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    Quote Originally Posted by printer2 View Post
    Nice rocks. How many did you get?

    No hurt feelings, it was a good thing getting to the moon. But don't you think private business would not be better at it rather than government?
    Of course it would have been better done through private enterprise. You are the one who keeps promoting Socialism for the U.S. Now that it suits you better to make more snide, rude comments about the U.S. and Americans though, you are doing a 180 on your usual Socialist stance.

    What is it about you that keeps urging you to continually insult the U.S. and Americans? Other Canadians aren't like that unless they are the Frenchies who even other Canadians don't like. Then again, it is the Frenchie Canadians who finally developed Canada's space program....that has no actual space vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent View Post
    It's really a big contradiction....they only want to spend money if it makes sense to them...which would be buying jacked up 4 wheel drive trucks and lots of rope to pull the gays behind....printing more bibles....and giving guns to four year old children...

    By the way...the whole thing about God and guns...isn't that a little contradictory in itself....I mean one says thou shall not kill....and one says I was made to kill....

    Oh yeah and American beer sucks...but most of the people here think beer is SUPPOSED to taste like piss...don't drink it if the mountains aren't blue....

    Just food for thought...nothing meant by any of this....just wish we had quality in mind instead of quantity....ya know if it doesn't spray 650 rounds per minute or doesn't have 30 12oz cans of piss inside...we don't want it brother man.

    I think I've gotten a lot out in this post...I feel better...you may have the floor good sir.
    This figures. The libby Socialist American is siding with the Socialist foreigner to insult the U.S. and Americans. Wouldn't you be more comfortable defecting to Canada?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    This figures. The libby Socialist American is siding with the Socialist foreigner to insult the U.S. and Americans. Wouldn't you be more comfortable defecting to Canada?
    Maybe...dunno I've never been there...just making a few statements that are true by the way.....but I always get angry on Fridays....everyone and their mother comes out of the wood works on Fridays and it's rather annoying...can't even get lunch for all the people who assume it's national eat out day. Can't walk through the store without running over someone or getting ran over....another thing that's really annoying is when people walk out of the store and instead of walking straight across the road they walk diagonally towards their car and hold up the five cars waiting to let them cross.

    Just stupid things like this annoy me, I wouldn't even say I'm being anti-American as much as I'm just being anti-Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    It's an American thing. Canadians are just now realizing that Americans actually walked on the moon.
    The only thing us Canadians are realizing about the US is that you're broke and no longer an attractive market for our copious resources. Your borders are essentially closed for tourism, your cities are cesspools and your people are hating and killing eachother at record levels. This very thread is evidence of your intolerance toward anyone that doesn't think like you, and represents any form of meaningful change in any direction.
    Don't for one second presume to know anything about my country, especially when yours is in such shambles. Fix your own mess before criticizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicated View Post
    The only thing us Canadians are realizing about the US is that you're broke and no longer an attractive market for our copious resources. Your borders are essentially closed for tourism, your cities are cesspools and your people are hating and killing eachother at record levels. This very thread is evidence of your intolerance toward anyone that doesn't think like you, and represents any form of meaningful change in any direction.
    Don't for one second presume to know anything about my country, especially when yours is in such shambles. Fix your own mess before criticizing.
    Lol Tell us how you really feel about us

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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicated View Post
    The only thing us Canadians are realizing about the US is that you're broke and no longer an attractive market for our copious resources. Your borders are essentially closed for tourism, your cities are cesspools and your people are hating and killing eachother at record levels. This very thread is evidence of your intolerance toward anyone that doesn't think like you, and represents any form of meaningful change in any direction.
    Don't for one second presume to know anything about my country, especially when yours is in such shambles. Fix your own mess before criticizing.
    Gee, (that's pronounced with a j sound not a hard g....just so you know) another American bashing Canadian. At least you make it clear that the only reason some Canadians were nice to us was because you were using us.

    It's really nice to know we have so many fair weather friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicated View Post
    The only thing us Canadians are realizing about the US is that you're broke and no longer an attractive market for our copious resources. Your borders are essentially closed for tourism, your cities are cesspools and your people are hating and killing eachother at record levels. This very thread is evidence of your intolerance toward anyone that doesn't think like you, and represents any form of meaningful change in any direction.
    Don't for one second presume to know anything about my country, especially when yours is in such shambles. Fix your own mess before criticizing.
    Actually that is just Robo (currently on ignore) talking. I have gone up and down the Midwest and West coast and have met a lot of good people. I would like if I could bring a gun with me on my visits but that is not allowed (not allowed for Americans to carry here either, not that it stopped Robo from ignoring our laws and bringing a handgun over the border).


    On Robo's idea that we are a bunch of socialists up here , a few interesting articles (ignore the flag waving in the first one please, terribly un-Canadian).

    Policy has played a significant part as well, though. Both liberals and conservatives in the U.S. have tried to use the Canadian example to promote their arguments: The left says Canada shows the rewards of financial regulation and socialism, while the right likes to vaunt the brutal cuts made to Canadian social programs in the 1990s, which set the stage for economic recovery.

    The truth is both sides are right. Since the 1990s, Canada has pursued a hardheaded (even ruthless), fiscally conservative form of socialism. Its originator was Paul Martin, who was finance minister for most of the '90s, and served a stint as prime minister from 2003 to 2006. Alone among finance ministers in the Group of Eight nations, he "resisted the siren call of deregulation," in his words, and insisted the banks tighten their loan-loss and reserve requirements. He also made a courageous decision not to allow Canadian banks to merge, even though their chief executives claimed they would never be globally competitive unless they did. The stability of Canadian banks and the concomitant stability in the housing market provide the clearest explanation for why Canadians are richer than Americans today.

    Martin also slashed funding to social programs. He foresaw that crippling deficits imperiled Canada's education and health-care systems, which even his Conservative predecessor, Brian Mulroney, described as a "sacred trust." He cut corporate taxes, too. Growth is required to pay for social programs, and social programs that increase opportunity and social integration are the best way to ensure growth over the long term. Social programs and robust capitalism are not, as so many would have you believe, inherently opposed propositions. Both are required for meaningful national prosperity.
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opi...inion/westview

    If you think about it at all, chances are you believe the American welfare state is mean, stingy, and parsimonious to a fault -- certainly far smaller than its Canadian equivalent. But the facts of the matter are more complicated.

    Indeed, economist Bruce Bartlett contends the "hidden American welfare state" is significantly larger than is generally understood. The difference comes down to tax expenditures.

    Tax expenditures are programs the government chooses to fund indirectly. Rather than levying a tax and spending the proceeds to fund a particular service, the government will give you a tax deduction if you spend your money on that service.

    Whether executed by direct government spending or a tax expenditure, the net effect is the same. In both cases, the taxing power is used to facilitate the delivery of something deemed to be socially desirable.

    To illustrate his contention, Bartlett refers to a recent 26-country OECD study assessing 2005 social spending as a share of the economy. Tax expenditures are included in the calculations.

    In the big spender stakes, France topped the chart at 33.6 per cent of GDP, while America was seventh at 27.2 per cent. Canada came in at 23.3 per cent, exactly on the OECD average.

    (Oh, the heresy! George Bush's America had a proportionately bigger social spend than Paul Martin's Canada!)
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    Well with that in mind it must also happen here,if Congress would grow a new pair because they lost their other set a long time ago.

    Would you take in trade Obama and Bush and a future round draft choice,for Martin and Harper. Uncle Ben will ship you some fiat to make up the diference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by printer2 View Post
    Nice rocks. How many did you get?

    No hurt feelings, it was a good thing getting to the moon. But don't you think private business would not be better at it rather than government?
    But it was SO MUCH MORE than rocks wasn't it ? Let's look at what America's exploration of space has brought the entire world in terms of technology. Over 1600 spin offs in various applications not too mention what hasn't been released to the general public.

    Point being it's something we can be proud of and at the time no private business had the money to pull something like that off.

    Looking at the results NASAs repeatedly gotten over the decades it's something I don't mind spending tax dollars on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicated View Post
    The only thing us Canadians are realizing about the US is that you're broke and no longer an attractive market for our copious resources. Your borders are essentially closed for tourism, your cities are cesspools and your people are hating and killing eachother at record levels. This very thread is evidence of your intolerance toward anyone that doesn't think like you, and represents any form of meaningful change in any direction.
    Don't for one second presume to know anything about my country, especially when yours is in such shambles. Fix your own mess before criticizing.
    Yes we're 5 more trillion dollars in the hole because roughly half of the US voters think we should have elected and did elect someone with zero experience in .......anything.

    It's that politicians general assertion that we become more like you guys.....hmmmmm...

    Name the cities you call cesspools please. I can name a few and they're controlled by Liberal Democrats who I rail against on this forum daily. You know as much about America as I know about Canada.

    Who's killing each other in America ? Remember we're a Country of over 340 million people. 12 people in Colorado ? The thugs in Chicago ?? Seriously ?

    Your Ameri-hate is showing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Can't be hurting their feelings too much since it took 30 years after Russians and Americans first went into space before Canada even developed a space agency. The nine Canadian astronauts have all had to hitch rides with Russian and American spacecraft.

    I hate having to post this sort of stuff for all Canadians to have to put up with when only a few Canadians just refuse to stop insulting the U.S. and Americans all of the time. So there.....

    Why should Canada bother with a space program especially back 50 years ago. Why not just let the US do it. Canada also didn't bother with a nuke program. They did design a great fighter plane though.
    I don't think Canada has the same need to compete and be top dog as the US. W/O the Russians pushing ahead in the 50's our space program would probably have been put on the back burner. The US is at it's best when there is an enemy or at least a strong competitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by printer2 View Post
    Actually that is just Robo (currently on ignore) talking. I have gone up and down the Midwest and West coast and have met a lot of good people. I would like if I could bring a gun with me on my visits but that is not allowed (not allowed for Americans to carry here either, not that it stopped Robo from ignoring our laws and bringing a handgun over the border).


    On Robo's idea that we are a bunch of socialists up here , a few interesting articles (ignore the flag waving in the first one please, terribly un-Canadian).



    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opi...inion/westview



    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opi...wAllComments=y
    Correction; RoBo doesn't think all Canadians are a bunch of Socialist any more than RoBo thinks that all Canadians have their panties in a bunch over Americans the way that you and a handful of other socialist minded Canadians on this site do. Just like Americans, Canadians should be considered on an individual basis.

    I'm real sorry I upset you so much by forgetting I had my weapons with me when I traveled around your beautiful country....oooopsy....

    That's a real downfall of living in a more tolerant and free society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacker View Post
    Why should Canada bother with a space program especially back 50 years ago. Why not just let the US do it. Canada also didn't bother with a nuke program. They did design a great fighter plane though.
    I don't think Canada has the same need to compete and be top dog as the US. W/O the Russians pushing ahead in the 50's our space program would probably have been put on the back burner. The US is at it's best when there is an enemy or at least a strong competitor.
    Actually in 1962 Canada was the third country in the world with a space craft in orbit and ten years later was the first country in the world to have its own geostationary communication satellite network. Nine years later on the second flight of the US Space Shuttle Columbia.the Canadarm was used. It's big brother, Canadarm2 (or the not so sexy name Space Station Remote Manipulator System) was used to build the space station and to capture and dock incoming spacecraft.

    We were big in the communication and satellite sensing, I have not kept up with what we are doing now, I did play a minor part for our SCISAT satellite launched in 2003 that measured the depletion of the ozone in the Arctic (OK it was just a test jig).

    RADARSAT-1 used for commercial and scientific users in such fields as disaster management, interferometry, agriculture, cartography, hydrology, forestry, oceanography, ice studies and coastal monitoring. It can sweep between 45 to 500 kilometres, with a range of 8 to 100 metres in resolution.

    NASA refuses to launch Canadian satellite

    The new satellite can reveal objects as small as three metres across. An older generation Radarsat-1 can only reveal objects seven metres across.

    This forward leap in technology reportedly unnerves U.S. officials.

    "Anything below five metres causes concern to the U.S. intelligence community," said Hugues Gilbert, director of strategic development for the Canadian Space Agency.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/...sat990218.html

    Well we launched it anyway.

    Radarsat-2 is an Earth observation satellite that was successfully launched December 14, 2007[1][2][3] for the Canadian Space Agency by Starsem, using a Soyuz FG launch vehicle, from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radarsat-2

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