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(CBC)   American Costco shoppers declare war on Canadian shoppers by demanding American-only hours on Facebook. Claim Canadians buy too much milk. This could get sticky   (cbc.ca) divider line 189
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2012-08-13 01:56:59 AM  
Wait, people in B'ham are still whining about Canadians? That was going on 25+ years ago. Cheeseheads, they called them then. It was really just a whine about the weekend surge of traffic, though.

I'd think they'd be grateful that BC folks still bother to stop there on the way further south...
 
2012-08-13 01:58:19 AM  
Bags of milk.
 
2012-08-13 02:00:48 AM  

insertsnarkyusername: Jesus farking christ, I live in Bellingham. The one time we make Fark it's because of the mouthbreathers at costco.


I love Bellingham. But I was really glad when they got rid of the paper plant that made that part of town smell like rotten hotdogs.
 
2012-08-13 02:01:37 AM  

jaylectricity: I don't have anything funny to add, so let me just mention that Civil Wars are pretty complicated. Even though this would technically be an interstate war, the similarities are too great to invoke the necessary zenaphobia to have a clean war.


Their cities are compact and tidy. They spell things with extra us. They put mayonnaise on hamburgers. What kind of horrible freak race puts mayo on burgers?

What? You put mayo on your burgers, too?

GET A ROPE. THERE'S A CANADIAN IN HERE.
 
2012-08-13 02:01:59 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: RoyBatty: How long does it take to get through the border?

The one time I drove through, two years ago, it was a 90 minute crossing into the US.

Yeup. 5 minutes north, easily 30+ minutes coming back.


Depends on time of day, who you have in the car (God help you if you have someone w a green card), randomness, etc. While Canada is usually quicker I've been held up on both sides...

... although one of the last times we got pulled over in Canada for a search, customs told us the dog was busy... so we could go on if we wanted, or wait for the dog since the penalty for any drugs found was gonna be much better in Canada than the US, and the US was definitely gonna search us (5 20-somethings in an RV).

We skipped the dog cause we were smart enough to know searches were gonna happen but that was adorable.

We did ditch the USPS crate thing my friend grabbed for band merch in Canada, though. Technically stealing federal property and all.
 
2012-08-13 02:03:09 AM  
LOL, you think that's bad, come to any Costco in the south SF Bay Area, when the Indians and Chinese are at full strength. You won't be able to even push a cart through the store with everyone lined up for free samples and generally not paying attention to (or caring about) who they're holding up.
 
2012-08-13 02:04:29 AM  

freewill: Their cities are compact and tidy.


Ever been to Toronto? Every last motherfarker there smokes and there are cigarette butts everywhere. I still had a blast and would love to go back someday soon.
 
2012-08-13 02:05:10 AM  

Shazam999: Gyrfalcon: Quantum Apostrophe: The real story is why aren't Canadian prices lower?

The other real story is why doesn't Costco have a store on the other side of the border? They'd be making bank if Canadia is that short of dairy products.

Most Canadian provinces have very regulated dairy markets. Milk is fairly expensive here. I pay about $4.69 for a gallon of milk.


Why, though? What's so special about your cows? Is it regulated just to keep prices high and the dairy farmers happy like when the US was paying farmers not to grow wheat?
 
2012-08-13 02:06:08 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: jaylectricity: For the incoherent part of my post

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Lucy Lawless is frightening.

I accidentally typed zenophobia, before realizing it was suppose to be an X. But then I had the same thought as you and thought it would be funny to spell it zenaphobia. Almost forgetting that her show spells it with an X! hahaha

Blast it! Hoisted by my own basic cable petard.


S'OK. You were halfway to a good joke, so there's that.
 
2012-08-13 02:06:16 AM  

stiletto_the_wise: LOL, you think that's bad, come to any Costco in the south SF Bay Area, when the Indians and Chinese are at full strength. You won't be able to even push a cart through the store with everyone lined up for free samples and generally not paying attention to (or caring about) who they're holding up.


LOL, you think THAT'S bad, come to any Red Lobster or Olive Garden ... datgum foreigners!
 
2012-08-13 02:06:46 AM  
Nice drive, fly in to Seattle
drive up to Vancouver come down through Abbotsford
The price difference pays for the rental

/going to retire in Vancouver
/fast Internet, fishing, hunting, edumicated mofos
/forget I said that , Hamilton south of Toronto were you gotta go
 
2012-08-13 02:08:38 AM  
HAHA.nelson
I bet those same complaining came up here when the American Dollar was higher and did the same thing, wankers.
 
2012-08-13 02:09:06 AM  
How cheap is Costco milk anyway? I pay just over 4 bucks for 4 litres at the drug store down the street, doesn't seem excessive.

Yes, I buy bags.
 
2012-08-13 02:09:18 AM  
The interesting part of this story to me isn't the Canadian thing. It's the fact that these people are completely shocked and unprepared for big lines at the grocery store and general lack of food and other consumables.

A time is coming soon where bare shelves at all the stores is commonplace. Things are not going to get better. Both Obama and Romney are not going to help us. American is in a steady decline and there isn't much that can stop it now. If you can't take care of yourself, you're going to find yourself with absolutely nothing to sustain you. It may take 1 year to get to that point. It might take 10 years. But we will get there and it won't be pleasant. And you're not going to stop it if you only just vote for _______ this November.
 
2012-08-13 02:12:12 AM  

taurusowner: The interesting part of this story to me isn't the Canadian thing. It's the fact that these people are completely shocked and unprepared for big lines at the grocery store and general lack of food and other consumables.

A time is coming soon where bare shelves at all the stores is commonplace. Things are not going to get better. Both Obama and Romney are not going to help us. American is in a steady decline and there isn't much that can stop it now. If you can't take care of yourself, you're going to find yourself with absolutely nothing to sustain you. It may take 1 year to get to that point. It might take 10 years. But we will get there and it won't be pleasant. And you're not going to stop it if you only just vote for _______ this November.


Lady it ain't Obama that got us here...

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-13 02:13:12 AM  

taurusowner: The interesting part of this story to me isn't the Canadian thing. It's the fact that these people are completely shocked and unprepared for big lines at the grocery store and general lack of food and other consumables.

A time is coming soon where bare shelves at all the stores is commonplace. Things are not going to get better. Both Obama and Romney are not going to help us. American is in a steady decline and there isn't much that can stop it now. If you can't take care of yourself, you're going to find yourself with absolutely nothing to sustain you. It may take 1 year to get to that point. It might take 10 years. But we will get there and it won't be pleasant. And you're not going to stop it if you only just vote for _______ this November.


Ron Paul?
 
2012-08-13 02:13:16 AM  

frestcrallen: How cheap is Costco milk anyway? I pay just over 4 bucks for 4 litres at the drug store down the street, doesn't seem excessive.

Yes, I buy bags.


You do realize that 4 liters = 1.05 gallons, right? I live in Washington state, and even milk at standard grocery stores (e.g. Safeway) can readily be bought at $2.50 / gallon. In short, you're being hosed.
 
2012-08-13 02:16:11 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Shazam999: Gyrfalcon: Quantum Apostrophe: The real story is why aren't Canadian prices lower?

The other real story is why doesn't Costco have a store on the other side of the border? They'd be making bank if Canadia is that short of dairy products.

Most Canadian provinces have very regulated dairy markets. Milk is fairly expensive here. I pay about $4.69 for a gallon of milk.

Why, though? What's so special about your cows? Is it regulated just to keep prices high and the dairy farmers happy like when the US was paying farmers not to grow wheat?


Yup, pretty much.
 
2012-08-13 02:16:47 AM  

frestcrallen: How cheap is Costco milk anyway? I pay just over 4 bucks for 4 litres at the drug store down the street, doesn't seem excessive.

Yes, I buy bags.


That's, like, 6 florins for 2 hogsheads, right?
 
2012-08-13 02:17:11 AM  

svenge: frestcrallen: How cheap is Costco milk anyway? I pay just over 4 bucks for 4 litres at the drug store down the street, doesn't seem excessive.

Yes, I buy bags.

You do realize that 4 liters = 1.05 gallons, right? I live in Washington state, and even milk at standard grocery stores (e.g. Safeway) can readily be bought at $2.50 / gallon. In short, you're being hosed.


When I lived in Newfoundland, milk was $4 for 2 litres. That was expensive.
 
2012-08-13 02:19:17 AM  

insertsnarkyusername: taurusowner: The interesting part of this story to me isn't the Canadian thing. It's the fact that these people are completely shocked and unprepared for big lines at the grocery store and general lack of food and other consumables.

A time is coming soon where bare shelves at all the stores is commonplace. Things are not going to get better. Both Obama and Romney are not going to help us. American is in a steady decline and there isn't much that can stop it now. If you can't take care of yourself, you're going to find yourself with absolutely nothing to sustain you. It may take 1 year to get to that point. It might take 10 years. But we will get there and it won't be pleasant. And you're not going to stop it if you only just vote for _______ this November.

Ron Paul?


Maybe voting for 100 Ron Pauls (if they existed) 15-20 years ago. Just one right now? Not a chance.
 
2012-08-13 02:21:44 AM  

Ambivalence: And they buy milk in BAGS. What the hell kind of freaky country buys milk in bags?


Exactly! I was in Toronto for 2 weeks and refused to buy "milk in a bag", and their non-USDA meat. I ate a lot of Mr. Subs and bought my Pepsi's from 7-11's - and then had to defend myself. Who bumps into you without saying sorry? That's rude. So, I went and bumped back into them. biatches!

Honest Ed's was a cool place, though. I'd totally go back.
 
2012-08-13 02:22:35 AM  

svenge: frestcrallen: How cheap is Costco milk anyway? I pay just over 4 bucks for 4 litres at the drug store down the street, doesn't seem excessive.

Yes, I buy bags.

You do realize that 4 liters = 1.05 gallons, right? I live in Washington state, and even milk at standard grocery stores (e.g. Safeway) can readily be bought at $2.50 / gallon. In short, you're being hosed.


Many American states subsidize milk to a degree that would be astounding to milk-loving Canadians.
 
2012-08-13 02:23:42 AM  

svenge: You do realize that 4 liters = 1.05 gallons, right? I live in Washington state, and even milk at standard grocery stores (e.g. Safeway) can readily be bought at $2.50 / gallon. In short, you're being hosed.


Not going to lose any sleep parting with an extra $1.50, especially since the store is a 5 minute walk from my door. Even if I owned a car, life is too short for cross-border milk runs.
 
2012-08-13 02:24:15 AM  
Some just complain about Canadians being rude.

Everything I know about Canada tells me this story must be a fake.
 
2012-08-13 02:24:29 AM  

FunkOut: svenge: frestcrallen: How cheap is Costco milk anyway? I pay just over 4 bucks for 4 litres at the drug store down the street, doesn't seem excessive.

Yes, I buy bags.

You do realize that 4 liters = 1.05 gallons, right? I live in Washington state, and even milk at standard grocery stores (e.g. Safeway) can readily be bought at $2.50 / gallon. In short, you're being hosed.

When I lived in Newfoundland, milk was $4 for 2 litres. That was expensive.


That's only because they've got to pay the wages of the Newfies that suck the milk out manually and spit it into bags, just like how you can't pump your own gas in Oregon.
 
2012-08-13 02:25:48 AM  
Beer store you say? In my neck of the woods Costco is the beer, wine and whiskey store.

USA! USA! USA!
 
2012-08-13 02:26:48 AM  
They hide the cigaretts in Canada you gotta go looking for them like porn
(dont smoke)
Canadians are some walking folks

Think about that every time I see a fat body in a motorized grocery cart reaching for a slab of bacon

/Canadian peamil bacon and a cup of your a Timmy's sounds good right now
 
2012-08-13 02:29:16 AM  
Canadia Taxes, how do they work!
 
2012-08-13 02:32:32 AM  
"Thank you, Canada."

/Am I the only one here who remembers Canada's role in getting six of our diplomats out of Iran at the beginning of the hostage crisis? Does anyone in Bellingham remember?
//What Costco should really consider is setting up shop in Point Roberts...
 
2012-08-13 02:36:05 AM  
Northern Border people problems.

/ you dont like it, dont live on a border.
 
2012-08-13 02:36:43 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Canada, home of many of the celebrities you worship
 
2012-08-13 02:45:43 AM  

svenge: FunkOut: svenge: frestcrallen: How cheap is Costco milk anyway? I pay just over 4 bucks for 4 litres at the drug store down the street, doesn't seem excessive.

Yes, I buy bags.

You do realize that 4 liters = 1.05 gallons, right? I live in Washington state, and even milk at standard grocery stores (e.g. Safeway) can readily be bought at $2.50 / gallon. In short, you're being hosed.

When I lived in Newfoundland, milk was $4 for 2 litres. That was expensive.

That's only because they've got to pay the wages of the Newfies that suck the milk out manually and spit it into bags, just like how you can't pump your own gas in Oregon.


Hah. But seriously, I could buy organic chocolate soy milk for cheaper than real milk. That was farked up.
 
2012-08-13 02:47:36 AM  
I live just across the border and go to the US side about once a week. I have to agree on the milk thing. While I will get one or two gallons when I get gas, there are always lots of Indian folks there who, I kid you not, are loading up with 10 or 20 gallons of milk at once. The gas stations in blaine seem to sell more milk than gas.

... I have no idea what Indians do with all that milk. Butter chicken? It's pretty comical to watch.
 
2012-08-13 02:50:49 AM  

WhoIsNotInMyKitchen: I live just across the border and go to the US side about once a week. I have to agree on the milk thing. While I will get one or two gallons when I get gas, there are always lots of Indian folks there who, I kid you not, are loading up with 10 or 20 gallons of milk at once. The gas stations in blaine seem to sell more milk than gas.

... I have no idea what Indians do with all that milk. Butter chicken? It's pretty comical to watch.


They make paneer and they make Indian sweets. A lot of the Indians are vegetarian Sikhs who cook with homemade cheese known as paneer. Most of their protein is coming from dairy. Indian sweets involved boiling down a lot of milk to make the most delicious little snacks. Although you can just cheat by using tinned milk and milk powder.
 
2012-08-13 02:54:36 AM  
WHO THE FARK DRINKS MILK??
 
2012-08-13 02:59:06 AM  
The best way to deal with the two parking spaces jerks. Slightly NSFW, I guess.

Link
 
2012-08-13 03:04:24 AM  
The problem is not canadians, it is republicans. You can trace basically every major problem to their policies.
 
2012-08-13 03:15:59 AM  
Begun, the cannuck wars have.
 
2012-08-13 03:25:20 AM  
Wow, and I thought it was bad here on Sundays when all the bloated brood swarms and their fat maggots jam the aisles and all the decrepit old farks come out to raze the sample carts (in other words, everyone who's just been to church).

Actually, it is bad. Here's a hint - go weekdays at night. It's beautiful.
 
2012-08-13 03:26:11 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Shazam999: Gyrfalcon: Quantum Apostrophe: The real story is why aren't Canadian prices lower?

The other real story is why doesn't Costco have a store on the other side of the border? They'd be making bank if Canadia is that short of dairy products.

Most Canadian provinces have very regulated dairy markets. Milk is fairly expensive here. I pay about $4.69 for a gallon of milk.

Why, though? What's so special about your cows? Is it regulated just to keep prices high and the dairy farmers happy like when the US was paying farmers not to grow wheat?


No, no, you've got it all wrong. We pay our farmers to not grow CORN.
 
2012-08-13 03:28:54 AM  
Our poor American dairy cows giving all their sweet, luscious milk to the Canadians.
 
2012-08-13 03:33:21 AM  

insertsnarkyusername: Jesus farking christ, I live in Bellingham. The one time we make Fark it's because of the mouthbreathers at costco.


But Canuks are STEALIN OUR MILKS
 
2012-08-13 03:34:03 AM  

insertsnarkyusername: Jesus farking christ, I live in Bellingham. The one time we make Fark it's because of the mouthbreathers at costco.


I do, too. And I'm sick and tired of the retarded yahoos complaining about Canadians spending their money in Bellingham. "They drive too fast!" "They drive to slow!" "They clog the roads when buying our products!" "A Chinese lady from Canada was rude to me!"

As a long-time Bellingham resident, all I can say is STFU. Without the Canadian trade, we couldn't support the goddamn Costco. Our beloved milquetoast shopping mall would close. And your stupid truck-driving ass would be out of a job. So next time you see a Canadian at Costco, thank them, shake their hand and buy them a disgusting Costco hot dog. It's the least you can do for the people that breathe life into this town.
 
2012-08-13 03:34:35 AM  
Let me get the Bellingham plan straight:

1. Put in laws limiting big box stores
2. Go to the big box stores to buy milk
3. Complain when others do so
 
2012-08-13 03:43:56 AM  
Bellingham, Wash, I feel your pain. But imagine being invaded twice. I use the Chula Vista, CA. Costco, we have to deal with Mexicans from Baja California and Snow Birds from British Columbia. You have it easy.

And yes, Mexicans do come and buy US milk at our Costco too. It is cheaper, as most groceries are than the Mexican stores.

i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-13 03:53:56 AM  

WhoIsNotInMyKitchen: I live just across the border and go to the US side about once a week. I have to agree on the milk thing. While I will get one or two gallons when I get gas, there are always lots of Indian folks there who, I kid you not, are loading up with 10 or 20 gallons of milk at once. The gas stations in blaine seem to sell more milk than gas.

... I have no idea what Indians do with all that milk. Butter chicken? It's pretty comical to watch.


Thirty to 50 million Americans (adults and children) are lactose intolerant. The disorder affects some populations more than others:
Seventy-five percent of all African-American, Jewish, Mexican-American, and Native American adults are lactose intolerant.
Ninety percent of Asian-American adults are lactose intolerant.
Lactose intolerance is least common among people with a northern European heritage.,''

I have no idea what they do with all the milk.
 
2012-08-13 04:01:29 AM  
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What bags of milk may look like.
 
2012-08-13 04:04:37 AM  

taurusowner: The interesting part of this story to me isn't the Canadian thing. It's the fact that these people are completely shocked and unprepared for big lines at the grocery store and general lack of food and other consumables.

A time is coming soon where bare shelves at all the stores is commonplace. Things are not going to get better. Both Obama and Romney are not going to help us. American is in a steady decline and there isn't much that can stop it now. If you can't take care of yourself, you're going to find yourself with absolutely nothing to sustain you. It may take 1 year to get to that point. It might take 10 years. But we will get there and it won't be pleasant. And you're not going to stop it if you only just vote for _______ this November.


OK, who do we have to start shooting first?
 
2012-08-13 04:26:49 AM  

i upped my meds-up yours: taurusowner: The interesting part of this story to me isn't the Canadian thing. It's the fact that these people are completely shocked and unprepared for big lines at the grocery store and general lack of food and other consumables.

A time is coming soon where bare shelves at all the stores is commonplace. Things are not going to get better. Both Obama and Romney are not going to help us. American is in a steady decline and there isn't much that can stop it now. If you can't take care of yourself, you're going to find yourself with absolutely nothing to sustain you. It may take 1 year to get to that point. It might take 10 years. But we will get there and it won't be pleasant. And you're not going to stop it if you only just vote for _______ this November.

OK, who do we have to start shooting first?


Nobody. Just learn to take care of yourself and your family with 0 help from authorities. Learn a skill that is fun and useful but can also be used as employment in the future, like fixing cars or woodworking. Start gardening and learning to grow your own food. Start putting away extra consumables that can last: food, water, toilet paper, batteries, etc. Learn to sew or knit and mend your own clothes. Look at the blackouts that recently happened. People went for days without potable water or food. And that was just a relatively small portion of the country that had the rest of the country and federal agencies helping them out. What's it going to be like when nearly everyone, or at least much bigger portions of the nation are suffering shortages of power, food, and water? And all those Red Cross and federal helpers with their semi trucks full of bottled water and blankets aren't there any more.

It doesn't involve shooting people or living in a bomb shelter or running out to the woods with your old Army rucksack full of MREs. Just look at your life and ask "How much do I rely on others to live?" and "If I didn't have those others to rely on, how would my family and I make it?" And then start making some changes in your life so that the answers to those questions are a lot more positive. If the water in your whole area got shut off tomorrow and didn't come on for 3 weeks, where would you get water? If all of the immediate-inventory at the grocery store and Wal-Mart didn't get restocked again for a month, do you have what you need now? If you lost power for 10 days right now, what would you do to stay cool/warm, nourished, healthy and connected with your family?

We rely so much on others to live. Centralized electricity, running water, grocery stores with only enough inventory to last a week at most, police and fire services, hospitals and pharmacies to keep us healthy. And when some of it goes down for a small portion of us, we have a whole nation helping us out. Repair crews that fix power cables, Reserve police and volunteer firefighters, Red Cross and FEMA aid, charities donating food water and clothing, etc.

Can you and family not just survive, but have some semblance of an enjoyable life if all those luxuries and safety nets dwindle and vanish? Look at the article. People freaking out because there wasn't enough milk for them to buy that morning. What if it's tomorrow morning too? What if there isn't any milk for the next __ days/weeks/months? How will they react? How would you? What if it's not just milk? What if it's nearly everything?
 
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