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Some want 'US-only' hours at border Costco
MSN ^ | August 14, 2012 | Karen Datko

Posted on 08/15/2012 9:15:39 AM PDT by Altariel

Edited on 08/15/2012 9:22:37 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Canadians have been flocking to a Costco in Bellingham, Wash., propelled by a strong Canadian dollar and lured by the lower cost of basics like milk and gas in the United States.

An unhappy U.S. shopper, bothered by the lines and crowds, responded by creating the Facebook page "Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans." As online dust-ups often do, this one has gotten out of hand, with some making rude and stereotypical remarks about Canadians. Since its debut on July 19, the page has gotten more than 3,330 likes.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: americans; canadians; costco; facebook

1 posted on 08/15/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

I wonder how many of these anti-Canadians said they would be moving to Canada if George Bush or John McCain were elected president.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Altariel

My in-laws used to live in Buffalo and they would complain about the Canadians shopping at their local stores. They said they were rude and would just throw trash in the parking lots so they wouldn’t take it across the border. My main experience with Canadians has been in Montreal. They were extremely rude, but I figured it was the French-Canadian thing.

That being said, I know some Canadians from college and they all thought Americans were self-centered and didn’t know about anything going on in the world.


3 posted on 08/15/2012 9:21:47 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: No Socialist
and they all thought Americans were self-centered and didn’t know about anything going on in the world.

Which, frankly, is a pretty right on assessment.

4 posted on 08/15/2012 9:24:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Altariel
Facebook page "Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans."

A pretty racist and intollerant attitude by our progressive friends in the great NW.

5 posted on 08/15/2012 9:35:07 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: Altariel

Where I live in every 2-3 weeks I get out of work or wake up with the eye watering smell of cow manure in the air. When I first got here I complained bitterly about the odor until one of my farmer patient’s asked me what I smelled.

“Cow manure” I replied “ What do you smell”

He smiled at me and with a grin said “ Boy, that’s the smell of money”

To our Washington neighbors,the next time you wait in line with Canadians spending money by the dozens in front of you, take a good whiff.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 9:38:33 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Altariel

I am wondering that now that we have Obembacare, where are Canadian politicianss going to go for their medical care?


7 posted on 08/15/2012 9:39:20 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: No Socialist

I wonder how all those Canadians coming across the border for cheaper stuff would feel if they didn’t share a border with the US?


8 posted on 08/15/2012 9:44:46 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Cyman

My reaction, as well. Plenty of customers keeps the store open, the need for employees higher, etc., etc. Just sensible economics. That said, some liberal group will likely find a way to get rid of the Canadian shoppers.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 9:47:03 AM PDT by NEMDF
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10 posted on 08/15/2012 9:47:38 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Altariel
Great White North Pictures, Images and Photos
11 posted on 08/15/2012 9:49:24 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Altariel

geez people are getting stupider and stupider..

OPEN ANOTHER STORE!!!!!

Sounds like a buisness opportunity to me


12 posted on 08/15/2012 9:51:36 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Altariel
making rude and stereotypical remarks about Canadians.

Were words like "hoser" used?
13 posted on 08/15/2012 9:53:11 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Altariel

So...essentially these idiots are trying to limit the time and money Canadians legally spend in the US - while apparently not caring at all about the illegals from the Southern border who are up here stealing jobs....

This is why it should be legal for me to walk down the streets of Seattle randomly slapping people across the face.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 9:55:19 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Altariel

Well I guess free health care in Canada isn’t really free. Middle class if they don’t have a employer provided plan pay about $600.00 a month for free healthcare in Canada. Of course the poor pay $0 per month. Then of course you need just a few taxes to pay for this “free” healthcare that takes months to get an appointment. Like the GST/HST (Goods and services tax, Harmonized sales tax) are as high as 15% in some providence’s. Don’t forget the business has to support the minimum wage of $9.40 to $10.30. Hey somebody has to support all that free stuff. The high prices really aren’t the government s fault just ask Ken Georgetti, the president of the Canadian Labour Congress, which represents unions nationwide, accused retailers of “greed, gouging, and bad citizenship.”


15 posted on 08/15/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Canadians are a race?

The only ‘color’ important in this story is GREEN.

Canadians have money they want to spend at Costco - and Americans who want to spend their money don't want to have to wait in line to do it.

16 posted on 08/15/2012 9:59:39 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: No Socialist

like i taught my kids ( and you can ask ‘em and they will tell you )

never discriminate against anyone based upon race,sex, religion, creed or color.....

except canadians.....

i do have to give the canidiots one point though... they got some damn nice roads ( here in michiganstan our roads are about the worst in the nation )..


17 posted on 08/15/2012 10:00:10 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: Altariel

I can imagine the reaction of Costco Executives when some manager walks in an suggest that idea...

(”Say, boss this place is crowded with customers... Let’s set aside a special time when we will only let in FEWER people, OK?”)


18 posted on 08/15/2012 10:03:59 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: joe fonebone
( here in michiganstan our roads are about the worst in the nation )

They're worse in Milwaukee.

19 posted on 08/15/2012 10:34:45 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: allmendream
Canadians are a race?

Have you learned nothing from the EmocRats? Everything is about race.

20 posted on 08/15/2012 10:53:53 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: Altariel; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Canada ping.


21 posted on 08/15/2012 10:55:46 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: NEMDF
some liberal group will likely find a way to get rid of the Canadian shoppers

Given the effect of liberal policies on the value of the US dollar, the only way to keep us out will be to seal the border.

22 posted on 08/15/2012 10:59:27 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Altariel

They come here because they don’t have to pay their socialist taxes. So that is probably the rub. The only reason I would go to Canada is to take pictures of the landscape.

We in PA don’t pay food or clothing taxes and those from New Jersey shop here all the time. When we are on our way to the beach we always fill up on Gas in jersey but its not worth going over there all the time because the bridge tolls cut into the savings.


23 posted on 08/15/2012 11:01:50 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: shoff

You forgot about the 5% payroll tax that was imposed to pay for our “free” healthcare. One of many reasons that in the pre-Obama years our unemployment rates were usually 1-2 points higher than the US (now that we have lower corporate tax rates that situation has reversed).


24 posted on 08/15/2012 11:03:05 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Altariel

I understand the sentiments. I live in Wisconsin and we get invaded by flatlanders from Illinois every weekend.


25 posted on 08/15/2012 11:58:48 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: shoff
Middle class if they don’t have a employer provided plan pay about $600.00 a month for free healthcare in Canada.

That's interesting . Exactly where in Canada, what province, are you talking about?

26 posted on 08/15/2012 4:11:58 PM PDT by Snowyman
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To: shoff

Cocaine Ken!
Used to head the Steelworkers at Cominco in Trail, BC. Came out smelling like a rose when the chief witness against the local coke cartel became part of some US freeway, Ormsso I remember from 30 years ago.

Ah, those wonderful days in the Kootenays!

Cheers,
Jim!


27 posted on 08/15/2012 5:35:24 PM PDT by gymbeau (Free Tibet! (limit one per customer))
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To: Snowyman

Of course I can’t find the reference now but I did find that 74% of Canadians also pay for private insurance. That is above and beyond as squak 8888 pointed out the 5% payroll tax.


28 posted on 08/16/2012 4:51:56 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: shoff

Well no one pays $600 a month for basic health care in Canada. Perhaps what you are referring to is insurance for health care that is not provided for under the Canada Health Act. . Dental under most circumstances is not covered , eye glasses, drugs , semi private or private rooms unless ordered by a doctor are not covered. Also if a Canadian is out of country chances are he’s not covered and he should have additional insurance .

The payroll tax varies, Ontario is 1.95% , not 5 % . There is a graduated payment on income tax , starting at $300 a year over $20,000 income and max on the highest incomes at $900 a year . Each province is different.

There is a lot of confusion as to what health care in Canada is. It is definitely not the care proposed by Obama.


29 posted on 08/16/2012 8:31:58 AM PDT by Snowyman
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