27% duty tax - 50%reduction= 21% ????

It would seem that no matter the court who decides on softwood lumber tariff's the US will not abide. So much for Democracy in action

And free trade to.
Paranoid Dot Calm
Yuh know;

We're never gonna beat the Americans at their own game.

I make it a point to post an Anti-American comment everytime I visit a forum or bulletin board in Mouse Land!

Imagine a concerted effort?
10 million Canadians mocking, and bad mouthin' Americans all over Mouse Land! Day after day.

It's the only way I can live with it!

American justice is American just-us.

Reverend Blair
Mouseland? Have you read the Tommy Douglas thing?

The US will continue to f**k us for as long as we keep bending over, Twila.
i like the metaphore
Paranoid Dot Calm
I call the Net "Mouse Land"

I call all the pics and animations and copy/paste stuff
"Mouse Droppings"

That is why I always ask:

Have you had your mouse droppings today?


{[(off topic)]} i though we were supposed to label our off topic junk{[(on topic)]}
Thats why we should concentrate more of our trade with China, the Americans keep proving they are friends of bo one.
well if we're going to keep bending over ( and history shows we will) can we at lease use a condom and protect ourselves?

off topic. I've no comma key. It's lost. I apologize in advance for not being able to maintain grammatical correctness and having to resort to small sentence structure.

Game on! oops. I mean Back on topic
Reverend Blair
Okay...not sure if anybody else has actually seen this, and I know Tommy wouldn't mind, so...


As told by Tommy Douglas in 1944
Mouseland (1962)
4MB, 6 min.

It's the story of a place called Mouseland. Mouseland was a place where all the little mice lived and played, were born and died. And they lived much the same as you and I do.

They even had a Parliament. And every four years they had an election. Used to walk to the polls and cast their ballots. Some of them even got a ride to the polls. And got a ride for the next four years afterwards too. Just like you and me. And every time on election day all the little mice used to go to the ballot box and they used to elect a government. A government made up of big, fat, black cats.

Now if you think it strange that mice should elect a government made up of cats, you just look at the history of Canada for last 90 years and maybe you'll see that they weren't any stupider than we are.

Now I'm not saying anything against the cats. They were nice fellows. They conducted their government with dignity. They passed good laws--that is, laws that were good for cats. But the laws that were good for cats weren't very good for mice. One of the laws said that mouseholes had to be big enough so a cat could get his paw in. Another law said that mice could only travel at certain speeds--so that a cat could get his breakfast without too much effort.

All the laws were good laws. For cats. But, oh, they were hard on the mice. And life was getting harder and harder. And when the mice couldn't put up with it any more, they decided something had to be done about it. So they went en masse to the polls. They voted the black cats out. They put in the white cats.

Now the white cats had put up a terrific campaign. They said: "All that Mouseland needs is more vision." They said:"The trouble with Mouseland is those round mouseholes we got. If you put us in we'll establish square mouseholes." And they did. And the square mouseholes were twice as big as the round mouseholes, and now the cat could get both his paws in. And life was tougher than ever.

And when they couldn't take that anymore, they voted the white cats out and put the black ones in again. Then they went back to the white cats. Then to the black cats. They even tried half black cats and half white cats. And they called that coalition. They even got one government made up of cats with spots on them: they were cats that tried to make a noise like a mouse but ate like a cat.

You see, my friends, the trouble wasn't with the colour of the cat. The trouble was that they were cats. And because they were cats, they naturally looked after cats instead of mice.

Presently there came along one little mouse who had an idea. My friends, watch out for the little fellow with an idea. And he said to the other mice, "Look fellows, why do we keep on electing a government made up of cats? Why don't we elect a government made up of mice?" "Oh," they said, "he's a Bolshevik. Lock him up!" So they put him in jail.

But I want to remind you: that you can lock up a mouse or a man but you can't lock up an idea.


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