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View Room Comments for Sunday, Mar. 9 2014

Sunday, March 09, 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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David Poluck 3/9/2014 7:19:35 AM Report

Good Sunday Morning!
& am came a bit earlier today but I can live with it!
Looks like it's forecast to be a -2 day!

mr.monty 3/9/2014 7:28:49 AM Report

good morning everybody.sure is dark this time in the morning. have a wonderful day.
Gurpy 3/9/2014 8:07:19 AM Report

Good morning everybody! One more sleep and I get to call the lawyer!!! YES!
Just Curious 3/9/2014 8:10:31 AM Report

Gurpy, you seem awfully hateful for a Sunday morning ??
Gurpy 3/9/2014 8:39:33 AM Report

Just Curious
Can you not spot "joy" when you see it?? LOL
Gurpy 3/9/2014 8:42:21 AM Report

It`s a BEAUTIFUL day in my neighborhood, a BEAUTIFUL day in my neighborhood, won`t you be mine? Won`t you be mine? Won`t you please be my neighbor?? SEE? Gurpy is HAPPY! Have chores to do. Be back later.
Wild Turkey 3/9/2014 8:51:34 AM Report

"Strangest Gal
I ever had--
Never happy unless She's mad"
Elvis---"Mean woman blues"
BIG BROTHER 3/9/2014 9:37:53 AM Report

I can't believe the news channels are still giving Sarah Palin air time. Now she's doing Dr. Zeus poems about nukes and such. 'The only way to stop a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.'

And to think she was a VP candidate. Just what the world would need now. Her and McCain, another whack job. How that country operates and maintains it's position in the world is a mystery.
Grump 3/9/2014 9:45:01 AM Report

Good morning everyone. rw and Wisen you must have been a sweet pair of children growing up, telling fibs, spreading B.S. and them trying to shift the blame somewhere else. Don't you think it's time you two grew up? I may not seem hip to a pair of self appointed know it all jerks such as you two but I work hard and live well (the best revenge).I treat my friends well and maroons not so well. My children are all educated, gainfully employed and none of them are goofing off or dealing dope. To my way of thinking that's not bad compared to your records. It's understandable that you are both Harper supporter as you act the same way, you think you are always right, attack anything that doesn't agree with you and lie and B.S. Have a great day all.
Grump 3/9/2014 9:48:04 AM Report

Gurpy I hate to break your bubble but dealing with lawyer is not much fun. I think you will find that even dealing with the friend of a friend isn't what you expect of it. None the less good luck.
Grump 3/9/2014 9:50:01 AM Report

Big Brother you have to admit they are loose pea shooters but she certainly looks better than McCain. lol
soowat 3/9/2014 10:41:40 AM Report

Everybody enjoying the new column by Michael Purvis?
old-cat33 3/9/2014 10:50:41 AM Report

According to an article in the Sault Daily Star (DST) Daylight Savings Time was started during the first world war to conserve coal.
In Canada Saskatchewan no longer uses it,so why can't we? Ontario? We don't burn coal no more....LOL.
I personally don't like it at least for a few days anyway, but love it in the fall when we fall back!!
Wisenheimer 3/9/2014 11:00:07 AM Report

Grump, is it impossible for you to pen a post without including terms like "moron" or "maroons" or "furry rat's ass" or "laughing uncontrollably".
If you wonder why you are constantly the butt of jokes, and derogatory prose. And only tepidly supported by allies of like political bent, you need not look any further than the above.
But on the other hand you do present an undeniably easy, fun target.
irishfey 3/9/2014 11:16:56 AM Report

Morning Folks.... last nights posts..." Best to remain silent""..... Darn you ,lol.. I was saving that post for a different poster on here and you beat me too it ,lol... Morning Grump.. glad to see you up and in rare form :)..... CTC has a sale on screwdrivers,, comes with a self help book, if anyone needs it :),, and,, no,, that was not intended for you Grump ,lol... Have a great day all..
BIG BROTHER 3/9/2014 11:20:13 AM Report

Want to know the true reason behind the Iraq war. Follow the money has never meant so much.

4,000 US soldiers dead, 100,000's of Iraqi soldiers and civilians, billions of dollars what end!! It's a long (45 minutes) documentary, but hits home. Thank goodness Harper wasn't around then.
BIG BROTHER 3/9/2014 11:23:18 AM Report

No doubt about it....she looks good. She should be hooking in Vegas or posing for playboy, not running for VP of the US. And we shouldn't be listening to anything she has to say.
BIG BROTHER 3/9/2014 11:23:19 AM Report

No doubt about it....she looks good. She should be hooking in Vegas or posing for playboy, not running for VP of the US. And we shouldn't be listening to anything she has to say.
BIG BROTHER 3/9/2014 11:23:50 AM Report

You can say that again!!!
Wisenheimer 3/9/2014 11:33:55 AM Report

BB .. just stop .. !
Wisenheimer 3/9/2014 11:52:17 AM Report

With events in the Ukraine compromising the flow of energy throughout Europe, look for 3 geo-political decisions to be made in the mid-term.
1. The E.U."s "Clean Energy Directive" against Canadian heavy crude to be shelved.
2. Opposition to the construction of LNG terminals on our coasts to disappear.
3. Obama to finally decide that the Keystone XL pipeline, is as Stephen Harper described a "no brainer".
Stocks that will benefit in Canada would be, Suncor, Baytex, CPG, Cenovus, TRP, Enbridge etc.
BIG BROTHER 3/9/2014 11:52:33 AM Report

OK wisen, you're right. It makes more sense to call each other names all day, poke fun at each other and LOL all day.

What a moronic buffoon you are.

Hey, that felt pretty good. I'm in!!

What would you like to talk about Dufus??
flyhawk25 3/9/2014 11:55:13 AM Report much ice are you seeing in the river out back?
BIG BROTHER 3/9/2014 11:55:54 AM Report

Keystaone oil has no major benefit for the US. The oil is destined to go offshore. Harper, the anti commie, made a sweet deal with China, remember. Now, there's a move on their policies towards decriminalization of weed. Next thing you know, they'll be setting their Senators free to think for themselves....what a concept!!
BIG BROTHER 3/9/2014 11:56:33 AM Report

Nothin' but ice....and lots of snow.
Just Curious 3/9/2014 12:11:49 PM Report

Have to agree with you, soowat, that Mike Purvis sure puts out a hell of a column..LOL.. Pretty much gives a lot of credence to that old saying "silence is golden".. PS...Who in hell is Mike Purvis????..:).
T-rat 3/9/2014 12:12:31 PM Report

Breakfast anyone? When you pour that bowl of cereal for yourself, kids or grandkids, do you know what you're feeding them? I just read the ingredient lists and did a little research.

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene): an antioxidant added to keep your cereal crunchy. BHT is essentially "jet fuel'.

And in other foods:

Brominated Vegetable Oil: bromine is the active ingredient and this stuff is used as a flame retardant in furniture.

Propylene Glycol: commonly called antifreeze and it is in salad dressings for instance. I just threw out my President's Choice Blue Menu dressings.

Natural Flavors/Colours: Did you know that Castoreum is a natural flavor? It is used in vanilla flavoured products. It comes from the castor sacs found near a beaver's anus!! My vanilla-flavoured yogurt says "natural flavours".

TBHQ -- tertiary butylhydroquinone: a synthetic preservative used in gum, nail polish, cheese crackers and chicken nuggets. Oh ya, it is also a biodiesel additive.

I dashed off e-mails to Kellogg's, General Mills and Quaker Oats. I'm curious to see how they tell me that jet fuel is a good way to kick start my morning!!

After lunch I'll have to see what the President's Choice folks have to say.

theprotector 3/9/2014 12:14:26 PM Report

here we go wisen - are you that out of touch and stupid - the decesion for the keystone did not rest with the president. You are always so quick to judge. There is a process at play.
I would suspect some cash payments to harper et al from keystone, does he work for them? The number of jobs for Canada will not dramatically increase, so its a no brainer at least for who made the deal for Canada.
right wing 3/9/2014 12:23:59 PM Report were are in trouble, Grump is claiming to know our records...
He claims to treat his friends hard can it be treating one person well.
David Poluck 3/9/2014 12:29:30 PM Report

Took a ride down Great Northern coming off of 5th line and all the way down to Queen Street.
Wow is it ever rough. From Prouse to the hospital it looks like the pavement is crumbling. Further down you have the roller coaster ride from all of the water main breaks.
I don't think I have ever seen the road surface in such bad condition. Anyone remember when the section between Prouse and the hospital was paved?
When hiring contractors for road construction I wonder what warranty is given on the workmanship?

statusquo 3/9/2014 12:31:21 PM Report

T rat,

Unfortunately, processed foods are loaded with chemicals that just because they are called "natural" are not necessarily good for you .
Take sodium and sugar, both natural ingredients but found in overabundance in all sorts of processed foods.
Fresh vegetables and fruit, even though possibly contaminated with pesticides, are probably a wiser choice then anything that comes in a box or can.
Pop and fruit juices are the biggest contributors to high sugar intakes .
statusquo 3/9/2014 12:38:40 PM Report

And here again I am perplexed that I am actually agreeing with dear Wisenheimer.
For the foreseeable future there is no way to get away from fossil fuels. Green energy is fine as an auxiliary energy source, but with the expansion of emerging economies and subsequent hunger for vast amounts of cheap power the only solution to fossil fuels would be nuclear power. But, with the recent accident in Japan and Chernobyl in the eighties, nuclear power is tarnished and scares the hell out of people. Undeservedly so, I might add.
More deaths and illnesses can be attributed to coal burning power plants alone than the combined toll from atomic energy.
Just Curious 3/9/2014 12:43:55 PM Report

Soo today....What is with the flyers this week. It's Sunday and this weeks flyers aren't up yet..So much for having them renewed every Friday,huh? Sounds petty, I know, but I don't get them delivered to my door and depend on Sootoday for them..It appears to me that since you guys joined with local two and have no competition things have gone downhill...:(
Wisenheimer 3/9/2014 12:49:54 PM Report

BB .. We could start with a proper spelling of Keystone, and getting you some reading material and a thesaurus.
P.S. if you had a thesaurus you could use it to find out what a thesaurus is.
T-rat 3/9/2014 12:58:00 PM Report

Curious: Get past the "updated Feb. 28" heading when you click on Flyers and you'll see that the current flyers are there. You might owe SooToday an apology.
Wisenheimer 3/9/2014 1:07:48 PM Report

DP .. GNR from 2nd line to 3rd line is a provincial link and was to be included in "link funding" last fall. Then the libs cancelled the "link" program and promised new funding to be announced last month.
Still waiting. Apparently Ms. Wynne and her former boss spent all the money on "other important stuff".
Can provide a list if desired.
Hope there's lots of cold mix up at Elwood Robinson's.

right wing 3/9/2014 1:17:23 PM Report


Agree on the nuclear.
Japan's "accident" was not the fault of the reactor itself...kind of hard to build in safe guards against what hit it.
Here in Ontario we have seen nothing yet compared to where hydro costs are heading.
No wonder McGuinty ran when they started the investigations.
Wisenheimer 3/9/2014 1:19:21 PM Report

DP .. further to this .. the city and the province determine what specs are to be followed, when doing road construction and resurfacing. City and Provincial inspectors must pass on all work as it is completed. That they usually go with the low bid may be "penny wise and pound foolish".
The stretch of road that you refer to is long past it's expected life and should have been done a couple of years ago.
statusquo 3/9/2014 1:24:17 PM Report

right wing,

If you have Netflix, watch "Pandora's Promise".

David Poluck 3/9/2014 1:58:24 PM Report

Wise, If you have the time the information would be appreciatedYou can send it to

mallet 3/9/2014 2:11:01 PM Report

D P and Wisen..

I am not sure about the city, but I know that the surface dressing contracts for the Local Road Boards are done in North Bay, there not being an engineer here in the Sault for handing out contracts. Last years contracts were cancelled because the total was over a Million bucks worth and had to be re-tendered and signed off down in Toronto. The composition of the mix is 5/8 crush and a emulsion, which unfortunatly goes very brittle in cold weather and is easily torn up by the graders/snowplows. One thing that puzzles me is why they do not put all the services under the sidewalks, especially along major roads where vehicular traffic outnumbers pedestrian ...
right wing 3/9/2014 2:18:34 PM Report


I do have Netflix and I shall watch it.
Will let you know.
flyhawk25 3/9/2014 2:52:47 PM Report

On his Twitter account this morning Mayor Rob Ford reminded constituents to turn their clocks back one hour.
It was later corrected.
What a leader.
Just Curious 3/9/2014 3:07:46 PM Report

T-rat, I found them right after I posted but I still don't really feel an apology is required because it was, and is, still a screw-up on their part. They still haven't changed the heading since Friday, for pete's sake..:).
Zing 3/9/2014 3:20:32 PM Report

Easiest way to remember time change:

Fall forward...
Spring back...

flyhawk25 3/9/2014 3:40:38 PM Report

Not if you're Rob Ford.
Grump 3/9/2014 3:42:34 PM Report

T-rat it will kick start your morning, just add a lit match. lol
right wing 3/9/2014 3:43:10 PM Report that guy cracks me up.
If you're going to be a completely F&%ked politician at least bring entertainment value to the table....and he brings truckloads.
Grump 3/9/2014 4:05:25 PM Report

rw I have always suspected all you neo-cons have a different sense of humour. It's no small wonder Ford cracks you up. lol.
Javaman 3/9/2014 4:15:12 PM Report

Rob Ford will win the next election...EVEN IF Olivia Chow runs. He has "forward momentum " on his side.
Wild Turkey 3/9/2014 4:46:59 PM Report

What Rob Ford meant was"Turn your clocks back to daylight savings time"
What kind of a Maroon can't get that???
Speaking of Maroons, I always thought they were coconut cookies.Couldn't understand why anybody would hurl a ridiculous insult like"You stupid faced coconut cookie", so I googled it.Turns out a Maroon is an escaped slave who is living in a community with other escaped slaves.
Recently, maroon has been used by Bugs Bunny, as his way of saying moron.Are our Blue Room Boys trying to emulate Bugs Bunny???
David Poluck 3/9/2014 5:33:22 PM Report

Woo hoo!!!! Monday is forecast for +5
Sure there may be some rain mixed in but woo hoo none the less!

Get the snorkels and flip flops..time to go to the beach!
Gurpy 3/9/2014 5:38:38 PM Report

Good thing I dug my sandals out of the closet.
right wing 3/9/2014 5:44:08 PM Report

Wild Turkey

The bugs bunny version is the one that is intended.
I used it on this site some time ago and ever since the lefties like Grump jumped all over it like a fat kid on a smartie.

flyhawk25 3/9/2014 5:47:16 PM Report

And you also invented Google.What a maroon.
right wing 3/9/2014 5:48:30 PM Report

Yes Grump....all of the late night show hosts and their audiences that all appreciate the humour of it all are neo-cons with a different sense of humour.
The takes intelligence to appreciate good humour...that is why you don't get it.
right wing 3/9/2014 5:50:43 PM Report


Tisk, tisk, tisk...never said "I coined the phrase", just said I used it.
Only maroon's like yourself try to take credit for crap that means squat.
....just like your claim that you started the first blue room summit...remember.
right wing 3/9/2014 5:52:23 PM Report

...instead, as I proved, you simply invited yourself after the fact...typical of a liberal.

Grump 3/9/2014 5:58:34 PM Report

rw The difference is folks are laughing at Ford not with him, somewhat like folks laughing at you, not with you. Like now. LMAO
Grump 3/9/2014 6:01:56 PM Report

The difference with the gathering is that Fly is a regular respected member, other seem afraid to show. I wouldn't single someone out by naming him but his initials are rw. lol
flyhawk25 3/9/2014 6:11:17 PM Report

Thanks Grump.Rw is nice fellow and personally I like the guy.He does a lot of nice things and is a good man. He is fun to spar with and he keeps me young.I don't take any of this too seriously.
mallet 3/9/2014 6:55:41 PM Report

R W...

Just to make your day complete.. Researchers have found 4 that's four new types of CFC's that are affecting the Ozone layer. They are not sure where they are coming from but it seems likely according to them to be associated with agricultural fertilizers and pesticides and also from the cleaning of electrical parts. They do this by analyzing snow from the depths of Antatica which can tell them what the air was like 100 years ago... The wonders of science never cease to amus... opps amaze me...
Grump 3/9/2014 7:15:03 PM Report

Careful Mallet or you will be classed with rw's nemesis' , the likes of Al Gore and David Suzuki.
statusquo 3/9/2014 7:22:54 PM Report

Three Arab countries have banned the soon to be released Hollywood film "Noah" on religious grounds.

Islam frowns upon representing holy figures in art and depictions of the Prophet Mohammad .
Islam doesn't seem to frown upon treating their women like property though. But, to each their own.

Well, I for one would be happy if they leave it at that because in the past people have been lit on fire because of a cartoon.

statusquo 3/9/2014 7:25:12 PM Report

Having said that...there actually are people that believe the story of Noah to be the literal truth!
I met some of them and they frighten the crap out of me!
flyhawk25 3/9/2014 7:41:33 PM Report

What frightens me are people who take the bible literally and kill people.
lookaround 3/9/2014 8:01:01 PM Report

Western farmers are pissed that their grain is not flowing. I guess oil is trump. Another on the l---o---n---g list of voters who will vote against Harper.
The list grows longer day by day. Steven instead of spending my money (who gave you permission?) on adds spend it on what is needed like infrastructure, education, health and the good Canadian belief we pay taxes you are responsible for taking care of Canada.
Hunter101 3/9/2014 9:37:26 PM Report

Well you certainly don't miss much when you leave this place for a bit.

sparks is talking about sleeping with his headboard facing north and if you don't, that's why you wake up feeling "discombobulated."

sparks, if you think what direction you sleep in has anything to do with how well rested you are, you're plain old stupid.

Not that anyone else on here hasn't noticed already.

P.S. stats,

clozapine would have been the best antipsychotic drug on the market if it weren't for agranulocytosis. It's not a great drug for sleep, and there's many out there that are better now. Not worth the risk unless you really need it and have exhausted all other options.
Bobby Nerves 3/9/2014 9:41:37 PM Report

Bobby Nerves 3/9/2014 9:51:12 PM Report

Statusquo, I have a subject to be discussed about Noah. Can someone explain to me how he did to hold all the insects?

15 thousand animals, his wife and his kids and no insects?

Then if the flooding eliminated... nah.

I'm working with my neighbor's daughter over an excursion to Mt. Ararat looking for the wood of Noah canoe.

So far, she likes the idea of having the wood all for her. I'll let you know how it works out.
atticus 3/9/2014 10:11:42 PM Report

Hunter has to hate. And Hunter has no sense of humour.
Gurpy 3/9/2014 10:17:21 PM Report

In regards to your 7:25;12 post....BOO! LOL
Gurpy 3/9/2014 10:19:13 PM Report

People who kill people do NOT take the bible literally! One of the 10 commandments says "thou shall not kill"
Gurpy 3/9/2014 10:25:13 PM Report

Back in the 70`s there was a documentary about Noah`s ark. It was shown at theaters around Ontario. Parts of the ark were found many years ago. I saw the documentary when it came out it was fascinating! Same with the dead sea scrolls. Some were recovered.
Wisenheimer 3/9/2014 10:31:49 PM Report

was out ... was Zing kidding at 3:20 ?
Bobby Nerves 3/9/2014 10:31:58 PM Report

Yes, I know it, and you are my witness. My neighbor daughter didn't believe me, and I had to explain to her that many things about the bible are not exactly in the desert... then finally she understood and now we are planning our trip to Mt. Ararat. Out of this world.

We're gonna face a bit of a problem, cause the government in Armenia is not interested in having people removing the stones, but we'll see.

I promise it, I'll write my diary of the trip here in soo today, and will volunteer some pictures.
Snobank 3/9/2014 10:44:47 PM Report

Is a certain poster who is threatening to visit Mt. Ararat and bring back his own stones, starting to move in to an alternate universe?
EricThe SHERIFF 3/9/2014 10:54:35 PM Report


I don't know if Zing was kidding or not but he has it backwards.
sparks7 3/9/2014 11:07:04 PM Report


If Hunter actually took that post on directional sleeping seriously he is even dumber than I thought he was. Now I am truly flabbergasted because I didn't think that was possible.
Hunter101 3/9/2014 11:51:44 PM Report

Well sparky, let's just say I don't put any limits on your dimness.
sparks7 3/10/2014 12:01:46 AM Report

Say whatever you your outhouse tilted to the same degree as your head?
Hunter101 3/10/2014 12:09:57 AM Report

Perfectly square like your head sparky.
sparks7 3/10/2014 12:18:56 AM Report

Well you might want to jack up a corner of your own to get it on the level.
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