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02-23-2010 10:45 PM  10 years ago
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OICU812

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Tom Brokaw Explains Canada to the American people

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...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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02-24-2010 12:00 AM  10 years ago
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Wow, a population of 34 million for the 2nd largest country in the world and 90% living along the US border. That's a real eye-opener for me. I'm beginning to comprehend the reality of some of the comments made, like you can travel for days without meeting a soul.Vegetable rights and Peace
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02-24-2010 12:26 AM  10 years ago
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Schools here hardly teach anything about Canada. Media never talk about what's going on in Canada. Most American don't know anything about Canada.ಠ_ಠ HBK2 built with inexpensive parts! ٩๏̯͡๏)۶ Gaui425
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02-24-2010 12:36 AM  10 years ago
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That's a little sad Zaw. We learn quite a bit about the US in school. Most Canadians in some point in there life have been asked a silly question by an American about Canada. My buddy used to work for that Surrey crossing in the video and he had a couple of guys in mid June come up with 2 sleds wondering where the closest snow is. Like come on, just because you cross the 49th parallel the weather doesn't change!
That was a good video though!
I would rather be in a boat, with a drink on the rocks, then in the drink, with a boat on the rocks!
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02-24-2010 12:55 AM  10 years ago
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tzclark,, don't feel to bad, I once had an American on the phone ask me where Vermont is (I was odering parts for my Boat)Jim
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02-24-2010 01:47 AM  10 years ago
OICU812

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Well I shared this as I find often across forums there is allot that is unknown to my southern friends is all. ...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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02-24-2010 01:55 AM  10 years ago
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Very nice. Thanks for posting!
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02-24-2010 02:05 AM  10 years ago
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Canada should regard Benedict Arnold as a hero. If he didnt attack the wrong city, America would have taken Canada.Champion,Magic,MiniBoy,Xcell60+50,Intrepid,Intrepid Gas,Baron30,Whisper,300X,mCPXv1v2,Concept,Nexus
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02-24-2010 03:35 AM  10 years ago
Kevin Dalrymple

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There is a lot to learn about Canada. It is a very friendly place with good people. I have many friends that have come and are living here. I have traveled to Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto Edmonton. and many parts of Quebec. It is beautiful country. But you can have you air force back. The Canadian geese are pooping all over the place down here.
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02-24-2010 04:16 AM  10 years ago
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They will be coming home soon Rymps! Pretty random comment helibeast?? Don't get me wrong, we have some clueless people up here too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seYUbVa7L7w
I would rather be in a boat, with a drink on the rocks, then in the drink, with a boat on the rocks!
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02-24-2010 05:16 AM  10 years ago
Chuck Bole

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Schools here hardly teach anything about Canada. Media never talk about what's going on in Canada. Most American don't know anything about Canada.
Not surprising.. They barely teach anything about America..
My Daughter said they watched CSI for science class.. The Public schools in Tulsa are a joke.. Worried more about their "School dist. cars and the buses" but the students don't have enough text books to go around...
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02-24-2010 06:23 AM  10 years ago
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This might help explain my random comment..The Battle of Quebec ..Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold led a force of about 1,200 American army forces and Canadian militia in a multi-pronged attack on the city, which, due to bad weather and bad timing, did not start well, and ended with Montgomery dead, Arnold wounded, and Daniel Morgan and more than 400 men captured. Following a somewhat ineffectual five-month siege, the American forces were driven to retreat by the arrival of ships from England carrying British troops in early May 1776. The battle was the first military defeat for the Continental Army.

Arnold attacked the wrong city against orders and blew the chance to kick the English out of Canada, and it wouldn't have been a British commonwealth(contingent on the treaty of Paris).....This is just something I remembered from history class, when they actually taught history.
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02-24-2010 03:35 PM  10 years ago
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Pretty random comment helibeast?? Don't get me wrong, we have some clueless people up here too.
Funny. I stole that joke from my friend i work with and he is a Canadian native from Toronto.

The Canadians do have a great sense of humor. Look at The Red Green Show. Supprized they don't show that here in the states for shop class.
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02-24-2010 08:42 PM  10 years ago
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hey, they've got Terrence and Phillips too!!!
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02-24-2010 09:10 PM  10 years ago
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You want good Canadian humor, check out the trailer park boys, it's funny because it's true.

As for the great American attack on Canada, it wasn't the wrong city so much as you just got your ass kicked. You can look for it under "The battle for Quebec" 1775 (December 31st actually so 1776 is close enough) The size of both armies were equal, there were no reinforcments (on our side), we didn't need them as we only lost 20 casualties to your 500 so it wasn't that we grew in numbers, you just kept shrinking as you were losing. Maybe that just made it seem like we got reinforcments. We didn't. If you really want the truth, it was the americans that pressed the attack after MONTGOMERY got reinforcments.

After that, you stayed away for a few reasons, not the least of which was the raping of washington that resulted in us burning down the whitehouse. We specificly choose that building for two reasons, one was the fact it would make the largest political noise, and second, simply, because we could. And after you looted York (Toronto) we felt you deserved it. Hey, at least in Canada we are fair.....

And one final correction for Helibeast. Your goal was never to kick anyone out of Canada, you were just trying, unsuccessfully, to garner our support in your war against the british. You wanted the Canadians on your side. You failed.

And NO, I would not have mentioned ANY of this has some american not come in yet again and acted as if we in Canada owe anyone in the states for some incorrect assumption by most americans that they somehow saved the world.

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02-24-2010 09:19 PM  10 years ago
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Rymps, You might want to reconsider. Fighter pilots from Canada are regularly the best on the planet. I forget the name of the compitition but it is something like top gun and Canadians walk away with it regularly.

If anyone knows where the results for this are listed, please let us know.

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02-24-2010 11:26 PM  10 years ago
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hey, they've got Terrence and Phillips too!!!
I ask everyone from Canada if they watch it.
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02-24-2010 11:52 PM  10 years ago
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Nothing but positive to say from my trips there.I was surprised how nice downtown Toronto was.

I remember seeing a prison with an outdoor hockey rink.Those must be some tough games.
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02-25-2010 02:27 AM  10 years ago
Kevin Dalrymple

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Rymps, You might want to reconsider. Fighter pilots from Canada are regularly the best on the planet. I forget the name of the compitition but it is something like top gun and Canadians walk away with it regularly.
You are right about the Canadian pilots. They have a big air show presentation that I heard is better than the Blue angles. I have seen some of there air show stuff at some of the auto races i have been to up there. The Canadians love auto racing.

But I was talking about the Canadian bombers. They are pretty good at fighting the ground war with there poop. I have unfortunately been a casualty of the bombing many times.
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02-25-2010 02:45 AM  10 years ago
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I posted the video for informational purposes. Canada never has been or will be super power in military. But remember canadians in general don't care about that fact either. History is history it makes no difference to me, my future and my friends and families future is where I focus on, we can't change what's allready taken place. ...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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