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Old 05-19-2006, 08:35 AM   #15
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Ed may be on to something. I have been giving it some serious consideration. My neighbor’s job went south with CAFTA, my friends at the pork processing plant were replaced by illegal immigrants from Mexico and when the Mexicans complained about low wages, they were replaced by workers from El Salvador. The starting pay at the plant is half of what it was when the plant first opened in 1972. It’s a good thing that I retired when I did. My last job is now being done by a computer in India. A Canadian friend in Vancouver was always complaining about the value of Canadian dollar and the health system. He even went so far as to suggest that the US should annex Quebec. Like we need a third national language. Now, he wouldn’t move "down there" on a bet. I guess the last straw was when google directed me to the Spanish language version of the White House web site. And to think, I got my passport because the photo on my Missouri driver license made me look like Pancho Villa.
Are there any jobs up there that Canadians won’t do?

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Old 05-19-2006, 09:02 AM   #16
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I enjoyed being able to cross the US/Canadian border. I've never had a passport. I've traveled a bit, but mainly in the US or US territories, and into Canada. In fact, Canada is the only nation outside the USA that I've ever visited.

The times I've crossed the US/Canadian border, I found the US guards to be more laidback than the Canadian guards, who were rather severe and businesslike. I wouldn't call them rude, but they were certainly cold.

The last time I passed through, though, some guy on a motorcycle had pissed off the American guards, and they had his motorcycle lying on the roadside in many, many pieces. The basically had it taken completely apart. There was nothing in it, but from talking to some other people passing through, the story was that the guy had smart-mouthed the guards. They weren't going to help him reassemble it, either.

As for Pancho Villa, I rather like him.

One of my uncles (my dad's brother, Arthur) was shot pursuing Villa across the border. He also came to admire Villa later in life. He was very fortunate to have survived the gunshot wound. The story I was always told was that he was shot as they were crossing a bridge somewhere across the border in Mexico.

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Old 05-19-2006, 08:26 PM   #17
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Are there any jobs up there that Canadians won’t do?

The White House
Yup. Live-in nanny, seasonal agricultural worker, foreign-trained PhD or MD having to drive taxi.... anything with long hours and relatively low pay. And in boom-towns fast-food is offering $20 an hour and can't get staff, because wages and housing costs are so inflated.

But back to passports, I hope this gets clarified, it confuses travellers. A lot of Americans drive the Alaska Highway, which of course means driving through Canada. As my hubby says, "Somebody's all mixed up about who the enemy is."

Moderator, should we move this or close this? It is very upsetting and I don't think we can solve it here.

Thanks, Chester, for the update re passports, that is valuable info.
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Hi CharlynnT
Your so right.I posted the info so we would not have to worry about passports for awhile.Too bad it went sour.
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