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USA marks the first day of the new free trade agreement by imposing tariffs
USA marks the first day of the new free trade agreement by imposing tariffs
#1
Well, maybe - but it's in Bloomberg.

Quote:The United States is planning to re-impose tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, Bloomberg reported late on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

If Canada declines to impose export restrictions, the United States will announce on Friday the re-imposition of 10 per cent tariffs on aluminum from the country, the report said.

The tariffs would then be implemented by July 1, the report said, which is also when a new Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement on trade is expected to take effect.

More here

So... you pushed hard for a new agreement, and you plan to ignore it starting on the very first day that it's in effect.

How can we trust you to keep any other promise that you make?
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Rob Kelk

Since it's an election year in the USA: How to Immigrate to Canada, direct from the Government of Canada's website. "How you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada."
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#2
Until we're rid of this turbulent chump, you can't.
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#3
Not even then.  Those of us who voted against Buzz Windrip still didn't work hard enough to keep him from being elected, and yeah, I'm looking in the mirror as I say that.  

We've proven the current generation of USAian voters are stupid, lazy, and/or bigoted people who can never be trusted again, so long as we live.  Maybe our descendants, fifty or seventy-five years from now, will have earned the world's trust.  

More likely the ruins of the U.S. will have been invaded and enslaved by that time.  The planet is full of people who've learned to hate the "United States."  Does anyone imagine that, after Windrip's insults and threats, NATO would mobilize to come to our defense against an invader anymore?

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#4
Yes.

Because for all that Windrip is an asshole, NATO is a mutual defense agreement. And if they don't honour it for one member, no member will honour.

NATO won't bail out the USA for military adventurism. Especially not with the likes of Trump at the helm. But strike at actual US territory? Unless the USA forsakes its oaths, you can bet the rest of NATO will heed their own.


And frankly, if the USA has fallen to ruin, so has much of the rest of the world. It's a keystone in the world economy, like any major trading block.
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#5
Most of NATO is currently mobilizing to support Black Lives Matter. At least by citizens in the streets. So it’s kinda hard to believe this hyperbole.

Meanwhile Canadians made a deal with a known con man, thinking, “it will be different this time.” It’s hard to feel too much remorse for a government that willfully let itself get suckered.
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#6
Our options were "bad deal" or "no deal"...
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Rob Kelk

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#7
Rob, with that con man it's always 'no deal' or 'I altered the deal, pray I do not alter it further'.
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#8
Looks like the options are clear... don't trust us again, and start crafting agreements elsewhere in an effort to remove the U.S. as a potential part of the supply chain. It may well mean having to beef up seaside ports and shipping agreements to avoid having stuff going overland.
"You know how parents tell you everything's going to fine, but you know they're lying to make you feel better? Everything's going to be fine." - The Doctor
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I've seen an analysis of what this would mean to Canada and the USA, based on how much aluminum is produced and used by both countries, and exactly who uses it.

You know what? Go ahead - cripple your military procurement process and your automotive industry. Your producers can't possibly pick up the load.
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Rob Kelk

Since it's an election year in the USA: How to Immigrate to Canada, direct from the Government of Canada's website. "How you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada."
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#10
But ar jerbs! Evverwun nos if ya wanna keep yer jkerbs in the U S of A like they shud be, ya gotta keep all the furriners from undercuttin good U S of A biznissmen honest prices so they got the cash flo to pay an honest wage! Them tarriffs is gonna bring so many jerbs backl to the U S of A, just yoo wait. It's gonna be grate, jus like Mister Trump done gone an promised!!
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