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Old 04-06-2006, 09:46 AM   #121
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MB, No, it is to hide the Aluminum Helmet so we don't get all those signals being beamed to us by all those Satellites.

Youbet, you have travelled some interesting country, not many Canadians even get there.

Many US Citizens own property in my area, they have for generations, they are more protective of the environment than many of the locals.

Canadians, Americans, Australians , similar, are NOT a Race, they are Immigrants, albeit, some are Saxon, Hun, Celt, Iberian, etc.

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Re: Is anyone worried about the state of this country?
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Hmmm

Is it just me or does this forum have a history of razzing Canadians - glad to see a few overcome their inate 'politness and razzing back.

Sometimes I miss some my old Brit/Commonweath types from the old plant and retiree lunches - haven't been a 'myopic, provincial Colonial' in a while. Plus we had a Scot or two - to keep the Brits honest.

Bill, Euan, Roger, Coop, Billymac.

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Youbet, you have travelled some interesting country, not many Canadians even get there.

Many US Citizens own property in my area, they have for generations, they are more protective of the environment than many of the locals.
It's great country.* And I'm especially glad to hear that US property owners are being protective of the environment up there.

I'll soon be spending more time on the water exploring the Canadian northwoods.* Megacorp, where I've been toiling for 27 years, is asking me to retire since I'm "old" and has eliminated my position.* I haven't been able to locate an alternate job, so I guess RE here I come.* DW and I are FI by the normal calculations, so this isn't really bad news.

I did get one job offer.* My canoeing partner, a college instructor from northern Wisconsin, called and offered me a job paddling my end of the canoe!* I've accepted!* With time no longer an issue, we're planning on adding a trip to* Woodland Caribou Park to our normal BWCAW and Quetico Provincial Park agenda.* I'll also be joining a group of MBA school buddies fishing on Gull Lake, just south of Red Lake, Ontario, in June.

Sometimes it seems a little strange needing camping permits (for Crown Land or Provincial parks), Remote Border Crossing Permits, fishing licenses, picture identification (I use my USA passport) and all that to spend time alone in the Canadian wilderness.* But I respect the rules and comply.





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I think I saw that movie wher they go canoeing.

Is your canoe partner Burt Reynolds ?

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The good ole USA has a long and storied history of creating home grown terrorists - not just foreign ones.
Yeah, like the rabble-rousing Tom Paine & Ben Franklin. And what about those wild-eyed Sons of Liberty?
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Hmmm

Is it just me or does this forum have a history of razzing Canadians
Nope, just obnoxious trolls.
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I think I saw that movie wher they go canoeing.

Is your canoe partner Burt Reynolds ?

Well, nooooo....... no Burt Reynolds.* But......* DW and I have canoe'd the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas where "Deliverance" was filmed.* Absolutely beautiful beyond description.* LOTS of white water, bluffs and woodlands. The Buffalo River was the first river to be preserved as natural and free flowing under federal control.

We camp on gravel bars and fish for smallies on the Buffalo.* After the Buffalo ends at its confluence with the White River, we fish for Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout on the White.* It makes a nice week.

Speaking of "Deliverance," last weekend DW and I attended a concert by acoustic singer-songwriter Ronnie Cox.* He was in the movie and played the guitar part of the song "Dueling Banjos."* He's really good.* See him if he comes to your town.

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Nords

I was thinking of Harpers Ferry, Waco, Ruby Ridge, etc, etc.

If you are on the win - you're not a terriorist - er ah?? right?

John Brown was too early.

heh heh heh heh - Of course Tom Paine was a failed British publicist and those dumb Texans at the Alamo where military dufusses.

I remenber getting really ticked at Encyclopedia Britainica after reading their version while watching Disney's Fess Parker go down noblely on B/W tv while wearing my coon skin hat.
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Youbet,

Here's a nice link for stories and photos from canoe trips in that area:

http://www.canoestories.com/
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Thanks for reminding me of that site TA! Hadn't been there in a long, long time. Reading some of the stories puts me in a better frame of mind regarding the end of a career and the state of the country(ies).

As long as I'm not sitting in my cube today, guess I'll head out to the garage and tinker with camping/canoeing gear instead of sitting here in front of the tube! :
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Canoed the Buffalo some years back; rented from some folks who could've been in the movie... Had a bumper sticker on their truck:

You'll have so much fun, you'll squeal like a pig...

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Youbet, I spent a lot of time canoeing the BWCA and Quetico when I was in my teens and 20s. At that point in time it wasn't considered much of a big deal to venture back and forth in and out of US and Canada waters. You were supposed to "check in" at a particular point, but usually no one was there to do the check in so you went anyway. So I guess I am a confessed former illegal alien.

I remember the first canoe trip my sister, cousin and I took in the BWCA for a week. We actually brought potatoes. We learned quickly that portaging 10 pounds of potatoes was not fun.

I guess we will live with needing a passport, but frankly it feels stranger to me traveling to the southern US than it does traveling to Ontario.
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Franklin Washington, Jefferson, etc were Traitors who should have been shot, they would have but for the weakness of the German occupying the British Throne.

Tax evaders, Elliott Spitzer would have jailed them, along with Kozlowski.

Benedict Arnold stayed true to his lawful monarch.

Custer murdered Children and Women, he was Hero, Geronimo fought for his people, he was jailed and reviled.

American History is one big . fairy story, manipulated to the point it is one big lie.

Lincoln, reputed to be Homosexual, broke all the laws, to grab the wealth of the South, the story about freeing the Negro was made up, a hundred years later, a Black Minister did what hundreds of thousands of dead could not.

Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Kennedy etc , all crooks , but they have the right spin doctors.

Poor Nixon, he didn't have Kennedy's good looks.

brewer, speaking of trolls, Beowulf and Grundel is now playing.

The British were never defeated, what was defeated were German Mercenaries

Do any of you see the parrallels between the US action and the Iraqui situation, nice uniforms versus hit and run guerillas, a differant King George.

Americans are not taught about the War of 1812, because they lost, Washington was burned to the ground.
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For primary/secondary school's version of history, you are correct. Any university level history course will dispel many of these myths...

Funny how the Iraqis never rose up against Saddam...

Freedom fighters, my ass eye...
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I think I saw that movie wher they go canoeing.

Is your canoe partner Burt Reynolds ?

Gee Masterblaster, no offense, but were YOU in Deliverance?
Was your partner Ned Beatty?
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Ha - rumph!

I was posting fast and mis-spelling in a hurry cause the contractor was coming over.

I've been stiffed for somebody else's deck - "before the rain gets here."

Channel surfing last night - Cramer was going on about some 'Chavez land' gold stock.

Yahoo says futures 'tapped $600/oz' today.

And we're going on about the rise and fall of nations!

heh heh heh - worry worry - heh heh heh
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Franklin Washington, Jefferson, etc were Traitors who should have been shot, they would have but for the weakness of the German occupying the British Throne.

Tax evaders, Elliott Spitzer would have jailed them, along with Kozlowski.

Benedict Arnold stayed true to his lawful monarch.

Custer murdered Children and Women, he was Hero, Geronimo fought for his people, he was jailed and reviled.

American History is one big . fairy story, manipulated to the point it is one big lie.

Lincoln, reputed to be Homosexual, broke all the laws, to grab the wealth of the South, the story about freeing the Negro was made up, a hundred years later, a Black Minister did what hundreds of thousands of dead could not.

Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Kennedy etc , all crooks , but they have the right spin doctors.

Poor Nixon, he didn't have Kennedy's good looks.

brewer, speaking of trolls, Beowulf and Grundel is now playing.

The British were never defeated, what was defeated were German Mercenaries

Do any of you see the parrallels between the US action and the Iraqui situation, nice uniforms versus hit and run guerillas, a differant King George.

Americans are not taught about the War of 1812, because they lost, Washington was burned to the ground.
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Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh

The one that always worked for me: " So tell me again why you are going to give up your green card and become an American citizen."
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Franklin Washington, Jefferson, etc were Traitors who should have been shot, they would have but for the weakness of the German occupying the British Throne.
Tax evaders, Elliott Spitzer would have jailed them, along with Kozlowski.
Benedict Arnold stayed true to his lawful monarch.
Custer murdered Children and Women, he was Hero, Geronimo fought for his people, he was jailed and reviled.
American History is one big . fairy story, manipulated to the point it is one big lie.
Lincoln, reputed to be Homosexual,* broke all the laws, to grab the wealth of the South, the story about freeing the Negro was made up, a hundred years later, a Black Minister did what hundreds of thousands of dead could not.
Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Kennedy etc blah blah blah...
Gosh, Max, I was joking. It was meant to be funny. Lighten up!

Sometimes I wonder what you'd have to talk about if it didn't involve patronizing comments or snide American jabs. I guess you'd have no reason for the chip on your shoulder and the envy in your posts, eh? I don't even think of Canada until you rev up your rhetoric. Ironically, when you do, the image that pops into my mind is the Muppet character of Sam the Eagle.

Tomorrow I'll still be smiling, enjoying the company of my fellow posters, and joking. Kindly try to remember that before you spew forth with your retribution. And good luck with whatever approach you have to life...
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