Meanwhile, in Canada

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Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Postby temporal1 » Tue May 30, 2017 12:03 pm

Hats Off wrote:
Signtist wrote:You will hardly find one reliable news source in Canada.
The best you can do is read 3 or 4 and and take the average. That and stay away from the Ottawa Citizen.
Hey, what do you have against my local paper? Actually after subscribing to the paper for over thirty years I discontinued it two years ago and only occasionally read articles on line. I don't even miss it.

And while I may be sympathetic to Sam Oosterhoff's views, I doubt that he will accomplish much along those lines in the political arena.

appleman2006 wrote:For those of you that follow such things as of this weekend Canada as a new opposition leader.
Some have described Andrew Scheer as "Stephen Harper with a smile".
He is only 38 years old, younger than PM Trudeau BTW, has a wife and 5 young children.
My gut feeling is that politics in Canada for the next 2 years just got a lot more interesting.
i've read little bits on each of these points, am interested in how things will unfold.
we see so little news from other countries.

there's no excuse for "low information" now, no time constraints, with 24/7 "news" coverage.

however, the "news" industry has chosen to concentrate on repeating chosen sound bites over+over, rather than expanding coverage. for those who view, it must be a lot like riding a stationary bicycle, all that spent energy, getting nowhere.

when news became a manufacturing industry, all semblance of authentic news reporting was lost.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Postby Signtist » Tue May 30, 2017 12:42 pm

Hats Off wrote:Hey, what do you have against my local paper?
They're liars. And when confronted the best they can do is say "our sources are reliable." Out of the Ottawa papers we've dealt with, I'd say the Sun is surprisingly the most honest, and the least likely to sensationalize. That can change with the reporters, I'm sure.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Postby Hats Off » Tue May 30, 2017 5:40 pm

I don't have the experience that you do. I read mostly uncritically and was never in a position to know the inside stories. I am sure your experiences were not always pleasant.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Postby Signtist » Wed May 31, 2017 9:18 pm

appleman2006 wrote:For those of you that follow such things, as of this weekend Canada as a new opposition leader. Some have described Andrew Scheer as "Stephen Harper with a smile".
He is only 38 years old, younger than PM Trudeau BTW, has a wife and 5 young children. My gut feeling is that politics in Canada for the next 2 years just got a lot more interesting.
At least he can speak well. I think I agree, this is gonna get interesting.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Postby Valerie » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:46 am

appleman2006 wrote:For those of you that follow such things, as of this weekend Canada as a new opposition leader. Some have described Andrew Scheer as "Stephen Harper with a smile".
He is only 38 years old, younger than PM Trudeau BTW, has a wife and 5 young children. My gut feeling is that politics in Canada for the next 2 years just got a lot more interesting.


Would you mind elaborating on this please appleman? My sister loves Canada, seems to feel the people love Trudeau (leftist, correct?) and I would be interested in what you are saying here-
(we are excited about a trip to Canada this August, going to Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island). My sister wanted to go with us, as she loves Canada. So- sis is leaning more left these days, and it can raise tension, admittedly I am a little concerned about certain topics coming up while we are together a week in Canada- ) I'm just wondering what 'all' you mean here about Andrew Scheer and what you possibly see as changing?
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Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Postby Hats Off » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:42 pm

Some people love Trudeau - others don't! I try to avoid as much news about Trudeau as I can. I am afraid my stomach would revolt.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Postby temporal1 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:02 am

i'm visiting family now.
they have a Canadian tv channel i've watched a little, out of curiosity. CBUT.
i saw something called, "Calgary Stampede." a rodeo. ok.
i've seen some bull riding, barrel racing .. but, what was this?!
men racing wagons, each with a team of 4 horses. what?

GMC Rangeland Derby / 1 min 35 sec
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gbWxV9uvjtQ

i guess it's also called chuckwagon racing.

how on earth do they manage to not go flying out of those wagons? :shock:
the drivers seem to be older for sporting events, 40's and 50's.

life used to be so much riskier. even in my lifetime.
we are so accustomed to being strapped in, buckled-up, and cushioned.

well. something different. :-|
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Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Postby Judas Maccabeus » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:18 pm

temporal1 wrote:i'm visiting family now.
they have a Canadian tv channel i've watched a little, out of curiosity. CBUT.
i saw something called, "Calgary Stampede." a rodeo. ok.
i've seen some bull riding, barrel racing .. but, what was this?!
men racing wagons, each with a team of 4 horses. what?

GMC Rangeland Derby / 1 min 35 sec
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gbWxV9uvjtQ

i guess it's also called chuckwagon racing.

how on earth do they manage to not go flying out of those wagons? :shock:
the drivers seem to be older for sporting events, 40's and 50's.

life used to be so much riskier. even in my lifetime.
we are so accustomed to being strapped in, buckled-up, and cushioned.

well. something different. :-|


You might find the CNE (The Ex for you Canadians) worth your time as well. It is BIG.

J.M.
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Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Postby temporal1 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:09 pm

Judas Maccabeus wrote:
temporal1 wrote:i'm visiting family now.
they have a Canadian tv channel i've watched a little, out of curiosity. CBUT.
i saw something called, "Calgary Stampede." a rodeo. ok.
i've seen some bull riding, barrel racing .. but, what was this?!
men racing wagons, each with a team of 4 horses. what?

GMC Rangeland Derby / 1 min 35 sec
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gbWxV9uvjtQ

i guess it's also called chuckwagon racing.

how on earth do they manage to not go flying out of those wagons? :shock:
the drivers seem to be older for sporting events, 40's and 50's.

life used to be so much riskier. even in my lifetime.
we are so accustomed to being strapped in, buckled-up, and cushioned.

well. something different.
:-|
You might find the CNE (The Ex for you Canadians) worth your time as well. It is BIG.
J.M.
wow. i can't even make it all through our state fair! lol
we used to enjoy local small town fairs, years ago. where everything's set up on green grass.
they can be pretty nice. clean, too.

CNE / August 18 - Sept 4, 2017
https://theex.com/
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Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Postby temporal1 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:17 pm

Montreal 1967 World's Fair
http://untappedcities.com/2013/02/08/qu ... l-expo-67/

we did drive by some of the buildings left behind after the 1967 fair.
probably in 1969-70.
we read about it in the U.S. Midwest.
but the memorable thing about that visit was being made aware we did not speak French. :-|
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