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What does fellow British Columbian's Michael J. Fox, Ryan Reynolds, Erick McCormack, Kim Cattrall, Steve Nash, and Sarah McLachlan want you to do?

This commercial has been on heavy rotation during the 2010 Olympic coverage in Canada.  Get a load of how BIG the trees are!  How about where Kim Cattrall is standing which could easily be California's Napa Valley but that's where she grew up.  That beach at the end.....we took our little guy there this past summer.  God I miss it!  I've put the longer 90sec version under the cut that shows more footage....enjoy :)

Longer vid here....come you want to see! )
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Happy Canada Day!

To my fellow Canadians... I hope you have a great day celebrating our country's 142nd Birthday.  Where I live all the festivities and fireworks have been cancelled because of the city workers strike and my other half has to work but we are still going to have some fun wearing red and white.   

Showing my pride under the cut....*grins*
Never take yourself too seriously :) )
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I can't wipe the smile off my face this morning because my hockey team took a 3-0 lead in the best of 7 series in the Western Conference Quarter final last night against the St Louis Blues. :)   Sorry but it's Stanley Cup Fever time and hockey rules up here so I gotta share *grin*.

In NHL history, only the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders have erased three-game disadvantages and come back to win best-of-seven series.  - Globe and Mail

With the way that Roberto Luongo is playing right now (the league's number one goalie) I think that the Canucks will be moving up in the series :)  White towel fever is alive and well again.  Go Canucks!!!
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Funny how the words stupidity and ignorant seem to always come to mind when I think of the FOX NEWS CHANNEL  and I usually just roll my eyes when I hear anything that they have to report.  So when I heard that their satire show called Red Eye had poked fun at my country again I shrugged my shoulders until I saw the glaring Fox News story “Sorry for trashing our troops “ on the front page of Canada’s largest city’s newspaper .   Sigh.  Alongside the Fox story is a story of thousands of Canadians lining highway overpasses on the freeway that had a motorcade of 4 dead Canadian soldiers that had died in Kandahar Afghanistan just a few days ago.  Sigh.  For starters I do not expect any of my American friends to be up to date on what Canada is up to in the world but I do expect that a show on a news channel (yes, even a satirical one that  on Fox) would in this age of technology and lightening fast info to have at least used Google.   It was in extremely bad taste  IMO to knock any countries soldiers especially soldiers that are fighting  alongside American soldiers in the most dangerous area of Afghanistan and have been there since 2001.  I realize that they are making apologies but the damage has been done and I feel bad for the military families in times like this.

In the clip, Gutfeld says the Canadian military "wants to take a breather to do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white capri pants." "Isn't this the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country? They have no army!" he asks the panel. Panellist Benson replies: "I didn't even know they were in the war. I thought that's where you go when you don't want to fight. Go chill in Canada. I guess that'll be their tourism selling point: We're not in the war for a year. So come on by while we nap."

With President Obama re-addressing the mission in Afghanistan and Canada pulling out in 2011, this is not a good time to have Canadians asking themselves the question....”why even bother.”  Under the cut is the youtube video that was posted by an angry Canadian which brought this to the attention to the Canadian media because most Canadian’s don’t even get the channel.  I've also added the CTV News coverage of the Canadian soldiers coming home vis a vis the Canadian response to the Fox show.  Sigh.
How to lose friends and alienate countries )

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"I love this country, and I think that we could not have a better friend and ally," Obama told reporters after a private luncheon with the PM on Parliament Hill, expressing an unprecedented depth of emotion for Canada, where Obama has a higher approval rating than any other U.S. politician. from Time Magazine.

He did go on to say that he was biased because his brother-n-law is Canadian and too key staffers were as

Parliament Bldg with the Peace Tower                                       With the Governor-General Michaëlle Jean

February 19th 2009, President Obama made his first foreign visit and spent the day in Ottawa, Canada's capital.  I thought I'd post a picspam for my American friends of their very popular leader mending fences and charming all the politicians up north :)  Behind the cut I'll post my thoughts with the pics.

Obama in Canada )


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