International Politics Debate

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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby Ezra Lb. » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:30 am

Steve Evil wrote::x Grumble grumble grumble. . .


Don't be sore Steve E. We honor our brothers and sisters to the North. Americans can't find Canada on the map but we do honor you. (As long as you do what you're told when you're told.)

Have some respect. We're all that stands between you and Mexico! BWAHAHAHA.... I gotta million of 'em...
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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby Moderator » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:40 am

Ezra Lb. wrote:
Steve Evil wrote::x Grumble grumble grumble. . .


Don't be sore Steve E. We honor our brothers and sisters to the North. Americans can't find Canada on the map but we do honor you. (As long as you do what you're told when you're told.)

Have some respect. We're all that stands between you and Mexico! BWAHAHAHA.... I gotta million of 'em...



Hey, careful. We're heading up north this very weekend. I sincerely HOPE our American pilot can find Canada on a map!?!
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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:21 pm

Canada is America's hat. lol

Aww, Steve Evil, we wuv u.

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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby Steve Evil » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:38 pm

And a damn stylish hat I must say!

Your pilot won't need a map Steve - just keep heading north and you're bound to hit it eventually!

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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby Chuck Messer » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:44 pm

If the pilot should see a right jolly old elf flying a sled pulled by reindeer, then he overshot the mark. Or, he's dropped some acid. Either way, not a good thing.

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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby Robert Nason » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:35 am

Kennedy's personal style put an end to hat-wearing in America. (Excluding the current "fashion" of baseball caps.)
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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:04 am

True, but I've been wearing hats for decades, and hat-making has by no means died out. What I like about the present day, fashionwise, is that just about everything is "in." Vive la diversite!

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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby Chuck Messer » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:34 am

Maybe James Spader will inspire more hat-wearing, since his character wears stylish hats on THE BLACKLIST.

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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby Ezra Lb. » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:31 am

I sincerely HOPE our American pilot can find Canada on a map!?!

Barber I sincerely hope your pilot is not flying by map!


It stands to reason that persons of distinction would congregate. I favor an Irish Tweed cap occasionally pepsinated with a leather Boilerman and have even been known in frisky moments to whip out a beret. Baseball caps are merely vulgar. -sniff-
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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:49 pm

Steve Evil, Canadian single payer, do you like it, how much taxes do you pay, etc? Give us the skinny.

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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby paul » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:15 pm

“Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.” - Robin Williams
The medium is the message.

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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:15 pm

Paul, to be fair, you live in Texas. Canada looks pretty good, winter ice and jack frost with his prick in his hand notwithstanding.

You are in the good part of Texas, but the enemy is around every corner. Stay safe. :mrgreen:

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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby Steve Evil » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:24 pm

Ah gee Frank, I'm tired and I wanna go to bed!

Everybody complains about their taxes no matter how much they pay. I get a huge chunk taken off my pay cheques, but I'll never be turned away from an Emergency room. It's an exchange I guess.

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Right now it sounds more like a domestic dispute.

I always wondered what happened to hats. . .

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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby Moderator » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:59 am

To put it succinctly: I enjoyed Austin while I was there, but will admit that El Paso left me colder than, well, a Halloween euphemism I'll let you all conjure in your minds rather than here on the page.

British Columbia is a whole other world, however, and simply cannot be compared to Texas in any logical sense. They are far too different both in landscape and in mindset. BC wins hands-down for the stunning visuals. Every corner is another gobsmacking vista that reduces mankind to our proper role in the world. And the people are equally lovely.

There. I've said it. Texans will tell me I'm unAmerican, but there it is.

On the other hand I HAVE been talking to a number of locals about the possibility of Ecotopia, or Pacifica or whatever is the popular name of a new West Coast republic stretching from BC to San Diego. I think they're up for the idea.

Just sayin.
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Re: International Politics Debate

Postby FrankChurch » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:24 am

Texas just didn't evolve fully. Their dinosaurs are fully formed human types.


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