BURNING YAKS! Vent here – The Cornwall Free News new Opinion Forum – Cornwall Ontario – March 26, 2010

BURNING YAKS!  Vent here – The Cornwall Free News new Opinion Forum – Cornwall Ontario – March 26, 2010

Burning Yaks ye all be….or something like that.   I’ve been noticing that some of you have an awful lot you want to talk about so rather then derail some very interesting conversations I’m creating a category called Burning Yaks! where you can share what’s burning you and YAK with the world!

Please note that foul language will not be tolerated unless it’s really impressively used in a very creative manner.  Abuse will also not be tolerated.  If you can’t defend your point or principle without being abusive it’s probably not a very strong point, and of course if you’re boring or obtuse I don’t want that inflicted on our loyal readers who are here in the end to be entertained and informed.

So if you want to go off topic this is your category.   Drop your comments and let the Yakking begin!

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87 Comments on "BURNING YAKS! Vent here – The Cornwall Free News new Opinion Forum – Cornwall Ontario – March 26, 2010"

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Furtz
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Rodney, I’m amazed that the US didn’t off him long ago. It’s usually not a healthy choice to be uncooperative with Uncle Sam. The pipeline project can only be delayed for so long.

grimalot
Guest

Karzai should have been done a long time ago! What was that talk about the Canadian Government giving the taliban money to change their ways? watch what happens if they get money. They’ll just use it against us again, with Karzai’s backing too.. pathetic..

willie191
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After Karzai’s comment, I believe it is time to take the troops home early. He has shown no appreciation for the sacrifices of Canadian troops and their families who have endured huge losses. I would also recommend restricting all Afgans from immigrating to Canada until further notice..

grimalot
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They should be allowed to immigrate, grow opium, and supply Jaffer’s fix! Oh wait, that wasn’t opium, but COCAINE instead!! Not much difference though.. both still highly illegal, but seems like some people are just special in the treatment they receive by comparison to the average Joe!!

Stan
Member
I’d go a step further than Willie191 and restrict immigration for all muslims. If they want to come to Canada for a better life for them and their families, with Canada being a Christian country, they would have to agree to give up their way of life and dressing and live and dress like us. No mosques nor praying five times per day(unless its on their own time and in the comfort of their own home). None of their customs would be accepted officially here in Canada. You want a better life then be like us. Work like us, dress… Read more »
Barn Owl
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It’s interesting, however, how the current President of the United States seems content to go all over the world apologizing for the United States, and by extension, for the democratic and Judaeo-Christian values of the West. The U.S. President’s true sympathies lie with the numerous liberal democracies of the Developing World, especially those that are Muslim. I find it interesting that it’s on Obama’s watch that a major war on the Catholic Church has just begun. It won’t be short and will grow out of all proportion to what is just.

Furtz
Member
I can see this degenerating into the old “we were here first” argument, which should be reserved for the First Nation people. Except for the First Nation people, we are all immigrants. It just so happened that most (not all) of us immigrants came from “Christian” countries. My ancestors immigrated here some time in the early eighteen hundreds, but that doesn’t give me the right to determine who can or cannot come here based on their religion or culture. I happen to be a devout Pastafarian, which is far removed from Christianity. Does this mean that I should be packing… Read more »
grimalot
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I say anyone can come, especially if they are looking for a better life. So long as they don’t try to impose sharia law on me or anyone else in this country for that matter. I think Concerned Citizen is taking it a little too far on that comment. But I understand where they’re coming from. Being I used to work in a call center long ago, there were a group who followed Islam that came in and then were “offended” by “christmas” and “easter” to the point that the call center renamed those festive times to other “politically correct”… Read more »
Furtz
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Grimalot, I agree with pretty much all you said there, except for the banning of religious or cultural garb. Are you saying that the pastor shouldn’t be able to wear or tote a cross in public? Or that I shouldn’t be able to wear a hat made out of pasta? If you’re tellin’ me I can’t wear my spaghetti hat, you’re pushin’ it, Pal. 🙂

Destructo
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So….we (the UN) go into Afghanistan to create democracy, right? We set up and monitor elections, which don’t really go well, but a dude gets elected. Maybe there was fraud, maybe there wasn’t (I seem to remember fraudulent elections directly to our South not long ago) but nonetheless a dude got elected. It went OK for a while. But then, he stopped doing what he was told by us, as if a democratically elected leader of a nation has any right to decide the fate of his own people. Doesn’t he realize that’s not what we meant by democracy? He’s… Read more »
Destructo
Member

As far as restricting immigration based on religion, I would start with the Catholics. I mean, come on people. Their grand poobah protects pedophiles, which the church is full of. I don’t even like babies, to allow this to happen? Too much.

PS I’m not a Muslim, and I am also offended by Christmas and Easter. When will we outgrow the silly superstitions of our forefathers and move forward in a logical manner?

PSS It would be sweet to get those 5 breaks a day though.

Furtz
Member
Barn Owl. I’m really curious as to why you would be so offended by Obama trying to undo some of the damage that Dubya inflicted on his own country, and the rest of the world. Under Dubya, America went from a feared, but respected power, to an almost universally despised state. Dubya himself was seen, and rightfully so, as a semi-literate thug who took great delight in killing people. It will be many years before America recovers from the damage that that little two-bit criminal caused. As far as the “major war” on the Catholic church is concerned, the church… Read more »
tnpreacher555
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Concerned Citizen says: “…with Canada being a Christian country”. In what way is Canada a Christian country? Name only! May be once upon a time! If in name only, and not really living and practicing any Christian moral/ethics, than Canada can not be considered a ” Christian country”. A Post – Christian country? What is happening is that we are going back to paganism, heathenism, even barbarianism – the rule of no law. (Remember the man who cut off the head of another guy in a Greyhound bus?) What is happening? God is removing His restraining hands off Canada. He… Read more »
sigfus
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Too depressing, this religious orientated post is. Anyway, last weekend myself and a couple of other old geezers went to do some minor shopping at the hardware store and shoot the breeze with acquaintences and friends. Happenstance that the beer store was across the road from the hardware store, so we got a box of cold brownies. Took the back road home, sort of slowly wandering towards the river and creeks to check out the fishing spots for the upcoming season. Checked some ponds. Admired the fine weather, the ducks and geese nesting, and the deer roaming. Got flagged down… Read more »
grimalot
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Furtz you said “Grimalot, I agree with pretty much all you said there, except for the banning of religious or cultural garb. Are you saying that the pastor shouldn’t be able to wear or tote a cross in public? Or that I shouldn’t be able to wear a hat made out of pasta? If you’re tellin’ me I can’t wear my spaghetti hat, you’re pushin’ it, Pal. ” No that’s not at all what I’m saying. So long as it shows your face. I don’t like dealing with public ninjas. Do you see me walking into establishments, banks, etc, with… Read more »
grimalot
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Pastor Tom “What is happening is that we are going back to paganism, heathenism, even barbarianism – the rule of no law.”

Woohoo! Can I get a yea for the addition of Hedonism too? Christianity is stolen from ancient Egyptian beliefs and paganism anyways so what does it matter? And forcast is the Sun of God is hidden by the clouds today.

Also don’t go hug a tree, you’ll go to proverbial hell for that! 😉 And the tree won’t like it.

Stan
Member

sigfus, thats all we need to do. A lovely story.

Furtz
Member

Sigfus. were the cow and calf OK?

Roy Berger
Member

Hey Tom. I just got off the phone with JC and his Dad. They say they sent you some prophets in 1968-70 that advised you to take LSD and get naked for Jesus. You didn’t. Now look at you.

Roy Berger
Member

Congrats to Cornwall for receiving a multi-million dollar energy investment for solar and wind. That’s major news. Just heard it on the CBC at noon.

Roy Berger
Member

Sigfus. Re: your last post. You are this close to grabbing the next Stephen Leacock award. That was about the best piece of Canadian writing I’ve seen in years. Do 300 pages just like that. Please. See link.

Furtz
Member

Grimalot, When I go out in public with my spaghetti hat, I arrange the noodles so they cover my face. If you saw how ugly my face is, you’d understand why, and probably thank me for sparing you the horror.
Sigfus, Keep on writing Bud. Hope you stashed that beer in the trunk.
Are jokes permitted on this site? Here’s one anyway.

Why do persons of certain fundamentalist religions never do the nasty while standing up?
I know, this is really bad….
Because it leads to dancing.

Furtz
Member

Admin, Glad you liked it. Wish I had more, but then again, you’re probably glad that I don’t.

Destructo
Member

In response to the Green Peace “attack” on Parliament Hill a short while back, The RCMP is now going to be armed with semi-automatic machine guns. A slight over reaction, perhaps? Maybe an espresso machine, or a case of Red Bull would be more appropriate.

grimalot
Guest

That whole greenpeace thing was their (RCMP’s) own fault. Talk about sleeping on the job to suddenly find people climbing all over parliament and hanging banners and such. Imagine if those were terrorists with a bomb. But yeah, semi-auto machine guns may be just a little too far to go against that. But obviously security needs to be stepped up in the wake of that situation.

Stan
Member

Same thing Rodney…..they all kill.

Roy Berger
Member

Magic hippies and old people climb bean stock and apple trees to roof of Parliament – Green Peace comment. I hope it’s not a case of the government seeking protection from the general pop. on excuse. Then again I guess we’d be upset if some wackos took over with a slingshot and a machete. To rule by consensus is to rule with only a green lawn separating state and citizen not frightening hardware. Tough call eh. Speaking of climbing and trees – check out the family tree on this link to The Guardian. Mainstream British newspaper.

Roy Berger
Member

I don’t want to see security on the hill stepped up to the point where some wacko protest group or person can’t sleep in a pup tent on the hill for the cause or roller skate around in a pumpkin suit in defense of the rights of pumpkins or farmers dumping ten tons of cow manure on the lawn because they’re pissed about something or a lawn full of women screaming for the vote. See.

sigfus
Guest
Now if we were having this blog in the USA, the conversation would be about the greater accuracy of a five inch pistol barrel over that of a seventeen inch rifle barrel. Mostly I think retro and wish that the wackos were not as prevalent as they used to be in the good old days. There have always been wackos no matter where you lived. My advantage of living in a small community where everyone still waves at you, even if you are a stranger, is that I know who they are. Large communities are more anonymus when living in… Read more »
Destructo
Member

Hello Sigfus, could you please do me the favour of defining “whackos” as well as “good old days”. I’m not sure who you’re talking about, and how long its been since the whacko count went up.

sigfus
Guest
Whackos are those people disagree with society in a violent or threatening manner. The whacko count went up, if it ever did, as I got older. I’m not sure if I was more agreeable, or maybe took part in whacko activity when I was younger, thinking that such activities were normal. There may well be the same percentage of whackos in the world as when I was younger, just have less tolerance for them. The good old days are that way because I forgot or want to forget the bad stuff. Don’t confuse whacko with eccentric. Eccentricity has a connotation… Read more »
Roy Berger
Member

Abbey Hoffman. Jerry Rubin.

Roy Berger
Member

Raging Grannies. Fred Hampton. Louis Riel.

Destructo
Member

OK, I get it. You’re an old man who is afraid of change. It’s gonna be OK friend….change is good.

Eric
Guest

Our neighbour Russell Township has won in court, see the other side here
http://www.galganov.com/editorials.asp?id=1242

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