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Old 03-24-2006, 02:56 PM   #41
 
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I did not engage in destructive personal attacks that called the President stupid, moron, idiot, or worse. The press may not respect the man, but they should respect the position. They don’t, and that is a shame, it hurts us all.
Is this what the other side was trying to accomplish when they actually impeached President Clinton for a Personal Problem? Bush Jr. has run this country into a ditch so bad it will take decades to dig out from it!

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Re: Is anyone worried about the state of this country?
Old 03-24-2006, 03:00 PM   #42
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REWhaoo, 80 Americans a day are killed by Guns and don't throw stones at the French, look at the Unemployment rate for Black Males and the % that they occupy in your jails.

The Seals need to be culled, this has been going on for Centuries and is just a differant kind of fishing.

Canadian experiance with US Armed Forces was your bombing our base then refusing to accept responsibility..

My recent trip to Florida when I told some people that hand guns are banned here, in all honesty they could not believe that we did not carry a knife or mace to defend ourselves(which we don't, Mace is also banned as are Tasers).

Brigitte Bardot now resembles the Michelin Man and needs to get her facts staright, thenthere was the American Humane Society bragging about all the restaurants that were no longer carrying canadian Sea Products, all turned out to be False.
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CFB, is that an onion on your belt?

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Stop watching the news!

Yep, if you watch CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS then the U.S. is about to drop off a cliff. If you listen to Rush, or watch Fox, well it’s not that bad....
I've always considered myself a bit of a news junkie, and since retiring I've had the opportunity to watch a lot of it. I've come to believe TV news is as hazardous to your health as smoking three packs a day or dining in all-you-can eat Chinese buffet restaurant.

The constant drive to one-up the competition and create/hype the latest crisis is nauseating. Pompous, egomaniacal talking heads invite guests with opposing views who shout at each other and call it "reasoned debate". According to the news we are doomed, self-destructive sheep destined for a future of deprivation and misery.

Then they cut to a commercial to sell us a new car, lite beer, and the latest thing in no-stink cat litter.

Only in Canada France America.

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With regard to the "peaceful" Europeans, why is it they always have those dictators popping up- resulting in the USA having to bail Europe out (WW1, Hitler, Milosevic)?
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All we hear about is how well the USA are doing in and managing the war
Man you must be watching Fox news with all of the other Kool Aid drinking Republicans I hear the polar opposite - mix that together and you get fair and balanced.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:26 PM   #47
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er Mark, you did not bail Europe out, you waited for 2 years until you were attacked until you entered WW11.

Serbia was UN, all nations were involved, including Canada.

Afghanistan is UN, Canada is heading up that mission.

Korea was UN, Vietnam, you went alone, we all know what happened there.

Had the UN listened to Canada , Korea would have been a united country.
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And, let's see...where did the UN come from?

We did the same thing in WWI. Just shows how much smarter we were than the Europeans.

Dream on, Max. Hope you never have to wake up to the real world.
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:30 PM   #49
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Not from the US who have failed to pay their share of the bill, they owe the UN millions.

The UN came from the failed Leauge of Nations.

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Zip it Howie!

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i didn't realise there was an our Side, i thought we were discussing Bush' handling of Iraq.

A major differance between Canadian and Americans, the bumper stickers I saw on US cars attacking Bush, no one in Canada would dare voice such vocal opposition.

I saw one car, I was tempted to ask him to put on my Canadian license plates, drive the car to Walmart, then videotape for CNN what happened.

I CHICKENED OUT.
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Serbia was UN, all nations were involved, including Canada.
Afghanistan is UN, Canada is heading up that mission.
Korea was UN, Vietnam, you went alone, we all know what happened there.


Your Stalinistic revision of history is amusing.
The NATO bombing of Serbia was US led, all the way.
The Taliban in Afghanistan were defeated by the US special forces and local anti-Taliban Muslims. NATO, not the UN , is trying to head up the effort now in Afghanistan. Serious concern exists about their abilities there.
Korea was mostly US forces- and casualites. USA KIA- 33,000 Canada KIA- 291
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500, your Pat Buchanan take on history is amusing, the UN is in Afganistan, the mission is under the lead of the Canadian Forces.

The fact that the US played a principal role in the Korean War is probably the main reason we lost it, as you did in Vietnam, as you did in 1812, and had the Allies listened to Montgomery instead of Eisenhower, there would have been no divided Germany.

The Communist Chinese beat the Kuomingtang under Chiang, a Canadian, Dr Norman Bethune played a large role in that victory, statues to him are almost as numerous as those to Mao and explain why Canadians are well accepted in China.

Americans do not make particularly good soldiers, but they are very well armed, that is what makes them a force to reckon with.

The Australians have castigated your troops in Afghanistan and in Iraq for behaving like a bunch of cowboys, discipline is not their forte.

Green Berest were originally the Devils Brigade, trained by Canadian Commandos using then principles of the Royal Marines, the True Red Berets.

In Korea the saying was, If you are going down a river, take a Canadian with you.

You brag about casualties, maybe your guys made easy targets

A major failing of the US Education System is its' lack of focus on International History.
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i didn't realise there was an our Side, i thought we were discussing Bush' handling of Iraq.

A major differance between Canadian and Americans, the bumper stickers I saw on US cars attacking Bush, no one in Canada would dare voice such vocal opposition.

I saw one car, I was tempted to ask him to put on my Canadian license plates, drive the car to Walmart, then videotape for CNN what happened.

I CHICKENED OUT.
I suppose this goes a long way toward explaining why you and some (not all) of your other Canadian friends do so much US bashing on the forum. You aren't afraid to let your true colors come out when you can be anonymous are you? Makes the readers here have lots of respect for you standing up and speaking out for what you believe in...as long as you can hide behind a pseudonym.

Or does even that make you nervous and change your name occasionally Howard Maximillion?

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Your opinions are inflammatory. That is what is good about America. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Even America haters.

Canada will always be in the shadow of America. It is not really a country, just a business arrangement.

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NATO is leading the multinational force in Afghanistan.
Canada's military is underfunded, like the health care system. Canada has a pittance of about 2000 soldiers deployed in Afghanistan. US still does the bulk of the work with over 15,000 troops there.
A surge in violence has rattled Canada's troops in Afghanistan, and raises new* questions about the Canadian military's mission.
There is hope.
Canada's military is talking tough. "We're going to start kicking them, said Canadian Brigadier General Fraser" Those were unfamiliar messages for Canadians accustomed to seeing themselves in the post-cold war world as benign peacekeepers.
A lot of Canadians don't want to be in Afghanistan. They apparently would rather bask in their government pensions and and stick their heads is the sand...perhaps until the day an Iman requires Canadian women to wear burkahs.


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I suppose this goes a long way toward explaining why you and some (not all) of your other Canadian friends do so much US bashing on the forum.* You aren't afraid to let your true colors come out when you can be anonymous are you?* Makes the readers here have lots of respect for you standing up and speaking out for what you believe in...as long as you can hide behind a pseudonym.

Or does even that make you nervous and change your name occasionally Howard Maximillion?

ReWahoo: *Gosh, big guy, are you having a problem with his "Arrogance with no accountablilty" style?

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Jarhead, who agrees with ReWahoo that Texas is the best college team in the country, then respond to any of the crap that he dishes out.



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Canada had no business getting involved in Afghanistan. Eventually people will get tired and political realities will force their return. It may take a while though.

Unfortunately the Yanks, and to a lesser extent the Brits, are still stuck in Iraq. How dumb!

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Many in the Canadian nation persist in trying to define itself by insulting Americans. Canadian nationalists continue to announce how they are not like “those Americans" because they have absolutely no idea who they are themselves.

It must be excruciating to be a Canadian and look upon a neighbor that is the most successful country in the world – and that has nurtured a profound respect for a flag that actually possesses serious and meaningful themes.

And it is simply hilarious, in the most tragic sense, how these individuals pride themselves on their “tolerance” and "multiculturalism," when they simultaneously engage in anti-Americanism.

In the end, it is clear where anti-American Canadian nationalists belong: in the company of Noam Chomsky, Susan Sontag, and all others that swim in the putrid swamp of hate.

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Your opinions are inflammatory.
Max/Howard, you seem to be going out of your way to make your chauvinistic Canadian anti-U.S. statements. *It goes beyond humor. *I think it's rude, and here's my take on the motivations behind the "Rude Canadian" phenomenon:

Two bulls were sitting in a pasture one day, chewing some grass and watching the nearby herd of cows while contemplating their next adventure in that area. *

Suddenly a truck & trailer pulled up to the gate, and out stolled the biggest, most muscular, most intimidating, and most fearsome bull they'd ever seen. *The new bull started looking around at the scenery, noticed the herd of cows, and then looked over at the two bulls.

The first one of the other two bulls looked at the newcomer, broke eye contact, and said "Ya know, if he wants to have his way with the cows then that's OK with me. *I think I'm gonna find something to do on the other side of the pasture for a while."

The second bull thought for a minute, glared at the newcomer, jumped to his feet, and started snorting & pawing the ground as if he was preparing to charge the monster. *

Horrified, the first bull asked "What the heck are you doing?!?" *

The second bull replied "I want to make sure that he knows I'm a bull!"

Please understand that I'm not applying this parable to all Canadians-- only those who seem to spend an inordinate amount of their time stirring up anti-American controversy on this board. *
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