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Post by durangopipe » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:19 pm

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8 minutes from my house. I still haven't been, but hope to soon.
You're fortunate to be so close.We'd love to visit the museum one day.

Many years ago, my wife and I spent a few days at Tsa Kwa Luten lodge located on the Cape Mudge Reserve on the southern tip of Quadra Island. We were visiting Vancouver Island on a fishing trip. One of the Potlach Collection museums of repatriated indigenous peoples' artifacts is there.

We were befriended by a couple from Victoria, the husband a computer company owner and his wife a Native American of Wi Wai Kai,Cape Mudge, Heritage. He was an avid salmon fisherman and we hit it off.

The museum is amazing, and the setting is spectacular.

I know no nation is perfect, but my wife and I are very fond of Canada, and Canadians have been very gracious and kind to us. Most of our vacation trips, for years, were to B.C.
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On my way to Canadian ebay right now.

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Canadian bishops pitch in to raise funds for Holy Sepulchre restoration
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Canada’s Catholic bishops have joined forces with the Greek Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox bishops in Canada to raise money for restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

The holiest shrine in Christianity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is widely believed to be the place where Christ’s tomb is located. It is occupied and operated primarily by Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian clergy with some participation by the Orthodox Copts, Syrians and Ethiopians.

Claims and counterclaims on the church have been contentious over the centuries. A balance was codified by a Sultan’s decree of 1853, known as the status quo. Today that same law is enforced by Israeli authorities.

Co-operation between the churches to restore the crumbling structure of the Aedicule, an 1810 structure built around the tomb of Christ, marks a new spirit of practical, ecumenism.

In March the Latin Custody of the Holy Land, operated by the Franciscans, announced work would begin on the church after Orthodox Easter in April. While the site remains open to pilgrims, work will continue into 2017 with financial support from the Vatican, the Greek government and Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

The three Canadian churches have jointly established the Holy Sepulchre Restoration Fund 2016. Catholics can contribute by sending cheques to the fund at the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2500 Don Reid Dr., Ottawa, Ont. K1H 2J2. …




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Re: Canada in the News

Post by Sir Moose » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:42 am

Canada resorts to cruel and unusual punishment to deter drunk driving
“When we catch you, and we will catch you, on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a year’s driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the office’s copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail,” reads the post, alongside a photo of Nickelback’s 2001 album Silver Side Up.

“So please, let’s not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback. You don’t drink and drive and we won’t make you listen to it.”
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Re: Canada in the News

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CodeMonkey wrote:Fart in Parliament
The 'fart' in question has a name: Justin T.

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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

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Re: Canada in the News

Post by Thunktank » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:19 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:42 am
Canada resorts to cruel and unusual punishment to deter drunk driving
“When we catch you, and we will catch you, on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a year’s driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the office’s copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail,” reads the post, alongside a photo of Nickelback’s 2001 album Silver Side Up.

“So please, let’s not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback. You don’t drink and drive and we won’t make you listen to it.”
Lol!

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Post by Hovannes » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:42 pm

One excellent reason not to ride the Greyhound Bus in Canada
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/11 ... eedom.html
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Post by Rusty » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:53 am

Hovannes wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:42 pm
One excellent reason not to ride the Greyhound Bus in Canada
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/11 ... eedom.html
He said he wouldn't do it again and he would stay on his medication. What else do you want?
The bus is a coincidental location. So it isn't about buses. It's where he was when God told him to kill the man. Surely you can't be objecting to complying with God's requests? Maybe you should explain.

You're much safer with an atheist than a christian. Frankly, I think atheism is quite helpful in these cases. If atheists get a request from God.... "No. And I don't believe in you .... La la la la.... I can't hear you." See?
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Post by Rusty » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:47 am

Refugees cross to Canada to escape Donald Trump

You don't see Canada threatening to build a wall.
I suspect that escaping DT is only a part of the motivation. Some of them are probably just trying to listen to RevThom on the radio and perhaps meet for a social evening and a slushy.

These folks have no idea how to dress to walk to Canada in the winter. RevThom? You need to be talking on the radio about how to dress to walk to Canada in the winter. It's a wonder that they don't freeze to death. Perhaps some enterprising soul could put in a Beavertail & Hot Chocolate stand somewhere on the way? "Welcome to Canada! No, no.... don't run away. Have a Beavertail and a Hot Chocolate."
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Post by Hovannes » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:05 am

Rusty wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:53 am
Hovannes wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:42 pm
One excellent reason not to ride the Greyhound Bus in Canada
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/11 ... eedom.html
He said he wouldn't do it again and he would stay on his medication. What else do you want?
The bus is a coincidental location. So it isn't about buses. It's where he was when God told him to kill the man. Surely you can't be objecting to complying with God's requests? Maybe you should explain.

You're much safer with an atheist than a christian. Frankly, I think atheism is quite helpful in these cases. If atheists get a request from God.... "No. And I don't believe in you .... La la la la.... I can't hear you." See?
So Canadian cannibals are more sincere than Canadian Christians? An intriguing notion. A real comfort to the boy's mother, I'm sure.
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Post by Hovannes » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:10 am

Rusty wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:47 am
Refugees cross to Canada to escape Donald Trump

You don't see Canada threatening to build a wall.
I suspect that escaping DT is only a part of the motivation. Some of them are probably just trying to listen to RevThom on the radio and perhaps meet for a social evening and a slushy.

These folks have no idea how to dress to walk to Canada in the winter. RevThom? You need to be talking on the radio about how to dress to walk to Canada in the winter. It's a wonder that they don't freeze to death. Perhaps some enterprising soul could put in a Beavertail & Hot Chocolate stand somewhere on the way? "Welcome to Canada! Have a Beavertail and a Hot Chocolate."
If the US Dept of Justice armed Canadian narcotics gangs with fully automatic machine guns, Canada might build a wall. Igloo style. Less costly, environmentally sound, and will be good for ten months out of the year.
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Post by Rusty » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:20 am

Hovannes wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:05 am
Rusty wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:53 am
Hovannes wrote:
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:42 pm
One excellent reason not to ride the Greyhound Bus in Canada
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/11 ... eedom.html
He said he wouldn't do it again and he would stay on his medication. What else do you want?
The bus is a coincidental location. So it isn't about buses. It's where he was when God told him to kill the man. Surely you can't be objecting to complying with God's requests? Maybe you should explain.

You're much safer with an atheist than a christian. Frankly, I think atheism is quite helpful in these cases. If atheists get a request from God.... "No. And I don't believe in you .... La la la la.... I can't hear you." See?
So Canadian cannibals are more sincere than Canadian Christians? An intriguing notion. A real comfort to the boy's mother, I'm sure.
Christian cannibals. Hmmm..This is sort of redundant, eh? It's sufficient just to say Christian.
Also he has a mental illness... other than his Christian faith.
What would you advocate?
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Post by Rusty » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:34 am

Hovannes wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:10 am
Rusty wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:47 am
Refugees cross to Canada to escape Donald Trump

You don't see Canada threatening to build a wall.
I suspect that escaping DT is only a part of the motivation. Some of them are probably just trying to listen to RevThom on the radio and perhaps meet for a social evening and a slushy.

These folks have no idea how to dress to walk to Canada in the winter. RevThom? You need to be talking on the radio about how to dress to walk to Canada in the winter. It's a wonder that they don't freeze to death. Perhaps some enterprising soul could put in a Beavertail & Hot Chocolate stand somewhere on the way? "Welcome to Canada! Have a Beavertail and a Hot Chocolate."
If the US Dept of Justice armed Canadian narcotics gangs with fully automatic machine guns, Canada might build a wall. Igloo style. Less costly, environmentally sound, and will be good for ten months out of the year.
Wut? You need to explain. This one sailed over my head.
These are Somalis in this case, refugees from those seven Muslim countries, that emigrated from all of that. They don't even have appropriate winter clothing for Manitoba. What are you thinking?
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Re: Canada in the News

Post by AFRS » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:40 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:34 am
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:10 am
Rusty wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:47 am
Refugees cross to Canada to escape Donald Trump

You don't see Canada threatening to build a wall.
I suspect that escaping DT is only a part of the motivation. Some of them are probably just trying to listen to RevThom on the radio and perhaps meet for a social evening and a slushy.

These folks have no idea how to dress to walk to Canada in the winter. RevThom? You need to be talking on the radio about how to dress to walk to Canada in the winter. It's a wonder that they don't freeze to death. Perhaps some enterprising soul could put in a Beavertail & Hot Chocolate stand somewhere on the way? "Welcome to Canada! Have a Beavertail and a Hot Chocolate."
If the US Dept of Justice armed Canadian narcotics gangs with fully automatic machine guns, Canada might build a wall. Igloo style. Less costly, environmentally sound, and will be good for ten months out of the year.
Wut? You need to explain. This one sailed over my head.
These are Somalis in this case, refugees from those seven Muslim countries, that emigrated from all of that. They don't even have appropriate winter clothing for Manitoba. What are you thinking?
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Re: Canada in the News

Post by durangopipe » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:09 pm

:rotfl:

This is the most "Canadian" news story I have ever read.
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Re: Canada in the News

Post by Hovannes » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:28 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:20 am
What would you advocate?
A buffet featuring Canadian Bacon?
Perhaps a stay at an institution that would make sure he takes his meds?
At the very least, a membership to Jenny Craig?
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