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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I've seen better and more original rants. I give it a 5.
    And I am supposed to care about your opinion because?
    ""You know, when we sell to other countries, even if they're allies -- you never know about an ally. An ally can turn."
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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    And I am supposed to care about your opinion because?
    And I am suppose to care about your opinion because?
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    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And I am suppose to care about your opinion because?
    How adult coming from a mod.

    Look please stop trolling and either deal with the contents of the post or get lost. You are a mod and we cannot put you on ignore, so please either conform to forum guidelines or not post. I do not want nor appreciate harassment.
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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    How adult coming from a mod.

    Look please stop trolling and either deal with the contents of the post or get lost. You are a mod and we cannot put you on ignore, so please either conform to forum guidelines or not post. I do not want nor appreciate harassment.
    What you did was convey a highly puffed up rant. I wouldn't want us united, on that we agree. And I actually like Canadians. What happened in 1812 would have little bearing on today, and is irrelevant. But if that makes you feel good, you go right ahead and paint 1812 on your forehead.
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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    You have tried that twice before, 1776 and 1812 or thereabouts and we rather forcefully and with some great loss of American lives said "no thanks."

    You are completely wrong about cultural values. Canadians DO NOT speak English as a first language, 35% speak French as thei first and sometimes only language, to et anywhere here you have to speak both.

    There is NO cultural connection beyond the media. If any American want to try to understand that try reading a Canadian philosopher named John Ralston Saul John Ralston Saul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    We are about as similar as blackberries and roses. The US was founded on war, spends a good majority of its income on war and war machines, while Canada spends its money on health care and social programs. Americans arm themselves against each other, Canadians arm peacekeepers and look out for one another. We deplore your violence and racism and you would NOT like how we deal with people who want to walk around with a gun. You would not like our policing as we watched in horror the military equipment rolled out against your own citizens, an appalling display of fear.

    The US is divided along race, black white, and political, lines a growing schism leading to more and more violence in the streets. In Canada we never refer to race, but nationality, we have no red people, yellow people, black people, brown people, or white people, we have Canadians, a land where there has never been a race riot, we riot over the very important things in life, hockey.

    While you tout Norad, Canadians are increasingly questioning our traditional role with Amerika, especially in light of the fact you've been killing and bombing people for 14 years and now have Iraq V3.0 with another 5 to 15 years of war there.

    Canadians have a higher standard of living than the US, better education, better health care, and we get along, Asians, Indians, Africans and even], gasp!, Muslims. Why would we want to give that up so Americans can have access to our resources?

    Please keep out.

    Canada didn't even exist as a country back in 1776 or 1812. Hmmmm something's fishy about your claim.

    The USA fought Great Britain in 1776 and in 1812. And while I'm sure the British did inflict some damage, the US won both those wars.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What you did was convey a highly puffed up rant. I wouldn't want us united, on that we agree. And I actually like Canadians. What happened in 1812 would have little bearing on today, and is irrelevant. But if that makes you feel good, you go right ahead and paint 1812 on your forehead.
    Canada didn't become a country until 1856.

    You figure it out.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Canada didn't even exist as a country back in 1776 or 1812. Hmmmm something's fishy about your claim.

    The USA fought Great Britain in 1776 and in 1812. And while I'm sure the British did inflict some damage, the US won both those wars.
    Ah...technically it did exist as a colony called Upper and Lower Canada.

    The US invaded Quebec in 1776 and attacked the citadel du Quebec. The French Canadians under a British General simply let them charge and killed them in sufficient numbers they retreated and attempting to flee down the St Laurence to Gannanoque in green wood boats, most of the American contingent was killed.

    In 1812, despite your propaganda about John Paul Jones on Lake Erie, the Americans never achieved their objective of controlling the shipping route. The attempted invasion of American forces on the Niagara peninsula was taken down by the efforts of a teen aged girl named Laura Secord who used her cows as cover to get through the American lines and warn a contingent of British, Iraquois and Canadian volunteers; the Americans were driven off the peninsula at about where Welland is now into row boats where they made the long journey back.

    The US teaches it "won" the war of 1812, but the truth is the only full battle they won was New Orleans which was fought several weeks after the US had pressed for peaces and signed a peace treaty in Paris, the news only reaching Washington after the battle of New Orleans.

    In the end, the US invaded this land twice and were repelled successfully.
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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Canada didn't become a country until 1856.

    You figure it out.
    And no, Canada became a country in 1867. It has always been called "Canada" however and the people in it "Canadians".
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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Ah...technically it did exist as a colony called Upper and Lower Canada.

    The US invaded Quebec in 1776 and attacked the citadel du Quebec. The French Canadians under a British General simply let them charge and killed them in sufficient numbers they retreated and attempting to flee down the St Laurence to Gannanoque in green wood boats, most of the American contingent was killed.

    In 1812, despite your propaganda about John Paul Jones on Lake Erie, the Americans never achieved their objective of controlling the shipping route. The attempted invasion of American forces on the Niagara peninsula was taken down by the efforts of a teen aged girl named Laura Secord who used her cows as cover to get through the American lines and warn a contingent of British, Iraquois and Canadian volunteers; the Americans were driven off the peninsula at about where Welland is now into row boats where they made the long journey back.

    The US teaches it "won" the war of 1812, but the truth is the only full battle they won was New Orleans which was fought several weeks after the US had pressed for peaces and signed a peace treaty in Paris, the news only reaching Washington after the battle of New Orleans.

    In the end, the US invaded this land twice and were repelled successfully.

    In other words, the British fought a good fight in 1776 and in 1812 but the US still won both of those wars, and Canada's greatest military victory of all time wasn't even a Canadian victory, but a British one.

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    Re: Should the USA and Canada be one country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    And no, Canada became a country in 1867. It has always been called "Canada" however and the people in it "Canadians".
    Hey look at it this way, neighbor. You're already on the habit of hitching your wagon to your colonizers and taking credit for their moral victories, you'll do just fine when your wagon is hitched to the Americans.

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