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    Hi all,

    From Canada. Started watching Hannity relatively recently, really during the election when I became engrossed in the outcome and I really appreciated his straightforward, no b.s approach. He has an opinion and isn't shy about sharing it without reservation. Agree with him or not, you can at least respect his transparency and I try to follow his show every night (as we have limited and controlled media in Canada, rated one of the least free and diverse in the world by the way). The recent election was the first time I really followed politics closely and I continue to do so with focus.

    My story is different than many as I am Canadian, but also a whistleblower against Canadian abuses of NAFTA. This has caused a great deal of grief for my wife and I, but, unlike in the U.S who have mechanisms of accountability and grievance processes, Canada lacks these so I reached out to U.S authorities to make them aware. These abuses of NAFTA and free market principles is particularly true when it comes to American businesses on Canadian soil, as you will learn more about as I post. The renegotiation of NAFTA is vital, and in many respects, will determine Trumps successes going forward.

    Anyways I will keep it short for now. Thanks for allowing me on the forum. Hannity like many of his guests is a refreshing change from the usual political spin media. He doesn't back down from honest debate and is an American Patriot. We need a few like him in Canada.

    Cheers.
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    Bonjour et Bienvenue!

    Let me guess... Kevin O'Leary supporter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelier View Post
    Bonjour et Bienvenue!

    Let me guess... Kevin O'Leary supporter?
    Hey. No. O'Leary was a poor mans Trump, he not in the same business class or political vision. Furthermore he had endorsement from some fake Conservatives who I thoroughly disliked. Trumps promises, if kept will definitely improve Americas position in the world which has been exploited over the last 30+ years. O'Leary seemed lost and not very serious. He didn't have the fortitude or conviction that Trump has. That comes when you love your country as Trump does. I am not convinced that O'Leary gave a damn about Canada.

    Of the Conservatives I actually liked Raitt and possibly Bernier as I consider myself Libertarian in nature. This fact alone puts a crosshair on your back in Canada with the authorities. Regardless, I fight the good fight on behalf of higher principles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockedcanadian View Post
    Hey. No. O'Leary was a poor mans Trump, he not in the same business class or political vision. Furthermore he had endorsement from some fake Conservatives who I thoroughly disliked. Trumps promises, if kept will definitely improve Americas position in the world which has been exploited over the last 30+ years. O'Leary seemed lost and not very serious. He didn't have the fortitude or conviction that Trump has. That comes when you love your country as Trump does. I am not convinced that O'Leary gave a damn about Canada.

    Of the Conservatives I actually liked Raitt and possibly Bernier as I consider myself Libertarian in nature. This fact alone puts a crosshair on your back in Canada with the authorities. Regardless, I fight the good fight on behalf of higher principles.
    Welcome to Hannity!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExDem View Post
    Welcome to Hannity!!!
    Thank you. I watch him enough to have sought out this forum and I am happy to be given the chance to speak to others who enjoy his show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockedcanadian View Post
    Hey. No. O'Leary was a poor mans Trump, he not in the same business class or political vision. Furthermore he had endorsement from some fake Conservatives who I thoroughly disliked. Trumps promises, if kept will definitely improve Americas position in the world which has been exploited over the last 30+ years. O'Leary seemed lost and not very serious. He didn't have the fortitude or conviction that Trump has. That comes when you love your country as Trump does. I am not convinced that O'Leary gave a damn about Canada.

    Of the Conservatives I actually liked Raitt and possibly Bernier as I consider myself Libertarian in nature. This fact alone puts a crosshair on your back in Canada with the authorities. Regardless, I fight the good fight on behalf of higher principles.
    You guys missed your chance with Chris Alexander... when the chips were down in Afghanistan he was the one Ambassador who actually made things happen. He's gutsy and he knows his stuff. When everyone else was turning a blind eye to the shady dealings, he was the only western Ambassador who refused to take crap from the warlords.

    I find it interesting that you consider yourself a Libertarian and yet you support Trump... to me, he's more of a Populist than anything.... he's about as far away from being a Libertarian as you can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelier View Post
    You guys missed your chance with Chris Alexander... when the chips were down in Afghanistan he was the one Ambassador who actually made things happen. He's gutsy and he knows his stuff. When everyone else was turning a blind eye to the shady dealings, he was the only western Ambassador who refused to take crap from the warlords.

    I find it interesting that you consider yourself a Libertarian and yet you support Trump... to me, he's more of a Populist than anything.... he's about as far away from being a Libertarian as you can get.
    I have no use for Mr. Alexander.

    Initially I was rooting for Rubio or Rand Paul in the Primaries. I didn't know much about Trump and wasn't sure that I even took him seriously. He appeared to me to be more liberal than the Democrats outside of Bernie.

    As time went on, I listened to some of his message and it became evident he was tapping into something. I had no idea you had 11 million illegal immigrants, or had lost 70,000 factories or had 93 million people on food stamps. It really hit home with me, as a laissez-faire, free market believer in globalization it became clear to me that America was being screwed royally, and not just by Canada. He actually forced me to rethink my own understanding of globalization and to realize it had limits when America is shouldering all the burden of the world debt.

    I refer to Canada as I had personally blew the whistle on Canadian tactics against American businesses in Canada. It has cost me greatly but I refuse to stop. If you knew what I knew, you would be pushing hard for any new NAFTA agreement including a whistleblower clause to prevent certain governments (Canada) from using the security apparatus from violating the NAFTA agreement; both in spirit and within the legal terms of the agreement. My guess is that without question Wilbur Ross "gets it". I hope he is given the freedom to run with the ball and make a deal that doesn't cause American workers to be exploited.

    I knew I couldn't support Clinton as she was as entitled a politician as I had ever seen. I am not a cheerleader for any particular party, I like substance and policies. When Trump made offensive remarks and attacked McCain for his service, I wavered in my hope for him to win. As with most, in time, it was clear, he was not a politician, he was not beholden to anyone, and America needed this. The world needs this. So I rooted for him even though I didn't think he would win.

    It comes down to this now at this point. If he keeps his campaign promises he will win the next election by a comfortable margin. If he doesn't, it's four and out and the big risk to capitalism will come from socialists and so-called "progressives" Capitalism and individual liberty hang in the balance. If America doesn't get back on track and control it's debt, the world as we know it is going to change drastically, and not for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockedcanadian View Post
    I have no use for Mr. Alexander.

    Initially I was rooting for Rubio or Rand Paul in the Primaries. I didn't know much about Trump and wasn't sure that I even took him seriously. He appeared to me to be more liberal than the Democrats outside of Bernie.

    As time went on, I listened to some of his message and it became evident he was tapping into something. I had no idea you had 11 million illegal immigrants, or had lost 70,000 factories or had 93 million people on food stamps. It really hit home with me, as a laissez-faire, free market believer in globalization it became clear to me that America was being screwed royally, and not just by Canada. He actually forced me to rethink my own understanding of globalization and to realize it had limits when America is shouldering all the burden of the world debt.

    I refer to Canada as I had personally blew the whistle on Canadian tactics against American businesses in Canada. It has cost me greatly but I refuse to stop. If you knew what I knew, you would be pushing hard for any new NAFTA agreement including a whistleblower clause to prevent certain governments (Canada) from using the security apparatus from violating the NAFTA agreement; both in spirit and within the legal terms of the agreement. My guess is that without question Wilbur Ross "gets it". I hope he is given the freedom to run with the ball and make a deal that doesn't cause American workers to be exploited.

    I knew I couldn't support Clinton as she was as entitled a politician as I had ever seen. I am not a cheerleader for any particular party, I like substance and policies. When Trump made offensive remarks and attacked McCain for his service, I wavered in my hope for him to win. As with most, in time, it was clear, he was not a politician, he was not beholden to anyone, and America needed this. The world needs this. So I rooted for him even though I didn't think he would win.

    It comes down to this now at this point. If he keeps his campaign promises he will win the next election by a comfortable margin. If he doesn't, it's four and out and the big risk to capitalism will come from socialists and so-called "progressives" Capitalism and individual liberty hang in the balance. If America doesn't get back on track and control it's debt, the world as we know it is going to change drastically, and not for the better.
    This is going to be an interesting conversation, because I actually thought it was Canada who was getting screwed by NAFTA. Canada ships out the raw materials and they get processed in the US. Where do you think the big money comes from? The mining or the processing? Same with softwood lumber... you guys keep winning case after case against us, but we keep throwing back in your face, even though we're completely in the wrong. It has nothing to do with Canadian "dumping" and everything to do with the fact that our producers just aren't competitive.

    The way I figure it, if you can produce a superior product and you can do it faster and cheaper than anyone else, then you deserve to make a profit from that. Doesn't matter if you're a foreign competitor or not. That's what capitalism is all about. It's the competition that keeps an economy strong and US workers are the most productive in the world. We shouldn't have anything to fear from foreign competition... we should actually embrace it. Sure, there are times when we fall short and some industries end up taking a hit... but that's what competition is all about - you win some, you lose some. Economies are like sailing yachts.... you can either build'em for speed or for comfort. I'm for speed. Sure, we can go all protectionist and try to close off foreign competition and maybe that'll make things more comfortable for US workers in the short term... but in the longer term, it's just going to make our industries fat and lazy. We'll lose our competitive edge. And that's not going to do anyone any good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelier View Post
    This is going to be an interesting conversation, because I actually thought it was Canada who was getting screwed by NAFTA. Canada ships out the raw materials and they get processed in the US. Where do you think the big money comes from? The mining or the processing? Same with softwood lumber... you guys keep winning case after case against us, but we keep throwing back in your face, even though we're completely in the wrong. It has nothing to do with Canadian "dumping" and everything to do with the fact that our producers just aren't competitive.

    The way I figure it, if you can produce a superior product and you can do it faster and cheaper than anyone else, then you deserve to make a profit from that. Doesn't matter if you're a foreign competitor or not. That's what capitalism is all about. It's the competition that keeps an economy strong and US workers are the most productive in the world. We shouldn't have anything to fear from foreign competition... we should actually embrace it. Sure, there are times when we fall short and some industries end up taking a hit... but that's what competition is all about - you win some, you lose some. Economies are like sailing yachts.... you can either build'em for speed or for comfort. I'm for speed. Sure, we can go all protectionist and try to close off foreign competition and maybe that'll make things more comfortable for US workers in the short term... but in the longer term, it's just going to make our industries fat and lazy. We'll lose our competitive edge. And that's not going to do anyone any good.
    Unfortunately you're sorely misinformed. Canada is socialist/neo-communist. You can open up your business in Canada, but if you become too big, Canada will be the defacto "management" of your business. Whether it's IBM or Celestica or any number of businesses. When I say they manage your company, this means they tamper with your HR department, hire executives who are state operatives, management, any employees they wish for whatever purpose they want. Whether it's just to have access to the business intel, or to undermine the business by pushing interest in unions etc.

    The RCMP, OPP, CSIS and the Toronto Police engage in these tactics at the appropriate level. So in short, America isn't competing with Canadian businesses at all, you are competing with the Canadian government. If Canada doesn't want you to have a business in Canada, you simply wont. Via covert interference or regulations they apply to deny you business licenses.

    In regards to lumber, these operations are done on government owned land. They are heavily subsidized above and beyond this. In regards to dairy industry, massive government subsidies are in place. This has been not just an issue with America but also New Zealand, Australia and others.

    GM remained in Ontario and kept employment in two cities here recently instead of moving back to Ohio and Michigan. Why? The province of Ontario and Federal government GAVE them; not a loan a full out gift, of $400M dollars. Same with a new Ford engineering plant in Ottawa (the center of Canadian police agency operations as it were, you can guess what this means for this technology...), they were given over $100M to employ 300 people. I wonder if any groundbreaking technology finds their way in a foreign competitors vehicle before Ford even rolls it out.

    This gifting of money is the Canadian way of stealing business and jobs from America and the American worker. Do you think somehow the Canadian factory worker is so much more productive or cheaper than their U.S counterpart that companies like GM would choose them over America? Of course not. They are in effect bribed, subsidized heavily and America watches it happen.

    There are a couple of solutions to the abuse of Canada as they enter American businesses and violate International law and NAFTA. Oh and as an aside, Canada is BY FAR the most sued successfully through the NAFTA grievance process, this due to our excessive communist protectionism, but I digress.

    First, America needs to insist on a whistleblower protection clause in NAFTA that allows regular people like myself to contact the U.S and let them know of specific abuses and assaults on their corporations in Canada. I know this because I blew the whistle and I was threatened in Canada, had multiple careers ruined, and, my wife and I were detained at the U.S border due to comical Canadian tactics. The U.S allowed us to enter after having us wait while they checked with Canada and even told me "we don't have a problem with you, but you might want to speak to your government".

    Second, apply punishment to Canadian companies that violates rules, as they did with Softwood lumber. If Canada wants to operate as a communist, America has to reconsider their relationship.

    Third, apply a border tariff and eliminate the "free" in these trades. Call it an "equalizer tax" for all of the covert operations that Canada engages in. Only allow free trade in legitimately free market industries. Furthermore, consider recourse for abuses within U.S businesses.

    Consider what happened in Venezuela. Businesses were outright confiscated by the authorities. Canada is more advanced than that and much smarter, so we operate via optics. "You can come here, employ our citizens, allow us a large tax base, in turn we will have our eyes and ears in your business, your management, executive branches etc." To give you a further idea of where this leads, state run CBC just had to divulge that there was direct nepotism going on in particular CBC contracts, given apparently to family members, friends and the like. A quick and easy manner in which to funnel money to the same agencies operating within foreign businesses.

    You see, America believes in individual freedom, free markets and capitalism. Canada believes in "collective rights", centralized form of government for economic and legal control, and socialism which has now evolved precariously close to communism, just using different methods. All while siding with American enemies, whether it was the British when you became independent, Cuba when they had nukes at your door, Russia in the 1970's, or, now China.

    Canada has been exploiting America for decades and it's about to get much worse, as Canada is seeking a free trade deal with China. If you think you have national security issues now, just wait until this beauty of a deal is completed....
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    Quote Originally Posted by shockedcanadian View Post
    Unfortunately you're sorely misinformed. Canada is socialist/neo-communist. You can open up your business in Canada, but if you become too big, Canada will be the defacto "management" of your business. Whether it's IBM or Celestica or any number of businesses. When I say they manage your company, this means they tamper with your HR department, hire executives who are state operatives, management, any employees they wish for whatever purpose they want. Whether it's just to have access to the business intel, or to undermine the business by pushing interest in unions etc.

    The RCMP, OPP, CSIS and the Toronto Police engage in these tactics at the appropriate level. So in short, America isn't competing with Canadian businesses at all, you are competing with the Canadian government. If Canada doesn't want you to have a business in Canada, you simply wont. Via covert interference or regulations they apply to deny you business licenses.

    In regards to lumber, these operations are done on government owned land. They are heavily subsidized above and beyond this. In regards to dairy industry, massive government subsidies are in place. This has been not just an issue with America but also New Zealand, Australia and others.

    GM remained in Ontario and kept employment in two cities here recently instead of moving back to Ohio and Michigan. Why? The province of Ontario and Federal government GAVE them; not a loan a full out gift, of $400M dollars. Same with a new Ford engineering plant in Ottawa (the center of Canadian police agency operations as it were, you can guess what this means for this technology...), they were given over $100M to employ 300 people. I wonder if any groundbreaking technology finds their way in a foreign competitors vehicle before Ford even rolls it out.

    This gifting of money is the Canadian way of stealing business and jobs from America and the American worker. Do you think somehow the Canadian factory worker is so much more productive or cheaper than their U.S counterpart that companies like GM would choose them over America? Of course not. They are in effect bribed, subsidized heavily and America watches it happen.

    There are a couple of solutions to the abuse of Canada as they enter American businesses and violate International law and NAFTA. Oh and as an aside, Canada is BY FAR the most sued successfully through the NAFTA grievance process, this due to our excessive communist protectionism, but I digress.

    First, America needs to insist on a whistleblower protection clause in NAFTA that allows regular people like myself to contact the U.S and let them know of specific abuses and assaults on their corporations in Canada. I know this because I blew the whistle and I was threatened in Canada, had multiple careers ruined, and, my wife and I were detained at the U.S border due to comical Canadian tactics. The U.S allowed us to enter after having us wait while they checked with Canada and even told me "we don't have a problem with you, but you might want to speak to your government".

    Second, apply punishment to Canadian companies that violates rules, as they did with Softwood lumber. If Canada wants to operate as a communist, America has to reconsider their relationship.

    Third, apply a border tariff and eliminate the "free" in these trades. Call it an "equalizer tax" for all of the covert operations that Canada engages in. Only allow free trade in legitimately free market industries. Furthermore, consider recourse for abuses within U.S businesses.

    Consider what happened in Venezuela. Businesses were outright confiscated by the authorities. Canada is more advanced than that and much smarter, so we operate via optics. "You can come here, employ our citizens, allow us a large tax base, in turn we will have our eyes and ears in your business, your management, executive branches etc." To give you a further idea of where this leads, state run CBC just had to divulge that there was direct nepotism going on in particular CBC contracts, given apparently to family members, friends and the like. A quick and easy manner in which to funnel money to the same agencies operating within foreign businesses.

    You see, America believes in individual freedom, free markets and capitalism. Canada believes in "collective rights", centralized form of government for economic and legal control, and socialism which has now evolved precariously close to communism, just using different methods. All while siding with American enemies, whether it was the British when you became independent, Cuba when they had nukes at your door, Russia in the 1970's, or, now China.

    Canada has been exploiting America for decades and it's about to get much worse, as Canada is seeking a free trade deal with China. If you think you have national security issues now, just wait until this beauty of a deal is completed....
    Canada is a neocommunist country?? *LOL* Hokay then....if you say so. Answer me this... if Canada is such a centralized economy, then why doesn't it even have a Federal securities regulator the way we do with the SEC? I look at Canada and I see it as being pretty de-centralized... all of the major business decisions seem to get decided at the provincial level. I think Canada has the same system of government as the Confederacy had - a relatively weak central government that handles defense and foreign policy and pretty much everything else handled on the provincial level... for all intents and purposes, I think you're pretty much 10 countries (and 3 territories) under one flag. Quebec and Alberta are about as different from each other as France and Norway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelier View Post
    Canada is a neocommunist country?? *LOL* Hokay then....if you say so. Answer me this... if Canada is such a centralized economy, then why doesn't it even have a Federal securities regulator the way we do with the SEC? I look at Canada and I see it as being pretty de-centralized... all of the major business decisions seem to get decided at the provincial level. I think Canada has the same system of government as the Confederacy had - a relatively weak central government that handles defense and foreign policy and pretty much everything else handled on the provincial level... for all intents and purposes, I think you're pretty much 10 countries (and 3 territories) under one flag. Quebec and Alberta are about as different from each other as France and Norway.
    Just as California and Texas are very different.

    You have your opinion I have my facts. It is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockedcanadian View Post
    Just as California and Texas are very different.

    You have your opinion I have my facts. It is what it is.
    *LOL* Ooohh... Opinionated and self-righteous.... My favorite wild game. This should be fun.

    Welcome to forum... Hope you stick around!

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