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Old 07-01-10, 10:56 AM   #1
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Happy Brithday CANADA

Happy 143th Canada,you don't look a day over 140.
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The old girl is aging well.

Going down to the party at the lake later on.
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A GREAT country. Happy Birthday. Had to say that... My wife is Canadian. We miss the trips to Canada when we were living in Vermont.
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Happy Canada Day to all my friends up north.

Eh?
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Happy Canada Day to all my friends up north.

Eh?
You have a special day for one of the countries that used to be part of the commonwealth? (Emphasis on the wealth bit)

Have a good day and well done for lasting so long without us.
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Every day is Canada day in Seattle; we continue to be ever vigilant about incursions from the North.

I have 4 thoughts about Canada this week:

1. Would love to get back to Tofino for another vacation, but it's a grueling all-day drive from here, and no one flies there from Seattle any more.
2. Somebody send me some Timbits.
3. Colleague of mine is moving to Vancouver, and is looking for a condo. Real estate prices about 2x Seattle. You guys need a good recession up there to bring things down a bit.
4. Very much looking forward to the Whistler Gran Fondo in September.

Happy Canada Day!

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What's the point of a party if no one tells a joke, eh?

Conjoined twins walk into a pub in Toronto and park themselves on a bar stool.

One of them says to the bartender, "Don't mind us, we're joined at the hip. I'm Micky, he's Jim. Two Molson Canadian beers please."

The bartender, feeling slightly awkward, tries to make polite conversation while pouring the beers. "Been on holiday yet, lads?"

"Off to England next month," says Micky. "We go to England every year, hire a car, and drive for miles, don't we, Jim?" Jim agrees.

"Ah, England!" says the bartender. "Wonderful country ... the history, the beer, the culture..."

"Nah, we don't like that British crap," says Micky. "Hamburgers & Molson's beer, that's us, eh, Jim? And we can't stand the English; they're so arrogant and rude, not civil and polite like us Canadians."

"So why keep going to England?" asks the bartender.

"It's the only chance Jim gets to drive."
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You have a special day for one of the countries that used to be part of the commonwealth? (Emphasis on the wealth bit)

Have a good day and well done for lasting so long without us.
Former member of the British Empire, current member of the Commonwealth. We even have the Queen here to celebrate.
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What's the point of a party if no one tells a joke, eh?

Conjoined twins walk into a pub in Toronto and park themselves on a bar stool.

One of them says to the bartender, "Don't mind us, we're joined at the hip. I'm Micky, he's Jim. Two Molson Canadian beers please."

The bartender, feeling slightly awkward, tries to make polite conversation while pouring the beers. "Been on holiday yet, lads?"

"Off to England next month," says Micky. "We go to England every year, hire a car, and drive for miles, don't we, Jim?" Jim agrees.

"Ah, England!" says the bartender. "Wonderful country ... the history, the beer, the culture..."

"Nah, we don't like that British crap," says Micky. "Hamburgers & Molson's beer, that's us, eh, Jim? And we can't stand the English; they're so arrogant and rude, not civil and polite like us Canadians."

"So why keep going to England?" asks the bartender.

"It's the only chance Jim gets to drive."
OMG thats hilarious. I near wet myself laughing. To all our friends up North enjoy your special day eh. We'll have ours on Sunday. Idiots are already setting off stuff you should only hear in a true war zone
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I still remember a Sens game in Ottawa, packed house for the playoffs, when the roof of the building suddenly lifted three feet with

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
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Old 07-01-10, 08:43 PM   #12
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One of the most touching tributes to Canada I've ever heard was delivered by everyone's favourite clown, Red Skelton. It was a takeoff on his Pledge of Allegiance.
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http://www.shrineclowns.com/media/Sk...e_O-Canada.mp3
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I still remember a Sens game in Ottawa, packed house for the playoffs, when the roof of the building suddenly lifted three feet with

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
I live in BC, I don't speak French, I'm an ex-Yank, but my contribution to Canadian culture is that I always sing the anthem in its original French!

O Canada!
Terre de nos aïeux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!
Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,
Il sait porter la croix.
Ton histoire est une épopée,
Des plus brillants exploits.
Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Bien sur, mes amis!

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Well, if Canada is so great, how do they explain jdon?
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More people per capita come to Hawaii each year than from any other place. In fact here in Kailua we used to have the only Smitty's outside of Canada (sadly, they closed some years ago). So warmest Aloha from Hawaii and keep spending money here - our economy needs it!
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As Canada's ambassador to New Jersey, I can only say, excellence requires no explanation.
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More people per capita come to Hawaii each year than from any other place. In fact here in Kailua we used to have the only Smitty's outside of Canada (sadly, they closed some years ago). So warmest Aloha from Hawaii and keep spending money here - our economy needs it!
You can't lose with Hawaii's beaches, weather and best of all, people. When I was a kid we always spent Spring break and/or Christmas there. It remains one of my favorite places.
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Every day is Canada day in Seattle; we continue to be ever vigilant about incursions from the North.!
In celebration of Canada Day, the U.S. border patrol has warned hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail they will be fined if they hike from Canada into the U.S. without stopping at a legal port of entry. A legal point of entry is 50 miles from the Pacific Crest Trail. By contrast, Canada has set up a system allowing hikers who are traveling south to north on the Pacific Crest Trail to download an entry form that gives them temporary entrance to Canada.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...thikers02.html

I feel so much safer now knowing that hordes of Canadian hikers can't swoop down across the border to get us.
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In celebration of Canada Day, the U.S. border patrol has warned hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail they will be fined if they hike from Canada into the U.S. without stopping at a legal port of entry. A legal point of entry is 50 miles from the Pacific Crest Trail. By contrast, Canada has set up a system allowing hikers who are traveling south to north on the Pacific Crest Trail to download an entry form that gives them temporary entrance to Canada.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...thikers02.html

I feel so much safer now knowing that hordes of Canadian hikers can't swoop down across the border to get us.
The only way to truely protect the US is to control the border around North America. Travel within N.A. should not involve customs. That is for another thread or forum though.
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The only way to truely protect the US is to control the border around North America. Travel within N.A. should not involve customs. That is for another thread or forum though.
I would agree with both of your points.


Bengeboy - Whistler?

You doing it? I am, although if I don't get off my rear end and book a hotel in Vancouver for night before - I will end up sleeping in the car. I suspect my wife and daughters would not find that amusing.
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Bengeboy - Whistler?

You doing it? I am, although if I don't get off my rear end and book a hotel in Vancouver for night before - I will end up sleeping in the car. I suspect my wife and daughters would not find that amusing.
Definitely doing it. I still haven't booked my Vancouver hotel, but I'm planning to go up Friday, do the ride to Whistler Saturday, and then (possibly) ride back to Vancouver Sunday morning.
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Definitely doing it. I still haven't booked my Vancouver hotel, but I'm planning to go up Friday, do the ride to Whistler Saturday, and then (possibly) ride back to Vancouver Sunday morning.
See you boys there. I will be riding a white and purple Lynskey.
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You gentlemen who are going to be in Whistler should contact Maelstrom or someone from that area and find out a suitable establishment where you could gather to under go a debriefing as to the trials and tribulations of being a mature rider of the GranFondo. One of you should be wearing an easily reconizeable item of apparel to enable the rest to locate them in the crowd.
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You gentlemen who are going to be in Whistler should contact Maelstrom or someone from that area and find out a suitable establishment where you could gather to under go a debriefing as to the trials and tribulations of being a mature rider of the GranFondo. One of you should be wearing an easily reconizeable item of apparel to enable the rest to locate them in the crowd.
Earlier, I offered to buy a beer for anyone from the 50+ forum who meets at the Longhorn Bar, just introduce yourself w/your BF forum handle.

All you have to do is figure out how to find me...
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