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View Poll Results: Is Canada a land of mediocrity?
Yes 23 60.53%
No 15 39.47%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-15-2015, 01:30 AM
 
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Yup. And I've only been on this forum for a few months and I'm already far beyond bored..
I'm surprised the obvious solution to that dilemma is eluding you.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:42 AM
 
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Notice that this is a thread started by an OP who says he has no ill will or dislike for Vancouver or Canada..and yet...every opportunity he gets he slams us.

It is REALLY getting boring.

Nat always never fail to fail to properly read...tell me where I said that I dislike Vancouver or Canada...I'm all ears....
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:43 AM
 
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Yup. And I've only been on this forum for a few months and I'm already far beyond bored..
Nobody forces you to stick around or to comment....
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Nat always never fail to fail to properly read...tell me where I said that I dislike Vancouver or Canada...I'm all ears....
You are passive aggressive about Vancouver. On one hand you say you like Vancouver etc. Then you post threads, like this. Your history is long.

Everyone sees your game, and it's getting boring. That's all. Many of the regular posters here have told you as much, with some even requesting that you seek help.

I don't think you need help, but I do think there is something going on in your head, and from past posts I'm guessing that it's because you don't like Seattle as well. Sour grapes syndrome perhaps. Places that don't work out for you must be horrible for everyone.

You left Canada, find an article that might support your decision of it being mediocre...so post it and feel better??

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Old 05-15-2015, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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Nobody forces you to stick around or to comment....
Could say the same for you
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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In a way I agree with some of that, but I don't have a problem with it and more importantly I don't believe it holds Canada back. On the contrary, I think Canada's unwillingness to accept failure and only support non-risky pursuits is something that makes Canada a sure thing. It's safe, reliable, dependable, progressive, successful. I don't think Canada feels like there's pressure on it to be in the lime light and it's not in some kind of competition to be superman. I don't believe that Canada is a failure, so why should I care if other people don't approve of Canada being a dependable plodder refusing to accept risks and failures as it progresses? Big risk takers fall down and crash a lot harder when they fail and they usually take a lot of innocent collateral damage down with them. I'm comfortable with complacency and even more comfortable with the fact that Canada is already excellent and successful enough it doesn't feel like it has to take big risks to appease or to prove anything to anyone else.

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I must say Zoisite - I really think you captured a lot in this post!! It resonates very strongly with me
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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I must say Zoisite - I really think you captured a lot in this post!! It resonates very strongly with me
Yeah, I think people around the world don't really expect Canada to be number 1 in everything. It's a middle power country that feels no need to be the shining star. It's good the way it is.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Yeah, I think people around the world don't really expect Canada to be number 1 in everything. It's a middle power country that feels no need to be the shining star. It's good the way it is.
Don't forget as well that Canada has a relatively small population

If you take a look at a list of nations from highest to lowest GDP - not one nation that has a higher GDP than Canada has a lower population.. I think that speaks to something!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...y_GDP_(nominal)
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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Don't forget as well that Canada has a relatively small population

If you take a look at a list of nations from highest to lowest GDP - not one nation that has a higher GDP than Canada has a lower population.. I think that speaks to something!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...y_GDP_(nominal)
YEAH Good point.... How are we even supposed to compare Canada with the USA when Canada has 1/10 of the population... It's not fair. It's a complete apples to oranges comparison at the end of the day, so comparing their economies, etc. is like pointless.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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YEAH Good point.... How are we even supposed to compare Canada with the USA when Canada has 1/10 of the population... It's not fair. It's a complete apples to oranges comparison at the end of the day, so comparing their economies, etc. is like pointless.
France is a good case in point - it has 66 million people almost double the population of Canada yet its GDP is 2.85 Trillion - Canada has a GDP of 1.8 Trillion... Double the population of Canada from 35 million to 70 million and its GDP would be 3.6 Trillion assuming those extra 35 million would be as prosperous as the 35 we have now (not necessarily a stretch)... The UK has a population of 64 million and its GDP is 3 Trillion.. .. 9 times our population (similar in size to the U.S) and the GDP would potentially be 16.2 trillion dollars... Canada is doing fine for its population.. Dare I posit to say - better than mediocre lol

If you want mediocre - go pick on Poland - 38 million people - GDP - 1 trillion.....
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