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Canadian Province Considers Russian Booze Ban

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Sanctions against billionaires - that's one (very much meaningless) thing. But halting sales of Russian vodka, now that could really cripple someone, just not clear who. And in an attempt to answer that question, the premier of Canada's Saskatchewan province, Brad Wall, says he is considering banning Russian booze in government-run liquor stores because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Wall says it’s a small measure, but sends a strong statement.

Yes, well, rhetoric is one thing. The realization that trade is bilateral (as both the EU and USA have realized in recent days), something completely different. Which is why despite the posturing, don't hold your breath. As Globanews reports, "Wall says trade issues have to be considered because Saskatchewan manufacturers sell shortline rail equipment into Russia.... the premier cautions that international trade can be complicated, so the province wants to work with the federal government to find out what trade sanctions are in the works." Here's the answer: none.

Still, this is a good marketing campaign for domestic booze makers nonetheless.

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority carries Russian Standard Vodka.

Why Saskatchewan? "Political violence in Ukraine hits home for many people in Saskatchewan where about 13 per cent of the population has Ukrainian roots."

Finally, there would be nothing quite like sending the price of Russian booze soaring, leading to bumper profits for producers and bootleggers, if indeed someone were to arbtirarily halt such a "liquid" trade channel. Which is why it will never happen. Just like nobody will ever say no to that other "liquid" Russian exports, no matter tha posturing - crude oil.

 

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Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:27 | 4576278 J S Bach
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If they cut off imports of Russian wives, the'y really send a message.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:31 | 4576298 EscapeKey
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A former colleague married some russian bride. They never had sex, though seeing her about town, I'm sure she had with lots of other guys.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:32 | 4576308 1stepcloser
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You have her number?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:41 | 4576342 eclectic syncretist
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Obama you stupid motherfucker, if you really wanted to fuck the rooskies good you'd inundate their country with free iphones, drones, and adjustable rate mortgages.  You'd give every banker in the country immunity from persecution for life, and support public programs that would result in a populace so fat, lazy, and stupid that we could send in a bunch of Haitian witch doctors to kick all their asses.  And then you'd make them all sign up for government mandated healthcare that they couldn't possibly afford, you dumbass lop-eared asshole.  C'mon, everyone knows that you know how to dole out punishment, now just grow some stones and get to work, jackass.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:56 | 4576411 chapaev's ghost
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This reminds me of the time when Fumarov and I were lost at sea in a tiny lifeboat.

After days of drifting, I shouted, "Look Fumarov, a bottle!"

We pulled it from the sea and opened it. Out popped a genie. "I will grant you one wish", the genie said.

Fumarov said, "I wish the sea was vodka! Bam! Instantly the sea was vodka and the genie had vanished.

"Idyot! I yelled at Fumarov. "Now, we have to piss in the boat!"

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:58 | 4576417 Sudden Debt
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:) :) :) +1000!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:07 | 4576451 Manthong
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Hosers.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:30 | 4576535 lordylord
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Governments are useless, inefficient, and inexpedient.  They cause more problems than they fix and are responsible for 99% of the pain, misery, inequality, and death throughout history.  There is no such thing as a virtuous government.  Government must be kept as small as possible and limited in their power .  Fuck the libtards/socialists/statists and the RINOs who ask government to solve their problems and to fix the ills of society. 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:44 | 4576590 Odin
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Brad Wall was randomly invited to Bilderburg a couple years back. They likely want to groom him to be a future Prime Minister. And now he's kissing the Anglo American empire's ass. To predictable. 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:35 | 4576822 Omen IV
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Tear down this WALL - Mr. Putin !

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:29 | 4578743 prains
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All I have to say about Saskatchewan is go on you tube and search Saskatchewan Bungee Jumping....you won't be disappointed (or arrested).....that just about sums up Saskatchewan

 

 

Disclaimer: unfortunately my kids are 1/4 Saskatchewanese from my wife's side

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:36 | 4577414 A Nanny Moose
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"Government must be kept as small as possible and limited in their power.""

Been there. Done that. Bought the T-Shirt.

The former United States was the smallest government ever attempted. Now look what the former United States has become. The experiment in limited government is a story of abject failure.

If government is never virtuous, how can you ever expect it to obey the rules meant to keep it small? After all, government is granted the a monopoly right to initiate force, and to allowed make up rules up as it goes along.

Productive individuals do not need government. Government requires productive individuals.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:46 | 4577466 lordylord
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I don't expect government to willigly remain small. "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."  Americans failed in this respect.  We can try again.  It is the people's right to revolt, abolish government and replace it.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:03 | 4577556 Anusocracy
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I used to be a libertarian until I asked myself why we waste time and effort trying to control something that isn't needed.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:12 | 4577599 alangreedspank
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It's fun when people ask me if I'm depressed about the future because I don't vote and think it's useless and will not change anything significant in a positive way.

Then I facedesk thinking of them not being depressed about doing the same stupid thing over and over and expecting different results: worship statist democracy, vote, get pissed at the new guy. Rinse repeat, for generations.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:58 | 4577527 Anusocracy
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+1

Government is like cancer, it's never a good idea to have a little bit of it.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:59 | 4576421 Headbanger
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This reminds me of the days back in the mid 80's when US Defense Depot employees and those of their contractors were forbidden to drink Stolichnaya.

Ah, the good old days are back again!

I think I'll play some Van Halen !

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:07 | 4576961 BlindMonkey
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Do take note that Barry has not banned import of caviar. When he does that, I will know that he is damn serious about these economic sanctions. It would be a real bitch to do without tax payer funded fish eggs.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:41 | 4577441 A Nanny Moose
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....for Bo and Sunny.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:47 | 4576369 Papasmurf
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A buddy used to have a Russian girl friend.  He was bragging how hot she was and showing off photos of her.  I asked is he had any naked photos of her.  He said no.  I asked would you like to see some I've got of her?  She didn't put out for him but put out for others.  She was seeking money and status and green card, not love.   She wanted green card with "no sex" until green card was obtained.  Fortunately, he figured it out before it got to far.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:02 | 4576427 Sudden Debt
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I knew a guy back in the days who always went to russia on vacation to meet post order brides and he always said he wanted to test them and know how good they where in bed before he made a decision to marry them.

He even told them he was going to see other woman to test them also.

He met like 10 woman on every vacation and when he got back, he prepared his next vacation online :)

It was cheaper than paying hookers and they did whatever they could to please him :)

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:42 | 4576578 loonyleft
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what's the punchline?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:43 | 4577452 A Nanny Moose
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If you like your kidneys, you can keep your kidneys.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:49 | 4576378 EscapeKey
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Yeah, 555-4-HERPES.

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:53 | 4576630 Hulk
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Herpes is for eva !!!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:33 | 4576304 GetZeeGold
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If they cut off imports of Russian wives, the'y really send a message.

 

If they cut off those....we wouldn't need the alcohol.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:41 | 4576345 SteveNYC
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Two words: Freedom Fries

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:14 | 4576474 Thought Processor
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Freedom Fries.  Has to be the one of the all time 'most ironic' political PR campaigns.

French don't fall for the made up justification to 'take over', er sorry.....  liberate Iraq.  So the US renames French Fries and calls them 'Freedom Fries'.  That's ironic.

 

Of course there is even more irony in the fact that the French were the deciding factor in helping the US become a 'Free' nation to begin with.

 

 

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:22 | 4576750 Joe A
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I remember back in 2002/03 seeing on guy pooring down French wine down the side walk in NY saying 'what have the French ever done for freedom?'. Well, supporting you guys with nowadays billions worth of aid to fight the English. And then sent you a big statue.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:45 | 4577463 A Nanny Moose
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Exactly. If it weren't for the French, we would be speaking "English"

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:46 | 4576869 Clueless1
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Freedom Roulette.  Coming soon, to a JPMorgan near you!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:07 | 4576453 tony wilson
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this cannot stand

it will not stand

it must not be allowed to stand.

hot russian wives should not be allowed to stand

in high heals.

on backs with legs in the air screaming out harder ivan harder

da da da

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:17 | 4576491 Harrison
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The US government already imposed some pretty strict conditions on it that put men at a huge financial risk.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:46 | 4577174 Bunga Bunga
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Bad idea, sooner or later young men get angry, look what happened in Tunesia.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:27 | 4576284 clooney_art
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Russia can stop oil and gas production for a month and say F.U to all.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:04 | 4576438 Sudden Debt
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It wouldn't take a month before europe would be on it's knees

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:29 | 4576285 Smegley Wanxalot
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Make them canucks drink shittier booze ... that'll teach those rooooskies!

Can these "sanctions" get anymore laughable?  Western leadership is anything but.  Just a load of spineless pussies.

 

By the way, cut the booze but send me those legs.  Fuck yeah.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:33 | 4576311 Jstanley011
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This time 'round, gladly, the politicos are no longer able to use meaningless events in backwater European sh*t holes to gin up world wars. Thank goodness for thermonuclear weapons, and enjoy the kabuki theater.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:36 | 4576322 Smegley Wanxalot
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You think nukes that cause the masses to suffer and die would stop these insulated tyrannical cunts in DC and Brussels?

Think again.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:36 | 4576325 knukles
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You all just wait till Putin bans Black Label and Schlitz

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:43 | 4576352 SmallerGovNow2
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Don't take my Natty Light...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:01 | 4576429 willwork4food
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Uhg. Drinking Nat Light is akin to banging a 300 lb heefer because she's happy just going out to Burger King.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:46 | 4576597 forexskin
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and the problem is?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:53 | 4577508 A Nanny Moose
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:15 | 4577011 BlindMonkey
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Baltika #7 FTW!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:42 | 4576349 actionjacksonbrownie
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So embarassing being a Kanustanian - the world is truly upside/down

 

(ajb agrees with the legs comment)

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:28 | 4576288 Toronto2011
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Honestly, what about Syria? It is funny what the politicians focus on.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:33 | 4576315 Smegley Wanxalot
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yes, let's teach that evil Assad a lesson and deny Halvah sales in the west.  It will send a strong statement to him about trying to stop al qaeda from taking over his country and slaughtering christians and other infidels (a seeming goal of western leadership).

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:05 | 4576443 pods
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Locally here a guy got arrested for terrrrrism by training and wanting to go to Syria and fight for Al-CIA-duh.  

Made me laugh, cause weren't we supporting Al-CIA-duh in Syria?

pods

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:52 | 4578975 Independent
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We are and its blatand but for those one neuron for a brain Americans it sends the message that we are against Al CIA duh

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:29 | 4576290 Newfie
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Gosh darn Canadian band wagon junkies.

Most Canadians refuse to think for themselves and take what ever garbage they are told for truth.

They all want to feel like they are doing something good so they jump on any band wagon there is and make sure they tell everyone about it. It really comes down to a bunch of self serving idiots patting themselves on the back.

 

Disclaimer: I am Canadian

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:36 | 4576326 Flux
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Old joke:

How do you get 100 Canadians out of a pool?

 

"Alright, everybody out."

 

 

 

Disclaimer: I am also Canadian

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:55 | 4576404 Archduke
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it's 100 drunk canadians.

I thought I made that up.

good one.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:39 | 4576336 freedogger
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I am too, sorry to say that I agree totally, it's quite frustrating. 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:54 | 4576398 Zwelgje
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It is no different any where else in the world.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:42 | 4576340 Rakshas
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....... sorry I thought you were a townie......

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:47 | 4576370 Newfie
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Lord Tunderin By'e

I'm a BAYWOP!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:06 | 4576450 Rakshas
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LOL ... far out of Marystown? or you goin the other way?

 

{BTW - for anybody that wants to forget all this crazy shit for a while take a trip to Newfie and drop out ....hard to beat..... it might not be quite like anything you ever imagined but it's hard not to walk away smiling}

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:33 | 4576547 Newfie
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Next to the old yankie base.

Placentia

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:47 | 4576372 actionjacksonbrownie
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Putin should ban Hockey Night in Kanada

 

Now THAT would hit Kanustanians where it hurts

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:52 | 4576381 Bonapartist
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Yeah- what's that all aboot? The last cool thing to come out of Canada were the McKenzie Bros.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:32 | 4576807 Jreb
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Yep. Sadly we are just like every other civilian population on the planet. Brainwashed and distracted..... baaaaaa eh?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:30 | 4576295 1stepcloser
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Just don't block my russian porn

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:30 | 4576296 I am a Man I am...
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i love me some Russian Standard

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:31 | 4576303 EscapeKey
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Stolichnaya

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:46 | 4576363 Big Corked Boots
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Sorry, the last bottle of Stoli I had tasted like it was rejected from one of ADM's DOT Ethanol plants. It also came with an $8 mail-away rebate. That should have warned me.

If you want good vodka look for a label called FAIR. It's fair trade, non GMO 80 proof that's made from quinoa.

Flameproof suit is ON....

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:06 | 4576393 EscapeKey
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Well, the regular one is a bit rough around the edges. Try the Stolichnaya Elit, though it does carry a fairly hefty price tag.

Other than that, Grey Goose usually hits the spot.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:46 | 4576366 Rakshas
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Absolut 100 with a Glenfiddich 18 chaser....

 

..... que Headbangers avatar.....

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:31 | 4576297 PlusTic
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foolish lemmings following the US...you fools have oil/gold stop being led by morons outside your borders

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:06 | 4576957 Terminus C
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We are all part of the Anglo empire.  Canada is as central to the "plan" (and therefor controlled) as is the U.S. and the U.K.

We aren't following the US anymore than the US is leading anyone.  Nations are dead and have been for some time (and likely never were much more than an illusory political tool to manipulate the masses).

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:31 | 4576300 ThorAss
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C'mon, obvious vote-seeking move in province with large Ukranian descendent population who have moved from vodka to pilsner. LOL

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:31 | 4576301 glaucon was right
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It is time to open your own black market Vodka warehouse.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:46 | 4576365 Looney
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BLACK market? This is racisss... ;-)

Looney

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:15 | 4577013 Woodhippie
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A black market is simply a market the government doesn't manipulate.  We should all participate when we get the chance.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:31 | 4576302 Dr. Engali
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Damn these people are fucking stupid. It's true, people get the government they deserve.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:33 | 4576546 actionjacksonbrownie
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You spelled stoopid wrong

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:33 | 4576309 Fix It Again Timmy
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Don't you have better things to do? Seriously...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:33 | 4576312 mrblah
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"government-run liquor stores"

 

This is Canada right? And not Cuba?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:51 | 4576389 Savvy
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Cigars? Had any good ones lately?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:30 | 4576800 machineh
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It's the socialist province of Saskatchewan, with its Soviet-style Wheat Board to handle exports.

This is just a harmless dispute between Stalinist and Trotskyist factions.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:05 | 4577565 A Nanny Moose
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Bingo. All we are debating is the final body count.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:33 | 4576313 knukles
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This is pitiful
Listening to everybody rant and rave about what a travesty this whole thing is for democracy, freedom, etc and then banning Rooskie Wodka
Like renaming French fries from Belgium, freedom fries
And the media...
Froth up the masses,...
I'm going to my home group for an early meeting to stay same on my birthday today
LOL
Thank you God for the serenity and clarity.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:45 | 4576360 tarsubil
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Happy birthday. Do you guys get cake on birthdays?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:50 | 4576386 Sudden Debt
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Let me tell you that fries in Belgium ARE WAY BETTER than that crap you get at McDonalds.

WAY WAY WAY BETTER!

so I wouldn't mind if you renamed your fries :)

it's a quality label kind of thing :)

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:59 | 4576420 Zwelgje
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There is no comparison! In Belgium there is even an 'academy' where the real skills for producing top fries are taught.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:33 | 4576314 The Chief
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What a fucking useless tool. I'd say to my Canadian friends, "Nice Pol you have there in that Brad Wall POS" However, they would come back with, "Well, you have McCain, Kerry and Obama"

Maybe I should just shut my pie hole.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:09 | 4576975 Terminus C
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I think you could compare every politician in any country tit for tat and you'd find them all to be full on sociopathic douche nozzels.

Don't vote, it only encourages the bastards.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:34 | 4576316 One And Only
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The more and more I think about it...humans have devolved.

Monkeys marched back into the jungle and said....I'm gona eat, sleep, and fuck all day, preferably under this shaded palm. Fuck these niggers and their stupid bullshit.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:41 | 4576576 general ambivalent
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We've definitely devolved, but considering what passes for white 'culture' it doesn't seem like the 'niggers' are quite so low on the rung. Seriously, Flappy Birds, The Big Bang Theory, One Direction, and half the shows on television are talkshow agitprop with a bunch of Stalin's whores.

I just realised Idiocracy was a documentary, sorry.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:34 | 4576318 LawsofPhysics
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Trust me, the Canadians have plenty of booze.  They should be importing russian women instead.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:07 | 4576681 CCanuck
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Only good for the strip joints, most Canuck men know the Rooskie broads are Gold Dig'n Cunts.

Real Canuck Women are Great, no need to import Russians that are only good for eye-candy.

 

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:39 | 4576320 JustObserving
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WTF?

The US spies on everybody (3.2 billion pieces of intelligence a day and 5 billion cellphone locations a day), starts illegal wars based on lies, sanctions on Iraq killed between 1.7 million and 2.1 million Iraqi children according to CIA Iraq analyst Susan Lindauer,  drones poor people relentlessly, caused the illegal putsch in Ukraine, almost started a  war in Syria based on lies about sarin,  and the Canadian province wants to ban Russian liquor?

On the plus side, Putin gave asylum to Snowden and stopped the Syrian war that Obama was lusting for.

"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings,” Mandela

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has published an article demonstrating that the US government and President Barack Obama knowingly lied when they claimed that the Syrian government had carried out a sarin gas attack on insurgent-held areas last August.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/10/pers-d10.html

http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/video-susan-lindauer-on-advance...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:48 | 4576596 general ambivalent
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What is WWIII in the face of the trillion smartphone religious revolution? The radiation from Asia will only end when we all come together on snapchat and smile out the hot particles of Putin's smug hatred for our free app utopia.

Only a mass selfie can stop the neo-communists from marching on our data.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:36 | 4576324 Savvy
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Sometimes... teh stupid... it hurts. Glad I'm not from Sask.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:38 | 4576330 Smegley Wanxalot
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By the way, if the fuckwit province dictator thinks Russian booze won't be coming into his province by the truckload, he's even stupider than his "sanction" suggests.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:12 | 4576992 Terminus C
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I am certain he already has his buddies setting up the supply runs.  Politicians do this shit to get rich.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:39 | 4576334 Chuck Knoblauch
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An opportunity for new entrepreneurs.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:40 | 4576339 Byte Me
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Smart move would have been to replace the imports with Ukrainian voddy or Polish, which is better.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:42 | 4576346 luckylongshot
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So the Canadians are threatening to ban Russian vodka as a sign of support for Nazis who used American money to stage a coup in the Ukraine. I think I will stop drinking Canadian Club as a sign of support for common sense. 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:50 | 4576387 Dr. Engali
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Ugh... Crown Royal is my favorite drink :(  How in the hell do I find a substitute for that?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:55 | 4576403 Jorgen
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Ugh... Crown Royal is my favorite drink :(  How in the hell do I find a substitute for that?

Irish whiskey is the best whiskey in the world! Try Bushmills.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:09 | 4576971 Woodhippie
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Jamieson!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 15:18 | 4578123 Dr. Destructo
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Michael Collins 10 yr.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:54 | 4576396 Rakshas
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Canadian Club....... your supermarkets don't sell listerine or Branvin or somehin' better??

It might fuck you up but you will have the freshest breath in town....... Brocket 99

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:53 | 4576632 general ambivalent
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Canadian Club is American. So is the Molson Canadian I AM CANADIAN propaganda swill. The polite polar bears don't get the irony of this though.

It's some of the shittiest beer in the world though, you guys can have it. Take Saskatchewan, tool. Hell, take all of Upper Canada.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:42 | 4576347 pachanguero
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Force them to take a bath.  Here inThailand the fucking stink BO.

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 14:10 | 4576482 Rakshas
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You mean Russians or Canadian Politicians?

 

 Lets see if I can guess where you are.... if you said:

Russians - You're in Pattaya

Canadians Politicians - You're near Nana Plaza

amirite??

 

 

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:42 | 4576348 Hongcha
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I high percentage of Russian and Ukrainian women I have known have been absolute winners.  Highly sexed, stylish, like to drink, good fun and intelligent.  If I wasn't so addicted to the East Asians that's probably the direction I would go.  

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:52 | 4577203 Bunga Bunga
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Meet the new attorney general of Crimea:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqHkGaEE7WA

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:43 | 4576350 orangedrinkandchips
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Cut off Booze??

"Now youre messing with.... A SON OF A BITCH!"

 

That will teach the Russians! lol

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:43 | 4576351 fijisailor
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All these sanctions so far are nothing more than convenient theater for the masses to distract them from Western austerity and the banker/corporate control of the state.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:44 | 4576359 nowhereman
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As a Canadian, not from Saskatchewan, nobody lives in Saskatchewan, nevertheless, I'd like to apologize to the rest of the world for the dipshits we elect.  Sorry.  We will try to do better next time.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:50 | 4576388 pachanguero
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Thank you Nowherman.   As An American I'd like to say sorry for our part in the New World Order.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:11 | 4576463 Jstanley011
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If you pervs whip 'em out and start circle jerking, I may just urp.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:47 | 4576607 Rakshas
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...... it's ok man they've just had a few too many ..... Well I sound like that after a bottle or two..... I LOVE YOU MAN.....

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:53 | 4576631 forexskin
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if yur gonna urp, aim carefully - this circle needs some lube

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:58 | 4576399 SpanishGoop
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And as an european citizen i like to apologize for....well just everything.

(But especially for Herman von Rompuy).

 

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:05 | 4576444 Zwelgje
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(a.k.a. Smeagol.)

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:57 | 4576414 LawsofPhysics
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I grew up in Northern Maine.  There's a reason people up north drink the way they do.  Like I said, plenty of booze up there, they really should be importing the Russian women instead.

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:54 | 4576625 Rakshas
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Hmmmmmm, are Russian women alergic to gold like north american women I wonder??

Around here you put a gold band on their  finger and it makes them swell up 10 sizes and they seem to develop a form of directional tourettes........ generally in my direction...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:09 | 4576456 Jstanley011
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No you won't.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:19 | 4576501 Dr. Engali
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When it comes to electing dipshits, America is number one again. Merika Fuck Yeah!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:46 | 4576367 Debt Slave
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Wall says it’s a small measure, but sends a strong statement.

 

Yeah, it sends a strong statement that he's a flippin retard that dutifully gets his brain programmed by the MSM.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:21 | 4576508 TheFourthStooge-ing
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It sends a strong statement that there is no level to which invertebrate western politicians will not sink in order to cultivate the illusion that they have Done Something®.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:48 | 4576376 SpanishGoop
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If your local alcohol consumption is so high that you think that banning Russian booze will make any impact you have other and bigger problems.

 Stay out of it.

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:49 | 4576377 ross81
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This just makes me want to buy extra Russian vodka now.

These fucking sanctimonious arseholes make me ashamed to be from 'the West'.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00 | 4576653 general ambivalent
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Makes me think of importing the shit and bootlegging it. Canada has become such a shithole in the last 15 years. Why none of this uproar when the US 'peaceful men' marched in and annexed us?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:54 | 4576401 famulus
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most of stoli vodka comes from the baltic republics so careful which brand one boycots

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:57 | 4576413 hotrod
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East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
We gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' Bandit run

I remember when we could not get Coors in Atlanta, WE Paid big bucks to get it.  So go ahead and boycott Russian vodka and watch the mystique rocket.
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:58 | 4576419 LawsofPhysics
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LOL!  I ran a truckload of "Fat Tire Ale" from Dallas to Atlanta once.  I guess you guys can get New Belgium beer now too.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:02 | 4576659 general ambivalent
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Isn't Coors Three Mile Island waste runoff strained through Yellen's rotten-crotch?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:18 | 4577026 Terminus C
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Wow... holy shit that was a great rip...

I can't stop laughing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpiRDZY1IHI

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:16 | 4577305 Uncle Remus
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Yep, pretty much east of the Mississippi was sans Coors. Had a guy in my barracks that went home on leave to WY or MT, can't recall which now, but brought back cases of Coors and game (deer or elk) jerky. Paid for his leave and then some.

Of course, there was always 3.2 PBR - warm.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:32 | 4577392 nowhereman
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Yup, there you go, Russian Vodka and Cuban Cigars, sweet.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:58 | 4576415 deerhunter
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killed 1 point what iraqi children in war,,,,, how many people,  future US citizens and entrpeneurs and business owners and SHHHHHH taxpayers have we killed in the womb since 1973?????  Wonder why the economy is failing?  SS failing?  Do the math.  Greed,  blood lust,  serving mammon,  chasing the dollar and never catching enough.  America has fallen.  Just the dirtiest underwear in the hamper now amongst much other dirty laundry.  Look around.  Only way is up from here because to deny we have fallen and are wallowing  in it is to ignore truth.  90 plus million working age people underemployed or unemployed?   And unemployment rate is 6.5%??? Really???  Charade.  Smoke and Mirrors and Bread and Circuses.  Oh,  March madness.  Forgot.  Nothing to see or fix here.  20 dollar a lb beef coming to a store near you soon,  no inflation.  First lady,, vacations in Red China?  Price tag?  Who the F cares?  When the bottom falls out we will no longer need March madness or Hollywood and the big Flood.  It will be live in your face in your neighborhood.  Mad Max,  Book of Eli,  the Road all rolled into one.  I don't predict doom but when I do I drink DosEquis,  stay thirsty my friends.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:00 | 4576423 LawsofPhysics
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Hey now, be positive, at least people will finally get to know their neighbors.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:14 | 4576471 shovelhead
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By eating them.

Hahahahaha.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:05 | 4576671 general ambivalent
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It's funny because they even announce the change in the gulag's menu.

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/aug/26/food-shortages...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:59 | 4576422 freedogger
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Here's a funny Canadian story: my daughter in grade one has advanced pretty far with her online reading that her school has enrolled her in. It's called Razz Kids. Anyhow, she's in unit L and reading something about Obama. First thing she asks:  "why are his lips blue? " Because he's a smoker" mom replied. She scrunched up her face in disgust and then procceded to read with a tone of total annoyance. Every time she got to his name, it was slowly drawled out  "oh-wrong-ma". 

YouTube millions were lost cuz I didn't have the camera rolling. 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:01 | 4576425 Rising Sun
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and Russia will stop maple syrup and hockey stick imports - who gives a fuck!!!

 

now if Russia stopped exporting pornstars to California, that would crush the industry and California would be on the phone to Barry pretty quick

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:03 | 4576434 ebear
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That's the last Saskatoonberry pie i'll ever eat!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:03 | 4576437 Sandmann
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I wonder if Russia has STATE-owned liquor stores ?  Canada does seem to have the Soviet approach to matters when the Politician instructs his Citizenry what liquor they are permitted to buy with their taxed income

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:08 | 4576684 general ambivalent
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Fifty loonies for a two four? It's okay, because we're all in this together.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:06 | 4576447 PatientZero
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Of course they are considering this. Canada is run by the same hook-nosed bastards that are looting Ukraine now and the very same that pull all the strings in the American government.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:36 | 4576825 machineh
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You mean Leonard Asper of CanWest Media?

Oh wait, we're not allowed to talk about that.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:22 | 4577056 Terminus C
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Yes, the same Canwest Media that owns Global TV (from whom this article was cited)

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:11 | 4576462 shovelhead
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"Hmmm.

What can I say that is so egregiously stupid that it will get my name in the news worldwide?"

"Okay, this is it."

 

"Smithers! Send out this press release."

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:14 | 4576475 Sandmann
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Who cares what Canada does ! Will it demand that Frank Stronach buy out Oleg Deripaska at Magna International ? Or will it stop Russians buying into Canadian mining ?

Anyway it is Europe and China that trade with Russia not the US which if small-fry. It is France that is building $1.6 billion of warships for Russia and Britain which recently changed the law to allow BAe to bid for work; and Rheinmetall in Germany that has just had a contract frozen by the German Government.......so it is not for the US or Canada to instruct anyone.

Besides with the USA pissing everyone off we will probably see Brazil, Argentina, Russia, China, India, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt all allied in a new trading and currency bloc

 

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:16 | 4576484 rsnoble
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Oh lord call 911 now Canada is in the fray.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:26 | 4576520 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Oh lord call 911 now Canada is in the fray.

They work so hard
(don't you understand?)
making maple syrup for
the pancakes of our land.

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