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(Toledo Blade)   The Canadian invasion has begun   (toledoblade.com) divider line 25
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2014-02-03 08:39:47 PM  
And so it begins.....
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2014-02-03 08:41:50 PM  
Guard the bowling alley with your life.
 
2014-02-03 08:51:42 PM  
We should just build the goddamned US customs plaza as well and then lease it back to you, fully staffed with Canadians.
 
2014-02-03 08:53:12 PM  
Invading? They're paying 15/16ths of the cost of a major project which will benefit both countries immensely, not to mention the benighted, soon-to-be bankrupt city of Detroit, by removing bottlenecks to the multi-billion dollar a day cross border trade. They're being opposed largely by the owners of a rival bridge that might temporarily lose revenues from backed up traffic on both sides of the border. They are also putting EVEN MORE money into the deal because the government of Detroit, the State and the US have failed to buy the land on the US side of the river, dragging their feet on a sweetheart deal that's barely costing them a penny.

The landowners on the US side are asking way more than the patch of land is worth and thus stalling the deal for yet more Canadian money. The land would certainly be seized by emminent domain if maybe, say, some Americans had more money invested.

Maybe it would be a good idea to encourage the governments and Americans to put a little more money into the pot. Because clearly the don't give a damn about the public good or getting trucks and cars flowing unless a lot of money is going directly into their pockets or the pockets of campaign donors.

I don't think the Canadian governments are going to be donating to US political campaigns, do you? And Americans obviously don't have the money, so Boss Hogg's going to do squat except sit on the project until they've squeezed blood out of every last stone or pebble.

I think, that absent any American money in this very promising project, they should, as a show of good faith, plow down any buildings that happen to be in the way now and call that virtual cash and give the land to the people who are carrying the gold ... for what it is worth now, which is nada.

Where the fark is Tammany Hall when you need them? That's the question you should be asking yourselves because obviously the other side of the river doesn't need them. They've got the money in the bag and their act together. They are ready to break earth any time you are.
 
2014-02-03 08:54:10 PM  
The Bieber bridge to nowhere.
 
2014-02-03 09:02:23 PM  
The Moroun family continues to pursue lawsuits to try to block the new bridge, which is likely to draw traffic and toll revenue away from its privately owned bridge.

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/I'd've changed it to "Go Canada" if I were more industrious.
 
2014-02-03 09:08:26 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-03 09:13:15 PM  
Canada has been the largest foreign owner of US land for a long time. Followed by... The Netherlands? Huh.
 
2014-02-03 09:15:09 PM  
Oh, hell... not again...
 
2014-02-03 09:32:11 PM  
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invasion? we must be cautious. i hear they can look just like us.
 
2014-02-03 10:07:31 PM  

unyon: We should just build the goddamned US customs plaza as well and then lease it back to you, fully staffed with Canadians.


That's the problem with US politics, the guy who owns the other bridge is suing everyone under the sun and I'm sure he's paid off all the required politicians. That's why Canada is paying for almost the entire project.
 
2014-02-03 11:57:03 PM  
There is no way Canada can do worst for Detroit than the American Democrats have. If they are willing to promise to try to improve it in good faith, I say give them the land.
 
2014-02-04 12:20:38 AM  
There are certain parts of Detroit I would not recommend invading...

/here's looking at you, kid
 
2014-02-04 12:52:37 AM  
If I go over to their side, will I get poutine?
If so, I'm so there.
 
2014-02-04 12:58:14 AM  

brantgoose: Invading? They're paying 15/16ths of the cost of a major project which will benefit both countries immensely, not to mention the benighted, soon-to-be bankrupt city of Detroit, by removing bottlenecks to the multi-billion dollar a day cross border trade. They're being opposed largely by the owners of a rival bridge that might temporarily lose revenues from backed up traffic on both sides of the border. They are also putting EVEN MORE money into the deal because the government of Detroit, the State and the US have failed to buy the land on the US side of the river, dragging their feet on a sweetheart deal that's barely costing them a penny.

The landowners on the US side are asking way more than the patch of land is worth and thus stalling the deal for yet more Canadian money. The land would certainly be seized by emminent domain if maybe, say, some Americans had more money invested.

Maybe it would be a good idea to encourage the governments and Americans to put a little more money into the pot. Because clearly the don't give a damn about the public good or getting trucks and cars flowing unless a lot of money is going directly into their pockets or the pockets of campaign donors.

I don't think the Canadian governments are going to be donating to US political campaigns, do you? And Americans obviously don't have the money, so Boss Hogg's going to do squat except sit on the project until they've squeezed blood out of every last stone or pebble.

I think, that absent any American money in this very promising project, they should, as a show of good faith, plow down any buildings that happen to be in the way now and call that virtual cash and give the land to the people who are carrying the gold ... for what it is worth now, which is nada.

Where the fark is Tammany Hall when you need them? That's the question you should be asking yourselves because obviously the other side of the river doesn't need them. They've got the money in the bag and their act together. They ar ...


Yeah, but we'll hurt some 86 year old rich guy's feelings if we build another bridge to compete with his own, so obviously we should stop construction of this bridge at any costs (even though it's common-sense to build this bridge).
 
2014-02-04 01:55:54 AM  
Very Canadian invasion - comes with cash, politely asks to buy land, and offers to build a bridge for use by everyone.
 
2014-02-04 02:17:06 AM  
Good thing America has been preparing for this for years. Every single Tim Horton's has at least one American sleeper agent. At a moments notice tasteless chemicals will be injected into every Double-Double and Timbit killing almost every single Canadian. The survivors will rounded up and forced to live in former NHL arenas, now work houses.


//American will conquer the evil empire that is Canada.

//// If you are Canadian and reading this, please don't tell other Canadians about this invasion plan, it would be very rude.
 
2014-02-04 02:53:40 AM  

lasercannon: Good thing America has been preparing for this for years. Every single Tim Horton's has at least one American sleeper agent. At a moments notice tasteless chemicals will be injected into every Double-Double and Timbit killing almost every single Canadian. The survivors will rounded up and forced to live in former NHL arenas, now work houses.


//American will conquer the evil empire that is Canada.

//// If you are Canadian and reading this, please don't tell other Canadians about this invasion plan, it would be very rude.


fark with my double double, and I'm sending Nickleback to your house, COD.
 
2014-02-04 04:06:20 AM  
Lith:

fark with my double double, and I'm sending Nickleback to your house, COD.

Jesus Christ, haven't you heard of the Geneva Convention?
 
2014-02-04 06:10:11 AM  

SilentStrider: If I go over to their side, will I get poutine?
If so, I'm so there.


And strippers!
 
2014-02-04 07:53:18 AM  

fredbox: Lith:

fark with my double double, and I'm sending Nickleback to your house, COD.

Jesus Christ, haven't you heard of the Geneva Convention?


"Unleash the Chadvril!"
 
2014-02-04 09:23:39 AM  

rikkards: SilentStrider: If I go over to their side, will I get poutine?
If so, I'm so there.

And strippers!



Where do i sign up?
 
2014-02-04 01:30:19 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-04 03:14:11 PM  

rikkards: SilentStrider: If I go over to their side, will I get poutine?
If so, I'm so there.

And strippers!


rikkards: SilentStrider: If I go over to their side, will I get poutine?
If so, I'm so there.

And strippers!


That's good.

No, that's bad. They're Romanian strippers.

That's bad.

No, that's good. Most of them are hot Gypsies.

That's good.

No, that's bad. While your attention is distracted, the King of the Gypsies is hot-wiring your cars in the parking lot with the boys.

That's bad.

Yeah, that's pretty bad. And the strippers are taking you to the International Court of Justice for racism against Roma.

That's bad.
 
2014-02-04 03:15:00 PM  
I totally forgot the Morouns, dammit.

What a bunch of Morouns.
 
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