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Posted 1/23/17 , edited 1/23/17

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You don't see a marked difference in language between "Renewal and Reconciliation" and "Patriotic Devotion"? Especially in light of, you know, a corrupt populist preaching angry nationalism and protectionism? -.-


Meh it's all a cult of personality anyway regardless of how you slice it. World Leaders always need to do something to stroke their egos in public.
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runec wrote:

You don't see a marked difference in language between "Renewal and Reconciliation" and "Patriotic Devotion"? Especially in light of, you know, a corrupt populist preaching angry nationalism and protectionism? -.-



Not so much, if you pay attention to the actual words in the proclamations you'll see they're used the same way to my admittedly probably incorrect understanding. The "renewal and reconciliation" is stated to be "call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century," while the "patriotic devotion" is stated to be "in order to strengthen our bonds to each other and to our country and to renew the duties of Government to the people." Both say seem to say bring the people together to help fix the nation, but I might be terribly wrong actually looking at the content rather than title.
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So, you Canadians don't have to worry. United State laws, executive orders, and proclamations don't apply to Canada. Oh... Wait a minute... You Canucks weren't thinking of doing one of those National Referendum things to become the 51st state of the United States, were you? We don't want you. Please, stay a separate country from the U.S. Don't join the United States. 'K?

As for us Americans, we get two days in the year, now, to celebrate our country. The Fourth of July, Independence Day, and now Twenty January, National Day of Patriotic Devotion Day.

I wonder if we can pop fireworks on that day, too? Fireworks, twice a year? I like that!

Next year 20 January will be a fun-filled day of patriotic celebrations! I like it. I know you Canucks don't like it, but it's O.K. You've got your own country, with your own holidays. Sorry, you can't pop fireworks with us on 20 January or 4 July.
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DeadlyOats wrote:

So, you Canadians don't have to worry. United State laws, executive orders, and proclamations don't apply to Canada. Oh... Wait a minute... You Canucks weren't thinking of doing one of those National Referendum things to become the 51st state of the United States, were you?




No. I can promise you nobody here and nobody in parliament was thinking that.
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DeadlyOats wrote:
So, you Canadians don't have to worry. United State laws, executive orders, and proclamations don't apply to Canada.


Its not like we're your largest trading partner and closest ally or anything.



DeadlyOats wrote:
As for us Americans, we get two days in the year, now, to celebrate our country. The Fourth of July, Independence Day, and now Twenty January, National Day of Patriotic Devotion Day.


When you're done making an arse of yourself you might want to check the fine print and note that its only his inauguration day, 2017. Not every Jan 20th. -.-



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Not so much, if you pay attention to the actual words in the proclamations you'll see they're used the same way to my admittedly probably incorrect understanding


"Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it"



Ranwolf wrote:
Meh it's all a cult of personality anyway regardless of how you slice it. World Leaders always need to do something to stroke their egos in public.


Yes, but they should at least try and keep it a few notches below Best Korea.
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Well, to lighten up this thread, Trump killed NAFTA I believe.
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DeadlyOats wrote:

So, you Canadians don't have to worry. United State laws, executive orders, and proclamations don't apply to Canada. Oh... Wait a minute... You Canucks weren't thinking of doing one of those National Referendum things to become the 51st state of the United States, were you? We don't want you. Please, stay a separate country from the U.S. Don't join the United States. 'K?

As for us Americans, we get two days in the year, now, to celebrate our country. The Fourth of July, Independence Day, and now Twenty January, National Day of Patriotic Devotion Day.

I wonder if we can pop fireworks on that day, too? Fireworks, twice a year? I like that!

Next year 20 January will be a fun-filled day of patriotic celebrations! I like it. I know you Canucks don't like it, but it's O.K. You've got your own country, with your own holidays. Sorry, you can't pop fireworks with us on 20 January or 4 July.


No, we have 365.25 days a year to do that. We have only set aside two days so that we can get some work done in the meantime.
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Shishiosa wrote:

Why I am SHOCKED I tell you, SHOCKED!! Only the most selfish and conceited of Presidents would dare to proclaim their Inauguration a special holiday...hey wait a minute.....

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title3-vol1/pdf/CFR-2010-title3-vol1-proc8344.pdf

Oh this is going to be a fun four years to watch you all flip flop sides.


You might also want to check your country's own traditions and practices before you go bananas at each and every thing your media tells you.


Heh, I believe he mentioned being Canadian before. Don't worry, he'll probably be along shortly to claim how totally different it is when Obama does it - oh, looks like he got right on it.


runec wrote:
You don't see a marked difference in language between "Renewal and Reconciliation" and "Patriotic Devotion"? Especially in light of, you know, a corrupt populist preaching angry nationalism and protectionism? -.-


Anyone got a Lyin' Ted video clip? Seems relevant, for a couple of reasons.
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