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Winston

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From my useless research files:

This Is the War Plan America Will Use When It Invades Canada

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-war-plan-america-will-use-when-it-invades-canada-18907

http://invadecanada.us/ (down right now - I haven't been able to visit it to see what's there yet)

A little known past conflict:

Pig War (1859)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War_(1859)

The Pig War was a confrontation in 1859 between the United States and Great Britain over the Canada–U.S. border in the San Juan Islands, between Vancouver Island and the mainland. The Pig War, so called because it was triggered by the shooting of a pig, is also called the Pig Episode, the Pig and Potato War, the San Juan Boundary Dispute or the Northwestern Boundary Dispute.

On June 15, 1859, exactly thirteen years after the adoption of the Oregon Treaty, the ambiguity led to direct conflict. Lyman Cutlar, an American farmer who had moved onto the island claiming rights to live there under the Donation Land Claim Act, found a large black pig rooting in his garden.[2][6][8] He had found the pig eating his tubers. This was not the first occurrence. Cutlar was so upset that he took aim and shot the pig, killing it. It turned out that the pig was owned by an Irishman, Charles Griffin, who was employed by the Hudson's Bay Company to run the sheep ranch.[2][6][8] He also owned several pigs that he allowed to roam freely. The two had lived in peace until this incident. Cutlar offered $10 to Griffin to compensate for the pig, but Griffin was unsatisfied with this offer and demanded $100. Following this reply, Cutlar believed he should not have to pay for the pig because the pig had been trespassing on his land. (A probably apocryphal story claims Cutlar said to Griffin, "It was eating my potatoes." Griffin replied, "It is up to you to keep your potatoes out of my pig."[8]) When British authorities threatened to arrest Cutlar, American settlers called for military protection.


One justification for invasion:

[video=youtube;bOR38552MJA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOR38552MJA[/video]

Another, a grudge and proof that "Americans never give up!":

Today We Celebrate the Time Canada Burned Down the White House
Two hundred years ago today, a 36-year old America declared war, for the second time, against Great Britain
June 18, 2012

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...canada-burned-down-the-white-house-127844144/

"Two hundred years ago today, a 36-year old America declared war, for the second time, against Great Britain. The plan was to conquer Canada and wrest North America for the United States once and for all. But, by pretty much all measures, the war was a total mess…"

But the primary reasons:

1. Their VAST natural resources, oil, coal, lumber, gold, minerals, etc., and, last but certainly not least, back bacon and long underwear:

[video=youtube;0pPRaD6TKLc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pPRaD6TKLc[/video]

2. Summer air conditioning for the US - use a gigantic array of fans to blow cold air from the north pole through Canada and into the US.

Potential problems with Canadian prisoners:

[video=youtube;IWpThrDfQEI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWpThrDfQEI[/video]

However, a major problem with respect to any invasion - just think of all of the flags which will need to be replaced:

Designing a 51-State Flag

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/designing-a-51-state-flag-118280434/

A suggested design:



The OLD and REAL plan to invade Canada in detail:

[video=youtube;9evhK7Lqigg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9evhK7Lqigg[/video]
 

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I know this is tongue-in-cheek, but how could Canada be one state? It is made up of 13 states of its own!
 

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Funny story about a Canadian friend of mine .... You know, some Canadians get a little disgruntled by Americans that don't know anything about them; and sometimes, they get a little defensive. Many years ago, I was planning to go visit a Canadian friend of mine. So I asked him (in an e-mail), "Do you guys have VHS VCRs?"

He got perturbed, and answered, "Yes. And we have electricity and running water, too!"

I wrote back, "I just wanted to know if you have VHS, instead of Beta or a video disk system."

He wrote back, kind of embarrassed, "Sorry, man. I just get ticked off at Americans who think we're some kind of third world country."

It was all good fun!
 

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Thanks, Winston. Most Americans never knew there was a war called "The Pig War". It was required subject when I was in high school, part of Washington State History.

Unknown to us and never taught in school was the "Sand Islands War of the Columbia River." Future Washingtonians decided that the islands that had formed in the mouth of the Columbia River should be part of the Washington Territory and not Oregon State. It was all about the salmon fishing grounds and who controlled them. Oregon, if I recall correctly, sent a detachment of soldiers to the barren sandy islands to kick the Washingtonians off. This actions set off a bunch of bickering and threats. The Washington Territory lacked the political pull with congress that Oregon had. So, the Oregon State lines were drawn using the main channel of the Columbia River, at that time, as the northern boundary. The Oregon State line would take in three plus mile of prime fishing grounds, denying Washingtonians some of the best salmon fishing areas on the lower Columbia River.
 

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Why not? Florida is considered Canada's 11th province with the amount of vacation property owned there.
 

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Rush is Canadian.

Triumph is Canadian.

Enough said.
 

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...and Wayne Gretzky. Game, set, match.
 

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If we do get "absorbed".. do you guys start adding a 'u; to words like flavor, savor, neighbor? or do we drop the 'u'?

Oh, and "CF-105".. :D



Vive la poutine libaré!!
 

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She can sing.

Moose head
Ah, I went to a huge beer store in Mississauga. I love Mossehead, but it is always more expensive than its American counterparts I was thrilled to go in and see that a case of Moosehead was, like, $12.00, but a case of Coors was more like $20.00.
 

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I know this is tongue-in-cheek, but how could Canada be one state? It is made up of 13 states of its own!
And couldn't the U.S. be the 14th province. Huh? How aboot that?
 

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I propose a pre-emptive amendment to the US Constitution banning any gravy on french fries.

oh, and-

[youtube]q51JzPVfSuE[/youtube]

[youtube]dr2gzet3COY[/youtube]
 
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Having lived many years in both countries, it seems to me like the province of Ontario,at least the southern half, is already essentially the 51st state. In fact, when I moved here in 2008, it was so similar to Minnesota that it didn't feel any different until I looked at the monopoly money in my wallet.

The only time I felt out of place was during the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Surrounded by Red Coats!
 

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Having lived many years in both countries, it seems to me like the province of Ontario,at least the southern half, is already essentially the 51st state. In fact, when I moved here in 2008, it was so similar to Minnesota that it didn't feel any different until I looked at the monopoly money in my wallet.

The only time I felt out of place was during the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Surrounded by Red Coats!
There were times growing up I could only tell where we were by looking at gas station prices.
 

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Greatest (golf) ball striker in the world hailed from Canada.

[YOUTUBE]7-liDnLBalY[/YOUTUBE]
 

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Canada gave the world the DeHavilland Beaver and the Black Brants. On the downside, they also gave us the CRJ. Kind of a draw there.
 

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[video=youtube;9PMnlnqRex4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PMnlnqRex4[/video]

Don't forget the Avro Arrow!

We developed what was the largely considered the most advanced, first fly by wire with artificial feel, delta winged interceptor aircraft of it's day, which would have solidified us as one of the top three producers of aeronautical parts in the world. However politics got involved along with the formation of NORAD and our then Prime Minster Diefenbaker killed the project, which absolutely devastated the Canadian aerospace industry.
 

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See my previous post, #15.

Thanks Fred, seen that a few times. love it. love Dan Akroyd's portrayal..
 

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Don't forget the actors:

Dan Aykroyd
Michael J. Fox
John Candy

Another singer: Shania Twain :drool:

... and Pamela Anderson.
 

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I propose a pre-emptive amendment to the US Constitution banning any gravy on french fries.

oh, and-

[youtube]q51JzPVfSuE[/youtube]

[youtube]dr2gzet3COY[/youtube]
... and vinegar on French Fries!
 

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I propose a pre-emptive amendment to the US Constitution banning any gravy on french fries.

oh, and-

[youtube]q51JzPVfSuE[/youtube]

[youtube]dr2gzet3COY[/youtube]
... and vinegar on French Fries!
I'm on board with this. The ONLY thing on french fries is KETCHUP!!! Yous guys who get all fancy and throw cheese on them... Or chili :puke:
Don't get me wrong, I LIKE chili, but keep you chili in a bowl, and your fries on the other plate where they belong (all naked, just waitin for some ketchup :drool: ), but chili and fries are two SEPARATE meals.
 

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... and vinegar on French Fries!
Dude....

Vinegar on French Fries is not a Canadian thing. It is WELL established here. Just go to any county fair, street festival, or agricultural celebration (Corn festival, pumpkin festival, etc.) and you will find french fries sold by the bucket with catsup (ketchup), mustard, and gallons of malt vinegar available. Don't get me wrong, I like ketchup a LOT on hot dogs (which is practically illegal in Chicago and New York), hamburgers, bologna sandwiches and, very occasionally, fries. Generally, fries are good with salt... period, but good, greasy, fair fries go best with vinegar. Mmmmm
 
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