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Lakeland Bob ... and let's not forget the 1817 Rush-Bagot agreement which limited the number of battleships on the Great Lakes to a total of eight. View > 16-May-12
B. Ross Ashley This is funny. The Harperites have perhaps forgotten that the other side in that war was their friends the Americans? My choir, Common Thread, are ... View > 16-May-12
Murray Stone Being ashamed of my ignorance of Canadian history, I recently finished Alan Taylor's Civil War of 1812, from which I took many lessons. Foremost was ... View > 17-May-12


From: Lakeland Bob - Posted: 16-May-12 - 09:44

... and let's not forget the 1817 Rush-Bagot agreement which limited the number of battleships on the Great Lakes to a total of eight.

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From: B. Ross Ashley - Posted: 16-May-12 - 10:12

This is funny. The Harperites have perhaps forgotten that the other side in that war was their friends the Americans?

My choir, Common Thread, are singing one tune this year that mentions the 1812 - 1815 war in another context, Terry Tufts' "Never No More": We faltered not at Crysler's Farm, held ground at Lundy's Lane; with might and pluck bold vict'ry struck on the shores of Chateauguay; And now they think we have no fight, No pride, no hope, no shame: Never no more, never no more, Never no more, again.

When we sang it at an event for the Kachin refugees in Myanmar a month ago, Jim Karygiannis, the Conjob MP for Scarborough-Agincourt, got up and left.

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From: Murray Stone - Posted: 17-May-12 - 13:35

Being ashamed of my ignorance of Canadian history, I recently finished Alan Taylor's Civil War of 1812, from which I took many lessons. Foremost was that this conflict succeeded in embarrassing all its participants, with the possible exception of Tecumseh. While the Harperites are busy wasting money on celebrating this Dubious Achievement of All Time, the rest of us should publicize the War of 1812 as an exemplary lesson in the futility, tragedy and downright idiocy of war in general.

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