20 Sep 2007 09:35:59
Greg Mossman
Congratulations Canada!

The loonie is finally at parity with the George Washington.

Next stop, the peso. If it gets any worse, we'll be climbing the
fence over there looking for work.

(Note to Popeye: this is not a gun-thread, even if some gun loonie
ends up posting about loon hunting)

(Note to killfilers: if you find this truth offensive, go suck an egg)

On topic portion: This should make those Pacific destinations that
use U.S. currency, like Palau and Micronesia and Hawaii, more
affordable for our great white neighbors. I heard once from a Palau
DM that when they wanted to refer derogatorily to Japanese divers in
their presence (now who would ever want to do such a thing?), that
they would speak of "Canadian" divers instead, secure in their
substitution because of the fact that very few Canadians visited
Palau. Now they'll have to find another group to sub in. Polish
divers, perhaps? How many Polish divers could there possibly be?
With a reverse-polish regulator, you have to exhale to get a breath.



20 Sep 2007 10:53:17
JOF
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Sep 20, 12:35 pm, Greg Mossman <moss...@qnet.com > wrote:
> The loonie is finally at parity with the George Washington.

Thank you. Yes, we're feeling pretty flush right now, at least those
who travel and aren't dependant on the industrial sector for pocket
change. I really lucked out when I let my American dollar account run
dry a while back. Now I can stock up on par currency for the next
round of holidays. Sure beats forking over 1,000 loonies for $700
worth of purchasing power.

JF



20 Sep 2007 14:19:30
El Stroko Guapo
Re: Congratulations Canada!

Greg Mossman wrote:

> The loonie is finally at parity with the George Washington.
>
> Next stop, the peso. If it gets any worse, we'll be climbing the
> fence over there looking for work.
>
> (Note to Popeye: this is not a gun-thread, even if some gun loonie
> ends up posting about loon hunting)
>
> (Note to killfilers: if you find this truth offensive, go suck an egg)
>
> On topic portion: This should make those Pacific destinations that
> use U.S. currency, like Palau and Micronesia and Hawaii, more
> affordable for our great white neighbors. I heard once from a Palau
> DM that when they wanted to refer derogatorily to Japanese divers in
> their presence (now who would ever want to do such a thing?), that
> they would speak of "Canadian" divers instead, secure in their
> substitution because of the fact that very few Canadians visited
> Palau. Now they'll have to find another group to sub in. Polish
> divers, perhaps? How many Polish divers could there possibly be?
> With a reverse-polish regulator, you have to exhale to get a breath.
>
>
It also means our friends from the frozen north will find SoFla much
cheaper.

Which, I guess, means even more of those damn canucks this winter.

esg



20 Sep 2007 18:58:06
Robert Dickson
Re: Congratulations Canada!

Of course it happens right before I go to Niagara Falls ON for a long
weekend.

On Thu, 20 Sep 2007 10:53:17 -0700, JOF <jofrancis@gmail.com > wrote:

>On Sep 20, 12:35 pm, Greg Mossman <moss...@qnet.com> wrote:
>> The loonie is finally at parity with the George Washington.
>
>Thank you. Yes, we're feeling pretty flush right now, at least those
>who travel and aren't dependant on the industrial sector for pocket
>change. I really lucked out when I let my American dollar account run
>dry a while back. Now I can stock up on par currency for the next
>round of holidays. Sure beats forking over 1,000 loonies for $700
>worth of purchasing power.
>
>JF


20 Sep 2007 15:39:28
Lembo
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Sep 20, 2:19 pm, El Stroko Guapo <omg...@earthlink.net > wrote:
>
> It also means our friends from the frozen north will find SoFla much
> cheaper.
>
> Which, I guess, means even more of those damn canucks this winter.
>

Yup, and up here (in the great white frozen whatever) it means less
Merkans coming to Ottawa who wonder if they can take a bus to
Vancouver for a quick visit and be back in time for dinner.



20 Sep 2007 20:33:40
Tazz
Re: Congratulations Canada!

El Stroko Guapo wrote:
> Greg Mossman wrote:
>
>> The loonie is finally at parity with the George Washington.
>>
>> Next stop, the peso. If it gets any worse, we'll be climbing the
>> fence over there looking for work.
>>
>> (Note to Popeye: this is not a gun-thread, even if some gun loonie
>> ends up posting about loon hunting)
>>
>> (Note to killfilers: if you find this truth offensive, go suck an egg)
>>
>> On topic portion: This should make those Pacific destinations that
>> use U.S. currency, like Palau and Micronesia and Hawaii, more
>> affordable for our great white neighbors. I heard once from a Palau
>> DM that when they wanted to refer derogatorily to Japanese divers in
>> their presence (now who would ever want to do such a thing?), that
>> they would speak of "Canadian" divers instead, secure in their
>> substitution because of the fact that very few Canadians visited
>> Palau. Now they'll have to find another group to sub in. Polish
>> divers, perhaps? How many Polish divers could there possibly be?
>> With a reverse-polish regulator, you have to exhale to get a breath.
>>
>>
> It also means our friends from the frozen north will find SoFla much
> cheaper.
>
> Which, I guess, means even more of those damn canucks this winter.
>
> esg
>

Why wait for winter? I'll be there in November!

--
</TAZZ >


20 Sep 2007 16:53:25
Greg Mossman
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Sep 20, 3:39 pm, Lembo <Lemb...@gmail.com > wrote:

> Yup, and up here (in the great white frozen whatever) it means less
> Merkans coming to Ottawa who wonder if they can take a bus to
> Vancouver for a quick visit and be back in time for dinner.

A bus? I thought you had to take a dogsled. When did y'all get buses?



20 Sep 2007 20:40:36
JOF
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Thu, 20 Sep 2007 15:39:28 -0700, Lembo <Lembo27@gmail.com > wrote:

>On Sep 20, 2:19 pm, El Stroko Guapo <omg...@earthlink.net> wrote:
>>
>> It also means our friends from the frozen north will find SoFla much
>> cheaper.
>>
>> Which, I guess, means even more of those damn canucks this winter.
>>
>
>Yup, and up here (in the great white frozen whatever) it means less
>Merkans coming to Ottawa who wonder if they can take a bus to
>Vancouver for a quick visit and be back in time for dinner.

Sounds like the progeny of the 60's surfer boys who used to come up
from Michigan to Grand Bend - with their surf boards. I never figgered
out why they thought the surf was up on our side of the pond. Perhaps
it was the hair bleach had finally soaked thru their skulls and
frazzled their GTO brains.

JF



21 Sep 2007 01:50:07
chilly
Re: Congratulations Canada!


"Greg Mossman" <mossman@qnet.com > wrote in message
news:1190306159.147399.179450@v23g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
> The loonie is finally at parity with the George Washington.

I couldn't be more pleased and excited!! It was only a few years ago I was
paying $1.60 Cdn to buy $1 US for my Belize trips. This next trip to Belize
may cost less than a trip to Banff.

> Next stop, the peso. If it gets any worse, we'll be climbing the
> fence over there looking for work.

You guys aren't going to have to worry about your illegal alien problem much
longer. Apparently word is out that there's a good thing going on up here
and illegal Mexicans are swamping Windsor, Ontario.

> (Note to Popeye: this is not a gun-thread, even if some gun loonie
> ends up posting about loon hunting)
>
> (Note to killfilers: if you find this truth offensive, go suck an egg)
>
> On topic portion: This should make those Pacific destinations that
> use U.S. currency, like Palau and Micronesia and Hawaii, more
> affordable for our great white neighbors.

Woohoo!!! Maybe I should put Hawaii back on my list. And yeah, if I buy US
dollars now and sock them away, I can use them for the Palau and Micronesia
trips when I have the time. I'm excited, yes I am.

> I heard once from a Palau
> DM that when they wanted to refer derogatorily to Japanese divers in
> their presence (now who would ever want to do such a thing?), that
> they would speak of "Canadian" divers instead, secure in their
> substitution because of the fact that very few Canadians visited
> Palau. Now they'll have to find another group to sub in. Polish
> divers, perhaps? How many Polish divers could there possibly be?
> With a reverse-polish regulator, you have to exhale to get a breath.

Hmpf. I haven't ever seen any Canadian divers treating the undersea like I
have seen some Japanese divers do.




21 Sep 2007 06:27:07
Bryan Heit
Re: Congratulations Canada!

Greg Mossman wrote:
> The loonie is finally at parity with the George Washington.
>
> Next stop, the peso. If it gets any worse, we'll be climbing the
> fence over there looking for work.
>

It's not all shits and giggles here in the frozen north. SWMBO dad and
brother work in a car parts plant. We just found out that it's going to
be closed (or, if we're lucky, its sister plant). Not too bad for her
dad (he's retiring soon, so he may just have to retire early, the poor
bugger). But her brother is just 30, so he's screwed big-time.


> (Note to Popeye: this is not a gun-thread, even if some gun loonie
> ends up posting about loon hunting)

Maybe I'll start this one off then (does that qualify me as a loonie,
although I'm not sure how to take that, as up here a "looney" is a
dollar coin).

Anyways, with the high dollar US manufactured guns should be a little
cheaper up here...


> (Note to killfilers: if you find this truth offensive, go suck an egg)
>
> On topic portion: This should make those Pacific destinations that
> use U.S. currency, like Palau and Micronesia and Hawaii, more
> affordable for


In my experience Hawaii was, and long has been, one of the cheapest. It
was even the cheapest when I traveled there back when the Cnd$ was 0.64
US.

>our great white neighbors

I'm sure that's a typo. I think the word "north" should be in there
somewhere ;-)

Bryan


21 Sep 2007 20:07:59
chilly
Re: Congratulations Canada!


"Bryan Heit" <bjheit@NOSPAMucalgary.ca > wrote in message
news:fd0dai$bi3$1@news.ucalgary.ca...
> Greg Mossman wrote:
>
> >our great white neighbors
>
> I'm sure that's a typo. I think the word "north" should be in there
> somewhere ;-)

Unless he meant we're all a bunch of sharks.





22 Sep 2007 00:18:59
Matthias Voss
Re: Congratulations Canada!

chilly wrote:

> "Bryan Heit" <bjheit@NOSPAMucalgary.ca> wrote in message
> news:fd0dai$bi3$1@news.ucalgary.ca...
>
>>Greg Mossman wrote:
>>
>> >our great white neighbors
>>
>>I'm sure that's a typo. I think the word "north" should be in there
>>somewhere ;-)
>
>
> Unless he meant we're all a bunch of sharks.

Nourthbound ones?

Greets,
Matthias


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21 Sep 2007 22:28:57
chilly
Re: Congratulations Canada!


"Matthias Voss" <spammat.voss@gmx.de > wrote in message
news:fd1g32$j2o$01$2@news.t-online.com...
> chilly wrote:
>
> > "Bryan Heit" <bjheit@NOSPAMucalgary.ca> wrote in message
> > news:fd0dai$bi3$1@news.ucalgary.ca...
> >
> >>Greg Mossman wrote:
> >>
> >> >our great white neighbors
> >>
> >>I'm sure that's a typo. I think the word "north" should be in there
> >>somewhere ;-)
> >
> >
> > Unless he meant we're all a bunch of sharks.
>
> Nourthbound ones?

No great white ones.





21 Sep 2007 16:10:00
Greg Mossman
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Sep 21, 1:07 pm, "chilly" <slar...@shaw.canada > wrote:
> "Bryan Heit" <bjh...@NOSPAMucalgary.ca> wrote in message
>
> news:fd0dai$bi3$1@news.ucalgary.ca...
>
> > Greg Mossman wrote:
>
> > >our great white neighbors
>
> > I'm sure that's a typo. I think the word "north" should be in there
> > somewhere ;-)

Sorry to glom onto chilly's post, but Google seems to have killfiled
poor Bryan, probably for daring to suggest I would make a typo.

Canada is less than 2% black. It's white enough for me. Blinding
white, like the glare off your igloos. That's why I'm surprised that
the rec.racists hate Canadians so much. They're probably just envious
of your "racial purity".



22 Sep 2007 01:29:28
chilly
Re: Congratulations Canada!


"Greg Mossman" <mossman@qnet.com > wrote in message
news:1190416200.162217.127650@50g2000hsm.googlegroups.com...
> On Sep 21, 1:07 pm, "chilly" <slar...@shaw.canada> wrote:
> > "Bryan Heit" <bjh...@NOSPAMucalgary.ca> wrote in message
> >
> > news:fd0dai$bi3$1@news.ucalgary.ca...
> >
> > > Greg Mossman wrote:
> >
> > > >our great white neighbors
> >
> > > I'm sure that's a typo. I think the word "north" should be in there
> > > somewhere ;-)
>
> Sorry to glom onto chilly's post, but Google seems to have killfiled
> poor Bryan, probably for daring to suggest I would make a typo.
>
> Canada is less than 2% black. It's white enough for me. Blinding
> white, like the glare off your igloos. That's why I'm surprised that
> the rec.racists hate Canadians so much. They're probably just envious
> of your "racial purity".

Then why didn't you just call us "normal people"?
>




21 Sep 2007 20:40:27
Greg Mossman
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Sep 21, 6:29 pm, "chilly" <slar...@shaw.canada > wrote:
> "Greg Mossman" <moss...@qnet.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1190416200.162217.127650@50g2000hsm.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Sep 21, 1:07 pm, "chilly" <slar...@shaw.canada> wrote:
> > > "Bryan Heit" <bjh...@NOSPAMucalgary.ca> wrote in message
>
> > >news:fd0dai$bi3$1@news.ucalgary.ca...
>
> > > > Greg Mossman wrote:
>
> > > > >our great white neighbors
>
> > > > I'm sure that's a typo. I think the word "north" should be in there
> > > > somewhere ;-)
>
> > Sorry to glom onto chilly's post, but Google seems to have killfiled
> > poor Bryan, probably for daring to suggest I would make a typo.
>
> > Canada is less than 2% black. It's white enough for me. Blinding
> > white, like the glare off your igloos. That's why I'm surprised that
> > the rec.racists hate Canadians so much. They're probably just envious
> > of your "racial purity".
>
> Then why didn't you just call us "normal people"?

Because you're not normal, you're Canadians. Instead of patriotic
stuff like stars and stripes on your flag, you have a leaf. Instead
of founding fathers like George W. on your most basic unit of
currency, you have a bird. Calgary is a fancy downtown will all sorts
of modern glass and steel buildings, yet your big cultural celebration
is The Stampede. And some of you speak French.

Bonjour.



22 Sep 2007 09:20:01
JOF
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Fri, 21 Sep 2007 20:40:27 -0700, Greg Mossman <mossman@qnet.com >
wrote:

>Because you're not normal, you're Canadians. Instead of patriotic
>stuff like stars and stripes on your flag, you have a leaf. Instead
>of founding fathers like George W. on your most basic unit of
>currency, you have a bird.

Not just any bird. That particular one was carefully selected to best
represent the majority of our voters, although those same voters think
it was chosen to represent the people they voted for.

JF



22 Sep 2007 10:33:53
Lembo
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Sep 20, 7:53 pm, Greg Mossman <moss...@qnet.com > wrote:
> On Sep 20, 3:39 pm, Lembo <Lemb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Yup, and up here (in the great white frozen whatever) it means less
> > Merkans coming to Ottawa who wonder if they can take a bus to
> > Vancouver for a quick visit and be back in time for dinner.
>
> A bus? I thought you had to take a dogsled. When did y'all get buses?

Buses are scarce and only used in July and August when we have a large
influx of Merkan tourists. We like to make y'all feel at home.



22 Sep 2007 18:04:07
JOF
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 10:33:53 -0700, Lembo <Lembo27@gmail.com > wrote:

>On Sep 20, 7:53 pm, Greg Mossman <moss...@qnet.com> wrote:
>> On Sep 20, 3:39 pm, Lembo <Lemb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Yup, and up here (in the great white frozen whatever) it means less
>> > Merkans coming to Ottawa who wonder if they can take a bus to
>> > Vancouver for a quick visit and be back in time for dinner.
>>
>> A bus? I thought you had to take a dogsled. When did y'all get buses?
>
>Buses are scarce and only used in July and August when we have a large
>influx of Merkan tourists. We like to make y'all feel at home.

Yup. Oncet the ice sets in they git drug back to Tennessee to run
shine to all you sothren boys. Fewer trips makes fer more effishent
drinkin' fer y'all.

JF


22 Sep 2007 16:53:16
Scott
Re: Congratulations Canada!


"Lembo" <Lembo27@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1190482433.598686.82270@n39g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...

> Buses are scarce and only used in July and August when we have a large
> influx of Merkan tourists. We like to make y'all feel at home.

If that were true you all would install a few rifle ranges and gun stores,
start executing murderers and mass murderers and learn to handle your own
national defense instead of chirping away with the cheap shots all the time.




24 Sep 2007 04:42:53
Douglas W. Popeye Frederick
Re: Congratulations Canada!

"JOF" <jofrancis@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:h04bf318pm40646lre5t9cgg30a60m4q1e@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 10:33:53 -0700, Lembo <Lembo27@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>On Sep 20, 7:53 pm, Greg Mossman <moss...@qnet.com> wrote:
>>> On Sep 20, 3:39 pm, Lembo <Lemb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Yup, and up here (in the great white frozen whatever) it means less
>>> > Merkans coming to Ottawa who wonder if they can take a bus to
>>> > Vancouver for a quick visit and be back in time for dinner.
>>>
>>> A bus? I thought you had to take a dogsled. When did y'all get buses?
>>
>>Buses are scarce and only used in July and August when we have a large
>>influx of Merkan tourists. We like to make y'all feel at home.
>
> Yup. Oncet the ice sets in they git drug back to Tennessee to run
> shine to all you sothren boys. Fewer trips makes fer more effishent
> drinkin' fer y'all.

Wow.

We'll be seeing this again.

> JF




24 Sep 2007 08:41:42
JOF
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Mon, 24 Sep 2007 04:42:53 -0400, "Douglas W. "Popeye" Frederick"
<Popeye@finalprotectivefire.com > wrote:

>"JOF" <jofrancis@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:h04bf318pm40646lre5t9cgg30a60m4q1e@4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 10:33:53 -0700, Lembo <Lembo27@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>On Sep 20, 7:53 pm, Greg Mossman <moss...@qnet.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sep 20, 3:39 pm, Lembo <Lemb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > Yup, and up here (in the great white frozen whatever) it means less
>>>> > Merkans coming to Ottawa who wonder if they can take a bus to
>>>> > Vancouver for a quick visit and be back in time for dinner.
>>>>
>>>> A bus? I thought you had to take a dogsled. When did y'all get buses?
>>>
>>>Buses are scarce and only used in July and August when we have a large
>>>influx of Merkan tourists. We like to make y'all feel at home.
>>
>> Yup. Oncet the ice sets in they git drug back to Tennessee to run
>> shine to all you sothren boys. Fewer trips makes fer more effishent
>> drinkin' fer y'all.
>
> Wow.
>
> We'll be seeing this again.

Wow.

Another sig line in the offing?

JF



24 Sep 2007 13:32:22
Douglas W. Popeye Frederick
Re: Congratulations Canada!

"JOF" <jofrancis@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:lvbff3htusqmmlrvq48p9ufq2vc80gf83h@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 24 Sep 2007 04:42:53 -0400, "Douglas W. "Popeye" Frederick"
> <Popeye@finalprotectivefire.com> wrote:
>
>>"JOF" <jofrancis@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:h04bf318pm40646lre5t9cgg30a60m4q1e@4ax.com...
>>> On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 10:33:53 -0700, Lembo <Lembo27@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>On Sep 20, 7:53 pm, Greg Mossman <moss...@qnet.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Sep 20, 3:39 pm, Lembo <Lemb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> > Yup, and up here (in the great white frozen whatever) it means less
>>>>> > Merkans coming to Ottawa who wonder if they can take a bus to
>>>>> > Vancouver for a quick visit and be back in time for dinner.
>>>>>
>>>>> A bus? I thought you had to take a dogsled. When did y'all get
>>>>> buses?
>>>>
>>>>Buses are scarce and only used in July and August when we have a large
>>>>influx of Merkan tourists. We like to make y'all feel at home.
>>>
>>> Yup. Oncet the ice sets in they git drug back to Tennessee to run
>>> shine to all you sothren boys. Fewer trips makes fer more effishent
>>> drinkin' fer y'all.
>>
>> Wow.
>>
>> We'll be seeing this again.
>
> Wow.
>
> Another sig line in the offing?

The possibilities for an inanity like that are endless.

You're such the plethora.

Maybe this time, you'll be able to show (for once) how I "edited" it.



25 Sep 2007 04:58:12
ajames54@hotmail.com
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Sep 20, 2:19 pm, El Stroko Guapo <omg...@earthlink.net > wrote:
> Greg Mossman wrote:
> > The loonie is finally at parity with the George Washington.
>
> > Next stop, the peso. If it gets any worse, we'll be climbing the
> > fence over there looking for work.
>
> > (Note to Popeye: this is not a gun-thread, even if some gun loonie
> > ends up posting about loon hunting)
>
> > (Note to killfilers: if you find this truth offensive, go suck an egg)
>
> > On topic portion: This should make those Pacific destinations that
> > use U.S. currency, like Palau and Micronesia and Hawaii, more
> > affordable for our great white neighbors. I heard once from a Palau
> > DM that when they wanted to refer derogatorily to Japanese divers in
> > their presence (now who would ever want to do such a thing?), that
> > they would speak of "Canadian" divers instead, secure in their
> > substitution because of the fact that very few Canadians visited
> > Palau. Now they'll have to find another group to sub in. Polish
> > divers, perhaps? How many Polish divers could there possibly be?
> > With a reverse-polish regulator, you have to exhale to get a breath.
>
> It also means our friends from the frozen north will find SoFla much
> cheaper.
>
> Which, I guess, means even more of those damn canucks this winter.
>
> esg

Well I was going to take a week or so in the keys this November.. but
if you don't want my money Fidel does..

nah he can't have it either.. it would probably be Coz or Bonaire
instead.



02 Oct 2007 16:17:49
Dillon Pyron
Re: Congratulations Canada!

Thus spake Greg Mossman <mossman@qnet.com > :

>The loonie is finally at parity with the George Washington.
>
>Next stop, the peso. If it gets any worse, we'll be climbing the
>fence over there looking for work.
>
>(Note to Popeye: this is not a gun-thread, even if some gun loonie
>ends up posting about loon hunting)
>
>(Note to killfilers: if you find this truth offensive, go suck an egg)
>
>On topic portion: This should make those Pacific destinations that
>use U.S. currency, like Palau and Micronesia and Hawaii, more
>affordable for our great white neighbors. I heard once from a Palau
>DM that when they wanted to refer derogatorily to Japanese divers in
>their presence (now who would ever want to do such a thing?), that
>they would speak of "Canadian" divers instead, secure in their
>substitution because of the fact that very few Canadians visited
>Palau. Now they'll have to find another group to sub in. Polish
>divers, perhaps? How many Polish divers could there possibly be?
>With a reverse-polish regulator, you have to exhale to get a breath.

In January of 2003, I bought a large quantity of Euros. I sold them
last month.
--
dillon

Elvis is still dead


02 Oct 2007 16:20:02
Dillon Pyron
Re: Congratulations Canada!

Thus spake "chilly" <slarson@shaw.canada > :

>
>"Greg Mossman" <mossman@qnet.com> wrote in message
>news:1190306159.147399.179450@v23g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
>> The loonie is finally at parity with the George Washington.
>
>I couldn't be more pleased and excited!! It was only a few years ago I was
>paying $1.60 Cdn to buy $1 US for my Belize trips. This next trip to Belize
>may cost less than a trip to Banff.

Several years ago I was at a conference with a colleague from
Edmonton. We were sipping some very nice whisky and he made the
comment that "this would cost like twelve bucks back home". I didn't
have the heart to tell him that it cost twelve bucks in Chicagp. Now
that he can afford it, he owes me a drink.

>
>> Next stop, the peso. If it gets any worse, we'll be climbing the
>> fence over there looking for work.
>
>You guys aren't going to have to worry about your illegal alien problem much
>longer. Apparently word is out that there's a good thing going on up here
>and illegal Mexicans are swamping Windsor, Ontario.
>
>> (Note to Popeye: this is not a gun-thread, even if some gun loonie
>> ends up posting about loon hunting)
>>
>> (Note to killfilers: if you find this truth offensive, go suck an egg)
>>
>> On topic portion: This should make those Pacific destinations that
>> use U.S. currency, like Palau and Micronesia and Hawaii, more
>> affordable for our great white neighbors.
>
>Woohoo!!! Maybe I should put Hawaii back on my list. And yeah, if I buy US
>dollars now and sock them away, I can use them for the Palau and Micronesia
>trips when I have the time. I'm excited, yes I am.
>
>> I heard once from a Palau
>> DM that when they wanted to refer derogatorily to Japanese divers in
>> their presence (now who would ever want to do such a thing?), that
>> they would speak of "Canadian" divers instead, secure in their
>> substitution because of the fact that very few Canadians visited
>> Palau. Now they'll have to find another group to sub in. Polish
>> divers, perhaps? How many Polish divers could there possibly be?
>> With a reverse-polish regulator, you have to exhale to get a breath.
>
>Hmpf. I haven't ever seen any Canadian divers treating the undersea like I
>have seen some Japanese divers do.
>
--
dillon

Elvis is still dead


05 Oct 2007 16:07:12
Michael Wolf
Re: Congratulations Canada!

Dillon Pyron <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com > wrote in
news:r9d5g3t9331fkpm2vm1betnuiljkeqt4dn@4ax.com:

> In January of 2003, I bought a large quantity of Euros. I sold them
> last month.

New dive gear? An exotic holiday? A Ferarri? ;-)



OTOH, I think it's time for me to buy a large quantity of dollars (the US
ones, that is)...



05 Oct 2007 11:16:36
ben bradlee
Re: Congratulations Canada!


"Michael Wolf" <michael.wolf@advalvasstopspam.be > wrote in message
news:Xns99C0B8096E56Cmichaelwolfadvalvas@195.130.132.70...
> Dillon Pyron <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com> wrote in
> news:r9d5g3t9331fkpm2vm1betnuiljkeqt4dn@4ax.com:
>
>> In January of 2003, I bought a large quantity of Euros. I sold them
>> last month.

> OTOH, I think it's time for me to buy a large quantity of dollars (the US
> ones, that is)...

You're probably better off short than long. Unless you have some insight
into the future?




05 Oct 2007 16:20:52
Michael Wolf
Re: Congratulations Canada!

"ben bradlee" <NoWay@Way.Bite.Me > wrote in
news:aKGdnUxHdtjJ_pvanZ2dnUVZ_v6rnZ2d@centurytel.net:

>
> "Michael Wolf" <michael.wolf@advalvasstopspam.be> wrote in message
> news:Xns99C0B8096E56Cmichaelwolfadvalvas@195.130.132.70...
>> Dillon Pyron <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com> wrote in
>> news:r9d5g3t9331fkpm2vm1betnuiljkeqt4dn@4ax.com:
>>
>>> In January of 2003, I bought a large quantity of Euros. I sold them
>>> last month.
>
>> OTOH, I think it's time for me to buy a large quantity of dollars
>> (the US ones, that is)...
>
> You're probably better off short than long. Unless you have some
> insight into the future?
>
>
>

Did I tell you 'bout the cristal ball I bought from the tel-sell
channel?


05 Oct 2007 11:39:38
ben bradlee
Re: Congratulations Canada!


"Michael Wolf" <michael.wolf@advalvasstopspam.be > wrote in message
news:Xns99C0BA5A1F07Fmichaelwolfadvalvas@195.130.132.70...
> "ben bradlee" <NoWay@Way.Bite.Me> wrote in
> news:aKGdnUxHdtjJ_pvanZ2dnUVZ_v6rnZ2d@centurytel.net:
>
>>
>> "Michael Wolf" <michael.wolf@advalvasstopspam.be> wrote in message
>> news:Xns99C0B8096E56Cmichaelwolfadvalvas@195.130.132.70...
>>> Dillon Pyron <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com> wrote in
>>> news:r9d5g3t9331fkpm2vm1betnuiljkeqt4dn@4ax.com:
>>>
>>>> In January of 2003, I bought a large quantity of Euros. I sold them
>>>> last month.
>>
>>> OTOH, I think it's time for me to buy a large quantity of dollars
>>> (the US ones, that is)...
>>
>> You're probably better off short than long. Unless you have some
>> insight into the future?
>
> Did I tell you 'bout the cristal ball I bought from the tel-sell
> channel?

No you didn't - but, enough said.




05 Oct 2007 19:39:06
Dennis (Icarus)
Re: Congratulations Canada!

"Michael Wolf" <michael.wolf@advalvasstopspam.be > wrote in message
news:Xns99C0BA5A1F07Fmichaelwolfadvalvas@195.130.132.70...
> "ben bradlee" <NoWay@Way.Bite.Me> wrote in
> news:aKGdnUxHdtjJ_pvanZ2dnUVZ_v6rnZ2d@centurytel.net:
>
> >
> > "Michael Wolf" <michael.wolf@advalvasstopspam.be> wrote in message
> > news:Xns99C0B8096E56Cmichaelwolfadvalvas@195.130.132.70...
> >> Dillon Pyron <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com> wrote in
> >> news:r9d5g3t9331fkpm2vm1betnuiljkeqt4dn@4ax.com:
> >>
> >>> In January of 2003, I bought a large quantity of Euros. I sold them
> >>> last month.
> >
> >> OTOH, I think it's time for me to buy a large quantity of dollars
> >> (the US ones, that is)...
> >
> > You're probably better off short than long. Unless you have some
> > insight into the future?
> >
> >
> >
>
> Did I tell you 'bout the cristal ball I bought from the tel-sell
> channel?

I can send you a letter I've received from some Nigerians.
All they need is help moving some money out fo their country.

Dennis




11 Oct 2007 21:13:25
Dillon Pyron
Re: Congratulations Canada!

Thus spake Michael Wolf <michael.wolf@advalvasstopspam.be > :

>Dillon Pyron <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com> wrote in
>news:r9d5g3t9331fkpm2vm1betnuiljkeqt4dn@4ax.com:
>
>> In January of 2003, I bought a large quantity of Euros. I sold them
>> last month.
>
>New dive gear? An exotic holiday? A Ferarri? ;-)

It looks like it'll be about 20 acres in Belize.

>
>
>
>OTOH, I think it's time for me to buy a large quantity of dollars (the US
>ones, that is)...
--
dillon

Elvis is still dead


12 Oct 2007 04:21:15
chilly
Re: Congratulations Canada!


"Dillon Pyron" <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com > wrote in message
news:h1mtg3p1v9jkc7htrda241s4lkuss2k093@4ax.com...
> Thus spake Michael Wolf <michael.wolf@advalvasstopspam.be> :
>
> >Dillon Pyron <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com> wrote in
> >news:r9d5g3t9331fkpm2vm1betnuiljkeqt4dn@4ax.com:
> >
> >> In January of 2003, I bought a large quantity of Euros. I sold them
> >> last month.
> >
> >New dive gear? An exotic holiday? A Ferarri? ;-)
>
> It looks like it'll be about 20 acres in Belize.

Woohoo!! On shore or inland?





20 Oct 2007 12:10:40
Dillon Pyron
Re: Congratulations Canada!

Thus spake "chilly" <slarson@shaw.canada > :

>
>"Dillon Pyron" <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
>news:h1mtg3p1v9jkc7htrda241s4lkuss2k093@4ax.com...
>> Thus spake Michael Wolf <michael.wolf@advalvasstopspam.be> :
>>
>> >Dillon Pyron <dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com> wrote in
>> >news:r9d5g3t9331fkpm2vm1betnuiljkeqt4dn@4ax.com:
>> >
>> >> In January of 2003, I bought a large quantity of Euros. I sold them
>> >> last month.
>> >
>> >New dive gear? An exotic holiday? A Ferarri? ;-)
>>
>> It looks like it'll be about 20 acres in Belize.
>
>Woohoo!! On shore or inland?
>
>
Inland a little. The land is incredibly cheap once you get away
from the water. And the hurricane destruction zone.
--
dillon

Elvis is still dead


20 Oct 2007 13:09:29
Grumman-581
Re: Congratulations Canada!

On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 12:10:40 -0500, Dillon Pyron
<dmpyronINVALID@austin.rr.com > wrote:

> Inland a little. The land is incredibly cheap once you get away
> from the water. And the hurricane destruction zone.

Do you have any price examples? I've looked at prices of land in
Cozumel and the difference in price between being on the shore and
just across the main highway from the shore is quite noticeable...
After seeing what Wilma did to some of the houses on the shore, I'm
not so certain that I would want to be on the shore anyway... I'm
curious if perhaps it would be better to build a house on concrete
pillars that stood 12 ft or so above the surrounding terrain, just in
case the storm surge made it that far inland...