Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Miscellaneous Tweets - July 2012

The following are miscellaneous comments and news stories.  They were derived from our twitter feed (http://twitter.com/SunPosition or @SunPosition).

RT @CanadianForums: Ontario consumers pay millions to subsidize electricity exports -  http://bit.ly/Q7nqPF

@CDNOlympicTeam All we can ask for is personal best times and scores. If that's not enough for a medal, so be it - be proud.

@marktewks I'll never forget 20 (yikes) yrs ago. We were visiting the US and had to endure watching Olympics on US TV... (cont'd)

@marktewks US commentator in your gold medal event said "The Canadian is holding his own" just before you out-touched for win... (cont'd)

@marktewks Then silence... One of my all time proud Cdn moments. Thanks for that.

Canadian band, The Wilderness of Manitoba, has van stolen in London on first night of UK tour. Ouch!

Like disappearing at centre & reappearing in crease lol? MT @Bozie42: Just saw @D_Copperfield. Wish I knew how to do that stuff.

RT ‏@CTVBarrieNews: Correction: Three IEDs were detonated at the BARRIE BOARD OF WORKS tonight, not on Virgilwood Crescent

> @CTVBarrieNews Never heard of that before. Where and what is it?

RT @OPP_GTATraffic: Hwy 400 NB at Mapleview Drive, Barrie: Disabled vehicle blocking the centre lane

RT ‏@CheltenhamUnder: The lovely people from The Wilderness of Manitoba sent us this last night! 'Forest City Love' - http://youtu.be/EpnmnVR498o Enjoy!

Wow, this EP by The Wilderness of Manitoba is awesome. Have a listen here. Think CSNY, Fleetwood Mac. http://ow.ly/cbJfc  

Wow, this EP is awesome. RT @3voor12Utrecht: In Vervoering - act The Wilderness of Manitoba nu op de luisterpaal http://ow.ly/cbJfc  

‏@T_Burrows: Q3. Is there any requirement for the public to be authentic?

> @T_Burrows A3: Absolutely! Communication is a 2-way street.

> ‏@T_Burrows: Q4. Is there an assumption that police aren’t authentic when they say they can’t provide all details for an event?

> @T_Burrows A4: Perhaps by some, but integrity of case has to be preserved for courts despite public's hunger for details.

> ‏@kelsiefraser: @SunPosition that's so true! I wish more ppl understood that.

> ‏@T_Burrows: The authenticity killer: Q6: Is it fair to hold a department accountable for the actions of an officer. ie-charged for an offence

> @T_Burrows A6: Not at all. I still go to the doctor, dentist, etc. despite the bad apples.

> ‏@KJjournalist: And those bad apples are the ones that sell the papers...

> @KJjournalist Exactly right. Unfortunately.

> ‏@T_Burrows: Here is the transcript for tonights copchat. It will take about hr to fully load up - http://bit.ly/N64C36

> @T_Burrows Thanks for hosting Tim. Looking forward to catching up on all the tweets that flew by over the last hour.

> ‏@T_Burrows: @SunPosition My pleasure. Every Wednesday night 9pm eastern

RT ‏@blissblogs: Ok, this is exciting. I was just told the Energy Minister's announcement is NOT related to wind turbine health study. Hmm? energy mystery

Ottawa to study possible health effects from wind turbines | CTVNews http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/ottawa-to-study-possible-health-effects-from-wind-turbines-1.873055

@AdamStilesCITY It would be hilarious if you used Hugh's picture for the frizz factor - same picture for all.

>‏@AdamStilesCITY: @SunPosition his goatee gets pretty crazy on humid days. Ha ha.

>@AdamStilesCITY Oh ya right, you could make one crazy graphic with that LOL.

>‏@AdamStilesCITY: @SunPosition I will see what my guys can do.

>@AdamStilesCITY Priceless!

> @AdamStilesCITY You could even rename it the Hugh-midity Factor ha-ha.

Rattlesnakes in Barrie?? Apparently so. Yikes! - http://bit.ly/NIPvHj

RT ‏@RaymondBowe: Barrie woman competes at prestigious hot dog-eating contest -  http://bit.ly/LTAGWC

> Was that "hot dog-eating contest" or "hotdog-eating contest" lol? MT @RaymondBowe: Barrie woman competes at...

> ‏@RaymondBowe: @SunPosition LOL. You're right! Gotta love the English language.

‏> @RaymondBowe: Reposting because I got busted by the grammar police. Barrie woman competes at prestigious hotdog-eating contest - http://bit.ly/LTAGWC

> @RaymondBowe LOL, you didn't have to do that. The first post was an eye catcher.

Holy smokes, someone please tell me it was someone's pet > Barrie dog fights off rattlesnake - http://bit.ly/NIPvHj  

Happy 4th of July to our southern neighbours.

RT ‏@ReconGeni: @DonMcNevin @sdj102 Basic watersafety skills would prevent drownings. Surprised 2  meet ppl who don't know how 2 swim. Swimming is a life skill.

> @ReconGeni But sadly, too little training gives (parents) false sense of security. cc. @DonMcNevin @sdj102

> ‏@ReconGeni: @SunPosition Many people go w/the 'it won't happen to me' mentality or don't realize conditions of water: fast current/ undertow/ quarry depth

> @ReconGeni Exactly. Our 3 kids, now adults, were all lifeguards. Drowning, or at least distress, can literally happen in seconds.

T-ball Tuesday? RT @CityHugh: A bunt "home run"? Yup. See it later on @citynews

No kidding & too bad about the involuntary key changes. RT @BigStewy: Take your hat off when singing our national anthem

Happy C eh N eh D eh Day eh!

@armdog Congrats Colby! Wish you could have stayed in Toronto but best of luck in Montreal. You'll come back to burn the Leafs.

Especially loved The Wilderness of Manitoba yesterday at New Traditions music fest on Toronto Island.

Cheers, Ralph

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