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Posted on April 8, 2012
Just last week I was looking into buying a couple kitchen sinks for updating my kitchen. I was working with a US company called Zigsby’s Kitchen out of Charlotte NC. I currently being in Canada would have to of course pay the shipping to have my products shipped but even with the shipping this company beat all of competitors here in Ontario. Well, after speaking with the company multiple times they informed me about some new anti-dumping laws in Canada.
Basically they told me that on January 25th, 2012 the Canadian border control decided to implement a provisional tax on a majority of stainless steel sinks coming from China. What many of us don’t know is that almost all stainless steel sinks in the US and Canada (even those made by the big name brands) are made in China. Unfortunately for me that means a 75% tariff on the sinks I was about to purchase. The customer service representative said that because of these new tariffs ”hand made” sinks from China will begin to gain popularity because they do not carry the same tariff.
Posted on August 8, 2008
With the terrible tragedy at Virginia Tech, both sides of the Second Amendment battle have come out in force. “Get rid of guns” or “Give everyone guns” are the battle cries from the two divergent groups. But, as with many things, the best answer lies somewhere in the middle, with a giant dose of common sense.
First, let me start by sayinh I am a once and future gun owner. I like the fact that I can own a gun, whatever kind it may be. And I am a true believer in the intent of the second amendment. “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The government shall not infringe on the rights of the people to keep and bear arms. I know, many think that means only one type of weapon (see assualt weapon bans or handgun restrictions). The framers wanted the average citizen to be able to, at any given moment, be called into service to defend the free State. Imagine fighting off blood thirtsy Canadians* with single shot hunting rifles. It’s not what was intended. And yes, the framers knew times would change. The arguement I always love is that back then you only had the single shot rifles, and while this is true, you also had private citizens that owned cannons. Imagine someone owning todays equivalent? How would you feel if your neighbor had a howitzer in their frint yard, with a stack of shells at the ready?