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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Kill us with kindness, how truly evil. Get us high on some good bud, then take away the sugar? Ahhhh,, you've gone too far, we'll have to declare jihad and steal all your oil now. I see a conspiracy brewing between Canada and Arab forces.

    The world almost seems this crazy to me. The News Media is going to create another YK2 joke for everyone to laugh at.

    No Arab forces involved. This is strictly a Canada/Cuba thing.

    Yes, the world does get that crazy. In my time as a journalist I have heard worse, like how Canada really is befriending Cuba to undermine the US, and our acceptance of draft dodgers in the Vietnam war was communist sympathizing, that your draft dodgers were being subjected to mind control experiments, and the big one, still around at times, the 911 terrorists came from Canada.

    With all that and the machine guns at the border, is there any reason we have become the US major supplier of Comedians?
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    No Arab forces involved. This is strictly a Canada/Cuba thing.

    Yes, the world does get that crazy. In my time as a journalist I have heard worse, like how Canada really is befriending Cuba to undermine the US, and our acceptance of draft dodgers in the Vietnam war was communist sympathizing, that your draft dodgers were being subjected to mind control experiments, and the big one, still around at times, the 911 terrorists came from Canada.

    With all that and the machine guns at the border, is there any reason we have become the US major supplier of Comedians?
    Cuba is an old side note, where we lost access to a good culture, cuisine and cigars. It was one of our many earlier screw-up's and hasn't been well written about since Hunter Thompson. The worst thing youz guys did was allow 'gay marriage' before us. That's simply not fair...lol

    Canada has always produced better weed, actors and comedians, since Northern Lights, Richard Dean Anderson and Howie Mandel crossed the border. Thank goodness the world isn't predictable, how boring would that be?
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Cuba is an old side note, where we lost access to a good culture, cuisine and cigars. It was one of our many earlier screw-up's and hasn't been well written about since Hunter Thompson. The worst thing youz guys did was allow 'gay marriage' before us. That's simply not fair...lol

    Canada has always produced better weed, actors and comedians, since Northern Lights, Richard Dean Anderson and Howie Mandel crossed the border. Thank goodness the world isn't predictable, how boring would that be?


    One of my sneaky pleasure is vacationing in Cuba. It is among the friendliest of islands, clean and very reasonable and denied my American friends to whom I bring back gifts.....making envy all that much deeper.

    You really have not denied yourselves Cuban cigars, merely created a cottage industry in Canada, hundreds of retail outlets within 100 miles of the US border catering to Americans. When I was in the computer industry we are always well served by the reps as we were located next door to such a facility; you would be surprised what can be accomplished with a $35 dollar investment that sells in the US for $200.

    I wonder if the better actors and comedians is a result of the crazy weed, or in spite of it....if you watch enough Second City and SCTV you get kind of a clear picture....
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    None of the above, the real threat is America's obsession with threats.

    When I see assault rifles when I drive across an arbitrary line in the sand to visit close friends, I wonder what America is afraid of. Canada has been your best friend since after the civil war, has never harmed anyone, provides you oil and gas below market value, our sons and daughters fought and died in your war on terror....and you station heavily armed and armored police at the "Peace Arch" border crossing to what, keep out dangerous maple syrup?

    You have roving bands of survivalists "patrolling" the "longest undefended border in the world" with assault rifles, .50 caliber sniper rifles who say they are there to prevent "mongrels" from entering.

    The United States has twice invaded my country, twice repelled, while the worst we have done to you is export several billion dollars worth of high grade pot, which, from the sounds of things must have been a huge mistake....pot induces paranoia according the US Justice department.
    Bingo!!!

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    One of my sneaky pleasure is vacationing in Cuba. It is among the friendliest of islands, clean and very reasonable and denied my American friends to whom I bring back gifts.....making envy all that much deeper.

    You really have not denied yourselves Cuban cigars, merely created a cottage industry in Canada, hundreds of retail outlets within 100 miles of the US border catering to Americans. When I was in the computer industry we are always well served by the reps as we were located next door to such a facility; you would be surprised what can be accomplished with a $35 dollar investment that sells in the US for $200.

    I wonder if the better actors and comedians is a result of the crazy weed, or in spite of it....if you watch enough Second City and SCTV you get kind of a clear picture....
    Retiree's aren't aware that they could retire in a paradise level atmosphere for a 1/4-1/8 of the US costs for anything even close. I'm getting ideas here. The food is outrageous and quality of dance and entertainment. I'd love to smoke a genuine Habanos Cubano. Where's a slow boat?

    I think the quality of Canadian entertainers comes from a freer society. It's structured and traditional, without being over bearing. That says a lot about the civility of Canadian culture.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Retiree's aren't aware that they could retire in a paradise level atmosphere for a 1/4-1/8 of the US costs for anything even close. I'm getting ideas here. The food is outrageous and quality of dance and entertainment. I'd love to smoke a genuine Habanos Cubano. Where's a slow boat?

    I think the quality of Canadian entertainers comes from a freer society. It's structured and traditional, without being over bearing. That says a lot about the civility of Canadian culture.
    You are obviously well informed of Canadian culture and tradition. People say we have no culture of our own, but have adopted American culture, which is true of media based culture.
    ture, which is indeed both the image and identity of Canada. we are not a nation. we are an experiment in multiculturalism linking som
    You have, I believe, put your finger on what IS Canadian cule 115 "nations" under one, semi-centrist federation. That is crucial to understanding what is Canada.

    I have a dear friend who lives at the other end, 745i km [4630 mi] in St John's Newfoundland. He speaks an identified language different than my English or French, but we are brothers. If I were in need, or he of me, either would open their doors no questions asked. What Michael Moore got right was we don't lock our doors and health care is "settled"...

    I theorize an extension of one philosophers thinking in that it has to do with our relationship with the native peoples. America went forth and conquered. Our settlers eased into a much more hostile land, in terms of teraine and climate, and learned to live native ways, both in need and respect. Our natives are a very welcoming people, it is in their DNA, it is a problem in poverty as one of a group may have a job, but is in need because he gives his income to his friends.
    The "potlatch culture" was adopted by the French Voyaguers, Acadians [Cajuns], Scotts, Poles and Ukrainians who broke open the wilderness, much of which has yet to see the footprint of man.

    I think that is a start on why Americans arm themselves and fear their neighbors and why we arm peacekeepers and support our neighbors
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    You are obviously well informed of Canadian culture and tradition. People say we have no culture of our own, but have adopted American culture, which is true of media based culture.
    ture, which is indeed both the image and identity of Canada. we are not a nation. we are an experiment in multiculturalism linking som
    You have, I believe, put your finger on what IS Canadian cule 115 "nations" under one, semi-centrist federation. That is crucial to understanding what is Canada.

    I have a dear friend who lives at the other end, 745i km [4630 mi] in St John's Newfoundland. He speaks an identified language different than my English or French, but we are brothers. If I were in need, or he of me, either would open their doors no questions asked. What Michael Moore got right was we don't lock our doors and health care is "settled"...

    I theorize an extension of one philosophers thinking in that it has to do with our relationship with the native peoples. America went forth and conquered. Our settlers eased into a much more hostile land, in terms of teraine and climate, and learned to live native ways, both in need and respect. Our natives are a very welcoming people, it is in their DNA, it is a problem in poverty as one of a group may have a job, but is in need because he gives his income to his friends.
    The "potlatch culture" was adopted by the French Voyaguers, Acadians [Cajuns], Scotts, Poles and Ukrainians who broke open the wilderness, much of which has yet to see the footprint of man.

    I think that is a start on why Americans arm themselves and fear their neighbors and why we arm peacekeepers and support our neighbors

    On this explanation, I wish we were more Canadian in our own structure of government. It's almost as if Canadians are being what we should've strived to be.

    Though, Canadians are made up of a similar people originally , French-English-Indian (Mackinaw). One of the things I don't envy is the heavy calorie diet originated for warmth of meat and potatoes.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    On this explanation, I wish we were more Canadian in our own structure of government. It's almost as if Canadians are being what we should've strived to be.

    Though, Canadians are made up of a similar people originally , French-English-Indian (Mackinaw). One of the things I don't envy is the heavy calorie diet originated for warmth of meat and potatoes.


    I do believe we have been tacitly learning from your mistakes, improving on the foundation of what the founding fathers saw. If you read about our own "fathers of Confederation" you will see much of the debate was avoiding US problems, you were recovering from a civil war.

    I at one time, before we had a written constitution or a bill of rights, I envied America's laws and way of law making. It was routine that police could, under a "writ of assistance" search your home and car without ever thinking about a judge. But it served us when we gave the finger to Johnson on Vietnam as our Prime Minister simply had to say draft dodgers will be welcomed and protected; he in fact informed the immigration minister after the fact.

    But, when you sit down and compare item for item our constitution and yours, our Charter of Rights and Freedoms against Jefferson's Bill of Rights, you see a clever bit of legal plagiarism, some tweaking for local customs, enshrining and defining rights more clearly based on US court rulings which stand as your "adjustments". You will notice what at first appears to be a disregard for the concept of "checks and balances", it horrifies any American when I tell them our Queen is our head of state, and nothing becomes law without her or her representative's signature. That would be if you overlooked the part about British common law traditions. And our tradition IS a check and balance as our Governor General is a largely ceremonial position and can be overruled by the courts, who by tradition keep their nose out of that arena unless a petitioner can argue there is "dire need"...

    So, I suppose you could say what you admire we stole in the first place.

    I do not know of a calorie heavy diet, unless you speak of our natives and northerners who live on fat fish and meat. We do have an obesity problem similar to yours in the cities because of fast fat foods. But we are addressing that one way by legislating labeling of sugars and fats as a health warning like cigarettes which can carry no b\rand name on the package, merely pictures of cancer cells and people dying. Mac Donald's lobbying doesn't work in our system as there is no vote trading.

    In the settled regions what I have seen is we have a much healthier diet as we favor fresh as opposed to packaged. And through diet and our health care system we live on average three years longer than Americans.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I do believe we have been tacitly learning from your mistakes, improving on the foundation of what the founding fathers saw. If you read about our own "fathers of Confederation" you will see much of the debate was avoiding US problems, you were recovering from a civil war.

    I at one time, before we had a written constitution or a bill of rights, I envied America's laws and way of law making. It was routine that police could, under a "writ of assistance" search your home and car without ever thinking about a judge. But it served us when we gave the finger to Johnson on Vietnam as our Prime Minister simply had to say draft dodgers will be welcomed and protected; he in fact informed the immigration minister after the fact.

    But, when you sit down and compare item for item our constitution and yours, our Charter of Rights and Freedoms against Jefferson's Bill of Rights, you see a clever bit of legal plagiarism, some tweaking for local customs, enshrining and defining rights more clearly based on US court rulings which stand as your "adjustments". You will notice what at first appears to be a disregard for the concept of "checks and balances", it horrifies any American when I tell them our Queen is our head of state, and nothing becomes law without her or her representative's signature. That would be if you overlooked the part about British common law traditions. And our tradition IS a check and balance as our Governor General is a largely ceremonial position and can be overruled by the courts, who by tradition keep their nose out of that arena unless a petitioner can argue there is "dire need"...

    So, I suppose you could say what you admire we stole in the first place.

    I do not know of a calorie heavy diet, unless you speak of our natives and northerners who live on fat fish and meat. We do have an obesity problem similar to yours in the cities because of fast fat foods. But we are addressing that one way by legislating labeling of sugars and fats as a health warning like cigarettes which can carry no b\rand name on the package, merely pictures of cancer cells and people dying. Mac Donald's lobbying doesn't work in our system as there is no vote trading.

    In the settled regions what I have seen is we have a much healthier diet as we favor fresh as opposed to packaged. And through diet and our health care system we live on average three years longer than Americans.
    Draft dodgers should've never had to escape to Canada, it was one of our more shameful endeavors. It's not that your gov't has a better system of laws but rather a more advantageous culture of following the 'spirit of the law', rather than just the letter of it.

    Canada is our northern, sister nation, not far off in feature or nature. Should any other country dare to intrude upon your sovereignty, we would surely bring our full weight of measure against such an attack. And that my friend is the weight of almost the all mighty Himself.

    I love my northern relatives, who are very much American in continent scope, as much as we ourselves, so look for no such differences.

    I was only kidding about the diet thing. My relatives used to tell me about their love of meatloaf, roast beef, potatoes and gravy.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Threat #1, and other.

    Russia has nukes available.

    ISIS is less of an issue because they are busy in the mid east atm, and probably for quite awhile now. Granted they may try or succeed in attacking somewhere in the USA, but that is frankly less of an issue that whatever the **** putin is up to.

    Ebola is currently not a threat, even if it does spread to the US. A few people will die, but it cannot spread if proper quarantine procedures are followed.
    That is assuming it doesn't mutate into some superbug or whatever, but in current form....


    The "other" I voted for was poor quality education of our children.

    Because higher quality education improves our chances of preventing/avoiding everything else.
    Education.

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