By Jove you've got it old man! Looking objectively at Black Friday as I do from up here in Canada (our Thanksgiving is spent in mid October mostly eating Turkey -- no shopping). However your point is well taken, as I see that almost all of our goods, as yours are all from foreign manufacturers. But services are always homegrown. Well done!
the positive path writes "In a David vs Goliath patent violation squabble MS looses to small Toronto tech firm i4i Inc. The Globe and Mail article said the judge sided with i4i Inc in that it stole technology to 'manipulate complex data in electronic documents'. What's interesting is that i4i is also asking to the judge to order MS to stop selling Word 2003 and 2007. The judge can also triple the monetary award if he so desires. I know $200M is a drop in the bucket, but it's the principle, right?" Link to Original Source