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posted by martyb on Friday April 21 2017, @12:08AM   Printer-friendly
from the getting-away-from-it-all dept.

Canadian authorities caught 887 asylum seekers crossing unlawfully into Canada from the United States in March, nearly triple the number in January.

This brings the total number of asylum seekers caught walking across the border to 1,860 so far this year. The new statistics suggest those numbers could rise further as the weather warms.

Canada is on track to see the highest number of asylum claims in six years, given the pace of claims filed so far, as increasing numbers of people cross into Canada to make refugee claims in the wake of US President Donald Trump's election and his crackdown on refugees and migrants.

"The majority of irregular migrants are holders of visas for the United States," according to a statement released Wednesday from the office of Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Isn't fleeing to Canada to escape what's happening in the US rather like fleeing to Poland to escape what happened in Germany?


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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:23AM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:23AM (#497136)

    Okay, I wrote a long rant about how this was a political hit piece trying to portray the US as a wasteland... but I think I finally figured it out.

    This is not asylum seekers fleeing American persecution... these are asylum seekers fleeing *to* the US, but since the election of Trump they are fearful they will not be granted status so are re-fleeing to Canada. This is still something, but a lot different than "Hispanic people are feeling the heavy-hand of the ethnic cleansing and running to Canada" which it sounds like at first blush.

    I still think it's a bit of a hit-piece given the ambiguous phrasing, but at least it makes sense and is defensible.

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Friday April 21 2017, @02:04AM (3 children)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @02:04AM (#497175) Journal

      Yeah, you've nailed it. I've read a couple articles in past weeks, pretty much saying the same thing. Illegal aliens (who is some cases are also asylum seekers) have decided that they really aren't welcome here, so they are moving on. And, to most of them, I say, "Good riddance!"

      As for genuine asylum seekers, well, life sucks. The US does help people who genuinely need help. We do offer shelter for those who are persecuted. Unfortunately, we are flooded with people who have no respect for Law - whether that be our laws, or any other nation's laws. They genuine asylum seekers are lost in the flood. Sucks, but that's the way things are.

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      • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by Ethanol-fueled on Friday April 21 2017, @02:13AM

        by Ethanol-fueled (2792) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @02:13AM (#497181) Homepage Journal

        Wait, what? So you are wishing goodbye to all those skilled lawyers, doctors, scientists, and engineers? [i.yuki.la]

        But how oh how will America prosper without them? Oh, well, our loss is Canada's gain -- good thing Canada is a tolerant multicultural progressive society. Those lawyers, doctors, scientists, and engineers seeking refuge will fit right in!

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @02:16AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @02:16AM (#497182)

        Universities are also flooded. Time to utilize the same tool with entrance exams for border entry?

        And of course exploring these questions:
          * Have you ever been involved with any extremist organization?
          * Is violence alright for a woman to divorce or for someone saying things you don't like?
          * Should the laws be dictated by theocratic rules?
          * Do your honor depend on who your children associate with? which type of maiming right to uphold it?
          * Which clan are you loyal to?
        etc..

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @03:15AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @03:15AM (#497205)
          You might as well take in the most persecuted.

          So you'd take in the Yazidis and not the Iraqi Shia Muslims and certainly not the Iraqi Sunni Muslims.

          And you might wish to prefer the atheist gay ones. Gay Yazidi atheists are definitely less likely to suicide bomb you later on. Less likely to raise children who'd suicide bomb you. From what I gather not as many openly gay people raise children, and if they do they tend to do a better job than average (it's not some fuck condom failed, looks like I have kids now).
    • (Score: 5, Informative) by jdccdevel on Friday April 21 2017, @03:09AM (3 children)

      by jdccdevel (1329) on Friday April 21 2017, @03:09AM (#497201) Journal

      This is absolutely not a "Hit Piece".

      These refugees arrived in the USA first, and since Trump's election are fleeing again to Canada since they believe their claim will be denied in the USA.

      This issue has been in the news here for months.

      Unfortunately, we (Canada) have signed a Safe Third Country Agreement [wikipedia.org] with the USA, which means that any refugee ending up in Canada or the USA has to claim status in whichever country they land in first.

      That means that if these people show up at an official border crossing, their refugee claim here would be denied, and they would have to go back to the USA. If they're denied in the USA, they would be unable to re-apply here and would be shipped back where they came from.

      Fortunately for them, there is a loophole. If they cross "unofficially" (i.e. walk across the border in the wilds somewhere), they can claim refugee status here. They just can't do it at an official land border crossing.

      In the winter, there were People walking through farmers fields at night [www.cbc.ca]
      People lost most of their hands to frostbite [www.cbc.ca]
      It's happening in Quebec [www.cbc.ca] where the RCMP are stationed 24x7 and sometimes Help people who have run from the US Border Patrol [www.cbc.ca]

      Frankly, the situation is putting a lot of strain on people living near the border, like those in Emerson Manitoba. [www.cbc.ca]

      Obviously, these are desperate people. Many have run a gauntlet of Slave Markets. [bbc.com] and Human Smugglers. Large numbers end up dead [theguardian.com], exposing their children who survive to sexual abuse and exploitation. [bbc.com] I cannot imagine the hell they've gone through just to get to the USA, where they thought they could start a new life.

      But many of them are obviously not feeling welcome there [www.cbc.ca], and have legitimate concerns their Asylum claims will be denied. For most of them, sending them back would be sentencing them to Torture, Starvation [aljazeera.com], and ultimately Death Depending on where in the world they're from [wikipedia.org]

      That's why these people are crossing into Canada, and not using the regular ports of entry. I don't blame them. I would probably do the same thing.

      I think we (Canada) should suspend the "Safe Third Country" Agreement. The USA doesn't use the same standards as Canada does for their Asylum/Refugee claims anymore, and we should allow those who want to claim Refugee status in Canada to do so at a regular port of entry, where there are more resources in place to help them and get them settled.

      To dismiss this as a "Hit piece" means you haven't been paying attention, but I guess you're not alone. [www.cbc.ca]

      These people have already risked everything to get to the "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave". Hundreds of them every month are risking their lives again leaving the USA for Canada.

      That is a fact.

      Maybe Americans should figure out why?

      (Sorry for all the links to CBC, those are just the articles I could readily reference.)

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @11:12AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @11:12AM (#497347)

        The problem is that these people will end up as a big drain on the Canadian welfare system (health care, school, subsidies etc) but can't not contribute anything substantial in the work market. In their trail criminality, terrorism and infections diseases follow. Realize that you can't help everybody.

        Aid in their home country is way more efficient and emphasis on security, stability, health care and education usually works in the long term. While accepting them at home only bogs down the engine that could pay that help.

        Vancouver btw seems to have problems with Chinese property buyers that squeeze out the working population in Canada by property pricing hikes. That will not work out long term either.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @11:39PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @11:39PM (#497660)

        Welcome each person. Get them to make ads about how Canada has offered them everything. Quietly exterminate them while the ads run in the USA.

        This gets them out of both the USA and Canada.

        Not willing? OK, suit yourself. Build a wall, making Mexico pay for it.

        • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Saturday April 22 2017, @12:19AM

          by kaszz (4211) on Saturday April 22 2017, @12:19AM (#497690) Journal

          What Canada needs to do is to build a wall, and make United States pay for it! ;-)

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:25AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:25AM (#497137)

    Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
    Tell me why you want to lay there, revel in your abandon
    Honey, it don't make no difference to me baby
    Everybody has to fight to be free, you see

    You don't have to live like an H1B
    Don't have to live like an H1B
    No baby you don't have to live like an H1B
    Don't have to live like an H1B

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by frojack on Friday April 21 2017, @12:25AM (16 children)

    by frojack (1554) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @12:25AM (#497138) Journal

    sn't fleeing to Canada to escape what's happening in the US rather like fleeing to Poland to escape what happened in Germany?

    Seems the submitter (or martyb - its not clear who wrote that) stepped over the line and godwined the thread. Nothing of value can come out of this discussion now.

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    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:33AM (9 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:33AM (#497144)

      Phoenix666 is worse than Hitler.

      • (Score: 3, Touché) by Phoenix666 on Friday April 21 2017, @12:45AM (8 children)

        by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @12:45AM (#497149) Journal

        I am Hitler. Didn't the "666" give it away?

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:49AM (7 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:49AM (#497150)

          I thought you were Satan?

          • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Friday April 21 2017, @01:02AM (6 children)

            by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @01:02AM (#497154) Journal

            Perhaps. Was his birthday April 20th as well? Hitler, i, and Charles Manson are in the club so having Lucifer along would be swell.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @01:07AM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @01:07AM (#497157)

              Whut?

              Charles Milles Manson (born Charles Milles Maddox, November 12, 1934)

              • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Friday April 21 2017, @12:05PM

                by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @12:05PM (#497354) Journal

                Pfah, I knew that guy was a poser. I says to Adolf, "Adolf, don't you think that guy is trying a leeettle too hard with the swastika tattoo on his forehead? C'mon. The guy's a wannabe."

                So thanks for proving my suspicion.

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            • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday April 21 2017, @02:06AM (3 children)

              by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @02:06AM (#497178) Journal

              Happy birthday. Me too. And, yeah, I already knew that Hitler's birthdate was 4/20. That really bites - it's kinda like having your momma die on your birthday.

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              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @04:17AM (1 child)

                by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @04:17AM (#497228)

                Donald Trump was born on 4/20, in the year of the prick. So was Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock. Truly the date is inauspicious, and results in really stupid and narcissistic people. I vote that we remove the date from the calender.

                • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Friday April 21 2017, @12:06PM

                  by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @12:06PM (#497356) Journal

                  Brilliant! That way we'll never age and live forever. Ahahahahahaaaaa

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              • (Score: 3, Touché) by Phoenix666 on Friday April 21 2017, @12:12PM

                by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @12:12PM (#497362) Journal

                Thank you, and happy birthday to you. Excellent. Got that, everyone, nobody is allowed to Godwin a thread except me and Runaway and Hitler, because him and I and Hitler, we're a team, we're allowed, see?

                But just so we don't cheapen the thing, we'll limit it to 4/20, which I propose we christen Godwin Day.

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    • (Score: 2, Disagree) by Phoenix666 on Friday April 21 2017, @12:59AM (5 children)

      by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @12:59AM (#497153) Journal

      Well, if you're fleeing America because you're scared of the direction it's taking, Canada isn't much of a remove. Reminded me a bit of people fleeing Germany for Poland, which didn't work out too well.

      Also, i'm allowed to Godwin any thread because i am Hitler. April 20th is Adolf's birthday and mine too. That is not a coincidence.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @01:03AM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @01:03AM (#497156)

        Happy 128th birthday.

        • (Score: 2) by Hartree on Friday April 21 2017, @01:57AM (2 children)

          by Hartree (195) on Friday April 21 2017, @01:57AM (#497171)

          He must have used some of that post WW2 time to learn English quite well, too.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @03:12AM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @03:12AM (#497204)

            So wait, Hitler worked for the Clintons at one point?

            That... explains... something, but I'm not sure.

        • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Friday April 21 2017, @12:08PM

          by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @12:08PM (#497358) Journal

          Thank you. I don't feel a day over 45.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:27AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:27AM (#497139)
    Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is A) setting hard limits on immigrants, B) kicking out illegals and C) not letting single males into the country, even refugees. But since he's a young handsome Liberal, he will get absolutely no bad press by the same Media-Industrial Complex that is currently demonizing Donald Trump.

    Canada will accept only whole families, lone women or children in its mass resettlement of Syrian refugees while unaccompanied men – considered a security risk – will be turned away.

    link [theguardian.com]

    Canada's prime minister is refusing to increase the number of refugees admitted to the country, even amid international backlash over the plight of Alan Kurdi, a boy who drowned after his makeshift ferry capsized off the coast of Turkey while trying to get to Canada. News emerged Wednesday night that the toddler and his family had been refused entry into Canada, but on Thursday relatives clarified that it was Alan's aunt and uncle, and their children, who had been denied refugee status by Canadian authorities. Alan, his five-year-old brother, and his mother all died while trying to flee from Turkey to a remote Greek island. Only their father, Abdullah, survived. The family was displaced from their home in Kobane, Syria, after intense fighting between the so-called Islamic State (IS) and Kurdish militias.

    link [vice.com]

    • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Friday April 21 2017, @12:58AM

      by kaszz (4211) on Friday April 21 2017, @12:58AM (#497152) Journal

      That way of double standards reminds me of the Saturday Night Live video on Sexual Harassment and You [youtube.com].

    • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Lagg on Friday April 21 2017, @03:12AM

      by Lagg (105) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @03:12AM (#497203) Homepage Journal

      In a world now dominated by unapologetic identity politicians there is no excuse to fail bad enough at your job that even a notoriously fascist-friendly set of media outlets will make fun of you. Especially when you're a cult leader. Who operates entirely on encouraging love and support at the cost of critical thinking.

      Trump is so fucking incompetent at his job that he can't even get the kiss ass WH press corps to be nice to him. That's playing softball and then switching out the softballs for pillows. Yet he's still a fuckup.

      Trudeau as I recall was competent enough at appearing to be a hero that he was prepared for Trump's intimidation tactics. Trump had no recourse but to look even more stupid.

      Don't get me wrong, I'm indifferent to him besides his weed politics and I hold no illusion whatsoever about Clinton. But they're both competent at appearing to be intelligent and shrewd politicians. Trump can't even manage that. Not sure why you think there's some kind of unfair standard going. He just sucks at something he claims to be good at. Which is not new for him.

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    • (Score: 5, Informative) by jdccdevel on Friday April 21 2017, @03:49AM (1 child)

      by jdccdevel (1329) on Friday April 21 2017, @03:49AM (#497216) Journal

      Trudeau has made Canada's position very clear [globalnews.ca]

      To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada

      As for the articles above, You've misinterpreted both of those links. Those restrictions were from the program to relocate people directly from Syria and other priority areas. I.E. The Canadian Government brought Refugees over here at taxpayer expense. It's akin to the "Women and Children First" policy for lifeboats, there are so many possible applicants, they had to prioritize somehow, and there are only so many resources available.

      The Canadian government brought over 26000 refugees in 3 months last year from Syria alone [theguardian.com]. How many refugees did the USA Fly into the country at government expense last year?

      There are private refugee sponsorships too, anyone can be sponsored using those, but mostly families are sponsored. It used to be there could be as many private sponsorships as you wanted, but the demand was so high they had to limit the number due to a paperwork backlog. Note that to sponsor a 3 person family costs $23000 (in the bank before the application could be submitted), and the applications were so popular, they had to limit them!

      Canadians will privately sponsor more than 16000 people in 2017, more private sponsorships than ever before.

      That said, this article doesn't apply to those people at all. These are unsponsored refugees, who made their way to the USA on their own, and are now moving to Canada because they are worried their Asylum application in the USA will be denied. There is no limit I am aware of on how many refugees Canada will admit that way.

      You need to educate yourself some more, and stop cherry picking the articles that suit your agenda.

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @11:28AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @11:28AM (#497348)

        Each non-legal immigrant (like Somalians) into Canada will cost the tax payers approximately 1 million US dollars over a lifetime. Thus $23 000 will not cover the cost at all. And all this to be repeated for every child that they make as residents.

        It's a numbers reality.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:36AM (10 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:36AM (#497145)

    Come back, American tech workers! America wants you! There are tech jobs in the tech industry!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:38AM (9 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:38AM (#497146)

      There are tech jobs in the tech industry!

      Lies! How fucking stupid do you think we are, eh?

      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:41AM (8 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @12:41AM (#497147)

        Oh christ. The refugees found Tim Horton's and they're gone native already.

        • (Score: 2) by AthanasiusKircher on Friday April 21 2017, @01:18AM (7 children)

          by AthanasiusKircher (5291) on Friday April 21 2017, @01:18AM (#497163) Journal

          Timmy's!! I haven't been at a Tim Horton's since the Burger King buyout. Are they still okay, or do you now get your Timbits flame-broiled?

          • (Score: 1) by Scruffy Beard 2 on Friday April 21 2017, @02:40AM (1 child)

            by Scruffy Beard 2 (6030) on Friday April 21 2017, @02:40AM (#497191)

            They are more of a sandwich shop than doughnut shop now.

            • (Score: 2) by drussell on Friday April 21 2017, @05:20AM

              by drussell (2678) on Friday April 21 2017, @05:20AM (#497248) Journal

              They are more of a sandwich shop than doughnut shop now.

              Their sandwiches are terrible...

              ... and most of the stores don't even make the doughnuts fresh, in-house anymore!

              Sad! How very sad!! :)

          • (Score: 3, Insightful) by aristarchus on Friday April 21 2017, @04:53AM (4 children)

            by aristarchus (2645) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @04:53AM (#497240) Journal

            I am slowly coming to the conclusion that almost all the sane persons on SoylentNews, with the exception of Snow and Gaark, are Canadians. Boggles the mind, it does. After the Great White North, and the MacKenzie Bros subsequent movie (what was it called, again?), and the total destruction of the Possum Lodge after the end of the Red Green Show, what could Canada have to offer, that it already did not prostitute to the Whore of Babylon to the south, like William Shatner, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, and Alec Trudeau? But maybe that is it. My theory about the (formerly) liberal and intelligent nature of the Nederlands: they shipped all their religious wacko crazies to the southern Africa. They became the "Afrikaans", because being Dutch and Religious, they could not spell. The United States tried the same ploy, but only sent the wackos to places like Waco, the Southern States. Big mistake. So it makes sense that any refugee would prefer Canadia to the US, just because of racism, Trump, crazy Alex Jones large Chili bowl eaters, and Bill o'Reallies. I mean, it does not make sense, after all, to seek asylum, in an asylum.

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            • (Score: 2) by drussell on Friday April 21 2017, @05:24AM

              by drussell (2678) on Friday April 21 2017, @05:24AM (#497249) Journal

              I am slowly coming to the conclusion that almost all the sane persons on SoylentNews, with the exception of Snow and Gaark, are Canadians. Boggles the mind, it does.

              Canuckistan++

              !!! :)

            • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Friday April 21 2017, @12:19PM

              by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @12:19PM (#497365) Journal

              Canada is the Woody Allen of the North America, sitting in the passenger seat with Mexico while America drives [youtube.com], tempted to drive into the oncoming lights.

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @08:42PM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @08:42PM (#497579)

              Strange Brew. The movie was called Strange Brew.

              • (Score: 2) by aristarchus on Friday April 21 2017, @10:11PM

                by aristarchus (2645) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @10:11PM (#497625) Journal

                Thanks, eh? Ya Hosehead!

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @01:10AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @01:10AM (#497160)

    Isn't fleeing to Canada to escape what's happening in the US rather like fleeing to Poland to escape what happened in Germany?

    That comparison falls flat when considering the realities which however may not be pretty but true and often non-intuitive. The fleeing into Canada is more comparable to fleeing from Thailand to Australia to live of other peoples taxes. During their stay these people will harass and exploit the citizens of the country and plot to overthrow the government or infect someone with multi resistant TBC. At the bottom line, their ability to ever contribute as a group in a industrial country is minuscule and so will always be a long term drain on taxes, transport and housing.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @02:10AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @02:10AM (#497180)

      After 8 years as president of the US, Trump intends to Make Canada Great Again. No worries, mate!

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @07:33AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @07:33AM (#497295)

        Canada is a lovely place and it's just a stone's throw away from me, but the drivers, holy shit, they're just batshit insane. No amount of Trump is going to make that better.

      • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Friday April 21 2017, @12:20PM

        by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @12:20PM (#497366) Journal

        Anschluss! Embrace the suck, Winnipeg.

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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by drussell on Friday April 21 2017, @05:17AM

    by drussell (2678) on Friday April 21 2017, @05:17AM (#497245) Journal

    Isn't fleeing to Canada to escape what's happening in the US rather like fleeing to Poland to escape what happened in Germany?

    No.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @08:16AM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @08:16AM (#497304)

    Isn't fleeing to Canada to escape what's happening in the US rather like fleeing to Poland to escape what happened in Germany?

    Wut? Germans are fleeing to Poland because Germany is being taken over by middle-eastern immigrants. In the US, it is immigrants that are fleeing to Canada. These are exactly opposite scenarios.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @11:31AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @11:31AM (#497349)

      Now we are just waiting for Canadians to flee to Poland, or Germans to flee to US..

    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Friday April 21 2017, @12:24PM (2 children)

      by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 21 2017, @12:24PM (#497368) Journal

      Yes, Americans are fleeing to New Zealand, which makes a whole lot more sense. Canada? I mean, I love those guys but the country could be conquered with cross words. Put Jim Bob and Bubba in a pickup truck at the border, get 'em liquored up, point north and yell, "Squirrel!" and the country would fall in a fortnight.

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      • (Score: 2) by dry on Monday April 24 2017, @04:40AM (1 child)

        by dry (223) on Monday April 24 2017, @04:40AM (#498655)

        Yes, that's worked so well the few times you've tried it. Obviously you don't know Canada's history in the various wars, even our French haven't surrendered since 1763, longer then your country has existed. Unluckily you guys do have some good arms that give you a slight advantage, but then again we can walk amongst you and do have practice at burning down Washington

        • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Monday April 24 2017, @11:31AM

          by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 24 2017, @11:31AM (#498776) Journal

          That was the British army, not the Canadian army.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @01:26PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @01:26PM (#497378)

      Germans are fleeing to Poland because Germany is being taken over by middle-eastern immigrants.

      As a German living in Germany, I can tell you that none of the claims is true.

      First, Germans are not fleeing.
      Second, if Germans were fleeing, I'm pretty sure that for the vast majority of them, Poland currently would be one of the last choices to flee to.
      Third, it is also not true that Germany is being taken over by middle-eastern immigrants. Or by any immigrants at all.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @04:46PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 21 2017, @04:46PM (#497485)

        No they just rape, pillage and plunder. Except when they take time of to crush or bomb someone.
        But hey it's normal!

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