YQTYYZ From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1232 times:
Hell no! Think about it, the day our currency reverts to the US dollar, we lose 35 cents for every CDN $ we have in our account. If I had $10 000 in my account, that becomes $6500 the day we're pegged to the US greenback. I'm no economist, but that's a large sum.
Unless the Americans subsidize Canadian losses due to the differences, there's no way I would support it.
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1223 times:
Hey hoser, I think that it's probably a good idea, eh. A lot of problems, but still a good idea. Several other smaller countries have done it, Panama for example. While we're at it we need a few more states so why don't we offer them statehood, that is everyone except Quebec - they're so "contrary" they can't get along with themselves let alone anyone else. Personally, I find few differences between the US and Canada. The differences run between the east and west of both countries. The people and interests of both western Canada and the western US are very simular. Likewise with the midwest and east coast.
Nicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1205 times:
Granted there are still people in Quebec for the separation, it's not like you described it anymore. Quebec is becoming more and more bilingual everyday that goes on, and the separation "trend" is losing some motion everyday. If a new referudum was to be made the NO would win by far. This place have really changed for the better where French and English is treated the same way. We still have to work on a few things, like this stupid bill 101 but it takes some time.
AC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1195 times:
What about the US adopting the Canadian currency. The US economy would rebound because of all the extra money they would have, and eventually Canada would benefit too from a strong US economy. Plus Canada wouldn't suffer on the poor exchange rate converting to the US dollar.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1189 times:
Exchange rates is all a part of international travel. Our money has polluted the world enough as it is. I think it is good that Canada holds on to it's idenity as much as possible. They are so vulnerable to becoming completly dominated by the US.
Besides, whare else could I drive to and get great bargans, good beer and meet nice people?
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
Please watch the offensive language. We get your point, but there are more than a few of us are very offended with the language in posts like TWFirst's. As always, he makes some good points, but please watch the language. Thank you.
N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
>How in the hell would Canada adopting the U.S. currency "take a bit of our sovereignty away"???
I was referring to a new currency (niether American nor Canadian) that would serve the two countries. That would most certainly take a bit of our sovereignty away.
Well, Mr TWFirst, I sure hope I am long gone before your "inevitable one-world government" comes to power.. it truly is a scary thing. It would be nothing like America today where we have freedoms and wealth.
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1143 times:
A) I apologize for the language. Bad habit from growing up Irish Catholic
B) Help me with the logic here... How does one conclude that a one-world government would unquestionably spell the end of "freedoms and wealth"??? Considering your stated interests, perhaps you are concerned about the "freedom" and "right" to carry a concealed deadly weapon?? Personally, that's one freedom I hope is taken away.
Instead of trying to prevent the evolution of worldwide integration, we should instead be trying to influence it in a positive way, through active participation and non-hypocritical demonstrations of our core values.
N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1135 times:
>How does one conclude that a one-world government would unquestionably spell the end of "freedoms and wealth"???
The USA is, undoubtedly, the freest nation and one of the wealthiest. If you gathered everyone up from all nationalities and beliefs, you're going to have some friction. You're going to have to negotiate for this to happen, and freedoms will be lost. Not just the vital freedom to bear arms, but freedoms of speech (REAL freedom of speech, not the European version), press, religion, criminals rights... you get the idea. Also when you get everyone together, you have wealthy and poor. Again, undoubtedly, there will be a certain amount of socialism mixed in the equation and wealth will be redistributed. As is always the case when nations employ socialist practices such as these, nations simply become less wealthy.
No thanks, I'll keep my United States, where, yes, I have have a semi-auto under my coat, don't have to give up my core beliefs, and I still have freedoms that are protected by our Constitution.
: TWFirst: How about a picture of Liz' body with G.W.'s head on it? Or Abe eating some maple syrup and drinking a LaBatt's? Those are hilarious! !
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: Zach, you don't even know what core beliefs are, son-not at your young age. YOu've just eaten up the ideas of other zealots on the right and made them
: I'm against it too.. why would we want some other government determining our monetary policy?... that alone would affect our sovereignty.. The only wa
: TWFirst: ROFLMAO N400QX: I don't think having Canada adopt US currency per se would be well-accepted, but a joint currency a la euro (called the Ameri
: Not a bad idea at all. In fact, I went to Canada today and now have some lovely Canadian coins to try to pass off as quarters in the U.S.
: Some people have mentioned that certain South American countries have adopted the US dollar as their official currency. One has to look at the reasons
: Having a common currency might have some practical value as NAFTA evolves, but political considerations will probably complicate such a move to the ex
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: Very interesting topic. But I'm not in favor of giving up the loonie for the greenback. Maybe in the far future, but not right now. The Canadian dolla
: Very bad idea, we'd start to lose our sovereignty to the americans. They already have enough economical influence on us.
: Alpha 1- I'm speaking on Zach's behalf here, but you calling him "son" all the time (when he is obviously not)- Is that "because it makes you feel lik
35 Aloha 737-200
: Well I love Canada to pieces and I'd hate to see them lose a bit of their identity. So for now I am against it. I kinda like the fact that Canada is f
: Keep the Canadian $ but peg it to the Euro. It'll be worth 10% more against the greenback within 12 months. The Euro has only just started to kick off
: cfalk, right you are, about the $6500. but I still have full value in Canada, which was the point I was trying to make. Even right now, it is cheaper
: Zach, stop indulging in your right-wing, nationalistic and bigoted bullshit. You even fail to realize that there are nations out in the world that are
: Well, as already mentioned, a totally new design for each money would be needed. Aside from the 1$ coin, each of America's monetary units feature the
40 Go Canada!
: "I also think the Euro is working quite nicely. Just because its value is lower than the dollar's doesn't mean it isn't working." Really? what people
: Regarding your view about the Euro and your response to my views about how the Euro is working, I disagree with you. No member of the EU, nor any offi
42 Go Canada!
: we have fantatics in the UK thinking we can join the euro tomorrow-we cant because of our stongpund and because we have a different economic cycle and
: A lot of things have been said, and almost all of them have been answered to. The fact different countries having different economical cycles is not a