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 purfectmeow
Joined: 4/17/2012
Msg: 26
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^ Yeah Ive been to Vegas so many times my fave casino from days of old isnt even there any more.
How ever it still holds the magic and pure thrill it always has for me. Maybe a travel agent can even book members flights at a discount! Oh the possibilities...
 hoopsnhikes
Joined: 4/16/2010
Msg: 27
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Posted: 5/8/2012 3:41:56 PM

FYI: Molson Ice is to a Canuck as Fosters is to an Auzzie.

Canadian for beer?
 CharminC
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 28
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Posted: 5/8/2012 3:42:17 PM

Because we are dirty socialists.

Ahhhhh I seeee, we are .. are we?
That's a pretty big paintbrush they're painting us with.





Maybe a travel agent can even book members flights at a discount! Oh the possibilities...

Yuppers... that's how I got a pretty nice turn out. Plus, discounts for hotel rooms. I also extended the time they had to leave their rooms on the account I knew they would be too hungover to get up on time lol.
 Double Cabin
Joined: 11/29/2004
Msg: 29
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Posted: 5/8/2012 4:02:40 PM
I think you will find most of us who "trash" our Canadian Friends only do it sarcastically. Real Americans know the greatest friends we've ever had have been Canadians, Australians, and Brits, period. Bush 43 was a serious ______ for forgetting Canada in the wake of 911. Any "American" that faults Canada for not joining the "mission" in Iraq is a frargin' moron. While we let ourselves get conned into shifting our focus from those that attacked us to those who never used WMDs without the tacit approval of one of our own Presidents Canada towed the hardest line in Afghanistan and paid a huge toll when it came to the ultimate price. Each and every real American is grateful for that.

Vancouver sounds like an awesome idea.
 RushLuv
Joined: 4/16/2009
Msg: 30
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Posted: 5/8/2012 4:11:53 PM
Excuse me but uhm...

I will NOT agree to this unless someone picks me up, and pays my share.

My demands will be met, or else I'm stomp my feet like a 5 year old.
 CharminC
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 31
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Posted: 5/8/2012 4:13:21 PM
Thank you double cabin for your words. :)


Vancouver sounds like an awesome idea.

^^
Although an appearance by POF's founder, Markus, would be make the conference even more interesting, I still would not suggest Vancouver.
Vegas is a suggestion. But it's all about what kind of meet you all want. Drunken nights of gambling with fistcuffs and stuff, then yup, vegas is your place.
Some of may not desire to go to "Sin City" but still would like to meet with forum posters. Perhaps a place that considers everyone?
 Casper66
Joined: 3/2/2007
Msg: 32
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Posted: 5/8/2012 4:14:20 PM

Vancouver sounds like an awesome idea


I've got friends in Vancouver I wonder if they would mind if we crashed at their place,we may need some extra tents lol.
 onlydateIF
Joined: 11/15/2011
Msg: 33
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Posted: 5/8/2012 6:09:12 PM
I've thought of this several times. There is enough talent here that plenty of folks have something to offer-ie party planners in charge of decor, travel agents in charge of getting group rates,DJ's and musicians for entertainement. IT folks in charge on comm, etc. I think it should involve teamwork if it should happen rather than just one person footing the tab. And @Vegas-lots of deals on facilities and nightlife, but as for me, not my favorite place (anyone who's been there could probably imagine why)! Since there's a recession going on, I tend to think many facilities welcome conferences and their business these days. Anyways I tend to think this would be way more fun than a local POF meetup!

edit:I realize this is a Canadian site and certainly would hope to meet my fav Canuck forumites. However, as far as Van, I think the HST would make it wiser on the WA side-ie Tulalip (of course, since that's my side too, may look like a bias, but, just trying to be realistic-there are casinos down here with group facilities and lots of lodging and shopping. As Canadians already know, there are reasons you come to the US to shop, eh?
 cotter
Joined: 10/17/2005
Msg: 34
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Posted: 5/8/2012 6:12:41 PM
Okay ... seriously ... I'm game for wherever it is. I only suggested Las Vegas because of the possibility of the free rooms, but will make every effort to go wherever we can do this.

I have some really good friends in Canada so you won't hear me trashing Canada. I have always loved Canada ... traveled throughout as a child ... ended up 98 miles from Alaska one year. My parents packed us up year after year and traveled all over the US and Canada with a camper and the four of us children, our two dogs and my white mouse.

It's beautiful, no trash and the people are much more like me. People there are simply not so inhibited as they are here ... I love it!!!

So I'm ready for this ... just say where and when.
 BLoNde__ANgeL
Joined: 9/20/2011
Msg: 35
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Posted: 5/8/2012 6:44:01 PM
I nominate FISHKILL NY as the place...for the POF meet-up!
 onlydateIF
Joined: 11/15/2011
Msg: 36
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Posted: 5/8/2012 6:51:19 PM
cute Blonde angel, but here on the West coast, we catch halibut,crab, and salmon, so...plenty of dead fish to go around methinks :) What kinda fishin do they do over in NY?
edit: did you notice I mentioned the word 'casino'?? That was to make sure you'd come out here, Angel :) (I could get just as excited about Lauderdale and think Canucks might like Fla-maybe not in August weather though!)
 PittsburghVixen
Joined: 6/27/2009
Msg: 37
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Posted: 5/8/2012 7:32:26 PM
I vote for Chicago, fairly central-ish to Canada and the States, with lots of hotel rooms available.
 tuloa942
Joined: 2/21/2012
Msg: 38
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Posted: 5/8/2012 7:58:26 PM
There are casinos on the east coast. Two in Connecticut (Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun), a couple in NY state, Atlantic City. Probably more.
 onlydateIF
Joined: 11/15/2011
Msg: 39
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Posted: 5/8/2012 8:13:24 PM
^also casinos in Florida. There might be facilities not casino dependent too. I think location goes with calendar date. The East coast is quite hot in summer. If folks will travel, we need to make it attractive all around as much as possible. Vegas in summer is also a default indoor experience. Chicago can also be hot in summer (I personally have no interest in Chicago, but others might. These days one can just fly, so 'central' location vs best location for season/rates -sorry Pittsburgh, jus sayin...). If the conf was in winter-getting away to Fla sun would be ideal. food for thought anyways...
PS if it WAS in Van, I'd come, HST or not...
////NOT coming if daters are armed though!
 red_fir
Joined: 11/21/2011
Msg: 40
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Posted: 5/8/2012 8:20:59 PM
Its a romance site.......
Heck it cant be any more romantic than Banff
And that way us fundamentalist gun packers will be limited to 12 gauge shotguns instead of the heavy artillery...........
Its a good idea!
 vlad dracul
Joined: 4/30/2009
Msg: 41
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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:24:51 AM
i think edinburgh would be a better venue.

after all we are in the uk. we once ruled the lot of youse but got fed
up so we came home.

time for youse to visit us now

if it was vegas id be as well leaving the taxi running as id be in the casino
and skint within 10 mins.

plenty castles with dungeons here for a temp gulag for the naughty (or those who
like dungeons for whatever reason)

canadians could trace their roots, aussies could see where their ancestors were deported
in chains from and edinburgh castle has the prison american sailors were kept in during
the war of independance.

oh and a phone box so the multi posters like finger arsehole and bladder can jump in
and come out in another guise

you could all hunt haggis in the wild and get bladdered on real whiskey. subo could
sing for everyone ................ well maybe not

we could even hire an elephant and all could walk around it pretending its not in the room.

this is like bidding for the olympics eh?

for the money folk visit the birthplace of adam smith
for the socialists we could visit red clydeside
for the liberals there are loads of fences to sit on
for those not interested in politics theres plenty auld pubs (the sheep heid 1360)

it does rain a lot though and our midges are ferocious wee critters

but i say FORUMITES START 'EADIN TO EDINBURGH. YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE.

this is the unofficial edinburgh bid for the olympi err i mean the forumites
 purfectmeow
Joined: 4/17/2012
Msg: 42
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Posted: 5/9/2012 4:44:10 AM
I wander around saying hi to everyone at similar events. The fun is the diversity.
Cliques that arent social? Hmmm that would make it a good night to ride a broom...
I would say its much easier to play nice.
 Imported_labor
Joined: 3/7/2008
Msg: 43
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Posted: 5/9/2012 5:20:38 AM
I have heard that Arizona is in desperate need of booking any kind of conventions. Perhaps POF forumites could get a good deal on rooms and other meeting spaces. Who knows, maybe the governor, knowing that there are quite a few members who partake on the hate against the illegal aliens, can arrange an appearance by their hero, the mean sherrif Arpaio. He probably could give the visitors a tour of his detention camps and the places where his prisoners work in chain gangs. That should be a real thrill for some! We could probably get a chance to see the bands of illegal aliens trying to cross the border... back to Mexico! Whoever is in charge of arranging the menus for the POF convention should keep an eye on the fruits and vegetable items. They may get a bit expensive!
 NonamousDog
Joined: 4/20/2011
Msg: 44
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Posted: 5/9/2012 10:26:00 AM
So just exactly would go on at this gathering?

In my mind's eye, I see myself saying "hi" to women who, not being interested in talking, would pointedly ignore me. Or they would bash me for my personal appearance as if it were a profile.
It would be POF'ers after all.......
 purfectmeow
Joined: 4/17/2012
Msg: 45
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Posted: 5/9/2012 10:54:08 AM
I dont ignore the polite, and if you are single I'd hope for some chemistry. This is me...
 Damselffish
Joined: 10/15/2011
Msg: 46
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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:34:47 AM
and someone wrote >>>>>> posters like finger arsehole

omg....

sheesh....whats with all ALL my emoticons

I PICK the gathering should be on a gay cruise ship
 Blah_User_Name
Joined: 8/27/2011
Msg: 47
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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:04:31 PM
I want to come too.
 DameWrite
Joined: 2/27/2010
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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:25:17 PM
Build it and they will come!

I'll be in the yard or on the lake when you arrive, feel free to join me.
There's micro beer in the fridge, fair trade coffee in the pot, a guitar behind the chair, shis k bobs ready for the bbq.

Please pee outside... if you need the bathroom, there is an outhouse. ( which will have to be emptied by the end of the weekend and there will be a draw for who gets that job)

Bring what you need and a little extra for others, if you have cash, bring some of that too as some will need some for the ferry home.

If you have a telescope...bring that, it's a beauty sky.

Bring any skill, show us how.

Fishing is fly only.

Don't mind the nudists, they don't mind you.

I'll be giving a 15 min. talk on how to bend over without taking it up the azz at 7 p.m.

There are a multitude of things to do on the island. Hichhiking is common or we can make plans for outings together.
I'll insure the van for the weekend so it's available.

If you want to use the boats, they must be made ready. There is a canoe, a paddleboat, a sailboat and a dinghy.

Bicycles are good, and they get priority loading on the ferry.

Violence or the threat of, will not be tolerated and violators will be yarded and miss all the fun.
 lotustemple
Joined: 10/23/2011
Msg: 49
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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:42:08 PM

^^^Ok, this just got interesting.
Vegas or Edinburgh sharing a pint with Vlad.
Hmmm...


I vote Edinburgh and Vlad officiates.
 DameWrite
Joined: 2/27/2010
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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:42:19 PM
I'd like to come to Florida for Valentines. Feb 14th 2013.

I wonder if I'll be allowed to cross the border?
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