what do you have to trade some back bacon and smokes.
A booming manufacturing sector once upon a time, but with the big 3 going under that's changing fast. I'm just hoping that in the future that sector is less dependant on the US economy's ups and downs.
seriously 10 billion a month is chump change. its a war we should or should not have gotten into but that is a mute point and it needs to be won and canada has some real heros fighting on the good guys side.
it took 6 years to topple imperial Japan, the 3rd Reicht, and Mussolini's Italy. We've been in Afghanistan 7 years, and we will have been there 10 by the time we withdraw. you've been in Iraq for 5 and if McCain gets in, no plans to withdraw.
How long to learn that you can't win a battle for hearts and minds with an assault rifle? MacNamara would be, scratch that, he IS ashamed.
this however is about an american election and you and another outsider took the time to educate us on how stupid americans are.
The point I'm trying to make is that what happens there effects the rest of us, whether you realize it/care or not. I'm all for distance from it, but fortunatly I'm not in charge.
we don't want to fuck ourselves but glad to know how secretly you want America to be destroyed.
No, I want them to grow up and realize that the cold war is over, they're not the world's police and start sitting at a round table rather than demanding to sit on top of the pyramid with everyone bowing beneath them.
I on the other hand want Canada to some day to be as wealthy as the USA and would enlist to fight for that fine country if any foreign attackers ever came callen . but history has shown that to be the american way.
when has the US or Canada ever been invaded by a foreign country? the only time I can think of in either case was the british invasion of the US in 1812-1814. Damned near 200 years ago. And how many have been KIA'd from then till now in combat?
as far as "being as wealthy" on a GDP/capita basis, it might have already happened, the human developement index certainly spent several years ahead (infact it was the best in the world when I was going thru school), I think our HD index is lower since the auto meltdown and dotcom collapse, it's hardly 3rd world tho.
Second highest GDP/capita in the G8, highest HDI in the G8. Altho the Nordic countries and Oz are whipping us good on HDI, time to take a lesson from them I think.