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Mysteria
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Well - toxic mortgages will be bought up today that is for sure.
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1 posted 10-03-2008 01:45 PM       View Profile for threadbear   Email threadbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for threadbear

Hi, Sharon!  If you get a chance, could you post something here that describes how the United States elections affect Canada?  Obviously you are watching with great interest, and I am always curious how the US election results and processes are perceived by other countries.    I just would like to hear a homiez' point of view from Canada, if you would be so kind to do so.
Much obliged, Sister Sharon!
ThreadBear

oh, and anyone else from outside of the United States or world travellers, your input is also solicited in this quest.  Thanks in advance!
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This bold step taken by Congress will have a real jump start on fixing your economy but it won't show up quickly enough I am afraid, and therefore it will surely affect us, being your closest neighbor up here in these igloos         My son for instance does the majority of his business with the USA, and that pays most of his bills, along with all his employees.  For that reason also, you can bet I am watching what you do down there like a hawk.         When this downturn started, I called him to advise him to make sure his customers deposits were insured, as a precaution.  What goes on down there affects the cost of every thing up here that isn't from China of course, but even that will be changed now from cars, to oranges.

I think the majority of Canadians have always been more interested in your politics than our own for some reason.  Our own political debate was on last night and I even forgot to tape it, but I did Tivo yours, watched it "live", and than again on CNN while in bed.         

Somehow we as Canadians always land on our feet up here as it is a rich country.  I love our health care system, even though our sweet Balladeer says I pay for it hidden in my taxes, I don't care, at least I can go get "fixed" for free anytime I need to, and won't lose my house due to an uncontrollable health situation.  I remember being with a friend down there while one of her parents was dying, and I was beyond shocked at the stress this causes in a family without health care in place.  Here, even Canada Pension will give you $2,500 toward your expenses of burial,etc.  BUT...we pay for it hidden in our taxes.  BUT...I don't care.      

I was glued to your Vice Presidential debate last night and must say I was surprised how well Sarah Palin did to be honest, as I find her a little too "folksy" for my liking.  That was "nice," she held her ground but still doesn't make her Presidential material in my books, and Biden won that debate hands down. When he spoke about being a single parent, I saw his "feminine side" and liked him even more.  I think McCain/Palin are over-selling  the "Maverick" and "Johnny six-pack," and "hockey mom," and in general how they are appealing to middle America, with the "cute" terminology.  They are really starting to insult my intelligence and irritate me.  If I never hear those terms out loud again it will be fine with me.  I know a lot of Johnny six-packs in the USA, and all of them speak better English than Sarah Palin did last night, trust me.  

I would say I have more friends in the USA than here to be honest, and of course my interest is in their well being, and the shaky state of affairs down there, when affecting them effects me.

Well, Wall Street got bailed out because it was necessary.  I just hope Americans as a whole make the right choice when they go to vote, as this too is so necessary this time more than any other time since the Depression.  

Here's my two-cents on the candidate I would pick seeing you asked, you did ask me didn't you?  I would put my buck on Obama, because:

- he is refreshingly new in his ideas, and objectives to create change, and I find him believable
- he will be surrounded by the knowledge and advise he needs to do this job right
- he is your "Johnny six-pack" and wants exactly what you do for his family's health and education
- he is for health reform, which is a personal favorite of mine
- he proposes "change" as a verb not a noun
- he along with Biden, feel to me to be a great team to give it a shot
- he is young with young ideas that appeal to moi
- he is for court adjusting the principle you owe on your home, as well as the mortgage rate when you get into trouble - makes sense to me
- he can do it!  I feel it in my gut, and it never lets me down, ever!

Hey, but what do I know?  I should mention if you haven't figured it out, I am a die-hard Liberal in Canada, right to the core, and always vote for my party but not necessarily the candidate.  We will of course lose again this year, but I keep trying.  I still wear my "I Love Pierre" t-shirt to this day.

Well, I over-talked as only I can do.  On a final note, talk is cheap they say, so whatever you do down there at least please VOTE, hurry up and get registered if you haven't as this is an important one.


    
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Hello, wonderful neighbor to the north.  

he is for court adjusting the principle you owe on your home, as well as the mortgage rate when you get into trouble - makes sense to me

May I suggest you give that a little more thought. miss? The scenario could scare you...

Besides, why would he be for it? I don't know if you read the thread here on Acorn or not. but let me spell it out.

Acorn is a completely disreputable organization that has been found to fix elections, coerce banks into giving loans to borrowers who were not qualified and a plethora of other things. Let me tell you how they did it....by threats and coercion. If a bank did not agree to give out loans to unqualified people, they would send protestors into the president's office. They also sent hundreds of protestors to his house and threatened his family. During business hours they would send dozens of protestors into the bank to disrupt the workday and terrorize the customers. They are as responsible for the mountain of foreclosures happening today as anyone else.

Obama worked for them. He represented them in court cases. He became a trainer for them, teaching new recruits the ropes on how Acorn got things done. This is the real Obama. All of this is a matter of record. If that's the man you would like to see in the catbird seat, thank God you can't vote!  

I love every part of you.....except your gut.
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  Personally, I love Canada.  It's a Mans-Man land.  I haven't visited my old high-school chum, Denis, who lives in Sudberry, in a few years now, and really miss going up there.  

  One of the most interesting comments you made was the one where you said you watch American politics more than Canadian poli's.  Americans may be many things, but one thing they are NOT is dull.  Even the most banal of us have stories to tell.  They don't come any blander than McCain, yet no-one has been able to predict the way this pre-election has swayed back and forth, and it's not due to his charisma!  Lawd, no.

     Forgive me if I'm a tad disjointed as I'm trying to work and play at the same time here!  LOL    I appreciate your fore-thought on the Obama selection, but to me, it's a little like promoting the mailroom manager into the CEO position of the largest corporation in America.

     Thank you, so very much, for your post!  It was exactly what I was pinin' fer!
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Well Michael I shall read on that tomorrow, yes I will and take up your suggestion.
 
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