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Old 04-16-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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Who now thinks "American Woman" is silly? I heard Burton Cummings say the song was not anti-American, but pro-Canadian. However, I don't think most people who liked the song knew or cared.
It became a Number One hit in the USA.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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From Wikipedia:

Jim Kale, the group's bassist and the song's co-author, explained his take on the lyrics:

The popular misconception was that it was a chauvinistic tune, which was anything but the case. The fact was, we came from a very strait-laced, conservative, laid-back country, and all of a sudden, there we were in Chicago, Detroit, New York all these horrendously large places with their big city problems. After that one particularly grinding tour, it was just a real treat to go home and see the girls we had grown up with. Also, the war was going on, and that was terribly unpopular. We didn't have a draft system in Canada, and we were grateful for that. A lot of people called it anti-American, but it wasn't really. We weren't anti-anything. John Lennon once said that the meanings of all songs come after they are recorded. Someone else has to interpret them."

Personally - I never liked the song - didn't like the tune!
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Mexico City (Montreal soon!)
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Just got an email from the embassy requesting additional (possibly the last) documents to finish my permanent resident visa

Hopefully I'm back by summer, today was a good day!
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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I really want to move to Canada ASAP... just sooooo tired of it here.

I've already applied to jobs in Calgary and Mississauga. Here's hoping?
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Mexico City (Montreal soon!)
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I really want to move to Canada ASAP... just sooooo tired of it here.

I've already applied to jobs in Calgary and Mississauga. Here's hoping?
Good luck!

Something will come up eventually.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Good luck!

Something will come up eventually.
Thanks! You too!

I've applied to two jobs within my subject range... I know I should expand into others... I just can't figure out what those might be?
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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Just got an email from the embassy requesting additional (possibly the last) documents to finish my permanent resident visa

Hopefully I'm back by summer, today was a good day!
Good for you Mexi - fingers crossed!
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Mexico City (Montreal soon!)
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Thanks! You too!

I've applied to two jobs within my subject range... I know I should expand into others... I just can't figure out what those might be?
What's your profession? There's more than one way to immigrate.



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Good for you Mexi - fingers crossed!
Thanks! It's just a matter of time, running around for papers is a pain though, I have to get police certificates from two different states and medical exams.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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What's your profession? There's more than one way to immigrate.





Thanks! It's just a matter of time, running around for papers is a pain though, I have to get police certificates from two different states and medical exams.
I have a meteorology degree with a strong background in computer programming applications to meteorology.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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This picture just appeared on my facebook and I thought I would share it here. Let's see if my link works...
http://i.imgur.com/JrYpx.jpg
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