Meanwhile in Australia

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Re: Meanwhile in Australia

Post by Smitty-48 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:36 am

Montegriffo wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:29 am
Smitty-48 wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:24 am
Montegriffo wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:18 am


There is a right to self defence. Right up to the use of deadly force if you feel your life is in danger.
There is no right to arm yourself for self defence though.
in Canada the right to self defence automatically includes the right to defend yourself with a gun

the courts here simply found it "reasonable" that a person would need a gun to defend themselves against a lethal threat

the arguments here in court are not about the gun, but whether the use of force was reasonable in respect to the threat
Same here (in your own home) however taking a weapon onto the streets to defend yourself is not considered self defence.
its not the same, because in the UK it is just a legal precedent, while in Canada is it an enumerated right enshrined in the Canada Act 1982
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Re: Meanwhile in Australia

Post by DBTrek » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:37 am

But do Canadians say garage as: Guh-rahj
Or do they use the more effeminate, British: Gay-rahj
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Re: Meanwhile in Australia

Post by Smitty-48 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:41 am

DBTrek wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:37 am
But do Canadians say garage as: Guh-rahj
Or do they use the more effeminate, British: Gay-rahj
:think:
it's hard for me to say, I have a bit of an American accent myself

I come from the Evangeline Trail in Nova Scotia

because of the Evangelical connection to Dixie, we actually have a drawl, I got it from my grandpappy

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Re: Meanwhile in Australia

Post by DBTrek » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:41 am

I almost fall out of my chair any time a Brit tells me about their gay-rahj.
Like... dude ... stop.
I'm drinking here.
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Re: Meanwhile in Australia

Post by Smitty-48 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:46 am

my father was an American citizen, he had a Canadian accent with a slight California twang

but my grandparents in Nova Scotia you would think were from Tennessee by their accents

my NS grandparents were all about church, and they went to church in Dixie, so they spoke like they were from the South

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Re: Meanwhile in Australia

Post by DBTrek » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:49 am

Smitty-48 wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:46 am
my father was an American citizen, he had a Canadian accent with a slight California twang

but my grandparents in Nova Scotia you would think were from Tennessee by their accents

my NS grandparents were all about church, and they went to church in Dixie, so they spoke like they were from the South

Well, that's good ... because you never hear the term "Northern" paired with "gentlemen".
Southern Gentleman.
That's what's up.
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Re: Meanwhile in Australia

Post by Smitty-48 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:52 am

DBTrek wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:49 am
Smitty-48 wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:46 am
my father was an American citizen, he had a Canadian accent with a slight California twang

but my grandparents in Nova Scotia you would think were from Tennessee by their accents

my NS grandparents were all about church, and they went to church in Dixie, so they spoke like they were from the South

Well, that's good ... because you never hear the term "Northern" paired with "gentlemen".
Southern Gentleman.
That's what's up.
my Canadian grandfather, Russell, he was a devout Baptist, Born Again

they never even travelled to the rest of Canada

they just drove from Nova Scotia to Dixieland to be with their own kind, back down the Evangeline Trial

my grandfather sounded like Hickock45, that's how he spoke, like Tennessee drawl

in Nova Scotia they actually call it "the Hants County Drawl"

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Re: Meanwhile in Australia

Post by Smitty-48 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:02 pm

my American grandparents, my father & my aunt, they started out with Canadian accents before they emigrated in 1950

but they lived so long in SoCal they started talking like Californians

Dan Carlin has that accent, the Los Angeles County California white guy accent

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Re: Meanwhile in Australia

Post by Smitty-48 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:17 pm

I don't think I have a Canadian accent

pretty sure I'm a fusion of my grandpappy's Tennessee & my father's California drawls

like when I travel in America, no American thinks I am Canadian, so I must sound like an American
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Re: Meanwhile in Australia

Post by Montegriffo » Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:20 pm

DBTrek wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:32 am
"Hear ye, Hear ye,
All Good Britons henceforth are given the right,
to attempt to pummel armed gunmen to death,
in defense of their own lives."


You Brits really know how to pile on those freedoms, man.
Let me tell ya.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

"May we use a stick, sire?"
"No!"
What armed gunmen?
Last year, April 2019 - March 2020, there were 30 homicides by firearm.
2 down from the previous year.
Most of these are men murdering their wives/partners.
The chances of me having to defend myself against a gunman are virtually zero.
For legal reasons, we are not threatening to destroy U.S. government property with our glorious medieval siege engine. But if we wanted to, we could. But we won’t. But we could.
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