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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:51 PM
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As America goes, so goes Canada...
That's why we Canadians are so interested in American Politics right now...

Like the Austrians during the 1930's...

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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:58 PM
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1. I disagree
I'd say we were just yanking our skirts away from falling debris.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:04 AM
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2. Do you expect an anchloss?
An invasion of ferryboats over the Lakes maybe?
It's doubtful. I think there would be a coup before our soldiers would cross the border to invade.
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:07 AM
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3. Doesn't have to be an invasion to be an anschluss.
And I expect it.
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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:12 AM
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4. The excuse of terrorism...
Minstrel Boy, can you dig up that Canada-USA pact that was signed after 9-11? The one that says either American units or Canadian units can CROSS THE BORDER to assist in anti-terror actions...

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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:22 AM
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9. "U.S., Canada Reach Agreement to Let Troops Cross Border"
U.S., Canada Reach Agreement to Let Troops Cross Border
Continental Terrorism Concerns Cited


DeNEEN L BROWN / Washington Post 10dec02

TORONTO, Dec. 9 -- U.S. troops could be deployed to Canada and Canadian troops could cross the border into the United States if the continent is attacked by terrorists, according to an agreement announced today by U.S. and Canadian officials.

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As an example of a case in which U.S. troops might enter Canada, McCallum cited a hypothetical biological attack in Vancouver. U.S. forces in Seattle might be able to respond faster than Canadian forces in Ontario, he said.

Under the agreement, any U.S. troops in Canada would be under Canadian command, while Canadians crossing the border would be under U.S. command.

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The agreement has prompted debate here about a potential erosion of Canada's sovereignty. U.S. dominance has long been an issue in this country, which sits next-door to the world's only superpower. But McCallum said there should be little concern. "We are in control," McCallum said, "by putting Canada in a position to work with the United States to defend North America."

Peter Stoffer, who speaks for the opposition New Democratic Party on defense issues, disagreed, saying that the Americans "could walk right over us. Our military is so short of funds and so short of planning."

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2002/US-Canada-Troops-B...
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:14 AM
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5. Yes, eventually
we'll take over the US.
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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:16 AM
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6. Again?
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:16 AM
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7. Yes, only this time peacefully
to clean up that debris.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:31 AM
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10. Oh, bring your health care system with you.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:34 AM
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11. No problem
We'll bring a lot of goodies you'll like.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:21 AM
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8. What kind of chocolate do you guys like?
Imagine all that coastline in warmer climates that we have. Oh don't bother with the middle of America. It's not worth it.
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