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View Room Comments for Friday, Mar. 7 2014

Friday, March 07, 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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bounder 3/7/2014 5:51:37 AM Report

Good morning,
a guy walks into a bar and yells, all conservatives' are morons, Grump jumps in the back and says ,(hey I resemble that remark ).No further discussion.
Big Bad Bob 3/7/2014 6:11:59 AM Report

One of my Socialist friends used to say that a Conservative is a Liberal with his brains knocked out.
David Poluck 3/7/2014 6:16:14 AM Report

Good morning...Friday is here!

March break begins!
Safe travels to one and all!

David Poluck 3/7/2014 6:26:23 AM Report

One of my favorite Corner Gas episodes
"Mail Fraud"
Brent goes on "stay-cation"
bounder 3/7/2014 6:28:18 AM Report

Did anyone see on the news, a video of an accident, the truck pulls out in front of an oncoming vehicle all the while on his cellphone. Recorded by a camera in the vehicle.
bounder 3/7/2014 6:57:32 AM Report

A few years back I did the Tiger tour aboard the HMCS Protecteur ,my son the engineer on board had invited me to sail from Hawaii to Victoria , halfway back one of the two main generators failed, go back or carry on ,sailed on and anything below deck was dark except for emergency lighting. Serious stuff for the crew, they performed flawlessly, boring ride nothing but water for five days.
David Poluck 3/7/2014 7:03:18 AM Report

Pauline Marois refuses to take part in English-language debate

Funny how when the table turns and a Quebec politician wants to do business in french only there is nary a squawk.
Yet in Quebec the Sault is not forgiven.

Double standards?

theprotector 3/7/2014 7:07:00 AM Report

nope, a lack of understanding and knowledge on your part!
Spellchecker 3/7/2014 7:21:50 AM Report

Irishfey, we got our woodstove at the same store as you. We have had our Acorn Voyageur for 34 years now and it is still serving us well.
Spellchecker 3/7/2014 7:35:08 AM Report

Bounder, we took the same trip as you both ways but it took us only 4 days each way and was far from boring on one of Holland America's cruise ships.
Spellchecker 3/7/2014 7:39:24 AM Report

David, those double standards have been evident for years. We must have bilingualism in all of Canada except Quebec where English is practically forbidden.
David Poluck 3/7/2014 7:44:23 AM Report

Okay pro ...
Please elaborate.
I just asked the question because I don't know.

David Poluck 3/7/2014 7:46:38 AM Report

"a lack of understanding and knowledge on your part"

You are soooo right...
Spellchecker 3/7/2014 7:48:01 AM Report

But don't expect theprotector to provide any.
David Poluck 3/7/2014 7:57:04 AM Report

It always seems strange to me that Canada's strength is in our diversity yet languages are being used by some to divide us.

Anyway you look at it we in Canada speak Canadian...A!

bounder 3/7/2014 7:58:52 AM Report

no pools and one tiny bar only open for two hours per night, limit of three beers. Mess hall, one TV, all business , beat the heck out of my son at Cribbage. These boys and girls work 12 hour shifts and sleep most of the 12 they are off. They do take you on tours and see all the working parts of the ship , which is interesting, only for an hour or two per day, the rest of the time is on your own. A band on arriving was playing and it was great to see the family reunions on shore.
statusquo 3/7/2014 8:04:34 AM Report


You should be proud of your son for sure. Canadian military and all.

Having said that.
Any tips on worthwhile bargains this weekend across the border?
Javaman 3/7/2014 8:10:10 AM Report

Would it really be a big deal if Quebec decided to separate from Canada?
It would make the trip to the east coast a lot shorter.
bounder 3/7/2014 8:16:59 AM Report

Everything and gas included, bought v belt for my blower 50.00 here on Ebay same belt made in the USA 25.00 , out of necessity I got it here, but not again I ordered two more form Ebay.
statusquo 3/7/2014 8:22:41 AM Report


Glad to hear that.

See you at the Veterans ceremony at the Essar along with Wisenheimer next year. Proud to be Canadian .
Wisenheimer 3/7/2014 8:34:16 AM Report

BBB ... One of my favorite "most important men of the 20 century, Winston Churchill, says "if you're not a Liberal at 20 you have no heart, if you're not a conservative by 30 you have no head."
Wisenheimer 3/7/2014 8:39:46 AM Report

Stats .. wouldn't miss it .. been going since William Merrifield Public School.
That picture of him in the entrance must had it's effect, plus the headstone in West Korah.
Wisenheimer 3/7/2014 8:42:27 AM Report

Where's Waldo this fine March morn?
irishfey 3/7/2014 8:48:08 AM Report

Morning Everyone... I"M glad you all enjoy your Cruises etc. on the water,, I will take a plane anyday over a ship! I am scared to death of the water ,lol... When i was younger we had friends that lived down by St. Marys River and us kids would get in the rowboat and paddle around , pokeing at the " poop " ,lol in the water ( with sticks, of course ) One day we went further out and as i looked down i could see old boats that had sunk,, It was so dark and scary looking,, gave me the shivers! Then of course i watched the movies, The Titanic and JAWS ,lol.. Well , that was it for me... I wouldn"t step foot on a ship or a boat even if it was sitting on the GreatLakes which they say is now just about 80% frozen over. I would rather go down in a plane and be one big " splat " than be sharkbait!! ,lol.. Silly i know, but that"s me feelings.... Bounder,, am glad you had a good crew and got home safe,, but the waters are not for me,,, I love watching the waves roll in, but that"s about it.....
Wild Turkey 3/7/2014 8:49:25 AM Report

Quebec Separation is a vexing question.Is the constant threat a dangerous ploy to get more stuff out of the rest of Canada?
Just look what's happening "over there "right now.How long has Crimean Separation been an issue?
The rest of the world wants to uphold the old borders, that were established after W.W.2.The people of Crimea are being asked to decide in a referendum whether they want to join Russia.Our country claims said referendum is illegal, and yet, Quebec can hold one for independence any time "the conditions are right"
I's time Canada called their bluff and said "want to separate --fine--but you only get the territory that was "Old Quebec" in 1867.The rest belongs to Canada and should join Labrador/Newfoundland.
The Supreme Court should do this now before the next referendum.
Spellchecker 3/7/2014 8:54:13 AM Report

Wisenheimer, that's one of my favourite Churchill gems and kind of follows my own path in life. It took a little longer for me to get to the head part though.
irishfey 3/7/2014 9:04:27 AM Report

David... Where and from who, did that.. " A " come from ? ,lol.. Sure is known worldwide and marks you as a Canadian soon as one says it... just wondering ,lol.. Thought it was a shortform from.. " hey ", like in .how ya doing... but notice a folk will say. "A"??, when they didn"t hear what you said..... Anyone???......
right wing 3/7/2014 9:11:12 AM Report


Regrading your last post on global warming pause.
Who coined the phrase is not the issue.
It is now being suggested that due to the fact all of the predicted warming did not take place that "global warming" is on a pause and will last into 2030.
Now isn't that a nice convenient creative way for job preservation.
Just take a look at how many jobs, research grants, etc., in short major $$$$$ would stop flowing if they had to admit they were wrong and this is a naturally occurring cycle.
It boggles my mind that they even get away with this.

This is just one of many articles available on the subject.

"The 17-year pause in global warming is likely to last into the 2030s and the Arctic sea ice has already started to recover, according to new research.

A paper in the peer-reviewed journal Climate Dynamics – by Professor Judith Curry of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Dr Marcia Wyatt – amounts to a stunning challenge to climate science orthodoxy.

Not only does it explain the unexpected pause, it suggests that the scientific majority – whose views are represented by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – have underestimated the role of natural cycles and exaggerated that of greenhouse gases.

The research comes amid mounting evidence that the computer models on which the IPCC based the gloomy forecasts of a rapidly warming planet in its latest report, published in September, are diverging widely from reality.

The graph shown above, based on a version published by Dr Ed Hawkins of Reading University on his blog, Climate Lab Book, reveals that actual temperatures are now below the predictions made by almost all the 138 models on which the IPCC relies."
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 9:14:05 AM Report

What got to you from Churchill, is the bottle.
right wing 3/7/2014 9:14:25 AM Report

"It`s tiring explaining things to those whose minds are already made up."

Big Bro

Don't I know it and you certainly are the champ of "made up".

...Oh, and that stick is your tooth brush...sorry about that.
Wisenheimer 3/7/2014 9:21:39 AM Report

Some good news for Canada this a.m.
U.S. DOT approves Canadian heavy crude/bitumen to be continued to be carried in the older tank cars.
And NEB approves reversal of Enbridge's line 9 from Sarnia to Montreal, to provide Alberta oil to the hungry refineries.
northernmale 3/7/2014 9:26:40 AM Report

bounder does it start your day and make you feel better about yourself by attacking grump everyday.. .You seem to like to blow out his candle to make yours shine brighter.. And on that note maybe they should put a vote to the rest of Canada to see if we want to keep Quebec .. Any guess how the vote would go ??
Wisenheimer 3/7/2014 9:32:25 AM Report

1st prize today for saying something inappropriate goes to Bobby Nerves.
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 9:37:16 AM Report

northernmale, I was in doubt about asking bounder about it.

Your life must be very miserable when the only you can think is to insult someone, first thing in the morning, and for that you even set your clock to be up early and before everyone.

Grump doesn't need anyone to defend him, but I'm positive, without a doubt, that should any of the posters here, ever meet the man, you'll regret all what you have written.

You can be rude at times, but some people here take a mucus spoon for breakfast.

Pity on you, all, and it includes the drunkard.
lookaround 3/7/2014 9:38:11 AM Report

Question. 4000 dollars fora gas furnace for a 2400 square foot home seems a tad steep. Is it?
right wing 3/7/2014 9:40:00 AM Report


Is that an installed price?
Brand of unit?

right wing 3/7/2014 9:43:22 AM Report


Give us all a break.
Grump throws more insults then anybody.

...and why would we regret it.
Does this is get back to Grump (as he so often has bragged) being a physically tall person....cause I'm just shaking in my boots.
What a maroon you are.

lookaround 3/7/2014 9:44:11 AM Report

right wing yes installed and new Trane model.
right wing 3/7/2014 9:46:09 AM Report

Price is totally in line.
Who is your contractor.
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 9:46:44 AM Report

Wisenheimer, and you kiss your mother with that mouth?
right wing 3/7/2014 9:48:46 AM Report

S&T by chance?
irishfey 3/7/2014 9:48:53 AM Report

Wisen.. I had to take a 2nd. look also,,, take the " highroad" dear.. for .. he knows not of which he speaks... lol... aww crap,, i just blew my " highroad " ,lol
northernmale 3/7/2014 9:50:25 AM Report

get ready March brake is here . The Shell on great northern road upped the price of gas from 133 to 138 this morning.Ever notice shell is always the first to do this?.. Maybe people should stop buying gas at shell for awhile.
right wing 3/7/2014 9:53:46 AM Report

March break...but I'll be sure and brake for children.
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 9:56:23 AM Report

And tell your children to "brake" for the Police! RMAOFL
Shakey 3/7/2014 10:01:15 AM Report

Gas $1.27 in London, $1.14 at Bear Creek Reserve just west of London. (on my way to work)
right wing 3/7/2014 10:01:29 AM Report


Blue pills, bottom shelf, take two.

flyhawk25 3/7/2014 10:52:40 AM Report

I a no expert on the Ukraine.But it seems to me that it is an internal problem best left alone by outsiders.The people want to be part of Russia so let them.
The US avoids internal fights call over but this is about access to the Black Sea.So much for being peacekeepers.
bounder 3/7/2014 11:07:17 AM Report

Hey, you don't see me get up at 4.00 am to post the stuff I do for Grump but he does for the swampers , so I did him a favour and gave him food for thought, I'm sure to get a response.
Probably made his day for him. I look at it this way ,effective post gets an affected response.
mallet 3/7/2014 11:07:28 AM Report


It is a little more complicated than meets the eye... This all boiled up over the then elected president Not signing a trade agreement with the E U, but going with an association with Russia, who had agreed to bail them out to the tune of 15 billion dollars and giving them a break on the price of natural gas.... This did not sit well with some who protested that agreement and as in most cases the protests got out of hand in the governments eyes, and a lot were arrested and some injured.. Naturally this became a news item and things just deteriorated from that point and ended up with the Elected President being overthrown and someone else put in his place and the defeated premier being released from prison (convicted of corruption) a new PM installed and the rest is the story being told.. The US and UK and EU of course sided with the downtrodden protesters and then the Russian Bear turned up and now it is anyones guess. Poking the bear by being petty is not going to help matters and helping all the protesters, I look at north africa and see how well that has turned out. Perhaps the politicians of the day should take off the blinders and see what is actually happening than just relying on reports from biased accounts...
northernmale 3/7/2014 11:13:22 AM Report

Right wing and bondar as soon as I posted it and looked at it I new I put the wrong break in,lol But sometimes the brain does not work as fast as it should. Maybe spent far two many days working on cars.And the brakes on them ,lol Have a great day .
northernmale 3/7/2014 11:14:33 AM Report

sorry bounder my mistake again on the correct spelling
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 11:29:19 AM Report

bounder, I said it before, Grump doesn't need an advocate neither would I be the right person for such a task and I'm certain you'll have, in time, a very picturesque response to your wishes.

I said what in my opinion is wrong as I said before about others that love to run on high horses with a grim in their face.

But using someones compassionate writing, thou, the one free of seen, load your gun but don't make mistake, if you spit to the sky, it will fall on you. Invariably.

There is an exception to the rule, man who spit to the sky, should carry umbrella.
Hunter101 3/7/2014 11:41:12 AM Report

Big Bad Bob, your friend needs new material.
Grump 3/7/2014 11:41:19 AM Report

Bounder and Wisen, The Good Lord never made a dumber pair of stumps. Having you two clowns post anything is a total insult to good manners and intelligence. Carry on and prove my point over and over.
Hunter101 3/7/2014 11:52:50 AM Report

Jeez, I thought I would be included in that post of Grump's. I guess it's just whoever he has in his sights for the day.
bounder 3/7/2014 11:56:27 AM Report

stump dwellers, elevated from swampers,
gee thanks,
power and politics, spitting is power, knowing who to spit on is politics.
Gurpy 3/7/2014 12:32:37 PM Report

Right Wing
My bathtub drain is still frozen. Contacted landlord again and still nothing is done. What do you suggest?
bounder 3/7/2014 12:32:44 PM Report

I have a friend who has hearing loss and was wondering if anyone here have tried the new Lyric hidden hearing aids?
I saw they where very expensive as compared to other hearing aids.
bounder 3/7/2014 12:34:32 PM Report

GURPY did you try Liquid heat, or Drano.
Gurpy 3/7/2014 12:37:25 PM Report

I`ve tried as much as I can short of paying a plumber.
Wisenheimer 3/7/2014 12:51:09 PM Report

Gurp .. what won't melt the ice in your drain.
Rubbing Grump and Boobies I.Qs together and hoping for heat.
Gurpy 3/7/2014 12:58:18 PM Report

What an intelligent response! Must be related to my current asshole landlord!
Pink Peony 3/7/2014 1:21:23 PM Report

Gurpy, I shone a work light on my frozen drain pipe, you know those big yellow ones. It worked but it did take some time with the recent cold snap. I think plumbers might get a little more business if they didn't rip you off to snake a drain. A flat rate...maybe $35 or something to snake a drain, I would pay. But $150-$200 I won't pay and I'll use the work light instead.
bounder 3/7/2014 1:26:39 PM Report

Gurpy, had that problem one time and couldn't reach the offending area so I drilled a 2'in hole and inserted a pipe , borrowed my wifes hair dryer and shot hot air into the pipe until it melted the blockage, don't know your layout so no can advise you.
irishfey 3/7/2014 1:27:17 PM Report

Christina 216... Messages for you in the Red Room... If anyone can give advice on helping the heating cost go down,, please respond in that room, thanks...
Gurpy 3/7/2014 1:43:46 PM Report

I have a sand angel and a drain angel! My drain has mysteriously thawed out and someone keeps putting sand on the drive without leaving any footprints! LOL LOl Lol
bounder 3/7/2014 1:57:40 PM Report

Gurpy I think some of that stuff worked ,you needed to give it a chance, when it gets really cold run a little water to prevent freeze up.
I think, not sure but you can notify PUC you are running a little water to stop freeze up , may help on your bill.
Wild Turkey 3/7/2014 1:58:53 PM Report

Gurpy----perhaps swearing at your landlord is akin to prayer-----and someone answered-----Hmmmmmmm.L.O.L.
Just Curious 3/7/2014 1:59:16 PM Report

Gurpy, probably just got warm enough to start flowing again.. For the duration of cold weather again just leave your tub cold water running a fine stream. As long as it's moving it takes a lot longer to freeze..What it costs on the water bill, contrary to a lot of crabbing on here, it's only peanuts compared to the inconvenience of a frozen drain.....:)
Resident 3/7/2014 2:01:59 PM Report

Gurpy: Don't you love it when that happens!
Just Curious 3/7/2014 2:05:00 PM Report

Wonder what it's gonna take for Harper and his various mouthpieces to get out of this stuff between Russia and the Ukraine. We have no business there and have so little clout in the overall world of conflict that it is stupid to be involved.. They have cut back on so much military equipment lately we would have to borrow equipment from Russia to fight them...Charity begins at home, look after things on the home front, Steve, we have our own shit happening here...
Wisenheimer 3/7/2014 2:27:23 PM Report

Good, Just Curious, good.
we'll write your conment down and put it right up here on the fridge.
irishfey 3/7/2014 2:48:30 PM Report

Pink Peony re- " work light on my frozen drain".... Aha... you are a smart lady that does well on her own. I"m sorry i even suggested that you might want to get "" hooked "" up ,lol... I had that problem with the drain years ago when i was alone,, did the same thing,, worked like a charm... Darn,, you can"t beat us old gals!!! , When i was younger, i had me a sewing box, but it was filled with nails, screwdrivers etc.... Me Mamma taught me well.. " If you want something done,, learn to do it yourself" ! ,lol.. Bless you...
learningaswego 3/7/2014 3:37:42 PM Report

Yah, isn't that hilarious!
If PM Harper was staying right out of it, then the lefties and their bedmates in the msm would be all a frothing and foaming at the mouth about how "Harper is doing nothing".
mallet 3/7/2014 3:45:41 PM Report


I have a hearing problem, as does my wife ... she has the PHONAK hearing aids.. which we have to pay for (govnt helps) and I have both Phonak and Siemens (Workers Comp) due to industrial noise hearing loss. There are various places round town who will supply these devices and the price depends a lot on who you go to.. you want any more info email at ""...
mallet 3/7/2014 3:50:45 PM Report


RE Bounders advice of using a hairdryer that is fine,
I found this out the hardway when I thawed a blocked drain pipe under the house and set fire to the dishwasher and fridge and the whole house was black from the smoke damage...
Grump 3/7/2014 3:59:24 PM Report

Gurpy and the Lady the other day whose heating bill was high because of drafts coming in. Call the City Inspections dept., ask for Dom Maki and nicely explain your problems. They will send an inspector who will go after your landlord if everything is as you say. Good luck.
Grump 3/7/2014 4:04:42 PM Report

That would be Don Maki
Grump 3/7/2014 4:14:37 PM Report

This complete lack of understanding must be a neo-con trait. Or they intentionally misquote (lie) about things. rw used to be the king of misinformation until folks started checking his info and called B.S. Now we have Pierre Poilievre misquoting author Harry Neufield about voter fraud to support the Harper government's move to tilt the election act in their favour. Is there no limit to how far this gang will go to achieve there ends? In the midst of this we have Wisen and Learning praising the actions of this gov't. Then they wonder why I call them morons. Go figure
Grump 3/7/2014 4:21:24 PM Report

Hunter I don't agree with most of your posts but one can tell that there is at least a functioning head there which is hardly the truth in the other cases. Bounder a stump is what you would find in a swamp. If that makes you feel better about yourself then whoopee for you. LMAO.
northernmale 3/7/2014 4:27:19 PM Report

what works sometimes also to thaw a drain is , if you have a vacuum cleaner that you can take the hose off of the suction side and put it on the end that blows heat out of it.Not all vacuums have this feature .. Most shop vacs do. Good luck.
Just Curious 3/7/2014 4:33:01 PM Report

Wisen, didn't realize I was scraping the bottom of the barrel until you posted.. Is there a time difference between here and Florida?? I didn't think you would be sober enough to type at this time of day.. Are you gonna post this on the fridge beside your note that says "get more hootch"???. Hope you soon come home as it's soon gonna be garden season and we will need your manure to grow large sunflowers, You know the kind of plant life that just looks good and doesn't contribute much else, much as yourself...
Did I do good Grump??. I tried to emulate your way of addressing Wisen,hope it was up to snuff...LOL...:)
Grump 3/7/2014 4:46:20 PM Report

Right on J.C., Keep up the good work. I'm not sure they have any sense of shame but if enough of us get on them they will likely smarten up or leave. Either way would be an improvement. Take care.
bounder 3/7/2014 4:46:22 PM Report

GRUMP 'maybe I used to be a mighty Oak and I fed you acorns for a long time, the nuts got to you, affected you, your nuttier than ever.
Just Curious 3/7/2014 5:14:06 PM Report

people , did everyone see the LOL and the smiley faces??? Just poking the bear,folks...Damn , it's great to be alive....:)
Beej 3/7/2014 5:21:39 PM Report

Who gives a crap about crackhead Rob Ford?
Why can't we comment on national news stories?
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 5:28:13 PM Report

JC I can only see snow through my window.

@ MALLET: Please, stop buying those fancy hearing things and pay the dancers. They said if they get no money from you, they'll never return the calendar to Old Man Winter.

The ball is in you field.
irishfey 3/7/2014 5:54:34 PM Report

Grump... I liked your post when you said to.. " nicely " explain your problems "... Yelling, screaming, and swearing dosn"t get you anywhere, except when your talking to Bell ,, then,, the gloves come off ,lol,lol
Wisenheimer 3/7/2014 5:55:31 PM Report

J.C .. you're ranting incoherently.
Just Curious 3/7/2014 6:05:44 PM Report

Wisen, who spelled that word for you?? Do you know what it means?? And what are you doing still awake at this time of day?? Booze delivery late again ?? Tip them in American money, not Canadian and they will get there quicker...LOL..Back to the couch and TV, sweetcheeks..When you coming home?? Your buddies are getting lonesome..(I assume you do have more than one)..Come home soon, we are saving some snow for you...LOL...:).
irishfey 3/7/2014 6:13:03 PM Report

Just Curious... It"s nice to see the insults being hurled with the smiley faces and the ,,LOL.... Best way to send them ,that means that your joking , right?.. right???.. ,lol
Gurpy 3/7/2014 6:17:23 PM Report

Good advice but I`m not interested in causing my landlord anymore grief than necessary. He`s lucky that I have found favor with him and ,(for now) will not report him to anyone who could make life uncomfortable......this is of course subject to change as I am a woman who changes her mind from time to time.Lol
Wisenheimer 3/7/2014 6:24:34 PM Report

Grump, Boobie and JC are running away from the cops and hide in a barn.
Boobie with the horses, JC with the pigs and Grump behind some bags of potatoes.
Cops come near Boobie, he says "neigh, neigh", coming close to JC, he says "oink, oink".
Quick thinking Grump steals the show with a perfect "potato, potato".
statusquo 3/7/2014 6:42:23 PM Report


It has already been established that you might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, (day light savings time a while back, fondness for rotisserie chicken and baptisms etc.) but....must you start drinking this early in the evening?
Alcohol is fine and is undervalued for self medication, but moderation is the key.

Christina216 3/7/2014 6:45:02 PM Report

thanks for the info everybody :). Grump, i will contact my landlord yet again and tell her about my PUC and whats causing my PUC to be so high. if she chooses not to address the problems then i will tell her i will contact Don Maki and let him deal with her. thanks again everyone for all the information.
Grump 3/7/2014 6:46:18 PM Report

Wisen you had better go back to your day job as I tell you true, a comedian you are not. You are a pathetic little loser though.
right wing 3/7/2014 6:52:41 PM Report


Glad your drain thawed.
Don't know if you tried what I had told you earlier this week.
If you did that is most likely what did it.
Do not run your faucet as some on here that cannot read suggested it was not the water supply that was frozen.
Use the anti freeze method that I suggested.
Also hairdryers, lights and such are not going to work as I believe you told me you do not have access to the area below your tub.
Zing 3/7/2014 6:53:52 PM Report

right wing 3/7/2014 6:55:27 PM Report


Don Maki will not care about your PUC.
He is a city building inspector.
They enforce building codes and unless there is a violation of one he won't/can't do squat.
right wing 3/7/2014 6:58:21 PM Report


Speaking of stumps...Grump checking your signal light for you....

Is it working Grump...yes - no, yes - no, yes - no......

statusquo 3/7/2014 6:58:43 PM Report


Spooning eh?

Do you ever try "stuff" whilst spooning?

I do, but get shooshed away rather quickly.....
Christina216 3/7/2014 7:10:46 PM Report

what would qualify as a building code violation?
would me not being able to install a sweep on either of my doors because the place is so unlevel qualify?
or maybe my windows leak from condensation so much i have to put a towel on the ledge to absorb all the water?
do i contact the health board to find out about the mould problem in the bedrooms? the mould collects in the corners of the walls, just on the exterior walls. i clean it off with lysol wipes every 3 days.
i would move, but the rentals in this city are outragiously priced. if i do rent one of these places i'd probably STILL have the same problems. Lose lose situation i'm in. anyone know anybody that wants awesome renters that stay long term and treat the house as their own. 2adults,90year old lady,a baby that just turned 1 today, a 17 year old and 2 dogs that are extremely well trained?
Grump 3/7/2014 7:19:14 PM Report

rw Wrong again Don will put her in touch with the Lady who handles residential standards. They can and will act on substandard housing. It's OK to entertain your maroons but stick to what plumbers know. Crap flows down hill and Fridays are paydays. Leave the tough stuff to those that can. LMAO
statusquo 3/7/2014 7:21:15 PM Report


Building codes I cannot comment on , but....

"do i contact the health board to find out about the mould problem in the bedrooms? the mould collects in the corners of the walls, just on the exterior walls. i clean it off with lysol wipes every 3 days."

That situation is unacceptable! You definitely must report it .

But, to be honest, this could drag out forever and a day.
The best solution is to move out. Do you have kids? Children would be most vulnerable to mould spores.
Zing 3/7/2014 7:26:22 PM Report

lol at status, I always fool around.
steelworker 3/7/2014 7:27:23 PM Report

That's why I don't let my kids play around Grump.
Grump 3/7/2014 7:32:34 PM Report

Steely your kids are likely lucky if they walk upright. Playtime would be slithering around the swamp trying to figure out who their real Daddy was.
steelworker 3/7/2014 7:37:24 PM Report

Your son looks very nice in that sun dress.
statusquo 3/7/2014 7:44:07 PM Report

I look nice in just about anything...thanks to the "No-No". The revolutionary depilatory "system".

Steels, I caught you the other day talking about "dying" languages....interesting concept, but...are you that dull of a human being?
steelworker 3/7/2014 7:52:45 PM Report

I would rather my kids learn Mandarin than the chainsaw variety of French taught in schools.
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 7:57:03 PM Report

Status, do you know when Shakespeare is gonna be back?

theprotector 3/7/2014 8:05:55 PM Report

If you are renting then call the land lord. If he doesnt act immediately then call plumber. Lanlord has to reimburse you. However it seems evident that this place is not up to standards. As a rental it must be able to maintain 68 degrees in all rooms. Perhaps a call to the rental tribunal might be in order. They my advise you to contact a gov inspector who will go through rental unit. Their rules are more stringent than the simple building codes and they give a short turn around time. Learn your rights.
statusquo 3/7/2014 8:12:38 PM Report


Mandarin is good . Useful. But French is French....mangled or not. Canadian French is definitely different than true Parisian French, but only in inflection and pronunciation, the rules remain the same.
I do question the usefulness of learning a language in the class room .
It rarely leads to success.
I can only speak for myself, but unless you truly are immersed in a language, on a daily basis, using said language in a practical way, you will never be proficient.
So I kinda agree with you.
BIG BROTHER 3/7/2014 8:16:22 PM Report

On the spring daylight saving weekend of 2014, Staus Quo stated that he agreed with steelworker.

Got it marked on the calendar.

And you don't believe in miracles!!
BIG BROTHER 3/7/2014 8:17:39 PM Report

Must be a mackerel.
statusquo 3/7/2014 8:20:47 PM Report


No. He may never come back. Last I heard is he fell in love with a native girl. She did something with a pineapple that left him mesmerised and sore.
Her name is Alika ..she smiles a lot and laughs at his jokes . Lucky guy I say . I shall miss him .
Just Curious 3/7/2014 8:24:15 PM Report

BB, he qualified it with a "kinda" so it don't count....LOL..
BIG BROTHER 3/7/2014 8:30:35 PM Report

Close enough JC. It may be a slip, but it threw me for a loop.

He'll soon make a comeback, as Steely can't help himself from making some asinine statement and SQ will be all over it, then all will be back to normal. And the earth will move back onto it's normal trajectory.
statusquo 3/7/2014 8:33:42 PM Report

Big Bro,

It's called an aberration.

Now light saving time has numerous benefits.
The main one is that the sun will rise earlier and thus, the snow will melt earlier spring!

Also, new research has found that windmills are a significant contributor to global warming. The rotation of the blades world wide have a cumulative effect on the earth's axis and thus moving the earth closer to the sun. It's true...I googled it!
Also, I changed my view on Jesus and Christianity...I believe I saw Him at Athletes Foot in the Mall....he asked to try on some "cross trainers" by Nike.
I struck up a conversation and he agreed to join me at the new BBQ place on Gore Street. I had the jerk chicken sandwich and He opted for the pulled style of course. He did say He'll be back but wouldn't elaborate on an exact date.

BIG BROTHER 3/7/2014 8:42:48 PM Report

I'm sort of fond of the DST. It gives more evening hours of valuable daylight for fun and frolic.

How is the grub at the new restaurant SQ? Did you sell them any of your recipes?
Gurpy 3/7/2014 8:47:07 PM Report

Right Wing
I never did get around to doing what you suggested. I decided the landlord should deal with it as I have enough to do. Don`t worry about some of the advice I`ve received Lol I won`t do it!

None of my business but instead of making waves it might be better to concentrate on buying your own house and putting that one behind you. Once you start with inspectors etc they may find violations that could have you looking for another home before you are ready to purchase. I don`t know if it`s still possible to rent to own but that might be something to consider. I know how bad renting can be. I will NOT be doing it forever! Good luck to you!
statusquo 3/7/2014 8:49:56 PM Report


They seemed a bit disorganised but they were packed . The food is actually quite good . Jesus seemed more apt to put up with it but He did say he enjoyed the pork and the prices are reasonable. Even Jesus didn't balk at the bill, and you know how Jews are..he did bring a coupon .
Christina216 3/7/2014 8:57:23 PM Report

if i was in a better position to buy, believe me, i would. but i AM going to see what options i do have on monday. hopefully my credit score has gone up over the years from the last time i had it checked. *fingers crossed*
Gurpy 3/7/2014 8:59:11 PM Report

Who let you out of your cage?? LOL
I think you got me mixed up with christina216. My heat is fine and my drain is no longer frozen and I like my landlord so, he is safe with me for now. I stress the "for now". I along with christina216 will NOT be renting forever!
My puc consumption for Feb. was 300kwh less than the bill I recently recieved. This months bill should be about $30-40.00 less.Spring is on it`s way so things will be improving soon! Oh, and don`t go knocking my home! It is nicely decorated and very cozy!
BIG BROTHER 3/7/2014 9:05:34 PM Report

I hope they make it. I usually wait till the initial pressure is off the new places before I'll try them. I don't have the patience of Jesus, but I have been told that I have the patience of Job.

Thanks for the review. I'll take the master of all things culinary opinions.
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 9:07:47 PM Report

SQ, the guy was looking for "cross training" or was he training for the cross.

Christina216 3/7/2014 9:10:16 PM Report

calling the rental tribrunal(sp) helped me before. i have lived in this house for 5 years now (i know...stupid stupid) but last year my landlord handed me a notice of rental increase with 4 different percents that the rent was going up. i knew something was not right with that. i called them and they said she can only raise the rent by the percent that the province set for that year. I called my landlord and told her that. she said "yes i can. you've lived here for 4 years and i've never given you a rent increase" she said she would get back to me. so i guess she called them herself and they told her the same thing. since then we havent been on the best of terms. im glad she lives in sudbury. i never have to see her.
statusquo 3/7/2014 9:19:45 PM Report


I am not sure. God's ways are inscrutable. All I know is He asked for "cross trainers" . He was wearing flip-flops and I found it odd...what with all the snow we've had in the Sault.
He was told a price and the last thing I know is, Jesus utters a swear...bad one...starting with an "F" and next thing I know He heads over to Walmart.
Mumbling something-something about "father...why hast thou abandoned me"....
He calmed down after the pulled pork sandwich....seemed more reasonable .
Especially after I offered to foot the tab...He took care of the tip.
Gurpy 3/7/2014 9:22:23 PM Report

How difficult is it to get repairs done with your landlord in another city? Does she have someone in the Sault for emergencies?
sparks7 3/7/2014 9:26:58 PM Report

Ever wonder why lots of them old outhouses you see out in the country are kind of tilted and leaning to one side? Well,it's because the earth rotates on it's axis. Just look at that pisa tower over there. That should tell you something.Simple.

Also,people should know that it is important to make sure that your bed is positioned so that the head of the bed is on the north end.This is because the magnetic flows of the planet go from north to south. If you sleep in any other direction you will wake up feeling all discombobulated and end up like steelworker.
Gurpy 3/7/2014 9:30:18 PM Report

The head of my bed is on a east wall. What is the difference?
Christina216 3/7/2014 9:38:55 PM Report

in order for me to get something fixed i have to call her and tell her what needs to be fixed. she hems and haws then says she will call me back. she calls back and says "okay well i took time off work to come up there for the weekend hopefully this issue can be resolved by then" (trying to make me feel bad). then the whole time she is here she always compares the repairs she does here with her other rentals. the last time she did this i just looked at her and asked her why she was a landlord if all she does is complain.
statusquo 3/7/2014 9:39:04 PM Report

sparks....Thank you!

Finally someone who gets it!

What is your take on rotisserie chicken and /or 60 pounders of rum and green Swiss army rifles, baptism and hetero marriages , attending the veteran's parade at the Essar centre and cross border shopping?
If your reply is "I don't give a shit" we are in full agreement.

(smiley face)
irishfey 3/7/2014 9:50:05 PM Report

Christina216... You can buy stuff at CTC to get rid of the mould for good,, we had some in the basement and it does work.. There are two different kinds... one to clean off the mould and another to keep it from coming back. Just an idea, but maby tell the Landlord about the problems and tell her that she has to fix them or you will go to the proper authorities about it,,, be nice about it. Sounds like you have been good renters and also tell her it would be in her best interest just to fix the problems than to rent it out to someone else as she would be getting the same complaints from them and she might have to spend a lot just to bring the house up to code before she rents it out again, There are ways to fix the bottom of the door, it can"t explain it fully on here but it would include shaving some off the floor and the door and adding wood on both to make it even, hope you get the jest of it. If you do the work, keep the receipts and get the Landlord to take it off the rent. You really have to get rid of the mould for your babies sake and the rest of you... Again,, good luck dear...
statusquo 3/7/2014 9:53:20 PM Report


The head of my bed is on a east wall. What is the difference?"

No difference in your case. Get back on the meds regiment and you'll be fine.
You are fond of John Hagee as you admitted not too long ago...
May I suggest looking into the benefits of taking clozapine under the supervision of your physician of course .

irishfey 3/7/2014 9:57:05 PM Report

Sparks7... You are right about the position of the bed, but i thought it was North- East....
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 10:01:59 PM Report

Oops, I see, then you and the one sandal fisherman... went to where? Walmart? and had pork lunch?.. can you repeat that for me. Forget the tip, I notice that.

If it was a one sandal fisherman, eating at walmart, you've it wrong, that's the sootoday fisherman... the one that set the clock to have the first worm... sorry, the first insult.

Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 10:03:14 PM Report

That's only when you watch porno.

Anyone have porno movies for exchange?
statusquo 3/7/2014 10:06:01 PM Report


look into clozapine as well.But check with your doctor first. us all a favour and drop the "me" ain't endearing nor funny and I don't care how old you are.

(smiley face)

statusquo 3/7/2014 10:07:36 PM Report


Yes ..I do...German "scheisse" movies...

steelworker 3/7/2014 10:07:55 PM Report

I got some porn for ya. It involves Grump, sparks7 and a rotisserie chicken from a foreign land.
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 10:13:11 PM Report

status, they call me rheumatism, because I like to attack the old ladies. That's an early childhood complex, they remove me early from breastfeeding.

I don't know, my annalist told me that.
statusquo 3/7/2014 10:14:09 PM Report


Is it HD and how much? I am definitely interested...get in rw.

Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 10:15:06 PM Report

I know the word but in the old german, it's a bit longer.

No, I'm no interested in religion... smiley face.
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 10:18:02 PM Report

Wait steely, you're interfering in my hunting excursion here.

I need some meat to be hang on the hook and just when we getting to the climax you show up knocking the door.

Go away looser.

sparks7 3/7/2014 10:27:35 PM Report


Rotisserie chicken..well it is not only wall-mart..I have tried that stuff from other grocery stores and it was just as bad..I give up on it.

60 pounders of rum...I like beer

Swiss army rifles...I think you already know what I think about widget rifles and widgeteers. (now we will here from "hunter")

Baptism....well my older brother tells me about how grossed out over that he was..I guess there was no heat in the church that day and all the holy water was frozen so the priest improvised by spitting all over me.

Hetero marriages ...people can do what they like and I don't really give a shit..but I tend to agree with JC on that topic.

Veterans parade,,if that is what turns his crank..But I would suggest to him to read the book "Vimy" by Pierre Berton to find all about the glories of war.

Cross border shopping...just a pain in the ass and not worth any potential savings for me.

statusquo 3/7/2014 10:33:02 PM Report

Well sparks,

It seems we are in full agreement.
I am heading to bed now...Darlene is in the fetal position and a 99er is "de rigeur"...I may...just may try "stuff".....
One never knows....wish me luck!
Wisenheimer 3/7/2014 10:33:23 PM Report

ya looser, go away!
Fly, without you, your posse is friggen brain dead.
Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 10:34:26 PM Report

Pierre Berton, is that the one with the big mustachio and cracking the whip in Hole and Wood.
statusquo 3/7/2014 10:41:57 PM Report



You're more limited than I thought!

Bobby Nerves 3/7/2014 10:50:28 PM Report

Status, just watch... you talk dirty and all the perverts start to show up.

It reminds me to the pillar join, after two or three in the morning, the real faces of the night show up slowly and from nowhere.
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