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Grump 3/18/2014 5:50:09 AM Report

Good morning everyone, time to rise and shine. Mallet I used to shop at Marks and Spenser in London and found their clothing and shoe line seem to stand up forever. Always enjoyed their store. rw , if you think back or at all, most of the lakes around here and over through Quebec were going under due to acid rain. Caused by what you say? Burning carbon fuels of course. I know a fellow here who could fill you in on acid rain as he led the charge to reverse it and the lakes. I'm sure Ron Irwin would be happy to explain it to you if you asked nicely. LMAO Have a great day all.
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 6:41:23 AM Report

Good morning Grump and all visitors and lurkers.

Today, I wanna stick the head off the window and scream with all the strength in my lungs:

...... I AM NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!

...........OLD MAN WINTER GO AWAY AND TAKE ALL GORE WITH YOU!
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 6:46:33 AM Report

That should be Al Gore instead, the only think I need is for Winter to take the wrong, a good Gore, if there is any.
Grump 3/18/2014 6:53:30 AM Report

Good morning Bobby, you missed a good dinner yesterday. I tried to reach you on the phone as Tom wanted to send you take out. Have to run catch everyone later. You behave yourself today Bobby.
David Poluck 3/18/2014 6:58:44 AM Report

Good Morning..soon winter will give way to spring.
But it's going to be a scrap this year!
theprotector 3/18/2014 7:02:33 AM Report

wow there is wisdom at its best - to think spring follows winter!
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 7:27:56 AM Report

tp, yes there is, and unfortunately one of the big barriers for modern society is the lack of ability to find wisdom, inspiration and philosophy in the simplest things in life.

I was reading an explanation given for a 6 years old kid who lost his dog. His father try to explain why dogs live shorter than humans and for his own surprise, the kid answer something like: I know why. Humans live to learn how to be better person and all those things, right. Well as dogs know all of that, then their life is shorter.

There is wisdom there also.

Sadly, many people can't find it.
Just Curious 3/18/2014 7:35:14 AM Report

Don't know who dreamed up the latest Sootoday poll but 2 of the questions are identical. Kinda leaves one to wonder about dementia in their office..lol.:).
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 8:59:07 AM Report

Mr. Putin said today: We are not going to partition the Ukraine.

Of course, he'll take it all in one piece.
David Poluck 3/18/2014 8:59:21 AM Report

For the Swampers..


"Justin Trudeau ‘broke his promise, so I’m withdrawing my candidacy’ says Zach Paikin"

"Since becoming leader, Justin Trudeau has has to face a flurry of attacks from the Conservative Party and the NDP — by most accounts, he's handled it well.

Let's see how he deals with an attack from within his own party.

On Monday, a young but high-profile Liberal nomination candidate announced that he's dropping out of the race because of Justin Trudeau going back on his word"



http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/justin-broke-promise-m-withdrawing-candidacy-says-zach-195859349.html
Wisenheimer 3/18/2014 9:04:33 AM Report

Teeps .. You realize of course you have zero social filter.
Just Curious 3/18/2014 9:09:58 AM Report

David, I noticed one of the Cons attack ads the other night on TV. Funny, he may not be doing much right according to some, but he seems to be putting the fear into the Cons. They are sure trying to dig up dirt when there hasn't been an election called yet...:).
David Poluck 3/18/2014 9:10:12 AM Report

tp..read it slooowwwllly..the point is winter isn't giving up without a (scrap)fight.
I'm rooting for spring!
right wing 3/18/2014 9:10:18 AM Report

Grump

You do love to yap.
The P.H. of the ocean, what controls it and the effects of acid rain on inland lakes are two entirely different topics.
Does the burning of fossil fuels cause acid rain...yes indirectly...acid rain is mostly comprised of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides.
I don't need to meet Ron Irwin to understand acid rain.
I did the water supply system for the Turkey Lakes Water Shed Study.
Look it up, a co-op study on acid rain between the Federal and Provincial governments in our own back yard.
Got to know the scientists and during my time working there received a first class tutorial on the field collection equipment, the analysis labs, reversing a dead lake caused by acid rain, how wind currents play a role and much more.
Absolutely love it!
We had a common interest, water.

Would you like to know why this station was set up in our area.....
right wing 3/18/2014 9:12:16 AM Report

David Poluck

Pay no mind to Mr Potato Head...somebody only half dressed him this morning.
David Poluck 3/18/2014 9:13:54 AM Report

JC...attack adds are pointless... don't tell me what the other guy is doing...show me what you are doing.

The art of deflection.
right wing 3/18/2014 9:15:28 AM Report

Wisen

Very difficult to filter out generations of inbred ignorance.
David Poluck 3/18/2014 9:18:49 AM Report

RW, Sparing with TP keeps everybody on their toe's.
He gives as good as he gets never dull or boring!
right wing 3/18/2014 9:20:23 AM Report

David Poluck

Good link.
The media sure likes to wipe J.T's ass for him don't they.
Did you happen to notice that directly in the middle of a negative news story they put this:

" Related: New poll suggests that Justin Trudeau’s Ukraine joke didn’t hurt his popularity "

Like that's related to the story.....
Just Curious 3/18/2014 9:20:52 AM Report

Every politician I have ever met is a master of that, no matter the party...LOL..:)
right wing 3/18/2014 9:22:52 AM Report

...baby toes perhaps.
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 9:32:57 AM Report

poluck, there is much more behind it. Hamilton is a liberal bastion and I have quite an idea who stomps there, and I know which houses the wannabe PM visits when campaigning in Hamilton.

Conservatives have a vested interest in taking as much as they can from the liberals and the ndp.

At the same time, paikin may be as good as they say he is, but age, experience and temple to handle the hot iron is something that no one can teach, they have to go through it.

Look at the same JT. He's trained to be elite and from time to time he says or does things that are head shakers, eyebrow risers.

I bet my salary Paikin will lose the ride as he could be a long term asset, but in the short term he is a high liability. He should keep it low profile an be prepared for JT re-election, but who am I to tell?

Javaman 3/18/2014 9:48:59 AM Report

is it any wonder less than 50 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot? 50 percent have given up or don't care.
right wing 3/18/2014 10:18:40 AM Report

Venezuela has been the scene of violent protest for six weeks during which 29 people have been killed.

Since early February, students and hardline opposition leaders have been calling supporters onto the streets to protest against President Nicolas Maduro and his socialist government.

The demonstrators are demanding political change and an end to high inflation, shortages of basic foods and one of the worst rates of violent crime in the world.

No way!
How can this be ????
Surely Big Bro's hero, Chavez, could not have left the country in this kind of shape.
Must be that new dude that took over.
BIG BROTHER 3/18/2014 10:46:11 AM Report

Look at the mess Dubya left. Harper is in the process of creating one.
right wing 3/18/2014 10:49:41 AM Report

Hahahaha...deflection at it's finest.

If you're going to fly over to Venezuela Big Bro...you know, cause you so admire the way Chavez changed the place...you can't book with Air Canada, they have taken it off of their "fly to" list.
David Poluck 3/18/2014 11:00:37 AM Report

Nerves..I'd think you are more than likely on the money!
David Poluck 3/18/2014 11:03:37 AM Report

Java, Look at the bright side out of that 50%...100% voted!
right wing 3/18/2014 11:05:23 AM Report

Don't say you were not warned....

Motorists convicted of driving while chatting or texting on a handheld cellphone face three demerit points and fines of up to $1,000 under Ontario legislation introduced Monday.

The province is already increasing the $155 distracted driving fine to $280 as of Tuesday.

The legislation, if passed however, would increase the minimum penalty to at least $300 and as much as $1,000.

The Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act would also require drivers passing cyclists to keep a distance of at least one metre.

***************************************

So do you believe this will be a deterrent.....
Javaman 3/18/2014 11:16:43 AM Report

Those drivers who drive around with small dogs on their laps should be fined as well. I saw a guy with 2 of them yesterday...one was pressed against the drivers side window and the other one was actually leaning on his steering wheel.THATS JUST NUTS !!!!!
Big Bad Bob 3/18/2014 11:31:52 AM Report

Bobby Nerves
Re Putin’s comment :
Shades of Munich, 1938. Chamberlain and Daladier agree to let Hitler take over the German-speaking Sudetenland. In doing so, Hitler takes over the rest of former Czechoslovakia (peopled by Slavs) as well. Hitler then proceeds to plan the invasion of Poland to be followed by the annexation of Western Poland and the former Free City of Danzig.
And as Archie Bunker would have said, “Commie, Nazi, same thing!” Putin may claim not to be a Commie by name, but he is certainly one at heart.
flyhawk25 3/18/2014 11:55:49 AM Report

I don't pretend tom know much about the election in the Ukraine. But it was an election and probably no less or more corrupt than in many American elections.
It certainly does not seem to be grounds for anyone to intervene.
It's an internal problem.
theprotector 3/18/2014 12:23:45 PM Report

LOL @ right wing - biggest dumbass ever! no wonder you only made it to a plumber's helper!
You really dont have a clue do you!


Wonder why everyone is attacking JT must be afraid of our next PM already!

So what is fat boy up too other than more idle thrreats against Russia. Sure wish he would stop embarrassing himself!
Pilgrim 3/18/2014 12:32:44 PM Report

Yes rw I do believe it could be a deterrent to some ... however there are still a lot of people who still feel they " are not like others" ... "I can handle it" .. "everyone else is doing it"... etc. etc. etc. we hear this all the time with drinking drivers...

The way for it to be an effective tool IMHO is if there is a concentrated effort on the part of police forces to enforce the law proactively not reactively.

We have all seen the video of "the accident" that has been plastered all over the news media recently.

Question.. had it just been just a "near miss" would the police have made a great effort to track down the truck driver and charge him? I'm not so sure....

I have to agree with Javaman as well, the types of distracted drivers is scary to say the least .. and some of them are more visible that talking/texting ...

Just my opinion ... for what it's worth..
theprotector 3/18/2014 12:33:28 PM Report

right wing its lies all lies
hey tell me where your cottage is and i will go dump 50 gal of oil on your lawn and let it seep into the water, based on what you say, it will do no harm!

pH:
"Experts say that oceans, which naturally absorb carbon dioxide, are becoming more acidic due to an increase in carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Chris Harley, a marine ecologist from the University of British Columbia, says abnormally acidic waters make it difficult for shellfish to build the tough outer shells they need to survive."

wow I feel like that moron right wing with the cut and paste! Right wing you are right it is so much easier than coming up with your own thought!



theprotector 3/18/2014 12:33:28 PM Report

right wing its lies all lies
hey tell me where your cottage is and i will go dump 50 gal of oil on your lawn and let it seep into the water, based on what you say, it will do no harm!

pH:
"Experts say that oceans, which naturally absorb carbon dioxide, are becoming more acidic due to an increase in carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Chris Harley, a marine ecologist from the University of British Columbia, says abnormally acidic waters make it difficult for shellfish to build the tough outer shells they need to survive."

wow I feel like that moron right wing with the cut and paste! Right wing you are right it is so much easier than coming up with your own thought!



djjazz09 3/18/2014 12:52:32 PM Report

Any comments from RW concerning the environment should not be taken seriously, since he does not think that there is anything wrong with our big blue planet.
Any mention of global warming or changing weather patterns is a conspiracy theory by the leading scientists or are propagated by the liberal government, which his excuse for everything that is wrong with the world. Blame it all on the left thinking people of the world.
Take google away for a month and you would be able to hear a pin drop in this room, since he would not have a single thing to say.
If he would read the leading science journals and research papers that are being published, like I do, then you may have a small understanding what is happening around you.

Have a nice day
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 1:31:38 PM Report

BBB, myself, as a young person and in order to have access to the higher stratus of my career then, I had to attend full year courses, in one of those we had a young professor in constitutional law. He had two hours classes twice weekly and we always give up the break because he was young, very well educated and a leader in his field.

He made a picture of how the world moves with two poles, collectivism and capitalism. Both are united through exchange of technology, raw products and even armament (you can search the treaties between USA and USRS prior, along and after the war. Once you draw a line to unite both poles you have a circumference or a globe if you wish, inside that globe are all the other countries in the world, which are as one called satellites, some are attracted to the poles, other move for convenience and man because are dominated, conquer or extorted. Collectivism consist in a small group of people in charge of the administration and needs of the rest, bureaucrats, military, leaders with and without education, all installed there without merits nor values. Capitalism is a much complicated machinery but the owners are the technocrats and the plutocrats and in that system everyone has an equal chance to succeed, or at least it's free to succeed.

All countries within that sphere belong to one or other pole and only those with a strong identity and high values of nationality are the ones not be attracted or dominated. I think Canada is a good case and based in that scenario one can understand the damage of having Quebec as part of the federation. Quebec should be divided in pieces and it's leaders should follow mussolini and clareta petacci fate and add ciano also.

AH was the antithesis of communism, to the point he personally choose the red color under the pretension that red was the commies color and he expected a victory over communism with their own colors. It's very interesting to read the scripts of Nuremberg, because Goering I believe was the only true na7i from the first minute movement and I remember in certain passages there is a description of how the movement started and was structured.

Sorry I went this far. In the very end the systems are the same, but there is a difference how the communists take the power by assault, then you have all the theories of Mao, Trotsky, Lenin and so on. Obviously with the nowadays commies, Rosa Luxemburg must be twisting and jumping if something is left of her.
right wing 3/18/2014 1:51:27 PM Report

djjazz09

Nice sniping.
Is that all you got?
right wing 3/18/2014 1:57:41 PM Report

This one if for djjazz09.

The IPCC peer reviewed studies have always been claimed to be written exclusively by accredited scientists.
They have once again been exposed.
Well over 30% of their peer reviewed papers to support their claims have been done by students or graduates that have previously never had any published papers.
Simply stated the peg was the right shape of the hole.
right wing 3/18/2014 2:09:15 PM Report

djjazz09

What are your thoughts, since the terms have been changed so often...man driven/global warming/climate change/pause...and since we are not under the ocean waters now, as predicted, could we now call climate change, "claimet change" for all the failed claims?
Big Bad Bob 3/18/2014 2:16:59 PM Report

Two very simple points :
1. The vote which took place in Crimea was not what I would call an election; it was a plebiscite or a referendum. Willy nilly, Crimea was legally part of the Ukraine at the time, as Québec is legally part of Canada right now. There have already been two referendums in Canada concerning the status of Québec during which the question asked of voters was clear and intellectually honest- unlike that in Crimea where the question asked was along the lines “Do you want to be part of Russia or Nazi ? – and there were no foreign troops patrolling the Province. In short, unlike the case of Crimea, the two Québec referendums were perfectly legal and the whole business was internally Canadian.
2. My Archie Bunker reference was deliberately facetious. I nevertheless maintain my opinion that, when it comes to such values precious to me as individual freedom, rule of law, fair play and just plain honesty, Communists and Nazis are equally despicable and share the same basic non-values. Hitler and Stalin understood each other perfectly well in making their Non-Aggression pact of 1939: Hitler was preoccupied with other fish to fry for the time being and wanted Soviet raw material, while Stalin figured that he needed another year yet to be ready for an inevitable war with Germany.
right wing 3/18/2014 2:21:07 PM Report

djjazz09

Question for you.
Who publishes those leading research papers that you read.
The IPCC?

Come on, are you just going to snipe and run like a typical liberal.....
Wisenheimer 3/18/2014 2:50:16 PM Report

Anybody recommend a good, not deadly expensive hotel on, or close to Waikiki Beach ?
Jimssm 3/18/2014 2:57:52 PM Report

Wisen...

The Pacific Beach Hotel.

I've stayed there a few times and the location is great. Cross the street to the beach.

It is a 3 star hotel but prices are good.
theprotector 3/18/2014 3:06:07 PM Report

Omg right wing! You are the dumbest person alive! How have you made it this far in life? Conspiracy theorists are so arbitrarily dismissive of anything that points in the opposite direction of their ignorant unfounded uneducated opinion.
steelworker 3/18/2014 3:08:45 PM Report

...a perfect description of Al Gore or the idiot mutant Suzuki.
Hunter101 3/18/2014 3:30:09 PM Report

Absolutely rw!

Look at the people who conduct these peer reviews (which is basically a fancy way of saying "we agree or disagree and here's why we think that").

90% of the time it's graduate students or people who have freshly graduated and have no idea of what actually happens. They're still wet behind the ears.

What's more is that a lot of these studies are financed by people who themselves believe in global warming, err climate change. Do you think they will continue to fund these "scientists" if they publish an article saying "Climate change not man made?"

Please, have a look at who funds these studies people. If you want to believe something then believe it, but don't say there is scientific evidence behind it when it is no more scientific than the posts made by some on here each day.

What I want is all the oil companies to come out with a big, extra extensive, peer reviewed by thousands contradictory article and then see what the left has to say.

"Oil companies paid them off!"

Typical left wing double standard. Next time you find out "Green Works" paid 10 million for a study throw it in the trash.
steelworker 3/18/2014 3:35:20 PM Report

Don't throw it in the trash! Just toss it onto the tire fire in the backyard.
Hunter101 3/18/2014 3:57:29 PM Report

steelworker, the other issue here is that anyone can now go to University.

Just prove on paper that you have the GPA and you're in. There's barely any exams that gauge how well someone can think, or how logical their rationale is.

There are some really stupid people with really good degrees, let's just leave it at that.
Jimssm 3/18/2014 4:23:20 PM Report

Hunter...

Getting into University is not the same as finishing University.

One in six don't even finish the first year.
David Poluck 3/18/2014 4:26:59 PM Report

Pro and RW..
This is a link to a report called "Evolution of the Atmosphere"
Hope this helps in your discussion.

http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange1/current/lectures/Perry_Samson_lectures/evolution_atm/index.html
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 4:27:01 PM Report

I remove, momentarily, my motion to part le Quebec in 120 municipalities and no status within the Federation.

I do agree, the extremes in social politics can mix and act as the same because both are born within the same social soup.

The Ukraine was a result of Egypt, Libia and Syria. In this case the russian delegate escaped. I'd like a solution a la Ceausescu, of course the Romania is a tiny bit more germanophile than the Ukraine, but with a categorical No, there is no room for doubts.

Jimssm 3/18/2014 4:31:18 PM Report



So who is going to replace Jim Flaherty ?

BIG BROTHER 3/18/2014 4:32:10 PM Report

Hunter says...'What I want is all the oil companies to come out with a big, extra extensive, peer reviewed by thousands contradictory article and then see what the left has to say.'


I say, 'they would if they could.' They've (the oil companies) have Sun news and Faux news to contradict highly educated scientists.

Most scientists are claiming that we are at the tipping point. The earth can only take so much stress. Not just global warming either. The 'tipping point' is the point at which it is too late to stop or undo the damage. Yes, it will eventually clear itself up, but over thousands of years, not merely decades.
Grump 3/18/2014 4:40:04 PM Report

Hunter 101, yes and there are some incredibly dumb people without degrees. Now rw how can acid rain kill the lakes but have no effect on oceans? Better get on google because I believe they get the same crap with the rain, contrary to what you were trying to pass off. I do agree the experts err in their take on things so what makes amateurs correct?
David Poluck 3/18/2014 4:40:31 PM Report

This one is for all the followers of Justin...enjoy!

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty resigns from politics, heading to private sector


https://ca.news.yahoo.com/canadian-press-newsalert-jim-flaherty-says-hes-stepping-201059106.html
Grump 3/18/2014 4:42:44 PM Report

Jinssm the till is empty so I expect anyone who will kiss up to Harper if there are any left other than our local swampers.
Oldie Goldie 3/18/2014 4:43:49 PM Report

Flaherty is leaving Politics and the Conservative Party---Perhaps he found out that he really can't balance the Budget by 2015.

He wanted to leave behind a legacy of balancing the budget under his watch but his leaving will botch that idea.

Don't blame it on his Health as he said, himself, that his Health is improving.

Perhaps this is a rat jumping the sinking ship.

Someone else will bear the brunt of an unbalanced budget now.
mallet 3/18/2014 4:45:32 PM Report

Big Bad Bob..

I have to disagree with you on a couple of points there. First the elected president was overthrown in a coup, because he sought better ties to Russia than to the E U. The Russians offered to bail his country out to the tune of 15 billion dollars and reduce the price of gas. The E U offered easier trade and travel within the E U states, sorry, countries. Now the Crimea was an semi-autominous state in the Ukraine and had their own parliament. Surely if they want to hold a plebisite/referendum they are entitled to, same as the referendum in Quebec is only open to the province of Quebec, the way you are putting it the whole of the Ukraine should have a say, then why should the rest of Canada not have the same vote on Quebec?? One rule for us but another for the Ukraine???
Grump 3/18/2014 5:05:05 PM Report

More good news for all you Harper fans. Poloz is predicting a weaker economy that expected so there goes Harper's dream of a balanced budget and re-election. Like he had a shot at it anyway. LMAO
Oldie Goldie 3/18/2014 5:30:59 PM Report

In my opinion, Flaherty doesn't like Harper running all over the world, giving money away and making Trade deals that could hurt Canada---especially the Auto Industry where Flaherty comes from.

Harper's main concerns are Alberta while betraying most other Provinces.

Tony Clement, the biggest spender of them all, will probably get the Finance Portfolio now.

Flaherty's leaving will create a big hole in Harper's trusted friends.

Harper has been giving most of our Natural Resources away and there won't be much left for another Prime Minister.
lookaround 3/18/2014 5:39:01 PM Report

Grump he has lost his election to win even if the economy tanks. He has managed to piss the majority of honest hard working Canadians including most seniors, most working class, all women, natives, the Canadian Services, most small towns with railways and on the new list the grain farmers. That should ensure he doesn't get elected. Thank God
lookaround 3/18/2014 5:44:12 PM Report

Oldie Goldie Harper hates any province east of Alberta. He has given less of our taxes back. He is truly the most disliked PM ever. I am glad he is gone.
Let's do Canada proud and reclaim Canada and get rid of this traitor.

He is spending my money on trip junkets that lead to job losses in manufacturing in Ontario. Steven your time is limited so beware the angry voter and bye bye back to your precious Alberta you traitor.
lookaround 3/18/2014 5:50:06 PM Report

Steelworker your comments are really amazing. Makes me wonder of the Darwinian theory that growing up without intelligence leads to someone like you. I am sure the majority on here find you vulgar offensive and really really dumb. Sorry you bring out the worst and contribute the least.
statusquo 3/18/2014 6:05:36 PM Report

Jimssm 3/18/2014 4:31:18 PM Report



"So who is going to replace Jim Flaherty ?|

Wisenheimer!
lookaround 3/18/2014 6:09:22 PM Report

I nominate SW the county may have a fighting chance lol.
flyhawk25 3/18/2014 6:17:23 PM Report

The pattern is starting in Ottawa. First off the ship is Flaherty.Who's next - Clement?
As I've said - Trudeau Lite doesn't have to do anything but shut-up and wait.
The whole neo-con movement is going in the toilet.
If it plugs we all know the perfect expert with a plunger.
Hunter101 3/18/2014 6:19:15 PM Report

I honestly don't think its the fact that oil companies can't come out with an article, it's that they don't want to.

Sure! CO2 is bad for the environment! Let's raise the price of gas more, put more taxes on it!

They'll make a killing.
statusquo 3/18/2014 6:33:32 PM Report

What on God's green earth is Harper trying to accomplish flying to Kiev?
He is a non-entity on the global stage, except when he goes to Israel with a healthy supply of knee pads and mouth wash.

Man the guy is one major embarrassment !

The Ukrainian situation is something between the Russians, the Ukrainians and the people in the Crimea! ( the vast majority of which are Russian).
It should be regarded as a non-event as far as the west is concerned. Leave it alone as I don't care and it ain't going to make a difference on the Global scale.
Russia and it's satellite countries are a wasteland of lawlessness and social unrest. They will disintegrate sooner or later .
As far as the dark spectre of Nazism is concerned, the Ukrainians were more than enthusiastic in joining the Germans and the "Einsatztruppen in WW2:, a totally volunteer unit specifically implemented to roam the country side and execute "undesirables". So give me a break with this preoccupation of "due democratic process". We in the West never cared for it in the past and this time should be no different.
The West supported brutal dictatorships before...i.e Saddam Hussein, the Taliban, Reza Palevi of Iran and the Saudi Royal family...to name a few....

Harper should just concentrate on shampooing the carpets on 24 Sussex Drive for the new tenant and making sure his wife doesn't go for slumber parties with female RCMP officers.






BIG BROTHER 3/18/2014 6:44:30 PM Report

Harper sure is busy acting out the big shot role, wearing the 'big boy pants'. What a buffoon! Absolute embarrassment to Canada. And dangerously treading into water over his and our heads. Can't agree more Stats.
Wisenheimer 3/18/2014 6:52:47 PM Report

Oliver, Baird or Clement, would be my guess.
Could Flaherty be positioning himself for a leadership bid,,if Harper decides that another majority is out of his reach?

Wisenheimer 3/18/2014 6:54:58 PM Report

Thanks Jimssm .. will check it out!
statusquo 3/18/2014 6:56:12 PM Report

BB,

The Ukraine is a s_it hole and so is mother Russia.
The Ukranians have treated their Russian minority like crap. They deserve what's coming.
Putin is a delusional megalomaniac and he will do whatever he damn well pleases to do and there isn't a damn thing the West and especially a light weight like Harper can do about it. As far as symbolic gestures are concerned...a middle finger on facebook would have sufficed...no need to spend tax payer money on a flight to Kiev!
Wisenheimer 3/18/2014 6:57:51 PM Report

Fly .. all the cons have to do is shut up and let JT talk.
statusquo 3/18/2014 6:58:39 PM Report

Wisen.

I so wish you would do the same!
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 6:59:12 PM Report

fly, I'm prone to believe Flaherty is not made of the same conservative material that Harper is impregnated.

The first to be out of the boat was Towes under the pretext of going to the private sector and was designed judge last week in Manitoba.

Flaherty made it public about two years ago that the past budget was his last one and I believe he has a very good reason to go away with his health.

Harper managed to get rid of the Bank of Canada President and from there on the economy is a disaster and can't be worst because there is nothing else to spent.

Next could be McKay, but he's in a more comfortable seat now.

The one that may know something is Gcubed.

Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 7:17:06 PM Report

David, going back to your post about Paikin, there is a basic question in politics: How many votes do you bring to the party.

Zach(ariah) Paikin is of Jewish background and that could make a difference, but there are many Jewish politicians within the party carrying a wallet full of votes, far more than the ones Paikin can ever dream about.

The advantage with Paikin is that he can attract the young/undecided/hard to convince vote and he's charismatic, McGill educated and could make a difference. But Obama was also charismatic and well educated, and didn't do any difference on the plus side.
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 7:18:34 PM Report

BBB and Mallet, take a minute to read this short but very interesting comment:

http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-tries-to-get-china-to-sell-gses-2014-3
statusquo 3/18/2014 7:19:24 PM Report

Wisen,



A not "deadly" expensive Hotel on Waikiki beach?

First of, my pompous, baptised idiot friend.... That is not a legitimate question and you know it! Surely you are capable of googling?

If I was as successful as you in investing in stocks I sure as hell wouldn't care about Hotel rates and I would definitely not eat rotisserie chicken from Walmart!
I honestly think.... and it becomes more and more apparent that you are posting from your mother's basement.
But if indeed you are financially secure it's because of sheer luck as your postings reveal a definite lack of cognitive sophistication.

Waikiki beach? Give me a break!



Wild Turkey 3/18/2014 7:21:59 PM Report

Bobby Nervous--please do us all a favour and get yourself a translater/ proof reader.Your posts are becoming less and less coherent.
What's with the Russian Passport?I was led to believe you were Latin American.
After all, your alter-ego is allegedly Ricky Ricardo.You don't owe me any hare- brained explanations, so carry on.
How's the Turkey hunting goin'?.Seems like a waste of money on a perfectly good "Tag".
Byron Hayes for Finance Minister!!!!!!!
right wing 3/18/2014 7:25:50 PM Report

Grump

Go do some reading on the chemistry of fresh water and salt water.
Learn about how geology affects water, salt water versus fresh water, P.H., absorbed minerals, etc., also do some reading on why acid rain is no longer such a big problem.
Get back to me, we'll talk.

;)
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 7:35:34 PM Report

jimssm

Here, someone with knowledge explains why the passenger in the fly MH370 couldn't connect with their cell phones, not that they didn't try:

http://www.geofffox.com/MT/archives/2014/03/15/why-cell-phones-dont-work-well-from-the-air.php

Further, the phones will not work at 35K' and even if they connect, there is not a mast in the whole Indian Ocean.

That's the latest explanation.
statusquo 3/18/2014 7:45:04 PM Report

rw,

Acid rain is not an issue anymore.
The Ozone layer, trust me I have been pestered about it and had to take courses and a new ticket allowing me to buy R12, (illegal now) an R 134 and today....well what do you know...the Ozone hole is closing up!
In the seventies they taught me about the new ice age coming!
Then eggs were bad for you! Two eggs per week they said or else you'll die a horrible death. Now eggs are actually good for you.
Then it was animal fats...butter was the number one killer! Margarine they said was the solution...some synthetic concocted alchemists brew that I refused and still avoid like the plague to put into my body! Just the other day they came out with a study that animal fats have no correlation with heart disease.....and that is good as I have been and will to my dying day suck the marrow out of osso buco.
(please...no jokes).
Carbs and white bread are bad...or so they say and yet they praise the "Mediterranean Diet"...the Mediterranean diet is all about pasta, white bread with copious amounts of fresh vegetables and fish and all sorts of cured meats!
I honestly don't know what to believe anymore but I will be damned if I have to go through life eating multy grain gruel and tofu with the occasional rotisserie chicken.
statusquo 3/18/2014 7:50:27 PM Report

Bobby,


"Here, someone with knowledge explains why the passenger in the fly MH370 couldn't connect with their cell phones,"

Delinquency on their cell phone bill?
Grump 3/18/2014 7:52:57 PM Report

rw I spent almost 10 years working in a Chem. lab and was so damn bored I started working Construction, liked it, liked the money and stayed at it. I know that there is of course a difference in salt and fresh water but pollutants are just that. Now some may be getting into the water naturally as you suggest but the bulk of this pollution is man made. I know that local Industries were dumping pollutants into our river and these run into our Oceans. There are a lot of Industries on a lot of rivers doing the same thing all over the world. Now I don't give a furry rat's butt for Gore's, Suzuki's or your take on things but I suspect their take on it is closer to the truth than yours. Never the less you have an opinion but I don't agree with it because there is just too much crap being dumped into our Oceans.
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 7:53:57 PM Report

Mediterranean diet is about wine. Gods and Goddess elixir that only few know how to sip and enjoy.

Never to see the bottom of the bottle and such a delicacy that even the fingertips temperature can alter its composition.

Glory and long life to wine, dead to the beer!
right wing 3/18/2014 7:55:27 PM Report

Grump

Emptying the waste basket would be boring.
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 7:56:03 PM Report

Good one sq.

Wish was only that.
right wing 3/18/2014 8:06:56 PM Report

statusquo

Exactly.
When it was first "announced" that there was man driven global warming I started to read everything I could find on it.
...supporting the theory.
The more I read the more skeptical I became.
Then out came Al Gore's movie and that cemented my belief that this was politically motivated.
Never forget that IPCC stands for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
It is U.N. based and politically run.
These days I read studies that are published by the NIPCC, Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change.

This is from their web site but in short they are an international panel of nongovernment scientists and scholars who have come together to present a comprehensive, authoritative, and realistic assessment of the science and economics of global warming. Because it is not a government agency, and because its members are not predisposed to believe climate change is caused by human greenhouse gas emissions, NIPCC is able to offer an independent “second opinion” of the evidence reviewed – or not reviewed – by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the issue of global warming.

As is said so often...you want the motive for this man driven scam...just follow the money.

statusquo 3/18/2014 8:11:26 PM Report

Unless you want to wait for the resident Bible thumpers, that is the only solution I have. Of course it pales with explanations of dedicated Bible dwellers, reading the Revelation and concocting scenarios, possibilities if you will,fantastically related to multi headed beasts, hell bent on driving this blue sphere into Armageddon or the ninth ring of hell. Invoking the name of Guttenberg, a long forgotten, non-entity, douche bag plagiarist not taken serioulsly anymore by anybody other than some isolated islanders in Neverland.
statusquo 3/18/2014 8:25:28 PM Report

rw,

"scientific studies"...who pays for them and what do the try to gain from them?
You get my drift.

I hope you agree that we are exploiting the planet to a degree that will leave it barren for future generations.
On the energy front the only and most reasonable solution is nuclear power!
It is safe, clean and abundant in comparison with what we have now. And I can back that statement up!
Chernobyl and Fukushima notwithstanding.
Climate change?....meh!...not sure about that. Pollution and finite resources are definitely a thing we should be contemplating!
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 8:29:55 PM Report

wt, I'll not hunt a turkey at this time for two reasons:

First, I like my turkey to be very well double breasted and gleaming plumage.

Second, we are at end of winter, turkeys have less meat than a speed bike, therefore they are alert and ready to fly, hard to catch.

I'll get back to you around November when you're fat and lazy and as soon as you realize the hunter is there, you're gonna fart in your intent to fly.

See you then. Good luck.

That's why elections are in November.
Because is much easier to catch a turkey!
Javaman 3/18/2014 8:41:38 PM Report

Why is Harper going to the Ukraine?? To gain Ukrainian votes in the next election. I cannot think of any other reason for his trip and the dropping of 220 million of our tax dollars into the coffers of the Ukraine. Are they that poor in the Ukraine ? How about charity at home for a change Mr. Harper.
statusquo 3/18/2014 8:43:40 PM Report

BN.

Are there rotisserie turkeys at Walmart? Not that I care....just being curious.
statusquo 3/18/2014 8:50:23 PM Report

Javaman,

If Harper's trip is indeed motivated to garner votes he is lower on my scale than I care to discuss.
The man is truly pathetic!

Spellchecker 3/18/2014 8:50:48 PM Report

Nice to see you're paying attention.
statusquo 3/18/2014 8:56:28 PM Report

"Are they that poor in the Ukraine ?"

Yes they are but I don't give a shit.

The Ukraine is a wasteland, economically. It was, is and will be a nothing country. All of a sudden it is big news! It is not our problem.
It is a cause celebre for wannabe global big boys like our own howdy doody.
statusquo 3/18/2014 8:57:41 PM Report

I pay attention to everything and I shall smite idiots with furious anger and put them in their place at every opportunity!
statusquo 3/18/2014 9:02:21 PM Report

smiley face.

Sorry!
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 9:06:15 PM Report

Let me call wisenheimer and I confirm with you.
redranger 3/18/2014 9:08:15 PM Report

Just a quick post to correct the water expert. The term is pH, not P.H.
statusquo 3/18/2014 9:10:45 PM Report

"isolated islander from neverland"

You must admit that was good.
No?
Give me some credit here.

You'll have to wait till tomorrow to get some help from "Stanley"...if that is what you call "help"....the guy is an idiot...
(smiley face)

Now, ROXX was a formidable opponent....now I have to deal with Wisenheimer and on occasion Steelworker....it's like a midget tossing contest....it's fun for a bit, but getting boring after a while.
Spellchecker 3/18/2014 9:12:28 PM Report

It was kind of cute.
:)
shakespeare 3/18/2014 9:16:12 PM Report

Spelly: I'm concerned. It began with the "n'est pas" thing and then I started to review your theories over the last six years. It appears that you have been wrong about ... well, everything. You were prophesying rampant inflation back in 2009. It didn't happen. You were predicting fiscal fiascos (I'm not talking Euro) that never really happened. You were speaking of biblical prophecies with Assyrian implications, but nothing really has happened. You are now back with your "loser" (yes, Wisen, that's how you spell it) German politician friend again. You and your Gurpy friend have this foolish fascination with trying tie the bible into world events and it really isn't working.
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 9:17:15 PM Report

He doesn't understand the difference between a spoon of vinegar or sodium bicarbonate.
statusquo 3/18/2014 9:19:21 PM Report

Cute eh?

I am glad you take it like a man.

Some in here throw a hissy fit and pretend to be above it all, throwing Hawaiian beaches into the mix.
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 9:19:46 PM Report

Shakes, in your absence I had spellchecker pretty much grounded.

Now, you just kicked the chessboard.

Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 9:24:21 PM Report

Comments like this one, should be cast in stone and preserved in a hole in the north pole for the future generations to study it's content:

"now I have to deal with Wisenheimer and on occasion Steelworker....it's like a midget tossing contest...."

I'm laughing and my dog is staring at me and the computer, me... and the computer.
Spellchecker 3/18/2014 9:25:05 PM Report

Shakespeare, just because someting hasn't happened yet doesn't mean that it won't. As far as monetary and price inflation goes if you haven't seen it over the course of your lifetime you haven't been paying attention to it. Nice to see you are paying attention to my"prognostications" though.

Congratulations to your granddaughter on her win.

That's it from me for this evening folks. Hadn't planned to be explaining my positions on things this evening and I know you and statusquo like to pull my chain. Not going to happen any further this evening.

Good night folks.
statusquo 3/18/2014 9:30:53 PM Report

Shakes,

"You and your Gurpy friend have this foolish fascination with trying tie the bible into world events and it really isn't working."

I beg to differ. Russell Crowe is starring in "Noah" ...it is the factual account of what happened!
It's true...ask Irishfay...she and gurpy both firmly believe in the no nonsense gospel of the John Hagee ministry!
He don't fool around...he tells it like it is!
I too read the Relevation, and after a few copious puffs of the forbidden weed it does make sense.
Bobby Nerves 3/18/2014 9:32:17 PM Report

Well... well... we...

The all time winner abandons the Pissing Contest.

Time to go to sleep.
shakespeare 3/18/2014 9:50:06 PM Report

Spelly: I'm always looking for
"someting" to happen!
Oldie Goldie 3/18/2014 9:52:26 PM Report

The speed at which Harper named a new Finance Minister tells me that Harper expected Flaherty's move and he was ready with a Conservative who toes the Party Line.
What is up between Harper and Flaherty ?
Did Harper ask Flaherty to leave ?
We will probably never know the answer to that question!
Spellchecker 3/18/2014 9:55:12 PM Report

Shakespeare, I had already said goodnight when I noticed that. I had a feeling I'd hear from you, LOL.

smiley face for you and status
Javaman 3/18/2014 9:55:21 PM Report

Who is the new finance minister?
statusquo 3/18/2014 9:59:47 PM Report

Who cares?

Javaman 3/18/2014 10:33:02 PM Report

PINO cares.
sparks7 3/18/2014 10:39:37 PM Report

Just for a laugh

Hunter

I saw your story about the lunchroom smoker and the fat person. It reminded me of a time at work where it came up that I jog every day. One of those negative types actually asked me "what are you running away from?" I just took my finger and poked his fat gut and said, "I am running away from that". He shut up pretty quick.

I saw the stuff on here the other day about Bush,Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of that gang. The funniest part of that time was when that guy (I forget his name) who was the head minister of the biggest church in the US (40 million strong) got outed for doing meth with his shemale girlfriend. And during the election campaign the republicans were going to all lengths to point out that this guy was Bush's spiritual advisor on a weekly basis. Then again maybe the best was that republican candidate in the primaries who tried upping her credentials by telling us all that she had not masturbated in, in 7, yes seven years! Presidential material right there for sure. (: She would have had my vote.
Wisenheimer 3/18/2014 10:40:44 PM Report

A penny for your thoughts Stats.
Wisenheimer 3/18/2014 10:53:46 PM Report

The skeletal remains of Stats, Boobie and Teeps were found in Grunt's big mother truck at the drive-in.
Seems they went in and waited to see the new blockbuster "Closed for the Winter".
Har, har.
Hunter101 3/18/2014 11:37:07 PM Report

sparks, some people just don't know when to shut their trap.

That being said, it sometimes provides many with entertainment.
sparks7 3/19/2014 12:06:40 AM Report

No kidding,,it's why I love the republican primaries....
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