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  1. My son was an aspiring basketball player on his way to a career in the sport. Then one night playing a game he ripped both his acl and mcl, had a scope done, then was told he needed the surgery. Took him about 2 or 3years of severe pain to finally give in to the operation. Which was done about 6 years ago. He should wear a brace but refuses to do so and this is probably contributating to his ongoing knee trouble. He rarely plays a game of ball anymore and the ACL tear messed up a possible career in the NBA development league or over seas.
  2. Cliff, Im really sorry to hear the news. You and your family have my best wishes and prayers. I havent checked in here for a long time, something told me to have a look around the forums today but I never expected this. Take care Cliff.
  3. So now we know who can afford to drink wine! Hope Ontario or at least Canadian. I don't begrudge anyone their choice of occupation...except those CEO's making millions and well paid educators. And don't let me start on retired teachers who go on to collect a pension and keep on working! How do they expect the newly graduated people to get a chance to have a kick at the can? Wow! Imagine, making 90 g's a year and then collect a pension, they should be ashamed. And to think those who teach still cry that they are underpaid! I don't buy into all that working at home stuff either, you don't work an 8 hour day on a time clock so you make up for it later, volunteer or paid people now do report cards plus the great perks like vacation, stat holidays, weekends, no shift work, get another course under your belt and get a raise even though it doesn't make you any better at your job etc., etc.... Can anyone remember how loud teachers were crying just recently when their contracts were in dispute? I find it odd you could chime in with critisism toward Coke employees. Maybe regardless of income we all feel we're underpaid and undervalued. Cheers to all as I clink my bottle of Coke ($1.97 for 6, 710ml bottles, on sale) to the computer screen. Guess I won't be buying anymore for a while though.
  4. This is rediculous! First I've heard of this. If this is true then why does the Ont. regs. not state it? This plus the fact that the zone maps don't blank out reservation lands. Please report this incident and keep the rest of us informed. Note...I just deleted all the rest of what I typed here about my feelings and thoughts in regards to the on going and never ending issues with this group of "Canadians" to keep this post from being locked down or erased!
  5. They return to their home coup. Training involved taking the birds to a chosen location to release them and try to beat them home. The first stage of training he would let them out of the coup to get their bearings and get familiar with the neighbourhood and learn how to enter the landing (pen?) Often the birds would be sitting waiting for you to get home. Remember the name "Homing pigeons." You can imagine the amount of care, time, work, expense and dedication the hobby would involve. Plus my father loved to fish and hunt plus often worked away from home leaving my ungrateful mother to feed and maintain them.
  6. My father raised and raced pigeons in the 50's and early 60's. My mothers uncle in Galt and my uncle in Hamilton also. I have several of my father's trophys. 1000 milee or 500 mile races were common. When the bird returned to the coup you would remove the leg band and drop it into a clock, this is how the winner is determined.
  7. MINT!!! Nice decision about taking up the chalenge of adoption. I'm sure you'll be good parents to the new little one. I had an '02 Merc 6hp 2 stroke, ya I know not a Yammy but I loved it, it was like new too, quiet, convenient, easy on gas and started before the first pull was completed on the cord. I sometimes shed a tear when I start to think about it.
  8. It's a great business location! Right along side one of the bussiest traffic corriders in North America in view of day trippers to the falls, tourists from around the world, crossborder shoppers stopping in on their way back from the States and there's the Buffalo Niagara market. Have any of you driven to the falls on a summer Saturday or Sunday? Amost always a traffic jamb or at least slow going. And then add the million or so who live in the Hamilton area alone who detest Toronto or hate driving to Toronto Bass Pro. Just think of who the major competitor is..."SAIL!" Who the hell cares about Sail? It's a waste of real estate! Downside, the independant shops will be facing a tougher battle.
  9. Congrats to Bob ! What did the tag win?
  10. Naw, it'll still be good, all that imported beer in the LCBO is months old and it sells for a premium price! I've had beer on hand for a month or more with no issues...or are you just saying that going skunky is a good reason to drink it up now so your wife won't get mad at you for drinking it all up in a weekend lol
  11. Just googled Victoria Day to figure out when it falls this year and found this. Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25. It honours Queen Victoria's birthday. Victoria Day is also commonly called the May 2-4 weekend (as in May 24th) and it marks the unofficial start of the cottage season where cases of beer (as in 2-4 cases) are consumed by hard working Canadians. May 2-4 will be here before we know ! Better get a head start on stocking up!
  12. Isn't that much the same as saying, "Wow that week vacation sure went fast! Glad I didn't take 2 weeks! It would go past twice as fast!"
  13. Unfortunate answer to this is yes, it is true. I know a dealer who carried Lowe, they had to pick up Merc in order to continue to sell Lowe boats when they were bought out. He does not and did not want to represent Merc so therefore they are no longer a Lowe dealer. Your options are Mercury or Suzuki? Choose the one with the most readily available parts and repair shops. Then also consider resale value and ease of selling it down the road. Do some research on the value of each at 5 to 10 years of age right now and you will get an idea as to which is the better buy. Who is it that says they're " #1 on the water."
  14. It was, he knocked it down quite a bit. No kidding eh, radar works in the dark. It was a surprise (back then) to get nabbed by a rolling radar, shocking to see the lights start flashing in the pitch black then do a u turn and fly up behind me. I was waiting for a shot gun to greet me when I turned my head to the side window. Probably would have had it out and ready if he figured I had been a local boy and not a tourist driving an obvious rental car with Alamo flashed across the rear bumper and bar code stickers all over the windows.
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