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  • Jim
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Taxpayer...if you ever find out who your real father is, give him a slap for all of us.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Pave it all. The faster St. John's looks like Scarborough, the better.

    Everyone loves Scarborough.

  • Willie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Down this way I don't do maintenance or paint my shed either. The neighbours don't mind my delapitated property because its part of our heritage. Its looking back in time. Its part of our culture and thats why folks visit here.
    Why, one time, I even painted my name on the side of the shed so I could be on all the tourist pictures.

    Willie Hunt
    Pouch Cove NL

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Cable TV isn't exactly an endorsement of capitalism OR hard work....it is a regulated monopoly, and every turnip on the truck who got a chance to invest in it made a fortune.

    Danny may be rich, but he ain't no poster boy for capitalism.

  • Calvin
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    I just have to say people, do you realise how hypocritical it makes you look when you comment on how taxpayer is on here all the time commenting on stuff and being a jerk? How would you know all this person does is surf the net commenting on stuff on the Telegram all day if you werent on here reading the comments all day? I am in no way agreeing with the statements made by taxpayer here today, but if you are going to try and discount this persons remarks, find something else to comment about. Most of you immediately turn your comments into personal attacks about taxpayer, when this person in no way attacked you personally to begin with. Just some food for thought.

  • Taxpayer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Good! Its about time this eyesore was taken down and the so-called residents made to pay for the cleanup. This area could be developed to make way for more offices, condiminums and hotels. Of course Shannie and Shelia -- a couple of treehugging mush heads, will wine about heritage. The taxpayers of this city want progress, not wolly headed idealism.

  • Patrick
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    Total sickening/ heartbreaking sight part of our heritage and culture. Dear family member i am sure similar storms must have done such damage in the past. How long had current stages @ stores been there?

    I think goverment provincial and municipal should foot the cost to have structures rebuilt where owners are interested. there have been stages/stores in the outer battery since the 1700's and vital to preserve a link to the past afterall our view of the narrows is decreasing everyday and soon there will be nothing in downtown that a tourist will want to visit to see.

  • Christine
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    I agree with Bea from Toronto.....
    As a former resident of Newfoundland(my heart is still there)....Quidi Vidi Village is a beautiful place & when my husband & I returned home for a visit 2yrs ago(he is not a Newfie), he just loved that village...the rugged beauty & everything else about it & he also loved the beauty of all of Newfoundland(we visited what we could & where we could in the 2weeks we were home)....
    God Bless the People of the Village & with hard work & determination, YOU WILL rise from the ashes & rebuild.

  • Nichole
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    what. a. jerk.
    Newfoundland prides itself it it's herritage, and we attract a lot of tourists because of this. No one wants to visit our small little inlets to see sky scrapers, or offices. They want to see how our life used to be before technology took it all away. A small piece of our culture was lost because of this storm and Taxpayer is rambling on like a fool about offices. Seriously don't you have anything better to do with your precious time? Are you not making sooooo much money and are you not sooo much better than everyone who cares? Why don't you go do something then that's soooo much more important that annoying people who actually have MORALS! FOOL!

  • Oh My
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    Can't understand what you're trying to say there taxpayer.

  • A Real Taxpayer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    I don't how anyone can be on here, all day, everyday and claim to be a 'taxpayer'. Get a job ya bum.

  • Bea
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Interesting to read all these comments. There were a couple of sensible suggestions but most of it appears to be from people who just like to be heard in a public forum. As a former resident of St. John's I personally love the eclectic, rugged beauty of the Battery and have admired the view both from the Scademia when taking visitors on a tour and on foot when my children wanted to walk through when they were little. It IS part of the St. John's heritage and the destruction is a shame. Perhaps the St. John's Heritage Foundation can help repair the damage and, perhaps rebuild these structures in a more secure way. I'm sorry for the heartache this has caused the people from the Battery.

  • Jules
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Several people's only claim to fame on here is paying tax. But everyone pays tax, including people on EI. Even people who dodge taxes pay tax when they buy something. Calling yourself some variant name of taxpayer is like calling yourself some variant name of airbreather - everyone does it. But it sure makes those people look stupid day in and day out - lol.

  • darls
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    My God taxpayer you are what a real idiot is all about.....these people lost everything and thats ok by you...but i guess that's what being a Taxpayer is all about...IDIOT...

  • Family Member
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    Patrick, Some of those sheds have been around for over 60 years. I know for a fact our family shed is used on a daily bases. Our kids grew up around it. It is taken care of along with our wharf.. If damage is done by the storm our family rally's together to get it fixed up. The same way it did when they lost the house down there in 1959. Everyone worked together and it was put back up again. You can't put everyone in the same category to say that all are in a state of disrepair. I know that ours was never left to rot. It is painted every year, anything that needs to be fixed on this is done and the wharf is fixed back up again. For some of the elders left in the battery these sheds are their lives. It is just sad the way people think of it.

  • Jo
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    You cant be working that hard, judging by how often you are on here! Your opinions are disgusting and an insult to the people that have lost their buildings and belongings

  • James
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    I was just looking over the harbour and was heartbroken to see the destruction. I wish those affected the best luck. (Why is it everyone who identifies as taxpayers, are nasty, self-serving trolls?)

  • sean
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Right on taxpayer......Capitalism now and forever!Stupid libs sitting around, most on the government dole,harping on heritage.Well, guess what,you can't eat heritage.And every old falling down building seems to be a heritage site to the brain dead Duffs of the world!Get a grip.And old shed is just an old shed and albeit the people in the Battery lost these old sheds, it does not a disaster make.After all, they still have their lives and their homes.So, thank God for that and get on with life!How petty can one get!

  • Sheila
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    I am from The Battery Area and I am sorry to say but the TRUTH is that the stages and structures along the shore line out here have been neglected and left to rot and fall down for many many years by the property owners themsleves. They were not safe to be around...nice to look at as apart of the OLD heritage of the Battery from the early 50's and 60's but this is 2010 people...let's get real. Now the owners and the nuts jobs at city hall are looking for handouts from the rest of us for repairs...give me a break. They were abused by the owners that's why they are in the ocean today...and left UNSAFE for many many years now...tear them down and let the grass grow...enough of the eye sore already! I need a New roof will city hall pay for that...I think Not...and I live in the so called heritage area too. It is what it is...neglected, worn, torn, gone...like most of the real Battery folks anyway!

  • Jo
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    I read the posts quite often and I have yet to see an intelligent post by Taxpayer or is positive in any way about anything. He/she must lead a very miserable life..... get a job? who would hire a person like this!

  • Joan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    I was raised on The Battery in the '50's. In my day, both the Battery and the Gut were places no-one cared about. We were proud and tough and needed no defenders. My mother once threw a pail of water over a condescending tourist who dared to take her picture while she was at the tank. I so enjoy the great irony residing in all this fierce defense of the place.

  • Nasty
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Looks like Taxdodger is into the (wine) a little early this morning.

  • Taxpayer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    As a matter a fact, I do work. Very hard and I do very well for myself. Plus I employ people to work for me -- I give them jobs. Unfortunately, I'm taxed to death with the likes of the business-bashing lot here, most of who are probably on welfare, drinking MY money away. Don't knock capitalism, Nathan Drake, if you work hard you earn hard -- Ask Danny Williams. And if this city wants to cling to the likes of Shanny Duff and Shelia O'Leary, and turn your backs on progress, then you deserve the live in this slum.

  • family member
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    I think this is disgusting. I am from one of those family's in the Outer Battery that lost everything. My grandparents are from there. It is funny how you call it an eyesore when I bring friends down there from out of the province they can't get over the beauty of this wonderful little community. I have teenager childern that love to go down and visit and listen to their grandparents, aunts & uncles tell them how they made their living from the sea and how they survived many other tradgedy's such as the great snow slide on February 16, 1959. You obviously haven't taken a good look at this wonderful little place and you should be ashamed of yourself taxpayer.

  • Nathan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Sorry Real Tax Payer, but you've got it wrong. In this Country, the more you get paid, (and therefore the more taxes you pay) the less work you are expected to do. So judging by the amount of time that Taxpayer spends on here, he probably pays more taxes than all of us combined. WooHoo for Capitalism!

  • Evelyn
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    When I heard what happened, it was like losing a dear friend. I will never forget visiting Quidi Vidi in a Little Orange Taxi

  • Nathan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    If you work hard you earn hard? Sorry, but that is a far cry from being true, and is definitly not what capitalism is about. By that logic, people who dig ditches would earn the most money. Your definition of Hard Work must be very skewed. Capitalism is purely based upon being as greedy as possible and doing whatever you can to put yourself ahead of others. It is the reason why this world is as violent and hostile as it is.

  • Jim
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Taxpayer...if you ever find out who your real father is, give him a slap for all of us.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Pave it all. The faster St. John's looks like Scarborough, the better.

    Everyone loves Scarborough.

  • Willie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Down this way I don't do maintenance or paint my shed either. The neighbours don't mind my delapitated property because its part of our heritage. Its looking back in time. Its part of our culture and thats why folks visit here.
    Why, one time, I even painted my name on the side of the shed so I could be on all the tourist pictures.

    Willie Hunt
    Pouch Cove NL

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Cable TV isn't exactly an endorsement of capitalism OR hard work....it is a regulated monopoly, and every turnip on the truck who got a chance to invest in it made a fortune.

    Danny may be rich, but he ain't no poster boy for capitalism.

  • Calvin
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    I just have to say people, do you realise how hypocritical it makes you look when you comment on how taxpayer is on here all the time commenting on stuff and being a jerk? How would you know all this person does is surf the net commenting on stuff on the Telegram all day if you werent on here reading the comments all day? I am in no way agreeing with the statements made by taxpayer here today, but if you are going to try and discount this persons remarks, find something else to comment about. Most of you immediately turn your comments into personal attacks about taxpayer, when this person in no way attacked you personally to begin with. Just some food for thought.

  • Taxpayer
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    Good! Its about time this eyesore was taken down and the so-called residents made to pay for the cleanup. This area could be developed to make way for more offices, condiminums and hotels. Of course Shannie and Shelia -- a couple of treehugging mush heads, will wine about heritage. The taxpayers of this city want progress, not wolly headed idealism.

  • Patrick
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    Total sickening/ heartbreaking sight part of our heritage and culture. Dear family member i am sure similar storms must have done such damage in the past. How long had current stages @ stores been there?

    I think goverment provincial and municipal should foot the cost to have structures rebuilt where owners are interested. there have been stages/stores in the outer battery since the 1700's and vital to preserve a link to the past afterall our view of the narrows is decreasing everyday and soon there will be nothing in downtown that a tourist will want to visit to see.

  • Christine
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    I agree with Bea from Toronto.....
    As a former resident of Newfoundland(my heart is still there)....Quidi Vidi Village is a beautiful place & when my husband & I returned home for a visit 2yrs ago(he is not a Newfie), he just loved that village...the rugged beauty & everything else about it & he also loved the beauty of all of Newfoundland(we visited what we could & where we could in the 2weeks we were home)....
    God Bless the People of the Village & with hard work & determination, YOU WILL rise from the ashes & rebuild.

  • Nichole
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    what. a. jerk.
    Newfoundland prides itself it it's herritage, and we attract a lot of tourists because of this. No one wants to visit our small little inlets to see sky scrapers, or offices. They want to see how our life used to be before technology took it all away. A small piece of our culture was lost because of this storm and Taxpayer is rambling on like a fool about offices. Seriously don't you have anything better to do with your precious time? Are you not making sooooo much money and are you not sooo much better than everyone who cares? Why don't you go do something then that's soooo much more important that annoying people who actually have MORALS! FOOL!

  • Oh My
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Can't understand what you're trying to say there taxpayer.

  • A Real Taxpayer
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    I don't how anyone can be on here, all day, everyday and claim to be a 'taxpayer'. Get a job ya bum.

  • Bea
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    Interesting to read all these comments. There were a couple of sensible suggestions but most of it appears to be from people who just like to be heard in a public forum. As a former resident of St. John's I personally love the eclectic, rugged beauty of the Battery and have admired the view both from the Scademia when taking visitors on a tour and on foot when my children wanted to walk through when they were little. It IS part of the St. John's heritage and the destruction is a shame. Perhaps the St. John's Heritage Foundation can help repair the damage and, perhaps rebuild these structures in a more secure way. I'm sorry for the heartache this has caused the people from the Battery.

  • Jules
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Several people's only claim to fame on here is paying tax. But everyone pays tax, including people on EI. Even people who dodge taxes pay tax when they buy something. Calling yourself some variant name of taxpayer is like calling yourself some variant name of airbreather - everyone does it. But it sure makes those people look stupid day in and day out - lol.

  • darls
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    My God taxpayer you are what a real idiot is all about.....these people lost everything and thats ok by you...but i guess that's what being a Taxpayer is all about...IDIOT...

  • Family Member
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    Patrick, Some of those sheds have been around for over 60 years. I know for a fact our family shed is used on a daily bases. Our kids grew up around it. It is taken care of along with our wharf.. If damage is done by the storm our family rally's together to get it fixed up. The same way it did when they lost the house down there in 1959. Everyone worked together and it was put back up again. You can't put everyone in the same category to say that all are in a state of disrepair. I know that ours was never left to rot. It is painted every year, anything that needs to be fixed on this is done and the wharf is fixed back up again. For some of the elders left in the battery these sheds are their lives. It is just sad the way people think of it.

  • Jo
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    You cant be working that hard, judging by how often you are on here! Your opinions are disgusting and an insult to the people that have lost their buildings and belongings

  • James
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    I was just looking over the harbour and was heartbroken to see the destruction. I wish those affected the best luck. (Why is it everyone who identifies as taxpayers, are nasty, self-serving trolls?)

  • sean
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Right on taxpayer......Capitalism now and forever!Stupid libs sitting around, most on the government dole,harping on heritage.Well, guess what,you can't eat heritage.And every old falling down building seems to be a heritage site to the brain dead Duffs of the world!Get a grip.And old shed is just an old shed and albeit the people in the Battery lost these old sheds, it does not a disaster make.After all, they still have their lives and their homes.So, thank God for that and get on with life!How petty can one get!

  • Sheila
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    I am from The Battery Area and I am sorry to say but the TRUTH is that the stages and structures along the shore line out here have been neglected and left to rot and fall down for many many years by the property owners themsleves. They were not safe to be around...nice to look at as apart of the OLD heritage of the Battery from the early 50's and 60's but this is 2010 people...let's get real. Now the owners and the nuts jobs at city hall are looking for handouts from the rest of us for repairs...give me a break. They were abused by the owners that's why they are in the ocean today...and left UNSAFE for many many years now...tear them down and let the grass grow...enough of the eye sore already! I need a New roof will city hall pay for that...I think Not...and I live in the so called heritage area too. It is what it is...neglected, worn, torn, gone...like most of the real Battery folks anyway!

  • Jo
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    I read the posts quite often and I have yet to see an intelligent post by Taxpayer or is positive in any way about anything. He/she must lead a very miserable life..... get a job? who would hire a person like this!

  • Joan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    I was raised on The Battery in the '50's. In my day, both the Battery and the Gut were places no-one cared about. We were proud and tough and needed no defenders. My mother once threw a pail of water over a condescending tourist who dared to take her picture while she was at the tank. I so enjoy the great irony residing in all this fierce defense of the place.

  • Taxpayer
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    As a matter a fact, I do work. Very hard and I do very well for myself. Plus I employ people to work for me -- I give them jobs. Unfortunately, I'm taxed to death with the likes of the business-bashing lot here, most of who are probably on welfare, drinking MY money away. Don't knock capitalism, Nathan Drake, if you work hard you earn hard -- Ask Danny Williams. And if this city wants to cling to the likes of Shanny Duff and Shelia O'Leary, and turn your backs on progress, then you deserve the live in this slum.

  • Nasty
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Looks like Taxdodger is into the (wine) a little early this morning.

  • family member
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    I think this is disgusting. I am from one of those family's in the Outer Battery that lost everything. My grandparents are from there. It is funny how you call it an eyesore when I bring friends down there from out of the province they can't get over the beauty of this wonderful little community. I have teenager childern that love to go down and visit and listen to their grandparents, aunts & uncles tell them how they made their living from the sea and how they survived many other tradgedy's such as the great snow slide on February 16, 1959. You obviously haven't taken a good look at this wonderful little place and you should be ashamed of yourself taxpayer.

  • Nathan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Sorry Real Tax Payer, but you've got it wrong. In this Country, the more you get paid, (and therefore the more taxes you pay) the less work you are expected to do. So judging by the amount of time that Taxpayer spends on here, he probably pays more taxes than all of us combined. WooHoo for Capitalism!

  • Evelyn
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    When I heard what happened, it was like losing a dear friend. I will never forget visiting Quidi Vidi in a Little Orange Taxi

  • Nathan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    If you work hard you earn hard? Sorry, but that is a far cry from being true, and is definitly not what capitalism is about. By that logic, people who dig ditches would earn the most money. Your definition of Hard Work must be very skewed. Capitalism is purely based upon being as greedy as possible and doing whatever you can to put yourself ahead of others. It is the reason why this world is as violent and hostile as it is.