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Old 08-17-2013, 11:33 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Originally Posted by nmnita View Post
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The comment about violence: what about the large metro cities in Canada? They too have violence. You can not compare the Canada when you consider the population. Our small towns do not have a lot of violence either, as a rule.
Doesn't really matter, the average Canadian doesn't live in a violent neighborhood.
Canadians hate to admit but the same goes to the average American.

We all live in very safe communities.

 
Old 08-17-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Doesn't really matter, the average Canadian doesn't live in a violent neighborhood.
Canadians hate to admit but the same goes to the average American.

We all live in very safe communities.
and you know what? most of us do as well. I am guessing the majority of Americans have never witnessed any violence other than their kids fighting...I know, in all the years I have lived, probably longer than most on this thread and never seen any violence. I have witnessed domestic fights, a few break ins near where we have lived, but for the most part, nothing worth mentioning.
 
Old 08-17-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Doesn't really matter, the average Canadian doesn't live in a violent neighborhood.
Canadians hate to admit but the same goes to the average American.

We all live in very safe communities.
True, the lucky ones do. However if you are going to compare crime ( murder is the easiest one to compare since most countries agree on what murder is, violent crime is more difficult because reporting rates and what constitutes a violent crime varies greatly between countries ) the US has nearly four times the murder rate that Canada does.

In regards to gun violence, the US can do much better. You may feel good about where you live, but your not so lucky fellow citizens would give a very different answer than you. The numbers in the below article are real people, maybe not in your safe little neck of the woods, but still in the U.S.

America's Gun Problem In One Chart - Business Insider
 
Old 08-17-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Yes, the U.S. is a great place to be put into prison and spend some time in solitary confinement. After all, your chances of this happening are much higher, with 1 out of 100 adults already locked up.
You generally have to commit a crime to be locked up (and be combative in prison to spend time in solitary confinement). It's easy enough not to commit a serious crime for most people.
 
Old 08-17-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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True, the lucky ones do. However if you are going to compare crime ( murder is the easiest one to compare since most countries agree on what murder is, violent crime is more difficult because reporting rates and what constitutes a violent crime varies greatly between countries ) the US has nearly four times the murder rate that Canada does.

In regards to gun violence, the US can do much better. You may feel good about where you live, but your not so lucky fellow citizens would give a very different answer than you. The numbers in the below article are real people, maybe not in your safe little neck of the woods, but still in the U.S.

America's Gun Problem In One Chart - Business Insider
Don't forget we are talking about the average American because the link you showed me supports my claim.
8.5 Gun deaths per 100,000 people
Sorry to disappoint you but most of my fellow countrymen don't get shot on a daily basis.
 
Old 08-17-2013, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Don't forget we are talking about the average American because the link you showed me supports my claim.
8.5 Gun deaths per 100,000 people
Sorry to disappoint you but most of my fellow countrymen don't get shot on a daily basis.
Liar.
 
Old 08-17-2013, 08:09 PM
 
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You compare Spanish (being considered a ghetto language) with beautiful and romantic French language?!
I wish America had English and French bilingualism. Spanish is NOT an official language in America, and many Spanish people wants us to cater to them in their language, and refuses to learn English.
Way to put your obvious racism on display
 
Old 08-18-2013, 03:52 AM
 
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When I came back to America, the officer asked me "How long did you stay", "Why drive all the way here for only 2 days". Well it's a trip, none of your business. So annoying!
Just a heads up on future border crossings,
Never get snarky or uppity with a border guard,keep your opinions to yourself and just answer the questions put to you truthfully and as simply as you can.
 
Old 08-18-2013, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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About the education thing, I wonder if that is true? My understanding and I could be completely wrong, you can't just decide to go to Canada for college or to any other country for that matter. We had 2 grandchildren that went to other countries for part of their education: only so many were allowed each year to enter the country for college. The same is true here. Not everyone, who wants to come to America to further their education can do it.
About one-third to one-half of my fellow residents at St. Michael's College @ U of T when I lived on-campus in '99 were Americans. Actually, my particular building had more Americans than Canadians. The ratio was about 60-40. The reason they studied at U of T (some from as far away as rural Alabama) was because they could get a quality education for a fraction the cost of what they would pay for a mediocre school back home.
 
Old 08-18-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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You generally have to commit a crime to be locked up (and be combative in prison to spend time in solitary confinement). It's easy enough not to commit a serious crime for most people.
Yes, you know everything, don't you?

Please educate yourself on reality.

The Innocence Project - Home
Torture: The Use of Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons | Center for Constitutional Rights

I'd rather live in a country where even if I were falsely accused, or, heaven forbid, did commit an actual crime, I would be given a fair term of imprisonment (not excessive like in the U.S.) and held in conditions at least somewhat conducive to rehabilitation.
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