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Posted: 23 Jun 10, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who else felt that?  We're seeing reports from all over Ontario and into Michigan, New York and Ohio.

I love big monster acts of nature. Wicked storms and stuff.  As long as I'm safe and able to cower somewhere.

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Posted: 23 Jun 10, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is there a Canadian Godzilla?


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Posted: 23 Jun 10, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I felt it.  Mother nature is fighting back baby!


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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best line from the Twitterverse yesterday:

"Government buildings in Ottawa evacuated. Productivity unaffected".

and honourable mention to:

"Quebec finally separating"

And some mildy amusing video of a press conference caught during the quake that demonstrates the inherenet bravery of Canadians in a post 9/11 world, complete with bleep of an almost certain s-bomb.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/06/23/VI2010062304323.html

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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's super effective!

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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote:

Best line from the Twitterverse yesterday:
"Government buildings in Ottawa evacuated. Productivity unaffected".

Incredible.  It's funny because it's true.  Sigh, another day with Harper at the helm and another bit of our international reputation slips away.


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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote:

Incredible.  It's funny because it's true.  Sigh, another day with Harper at the helm and another bit of our international reputation slips away.
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Another from Twitter yesterday you might appreciate:

"Earthquake hits Ottawa.  Stephen Harper's hair doesn't move." 

Ha ha.

Speaking of our international rep I saw the oddest, most embarassing survey (commissioned by some group or groups I can't recall) published the other day in the G & M.  It purported to ask a bunch of respondents around the world "If you had the choice to leave your country and move to Canada would you go?" or something like that. First of all, what other nation would even dream up such a question. Embarassing.  And secondly the results seemed really screwy to me.  Things like half of Britain and 40+ % of Germany and 30% of Americans would rather move to Canada.  I simply don't believe that.  I at least don't believe that it reflects that that many people think more highly of Canada than their own homeland.  Maybe it reflected people who were generally dissatisifed with their lives and a new start sounded adventurous and exciting or something along those lines, but it was spun as 'Canada envy'.  Anyway, it was weird.

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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your theory is probably right on the money.  Most people in Europe aren't really concerned with Canadian politics, and I doubt it's in their news.  But I do wonder if people around the world are aware of the dying MP bribe, running us $50B into debt, prorogation, detainee issue, fake lake, etc..


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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

More quaky quake video, this one courtesy of my son.  I mean my son sent it to me, not that that's him in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKg4skHe3V8&feature=player_embedded