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Scott Francis Baker

January 30th, 2006

Elway sends reclining massage chair to student taunted for Broncos jersey @ 01:28 pm

So today I'm talking to this guy who runs the jabber server ursine.ca and this is what I get... Wow man!

scott: So why ursine.CA
scott: you're not in canada
scott: obviously
baloo@ursine.ca: Technically, we are. Vote at Champoeg's legal outcome puts the Oregon Territory as Canadian. I strongly feel the US needs to stop claiming otherwise and transceed the original Oregon Territory to Canada. Either way, I'm moving to Port Moody or Vancouver sooner or later.
scott: Wait what!?!
scott: Vote where... what?
baloo@ursine.ca: The US argued, with military threat, that illegal votes by nonvoting felons counts in the 1847 Vote at Champoeg. Oregon didn't voluntarily join the US.
baloo@ursine.ca: The US thinks felons count, so by their count, the Oregon Territory is American by one vote
baloo@ursine.ca: It's actually Canadian by one vote.
scott: From 1847?
baloo@ursine.ca: Yes.
baloo@ursine.ca: That vote is what Oregon, Washington, and Idaho base their statehood on.
baloo@ursine.ca: And wastern Montana and a piece of Whyoming.
scott: Crazy
baloo@ursine.ca: Yeah.
baloo@ursine.ca: What is now Washington State was briefly Canadian before the Americans decided to seize it. I'm almost certain naming the "renegade territory" after the first US president is a form of revenge...
scott: That's crazy
baloo@ursine.ca: They say truth is stranger than fiction...it's amazing what you find out when you decide to look into the stuff they just gloss over with a paragraph in school...
baloo@ursine.ca: If you want a good earful about state history, talk to some of the old-timers and historians that hang out at some of the key locations, like the Oregon City Locks and to a lesser extent various Oregon City and Champoeg area landmarks

Heh he's a furry as well as crazy!
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Date:January 30th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
It's no wonder the red states don't take us seriously.
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Date:January 30th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
What are you talking aboot!
Date:February 1st, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
Calling people crazy and berating them publicly sure is a strange way to thank the person who runs your jabber transports. Tool.

Scott Francis Baker