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    Re: Newsletter for 12th April 2019

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    This lass makes Brexit completely clear in very short order!
  2. Thread: The Canadians

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    Re: The Canadians

    A very good historical production. The closing remarks by Wade Davis may be a bit over the top, as is characteristic of him, but otherwise there is nothing that I would have any reason to question. I...
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    Re: Newsletter for 22nd March 2019

    Hi Alastair, regarding your email comment on Conrad Black's piece on SNC-Lavalin changing your mind, I do have to say that although I almost always agree with Black on most issues, I almost always...
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    Re: Kenneth Roy Memorial Service

    I have been a fan of Kenneth Roy for years and Wednesday mornings just aren't quite the same without his weekly "Review" columns, tho' Islay McLeod and Fiona are doing a credible job carrying on. The...
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    Re: Newsletter for 8th February 2019

    Hi Alastair, I'm behind on my reading so just catching up now with two quick comments:

    1. I totally agree with your assessment of the news media, and would add our bloated CBC into the mix. I'd...
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    Re: Alastair is 21 again!!!

    Happy Birthday Alastair, the best is yet to come!
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    Re: Newsletter 28th December 2018

    Happy New Year Alastair and all, and Happy Hogmanay too!
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    Re: Newsletter for 21st December 2018

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Alastair, with thanks for all your hard work keeping us informed and entertained.
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    God Speed Kenneth Roy

    I am sincerely saddened by the news that Kenneth Roy is terminally ill and has handed over the reins of the Scottish Review. I have subscribed to his weekly newsletter for years and have both his...
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    Re: Newsletter 5th October 2018

    Thanks Alastair, the email notice works fine so thanks for sticking with it and for keeping up the PDF posts previously. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Scottish Enlightenment on CBC Radio

    I am often impatient with our national broadcaster's agenda but CBC Radio is currently running an excellent three-part series on the Scottish Enlightenment. Yesterday's feature on antiquarian books...
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    Re: Alastair is 21 again!!!

    And best birthday wishes from Saskatchewan too Alastair. I'm just finishing up with 67, and it's no' so bad!
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    Re: Newsletter 26th January 2018

    And here's to a happy Burns day to Alastair and all who enjoy this great Electric site!
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    Re: Newsletter 22nd December 2017

    Merry Christmas Alastair, and likewise to all your merry readers! Thanks for all you do!
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    Re: Newsletter 24th November 2017

    Thanks for posting the text of the rousing speech by Nicholas Flood Davin. Here in the province of Saskatchewan he is being vilified by some for a report he submitted in 1879 on request of the...
  16. Thread: My Self Reliance

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    Re: My Self Reliance

    I'm much to old and grumpy for primitive cabins, plus I like a good solid stone wall around me, but if you want something in between, these log mansion builders from Williams Lake, British Columbia...
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    Re: Newsletter 20th October 2017

    Yes I did Alastair, and it was indeed very revealing. Too many people like their history to be a simple tragic struggle between good guys and bad guys, but the real backstory is always richer. I may...
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    Re: Newsletter 20th October 2017

    Just a general "thank you" Alastair for your ongoing help in making sense of the Brexit issues. It has important implications for Canada and I'm finding the various materials you post to be very...
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    Re: Newsletter 6th October 2017

    Thanks for the very succinct analysis in The Story Alastair. Very helpful!
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    Re: Newsletter 25th August 2017

    Excellent video, thanks Alastair!
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    Re: Newsletter 9th June 2017

    Sorry Alastair, I didn't even notice you were a bit late posting this week. We were too busy dancing around the kitchen and laughing at the election results. First Cameron, now May: I'm not sure...
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    Re: Newsletter 14th Apriil 2917

    But sadly Elda, little seems to have changed.
  23. Thread: The Seekers

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    Re: The Seekers

    They were very popular when I was a teen in the early 60s, but the Byrds had the overwhelmingly popular version of "Turn, Turn, Turn', probably because Roger McGuinn got to Pete Seeger first and it...
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    Re: Foot Golf Promotional Film

    I was in north central rural Saskatchewan in the 60s and the most popular card game there at that time was Hearts, sort of a poor-man's Bridge, but there was a good deal of Whist as well, plus Crazy...
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    Re: Newsletter 10th March 2017

    I was deeply impressed with Liam Fox's speech to the Toronto Board of Trade. Would that such brevity becomes the norm! :wink:!
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