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One nasty bastard

To the bitter and frustrated non-American poster;

Your life must be a living hell. Have you nothing better to do than constantly cut others thoughts down? Your blubbering belittling act is tiresome. Most of us here on this forum are willing to listen to what others have to say. And we respect them. For whatever reason, you have decided to live your life on an island. And it is all of your own doing.Don’t you ever ask yourself WHY? Why does everyone think that I am a senseless,ignorant fool. You need help that we on this forum can’t give you. Just think about it. Seriously.

You have a long life ahead of you. You can be a positive inspiration to others. It never too late…

Amen

Senseless, ignorant fool? Well, no, not really.

The major problem I have with the states is their idea that they are, unquestionably, "The Greatest Country in the World!"

Seriously. There are much better places to live in this world. Places with less murder, rape and poverty. Places where the poor can get health care when they need it. Places where people can get a university education based on their merit, not on their willingness to go into debt. Hell, even Ireland can afford to give free University. Why can't the states? Then you people wonder why all these "damn immigrants" come in and steal all the high-paying jobs. I mean, really. You don't educate people, there's a shortage and you have to import.

Now your corporations are buying out the corporate heart of my country, closing down factories and head offices to move them to Mexico and the states, respectively. Buying up our forests, our oil, our water, which are the property of the people of Canada under the Constitution, and then selling our own resources back to us at a profit.

It's been engineered by both our countries' rich elite so that we will soon have to accept the FTAA and the US Dollar (as profits moving south permanently prevent our dollar from ever becoming strong again). Now your military is demanding that we let US troops operate on Canadian soil. That the FBI be allowed to operate here. There is talk about "economic integration" which is nothing other than the complete and total loss of our national sovereignty by the national treatment clause of NAFTA (and soon FTAA), thus having your "way of life" forced upon us. Forcing our government to accept rich-loving economic policies. The gap between the rich and the poor has only widened since the free trade agreements were signed. The rich got richer and the middle class and below got poorer.

Your corporations sue our government for passing legislation against pollution. A single American corporation is allowed to veto decisions made by our democratically elected government. Yes. That is oppressive. No foreign body should ever be allowed to veto the decisions of a free country's government.

We are losing our country, and our way of life. Thanks alot, America. I'm sure my grandchildren will appreciate the $150,000 debt at the end of University. Getting robbed, raped or shot on the way to school. Being a slave to corporate America.

Non-American, I’m glad you have national pride towards your country. I would be a little concerned if you didn’t. I just wish you didn’t have to be so long winded about it so I could scroll past your posts quicker. To each his own.

This moron must a Quebecois. I definitely smell the french influence in his nonsensical verse. Too bad. Another seed wasted.

Non-American, as a Canadian I have grown extremely tired of reading your bullshit anti-US posts that do nothing more than instigate, insult and infuriate virtually evevyone who stumbles across them.

However, your most recent post, in this thread…while I don’t agree with all of it, I have to admit, it was very well written.

<Seriously. There are much better places to live in this world. Places with less murder, rape and poverty. Places where the poor can get health care when they need it. Places where people can get a university education based on their merit, not on their willingness to go into debt. Hell, even Ireland can afford to give free University. Why can’t the states?>

We accept immigrants more freely than most places that provide “free” health care and university. Those places that are great to live with all the “freebies” are tough places to get to live because they can’t afford to give those things to everyone. In Germany there are third generation Turks born on German soil from parents born on German soil that are still considered “guest workers” instead of citizens with full benefits. You don’t see that here. People might not be givin so many things but they are all given the same chance to succeed based on what they can do on their own. People that are willing to incur debt are probably a bit more dedicated than those are only willing to take a free ride, just a guess. <Then you people wonder why all these “damn immigrants” come in and steal all the high-paying jobs. I mean, really. You don’t educate people, there’s a shortage and you have to import.> I don’t wonder about those “damn immigrants”. I don’t bitch about them either. I’m a decendant of immigrants just like most of us are. My ancestors came over when there were no “social projects” and they found jobs, built homes, and made a life. They helped build this country instead of hoping to have a tit to suck on.

Now your corporations are buying out the corporate heart of my country, closing down factories and head offices to move them to Mexico and the states, respectively. Buying up our forests, our oil, our water, which are the property of the people of Canada under the Constitution, and then selling our own resources back to us at a profit.>

Here, take a tissue, you need it. To buy something there is a seller and the exchange is voluntary. Raise your prices, refuse to sell, get some back bone and quit whining. Would you pay more money for something if someone else was willing to sell it for less? Maybe the ideas behind successful business aren't taught in your schools but they are here. Maybe those "free" univeristies are shortchanging you. We have a free trade agreement. Despite that we can't buy your lumber at it's fair market value because we still have duties in place that protect our lumber industry. That's costing jobs in Canada. If you can't sell your product, even at a low price, you won't have an industry any more. I don't like all this international BS any more than you do. I could buy a new Ford Superduty truck made in the truck plant in Kentucky for 1/3 less money in Canada than I can at home, but there are laws preventing me from doing so. Look at the prescription drug things going on now. Our pharmaceutical companies sell the very same drugs to Canadian pharmacies at a substantial discount (you couldn't afford the drugs otherwise) but if we try to buy them from your pharmacies (perfectly legal)the drug companies threaten to quit selling the drugs to Canada.

It's been engineered by both our countries' rich elite so that we will soon have to accept the FTAA and the US Dollar (as profits moving south permanently prevent our dollar from ever becoming strong again). Now your military is demanding that we let US troops operate on Canadian soil. That the FBI be allowed to operate here. There is talk about "economic integration" which is nothing other than the complete and total loss of our national sovereignty by the national treatment clause of NAFTA (and soon FTAA), thus having your "way of life" forced upon us. Forcing our government to accept rich-loving economic policies. The gap between the rich and the poor has only widened since the free trade agreements were signed. The rich got richer and the middle class and below got poorer.

You won’t find it any different anywhere else. There are rich and poor in most countries. Even in the old USSR there were rich people. I met a kid whose parents owned a huge casino on the Black Sea that catered to rich party members. How could that happen in the land of Lenin and Marx? Because there are always alpha wolves in any pack. No matter how you structure a society some will do better at gathering resources and some won’t.

Non american… It sounds as if the problem you are having is with your country, not ours. Do something about it, don’t cry about it here. Get yourself elected to a position where you can do something or rally other canucks to your cause and get your government to change.

As for the 150,000 in debt, that must be Candian $'s. Not many places here cost that much for undergrad.