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Offline Sheriff Roland

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Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« on: February 08, 2009, 10:12:23 pm »
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hb2tonR81crvxvrkGSwSAa12hLCg

some quotes from past Presidents, during their visits here:

(I really like IKE's comment)

"On both sides of the line, we are so accustomed to an undefended boundary three thousand miles long that we are inclined perhaps to minimize its vast importance, not only to our own continuing relations but also to the example which it sets to the other nations of the world."

 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, visit to Quebec, 1936


"Canadian-American relations for many years did not develop spontaneously. The example of accord provided by our two countries did not come about merely through the happy circumstance of geography. It is compounded of one part proximity and nine parts good will and common sense."

 -- Harry Truman, speech to Parliament, 1947


"It is still a fact that our common frontier grows stronger every year, defended only by friendship."

 -- Dwight Eisenhower, speech to Parliament, 1953.


"Geography has made us neighbours. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder."

 -- John Kennedy, speech to Parliament, 1961


"We of the United States consider ourselves blessed. We have much to give thanks for. But the gift of providence we cherish most is that we were given as our neighbours on this wonderful continent the people and the nation of Canada."

 -- Lyndon Johnson, speech at Expo '67, Montreal, 1967.


"We're more than friends and neighbours and allies; we are kin, who together have built the most productive relationship between any two countries in the world today."

 -- Ronald Reagan, speech in Quebec City, 1985


"Ours is the world's most remarkable relationship - the prime minister said, whether we like it or not. I can tell you that on most days I like it very, very much. We're neighbours by the grace of nature. We are allies and friends by choice."

 -- Bill Clinton, speech to Parliament, 1995
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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 10:16:14 pm »
another quote from that same article:

Richard Nixon was three years in office before he came to Ottawa. He'd been to 19 other countries, including Romania, Yugoslavia and Pakistan.
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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 10:21:47 pm »
As for W, it took him almost 4 years.

Here's a quote, apparently from the NY Times:

OTTAWA, Nov. 30 - President Bush on Tuesday thanked Canadians who waved a welcome to him "with all five fingers" on his first official visit to their country, but he also appeared defensive at a time when he was expected to reach out and try to repair the rift over the war in Iraq.

http://pwmartin.blog.uvm.edu/archives/2004/12/george_w_bushs.html

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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 10:29:06 pm »
I heard it's strictly a short business trip hes making but we can all understand considering the recession thats hitting America & everyone else. I can tell already he's gonna make a better change for Americas image.
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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 10:37:41 pm »
It is said that 90 per cent of things made in the USA exported outside the United States, are purchased or bought by Canadiens/Canadians!!

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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 10:42:01 pm »
It is said that 90 per cent of things made in the USA exported outside the United States, are purchased or bought by Canadiens/Canadians!!
yup! And we even watch american tv shows too! whoo hoo! (psst! heres a secret...Canadian tv shows are just too boring)
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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009, 11:14:32 pm »
Horo, I am surprised that you say that Canadian TV shows are boring, sinc eyou are in Calgary, in the Brokeback Mountain scenery!

On the contrary, mother, my brothers and sisters often watch some, as I do at times!

And, the ones Fait au Quebec are very valuable to us, showing how to solve problems,
and that is presented in soap series!!

Maybe, Obama will  be boring (this next trip) as he will not address the House, did you hear?

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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 11:18:38 pm »
Horo, I am surprised that you say that Canadian TV shows are boring, sinc eyou are in Calgary, in the Brokeback Mountain scenery!

On the contrary, mother, my brothers and sisters often watch some, as I do at times!

And, the ones Fait au Quebec are very valuable to us, showing how to solve problems,
and that is presented in soap series!!

Maybe, Obama will  be boring (this next trip) as he will not address the House, did you hear?
Don't worry, it wasn't a serious statement.  Well I guess theres the Trailer Park Boys thats uhh...sort of entertaining. But since I am in Brokeback country I'm out running or biking amongst the mountains instaed of watching TV anyways.
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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009, 11:22:50 pm »
Lucky you biking in heaven!

What are        Trailer Park Boys                 ? The cowboys and one girl?

Will you watch Obama talk in Canada?

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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009, 11:31:56 pm »
Lucky you biking in heaven!

What are        Trailer Park Boys                 ? The cowboys and one girl?

Will you watch Obama talk in Canada?
You've never heard of the Trailer Park Boys? I take it your from Canada right? You know its about those low brow dumb canadian boys who live in a trailer park and get into all kinds of trouble with the law.  Its quite popular really...even heard the Americans are catching on to it.
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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2009, 01:03:27 am »
I don't believe your 90% figure (of exports from the U.S. ending up in Canada), however, I do believe a majority of Canada's exports are U.S. bound. And I also believe that we are each other's largest trading partners.

As for Canadian made TV programs, I believe I've read somewhere that 2/3 of television viewing in French Canada is locally produced (I'm not commenting of it's quality here ...), whereas some 90% of English Canadian television viewing is of American produced programs.

Once you get beyond the News and Hockey Night in Canada, what else is there?

Thus a much stronger identity exists in French Canada (or Québec) than in English Canada.
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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2009, 01:23:31 am »
Sheriff's note

your comment was way off topic.

Please don't visit my blog if you can't respect this!

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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2009, 11:21:13 pm »
It will be THIS Thursday?

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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2009, 12:04:36 am »
Yes I got it wrong last week - he'll be coming over this coming Thusday - the 17th.
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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2009, 05:40:20 pm »
As for W, it took him almost 4 years.

Here's a quote, apparently from the NY Times:

OTTAWA, Nov. 30 - President Bush on Tuesday thanked Canadians who waved a welcome to him "with all five fingers" on his first official visit to their country, but he also appeared defensive at a time when he was expected to reach out and try to repair the rift over the war in Iraq.

http://pwmartin.blog.uvm.edu/archives/2004/12/george_w_bushs.html



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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2009, 05:46:46 pm »
welcoming with all 5 fingers?!

instead of just the middle finger ...
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Re: Obome to visit Canada this coming Thursday
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2009, 05:55:08 pm »
instead of just the middle finger ...
:laugh:
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