The US better dust off those Canuck invasion plans


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Postby eldrick » Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:07 pm

tafnut wrote:
Daisy wrote:As far as I know the gene pool for the rest of us is in pretty good shape.


I should hope so! With all the Jutes, Angles, Saxons, Normans, Bretons, Celts, Nords, Swedes, Danes, etc. in your last 2000 years, you guys are as much mongrels as we are!


apart from the celts, i believe all he rest are all just varieties of "germans", so i don't think there is that much mongrelisation ( all those invaders were genetically pretty much the same )

from brittanica, i remember reading all the germanic tribes migrated from southern scandanavia ~ 3000y ago, into central/western europe

strictly i suppose, they are probably mostly all scandanavian descendants ( "german" is probably only a relevant demarcation in terms of their different languages/dialects )
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Postby MJD » Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:34 am

mojo wrote:Name three famous Canadians.


I assume that this contest has expired.

Here are ten.
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Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:19 am

MJD wrote:Here are ten.


AG Bell is the only famous 'famous' one, and of course his work was done in the USA. :o
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Postby MJD » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:27 am

Hardly. You can trace a direct line from Brantford to the TFN website.


"It was in Brantford that Bell's greatest idea was born."
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Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:21 am

MJD wrote:Hardly. You can trace a direct line from Brantford to the TFN website."


You must get very good reception then!
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Postby MJD » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:18 am

Note that there are two Brantford types on that list of 10.
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Postby JRM » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:03 am

tafnut wrote:
MJD wrote:Here are ten.


AG Bell is the only famous 'famous' one, and of course his work was done in the USA. :o


Wayne who?
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Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:05 am

JRM wrote:Wayne who?


Wayne Chung TONIGHT! [athletes were not fair game, cuz we can name quite a few tracksters!]
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Postby JRM » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:58 am

tafnut wrote:
JRM wrote:Wayne who?


Wayne Chung TONIGHT! [athletes were not fair game, cuz we can name quite a few tracksters!]


Thanks for putting that song in my head...

Also, I don't think politicians should count either. Of course, if those Canucks did things the good ol' California way, Wayne Gretzky would *be* one too -- the Great One Prime Minister, anyone? Popularity and star-struckness before qualifications!
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Postby mojo » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:10 pm

MJD wrote:
mojo wrote:Name three famous Canadians.


I assume that this contest has expired.

Here are ten.



Most of those people are only "famous' up here.

Thanks for the additional authors JRM- you named some great ones!


Those Minutemen guys and gals are so creepy-look like Hells Angels /KluKlux Klan members. :shock: :shock: :twisted:
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Postby cullman » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:05 pm

I can name five off the top of my head...the Dionne quintuplets. So is Boston's favourite son, Bobby Orr. Howabout Elizabeth Arden, Percy Faith, Jim Naismith, Fred Banting and Winnie the Pooh? If you guys think Alex Bell (wasn't he born in Scotland?) and Jim Naismith are American, then I guess we can claim Leon Trotsky, The Friendly Giant and Gugu Marconi as Canadian because they did some of their best work north of the 49th. Sitting Bull lived in Canada for four years. Sister Aimee Semple was Canadian and so was Superman co-creator, Joe Shuster but they did their best work due south.

If a wall was put up between the Canada and US border, I'd miss the Red Sox, bourbon and Veronica Mars. :lol:

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Postby MJD » Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:26 pm

Read another article today that the USAnian public couldn't care less about Paul Martin's comments on the softwood issue. Stop talking about it and turn off the oil taps. THEN they would pay attention.
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Postby Daisy » Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:54 pm

eldrick wrote:
tafnut wrote:
Daisy wrote:As far as I know the gene pool for the rest of us is in pretty good shape.


I should hope so! With all the Jutes, Angles, Saxons, Normans, Bretons, Celts, Nords, Swedes, Danes, etc. in your last 2000 years, you guys are as much mongrels as we are!


apart from the celts, i believe all he rest are all just varieties of "germans", so i don't think there is that much mongrelisation ( all those invaders were genetically pretty much the same )


Historically, don't forget the Romans. And recently contributions from the african and asian gene pool are common. But not among the aritocrats.
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Postby MJD » Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:05 pm

Didn't this all start with the fact that the country has never been successfully invaded? It looks like you've been overrun several times.
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Postby Daisy » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:17 pm

MJD wrote:Didn't this all start with the fact that the country has never been successfully invaded? It looks like you've been overrun several times.


well not since 1066. theroetically everyone since then has been welcomed with open arms.
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Postby slowcoach » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:55 pm

Daisy wrote:
MJD wrote:Didn't this all start with the fact that the country has never been successfully invaded? It looks like you've been overrun several times.


well not since 1066. theroetically everyone since then has been welcomed with open arms.


Or since then they've been doing the overrunning. :evil:
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Postby MJD » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:40 pm

77% say cut off the US:

Go for it.
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:09 pm

From that article:

Seventy-one per cent of respondents agreed with the statement: "I value and respect the United States and its citizens -- it's just that I disagree fundamentally with their government."

At the risk of getting this post or thread pulled, that's about the same as on this side of the border.


Edit: and the funny/sad thing about this story on trade issues is that 99% of Americans don't have any idea it is one (a story, that is).
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Postby MJD » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:34 pm

Do you think they would if they turned off the taps? My guess would be yes.
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:46 pm

Well, then it would be back to those Canuck invasion plans for us.
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Postby cullman » Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:19 pm

Bring it on and bring your college track scholarships and maybe a little tax reform with you. Also...make sure you get the Toronto Blue Jays to play "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch instead of that dumbass song, "OK, Blue Jays." Don't mess with hockey or curling if you know what's good for you.

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Postby bad hammy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:01 pm

bad hammy wrote:Edit: and the funny/sad thing about this story on trade issues is that 99% of Americans don't have any idea it is one (a story, that is).

Hey, it made it to the top of CNN's home page. There is hope yet that another 2 or 3% of Americans will hear about this.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/americas/ ... index.html
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Postby mojo » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:24 pm

bad hammy wrote:From that article:

Seventy-one per cent of respondents agreed with the statement: "I value and respect the United States and its citizens -- it's just that I disagree fundamentally with their government."

At the risk of getting this post or thread pulled, that's about the same as on this side of the border.


Edit: and the funny/sad thing about this story on trade issues is that 99% of Americans don't have any idea it is one (a story, that is).


I said just about the same thing but then deleted as I figured I'd save gh the trouble. :wink:
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