I never said the US was our friend. I have said many times though that we're SUPPOSED to be friends but we're more like family instead. Trust me, if there was anyone in Canada that had reason to hate Americans, it would be me or anyone else that spent the better part of 20+ years living across the river from Detroit. But I also grew up. Unless someone from the US is going out of their way to be a complete and utter twat, I try and distinguish my dislike for the American administration(present and several past ones) from my like of the country and its people.<quoted text>
Lol...all I hear you say is...Cana has a double standards.
What the Fuck...does that mean.
I have been posting on this thread for a long time, there are three other posters along with myself that have the same theme running through our posts. We are kind of on the same page, but I have taken all of them to task over the years; as my disagreement with immigrants revolves around fairy-tale assholes.
I liked your knock down on Canadian war battles with that poster on another thread!
If you think the US is our friend...then you need to re-visit the past.
When it comes to the US govt, the relationship with Canada has been pretty rocky at times, but when it comes to Americans, it's amazing the generousity they have when helping others. You see a history of issues between our administrations, which there no doubt is, but what you don't see very often in the news, are the private relations between non-govt entities and/or individuals.
For example, the histories of Windsor and Detroit are inextricably intertwined, from the days before the War of 1812 right up to today. There's even a two week celebration called the Detroit/Windsor Freedom Festival that culminates in what was one of the largest and longest fireworks displays in North America until the introduction of the huge international fireworks competitions.
The mile wide river would be so thick with personal watercraft on fireworks night that you could walk across them from one city to the other.
There have been several examples(pre-9/11 anyway) where the two cities would try and work with the border services to try and streamline the flow of direct business between them. On other occasions, emergency and medical services have helped each other out.
During the Detroit riots of 1967, firemen and paramedics from Windsor risked their lives to help their brothers in Detroit.
Years later when the Ontario govt let the Windsor area down as far as having proper access to chronic heart care, Detroit hospitals stepped up and offered their services and took OHIP AS PAYMENT at the rates OHIP paid Ontario hospitals for the same services.
Govts suck, it's the actual people that matter. And I'll tell you something I've told many others, there's over 200 countries I'd rather NOT be neighbours with.