Like Tree0Likes

OT-Embarrassed Canadian Speaks Out

Reply
Old 03-22-2003, 10:39 PM
  #1
CBR
www.hyperfishing.com
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CBR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: North and South
My Boats: Sonic 30ss
Posts: 1,974
Default OT-Embarrassed Canadian Speaks Out

Check this out!

http://www.nationalpost.com/commenta...4-E37183CA91DB
CBR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2003, 11:09 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Playn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: BRENTWOOD, TN
Posts: 4,367
Default

Refreshing editorial, thanks Mr. Walker
Playn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2003, 11:38 PM
  #3
AT Cult Member #3
VIP Member
 
R Addiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pa.
My Boats: '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
Posts: 20,687
Talking

R Addiction is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2003, 11:59 PM
  #4
Rorry Calhoon
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I hang my head in shame, as I am a transplanted canadian and wonder what my old country stands for. I thank my lucky stars everyday that I'm south looking north at their problems. God Bless America and the Troops.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2003, 12:40 AM
  #5
AKA "BAZOOKA JOE"
Platinum Member
 
bojoe2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: NEW JERSEY
Posts: 3,177
Smile

ok
bojoe2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2003, 02:41 AM
  #6
CBR
www.hyperfishing.com
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CBR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: North and South
My Boats: Sonic 30ss
Posts: 1,974
Default

Walker did a great job of expressing my views. I'm a canucker too I am sad to say.
CBR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2003, 09:17 AM
  #7
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Tampa,Fl.
My Boats: 2001 26 ZX DONZI 496HO
Posts: 1,124
Default

Crown Royal and Hockey are there two best contributions to America Home of the BRAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Donzi Corleone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2003, 10:42 PM
  #8
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Kingsville----lake erie
My Boats: 97 41' Saber --Ancestral Spirit
Posts: 1,328
Default

Walker said it right! What a shame that we have to have a jackass for a prime minister-- he cannot be gone too quickly, and I hope he takes a bunch of his kind with him,-- we should make him retire in Iraq!
delsol is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2003, 08:38 AM
  #9
GLH
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
GLH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burlington, VT
My Boats: Azimut
Posts: 15,267
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Too Old
Kudos to the author, Michael Walker. And Thank You to those Canadians who do support the U.S.

Great editorial.
Thanks Fed.
Mr. Walker's editorial is a sound foray into reality as there is every now and then in the Canadian press.
You guys have to know that the media in Canada is as much Liberal if not more than it is here in the US and the biggest network company is owned by the Canadian Government, CBC (my sister is an attorney over there), and projects just has here some influence on the general population by promoting there very liberal agenda. It is a Government organization in direct competition with the private sector (as is Petro-Canada in the oil business), this kind of free enterprise impairment and taxes lead to exoduses.
Canada however is burden even more than here with regulations, levies and taxes to finance an unrealistic welfare and social wealth redistribution system, these regulations have made so any individual that has the means reassesses the wisdom off contributing to such a skewed system. The people that leave are the ones with the drive and resources to create jobs and contribute taxes if they were reasonable. In my family three of the four kids now declare official residence in the US, and pay our taxes here on revenues at times derived from Canadian business transactions and consulting, all of us received educations that were subsidized again by the Government and thus was a lot cheaper to us at the moment than comparable to here in the US, yet as free individuals in North America the choice of were we do our business is only limited by our imagination (and regulations!), and we choose the US in order to get a better arrangement. This deprives Canada of the taxes we pay here in the US and has the US benefit from our contribution to the economy whether buying boats!, gas, employing individuals and so forthÖ
Canadians are the greatest people just as here in the US but there entrenched liberal and somewhat socialistic system will always hold them back to thrive economically on the world stage and these beliefs transcend to the Canadianís government current position on the actions of the US in the war on terrorism, unfortunately.
Here in the US is the best place to live in the world. When I decided to move out of Canada in 1991 the US was the only choice and there isnít even a second choice on the horizon (I believe all this and I have a house in Vermont!!!). Thank you all for your incomparable hospitality.
G.L. Harvie
PS: Now I am going back to my resolution of a few weeks back not to talk about politics here anymore!

Last edited by GLH; 03-24-2003 at 08:43 AM.
GLH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2003, 12:51 AM
  #10
CBR
www.hyperfishing.com
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CBR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: North and South
My Boats: Sonic 30ss
Posts: 1,974
Default

Good comments GLH. I left Canada in 1989 and agree with most of your observations. USA is the best!
CBR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
dockrocker
General Boating Discussion
51
05-05-2005 10:15 AM
dukenrock
General Q & A
10
04-05-2004 11:24 AM
Shane
General Boating Discussion
9
04-04-2003 08:19 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.