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Canada's 150th: The countdown is on!


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#121 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:28 AM

Facebook video from stage from Arkells show:

 

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#122 SimonH

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:58 AM

 

 

Courtesy of Arkells Facebook.



#123 Cassidy

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:12 AM

Great pic!

 

See Charlene, it's a PARTY!

Do work a bit harder next time Charlene ... before believing that ANYBODY living in the CRD wants (or needs) you to tell them how they should think about or choose to celebrate a national holiday.


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#124 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:18 AM

While we're on the subject, I still can't get over quite what a bust Justin Trudeau's Liberals made of Canada's sesquicentennial. But, if you've ever tried, you'll know it's hard to organize a milestone birthday party for someone you despise, and evidently that goes for countries, too. As Bono told the crowd, ""Whether you have just arrived from Syria or your roots go back thousands of years, this is your home" - which contrast conveniently omits all the people in between, who happen to be the fellows who built the country and quite like it, or at any rate more than the chaps with the ten-thousand-year roots over at that teepee who were raising clenched fists during the singing of "O Canada" and "God Save the Queen".

 

If Bono's toast was a sin of omission, Justin was more explicit, declaring that the more Canadian you are the less Canadian you are - at least when compared to a nice Syrian lad fleeing the Trump terror and asking where the Niagara Falls welfare office express check-in is. Sure, all those Gordies and Dereks may think they love their country but they don't love it as much as you Ahmeds and Omars do:

"No!" Trudeau continued. "You chose this country. This is your country more than it is for others because we take it for granted."

He means it. "I think being able to choose it, rather than being Canadian by default, is an amazing statement of attachment to Canada," says Justin. Just like Caitlyn Jenner is more of a woman than all you default women will ever be.

 

Mr Trudeau seems to be making a conscious effort to turn up the heat on the multiculti mush, to make the usual insipid "nation of immigrants" pabulum something harder and more pointed. It's a fine thing to be insulted by your head of government on your national holiday, but look at it from the other fellow's point of view: When prime ministers say that "choosing" a country makes you better than someone who just found himself in it by an accident of birth, why shouldn't the likes of Zamzam Ibrahim dream of "Islamic takeover"? After all, the bounds of public discourse as policed by Trudeau and Theresa May and Angela Merkel already make it all but impossible to state what if anything would be objectionable about an "Islamic takeover" of Canada or Britain or Europe. What counts are not the bollards Mrs May and Mr Turnbull are installing on bridges and streets, but the psychological bollards the likes of Trudeau and Merkel are erecting, constantly, to constrain vital conversations on public policy.

 

As for "default" Canadians, and default Englishmen and default Germans and default Swedes, the very purpose of the multicultural project is that there should be no default setting - and in that folly the likes of Zamzam Ibrahim see great opportunity.

 

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#125 jonny

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 03:54 PM

Trudeau is one of those people who tries way too hard to be viewed as "progressive", and it shows.

#126 LJ

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:35 PM

Yeah, the fake enthusiasm and gushing oratory looks so forced, kinda like the guy at the fair trying to sell you a Vitamix.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#127 Bingo

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:01 PM

Is the "countdown" still on or did it end with a bang during the fireworks?



#128 Gary H

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:27 AM

Actually, it's not over until every unit at Songhees Point takes down their Canadian flags.   :)

 

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#129 SimonH

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 12:52 PM

Actually, it's not over until every unit at Songhees Point takes down their Canadian flags.   :)

 

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Gary: off topic. August 21 is the eclipse, how do you photograph it. Any tips ?



#130 HB

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 01:14 PM

August 21 is the eclipse, how do you photograph it. Any tips ?

Go to Oregon for the total

Use a DSLR

Put your camera on a tripod.

Hold a welding filter #12 against the lens

Push shutter release or use cable release



 



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