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Canadian Victoria Cross Recipient – June 12, 1944

16 Canadians were awarded the Victoria Cross during World War II. I wanted to share the great story of P.O. Andrew Charles Mynarski. Pilot Officer Mynarski was the mid-upper gunner of a Lancaster aircraft, detailed to attack a target at Cambrai in France, on the night of 12th June 1944. It would be the crew’s ...

RAF WWII Bomber Command

This week’s quote of the week is on a more serious note, due to Remembrance Day taking place this Thursday. The context of the quote is to remember the aircrews that sacrificed their lives in World War 2 to fight the Germans against appalling odds. I’d also like to remember the many Canadians and Australians ...

Iraq State of Emergency

The US Prepares all-out offensive on Falluja in Iraq, and the leaders have declared a 60-day state of emergency in Iraq. Residents of Falluja are fleeing the city in advance of the US attack, bringing the population down to 50,000 from the normal 250,000. US Warplanes have bombarded targets to prepare for the offensive. Full ...

Canada’s Immigration Site hammered

Americans have been flocking to the Canadian Immigration website since the elections, pondering the idea of leaving their country after Bush’s victory. On average, 20,000 Americans visit the site. On Wednesday, that number shot up to 115,016, and 65,803 on Thursday. Full story: Link The Canadian Government is concerned about whether there are enough igloos ...

Life After Arafat

It sounds like Yasser Arafat might not make it. In his degrading health over the last couple years, I’ve often wondered how things will change in the Middle East post-Arafat. Many politicians have found Arafat to be a roadblock to peace because of his questionable ties with Palestinian terrorist groups, and his history of fighting ...

Falling Poppies

I have been having problems with my Rememberance Day poppy. It keeps falling off, especially when I’m wearing a jacket. I can’t seem to figure out the proper way of securing it on my shirt. I have tried pointing the pin down (Hoping gravity would keep it attached), I tried pointing the pin sideways too. ...

Unhappy Democrats = Canadian Refugees?

I heard an American say that if Bush wins the election, he will be moving to Canada. At first I was like “ha ha”. But apparently it’s not so much of a joke. There is actually a news article that discusses American Democrats emigrating to Canada. Here is the article: Link If I drive by ...

Classic Canadian stunt!

A Canadian man at the Los Angeles Airport that was upset that he was refused a plane ticket to Australia stripped naked, hopped a barbed wire fence, sprinted across the tarmac and climbed into the wheel well of a moving jumbo jet. Here is the full story: Link

The difference between cats and dogs

Why are dogs a much better pet to have than a cat? I’ve made some observations (since we have both a cat and a dog in the house). When a cat is going to throw up, there is usually quite the build up. It’s almost like the damn thing is having a heart attack, heaving ...

Vote Smart Tomorrow

There is only one more day until the big elections. Tomorrow is a very important day for the world, and I hope you all make the right choice. I would like to share my opinion on the election, since the outcome of the elections impacts not only the people of the United States of America, ...