why can't I own a Canadian?


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why can't I own a Canadian?

Postby gh » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:20 pm

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Re: why can't I own a Canadian?

Postby Jim Rorick » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:29 pm

Not worth the investment.
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Re: why can't I own a Canadian?

Postby rsb2 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:12 pm

That's a good one, Jim ... a very good one !
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Re: why can't I own a Canadian?

Postby cullman » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:51 pm

Technically Canadians can't own another Canadian. Americans on the other hand can buy us cheap. :wink:
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Re: why can't I own a Canadian?

Postby oldvaulter » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:57 pm

The reason you can't own a Canadian, gh, is that you are one. Therefore Canada is not a neighboring nation for you. Of course you could own an American. (And, from what I've heard about wages paid at T&FN, you apparently do.)

For Americans the issue is just slightly more complex. It is clearly absurd and even offensive, in this age of political correctness, to suggest that you can own a Mexican but not a Canadian. Canada and Mexico are equally neighboring nations. I have many devoutly religous acquaintances, who abide strictly by scripture, who own both. There is no scriptural violation there. However, they state that Mexicans tend to cost less than Canadians. Therefore it may be possible that in some cases an American couldn't own a Canadian because they just can't afford one. Whereas they can afford to own a Mexican. This is where the idea that "you can't own a Canadian" comes from. It's not a matter of scripture, but one of affordability.

I hope this clears up any confusion about the matter.
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Re: why can't I own a Canadian?

Postby cullman » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:05 pm

...but can Mexicans own Canadians and vice versa? :?:
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Re: why can't I own a Canadian?

Postby oldvaulter » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:09 pm

cullman wrote:...but can Mexicans own Canadians and vice versa? :?:


No. They're not neighboring nations. But either can own Americans.
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Re: why can't I own a Canadian?

Postby lonewolf » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:56 pm

That letter illustrates perfectly why I look askance at many/most/all Biblical/Koranic "guide books." If they were meant literally for the time, they are barbaric. That some are interpreted literally to this date is ...barbaric/ignorant/pathetic/pick an adjective...

People tend to believe without question what they are told as a child regarding religion. Many/most just go along with the package and never get around to wondering about the specifics. All their parents cannot be right in their divergent beliefs.

As I have said before, if people take comfort in their religion, good for them.
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