Comment history

Open forum, Oct 20-26

nailingit — October 24, 2014 at 6:59 a.m.

(grinning from ear to ear)

That's why I come back to read the comments and occasionally post. I enjoy sarcastic humor. BTW, did you ever test to see who was using indelible ink versus organic food-based dyes???

October 24, 2014 at 7:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 20-26

nailingit — October 23, 2014 at 9:57 p.m.

Really??? Judging your decision by the quality of a paid political advertisement???

Nails, I hope you are joking. I honestly hope you have made your decision by weighing the facts and not the representation of the ads.

October 24, 2014 at 6:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 13-19

BTW folks, some coffee companies are putting in unwanted fillers...hence my reasoning for buying whole beans then grinding them at home. If you don't believe me, just use your favorite search engine and type in "fillers in coffee." Yeah, whole coffee beans are more expensive but you don't have the urge to drink more than you should.

My choice of beans are organic shade grown, fair trade "bird friendly" coffee. Seems a bit on the "earthy" side for me (not really), but at least I know it's a sustainable harvest.

October 19, 2014 at 4:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 13-19

After using other coffeemakers for so many years for a decent cuppa Joe in the morning (including the higher-end ones which I believe were more a name than quality), we've turned back to the old-style percolator...still the classic taste as long as I choose breakfast blend. My secret for the best cup of coffee is to grind your own...once you find a blend which suits to your liking. I used to do the flavored coffees...even enjoyed a fantabulous cup of cappucino or two while visiting relatives down under, but sometimes...just a regular cup of coffee with a tad bit of raw stevia and 1% milk in the morning is all that gets my gears a turnin'.

I've been noticing a commercial with Mario Lopez introducing a latte' brewer called the Dolce somethin' er other (Don't want to say the entire name because of copyright infringement issues, lol). If anybody tries it, I'd like to know how they like it.

October 19, 2014 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 13-19

nailingit — October 17, 2014 at 8:41 a.m.

Dang it! Now I have to clean the coffee off my computer, thanks to that vote of confidence, lol.

luvithere — October 17, 2014 at 8:42 a.m

No prob. When you made the statement to me, you made the generalization of "Somebody." That's the fun of written text. Easily taken in two directions. Thanks for explaining further.

October 17, 2014 at 9:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 13-19

manthou — October 17, 2014 at 8:16 a.m.

Manthou, what is puzzling is the healthcare workers are being asked not to travel but the Texas hospital allowed a sick patient to leave while suffering the symptoms of Ebola. Frontier Airlines (and the CDC) allowed a nurse to take a flight...the same nurse known to work with an Ebola patient and she had obvious symptoms. Carnival Cruise Lines allowed a member of the medical personnel who works at a lab noted to be testing active Ebola virus board a ship even after knowing she was How many more "accidental exposures" are going to happen? We're not talking about one or two others who were exposed. What about the folks who were in the ER when the man in Texas showed up the first time? What about the patrons at the bridal shop? What about the people waiting in the airports for other flights? What about the jets used for months which left East Africa? And in the not too distant future...what about the friends and loved ones of the military members who were sent to East Africa to build the hospital? They'll be coming home. Will the military keep them in quarantine for 21 days??? I hope so.

In my defense against nasty viruses and seasonal issues...I won't be setting foot in airports for awhile, will try to avoid any venue near the airport and will do my best to avoid hospitals and medical offices (God willing). I will also avoid large crowds right now since other viruses are rampant across the US...some which no advance immunization will help. It's not just Ebola. It's also new strains of influenza, the human strain of enterovirus and heaven knows what else is rampant this time of year. And of course, keep quite aware of who is coming down with whatever and washing hands a bit longer than usual AND keeping the pantry well stocked...8)))

Nails, have you had too much caffeine already this morning???

Dissing on the big guy? I don't diss on God. Oh're referring to Mister Jogging Suit Leavitt??? You don't hear much of his political successes...just his public statement of opposition to the general's right to freedom of expression. So what's new down in the city? Anything??? What has Mister Jogging Suit done this year that he can be credited for with regards to making Vancouver a better place? Anything???

At least he could present himself as a bit more professional in front of the camera. Next, he'll be interviewed in his pajama lounge pants.

October 17, 2014 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 13-19

DeeLittle — October 16, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.

The original diagnosis of Enterovirus D68 originated in California in 1962. It is a viral infection which has circulated the world much like influenza. To say this recent strain came from Central America is speculation. For all we know, the common housefly has transmitted mucous from an infected child on their little musca domestica feet. Chances are though, it was dormant and all the wet weather that has deluged the Midwest has retriggered the virus.


Regarding RoundUp...

Unless you remove from the ground the thistles you have sprayed, it still gets in the groundwater...including the water which sports all those ducks and wild birds you see every year. The obvious sad truth is that those thistles will eventually become resistant to any and all current weeds you care to remove, organic or not.

October 17, 2014 at 6:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 13-19

Hawkman — October 16, 2014 at 7:23 p.m.

This is the same CDC that allowed a nurse to fly with a fever. This is the same CDC that didn't even blink when the US Military decided to send 4000 people into the lion's den.

As with any other virus or disease, genetic mutations happen. The women who contracted Ebola in Texas had followed all protocol, Hawkman. So how did they become exposed??? Now 800 people who flew Frontier Airlines are on a 21-day watch for symptoms.

"""I did not say he was your speaker. Did not want to imply anything like that."""
luvithere — October 16, 2014 at 4:16 p.m

Okay Luv...maybe you could further explain your comment at 3:12 p.m. which states in part and I quote -

"Do not bill yourself as including different faiths and then have your speaker spout this stuff."

It says what it says, my dear. How else would you expect me to understand your statement? I can't read minds and written words are literal in the cyber world. Why do you think so many people get in trouble because of what they've posted online???

Also, if you take a look at what he has experienced, from a medical all points to PTSD. Throw in extreme political ideals and yes, a person will be inconsistent in their statements.

October 17, 2014 at 6:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 13-19

luvithere — October 16, 2014 at 3:12 p.m.

I was serious, luv. I believe this guy has some serious issues. And thanks for the assumption that this person is "my" speaker. I have absolutely no attachment to this person or his affiliations with any religious or military entity. I did however check out his FB comments just to see what he was "spouting" and did not see any comments which were prejudicial in nature although if I did a bit more reading, I might have come across something.

You see Luv, I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt before making a conclusion. To label him a rabid right wing religious nut, you are conglomerating politics with religion. Now if you'd said to me..."he's a rabid right wing AND a religious nut," then I might have agreed with you. I bet if you went back and looked at previous speakers, someone would find something to complain about.

October 16, 2014 at 3:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 13-19

manthou — October 16, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.

I couldn't agree more with you, manthou.

jacjak — October 16, 2014 at 2:12 p.m.

Maybe an extreme case of PTSD???

October 16, 2014 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )