- August 27, 2013 - 01:32
Jeers to the Telegram for posting Jeers to the victim of a violent crime. The police confirmed they sent Patt to hospital how he chooses to deal with an attack on his person is his own business and shouldn't make him a target for scorn. If you've seen the amount of harassment that's been circulating around social media and possess a grain of empathy than you might understand why Patt isn't encouraging more attention. Also he didn't set up a collection for himself that was done by a friend/s. In order to believe this is a scam you'd have to believe he has a conspiracy of persons involved and that's absurd. It's idiots leading the idiots on social media, Jeers to the Telegram for following suit.
- Pierre Neary
- August 26, 2013 - 17:42
Trudeau is going to make a good PM.
- Colin Burke
- August 26, 2013 - 10:58
Jeers "to"? Cheers "to"? Rather, jeers "at" bad grammar, and cheers "for" those who correct their errors after these are pointed out. See you next Monday?
- Virginia Waters
- August 26, 2013 - 08:36
Breaking unjust or unreasonable laws is unfortunately necessary to overcome legislative inertia. Bad laws are rarely repealed without citizens with the courage not only to break them, but to do so publicly. I have never smoked pot and don't advocate that others do so. And yet it is well established that pot is less physically, socially and economically destructive than alcohol. Just as the prohibition of alcohol produced an evil underworld class that preyed on human frailty, so too has the banning of pot. Polls have shown that a majority of Canadians favour its decriminalization - as do the police chiefs of Canada.These are not all pot smokers but rather people who understand that the consequences of legalized access to pot cannot be any worse than the status quo. We have to stop ruining young lives and giving a small number of people the freedom to enrich themselves at public expense. We also need to redirect the enormous budgetary allocations away from the futile enforcement of pot laws to the interdiction of more serious, life-threatening drugs. I was no great fan of Trudeau's father but I do have respect for anyone with the courage of their convictions - people who are prepared to lay their career on the line in order to call attention to a stupid, backward law that serves the interests of the very few. I'll take his kind of law breaking any day over the much more insidious, pervasive and greed motivated violation of Canadian laws and constitutional protections we have witnessed under this present government.
- Mr. Logic
- August 26, 2013 - 08:17
Jeers to The Telegram for criticizing... oh, I don't know... chemical attacks in Syria, gay-bashing, Senate misspending... while failing to criticize all those people who flaunt the law daily by texting and talking on the phone while driving. Any criticism of anything anywhere should include a harsh rebuke of texting and talking on the phone while driving. E.g.: "I found his portrayal of the Young Sebastian to be rather contrived while the middle of the play starting to drag, but not as bad as texting and talking on the phone while driving."
- August 26, 2013 - 07:35
So you would have preferred if Justin Trudeau would have lied? Haven't we had enough of that from our politicians?
- August 26, 2013 - 07:35
A polititian talking (or yelling) over a speaker to prevent that person from getting his/her point across is as old as Buckley's goat, an everyday practice that's essential to a polititian's way of weaseling out of a dicey question. The host/hostess is to blame for not shutting down one or the other.
- August 26, 2013 - 06:50
Jeers to The Telegram for criticizing Trudeau, while failing to criticize all those people who flaunt the law daily by texting and talking on the phone while driving. I think this practice is much more dangerous, and The Telegram is in a position to do something about it. How about some editorials, articles, etc., about the dangers, and even better still, get your photographers out there, and capture some pictures of the offenders. You can set the cameras up in the Village Mall parking lot, or on the parking lot across the street, as both those locations are right next door to where The Telegram is. Hopefully, we will see some pictures online soon.
- August 26, 2013 - 10:09
Jeers to yourself Ed for criticizing The Telegram! You'd make more sense if you were addressing our police force. It's their job to nab crooks, not The Telegram.