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Originally posted by GODFLESH
Why do some of you people act with so much cynism when Bush is trying to rebuild relations? Isn’t this is a good thing and not bad?
Up here, we call that 'coercion'.
Originally posted by Majic
Coercion, arm-twisting, whatever, it's all part of negotiating, which is what civilized nations do with one another. The U.S. will tend to want to set things up more favorably for the U.S., and Canada will want to set things up more favorably for Canada.
Where these two agendas disagree, the negotiations commence. Where they agree, we shake hands and congratulate one another on how wonderful we are.
I would say the U.S. and Canada get along pretty well as far as siblings go, despite the occasional pillow fight.
But considering how little gunfire we exchange between one another -- and most of that accidental -- I would say we get along much better than most countries do, and I can't see that as a bad thing.
As for those standing around in the streets holding up tasteless signs, we don't pay any more attention to them down here than you do up there.
The day I start taking political advice from people standing in the middle of the street wearing rainbow wigs is the day I'll consider myself unfit to vote.
Originally posted by LostSailorLaBatts is one hell of an import.