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Mr Bill
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Icon 3 posted October 22, 2004 02:03      Profile for Mr Bill     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is kinda cool:

The poppy quarter


Somehow it seems appropriate that the first ones will be available at Tim Hortons. [Cool]

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I think our veterans and the people we lost in the wars our country has been in deserve all the respect in the world, but is it really worth our tax dollars to make 'poppy' quarters?

Unless instead of the veterans/war heroes they made them for the opium/heroin addicts. [Wink]

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Icon 14 posted October 22, 2004 08:46      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The "Poppie" rocks, I think it is an *awesome* way to remember our veterans. [Happytears]

...and I think most of you already know how I feel about Tim Hortons!  - [Big Grin] [thumbsup]

The poppy quarter video...
http://www.mint.ca/poppy/video/poppy_30E.mov

dmn: Don't worry about our tax dollars, the Mint will make a mint selling these to coin dealers and collectors. I know my geeky benevolent dictator wants a roll. [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted October 22, 2004 08:49      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Damn! Can't get one outside Norf Amrica! [Frown]

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Icon 7 posted October 22, 2004 08:52      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
spungo, I'll send you one if you'd like... I'm heading over to Tims anyway. [Smile]
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Icon 1 posted October 22, 2004 09:02      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That would indeed be shweeeet! [Smile]

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Umm...me too please? While you're at it, could I also have a dozen doughnuts? [Big Grin] <Wimpy> "I will glady pay you next Tuesday." </Wimpy>
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Icon 1 posted October 22, 2004 09:37      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mmm... they need to start a Tim Horton's franchise here... *drool* (Mmm... had me some timbits not long ago when me niece came back from T.O. ... *gurgle*... )

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Icon 1 posted October 22, 2004 09:56      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm not big on Tim's Bits. I love their sammiches and bagels though. [thumbsup]
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Icon 1 posted October 22, 2004 11:47      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think it is cool!! If they are going to make the coins anyway, why not honour vets!!
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Icon 14 posted October 22, 2004 12:33      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I like it.

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I just ordered meself 2 rolls for the kidlets.

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I got mine today.... very shweet... Have ordered two rolls for a keepsake... Anyone want one.... Willing to smuggle if necessary..... [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Isn't opium made from the poppy flower?

[crazy] [Big Grin]

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Why yes, yes it is. The bulb is pierced and allowed to ooze onto the pedals and settle overnight.

The next morning, the white powder that is formed from the dried ooze is scraped off and collected.

Pure, clean opium. [Razz]

And then, because it's 2004, it's mixed with some Mr Clean, Windex, and various other industrial chemicals to make designer drugs. [Big Grin]

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That only one species of poppy. There are also some that aren't narcotic.
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I'll just wait for the lunchroom here to start giving them as change [Razz]
(They used to sometimes try to pass me Canadian change, since they would make a fortune [Wink] )

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My parents being members of the RBL certainly would be interested in them as well.

Certainly look nice and it is a wonderful gesture.

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Grrrrrr how does an American owned company get exclusive rights to a Canadian heritage item... I'm slightly annoyed by that.

-TiW

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quote:
Originally posted by Titanium Warrior:
Grrrrrr how does an American owned company get exclusive rights to a Canadian heritage item... I'm slightly annoyed by that.

-TiW

We all knew Americans (or at least some of them) wants to own the world, but I would have never tought Canadian money was so high on their priority list! [Razz] [Big Grin] Or maybe it's because their money have been loosing so much value lately... [evil]

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quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
My parents being members of the RBL certainly would be interested in them as well.

Your parents are members of a realtime-black-list?

*cough*

I'm such a geek.

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
My parents being members of the RBL certainly would be interested in them as well.

Your parents are members of a realtime-black-list?

*cough*

I'm such a geek.

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who thought that.
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quote:
Originally posted by Titanium Warrior:
Grrrrrr how does an American owned company get exclusive rights to a Canadian heritage item... I'm slightly annoyed by that.

-TiW

I bought mine, on line from the mint.

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
I think our veterans and the people we lost in the wars our country has been in deserve all the respect in the world, but is it really worth our tax dollars to make 'poppy' quarters?

Probably saves the Canadian taxpayer a fortune.
These Canadian coins probably won't get taken south of the border as readily as the old design, that big red blob is a dead giveaway.

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
My parents being members of the RBL certainly would be interested in them as well.

Your parents are members of a realtime-black-list?

*cough*

I'm such a geek.

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who thought that.
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And this from a Canuck and an Aussie, could take it from a USian, but from former colonies [Roll Eyes] [Razz]

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