May 12th, 2007, 08:58 PM
May 12th, 2007, 09:59 PM
I was going to say that the US are abit paranoid but I suppose they have to be ...
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
May 13th, 2007, 12:57 AM
Lol...we will assimilate...resistance is futile.....wonder how many were defaced in trying to remove the poppy...
Originally Posted by nihil
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"When the water reaches the upper level, follow the rats."
May 14th, 2007, 08:21 AM
God I knew we were 1337 but come on. Oh crap I have one in my pocket right now. /me puts on his tinfoil hat.
May 14th, 2007, 10:01 AM
The US are NOT paranoid. Its not paranoia when they really are out to get you.
Originally Posted by Cider
If the world doesn't stop annoying me I will name my kids ";DROP DATABASE;" and get revenge.
May 14th, 2007, 10:56 AM
I guess the problem is that Americans have no idea of how we view Armistice Day, and respect our fallen? Also, their "Veterans' Association" is government run, rather than an independent charitable organisation such as we have.
I guess it is a British, Canadian, Anzac, South African thing?
Incidentally, the poppy emblem was inspired by a poem written by a WWI canadian field doctor, so it is a fitting subject for a Canadian commemorative coin.
May 14th, 2007, 11:23 AM
I was all set to disagree with you about the poppy symbolism, In grade school we had to memorize that poem, being an "egotistical" American I thought a yank had wrote it. A quick Wiki changed my error.
"In Flanders Field the poppies grow..."
The symbolism of the poppy is not lost on us however, the veterans groups sell poppies to raise funds and commemorate the war dead. History isn't strong subject here, which is why we are doomed to make the same mistakes.
Your Armistice Day (Rememberance Day), 11th month, 11th day, 11th hour has become our Veterans Day, a day we should be honoring veterans alive and fallen. Our Memorial Day, last Monday of May is when we commemorate our fallen.
"Somehow saying I told you so just doesn't cover it" Will Smith in I, Robot
May 14th, 2007, 03:47 PM
Ah come on Nihil, I KNOW you know that I know what it is It IS a Poppy after all
Originally Posted by nihil
Actually you can find a PART of the poem Nihil is talking about on the Canadien 10 dollar bill.
May 17th, 2007, 04:42 AM
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June 2nd, 2007, 05:42 PM
Woah, what'll happen when they see our new paper money?
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