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Old 11-07-2020, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Halifax sends a giant Christmas tree to Boston ever year as a show of gratitude.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abpjtRIvdcw
That's right. I believe it's the giant one in normal years I often see in front of our Prudential Plaza. We ought to bestow something back to Canada for its continuous support. Back in 2017, I really wished that the Trump Administration would have gifted something good for Canada's 150th birthday. I do not recall it doing so but Trump being Trump he probably wished Trudeau would bow down before him and pay tribute to him instead. If I were President I'd probably sign a beneficial trade deal or perhaps an easing of some extant trade restriction as a gift to the nation and then have the US Mint request the dies from the RCM and mint a billion commemorative 2017 Maple Leaf Pennies free of charge to send back to the RCM to distribute to ordinary citizens as a token gesture.

 
Old 11-07-2020, 07:35 PM
 
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That's right. I believe it's the giant one in normal years I often see in front of our Prudential Plaza. We ought to bestow something back to Canada for its continuous support. Back in 2017, I really wished that the Trump Administration would have gifted something good for Canada's 150th birthday. I do not recall it doing so but Trump being Trump he probably wished Trudeau would bow down before him and pay tribute to him instead. If I were President I'd probably sign a beneficial trade deal or perhaps an easing of some extant trade restriction as a gift to the nation and then have the US Mint request the dies from the RCM and mint a billion commemorative 2017 Maple Leaf Pennies free of charge to send back to the RCM to distribute to ordinary citizens as a token gesture.
This is very cool! Thanks for sharing the story & video.
 
Old 11-07-2020, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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This is very cool! Thanks for sharing the story & video.

My pleasure but I only shared the article with the story. It was UrbanLuis who first shared the video.
 
Old 11-08-2020, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Back in 2017, I really wished that the Trump Administration would have gifted something good for Canada's 150th birthday....
I seem to recall that back in 1967, on Canada's 100th birthday, President Lyndon Johnson gave a gift to Canada, on behalf of the United States, to celebrate Canada's birthday. It was some sort of Steuben glass sculpture, with the coats of arms of the provinces and territories, and of Canada itself, etched into it. I've seen photos of it, and it's (to me, anyway) not terribly attractive, but it's the thought that counts.

Canada's gift to the US on its 200th birthday in 1976 was the book Between Friends/Entre Amis, with plenty of photos illustrating our peacefully-shared border.

I was a little disappointed that the United States did not give us anything on our 150th birthday. Of course, it is not obliged to, but in the tradition of giving gifts between our two countries on important anniversaries, it seemed a little odd.

Oh well. I had a lot of fun in 2017 with the free national park pass that the Canadian government gave to every citizen. I got to a few parks that year.
 
Old 11-08-2020, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Alex Trebek, host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ dies after battle with pancreatic cancer
https://globalnews.ca/news/7450091/a...y-dies-cancer/
 
Old 11-08-2020, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Wow. This has been a double whammy week, two of my absolutely most adored entertainment personalities gone within a few days of each other. First Sean Connery and now Alex Trebek. We knew this was coming soon for Alex but knowing that doesn't soften the blow and feelings of loss.

Rest in peace on your laurels, Alex, you were a tremendous influence in increasing the knowledge of so many people. I will miss you.

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Old 11-08-2020, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Wow. This has been a double whammy week, two of my absolutely most adored entertainment personalities gone within a few days of each other. First Sean Connery and now Alex Trebek. We knew this was coming soon for Alex but knowing that doesn't soften the blow and feelings of loss.

Rest in peace on your laurels, Alex, you were a tremendous influence in increasing the knowledge of so many people. I will miss you.

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It been a bad year for me. It actually started in October 2019, when I lost a dear friend. So far in 2020 I have lost five people I know, 3 of them close.

Then last week, I lost my mother.

It isn't a good year, but I'm strong.
 
Old 11-08-2020, 04:10 PM
 
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It been a bad year for me. It actually started in October 2019, when I lost a dear friend. So far in 2020 I have lost five people I know, 3 of them close.

Then last week, I lost my mother.

It isn't a good year, but I'm strong.
That’s terrible. I’m really sorry for your loss.
 
Old 11-08-2020, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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That’s terrible. I’m really sorry for your loss.
Thank you. They say things come in waves.

It does make one appreciate family, friends and the time we have left.
 
Old 11-08-2020, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It been a bad year for me. It actually started in October 2019, when I lost a dear friend. So far in 2020 I have lost five people I know, 3 of them close.

Then last week, I lost my mother.

It isn't a good year, but I'm strong.
I am so sorry for your loss.
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