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Old 12-20-2016, 10:03 AM
 
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Originally Posted by edwardsyzzurphands View Post
For the record I think this is downright stupid. It would be of no benefit to either side. As much as those liberal states like the ***** and moan about trump, they are successful because they fully exploit the American economic system.
Finally some sanity......definitely yes, even San Francisco would be considered way too corporate friendly to your typical Vancouver progressive.

...and before someone saying that wealthy areas, in general, voted for Trump......average income of Trump voters is higher than Hillary voters.

Furthermore, it is hilarious to consider Canada as a left leaning country "en bloc"......I ask the OP if he/she ever visited Alberta.

And all these PISA whatever ranking have to be squared with the content of this post...

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There is no need. That's precisely my point. Thank you. Taking in Canada would be an economic albatross for the Blue States. Canada doesn't produce things people want to buy. Canada doesn't have a single well-known multinational that's not a bank. Blackberry was the big thing for a while but failed. Bombardier is failing as well. So what does Canada bring to the table?

What is the Canadian equivalent of Apple, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Verizon, Visa, Oracle, Microsoft, Disney, Gilead Sciences, Tesla Motors, IBM, Pepsi, America Express, Costco, Amazon, Starbucks, Hewlett-Packard, etc etc? There is none.

Again, Canada's better than Mississippi or Alabama. But it's not better than going in alone. Canada has a nominal GDP per capita (according to the IMF) of $43,413. California is at $61,924. Washington is at $62,213. Massachusetts is at $69,705. Connecticut is at $72,331. New York is at $72,965.

Canada's GDP per capita of $43,413 is closer to Alabama's $42,663 and even lower than Oklahoma's $46,298 than it is to the Blue States.

 
Old 12-20-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Given recent US performance in science, math and reading skills, Canada would do well to avoid taking responsibility for millions of US people ... unless there is another shortage of people in the trades and stronger guest worker laws.

PISA: Singapore teens top global education ranking - CNN.com
Does anyone have state by state data? The liberal states are usually high ranking in education scores and attainment.
 
Old 12-20-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Which fits in perfectly with my post about spelling. Why make a map to pitch an idea to try and convince Canada that joining them is a good idea, when they can't even check the spelling of Saskatchewan?
Why are you talking about the spelling of Saskatchewan when it wasn't even mentioned in the article? Let's be honest, how many people outside of the US and Canada even know what Saskatchewan is ?
 
Old 12-20-2016, 11:20 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Why are you talking about the spelling of Saskatchewan when it wasn't even mentioned in the article? Let's be honest, how many people outside of the US and Canada even know what Saskatchewan is ?
Which article? There was no article posted in the OP, only a question to readers and an edited map.

www.freeworldmaps.net is the producer of that editable map and they are the ones who print the names on their maps. They cater to the world so no matter where anyone is located, location is no excuse, they should know how to correctly spell everything they put on their maps. Otherwise they are doing their international customers a dis-service.

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Old 12-20-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Which article? There was no article posted in the OP, only a question to readers and an edited map.

www.freeworldmaps.net is the producer of that editable map and they are the ones who print the names on their maps. They cater to the world so no matter where anyone is located, location is no excuse, they should know how to correctly spell everything they put on their maps. Otherwise they are doing their international customers a dis-service.

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It looks like all mentions of Saskatchewan are correct on this link.

Canada Physical Map
 
Old 12-20-2016, 12:31 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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It looks like all mentions of Saskatchewan are correct on this link.

Canada Physical Map
Yes, I know it's correct on the Physical map, but it is incorrect on their Editable map which is a different map. The Editable map is designed for customers to request customized changes - such as shading in different colours as was done with the map in the OP.

Another mistake that was made on that map was that the B.C. Haida Gwaii archipelago was included as part of Alaska.

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Old 12-20-2016, 12:39 PM
 
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Only if you combine private with public debt which in Canada is still reasonably low....private debt is very high.
http://fortune.com/2015/07/09/3-reas...f-than-greece/

https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/aver...ebt-household/



Average Canadian Family Debt Hits $100,000 | Ontario Debt Advisors

There's "very high" and then there's higher still.

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Old 12-20-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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Nobody said that Americans are a model of virtue....absolutely, debt is still very high but it did came down.


The comparison with Greece is very misleading...Greece has debt denominated in a currency they do not control, on the other side of the spectrum Americans are in debt denominated in the world reserve currency which their government control....big big difference.....
 
Old 12-20-2016, 03:38 PM
 
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Nobody said that Americans are a model of virtue....absolutely, debt is still very high but it did came down.


The comparison with Greece is very misleading...Greece has debt denominated in a currency they do not control, on the other side of the spectrum Americans are in debt denominated in the world reserve currency which their government control....big big difference.....
Whoa! Who mentioned virtue? Where are you going with that one?

The point of the link was not the mention of Greece. Seizing on that aspect alone seems fatuous.

I'm sure to whomever is borrowing to buy a car, washer dryer combo or pay tuition, reserve currency status is the very foremost thing on their minds......yeppers..........big, big, yuuuuge difference.
 
Old 12-20-2016, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Originally Posted by bradjl2009 View Post
It looks like all mentions of Saskatchewan are correct on this link.

Canada Physical Map
The map attached to this thread spells it SASKETCHEWAN instead of SASKATCHEWAN

No biggie in the scheme of things, but terribly ironic considering the map is suppose to be an enticement for Canadians.
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