Aside from stamps having NOTHING to do with home repair, this isn't an American
I'm pretty sure that people (like me) outside of the USA don't give a shit about
stamps being more expensive.
You didn't get hit with a ballistic missle last year, did you? Thank BMEWS
(Ballistic Missle Early Warning System) and the DEW Line (Distant Early
Warning). While Canada participates in both systems, the Canadian component
is usually confined to post support (mowing the grass, etc.).
Private enterprise in the US sent thousands upon thousands of guns to Canada
last year. Again, many people feel safer knowing they can now defend
themselves. Like the missle warning systems above, you can't really put a
price on preservation.
I think the reason most Canadians don't worry about being hit with missiles is
don't have extremists intent on attacking us. Our foreign policies tend to
than dominate, foreign nations.
The American preoccupation with "homeland security" is humorous to the hundreds
countries that simply don't worry about such things, because they aren't
Americans feel a compulsive need to protect their homes, their neighbourhoods,
country from external threats.
It's easier (and WAY cheaper) to avoid pissing people off in the first place and
therefore not worry too much about being attacked.
In any event, no amount of "homeland security" is going to prevent all possible
Here in Canada we call it illegal smuggling. Many of the readily-available guns
USA are prohibited in Canada.
Most Canadians don't feel the need to have a gun to defend themselves. Most gun
in Canada use their firearms for hunting and target shooting, not self-defence.
crime rate is low enough that we don't worry too much about things like home
since they are incredibly rare.
I dare say that stress levels in Canada are lower, since most Canadians don't
being attacked all the time. Hell, many Canadians don't even lock the doors to
That is a good point that most Americans should at least listen to..... Let
the world despots and murderers have a free reign, don't bother them or in
any way impede their lustful conquests. Historically this has always worked
out very well..... as long as either you have a desire to be a eventual
victim or there is a USA to eventually bail out your sorry Ass.......Rod
PS.....Just curious what foreign policy do you currently have that has
impacted the world in any meaningful sense? You do realize that you possess
not enough power, prestige nor influence to impact virtually any country of
the world no matter how poor or evil?
I'm late to this discussion, but I think the problem is that America doesn't
"high ground" on getting rid of "despots" and "murderers". America has done
countries that obviously needed aid - think of Rwanda ten years ago, for
America (a supposed "democratic", "rule of law" country) has quite a large
people held in prisons all over the world without trial or conviction -
Guantanamo Bay is
a prime example. It's hard to play the "we're the good guys" card with those
Canada funds the UN fully in line with its obligations. The US doesn't (look it
Canada supplies peacekeepers as much as possible to support UN projects around
Why is it that you insist on labeling other countries as "evil"? Have you ever
to realize that a LOT of people in other countries label the USA as "evil"?
Actually, I'm a proud Canadian, thrilled NOT to be living in the USA. Odd how
describe people from other countries as "fucking foreigners". It just proves my
on the whole you're a bunch of pompous assholes that think they're better than
I'll stay here in Canada, where I get good quality, publicly-funded health care,
public pension system, and don't have to worry about getting shot. Oh, and we
less GWB than you guys, which is just the icing on the cake.
More reasons it's better to live in Canada - better benefits for parents (my
wife took a
full year off to take care of our first child, and received employment insurance
for the entire year, and was guaranteed her job when she returned to work), less
and cleaner cities. Oh, and we don't really have to worry about getting killed
terrorists, because our foreign policies haven't pissed people off too much.
Odd how you consider a member of a criminal gang to be one of your "statesmen".
It's the ignorance and contempt for other nations that is the chief complaint
"foreigners" have about the USA, and your attitude is a prime example.
Most people outside of the USA do _not_ wish that they were Americans, or that
live in the USA. Most people living in other countries do _not_ envy America's
system. The USA is _not_ the only democratic country on the planet.
Put another way, America viewed from the outside is not viewed as the Shangri-la
Americans think it is. Many Americans are so convinced of the "America is the
country" mantra that they don't realize that they're spending huge amounts of
working in pointless jobs, living paycheque-to-paycheque, just so that they can
latest whiz-bang gadget to impress their friends.
I have nothing against Canada, I'm just pointing out something for
Vivica here. When was the last time that a Canadian team won the
Stanley Cup? I imagine you'll point to the Olympics or World Hockey
Championships as proof of Canada's dominance, but recall Canada
wouldn't have won anything since the late 50's if the meddling USA
didn't meddle with the USSR and take down the Iron Curtain.
As far as bashing America, you're an amateur and an untalented one at
that. We do a far better job of it ourselves than you ever could, so
what's the point?
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