Canada the 51st State of America

 

Signing of USMCA

Complements of CNN NEWS

Yes it’s finally over. The NAFTA is a done deal. I think it would have been simpler to make Canada the 51st State of America. But the old term “NAFTA” is signed, sealed and delivered, or is it?

Donald Trump calls it a new and improved USMCA deal and changed the old version of the outdated NAFTA to something more to his liking. Of course Mexico calls it MCUSA, CANADIANS call it CMUSA. In case you haven’t figured it out, the “C “stands for Canada. Eh!

(link) Day after Nafta.

Whatever they call it, the deal is done, RIGHT ??

Now if it wasn’t for the Donald Trump slanders on all of his “past friends” and trading partners, I would never have gone down this dark alley.

Avro Arrow

Avro Arrow

After doing research on my new e-book “What Really Happened to the Avro Arrow”, which is due out first of the year, I would not have known to what extent the rocky history Canada and the United States has had, (well not really)  I suspected?

Still to this day, things haven’t changed much behind the scenes.

As a Canadian, yes we have heard rumors, and yes everything you read in this country is American, and yes, we have all heard and read things passed down through the years. But Canadians always looked the other way. As the saying goes, “swept under the carpet” Some of our Prime Ministers tried swaying us away ever so slowly from that US mentality but, there is SLOW and then there is sloooow.

At one point Europeans thought we were the 51st State of America, and that was many years back.

Now why would anybody think any different of our two countries? Our societies are intertwined like 2 peas in a pod. We all have relatives on both sides of the border and our economies have been linked forever. We all know when the US sneezes and we Canadians come down with the cold. Many of our Canadian citizens have duel US passports and a big part of our Canadian government is run by politicians born in the US, so why would the rest of the world think any different?

That’s the problem. People around the world must question why is the US treating Canadians that way? How can we trust the US if?

In beautiful Amsterdam I ask a shopkeeper to send me a box of those fine cigars that he was selling “Where you would like them sent?” he asked. Canada, I said. He thought for a moment and said we don’t send anything to AMERICA. I assume he was referring to the United States. “No you got it wrong, CANADA I said.” “It’s all the same to me.”

I NEVER DID GET MY STOGIES.

So doing some research on my upcoming e-book, and we all know, one door opens another, and then another. It was taking me down a dark alley of the shady, behind the scenes dealings with our “brothers” to the south. Maybe some people chalk it up to “that’s only Business.” Eh!

I’m starting to realize that only Canadians think of the US as our brothers. I’m not sure if they consider us as “brothers” the same way. We’ve all heard these jokes ……. “Canadians still live in Igloo’s” And here is a good one, “Canada is where all the cold weather comes from” I can take a silly joke like everybody else, but I’m starting to see that maybe it wasn’t a joke. The Americans do think we live in Igloos and are pushovers, with a “lead the lamb to the slaughter” mentality.

Americans through the years have very subtly steered and pushed Canadians in a direction of their choosing. Like I said, we all have seen changes in our world and it’s mostly in the US favor. The funny thing is, when Donald Trump says to his followers, “Canadians are taking full advantage of the United States of America “Hospitality” That in my estimation is totally, false.

The US President with his threats is a wake-up call, that all Canadians need to hear or we could just consider the #2 option.

#2 OPTION, Canada the 51st State of America.

In order to write my e-book with as much accuracy as possible, I had to go back at least 70 years in history. Times were different then, the mood on both sides of the boarder was different. Like I wrote in one of my other posts, crossing the border from either side was an inconvenience at best. So yeah, things have changed.

But the story just keeps getting better.

Today the NAFTA or USMCA as Trump calls it is like déjàvu with two rocky personalities, Trump and our Prime Minister Trudeau. One titan clashes against the other, the US does not like to lose, or being pushed around, and the US wants to do the pushing.

In my research,  (link) John F Kennedy, showed in public, his total dislike for our former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.  JFK ridiculed our former PM most times, every chance he got and not behind the scenes, but in public no less and that was 60 years ago. He JFK & J Diefenbakerridiculed our former Prime Minister in one hand and asked for help to ward off his arch enemy over the Arctic, in the same sentence. Very few people in this world have the knack of doing such a thing, and with a straight face. Apparently JFK had that talent.

“The rumor goes, the bitterness came from John Diefenbaker Heritage no less, which I really found interesting, knowing the JFK story.

So, its official, President Kennedy, sad to say, is off my list of favorite Presidents, and that list … is getting shorter. So, does history repeat itself or maybe things have never changed.

LOOK JUSTIN, YOU KNOW I LOVE CANADA, I HAVE MANY FRIENDS THERE.

Canadians are starting to be aware and certainly, some of the ugliness would never have come to the forefront at a dinner table if it wasn’t for the US Leader Donald Trump’s unprofessional rederick with Canada, which surely is not becoming from any world Statesman.

We would, like all Canadians “that where really famous for doing” swept the rederick under the rug, and, let him be, he’s just having a bad hair day … Eh!

Yes we have been trading partners, “brothers” forever, and maybe like Donald Trump said, the gravy train is over and it’s time for Canada to step up to the plate. Eh!

One last note on some of our woes in Canada, Yes I believe that we have been pushed around and yes our Prime Ministers have fallen under the spell of the United States and kept us under their mercy as long as I can remember. But that’s OK. We are brothers. . . RIGHT?

But maybe Canada should start thinking of different options. I am relatively pleased with our PM Justin Trudeau. He, at face value, looks to be fighting for the rights of all Canadians and if he and his government would stop giving away Millions of dollars to all the (LINK) Omar Khadrs in this country, we could perhaps have enough money left to design, implement, build and learn new ideas for Canada’s future. Maybe we can be leaders on the world stage again.

Maybe we can start with the GM Car Plant in Oshawa, the one the US is closing after 100 years; I heard that building will be vacant soon and that’s a good place for Canadian investment. ?????

I don’t blame Donald Trump for being protective of the United States Interest. That’s what he was elected to do and maybe he is doing a good job. “It just depends what side of the fence you’re on”

If you see a wolf at the door in sheep’s clothing and he whispers sweet nothings in your ear, “We will take care of you good buddy”, close the door in his face.

Canada, the 51st State of America.

Canada being the 51st State of America would save a lot of cross border problems, but I think the U.S. should be our 13th Province or Territory of Canada. That sounds even better. Eh!

And for the rest of Canada, GOOGLE  “NonProliferation Treaty”  interesting read on how Canada’s hands are tied.

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Pardon me

pardon me cartoon

Guilty-Bad Ass-Pardon Cartoon

Pardon me! I wish it was that simple but what if I wanted a real pardon to remove my past dirty deeds? How would I go about getting a pardon? Do you even know what a pardon is? Wikipedia says, “A pardon is a government decision to allow a person to be absolved of guilt for an alleged crime or other legal offense”

This post as per cartoon was to make fun of US President Trump.

 “I WILL JUST, PARDON MYSELF”

“Talk about being above the law”!  He just sends a bad message of the democratic system and totally makes a mockery of all hard working Americans that believe in equal rights.

My plan was to make fun of the US President and the PARDON issue, but the pardon topic took a different direction on its own.

This is a very important topic with many people and these people take the pardon issue quite seriously. Listening to the American president make light of the pardon issue is disheartening to them, as well as to myself, and I don’t need one. Eh!

There is a Canadian FUN Connection

∞∞ So the “PARDON ME” term probably originated in Canada.

Canadian flag

Canadian Flag

As you’re going through heavily congested malls, you are rubbing shoulders with anybody and everybody. The first thing that comes out of a Canadian’s mouth is pardon me . . .  pardon me, … No, “PARDON ME”  Eh! ∞∞

But this is not a laughing matter. What if a lot of people are very serious about a “REAL PARDON”, you know the one your government gives you when you/they think that you should be exonerated from your shady past.

Pardon Me

So, as President Trump is handing out pardons like they were traffic tickets, he is saving the last for himself. You are just a normal working person/Schmoe, ( Al Capone used that term)  it just means, you have to go through the proper channels.

Depending on the severity of your past crimes, you might have to wait 5 to 10 years and that’s after you paid your debt to society. So you really have to plan ahead and make sure you do it. This information came right out of a Canadian Law website and maybe its a US law site also.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE BASICS:

FIRST OFF- do you really want a pardon, do you even need one.

SECOND- Do you know how to go about getting a pardon?

Most people with a shady past couldn’t care less about a pardon, not worth the effort. Not unless I can get a Donald Trump pass, I’m not interested.

Other people would like a clean slate. They paid their debt to society. It was part of the past and would like to leave it there. It’s history and gone like it never happened.

It’s hard to look into the future but if you could, you would say. “A pardon in a small way, is part of the healing process from your gloomy past”. And looking into the future, you don’t want your dirty deeds stopping you from fulfilling your hopes, dreams, love and relationships, all the good things in life.

My question would be,

On a job application with your pardon firmly in place, when filling out the application form for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police position, you get asked,” do you or have you ever had a criminal record?”

Would you answer yes or no to that question?

No, would mean that if an institution dug deep enough and they did dig up something of your past they would now accuse you of falsifying a legal document. Then you’re in deep do-do.  If you say yes, way way back before the caveman, and yes I have paid my debt and have been totally exonerated of my past dirty deeds.

Could they still hold that against you? Could you still get a high paying government job? With a past or current criminal record even with a pardon, you could still be limited to certain jobs?

Government jobs as an MP, PRIME MINISTER OR PRESIDENT of U.S.A or child welfare would be totally out. (I think?) There are many high profile positions  that companies or government agencies would do a thorough back ground and security check on you. By having a pardon you will eliminate most of your problem.

That’s a question you would want to ask a Pardon Lawyer.

Did you also know, your criminal record is public domain?

skeletons in your closet

Do you have skeletons in your closet?

Did you know your criminal record is public domain, public information to anybody that wants or is interested in spending the fee to pull your file? And as the story goes, even with a pardon, and yes, now your record is squeaky clean and hidden from public scrutiny, someone, digging hard enough can still come up with your past dirty deeds. (depending on the severity of the crime)

And I’m sure some Politicians aren’t squeaky clean either. They too probably have skeletons in their closet. They just never told anyone.

How would I go about getting a pardon?

Here are a few web addresses that could help you be an honorary citizen again.

∞ INFORMATION WHAT A PARDON IS. ∞

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardon

Information On, “Do Other Country Have Pardons “

https://ask.metafilter.com/133384/Do-other-countries-allow-the-Head-of-Government-to-pardon-people-convicted-of-crimes-the-way-the-USA-does

MERCY INFORMATION

https://www.canadianlegal.org/royal-prerogative-of-mercy-in-canada/

CANADIAN HELP CENTER

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=151&top=8

Most Powerful L Canadian Lawyer’s

https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/author/gail-j-cohen/the-top-25-most-influential-915/

7 JOBS YOU WILL NEVER GET?

https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/jobs-criminal-record.html/

Google, how to get on the Donald Trump’s pardons list, it would be a faster way to go.

JUST SAYING. Eh

∞ Short Pardon Story ∞

Many years back this nice looking lady came up to me at my work place. She introduces herself as a RCMP officer and that she was from the Canadian Government Pardons Office.

She spoke in a very soft voice; I never, ever suspected she was a law enforcement officer.The lady spoke like we were old time buddies. Through the conversation, she mentioned a friend of mine was applying for a pardon. This was one of the procedures our government  go through to see if the person in question deserves a pardon.

Laughing, I asked her which one of my “bad actor friends” was going for a clean slate.  The person on my list of friends, the least I would have ever suspected had the criminal record.

RCMP lady asked a few simple question like, “how long have you known this person, and on a personal level” “what did I think of him as a upstanding citizen.” Silly questions really, 20 minutes from start to finish of the questions, she was gone and he got his pardon shortly after.

I would like to think in a small way I helped him get his pardon. He turned out to be a Minister of a local Church and oversees many of the church projects. On Sundays, he always had interesting stories to tell his congregation.

Good Luck on your Pardon!

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DID YOU KNOW?

Canada’s Prime Minister is pardoning thousands for bad guys with drug related offenses do to the latest law change?

United States Presidents, pardon hundreds of people in their term in office, some Presidents, thousands.

“Do research on how to get on the list of Pardons?”

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Is Cannabis legal in Canada?

marijuana logo

Official Canadian Weed Logo

Yes to the question, Is Cannabis legal in Canada, or at least by the time of my posting it will be legal (Oct. 17). Some of the general public can hardly wait. Legalizing the pot industry will bring most of these smokers out of the closet, not like they need to be, they been doing it forever anyway. The people can just do it legally now.

The marijuana industry is gearing up, the stores are ready to open, the 115 or so pot producers in Canada are spending money like they already have it. They,  like our government are expecting a major economic win fall.

Morbid topic, but this is true no less.

Upstanding person as I am, do not partake in such activities. . . but, “Is it even safe to smoke?”  You know they banned cigarettes because scientifically it’s proven that it’s bad for your health, breathing in all those chemicals.  Their reasoning is sound, all the chemicals and the oils / nicotine from smoking cigarettes just clogged up the blood vessels in your lungs. If that happens then the oxygen supply to the brain or body has been reduced and will and can just create a lot of health problems.

SO WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

How many times have you heard that quotation?  “Smoking is bad for you” Now, this is coming from a person that knows virtually nothing about the body anatomy. But as an ordinary person, outside the box looking in, I still have to wonder if any research was done on the long term effects on smoking cannabis, pot. So you still have to see it at face value.

Is Cannabis OK to smoke?

Cannabis in most part gets smoked, inhaled, and still goes into your blood stream through your lungs. As a matter of fact, the same way as smoking cigarettes. It’s bad enough that you have to breathe polluted air, but the oils from the cannabis should surely work the same way over time as nicotine.

Just saying.   Could I be right?

Now, the new law has been passed in legalizing pot in Canada, and I’m totally amazed that articles on the health and welfare of smoking pot are few and far between.

But going back to my lung theory and the nicotine plugged blood vessels in your lungs, and now Cannabis plugging the arteries / blood vessels with Cannabis oil.

I don’t see a difference.

Doctors/physicians are staying relatively quiet on the issue of marijuana. The cancer society is not addressing any concerns of smoking pot, so I wonder, why do I see a difference? I’m far from being a medical  practitioner or an expert in the field. It just makes sense.

On a lighter note:

Our government made it law and by making it law, they put a lot of our citizens on a cloud without even lighting a match to a joint. Some people are ecstatically happy in most part with the new law. “Well maybe some and not all”.

The younger groups calls them,  doobies so,

I better get with the lingo, I’m assuming this pot will be around long after I’m gone, so I better get used to the talk, Eh!

Let’s see if I got this right.

MARIJUANA is the same as Cannabis which is the same as

Doobies

Weed

Joints

Marijuana sticks.

Pot

Big fatties

Hoolies

Reefers

Grass

Sticky Icky

My all time favorite,

 ∞ ” WACKIE-TOBACCIE”

And the list goes on?

If anybody can think of any other colorful names, please let me know. I want to be accurate.

“I mean, cool when I’m asking for some over the counter.”

“NOTE”

Our brothers to the south, better beware.

Marijuana smoke in Canada

Marijuana smoke in Canada

There will be one big cloud over Canada for a while, and it won’t be from a forest fire. It will be that fine Canadian aroma. Eh!

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Please check out my first posting on Canada Pot industry.

Is Canada Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

From the movie Cheech and Chong – Up in Smoke, MY all time favorite.

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Did you know that marijuana and hemp plants are closely related, like in the family of “WEED”…

Adding insult to injury, they make rope out of hemp/weed?

You’re probably saying “this Canadian is already on some bad stuff” eh! — WEED

Please,  check out my other post on legalizing marijuana in Canada

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Is Canada Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Canada IS Legalizing “Pot” Recreational Marijuana by midsummer and we will be open for business, at least in the Cannabis department.

More tax revenue.

marijuana logo

Official Weed Logo

By Legalizing Pot “marijuana” in Canada there are a lot of good as well as some bad points.  Do away with the underground economy, more tax revenue, keep it out of the hands of children.

Look at all the money Canada will be saving by not charging and jailing all these bad guys, you know the ones, selling this stuff illegally. Overnight these bandits will become honorable Canadian citizens again and now will have to go out and, find real jobs… Eh

I have to admit though, going to a local dispensary will be easier than importing the Jamaican Gold, from you know where.

But again you have to wonder, how is our government going to regulate this weed smoking? It’s illegal to smoke cigarettes anywhere around or near a public building, can’t smoke around children, and they’re even trying to pass a law by banning cigarettes in your home and car. They actually have special officers that heavily fine the offenders.

Up to a couple of years ago, the only place you could buy a six-paque of beer was in a special beer store and since then, they have loosened up that ruling. Now you can buy it in selected food chains.

But “STILL NOT IN A CORNER STORE”.

Pot, even though it is NOT legal in the Netherlands, it is widely available and probably considered a nuisance more than anything. As luck would have it, we went to Holland for our holidays and this is off the subject, BUT NOT.

∞ So, while we were in Holland the curiosity got the best of me, and I had to visit the famous RED LIGHT DISTRICT. As I looked over at these display windows I noticed this “lady” had spotted me. She did the consecutive finger gesture to come in for a “visit”. I pointed out that I had my wife with me and she gave this wave with her hand, who cares gesture.

Only in Holland. Eh!

BACK TO THE STORY

Having been in Amsterdam all those days, there was no distinct Marijuana smell. We were there for the Queen’s birthday and party-goers were everywhere. There was no heavy smoke/smell.

Maybe they weren’t smoking that day, Marijuana smoke-free day, or maybe they found a way to remove that distinct order.

Well, as I understand it, major growers in Canada will have up to 50 different flavors of this weed for your liking. So our Canadian growers must have found a way to get rid of the smell.

But, I still have to wonder if some Canadian pot will include a menthol or a cherry flavor.

A few years back the tobacco companies polluted my Cigars with those oddball flavors, and that took the fun right out of smoking stoggies (cigars).  Eh!

I think our illustrious government is sailing in

“UNCHARTED WATERS”.

This will bring a new meaning to

“MADE IN CANADA”  “Eh”

PLEASE CHECK MY UPDATED VERSION,  CANADA POT INDUSTRY

Is Cannabis legal in Canada?

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One of my favorite must see movies. “Up in Smoke”

up in smoke

Now that’s a big “DOOBY”

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