I'm going to say what others think, but don't say.
One of the biggest reasons why the US is a target for terrorists is
because of it's staunch support for the state of Israel. Muslim
countries (like Saudi Arabia and Iran) that support the Palestinian
people know that they cannot win a military victory against Israel with
the US backing it, so they covertly fund muslim groups to launch
terrorist/guerilla attacks against the US (and Canada and Britain).
So far as I know, no country in the EU has allied itself with Israel as
strongly as the USA, and that's the principle reason why Europe isn't
the target of muslim terrorism that the USA is.
However, I do remember a few years back where a bus load of Israeli
tourists in Bulgaria was bombed. If I recall correctly, the bus driver
sensed something wasn't kosher and told the tourists not to get on the
bus. It blew up empty.
There I said it. I expect people understand that this is the elephant
in the room that everyone seems not to notice.
Makes sense, to me. Would be a lot worse for USA
if we had a bunch of Muslims in power, elected.
Who were doing things like cutting funding to the
US military and telling the various TLA to respect
the privacy of Mosques.
So tell me Homo Gay, what has your government done to investigate and
keep Islamic radicals out of Canada? Does your RCMP keep a close eye on
investigate people from The Middle East? That's where the majority of
the radical Muslims are coming from. Are there Imams in the mosques
there in Canada preaching death and destruction toward of any of the
nonbelievers in Canada and in The United States? It seems to be a common
behavior by many Imams and the Muslims who are not radicalized
tend to keep quiet about what they see and hear of their brethren who
wish to attack and kill the Infidel. Perhaps those Muslims who would
come forward and notify authorities about radical Islamists fear they
themselves will be killed in the name of Allah? o_O
Nah. We head from Marathon to Port Everglades and a cruise. Then we
tend to meander home visiting friends, relatives and wineries along the
way. The seafood would somewhat less than fresh by the time we made back
I wanted to put the plaque next to the front door.
"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital."
While using improper usenet message composition style, Tony Hwang
That is probably only true for beer, wine, liquor, and tobacco
products. Maybe for fuel like gasoline, diesel and natural gas. And
the fed gov't has mentioned removing tariffs on alcohol between
For everything else, for anything you can hand off to UPS or Fedex or
the post office, there are no such tariffs between the provinces.
Believe me, that is not something you want.
The UK is awash with criminals, dropouts, jobseekers, health tourists and
benefit seekers from shitholes like Romania.
Not to mention the Middle East and North Africa.
Homo Gay, what the heck has the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops
have to do with the relationship between The United States and Canada?
Absolutely nothing you idiot. There are no Americans living in Canada
who are rioting and waving the American flag, demanding that parts of
Canada be annexed by The United States. If you have ever really been
mistreated by any American, all I can do is apologize and tell you that
no one in my part of the country the people will treat you with respect
and hospitality until you give them a reason not to. In your case, you
will probably show your ass and do your best to antagonize the folks
here and the people will first politely ask you to take it someplace
else. If you don't comply with with the request to scram, there is a
good chance you will wake up in the intensive care ward of a hospital.
There are over 316 million people in The United States and I would
suggest that you don't judge all Americans by the few who may have
mistreated you. To me, you are an exception in your behavior and
attitude when it comes to all The Canadians I've met and dealt with and
I certainly won't judge all Canadians based on the calumnious demeanor
you exhibit in your posts about Americans. o_O
My mother is Ukrainian. Her father emigrated to Canada between WWI and
II because the Canadian Government promised free land in the prairies to
anyone who would settle there and farm that land.
My father was born in Ukraine. He was an apprentice barber at 14 years
old when war broke out in Europe in 1939. By 1945 he and his family had
made their way through war torn Europe to Austria where he worked in a
Displaced Persons camp run by the Allied Forces (America, Britain,
Canada, etc.) In that camp, as a teenager he made soap out of the fat
produced from animals that were slaughtered for their meat. The Allied
forces realized that with lots of people living in that camp, hygiene
was of utmost importance so that diseases didn't spread. So, he made
soap from animal fat and that soap was available to everyone living in
that camp. He and his family then applied to immigrate to Canada, and
they were accepted. Our family name back in Ukraine was spelled
Kelebaj, but it was pronounced Kele bai. When my dad's family got off
the boat in Halifax, there was an immigration worker who was documenting
all of the immigrants and asked how to spell our last name. They
pronounced it for him (because many letters in Ukrainian don't have an
English counter part), and he wrote Kelebay, and it's been spelled that
way ever since.
Ukraine is a country divided. The eastern part of Ukraine has a lot of
Russian immigrants who moved there after WWII. Those Ukrainians feel
that Ukraine should remain part of the Russian sphere of influence. The
western part of Ukraine consider themselves part of Europe and for the
most part, hate Russia and Russians with a passion. In fact, at the
start of WWII, there was a Ukrainian resistance movement that was
fighting BOTH the Germans and the Russians.
Western Ukrainians want nothing to do with Russia. They lived for many
years as a Soviet State and they saw the corruption that came with
communism, and the resulting economic chaos the ensued. When the Soviet
Union collapsed in 1992, thanks mostly to Mr. Gorbachev, Ukraine became
an independant country, but the hatred of Russians and Communism remains
a strong motivating factor in western Ukraine. In eastern Ukraine,
people long for the old days and the old ways when the USSR was a
superpower. So, it's a divided country, and even though I would like to
see it remain together, most western Ukrainians would prefer the country
split apart; west and east/Crimea, rather than western Ukraine return to
communism and Russian rule.
All four of my great grandparents on my father's side were born in
Ukraine (the western part) but only two emigrated to Canada after WW1.
My father's mother was thus born in Canada. My father's father was born
in Ukraine and also emigrated to Canada well before WW2.
On my mother's side, her parents were Slovak and I think also at least
half of her grandparents, and they (my grandparents and at least two
great grandparents) also emigrated to Canada before WW2.
I visited Moscow and Kiev and Czechoslovakia for a month back in 1978 as
a teenager during a family trip. We brought lots of consumer goods to
give away, and I felt pretty cool being around other kids there -
wearing my Levi blue jeans.
But growing up, I never got a clear sense of Ukraine in terms of east vs
west, or "true Ukrainian" vs Russian-Ukrainian. Same goes for my dad.
My father (before he died) told me a great truth:
Who hates Communism the most?
Is it the Generals in the Pentagon?
Or the investment bankers on Wall Street?
Or the Bishops and Archbishops in the Vatican?
No. It's the people that have lived under communism.
They're the only ones willing to risk their lives to be rid of it.
Every year, prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union, there East
Germans risking their lives trying to get across the Berlin Wall.
Communist dictatorships and right wing dictatorships are
indistinguishable from one another, from the point of view of the
citizens that live there. Fsck Wall Street, the American generals and
I lived decades under a right wing dictatorship, and if
someone can point out any differences from communism, I'd be
Ukraine was a democracy. WAS. It is now a right wing
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