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How can America get out of this mess?

The world needs America to function and what is MORE - we want you to work.

Your own Brene Brown has already told us all how it is done
and believe me we ALL needed to learn this lesson.

I want to hear your story, your input and your ideas or your reactions, please.

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    Aug 29 2012: I say we Americans should embrace our shame and venerability as a nation and give the whole lot over to the Canadians and let them have a go at it.

    It will give us time to reflect and discover the true love we lost somewhere in the sixties.

    Besides, they are the ones with the tar sand and natural gas, they can afford it. Let them spend some of that profit on policing the world. I'm sure they are more than capable of such a task.
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      Aug 29 2012: Snidely Whiplash the APE!

      GOD do you ever get tired of talking about what you know nothing about? You have the AUDACITY to call us COWARDS again as WOOOWOOO enlightened one??

      We have done more than 10% of it ourselves as a nation 1/10th your size,
      List of Canadian peacekeeping missions


      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




      Canada’s role in the development and participation in peacekeeping during the 20th and 21st centuries has played a major role in turning Canada into a prominent nation throughout the world. Canada's commitment to multilateralism has been closely related to peacekeeping efforts.[1] Canadian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lester B. Pearson is considered to be the father of modern United Nations Peacekeeping.[2] [3] Prior to Canada’s role in the Suez Canal Crisis, Canada was viewed by many as insignificant in issues of the world’s traditional powers. Canada’s successful role in the conflict gave Canada credibility and established it as a nation fighting for the common good of all the world’s nations and not just their allies.[4] Since 1995, however, Canadian direct participation in United Nations peacekeeping efforts has greatly declined.[5] That number decreased largely because Canada began to direct its participation to UN-sanctioned military operations through NATO, rather than directly to the UN.[6] In July 2006, for instance, Canada ranked 51st on the list of UN peacekeepers, contributing 130 peacekeepers out of a total UN deployment of over 70,000.[7] Were in November of 1990 Canada had 1,002 troops out of a total UN deployment of 10,304
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        Aug 29 2012: "...
        Since 1995, however, Canadian direct participation in United Nations peacekeeping efforts has greatly declined.

        In July 2006, for instance, Canada ranked 51st on the list of UN peacekeepers, contributing 130 peacekeepers out of a total UN deployment of over 70,000

        Were in November of 1990 Canada had 1,002 troops out of a total UN deployment of 10,304

        ..." ~ wikipedia according to Debra Smith.
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        Aug 29 2012: I'm not sure if this was directed at me Debra but, I served with some Canadian soldiers n Vietnam, a brave bunch of gutsy fellows they were.

        In the wikipedia you pasted above. It states, in the last part of the statement:

        "...4] Since 1995, however, Canadian direct participation in United Nations peacekeeping efforts has greatly declined.[5] That number decreased largely because Canada began to direct its participation to UN-sanctioned military operations through NATO, rather than directly to the UN.[6] In July 2006, for instance, Canada ranked 51st on the list of UN peacekeepers, contributing 130 peacekeepers out of a total UN deployment of over 70,000.[7] Were in November of 1990 Canada had 1,002 troops out of a total UN deployment of 10,304..." ~wikipedia posted by Debra Smith.

        I'm not sure if you noticed this or not.
        John

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