rudeboyoi
rudeboyoi
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February 21st, 2014 at 3:57:44 PM permalink
Quote: ontariodealer

check your history books on wars.


canada 1 u.s.a. 0



My father went to college in Canada. He told me in a history class there they taught him Canada won the war of 1812. Is that true?
endermike
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February 21st, 2014 at 3:59:49 PM permalink
B9, Good thread to move to. Thanks. My reply is over there.
thecesspit
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February 21st, 2014 at 4:33:07 PM permalink
Quote: rudeboyoi

My father went to college in Canada. He told me in a history class there they taught him Canada won the war of 1812. Is that true?



It's not true they won it in any real sense (okay, the British troops and Canadian Militia stopped the US take over of Lower and Upper Canada and burnt the Whitehouse, but on the flip side, they lost considerable power in the Lakes and had York (now Toronto) sacked).
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
paisiello
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February 21st, 2014 at 5:27:51 PM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

It's not true they won it in any real sense...


Well if they successfully stopped the American invasion isn't that a victory? Otherwise what were the Canadian objectives during the conflict?
endermike
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February 21st, 2014 at 8:36:19 PM permalink
Canadians betray their true desires with where they live.



[this post was made in jest, I understand that those trends are in large part historical and not some sort of mass migration (invasion?)]
AxiomOfChoice
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February 21st, 2014 at 9:24:20 PM permalink
Quote: endermike

Canadians betray their true desires with where they live.



[this post was made in jest, I understand that those trends are in large part historical and not some sort of mass migration (invasion?)]



A lot of it is weather-related. Go a couple of hundred miles further north and it gets a lot colder.
JohnnyQ
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February 21st, 2014 at 9:27:52 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

Most schools have classes about third world countries.



A2F: Absolutely Too Funny ! Let's put LOL to rest once and for all.
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djatc
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February 21st, 2014 at 10:06:35 PM permalink
I thought the world and the universe revolves around America. The sun included.
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boymimbo
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February 21st, 2014 at 10:26:13 PM permalink
I'm staying out of this one, except to say that Americans don't need to learn about Canada because it's unimportant to them, where as America is very important to us as a trading ally, a proctector, and the source for alot of porn and the butt of our jokes. And Canadians don't know much about Mexico, or Greenland, or Russia. We know alot about the USA because we all have access to American television and the CBC is just too damned boring (except when Mansbridge or hockey is on).

And I'll leave it at that. I know alot of highly intelligent Americans. I also know alot of dumb ones. The same is true for Canadians.
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onenickelmiracle
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February 21st, 2014 at 10:56:11 PM permalink
Nothing can be gained from this besides making a list of the site's top fools and ignorant people. I'm out.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.

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