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#TalonsConfed – Rebel Squad 1866

Hello, it’s your fenian raid leader John O’Neill here! We are raiding Western Canada in a couple of days and I’m really excited!

I want the British presence in Ireland to be expelled which is why I have joined the Fenian Brotherhood. We are a group of Irish men who don’t like the British. Our plan as of right now is to raid Fort Erie on May 31st. We will accomplish this raid and be successful by crossing the Niagra River in order to sneak to Fort Erie. I believe that we can capture Fort Erie and defeat the Canadian forces. I mean, many of us are veterans of the American Civil War, so there’s absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t have success. Once we create a diversionary attack at Fort Erie, from Buffalo, NY, then we can draw troops away from the Welland Canal system and strike there. This will be successful, because I’m a rebel and it’s what I do.

Our attack lasted 3 days and we unfortunately had to surrender to the American Navy. Five days after we started our invasion, the U.S. president Andrew Johnson guaranteed that the Fenian invasions wouldn’t continue. We are Rebels, we don’t listen, we do what we want. Of course we are going to raid again, and this time we will raid Pigeon Hill in East Canada since we clearly couldn’t raid West Canada. This time we will have success, I promise.

Yours rebelling,

John O’Neill

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Where have we been?

I mean we have been wherever we have been. I’ve been to Vancouver & Maui. You may have been riding a bike. I’ve been tubing, you’ve been skiing. We’ve literally been wherever we go or wherever we want to go. We all start at the bottom, with nothing and it is discoveries that take up to the top of a mountain or the top of a government. But, how do we really know where we have been? I guess you could interpret this question in many different ways. for example, you could say where humanity has been or where Canada has been, but that’s all typical socials criteria. So, let’s talk about where Technology has been and most importantly, Social Media. You could technically say social media is basically “social studies”, but I think there’s more to social media than just sending tweets, watching countless hours of youtube or commenting on a blog. Social media started off as a place to connect with others, but now it has become what many people rely on everyday to do their jobs or complete school assignments. I remember when I was in elementary school and everything was written with a pencil on paper. Now, elementary students have their own blogs with all their assignments posted on them. High school students used to complain about hand cramps after having to write out pages and pages of notes, but now they are allowed to use their computer to type out the notes and if anythings missed, there’s always google to find answers. I remember having a GameBoy when I was in grade three, nowadays 7 year olds have cellphones, laptops, iPads, etc. It’s crazy that how as time goes on, new discoveries are still being made. Who knows, we may have been driving BMW’s to get to work, but who knows what we will be doing in the future.

Where are we going?

I can’t really say because I an unable to predict the future. It looks promising, although I feel family reunions will just become four-way Skype calls. I mean, I can assume this, but who really knows where we are going? We could lose electricity all over the world and we may be using birds to send envelopes to our cousins. Honestly, I don’t know how to answer this question, but I can say that no matter how hard we try to savour the moment, we are constantly seeing the future happen right before our eyes.


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