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Post  OptimusGonzo on Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:17 pm

SD bolts wanted it, well now he has it.
a friend of mine wrote this up in our forum, its at www.miaclan.net

I'm LiL_Brittle over there, but I haven't been active in a long time, don't try and tell them Russia is better than the US, you'll just get yelled at by a bunch of BF2 playin Americans.


ritish news paper salutes Canada . . . this is a
good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into
words... Sunday Telegraph Article From today's UK wires:





Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers, The Sunday Telegraph LONDON




Until the deaths of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan ,
probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that
Canadian troops are deployed in the region. And as always, Canada will
bury its dead, just as the rest of the world, as always will forget its
sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever
does. It seems that Canada's historic mission is to come to the
selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then,
once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored. Canada is the
perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for
someone to come and ask her for a dance. A fire breaks out, she risks
life and limb to rescue her fellow dance-goers, and suffers serious
injuries. But when the hall is repaired and the dancing resumes, there
is Canada, the wallflower still, while those she once helped
Glamorously cavort across the floor, blithely neglecting her yet again.
That is the price Canada pays for sharing the North American continent
with the United States, and for being a selfless friend of Britain in
two global conflicts. For much of the 20th century, Canada was torn in
two different directions: It seemed to be a part of the old world, yet
had an address in the new one, and that divided identity ensured that
it never fully got the gratitude it deserved. Yet its purely voluntary
contribution to the cause of freedom in two world wars was perhaps the
greatest of any democracy. Almost 10% of Canada's entire population of
seven million people served in the armed forces during the First World
War, and nearly 60,000 died. The great Allied victories of 1918 were
spearheaded by Canadian troops, perhaps the most capable soldiers in
the entire British order of battle. Canada was repaid for its enormous
sacrifice by downright neglect, it's unique contribution to victory
being absorbed into the popular Memory as somehow or other the work of
the 'British.' The Second World War provided a re-run. The Canadian
navy began the war with a half dozen vessels, and ended up policing
nearly half of the Atlantic against U-boat attack. More than 120
Canadian warships participated in the Normandy landings, during which
15,000 Canadian soldiers went ashore on D-Day alone. Canada finished
the war with the third-largest navy and the fourth largest air force in
the world. The world thanked Canada with the same sublime indifference
as it had the previous time. Canadian participation in the war was
acknowledged in film only if it was necessary to give an American actor
a part in a campaign in which the United States had clearly not
participated - a touching scrupulousness which, of course, Hollywood
has since abandoned, as it has any notion of a separate Canadian
identity. So it is a general rule that actors and filmmakers arriving
in Hollywood keep their nationality - unless, that is, they are
Canadian. Thus Mary Pickford, Walter Huston, Donald Sutherland, Michael
J. Fox, William Shatner, Norman Jewison, David Cronenberg, Alex Trebek,
Art Linkletter and Dan Aykroyd have in the popular perception become
American, and Christopher Plummer, British. It is as if, in the very
act of becoming famous, a Canadian ceases to be Canadian, unless she is
Margaret Atwood, who is as unshakably Canadian as a moose, or Celine
Dion, for whom Canada has proved quite unable to find any takers.
Moreover, Canada is every bit as querulously alert to the achievements
of it's sons and daughters as the rest of the world is completely
unaware of them. The Canadians proudly say of themselves - and are
unheard by anyone else - that 1% of the world's population has provided
10% of the world's peacekeeping forces. Canadian soldiers in the past
half cent ury have been the greatest peacekeepers on Earth - in 39
missions on UN mandates, and six on non-UN peacekeeping duties, from
Vietnam to East Timor, from Sinai to Bosnia. Yet the only foreign
engagement that has entered the popular on-Canadian imagination was the
sorry affair in Somalia , in which out-of-control paratroopers murdered
two Somali infiltrators. Their regiment was then disbanded in disgrace
- a uniquely Canadian act of self-abasement for which, naturally, the
Canadians received no international credit. So who today in the United
States knows about the stoic and selfless friendship its northern
neighbour has given it in Afghanistan? Rather like Cyrano de Bergerac ,
Canada repeatedly does honourable things for honourable motives, but
instead of being thanked for it, it remains something of a figure of
fun. It is the Canadian way, for which Canadians should be proud, yet
such honour comes at a high cost. This past year more grieving Canadian
families knew that cost all too tragically well.
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Post  Uberwarz on Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:49 am

Come on man in D-DAY there were Russians.Italians.Africans(south africa).Americans.Egyptians.Polish.France.Canada.India.Greece.Brazil and many other countrys.
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Post  OptimusGonzo on Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:24 pm

Uberwarz wrote:Come on man in D-DAY there were Russians.Italians.Africans(south africa).Americans.Egyptians.Polish.France.Canada.India.Greece.Brazil and many other countrys.

So Uber, can you tell me which of said listed Nationalities pushed the farthest into German lines on D-Day? because if you could, I'd bet you'd humble yourself.
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Post  SDBolts on Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:49 pm

Yay, good job Canadians Very Happy
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Post  Uberwarz on Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:08 pm

OptimusGonzo wrote:
Uberwarz wrote:Come on man in D-DAY there were Russians.Italians.Africans(south africa).Americans.Egyptians.Polish.France.Canada.India.Greece.Brazil and many other countrys.

So Uber, can you tell me which of said listed Nationalities pushed the farthest into German lines on D-Day? because if you could, I'd bet you'd humble yourself.


I dont have problems against canadians they are our trusted allies... they sayed that they would not join ww2 but they did they sayed ''WE STAY OUT OF IRAQ''' but as you see.
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Post  77RUS on Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:25 pm

OptimusGonzo wrote:SD bolts wanted it, well now he has it.
a friend of mine wrote this up in our forum, its at www.miaclan.net

I'm LiL_Brittle over there, but I haven't been active in a long time, don't try and tell them Russia is better than the US, you'll just get yelled at by a bunch of BF2 playin Americans.


ritish news paper salutes Canada . . . this is a
good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into
words... Sunday Telegraph Article From today's UK wires:





Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers, The Sunday Telegraph LONDON




Until the deaths of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan ,
probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that
Canadian troops are deployed in the region. And as always, Canada will
bury its dead, just as the rest of the world, as always will forget its
sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever
does. It seems that Canada's historic mission is to come to the
selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then,
once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored. Canada is the
perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for
someone to come and ask her for a dance. A fire breaks out, she risks
life and limb to rescue her fellow dance-goers, and suffers serious
injuries. But when the hall is repaired and the dancing resumes, there
is Canada, the wallflower still, while those she once helped
Glamorously cavort across the floor, blithely neglecting her yet again.
That is the price Canada pays for sharing the North American continent
with the United States, and for being a selfless friend of Britain in
two global conflicts. For much of the 20th century, Canada was torn in
two different directions: It seemed to be a part of the old world, yet
had an address in the new one, and that divided identity ensured that
it never fully got the gratitude it deserved. Yet its purely voluntary
contribution to the cause of freedom in two world wars was perhaps the
greatest of any democracy. Almost 10% of Canada's entire population of
seven million people served in the armed forces during the First World
War, and nearly 60,000 died. The great Allied victories of 1918 were
spearheaded by Canadian troops, perhaps the most capable soldiers in
the entire British order of battle. Canada was repaid for its enormous
sacrifice by downright neglect, it's unique contribution to victory
being absorbed into the popular Memory as somehow or other the work of
the 'British.' The Second World War provided a re-run. The Canadian
navy began the war with a half dozen vessels, and ended up policing
nearly half of the Atlantic against U-boat attack. More than 120
Canadian warships participated in the Normandy landings, during which
15,000 Canadian soldiers went ashore on D-Day alone. Canada finished
the war with the third-largest navy and the fourth largest air force in
the world. The world thanked Canada with the same sublime indifference
as it had the previous time. Canadian participation in the war was
acknowledged in film only if it was necessary to give an American actor
a part in a campaign in which the United States had clearly not
participated - a touching scrupulousness which, of course, Hollywood
has since abandoned, as it has any notion of a separate Canadian
identity. So it is a general rule that actors and filmmakers arriving
in Hollywood keep their nationality - unless, that is, they are
Canadian. Thus Mary Pickford, Walter Huston, Donald Sutherland, Michael
J. Fox, William Shatner, Norman Jewison, David Cronenberg, Alex Trebek,
Art Linkletter and Dan Aykroyd have in the popular perception become
American, and Christopher Plummer, British. It is as if, in the very
act of becoming famous, a Canadian ceases to be Canadian, unless she is
Margaret Atwood, who is as unshakably Canadian as a moose, or Celine
Dion, for whom Canada has proved quite unable to find any takers.
Moreover, Canada is every bit as querulously alert to the achievements
of it's sons and daughters as the rest of the world is completely
unaware of them. The Canadians proudly say of themselves - and are
unheard by anyone else - that 1% of the world's population has provided
10% of the world's peacekeeping forces. Canadian soldiers in the past
half cent ury have been the greatest peacekeepers on Earth - in 39
missions on UN mandates, and six on non-UN peacekeeping duties, from
Vietnam to East Timor, from Sinai to Bosnia. Yet the only foreign
engagement that has entered the popular on-Canadian imagination was the
sorry affair in Somalia , in which out-of-control paratroopers murdered
two Somali infiltrators. Their regiment was then disbanded in disgrace
- a uniquely Canadian act of self-abasement for which, naturally, the
Canadians received no international credit. So who today in the United
States knows about the stoic and selfless friendship its northern
neighbour has given it in Afghanistan? Rather like Cyrano de Bergerac ,
Canada repeatedly does honourable things for honourable motives, but
instead of being thanked for it, it remains something of a figure of
fun. It is the Canadian way, for which Canadians should be proud, yet
such honour comes at a high cost. This past year more grieving Canadian
families knew that cost all too tragically well.

holly...so many letters Smile
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Post  OptimusGonzo on Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:23 pm

Uberwarz wrote:
OptimusGonzo wrote:
Uberwarz wrote:Come on man in D-DAY there were Russians.Italians.Africans(south africa).Americans.Egyptians.Polish.France.Canada.India.Greece.Brazil and many other countrys.

So Uber, can you tell me which of said listed Nationalities pushed the farthest into German lines on D-Day? because if you could, I'd bet you'd humble yourself.


I dont have problems against canadians they are our trusted allies... they sayed that they would not join ww2 but they did they sayed ''WE STAY OUT OF IRAQ''' but as you see.

Actually, Canada didn't say they were going to stay out of WWII any more than Britain or France did in the 30s, because Canada declared war on Germany only a week after England, because the canadian parliament had to make their own decision. In Iraq, they have a very small presence there compared to us.
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Post  SDBolts on Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:46 pm

Canadians are our allies?!?! I knew we had good relations with them, just not an alliance. Only countries I can think of that we are ALLIED to are tea-and-krumpet British and cock-sucking Israel.
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Post  OptimusGonzo on Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:00 am

SDBolts wrote:Canadians are our allies?!?! I knew we had good relations with them, just not an alliance. Only countries I can think of that we are ALLIED to are tea-and-krumpet British and cock-sucking Israel.

You seem to forget that there are many excellent people living in Tea and Crumpet England and "cock-sucking" Israel. And in this day and age, they're very few formal alliances and much more of maintaining excellent diplomatic relations and economic ties. And we have both with Canada, NAAFTA or whatever it is, strongly encourages trade between us and Canada (and it also encouroage Illegal immigration, but thats another story) and since John Quincy Adams chose the 49th Parallel to be our northern boundary after the war of 1812, that's always been something of a formality, we maintain it, but do not guard it, really in any way. Our relationship with Canada has only gone up and up since then.
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Post  frankyspeaker on Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:46 am

CANADA is the home of one of the greatest rock bands ever Exclamation
I'm talking about RUSH...one of my favourite bands of all time and
for almost 30 years i listen to their music.
Who again was saying that i was feeling old on another topic
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And tommorow and Wednesday i'm going to
see RUSH again in Rotterdam where they give 2 concerts Exclamation

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Thank you to CANADA for raising these 3 fantastic musicians Exclamation
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As a Canadian....

Post  Mikelaren on Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:08 pm

You know there are some ppl that do remember us and our contributions in past wars, but people still eventually forget. We take remeberance day very seriusly, casue, well, no one remebers our sacrifice. I feel good living in a country where instead of causing havoc in onther countries, we accually help and go into hostal conditions to aid the people suffering. WE DON'T SPEND BILLIONS OF $$$$$ TO DESIGN A NEW WAY TO KILL PEOPLE! We use what we use to get to the location our get through the objective.
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Post  SDBolts on Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:26 pm

frankyspeaker wrote:CANADA is the home of one of the greatest rock bands ever Exclamation
I'm talking about RUSH...one of my favourite bands of all time and
for almost 30 years i listen to their music.
Who again was saying that i was feeling old on another topic
Question Question scratch

And tommorow and Wednesday i'm going to
see RUSH again in Rotterdam where they give 2 concerts Exclamation

RUSH Exclamation RUSH Exclamation RUSH Exclamation RUSH Exclamation RUSH Exclamation RUSH Exclamation

Thank you to CANADA for raising these 3 fantastic musicians Exclamation

Well, hey franky. I think you were around during the 70s, eh sir? What do you think of all the great British bands in the 60s to 80s like Led Zeppelin and the Beatles and all of them Smile
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Post  frankyspeaker on Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:54 pm

SDBolts wrote:
frankyspeaker wrote:CANADA is the home of one of the greatest rock bands ever Exclamation
I'm talking about RUSH...one of my favourite bands of all time and
for almost 30 years i listen to their music.
Who again was saying that i was feeling old on another topic
Question Question scratch

And tommorow and Wednesday i'm going to
see RUSH again in Rotterdam where they give 2 concerts Exclamation

RUSH Exclamation RUSH Exclamation RUSH Exclamation RUSH Exclamation RUSH Exclamation RUSH Exclamation

Thank you to CANADA for raising these 3 fantastic musicians Exclamation

Well, hey franky. I think you were around during the 70s, eh sir? What do you think of all the great British bands in the 60s to 80s like Led Zeppelin and the Beatles and all of them Smile



I do not like the Beatles. Led Zeppelin has nice songs.
As does Robert Plant solo. Well worth listening to. Very Happy
My 2 favourite bands are Rush and Judas Priest.
I don't like bands like Bon Jovi or Guns&Roses.
Bon Jovi is too simple and for 12 year old girls and Axl has a
terrible voice.
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