being poisoned from their cobalt hips. Ugh!!

My son is doing well. Where he works is great. The big wigs invited him for lunch one day. They asked his opinion on matters. Good company. I may move back down to TO. I'll wait until it's closer to renew my mortgage so I don't have to pay the bank too much of a penalty when I sell the house.
Grump 2/10/2014 8:08:55 PM Report

P.P. Well stay in touch either way
right wing 2/10/2014 8:10:21 PM Report

"Grump 2/10/2014 6:51:44 PM

Bounder take a hike, there are enough rude morons here as it is."

Wow!!!

Pot calling kettle....
Takes one to know one....
Reflection from your mirror...
They don't get bigger than the author...

Just a couple of things that come to mind after reading that one...
Grump 2/10/2014 8:11:47 PM Report

P.P. I don't think I need to worry about my heart too much. Many on here would say I don't have one. LMAO
Grump 2/10/2014 8:20:09 PM Report

rw WOW from the head know it all himself. With all the B.S. you have posted of late. Now why would I give a furry rat's butt what you think or say? By the way good Editorial in the Star from Sun Media, very critical of gov't spending but they never said Harper or Tories once. Talk about biased reporting but they must be pretty sick of Steve to even go that far. Now you and your posse take care and keep on praising Harper, like it will do one damn bit of good. LMAO.
sparks7 2/10/2014 8:20:38 PM Report

PP
ha,the shondells,brings me back to when I was about 12 years old or so...I always liked their hit Mony,Mony..

Grump..mind boggling for sure! downright scary because these people get to vote...shades of Orwell..
irishfey 2/10/2014 8:23:43 PM Report

Gurpy.. Me hubby and i like to watch the show.. Love it or List it.. I like the show as me hubby gets all pissed off at how anyone can buy a house that cost 800.ooo$$ and he builds houses ,and feels sorry for the guys that have to fix the mess in the other home,lol... No.. no trouble in the Red room.. i just spoke me mind!!!! I just really sick of the way some folk seem to think they can talk to others... Most in here do it in jest,, but others????... Now it"s my turn to go make tea and read my book,lol... night all....
Gurpy 2/10/2014 8:26:44 PM Report

irishfey
You missed my debut!!! I sang a song to calm everyone down!
I like that show also! I use to watch Mike Holmes until I started dreaming that I was married to him! Lol
theprotector 2/10/2014 8:42:11 PM Report

dreaming about mike huh? Tons of things I could say but am being respectful Gurp!
Gurpy 2/10/2014 8:58:44 PM Report

protector
You are BUSTING! Go ahead! Let it out! Just TRY to keep it reasonably clean.
northernmale 2/10/2014 9:35:03 PM Report

What this room needs is another poster like the late Skipper Dave.. I waited everyday for his posts.He is missed. And I would like to also add I watched Ringo Star last night and I have to say for a man in his 70,s he did a great job as did Paul .. For those who missed it you missed a great show.
realitycheck 2/10/2014 11:49:10 PM Report

"Reality Check---Where did you get the idea that Canada Post was pulling back on their plans for Community Boxes ?"

Oldie:
The post referred to the U.S., not Canada. I was answering flyhawk, who had said the U.S. had finally cancelled Saturday delivery. My info was that it had backed off on this and was still providing the service.
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