Invade Canada

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  1. modernpaladin

    modernpaladin Well-Known Member

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    They have paper straw technology.

    I've seen it for myself. I was recently there on a work visa. One night while hungry, I stopped at an A&W for a burger and root beer float. They didn't give me a straw with my float. But there on the counter with the condiments were straws made from paper! Suspiciously, I unwrapped the straw and placed it in my float. Contrary to my understanding of paper and liquid, it did not immediately disintigrate or even become saturated and flacid. It not only stayed rigid, but was able to maintain the negative pressure necessary to draw liquid from the glass without tipping it! Whats more, it maintained this condition throughout the several minutes that it took me to finish the float, and even had enough strength to mix up the icecream at the bottom with the bit of rootbeer I had left, and I was able to use the straw to finish that resulting mixture as well!

    Needless to say, my mind was blown.

    Obviously they are hoarding this secret for themselves, given the heated debates over the issue of plastic straws here in the US.

    We won't have to invade all of Canada. Im confident we could just take a major city or two and then hold them hostage for their paper straw secrets. Im confident Canada will ultimately capitulate, and we can reap the rewards of paper straws for ourselves.

    End the poverty and bloodshed created by our dependence on plastic for drinking straw construction! If Canada will not share their paper straw secrets willingly, we will take them!
     
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    I switched to metal straws a couple of years ago, as have most of the people I know. I carry one in my purse at all times, never needing to use a plastic straw in restaurants.
     
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    I tried to purchase a pair of ivory bone straws on the internet and was informed that ivory straws weren't politically correct and it was illegal to import or sale ivory bone straws in the totalitarian hermit kingdom of California.

    Only paper straws from Canadian trees are legal in California.
     
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    I hate paper straws. They stick to the mouth.
    I don't buy fountain drinks anymore and used bottled or canned drink wich I can drink from without straws.
     
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    So you seem "thrilled" by paper straws and A&W restaurants??Thi is the gist of your statement?

    BTW....you don't need to "invade" Canada.....80%+ is already owned by US interests......if serious about invasion......go ahead and take Toronto, Montreal.....western Canada wont mind.....Calgary, Edmonton, Reg, Stoon, Wpg, would be glad.
     
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    It sounds like those are the places that Canada is less likely to trade in exchange for its paper straw technology.

    Thanks :)
     
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    our welfare clause is General and we have a Commerce Clause.

    we should be promoting the general welfare through better recycling and reclamation technologies.

    a typical consumer should be able to toss a single use utensil in the nearest container for recycling and reclamation.

    repurposable material has some value and can compete with raw materials.
     
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    Now would be the perfect time to invade Canada ... the entire country seems to be living in Florida for the winter season.
     
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    Eastern Canada and national government would be glad to let western Canada go.
     
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    Nobody saw it coming but the Chi-Coms and India no longer want America's garbage. (recyclables)
     
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    Western Canadians can hardly wait from what iIunderstand?

    Confederation really hasn't been beneficial for them.
     
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    Those are a lot of Quebecois....who are "anti american". I've seen their Floure D'Lise flag in many places in South Florida.
     
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    The five times we have tried to conquer Canada ended failure.

    Maybe the Canadians are now willing to admit their mistake.
     
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    better technologies at lower cost can make it more cost effective; and is necessary, anyway.
     
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    The Chi-Coms use to buy America's trash (recyclables) and melted down the scrap steel, aluminum, plastics, glass, etc. and used it for manufacturing cheap garbage merchandise to be exported to the USA.

    Today China has its own huge steel mills and smelters, etc and are making their own steel, aluminum, copper and plastics.

    So where are America's recyclables going to end up ?
    In landfills or up some stupid turtle's nose.
     
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    repurposed into new products. we could be upgrading our infrastructure every two years to take better advantage of repurposable materials.
     
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    Paper straws are hardly new. They have been around for decades.

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    In fact, until the late 1960's most straws were made of paper. But advances in plastics eventually killed them by the mid-1970's.

    It is only recently because or ordinances banning plastic that they have started to make a comeback.
     
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