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Why Canada is a great country
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joelove



Joined: 12 May 2011

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: Why Canada is a great country Reply with quote

It isn't really.

The winter was long and sucked balls. Things are expensive. If you don't have a good income you won't live well. True anywhere I suppose.

There are too many rules. Don't shoot people you dislike, stop that stealing, etc.

I got used to living in Asia though. It was easier in some ways.

Conclusion: Canada is not terrible, but exactly half as good as people say.
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matthagwon



Joined: 28 Sep 2013
Location: Japan lite

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honest to f**k I will fight you!
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guavashake



Joined: 09 Nov 2013

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like beavers and maple syrup.
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schwa



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada's national animal is a rodent.
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metalhead



Joined: 18 May 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like most Canadians are nationalists, which is on par with racism to me. They also seem to think the rest of the world cares a lot about what happens in their country for some bizarre reason. A lot of those Canuckleheads also seem terribly insecure.

Only people I've ever heard say they want to go to Canada have been Asians in Asia. Which makes sense because they know jack-all about the West; why go to a second-rate France/USA when you can just, well, go to France or the States?
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Gravity Wins



Joined: 22 Jul 2013
Location: Suwon

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PROS:

- Good looking girls (ever been to Montreal? Hot damn! Those gals out west aren't bad either if you can look past the cowboy hats)

- Beautiful land. Mountains, oceans, lakes... what do you want? We've got it.

- The health care goes without saying

- Relatively cheap tuition costs

- Marijuana is cheap, homegrown, and practically legal. If you're into that.

- Full nude strippers. If you're into that.

-Casinos. If you're into that.


CONS:

- cons... ervatives

- Rising cost of living. New graduates in cities like Vancouver and Toronto need to hope to win a lottery to ever buy their own house

- Extreme cold covering most of this country for most of the year. There are ways around it though. If this is really a deal breaker for you, move close to the coast and you won't even need to see snow if you don't want to.

- Expensive drinks and smokes. Again, if you're into that.
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pros:

Rob Ford
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wanderkind



Joined: 01 Jan 2012
Location: Japan

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gravity Wins wrote:
PROS:

- Good looking girls (ever been to Montreal? Hot damn! Those gals out west aren't bad either if you can look past the cowboy hats)
I don't really get why people say that about Montreal, I go there often, and they're honestly no more good-looking than elsewhere. However, I DO generally find the personality of Quebec gals a lot more appealing. They seem to have great attitudes / senses of humour. Which inherently makes them more attractive. So, better looking? No. More attractive? I'd say yes.

- Beautiful land. Mountains, oceans, lakes... what do you want? We've got it.
You can find that anywhere (aside from...I don't know...Belgium? dikes aren't really my thing [ Very Happy ]), we by no means have a monopoly.

........

- Relatively cheap tuition costs
1. Compared to the States (but theirs is practically criminal).
2. Within your own province.
3. It's still expensive as shit for international students.

...........

CONS:
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Bears.
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Scorpion



Joined: 15 Apr 2012

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No slavery. No civil war. No violent revolution. Attained independence peacefully. Strict gun laws. No ghettos. Clean streets. Safe cities. Universal health care. Human rights. Very few right-wing nutjobs. Too politically correct. Too expensive. Too big. Too cold.

Overall, the States could have a worse neighbor. Neither side has even a single soldier along its border. Contrast that with the headache that is the US-Mexican border.

Then again, they inflicted Justin Beiber on us. And Celine Dion. Confused

Invade now.
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Unposter



Joined: 04 Jun 2006

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canadians are more honest, or maybe, at least less dishonest.

The Royal Canadian Bank had to set up its own brokerage of U.S. stocks because they discovered that U.S. financial firms were in essence "skimming" off of stock purchases and sales using high speed computers. So, instead of cheating their customers, they found a way to provide a more honest price for stock trading.

As I understand it, in the U.S. high speed computers, hooked to U.S. financial company computers, know when you are about to make a financial transaction and then either purchase the stock first at a lower price or sell the stock at a higher price than you. Thus, increasing costs in addition to any other fees you might have paid, and of course the financial companies pocket additional profits.

Supposedly, this is legal in the U.S., though some say it is akin to insider trading.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-the-us-stock-market-rigged/

At least Canadian banks don't cheat you in this fashion.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCP8kiL3jhA
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Kuros



Joined: 27 Apr 2004

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great?

Maybe not great. How about: fine, pleasant, safe, affluent, healthy, etc.
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Underwaterbob



Joined: 08 Jan 2005
Location: In Cognito

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada's pretty much like every other country: some things are bad, some things are good.

Though Canada does have by far the rudest government employees and flight attendants in the world. They work barely any hours for decent pay, get huge holidays and benefits and yet moan constantly about their soul-sucking jobs and universally act like you're wasting their time if you ask them to do anything for you, even if doing that thing is their job. Not to mention horsepucky like the $300 it costs me to renew my passport abroad, which I'm sure largely goes towards some clerk's overblown salary. Screw you Canadian government employees!
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ricochet



Joined: 04 Sep 2011
Location: 305

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Montreal Canadiens. Cool
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Jongno2bucheon



Joined: 11 Mar 2014

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada has some sand with oil in it. Oh and Vancouver. People know about vancouver.
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