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Old 05-28-2012, 05:15 PM
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Originally Posted by sunshineleith View Post
Well you know who is northwest of us right?


That would be my guess. Not that a lot of cold air would stop them if they really wanted to attack...
Alaska is just the hair sticking out from the back of the hat lol

Originally Posted by Zoisite View Post
I have often heard the expression before that Canada is America's hat. Since hats of all manner are used for protection and in some cases to denote rank and station in life, I've always wondered what it is that American's feel the Canadian Hat is protecting America from?

Oh back in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, America's Hat was used to protect and warn us from any possible strike from the Soviet Union. The Union could've launched ICBMs and Nuclear Aircrafts which would have to get past Canada before getting to the US. (except Alaska, but they wouldn't have nuked Alaska since it was a Russian territory before). The Pinetree Line, Mid Canada Line and DEW Line were setup for that purpose so we could have a chance to shoot down incoming missiles and the radioactive debris would have fallen over Canada, like acid rain on a hat.

Nowadays with the Soviet Union gone, and since we have the Strategic Defense Initiative and Missile Defense as an umbrella, the hat's just fashion statement

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Old 05-31-2012, 12:44 AM
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Originally Posted by PostSecularist View Post
....... the hat's just fashion statement
Well .... I think the hat depicted is a terribly common and indistinguished fashion statement that shows a lack of imagination and style - surely there must be something more uniquely Canadian than that. Perhaps a wooly touque with a big red maple leaf on it, or a 'fascinator' made from red maple leaves, or a moose rack, or an umbrella of beaver tails dripping icicles, or even a hard hat that looks like an igloo with a polar bear on top as a pompom........

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