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Old 06-19-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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It's worth repeating..............


Canadians ask why..............why are we doing this..........why this change in law........why the war in Iraq

Canadians question authority and I am proud of that.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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It's worth repeating..............


Canadians ask why..............why are we doing this..........why this change in law........why the war in Iraq

Canadians question authority and I am proud of that.
By contrast, Americans ask how....how are we going to blow this shtuff up.... how are we going to change this law...how are going to invent something new
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:25 PM
 
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It's worth repeating..............


Canadians ask why..............why are we doing this..........why this change in law........why the war in Iraq

Canadians question authority and I am proud of that.
ask so many whys and then choose not to do anything.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:34 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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It's worth repeating..............


Canadians ask why..............why are we doing this..........why this change in law........why the war in Iraq

Canadians question authority and I am proud of that.
Humans literally all over the world do this...
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:05 PM
 
Location: n/a
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OI! Don't kick Detroit while she's down!! lol

Sorry......I think it's just bred into Windsorites to stand up for that ol' lady.

I don't care what anyone says, Detroit is a great city.
Detroit is very fortunate to have such great neighbors to the south! Am from Detroit area originally, but getting close to twenty years now since I've lived there. Can't say I miss it (mostly for the winters), but I can say that I do miss not being next to Canada.

Maybe it had to do with growing up watching Hockey Night in Canada, and even the National news (with Knowlton Nash) on channel 9, but never really felt all that different to me any time I'd have occasion to go through the tunnel or over the bridge, more of a relief than anything after running the gauntlet, as it were, just to get to the border.

Actually, in some of the small towns I've been to here in GA, it almost at times felt more like a different country than Canada did coming from Detroit. Not so much now that I've been here awhile, though.

Anyway, keep standing on guard, oh Canada!

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Old 06-23-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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Detroit is very fortunate to have such great neighbors to the south! Am from Detroit area originally, but getting close to twenty years now since I've lived there. Can't say I miss it (mostly for the winters), but I can say that I do miss not being next to Canada.

Maybe it had to do with growing up watching Hockey Night in Canada, and even the National news (with Knowlton Nash) on channel 9, but never really felt all that different to me any time I'd have occasion to go through the tunnel or over the bridge, more of a relief than anything after running the gauntlet, as it were, just to get to the border.

Actually, in some of the small towns I've been to here in GA, it almost at times felt more like a different country than Canada did coming from Detroit. Not so much now that I've been here awhile, though.

Anyway, keep standing on guard, oh Canada!
That's an excellent point. The regional differences within the United States are greater than they are between US states and neighbo(u)ring provinces, even when it comes to accents.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:14 PM
 
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Does it immediately feel like you've entered another country when you've crossed the border? I'm from Australia but haven't been to Canada. I plan to go on a working holiday there soon though. I've been to the States, and it struck me as pretty different to home but familiar in some ways. Kind of like a bizarro parallel world, like I'd stepped into the TV!

What are the things you notice first/the most? Is the urban form much difference? On streetview Canadian cities look a bit more familiar than most American cities except San Diego.
It's next to impossible to make close friends here. Canadians (at least in the horseshoe area) are very friendly on the surface, but that's as far as it gets. Locals have told me their good friends are from their youth. But we've been here 4 years, are very social, have lots of "friends", but no actual friends like we had lots of in the US.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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It's next to impossible to make close friends here. Canadians (at least in the horseshoe area) are very friendly on the surface, but that's as far as it gets. Locals have told me their good friends are from their youth. But we've been here 4 years, are very social, have lots of "friends", but no actual friends like we had lots of in the US.
Like anywhere - individual results may vary.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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It's next to impossible to make close friends here. Canadians (at least in the horseshoe area) are very friendly on the surface, but that's as far as it gets. Locals have told me their good friends are from their youth. But we've been here 4 years, are very social, have lots of "friends", but no actual friends like we had lots of in the US.
What kind of friends are you looking for?
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Old 07-20-2015, 12:06 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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It's next to impossible to make close friends here. Canadians (at least in the horseshoe area) are very friendly on the surface, but that's as far as it gets. Locals have told me their good friends are from their youth. But we've been here 4 years, are very social, have lots of "friends", but no actual friends like we had lots of in the US.
I've heard that before. Still, I'd prefer nice people to upfront and rude ones who supposedly are more 'real' and easier to make friends with.
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