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View Room Comments for Tuesday, Mar. 11 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 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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Grump 3/11/2014 6:12:53 AM Report

Good morning everyone, yesterday gave us all some hope for the arrival of spring. Interesting thought last evening Snobank about Mrs.B. Could Gurpy be a new, slightly saner version of Marissa? Better meds? If it's not the same woman then it's the same problem. Have a great day all.
David Poluck 3/11/2014 6:23:04 AM Report

Good Morning Grump!
I see on CBC this morning that a big March storm is heading for southern Ontario.
Due for tomorrow!

Javaman 3/11/2014 7:17:50 AM Report

Spring is on hold. Checking the weather channels 14 day forecast and there is only ONE day where the temp gets above zero. Watch out for flooding in April !!!
irishfey 3/11/2014 7:20:48 AM Report

Morning folks.. Gee Grump,, did you have to start off with that post? Will just be a repeat of yesterday! With those posts last night, it"s no wonder that people think of Christians as wackos, nut jobs,, I don"t drink but i sure would have liked an Irish coffe last night ,lol gee, I went to bed with a headache,, and i ' never" get headaches. Think i might take some time off and do a wee bit of Spring cleaning,,, Spring "is" coming isn"t it ? ,lol... Have a good day folks....
theprotector 3/11/2014 7:25:49 AM Report

Hunter please explain why you thought that calling me a “welfare case” was an insult last night when I expressed my opinion regarding the so called flag of Canada? You for one should be ok with the flag being altered since it is French Canadian origin and therefore fundamentally against your basic belief that all things need to be English to be Canadian. However I would like you to explain why you believe people who are on social assistance need to be viewed in a negative light? The vast majority of people who are unfortunately on “welfare” are people that don’t want to be caught in that stigma you saddle them with. And are struggling to make ends meet and do things to better themselves. Perhaps not always in the manner that meets your all so very important approval, but nonetheless an effort to please your royal blood. Yes yes of course we hear of people abusing the system, it happens with all social programs, actually it happens with all programs. I am hunter did your mom (and your dad - if you know who he is) sue the birth control manufacturer since they must have been so disappointed when you were born and then to live such a disappointing life. It is clear that they could sue for damages!
Bobby Nerves 3/11/2014 7:30:18 AM Report

Good morning all.

Poluck, Souther Ontario is Rob Ford territory, and he said: Turn your clocks backwards and check your smoke detectors.

Well, now, face the consequences.

Mallet worked out a deal with the dancers and they are happy campers in the GTA.
irishfey 3/11/2014 7:48:53 AM Report

Pro... I don"t know if your on Wefare and it"s really none of my business. But you are right on some things,, It"s the bad apples that abuse the system that makes it hard on the folk that really need it. Being on Wefare is nothing to be ashamed about if one can not find work,, one has to have a roof over their head and eat,, no? And what Welfare pays out, i wonder how a person can even survive on it.. I "think "a single person only gets around 600.00 plus... You can"t even get an apartment for that let alone all the other things they need like food, phone, t.v etc... sad...
Gurpy 3/11/2014 8:04:24 AM Report

Good morning everybody!!
Grump, I`m not on meds, do not NEED meds and do not appreciate being compared to someone you again do not agree with!
irishfey-Stop blamming others for your problems. "Do not follow the crowd...".Yeah, a little irish coffee is good! I`d have one with you!

Had an intersting post from stats last night! Would love to know what the monitors are doing???
Bottom line is ANYTHING on this site is tolerated except talk of God or the bible. The more disgusting and vile the posts, the better! Draws more posters!
I have been thinking about that plane crash. Not a speck of anything anywhere!
Wisenheimer 3/11/2014 8:07:55 AM Report

"Food, phone, TV, etc" .. wise to stop at etc. Wonder if etc. includes data plans, cigarettes, and buying groceries at Mac's.
theprotector 3/11/2014 8:08:42 AM Report

hmm.. are you suggesting that the plane crash was an act of god? Or did aliens take it over
Gurpy 3/11/2014 8:10:55 AM Report

I saw something on the news where social services are FINALLY consulting with Ontario Works recipients to get imput as to what they need in order to become finanacialy independent, wether it be better daycare, assistance with schooling etc.
I have a friend on the system and she is really struggling! The rates need to be increased so they can at least live like humans until they find work.
Bobby Nerves 3/11/2014 8:12:58 AM Report

Those in the know.
Any news to share with the fate of the local Staples/Office Depot?

I know there is a store on Queen St., but I'm afraid that we are all destined to end in Walmart.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 8:13:28 AM Report

That is irishfey who is into "aliens". Not me! Was married to one...I divorced him.....his antenna was always in the way. And, he smelled really bad!
irishfey 3/11/2014 8:13:40 AM Report

Gurpy... I have an idea... Do you have a Laptop??? When you go to Church, stay after and show your Pastor or whoever you have all the comments you have been making on here, including the ones about the Gays, and see what he thinks about it and how your trying to lead people to Christ.. Would you do that???
irishfey 3/11/2014 8:21:58 AM Report

Gurpy.. Aliens?? You really don"t read the posts very well do you.. It was a joke!.... Grump... Happy now? ,lol,, Yeh, it was me too... Done for the day!!....
statusquo 3/11/2014 8:26:29 AM Report


"When you go to Church, stay after and show your Pastor or whoever you have all the comments you have been making on here,"

Not sure if that is such a good idea. I did the same thing a while back and got served with a restraining order....I can't even be within fifty feet of that church .
My Sundays have never been the same.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 8:26:37 AM Report

I will gladly do that and I am serious! That is YOUR reason for not attending church. You do not want to be accountable to anyone, not even your hubby. That`s why you find it necessary to keep him in the dark.
While you only know me as "gurpy", others know me well. One cannot make assumptions about a poster they have never met! That`s how so many get into trouble with these on line dating sites.
Are you sure you want me to show my pastor? I don`t have a problem with that but, the blue room could very well be bombarded with Christians everyday! It would be like having Gurpy 24/7!! Lol
irishfey 3/11/2014 8:31:02 AM Report

Stats ,lol.. WHY am i not surprised? ,lol Your lucky the roof didn"t cave in :)
David Poluck 3/11/2014 8:36:10 AM Report

School trustees face backlash after asking Toronto to enforce public nudity law at Pride Parade

The parade is a huge event, attracting up to a million spectators and participants each year. Some of them like to let it all hang out, and that bothers some members of the Toronto District School Board.
David Poluck 3/11/2014 8:40:58 AM Report

Irish, I got an em ail about a building collapse in the Mackinac Crossings due to snow.
theprotector 3/11/2014 8:49:12 AM Report

stats hey at least on sundays you have a whole day to be productive and enjoy fishing, boating, or just hanging out! I wouldnt (and I know your not) about the restraining order, they do make interesting wall paper in my den! Or my conservative think tank - my toilet
irishfey 3/11/2014 8:53:51 AM Report

Gurpy ,lol.. You talk about making assumptions?? How do you know if i go to Church or not,,, and what is your gripe about me Hubby?.. Read Gurpy read!!! I posted on your questions about my "" secrets" from my Hubby just awhie back, but , oh yah, that was when you were hiding out after your posts on the Gay folks.... Now listen up dear,, this is my last post to you, i refuse to engage in your rants, and i don"t want to be lumped with you in any, way, shape or form.. "You' are the type that turns folk off of Religion!.. And , yes, please show your posts to your Pastor.... I will not get sucked in again with you on any matters!!...
Gurpy 3/11/2014 8:56:09 AM Report

Thank you! You`ve given me a wonderful idea! I am going to provide my pastor with my sootoday user name and password! That way he can read my past posts and post as "Gurpy" if he pleases! You rock irishfey!!!!!
irishfey 3/11/2014 9:03:31 AM Report

David.. Are you sure that the building wasn"t a Church that Stats brought his Laptop to ,lol... And " why" did you mention about the Gay parade??,lol.. You know what"s coming now don"t you ,lol... I am soooo outa here :)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:08:31 AM Report

One more thing, I do not "hide out" after posting. If I do not respond it is because I haven`t read the responses that follow because I DO NOT CARE what anyone thinks of MY opinion.
Now do you get it??????
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:09:49 AM Report

Oh the good Christian irishfey running away once again!!! I shall have my pastor pray for you dear!
You wedding anniversary is October right?
David Poluck 3/11/2014 9:09:53 AM Report

Irish, Just trying to suggest other topics that may or may not be of interest to others.
My bad!

gcubed 3/11/2014 9:10:38 AM Report

David Polluck: Perhaps the City of Sault Ste. Marie should demonstrate its high level of tolerance to "things" different by issuing an invitation to the Toronto Gay Community to hold their parade here in conjunction with the Ontario Winter Carnival - Bon Soo!
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:11:26 AM Report

Isn`t it illegal to be nude in a public place?
Spellchecker 3/11/2014 9:12:02 AM Report

Gurpy, I know you said you thought you knew statusquo's identity last night. Believe me, you don't. The guy seems like an entirely different person when you meet him. He's actually likable in person although he has sometimes really irked me on here.

I don't totally agree with some of your religious beliefs. Mine are somewhat different but I'm thoroughly enjoying your bombastic way of expressing yours. Bring it on, girl. You've livened up the blue room considerably.
Just Curious 3/11/2014 9:12:32 AM Report

Pro, where did you get the idea the flag was of French origin?? Lester B Pearson brought us that flag and the whole damn country voted on it..And anyway, it's our countries flag and deserves respect no matter what..
right wing 3/11/2014 9:12:44 AM Report


Your pastor is going to post as you.
Are you folks mixing up koolaid as well and waiting for a passing ship.......
Just Curious 3/11/2014 9:15:26 AM Report

gcubed, that would certainly take care of the nudity problem, wouldn't it....LOL..:)
David Poluck 3/11/2014 9:15:44 AM Report

Good idea. Pride parade draws an estimated 1 million people

Read more:
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:16:53 AM Report

To those with young children or grandchildren, are you okay with nudity in a public place??
It wasn`t that many years ago that a judge ruled that it was okay for women to go topless in Ontario. I`ve yet to see a woman walking around topless!! It was happening at some of the beaches for a very short while, then the novelty wore off and people went back to covering up.
Christina216 3/11/2014 9:17:01 AM Report

irsihfey..i left a comment for you in the other room last night. didnt realize it was so late till i posted. so you probably have to check the archives
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:18:31 AM Report

That`s very sweet of you! Thanks
theprotector 3/11/2014 9:19:30 AM Report

french origin sorry it is - this flag has actually been traced bace to the 1800s in Quebec. Yep it has, again sorry, lestor old boy didnt have that much to do with it, well in all honesty not much to do with anything for this country.
Besides its a flag, big deal, the flag should not be respected - the people it represents should act in such a way that they are respected and therefore identifed by the flag indicating a people that have earned respect. Canada was there but sadly not any longer.
Christina216 3/11/2014 9:20:00 AM Report

ha..sorry irishfey..spelt your name wrong and posted this before i looked in the other room. :)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:20:55 AM Report

i read a post on the news site regarding the power outage in the east end. One of the posters received a puc bill for (I think $700.00!)
Time to put puc on the Ombudsman`s radar! You can file a complaint on line.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:22:30 AM Report

Right Wing
Which flavor of koolaid do you prefer??Lol
theprotector 3/11/2014 9:25:42 AM Report

The maple leaf symbol made its first documented appearance in Montreal in 1836, when the president of the fledgling Société-Saint-Jean-Baptiste told those gathered for its third annual banquet, “The maple leaf is the king of our forest; it is the emblem of our Canadian people.” By “Canadian” he meant “Canadien,” or French-Canadian, but it wasn’t long before Anglo-Canadians adopted the maple leaf as their own. When the Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII) visited British North America in 1860, native-born Upper Canadians wore “a maple leaf as an emblem of the land of their birth.”
History of Canada and its flag
Wisenheimer 3/11/2014 9:27:02 AM Report

New show ! Wasteland .. right here on
bounder 3/11/2014 9:29:02 AM Report

New Fraser Institute latest findings suggest that cyber bullies are a carry over from youth.Ring a bell GRUMP.
Christina216 3/11/2014 9:30:11 AM Report

thanks Gurpy...i have signed a few petitions in the past week. hopefully it starts to help with this outragious price we pay. the weather is a bit warmer now. hopefullythis will bring my bill down for next month.
Just Curious 3/11/2014 9:33:21 AM Report

Pro, while you are following in rw's footsteps and googling stuff you might want to recheck Ole' Mike Pearson's name.. The Maple Leaf Flag, regardless of where it may have been in the past,was adopted as Canada's official flag while he was Prime Minister. The same can be said of universal health care and the CPP. He actually accomplished more in his terms than most other Prime Ministers..
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:38:41 AM Report

I found out something else! Most municipalities cut the cost of hydro during the winter months. The Sault is about the only place that does not do this! Someone approached council about this and never got a call back! OMBUDSMAN!!! We are being robbed blind!
theprotector 3/11/2014 9:45:26 AM Report

and I am not denying that, however the origins are further back than that dweeb!
Just Curious 3/11/2014 9:46:09 AM Report

Cnristina 216, My little place is basically 2 fairly large rooms plus a small kitchen and bathroom. When I signed up for equal billing it was 170 a month and I darned near fainted. I have been on it since October and being up there I like it warm and so far I am just about even. I don't know what the last tenant did with her power but I'm way ahead of what she used. I made sure all the windows were sealed and the door adjusted so it closed tight and had the Landlord get me a new thermostat as one of them wasn't reacting properly. I cook a lot also, and I replaced all the lights bulbs with the squirrely bulbs. With every light in the apartment on I don't burn 100 watts. There must be something wrong with your meter if you are paying that much..:(.
Just Curious 3/11/2014 9:49:09 AM Report

Gurpy, where did you hear that a municipality cuts power cost's in the winter?? Proof, please..:)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:53:01 AM Report

A person who recieved the $700.00 puc bill provided this info.
Christina216 3/11/2014 9:55:21 AM Report

there is a lot wrong with my house. the first problem is the landlord. she thinks because it doesnt need to be fixed on her house yet it shouldnt on mine. she makes me feel bad whenever i fo call and inquire about a repair.second is my house is 35+ years old. so probably (more than likely) original windows and doors.
its so easy for people to SAY move. not in my case.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:55:49 AM Report

Just Curious
I also cover my windows in plastic, replace the weather stripping and use flouresant bulbs. I monitor my usage on line on a daily basis. Anyone can do it through customer connect offered by puc.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:58:48 AM Report

Should you decide to file with the Landlord & Tenant Board for repairs, I think the charge is $170.00 but you will get that back. Take pictures, put all your complaints in writing and document EVERYTHING! That way, she cannot deny ever receiving your complaints.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 10:00:18 AM Report

Someone should start a registry for slumlords. Then, tenants can check out the landlord before signing on the dotted line!
Spellchecker 3/11/2014 10:00:23 AM Report

Theprotector, your prejudice is showing. It's something you're very vocal about in your perception of others.
Just Curious 3/11/2014 10:18:19 AM Report

Christina216; Know what you are saying about being stuck in a place and about an unreasonable landlord. This guy I rent from is more than fair with me.. He provides the part and I change it, gives me something to do once in a while..
There are a lot of little things you can do yourself that will help your heating costs and whether or not your landlord will pay you back is kinda immaterial if it saves you a bunch of money. I gave up a long time ago asking for a lot, I just go ahead and do it. Sometimes I got paid back, sometimes I didn't, but it improved my lifestyle to do it anyway.. I know sometimes a person can't afford major repairs but with a bit of careful shopping not much is out of reach. Restore is a great place..:)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 10:23:30 AM Report

just Curious
Your advice to Christina216 is good. One problem though, these landlords deliberately leave repairs EXPECTING the tenant to give in and do it themselves. If they don`t want the hassle, they need to get out of the business! I`ve done a few things myself out of my own pocket. Should I ever move, the improvements I`ve made are quite easily undone and will be coming with me!
Just Curious 3/11/2014 10:33:07 AM Report

Gurpy; My TV is on(36in old style)from eyes open to eyes closed, my computer is always on and I cook whenever I need to, not when the time is cheaper. Most times there is never more than 2 9w lights on and never lights on in an empty room. The heat is set exactly the same in all rooms and comfortable (22-23c). I never waste time getting in and out my door and I come and go every couple of hours with my dog. I never open my fridge without knowing exactly what I want first and rarely ever open the door all the way. I don't know if any of this makes a difference overall or not but I like what little comfort I can get out of life anymore and if it costs me a few dollars more a month, so be it. If I have to cut back one bottle a month it's not a biggie.:)
Just Curious 3/11/2014 10:42:49 AM Report

Gurpy; A little story about perspectives. Years ago now a friend of mine signed a 10 year lease on a house in London as he had a contract for that long for a job he had. The first thing he did was install central air in the house, knowing he couldn't take it with him. It set him back $1000 to do it. I thought he was crazy at first but $100 a year wouldn't buy and operate 3 window ACs and he had whole house comfort year around. It's all a matter of how long you plan to stay. May not work for everyone but it did for him..:)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 10:52:12 AM Report

Just Curious
You sound as cautious as I am with the puc. I do not cook in the on peak hours though unless absolutely necessary. I do all my baking/cooking and laundry on the weekends only. As for my computer, I sometimes have it on the battery only. I don`t always have it plugged in. I`ve had it on more since posting in the blue room. It`s a bit addictive at times! Lol I do still manage to get things done even though I sometimes tear myself away. Gets rather "interesting" around here. Lol
theprotector 3/11/2014 10:55:02 AM Report

really spelly do tell...because I dont like pearson? How is that? By pointing out that the origins of the flag of Canada? Really? You hit your head or something today?
theprotector 3/11/2014 11:04:20 AM Report

gurpy do you typed with or without clothes on?
T-rat 3/11/2014 11:17:14 AM Report


"No government in Canadian history has used your money more relentlessly to promote itself."

"Since there is so little public outrage about spending your money on Economic Action Plan ads, the Conservatives will continue to roll them out. Combining these ads with the party's own messages means that the Conservatives will continue to conduct the "permanent campaign" at your expense, but for their purposes."

Jeffrey Simpson
The Globe and Mail
March 8/14

As a Canadian of any political stripe you should strongly object to this blatant waste of tax dollars. But if you can possibly condone it, then let's hear your reasoning. C'mon Mr. Hayes, honourable member, tell us why this is such good value for our tax dollars!
Gurpy 3/11/2014 11:19:07 AM Report

Bobby Nerves 3/11/2014 11:19:19 AM Report

Guppy, Gurpy, Brianne, honey... you're in crisis today, make yourself ready that I'll pass by to pick you up and we go for lunch and a good latino snap thereafter.

I'm handy, I don't have an HVAC license, but I promise you, I'll brush your pipes inside out and leave you floating on a cotton cloud...

Ahhh, bring the knife because I'll teach you the Tarzan style and if we have rest, even the turtle and the boiling hen.

right wing 3/11/2014 11:25:24 AM Report

There you go gals...the night of the living dead in action.

...aren't you all so lucky.
theprotector 3/11/2014 11:26:54 AM Report

theprotector 3/11/2014 11:27:12 AM Report

this one's for gurpy!
Spellchecker 3/11/2014 11:30:21 AM Report

Theprotector, with you it doesn't take much to read between the lines.
theprotector 3/11/2014 11:42:14 AM Report

especially you being a cross eyed islander
Bobby Nerves 3/11/2014 11:42:35 AM Report

She's gone to the mall.
Just Curious 3/11/2014 11:47:42 AM Report

Spelly, A while back I looked up "ignorant" in the dictionary and after the explanation it said "see also Protector"..LOL.. I'll have to google it on Wickipedia to be sure....:).
Bobby Nerves 3/11/2014 12:00:45 PM Report

JC, do a rightwinging on Wackypedia, you may find some interesting definitions there.

Go to the mall, Gurpy is there having a coffee, she'll be back and the afternoon will be worst than the morning shift.
Just Curious 3/11/2014 12:30:36 PM Report

Not for me, Bobby, I'm just gonna lurk this afternoon..LOL..Got some stuff to get done while the weather is better...:)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 12:32:02 PM Report

This one is for Grump.
You were wrong about the lawyer. I just spoke with him.
Had to rub your nose in it!
Gurpy 3/11/2014 12:32:43 PM Report

How did you know that I was in a crisis today?
Hunter101 3/11/2014 12:37:11 PM Report

Some abuse of the system? Try more than half of all people on welfare.

And I don't owe you any explanation until you explain why you called me a redneck.

I'm sure I would make any mother proud with my accomplishments.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 12:42:23 PM Report

I wasn`t at the mall! I was talking to the lawyer that Grump said would not help. Grump was WRONG!!
Gurpy 3/11/2014 12:44:46 PM Report

Just Curious
Your 11:47;32 post
LOL Too funny! LOL
Gurpy 3/11/2014 12:45:29 PM Report

Gurpy 3/11/2014 12:57:16 PM Report

sooeveningnews says the flight that went missing wasn`t terrorist related. I wonder what happened.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 12:57:57 PM Report

Bobby and the protector did it!
Stanley 3/11/2014 1:03:24 PM Report

theprotector 3/11/2014 1:05:14 PM Report

hunter you are simply wrong...again...over and over...redneck...lazyass
theprotector 3/11/2014 1:06:37 PM Report

oh jc that wasnt very nice, I thought the only thing you looked up was your grandma's dress
mallet 3/11/2014 1:12:04 PM Report

How about another topic.

Seems Farmer Schmidt has lost his battle to allow people to drink fresh cows milk as the health ministry deems this to be a danger to the public. At the same time the federal government is considering allowing genetically altered salmon and eggs to be consumed. So in this day and age, something that is natual has to be processed and that which is not natural,can be consumed although the original intent was perhaps something completely different than was first use of the product. Something does not seem correct here, I have to ask where is the logic in the people who make up the rules??
Wild Turkey 3/11/2014 1:12:26 PM Report

The story on I think The Soo Star page lists 5 possible conspiracy's surrounding the missing plane.I was ashamed of my first thought, but it turns out to be one of the theories:The plane was high-jacked and flown to a secret location.Reason?They're bringing back the ever popular reality show --"Lost"
What gets me is that no one is mentioning the disappearance of Korean Airlines flight 007.Remember the one the Soviets shot down because they thought it was a spy plane?
Gurpy 3/11/2014 1:20:49 PM Report

You are disgusting! No wonder you have so many restraining orders against you! Smarten up!
Wild Turkey 3/11/2014 1:21:53 PM Report

Protester----you are nothing but a disabled warship.Time for a visit to drydock for a tune up.Under the Canadian Flag at taxpayers expense.
David Poluck 3/11/2014 1:22:20 PM Report

Municipal view from Sudbury Ratepayers..
Gurpy 3/11/2014 1:23:04 PM Report

Why is fresh cow`s milk dangerous? My mother grew up on a farm and drank it. Pretty sure my dad did too. What`s the deal?
Spellchecker 3/11/2014 1:23:53 PM Report

Stanley, you disappoint me terribly. Eagle1 and RWGR had much more to say. They had the lefties really on the run and all you have to say is "peace".
Gurpy 3/11/2014 1:29:37 PM Report

I hear the Ombudsman is back in Sudbury. Good!
Just Curious 3/11/2014 1:37:25 PM Report

Gurpy, so did I and so did my kids.. I will by straight from the farm milk any time I can get it...:)

And Pro, that was your Mom's dress and what I saw made me realize why you are what you are...LOL..:)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 1:39:43 PM Report

Gurpy 3/11/2014 1:44:10 PM Report

I don`t know if you`ve noticed but, people who make up the rules in this world lack LOGIC! Things are a tad backwards these days beginning with the protector and his sick obsession of looking up dresses! Yikes!
Just Curious 3/11/2014 1:48:12 PM Report

And rw, before you start accusing me of saying one thing and doing another, Pro started it so he shall reap as he has sown. I'm probably better at it than he is anyway when I feel like it...:)

Which brings up another thought I had; You must be doing something legitimate today, rw, you haven't been on much? Been kinda boring, tho, just me and Gurpy mostly...and Pro, of course, but I was talking about reasonably intelligent conversation which usually leaves Pro stuck for an answer...;)
mallet 3/11/2014 1:49:57 PM Report


This is the double standard... If you are a farmer you can drink the milk from your cows direct, however you cannot sell it direct it has to go through the pasturisation process before it can be sold to the general public..

And another topic...

Colorado legalised pot, and for the first month they were allowed to sell the state made $2.1 million in taxes. Obama now says it is no worse than alcohol, so I am thinking the Feds will soon be getting in on the tax thingy for pot as well. When comparing how much it costs to police,prosecute, inprision as opposed to legalising and taxing, I think anyone with an ounce of logic will go for the later. Of course there will be a lot of resistance from the Lawyer Lobby from losing all the defence funds, but hey, you can't please everyone...And of course he, Obama, can claim victory in the war on drugs!!! LOL..

Stanley 3/11/2014 1:50:24 PM Report

Spelly, I never bring a tank to an arm wrestling match.

'when in Rome', and all that good stuff.
Spellchecker 3/11/2014 1:52:10 PM Report

Well folks, some conservative commentators said that this was on the way and it doesn't surprise me one little bit. No matter what the crazy world does now and no matter what they call it, actual marriage is still between one human man and one human woman, as it has been for thousands of years, polygamy and other misnomers notwithstanding.
Stanley 3/11/2014 2:01:34 PM Report

If homosexuality is natural, why would humanity cease to exist if we were all homosexual?
Wild Turkey 3/11/2014 2:03:15 PM Report

Mallet---The Canadian Govt has put food inspectors in place to guarantee food safety.That is one reason why American Food products are 'way cheaper than ours.It does cause some inconveniance 'thou for consumers.Example---I love Bison steaks (buffalo).There is a Bison farm at the St.Joe turnoff.But try and find any locally.The big chains won't touch it because they are strictly monitored and afraid of being charged.The "local milk"thing will someday be resolved,but when it comes to food safety the gov't moves at glacial speed.As my Mom used to say---"slower than molasses in January."
mallet 3/11/2014 2:08:10 PM Report


Without someone being "straight" it would be hard to procreate in the normal way. Of course there is always the "artificial" way, and I am sure there will be some other method dreamed up by some scientist somewhere, but I am not sure any of the "newer" methods will be as pleasurable!!.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 2:10:35 PM Report

Wild Turkey
Our food is anything but safe. I do not rely on the government to be honest about ingredients etc.
If I had the option of moving to the country and growing all my own produce, having my own cows, chickens etc and feeding them what I know to be safe, I would go that route! That would be a dream come true for me!
DutchTouch 3/11/2014 2:11:00 PM Report

Mallet, I agree that logic has gone out the door. I really hoped that farmer Schmidt would win his case.

But when you really stop to think of it, cattle are injected or fed all kinds of crap these days. Drugs are put into everything to make food (safer???)
or more plentiful. Factory farms are the most inhumane and unreal facts of meat production. Insecticides and antibiotics are in most farm produced foods along with additives to make them appear fresher and more palatable for the spoiled rotten people of the western world to consume.

It's really sad that what made our generation healthy doesn't cut it anymore.

Are our kids and grandkids healthier consuming all these modified foods? There are more allergies than ever before and new diseases no one ever heard of.

Our own health departments are scratching their heads as what to do next.

It is too late to be going back to basics and logics in agriculture.
mallet 3/11/2014 2:16:32 PM Report

Wild Turkey..

I can only say it is the double standard that gets to me. If a farmer, his wife, and kids can drink cows milk direct from the cow, why cannot I. The difference today from the old days when the rules were first brought in was the fear of TB, all herds today are TB tested and if found to have the desease removed from the herd. The only difference is that fresh cows milk will go "off" very quickly thus making it unattractive for stores to hold and sell, hence the "best before date". So I am thinking it is a business problem more than a public health one...
Hunter101 3/11/2014 2:17:01 PM Report

theprotector, why don't you enlighten me and tell me why I'm wrong.

Show me proof that half or more of all people on disability/welfare can't find a job or work.

And if you're on welfare, along with that insult about me being a redneck you owe me a thank you for your income.
Just Curious 3/11/2014 2:17:27 PM Report

Well said, Dutch.. Agree wholeheartedly...:(
flyhawk25 3/11/2014 2:21:38 PM Report

Let's give our PM a compliment on the Korean trade deal.
It looks like he's balanced out the tariffs nicely.
Could be a good move.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 2:24:18 PM Report

Not everyone on disability is able to work. The ones who do work are usually on it for mental health issues and are otherwise physically healthy.
To my knowledge, anyone on Ontario Works must complete a job search and work as a volunteer in the community.
mallet 3/11/2014 2:38:20 PM Report

Dutch Touch..

During the winter, after my eyes get too tired for reading I watch a lot of TV. I know that most shows are just for entertainment value but some have a little bit of truth in them especially some of the CSI shows. One dealt with farming on the corporate scale and the risk/cost venture. It involved someone getting botulism poisioning, from contaiminated water being sprayed on crops and being entered into the human food chain. the end result was that the corporate idea was that it was the only way to keep the cost of food down, or risk stavation. My uncle was a farmer in the old country, he farmed 400 acres and was also a contractor, He did not believe in modern methods and farmed the old fashioned way in the 4 rotation system fallow/grazing root cereal hay, would not have any artifical fertiliser or pesticide people on the farm, and had pretty good crops year after year. Today I am not sure what is being put into the food chain, some are trying the "organic" route, but I am not sure how that is going. As with all the food additives for longer self life, I am of the opinion that a lot, wouldn't hazzard a guess how many, but the various disorders kids suffer from today are caused by a lot of these additives whether it be the attention deficit or allergies, maybe my attention wondered at school at times but I never had allergies..
Grump 3/11/2014 2:46:56 PM Report

Wisen you have been contributing to the wasteland effect for ages. Bounder you moron you are the one who is trying the bullying out. Maybe you should come and try it up front and personal. LMAO.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 2:48:29 PM Report

They want to legalize pot! Why? It is a mind altering drug is it not? We have enough unstable people lurking around due to mind altering prescription meds. Many of these people would be near normal without the the pushy medical professionals who are making a lot of money at the expense of others.
Most of the psychiatric meds cause the same in side effects as the reason they were prescribed.
The main objective is to lable as many as possible as "mental health" wether they are or not! Liberal government=massive funding for mental health. Justin Trudeau`s mom suffered with depression. I think she still does.
It is over diagnosed and widely abused by people wanting to get onto a disability.
Someone with a mental illness will qualify before an applicant with physical issues only. Someone could apply with anxiety and a sore back only and get it before someone whose mind is still okay but a mess physically. Doesn`t make sense at all!
bounder 3/11/2014 3:09:41 PM Report

Grump, trying to instill well wishes up close and personal, maybe the Bullish part of you may have a short coming.
Please don't wish for stupidity on your part.
mallet 3/11/2014 3:23:04 PM Report


Colorado has legalised the sale and possesion of pot and Washington state does so this April. I think anyone will agree that that particular "war on drugs" has been lost for a long time, so why not make it legal and tax it like they do alcohol, I see the LCBO makes a healthy profit for Ontario every year. Also this would probably cut down on the petty crime associated with the drug trade. Manufactured drugs is another matter altogether and the offence would not be plea bargained for pusher, user or manufacturer. Which means the police would have time to deal with the "hard" drug trade. I have never heard of anybody overdosing on pot but the others many times, just look at the celebs who are no longer with us...
Gurpy 3/11/2014 3:28:49 PM Report

I don`t believe for a moment that this will cut down on crime. Smoking pot is not the only reason for the crimes being committed. The biggest is, we do not have a judicial system worth speaking of! I find it extremely difficult to see much in the way of justice these days! Who says crime doesn`t pay?
Gurpy 3/11/2014 3:33:06 PM Report

People do whatever they want because they know they will get away with it! Why do you think the city police advises people to just give whatever to whoever should they break into your home or mug you? I say they`ll get NOTHING and if they do, it`ll be over my dead body!! It better be worth a murder charge before they pull that nonsense on me!
David Poluck 3/11/2014 3:35:05 PM Report

Three vehicle accident here at the corner of Northern and Great Northern.
This is the second one today.
Pics have been sent to sootoday.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 3:37:06 PM Report

Your not the jewelery guy are you? If yes, you took care of something of mine a long time ago which was worth quite a bit and did a really nice job!
Just Curious 3/11/2014 3:40:34 PM Report

Not to worry, Dave, they'll get it on tomorrow when somebody shows up for work...LOL.:).
Just Curious 3/11/2014 3:43:59 PM Report

Gurpy,,,LOL,Please. LOLoLOl...Please identify the article you are referring to as that leaves a whole lot of things up for discussion...LOL..Sorry...Move over , Pro...LOL :)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 3:48:07 PM Report

You are the jewelery guy!! You`d probably remember even though it`s been almost 16 yrs. It was a really nice ring that I did not want as a ring anymore and you were going to turn it into earrings for me. One time, the ring got stuck on my finger and I had to get it cut off! You put it back together and I later donated the ring to an auction at one of the local churches with all proceeds going to missionary work. That ring was near impossible to get rid of regardless to how beautiful it was! I`m glad it`s out of my hair! You know my former lawyer who has been retired for a number of years! I miss her!
Gurpy 3/11/2014 3:49:30 PM Report

Just Curious
You`ve lost me honey??? What are you talking about??
Just Curious 3/11/2014 3:51:59 PM Report

And my humblest apologies to Sootoday....The story is up already... I'm truly impressed ...:).
Just Curious 3/11/2014 3:54:18 PM Report

It's OK, Gurpy...LOL..Just my mind wandering..I think I know your old lawyer, She cleaned me out once....LOL..:)
Javaman 3/11/2014 3:57:21 PM Report

Totally off any topic today...but...what is happening with the Wesley Hallam murder trial? It seems to have disappeared from the radar and is sure taking a long time to complete.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 4:01:17 PM Report

Just Curious
I miss that woman like crazy! Oh how I wish she hadn`t retired! She has a backbone!
So...she cleaned you out! Lol
Just Curious 3/11/2014 4:02:24 PM Report

Gurpy, it's something I would have to explain in person and even then I'm not sure you would find it funny..:)

What's your old lawyers first name???
Gurpy 3/11/2014 4:03:20 PM Report

Just Curious 3/11/2014 4:06:07 PM Report

Javaman , they keep raiding the house now on a regular basis.. It's now a hooker hang out..I think it's back on the burner this Spring but there has already been a couple of quiet settlements about it..None of the people involved should ever be allowed to see the light of day again...:(
mallet 3/11/2014 4:07:43 PM Report


Didn't you know.. the stars have to align.. The Judge, the Prosecuter and the defence counsel all have to be available at the same time. This is our judicial system and why things take so long. Personally I think the system stinks if any one of them is not available then the case is put off until they line up again. I think that once a case starts it should not be delayed unless there is a medical emergency.. but thats just me,,
Just Curious 3/11/2014 4:10:47 PM Report

Yup, that's her !!! She was a mean woman...LOL.. When she got up in a good mood in the morning she would bite herself to get right with her world...Is she still alive??? When she dies they will just screw her into the ground with a power ice auger, she was so crooked..Funny lady tho..LOL..:)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 4:16:28 PM Report

Just Curious
She is still alive and will live for a very long time! Sounds like she gave you a run for your money? Lol
KENNEDY919 3/11/2014 4:25:11 PM Report

Wild Turkey

It is interesting you mention Korean Airline Flight 007 that went down on September 1st,1983.
In 1990 I worked in Syracuse NY.One Friday the office I worked for went out to a Bar in Rome NY to celebrate a girl's 25th birthday who worked in our office. This bar was located close to an Air Force Base as there were a lot of Military personnel in the bar.I was
probaly the only Canadian in the Bar.Coincidentally one of the girl's I worked with introduced me to an older gentleman who was stationed at Kincheloe early in his Air Force career.He knew a lot about Soo Canada and we struck up a conversation over a few beer. I asked him about Korean Flight 007 as to what may have taken place.He told me that everything he was going to say would be strictly off the record.He repeated this off the record claim at least 5 times.
In 1983 we were in the middle of an intense cold war with the Soviet Union.What country could the USA coerce to fly a commercial flight into Soviet airspace to perform some kind of spying mission? The plane would have to perform this mission on a very clear night in order to take clear pictures.
The South Korean commercial airline would fly into New York. The commercial pilots would then probaly switch with South Korean Military pilots debriefed at the Air Force Base in Rome NY.Fly to Anchorage Alaska for refuelling before heading to Toykyo Japan.This would not be the first time or last time that commercial flights were used to perform
tasks for the USA military. The Korean Flight 007 was definately off route in Soviet air space. The Soviets were probaly at the point of zero tolerance (Commercial or Military) of any plane flying illegally into their air space particularly in the midst of a Cold war with Reagan and the USA.
This bar talk over a few beer always stayed with me. The taking down of Korean Flight 007 was probaly not the accident the USA government made it out to be.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 4:32:00 PM Report

Just Curious
Still some guys out there who whimper and shake when they hear her name! She actually saved a few marriages. One of my friends would just mention her name and hubby would drop the girlfriend like a lead ballon! Lol
Pink Peony 3/11/2014 4:51:16 PM Report

Lorna is the reason that I didn't get a divorce from my son's father. She wanted to crucify him so I dumped her pdq and I have no regrets. My ex and I made our own separation agreement and our son's well being was number 1 priority for both of us. We had it witnessed by two people. I'm glad it worked out that way. If I had of stuck with Lorna, I honestly believe that my son's life growing up would have been affected negatively due to resentments that both his father and I would have had towards each other. She encouraged greed!!
Just Curious 3/11/2014 4:53:44 PM Report

Gurpy, never made me shiver or shake.. A lot of the things she did at the time would have never stood up in court and she knew it.. I just wanted out and she also knew that. She was smart and actual legalities never bothered her much. Too late now to change anything and I was thinking with the other head at the time..She was a sharp old girl and knew how to play people. I guess that makes a good lawyer...:)
Just Curious 3/11/2014 5:04:06 PM Report

Pink Peony: Usually the sale of property in joint ownership requires two signatures...Ours didn't.. Separating a joint bank account usually requires two signatures....Ours didn't.. transferring a line of credit from a working spouse to one that hadn't worked in 20 years should require at least 2 signatures....mine didn't.. She charged like hell and hated men with a passion.. Legality was whatever she could get away with and her attitude scared a lot of guys..She conned you to get your signature and then you were toast, legal or not...Like I said , I just wanted out....LOL
Wild Turkey 3/11/2014 5:18:30 PM Report

@Kennedy 919---we figured it went along those lines, but are we ever sure?
Thanks for that.(Flight 007)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 5:26:35 PM Report

Pink Peony
You were lucky to have the option of not having a lawyer. I had no alternative as I was in a very dangerous situation and she (in my opinion) was an angel dropped from heaven! That woman saved my life!
Just Curious
I know she could be rather abrasive but, I am grateful to have had her as a lawyer and she was just what the doctor ordered for my personal case. I`m sure she traumatized a few males in her day but, she was not a man hater. To my knowledge, she`s married.
bounder 3/11/2014 5:44:11 PM Report

GRUMP,re 2:46:56 post,
afterthought, you want me to bring lunch for ya. LMAO.
Just Curious 3/11/2014 5:49:28 PM Report

Gurpy, you should know.. Being married is the best reason in the world to be a manhater..She was , trust me, as long as it meant a buck...LOL..
Gurpy 3/11/2014 5:54:49 PM Report

Just Curious
I was married to an idiot! He had no respect for woman at all! Still doesn`t! I`ve known wonderful men and could never ever be a man hater! They are not all alike!
steelworker 3/11/2014 6:11:58 PM Report

My mom says I'm a prize.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 6:12:48 PM Report

Lol I`m sure you are steelworker! Lol
Wisenheimer 3/11/2014 6:18:37 PM Report

RIP .. Mrs B.
Pink Peony 3/11/2014 6:28:01 PM Report

Well steelworker, sometimes us mom's say things to our kids to give them a boost, whether it's true or not :)
Gurpy 3/11/2014 6:29:02 PM Report

Bet you have a face that only a mother could love huh? Lol
Gurpy 3/11/2014 6:30:07 PM Report

Pink Peony
Good one!!Lol
steelworker 3/11/2014 6:32:47 PM Report

George Clooney cries when he sees me.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 6:34:41 PM Report

Pink Peony 3/11/2014 7:00:18 PM Report

LMAO! Too much!
Gurpy 3/11/2014 7:04:51 PM Report

6161 complaints to the Ombudsman about Hydro One! WOW! I just read about it on Twitter.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 7:07:44 PM Report

I was reading about Toronto Hydro. Can`t remember which news site. They are getting an increase from the city and are leaving people in the dark until it is paid! Too much!
theprotector 3/11/2014 7:47:04 PM Report

as I said before wait for the rates in sault ste marie to start catching up to provincial standards for PUC. Its been held artifically low for some time.
theprotector 3/11/2014 7:48:25 PM Report

hey engine guy you firing on all 8 cyl? Taking the bike out this year or are we gonna talk a deal? Heck of a conversation piece in your living room!
Gurpy 3/11/2014 7:58:52 PM Report

Our rates go any higher and I will be the first to file a complaint with the Ombudsman! I am sick and tired of paying for the stupidity of others!
Grump 3/11/2014 8:01:20 PM Report

Bounder by your B.S. posts I'm a fat old man so what are you waiting for. Or does even that put you off. Hard to get any action out of you keyboard commandoes . LMAO
bounder 3/11/2014 8:24:02 PM Report

well the bully responds with a threating overture ,how can one respond to this seemingly unwarranted venture.
Sure anytime any place my little butterball, looser kisses my butt, I'm not that flexible so looks like you're it.
lookaround 3/11/2014 8:41:53 PM Report

Wow Bounder who made you the boss
lookaround 3/11/2014 8:44:04 PM Report

SHUT up Bounder you are making a fool of yourself, Go make yourself useful. Stop putting everyone down. Really stop already. You are a total bore. Cut it or shut it
theprotector 3/11/2014 9:07:17 PM Report

i know gurpy I know
theprotector 3/11/2014 9:08:59 PM Report

its cheaper to buy 3 for 5 then it is to keep them lights on... for medicinal purposes of course...
sparks7 3/11/2014 9:14:29 PM Report

Wild Turkey

I don't know if it is still the case but I know that a few years back you could get buffalo meat at that little "hi-way variety" store out on Trunk Rd. And you are right..that's good stuff! If I remember correctly you could get elk there as well.
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:15:40 PM Report

I`m not sitting in the dark for anybody! Years ago I lived in another province where the hydro was outrageous! Ontario is now ridiculous! We know who to thank for that!!!
Christina216 3/11/2014 9:18:20 PM Report

and alligater and snake?
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:22:34 PM Report

A really pathetic person who ran off to Harvard to "play" after making a sloppy mess and leaving us to deal with it!
Gurpy 3/11/2014 9:24:34 PM Report

your post of "3 for 5" are you for real? If I want medicinal...that`s what peach snapps are for!
Pink Peony 3/11/2014 9:42:48 PM Report

I just bought some buffalo from the hiway variety the other day.
Pink Peony 3/11/2014 9:54:09 PM Report

They had kangaroo too.
sparks7 3/11/2014 10:19:19 PM Report

Yeah they always had a pretty eclectic selection of meats. About they only thing I never saw there was beaver livers.I have heard people claim that to be the best ever.
Beej 3/11/2014 10:33:57 PM Report

Avoid the kangaroo, it won't give you the hops,
but, it might give you the trots.
Wisenheimer 3/11/2014 10:56:35 PM Report

Sweet Grump ... you missed me.
Grump and TP walk into a bar ... again!
Fly goes "Jesus you guys, what don't you understand about ducking".

Har, Har.
Wild Turkey 3/12/2014 7:03:48 AM Report

@Sparks---you're right--Hwy. Variety has a great selection of steaks and other assorted goodies.It's good, but it comes up frozen from Coldwater, I believe.What would be great would be fresh from the local source at the St.Joe Turnoff.The fresh has even more flavour than frozen.
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