I am going to remind the lot of you of something important that has been a bit lost in the scuffle: You are friends on this forum. Please keep it in mind whenever you post a response. Don't say anything to anybody on this forum that you would not say to a friend.
To our Americans: You are presumably on this forum because you like Canadians or Canada. We love our country, just as you love yours. It isn't right to slam our country. Slam the politics, don't slam our people.
To our Canadians: We have good American friends living in this house. It isn't right to slam their country. Slam the politics, don't slam their people.
To our Euros: Oh never mind, you're the best behaved of the lot!
When someone posts a personal attack, remember that it only means one thing: he or she has run out of legitimate arguments. Consider that you have won. Walk awa or continue arguing in a reasonable manner. Remember, if you respond to a personal attack because 'you had to', it reflects as poorly on you as on the person who made the attack.
I'm not going to ban people. I am only asking ONE THING of everybody here: We're all friends. Please, don't get so nasty with your friends.