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Old 06-04-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure we got both extremes in the country, those that won't even use the internet out of fear of google, and those that move from bengladesh, just to live like the cats on jershey shore.

I do think people are slightly less aware of money for better or worst, interest rates, don't seem to mean alot to people unless there heavily in debt. Which from what I understand is far more commonly understood in the states. Maybe I just happen to live in a rural area were it's a bit more extreme, but people here have wacky ideas what an investment is.
I was mostly referring to things like commercials, in the US it seems every ad is about money, and 1/3 if not half are about some kind of insurance policy; this certainly does not seem to be the case in Europe. Even food commercials seem to emphasize price over quality in the US (the opposite is true in Europe).
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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The traffic lights are painted yellow. Though that's the case in much of the eastern 3/4 of the US, and isn't the case in the Maritimes and Quebec.

Oh yeah and Tim Hortons everywhere, the streets tend to have less potholes too I've noticed.
Traffic lights are yellow in the Maritimes. (Video of Moncton) Driving Riverview and Downtown Moncton, New Brunswick [WINTER] - YouTube
Halifax: http://youtu.be/g-1uscAqfqk?t=39s (You might get dizzy watching this one!)
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Or basically that's all he did. You can goto canada, and pretend it's the exact same place, or you can get to know people and you'll realize it's different. Just as texas can be very different from california, ontario is very different from alberta. My point is that the border like most is just a imaginary line.
That sure isn't the case where I live. Niagara Falls Ontario is a beautiful city. Go across the bridge to NF NY and it's pathetic. There just is not any comparison at all.

I feel a major difference where ever it is I cross the border and I have crossed almost all of them rght across the country.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:25 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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The girls seem prettier on average.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:04 AM
 
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I wonder if Americans notice the almost total lack of Canadian Political discussion by comparison to American hysteria on the subject.I'm on a few Canadian forums and theres nothing equivalent to the Politics section thats here on CD.. Also bringing up political topics with Canadian friends usually gets them wanting to change the subject asap..
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:06 AM
 
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The girls seem prettier on average.
More trim, more feminine.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Canada is much cleaner.

U.S. has better and cheaper shopping options.

In Canada you see a lot more people riding bicycles to get around.

The U.S. is more self-centered. Always looking inward...unlike Canada.

Canada is more liberal than the U.S.
Canada does not have better and cheaper shopping options, quite the opposite.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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Canada does not have better and cheaper shopping options, quite the opposite.
Crock posted that the United States DOES "have better and cheaper shopping options".
Does that mean Canadians cross the border to buy beer?

God bless,

CKB
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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Canada does not have better and cheaper shopping options, quite the opposite.
That is not what I said. Please read my quote again.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Canada
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That is not what I said. Please read my quote again.
My bad, sorry about the mistake, I should have re-read before posting.
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