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Posted: Jan 4, 2021 - 9:27am



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Do as I say, not as I do.     Ancient Canadian tradition.   

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Posted: Jan 3, 2021 - 3:01pm

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Posted: Dec 18, 2020 - 2:04pm



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Love it! 
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Posted: Dec 18, 2020 - 1:22pm

She put cat litter in an Amazon package, and a porch pirate stole it 40 minutes later


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Posted: Nov 30, 2020 - 7:27pm

Canada bans mass exports of prescription drugs
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Posted: Nov 24, 2020 - 2:52pm



 R_P wrote:
 westslope wrote:
 R_P wrote:
 
What is more dangerous?  Being an alter boy in the Roman Catholic church or being a young woman in the Canadian Armed Forces?
 
Relative privation?


 

If you are familiar with the head set of uniformed Canadian soldiers, you would better understand the nature of my comment which was intended to be as insulting as you can possibly imagine.

I might lose my fellow travelling companion status of the RC church for saying this but here goes:

I bet the CAFs clean up their act before the RC church does.  

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020 - 2:37pm

 westslope wrote:
 R_P wrote:
 
What is more dangerous?  Being an alter boy in the Roman Catholic church or being a young woman in the Canadian Armed Forces?
 
Relative privation?

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020 - 7:47am

Why Were Canadians Warned Not to Let Moose Lick Their Cars?
Let us explain.

Moose crossing a road in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.Credit...Valerie Domaine/Parks Canada

This article contains a bonus section on how to avoid tangling Christmas lights in Elk antlers.


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Posted: Nov 24, 2020 - 7:36am



 R_P wrote:
 

What is more dangerous?  Being an alter boy in the Roman Catholic church or being a young woman in the Canadian Armed Forces?
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Posted: Nov 23, 2020 - 7:20pm

Canadian Armed Forces to formally apologize to victims for sexual misconduct
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Posted: Nov 22, 2020 - 9:53am



13 deadly hours

Over 13 hours, a man disguised as a Mountie travelled nearly 200 kilometres through Nova Scotia, killing 22 people. The Fifth Estate explores what the RCMP knew about the gunman that night, how they remained one step behind and why the public was left in the dark.

Text by Elizabeth McMillan and Lisa Mayor

Editing by Janet Davison

November 22, 2020 - cbcnews
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Posted: Nov 11, 2020 - 9:08am



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The Liberals already have had their hands full with Trudeau's nepotism. Can't use any more.
 

LOL!   Thought about that as I was making the post.  The dumbest, stupidest scandal you could imagine.  


@haresfur:  The message for Americans and others with political problems is simple:  you are not alone.  
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Posted: Nov 10, 2020 - 2:00pm

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Ontario MP resigns from Liberal caucus after employing sister in constituency office
Yasmin Ratansi, who represents Don Valley East, says in a statement that she 'made an error' and now intends to represent the riding as an Independent

Gee, what is a person to think?  If Canadians were only half as great as Americans, political nepotism would be welcome with open arms!?!!  
 
I love Canadian scandals. If this is considered a major breach of ethics, you are doing something right.
 
The Liberals already have had their hands full with Trudeau's nepotism. Can't use any more.
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Posted: Nov 10, 2020 - 1:51pm



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Ontario MP resigns from Liberal caucus after employing sister in constituency office
Yasmin Ratansi, who represents Don Valley East, says in a statement that she 'made an error' and now intends to represent the riding as an Independent


Gee, what is a person to think?  If Canadians were only half as great as Americans, political nepotism would be welcome with open arms!?!!  
 
I love Canadian scandals. If this is considered a major breach of ethics, you are doing something right.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020 - 7:01am

Ontario MP resigns from Liberal caucus after employing sister in constituency office
Yasmin Ratansi, who represents Don Valley East, says in a statement that she 'made an error' and now intends to represent the riding as an Independent


Gee, what is a person to think?  If Canadians were only half as great as Americans, political nepotism would be welcome with open arms!?!!  
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Posted: Nov 6, 2020 - 9:14am



 cc_rider wrote:


 westslope wrote:


 Ohmsen wrote:


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Mixup of intentions and meanings involved? Poppy can easily be seen as a "cause" when it comes to legalizing drugs. The symbol's history may easily be misinterpreted, even though it shouldn't be during these days!  

(Just guessing here, again.. hey there!) 

 

Bad guess.   Just lots of dead and maimed Canadian soldiers.  
 
Gotta go with you on this one. Banning red poppies? Absurd. https://www.history.com/news/w...

On a slightly related note, my Dad just sent me a few newspaper clippings my grandmother saved, about my grandfather home on leave while serving on the USS Boise. To tiny little Rufe, Oklahoma. The Boise had seen extensive action - see 'Battle of Cape Esperance' - to my knowledge my grandfather never talked about it.
c.


 
Thanks for educating me, I wasn't aware of this:
Germans unleashed lethal chlorine gas for the first time in the war.
Nothing to defend, here.

My great grandpa fled from Flanders (Belgium) to Germany, escaping the then and there draft in the early years of WWI. I and my offspring (three kids of two different moms) still have his (Flanders) second name. 
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Posted: Nov 6, 2020 - 9:13am



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Sorry for not being knowledgeable, as per your standards. ~ Apparently only capable of viewing the world from a (mostly uneducated?) hun's den.  To be honest, Armistice Day is nothing we celebrate here in this country... 

Deep in my memory I must have heard of it before, but I've in-between forgotten about it. No offense meant... 

"Interestingly", Nov. 11, at the 11th hr. and 11 mins. in this country, the carnival-season begins (which I've always abhorred bc of it's craziness). Honestly, I don't know if there is any correlation involved?!

*peace*
 
No offence taken.   

FWIW, I am a well socialized freemarket economist.  I view the punitive features of the Treaty of Versailles as the single most important reason for the rise of Hitler's fascist movement and the start of World War II in the European theatre.  

American lead-NATO has clearly not taken lessons from that period, witness the recent NATO membership of several former Warsaw Pact countries.

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Posted: Nov 6, 2020 - 9:08am



 westslope wrote:


 Ohmsen wrote:


 ......
Mixup of intentions and meanings involved? Poppy can easily be seen as a "cause" when it comes to legalizing drugs. The symbol's history may easily be misinterpreted, even though it shouldn't be during these days!  

(Just guessing here, again.. hey there!) 

 

Bad guess.   Just lots of dead and maimed Canadian soldiers.  
 
Gotta go with you on this one. Banning red poppies? Absurd. https://www.history.com/news/w...

On a slightly related note, my Dad just sent me a few newspaper clippings my grandmother saved, about my grandfather home on leave while serving on the USS Boise. To tiny little Rufe, Oklahoma. The Boise had seen extensive action - see 'Battle of Cape Esperance' - to my knowledge my grandfather never talked about it.
c.

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Posted: Nov 6, 2020 - 8:56am



 westslope wrote:


 Ohmsen wrote:


 ......
Mixup of intentions and meanings involved? Poppy can easily be seen as a "cause" when it comes to legalizing drugs. The symbol's history may easily be misinterpreted, even though it shouldn't be during these days!  

(Just guessing here, again.. hey there!) 

 

Bad guess.   Just lots of dead and maimed Canadian soldiers.  
 

Sorry for not being knowledgeable, as per your standards. ~ Apparently only capable of viewing the world from a (mostly uneducated?) hun's den.  To be honest, Armistice Day is nothing we celebrate here in this country... 

Deep in my memory I must have heard of it before, but I've in-between forgotten about it. No offense meant... 

"Interestingly", Nov. 11, at the 11th hr. and 11 mins. in this country, the carnival-season begins (which I've always abhorred bc of it's craziness). Honestly, I don't know if there is any correlation involved?!

*peace*
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Posted: Nov 6, 2020 - 8:50am



 Ohmsen wrote:


 ......
Mixup of intentions and meanings involved? Poppy can easily be seen as a "cause" when it comes to legalizing drugs. The symbol's history may easily be misinterpreted, even though it shouldn't be during these days!  

(Just guessing here, again.. hey there!) 

 

Bad guess.   Just lots of dead and maimed Canadian soldiers.  
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