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(Reuters)   Well now wouldja lookee there, 'ppears we got ourselves a good, old-fashioned, hair-pulling, eye-gouging, ball-biting, ass-kicking trade war brewing....with CANADA   ( reuters.com) divider line
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2017-05-19 12:37:50 PM  
Nothing personal guy, but we need to disengage from the US. China will buy our oil and softwood. Your politicians think Canadian oil is domestic, we need to prove it's not.
 
2017-05-19 12:50:40 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: Nothing personal guy, but we need to disengage from the US. China will buy our oil and softwood. Your politicians think Canadian oil is domestic, we need to prove it's not.


Yup. It's been a slice, 'merikuh - but y'all seem to be swirling around the bowl & skidding up the porcelain.
Good luck with that sunsetting thing.
 
2017-05-19 01:03:37 PM  
Waitwaitwait... good-fashioned?

/did you almost the whole thing, subs?
 
2017-05-19 01:20:26 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: Nothing personal guy, but we need to disengage from the US. China will buy our oil and softwood. Your politicians think Canadian oil is domestic, we need to prove it's not.


Who ya calling "guy," friend?
 
2017-05-19 01:33:16 PM  
From our buddy impaler:

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2017-05-19 01:36:37 PM  
Oh... fighter jets. The program the Liberals are delaying just long enough to make it the next guy's problem.
 
2017-05-19 01:52:59 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: Nothing personal guy, but we need to disengage from the US. China will buy our oil and softwood. Your politicians think Canadian oil is domestic, we need to prove it's not.


Get a load of this guy! And Canada says it's on the fore front of rights in the west. Have fun being colonized by China.
 
2017-05-19 01:56:57 PM  

HumanSVD: swaniefrmreddeer: Nothing personal guy, but we need to disengage from the US. China will buy our oil and softwood. Your politicians think Canadian oil is domestic, we need to prove it's not.

Get a load of this guy! And Canada says it's on the fore front of rights in the west. Have fun being colonized by China.


The stigginit man's man ITG has spoken.
 
2017-05-19 02:11:16 PM  
I guess Trump has finally pushed Canada beyond its politeness boundary. Who knew they even had one?

Really sorry, Canada. I promise to eat more maple syrup.
 
2017-05-19 02:22:22 PM  
I'll just keep posting it.

Donald Trump's Agenda;

Gutting the State Department
Undermining our alliances
Destroying the credibility of the USA by threatening to renegotiate or cancel every treaty we have.
Attempting to destroy every trade agreement negotiated by the USA.
Destroying our regulatory agencies.
Undermining our public education system, which is the core of every first world nation.
Outing spies and passing on secrets to our enemies.
Undermine America's middle class and poor.
Wildly increase economic disparity.
Tyrannical law enforcement.
Undermine the courts.

Talking about jailing reporters, LOYALTY OATHS, firing people left and right.

I'm sure this list looks a lot more impressive in the original Russian.
 
2017-05-19 02:36:06 PM  
They're not even a real country, anyway.
 
2017-05-19 02:36:36 PM  
Americans talk big on free trade, but they turn protectionist the instant something goes against them.  This isn't new to Trump, Canada's been getting bullied on trade deals for as long as I've been paying attention (which, admittedly, isn't that long on the scale of global trends, but it does encompass pretty much all of NAFTA's lifetime).  Softwood lumber, apples, snowmobiles and pretty much everything else Canada sells in the States is vulnerable to tariffs and duties, while Canada has to accept the US doing whatever it wants with its exports to us.  Being accused of unfair subsidies by the largest practitioner of corporate welfare is particularly galling.
 
2017-05-19 02:40:47 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: Nothing personal guy, but we need to disengage from the US. China will buy our oil and softwood. Your politicians think Canadian oil is domestic, we need to prove it's not.


1. The US and Canada have tangled over timber prices on a decadal basis since before there was a United States and a Canada. A lumber war occurred during George Washington's administration.
2. The money is in refining. Who's going to refine the Canadian crude for the Chinese? The Big 3 are India, SK, and the US. And India and SK hate China.
 
2017-05-19 02:46:38 PM  

HumanSVD: swaniefrmreddeer: Nothing personal guy, but we need to disengage from the US. China will buy our oil and softwood. Your politicians think Canadian oil is domestic, we need to prove it's not.

Get a load of this guy! And Canada says it's on the fore front of rights in the west. Have fun being colonized by China.


Oh yeah, cause China is a champion of human rights around the world!
They are SO MUCH better than the US!
 
2017-05-19 02:51:07 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I'll just keep posting it.

Donald Trump's Agenda;

Gutting the State Department
Undermining our alliances
Destroying the credibility of the USA by threatening to renegotiate or cancel every treaty we have.
Attempting to destroy every trade agreement negotiated by the USA.
Destroying our regulatory agencies.
Undermining our public education system, which is the core of every first world nation.
Outing spies and passing on secrets to our enemies.
Undermine America's middle class and poor.
Wildly increase economic disparity.
Tyrannical law enforcement.
Undermine the courts.

Talking about jailing reporters, LOYALTY OATHS, firing people left and right.

I'm sure this list looks a lot more impressive in the original Russian.


What trade agreement was destroyed?  How is this Trumps "fault"?

honestly., do you even know what you're talking about?
 
2017-05-19 02:51:43 PM  

Bondith: Americans talk big on free trade, but they turn protectionist the instant something goes against them.  This isn't new to Trump, Canada's been getting bullied on trade deals for as long as I've been paying attention (which, admittedly, isn't that long on the scale of global trends, but it does encompass pretty much all of NAFTA's lifetime).  Softwood lumber, apples, snowmobiles and pretty much everything else Canada sells in the States is vulnerable to tariffs and duties, while Canada has to accept the US doing whatever it wants with its exports to us.  Being accused of unfair subsidies by the largest practitioner of corporate welfare is particularly galling.


Wife and I each bought new cars this month. None made in 'Murica. Thanks Trump.
 
2017-05-19 03:04:55 PM  
More like Boeing is picking a fight with itself.

It's trying to get the US government to sanction Canada for "dumping" commercial jets on the US market while at the same time trying to close a deal to sell F18 Hornets to the Canadian military.

Man that staff meeting must be a lot of fun over there chez Boeing.
 
2017-05-19 03:09:31 PM  
Watch the border in case they send in the attack beavers.
 
2017-05-19 03:09:39 PM  
Guess nobody got that I was impersonating a Stggin' it 'Murican, eh?
 
2017-05-19 03:14:14 PM  

cefm: More like Boeing is picking a fight with itself.

It's trying to get the US government to sanction Canada for "dumping" commercial jets on the US market while at the same time trying to close a deal to sell F18 Hornets to the Canadian military.

Man that staff meeting must be a lot of fun over there chez Boeing.


Two separate Boeing divisions, each with separate bonus incentives for senior mgmt.
 
2017-05-19 03:18:08 PM  

Walker: From our buddy impaler:

[img.fark.net image 646x1471]


Where does one find a repository of his work?  For research reasons....
 
2017-05-19 03:27:30 PM  
I remember reading about the US trying to "renegotiate" NAFTA with Canada a number of years ago. When the US demanded concessions not in Canada's favor the Canadians handed the US a list of 7 industries/materials and said pick the 2 you need the least because if the changes were imposed 2 of the 7 would go bankrupt. The US quietly shuffled off.
Being a resource based economy can be good and bad but the US needs our resources to support their manufacturing. The potential to screw themselves is as great as the US screwing Canada. I doubt much will change and we will get a lot of political theater
 
2017-05-19 03:33:23 PM  

HumanSVD: swaniefrmreddeer: Nothing personal guy, but we need to disengage from the US. China will buy our oil and softwood. Your politicians think Canadian oil is domestic, we need to prove it's not.

Get a load of this guy! And Canada says it's on the fore front of rights in the west. Have fun being colonized by China.


This is why you don't sniff modeling glue, people.
 
2017-05-19 03:37:42 PM  
Damnit. I thought Canada might finally complete a military procurement without a political clusterfark.
 
2017-05-19 05:14:42 PM  

Danger Mouse: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I'll just keep posting it.

Donald Trump's Agenda;

Gutting the State Department
Undermining our alliances
Destroying the credibility of the USA by threatening to renegotiate or cancel every treaty we have.
Attempting to destroy every trade agreement negotiated by the USA.
Destroying our regulatory agencies.
Undermining our public education system, which is the core of every first world nation.
Outing spies and passing on secrets to our enemies.
Undermine America's middle class and poor.
Wildly increase economic disparity.
Tyrannical law enforcement.
Undermine the courts.

Talking about jailing reporters, LOYALTY OATHS, firing people left and right.

I'm sure this list looks a lot more impressive in the original Russian.

What trade agreement was destroyed?  How is this Trumps "fault"?

honestly., do you even know what you're talking about?


That's your sole rebuttal to that huge list, that no trade agreement has yet actually been destroyed but only threatened?
 
2017-05-19 05:16:08 PM  
Canada's official national sport is Lacrosse.

You wanna play hard ball, we got hard balls.

Oops! I should have kept that on the down low. Now I have to kill you all.

HOCKEY. HOCKEY. HOCKEY IS THE CANADIAN SPORT.


We are not trying to fake you out with a fake game.

Remember:  Hockey pucks. Canada has a lot of pucks. We don't give a puck about lacrosse and it is not our way to prepare our children for trade wars.
 
2017-05-19 05:19:19 PM  
This is Trump's "Art of the Deal" ever since he went native in Orange Guido Land during his casino years. You bluff and bawl and blunder and bully and then try to extract concessions from your opponent while they are scared of you.

This works great, unless, of course, unless your opponent is tougher minded than you, in which case they dump your fat dead ass in a ditch.
 
2017-05-19 05:53:20 PM  
Trump probably saw Canadian Bacon a few too many times.
 
2017-05-19 06:19:19 PM  
You know, I think the world at large misunderstands Canadian politeness. We are polite because in the past the polite people co-operated better and did not freeze to death. We use politeness as a social lubricant to allow us to pull together, which everyone does to a certain extent, but not to the level we do. We don't really need to grease our neighbours so we don't freeze much anymore but it is a habit (plus nobody wants to be the biggest asshole and eschew politeness)

If you put us in a position where co-operation doesn't seem like it is necessary *COUGH*Driving *COUGH* we become murderous psychopaths and it is farking ON.

Long story short as long as you make it seem like friendship and co-operating with you is the better choice Canadians are polite but if it comes down to it sharpening a flagpole into a weapon is not off the table.
 
2017-05-20 12:21:12 AM  

Jormungandr: You know, I think the world at large misunderstands Canadian politeness. We are polite because in the past the polite people co-operated better and did not freeze to death. We use politeness as a social lubricant to allow us to pull together, which everyone does to a certain extent, but not to the level we do. We don't really need to grease our neighbours so we don't freeze much anymore but it is a habit (plus nobody wants to be the biggest asshole and eschew politeness)

If you put us in a position where co-operation doesn't seem like it is necessary *COUGH*Driving *COUGH* we become murderous psychopaths and it is farking ON.

Long story short as long as you make it seem like friendship and co-operating with you is the better choice Canadians are polite but if it comes down to it sharpening a flagpole into a weapon is not off the table.


I like this so much I funnied and smarted it.

We also will set fire to your buildings.  No regrets.
 
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