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$1 CDN now equal to $1 USD

   Discussion: $1 CDN now equal to $1 USD
John J. Ryan · 9 years, 10 months ago

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news

So much for Cross Border Shopping.

Snow In Summer Back · 9 years, 10 months ago

well, one could argue that the savings on not paying GST would still be worth crossing the border.  I don't think that Torontonians will be coming to Buffalo anytime soon because of the price of gas, but Canadians who live within maybe an hour of the border might still be able to justify the drive.

/$.02

Mamalissa! Back · 9 years, 10 months ago
>  /$.02

Is that Canadian or American?     ;-}
John J. Ryan Back · 9 years, 10 months ago

I was actually thinking about it in terms of being an American shopping in Canada.  I remember past Frucons where we would go out to eat, and we'd eat like kings with our powerful American $$$.  Even Mike Ford talked about spending out inflated American $$$ as we got stranded in Toronto during a gigantic Northeast snowstorm during Frucon 6 "The Frucon that wouldn't end". 

Now if you go to Canada, your USD won't buy jack squat.

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 9 years, 10 months ago
I remember the days when the change in my pocket could buy Manitoba. I bet it would cost at least a couple of bucks now.
Mamalissa! Back · 9 years, 10 months ago
> Now if you go to Canada, your USD won't buy jack squat.

Don't be ridiculous - no one would go to Canada to buy jack-squat . . . their few active jack-squat mines yield a product of medium-quality at best.  Generally, the Canadian jack-squat sector relies on imports from Finland and Guam. 

Of course, jack-squat enthusiasts such as myself know that the best stuff comes from Sierra Leone. 
Snow In Summer Back · 9 years, 10 months ago

Of course, jack-squat enthusiasts such as myself know that the best stuff comes from Sierra Leone. 

You should really know better than to support the Sierra Leone jack-squat trade.  The instability of that area is well-documented & you know the profits from the jack-squat mines are used to support a corrupt government.  Support Fair Trade jack-squat & know your money is going straight to the miners themselves! 

FWIW, I prefer my jack-squat from the coast of Burkina Faso.

Mamalissa! Back · 9 years, 10 months ago
You think I'm going to let a corrupt government get in my way of  primo Jas-Q?  Next your going to tell me that I should take into consideration the child labor, untenable living conditions, and well-documented health hazards associated with the entire trade.

Besides, is it really that demanding a job to sit around all day and do jack-squat?
Mamalissa! Back · 9 years, 10 months ago
what... too heavy handed?
Bender · 9 years, 10 months ago
Heh, Doug and I were joking yesterday that we wished we'd kept a list of all of the people who'd made "Monopoly money" jokes over the years...
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 9 years, 10 months ago
People who lived in Atlantic City can still have monopoly money jokes made about them.

I hated paying the $22 whenever I drove to down Atlantic Ave to visit you.
nate... Back · 9 years, 10 months ago
*raises hand* I was one. :)

But I have a very nice guitar to show for it, so I can't complain.

Bender Back · 9 years, 10 months ago
The Seagull?  *jealous*
nate... Back · 9 years, 10 months ago
yep, that'd be it. :)

talk about a deal...

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