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    Quote Originally Posted by Kullervo View Post
    We have some odd festivals too.

    Probably the most famous of them is "The Great Jaffa Race". Tagged balls of chocolate called Jaffas are raced down the world's steepest street (in Dunedin, NZ).
    And you're also known as sheep shaggers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chthonic View Post
    And you're also known as sheep shaggers...
    No, that's the Welsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Don't you worry, your plucky little mate will save you from yourself.
    As China's sphere of influence grows, we may continually be the ones doing the saving for the next couple of decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever_Jung View Post
    3. Pierre Trudeau... gave the finger to protestors shouting anti-French slogans...
    That's a lie. A myth that keeps being perpetuated.

    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    In August of 1982 Trudeau was travelling through BC on a holiday. He was using two luxury rail coaches 'loaned' to him from the Governor General, connected to the back of a Via Rail train. While passing through Salmon Arm he was greeted by three protesters: Doug Hughes, his wife Barb, and his friend Dave Martinuk. All three were BC government workers on strike. They were protesting Trudeau's threats to reintroduce price and wage controls (as he had in the mid '70s, breaking an election promise from 1974 in the process), all while Trudeau vacationed in a plush rail car.

    He flipped the bird to the three of them in succession and the drew the shutters on the windows closed.

    It set off a furore. Trudeau seemed completely oblivious to the economic hardships being borne by the average Canadian as he travelled in the lap of luxury on the taxpayers' dime, and he disdainfully dismissed them with the most profane hand gesture possible.

    By the time he reached Rogers Pass people were pelting the train with tomatoes as it passed. In Banff, Canmore and Calgary people threw eggs. In Sudbury and Orillia (this wasn't just a Western Canadian thing!) people threw rocks.

    It was perfectly emblematic of how little Trudeau cared. Liberal enclaves in Ontario remember Trudeau fondly; everywhere else in this country he is one of the most hated men.
    4. Jean Chretien was confronted by a protester in the streets, and Chretien responded by putting him in a choke-hold. He remained in Office 7 years after that.
    The "Shawinigan Handshake".


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    It would do well simply to be able to rule itself effectively.
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    As China's sphere of influence grows, we may continually be the ones doing the saving for the next couple of decades.
    We have just signed a free trade agreement with Japan, South Korea, and are in the process of signing a free trade agreement with China.

    Interestingly we are entering a military agreement with Japan. In particular we will build with Japan the best large hi-tech submarines in the world with the Japanese exquisite drive train, loaded with USA weapons systems.

    But look, hand in your civilian guns, and instead of going to the firing range, practise active listening - it will improve your relations with your friends and family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    It doesn't.
    Oh, come on. You've got the Belgian Grand Prix.



    Also, FN Herstal has a well-earned reputation for making awesome guns. My dad (who was a weapons sergeant in the 7th Special Forces Group) especially liked the FAL.
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    Yeahhh...there was a pretty massive arms scandal quite a few years ago, so no.

    But sure, ill try: french fries are really belgian fries as the french suck at making fries and we made it i to our snackfood art. Belgian beer is supposedly( i dont drink) of the highest standard, right along some german beers and we have over 400 kinds. Belgian chocolate IS awesome and something i miss e ery day im not there. Other countries pretty much suck at it. And i do miss our incredible variety and artistry in breads and baked goods though this is a french influence on our cuisine originally. Other countries seem to either want to beat you to death with their breads, capture the experience of eating sand or tempt you to use it as a loofah instead

    Better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    We have just signed a free trade agreement with Japan, South Korea, and are in the process of signing a free trade agreement with China.

    Interestingly we are entering a military agreement with Japan. In particular we will build with Japan the best large hi-tech submarines in the world with the Japanese exquisite drive train, loaded with USA weapons systems.

    But look, hand in your civilian guns, and instead of going to the firing range, practise active listening - it will improve your relations with your friends and family.
    Good luck with that.

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    Oh and we figured out how to do some crazy things with Hydrogen.


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