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philb
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13 Jul 2022
04:16:58pm

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This package that someone took pains to make a philatelic keepsake was ruined by some lazy creep.Image Not Found

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bobgggg

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14 Jul 2022
08:06:09am
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The lazy creep had to be from the Red Hook, Post Office.. My sheet came in perfectly cancelled.

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14 Jul 2022
09:45:50am
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Probably Canada Post. They have been told to use a grease pencil to cancel uncancelled stamps!

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14 Jul 2022
02:10:53pm

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i kind of suspected both places but cannot understand why the U.S. postal service would obliterate foreign stamps.

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14 Jul 2022
03:05:16pm
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Phil,

Americans are notoriously ill-informed about geography; to conclude that an American would recognize them as Canadian is a leap

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14 Jul 2022
05:16:00pm
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"Americans are notoriously ill-informed about geography"





AMSD. David... as to geography, there is a very large Canadian population in Shrub Oak..

Don't get on their bad side!
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Harvey

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14 Jul 2022
07:25:37pm
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Americans and Canadians are grossly uninformed about almost everything - geography, history, math, literature, etc. Before I get crapped on, I am an ex-teacher and the school system really is going to Hell!!! It's not the teacher's fault, we teach what we are told to teach, which sometimes is minimal.

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14 Jul 2022
08:20:39pm
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I have received several covers like this. I have received some in the United States cancelled with a ballpoint pen which cut into the stamps. Several of my covers have come from various countries including Canada. I suspect the US Postal Service. Most countries don't even cancel their stamps anymore.

I have received quite a few uncancelled covers from the US and Canada

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14 Jul 2022
09:19:01pm
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"as to geography, there is a very large Canadian population in Shrub Oak.."



wait..... the Maple Leafs live in Shrub Oak?

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DaveSheridan
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14 Jul 2022
10:42:37pm
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I recall with some fondness something I read in pre-internet days. A survey of US high school students concluded that Australia was a small country next to Switzerland.

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DannyS
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14 Jul 2022
11:09:29pm
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Everyone knows that Australia is not next to Switzerland, but I did here some fellows saying it was a small state attached to Queensland the other night. I think they were celebrating some rugby league game.Happy

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14 Jul 2022
11:15:48pm
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We (the rest of Australia) have been secretly mining and chipping Queensland loose from the mainland for years in the hope that they would float away. Sadly, I live here now, so I hope the mining stops Big Grin

I'm an aficianado of real football, not the eggchucking version, so I didn't even know there was a game on!!

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15 Jul 2022
11:22:19am
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" .... Americans are notoriously ill-informed about
geography; to conclude that an American would
recognize them as Canadian is a leap fof faith...."


Oh yes, with a dozen exclamation points ! ! !! !!!!! ! ! !
And the few that know what an exclamation point is
have no idea whether to put the period before, or after,
a question mark or "!".

I also experience the dismay that Harvey explained so well.
I despair at the thought that one day we might well elect a person
who's entire personal library will contain but one book, carefully.
shelved, upside down.




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Harvey

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15 Jul 2022
12:34:10pm
re: not a pretty picture

I know we are grossly off topic, but here's a song I have posted before that talks about a certain group of people younger than us! You really should give this a listen!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZthGh758 ...

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Tom in Exton, PA

06 Aug 2022
12:40:49pm
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It's amazing how ill informed people are. Where did they go to school?

Around Independence Day, a TV crew went out to a boardwalk and questioned people about what July 4th meant. Many had no idea at all other than it was a day off to eat and drink. Some couldn't identify the Declaration of Independence nor knew who Thomas Jefferson was. When asked some dated the Declaration of Independence during our lifetime!

And they have us surrounded!

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Harvey

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06 Aug 2022
01:53:12pm
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I'n not a fan of Jay Leno but if you really want to shock yourself check out some of the walkabouts he used to do asking questions to the "average" person on the street. It's very shocking!! It's pretty much the same up here in Canada. I gave money to a young lady at a chip wagon a little while ago - a $20 bill for two hot dogs at $2 each. She had no idea how much change to give back and asked an older lady working with her to do it. By the way this girl was supposedly a high school grad. I could give many more examples!!!!

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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..

10 Aug 2022
06:52:07am
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" ... By the way this girl was supposedly a high school grad.
I could give many more examples!!!! ..."


It's not just Millennials, but endemic throughout our countries.
The worst thing is that because of our egalitarian ideals, she,
and her classmates are given the unfettered right to vote.
That is, if they can find the correct polling place. And which, of
course, may well explain certain somewhat recent, curious
election results.



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10 Aug 2022
08:06:46am
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The one room schoolhouse

My grandfather was born in Vermont in 1884. This is a page from his arithmetic book. This book was used through the 8th grade, which was as far as most people went in their schooling. Thus they had to be prepared for life by that time. The book has 484 pages and goes into much detail on every aspect of personal and business math.

Your grandparents 8th grade education was all they needed, and greatly exceeded what is asked of the current crop of high school graduates.

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10 Aug 2022
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13 Jul 2022
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14 Jul 2022
08:06:09am

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The lazy creep had to be from the Red Hook, Post Office.. My sheet came in perfectly cancelled.

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DavidG

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14 Jul 2022
09:45:50am

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Probably Canada Post. They have been told to use a grease pencil to cancel uncancelled stamps!

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14 Jul 2022
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i kind of suspected both places but cannot understand why the U.S. postal service would obliterate foreign stamps.

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14 Jul 2022
03:05:16pm

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Phil,

Americans are notoriously ill-informed about geography; to conclude that an American would recognize them as Canadian is a leap

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bobgggg

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14 Jul 2022
05:16:00pm

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"Americans are notoriously ill-informed about geography"





AMSD. David... as to geography, there is a very large Canadian population in Shrub Oak..

Don't get on their bad side!
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Harvey

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14 Jul 2022
07:25:37pm

re: not a pretty picture

Americans and Canadians are grossly uninformed about almost everything - geography, history, math, literature, etc. Before I get crapped on, I am an ex-teacher and the school system really is going to Hell!!! It's not the teacher's fault, we teach what we are told to teach, which sometimes is minimal.

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Dakota

14 Jul 2022
08:20:39pm

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I have received several covers like this. I have received some in the United States cancelled with a ballpoint pen which cut into the stamps. Several of my covers have come from various countries including Canada. I suspect the US Postal Service. Most countries don't even cancel their stamps anymore.

I have received quite a few uncancelled covers from the US and Canada

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14 Jul 2022
09:19:01pm

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GGGGGGGGGGGGGogrfy

"as to geography, there is a very large Canadian population in Shrub Oak.."



wait..... the Maple Leafs live in Shrub Oak?

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DaveSheridan

14 Jul 2022
10:42:37pm

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I recall with some fondness something I read in pre-internet days. A survey of US high school students concluded that Australia was a small country next to Switzerland.

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DannyS

14 Jul 2022
11:09:29pm

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Everyone knows that Australia is not next to Switzerland, but I did here some fellows saying it was a small state attached to Queensland the other night. I think they were celebrating some rugby league game.Happy

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14 Jul 2022
11:15:48pm

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We (the rest of Australia) have been secretly mining and chipping Queensland loose from the mainland for years in the hope that they would float away. Sadly, I live here now, so I hope the mining stops Big Grin

I'm an aficianado of real football, not the eggchucking version, so I didn't even know there was a game on!!

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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..
15 Jul 2022
11:22:19am

re: not a pretty picture

" .... Americans are notoriously ill-informed about
geography; to conclude that an American would
recognize them as Canadian is a leap fof faith...."


Oh yes, with a dozen exclamation points ! ! !! !!!!! ! ! !
And the few that know what an exclamation point is
have no idea whether to put the period before, or after,
a question mark or "!".

I also experience the dismay that Harvey explained so well.
I despair at the thought that one day we might well elect a person
who's entire personal library will contain but one book, carefully.
shelved, upside down.




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".... You may think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I thought I meant. .... "
Harvey

I think, therefore I am - I think!

15 Jul 2022
12:34:10pm

re: not a pretty picture

I know we are grossly off topic, but here's a song I have posted before that talks about a certain group of people younger than us! You really should give this a listen!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZthGh758 ...

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Tom in Exton, PA
06 Aug 2022
12:40:49pm

re: not a pretty picture

It's amazing how ill informed people are. Where did they go to school?

Around Independence Day, a TV crew went out to a boardwalk and questioned people about what July 4th meant. Many had no idea at all other than it was a day off to eat and drink. Some couldn't identify the Declaration of Independence nor knew who Thomas Jefferson was. When asked some dated the Declaration of Independence during our lifetime!

And they have us surrounded!

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Harvey

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06 Aug 2022
01:53:12pm

re: not a pretty picture

I'n not a fan of Jay Leno but if you really want to shock yourself check out some of the walkabouts he used to do asking questions to the "average" person on the street. It's very shocking!! It's pretty much the same up here in Canada. I gave money to a young lady at a chip wagon a little while ago - a $20 bill for two hot dogs at $2 each. She had no idea how much change to give back and asked an older lady working with her to do it. By the way this girl was supposedly a high school grad. I could give many more examples!!!!

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""When it rains, look for rainbows; when it's dark, look for stars." Oscar Wilde "

Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..
10 Aug 2022
06:52:07am

re: not a pretty picture

" ... By the way this girl was supposedly a high school grad.
I could give many more examples!!!! ..."


It's not just Millennials, but endemic throughout our countries.
The worst thing is that because of our egalitarian ideals, she,
and her classmates are given the unfettered right to vote.
That is, if they can find the correct polling place. And which, of
course, may well explain certain somewhat recent, curious
election results.



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".... You may think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I thought I meant. .... "
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10 Aug 2022
08:06:46am

re: not a pretty picture

The one room schoolhouse

My grandfather was born in Vermont in 1884. This is a page from his arithmetic book. This book was used through the 8th grade, which was as far as most people went in their schooling. Thus they had to be prepared for life by that time. The book has 484 pages and goes into much detail on every aspect of personal and business math.

Your grandparents 8th grade education was all they needed, and greatly exceeded what is asked of the current crop of high school graduates.

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