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(Flickr)   Today is Canada's 145th birthday. Why not spend some of it checking out this huge collection of historical photos posted by the UK National Archives   (flickr.com) divider line 105
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2012-07-01 09:18:52 AM  
Happy birthday, ehh? A boot time we celebrate.
 
2012-07-01 09:19:33 AM  
GIS for Canada:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-01 09:21:34 AM  
Canada: A loft apartment above a really great party.
 
2012-07-01 09:24:38 AM  

RibbyK: Canada: A loft apartment above a really great party.


But the place where all the cool people hang out.
 
2012-07-01 09:25:22 AM  
Happy Canada Day to all Canuckian Farkers! Couldn't ask for better neighbors.

Don't tell Mexico, eh?
 
2012-07-01 09:25:48 AM  
Happy Cake Day Canuks!
 
2012-07-01 09:29:04 AM  
Happy Birthday, Maple Leaf State!
 
2012-07-01 09:29:42 AM  

The_Philosopher_King: RibbyK: Canada: A loft apartment above a really great party.

But the place where all the cool people hang out.



Best quote of the day
 
2012-07-01 09:31:26 AM  

The_Philosopher_King: RibbyK: Canada: A loft apartment above a really great party.

But the place where all the cool people hang out.


Very cool people indeed
www.stuffintheair.com
 
2012-07-01 09:31:35 AM  
Happy Birthday Canuckistan! I shall make snarky remarks about poutine on many food blogs and websites today in your honor.
 
2012-07-01 09:33:49 AM  

RibbyK: The_Philosopher_King: RibbyK: Canada: A loft apartment above a really great party.

But the place where all the cool people hang out.

Very cool people indeed
[www.stuffintheair.com image 640x392]


www.wiichat.com
 
2012-07-01 09:34:17 AM  
As good a time as any to view the Lumberjack Song once again.
 
2012-07-01 09:36:28 AM  
A good day to hang out and watch some soccer. Maybe some Tour de France.

Good submission, Subby. I saw a news article about this but didn't follow it to the photostream.
 
2012-07-01 09:39:15 AM  

indarwinsshadow: RibbyK: The_Philosopher_King: RibbyK: Canada: A loft apartment above a really great party.

But the place where all the cool people hang out.

Very cool people indeed
[www.stuffintheair.com image 640x392]

[www.wiichat.com image 500x375]


I assume that's self-referental, so good idea.
 
2012-07-01 09:40:49 AM  
OMG Canadia! Yr like totes old. Enjoy yr botox from yr younger and prettier friends in Straya.
 
2012-07-01 09:40:59 AM  

indarwinsshadow: RibbyK: The_Philosopher_King: RibbyK: Canada: A loft apartment above a really great party.

But the place where all the cool people hang out.

Very cool people indeed
[www.stuffintheair.com image 640x392]

[www.wiichat.com image 500x375]


Yeah, having a strong opinion on an issue you care about is one thing. But every conversation into a discussion of that issue is fanaticism. It's like the abortion lady at LP conventions,

It just makes you the lead blanket at the party.

/With the exception of scantily clad hot chicks. Every conversation may be turned into a 'discussion' of them, preferably with pictorial illustrations.
 
2012-07-01 09:43:36 AM  
WTF? 95% of these pictures are of Gretzky.
 
2012-07-01 09:43:40 AM  
I'ts been 145 years since 1982? No wonder I feel old.
 
2012-07-01 09:43:40 AM  
In before "Perky 'Canada'"
 
2012-07-01 09:45:16 AM  
"Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world. Canada, with those relations of friendly, affectionate intimacy with the United States on the one hand and with her unswerving fidelity to the British Commonwealth and the Motherland on the other, is the link which joins together these great branches of the human family, a link which, spanning the oceans, brings the continents into their true relation and will prevent in future generations any growth of division between the proud and the happy nations of Europe and the great countries which have come into existence in the New World." - Winston Churchill

Happy Birthday, friends across the lake.
 
2012-07-01 09:47:25 AM  
"The tragedy of Canada is that it could have had British culture, French cuisine and American technology. Instead it got American culture, British cuisine and French technology." ~ Oscar Wilde

/Seriously, though, Canada is great and we are very lucky to have one of the sanest countries in the world as our northern neighbor.
//Happy Birthday.
 
2012-07-01 09:48:58 AM  
All rise for the national anthem . . .

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-01 09:57:56 AM  
Most of the pictures in those albums were just taken a few days ago. Colour photography hasn't come to Canada yet.
 
2012-07-01 10:02:26 AM  
Happy Birthday Canada!

iowntheworld.com
 
2012-07-01 10:04:30 AM  
They're not even a real country anyway...

In all seriousness, why has Canada not renounced the Crown at this point in its history? I don't think the UK would even mind, since they've been dependent in name only to the Crown.
 
2012-07-01 10:11:01 AM  

jonterry4: They're not even a real country anyway...

In all seriousness, why has Canada not renounced the Crown at this point in its history? I don't think the UK would even mind, since they've been dependent in name only to the Crown.


Why do you care? When the 4th of July rolls around in a couple of days, would you appreciate a couple of posts saying "why the f*ck did you separate from the British crown. It was a complete waste of time and lives since Australia and Canada managed to have perfectly workable countries and still belong to the commonwealth"? Again, unless it directly affects you why would you even bring it up? It's not like ordinary Canadians have some sort of secret meeting every six months where we collectively decide to hang out for a few more years with the Queen.
 
2012-07-01 10:11:01 AM  
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  2012-07-01 10:02:26 AM  
Happy Birthday Canada!


Nice cameltoe, thanks
 
2012-07-01 10:12:41 AM  
Happy Canada Day!

Working today, wearing my red scrubs :)
 
2012-07-01 10:13:41 AM  

AsBaile: "Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world. Canada, with those relations of friendly, affectionate intimacy with the United States on the one hand and with her unswerving fidelity to the British Commonwealth and the Motherland on the other, is the link which joins together these great branches of the human family, a link which, spanning the oceans, brings the continents into their true relation and will prevent in future generations any growth of division between the proud and the happy nations of Europe and the great countries which have come into existence in the New World." - Winston Churchill

Happy Birthday, friends across the lake.


- "Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world." (How does Quebec feel?)
- "those relations of friendly, affectionate intimacy with the United States on the one hand" - (Is Canadian lack of empire building honest cultural decision-making from within, or carefully manipulated from outside itself?)
- "her unswerving fidelity to the British Commonwealth and the Motherland on the other" - (so it's just an outpost of the United Kingdom? like a planet bordering the DMZ of Cardassia and Bajor?)
- "brings the continents into their true relation" - (what does that mean?)
- "will prevent in future generations any growth of division between the proud and the happy nations of Europe and the great countries which have come into existence in the New World." - (that sounds like a threat specifically against the US, versus any ideas of unacceptable empire building in Latin and South America)

Happy Canada Day anyway, dudes and dudettes!

(y'all really don't experience hyper-patriotism and jingoism? y'all are weird... cheers!)
 
2012-07-01 10:13:51 AM  

jonterry4: They're not even a real country anyway...

In all seriousness, why has Canada not renounced the Crown at this point in its history? I don't think the UK would even mind, since they've been dependent in name only to the Crown.


Why they hell should we? It's part of our history and does us no harm.
 
2012-07-01 10:18:10 AM  

jonterry4: They're not even a real country anyway...

In all seriousness, why has Canada not renounced the Crown at this point in its history? I don't think the UK would even mind, since they've been dependent in name only to the Crown.


Because unlike the US, the Queen loves Canada
 
2012-07-01 10:19:35 AM  
MST3K's Canada Song

in their defense, they had to watch 'The Final Sacrifice' and while Rowsdower is awesome, that was an awful lot of hockey hair.
 
2012-07-01 10:21:57 AM  
Happy Birthday, Canada.

I suggest that you all get high and drunk to celebrate.
 
2012-07-01 10:21:57 AM  

indarwinsshadow: jonterry4: They're not even a real country anyway...

In all seriousness, why has Canada not renounced the Crown at this point in its history? I don't think the UK would even mind, since they've been dependent in name only to the Crown.

Why do you care? When the 4th of July rolls around in a couple of days, would you appreciate a couple of posts saying "why the f*ck did you separate from the British crown. It was a complete waste of time and lives since Australia and Canada managed to have perfectly workable countries and still belong to the commonwealth"? Again, unless it directly affects you why would you even bring it up? It's not like ordinary Canadians have some sort of secret meeting every six months where we collectively decide to hang out for a few more years with the Queen.


It's better to be free than caged, no matter how pretty the cage is.* If Canada and Australia said 'we are our own people, not subjects of a hereditary ruler with Divine Right over our lives -- which that ruler still has the option of invoking at some point in the future.'

What would it take for Canada (and Australia) to officially cut the cords, instead of this 'separate but still wearing marriage bands' shiat going on with the UK?

*I realize that's retarded to say, since American slaves fled to Canada no matter how deep in the South they were chained up. What happened to those slaves, anyway? It's like hearing about blacks who fled to the Soviet Union, they never come up, around here :( It's like both groups disappeared off the face of the Earth.
 
2012-07-01 10:24:17 AM  
 
2012-07-01 10:26:47 AM  

indarwinsshadow: why the f*ck did you separate from the British crown. It was a complete waste of time and lives since Australia and Canada managed to have perfectly workable countries and still belong to the commonwealth


I think the Stamp Act had something to do with that. Canadians don't pay taxes to the Queen.
 
2012-07-01 10:26:53 AM  

jonterry4: In all seriousness, why has Canada not renounced the Crown at this point in its history? I don't think the UK would even mind, since they've been dependent in name only to the Crown.


There's certainly an element of the population that wishes we would, but it's not a large portion and even to most of them, it's not a very big priority. For most of the country, though, this is just how it is. Might as well ask the Brits why they haven't renounced the monarchy.
 
2012-07-01 10:27:01 AM  

dennysgod: jonterry4: They're not even a real country anyway...

In all seriousness, why has Canada not renounced the Crown at this point in its history? I don't think the UK would even mind, since they've been dependent in name only to the Crown.

Because unlike the US, the Queen loves Canada


It's easy to love something you don't fear.
I mean, really, who does Canada inspire fear within?
And are Inuits full citizens, or do they struggle internally with the sovereignty card that US native americans, native alaskans, native hawaiians, and native puerto ricans struggle with?
 
2012-07-01 10:33:51 AM  
As an American who just got his Canadian citizenship, this is my first Canada Day as a Canadian citizen. Well then. I should get cans of beer to celebrate this.
 
2012-07-01 10:34:14 AM  
You know how I know your country is lame. Your historical photos come from another country.

But seriously. Congrats! I'd love to be in a cooler climate right now.
 
2012-07-01 10:35:18 AM  
Having said (and asked) all that: Thank you, Canada, for not being Israel. Y'all are trustworthy in a fight, and as neighbors, and as military allies. Y'all don't ask us to do your dirty work for you, y'all don't ask the UK to do your dirty work for you, either. You are loyal. You are brave in a fight, and never seek to gloryhound. You are easy going. You are not a pit of corruption (estoy mirando el sur) and know how to keep your drug situation in check. Thank you.

2.bp.blogspot.com

to the real Sleeping Giant.
 
2012-07-01 10:35:20 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: What would it take for Canada (and Australia) to officially cut the cords, instead of this 'separate but still wearing marriage bands' shiat going on with the UK?


I don't know about Australia (suspect it'd be the same, but no idea for sure), but in Canada it would require constitutional reform - and that requires support from 7 out of 10 provincial legislatures, which would have to combine to represent at least 50% of the population. It's been somewhat messy in the past, but I imagine it would happen pretty quickly if the royals ever tried to assert real power over Canada against the will of the populace.
 
2012-07-01 10:37:02 AM  
America has always been so close to Britain that Canada is a little jealous. Everything Britain says or does the US jumps in with "me too!". It's almost as if the American revolution was pointless, or even fake.

Now enough of you Americans and your talk of America. This is Canada's day.
 
2012-07-01 10:39:10 AM  

SweetHomeNowhere: As an American who just got his Canadian citizenship, this is my first Canada Day as a Canadian citizen. Well then. I should get cans of beer to celebrate this.


(looking at your profile) damn, dude. your loyalties (or lack thereof) are all the place. here's a beer anyway. congrats on your new status.
 
2012-07-01 10:40:03 AM  

jonterry4: They're not even a real country anyway...

In all seriousness, why has Canada not renounced the Crown at this point in its history? I don't think the UK would even mind, since they've been dependent in name only to the Crown.


Apr 17, 1982 is really the day since it hasn't mattered one iota.
 
2012-07-01 10:42:10 AM  
also,

www.x929.ca
 
2012-07-01 10:47:10 AM  
People - the UK has zero present day ability to dictate Canadian law or policy. So let's just enjoy Canada day by avoiding Labbatt Blue and Molson Canadian like the plague that they are.
 
2012-07-01 10:47:25 AM  
Happy Canaday you Knobs.
 
2012-07-01 10:47:49 AM  
Two things I learned from these photos, in particular from the Alberta set:

1. The UK national archives can't seem to spell Lethbridge, even when it's spelled correctly on the original document.

2. There is a "Galt Canal" in southern Alberta that was built by Mormons imported from Utah.

/now keep the hot canuck chick pics coming...
 
2012-07-01 10:47:50 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Now enough of you Americans and your talk of America. This is Canada's day.


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