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02-21-2010 04:43 PM

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 05:02 PM

Thank goodness we won the war of 1812 ;)

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 05:07 PM

I went to a casino across the border in Canada once….Ya..Ya…Nice folks actually but they didn’t let me win any money!

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 05:54 PM

I have learned one thing in life if you want to win money you have to work for it.
Casinos are made to win.

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 06:31 PM

Thanks! I seen this on opening day of the games.

Living so close to Canada, we have never considered Canadians as foreigners.

Canadian curlers come to our town every April, to our Last Chance Bonspiel.

They used to go back home with most of the prizes. LOL

Lately some of the USA teams have been winning.

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#5 posted 02-21-2010 08:15 PM

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#6 posted 02-21-2010 08:33 PM

Growing up I lived for 4 months every year in Canada. I consider it my second home.

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 12:03 AM

200 views not many comments, did some Americans got a surprised of neighbour country?

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#8 posted 02-22-2010 12:46 AM

I don’t know GMman… I would have considered all that stuff common knowledge. Maybe people look, see it’s stuff they know, and don’t have anything more to say.

I think Brokaw puts WAY TOO MUCH emphasis on Ken Taylor being hooked up with the CIA. There is almost more discussion of that in his little clip than about the world wars. I figured out myself (in the ‘80s) that he must have been working with the US. But he was a folk hero nevertheless and even came to our school to talk.

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#9 posted 02-22-2010 01:03 AM

I agree with mtkate, not really sure what the intended point was of that piece. There was no great realizations in that.

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#10 posted 02-22-2010 01:33 AM

just for the record, you guys didn’t win the war of 1812. it was fought to a draw, and is the reason the whitehouse is white, it was painted white to cover the fire damage from us trying to burn it down.

other than that, it was a nice piece. I kinda like my country.

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#11 posted 02-22-2010 02:15 AM

I think Canada deserves its national pride, which was the point of the piece. The Olympic Games have been entertaining and very classy, in spite of one unfortunate death and some bad weather problems they’ve had to deal with. I’m on the US west coast, and Canadians are our most valuable neighbors. I’ve found them to be a generous people with great integrity. I appreciated that film, and I think Brokaw chose some fine scenery and historic examples to show a sweeping view of a large country, all within an edited clip in under four minutes.


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#12 posted 02-22-2010 02:19 AM

What is conveniently missing from this little presentation is the fact that Canadian socialized healthcare is financed by the US Taxpayer. That is indisputable fact.

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#13 posted 02-22-2010 02:30 AM

poopiekat what you post as comments goes in one ear and just as quick out the other one so bug off my post.

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#14 posted 02-22-2010 02:52 AM

Too Funny.

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#15 posted 02-22-2010 02:57 AM

Km that is not funny he was told my Martin to stay away, maybe you don’t know but Martin is the boss here.

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