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View Room Comments for Monday, Mar. 24 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014   by: The Soap BoxWelcome to the View Room. This editorial feature is for you to post comments. To comment on a specific news story please post your comment directly under the news story.
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David Poluck 3/24/2014 6:23:39 AM Report

Rise and shine!! Happy Monday everybody!

bounder 3/24/2014 6:27:04 AM Report

Read archives this AM,
Grump ,still eating his way to a more fulfilling life.
Lookaround ,still going in circles and trying to communicate some form of intelligence.
finally admits what I already suspected,
admitted he's an idiot.
GRUMP aka Curly,
Lookaround aka Moe,
Statusquo aka Larry, have a nice day.
Grump 3/24/2014 6:38:08 AM Report

Good morning David and all you sleepy heads. Shakespeare, stick around as your comments add a bit of class and good cheer to things . Re rw some of the exchange got a bit heavy but rw dishes it out on a regular basis and can get fairly nasty also. When you live by the sword, la. I think we should have a group apology and try to do better. Steely and Bounder, sorry I'm not into some of your stuff so no hugs and cuddling. Don't beg now it's just not manly. LMAO. Have a great day all.
Grump 3/24/2014 6:43:00 AM Report

Bounder on second thought I will let you kiss me. Right dead centre and you know where. Bounder if you are so concerned about my shape and diet, come show up for lunch and do something about it.
Grump 3/24/2014 6:43:02 AM Report

Bounder on second thought I will let you kiss me. Right dead centre and you know where. Bounder if you are so concerned about my shape and diet, come show up for lunch and do something about it.
Grump 3/24/2014 6:45:09 AM Report

Bounder you of course are correct, it's the world that is wrong not a fine upstanding product advisor for Mopar/Toyota. LMAO
bounder 3/24/2014 7:04:02 AM Report

Effective and affected' you posted so many times and one twice, obviously affected by my effective post,and still had nothing to say.
David Poluck 3/24/2014 7:16:29 AM Report

Java, Follow up from yesterday's sunshine list conversation...replies from Sudbury and Northbay

Hi David,
See the attached link for the situation here in Sudbury as to the Sunshine list.

As for the Deputy chief of police I believe it is covered under the police act as to whether a certain size of force is required to have a deputy or not.

Dave I have sent the story to the North Bay Nugget writers on Friday and they are working on a story for maybe Monday will let you know shortly

David Poluck 3/24/2014 7:25:02 AM Report

It's too bad the comments section has been closed.
Would have been interesting to see what the ratepayers of the area think of the article and it's information.
theprotector 3/24/2014 8:02:49 AM Report

blah blah blah oh no not the rate payers Im a shaking in my boots!!!
David Poluck 3/24/2014 8:45:28 AM Report

Good morning Pro, how was your weekend?
old-cat33 3/24/2014 9:06:09 AM Report

The Pine St. Armory is where I wish the organizers would have the Spring Expo. I was frozen from my feet up to my knees at the Rhodes this weekend.

Spellchecker 3/24/2014 9:07:03 AM Report

Good job, bounder, on that effective use of affect and effect. Now then, we'll attempt to teach statusquo the effective use of then and than. Then he will be able to use them correctly rather than incorrectly as he has been doing recently.
mallet 3/24/2014 9:43:31 AM Report

Have not seem a lot of "Jimssm" on here lately... must be doing a lot of cleaning up in anticipation of the "trouble and strife" arriving home..

Trust she will arrive back safe and sound Jim, and not bring any of the peculiar African bugs with her!! LOL..
irishfey 3/24/2014 10:09:50 AM Report

Mallet.. I read the archives from last night.. thank you on the oil. info.. Who are the Independent folk?... Fill me in closer to election time please.. as you can see i"m not really up on the political stuff :).... Am still thinking of moving back to the bush , was there before and loved it ,lol....
Big Bad Bob 3/24/2014 10:37:40 AM Report

QUOTE He(Stephen Harper)'s also expected to argue that Putin's actions will spur similar brazen territory grabs if they go unpunished UNQUOTE
Having personally been reproved for having doubts concerning the territorial ambitions of recycled KGB agent Putin, I sincerely hope that our Prime Minister and I are wrong about him and that the world has nothing to worry about from him.
BIG BROTHER 3/24/2014 10:49:00 AM Report

Harper is in way over his head and is dragging us with him. That territory is largely Russian people, with the Crimea mostly Russian. The Ukraine just ousted a democratically elected leader through revolution and appointed a usurper to lead. The area is, to say the least, unstable. Harper should shut up and let the big boys figure this out. His uncalled for pressure on world leaders is dangerous to a diplomatic resolution and Canadians security abroad.
irishfey 3/24/2014 10:51:25 AM Report

BBB... Think again.. Russia has just started.......
theprotector 3/24/2014 10:53:16 AM Report

harper is making an ass of himself, again.
Bobby Nerves 3/24/2014 10:59:49 AM Report

Confirmed, flight MH370 ended in the Southern Indian Sea.

Peace for those who lost a relative.
Wild Turkey 3/24/2014 11:09:47 AM Report

The experts agreed that Crimea was Putin's only goal.He annexed it with ease because of "history", and minimal resistance and for in His mind ,a legitimate referendum.Now, we have a problem in that certain other little areas of Eastern Ukraine want to have reunion votes as well.Ukraine has allowed international observers into that area, so the situation might very well cool off and blow over.So far Putin has ignored the west,but the mere threat of further Russian expansion could be a bargaining chip for Him to get the West to drop their paltry sanctions in exchange for a no new invasions guarantee.
Bobby Nerves 3/24/2014 11:11:39 AM Report

BBB, Putin announced few days ago that he'll not be attending the G8 gathering.

There are revolts going on in some areas of Ukraine requesting a plebiscite as it's the wish of the people to join Russia.
Two elements to consider are: Putin is not an educated person and he's a Mongol, not and Indo-European as was Gorbachev.

Will be not war, but be prepared for the sale of all bonds they're holding and if they do that, either the allies buy trucks of bonds of the dollar will dive for a while.

Obama may deserve many critics, but he's not acting alone and he'll listen to both sides of the river in this case.
David Poluck 3/24/2014 11:16:06 AM Report

The missing plane that saved CNN
CNN has been obsessed with the disappearance of Flight 370, but the ratings show there’s method in its madness

Business as usual!
mallet 3/24/2014 11:24:20 AM Report

Big Brother...

I totally agree with what and how you have put the Ukraine "crisis". The only reason the Western powers are with the "illegal" government in the Ukraine is because they are against Russia. The democratically elected president was ousted by protesters egged on by support from the U S and E U who wanted a trade agrement with the Ukraine.. The same way the US and west ousted Murbarak and ousted/assinated Ghadafi and want Assad out, and we have all seen how that has worked out for those countries. The latest from Egypt is that 500 odd people who support Morsi have been sentenced to death, although that can and will be appealed. I think it really is time for the politicians to get some seeing eye dogs, for they are blind to what is going on around them...
Just Curious 3/24/2014 11:26:18 AM Report

Harper needs to get his dead A$$ home and his nose out of that mess. he's just digging himself into an impossible situation..We have absolutely NO business there, I can't understand what he is trying to prove...
Grump 3/24/2014 11:31:07 AM Report

Bounder you little girls have a way with words. That said glad you ran along to the red room to play with the rest of the girls. lol
David Poluck 3/24/2014 11:31:49 AM Report

Harper says Ukraine crisis trumps economic worries

"Stephen Harper says economic concerns must take a back seat as the West determines how to respond to Russian aggression in eastern Europe."
lookaround 3/24/2014 11:43:25 AM Report

Harper is truly evading his credibility at home with his lacklustre economic plans, evading the Senate scandal, the Nadon ruling and Harper's Trudeau derangement syndrome. Why bother with the Ukraine?
flyhawk25 3/24/2014 11:48:51 AM Report was just a matter of time before Harper put his foot in it.
There is an economic problem.
No question the Ukraine is important but he's not Nixon.
He needs to get back in parliament and face the bigger issues.
bounder 3/24/2014 11:53:17 AM Report

And another inane post from Grump.
Looks like he got his mords wixed up and he's backing talkwards.
mallet 3/24/2014 1:23:55 PM Report


Now I understand why you are a Leicester supporter... You have a relative as assistant manager, or at least a namesake... but they are only 5 points clear now but have a game in hand, but that draw on saturday did not do the any good.. need to keep winning ... sorry to hear their manager was taken ill and is in hospital... bad timing there...
right wing 3/24/2014 3:54:36 PM Report

shakespeare 3/23/2014 6:43:42 PM Report

While I'm at it (not being partisan and being true to my feelings), I believe that fly and particularly Bobby owe rw an apology.


All I can say is thank you....and while I'm at it a thank you to Big Brother as well.
There tends to be a circling of the wagons with some posters on this matter what somebody in their "clique" does it's all O.K. with them. (see Grump)
It was said "but rw dishes it out on a regular basis and can get fairly nasty also."
I would challenge that if I am "dishing it out" on a serious level it would be in a defensive manner.
I am fully aware that I am an opinionated person on this site.
I am fully aware that I also "poke" at other posters and I know whose "cage" I can rattle more than others (see statusquo).
This makes me a big target in return, again, I don't have a problem with a point.
Obviously the point got reached a couple of days ago.
I am more than capable of defending myself but it is certainly appreciated when others see the truth of an issue.
I have defended posters on this site, no matter who it is, when somebody has been the target of crude remarks or an unwarranted character assassination.
I have also had to apologize for posts that I have made.
I regret that I found myself angered to the point that I posted what I did regarding flyhawks teaching career and I do apologize to him for it.
All I can say in defense of myself is certain remarks made, have been made often in the past, and my limit on that one had been reached.

...and shakespeare, don't you be abandoning this site...class is a rare commodity here.

irishfey 3/24/2014 4:20:09 PM Report

Gee,, no one defended me from a certain perverted person of which i don"t talk to, but he slams me every chance he gets in a crude way.... now i feel unwanted and unloved.. :(:( i didn"t even get an apology...... Can"t get rid of me that easy ,lol :):)...
right wing 3/24/2014 4:23:56 PM Report

irishfey.....did you forget the comment I made about time I will be more direct but it was in your defense.
...and you are correct, a lot of crude, rude and perverted comments.
To those that "break bread" with careful, guilt by association.
irishfey 3/24/2014 4:28:58 PM Report

Rightwing. opps, i forgot,, yes you did and someone else did too, thank you xo.. I can usually handle meself, but feelings get hurt sometimes too... My Dad had a saying "" you fly with the crows, you get shot at " ,lol.. Hope that shakes stays also,, good bunch in here.....
right wing 3/24/2014 4:40:01 PM Report


May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.
BIG BROTHER 3/24/2014 5:23:11 PM Report

Good call. Classy, for a hard headed, thick skinned Harper admirer. :)
right wing 3/24/2014 5:39:53 PM Report

Big Brother,

...and I know you meant that in the most affectionate way possible.


Taking the high road is the only way to go...I don't go much for debating, analyzing or organizing whether I should apologize,...I was taught to just do it.
right wing 3/24/2014 6:04:27 PM Report

...on the topic of apologies.

The Associated Press

at 17:47 on March 24, 2014, EDT.

WINNIPEG - Some aboriginal people who were adopted into white families during the so-called Sixties Scoop say it's their turn for reconciliation and are calling for a formal apology from the federal government.

Dozens of adoptees gathered in Winnipeg on Monday to tell their stories — many for the first time — and figure out how to get justice.

Coleen Rajotte was taken from her Cree community in Saskatchewan when she was three months old and raised by a Manitoba family. Adoptees were robbed of their real families and feel someone has to be held accountable, she said.

"If someone came into your home today, took your children and shipped them to the United States and around the world, we would want answers," she said. "That's what we as adoptees are asking for. Someone has to take responsibility for this."

From the 1960s to the 1980s, thousands of aboriginal children were taken from their homes by child welfare services and placed with non-aboriginal families. Many consider the adoptions as an extension of the residential school system, which aimed to "take the Indian out of the child." apology on any level would seem just so inadequate for such a horrible, seemingly unbelievable, event.
As a society we still have a hefty portion to travel on the road of healing so I suppose that a simple apology should be a no-brainer as a place to start.
...on the topic of "figuring out" how to get any justice I can only wish you good luck with that one.
flyhawk25 3/24/2014 6:10:19 PM Report I offered to sit down with you - and Shakespeare if he chooses - and hash this whole thing out.
As adults it is a simple way to come to some mutually amicable solution.
The offer stands and I hope that you consider.
irishfey 3/24/2014 6:11:47 PM Report

Rightwing,, that was good advice,, i have learned on here to shut me yap on most of the jabs ,lol.. I know now who is kidding and the ones that are not,, i try and keep quiet.. to a point ,lol... As i said.. good folk in here and some of the banter is funny to see... When i first came on here i fear i did at some times make a " holyshow " of meself.. no more,lol... gee.. i even miss Gurpy at times ,she did give folks a run for their money ,lol....
Javaman 3/24/2014 6:13:15 PM Report

I am ticked off with our MINISTER IF NATURAL RESOURCES. David the minister responsible...did nothing to help feed the deer population who are suffering immensely this year. Shame oh him.
bounder 3/24/2014 6:27:32 PM Report

Removing native children from the home was more about removing the native from the land.
United they stand divided they fall.
BIG BROTHER 3/24/2014 6:48:22 PM Report

Technically Bounder, the government of the day stated that the policy was designed to remove the native from the child. Integrate them into mainstream society. (code word for 'make them like white people'). Disgraceful to say the least.

Another reason why Harper should stay out of foreign countries, telling them how they should act. We are not in a position to be pointing fingers at any other country.

right wing 3/24/2014 6:50:41 PM Report

Nothing to sit down over.
I've much more important "stuff" to do.
Folks read and some called it exactly as it was.
Plain, simple.
I've already made my road.

Grump 3/24/2014 6:53:26 PM Report

rw Yes I did say you live by the sword, you die by the sword. What was posted was not right starting with your comments to Fly insulting him and his long career. Fly is well liked and respected in our group and someone may have gone too far in calling you on it. I for a change stayed to hell out of it but not because I wanted to. I did because it had gone too far already. It could be some folks are sick of your argumentative style and are starting to call you on it but hey that is only my opinion.
right wing 3/24/2014 6:53:35 PM Report

Big Brother

Speaking of thick skin of another kind...really ?????

You can't discuss something that happened a long time ago without finding some ridiculous way to drag Prime Minister Harper into it.
right wing 3/24/2014 6:54:33 PM Report


Your wagon has a broken wheel and is going in a circle.

BIG BROTHER 3/24/2014 7:05:13 PM Report

It's not Harper's fault and I'm not insinuating it is. It is a Canadian problem that keeps getting swept and procrastinated on....we'll do it tomorrow, so to speak. Tomorrow never comes and the particular issue was happening in mine and your neighborhoods, while we grew up in a home with our parents.

It is the pretension of correcting world problems while we have enough dirt under our own rug to deal with.
bounder 3/24/2014 7:11:10 PM Report

RW and he's following Lookaround still going in circles.
do you think Quebec where I was born and raised can separate from the country without the approval of the Inuit and Cree nations.
right wing 3/24/2014 7:14:08 PM Report

Big Brother

Yep, I understand what your opinion is on Prime Minister Harper and his travels.
...and I know you were not insinuating it was his fault.
...and you can post whatever you like.
I was simply pointing out that we were discussing an issue...which as you stated keeps getting "procrastinated on"...and you decided to use that extremely far reaching arm that you have there.
...don't forget that Prime Minister Harper officially apologized for native residential schools.
I shall await your spin on what evil insincere motive he must have had for that, surely he was only trying to get votes.
David Poluck 3/24/2014 7:14:31 PM Report

Was watching the council meeting...they got bumped for Greyhound playoff hockey!

BIG BROTHER 3/24/2014 7:17:03 PM Report

There are too many hoops to jump through before that will ever happen. That is certainly one consideration.
right wing 3/24/2014 7:17:47 PM Report


Great question.
Imagine the resulting nightmare of First Nation issues that would emerge if Quebec actually separated.
How much of Quebec do the Inuit and Cree lay claim to?
bounder 3/24/2014 7:45:13 PM Report

Right Wing imagine that the Algonquin have already laid claim to most of Ontario up to Wawa, James Bay and back to Three Rivers, oh the horror.
Now I don`t want to blow up anyone but being of Algonquin decent I`m ok with that. I don`t want anything.
flyhawk25 3/24/2014 7:46:05 PM Report

I tried.
As you say - you have taken your road.Fair enough.
I'm not going away either .Just adjusting my rules of engagement with you.Not that it matters to you.
I had hoped that we could sit down as two adults and agree on how we would debate issues.
You've made a decision.
Good luck.
David Poluck 3/24/2014 7:53:20 PM Report

Blast from the past..Mulroney castigated Trudeau over Meech, newly released cabinet records show
mallet 3/24/2014 7:53:47 PM Report


Regarding the deer on Manitoulan, whilst I disagree with David O on many levels, I don't think you can blame him entirely. I listened to the "biology expert" from the MNR saying they did not need help, on tv while local people were cutting branches and making trails for the deer. David may be an expert on many things, and I am not sure he is, he like all before him listens to the people he employs, and if they are wrong, as in this case, he take the blame. This goes for all level of politicians Federal,Provincial and local, something goes wrong or they make the wrong decision, they are to blame!! This is why I have a problem with all the people who dislike Harper, he is a big target, and does silly things, but not everything is his fault..
right wing 3/24/2014 8:09:35 PM Report

...had nothing to do with any debate...but a little adjustment to the head band is good for anybody.

Some of us can apologize, some can't.

right wing 3/24/2014 8:10:37 PM Report

....and that is my absolutely last comment on it.

That past is like a flowing river and what is downstream is past.

BIG BROTHER 3/24/2014 9:44:59 PM Report

My point was and is that Harper has no business telling others how to run their house, especially those whose house is much larger, whilst his own house is in disarray. Check the history of the Crimea, then get back to me.

It is not Harper's fault, but he will be added to the long list of PM's who have done nothing for the 1st. Nation's People, whilst off in foreign lands, acting the big shot. And the 1st. Nations issue has been simmering a little hotter lately. Canada's role should be to follow the leadership of those countries who can actually enact change in Russia's thinking. A supportive role for the G7, NATO, etc., not telling them how it's going to be.
Resident 3/24/2014 10:15:36 PM Report

harper DID say that he was going to work on Native issues. Has he?
lookaround 3/24/2014 10:20:47 PM Report

No and he never will. It is beneath him to stand up for Canadians.
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