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View Room Comments for Tuesday, Jun. 3 2014

Tuesday, June 03, 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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bounder 6/3/2014 6:42:45 AM Report

Morning all, the cheapest tickets in New York for the Stanley Cup is just over $1000.00 bucks, LA is going for $1500.00 how about that, wonder what a hot dog and a beer cost?
TFinn 6/3/2014 7:12:21 AM Report

lol ..gonna be watch'in on my big ass HD LED TV ..crystal clear, close ups, and replays beer, dogs, wings etc
BIG BROTHER 6/3/2014 7:28:04 AM Report

How pathetic, that people actually pay such a price for entertainment. Imagine how many Vets they could take care of with a percentage of that money!!
Wild Turkey 6/3/2014 7:30:38 AM Report

Are you kidding?Sorry, but it's hard for me to detect sarcasm.
flyhawk25 6/3/2014 7:37:31 AM Report

With ticket prices where the are now most folks can only watch on the tube.A perfect example of entertaining ourselves into a stupor.
Jimssm 6/3/2014 8:44:28 AM Report

I'm sure the TV coverage will be sure to point out all the 'beautiful people' at the games.

Meanwhile, the ones that appreciate and understand hockey can't go.
BIG BROTHER 6/3/2014 8:49:44 AM Report

The one's that appreciate and understand hockey wouldn't pay those prices.

The NHL is set up just the way they want it....East Coast vs. West Coast. Rivalry, hoopla and rock em sock em WWF.
Jimssm 6/3/2014 8:59:37 AM Report

......and no pesky Canadian
Wild Turkey 6/3/2014 9:17:30 AM Report

Let's see now---18200 people attend a hockey game in New York--and yet none of them appreciate or understand the game.They are just there hoping their friends see them on T.V.?
Makes absolutely no sense to me.And all this for $ and 9 dollar (U.S.)beers.
flyhawk25 6/3/2014 9:33:27 AM Report

It's June for heaven's sake and hockey is just getting to the finals.
And baseball could go into early November, the NFL 'Monday Night Football' is now on 5 nights a week.
Yet people continue to watch.Who's the fool?
bounder 6/3/2014 10:10:37 AM Report

Here's some foolish money being spent. a team is going to Australia in search of a Yowie, distant cousin of Bigfoot, what gets me is how he became a relative. We have some of those on live debate today.
theprotector 6/3/2014 11:07:42 AM Report

really? I think they are all related to my mother in law!!
steelworker 6/3/2014 11:44:13 AM Report

The Yowie was transported to Australia from England during the 1800's. It is a distant relative to Camilla Parker Bowles.
theprotector 6/3/2014 3:02:22 PM Report

Mr. Fremlin
"remove all green energy....especally wind turbines they are robbing natural resouces especailly in water ways..."

wow where do you start with that one!!
Pull out you are embarrassing yourself!
notpc 6/3/2014 3:26:59 PM Report

I noticed in a news release from Reuters on May 30th, a list of 56 new pipeline projects either in progress or about to start in the US. They are mostly expansions of current pipelines, some reversals and some new pipelines. Yet not a peep of protest from Hollywood and other types of environmentalists. Only Keystone attracts their attention in the US. And Northern Gateway and the Line 9 reversal in Canada. I wonder why the double standard being applied only to these three?
steelworker 6/3/2014 3:40:17 PM Report

I see that Obama might be facing impeachment over releasing five terrorists to save one deserter.
flyhawk25 6/3/2014 3:46:26 PM Report

If Rush and his pals had their way President Obama 'might be facing impeachment' for not flossing or leaving the toilet seat up.
Snobank 6/3/2014 3:47:26 PM Report

Here's an interesting perspective. I can provide the source if you wish:

"Milos Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic courageously condemned the culture of Islamic anti-Semitism behind the Brussels attack as well as commenting in an informed fashion on the larger trend of Islamic Supremacist violence.

“The only holiday of independence which I can never leave out is the celebration of the independence of the Jewish State of Israel,” Zeman said.

“There are other nations with whom we share the same values, whether it’s free elections or a free market economy, but no one is threatening to delete those states from the map. No one shoots at their border towns and no one wants to see the citizens of those nations driven out of their country.”

“There is a term called political correctness and I consider it to be a euphemism for political cowardice. So I refuse to be cowardly.”

“It is necesarry to name the enemy of human civilization and this enemy is international terrorism associated with religious fundamentalism and religious intolerance. This fanatical creed does not only attack a single nation, as we saw after September 11. Muslim fanatics in Nigeria recently captured 200 young Christian girls. And in the flower at the heart of Europe, an abominable killing took place at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.”

“I am not reassured by the claims that this is the work of only a small fringe group. Quite the contrary. I believe that xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism stems from the essential ideology that these fanatical groups are based on.”

“And let me provide a proof of this assertion in a quote from one of its sacred texts. ‘The Jews will hide behind stones and trees. Then the tree will call out, ‘A Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.’ The stone will call out, ‘A Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.’

“I criticized those who call for the killing of the Arabs, but I don’t know of about any mass movement that calls for the mass murder of Arabs. I do however know of an anti-civilizational movement which calls for the mass murder of the Jews.”

“One of the articles in the Hamas Charter calls for killing Jews.”

“Do we really want to pretend that this is only a small group of extremists. Can we really be politically correct and insist that they are all good and that only a tiny number of the extremists and fundamentalists are committing these crimes?”

“One of my favourite essayists, Michel de Montaigne once wrote: “Good does not necessarily succeed evil; another evil may succeed, and a worse evil.”

“We began the Arab Spring, which became the Arab Winter, and the fight against the secular dictatorships has become a battle run by Al-Qaida.”

“Let’s throw out political correctness and call a spade, a spade.

“Yes we have friends in the world to whom we express our solidarity, but this solidarity costs us nothing because these folks are never threatened.”

“A true sense of solidarity is solidarity with a friend who is in distress and in danger, and so here I am.” "
steelworker 6/3/2014 3:47:43 PM Report

Leaving the toilet seat up at my house is a death sentence offence.
notpc 6/3/2014 3:51:37 PM Report


Fremlin didn't say exactly what you quoted him as saying. He stated that they would 'remove green as far as by not proceeding with any more wind turbines'. It was a confusing statement because when one says 'removing green' it implies that they would dismantle the wind and solar that's already up and running, but he caught himself and indicated that they wouldn't allow any more wind development.

After watching the debate it's clear to me that Fremlin is not a particularly good communicator. Orazietti is, but he's a true politician in that he can make his party look good by talking in generalities while ignoring the fallacy (the BS) of much of what he says. Ross seemed to me to be the best communicator with some surprisingly sensible approaches to some issues. Unfortunately her party is so ideologically driven that sensible ideas tend to get lost when they get in power.
flyhawk25 6/3/2014 3:58:30 PM Report

I agree.
Wild Turkey 6/3/2014 4:07:04 PM Report

Snobank---A world leader who is not afraid to speak the truth.
In time, maybe others will come on board as well.
Attitudes change----Remember Mandella was a terrorist when He was alive, and a Hero for peace after.
Assad in Syria was an ally at one time,as were many other tin horn dictators.
Time changes everything.
Albedo 6/3/2014 6:18:48 PM Report

Wild Turkey

Nelson Mandela was not a terrorist in the true sense of the word.
Yes he rebelled against the government of the times but it was for sound reasons.
His legacy tells the story.
steelworker 6/3/2014 6:31:31 PM Report

...and how many people did he kill for his version of "sound reasons"?
steelworker 6/3/2014 6:34:52 PM Report

The Gong Show is on Channel 11 (Shaw Cable) right now.
Albedo 6/3/2014 6:43:17 PM Report


Nelson Mandela was involved in sabotaging the government.
Outright killing people was not the agenda.
You might find it interesting that he was never charged for killing anybody.
Wild Turkey 6/3/2014 6:56:17 PM Report

Albedo---Mandella was perceived by some to be a terrorist.He was a freedom fighter to some and an anti-government stooge to others.Mulroney recognised him as a patriot, before Thatcher and Regan, but they eventually changed their opinions.
Mr. Poster 6/3/2014 6:56:36 PM Report

Horwath is not picking up any support by constantly interrupting the other speakers.
cathyh 6/3/2014 6:59:53 PM Report

Albedo: Why did Mandela spend all those years in prison if not for killing people when he engaged in insurrection against a corrupt gov't? By the way I don't blame him for his actions at all.
Albedo 6/3/2014 7:14:12 PM Report


Mandela had a list of charges, none were for causing death.
Mandela was offered his freedom prior to his official release if he agreed to basically disappear in silence.
Mandela would not agree to this.
I ask you this, what does that tell you?
lookaround 6/3/2014 7:20:41 PM Report

Albedo don't listen to Steelworker every belfry has its resident dingbat.
steelworker 6/3/2014 7:30:06 PM Report

Shouldn't you be out "creeping" somewhere? All one has to do is look up Nelson Mandela on line- some call him a freedom fighter and some call him a killer. I guess when you don't actually plant a bomb in a marketplace but order others to do it it's alright. Just like Charlie Manson never actually "killed" anyone.
statusquo 6/3/2014 7:39:00 PM Report

Freedom fighter, all depends on which side of the fence you happen to be watching the mayhem.

Menachem Begin, former Israeli Prime Minister who was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace, is the same man who was instrumental in the destruction of the King David Hotel and the massacre of Deir Yassin.

Another Israeli Prime Minister, Ytshak Shamir, was a member of a Jewish terrorist gang called Irgun. He later moved over to the even more radical "Stern Gang," which committed many vicious atrocities, i.e bombing of Arab restaurants, hotels and market places, killing innocent civilians, women and children among them.

Later these two Zionist assholes defended the various assassinations committed by the Irgun and Stern gangs on the grounds that, and I quote.... "It was more efficient and more moral to go for selected targets."

The selected "moral" targets in those early days of the founding of the state of Israel included bombing of the King David Hotel and the massacre of Deir Yassin.

The raid on the small village of Deir Yassin resulted in the slaughter of 260 Arab residents, most of whom were women and children.

And then one wonders where Islamic terrorists learned their craft from.

But it is what it is and now we have to deal with it for better or for worse.
lookaround 6/3/2014 8:07:40 PM Report

Woah Status breathe in deeply, exhale s-l-o-w-l-y feel the wave of ....nah carry on.
lookaround 6/3/2014 8:10:41 PM Report

There should be a study on why the xy chromosome combination is so common in war mongering, terrorism or sweaty locker room banter.
Queen St. 6/3/2014 8:22:33 PM Report

ان البرق ضرب كنت في المرحاض
statusquo 6/3/2014 8:22:45 PM Report


Not arguing with you there but after that study we might want to explore the motivations of say, an Ilse Koch, Irma Grese or Countess Elizabeth Bathory to name just three ......
Mr. Poster 6/3/2014 8:47:25 PM Report

Well...was there a WINNER in the debate televised at 630 tonight ??
steelworker 6/3/2014 9:10:42 PM Report

Hard to say if there was a winner in the debate. Between Horwaths' constant interrupting and Wynnes' harpy-like screeching it would appear that Hudak made a few cogent points.
Mr. Poster 6/3/2014 9:18:53 PM Report

Agreed...Horwath was annoying...spent all her talking time running down the other parties but never saying HOW she would change things.WYnne was a nervous nelly...with good reason. Hudak sold a lot of snake oil tonight...still cannot warm up to that dude.
BIG BROTHER 6/3/2014 9:36:44 PM Report

Sadly, Wynner is going to win the election. The Libs have done their level best to blow all their chances, yet it would appear no other party wants the job.
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