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Old 09-18-2005, 12:49 PM   #41
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Maybe. Then they get into politics or go to work for Haliburton.

That's the American Dream! Do Canadiens have a Canadian Dream? (watch hockey and eat maple syrup? Caribou hunting?)

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Old 09-18-2005, 01:43 PM   #42
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justin, I would hope most 25 year olds would have a better undestanding of Canada than you?

What highschool did you graduate from anyway?

Leave your redneck attitude at the border and visit Southern Ontario for a week.
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:31 PM   #43
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I hear that the new motto of Southern Ontario will be "They had it coming to them in New Orleans!"

Predictably, Quebec has threatened secession. 8)
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mOG, EVERY bank and grocery store in ON has donation lines for Katrina, just like we did for 9-11. There are $$$ millions in transit now.

Canada was front line in sending aid.....from the get-go.

........even before Bush and the feds!
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I hear that the new motto of Southern Ontario will be "They had it coming to them in New Orleans!"
Heck even the coffee and donut places in S Ontario have donation for Katrina Boxes to be sent to Redcross and as a matter of fact* I sent a hundred bucks to Redcross myself like I did for tsunami relief.

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Old 09-19-2005, 10:28 AM   #46
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justin, I would hope most 25 year olds would have a better undestanding of Canada than you?

What highschool did you graduate from anyway?

Leave your redneck attitude at the border and visit Southern Ontario for a week.
The high school that taught me how to spell "understanding".

The following is a letter I was going to send to Canada:

"Dear Canada,

Teach your people how to spell better. Their mistakes on internet forums make your people look unintelligent.

Regards,

Concerned American

P.S. Send more maple syrup. I'm having pancakes this weekend and Walmart was all out of the sweet goodness that is Canadian maple syrup. I had to buy Aunt Jemima instead. The horror. The horror.

P.P.S. Can you make sure hockey doesn't get cancelled this season. Being a redneck and all, I like watchin the fights break out. It's like Disney on Ice, except you replace the Disney with boxing."


On second thought, I think I'll address it to you directly.



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Old 09-19-2005, 11:29 AM   #47
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P.P.S. Can you make sure hockey doesn't get cancelled this season. Being a redneck and all, I like watchin the fights break out. It's like Disney on Ice, except you replace the Disney with boxing."
I have to take exception here, as the 2004-2005 NHL season will go down in history as my favorite.
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I have to take exception here, as the 2004-2005 NHL season will go down in history as my favorite.
Don't you miss Boxing on Ice?
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The following is a letter I was going to send to Canada:


a bit dated (looks like Bush might have been elected the second time, if we ignore Ohio) but....think of it as a response to your letter

Subject: Canada Apologizes from This Hour Has 22 Minutes CBC Television:
>
> On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an apology to
> the United States of America. We haven't been getting along very well
> recently and for that, I am truly sorry.
>
> I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron but, it
> wasn't nice of us to point it out. If it's any consolation, the fact
> that
> he's a moron shouldn't reflect poorly on the people of America. After
> all
> it's not like you actually elected him.
>
> I'm sorry about our softwood lumber. Just because we have more
> trees than you doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber that's
> cheaper
> and better than your own.
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> I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey. In our defence I guess our
> excuse would be that our team was much, much, much, much better than
> yours.
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> I'm sorry we burnt down your white house during the war of 1812. I
> notice you've rebuilt it! It's Very Nice.
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> I'm sorry about your beer. I know we had nothing to do with your
> beer but, we Feel your Pain.
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> I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq. I mean, when you're going up
> against a crazed dictator, you wanna have your friends by your side. I
> realize it took more than two years before you guys pitched in against
> Hitler, but that was different. Everyone knew he had weapons.
>
> And finally on behalf of all Canadians, I'm sorry that we're
> constantly apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive way which is
> really a thinly veiled criticism. I sincerely hope that you're not
> upset
> over this. we've seen what you do to countries you get upset with.
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> Thank you.
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>
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This letter is shocking to me. Hockey is an olympic sport now? I didn't know anyone outside of Canada actually cared about hockey.

Canada actually has an army? Man, the things you learn.
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This letter is shocking to me. Hockey is an olympic sport now? I didn't know anyone outside of Canada actually cared about hockey.
Well you aren't from Minnesota. 1980 Olympics. Miracle on Ice.
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Canada actually has an army?


One guy. (He has a phone now.)
"Help! We're being invaded, eh!"
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Old 09-19-2005, 01:25 PM   #53
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justin, you sound more like a 15 year old than a 25 year old.

Check your own spelling in your last post! (watchin)
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Well you aren't from Minnesota.* 1980 Olympics.* Miracle on Ice.
Martha: *The single most inspirational upset I have ever seen in my lifetime. *As an old "sports junkie" that covers a lot of territory

If it had been cast as a movie, or a fictional book, nobody would have believed it!

The Russian team was considered the best hockey team in the world, and were regularly beating our NHL teams. *Our Olympians were college kids, (no pros allowed in Olympic games during that time frame).
Set against the back-drop of the "Cold-War", it is easily the most emotional and unlikely ending I have ever been lucky enough to watch.

An aside. *My wife was jumping around so much during that game that she sprained her ankle.

Thanks for the "memories"

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Old 09-19-2005, 02:24 PM   #55
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Yeah, I know, miracle on ice, 1980, cold war, Russia. I was just trying to make fun of Canadians and there favorite passtime (after eating maple syrup and hunting caribou).

Zipper, I'm purty good at spellin. I thought it was obvious that I was using the southern US redneck vernacular spelling of "watching" when I wrote "watchin". I should have figured that little subtlety wouldn't be pick up on by a Canadien.

And maybe I am 15. Not that being 15 is an insult necessarily. But my profile says I'm 25 and I'm sticking to that story for now.
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wouldn't be pick(ed) up!

passtime (pastime)

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Old 09-19-2005, 04:07 PM   #57
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I culdn't help butt put a few in there to mess with you Zipper. Looks like your a above average Canadian today.
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Let me know if you are ever up this way justin.

The Zippers would be glad to show you "The Lakes", Niagara Region, Toronto etc.
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Zipper, thanks for the offer.

I was up in that area for a couple days a few years back. We went to Niagara Falls and crossed into the Canadian side for the day. We managed to win a total of $0.25 (Canadian) at your casino. Nice city though, from what we saw on foot. Pretty waterfall too. I bought some maple syrup in a maple leaf shaped bottle. I have now officially seen and consumed all that is Canada.
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...to all Canadians and bosco in particular.

(Sorry I'm late. I have been incommunicado for many weeks.)

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So I can't help but ask....If you feel this way, why did you choose to emigrate somewhere where you must live amidst clowns? Clowns of the worst kind....clowns without Rush Limbaugh or Fox News "fair and balanced" Huh Huh Clowns that only have 1/10 the people per capita locked up as in the US, and don't have a budget deficit. A whole nation of bozos!!!

It must be tough living in a country that places a high value on negotiation, cooperation, and international law, and doesn't appreciate the value of regular bombing of brown people and illegal invasions. I can sure understand why you wouldn't trust CBC for news with those kinds of screwy attitudes..

I'm tempted to say "love it or leave it". No....can't make myself say it for real...just thought it for a fleeting second. But you might want to be careful how long you stay lest those Canadian values infect you or your family
My statement was rude. My comment referred to the government of Canada, not the people.

It appears to me that the Crown doesn't believe that there is evil in the world. Policy seems to be: ignore it and we won't have to deal with it. It has been suggested (by others) that Canada is a haven for evil people. (I fit right in. )

I have not found this head-in-the-sand attitude to be widespread among adults I have met here in Canada. It is not unusual to find a disconnect between a government and its people, is it?

I feel entitled to make these comments because I am living and working in Canada and pay taxes here and they reflect my observations and experiences here. It has always struck me as poor manners for people who have never even set foot in my country feel free to say anything they want about it. I was brought up differently.

I don't remember making comments on the other subjects except the Canadian budget deficit. Canada DOESN'T HAVE a deficit, which I think is bloody marvellous! I put a large chunk of my overseas part of my retirement money into Fidelity's Canada Fund upon this discovery, partly as a commodity play on an economy that is fundamentally extraction-industry-based and on a roll, and partly because I feel that the US$ will continue to weaken due to our fiscally irresponsible central government.

I remember a tag line from an old BBS I used to frequent: "Canada doesn't work in theory, just in practice."

Cheers,

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