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posted 27 June 2021 13:57     Profile for Andyboy   Author's Homepage   Email Andyboy     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
When I picked up my copy of the Globe And Mail from my porch yesterday I was somewhat irritated at seeing the large colour photo of a man dressed in what appears to be an Australian Flag dress during the Gay Pride Parade spread across the front page. Unfortunately when I turned to page two I was even more disappointed. Halfway down in a small black and white photo was a few of the veterans who were honored at the skydome commemerating the 50th anniversary of the Korean War. Does anyone else see the irony of the honour of the front page spread being given to someone, who without the likes of the veterans relegated to the second page, would not enjoy the freedom to enjoy his "lifestyle"?

I cancelled my subscription today.

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posted 27 June 2021 19:59     Profile for Gunner   Author's Homepage   Email Gunner     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Andyboy, the National Post had a pretty good editorial today on the Korean War. As well, they have had other articles over the last week including an article by Dr Bercuson.

Unfortunately, Canada does not do alot of remembrance for the Korean War. I'd hazard to say most ordinary citizens don't even know we took part.


PS Shame on you for having a Globe and Mail subscription in the first place!

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posted 05 July 2021 12:39     Profile for the patriot   Author's Homepage   Email the patriot     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Heaven forbid the Gay Pride becomes a national holiday before Remembrance Day. According to Chretien, it would be to expensive for banks, shopping malls, and IKEA to shut down to honour our war dead for one day. What a sad testament this is.

-the patriot-

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posted 05 July 2021 16:09     Profile for madorosh   Author's Homepage   Email madorosh     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Didn't the Legion bring back the Two Minute silence last year for November 11? I seem to recall a lot of ordinary folk stopping work at 11, even if they didn't get the day off. Perhaps it is up to all of us to make Rememberance Day, at least two minutes of it, a National act of rememberance from a grassroots level, even if the pinheads in Ottawa won't.

Seems to me, the two minutes had a lot of support - judging by the photos in Legion Magazine of transit workers, farmers, assemly line workers etc. stopping work at 11 am. I hope the Legion makes the two minutes an annual thing. I'd like to see the federal government intervene - if they dont' have the balls to make everyone stay away from work on the 11th, then the least they can do is make people shut up for two minutes. I would cut all the phone lines and turn off the cell phones at 11am if it was in my power.

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