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View Room Comments for Wednesday, May. 21 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014   by: The Soap BoxWelcome to the SooToday.com 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 5/21/2014 7:39:52 AM Report

Good morning...
Grass is greening up and the trees are budding!
Life is good!
Bobby Nerves 5/21/2014 8:01:00 AM Report

Yes, but the grass looks greener around the south side of the river...
flyhawk25 5/21/2014 9:09:37 AM Report

Good news in the recent GOP run-ups to the election.
The Tea Party candidates were thrashed by mainstream Republican candidates.
It appears that Americans are fed up with the politics of negativity and obfuscation and want government to work for everyone.
Perhaps this will trickle north to us and we will see the demise of politicos like Harper and the Fords and get on with helping all the citizens.
The pendulum is swinging back.
Just Curious 5/21/2014 9:18:33 AM Report

What's up with the national news page on Sootoday?? It hasn't changed for days..
Stanley 5/21/2014 10:33:40 AM Report

"It appears that Americans are fed up with the politics of negativity and obfuscation and want government to work for everyone"

Obama resigned last night?
notpc 5/21/2014 10:44:29 AM Report

I've attached a link here to a fascinating mini-documentary that just came out today, showing just how hypocritical some of the Hollywood environmentalists are in their opposition to fracking and the Keystone pipeline. They portray themselves to the public as very concerned for the environment, but in this undercover video we see that they are really all about the money, even to the point of being willing to get involved with Middle Eastern oil and gas interests that simply want to keep the US dependent on their product, instead of becoming energy independent.


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a39_1400676581
Stanley 5/21/2014 10:56:39 AM Report

Hollywood...hypocritical??

shocking
Just Curious 5/21/2014 11:30:50 AM Report

Just cancelled my facebook page... What a job, just about impossible thru facebook itself.. Finally googled it and was out in 5 minutes. Gonna start getting out in the real world again, away from this virtual one we tend to live in today..:).
cathyh 5/21/2014 12:10:41 PM Report

Has anyone seen a picture of Mr. Fremlin who is running for the conservatives in the provincial election? Our member of parliament Haynes is elusive enough as our conservative rep. but at least we know what he looks like.
undecided 5/21/2014 12:52:13 PM Report

NOTPC What a crock that video is This day and age they make hidden cameras so sophisticated How come its grainy and never shows the speaker talking You people will believe anything put out by the right wing .
notpc 5/21/2014 1:24:40 PM Report

Undecided

Are you upset because the video is grainy, or do you dispute the fact that the Hollywood personalities actually said what the video shows them saying? Or perhaps you simply don't like what the video reveals about the environmental movement.
theprotector 5/21/2014 1:39:33 PM Report

isnt he part of that cow on mcnabb? Thats what I think of when I think Fremlin
T-rat 5/21/2014 1:48:38 PM Report

Fly: I think you're right about Americans getting tired of the political negativity and obfuscation and want to see politicians working positively towards getting something done. As to those sentiments coming north.....don't hold your breath. Today in Ontario the ad restrictions are lifted and all parties will unleash finger-pointing, accusatory, negative radio/TV ads aimed at each other. BORING and PATHETIC!!
T-rat 5/21/2014 2:07:41 PM Report

Interesting but true observation: voting in Canadian politics has undergone an 'evolutionary transmogrification'. In earlier days you voted for the candidate or party most liked. Then, as cynicism set in, you voted for the candidate or party that you disliked the least. Now, people vote against the crooks and liars they hate the most. Or, as is also very evident, more and more citizens are fed up with the 'liars and crooks', have become totally apathetic and simply don't vote.
Just Curious 5/21/2014 2:35:29 PM Report

I have seen this city do some really stupid things but today tops the list. Sitting on my step on Francis enjoying the day and the water truck went by and went down London st. Came back a few hours later and watered London st again, followed closely by 3 street sweepers and then the water truck again and then the sweepers again..London st is only days away from being torn up and rebuilt and is potholes from one end to the other, that haven't been patched all spring. What is the point???Does one department not tell the other what is going on?? No wonder this city is over budget all the time..:(.
irishfey 5/21/2014 3:47:48 PM Report

JUST CURIOUS.. Good for you!.. I thought about shutting mine down to but didn't know how. Then i just decided to knock off a whole lot of folk that i really don't talk to and just keep a select few like my Son etc. You always end up with so much crap on it from others..... I agree,, real folks and friends are the way to go.......PRO.. those cows sure were a hot topic when they first came out huh? ,lol... Being a countrygirl, those measurements are just about right :).....
Tunlak 5/21/2014 5:07:21 PM Report

To just curious....
On Monday the city sent the same team down Sutton pl. and did the same job. All at double time and one half....
undecided 5/21/2014 5:40:27 PM Report

Notpc Video is a crock most likely dubbed but if you believe it I'll send you a deed to a bridge. By the way I'm Steven Harper
northernmale 5/21/2014 6:21:43 PM Report

T RAT best thing I have read on here in sometime. That's my feeling also used to always no the partey and who I was going to vote for. Not any more , I vote for what ever one I feel is telling me the less lies. Its coming down to asking my self why I even waste my time.
mallet 5/21/2014 8:15:54 PM Report

T Rat..

I see Mantha is running again, but I have yet to see any other names in the hat out here. He has at last replied to one letter I wrote to him some time ago, just a few days ago, I can only guess that he would think that I would vote for him on that basis. I can only assume from the lack of interest of the other parties they consider Northern Ontario, not worth bothering about, there being so few ridings. Too bad there are not a few more Independents running, I am pretty sure they would garner quite a few votes, not having to have a political agenda other than looking out for the people in the riding they represent.
theprotector 5/21/2014 8:22:40 PM Report

"other than looking out for the people in the riding they represent."

Wouldnt that be...a nice change
mallet 5/21/2014 8:58:37 PM Report


Protector..

The main problem as I see it, is that some ridings round the TO area cover about 10 city blocks, whereas up here the, say, Algoma - Manitoulin rinding is to drive round about 1300 Km's. I know that the ridings are done by population numbers, but by the same token, if you have to go 5 blocks to see your MP or MPP and up here it takes a day round trip, maybe the numbers could be dropped to allow for a low density area. There are eight ridings if you take out the Sault and Sudbury and Thunder Bay ridings for an area that is larger than the Maritime area, well nearly. Could Northern Ontario make it on their own? I am not sure they could, I wonder what a American type Crimea vote would come out like???
T-rat 5/21/2014 9:02:13 PM Report

Mallet/protector: if there were an
independent in Algoma that's where I'd be casting my vote. Can you imagine independents running in ridings all across this province, and the total and absolute confusion and disbelief if Ontario voters elected a majority of independents? Now, that's politics at its finest. Go to hell partisan, party politics!! Turn the damned outdated and useless system on its ear.
T-rat 5/21/2014 9:02:39 PM Report

Mallet/protector: if there were an
independent in Algoma that's where I'd be casting my vote. Can you imagine independents running in ridings all across this province, and the total and absolute confusion and disbelief if Ontario voters elected a majority of independents? Now, that's politics at its finest. Go to hell partisan, party politics!! Turn the damned outdated and useless system on its ear.
statusquo 5/21/2014 9:44:27 PM Report

There is a definite sense of frustration with politicians and it is not surprising.
The times they are a changing and we don't like it one bit.
The changes in technology and the shifting of the production base world wide, affecting has-been manufacturing nations and provinces like Ontario are irreversible.
Ontario's productivity mirrors the nation's pathetic record compared with the U.S. The U.S has recovered and manufacturing in many sectors is moving back .
All Canada seems to be doing is sucking resources out of the ground and ship them elsewhere.

No single politician or political party/ affiliation can change that.
The economic situation is basically set in stone now and tax reform and "budgeting" are mere band-aids.
I for one will vote with my immediate, local best interest in mind .
The only variable between the different parties and ideologies are social policies. Economically speaking, a certain demographic of the population will be
chronically un- or under employed for the foreseeable future.
One can vote for his/her favorite party/politician/ snake oil salesman as it were, but in the end watch out for yourself and build a foundation that can sustain raising a family without relying on a bunch of douche-bags in Toronto or Ottawa making promises they cannot and never intended to keep.

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