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Old 06-08-2009, 12:49 PM   #21
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But your suggestion will definitely be considered, e86, in spite of the above posts re bacon and the South--and don't go back to lurking!
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Wow...I just realized that I'm posting on a forum of people with time on their hands! I can't believe how quickly this one got out of hand. Sarah...my second post was a joke too...I guess we need to work on them.

Back to lurking (AKA not working).

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I think your request was a very valid one. It would achieve 2 things - make reading through numerous posts to find detail so much easier for Canadian specific Q&A, and it would be a great repository for non-Canadians to find info for comparison. I have read the threads with "Canadian xxxxx" in the title for my own personal interest.
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Well if you get your own forum sub-group, we want one just for Southerners...where we can talk about grits and NASCAR and properly worded wedding invitations that aren't, you know, tacky.
Not only do I know what grits are, I actually like them.

Isn't NASCAR that thing where everyone keeps turning left* at really high speeds?

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If you haven't already, check out

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That's where you will find the Canada specific financial stuff. For the rest, come here.
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Not only do I know what grits are, I actually like them. ....
Only have a vague idea of what grits are but I've heard that "true grit" has something to do with the horrors of retiring later rather than RE.
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Ok, get some Canadian Bacon. And God Shave the Queen.
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e86s54, I think Meadbh has given you excellent advice. Those are very good Canadian financial websites with a large member base to draw on for information. I don't think a separate "Canada Only" sub-forum would be a real benefit here, especially when compared to those websites.
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Where I live, we HAD our own country 170 years ago...
Didnt Texas belong to Mexico 170yrs ago?
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How about a subgroup for those of us with no money, no savings, lots of debt and think retirement is for lazy people too busy having fun to dig themselves a grave on their last day of work?
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Grits, NASCAR and non-tacky, all in the same sentence?!
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e86s54, I think Meadbh has given you excellent advice. Those are very good Canadian financial websites with a large member base to draw on for information. I don't think a separate "Canada Only" sub-forum would be a real benefit here, especially when compared to those websites.
Yes I did find these pages and have been lurking for a few days now...thanks!

BTW, in Canada, Grits are a national political party...

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Yes I did find these pages and have been lurking for a few days now...thanks!

BTW, in Canada, Grits are a national political party...

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But they don't taste very good...

toast 'em throughly, drizzle with maple syrup! ( improves most politicians )

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Huh? Even after thirty years in New Orleans - I never heard of Shrimp&Grits til the Family reunion at Nags Head. And their BBQ looks/tastes funny - good but funny.

Since I lived near some old straight stretches of old HWY 90 - no stock cars but a lot of weekend - hold my beer and start us off.

heh heh heh - many long timers in that part of the swamp had gas powered generators - for weekends to compensate for the car into the power pole phenomenon.

heh heh heh - Back to Canada. Night clubbing in Vancouver B.C.(1960's) and Ice Road Truckers on cable are the limits of my experience.
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yes, but only until Sam Houston and the boys whipped Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto...

Six flags have flown here:

Spain1519-1685; 1690-1821,

France1685-1690,

Mexico1821-1836,

Texas as a Republic 1836-1845

Texas in the Confederacy 1861-1865

Texas in the US. 1845-1861; 1865-Present

The standard state-mandated school curriculum in Texas requires every student to get a full year of Texas history in middle school. I remember a very big portion of that year devoted to learning about the Texas Revolution and the years 1836-1865.

San Jacinto Day remains a state holiday. Some of us still shout out "Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!" with disturbing frequency.

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Ziggy, you Texans just saved the rest of us a lot of trouble by constructing that fence. Now it's going to take a little more effort for the illegals to get over to Florida. They either have to come via the Gulf or enter thru AZ, NM or CA and its a long way around the top of TX to get to FL. At least you had the gut to finish the fence, something our Congress couldn't do.
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But they don't taste very good...
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Grits are a vehicle for cheese, butter, shrimp and the holiest of holy...red-eye gravy. Yum!
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