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View Room Comments for Friday, Mar. 21 2014

Friday, March 21, 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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Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 6:34:35 AM Report

Good morning Mallet:

Just back from Florida and I step on snow.

Hope you don't miss any.

Break a leg!

Yours truly
Grump 3/21/2014 6:40:38 AM Report

Good morning everyone, I believe I must be a sad, sick, old man. I have to admit that I laughed and enjoyed last evenings posts. Hunter just when I started thinking there was some small hope for you. PLUMBERS, LMAO. rw I do believe Fly scorched your lily white plumber's crack and surrounding areas last evening. Cool your jets man or you will be blowing your pump. Fly you must be gentle with dainty Trades types like myself and rw from now on. Really LMFAO. Thanks for the laughs fellows, have a great day all, even my little Mexican turnip who got an honourable mention from Hunter last evening.
Grump 3/21/2014 6:43:12 AM Report

Bobby give me a call this morning or will just see you at lunch. You were having way too much fun last evening.
David Poluck 3/21/2014 7:21:34 AM Report

A good Friday morning everybody! First full day of spring!
Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 7:37:26 AM Report

Yes poluck, let's keep the optimism.

There is something in the climate in this part of the world that many can't appreciate, and it's the chances of having spring tomorrow morning.

The sun is hot already and as soon as the polar wind goes back to it's normal swirl, we should be dandy.

I'd polished the convertible and the dog is ready for a ride, then we'll visit Mallet and enjoy watching him shoveling snow.
David Poluck 3/21/2014 7:44:23 AM Report

Nerves..funny you mentioned a convertible my grand son who is 3 has been pushing to get grandpas car out of storage for a ride! Wants to go and see it so he can say hi!
He doesn't really care if there is snow or not!
He just wants to go!
Javaman 3/21/2014 7:45:21 AM Report

It is -14 for high temps on the prairies so I suspect SPRING as we know it is at least 2 weeks away.As long as the jet stream stays south of us, like it has all winter,the warmth will be held back. IT TOO SHALL PASS.
Wild Turkey 3/21/2014 7:46:43 AM Report

Yesterday's comments put me in mind of that Bob Dylan tune--"Times they are a changin'"You know---"the line it is drawn, the curse it is cast---the first one now will later be last"Enough said.
One particular incident however went almost un-noticed in the war of words and should be addressed.
We have a guy who stops his Jeep in the middle of a busy intersection, jumps out, and confronts another driver because of a perceived driving violation.
What if the Mercedes driver had a handgun and popped the guy?This was clearly a case of extreme road rage.
The cell-phone user should have been reported--nothing more.Had the laws happened upon an empty jeep at a busy intersection, the Jeep driver would have been charged with something for sure.
Maturity is a hard won trait and some people never attain it.
Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 8:07:07 AM Report

Yes David, that's the miracle of life.

Kids, don't they surprise you often with those simple answers, there is a magic touch in it.

We're born good, simple and loving creatures, but we grow fast, many can preserve that simplicity, others became predators and go around spreading their hate. And that sentiment has no racial, religious, skin color or frontiers. You can find it "lurking" anywhere.
Just Curious 3/21/2014 8:08:39 AM Report

Wild Turkey, I would take that story with a grain of salt.. If you keep up with Bad Dawg's posts he's always on about something like that or doing away with break and enter punks. Apparently he has this jeep with humungous tires and he feels like he's 10 ft tall. We only have his word that this actually happened. I'm more surprised that the car driver didn't call the cops on him if it did, I know I would have. I think he's more bluff and bluster than he is balls, really...:)..
statusquo 3/21/2014 8:32:33 AM Report


"Bad Dawg" aka, Dirty Harry, should just relax a bit.
Maybe next time he could just break out in song....

"When you are driving and life is making you angry You can always go... downtown
When you've got issues, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know,..... downtown"

Oh I can't get this song out of my head. More tenacious than the Juicy Fruit jingle.

Wisenheimer 3/21/2014 8:32:59 AM Report

"Budgets balance themselves".
Justin Trudeau and Barrack Obama must have taken the same on-line economics course.
Feel free to banter this back and forth.
Hunter101 3/21/2014 8:33:08 AM Report

Stats, really? I just branded myself?

Nooo! Just when I was thinking you guys and gals were all a bunch of non-judgmental gentle kind folk.

Spare me the nonsense. I was being teased far before any of this started and I can safely say I didn't start it.

I believe someone made a comment about posting on here from 9 AM through 9 PM whilst having a job to provide for a family.

Some people have made it out of the Stone Age and began utilizing mobile devices.
bounder 3/21/2014 8:39:58 AM Report

having read your post from yesterday the conclusion was , you're a moron, you know an idiot , stupid, feel sorry for you.
Wisenheimer 3/21/2014 8:43:13 AM Report

All major U.S. banks passed the most recent "stress tests".
Means they will be able to initiate distribution/dividends from very low stock price levels. This and the advantage of a plummeting CAD, make this a once in a life time opportunity.
Favorite .. Bank Of America.
A word to the "wise".
theprotector 3/21/2014 8:54:10 AM Report

wisen shut the hell up, no one cares!!
David Poluck 3/21/2014 8:55:46 AM Report

Yes Bobby that is so true..I guess the old saying is true "If I had known grand children were so much fun I would have had them first"
Jimssm 3/21/2014 8:57:48 AM Report

Wisen, if you think 'once in a lifetime opportunities' involve money, I feel sorry for you.
Wild Turkey 3/21/2014 8:58:31 AM Report

Wise--just a wild guess--here goes--politicians are not economists.They read the balance sheets and proclaim--"that deficit isn't mine--it's the last guys".Next time around,they stick the other guys deficit in a ledger, and start fresh,saying the new budget will be balanced .The old deficit becomes part of The National Debt which was incurred equally by all parties.Don't recall any of them ever saying they'll get rid of the National Debt, but many say they will get rid of the deficit.Thus, every new budget starts out balanced.Who balanceit?Simple--itbalanced itself.
Hunter101 3/21/2014 9:05:16 AM Report

Amazing! Wisen shares an opportunity for people who have the know-how to make some "bread." theprotector and Jimbob say no one cares and how shallow he is.

Jimbob, I'm sure your life is so full of intangible once in a lifetime opportunities an his is so bleak and dull. Don't be a loser.

Widen, some people recognize a friendly tip when they see it. Thank you.
Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 9:31:25 AM Report

Flight MH370 carried a load of Lithium Ion batteries, for computers and cell phones. MA CEO said that the shipment was properly packaged, therefore wasn't any risk of fire, as this batteries are known to catch fire. All Lithium ion batteries UN3840 are categorized as dangerous goods not only for transport, but the good itself.

The captain made a phone call from the cockpit to someone and the investigators are focus on that call.
Wild Turkey 3/21/2014 9:49:10 AM Report

Bobby----a new theory---The wreckage spotted has now disappeared.
The closest vessel was a Norwegian civilian vessel.
Norway is one of the few nations that still practice whaling.
What if that alleged "wreckage" was actually a couple of illegally "harvested "blue whales that got away and died later.
The Norwegians say "thank-you very much"' pick up the whales and say "we can't find nada.
Moonshiner 3/21/2014 10:05:41 AM Report

Its nice to know li-ion batteries pose no risks.....lmao! They are in everything!
Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 10:05:59 AM Report

I don't think so, the ship is a car carrier that was in the area and Australia requested that they approach the area. The American P8 Poseidon of USA can only fly over for two hours.

I'm under the impression the pictures are the same that the chinese made public few days ago, about the same. There is no trust among the local governments. And the chinese would like to spy on India as it's the country with most advanced technology in the area but they couldn't watch across the bay yet and this is a good oportunity.

Few governments know exactly what happen and where the bird went down, but they can't make anything public without compromising security.

I check with tomnod and they blackened the area.
Jimssm 3/21/2014 11:34:09 AM Report

hunter... regarding Wisen...

Did I say 'no one cares' ??

Your education a la plumber shows in your reading comprehension.
Jimssm 3/21/2014 11:37:12 AM Report

...and since you called me a loser...

I would define a loser as someone who constantly defines his worth in life by the size of his stock portfolio...

... or the size of his gun.
Wisenheimer 3/21/2014 12:45:53 PM Report

Teeps, James ... Just some tips to try to help turn those frowns upside down. (Smiley face!)
Having a healthy portfolio is a good thing.
sAUCEY 3/21/2014 12:50:08 PM Report

shaw phones are down
David Poluck 3/21/2014 12:53:03 PM Report

Mine works.
Christina216 3/21/2014 2:21:31 PM Report

My father-in-law is (was) a driver for Checker Cab. He found out out he didnt have a job by this news site. Pretty sad..owners didnt even have the guts to tell the employees they were employed no more.
Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 2:51:38 PM Report

white ring, there you have Tyler and Joseph, you can network with them.

Not to worry, they are from out of town, therefore you're still high in the podium.

You can talk to them about your expertise, they are not from town and seem to be as smart as you are.

shakespeare 3/21/2014 3:34:15 PM Report

I see that Harper has had his knuckles rapped again for his subversion in the Nadon affair. This is an obvious public embarrassment, clearly delineated in the sootoday story.
irishfey 3/21/2014 3:36:17 PM Report

I seen that Fred Phelps died, you know, the preacher in wolves clothing,,, boy was he a disgrace and a nutjob to boot. How could a folk could get tangled up with someone like that is beyond me!.. So sad for all the folks he made a mockery of.... And before some one says it... he was "not" my pastor!! ,lol,lol.. One step ahead of you :)
redranger 3/21/2014 3:45:45 PM Report

Do you think Swaggart, Baker, Robertson , Graham at al are any better ?
shakespeare 3/21/2014 3:55:26 PM Report

This morning, I went for my encounter with the medical snake that is sent where the sun don't shine. I was telling the doctor about my previous three horror stories where despite the sedatives, I was in excruciating pain. I lay on my side with teeth gritted, knees at my chest.
Then someone asked, "How do you feel?".
I said, " I'll tell you when it's over".
"It is over," the nurse said."
It took three of them to convince me that I had had the procedure and even had a harmless tiny polyp removed.
My five yearly public service announcement: Get it done!! Colorectal cancer killed my father. I have had four polyps removed over the years, any one of which could have without symptoms grown and turned malignant. I'll remind you again in five years.
shakespeare 3/21/2014 4:02:36 PM Report

I think that's "et al", red.
I do think that on a scale of evil, the rest come out slightly better ... on hypocrisy, not!
BIG BROTHER 3/21/2014 4:19:49 PM Report

Watch out Red. If you're gonna throw stones, well, yada, yada, yada and bang,,,,right in the nose. Shakey has just had the fat removed from his grey matter and he's on top of his game.

I will read about the Nadon issue, but it sure looks like Harper, while throwing stones at the so called 'shiney pony' for ineptitude, had one boomerang on him also. He's a rookie at the game as much as Trudeau and he has no old guard looking after his arse. They all jumped ship when he came on the scene and he was stuck with Stockwell, McKay, et. al, with zero governing background. Tea Party North....

BIG BROTHER 3/21/2014 4:31:43 PM Report

'5. Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed five of the eight sitting justices, but that doesn't give him leverage on the bench. The justices rule as they see fit and that may be of concern to Harper, who is looking to the court for guidance on how far he can go on Senate reform without starting a constitutional fracas.'

The 5th. and final takeaway of the Supreme Court's decision on Nadon as a Harper choice for the High Court. Perhaps Steve could put an arm's length between himself and the Senate, as it was designed to be in the first place. Take a lesson from the 'shiney pony'. This is one simple, effective maneuver.

irishfey 3/21/2014 4:52:42 PM Report

Redranger.. you forgot to add.. Benny Hinn, Joel Olsten etc. and the answer is.. nope nope, nope nope etc... All are in it for the money!! These big mega churches make it bad for those who just believe in Christ and read the Bible and have that as their faith. In my church, it is vey small, held in an old school building,, folks around 25 in number, and we just read the Word , discuss it and pray for others that are sick and all. I have attended many churches in my lifetime and would not darken their doors again!...... Status,, glad you had yourself checked out, some Men won"t do it.... Now you and Darlene are all set to go. :) :)
BIG BROTHER 3/21/2014 5:00:59 PM Report

Harper is not looking too polished on the VA front either. All his BS about supporting the troops and then pulling the plug on those same supports, with his henchman, Fantino.

I don't know how Cons can look in the mirror and not see the hypocrisy.
redranger 3/21/2014 5:15:40 PM Report

Thanks Shake..but you know it was a typo not an error. A few years back, the scope found cancer in me resulting in some nasty surgery. I get regular checkups from Dr Joe and all has been well for 9 years. Glad to see you enjoyed Kauai again. Hope to see you at lunch again soon.
shakespeare 3/21/2014 5:15:49 PM Report

At the GHC, in the surgery dept., there was a tanned old geezer, clutching a of rum, squealing, "The instructions said after taking the purgative, I could drink clear liquids until the time of the procedure". His test was apparently clear but he was insisting on coming back every week as " I liked it". (Not that there's anything wrong with that!) He was even offering stock options in Bank of America and Exxon Valdez (he seemed confused)to be given a season's pass. I left before there was a resolution.
shakespeare 3/21/2014 5:18:27 PM Report

I know, red, but couldn't resist. I presume your Dr. Joe is the same as mine and I have faith. Lunch would be great!
steelworker 3/21/2014 5:18:55 PM Report

I hope they never chipped your teeth during the procedure.
mallet 3/21/2014 5:30:42 PM Report


I hate to tell you this, but I guess there is no easy way, we are all born to die. Sorry but no-one is getting out of this life alive!!
irishfey 3/21/2014 5:32:56 PM Report

Shakes.. and " I lay on my side with teeth gritted "... This is for Darlene.. do unto others :)... night folks...
shakespeare 3/21/2014 5:55:24 PM Report

I must admit the last two posts have me perplexed!
Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 5:59:23 PM Report

Mallet, right you are. But why would you give up without a fight.

I'm in my third year survival and have to go for the piping clean up this year, as I had a one year after and the second three years after. I'm still kicking.

Congratulations shakes.

There is a new procedure no invasive, but as many other procedures it may miss the small polyps and that could make a big difference in the outcome of any study.
lookaround 3/21/2014 6:03:12 PM Report

Steelworker why do you post? I mean really
lookaround 3/21/2014 6:04:51 PM Report

Bounder really? You use the word idiot and stupid? real mature chump.

Those are words describing said person. YOU
steelworker 3/21/2014 6:16:51 PM Report

Oh-oh;chump alert.
Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 6:18:50 PM Report

For those interested, here are the transcripts of the last 54 minutes of communication between the ATC and the cockpit of flight MH370, British newspaper The Telegraph:
lookaround 3/21/2014 6:28:40 PM Report

Steelworker no point. Just call it pointless when it comes to conversing intelligently with you. Sorry I don't want to or like to be mean or have a "better than thou" attitude
but I rather not waste my time on responding to people who act childish with responses that don't contribute to a forum or a lively conversation .
Grump 3/21/2014 6:34:54 PM Report

Hey lookaround ,your moron detector is certainly tuned in accurately. Well done. Did you work at Dominion Securities? I go back to the days their Office was in the old Cochrane/Dunlop building ,the corner of Queen and Elgin
bounder 3/21/2014 6:45:33 PM Report

Lookaround' that goes for you to.
steelworker 3/21/2014 6:53:10 PM Report

Not to worry bounder; Grumps moron detector starts screaming when his eyes open in the morning. As to reacharound-she speaka da english pretty good.
lookaround 3/21/2014 7:04:31 PM Report

Yes Bounder but I never put you down but when you call and use the words idiot and moron YOU are in the wrong. Need I say more? You do not get your point across by being flippant or disrespectful. You have lost respect on here.
bounder 3/21/2014 7:05:55 PM Report

go lay down in the corner, I'll call when it's feeding time.
lookaround 3/21/2014 7:06:05 PM Report

Steelworker I love you too. Hugs if that what it takes.
BIG BROTHER 3/21/2014 7:16:02 PM Report

Gee red, a simple typo. Not you. That would never happen to you, now would it. Unfortunately, you have jumped on others for less, with your trained pedantic eye.
irishfey 3/21/2014 7:39:36 PM Report

Just so you know... The procedure that Shakes had was given to a folk every five years,, now they have decided it only has to be done every seven years unless you have or have had any problems with the last one. More cutbacks?? If you are due for one and have had no problems with the last one , but are concerned about it, they will have you " poop " ,lol, on a piece of cardboard and mail it back to them.... Poor Mailperson ,lol...... Now.. group hugs, and be nice the rest of the night......
BIG BROTHER 3/21/2014 7:54:07 PM Report

Thanks Bobby, I read the transcript. Interesting...something fishy about the messages and their timing.

shakespeare 3/21/2014 8:08:25 PM Report

redranger raised an interesting issue about the comparative nature of "badness" between Phelps and the evangelical group. I always considered Phelps to be the epitome of evil, but he did no more than "spit" venom. I guess he's as wicked as Biblical Fundamentalists get in western countries. The Taliban shot two children in the head (and we all know about their other assaults)so I guess I would consider them more evil. We've seen some of the attacks on this site which are clearly directed at a person and, in some cases, family and done with just insinuation and malice. I guess that falls as a sub-heading under Phelps. I am not innocent, but never try to involve family or play on information that I have gained by hearsay that others don't have.
Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 8:50:54 PM Report

The transcripts are from english on to mandarin and from mandarin to english again.

All communications are in english with few local words in between. There are some doubts about the legitimacy of the transcripts but seems like it's a legitimate document.

As per experts, there is nothing out of normal, with the exception that those are not the expressions between AirTrafficControl and cockpit,and that's why the last salutation: All right Good Night could have been Roger that. The other thing suspicious is contact Hu Chi Min the Hu is rare. Further from a pilot point of view you do not take 5 minutes to answer. Someone that understand this exchange said the captain is the driver and the first official is the radio operator and once the AC is on cruse speed/altitude (35,000') the captain goes for a nature call and the first official drives the AC. If it's a suicide, this is the moment the FO locks the cockpit door and depressurized the cabin and he's with an oxygen mask and probably that's why he goes down to below 20K'. At that time all passengers and crew are rip and he flies the AC to the deepest ocean in the world, a trench of 3.2 km deep in the south indian ocean.

The other possibility is hypoxia, around the same time the cargo bay got in fire and burnt the wiring between the transponder, avionics and cockpit, as the transponder is just below the front cargo bay, where probably the cargo of batteries were. From then on, the plane flew in AP till it run out of gas and finally ditches somewhere.

Read this about hypoxia if you think it's highly unlikely:
mallet 3/21/2014 9:26:41 PM Report

Bobby N.

Man, you really take the biscuits for conspiracy theories, only if and when the black box recorders are found will we know for sure or something like that. In your mind there was a couple of shooters on the grassy knowl, and J Edgar and the CIA were behind that, and Jimmy Hoffer is buried under home plate at Dodgers Stadium. Oh and don't forget Diana was assasinated by MI5, but there maybe truth behind that one!! and the moon landing was faked in a studio in holywood. I think you have been reading too many Clancy novels go back to Ian Fleming, eh!!

AND payoff those bloody snow dancers, once and for all!!!
Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 9:26:59 PM Report

May I, kindly suggest a movie?

Traffic (2000) with Michael Douglas, Caroline Z Jones, Erika Christensen.

Then, if you're familiar with role-playing, assume Robert Wakefield (Michael Douglas) character.

Yours truly;

The pig.
Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 9:39:15 PM Report

Mallet, Sunday will be brutal.

90 km/h winds straight from Thunder Bay.

The dancers are out of control.

If the plane went down in that trench in the South Indian Ocean, the chances of finding the black box are slim. The boxes ping in low frequencies for 30 days, at most 40 days and we are 13 days into the SAR.

The subs will not detect the boxes.

statusquo 3/21/2014 9:43:37 PM Report


"I am not innocent, but never try to involve family or play on information that I have gained by hearsay that others don't have."

Exactly. It is called decorum. Something Phelps never had. He was an a_shole and I am glad he is dead. Really glad.
But he was a joke compared with the Taliban and that is because of circumstance and setting.
I firmly believe that nobody is born with hate in their hearts . Folks are moulded and raised to hate. Not necessarily by design but rather due to cosmic circumstance.
Look at the shenanigans going on in here day after day, and I have to admit, I am one of the worst offenders, but I don't carry a "death hate". I see inane comments i.e "bounderisms, "hunteranigans" or "steelesque" grunts and I can't help but fire back and watch 'em come back with predictable dull responses followed by the ubiquitous "LOL".

But I would never get more personal then calling someone an idiot if he/she truly deserved it.
The folks I have nominated have earned that title all on their own .

(smiley face)

Bobby Nerves 3/21/2014 10:23:36 PM Report

It's up the value you assign to Hypocrisy.

In social psychology, hypocrisy is defined as not practicing what you preach.

You can change it, add some decoration, but will always be hypocrisy, and from the ethic perspective involves dishonesty.

You can't say one thing and do another.
You have to do what you have to do.
steelworker 3/21/2014 10:44:23 PM Report

You sound a little mouldy/moldy sphincterquo.
Snobank 3/22/2014 12:27:48 AM Report

I also had the same snake procedure done for the first time last month and also woke up disbelieving it was over and all my fretting was for nothing.

Interestingly, they told me that since they found nothing interesting I didn't have to come back for TEN years. When I realized how old I'd be t that time I thought the chances were fairly good that I may never have to undergo the procedure again. Now I want to have it again. Life is funny sometimes.
atticus 3/22/2014 12:30:57 AM Report

All I remember about that procedure is not remembering my ride home. No kidding they demand pick-up particulars.
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