Friday, April 28, 2017

Renegotiating NAFTA

The Huffington Post is reporting that Donald Trump has agreed to renegotiate NAFTA as oposed to puling out completely. Terminating NAFTA is in everyone's best interest. If they are going to negotiate it, then Chapter 11 Compensation awards is the first thing that has to go. That clause has nothing to do with free trade and everything to do with giving up sovereignty and democracy. If they dont eliminate Chapter 11 then this whole moving forward claim is just one great big fraud.

On the lighter side, Oregon Live is reporting that "The Portland Timbers took on the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday at Providence Park, and ahead of kickoff, the Timbers Army support group unfurled a tifo that references the 1996 movie "Mars Attacks," a Tim Burton film starring Jack Nicholson. 'Destroy the Canadian Menace' dominated the stands, and was punctuated by the smaller "Do Not Run We Are Your Friends" banner. Both are lines from the movie, where the premise is Earth is invaded by Martians and the question is do they want to take over or are they just misunderstood?" That was pretty funny.

There has always been a healthy rivalry between Canada and the United States but it has always been in good fun and in good taste. Unlike back in England where football hooligan will use mob violence to fight with opposing fans. I was there and saw that at a Chelsea versus West Ham game once. That was wild so it was. Evidently I was wearing the wrong colours and got into several fights as a result. At least with the Americans we know they're mostly joking.

Greetings USA: We are the Canadian Menace. Please don't be offended when we kick your ass at the 2018 Winter Olympics. It's nothing personal. We're just taking care of business yo.

BTW Vin Diesel appeared with Nicky Jam at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

1 comment:

  1. Trump says he wants to re neg. NAFTA. However, It makes great deflection on the Russia and Flinn thing. Trump may have a problem with NAFTA because for 35 American states Canada is their biggest trading partner. He may hurt more Americans than help, but it makes for great headlines and gave Stephen Corbett, great material for last night's show.

    Trump spends a lot of time deflecting attention from real issues by going after things which aren't issues. Of course that soft wood lumber complaint was filed by Weyerhaeuser and they also gave Christy and the B.C. Lieberals $230K. Most of the lumber companies have mills in Canada and the U.S.A. If they can close the Canadian mills and just operate the American mills they will save money. What is interesting is that although Christy says she'll fight for us, she accepted contributions from all those lumber companies. So my question is whose side is she really on. We know what she has done for some large corporations, i.e. $885M transmission line paid for by B.C. Hydro so an alberta company could operate....... and we wonder why our electrical rates are so high.


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