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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 05-20-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I believe that's what he meant
No not the U.S - most individuals aren't 'poor' - but with that said is the U.S great in every single criteria that should be measured when we are speaking of greatness - well, no but really I wasn't thinking of the U.S.
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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No need to get aggravated, I think the poll's results give a better picture of what people think than some of the rants going on here.
LOL - a poll result in C/D.. you make me laugh....
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Read "unwilling to take risks" and immediately decided I wouldn't take the risk of looking any further into it. For sure written by some American crony who wants Canada to be a society of a couple more billionaires at the risk of a lot more financially uncomfortables.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Read "unwilling to take risks" and immediately decided I wouldn't take the risk of looking any further into it. For sure written by some American crony who wants Canada to be a society of a couple more billionaires at the risk of a lot more financially uncomfortables.
Is that your finger I see right there EXACTLY on the point of all of this!
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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This entire thread is just so pointless. Started by some dude living who moved away from Canada years ago, and apparently way too much free time on his hands. Time to just let it die off.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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This entire thread is just so pointless. Started by some dude living who moved away from Canada years ago, and apparently way too much free time on his hands. Time to just let it die off.
Nobody forces you to read it Bostonkid
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Passive aggressive?? Really?? Do you think my posts are from someone of a passive aggressive nature?? I'm probably the last person that fit that definition, if anything I'm maybe on the extreme side of "in your face" type of personality....
Gotta agree with him here. Saturno strikes me as opinionated and blunt, perhaps (I'm Scottish, so I'm very used to those traits), but passive-aggressive? No. But there are a few other posters in the Canadian threads who ARE routinely passive-aggressive.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:55 PM
 
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Read "unwilling to take risks" and immediately decided I wouldn't take the risk of looking any further into it. For sure written by some American crony who wants Canada to be a society of a couple more billionaires at the risk of a lot more financially uncomfortables.
I agree with you. It seems like a lot of people, including a lot of Canadian conservatives, want to remake Canada into a libertarian hell hole where the right to own a gun or not be taxed is valued higher than the right to an education or health care.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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canada is definitely not big and extravagant like America. It's for the folk who don't have big dreams and willING to take big risks no matter what the outcome. If that's what you mean by mediocre than yes. canada is a place where people generally play it safe and stick to the status quo. A fair place. Maybe not the best place for the overly self centreed ambitious following. Famous types. But those content with living a decent Life. safe and conservative. But too boring to make a story out of.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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canada is definitely not big and extravagant like America. It's for the folk who don't have big dreams and willING to take big risks no matter what the outcome. If that's what you mean by mediocre than yes. canada is a place where people generally play it safe and stick to the status quo. A fair place. Maybe not the best place for the overly self centreed ambitious following. Famous types. But those content with living a decent Life. safe and conservative. But too boring to make a story out of.
Wait, so I relocated to Canada last year with one of the top silicon tech companies because people like me don't have big dreams, are not willing to take risks, and only came here to lead a mediocre life and the crappy government handouts? You just lost all credibility by making sweeping generalizations about an entire country, unless you are claiming to know the dreams and aspirations of all 35 million of Canada's inhabitants?

Sometimes I feel like some people on C-D's Canada forum need to get their head checked at the nearest psychiatric institution, because some of these folks clearly need help.
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