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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:29 am

The Canadian flag was adopted in 1965 - it's a very young flag.

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This became National Flag Day in 1996. At the first National Flag Day flag raising ceremony on this day in 1996 in Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien grabbed protester Bill Clennett by the throat and choked him on national television.

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Chretien was never charged for the attack and never really apologized, although he did pay to replace the Clennett's dentures that he broke in the attack. Truthfully, it's the only thing that Chretien did that Canadians approved of.

Go Canada.
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Postby nsulham » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:01 am

My favorite thing about our neighbors to the north is the flag......other than the beer of course.
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:34 am

Go Moosehead!!!!

On this day in American History, in 1898, rival New York publishers use accidental sinking of a U.S. warship as call to arms. America then goes on hunt for non-existent Spaniards of Mass Destruction. A few years later President McKinley was shot and killed, which today makes him the 4th-most-popular-assassinated-president (after Lincoln, Kennedy and Garfield, who many historian believe would have lived if his damned doctors didn't keep digging around inside him for the bullet. Garfield's assassination is loosly linked to the invention of air conditioning. Thanks Jimmy!).
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Postby knapplc » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:08 am

This may be controversial, but in my opinion the Canadian flag shows the best depiction of deciduous foliage in a national flag in the world today.

Sorry if I stepped on anyone's toes with that, but it's what I believe. ;-D
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Postby Simulacrum » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:23 pm

Wow, wish we had more politicians that strangled people here. Wait, I guess our politicians have taken it to the next level and now shoot people in the face with shotguns. :-?

Canada's still pretty cool though, eh B-)
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Postby knapplc » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:29 pm

_Simulacrum_ wrote:Wow, wish we had more politicians that strangled people here. Wait, I guess our politicians have taken it to the next level and now shoot people in the face with shotguns. :-?

Canada's still pretty cool though, eh B-)

We have to be the best at everything, you know. ;-)
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Postby CHE » Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:42 pm

Coppermine wrote:Go Moosehead!!!!

On this day in American History, in 1898, rival New York publishers use accidental sinking of a U.S. warship as call to arms. America then goes on hunt for non-existent Spaniards of Mass Destruction. A few years later President McKinley was shot and killed, which today makes him the 4th-most-popular-assassinated-president (after Lincoln, Kennedy and Garfield, who many historian believe would have lived if his damned doctors didn't keep digging around inside him for the bullet. Garfield's assassination is loosly linked to the invention of air conditioning. Thanks Jimmy!).


How many presidents got assassinated?????? :-o :-o :-o
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:52 pm

CHE wrote:
Coppermine wrote:Go Moosehead!!!!

On this day in American History, in 1898, rival New York publishers use accidental sinking of a U.S. warship as call to arms. America then goes on hunt for non-existent Spaniards of Mass Destruction. A few years later President McKinley was shot and killed, which today makes him the 4th-most-popular-assassinated-president (after Lincoln, Kennedy and Garfield, who many historian believe would have lived if his damned doctors didn't keep digging around inside him for the bullet. Garfield's assassination is loosly linked to the invention of air conditioning. Thanks Jimmy!).


How many presidents got assassinated?????? :-o :-o :-o


Just four: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy.

Like I said though, Garfield really died as a result of the incompetence of his doctors.
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Postby CHE » Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:58 pm

didnt somone try and kill the actor pres ???
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:07 pm

CHE wrote:didnt somone try and kill the actor pres ???


There were assassination attempts on just four presidents as well; Andrew Jackson, Harry Truman, Gerry Ford and Ron Reagan. I believe Reagan was the only one who was actually shot and survived.
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