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2014-03-06 10:55:30 PM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-06 10:58:00 PM
But they were asked quite nicely

/please, eh?
 
2014-03-06 11:32:32 PM
All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.
 
2014-03-06 11:40:40 PM

doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.


After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.
 
2014-03-07 12:23:39 AM
To demonstrate how serious the situation was, the soldiers were sent home...southwards.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-07 12:34:16 AM

Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.


You can't be surprised at this. People like that just think it's funny to disrespect fallen soldiers.
 
2014-03-07 12:54:19 AM

doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.


My uncle was in the Army back in the 60s stationed in Alaska.  Someone made a wisecrack about the Canadian Army, and he spent about a half hour talking about how he'd crossed paths with some guys from their army, and basically said that they were a tough and nasty bunch that he wouldn't have dared fark around with.

I thought it was an interesting story.  Of course, I heard it 20 years ago and that uncle is dead now, so my memory of the complete story was drank away a long time ago.
 
2014-03-07 01:38:34 AM

Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.


Oh lighten up.

If you'll recall the record is Canada:1 US:0

Also the national sport of Canada is strapping knives to your feet and beating the hell out of each other. If you're really lucky, they let you get hit by 90mph lumps of frozen rubber for a whole hour. Also, pretty sure you have to half bear to survive north of about Calgary for very long. That's worldwide and includes Russia and Finland. Of course Canada has a military. And no, the Pope doesn't shiat in the woods... often.
 
2014-03-07 01:46:29 AM
I'm not your fwend, buddy!
 
2014-03-07 02:19:08 AM

Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.


i1277.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-07 03:40:52 AM
25.media.tumblr.com

From my cold dead hands, comrades.
 
2014-03-07 06:09:53 AM
Were they allowed to keep their TimBits?
 
2014-03-07 06:43:04 AM
Dosvidanyee, a-holes!

/Smell ya later!
 
2014-03-07 06:50:44 AM

BrotherJew: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

My uncle was in the Army back in the 60s stationed in Alaska.  Someone made a wisecrack about the Canadian Army, and he spent about a half hour talking about how he'd crossed paths with some guys from their army, and basically said that they were a tough and nasty bunch that he wouldn't have dared fark around with.

I thought it was an interesting story.  Of course, I heard it 20 years ago and that uncle is dead now, so my memory of the complete story was drank away a long time ago.


I've been informed on many occasions that Canada has an odd mixture of excellent soldiers with world class training and skills who are using shiat equipment.  I really don't know but the history of our military and our recent performance seems to back that assertion up.
 
2014-03-07 06:53:23 AM
I could really go for a cup of Tim Horton's coffee. I miss that stuff.
 
2014-03-07 06:53:37 AM
Are you Putin me on? Because it sounds like you're poutine me on.

/The confluence I've been waiting for has finally arrived.

//Leaving satisfied
 
2014-03-07 06:56:32 AM
Who is the whaaaarmonger now? eh?
 
2014-03-07 06:57:51 AM
The longer this goes on the louder the sound of war drums gets.

/Oddly, it sounds like a repeating four-beats-out-of-six
//Vote Saxon
 
2014-03-07 07:00:22 AM
The news sites in Canada are explaining it to their viewers as being like a game misconduct, but in real life.
 
2014-03-07 07:00:44 AM

yukichigai: The longer this goes on the louder the sound of war drums gets.

/Oddly, it sounds like a repeating four-beats-out-of-six
//Vote Saxon


i can almost hear it. starting up the knife sharpener. also sharpens skates and scissors and what not, but it's serious sounding.
 
2014-03-07 07:06:16 AM
Harper just wants the Ukrainian-Canadian vote.
 
2014-03-07 07:07:20 AM

illannoyin: Are you Putin me on? Because it sounds like you're poutine me on.

/The confluence I've been waiting for has finally arrived.

//Leaving satisfied


How long were you holding on to that? You're lucky it didn't become cancerous.
 
2014-03-07 07:19:23 AM
It's so freaking cold in Canada that I assume all of their soldiers are basically Sardaukar Warriors..
 
2014-03-07 07:24:14 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: It's so freaking cold in Canada that I assume all of their soldiers are basically Sardaukar Warriors..


It's also possible they're part Yeti.
 
2014-03-07 07:24:22 AM
I wonder if he's doing this to please/soothe the Doukhobors... Or if it's just Harper being a moron, but occasionally, Occasionally doing something right...
 
2014-03-07 07:24:24 AM

Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.


And those were just the ones bombed by accident by drugged-out American pilots.
 
2014-03-07 07:28:07 AM

change1211: Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.

You can't be surprised at this. People like that just think it's funny to disrespect fallen soldiers.



You know who else thought fallen soldiers were funny?
om911.com
 
2014-03-07 07:29:19 AM

No Such Agency: Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.

And those were just the ones bombed by accident by drugged-out American pilots.


I'm not in the habit of white knighting pilots, but what kind of drugs do you suppose are popular in a place with a 60 day growing season?
 
2014-03-07 07:29:46 AM
It was 9 soldiers. From the headline, I was picturing a regiment or two packing up their BPM's and loading onto LCAC's, then zooming past Sara Palin's house on the way home, tossing out empty vodka bottles and maple syrup jugs.
 
2014-03-07 07:32:26 AM
Dear schlubmitter,

There is no apostrophe in "Tim Hortons".


www.timhortons.com
 
2014-03-07 07:34:13 AM

Egoy3k: BrotherJew: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

My uncle was in the Army back in the 60s stationed in Alaska.  Someone made a wisecrack about the Canadian Army, and he spent about a half hour talking about how he'd crossed paths with some guys from their army, and basically said that they were a tough and nasty bunch that he wouldn't have dared fark around with.

I thought it was an interesting story.  Of course, I heard it 20 years ago and that uncle is dead now, so my memory of the complete story was drank away a long time ago.

I've been informed on many occasions that Canada has an odd mixture of excellent soldiers with world class training and skills who are using shiat equipment.  I really don't know but the history of our military and our recent performance seems to back that assertion up.


You're not wrong. Canadians cross train with the US military all the time. They basically stick to our standards in terms of individual readiness, and say what you will but their is no military in the world that is as well trained as the US military. So yes, Canadian forces are professionally trained, but they don't have any where near the funding as the US. Which to be fair isn't a fair comparison really, no country spends as much on the military as America.

/served with a number of other nations
//Canadians are cool guys, same with brits but I wouldn't trust a Jordanian to go to the bathroom without a negligent discharge.
 
2014-03-07 07:35:02 AM

thisisarepeat: No Such Agency: Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.

And those were just the ones bombed by accident by drugged-out American pilots.

I'm not in the habit of white knighting pilots, but what kind of drugs do you suppose are popular in a place with a 60 day growing season?


Imported ones.
 
2014-03-07 07:37:21 AM

Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.


Lighten up man. I still laugh at the marine mine sweeper joke, and I had a friend lose his legs.
 
2014-03-07 07:38:20 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: Dear schlubmitter,

There is no apostrophe in "Tim Hortons".


[www.timhortons.com image 360x484]


There's no coffee either, just lukewarm poop water.
 
2014-03-07 07:38:54 AM

MrBallou: It was 9 soldiers. From the headline, I was picturing a regiment or two packing up their BPM's and loading onto LCAC's, then zooming past Sara Palin's house on the way home, tossing out empty vodka bottles and maple syrup jugs.


I picture them stopping at her house to let one take a piss on her mailbox
 
2014-03-07 07:39:54 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-07 07:43:04 AM

KWess: [img.photobucket.com image 600x395]


What did I tell ya? Half bear.
 
2014-03-07 07:43:57 AM
JTF2

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-07 07:45:37 AM
Can they keep their Roughriders/Rough Riders gear?
 
2014-03-07 07:46:50 AM

KWess: [img.photobucket.com image 600x395]


Oh, well, yeah, there's your problem. You let Rob Liefield design your uniforms, but you didn't let him design your guns. Gotta get the plasma cannon to go with that sucker.
 
2014-03-07 07:48:34 AM

KWess: [img.photobucket.com image 600x395]


???   looks like they could be killed with a gas I could mix with the shiat under my kitchen sink, nothing complicated, just mix windex and bleach in just about any proportions you like, and all the bearded guys are farked.

/haven't shaved in 5 days
//haven't worn a uniform since 2004
///still have my issued pro mask
 
2014-03-07 07:49:41 AM

doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.


Canada has the Mounties, they don't need a regular army.
 
2014-03-07 07:50:26 AM

corq: Were they allowed to keep their TimBits?


normally, yes, but this winter was so cold they froze their TimBits off
 
2014-03-07 07:51:04 AM
They also appear to be old and fat.
 
2014-03-07 07:52:13 AM

doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.


Tell that to my uncle... oh wait... he DIED during WWII.

Tell that to the several friends that I have that are soldiers and have seen more action than you'll ever do.

Dumbass....go Fark a tree.
 
2014-03-07 07:53:36 AM
do = will

morning... and still recovering from my freaking cancer surgery.
 
2014-03-07 07:54:00 AM

imfallen_angel: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

Tell that to my uncle... oh wait... he DIED during WWII.

Tell that to the several friends that I have that are soldiers and have seen more action than you'll ever do.

Dumbass....go Fark a tree.


Does anyone know 'Lighten Up, Francis' in French Canadian?
 
2014-03-07 07:55:26 AM

Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.


Not defending the way certain people choose to disrespect our allies, but please keep in mind we're not all tools.

Having said that, if you're going to claim that a subset of the Canadian population doesn't feel free to sling around snide comments about us in return, I will find that surprising.
 
2014-03-07 07:56:00 AM
Comments on that site lead me to believe that Canadians can be just as ignorant as Oklahomans.
 
2014-03-07 07:56:20 AM
Harper should indeed disregard the referendum in the Crimea since his own people are close to revolting against him.
 
2014-03-07 08:04:34 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: Dear schlubmitter,

There is no apostrophe in "Tim Hortons".


[www.timhortons.com image 360x484]


So there's more than one? Tim himself, that is.
 
2014-03-07 08:05:39 AM

KWess: [img.photobucket.com image 600x395]


Moose Dynasty?
 
2014-03-07 08:09:59 AM
I find Tim Horton's to be the McDonald's of donuts and coffee.
 
2014-03-07 08:10:02 AM

Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.


Really?  Have you only been on Fark for a week?

/Lighten up Francis
 
2014-03-07 08:13:36 AM

Ghastly: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x299]

From my cold dead hands, comrades.


How many double-doubles did you have to consume to get that many roll-up-the-rim winners?  Geeze, I win a coffee about once every 10 cups.
 
2014-03-07 08:13:42 AM
See Russia?!!!  This is what you get for killing Apollo Creed.
Even the Canadians loved Apollo Creed.
 
2014-03-07 08:16:11 AM

GalFriday: See Russia?!!!  This is what you get for killing Apollo Creed.

Even the Canadians loved Apollo Creed.

m8.i.pbase.com

Canuckians!!!!

 
2014-03-07 08:17:01 AM

Egoy3k: BrotherJew: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

My uncle was in the Army back in the 60s stationed in Alaska.  Someone made a wisecrack about the Canadian Army, and he spent about a half hour talking about how he'd crossed paths with some guys from their army, and basically said that they were a tough and nasty bunch that he wouldn't have dared fark around with.

I thought it was an interesting story.  Of course, I heard it 20 years ago and that uncle is dead now, so my memory of the complete story was drank away a long time ago.

I've been informed on many occasions that Canada has an odd mixture of excellent soldiers with world class training and skills who are using shiat equipment.  I really don't know but the history of our military and our recent performance seems to back that assertion up.


When you put it that way, it makes sense why my Marines got along so well with the Canadian troops when we were in Haiti after the earthquake. We're the same way. World class fighting men with the equipment of a third world shiathole.
 
2014-03-07 08:17:01 AM
Did the Russians say that Canadian Beer sucks?
 
2014-03-07 08:17:14 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 08:20:07 AM

imfallen_angel: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

Tell that to my uncle... oh wait... he DIED during WWII.

Tell that to the several friends that I have that are soldiers and have seen more action than you'll ever do.

Dumbass....go Fark a tree.


i250.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-07 08:20:53 AM

Aar1012: Does anyone know 'Lighten Up, Francis' in French Canadian?


Lighten up, Francis. Eh.
 
2014-03-07 08:21:54 AM

imfallen_angel: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

Tell that to my uncle... oh wait... he DIED during WWII.

Tell that to the several friends that I have that are soldiers and have seen more action than you'll ever do.

Dumbass....go Fark a tree.


So you're saying Canada was without a standing army after WW2?
 
2014-03-07 08:22:49 AM
We'll let you keep the TimBit coupons, but it'll cost you Ovechkin, eh?
 
2014-03-07 08:23:08 AM
All 9 of them were asked to leave? Wow!
 
2014-03-07 08:24:41 AM
Frigging Canada, always accenting the "great" in the great white north.
Now, if you could just take Bieber back..........
 
2014-03-07 08:25:19 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 600x395]


I'm not sure why I laughed at that, but I did.

Thanks.
 
2014-03-07 08:25:57 AM
thehatcheryllc.com
 
2014-03-07 08:27:53 AM
I've learned something today, Canadians are kinda touchy.

Maybe because it's still the middle of winter?
 
2014-03-07 08:29:32 AM

Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.


Like your skin. At least you were smart enough to keep out of Vietnam.
 
2014-03-07 08:32:07 AM
I've got some family and friends from Canada.  I've heard them joke about their military.  They're not joking about the quality of the men (and women) who serve in their military, it's self-effacing stuff about the equipment (like getting ripped off on a purchase of British subs) or the size of the military.

On the later, I was visiting Vancouver years ago and the military was displaying a couple light armored vehicles in the downtown before they were being deployed for some UN operation and people were joking "oh there is half our army on display".  Stuff like that.
 
2014-03-07 08:32:24 AM

Aar1012: imfallen_angel: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

Tell that to my uncle... oh wait... he DIED during WWII.

Tell that to the several friends that I have that are soldiers and have seen more action than you'll ever do.

Dumbass....go Fark a tree.

Does anyone know 'Lighten Up, Francis' in French Canadian?


Les narfes, François.
 
2014-03-07 08:33:53 AM
I can see Canada from my house.
 
2014-03-07 08:35:27 AM

Deep Contact: I can see Canada from my house.


CAMs don't count
 
2014-03-07 08:36:14 AM

the_cnidarian: I've learned something today, Canadians are kinda touchy.

Maybe because it's still the middle of winter?


We haven't seen water in liquid form since November.  We're very cranky.  If we hadn't won four gold in men's and women's hockey and curling to satisfy the restless masses, major urban centres would have erupted into riots by now.  Trash cans pushed over and stuff.
 
2014-03-07 08:39:16 AM

Mr. Oizo: the_cnidarian: I've learned something today, Canadians are kinda touchy.

Maybe because it's still the middle of winter?

We haven't seen water in liquid form since November.  We're very cranky.  If we hadn't won four gold in men's and women's hockey and curling to satisfy the restless masses, major urban centres would have erupted into riots by now.  Trash cans pushed over and stuff.


You monsters.
 
2014-03-07 08:44:12 AM

Zenith: Deep Contact: I can see Canada from my house.

CAMs don't count


No, really. The peace bridge too and all the trucks that never move on it.
 
2014-03-07 08:44:31 AM

Mr. Oizo: the_cnidarian: I've learned something today, Canadians are kinda touchy.

Maybe because it's still the middle of winter?

We haven't seen water in liquid form since November.  We're very cranky.  If we hadn't won four gold in men's and women's hockey and curling to satisfy the restless masses, major urban centres would have erupted into riots by now.  Trash cans pushed over and stuff.


Dogs and cats living together...
 
2014-03-07 08:45:11 AM

Aar1012: imfallen_angel: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

Tell that to my uncle... oh wait... he DIED during WWII.

Tell that to the several friends that I have that are soldiers and have seen more action than you'll ever do.

Dumbass....go Fark a tree.

Does anyone know 'Lighten Up, Francis' in French Canadian?


Relaxe, Max ou A l'aise, Blaise
 
2014-03-07 08:48:52 AM
Listen.. Mess with our military all you want. BUT NEVER MESS WITH TIMMY HORTONS.

Most Yanks probably don't know that Tim Hortons combines two of Canada's greatest loves.

Hockey and Coffee/ Donuts.

Google Fu, the more you know.
 
2014-03-07 08:50:54 AM

Aar1012: imfallen_angel: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

Tell that to my uncle... oh wait... he DIED during WWII.

Tell that to the several friends that I have that are soldiers and have seen more action than you'll ever do.

Dumbass....go Fark a tree.

Does anyone know 'Lighten Up, Francis' in French Canadian?


Lighten up Francis, ya hoser.
 
2014-03-07 08:53:27 AM
As a Canadian, I'm embarrassed at the position we're taking on this. Then again, I'm embarrassed of just about everything we, as a country, do under the current "leadership". The PM just wants to be cool and relevant.
 
2014-03-07 08:55:23 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 600x395]


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-07 09:08:35 AM

SirEattonHogg: I've got some family and friends from Canada.  I've heard them joke about their military.  They're not joking about the quality of the men (and women) who serve in their military, it's self-effacing stuff about the equipment (like getting ripped off on a purchase of British subs) or the size of the military.

On the later, I was visiting Vancouver years ago and the military was displaying a couple light armored vehicles in the downtown before they were being deployed for some UN operation and people were joking "oh there is half our army on display".  Stuff like that.


The equipment that Parliament buys is a goddamn joke. Either it's overpriced bullshiat that America's selling, or third-hand shiat from Britain or another of the Commonwealth countries.

To think that my grandfather was a shipwright.
 
2014-03-07 09:09:41 AM

SirEattonHogg: I've got some family and friends from Canada.  I've heard them joke about their military.  They're not joking about the quality of the men (and women) who serve in their military, it's self-effacing stuff about the equipment (like getting ripped off on a purchase of British subs) or the size of the military.


To be fair, they were more than a little ripped off on those. Getting ripped off on a used sub purchase would be it not coming with life vests for the whole crew, not bloody catching fire as soon as it leaves the dealership like this POS. I lived in Halifax at the time and the locals were less than thrilled with the Royal Navy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Chicoutimi_%28SSK_879%29
 
2014-03-07 09:10:07 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 09:14:14 AM

starsrift: To think that my grandfather was a shipwright.


It's called "starboard"
 
2014-03-07 09:23:40 AM
Shiat man, I have to agree with the Harper government's stance on something?  Oh well, what's due is due.  Good job, boys.  Firm but polite stance on the issue, I approve.

Also, I have a neighbour who's a Major in the Canadian army.  He's a solid guy and he represents the country well.  So I would like to add my "fark you" to the chorus of "fark yous" that doglover is getting.

/But I also know he was saying it in good fun, so it's not a hateful "fark you", just a perfunctory one
 
2014-03-07 09:27:48 AM

doglover: starsrift: To think that my grandfather was a shipwright.

It's called "starboard"


Don't confuse me, I'm still trying to convince my pirate crew that "larboard" is really port.  They sing really nicely though so I just let them have their "larboard".
 
2014-03-07 09:31:14 AM

jakomo002: Harper just wants the Ukrainian-Canadian vote.


Edmonchuk is already conservative-blue
 
2014-03-07 09:35:23 AM

inglixthemad: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

Canada has the Mounties, they don't need a regular army.


Right, they'll just Tazer the enemy to death in an airport.
 
2014-03-07 09:49:48 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: Dear schlubmitter,

There is no apostrophe in "Tim Hortons".


[www.timhortons.com image 360x484]


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-07 09:54:17 AM

BrotherJew: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

My uncle was in the Army back in the 60s stationed in Alaska.  Someone made a wisecrack about the Canadian Army, and he spent about a half hour talking about how he'd crossed paths with some guys from their army, and basically said that they were a tough and nasty bunch that he wouldn't have dared fark around with.

I thought it was an interesting story.  Of course, I heard it 20 years ago and that uncle is dead now, so my memory of the complete story was drank away a long time ago.


Where do you think the name Stormtroopers comes from? The term "storm trooper" was first used by the Germans in the First World War to describe the Canadian troops that they had to fight against. Canadian troops were most feared by the Germans during the First World War, and the German army always prepared for the worst when an attack was spearheaded by the Canadian army. It took the Canadian troops, including my grandfather, to finally take Vimy Ridge in WWI: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/roa d -to-vimy-ridge/vimy4
 
2014-03-07 10:09:46 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: Dear schlubmitter,

There is no apostrophe in "Tim Hortons".


[www.timhortons.com image 360x484]


Only on account of Quebec language laws. Apostrophes disappeared from Canadian brand names in the late Seventies at the insistence of the Quebec government, who wanted all business names to be in French.

The rules have since been relaxed, but Tim Hortons officially never regained its apostrophe. McDonald's Canada, by way of protest against Quebec nationalism, turned their apostrophe into a little Maple Leaf flag.
 
2014-03-07 10:19:41 AM
There's Always A Bloody Ghost : Where do you think the name Stormtroopers comes from? The term "storm trooper" was first used by the Germans in the First World War to describe the Canadian troops that they had to fight against. Canadian troops were most feared by the Germans during the First World War, and the German army always prepared for the worst when an attack was spearheaded by the Canadian army. It took the Canadian troops, including my grandfather, to finally take Vimy Ridge in WWI: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/roa d -to-vimy-ridge/vimy4

A battle which showed the brilliance of Canadian General Arthur Currie. Which Field Marshall Douglas Haig immediately claimed credit for. If British prime minister David Lloyd George had seen through that baloney and replaced Haig with Currie at that time, it is quite possible that the Americans would never have had to enter the war. Because IMO Currie was to the Allies in that war what Patton was to them in the next war.
 
2014-03-07 10:26:35 AM
www.joeacevedo.com

/Approves
/Eh?
 
2014-03-07 10:50:42 AM

Chris Ween: I find Tim Horton's to be the McDonald's of donuts and coffee.


Except that McDonald's coffee is better.

/Canuck
//Yes, McDonald's coffee is better than Timmie's
///Slashies for the CAF!
 
2014-03-07 10:52:30 AM
Yes, but do they get to keep their Canadian Tire money?

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 11:04:09 AM

dbrunker: Yes, but do they get to keep their Canadian Tire money?

[img.fark.net image 397x447]


I hate that shiat.  I donate it to charity.
 
2014-03-07 11:13:07 AM

Mouldy Squid: Chris Ween: I find Tim Horton's to be the McDonald's of donuts and coffee.

Except that McDonald's coffee is better.

/Canuck
//Yes, McDonald's coffee is better than Timmie's
///Slashies for the CAF!


Yeah this.  Tims coffee isn't bad but McDonalds is better.
 
2014-03-07 12:02:11 PM
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2014-03-07 12:20:20 PM

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: BrotherJew: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

My uncle was in the Army back in the 60s stationed in Alaska.  Someone made a wisecrack about the Canadian Army, and he spent about a half hour talking about how he'd crossed paths with some guys from their army, and basically said that they were a tough and nasty bunch that he wouldn't have dared fark around with.

I thought it was an interesting story.  Of course, I heard it 20 years ago and that uncle is dead now, so my memory of the complete story was drank away a long time ago.

Where do you think the name Stormtroopers comes from? The term "storm trooper" was first used by the Germans in the First World War to describe the Canadian troops that they had to fight against. Canadian troops were most feared by the Germans during the First World War, and the German army always prepared for the worst when an attack was spearheaded by the Canadian army. It took the Canadian troops, including my grandfather, to finally take Vimy Ridge in WWI: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/roa d -to-vimy-ridge/vimy4




What unit was he in? I served in a unit that made up part of 20th Bn, C.E.F. that took part in talking the Ridge.

If you ever get the opportunity to visit Vimy, do it. It's a very moving place.
 
2014-03-07 12:32:13 PM

moto-geek: inglixthemad: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

Canada has the Mounties, they don't need a regular army.

Right, they'll just Tazer the enemy to death in an airport.


Pfft. Don't compare city Mounties to backwoods Mounties. That's like comparing the US Marines to Joe's Freedom Militia of Hoveround AR-15 wielders.

Heck, even if the Mounties are all killed, unlikely, there's a lots of Finns in the Canadian provinces. Finns don't give up easily, and almost every one (including the ladies) I met could shoot. Imagine moving through a country filled with people like this. I mean, they even tried using artillery to kill the farker.
 
2014-03-07 12:38:32 PM

BrotherJew: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

My uncle was in the Army back in the 60s stationed in Alaska.  Someone made a wisecrack about the Canadian Army, and he spent about a half hour talking about how he'd crossed paths with some guys from their army, and basically said that they were a tough and nasty bunch that he wouldn't have dared fark around with.

I thought it was an interesting story.  Of course, I heard it 20 years ago and that uncle is dead now, so my memory of the complete story was drank away a long time ago.


Never fark with people who live in cold places all their lives is a rule to live by.
 
2014-03-07 12:42:30 PM
Here I am. It was so cold that day my lunch froze to the plate.

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2014-03-07 01:06:57 PM

KWess: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: BrotherJew: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

My uncle was in the Army back in the 60s stationed in Alaska.  Someone made a wisecrack about the Canadian Army, and he spent about a half hour talking about how he'd crossed paths with some guys from their army, and basically said that they were a tough and nasty bunch that he wouldn't have dared fark around with.

I thought it was an interesting story.  Of course, I heard it 20 years ago and that uncle is dead now, so my memory of the complete story was drank away a long time ago.

Where do you think the name Stormtroopers comes from? The term "storm trooper" was first used by the Germans in the First World War to describe the Canadian troops that they had to fight against. Canadian troops were most feared by the Germans during the First World War, and the German army always prepared for the worst when an attack was spearheaded by the Canadian army. It took the Canadian troops, including my grandfather, to finally take Vimy Ridge in WWI: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/roa d -to-vimy-ridge/vimy4

What unit was he in? I served in a unit that made up part of 20th Bn, C.E.F. that took part in talking the Ridge.

If you ever get the opportunity to visit Vimy, do it. It's a very moving place.


I did visit Vimy when I went to Paris in 2008. They employ Canadian students at the visitor's centre, and they give you an excellent tour of the tunnels and trenches. Best part, the girl at the visitor's centre took the time to check on a map of the battlefield, where my grandfather would have been, as part of the 48th Highlanders. Very cool. The day we were there, in late October, the monument was almost completely free of tourists, and my sister and I got some excellent photos. It's a truly breathtaking place.
 
2014-03-07 01:09:26 PM

Mr. Oizo: Ghastly: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x299]

From my cold dead hands, comrades.

How many double-doubles did you have to consume to get that many roll-up-the-rim winners?  Geeze, I win a coffee about once every 10 cups.


Large black for me. My boyfriend drinks double doubles though. So you're looking at the accumulated wins of the two of us.
 
2014-03-07 01:11:40 PM

Ghastly: Large black for me.


Dude, this is a family forum.

/I like my coffee like I like my women... given away for free at the office
 
2014-03-07 01:15:19 PM

Theburner: Listen.. Mess with our military all you want. BUT NEVER MESS WITH TIMMY HORTONS.

Most Yanks probably don't know that Tim Hortons combines two of Canada's greatest loves.

Hockey and Coffee/ Donuts.

Google Fu, the more you know.


Heck, most of us Americans don't know that the comic strip "For Better or For Worse" is done by a Canadian and is set in Canada.

/Godspeed, Farley.
 
2014-03-07 02:12:31 PM

Aar1012: imfallen_angel: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

Tell that to my uncle... oh wait... he DIED during WWII.

Tell that to the several friends that I have that are soldiers and have seen more action than you'll ever do.

Dumbass....go Fark a tree.

Does anyone know 'Lighten Up, Francis'

François in French Canadian?

/FTFY
 
2014-03-07 02:14:00 PM

Barfmaker: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

After a couple of thousand dead and injured helping an ally, that type of comment wears a bit thin up here.


ignore him. He has no sense of history or the first special service force.

as for the Russians, are you sending home the hockey players as well?

And can we deport bieber? he is stating to annoy us down here.
 
2014-03-07 02:22:28 PM

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: KWess: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: BrotherJew: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

My uncle was in the Army back in the 60s stationed in Alaska.  Someone made a wisecrack about the Canadian Army, and he spent about a half hour talking about how he'd crossed paths with some guys from their army, and basically said that they were a tough and nasty bunch that he wouldn't have dared fark around with.

I thought it was an interesting story.  Of course, I heard it 20 years ago and that uncle is dead now, so my memory of the complete story was drank away a long time ago.

Where do you think the name Stormtroopers comes from? The term "storm trooper" was first used by the Germans in the First World War to describe the Canadian troops that they had to fight against. Canadian troops were most feared by the Germans during the First World War, and the German army always prepared for the worst when an attack was spearheaded by the Canadian army. It took the Canadian troops, including my grandfather, to finally take Vimy Ridge in WWI: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/roa d -to-vimy-ridge/vimy4

What unit was he in? I served in a unit that made up part of 20th Bn, C.E.F. that took part in talking the Ridge.

If you ever get the opportunity to visit Vimy, do it. It's a very moving place.

I did visit Vimy when I went to Paris in 2008. They employ Canadian students at the visitor's centre, and they give you an excellent tour of the tunnels and trenches. Best part, the girl at the visitor's centre took the time to check on a map of the battlefield, where my grandfather would have been, as part of the 48th Highlanders. Very cool. The day we were there, in late October, the monument was almost completely free of tourists, and my sister and I got some excellent photos. It's a truly breathtaking place.




I enjoyed my visit as well, which was in May 2002. Europe was essentially tourist-free as a result of the Sep. 11 travel hangover.

My unit was also Toronto-based, and we used to have some cracking parties with the 48th.
 
2014-03-07 02:34:20 PM

KWess: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: KWess: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: BrotherJew: doglover: All of Canada's soldier is on high alert.

My uncle was in the Army back in the 60s stationed in Alaska.  Someone made a wisecrack about the Canadian Army, and he spent about a half hour talking about how he'd crossed paths with some guys from their army, and basically said that they were a tough and nasty bunch that he wouldn't have dared fark around with.

I thought it was an interesting story.  Of course, I heard it 20 years ago and that uncle is dead now, so my memory of the complete story was drank away a long time ago.

Where do you think the name Stormtroopers comes from? The term "storm trooper" was first used by the Germans in the First World War to describe the Canadian troops that they had to fight against. Canadian troops were most feared by the Germans during the First World War, and the German army always prepared for the worst when an attack was spearheaded by the Canadian army. It took the Canadian troops, including my grandfather, to finally take Vimy Ridge in WWI: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/roa d -to-vimy-ridge/vimy4

What unit was he in? I served in a unit that made up part of 20th Bn, C.E.F. that took part in talking the Ridge.

If you ever get the opportunity to visit Vimy, do it. It's a very moving place.

I did visit Vimy when I went to Paris in 2008. They employ Canadian students at the visitor's centre, and they give you an excellent tour of the tunnels and trenches. Best part, the girl at the visitor's centre took the time to check on a map of the battlefield, where my grandfather would have been, as part of the 48th Highlanders. Very cool. The day we were there, in late October, the monument was almost completely free of tourists, and my sister and I got some excellent photos. It's a truly breathtaking place.

I enjoyed my visit as well, which was in May 2002. Europe was essentially tourist-free as a result o ...


You were at Vimy Ridge? How old are you?
 
2014-03-07 03:02:12 PM
Ha!  The wording is confusing..  I served in the 1990's.  The unit was formed in 1755 (oldest in NA).

That said, I am 120 years old.
 
2014-03-07 04:17:44 PM
The Prime Minister in internet speak: GTFO Russians!
 
2014-03-07 04:19:47 PM
And what's with this 'coupons' subby? Its called 'Roll up the Rims'. I've won two coffees and two doughnuts so far...
 
2014-03-07 05:30:25 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 06:20:52 PM

Pichu0102: Never fark with people who live in cold places all their lives is a rule to live by.


Got that right,
 
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