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(CTV)   Iceland to adopt the Canadian dollar? The rise of the Canadian Empire shall be remembered not for an epic battle, but for a pleasant handshake and some herring   (ctv.ca) divider line 53
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2012-03-02 07:25:29 PM
huh. cool?
 
2012-03-02 07:36:07 PM
images.wikia.com

GIS for Canadian Empire.

Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the moose of war!
 
2012-03-02 08:07:39 PM

miss diminutive: [images.wikia.com image 480x621]

GIS for Canadian Empire.

Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the moose of war!


hehe, I'd buy a poster of that.
 
2012-03-02 08:42:13 PM
A guy I worked with when I lived there works for one of the Icelandic banks. I'll have to check in with him on this..

Oh, and this means only one thing:

Putrefied shark poutine!!
 
2012-03-02 10:15:56 PM
That's just loonie
 
2012-03-02 10:17:00 PM

miss diminutive: [images.wikia.com image 480x621]

GIS for Canadian Empire.

Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the moose of war!


I'm OK with this. Friendliness, gay marriage and poutine for EVERYBODY!!1!
 
2012-03-02 10:49:28 PM

xanadian: I'm OK with this. Friendliness, gay marriage and poutine for EVERYBODY!!1!


Don't forget the universal health care! Or would that be universal in the sense that the US had universal suffrage--so long as you were white, male, and owned land--between independence and the 1860s or 1960s (depending on your part of the country).
 
2012-03-02 11:35:13 PM

miss diminutive: [images.wikia.com image 480x621]

GIS for Canadian Empire.

Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the moose of war!


That looks like the sort of thing they would put up at standingonguard.com. It's all about Canadian World Domination.
 
2012-03-02 11:37:37 PM

JasonOfOrillia: miss diminutive: [images.wikia.com image 480x621]

GIS for Canadian Empire.

Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the moose of war!

That looks like the sort of thing they would put up at standingonguard.com. It's all about Canadian World Domination.

Moose Trained by Yutte Hermsgervordenbroti

Special Moose Effects Olaf Prot

Moose Costumes Siggi Churchill

Moose choerographed by Horst Prot III

Miss Taylor's Mooses by Hengst Douglas-Home

Moose trained to mix concrete and
sign complicated insurance forms by Jurgan Wigg

Mooses nones wiped by Bjorn Irkestom-Slater

Large moose on the left hand side
of the screen in the third scene
from the end, given a therough
grounding in Latin, French, and
'O' level geography by Bo Benn

Suggestive poses for the moose
suggested by Vic Rotter

Antler-care by Liv Thatcher
 
2012-03-02 11:40:13 PM
Watch out, eurodollar -- the euroloonie is here.
 
2012-03-02 11:42:17 PM
i55.tinypic.com
 
2012-03-02 11:43:09 PM

Rigger1955: [i55.tinypic.com image 639x479]


Moose Centipede?
 
2012-03-03 12:46:54 AM
I guess I'll go unlock my front door now
 
2012-03-03 01:46:57 AM
A Møøse once bit my sister ...
 
2012-03-03 02:08:36 AM
Looks like this map is going to be a prophecy...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-03-03 02:30:43 AM
Like it or not, Canada is going to be one of the great countries of the next 200-300 years. As global climate change turns the once fertile farmlands of the United States into desert wastelands and the frozen tundra of Canada into fertile farmlands and vast untapped oil and other natural resources, the pendulum of power, will swing in Canada's favor.

Laugh all you want (and I say this as an American), as the geo-political landscape and trending so clearly shows us, Canada is a sleeping giant, a future superpower in hibernation.
 
Esn
2012-03-03 02:40:12 AM

John Henry Eden: Like it or not, Canada is going to be one of the great countries of the next 200-300 years. As global climate change turns the once fertile farmlands of the United States into desert wastelands and the frozen tundra of Canada into fertile farmlands and vast untapped oil and other natural resources, the pendulum of power, will swing in Canada's favor.

Laugh all you want (and I say this as an American), as the geo-political landscape and trending so clearly shows us, Canada is a sleeping giant, a future superpower in hibernation.


Similar predictions were made by Canadian political figures at the turn of the 20th century. That didn't turn out so well. We simply don't have the population to be any kind of superpower. We're like Iceland and the Eurozone - we may slip under the radar and ride high for a while, but when the shiat really hits the fan we'll be the first to be thrown to the wolves.
 
2012-03-03 03:40:41 AM

Esn: John Henry Eden: Like it or not, Canada is going to be one of the great countries of the next 200-300 years. As global climate change turns the once fertile farmlands of the United States into desert wastelands and the frozen tundra of Canada into fertile farmlands and vast untapped oil and other natural resources, the pendulum of power, will swing in Canada's favor.

Laugh all you want (and I say this as an American), as the geo-political landscape and trending so clearly shows us, Canada is a sleeping giant, a future superpower in hibernation.

Similar predictions were made by Canadian political figures at the turn of the 20th century. That didn't turn out so well. We simply don't have the population to be any kind of superpower. We're like Iceland and the Eurozone - we may slip under the radar and ride high for a while, but when the shiat really hits the fan we'll be the first to be thrown to the wolves.


Convenient, as you guys still have actual wolves.
 
2012-03-03 03:44:44 AM

John Henry Eden: Like it or not, Canada is going to be one of the great countries of the next 200-300 years. As global climate change turns the once fertile farmlands of the United States into desert wastelands and the frozen tundra of Canada into fertile farmlands and vast untapped oil and other natural resources, the pendulum of power, will swing in Canada's favor.

Laugh all you want (and I say this as an American), as the geo-political landscape and trending so clearly shows us, Canada is a sleeping giant, a future superpower in hibernation.


No, no. The rocks and shiat underneath the ice in the tundra isn't exactly fertile, or will magically become so once the cold seeps away. It's kind of like me telling you, "oh, the Mojave, there's a lot of empty land there, the weather is great for crops". Except it's a wasteland.
Food aside, we Canucks will be strong exporters of natural resources for some time to come.
 
2012-03-03 05:45:51 AM

Esn: We simply don't have the population to be any kind of superpower.


Immigration under Harper increased dramatically.

USA isn't composed of WASPs, either.

Fear the leaf.
 
2012-03-03 05:48:57 AM
I like kippers.
 
2012-03-03 05:56:24 AM

John Henry Eden: Like it or not, Canada is going to be one of the great countries of the next 200-300 years. As global climate change turns the once fertile farmlands of the United States into desert wastelands and the frozen tundra of Canada into fertile farmlands and vast untapped oil and other natural resources, the pendulum of power, will swing in Canada's favor.

Laugh all you want (and I say this as an American), as the geo-political landscape and trending so clearly shows us, Canada is a sleeping giant, a future superpower in hibernation.


Actually the soil in the boreal forest has high PH levels and would still be subpar farm land even with a good climate.

(There are other issues aside from climate)
 
2012-03-03 07:53:58 AM
The real question depends upon the number of Tim Horton's opening in Iceland. They're required by Canadian Law to accept only money with a Maple Leaf on it as currency. Even here in the states. I've had to argue with managers before. Because they don't know about this rule. So they've been accepting American "money" in their stores here.
 
2012-03-03 08:18:12 AM
Nooooo!

This sort of crap ruins coin collections!
 
2012-03-03 09:24:42 AM

Agarista: Nooooo!

This sort of crap ruins coin collections!


Not necessarily.

Several places have adopted the US Dollar as a peg, US dollars and coins flow freely in them, but they also mint their own coins (and sometimes banknotes) to go along with them, just as a matter of national pride and something for tourists to carry home. Ecuador, Panama, the Bahamas. Presumably the Icelanders could do that... heck, the Royal Canadian Mint could make the coins (they do for dozens of other countries).

Side trivia (you may know): In Ecuador, they not only use the US dollar, they regularly use the brass US dollar coins that barely circulate in the US. Sacajawea looks rather like a young Ecuadorian mother, apparently.
 
2012-03-03 10:00:49 AM
Maybe we should just nuke those socialist devils before they get too uppity
 
2012-03-03 10:23:35 AM
Canada is a serious business. They have all the positives of America without the negative foreign policy connotations. Some of their foreign policy in the last decade or so has been absolutely in favor of protecting human security.

I once heard Canada described as 'the Cool Americans". I can hardly disagree. Up in the Great White North they have the positives of the US without that retarded "IMMA CONSEVARTIVE!" crap that leads the US to do really stupid shiat.
 
2012-03-03 10:38:29 AM

trotsky: Canada is a serious business. They have all the positives of America without the negative foreign policy connotations. Some of their foreign policy in the last decade or so has been absolutely in favor of protecting human security.

I once heard Canada described as 'the Cool Americans". I can hardly disagree. Up in the Great White North they have the positives of the US without that retarded "IMMA CONSEVARTIVE!" crap that leads the US to do really stupid shiat.


You haven't been up here in a couple of years have you...
Our Conservative Governmenttm has been systematically dismantling every aspect of our good credit with the rest of the world. And within Canada too. Every step brings us closer to being America North.
 
2012-03-03 10:40:51 AM

sno man: Our Conservative Governmenttm has been systematically dismantling every aspect of our good credit with the rest of the world. And within Canada too. Every step brings us closer to being America North.


That's truly a shame. What are the odds of the tide reversing anytime soon?
 
2012-03-03 10:41:46 AM

Esn: John Henry Eden: Like it or not, Canada is going to be one of the great countries of the next 200-300 years. As global climate change turns the once fertile farmlands of the United States into desert wastelands and the frozen tundra of Canada into fertile farmlands and vast untapped oil and other natural resources, the pendulum of power, will swing in Canada's favor.

Laugh all you want (and I say this as an American), as the geo-political landscape and trending so clearly shows us, Canada is a sleeping giant, a future superpower in hibernation.

Similar predictions were made by Canadian political figures at the turn of the 20th century. That didn't turn out so well. We simply don't have the population to be any kind of superpower. We're like Iceland and the Eurozone - we may slip under the radar and ride high for a while, but when the shiat really hits the fan we'll be the first to be thrown to the wolves.


Ah, but you do have very immigrant-friendly policies, so if the weather does become warmer you could see a real population boom. It's not so unlikely that in 50 years your population will rival that of the UK or Germany.
 
2012-03-03 10:51:20 AM

markie_farkie: sno man: Our Conservative Governmenttm has been systematically dismantling every aspect of our good credit with the rest of the world. And within Canada too. Every step brings us closer to being America North.

That's truly a shame. What are the odds of the tide reversing anytime soon?


Well if the voting scandal (the other Canada thread) turns into some criminal charges maybe sooner, but Our Conservative Governmenttm doesn't have to call an election for another four and a half years or so.
 
2012-03-03 10:57:43 AM
richardlevangie.com

Greetings Icelanders, Stephen Harper Canadian Prime Minister here. We are glad to hear that you are considering switching to the Harper GovernmentTM dollar as your currency. It speaks to the strength of our country that you are now considering joining us economically. I know lots of you are thinking that this is part of some evil plot, a "secret agendaTM" as it were.

Not to worry though, we like you are very polite and would never hurt a fly. Oh by the way do you have any resources we should know about? I must admit that beyond northern fish species and hard to pronounce volcanoes I don't really know that much about you yet? You'll like our new bills, they are made out of plastic, very cool indeed!

Look at me, I'm rambling on like a member of the NDP! So silly of me! Anyways, don't mind the military folks, they are just delivering the first load of loonies, toonies and Canadian Tire cash. It's ok, that and Tim Hortons roll up the rim to win cups are also valid currency.

So thank you citizens of the Harper IcelandTM colony. We are here to stay for you!
 
2012-03-03 11:01:08 AM

sno man: markie_farkie: sno man: Our Conservative Governmenttm has been systematically dismantling every aspect of our good credit with the rest of the world. And within Canada too. Every step brings us closer to being America North.

That's truly a shame. What are the odds of the tide reversing anytime soon?

Well if the voting scandal (the other Canada thread) turns into some criminal charges maybe sooner, but Our Conservative Governmenttm doesn't have to call an election for another four and a half years or so.


Not to excuse the conservatives but I remember hearing that the liberals had robocalls going on as well during the last election.
 
2012-03-03 11:07:46 AM
Great, Sweatervest, has put a muzzle on the ambassador that was talking about the idea....

from the Toronto Star:
But after his remarks hit the headlines, Ottawa said [Canada's ambassador to Iceland, Alan Bones] would "not be participating in the Icelandic conference tomorrow on currency matters, and will not be speaking on the issue."
Ottawa also said it doesn't comment publicly on other countries' currencies.
"This is an issue for the Icelandic government and people," foreign affairs spokesperson Ian Trites said in a statement released late Friday.


and on it goes....
 
2012-03-03 11:41:47 AM
The frozen throne!
 
2012-03-03 01:41:57 PM
And so, it begins...
 
2012-03-03 01:44:04 PM
i24.servimg.com
 
2012-03-03 02:38:34 PM
The article explains why this would be good for Iceland, but what's in it for Canada? Free Bjork CDs?
 
2012-03-03 03:15:26 PM

bingethinker: The article explains why this would be good for Iceland, but what's in it for Canada? Free Bjork CDs?


That someone loves us? they really, really love us.

Seriously, I'm going with expanding the brand.
(not very much granted, Iceland having about half the population of Winnipeg and all, but how are we going to take over the world if we don't start somewhere.)
 
2012-03-03 03:19:16 PM
Canada should take over Turkey and rename it Chicken.
 
2012-03-03 03:50:17 PM

AaronK: Canada should take over Turkey and rename it Chicken.


Weird fact: turkeys (the birds) got their name because they were imported to Europe through Turkey (the country.)
 
2012-03-03 04:30:39 PM
Can we swap the bloc for the icelandic women? Just like trade places or something? I think it'd work out great for all parties.
 
2012-03-03 04:59:21 PM

BumpInTheNight: Can we swap the bloc for the icelandic women? Just like trade places or something? I think it'd work out great for all parties.


But then who would french people have to be obnoxious twats to? The only people less justified in their persecution complex than christians will NEED someone someone to blame for their lives.
 
2012-03-03 05:30:55 PM
They are gonna curse us because their pockets will be heavy due to the weight of loonies and toonies .. plus theyre going to be made fun of.. another reason to curse us
 
2012-03-03 06:00:17 PM

miss diminutive: [images.wikia.com image 480x621]

GIS for Canadian Empire.

Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the moose of war!


Absolutely terrifying.

I felt a cold, icy, hockey gloved hand grip my heart. I weep for our future.
 
2012-03-03 07:13:59 PM

Esn: We simply don't have the population to be any kind of superpower.


Neither did the Portuguese. Or the Mongolians.
 
2012-03-03 11:45:35 PM
extreme parity, we Canadian dollar also
 
2012-03-04 12:34:20 AM
Canada is still a weak country. However, Canada is a better place to get your university education than the US of A. And I particularity love Montreal. It's like "the better version of Los Angeles".

/American living in Canada
 
2012-03-04 02:53:53 AM

SweetHomeNowhere: Canada is still a weak country. However, Canada is a better place to get your university education than the US of A. And I particularity love Montreal. It's like "the better version of Los Angeles".

/American living in Canada


weak in a military sense, but soft power is underrated, and having the most secure economy in the world at the moment is definitely not hurting
 
2012-03-04 09:02:11 AM

sno man: trotsky: Canada is a serious business. They have all the positives of America without the negative foreign policy connotations. Some of their foreign policy in the last decade or so has been absolutely in favor of protecting human security.

I once heard Canada described as 'the Cool Americans". I can hardly disagree. Up in the Great White North they have the positives of the US without that retarded "IMMA CONSEVARTIVE!" crap that leads the US to do really stupid shiat.

You haven't been up here in a couple of years have you...
Our Conservative Governmenttm has been systematically dismantling every aspect of our good credit with the rest of the world. And within Canada too. Every step brings us closer to being America North.


I know. Harper has really been farking that chicken. He wrote the Human Security element out of the foreign policy and is busy farking everything else up. He's still way to the left of the morons down here., though, which is both scary and sad.
 
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