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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AB Lawn Care, Apr 5, 2000.

  1. kermit

    kermit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    Stone, I'll say this slowly so even you will understand, your country is lovely, I vacation there in the winter when it's a frozen arctic hell here, but socially you are in the dark ages. Even a fascist like yourself must be able to see that. The government rhat you insist upon has little or no regard for it's citizens. <br>I wasn't talking about emergency room sevice when I said you don't have medical care, I am talking about the care you get when you have just found out you are pregnant and need pre-natal care or you need cronic care for lukemia. What do you do in capitalist heaven when your HMO says NO? Where do you go when you need help with your expensive prescriptions and you are old. Well apparantly you come to Canada, where we still believe in people. I laughed when I saw sixty minutes and the trips your senoir citizens have to make to Canada to afford their heart presciptions.<br>It may come as a surprise to yopu Stone but most of us here in socialist heaven don't want to move to the States. We love the country and it's people but can't abide your social policies , crime rates,poverty,dirt, rotten politics,etc. etc.<br>Come on up to Canada and we'll show you why the UN (whoops, I guess that's a dirty word to you huh?) has voted Canada the best place to live, with the highest standard of living, for more years than you can count up to!
  2. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    You can get some pretty good pain killers in Canada. Down here in the U.S., the doctors are scared to death of our government and don't want to give you any narcotics. Not that I really need them, well maybe a few now and then.
  3. Retro67

    Retro67 Banned
    Messages: 207

    I have to agree. Our government (US) has done an excellent job of beating any honest doctor into submission. Hell, some think Tylenol&lt;sup&gt;&reg&lt;/sup&gt; is the answer to everything. The eighties and the reactionary policies that the decade of self-indulgence spawned screwed this country socially. <br>&lt;p&gt;Zero tolerance and the war on drugs have been great successes. Just look around you. Now if the police mistake you for a gang banger or think you fit a profile it is common practice to have your @$$ kicked and drugs planted on your person. Only in America, as they say. Don't get me wrong, I feel law and order definitely have their place. &lt;p&gt;I think if half of our citizens would pull their heads from their posterior and wake up and smell the coffee, it would be refreshing. We are sold the lie that our way is the best, sound familiar??? &lt;p&gt;We may have reasons to be thankful, but we have ten times as many reasons to be incensed. Keep voting for Republicans and Democrats and we will continue on our jouney as is. <br>&lt;p&gt;John <p>We got way off topic, but I needed to vent that, anyway.<p>
  4. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,642

    I have been to Canada many times. Beautiful country. Very nice people. But you can't compare canada to America the greatest country in the world. I mean we are sending probes to mars. We have been to the moon. We have defended the world a against communism. We have been the leader in medical research. America is also the most giving cheritable wise country there is. We give a tremendous amont of money and time to other countries. When there is a disaster in another country who is the first to respond???? America that is who. We have a disaster rarely does anyone help us. We have our faults. But we more than make up for it in out greatness. Our economy is 3 or 4 time greater than the nearest country. That just is from hard work.
  5. pogo

    pogo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Hye AB what kind of percentage of profit are you making? First thing I would do is cut out ALL ridiculous expenses. Use older equipment until you get caught up. In most cases older equipment works just as well as brand spanking new. Only buy what you need. Dont buy a bunch of extra stuff until you need it. If you have employees, start watchiing their time more closely. There is all kinds of things you can do to cut down your expenses. If you are a bad money manager it wont make any difference if you raise your prices. <br>Stone you are the bomb!<br>LATE
  6. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 585

    Lawerence Stone-I'm not even going to get into the hole health care thing.I will let you guys do that!<p>Steven Bousquet-Thanks for all the responses.When I can afford to I will probably go to one.But I think I will take a nice couple of weeks off in flordia before I do that.OH NO..................I might meet lawerance down there and I wound never hear the end of how our helth care system stinks!!!!!Just kidding!<p>Kermit-I better not say anything about our health care.That will just start it up agian.<p>Pogo-Sorry but I don't run old equipment!I bougt a used waker desiel with 900hrs on it.It worked great until the winter came.It's starter blew,injectors went,pump broke and after I replaced all that it still ran lousy.I paid $1000 in a month in repairs!I got rid of it and bought a new walker.It is two years old now and 0 repairs to date!I taked to my dealer and he said that the guy who bought my old Walker when I traded it in spent about 500 before finding out that the alternator was dead and about 4 monthes after that it was not running well and they took the engine apart and one piston fell out!He rebuilt the engine and it cost him about $2000!!!!!!!I'm sorry but as far as equipment goes I will never buy a used mower agian unless it will be useed little or as a back-up or if I get some workers and don't want them smashing up my new walker.Thanks for the suggestion anyways!<p>from:Adam <p>AB Lawn Care

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