Discussion in 'The Members Lounge' started by Canadian_Super_Patriot, Dec 29, 2005.
It was only a matter of time, really, before someone made that a funny, David. Congradulations!
https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/fa ... os/si.html
https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/fa ... os/lo.html
And just for good measure, Canada:
https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/fa ... os/ca.html
(Which still includes the future "Peoples's French Speaking Pur Laine Socialist Democratic Republic of Quebec")
I'm sure TISO won't mind the CIA helping out with this one.
Here's a take on this forum topic; tell us about your home town. I'm sure everyone has something interesting to say about their home sweet home. FNG lives in Manchester, which has always sounded like a cool place to visit (Avro Lancasters!). JCalhoun is out of Mobile, Alabama; a fun place and less than an hour from the Gulf of Mexico! Representing Hot Springs, Arkansas, is Kriegspfarrer. Hot Springs' downtown is very beautiful, like a Spanish colonial town. And of course the rest of you guys, whether you live in a place I have heard of or not!
Although I do not live there anymore, I will always consider Winnipeg, Manitoba (it's in Canada, people ), as my home town. It is a large city, with a population of around 700,000. It is a very cosmopolitan place, with our own French quarter (though every city in Canada has a French quarter) and a little Vietnam. Winnipeg was the only place where I could buy curry soda and [potatoe] chips made from fish in the same day. The Red River cuts through Winnipeg (much like London and the Thames) and provides some nice downtown scenery- that is, when the river is not flooding or chock full of mosquitoes. The homeless problem isn't as bad as it use to be, now that it is illegal to give them money. We have two seasons in Winnipeg: 7 months of winter and 5 months of road construction. Winter is my favorite time of the year in Winnipeg, not only because everything looks beautiful but also because the freezing cold keeps most of the idiots inside. Despite many Canadians calling Winnipeg the Asshole of Canada, it is a rather nice place (though they do not give out such names for no reason... )!
I now live in Arkansas; a state in the southern United States (also called the Bible Belt). I'm working on an essay over the South, so I won't get into it much here because I plan on posting my essay in the My Drawings topic (so don't hold your breath!). The nearest town, De Queen, is rather pathetic. Population signs say 5,680, but the actual figure is closer to 10-12,000 (many undocumented immigrants have found work here). The only point of interest is Wal-Mart (a very large corporate retail outlet) but I do not shop there because I sincerely think Wal-Mart secretly promotes communist ideals to its workers. The weather here is quite bad; week after week of 98-102 degree weather is appearantly not uncommon. Oh well though, at least such a boring place keeps me out of trouble!
View of Winnipeg on the Red River:
And during winter:
De Queen, Arkansas:
(Yes, pictures are mandatory)
I'm from Calgary , Alberta.
Calgary is a city of roughly 1,000,000 people in southern Alberta. The city is the center of the booming oil industry in the province, and unofficially, the center of conservaticism in canada. It's a pretty fun town;theres plenty to do. One of the biggest attractions for people is the annual Calgary rodeo. All I really know is that theres a lot of cows, horses, and cowboys involved, he he.The city also has a large south asian community, like many other cities in western canada. Sports wise it has 3 major sports teams: the clagary flames hockey team , the calgary stampeders football team , and the clagary roughneck lacrosse team. The city has a river cutting through part of the town, which brings in interesting animals like : ducks, geese, and other birds , and even fish. Occassionally, the river will overflow because of heavy rains.
Thats what I know of calgary.
I now live in gander , newfoundland.
Gander is a small town in central newfoundland, with a population of 10,000. Gander has an international airport , which is a big transportation hub in the province, and a major source of income for the community. The airport , however , has declined in the past 30 years. On a sadder note, the town is also the site of the worst plane crah in canadian history. In 1985, a plane carrying 300+ members of the 101st airborne division died when their aircraft crashed near the outskirts of town. The plane wa said to have crashed because of ice on the wings. Regarding the town , it got a lot of attention again 16 years later on 9/11, because 40 planes were forced to land here when the Us declred that no civilian aircraft were to be in US airspace. Because of this, 6000 visitors suddenly showed up on our towns doorstep. A lot of visitors for a town of 10,000, eh. The town recieves some of the most snow of any populated area in canada, with an anuual snowfall of about 400cm. In my opinion , the town is boring , and there is nothing for young people to do , but cause mischief and drink.
heres Gander airports runways on 9/11
Old overhead photo of the town of Gander
Calgary is a beautiful city. It is the Candian version of Denver, Colorado. And then of course Banff is just to the north.
Napanee is the classic smal town. There's a Flying J truck stop (the first in Canada)! It's about half an hour west of Kingston. Great place to be , so stop by next time you're on your way to ottawa or something
I think I might be going near there next year with my school rugby tour but I'm not sure.
Cool. Depending on the time we might be able to meet or something ( i doubt it.. I got school and it's about a 2 hour drive to my grandparents who live there.)
I live in Bergen, which of course is the centre of the world.
My home sweet home is placed at Minga Guazú, a little town near Ciudad Del Este (Paraguay-South America). I live some 10 miles away from the Frontier with Brazil. Here there are many Chinesse and Arab inmigrants and a lot of Brasilian illegal inmigrants. The Chinesse and Arabs works in the Donwtown of Ciudad Del Este, they sale electronic equipments (Imported from Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc.), to brazilian purchasers. The countryside is a great soy producer.
Some 15 miles away, we found the Itaipu hydroelectric dam power plant. (The greatest in the world untill today). And a few miles from the city we found the Monday Falls.
Here, we have half a year of heat and the other half of more heat yet. jejeje...Some days in "winter" rain fall and then the temperatures fall down somo degrees. Rarely we reach the 0ºC
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Just north of West Palm Beach, where the ancient come to winter. Very nice area, great beaches, close (but not too close) to Miami (about 1.5 hours) and weather that is hard to beat (discounting hurricanes of course) close enough to Orlando to make a day trip to the amusement parks there. Temp. range from 95 degrees F in the summer to 60 degrees F in the winter. Check out the Frappr map pin to know exactly where.
Port Hope Ontario 1hr east of toronto.
i live in the southern part of Ontarion Canada. in what was a small town called Milton. the exact location is in the middle of BFN
I believe it was an headline of " the times " around 1900 , a storm had broken the trans channel telegraph link the headline was
" the continent is isolated "
I live in buuutiful sydney , in the suburb of randwick god's own seventh day retreat , in the eastern suburbs .twenty meters from the duke of gloucester pub , ten minute walk from the randwick rugby club and coogee beach
in winter , I go to work in shorts and teeshirt if the weather is good , there is wild parrots in the parks , the beer is fantastic !
I live in the uk in a large town called Hastings. It is rather large. And in summer we all bring street clothes to school and after school we put 'em on over my school uniform so Japanese tourists don't snap us. :lol:
This is Hastings[/img]
Is that Senlac Hill in the background?
Nope, that is Hastings Castle. The actual battle took place a fair distance from Hastings, near a town called Battle.
Well, geez. I am from Houston(pronounced hew-stun), Texas. Named after the first president of the Republic of Texas after it won its freedom from Mexico in 1836. Texas is the ONLY state that was formerly an independant nation. Houston is one of the biggest and most comercially active ports in the world. The largest concentration of oil and chemical refineries in the state can be found in, and around, the city. Being on a flat coastal plain makes Houston also a very large contributer to the U.S. sugar cane and rice crops. Caucasians are now a minority in Houston because of all the illegal immigrants from Mexico. There is also a large Asian population, mostly Chinese and Vietnamese, some parts of Houston have street signs in Veitnamese and English. Houston is also dealing with about 50-75 000 of the Hurricane Katrina Evacuees(not sure of the figures), and also dealing with a sky rocketing crime rate as a result. Houston has a population of around 2 million.
hey hold your horses, been a hispanic does not mean they are an illegal immigrant, also not all the illegals aliens came from mexico, even white people are illegal in houston , so i can see that you have a bad case of racial profiling, :angry: