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Huggy85
06-06-2008, 05:13 PM
You best be learning how to speak French, Speedy.

http://www.forbes.com/markets/commoditie...6markets30.html (http://www.forbes.com/markets/commodities/2008/06/06/sopra-tumbleweed-update-markets-equity-cx_lal_0606markets30.html)

"The French have never liked Americans like they do now that the dollar is weak and U.S. companies are becoming increasingly cheap in euro terms. Technology firm Sopra Group on Friday offered a hefty premium for communications security specialist Tumbleweed Communications, the second time in two days that a French company has offered big, depreciated bucks to scarf up an American target."



"The French are not the only foreigners looking for deals on U.S. soil. To foreign companies, the U.S. is like a penny-candy store with lots of cheap goodies just waiting to be bought, thanks to the sliding dollar, which has lost more than a quarter of its value against the euro and a tenth against the yen in the past five years. The greenback extended its slide on Friday."

GenX
06-06-2008, 05:22 PM
We've been ready for the French to come here for a while now. After all, as the example of Quebec shows, French people would rather be anywhere but Canada /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Driftwood
06-06-2008, 07:17 PM
If I recall correctly they voted to stay part of Canada the last time the issue was visited.

GirlNextDoor
06-06-2008, 07:56 PM
im pretty sure if we told them to fight for it we would have gotten the same result as the vote.

nickolai
06-07-2008, 01:11 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W G R</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We've been ready for the French to come here for a while now. After all, as the example of Quebec shows, French people would rather be anywhere but Canada /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif </div></div>

You can have the French we'll trade them for the Mexicans.

dancingqueen
06-07-2008, 01:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W G R</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We've been ready for the French to come here for a while now. After all, as the example of Quebec shows, French people would rather be anywhere but Canada /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif </div></div>

good... take 'em /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

GenX
06-07-2008, 09:30 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Braccarius</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W G R</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We've been ready for the French to come here for a while now. After all, as the example of Quebec shows, French people would rather be anywhere but Canada /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif </div></div>

You can have the French we'll trade them for the Mexicans. </div></div>

One problem: the Mexicans don't want to leave here, while the French can't wait to leave the Great White North.

Huggy85
06-07-2008, 02:38 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W G R</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the French can't wait to leave the Great White North. </div></div>

Got anything to back up your opinion, Speedy.

The truth is otherwise......

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=aLcqyDb2_Auk&refer=canada

"Support for what is called ``sovereignty'' in the French-speaking province was 36 percent last month, compared with almost 50 percent 13 years ago."

You've got separatist movements in areas of the US right now that are as strong as what exists in Quebec.

Super Gram
06-07-2008, 11:05 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W G R</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We've been ready for the French to come here for a while now. After all, as the example of Quebec shows, French people would rather be anywhere but Canada /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif </div></div>


And the Canadians wish they were somewhere else too. But of course we don't have to speak porto Rican or Cuban

Driftwood
06-08-2008, 12:07 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Huggy85</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W G R</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the French can't wait to leave the Great White North. </div></div>

Got anything to back up your opinion, Speedy.

The truth is otherwise......

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=aLcqyDb2_Auk&refer=canada

"Support for what is called ``sovereignty'' in the French-speaking province was 36 percent last month, compared with almost 50 percent 13 years ago."

You've got separatist movements in areas of the US right now that are as strong as what exists in Quebec. </div></div>

He just likes to try and put Canada down. He doesn't look at the whole picture of anything. Don't take him too seriously /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/beerchug.gif

GenX
06-08-2008, 11:02 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: *Super Gram*</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W G R</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We've been ready for the French to come here for a while now. After all, as the example of Quebec shows, French people would rather be anywhere but Canada /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif </div></div>


And the Canadians wish they were somewhere else too. But of course we don't have to speak porto Rican or Cuban </div></div>

First of all..."Porto" /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

Second, I didn't know Puerto Rican and Cuban were languages! /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rofl.gif

The Canadian education system, a wonder to behold! /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rofl.gif

Barry Morris
06-08-2008, 01:23 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Huggy85</div><div class="ubbcode-body">....You've got separatist movements in areas of the US right now that are as strong as what exists in Quebec. </div></div>

What was that guy's name, Timothy McVey???

GenX
06-08-2008, 05:24 PM
One guy compares to tens of thousands of French Canadians???

Didn't think so /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif