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Yeah, I guess you're right. Our Canadian history consists of ripping off the US for everything.
Who did you rip off to get the formula for insulin? Who did you rip off to get the formula for penicillin? Who did you rip off for the pacemaker? Who did you rip off for the discovery of the cancer stem cell?
No doubt about it, the US has contributed many significant medical discoveries to the world, but your unwarranted arrogance at being the best in everything is laughable at best, pitiful at worst.
Hell, you didn't even invent basketball. I wonder who that might have been?
Perhaps you'd like to read a bit? http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0LVZ/is_5_20/ai_n13720006 /
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What part of Canada is INDIA?
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The High Commission of India in Ottawa.
Didn't you know that dummy? Guess you don't know everything. Careful or you'll lose your world title for arrogance. Or worse, the US title for arrogance will be substituted with the title for whining which is ALL that's been coming out of your side of the border lately.
(Figured I'd practice some of that free speech that you're always bragging about. How does it feel BTW? Guess you enjoy it seeing as how it's enshrined in your constitution.)
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What is it with some Canadians, the level of whining about the US makes me wonder if they have a life.
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"LDosser" wrote:

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That would appear to be their misfortune.
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Not at all. They used to spend their three days with me while on tool buying expeditions.
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On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 22:21:19 -0700, "LDosser" < snipped-for-privacy@invalid.invalid

Which is an excellent example of the pricing I mentioned in a previous message. Retailers and wholesalers in the US don't hesitate to raise prices and gouge whoever they can, including your drug companies and their over priced drugs.
Take Festool for example. A $1279 Domino and CT22 vacuum package in the US is priced at $1700 in Canada. And prices like that are mandated by Festool, doesn't matter that our money is almost on par.
The only difference here is that we can manufacture necessary drugs, can't do the same with products like Festool's. You continually cry about how Canada undercuts US drug prices. What's much more likely is that your drug prices are seriously overpriced in the first place. And that's called greed.
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You think Festool dictates the retail price on a country by country basis?

I find that hard to believe. Isn't General made in Canada? Then there's Veritas.

Oh, we know that. We just get fed up with subsidizing the rest of the world.
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Festool has patents on the their products. Reverse engineering and copying something is easy. Doing it legally is the problem. Canada's drug companies aren't illegally producing any US created drugs. We're too closely tied to the US to get away with that and would be sued into oblivion.
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Nah! The only life we've got is hoping that we get invaded by the US. Maybe then we won't get ripped off as much for tools and stuff that sell considerably cheaper in the US.
Been talking to Leon a bit about my plans to purchase a Festool Domino and a CT22 vacuum package. $1279 in the US, approximately $1700 before taxes in Canada. Doesn't matter one shred that the Canadian dollar is almost at par, we consistently get gouged anyway. Can't even order it. Damned Festool has prohibited US dealers from shipping their products to Canada.
Planning a road trip to Buffalo with a buddy of mine. Couple of hours to the border, make the purchase, few hours back. Just have to hope that duty at the border is not excessive. Must investigate duty costs.
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Don't they still allow you a certain amount if you stay three days?
Had my car tossed on the American side coming back from BC one time. Guy asked if I bought anything and I told him the truth: nothing I didn't consume. Seen better dressed and better appearing gas pump jocks than what passes for customs American side. Canada customs, OTOH, are always smartly dressed, etc.
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I think so, but I wouldn't be doing very much if I did stay and then there's lodging and food costs on top of it all. And0, health considerations would make it difficult for me.
Hell, a road trip of a little more than half a day isn't so bad. I have a good friend who will drive me down and back with me picking all the costs. I haven't experienced a road trip with a buddy for a long, long time. It would be fun and it's a good thirty years since I've been in the US.

Probably would have been easier for you if you had declared *something*. I have no doubt that border guards are chosen partially because they have a suspicious nature.
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Enjoy your trip and your stay!
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Likewise, and this was 40 yrs ago. Me jes discharged from USAF and a friend wanting me to see the Canadian side of the falls (some island). It was awesome, BTW. ;)

Again, likewise. Going into CD, officials were curt, but non-threatening and totally professional. Coming back to US, total jerks w/ 'tude. Hassled us just for kicks. The car tossing taking 2 hrs due to me moving, car loaded to roof from USAF base in TN to home in CA. Not much to be proud of on my side.
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PITA that it was easier to go around Quebec and cross at Cornwall, ON.
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Do they have another identical Niagra Falls in Quebec? I guess I missed that one.
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Try reading. Propper quotations would also be nice.
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Gee, I made a mistake. Please, don't cry.
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No, your mother made the mistake.
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On Mar 28, 4:37pm, " snipped-for-privacy@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz"

Now we are down to mothers?
How about fathers? (Assuming you knew yours.)
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