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Catchfire
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posted 17 January 2008 01:22 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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The Ottawa Senators will dedicate a game to the Canadian Forces for the fourth straight season.

This year's Canadian Forces Appreciation Night will happen Thursday at Scotiabank Place when the Senators face the Carolina Hurricanes. Over 2,600 Canadian Forces members and their families are expected to attend, with admission provided by CF Appreciation Night's supporters and the Ottawa Senators Tickets for Troops campaign.

"The Ottawa Senators are proud to recognize the Canadian Forces," Senators and Scotiabank Place owner Eugene Melnyk said in a statement. "We honour them for their dedication, courage and professionalism in representing all Canadians as they work to bring peace and democracy to other less fortunate countries."


Blurring the line between Canadiana and war--from Don Cherry's playbook


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Michelle
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posted 17 January 2008 03:43 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hopefully they lose the game!
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GuÍpe
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posted 17 January 2008 05:06 AM      Profile for GuÍpe   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Originally posted by Michelle:
Hopefully they lose the game!

Hey now, you may disagree with the politics of it, but letís not go too far!!


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Ken Burch
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posted 17 January 2008 04:14 PM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is anybody really surprised that a hockey team would honor organization that wears helmets and is almost as violent as they are?

You're expecting the NHL to be peaceniks?

[ 17 January 2008: Message edited by: Ken Burch ]


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kropotkin1951
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posted 17 January 2008 04:45 PM      Profile for kropotkin1951   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Good time for a draw to support anti-abortion groups.
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Slumberjack
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posted 17 January 2008 06:23 PM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ken Burch:
Is anybody really surprised that a hockey team would honor organization that wears helmets and is almost as violent as they are?
You're expecting the NHL to be peaceniks?
[ 17 January 2008: Message edited by: Ken Burch ]

I would guess that the defence lobby, along with assistance from Military public affairs, initiated and engineered this event. The Ottawa 67's put out a military appreciation night every year through similar lobbying. I don't recall ever turning down those free tickets while I was there, great games they were


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posted 17 January 2008 07:44 PM      Profile for adam stratton        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"I don't recall ever turning down those free tickets while I was there, great games they were." -Slumberjack

You mean you have been willingly manipulated ?

[ 17 January 2008: Message edited by: adam stratton ]


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Slumberjack
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posted 18 January 2008 04:05 AM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by adam stratton:
"I don't recall ever turning down those free tickets while I was there, great games they were." -Slumberjack

You mean you have been willingly manipulated ?

[ 17 January 2008: Message edited by: adam stratton ]


Most of the people I knew cared little if anything for being the object of appreciation. I myself would walk around the HQ with a fistful of free 67's tickets, handing them out like out like candy to wide eyed cubicle staffers. Yes, all quite willingly in that context.


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Caissa
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posted 18 January 2008 04:30 AM      Profile for Caissa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I turned over to tennis during the pre-game ceremonies. Ottawa was up 4-0 on some pretty goals when I went to bed.
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West Coast Greeny
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posted 18 January 2008 12:02 PM      Profile for West Coast Greeny     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't see anything wrong with honouring your countries' soldiers, whether you support the combat mission they are fighting in or not. They aren't the ones who are responsible for Harper's foreign policy.
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posted 18 January 2008 12:16 PM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My soldiers had a good time last night, they really enjoyed the game.
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posted 18 January 2008 12:17 PM      Profile for Ibelongtonoone        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
WCG - obviously. But only the self righteous can't see their own prejudices.
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posted 18 January 2008 12:31 PM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wake me when they have a nurses appreciation night, or a sanitary worker appreciation night. You know, for useful and productive members of society instead of Dick Cheney's mercenary corps.

How about a sex workers appreciation night? Christ knows, they are in a far more dangerous line of work. I would argue that they possess far more "dedication, courage and professionalism" than any wannabe Animalmother.

quote:
They aren't the ones who are responsible for Harper's foreign policy.

They carry it out. They are the willing pointy end, which makes them entirely fucking responsible.


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Slumberjack
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posted 18 January 2008 12:39 PM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Webgear:
My soldiers had a good time last night, they really enjoyed the game.

Great to hear.


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Slumberjack
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posted 18 January 2008 12:41 PM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jingles:
Wake me when they have a nurses appreciation night, or a sanitary worker appreciation night. You know, for useful and productive members of society instead of Dick Cheney's mercenary corps.
How about a sex workers appreciation night? Christ knows, they are in a far more dangerous line of work. I would argue that they possess far more "dedication, courage and professionalism" than any wannabe Animalmother.
They carry it out. They are the willing pointy end, which makes them entirely fucking responsible.

All these worker categories deserve no less imv.


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remind
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posted 18 January 2008 04:26 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Webgear:
My soldiers had a good time last night, they really enjoyed the game.

Your soldiers? Is that how war lords come about?


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Webgear
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posted 18 January 2008 04:32 PM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes they are mine. I had to sign for them at the QM.

I believe warlords buy thier soldiers.


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adam stratton
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posted 18 January 2008 04:36 PM      Profile for adam stratton        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Warlords who buy their soldiers are members of the very Afghani government Canada and (our) political masters in Washington are supporting.
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Slumberjack
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posted 18 January 2008 04:46 PM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Webgear:
Yes they are mine. I had to sign for them at the QM. I believe warlords buy thier soldiers.

Don't forget to turn them in when you retire.


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Webgear
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quote:
Originally posted by adam stratton:
Warlords who buy their soldiers are members of the very Afghani government Canada and (our) political masters in Washington are supporting.

I think the Afghan Army is owned by the Afghan Government however the Afghan National Police are partially owned by the warlords, tribal elders and criminal organizations.


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Webgear
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posted 18 January 2008 04:51 PM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Slumberjack, I may keep a few of them. I have put a lot of time and resources into them. The peaceful situation in Canada may collapse in the near future, I may need my own personal army one day.

I may need to become a warlord.


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Slumberjack
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posted 18 January 2008 05:07 PM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Webgear:
Slumberjack, I may keep a few of them. I have put a lot of time and resources into them. The peaceful situation in Canada may collapse in the near future, I may need my own personal army one day. I may need to become a warlord.

Not many people here understand the terminology and meaning of 'my soldiers.' They may think you refer to practical ownership, as in servitude. It carry's a different meaning of course, mostly in the ethical acceptance of responsibilty, in both success and failure.


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adam stratton
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"I think the Afghan Army is owned by the Afghan Government however the Afghan National Police are partially owned by the warlords, tribal elders and criminal organizations." -Webgear

My mistake. I thought that the police is an arm of the government. Glad you corrected me !!


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posted 18 January 2008 05:50 PM      Profile for Webgear     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by adam stratton:

My mistake. I thought that the police is an arm of the government. Glad you corrected me !!

You are correct that the Police are an arm of the government however you mentioned the soldiers being owned by the warlords and there is were I corrected you.


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