[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

Joe Biden - ScottFromWyoming - Mar 3, 2024 - 1:12pm
 
Israel - R_P - Mar 3, 2024 - 10:58am
 
Dialing 1-800-Manbird - oldviolin - Mar 3, 2024 - 10:49am
 
• • • The Once-a-Day • • •  - oldviolin - Mar 3, 2024 - 10:46am
 
Wordle - daily game - Coaxial - Mar 3, 2024 - 10:18am
 
Name My Band - GeneP59 - Mar 3, 2024 - 9:58am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - GeneP59 - Mar 3, 2024 - 9:49am
 
NYTimes Connections - geoff_morphini - Mar 3, 2024 - 9:36am
 
Spambags on RP - islander - Mar 3, 2024 - 9:07am
 
Memorials - Remembering Our Loved Ones - oldviolin - Mar 3, 2024 - 8:36am
 
Today in History - Red_Dragon - Mar 3, 2024 - 8:12am
 
March 2024 Photo Theme - Many - Proclivities - Mar 3, 2024 - 6:44am
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - kurtster - Mar 2, 2024 - 9:44pm
 
Did the punishment fit the Crime? - Red_Dragon - Mar 2, 2024 - 2:03pm
 
Song of the Day - oldviolin - Mar 2, 2024 - 1:18pm
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - skyguy - Mar 2, 2024 - 12:40pm
 
WikiLeaks - R_P - Mar 2, 2024 - 11:53am
 
Ukraine - Beaker - Mar 2, 2024 - 10:54am
 
Thanks William! - oldviolin - Mar 2, 2024 - 9:03am
 
Things You Thought Today - Coaxial - Mar 1, 2024 - 6:29pm
 
What the hell OV? - oldviolin - Mar 1, 2024 - 5:50pm
 
Great guitar faces - Manbird - Mar 1, 2024 - 5:23pm
 
Little known information...maybe even facts - Manbird - Mar 1, 2024 - 5:20pm
 
HALF A WORLD - buddy - Mar 1, 2024 - 3:37pm
 
February 2024 Photo Theme - Water - Antigone - Mar 1, 2024 - 3:30pm
 
USA! USA! USA! - R_P - Mar 1, 2024 - 2:04pm
 
TuneIn Issue - gabugman1 - Mar 1, 2024 - 12:58pm
 
ONE WORD - oldviolin - Mar 1, 2024 - 11:21am
 
Irony 101 - oldviolin - Mar 1, 2024 - 11:20am
 
What Makes You Sad? - oldviolin - Mar 1, 2024 - 10:44am
 
Outstanding Covers - oldviolin - Mar 1, 2024 - 10:38am
 
Mixtape Culture Club - ColdMiser - Mar 1, 2024 - 7:23am
 
Play the Blues - oldviolin - Feb 29, 2024 - 12:05pm
 
What makes you smile? - Steely_D - Feb 29, 2024 - 10:02am
 
Russia - R_P - Feb 29, 2024 - 9:49am
 
trouble with cache block filling on Android 9 - nhm5 - Feb 29, 2024 - 9:43am
 
Talk Behind Their Backs Forum - GeneP59 - Feb 29, 2024 - 7:57am
 
The Obituary Page - lily34 - Feb 29, 2024 - 5:39am
 
New Music - pete_shakey - Feb 29, 2024 - 5:04am
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - R_P - Feb 28, 2024 - 9:51pm
 
April 8th Partial Solar Eclipse - geoff_morphini - Feb 28, 2024 - 1:15pm
 
Announcements being clipped - larvenz - Feb 28, 2024 - 6:40am
 
China - R_P - Feb 27, 2024 - 10:34pm
 
Ways to Listen to RP on WiiM Plus - rexswain - Feb 27, 2024 - 3:22pm
 
Live Music - oldviolin - Feb 27, 2024 - 2:46pm
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - ColdMiser - Feb 27, 2024 - 8:25am
 
NASA & other news from space - Beaker - Feb 27, 2024 - 6:10am
 
In My Room - oldviolin - Feb 27, 2024 - 6:02am
 
Road Trip! - Proclivities - Feb 27, 2024 - 4:54am
 
ANSWERS - miamizsun - Feb 27, 2024 - 4:25am
 
Trump - islander - Feb 26, 2024 - 3:52pm
 
Derplahoma! - Red_Dragon - Feb 26, 2024 - 3:10pm
 
RightWingNutZ - kcar - Feb 26, 2024 - 2:22pm
 
Total solar eclipse playlist - Isabeau - Feb 26, 2024 - 12:13pm
 
Frequent drop outs (The Netherlands) - Babylon - Feb 26, 2024 - 11:39am
 
Audio Sampling Rates - William - Feb 26, 2024 - 9:12am
 
Artificial Intelligence - islander - Feb 26, 2024 - 7:21am
 
OUR CATS!! - DaveInSaoMiguel - Feb 26, 2024 - 7:16am
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - pete_shakey - Feb 25, 2024 - 10:31pm
 
Guns - islander - Feb 25, 2024 - 6:34am
 
Coffee - kurtster - Feb 24, 2024 - 9:27pm
 
It's all good fun until... - oldviolin - Feb 24, 2024 - 2:10pm
 
The Secret Combination - oldviolin - Feb 24, 2024 - 1:50pm
 
Lyrics that are stuck in your head today... - oldviolin - Feb 24, 2024 - 1:30pm
 
Caching to Apple watch quit working - jmenzies - Feb 24, 2024 - 7:01am
 
Country Up The Bumpkin - KurtfromLaQuinta - Feb 23, 2024 - 9:16pm
 
If not RP, what are you listening to right now? - westslope - Feb 23, 2024 - 3:43pm
 
Favorite Quotes - oldviolin - Feb 23, 2024 - 1:42pm
 
Florida - thisbody - Feb 23, 2024 - 10:30am
 
Is there a help forum? - amyarnelle - Feb 22, 2024 - 3:22pm
 
Celebrity Face Recognition - oldviolin - Feb 22, 2024 - 1:06pm
 
Today, I learned... - Steely_D - Feb 21, 2024 - 9:52pm
 
Best guitarists - skyguy - Feb 21, 2024 - 4:00pm
 
NEED A COMPUTER GEEK! - geoff_morphini - Feb 21, 2024 - 12:45pm
 
Baseball, anyone? - geoff_morphini - Feb 21, 2024 - 11:44am
 
Index » Regional/Local » USA/Canada » Canada Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 66, 67, 68  Next
Post to this Topic
R_P

R_P Avatar

Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 13, 2024 - 5:36pm


westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Feb 8, 2024 - 10:37am

TIME IS LIKE A RIVER

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late.

I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man. And as I played "Amazing Grace", the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head was hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen anything like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.""

Apparently, I'm still lost....it's a man thing


Steely_D

Steely_D Avatar

Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 30, 2023 - 10:38pm

leaving Vancouver tomorrow after a couple of very gorgeous days here.
R_P

R_P Avatar

Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 30, 2023 - 12:41pm


R_P

R_P Avatar

Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 6, 2023 - 8:45pm


Beaker

Beaker Avatar

Location: Your safe space


Posted: Jun 8, 2023 - 12:23pm




westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Jun 2, 2023 - 12:57am

Poilievre compares major B.C. city to a 3rd world country. People living there say that's not right

westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Jun 2, 2023 - 12:55am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


That's hilarious but way too long. 

Agreed.   

Would guess the creative team grew up on Monty Python's flying circus and Kids in the Hall.  
ScottFromWyoming

ScottFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 1, 2023 - 12:16pm

 westslope wrote:

How to tell the difference between bighorn sheep and mountain goats, an educational video from Banff National Park




That's hilarious but way too long. 
westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Jun 1, 2023 - 9:20am

How to tell the difference between bighorn sheep and mountain goats, an educational video from Banff National Park

Red_Dragon

Red_Dragon Avatar

Location: Dumbf*ckistan


Posted: May 24, 2023 - 6:38pm

Canada and Saudi Arabia normalize diplomatic relations after 2018 split
haresfur

haresfur Avatar

Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 17, 2023 - 4:03pm

 B_Van wrote:


Westslope, you sound like another sad, misguided, Roger Waters.  As a Canadian having lived for many years in the past in the US I will tell you that your characterization of US and NATO involvement in Ukraine is lazy and highly reductive.  Has the US often been a bad actor in international affairs?  Yes.  History.  But Putin's Russia and Xi's China are brutal, genocidal regimes - in comparison to the current Biden administration in the US.  I will take Democracy (even a deeply flawed one like the US) over Authoritarian regimes any day.  And I can assure you that the Ukrainian people will fight to the end for their fledgling democracy.  I don't think that we as Canadians, with our own flawed democracy, would just lay down and let a genocidal regime roll over us.   I am not in favour of war.  But I will also defend my family.   Sometimes that requires an armed response.   




B_Van

B_Van Avatar

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia


Posted: Apr 17, 2023 - 3:59pm

 westslope wrote:

More American-style BS?



Westslope, you sound like another sad, misguided, Roger Waters.  As a Canadian having lived for many years in the past in the US I will tell you that your characterization of US and NATO involvement in Ukraine is lazy and highly reductive.  Has the US often been a bad actor in international affairs?  Yes.  History.  But Putin's Russia and Xi's China are brutal, genocidal regimes - in comparison to the current Biden administration in the US.  I will take Democracy (even a deeply flawed one like the US) over Authoritarian regimes any day.  And I can assure you that the Ukrainian people will fight to the end for their fledgling democracy.  I don't think that we as Canadians, with our own flawed democracy, would just lay down and let a genocidal regime roll over us.   I am not in favour of war.  But I will also defend my family.   Sometimes that requires an armed response.   
westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Apr 7, 2023 - 3:26pm

 marko86 wrote:


What about the countries that chose to join Nato due to the existential threat of Russia? Are they not sovereign countries? Don't that have a say?  If they would have let Ukraine join do you think Russia would be invading now? 

...


Sure the do.  Are you familiar with the concept of social dilemmas?  You might know the concept better as a prisoners' dilemma or The Tragedy of the Commons.  Individual rational decisions lead to bad outcomes (overfishing, freeway congestion, arms races, etc.).


Let me use another metaphor.  Would you allow a small child or an adult under your care to wet their fingers and stick them in an electrical socket?  Do not adults have a personal right to not wear a seat belt?

Europe has a long history of successful armed neutral nation states.   Sweden and Switzerland kept out of WW II for the obvious benefit of the people living there.   Finland has defeated Soviet advances in the mid-20th century.    All three of those states have maintained close intelligence and security relationships with other rich western nations.

If the honest to God security of people living in East Europe was the primary objective and not US agricultural and weapon systems exports to those countries, for example, then denying official NATO membership while forging closer security and economic ties would have been the way to go.

The USA plays this game with China and Taiwan without too much difficulty.   Unless diverting US public opinion from thorny challenging US domestic economic and social problems is the objective.  

Do you believe that the USA has a right to place nuclear weapons in NATO member countries close the former Soviet Union and possibly now Russia?   

How do you explain the US discomfort at nuclear weapons placed in Castro's Cuba?  Did not Cuba have a sovereign right to choose Soviet missiles in its own country?  The USA was clearly very hostile to the regime.  



marko86

marko86 Avatar

Location: North TX
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 6, 2023 - 5:26am

 westslope wrote:


By all means, spend a few paragraphs and explain why the USA and other NATO allies ignored the Russian preference for NATO to stay out of Eastern Europe.

And then contrast with the US official recognition of China but not Taiwan despite the obvious close ties to Taiwan.


Afghanistan:  If the USA had given the Taliban regime in Afghanistan a week or two, who knows?  Perhaps the Taliban would have hand-delivered Osama Bin Laden.

Or barring that possibility, perhaps sober thought would have prevailed in the USA and instead of invading and occupying Afghanistan, US armed forces might have struck a few targets within Afghanistan sending a clear message to the unwitting hosts of Al-Qaeda.

Would have saved countless Afghani lives and a few American lives too along with more than a few American tax payer dollars.  That would have prevented the global chattering class from shaking their heads and marveling (again) at the ahistoricism of political elites in the USA.    Or pushing some to ask if the US armed forces always needed live targets to practice on.





What about the countries that chose to join Nato due to the existential threat of Russia? Are they not sovereign countries? Don't that have a say?  If they would have let Ukraine join do you think Russia would be invading now? 

Afghanistan, you may have a point. We were certainly there longer then we needed to, but in your what-if game, things could have been handled differently to a different outcome.

You seem to have left out Iraq for some reason. Given all the reasons we went there, namely the WMD, appears based on lies, that would seem worth mentioning.

westslope

westslope Avatar

Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Apr 5, 2023 - 2:31pm

 haresfur wrote:


Listen up, we tried that an it didn't work.


By all means, spend a few paragraphs and explain why the USA and other NATO allies ignored the Russian preference for NATO to stay out of Eastern Europe.

And then contrast with the US official recognition of China but not Taiwan despite the obvious close ties to Taiwan.


Afghanistan:  If the USA had given the Taliban regime in Afghanistan a week or two, who knows?  Perhaps the Taliban would have hand-delivered Osama Bin Laden.

Or barring that possibility, perhaps sober thought would have prevailed in the USA and instead of invading and occupying Afghanistan, US armed forces might have struck a few targets within Afghanistan sending a clear message to the unwitting hosts of Al-Qaeda.

Would have saved countless Afghani lives and a few American lives too along with more than a few American tax payer dollars.  That would have prevented the global chattering class from shaking their heads and marveling (again) at the ahistoricism of political elites in the USA.    Or pushing some to ask if the US armed forces always needed live targets to practice on.



haresfur

haresfur Avatar

Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 5, 2023 - 12:16am

 thisbody wrote:

You mean history like this?



Huh? Not at all like that.
Beaker

Beaker Avatar

Location: Your safe space


Posted: Apr 4, 2023 - 1:59pm

 thisbody wrote:

You mean history like this?

^^^ Excellent read, that article.
thisbody

thisbody Avatar

Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 4, 2023 - 1:57pm

 haresfur wrote:
More history

You mean history like this?

haresfur

haresfur Avatar

Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 3, 2023 - 8:50pm

 westslope wrote:

More American-style BS?



More history
Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 66, 67, 68  Next