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Post by argofan87 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:44 pm

iso_55 wrote:It's sad that the sacrifices people went thru are forgotten...
Then yesterday, I see anti war demonstrators on tv & one scumbag is yelling thru a blowhorn calling our troops murderers. He yelled out they were over in Afghanistan killing innocent people... & should be brought home. :x

And there was everybody's favourite vote prostitute Jack Layton speaking to the crowd in Ottawa. The more I see that jerk open his mouth, the more I am beginning to hate him.
It is pretty disgusting, remembering that the veterans fought for their right to call them murderers. It seems that emotion gets the best of these anti-war protesters sometimes. Keep solace in the fact that alot of these rallies were not well attended as their organizers would've hoped.

This year's rememberance day is all the more important I think based on the casualties we have suffered in Afghanistan. My relatives have largely been unaffected by war, fortunately. My grandfather got turned down by the army in WW2 because of affects from a childhood illness and my other grandfather enlisted at 15 for Korea, but they found out the truth when he got to Japan.

However, I still understand what the veterans have done for our country and appreciate it.
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Post by CatsEyes » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:46 pm

I will always be grateful.My mother and her family lived in Holland during WWII. My Opa was in the Dutch Army, and my Oma had to raise her 4 young children while he was away. I can't fathom what it was like for them to have to have hidden, and to not have food. I am grateful to the soldiers of my home country for liberating my mother's home country, and allowing them the freedom to leave Holland to come here for a better life. I am a first generation Canadian on my mother's side, and I have Canadian veterans to thank for that. Thank you.
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Post by iso_55 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:09 pm

attomrida wrote:I believe that the many fatalities encountered this year by our young troops in Afghanistan will help to rekindle the impact and importance of Remembrance Day.

Unfortunately retailers treat it as another shopping holiday.
Don't you just know Remembrance Day sales are coming someday. Or Remembrance Day week or Remembrance Day Month sales...
Tell the vets selling poppies to buy something or get the hell out of the store.

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Post by Hoof » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:48 pm

iso_55 wrote:It's sad that the sacrifices people went thru are forgotten...
Then yesterday, I see anti war demonstrators on tv & one scumbag is yelling thru a blowhorn calling our troops murderers. He yelled out they were over in Afghanistan killing innocent people... & should be brought home. :x

And there was everybody's favourite vote prostitute Jack Layton speaking to the crowd in Ottawa. The more I see that jerk open his mouth, the more I am beginning to hate him.

The anti-war protest crowd in Calgary yesterday was only about 200 in a city of a million. A few rainbow coloured 'Peace' flags, some head scarved Muslim chick giving a loud speaker rant (How does that feel, honey? Pretty good?), an Afghani guy telling us that all of the Afghani people are now siding with the Taliban because Canada is the enemy 'occupier' and, of course, the socialist musings by some woman from the Canadian Labour Congress. That's when I switched the channel to a phpbb_ rerun.

I didn't see one of the protesters wearing a poppy. But, at the same time, I'm glad our fallen Canadian forefathers could accomodate this group with the whole 'freedom of speech' deal.

Just a side note, did anyone catch the special on the History Channel this week called 'Hitler's Britain'? It outlined the 'what if' Germany had successfully landed in Britain and Churchill's plan for that. The Brits had sleeper cells of 'partisan terrorists' whose only job was to distrupt the Germans at any cost. These brave Brits were probably one of the first 'suicide squads' as they had direct orders to never be taken alive.

Interesting stuff! I'm sure it will be replayed again shortly leading up to Remembrance Day. Check it out if you find the time.


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Post by hfxbomberfan » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:49 pm

Being a member of the Canadian Forces myself, I have great respect for veterans and for our current members fighting the war on terrorism in Afghanistan now. :canada:

I myself participated in two conflicts myself. The war in the former Yugoslavia and most recent, Operation Apollo in 2001-2002 in the Persian Gulf. :canada:

Instead of protesting the war in Afghanistan, more Canadians should support it, along with supporting our troops. If we leave Afghanistan early, then we lose the war against terrorism. The same thing goes for Iraq. This war will not be an easy one, but if we stay the course, we will come out on top. Supporting our troops means supporting their mission as well. :beauty:

My son is now 17 and he is thinking of joining the Canadian Forces as well when he finishes school next June. I would be proud to see him serve his country. If this means he has to go to Afghanistan and fight the evils of terrorism, then I am all for supporting him. Without men and women who are willing to do these jobs, where would our freedom be today? :canada:

Canadians are too used to thinking that all we do in the Canadian Forces is Peacekeeping, fighting floods on the Prairies, and helping out in ice-storms in Central Canada. We have not seen our troops engaged in a major war since Korea and we are not used to it. The true reality is that in the armed forces, your business is war and sometimes we have to pay the ultimate sacrifice for what we live for and beleive in. :canada:

I saw an awesome banner in the back of a pick-up truck window which read,"Our troops sacrifice = Your freedom and happiness in Canada!" :canada: :canada: :canada:
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Post by iso_55 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:59 pm

I have no problems with people protesting as it is their right to do so. But I draw the line when our troops are called occupiers & murderers. And I take issue with politicians like Jack Layton who you know would support our troops in Afghanistan if a clear majority of Canadians did. Jack wants as many votes as he can get so he's courting the anti war vote. he knows if he takes an anti war stand it'll get him votes.

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Post by hfxbomberfan » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:06 pm

Jack"the media hog" Layton is an A55H@LE in my books. He suggested we sit down and negotiate with terrorists. :o :? :? :? :? :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

Where does he hide his crack pipe? :roll:
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Post by iso_55 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:08 pm

Layton has a strong resemblance to Neville Chamberlain. And he's just as stupidly naive, too.

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Post by hfxbomberfan » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:10 pm

iso_55 wrote:Layton has a strong resemblance to Neville Chamberlain. And he's just as stupidly naive, too.
"Peace in our time" Chamberlain after he came back from talking with Hitler in 1938. Fricken bonehead! :tease:
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Post by iso_55 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:16 pm

Whatever happened to Chamberlain??? I watched part of that documentary about what would happen if the Germans had invaded England. Information obtained from the Nazis after the war indicated that they felt that Chamberlain would be willing to work with the Nazis should they have occupied England.
In other words, he was so weak that the Germans thought he'd be a willing traitor.

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Post by woody » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:52 pm

iso_55 wrote:Whatever happened to Chamberlain??? I watched part of that documentary about what would happen if the Germans had invaded England. Information obtained from the Nazis after the war indicated that they felt that Chamberlain would be willing to work with the Nazis should they have occupied England.
In other words, he was so weak that the Germans thought he'd be a willing traitor.
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Post by Lions_Fan_4_Life » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:58 pm

Being a "young person"......I must say I respect our veterans more and more as my life rolls on. I bought a poppie, no one else in my family has, and every year get touched at the Veterans halftime show at BC Place.

My family has heritage of fighting in the war, and hey if I were 18, I'd be in Afghanistan right now.

Thank you to our troops, thank you Canadian Veterans! :canada: :canada:
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Post by SectionW » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:06 am

hfxbomberfan wrote:
iso_55 wrote:Layton has a strong resemblance to Neville Chamberlain. And he's just as stupidly naive, too.
"Peace in our time" Chamberlain after he came back from talking with Hitler in 1938. Fricken bonehead! :tease:
The funniest thing, is hitler had pen and paper to sign the peace deal with Chamberlain, but there was no ink, they were for show, they never expected britain to accept the deal, so they had to scramble to find ink, which sold out Czechoslovakia, he single handedly betrayed million of people. got to love old Neville, people never learn.
Anyway i should STFU since this is not the P&R forum, and just say, thank you.
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Post by tuck » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:26 am

SectionW wrote:
hfxbomberfan wrote:
iso_55 wrote:Layton has a strong resemblance to Neville Chamberlain. And he's just as stupidly naive, too.
"Peace in our time" Chamberlain after he came back from talking with Hitler in 1938. Fricken bonehead! :tease:
The funniest thing, is hitler had pen and paper to sign the peace deal with Chamberlain, but there was no ink, they were for show, they never expected britain to accept the deal, so they had to scramble to find ink, which sold out Czechoslovakia, he single handedly betrayed million of people. got to love old Neville, people never learn.
Anyway i should STFU since this is not the P&R forum, and just say, thank you.
That's very interesting, I didn't know that about the ink thing. That whole time in history sure demonstrated the difference in character between Chamberlain and Churchill.

Glad you shared, Section W. Don't worry that this is not the P & R forum, the thread isn't about football either, but I think it deserves to stay in the most popular forum anyways.

BTW, I'll tell you when you should STFU... I'm good at that. :tease:

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Post by SectionW » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:08 am

:rotf: :rotf:
As for the ink well apparently that came known after WWII but i am not 100% that it was true.
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