what the hell?!

top 10 reasons for u.s. cold war paranoia
By Dana Madoro

  1. Reagan
  2. McCarthy
  3. cold war is better than no war
  4. to scare the hell out of us canadians into such ugly things like free-trade agreements with our u.s. protectorate
  5. really a secret alliance with the Finns against Russia
  6. Red scare=fear of menstrual blood=need for masculine standoffs
  7. to create a ruse for massive neo-imperialist strategies
  8. to allow people to make top ten lists of communists threatening u.s.citizens.
  9. to give paranoids a reason to live
  10. to scare the hell out of us canadians and use our northern territories for nuclear testing.

another successful union

Trade does not just bind countries together; it also arouses suspicions. In the 1980s, many Americans wrongly feared that the country would be taken over by the Japanese. Canadians feel constantly assaulted by American trade and culture, and so (to a lesser extent) do Europeans. Nationalism endures and endures; and although the tensions and conflicts rarely end in war, trade is not an automatic pacifier.

Robert J. Samuelson- in his review of the book Trade Free or Die: Pat Buchanan and the Illusions of Protectionism The New Republic, June 22, 1998.

Coca-Cola sells 70 percent of its beverages outside North America; McDonald's has almost half its 23,000 outlets in foreign countries; Intel derives 56 percent of its revenues abroad.

"If you don't find it in the Index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue."
(Consumer's Guide - Sears, Roebuck and Co.)

Newfoundland was an independent country until it was bankrupted by the 'great depression' in 1936, when it became a protectorate of Great Britain and eventually in 1949 a province of Canada.

The Village of Earth
by anonymous

If we could shrink the Earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same; the village would look like this:

There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the western hemisphere (north and south) and 8 Africans.

51 would be female; 49 would be male.

70 would be non-white; 30 white.

70 would be non-Christian; 30 Christian.

50% of the entire world's wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people and all 6 would be from the United States.

80 would live in substandard housing.

70 would be unable to read.

50 would suffer from malnutrition.

1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth.

Only 1 would have a college education.

No one would own a computer.

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