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  •  Canada might as well be (3+ / 0-)
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    a fifty-first state they rely on us for defense as well.

    I do not believe in imposing democracy at the point of a gun as the neo-cons do but I agree that democracies rarely attack one another and the ability of nations to choose their own government is an important factor in building a real and lasting peace in the world so I appreciate all of our DEMOCRATIC allies. As for some of the others I have less appreciation...

    "Fascism is attracting the dregs of humanity- people with a slovenly biography - sadists, mental freaks, traitors." - ILYA EHRENBURG

    by durrati on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 02:49:37 PM PST

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    •  Canada (3+ / 0-)
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      for a small country, has sent a greater percentage of their population to die in foreign wars than we have.

      Go look up Vimy Ridge and Dieppe and then get back to me on trashing Canada.

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 07:05:36 PM PST

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      •  I apologize (2+ / 0-)
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        Quicklund, Senor Unoball

        I know of course, of Canada's contributions in WW I and II but was referring to their defense posture relative to ours and in no way meant to trash her.

        "Fascism is attracting the dregs of humanity- people with a slovenly biography - sadists, mental freaks, traitors." - ILYA EHRENBURG

        by durrati on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 07:08:39 AM PST

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        •  Understood (2+ / 0-)
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          durrati, Quicklund

          As an American, it's sometimes hard for us to see things from another country's point of view.

          A Canadian might point out that they've only been attacked twice in their history - and both times the attacker was us.

          If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

          by Major Kong on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 10:35:31 AM PST

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          •  Well, in fairness (1+ / 0-)
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            Quicklund

            we were attacking England, but I gotcha.

            "Fascism is attracting the dregs of humanity- people with a slovenly biography - sadists, mental freaks, traitors." - ILYA EHRENBURG

            by durrati on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 08:01:00 PM PST

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