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Recently in Professional Builder a cover article discussed how the industry was concerned about the anti-dumping tariffs of Canadian Lumber. I understand how they fill from a cost stand point, however let us discuss the hardships that Canadians have placed on trucking companies going into Canada with US goods. They have been a royal pain in the ass, while their trucks drive like crap, too fast on back roads-two lane highways, causing accidents and acting very inhospitable towards US motorists.
Their trucks full of cattle (beef still on the hoof) and lumber always speed and are unsafe in their driving. Their border crossings are hostile towards Americans, while we are friendly. They took advantage of our hospitality and are somewhat demanding. When I am at a truck stop in my motor home, I am going first and they can friggin wait. They always try to cut in lines. They do not obey our driving laws for hours allowed to drive before sleep and cheat the laws here. They are cutting down major checkered boards of open space without allowing proper re-growth, they are depriving native Indians of their land and hunting grounds. No, I am not an environmentalist, but we need level playing fields and we all suffer from global warming effects from such cutting down of vast sections and areas of trees. We are having major opposition in our lumber industry; it has killed the paper mills coupled with the environmentalists in this country. We have companies like Potlatch growing fast growing trees in rows like orchards to appease the environmentalists for use in paper products.
We have done so much here and the Canadians have not appeared to even be close to the same page. Yes they have more trees, but they do not have significantly faster growth. I find that the prices of increased lumber might cost first time home-buyers from qualifying, but if we are really concerned about that, there are free market levers from the Fed such as interest rates to prevent a housing bubble burst situation. We need to level the playing field with Canada, we have a huge trade deficit with them. We protect their nation since they have only 8,000 in their military. They are clear cutting and destroying their environment and we have laws yet the environmental aspects know no boundary drawn in the land by mankind. How about a little cooperation from the Socialist Government over there AYE?
Let's think about fair trade and then we can talk about free trade. If you don't like my opinion then you are not living in the right country or looking at it from both perspectives; AYE?
"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs
The Bush There Or Here Fallacy and the War in Iraq
Today we wish to examine a fallacy, or error in reasoning, which we have found springing up now and again in today's popular discourse about the so-called War On Terror. This one comes straight from the top -- well, not the VERY top -- but from Washington D.
One of Abraham Lincoln's claims to fame is the fact that he is best known for abolishing slavery. While he may have felt some personal satisfaction from liberating the Negroes from their bondage, Economy was the main reason why he made his emancipation proclamation.
Bringing Back Mining Jobs to the United States
With new environmental technologies and modern efficiency methods in mining can we revive this sector of our economy. It would be great for manufacturing costs and coupled with the current low dollar we stand to make gain quite a bit if we can.
Confession of a King
Rufus King: (Said to be the fifth most important person in the founding of America by another researcher.)I have also presented a great deal of possibility-thinking in regards to the elite families and their noble lineages or genetic manipulations including the Merovingians that include the likes of the Randolphs and Churchills.
PATRIOTIC ARMAGEDDON... Can You Hear Me Now?
Each day the present geo-political reality confirms what The Tribulation Network has been saying for the past two years! All this, while the world still debates whether or not we should call the current War on Terrorism/Terror: The West vs. Radical Islam!Now, the EU and Iran squabble over Iran's real intentions-but the US makes plans for taking out Iran's nuclear threat-this week (August 1-7) is the turning point! Bolton is in place at the UN-Bush is ready to move and faster than you think.
NASA and the Crisis Aboard MIR
Some people say that we cannot put a colony on the Moon. Some say we do not have the technology to do this? Some people say it is too dangerous and it costs too much to sustain life that far away from the Earth.
Media Advertising: New Alcohol Advertising Codes - 1 October 2005
Businesses advertising alcohol either in TV or non-broadcast format need to ensure they comply with the new Alcohol Advertising Codes ("Codes"). The Codes for both TV and non-broadcast advertisements have now been published.
Pierre Dupont de Nemours
After arranging the Armistice that ended or settled outstanding issues after the Revolutionary War Pierre Dupont de Nemours came to join the Royals including the Hapsburgs who were living near Jefferson and other esoteric Merovingians in and around Delaware. He and his family became important armaments manufacturers and it is reasonable to remember what Eisenhower said in his Military-Industrial Complex speech.
Religion, Wars and Civilization
Many are quick to point out the benefits of religion in civilization as the bond that keeps us together; a bond, which keeps society from disrupting into chaos and spontaneously turning to anarchy. Yet, to do so without discussion of the flip side of the coin is misleading at best.
US Army in Catch 22 on Gays Issue
Many of those who wish to fight for our country come from families with strong ideals of freedom. Most of them are strong Christians in fact.
Predator or Prey; Hunter or the Hunted; Teacher or the Pupil; Winning or Losing?
This is a thought on the study of Home and Away Games, The Best Team Always Has the Advantage. Predators and Prey; The Hunters and The Hunted.
Battling Societys Cancer: Unemployment
The official figures are staggering: 35% of the workforce - about 280,000 people - are unemployed and looking for a job. Each 1.
Vision India - 2025 (Expectations of an Ordinary Person)
IntroductionThe way one lyrist has written, "Hum logo ko samajh sako to samjho dilbar jaani; jitna bhi tum samjhoge utni hogi hayerani"?in a nut-shell we Indian's are most "unpredictable". When the expectations are low?we have performed really well and contrary to that when expectations were very high?most of the time we have failed to live up to those expectations.
Council of Six
The head of the Club of Rome has said that the major issue that prevents World Peace is the matter of terminology or differences in what people mean across different cultures. I have no illusions about having devised a fool proof proposal here - but it would be nice if the dialogue existed and not until it does exist will there be much hope for real change.
Chinese Rhetoric Over Taiwan, Back At You
It appears we are getting a little bit of Sun Tzu sword rattling as they set their sights on Taiwan. This is somewhat bothersome, as they have publicly stated that they would use nuclear weapons on the United States if we tried to interfere.
Ohio Department of Transportation; Sector Economic Reality
Ohio's transportation sector seems to be strong, even with Ohio's outrageous attack on the trucking industry. That one has to be politics.
Positive People Power - Taking Control By Being Proactive NOT Reactive!
WE MUST PUT A STOP TO THE EVER-INCREASING PRICE OF OIL!In the last few months the price of many necessities has markedly increased. Sure, we can call it 'inflation' and say it's just a part of life - but it's a component which is slowly but surely strangling all of us, financially.
Mr. Bin Laden: Tear this Wall Down
You say, you want to help the Palestinians, but most of them still struggle in poverty. How are you helping anyone? Having been born into a privileged life, you use your wealth toward death, destruction, division, and sorrow.
Why did FDR say Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Count Rumford were the three most important Americans? (1) Why did the Holy Roman Empire and the Hapsburgs make Benjamin Thompson a nobleman? James Bond had nothing on this man of mystery.FDR lauds their intellect and does not say why they were truly all that important.
Richard Nixon, the truth
Richard Nixon was by far a most fascinating and colorful character in our nations history. Richard Nixon, well even his dog's past was checkered.
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