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HistoryMajor

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Age : 28
Location : Alberta, Canada
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PostSubject: Hi from Alberta!   Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:37 pm

Hey

I've heard good things about this place from around the internet, and after a hefty period of lurking I figured I may as well join up.

So...don't have a whole lot to say...I'm attending the University of Alberta in Edmonton, completing a Combined Honors Degree in History and Political Science, with the intention of doing Graduate studies. My particular area of interest in History is (for lack of a better term) American Imperialism, essentially how the United States has come to dominate the economic, political and military sectors of the world.

As for political science, I tend to lean towards Libertarian social ideals, and I have a great deal of interest in the liberties afforded/restricted by the government, and the development of a more and more controlling state. Also I enjoy the regional tensions prevalent in Canada that often define government policy. Despite all that that I have a good deal of faith in government to (generally) do good...so I'm not an anarchist in that sense. Not yet, anyhow. Twisted Evil

Anyways, nice to be around, I hope to enjoy my time here!

Tyler
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jhuggett
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:59 pm

Welcome Tyler! Sounds like you may be in for some lively debates around here (which is always encouraged). Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:00 pm

Welcome to the BoB forum, History Major -- By the way, great avatar!
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LL

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:26 pm

Yo, JP & TJ...

Looks like someone is warming up in the wings for ya. Wink

Been lurking for a while, so he knows what he's in for and ain't a-skeered. Twisted Evil

As we used to say in the Corps, "Stand by to stand by!" Laughing
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Slow Puffs
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Age : 68
Location : Alberta. Canada
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:33 pm

A warm welcome Tyler...

Very Happy Paul
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thomas james
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:57 pm

American Imperialism is a curriculum in Canada?

Oh good! Pull up a soap box.

Welcome.
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HistoryMajor

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:04 pm

Heh, no, I wish though. It's more a topic that comes up in the study of American politics and history, especially from a Canadian perspective since ideas such as Manifest Destiny contributed so directly to the Confederation of Canada...

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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thomas james
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:18 pm

Do you smoke Mixture 79 in a meerschaum lined full bent apple like my college American History Professor? Very first lecture, he said, "The "settlers" brought to America, Christianity, Art, Culture and syphilis."

"Canadian Perspective?" They teach it is Manifest Destiny, up there?

Just kidding!

Welcome, again.

Capo di tutti capi,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Ugly American.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:28 pm

Welcome, Tyler! I think you're going to have a good time here.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:44 pm

Enjoy your stay here at BoB. I think you'll find it less restrictive that some other forums as there is literally a place for everything here. Dock & Co have done a fine job of putting together a usable forum for adults and it seems to work. Visit often.
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Ol'Dawg

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:43 am

Hello and welcome!

Jim
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decaf

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:47 am

You'll graduate just in time to help carry out the post-mortem on American Imperialism.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:10 am

Welcome aboard Tyler! I am a student of history but only as a hobbiest.
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Centurian 803
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:46 am

Welcome Tyler. My only question about your intro is, "Whut?"
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:56 am

Hello Tyler; welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:58 am

Welcome!
Come on into the Rubber room bounce What a Face
Light up & have some fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:40 pm

Welcome aboard,,,,eh?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:17 pm

Welcome aboard, History Major - looks to me as though we share similar views of the world, amazing! From the responses I've gotten so far, it looks as though I'll be spending a fair amount of time in the 'Rubber Room'
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PostSubject: Hi from Alberta!   Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:25 pm

Welcome aboard Tyler!! I am determined to get up your way sometime before I become History myself. I really want to go to Banff and Jasper. Sasquatch on this board tells me that it has become too commercialized. Too bad that but I'm coming up anyway. I'll just try to ignore the Japanese tourists.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:57 pm

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. I really want to go to Banff and Jasper.

I highly recommend it...if Banff is too commercialized for you when you arrive, spend some time in Canmore. It's about 30 km (what that is in miles, I have no idea) East, and is a very beautiful old mining town situated in a valley.

As for Jasper, I can't think of anything negative to say about it. Simply one of the most beautiful places I've seen in this country.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:10 pm

Hi, Tyler!
BTW, thanks for the Clipper you guys sent us. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:38 pm

HistoryMajor wrote:
Hey
I've heard good things about this place from around the internet, and after a hefty period of lurking I figured I may as well join up.

Welcome. You''ll find a place for everything here and about every topic. And if you're not easily offended, the Rubber Room can be entertaining as well. Good to have you.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:02 pm

Welcome to Bob Tyler.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Alberta!   Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:10 pm

Tyler, welcome to BoB!
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