This Is Why I Love Canadians

I have often written about my love for traveling in Canada. This video reminds me why I love Canadians. At the November 18, 2014 Maple Leafs game against the Nashville Predators, the mic cut off during the singing of our national anthem so the Canadians finished singing the song for us.

Of course, this will not influence my loyalty when the Maple Leafs next play my Chicago Blackhawks. The Hawks play the Calgary Flames tonight without rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk who is injured. He is the he younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk. I will be watching tonight in full Hawks regalia.

72 thoughts on “This Is Why I Love Canadians”

  1. More On Global Warming cum Climate Change From the Enviro-Wackos
    Did I write Mor on? Sorry.

    “Some people call it “renewable energy” but I prefer to call it “alternative energy” because that’s what it really is: an alternative to energy that actually works (eg nuclear and anything made from wonderful, energy-rich fossil fuel.)

    Now a pair of top boffins from uber-green Google’s research department have reached the same conclusion.

    Ross Konigstein and David Fork, both Stanford PhDs (aerospace engineering; applied physics) were employed on a Google research project which sought to enhance renewable technology to the point where it could produce energy more cheaply than coal. But after four years, the project was closed down. In this post at IEEE Spectrum they tell us why.

    We came to the conclusion that even if Google and others had led the way toward a wholesale adoption of renewable energy, that switch would not have resulted in significant reductions of carbon dioxide emissions. Trying to combat climate change exclusively with today’s renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach.

    Why is renewable energy such a total fail? Because, as Lewis Page explains here, it’s so ludicrously inefficient and impossibly expensive that if ever we were so foolish as to try rolling it out on a scale beyond its current boutique levels, it would necessitate bankrupting the global economy.

    In a nutshell, renewable energy is rubbish because so much equipment is needed to make it work – steel, concrete, copper, glass, carbon fibre, neodymium, shipping and haulage – that it very likely uses up more energy than it actually produces.”

  2. silk

    It was not I/Issak that called Canada gutless. I grew up in Canada and France and hold American and Canadian passports. Thanks for the condensed history of Canada’s armed forces in WW 1 WW 2. There is much much more.

    If pride is the word, I am proud to be associated with greatness, regardless of the source. America is great, Canada is great. America simply happens to have ten times the population and has been on a war footing since its inception.

    Canada is anything but gutless. That Canada refuses to participate in atrocious events like the Viet Nam War and the Invasion of Iraq only serves to give Canada the moral high ground. When Canada decides to participate Canadians are second to none. That does leave room in the ‘tied for first place’ category. But just because a man and a woman produced a child in the US, does not make that child #1.

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