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Interesting take on the US-Canada trade relationship:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/16/news/economy/nafta-canada/in...

I've always said it, and it bears repeating:

Never trust Whitey.
 
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Interesting take on the US-Canada trade relationship:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/16/news/economy/nafta-canada/in...

I've always said it, and it bears repeating:

Never trust Whitey.


Do we allow racism in RSP ? While I understand you are trying to be funny, It's not very funny at all. replace "whitey' with Jews, Asians or Blacks Is it still funny ?

You sir, are a bigot.
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jeremycobert wrote:


Do we allow racism in RSP ? While I understand you are trying to be funny, It's not very funny at all. replace "whitey' with Jews, Asians or Blacks Is it still funny ?

You sir, are a bigot.


Jokes against your own race can never be considered racist. It's a rule.
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jeremycobert wrote:
remorseless1 wrote:
Interesting take on the US-Canada trade relationship:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/16/news/economy/nafta-canada/in...

I've always said it, and it bears repeating:

Never trust Whitey.


Do we allow racism in RSP ? While I understand you are trying to be funny, It's not very funny at all. replace "whitey' with Jews, Asians or Blacks Is it still funny ?

You sir, are a bigot.


Yep. I'm a self-loathing white man.

Dude, get a sense of humor. We've disagreed over many things, but I've never called you a racist or a bigot.
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Maybe since gay marriage is legal in Canada religiously conscience businesses should "freely associate" with other countries?
 
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I think this article is a good example of how there really isn't free trade. Things are still tariffs and there are still all kinds of regulations.
 
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Excellent point.
 
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jeremycobert wrote:
remorseless1 wrote:
Interesting take on the US-Canada trade relationship:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/16/news/economy/nafta-canada/in...

I've always said it, and it bears repeating:

Never trust Whitey.


Do we allow racism in RSP ? While I understand you are trying to be funny, It's not very funny at all. replace "whitey' with Jews, Asians or Blacks Is it still funny ?

You sir, are a bigot.


Besides which, who says Canadians are whiteys? Yes, there are white people in Canada. But there are also nonwhite people!
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jeremycobert wrote:
Do we allow racism in RSP ? While I understand you are trying to be funny, It's not very funny at all. replace "whitey' with Jews, Asians or Blacks Is it still funny ?

You sir, are a bigot.


I'm a white guy and I'm cool with it, so JD isn't racist at all.

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AND, it should be remembered, Canadians cheat! They have a single-payer health system which means (a) Canadian companies don't have to pay health care insurance, which makes them more competitive, and (b) working class Canadians are healthier than working-class Americans, which means Canadian companies can get more productivity out of their workers each year!

AND, Canadians have more leave per year -- which is another reason that, counter-intuitively, Canadians get more done per year than Americans. [Yes, it's true: the American work-year, with its 2-week vacation, has exceeded the point of diminishing returns.]
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bob_santafe wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:
remorseless1 wrote:
Interesting take on the US-Canada trade relationship:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/16/news/economy/nafta-canada/in...

I've always said it, and it bears repeating:

Never trust Whitey.


Do we allow racism in RSP ? While I understand you are trying to be funny, It's not very funny at all. replace "whitey' with Jews, Asians or Blacks Is it still funny ?

You sir, are a bigot.


Besides which, who says Canadians are whiteys? Yes, there are white people in Canada. But there are also nonwhite people!


Canadians (after SCTV's Bob and Doug MacKenzie) colloquially refer to Canada as the Great White North. It's a riff on the stereotype of Canada as a snowbound country full of igloos and polar bears. Nothing to do with our ethnic makeup. That's just not how the jokes go up here.
 
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remorseless1 wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:
remorseless1 wrote:
Interesting take on the US-Canada trade relationship:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/16/news/economy/nafta-canada/in...

I've always said it, and it bears repeating:

Never trust Whitey.


Do we allow racism in RSP ? While I understand you are trying to be funny, It's not very funny at all. replace "whitey' with Jews, Asians or Blacks Is it still funny ?

You sir, are a bigot.


Yep. I'm a self-loathing white man.

Dude, get a sense of humor. We've disagreed over many things, but I've never called you a racist or a bigot.



Context is a pretty subtle concept. It's hard to explain to some people how something can be bad under some circumstances and less bad under other circumstances, and that's before even starting to explain satire and irony.
 
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aiabx wrote:
remorseless1 wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:
remorseless1 wrote:
Interesting take on the US-Canada trade relationship:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/16/news/economy/nafta-canada/in...

I've always said it, and it bears repeating:

Never trust Whitey.


Do we allow racism in RSP ? While I understand you are trying to be funny, It's not very funny at all. replace "whitey' with Jews, Asians or Blacks Is it still funny ?

You sir, are a bigot.


Yep. I'm a self-loathing white man.

Dude, get a sense of humor. We've disagreed over many things, but I've never called you a racist or a bigot.



Context is a pretty subtle concept. It's hard to explain to some people how something can be bad under some circumstances and less bad under other circumstances, and that's before even starting to explain satire and irony.


I heard Lebron James recently explained such a thing to Phil Jackson through the press.
 
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Okay, now that we've settled I as a white man hate white people, can we get back to how Canada is our No. 1 enemy and we need to send Seal teams up there to blow up their hockey rinks?
 
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AND, it should be remembered, Canadians cheat! They have a single-payer health system which means (a) Canadian companies don't have to pay health care insurance, which makes them more competitive, and (b) working class Canadians are healthier than working-class Americans, which means Canadian companies can get more productivity out of their workers each year!

AND, Canadians have more leave per year -- which is another reason that, counter-intuitively, Canadians get more done per year than Americans. [Yes, it's true: the American work-year, with its 2-week vacation, has exceeded the point of diminishing returns.]


Yes, yes. You can devote a whole lot to social services when your navy is outclassed by Princess Cruises and your army has no helicopters and is outgunned by the police of any major world city.

Canada has the second largest land mass in the world to protect, every natural resource known to Mankind, and has the second largest proven oil reserves in the world. She's not invaded because, god dang it, despotic rulers like Stalin just like Canadians.

Because of the Unites States' hemispheric defence and geopolitical strategic defence, Canada sleeps under the blanket of security provided by Americans, at Americans' expense, thank you very much. And, if for whatever reason, natural or man-made, should the shit hit the fan, the Americans will be here lickety-split. Next time there's a humanitarian crisis anywhere in the world, take a look at the roundel on that military transport or the ensign flown on that fleet of naval vessels. Tell me if they're Russian, French, Saudi, Canadian or American.
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remorseless1 wrote:
Okay, now that we've settled I as a white man hate white people, can we get back to how Canada is our No. 1 enemy and we need to send Seal teams up there to blow up their hockey rinks?


Yes we need to stop those bastards. Their threatening lead in Zamboni technology must be stopped.

 
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galad2003 wrote:
remorseless1 wrote:
Okay, now that we've settled I as a white man hate white people, can we get back to how Canada is our No. 1 enemy and we need to send Seal teams up there to blow up their hockey rinks?


Yes we need to stop those bastards. Their threatening lead in Zamboni technology must be stopped.



WE MUST NOT ALLOW OURSELVES TO FALL BEHIND THE CANADIANS IN THE ZAMBONI GAP!!!!
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Next time there's a humanitarian crisis oil to be had anywhere in the world, take a look at the roundel on that military transport or the ensign flown on that fleet of naval vessels. Tell me if they're Russian, French, Saudi, Canadian or American.
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American. Every goddamn time.
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galad2003 wrote:
I think this article is a good example of how there really isn't free trade. Things are still tariffs and there are still all kinds of regulations.
and yet, it is clear from the article that despite the problems both countries still benefit greatly from their trade.
 
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Venga2 wrote:
galad2003 wrote:
I think this article is a good example of how there really isn't free trade. Things are still tariffs and there are still all kinds of regulations.
and yet, it is clear from the article that despite the problems both countries still benefit greatly from their trade.

Actually, all three countries -- Canada, Mexico, the US -- benefit greatly from their trade.
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remorseless1 wrote:
Venga2 wrote:
galad2003 wrote:
I think this article is a good example of how there really isn't free trade. Things are still tariffs and there are still all kinds of regulations.
and yet, it is clear from the article that despite the problems both countries still benefit greatly from their trade.

Actually, all three countries -- Canada, Mexico, the US -- benefit greatly from their trade.
Well, sure, Mexico as well, so they have enough money to pay for the wall.
 
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remorseless1 wrote:
Venga2 wrote:
galad2003 wrote:
I think this article is a good example of how there really isn't free trade. Things are still tariffs and there are still all kinds of regulations.
and yet, it is clear from the article that despite the problems both countries still benefit greatly from their trade.

Actually, all three countries -- Canada, Mexico, the US -- benefit greatly from their trade.


Every country plays it's part.

US- Money, we export a shit ton.
Mexico- Taco trucks on every corner.
Canada- Lumber and Tim Horton's on every corner next to the taco-trucks
 
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remorseless1 wrote:
Interesting take on the US-Canada trade relationship:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/16/news/economy/nafta-canada/in...

I've always said it, and it bears repeating:

Never trust Whitey.


Incorrect. Always trust Whitey. Because he's awesome.

 
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isaacc wrote:
bob_santafe wrote:
AND, it should be remembered, Canadians cheat! They have a single-payer health system which means (a) Canadian companies don't have to pay health care insurance, which makes them more competitive, and (b) working class Canadians are healthier than working-class Americans, which means Canadian companies can get more productivity out of their workers each year!

AND, Canadians have more leave per year -- which is another reason that, counter-intuitively, Canadians get more done per year than Americans. [Yes, it's true: the American work-year, with its 2-week vacation, has exceeded the point of diminishing returns.]


Yes, yes. You can devote a whole lot to social services when your navy is outclassed by Princess Cruises and your army has no helicopters and is outgunned by the police of any major world city.


Are you saying, then, that the US doesn't have decent social services, compared to Canada, because it can't afford them?

 
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remorseless1 wrote:
Interesting take on the US-Canada trade relationship:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/16/news/economy/nafta-canada/in...

I've always said it, and it bears repeating:

Never trust Whitey.

Pretty embarrassing that the US is getting its ass kicked by our socialist neighbor to the north, eh?
 
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