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By Dude
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Fogerty, stop giving us a bad name, seriously man.

that aside, :cool
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By Fogerty
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Dud, you've got to stop kissing their war mongering arrogant sorry asses. You want to talk about having a bad name? They are the most despised Nation on earth and for good reasons.

I hope your Canada Day was a blast.
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By Redfooted Mule
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Here is my favorite Canadian:

Gordon Sinclair 1973 speech-


[AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio (2)]

The United States dollar took another pounding on German, French, and British exchanges this morning, hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany. It has declined there by 41% since 1971, and this Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous, and possibly the least-appreciated, people in all the earth.

As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtze. Well who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did, that's who.

They have helped control floods on the Nile, the Amazon, the Ganges, and the Niger. Today, the rich bottom land of the Mississippi is under water and no foreign land has sent a dollar to help. Germany, Japan, and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy, were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None of those countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States.

When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. And I was there -- I saw that. When distant cities are hit by earthquake, it is the United States that hurries into help, Managua, Nicaragua, is one of the most recent examples.

So far this spring, fifty-nine American communities have been flattened by tornadoes. Nobody has helped.

The Marshall Plan, the Truman Policy, all pumped billions upon billions of dollars into discouraged countries. And now, newspapers in those countries are writing about the decadent, war-mongering Americans.

Now, I'd like to see just one of those countries that is gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplanes.

Come on now, you, let's hear it! Does any other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tristar, or the Douglas 10? If so, why don't they fly them? Why do all international lines except Russia fly American planes? Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or a woman on the moon?

You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios. You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles. You talk about American technocracy and you find men on the moon, not once, but several times, and, safely home again. You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everyone to look at. Even the draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They're right here on our streets in Toronto. Most of them, unless they're breaking Canadian laws, are getting American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend up here.

When the Americans get out of this bind -- as they will -- who could blame them if they said "the hell with the rest of the world." Let somebody else buy the bonds. Let somebody else build or repair foreign dams, or design foreign buildings that won't shake apart in earthquakes." When the railways of France, and Germany, and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both of 'em are still broke.

I can name to you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble. Can you name to me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake.

Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I am one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them kicked around. They'll come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do, they're entitled to thumb their noses at the lands that are gloating over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of these. But there are many smug, self-righteous Canadians.

And finally, the American Red Cross was told at its 48th Annual meeting in New Orleans this morning that it was broke.

This year's disasters -- with the year less than half-over -- has taken it all. And nobody, but nobody, has helped.

Book/CDs by Michael E. Eidenmuller, Published by McGraw-Hill (200
By Articulated Trico
#237828
Fogerty, I am by no means a jingoistic national and have experienced almost all the continents on the globe. Can you tell me, if the US is so despised how come so many people wanna move here! Riddle me this also how come American culture is splashed on every corner of the world? Don't get me wrong I dig Canada but then winter arrives!
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By Float Rod
#237829
Wishing everyone in the States a very happy and safe 4th!

Enjoy your day and weekend.

:cool :cool :cool :cool :cool
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By Heero
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Canadians have always been nices when I have visited their fine country. In the case of their founder/savior/president (as pictured), I dont think he is Canadian...I think he may actually be a robot. Thats right, a robot. What other explanation could there be for him being...well...a robot?



This is just the beginning people, dont you see? It is only a matter of time before the robots kill us all. Dont be blind, people; wake up and smell the coffee; stop drinking the kool aid; so on and so forth. I have compiled the following evidence to support my case.



AI is being taught how to [url=http://fidgit.com/archives/2009/06/symposium_will_teach_ais_how_t.php]kill us all[/url].



Robots being taught how to hunt for outlets to [url=http://www.willowgarage.com/blog/2009/06/03/watch-milestone-2]steal our electricity[/url]:






Are we giving robots too much power? These journalists tackle the issue:






[url=http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/22/robot-surgeon-uses-frighteningly-large-needle-to-remove-shrapnel/]This robot[/url] is claimed to be developed for good, but take one look at it and tell me, with a straight face, that you believe this claim for a second. You cant, can you?



[url=http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dn17367-carnivorous-domestic-entertainment-robots]Carnivorous robots[/url] are able to eat and process meat for power. How long before that meat is human flesh?



These are just a few of the many examples. Now robots like Sid Crosby are infiltrating our professional sports, and the worst part is they are being celebrated and worshiped by the ignorant masses! Wake up people!
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By Sagittarius62
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This thing haunts my dreams.
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By Heero
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It wont be long before robots gain consciousness. When that happens, you will see packs of those robot dogs roaming the streets...only, instead of just walking and jumping around, they will have lasers and buzzsaws that will bring death to entire towns!
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By SageBrush
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Thanks to those with the good wishes.
Had a nice quiet polite Holiday.........
in the middle of the FREAKIN WORK WEEK!
What the hells up with that?

Have a Happy Fourth To my 'merican friends. :cool
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