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Subject: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:16 PM

Yes, Canada. Glorious Canada. The country that I am proud to call my own. O Canada!

The great thing about Canada is that it's virtually immune to serious criticism. This is because it's such a nice place. Canada has no enemies. We did have an enemy once, when the USA tried to invade in 1812-14, but we got together our squads of attack beavers, moose commandos, and unemployed hosers, and we stopped 'em dead in their tracks, eh?

Canada has seamlessly combined capitalism and socialism in a savoury mix that delights the pallet and pays for the medical bills. Canada is shamelessly liberal, and proud of it!

Canada has 4 (count 'em!), 4 silly political parties that are all secretly run by the rich people, but it's okay because you can count on them all not to do anything too drastic. Canada will never launch a pre-emptive attack on Iran or Syria.

Canada is the home of hockey, maple syrup, snowshoes, and Don Cherry.

Canada rules, eh? We are the teflon country. You can make fun of us, but you can't come up with anything that really sticks, cos we are Canadian, eh? Totally decent!


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: DougR
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:19 PM

Congratulations, L.H., for living in a sin-free country.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:26 PM

Poutine


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Megan L
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:26 PM

Ah Little Hawk m'dear sure there are that many Orcadians ower there its no wonder it is almost paradise :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:42 PM

"Poutine"

Is that supposed to be a positive or a negative?

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:47 PM

Appropriate thread for the 40th anniversary of our glorious Maple Leaf. Yep, it was fourty years ago today that we raised the new Canadian flag and let the Union Jack off.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:47 PM

Jean Poutine was the last Prime Minister.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: jimmyt
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:47 PM

Besides, all the waitresses on Interstate 75 that runs from Michigan to Florida, are always fighting to get to serve the Canadian snowbirds on thier way south so they can earn thoes 25 cent tips for good service. Good deal eh? grin


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: DougR
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:48 PM

L.H.: I do have some hope for Canada though. I'm not sure if all parts of Canada are able to do so, but I believe that your government finally overcame it's timidity about allowing Fox News Network to be viewed in Canada. Now that a fair and balanced report of the news will be available to Canadians, I will expect to see many more fair and balanced political posts made by Mudcatters residing there.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:52 PM

Mmmm... ever have poutine with fried onions and ground beef mixed in? yeah, baybee!


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:00 PM

Here's another splendid Canadian innovation - BS: Flickr - this is fun...

I sometimes wonder if, looking at Canada, some of its southern neighbours think maybe they'd have done better, back in the 18th century, to have sorted out that little squabble with England in some another way?


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:03 PM

And you call yourself a Cormier ? From The Island ? Eating that Uppity Canada crap ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:16 PM

Yep, I do. Yep, I am. and Yep, I does... but those Quebecois only do it 'alf way, dere... Fries with the Works is the PEI version of it...


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:27 PM

Round here, in the heart of Acadie, poutine means poutines râpées, and "the works" is brown sugar. Come to think of it, pork fat, potatoes and brown sugar ain't that good for ya either, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:28 PM

When I was traveling through I was impressed by the quality of the newspapers in Canada. Good articles, treating topics with respect and in depth. On the other hand, many, many of the smaller towns don't seem to have a newspaper at all, and it's difficult to find a newspaper from the big cities. Why is that?

By the way, someone is missing a good bet in our public terminals, whether train, plane, bus or ferry. A room or an area set up for internet service would do a brisk business. Twice I found stand-alone internet computers in a train station- both times, they had not been serviced or monitored. Two dollars a pop to find this out is offputting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:52 PM

The first and only time that I visited Canada [does Toronto count or is it too close to the USA?], I was impressed with how CLEAN the streets were.

And then the paper dollars were in different colors!! It reminded me of monopoly money and I wondered "Is this money for real??".
But I figure it's an expression of creativity for a nation to use more than green to color its money.

But than again, for all I know, EVERY nation but the USA might have different colored paper money.

Maybe only using green paper is another indication of the USA's lack of appreciation for creativity.

Canadian clean streets and Canadian colored money-ah yes!

Ms. Azizi


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:57 PM

Doug: We don't discuss politics in Canada. Kinda like saying to the duchess that something is hanging fom her nose at the dinner table. Just isn't done old man.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:58 PM

.. and you can use the colored money to buy Poutine!

sorry... didn't have lunch.

Brian


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 02:59 PM

One just ignores it and lets it hang. Good manners, wot? And certainly Canadians feel like that about FOX news. We're just to polite to mention that it's crap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: GUEST,Ooh-Aah2
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 03:10 PM

The only thing I don't like about Canada is that they don't play cricket. Surely the joy of this king among games is worth the insignificant labour of removing twenty tons of snow or so off the pitch before a game? If you played cricket, Australia could beat you at it, like they beat you at everything else. This would make Australians feel really good about themselves, as winning at sport is the raison d'etre of the nation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 03:37 PM

You Ozites would NOT have a chance against us in the snowshoe race. Not a chance. Crickets? We got them. Little blighters chirp at night and keep one awake. That's why we can't shovel the snow. Just tooooooooo tired.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: dianavan
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 03:47 PM

Canada is a wonderful country with a very pretty flag and a national anthem that you can actually sing.

You're right about not discussing Canadian politics. We discuss American politics but never discuss Canadian politics in polite company. We read, read, read and then quietly cast our ballot.

You're right about fair and balanced new coverage but alas we still get way too much sensational stuff in the newpapers. CBC radio is an important part of breakfast in many Canadian homes.

You may have heard about the Canadian that helped save Jacque Chirac from an assination by wrestling the rifle away from the attacker. He has become a local politician. Although he is originally from Syria, he will probably do very well in the election. Thats Canada for you! I love it. Real people with an honest desire to serve their community. Doesn't matter where you're from cuz everyone is from somewhere. We're all in the same boat.

I never considered myself a nationalist, but after living here for 30 years, I am definitely a proud Canadian.

I love the healthcare and don't let anyone tell you that it is somehow inadequate. Thats just propaganda so that people in the States don't start pushing for it. All the nasty stories just fuel the move toward privatization.

Same goes for education. Its the best.

I'll stop now but I hope Canada does serves as a beacon for the world. We are not perfect, but I don't know of a better place to live. At least in this country there is hope and compassion.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: artbrooks
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 04:23 PM

It is, of course, an irrefutable historical fact that the United States did not invade the nation of Canada in 1813 and 1814...since Canada did not exist until 1867. The US did invade the British colony of Upper Canada in 1813, after a British force based in Canada moved south and took the American city of Detroit. In 1814, British forces, or Canadian if you prefer, invaded New York but were forced to withdraw after their fleet was defeated (again) on the Great Lakes. The force that burned Washington City in August 1814 originated in Halifax.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Bardford
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 04:29 PM

No cricket in Canada? Pity.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: ToulouseCruise
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 04:43 PM

Not only should Canada serve as a beacon for the world, it also does a mighty fine job of serving bacon to the world... Mmmm.. Canadian back bacon....


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 04:49 PM

Here's cricket in Canada--they look the same.

Here!


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:01 PM

Dominion of Canada. Nation of Canada. Upper Canada. Lower Canada. Whatever. We still have that exqusite set of dishes from your Capitol Building. It's not in Halifax, Lower Canada. It's in a museum vault in Ottawa, Canada, and we are keeping it for tea and company. Beth thanks ever so much.

So much for snooty. It does not become a Canuck. We'll forgive and forget if you will. Friends ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:10 PM

Anyway, LH said you can't stick anything on Canada. Now, apart from Celine Dion, is he right ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:21 PM

Teflon sounds a sneaky sort of label, though - it's the one they always stick on dodgy politicians who get away unscathed when they didn't oughta. "Teflon Tony" for example.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:33 PM

Celine Dion has a divine right. Her left's not bad, either.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:37 PM

Yes, teflon may not have been the best word to use. Can someone suggest a better one? What's that ski wax called?

Canadians welcome Fox News Network to Canada! Not only are we very much in favour of viewing any and all foreign comedy shows, we also believe it's good to keep track of the activities of potentially dangerous political forces in the World, so as to be able to predict what they might do next and be prepared for it. First thing you know, they might try to privatize our health system or...worse than that...buy out Tim Horton's Donuts!!! We won't let 'em do that, eh? No flippin' way!

We have fought back against foreign aggression and subversion in the past by exporting devastating cultural weapons to the USA, such as Lorne Greene, Leslie Nielsen, Paul Anka, Celine Dion and...(drum roll).........William Shatner!!!

Don't flippin' underestimate our retaliatory abilities, Doug. We got more where they came from.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:45 PM

Canada... the castor country. Like water off a beaver.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:48 PM

Gives new meaning to "The true north, STRONG and free." don't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:52 PM

And just in case they became depressed, you sent them Leonard Cohenm to cheer them up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 05:53 PM

"Canada... the castor country. Like water off a beaver."

Be still my beating heart!


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:00 PM

Do beavers eat trout, Dad? Some do. Most just kinda flap their tail at them. True story.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:23 PM

Canada, the Castor Country. We not only rock...we ROLL! And we get along fine with Cuba because "Castro" and "Castor" are practically the same word.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:24 PM

True, LH. But ya gotta admit, there's beaver and there's beaver.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:25 PM

Then there's "Leave it to Beaver", eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:26 PM

And beaver hats.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:28 PM

LOL, and beaver ear muffs. HAHAHA


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:29 PM

We got lots of both. From hats to coats. From Mary Pickford to Pamala Anderson.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:31 PM

Once you've had beaver...


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:31 PM

Pamala ? Pamela ? Spelling? You know who I mean. Use to run on the beach on TV with those big waves bouncing and undulating on the shore.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:33 PM

The show with the twins, right? David Hatsareoff? Yeah. I remember them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:34 PM

Oops. A lot of cross-pissing going on here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: DougR
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:35 PM

Right, brucie, wouldn't want to be exposed to the other side of the story would we?

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: gnu
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:42 PM

..."beaver ear muffs..." Good C****T boy. I just had enough time to turn away from the computer before I lost my beer in the wind. Been a while since I had me old muff muffs on. Then again, they say it's riding a beaver.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: Peace
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:44 PM

Just ain't interested, Doug.


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Subject: RE: BS: Canada - the teflon country
From: beardedbruce
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 06:44 PM

LH,

So who else is still mining, and sending asbestos to the Third World, causing untold misery and death?

Or isn't that a part of Canada you want to talk about?


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