Seventy years ago, Canadian veterans were truly proud and elated that dictatorial rule over most of the western world was overcome by the democracies, whereby we retained our personal power to elect or reject our nation’s leaders by exercising our inalienable right to vote. 213 more words
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Countries have been building walls to keep out intruders since they first discovered there is security in numbers. China’s Great Wall went up more than 2,000 years ago to fend off wandering nomads and perceived barbarians. 821 more words
1. Tories give Post Office boss a big new contract
The Conservatives have finally found a public servant they really like: Deepak Chopra’s contract as head of Canada Post has been extended five years at $500,000 a year, even as the Post Office is embroiled in a controversial campaign to end door-to-door delivery and replace it with community boxes. 511 more words
Impressive handcraft here offers an example of traditional Serbian footwear – Tuxen’s sparse notes teach us how to pronounce “opanci”:
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Serbian opanci shoes. Bought for me on October 3rd 1957, in Belgrade for the price of 1400 dinars by officer Johannesen’s wife.