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A think tank called the Council on Foreign Relations says we should "create a common North American community by erasing the borders between Canada and Mexico within five years." Pardon my saying so, but this is one idea that should have been drowned in its own think tank.

The only benefit I can think of to being one huge country is that Alaska will finally feel embraced, but terrorists and illegal aliens still won't have to have a valid driver's license to travel between all 89 states of the United Provinces of Mexico.

The Council on Foreign Relations says it's time we all "start thinking like citizens of North America and treat the U.S., Canada and Mexico as one country." Here's how I envision our new country might look:

Anthem: God Save the Star Spangled Banner as played by a mariachi band.

Motto: In Manana We Trust.

Flag: An eagle holding a snake while perched on a red, white and green Union Jack.

Language: Frenglish, consisting in its entirety of three words: Eh! Que? Huh?

Capital: Mexico, Missouri, due to its central location.

National Holiday: Canada and Mexico currently have holidays we don't celebrate, and I cannot see them getting too excited about Columbus Day, so in the spirit of cooperation I suggest we light firecrackers on Cinco de Mayo to celebrate Boxing Day. (We might also have to rewrite a few history books.)

Law Enforcement: The FBI and CIA will become the Royal Mounted Border Patrol.

National Pastime: A combination of baseball, hockey and bullfighting where the bulls are on steroids, the ballplayers have no front teeth and the fans still get gored. Alas, there remain issues left to be resolved, such as: Is soccer really football?

Currency: The Loonie Peso.

National Mascot: A cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Mexican Hairless Chihuahua, to be called a Hairless Labrahuahua, that won't get you wet when it shakes off after a swim.

Income Tax: 50 percent, unless you cheat or are a tax-dodging CEO, which I realize, is redundant.

Health Insurance: Free health care for everyone, which means the government will pay you to buy your prescription drugs in Canada and your illegal drugs in Mexico. You can go there for your cancer treatments too ... just don't drink the water.

National Food: A salmon hamburger with a side of frijoles, or cod tongue wrapped in tortilla washed down with a buckwheat tequila smoothie. Hmmmmm, good!

Average Temperature: Average your 10 degrees in the Yukon with 120 in the Yucatan and all of us Latin Eskimos can enjoy a nice balmy day of 60 degrees while we sit in our adobe igloos watching Mexican soap operas with French subtitles.

National Bird: The Bald Canadian Goose, which now needs no passport to fly south to Acapulco for the winter. But then neither will suicide bombers of the jihad.

Government: There will be two parties, the Republican Socialist Conservatives and the Democrats in Labor. Every six years they will elect a Prime President Minister to preside over the ruling body, The Privy Council, which has absolutely nothing to do with outdoor toilets. Those who sit in the Privy, so to speak, will spend most of their time taking siestas and getting little done, while multinational corporations will pay them off with what is known in Mexico as "mordida." In the former country of the United States we called it "soft money" or PAC's. In other words ... nothing will change.

Pledge of Allegiance: I pledge allegiance to big business and to the almighty dollar for which it stands, one continent, indivisible, with a Wal-Mart, free trade and poverty for all.
The Bald Canadian Goose- EH???---That would be a very funny article if it wasn't so true of what could come to be :cry: :mad:

Abolishing the USA
by William F. Jasper The New American, October 3, 2005 Issue

The United States of America is being abolished. Piecemeal. Before our very eyes. By our own elected officials — under the guidance and direction of unelected elites. Incredible? Certainly. But, unfortunately, true nonetheless.

For decades, federal officials have ignored the pleas of American citizens to secure our borders against an immense, ongoing migration invasion that includes not only millions of "common variety" illegal aliens, but also drug traffickers, terrorists, and other violent criminals. Now, under the pretense of providing security, the Bush administration is adopting an outrageous policy that, in effect, does away with our borders with Mexico and Canada altogether. Regular readers of THE NEW AMERICAN know that this magazine has been warning that this direct assault on our nationhood was coming, that it is part and parcel of the NAFTA-CAFTA-FTAA process.

However, almost a million Americans received their first notice of this fast-looming threat from a startling special report on CNN. On June 9, CNN anchorman Lou Dobbs began his evening broadcast with this provocative announcement: "Good evening, everybody. Tonight, an astonishing proposal to expand our borders to incorporate Mexico and Canada and simultaneously further diminish U.S. sovereignty. Have our political elites gone mad?"

Mr. Dobbs, who has been virtually the lone voice in the Establishment media cartel opposing the bipartisan immigration and trade policies that are destroying our borders and national sovereignty, then noted:
Border security is arguably the critical issue in this country's fight against radical Islamist terrorism. But our borders remain porous. So porous that three million illegal aliens entered this country last year, nearly all of them from Mexico. Now, incredibly, a panel sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations wants the United States to focus not on the defense of our own borders, but rather create what effectively would be a common border that includes Mexico and Canada.
Dobbs then switched to CNN correspondent Christine Romans in Washington, D.C., who reported: "On Capitol Hill, testimony calling for Americans to start thinking like citizens of North America and treat the U.S., Mexico and Canada like one big country." Romans then showed brief excerpts of congressional testimony by Professor Robert Pastor, one of the six co-chairmen of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Task Force on North America. "The best way to secure the United States today is not at our two borders with Mexico and Canada but at the borders of North America as a whole," Pastor told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "What we hope to accomplish by 2010," Pastor continued, "is a common external tariff which will mean that goods can move easily across the border. We want a common security perimeter around all of North America, so as to ease the travel of people within North America."

Pastor's testimony encapsulated the proposals put forward in the CFR Task Force report, entitled Building a North American Community. As CNN's Christine Romans noted, the CFR program "envisions a common border around the U.S., Mexico and Canada in just five years, a border pass for residents of the three countries, and a freer flow of goods and people." Romans went on to report: "Buried in 49 pages of recommendations from the task force, the brief mention, 'We must maintain respect for each other's sovereignty.' But security experts say folding Mexico and Canada into the U.S. is a grave breach of that sovereignty."

The CNN program further noted that the CFR Task Force also called for:

• "military and law enforcement cooperation between all three countries";
• "an exchange of personnel that bring Canadians and Mexicans into the Department of Homeland Security"; and
• "temporary migrant worker programs expanded with full mobility of labor between the three countries in the next five years."
That portion of the CNN broadcast concluded with the following exchange between Christine Romans and Lou Dobbs.
Romans: "The idea here is to make North America more like the European Union...."

Dobbs: "Americans must think that our political and academic elites have gone utterly mad at a time when three-and-a-half years, approaching four years after September 11, we still don't have border security. And this group of elites is talking about not defending our borders, finally, but rather creating new ones. It's astonishing."

Romans: "The theory here is that we are stronger together, three countries in one, rather than alone."

Dobbs: "Well, it's a — it's a mind-boggling concept...."

Not Just a "Concept"
Mind-boggling, yes. Unfortunately, this "utterly mad" proposal is not merely a "concept" in the woolly minds of political and academic elites; it has already become official U.S. policy!

On March 23, 2005, President Bush convened a special summit in Waco, Texas, with Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. The three amigos met at Baylor University to call for a "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" before retiring to the president's ranch in Crawford. The trio of leaders instructed their respective cabinet officials to form a dozen working groups and to report back within 90 days with concrete proposals to implement the new "partnership."

On June 27, cabinet ministers of the three countries issued their joint report, entitled Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. Signing the report for the United States were Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez. They and their counterparts from Mexico and Canada state in their introduction to the report:
We recognize that this Partnership is designed to be a dynamic, permanent process and that the attached work plans are but a first step. We know that after today, the real work begins. We will now need to transform the ideas into reality and the initiatives into prosperity and security.

The key phrase here, "dynamic, permanent process," should set off alarm bells. Like NAFTA and CAFTA, to which it is intimately tied, this new "partnership" is intended to be an ongoing, constantly evolving process to bring about the economic, political, and social "integration" and "convergence" of the three nation states into a supranational regional system of governance that will then be merged into a larger regional system for the entire hemisphere — which includes the proposed FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas). It is this dangerous, subversive process that should command every American's immediate serious attention.

On July 27, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roger F. Noriega told a House Subcommittee concerning the new partnership: "Thus far, we have identified over 300 initiatives spread over twenty trilateral [meaning U.S., Canada, and Mexico] working groups on which the three countries will collaborate." What is being concocted in the hundreds of "initiatives" underway by these "working groups"? We don't know, and that's a major part of the problem. They have only revealed a very small part of their program thus far. The new "partnership" comes replete with pledges of "transparency." That's supposed to mean that all dealings will be above board and open and visible to the public. We hear a lot about transparency at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, NAFTA, and other international forums. But there's an old saying that applies here: "The more he talked of honor, the faster we counted our spoons." So it is with the international elites who craft the global and regional agreements: the more they talk of transparency, the more you know they are covering up.

The so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)* was launched by the newly elected Presidents George Bush and Vicente Fox in 2001 as the "Partnership for Prosperity." (There's no mention of Security in the original project.) President Fox was pushing for more U.S. financial aid, amnesty, and legalization for Mexicans already in the U.S. illegally, and easier access for more Mexican "guest workers" into the United States. Fox said he wanted "as many rights as possible, for as many Mexican immigrants as possible, as soon as possible." In a June 21, 2001 interview, he declared, "Those Mexicans that are working in the United States should be considered legally working in the United States." Mexico's foreign minister, Jorge Castañeda, echoing Fox's demands for legalization and more guest workers, told reporters, "It's the whole enchilada or nothing."

President Bush caused a significant national uproar (even a revolt among many of the GOP Bush faithful) by his willingness to buy almost the "whole enchilada." In comments at a White House lawn press conference on September 6, 2001, marking the end of President Fox's visit to the U.S., President Bush announced his commitment to a more expansive immigration policy that would "match a willing [U.S.] employer with a willing [Mexican] employee." Which, of course, is a prescription for virtually unlimited migration of Mexican workers into the U.S. That was just five days before the 9/11 terror attacks.

The Gulliver Strategy
For several months prior to the September 2001 Fox-Bush meeting, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Foreign Minister Castañeda had been co-chairing a binational Migration Working Group aimed at changing U.S. border policies. At a November 22, 2002 press conference in Mexico City, Secretary Powell praised Castañeda and declared: "In Mexico, the Bush administration sees much more than a neighbor. We see a partner.... Our partnership rests on common values, on trust, on honesty."

However, at the very same time that Secretary Powell was extolling the wonders of our new "partnership," Senor Castañeda was presenting a vivid contrasting image. "I like very much the metaphor of Gulliver, of ensnarling the giant," Castañeda told Mexican journalists in a November 2002 interview. "Tying it up, with nails, with thread, with 20,000 nets that bog it down: these nets being norms, principles, resolutions, agreements, and bilateral, regional and international covenants."

That sounds like a rather adversarial partnership, not one based "on common values, on trust, on honesty." Was Team Bush/Powell unaware of this less-than-neighborly attitude on the part of Team Fox/Castañeda? Were they out-foxed by Fox/Castañeda? Not at all; they were participating in a giant charade with Fox/Castañeda to out-fox the American people. It was a charade completely scripted by the brain trust at Pratt House, the New York headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations. Secretary Powell is a longtime Insider at the CFR, as are many other members of the Bush administration (including Powell's successor, Condoleezza Rice). Señor Castañeda, while not a CFR member, has been nevertheless a favorite guest at Pratt House for more than two decades. He has been the featured speaker at CFR programs, has written articles for the CFR's journal Foreign Affairs, and has received adulatory reviews for his books by CFR reviewers. And this, despite the fact that Castañeda, a longtime radical intellectual leader in Mexico's Communist Party, has participated in the annual terrorist convention known as the Sao Paulo Forum, and continues to admire Communist revolutionary Che Guevarra!

Perhaps most important, as it pertains to this joint charade, is the fact that Castañeda has been a very close partner with Robert Pastor, the main author of the CFR's blueprint for a North American Community. Pastor, a longtime Marxist associated with the radical Institute for Policy Studies (virtually a front for the Soviet KGB), even coauthored a book on U.S.-Mexico relations with Castañeda.

Castañeda, who stepped down as Fox's foreign minister and took a professorship at New York University, is now running for president in Mexico's 2006 elections. This past July 12, Castañeda appeared as an expert witness at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on border security. "No border security is possible without Mexican cooperation," declared Castañeda. "There can be no future cooperation beyond what already exists without some form of immigration package." He warned that border security is "very, very sensitive" to Mexicans. Any cooperation, he said, would have to be purchased with more U.S. liberalization of our immigration policies. To some, that sounds more like extortion than cooperation, but to the Bush administration and the bipartisan break-down-the-borders lobby in Congress, it passes for harmonious "partnering."

The senators at the hearing did not challenge Castañeda or take him to task for his belligerent stance on this important security issue. Indeed, they seem to be primarily concerned with pushing through as much of the Fox/Castañeda program as their constituents will tolerate. They are considering two major competing bills now, S. 1033 by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), and S. 1438 by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.). Both bills pretend to provide meaningful "reform" to enhance border security, but both of them are designed to propel North American "integration" forward by making our borders easier to cross, legalizing millions of illegal aliens already here, and opening the door for millions more "guest workers." At the same time, both bills would dramatically increase federal surveillance and intrusion into the lives of American citizens.

Much of this appears to be already underway without congressional approval, under the Security and Prosperity Partnership. The SPP joint statement mentioned previously, for instance, states: "We will test technology and make recommendations, over the next 12 months, to enhance the use of biometrics in screening travelers … with a view to developing compatible biometric border and immigration systems." The statement's section on "Safer, Faster and More Efficient Border Crossings," like so much of the administration's immigration program, is clearly more focused on faster border crossings, not stronger border security.

Premeditated Merger
The administration has not come right out and endorsed the merger of U.S. and Mexican immigration, military, and law enforcement personnel, as recommended by the CFR's Task Force report, but it is headed in that direction, noting that "increased economic integration and security cooperation will further a unique and strong North American relationship." In fact, it is becoming more and more apparent that the administration's Security and Prosperity Partnership is actually an official adaptation of the CFR's Building a North American Community.

The Task Force blueprint was the culmination of several years of specific efforts to launch a concrete program aimed at the physical merger of the U.S. with other nations in the hemisphere. As we've noted, one of the principal authors of that CFR proposal is Dr. Robert Pastor. More than a year before the Waco summit, the CFR publicly floated the idea with an important article by Pastor entitled, "North America's Second Decade," in the January/February 2004 issue of its flagship journal, Foreign Affairs.

"NAFTA was merely the first draft of an economic constitution for North America," Pastor explained to the elite in-the-know readership of the journal. The CFR spinmeisters repeatedly insisted for over a decade that NAFTA was merely a "trade agreement." Now they are being a bit more candid: NAFTA was merely the first draft of an ongoing "dynamic, permanent process." The border demolition is part of the next draft, which is intended to deal with political and security issues.

"Overcoming the tension between security and trade," said Pastor, "requires a bolder approach to continental integration." So he boldly proposed, among other things, "a North American customs union with a common external tariff (CET), which would significantly reduce border inspections." (Emphasis added.) In addition, he says, the Department of Homeland Security "should expand its mission" to cover the entire continent "by incorporating Mexican and Canadian perspectives and personnel into its design and operation."

Pastor opines that, properly managed, the post-9/11 "security fears would serve as a catalyst for deeper integration." "That would require new structures," he says, "to assure mutual security." It would also require, he notes, "a redefinition of security that puts the United States, Mexico, and Canada inside a continental perimeter."

He means a very radical redefinition of security, to say the least. The claim by Pastor and the CFR claque that stretching our already dangerously porous borders to include two additional huge countries — both of which are already fraught with their own serious security problems — is so far beyond ludicrous that it can only be explained as openly fraudulent. That the so-called "wise men" of the CFR could actually believe their own propaganda in this case is preposterous.

After all, as CNN's Lou Dobbs reported on the same June 9 broadcast, Mexico is descending ever more rapidly into a maelstrom of chaos, corruption, and open warfare, as rival drug cartels, police, the military, and government officials (many of whom are in the pockets of the narco-terrorists) battle it out.

Mexico is notorious for official corruption — police, military, and elected and appointed officials — from top to bottom. In 1997, it may be recalled, Mexico's top official in its War on Drugs, Gen. Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo, was arrested for working with one of the top drug cartels! However, evidence that came out during the course of his trial pointed to many other top military, police, and federal officials as accomplices as well.

More than 2,000 Mexican police officers are under investigation for drug-related corruption, and more than 700 officers have been charged with serious offenses ranging from kidnapping and murder to taking bribes from the drug cartels. Mexico, with its close diplomatic ties to Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, has also long been a friendly hangout for many revolutionary terrorist organizations.

One needn't be a Latin American expert (like Dr. Pastor) to realize the absurdity of trying to make America more secure by entrusting our homeland security in part to Mexican law enforcement, and by incorporating all of Mexico's horrendous problems inside an unconstitutional and amorphous "common perimeter."

Canada also presents us with serious security considerations. Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) director Ward Elcock has testified to Parliament that more than 50 terrorist organizations — representing Middle East, Tamil, Sikh, Latin American, and Irish terrorists — are active in Canada. CSIS spokesman Dan Lambert has stated that "with the exception of the United States, there are more terrorist groups active in Canada than perhaps any other country in the world."

All considered, the so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership threatens our very survival as a free nation. Congress must reject it — totally. But that will only happen if Congress hears an undeniable roar of outrage from us, the American people.

I hate to play the crazy American role here, but......the right to keep and bear arms.

this was written, not s a defense of individuals against invading armies, but as a defence for individuals from our own government!

Personally, I want to be the one to put Billand Hillary in the scope. so if it comes to that, you all keep the sights off of the corrupt couple!
700 million Europeans can't be wrong. Europeans that I have talked to like the fact that they can live in Germany, work in Denmark. The money is common and goods flow freely.
Big Muddy rancher said:
Hey Jigs I just read your "Signature. Does that mean were on the TOPS. :wink:

everyone needs to be known for something...... other than k.d. land, what have ya got?
jigs said:
Big Muddy rancher said:
Hey Jigs I just read your "Signature. Does that mean were on the TOPS. :wink:

everyone needs to be known for something...... other than k.d. land, what have ya got?

Hey Jigs your from Kansas :!: What's you Americans fixation with K.D Lang. Are their no gays in the US?
Big Muddy rancher said:
jigs said:
Big Muddy rancher said:
Hey Jigs I just read your "Signature. Does that mean were on the TOPS. :wink:

everyone needs to be known for something...... other than k.d. land, what have ya got?

Hey Jigs your from Kansas :!: What's you Americans fixation with K.D Lang. Are their no gays in the US?
I always wondered why there were so many more K.D. Lang fans than Shania Twain in the US. It must be because KD decided to move from Canada to the US.
Some of the Many Canadian Inventions, see any that you use on a day to day basis.

Actar 911 CPR Dummy - Dianne Croteau, Richard Brault, and Jonathan Vinden

Anti-gravity suit - Dr. Wilbur R. Franks

Automatic lubricators - Elijah McCoy

Avro Arrow - Royal Canadian Air Force

Balderdash - Laura Robinson and aul Toyne

Basketball - Dr. James A. Naismith

Birchbark canoe - Canada's Natives

Chocolate bar - James K. Ganong

Cobalt bomb - University of Saskatchewan and Eldorado Mining and Refining

Cystic fibrosis gene - Lap-Chee Tsui

Electric cooking range - Thomas Ahearn

Electric wheelchair - George J. Klein

Electron microscope - The University of Toronto

Explosives and vapour detector - Dr. Lorne Elias

Five-pin bowling - Thomas E. Ryan

Football goalpost with single base - Jim Trimble

Fuller brush - Alfred C. Fuller

Ginger ale - John J. McLaughlin

Green garbage bag - Harry Wasylyk

Green ink - Thomas Sterry Hunt

Hydrofoil boat - Casey Baldwin and Alexander Graham Bell

Ice hockey - Members of the Royal Canadian Rifles

Imax film format - Grahame Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, and Robert Kerr

Instant food - Dr. Edward Asselbergs

Insulin - Frederick Banting

Java - James Gosling

Jolly jumper - Olivia Poole

Kayak - Canada's Natives

Kerosene - Dr. Abraham Gesner

Lacrosse - Canada's Natives

Laser sailboat - Bruce Kirby, Ian Bruce, and Hans Fogh

Light bulb - Henry Woodward (later sold the patent to Thomas Edison)

McIntosh apple - John McIntosh

Mobile blood-transfusion service - Norman Bethune

Newsprint - Charles Fenerty

Pablum - Doctors T.G.H. Drake, Alan Brown, and Frederick F. Tisdall

Pacemaker - Wilfred Bigelow

Paint roller - Norman Breakey

Panoramic camera - John Cannon

Pictionary - Rob Angel

Retractable beer case handle - Steve Pasjac

Robertson Screwdriver - Peter Lymburner Robertson

Snow blower - Arthur Sicard

Snow shoes - Canada's Natives

Snowmobile - Joseph-Armand Bombardier

Speed of sound - Dr. George Wong

Standard time - Sandford Fleming

Stanley Cup - Lord Stanley of Preston

Steam foghorn - Robert Foulis

Stol aircraft - de Havilland Canada

Superman - Joe Shuster

Synchronized swimming - The Canadian Royal Lifesaving Society

Table hockey - Donald Munro

Telegraph - Frederic Newton Gesborne

Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell

Tipi - Canada's Natives

Tobaggan - Canada's Natives

Trivial Pursuit - Chris Haney and Scott Abbott

Variable pitch propeller - Wallace Rupert Turnbull

Velcro - George de Mestral

Walkie-Talkie - Donald L. Hings

Yachtzee - Edwin S. Lowe

Zipper - Gideon Sundback
And some Canadian Trivia

Canada covers 9,984,670 square kilometres, or 7 percent, of the earth's surface.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63 degrees Celsius

The governor general is paid $97,375 per year, tax free, plus an annual budget of $10 million.

People working to separate Quebec from Canada can not be charged with treason unless they use force or violence.

6,502,865 Canadians speak French as their first language.

Canadian groundhogs are right 30% of the time.

It is illegal to practice voodoo in Canada.

The warmest temperature ever recorded in Canada was 45 degrees Celsius.

Yonge Street in Toronto is the longest street in the World.

The geographic centre of Canada is 60 degrees 6 minutes 30 seconds latitude North and 94 degrees 3 minutes 30 seconds longitude West.

The letter "Z" comes from the Greek letter zeta and should be pronounced "zed" not "zee" (Americans pronounce it "zee" to make the alphabet song rhyme).

Almost 400,000 Canadians have dual citizenship.

More than 6.2 million Canadians go to church or other places of worship weekly.

Canada has six time zones.

Ottawa is the second coldest capital in the world (the first is Ulaanbatar, Mongolia).

Lake Ontario is the size of Switzerland.

Newfoundland is the only province that does not have an Indian reserve.

The Canadian coastline, 243,792 km, is the longest in the world.

90% of Canadians live within 160km of the United States border.

The word Canuck originated in about 1850 as a term for French Canadians. During the Great War it was applied to all Canadians.

The Confederation Bridge between Prince Edward Island and the mainland is the longest in the world.

40% of the world's newspapers are printed on Canadian paper.

Canada is the 2nd largest exporter of potatoes in the world.

The name "Canada" is derived from the Huron-Iroquois language and means settlement or village.

With 2 Million lakes, Canada has the largest amount of freshwater in the world. (466,697 sq km)

Approx. 25% of Canada's land consists of forest.

Approx. 89% of Canada is not habitable, because the climate is too extreme.

Canada leads the world as the largest grain producer.

The Trans-Canada Highway is the longest national highway in the world (7,841 km)
Actually Murgen, Canada may be the world's largest grain exporter but China is the world's largest grain producer.

Thanks for posting the rest though.
Actually Murgen, Canada may be the world's largest grain exporter but China is the world's largest grain producer.

Well, they may have one or two more mouths to feed than we do! That's why you work for food in China, I imagine the blisters off the hoe are damn painful. Don't imagine they have much for mechanical labour!
jigs other than the 'wizard of oz' what does Kansas got lol. Besides several members of the lunatic fringe and lots of those pesky women voters lol.
How bout some quotes about Canada Jigs?

Canadians are the people who learned to live without the bold accents of the natural ego-trippers of other lands.
- Marshall McLuhan

Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Canadians have an abiding interest in surprising those Americans who have historically made little effort to learn about their neighbour to the North.
- Peter Jennings

I think every Canadian should have a map of Canada in his or her house. It should be displayed in a place where one can sit and contemplate the wonderful vastness of this land. As Canadians we are continuously groping for an identity and a sense of love for our nation. We grapple with the concept, find it somewhat distasteful and leave it for another day. We find American flag waving, hand over heart while belting out Oh, say, can you see... too much and avoid doing the same. We admire their national spirit, but Canadians are, in contrast, understated. To understand the identity that exists in our hearts think of our sweepingly majestic home, its quiet, serene beauty. A beauty recognizable to us all. We are proud of this nation and of who we are. We just don't say it. It's like the map. It just sits there on the wall displaying the lines of our coasts, the bulk of our waterways, and the breadth of our northern territories. Surveying all of this leaves me in awe. It brings a tear to my eye...O Canada...
- Debora O'Neil

There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people.
- Sir Winston Churchill

He shall have dominion also from sea unto sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
- Psalm 72

The US is our trading partner, our neighbour, our ally and our friend... and sometimes we'd like to give them such a smack!
- Rick Mercer

In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.
- Bill Clinton

Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die.
- Pierre Trudeau

I don't even know what street Canada is on.
- Al Capone

God Bless America, but God help Canada to put up with them!
- Anonymous

We'll explain the appeal of curling to you if you explain the appeal of the National Rifle Association to us.
- Andy Barrie

In only a century and a quarter since Confederation, Canadians have shaped out of the North American wilderness one of the most privileged societies on the face of the earth. Ranking among the seven most prosperous nations in the world, Canada is rich not only in the abundance of our resources and the magnificence of our land, but also in the diversity and the character of our people. We have long been known as one of the most tolerant, progressive, innovative, caring and peaceful societies in existence.
- The Will of a Nation: Awakening the Canadian Spirit by George Radwanski & Julia Luttrell

When I'm in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.
- Jane Fonda

Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.
- John Maynard Keynes

Canada is one of the planet's most comfortable, and caring, societies. The United Nations Human Development Index cited the country as the most desirable place in the world to live. This year a World Bank study named Canada the globe's second wealthiest society after Australia.
- Time magazine

The beaver, which has come to represent Canada as the eagle does the United States and the lion Britain, is a flat-tailed, slow-witted, toothy rodent known to bite off it's own testicles or to stand under its own falling trees.
- June Callwood
Anything to get the job done

We have it all. We have great diversity of people, we have a wonderful land, and we have great possibilities. So all those things combined there's nowhere else I'd rather be.
- Bob Rae

I always thought of this as God's country.
- Jack Granatstein

Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
- Pierre Trudeau

If you don't think that your country should come before yourself, you can better serve your country by livin' someplace else.
- Stompin' Tom Connors

We peer so suspiciously at each other that we cannot see that we Canadians are standing on the mountaintop of human wealth, freedom and privilege.
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau

The spineless pussy willows in Ottawa are actually helping to condition the Canadian public to accept the surrender of our country, which American forces were unable to accomplish in 1776 and 1812.
- Paul Hellyer

Under this flag may our youth find new inspiration for loyalty to Canada; for a patriotism based not on any mean or narrow nationalism, but on the deep and equal pride that all Canadians will feel for every part of this good land.
- Lester Pearson

Canadian pride may not rest on our sleeves, but it resides deeply in our hearts.
- Steve Miller

A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.
- Pierre Berton

And Finally

There are few, if any, Canadian men that have never spelled their name in a snow bank.
- Douglas Coupland
When I'm in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.
- Jane Fonda

And you're bragging about that-- Remember she loved the North Vietnamese too while they were torturing and killing US POW's which she claimed to the world were being humanely treated :( :mad:

Too bad old Jane and Ted didn't start their buffalo farms in Canada....
Why would you as Americans, contribute to such an human being?

I don't think it was Canadian dollars that made her what she is today, OT.
Timing timing... I just had this emailed to me the other day. Now don't everyone get all worked up over it, it's supposed to be in fun. :D


1. Smarties

2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp

3. The size of our footballs fields and one less down

4. Baseball is Canadian

5. Lacrosse is Canadian

6. Hockey is Canadian

7. Basketball is Canadian

8. Apple pie is Canadian

9. Mr. Dress-up kicks Mr. Rogers butt

10. Tim Hortons kicks Krispy Kreme's butt

11. In the war of 1812, started by America, Canadians pushed the Americans back...past their 'White House'. Then we burned it...and most of Washington, under the command of William Lyon MaKenzie King who was insane and hammered all the time. We got bored because they ran away, so we came home and partied...Go figure..

12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to

13. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone. anywhere. EVER.

14. Our civil war was fought in a bar and it lasted a little over an hour.

15. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American
mercenary, who slept in and missed the whole thing... but showed up just in time to get caught.

16. We knew plaid was cool far before Seattle caught on.

17. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface and is still around as the worlds oldest company.

18. The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in
under 3 minutes.

19. We still know what to do with all the parts of a buffalo.

20. We don't marry our kin-folk.

21. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin,
zambonis, the telephone and short wave radios that save countless lives each year.

22. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell
about it.

23. A Canadian invented Superman.

24. We have coloured money.

25. Our beer advertisments kick BUT MOST IMPORTANT!

24. The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with
mitts on. OOOoohhhhh Canada!!

oh yeah... and our elections only take one day.

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