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Old 06-18-11, 09:07 PM
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Hockey was worth watching after the sharks got knocked out of the playoffs.
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Old 06-18-11, 10:22 PM
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Hey! What's the big idea?You and that other guy started a Vancouver beer brawl and killed the Stanley Cup Thread.I'll be up there this summer and deliver a personal reprimand and suggest Bettman take you off the preferred fan list.

Now as an all time low we now have a "Pcad Stanley Cup thread".He compares hockey to toothpick arm guys riding $10,000 rolling billboards with naked dudes in antlers running along side them.This is what we have to look forward to next.

When you asked about me yesterday I was out cycling my nutz off along the better side of Lake Erie and you were in here yamming.
No, your dollar is worth so much less. Stay away! Go somewhere comparable like oh... Mexico or something.

Now, in that dead thread, I argued with that 13 post Florida Jackwagon that the thread would morph into either a beer or pcad thread. That isn't exactly how it happened but here we are..
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Old 06-19-11, 07:54 AM
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No, your dollar is worth so much less. Stay away! Go somewhere comparable like oh... Mexico or something.
Don't listen to jdon, spry! We greatly depend on you yanks to buy our goods (The USA owns 75% of Canadian trade). That so-called weak currency you have keeps Canada's economy alive.

You are always welcome to visit The Great White North. Just be sure to spend lots of money and don't break anything.
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Old 06-19-11, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
How fitting that the two sports that nobody could give a fark about in the US are back to back on the same pathetic cable channel.

Hey, at least it's High Def Utter Fail.
don't give a fark about hockey???? go to 37 seconds... nsfw (language)
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Old 06-19-11, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jdon View Post
No, your dollar is worth so much less. Stay away! Go somewhere comparable like oh... Mexico or something.

Now, in that dead thread, I argued with that 13 post Florida Jackwagon that the thread would morph into either a beer or pcad thread. That isn't exactly how it happened but here we are..
Did they keep the big screens up in Vanloser so you donkeys could watch the parade?
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Old 06-19-11, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Honest Canadian View Post
Don't listen to jdon, spry! We greatly depend on you yanks to buy our goods (The USA owns 75% of Canadian trade). That so-called weak currency you have keeps Canada's economy alive.

You are always welcome to visit The Great White North. Just be sure to spend lots of money and don't break anything.
Why thank you "Honest" for educating these ungratefull Frosties.They are also wecome to visit the cup down here and refrain from excessive beer consumption.
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...refrain from excessive beer consumption.
Uh-oh! I guess I'm not welcome to go south of the 49th then.
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Old 06-19-11, 10:46 AM
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Uh-oh! I guess I'm not welcome to go south of the 49th then.
Are you just pretending the stereo-type?
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Old 06-19-11, 11:35 AM
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Are you just pretending the stereo-type?
Well, I'm no bibber, but I do enjoy a strong drink now and again...
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Old 06-19-11, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Honest Canadian View Post
Don't listen to jdon, spry! We greatly depend on you yanks to buy our goods (The USA owns 75% of Canadian trade). That so-called weak currency you have keeps Canada's economy alive.

You are always welcome to visit The Great White North. Just be sure to spend lots of money and don't break anything.
Sigh...
See, this is the problem with Canada. Left wing mamby pamby whack jobs that lie down and let anybody walk all over them. Gee, Go Canucks Go.. but if you don't, a half ass effort is appreciated too. Winning isn't what we are here for. We are just all friends anyways. We need each other.. Group hug! Koombaya....

F that crap! Learn to fight, don't rely on others and in the immortal words of my grandfather " If theres a lot, take a lot. If theres a little, TAKE IT ALL!"

The fuggin Yanks think they are the world power. That is gone. They need power, but in a different form and guess what? We have it. We have the second largest oil reserve in the world. We have twice as much available (at a higher cost) than is cuurently listed as available. Even the Saudis are nervous about this one. We have huge diamond fields. We have the largest softwood supply, the largest hydro electric supply and largest fresh water supply. Look around any major US city at the increased number of Canadian banks, TD, RBC, BMO, Scotiabank. Who is buying who?

Supply and demand old boy and the US is reliant on our goodwill a lot more than we are reliant on their desire or ability to buy.

All facts, as painful as it is to admit.

That said, I have more friends in the US than in Canada. They have a much better grasp on their situation than online personalities let on. Deep down, I love what America was but am concerned for the future. The people are wonderful and of course they are welcome here. Spry and I like to swap shots. Just like hockey players do.

Rant over Honest Canadian. I like your howdy doody gee wiz outlook but it doesn't hurt to take the rose colored glasses off once in a while.

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Old 06-19-11, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by UpHillClimb View Post
Did they keep the big screens up in Vanloser so you donkeys could watch the parade?
Don't know. Not in Vancouver.
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Old 06-19-11, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jdon View Post
Sigh...
See, this is the problem with Canada. Left wing mamby pamby whack jobs that lie down and let anybody walk all over them. Gee, Go Canucks Go.. but if you don't, a half ass effort is appreciated too. Winning isn't what we are here for. We are just all friends anyways. We need each other.. Group hug! Koombaya....

F that crap! Learn to fight, don't rely on others and in the immortal words of my grandfather " If theres a lot, take a lot. If theres a little, TAKE IT ALL!"

The fuggin Yanks think they are the world power. That is gone. They need power, but in a different form and guess what? We have it. We have the second largest oil reserve in the world. We have twice as much available (at a higher cost) than is cuurently listed as available. Even the Saudis are nervous about this one. We have huge diamond fields. We have the largest softwood supply, the largest hydro electric supply and largest fresh water supply. Look around any major US city at the increased number of Canadian banks, TD, RBC, BMO, Scotiabank. Who is buying who?

Supply and demand old boy and the US is reliant on our goodwill a lot more than we are reliant on their desire or ability to buy.

All facts, as painful as it is to admit.

That said, I have more friends in the US than in Canada. They have a much better grasp on their situation than online personalities let on. Deep down, I love what America was but am concerned for the future. The people are wonderful and of course they are welcome here. Spry and I like to swap shots. Just like hockey players do.

Rant over Honest Canadian. I like your howdy doody gee wiz outlook but it doesn't hurt to take the rose colored glasses off once in a while.
Sort of harsh words to your fellow countryman there eh?Seems like a friendly guy and he likes to drink
Well,I guess we all saw this week the "gloves are off " now in the Great White North.Trouble is the supreme hosers in Ottawa dis-armed you years ago to avoid changing what you call,"mamby pamby"government.I guess they had for-sight of future touble.
Things will work out up there,they always do.Time to welcome those wild American tourists stopping up to fish,drink,raise hell and put a few greenbacks in your pocket.
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Old 06-19-11, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by jdon View Post
Rant over Honest Canadian...
Actually, as much as I hate to admit this, we're much more dependent on the USA than they are with us.

Yes, we have a lot of oil. But, the USA has the earth's largest energy resources.

http://www.energytribune.com/article...ergy-Resources

Having them buy our oil cheaply and depleting our own resources isn't something to gloat about.

Freshwater? Our supply of fresh water is less than 6 percent of the world's renewable supply.

http://www.polarisinstitute.org/abun...shwater_a_myth

Again, nothing to gloat over.

Electricity? The USA buys a little over 1 percent of electricity from us. That's not even enough to power one US state.

http://www.eia.gov/emeu/northamerica/enginfr3.htm

Again, nothing to gloat over.

Just having natural resources doesn't mean a whole lot, you need buyers too, and the yanks fill that need for us adequately:

"Four cents out of every 10 cents of Canadian wealth is created from trade in the United States..."

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Living/...nited-States/1

Our trade is completely lopsided too. 85% of Canada's exports go to the USA and 76% of Canada's imports are from the USA. Exports amount to 45% of Canada's GDP.

Conversely, 20% of USA exports go to Canada, while 16% of USA imports come from Canada. Exports only make up 12% of the USA GDP.

Our trading infrastructure is geared toward short distance commerce too. Like across the border with trucks, rail and short-range ships. Yes, we could diversify our clientele (and should), but it would take years to build up our industry to trade at a global level. If the USA stopped its trade with us, we wouldn't be able to fill the vacuum quickly.

Here in Canada, we also have a branch plant economy thanks to the Americans. These USA companies grant employment to many of our citizens.

Not only do they bring their own companies across the border, like ExxonMobil and Ford, but they buy out our existing companies (like the Hudson's Bay Company) and make money off of us that way.

Once upon a time, I used to be bigoted toward the Americans. Anti-Americanism is alive and well in Canada, but it doesn't exist in me anymore. I'm happy to have the Americans as our friends. It's been a good, and lucrative, relationship. Why upset that?
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Old 06-19-11, 04:42 PM
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Not to mention that Canada is our main supplier of toilet paper.They could really cause a mess if they cut us off.
Let's just say that with our military we'll protect Canada's back and they can help our backside.
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Originally Posted by Honest Canadian View Post
Actually, as much as I hate to admit this, we're much more dependent on the USA than they are with us.

Yes, we have a lot of oil. But, the USA has the earth's largest energy resources.

http://www.energytribune.com/article...ergy-Resources

Having them buy our oil cheaply and depleting our own resources isn't something to gloat about.

Freshwater? Our supply of fresh water is less than 6 percent of the world's renewable supply.

http://www.polarisinstitute.org/abun...shwater_a_myth

Again, nothing to gloat over.

Electricity? The USA buys a little over 1 percent of electricity from us. That's not even enough to power one US state.

http://www.eia.gov/emeu/northamerica/enginfr3.htm

Again, nothing to gloat over.

Just having natural resources doesn't mean a whole lot, you need buyers too, and the yanks fill that need for us adequately:

"Four cents out of every 10 cents of Canadian wealth is created from trade in the United States..."

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Living/...nited-States/1

Our trade is completely lopsided too. 85% of Canada's exports go to the USA and 76% of Canada's imports are from the USA. Exports amount to 45% of Canada's GDP.

Conversely, 20% of USA exports go to Canada, while 16% of USA imports come from Canada. Exports only make up 12% of the USA GDP.

Our trading infrastructure is geared toward short distance commerce too. Like across the border with trucks, rail and short-range ships. Yes, we could diversify our clientele (and should), but it would take years to build up our industry to trade at a global level. If the USA stopped its trade with us, we wouldn't be able to fill the vacuum quickly.

Here in Canada, we also have a branch plant economy thanks to the Americans. These USA companies grant employment to many of our citizens.

Not only do they bring their own companies across the border, like ExxonMobil and Ford, but they buy out our existing companies (like the Hudson's Bay Company) and make money off of us that way.

Once upon a time, I used to be bigoted toward the Americans. Anti-Americanism is alive and well in Canada, but it doesn't exist in me anymore. I'm happy to have the Americans as our friends. It's been a good, and lucrative, relationship. Why upset that?
Don't use facts, it will confuse him. He appears to know as much politics, finance, and the world as he does about winning hockey. That's ZERO....
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Old 06-19-11, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Honest Canadian View Post
Actually, as much as I hate to admit this, we're much more dependent on the USA than they are with us.

Yes, we have a lot of oil. But, the USA has the earth's largest energy resources.

http://www.energytribune.com/article...ergy-Resources

Having them buy our oil cheaply and depleting our own resources isn't something to gloat about.

Freshwater? Our supply of fresh water is less than 6 percent of the world's renewable supply.

http://www.polarisinstitute.org/abun...shwater_a_myth

Again, nothing to gloat over.

Electricity? The USA buys a little over 1 percent of electricity from us. That's not even enough to power one US state.

http://www.eia.gov/emeu/northamerica/enginfr3.htm

Again, nothing to gloat over.

Just having natural resources doesn't mean a whole lot, you need buyers too, and the yanks fill that need for us adequately:

"Four cents out of every 10 cents of Canadian wealth is created from trade in the United States..."

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Living/...nited-States/1

Our trade is completely lopsided too. 85% of Canada's exports go to the USA and 76% of Canada's imports are from the USA. Exports amount to 45% of Canada's GDP.

Conversely, 20% of USA exports go to Canada, while 16% of USA imports come from Canada. Exports only make up 12% of the USA GDP.

Our trading infrastructure is geared toward short distance commerce too. Like across the border with trucks, rail and short-range ships. Yes, we could diversify our clientele (and should), but it would take years to build up our industry to trade at a global level. If the USA stopped its trade with us, we wouldn't be able to fill the vacuum quickly.

Here in Canada, we also have a branch plant economy thanks to the Americans. These USA companies grant employment to many of our citizens.

Not only do they bring their own companies across the border, like ExxonMobil and Ford, but they buy out our existing companies (like the Hudson's Bay Company) and make money off of us that way.

Once upon a time, I used to be bigoted toward the Americans. Anti-Americanism is alive and well in Canada, but it doesn't exist in me anymore. I'm happy to have the Americans as our friends. It's been a good, and lucrative, relationship. Why upset that?
A 9% trade differential is not totally out of line. Your reference to 45% GDP being from export includes ALL export.

Branch plant economy is not a good thing when tax advantages are utilized (ie supplemented from other tax revenue) and profits are taken off shore.

Selling the Hudson Bay company should never have been allowed. Again syphoning profits from Canadian revenue.

Most people I know enjoy our neighbors. That doesn't mean we give them free reign.

The US has long had a US first policy and Canada needs to do more to protect it own soveregnty.

Carry on.
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Don't use facts, it will confuse him. He appears to know as much politics, finance, and the world as he does about winning hockey. That's ZERO....
Statistics should never be confused with facts. They, are only accurate for the intent they were compilrd for. Again, fail. PLEASE just go away. You contribute nothing.
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You contribute nothing.
Hey, we have something in common.
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That Hudson Bay Co.must of been 200 yrs old.Sad the historical place sold.Back in the day you could trade fish and animal pelts for clothes,beer,rum,kevlar sticks.The first major retail industry in Canada.
I can remember Sgt.Preston of the Yukon(and his dog "King") chasing theives who robbed a Hudson Bay shipment.Usually the culprit was a clever French guy named "Lucky Piere" but the mounties "always get their man"..
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That Hudson Bay Co.must of been 200 yrs old.Sad the historical place sold.Back in the day you could trade fish and animal pelts for clothes,beer,rum,kevlar sticks.The first major retail industry in Canada.
I can remember Sgt.Preston of the Yukon(and his dog "King") chasing theives who robbed a Hudson Bay shipment.Usually the culprit was a clever French guy named "Lucky Piere" but the mounties "always get their man"..
Founded in 1670. Nothing could be more symbolic of Canada, yes, bigger than hockey. Like I said, some things should be protected and preserved.
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