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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1543610)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Looking at the signs, it is electrically powered, it chops or grinds something, and it is intended for sale in Canada (and maybe the US as well). Food prep of some kind?
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1543222)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Meat grinder.
3) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1542052)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Tell that to the fat cats pulling in one million dollars a year running the Windsor water company.


You obviously didn't read, or couldn't understand, the link I posted about Enwin. Those million dollar salaries are paid by the owners of Enwin - the people of Windsor. They pay this because you get what you pay for when it comes to hiring administrators. We call this free market. I though you yanks understood that. If the people of Windsor don't like this, they can vote in new management (the Chairman of the Enwin management board is always, by law, the mayor of Windsor).

Don't take my word about whether or not this works. Just look at how long the current mayor of Windsor has been in office (11 years so far and counting), or look at Enwin's credit rating (Standard and Poors recently gave them an A).
4) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1542045)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bill Walker

Drill a freaking well then. Problem freaking solved.


Until the fat cat industry next door pollutes your ground water. Then you will be screaming for the government and the courts to do something.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1541577)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
For measuring and possibly marking a work piece?
6) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1541261)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Detroiters Put Bodies on the Line to Stop Privatization of Their Water
Remove the log from your own eye before you attempt to remove the speck from mine.
Enwin is the PRIVATE holding company for all utilities in Windsor.


Again, weak on facts, or just a troll? Take a look at the org chart to see who owns Enwin.

This is what we call a Crown Corporation. Yes, it is a for-profit business, but the owners are the citizens of Canada. The final management decisions, in this case, are made by Windsor City Council.
7) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1540538)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Some background info for the troll/idiot, from Wikipedia:

"The Europeans also suppressed use of indigenous American languages, establishing their own languages for official communications, destroying texts in other languages, and insisting that indigenous people learn European languages in schools."

A very few documents survived, some are on display at the Glen Bow Museum in Calgary:


Hamilton, Ontario has not contained a car factory since the 1940s. They used to make a lot of steel for Detroit, as well as Windsor and Oshawa (the real Detroits of Canada), but those mills are closing.

I'm still left wondering if you really care about facts.
8) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1540418)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
There you go again; the "first nation" didn't have written laws. They didn't have anything written.


Again the question arises: a troll, or just an idiot? The North American natives had several written languages. Most of it was destroyed by the Christian missionaries, as the "work of the devil".
9) Message boards : Politics : More on how Neo-Darwinism has it wrong again... (Message 1538825)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bill Walker

Does your Canadian education also talk about how Britain led the Abolitionist movement? Just curious.

I also know in the UK we were taught about how Canada helped slaves to escape to freedom via the underground railroad.


Going from memory (which is risky at my age) we were taught that the Abolitionist movement was started by British individuals and what we would today call NGOs, and resisted by the British government for some time. The Churches quickly caught on to the movement. (desperate attempt to stay on topic.) Similar case in British North America, before it became Canada.

Uncle Tom's Cabin, the real one, is about an hour's drive from my house. The British land registries for my county show free black land owners arriving in the 1790s, escaped from the rebellion down south. Guess which side they fought for in 1812?

Unfortunately, those same registries don't show the native people all this land was stolen from. Natives appear in the registry after the War of 1812, and the filed claims are still disputed in court today. As you said Es, we all have history to be ashamed of.
10) Message boards : Politics : More on how Neo-Darwinism has it wrong again... (Message 1538817)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Even school kids in England know the full history of the US slave trade,
Point of order; the US of A wasn't even a thought when the British brought slaves to the new world. If you think the US started the slave trade I must question the British education system.

History in 1807 the US barred the British from bringing more slaves to the US.


I wonder if you are a troll, or just an illiterate buffoon. Nobody (but you) mentioned the US starting the slave trade. I think it goes back well before there was a Britain as well, but that is not relevant. I have to assume you post only to annoy, or you post from a position of grand ignorance.

BTW, based on my Canadian grade school education, I got Es' inference.
11) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1537983)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
I see what the problem is here. Thank the designer I live in the US of A.



You really are a chauvinist, aren't you;) (correct me if I'm wrong)


Actually Julie, he is a troll. He will support any point of view that will annoy other posters. Don't take him too seriously.
12) Message boards : Politics : Harken! Awaken! Shopping, commute, and religion reborn! (Message 1537977)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Really? So the people can't peacefully assemble? That's un-American.


Peaceful assembly is fine. Blocking the public thoroughfare is not. Vexatious soliciting is a crime in many countries. An over eager Witness has no more right to interfere with my free movement and peace of mind than any other salesman.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1537409)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Industrial strength can opener?
14) Message boards : Politics : More on how Neo-Darwinism has it wrong again... (Message 1537044)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
If I'm following this, Intelligent Design says "Rather than try to understand where we came from, we will attribute it all to something/someone that we can not, by definition, understand."

Well, I guess that is easier than trying to understand it. Not good enough for me though. I will continue to try to understand it all.

Intelligent Design might work as a hypothesis if we could discuss - and experimentally prove - where the designer came from. Did he/it evolve, or what?
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How old is your wallet? (Message 1536638)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
I average around 10 years per wallet. They could last longer, but I have a wife and daughter who sometimes think I need a new one for Christmas or birthday or whatever.

Now be honest, how old is your oldest pair of socks or underwear?
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Football season (not soccer) (Message 1536231)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
The real football season (not soccer and not NFL) started on 26 June. The Esks dumped the Lions, 27 to 20.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Eric (Message 1535788)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
And do you know how he is celebrating his birthday right now? He got up at dawn and left the house around 6-ish to go get one of our cars serviced!!!

That man simply does not know how to take a day off!!!


Angela, for many men that IS a celebration.

Happy birthday Eric, and thanks for all the work units.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1535785)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Snow ball mold?
19) Message boards : Politics : Canada offers to bring water to 3rd world! (Message 1535783)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Why doesn't your Queen annex Detroit and show US how to bring light to the darkness? Funny I don't see those people swimming over to Windsor where I'm sure they will be welcome with open arms.


Because they don't have to swim, you silly troll. Americans are quick to point out how porous the US-Canada border is - that works both ways. Canada has been built on waves of immigrants escaping terrible living conditions at home. The US is just the next in line. Started during the Viet Nam War, and really picked up in 2008.

Of course, not all Americans are coming. Just your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Re annexing of Detroit - we covered that previously. Your debt situation makes that highly unlikely.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1535709)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Or a mold for casting ball shot.


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