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    On a serious note, the first picture would likely be Canadian Pioneers, basically infantry with an EXTREME hobby. LOL Something in the league of US Rangers or SAS types. Those guys definitely march and play to their own drums LOL. I've partied with a few of them.... very scary.

    On the other hand, the aforementioned "winter" is exactly what I am going to be moving into..... YYYUUUUUKKKK!!

    As for the oil, well I could have told you that. heheheehe We get charts and graphs and stuff like that from the Foreign Affairs guys all the time. I just figured I'd leave y'all in peace. hehhehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    On the other hand, the aforementioned "winter" is exactly what I am going to be moving into..... YYYUUUUUKKKK!!
    A Borden winter is nothing. The Prairies would be something not look forward too. Thank God I'll be in a warm spot for basically the entire winter this year.

    Those pioneers look like some rough lookin boys. Definitely would not want to be on their bad side.
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    All those boys needed was a nice hot cup of Tims!

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    Whats wrong with the prairies Ryan? At least its a dry cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterkid View Post
    Whats wrong with the prairies Ryan? At least its a dry cold.
    Ya, I know. The dampness from both Lake Simcoe and the Great Lakes just SUCKS in winter. I spent 3 yrs in T.O. and hated pretty much every day of it. Sigh. At least this will be my LAST POST before retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    Those pioneers look like some rough lookin boys. Definitely would not want to be on their bad side.
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    Everytime I look at the photo and the guy on the left, I see his non-issue "K-Bar" (or whatever you want to call it). I can't help but wonder how many bears that thing has skinned in its life.......

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    Canadian Pioneers
    I see their "covered wagon" behind them.

    As for the winter- someone's freezer must have broken. They have a giant red box of ice cream stored outside.

    I'll take my winters anyday. I can't live anywhere that gets colder than my freezer. I would turn into a popsicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Ya, I know. The dampness from both Lake Simcoe and the Great Lakes just SUCKS in winter. I spent 3 yrs in T.O. and hated pretty much every day of it. Sigh. At least this will be my LAST POST before retirement.
    Nothing wrong with TO.... okay well maybe the inability of the inhabitants to drive throughout the winter months and the unending rudeness and perhaps the never ending amount of gun violence.... yup a stellar place to hatch little ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Ya, I know. The dampness from both Lake Simcoe and the Great Lakes just SUCKS in winter. I spent 3 yrs in T.O. and hated pretty much every day of it. Sigh. At least this will be my LAST POST before retirement.
    This is true. Sitting in the training area of Mudford in the middle of winter kind of sucks. Right off of Georgian Bay. On top of that place being a weather nightmare. I remember seeing Rain,Snow,Hail and T-storm all in a few hours. It's not fun marching around being pelted in the face with hail.


    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7
    Everytime I look at the photo and the guy on the left, I see his non-issue "K-Bar" (or whatever you want to call it). I can't help but wonder how many bears that thing has skinned in its life.......
    Skinned?? I bet that guy killed and did everything with his hands. I'd say that the non-issue part wouldn't be a problem either(although it looks like a bayonet). I can't see too many people trying to jack up a Warrant that looked like him.
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    Skinned?? I bet that guy killed and did everything with his hands. I'd say that the non-issue part wouldn't be a problem either(although it looks like a bayonet). I can't see too many people trying to jack up a Warrant that looked like him.
    I thought pretty much as you do, about skinning or barehanded killing it, but was trying to be nice. As for the bayonette, yes there is the black one on his left chest, but there is that black and white handle sticking out of his flak jacket that caught my eye... THAT is not CF issued! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    I thought pretty much as you do, about skinning or barehanded killing it, but was trying to be nice. As for the bayonette, yes there is the black one on his left chest, but there is that black and white handle sticking out of his flak jacket that caught my eye... THAT is not CF issued! LOL
    You mean the thing with what looks like two zap straps around it right next to his slip on? Hmm.

    If that is what the Warrant and the Sgt?? look like. I would hate to see the Sgt Major or RSM. They must be some really crazy looking guys.
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    The funny thing is that the caption on the shot of those pioneers is not that far from the truth.

    Assault pioneers originally wore white leather aprons and carried huge ceremonial axes on parade. Here's a pic of a figurine depicting the Assault Pioneer in full dress. Quite a sight.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell View Post
    The funny thing is that the caption on the shot of those pioneers is not that far from the truth.

    Assault pioneers originally wore white leather aprons and carried huge ceremonial axes on parade. Here's a pic of a figurine depicting the Assault Pioneer in full dress. Quite a sight.



    I heard that it looked quite sharp when they were all on parade. Too bad they're not around anymore.
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    Hey Martin, I'll bet that's a photo taken of an item in your private collection.

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    Very nice pictures MC. I imagine that seeing them in full dress on parade would be quite impressive.

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    I don't know what would be scarier if I was the enemy:

    Having one of our USofA stealth technology attacks blow up everything around me and me not knowing what is happening until it is to late.

    Or:

    Me looking up and seeing one of those Canadian Pioneers charging me from10 foot away, screaming some sort of really loud Canadian War-Cry, before his non-issue bear-skinning knive sends me to my maker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    Or:

    Me looking up and seeing one of those Canadian Pioneers charging me from10 foot away, screaming some sort of really loud Canadian War-Cry, before his non-issue bear-skinning knive sends me to my maker.
    Bwahhahahahaha!!!!!!!!

    Just think RYAN! You running after someone with a non issued knife screaming

    MOLSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianFyrTrks View Post
    Bwahhahahahaha!!!!!!!!

    Just think RYAN! You running after someone with a non issued knife screaming

    MOLSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Too bad I wouldn't look half as intimidating as those two lads.

    I lack the beard and the size. I do however carry a non-issued knife if that makes any difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianFyrTrks View Post
    Bwahhahahahaha!!!!!!!!

    Just think RYAN! You running after someone with a non issued knife screaming

    MOLSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'd hand him a Coors from my own personal stash.Why would this solve the problem.When has "Free Beer" EVER caused trouble?

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    Ryan wouldn't be yelling MOLSON he would be yelling ALEXANDER KEITH'S!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterkid View Post
    Ryan wouldn't be yelling MOLSON he would be yelling ALEXANDER KEITH'S!!!!!!!!!!
    that'll just confuse'm they won't know who he'll be after

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterkid View Post
    Ryan wouldn't be yelling MOLSON he would be yelling ALEXANDER KEITH'S!!!!!!!!!!
    You know me too well my friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianFyrTrks
    that'll just confuse'm they won't know who he'll be after
    That's the whole point isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    You know me too well my friend.



    That's the whole point isn't it?
    Fair enough

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