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Finally, someone who has actually read history. This British (Canadians) did the honourable thing and went home after proving that we couldn't invade Toronto at our will because they could do more damage in the long run.
Google owns YouTube. It is a subsidiary; therefore it is just as valid to use the name Google in the place of YouTube.
As the article brings out, it is not the rate but the enforcement globally. Yes, the rate is 35% U.S. for profits. However, if those profits were made in Toronto, what right does the government have to claim that this is their money? What the article doesn't mention is that now with the FATCA law (which your damn congress passed), I now have to pay the CRA (Canadian tax agency) 20% of any income I make. I also have to pay 32% I.R.S. taxes of any money I make abroad. This is what American tax law has imposed on u.s. corporations, now imposed on U.S. citizens.
Send me kilo of what you're smoking, please.
Somebody finally gets it right! Thanks pappy.
This was brought up yesterday on the CBC news in response to an announcement that Burger King wants to take over Tim Horton's. It was suggested that Canada (formerly a British colony) should stage a repeat performance if Burger King proceeds to take over their iconic coffee shop.
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The Burger King of...Canada

Vladilyich Wrote: Aug 26, 2014 7:56 AM
Burger King Worldwide, Inc. This was yesterday's lead story all day long on the CBC and CTV. Canadians are definitely ticked off! You don't mess with Timmie's . One commentator also brought out that yesterday was the 200th anniversary of the British Canadians burning down the White House and suggested that a takeover of Tim Horton's by Burger King might push a repeat performance.
I fully expect the EPA to outlaw tobacco, period, as being a prime cause of global warming. :( The U.S. is definitely going the way of Canada where we have a "sin tax" attached to alcohol and tobacco. The average cost for a pack of cigarettes is over $13CAD. If you go to a First Nations reservation and buy untaxed cigarettes, the RCMP will search your car on the way out. E-cigarettes are illegal in the country if they contain nicotine (I buy my refills from the U.S. via FedEx). The equivalent of a carton of e-cig refills WITH nicotine costs me under $20USD. The tax on alcohol is even worse. In Ontario all alcohol sales are a government monopoly and the prices are fixed by the Province. In Arizona I was buying a half-gallon (1.75L) of Vodka for $12.95USD. In Ontario, a pint (350ml) is $13.95CAD. Of course the price is the same regardless of where it was produced. The same price applies for "Alberta Pure" as it does for "Russkiy Standart" or "Stolichnaya". Originally, the thinking was that by increasing the prices using a "sin tax" it would force people to cut back on buying things the government disapproved of. It didn't work out that way. Now the government is dependent on these taxes to exist.
"...Louisiana provides almost a third of North America's commercial fisheries." I have quite a few friends in the restaurant and fishing business and, honestly, Louisiana and other Gulf states are going down the toilet at the moment. My restaurant friends will not buy seafood known to come from the Gulf of Mexico and have cancelled all standing orders for Gulf shrimp. Another friend who was a shrimper out of New Port Ritchie, FL, has sold his three boats because his catch has dwindled to make it not worth his while and what he was catching is so badly contaminated they were almost inedible. On a balance, my restauranteur friends will not buy west coast fish and shellfish because most of it is radioactive from Fukishima. The fiascos from the past four years have been a boon to friends in Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland :) If the government will ever make BP pay for the damage they've done then I might go along with the intent of this article, but we all know that will never happen. Exxon still hasn't paid for the Valdez disaster and that was decades ago. BP has absolutely no intention of shelling out anything that will drop their dividends. Were ANY of the energy companies responsible citizens, I would wholeheartedly support exploration. They're not.
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DC Defines Pepper Spray as a Firearm

Vladilyich Wrote: Aug 04, 2014 8:28 AM
I agree with you, banning (effectively) pepper spray or mace is a really dumb idea, but not unique. The day after the 2008 elections I moved to Canada. It is well known that sidearms are banned here, but I soon found out that it is also illegal for a civilian to carry pepper spray, mace or CS. The crime rate per capita is also about the same as the U.S.
It's almost as good as "attack of the killer tomatoes."
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