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Old 11-10-2014, 01:59 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by omni550 View Post
I lived in Toronto in the 1950s. We had bread carts and milk carts drawn by horses, making home deliveries.

I remember seeing the ice man (with a truck!) making deliveries in the neighborhood.
We had exactly the same thing up to about 1960 or so where I lived in Brooklyn, New York. There were also horse-drawn carts with guys selling vegetables and sharpening knives and scissors.

So I think it's fair to say it was the time, not the location.
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Old 11-23-2014, 05:16 PM   #62
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I once responded to a Canadian agent who asked if I had firearms: " no, do we need them up here?" Both he and my wife gave me looks of strong disapproval...never again.
Speaking of's what happened when a US veteran and law student forgot he had a firearm in his trunk when crossing the border.

Victoria judge says he€™s astonished by careless attitude in U.S. toward guns
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Speaking of's what happened when a US veteran and law student forgot he had a firearm in his trunk when crossing the border.

Victoria judge says he’s astonished by careless attitude in U.S. toward guns
We do have a large share of knuckleheads down here.
If he's that smart, he will have trouble with all kinds of things before he wises up.
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Something similar happened to an fellow employee at MegaMotors. He was called to jump on the company plane on short notice and he forgot that he had a pistol in his carry on luggage. They found it when they scanned his luggage. Sympathetic management talked HR out of firing him and he got a slap in the wrist.
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:24 PM   #65
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Sorry folks but this thread seems to have taken a taken a nasty turn .....

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