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Old 08-10-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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I don't know, I have been to Canada and it doesn't seem all that different than the USA, southern or northern part. You guys have a lot of the same shopping, same entertainment and the differences seem to be very slight (minor language variations, some food and drink differences). You'll probably forget you aren't in Canada after awhile (until it doesn't snow in the winter).
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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I don't know, I have been to Canada and it doesn't seem all that different than the USA, southern or northern part. You guys have a lot of the same shopping, same entertainment and the differences seem to be very slight (minor language variations, some food and drink differences). You'll probably forget you aren't in Canada after awhile (until it doesn't snow in the winter).
In terms of shopping etc., you are right - there are many similarities. With TV / entertainment some large differences exists. The CBC is wonderful, it provides programming that would never make it on to one of the big networks in the U.S. They also don't bleep out swear words and they realise that naked boobs etc. are no big deal (they don't black them out).

Where the differences exist is cultural. In Canada taking care of a fellow human is more ingrained. Healthcare is a great example of that. Taxes may be higher than in SC but very few Canadians would agree to cut their taxes if it meant giving up universal healthcare. There are many more examples if you like.

BTW - not yankees, furniers is the term I heard most often (generally joking).
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:30 PM
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In the US we do take care of fellow humans, but many of us would prefer to do so through individual and charitable action, not by government. Government doesn't help people, it controls them, which most of us don't like, especially in the south. The people are getting sick and tired of the liberalism of the last two years, and this fall's elections will demonstrate that.
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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You're a yankee depending on who is calling you that - it is not that important
Wikipedia has a pretty good discussion on the topic.

Though I will admit the Civil War is still high in the minds of many Southerners. And I (a damned yankee because I was born in Baltimore with a father who was the child of English and German Immigrants) had plenty of family on mom's side that fought on the side of the confederacy and were in GA,SC,NC since the late 1600s -- I even have a punch bowl on my hutch that rode out the Civil War in the Cemetery with the Women and Children of the family.

So - get over it if you are called a yankee.........my own family calls me one.
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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In terms of shopping etc., you are right - there are many similarities. With TV / entertainment some large differences exists. The CBC is wonderful, it provides programming that would never make it on to one of the big networks in the U.S. They also don't bleep out swear words and they realise that naked boobs etc. are no big deal (they don't black them out).

Where the differences exist is cultural. In Canada taking care of a fellow human is more ingrained. Healthcare is a great example of that. Taxes may be higher than in SC but very few Canadians would agree to cut their taxes if it meant giving up universal healthcare. There are many more examples if you like.

BTW - not yankees, furniers is the term I heard most often (generally joking).
I find your remarks HIGHLY offensive. You're suggesting that our culture does not care about taking care of our fellow human beings? I'm glad that you are all the way in California and not in South Carolina. We don't need people like you who make general comments about our culture that are completely inaccurate and cannot be backed up.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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revrandy did not get to the parts of the Bible where it says "judge not lest ye be judged" or taking the log out of your own eye. Prolly was edjimacated in the South and didn't lern to reed.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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I find your remarks HIGHLY offensive. You're suggesting that our culture does not care about taking care of our fellow human beings? I'm glad that you are all the way in California and not in South Carolina. We don't need people like you who make general comments about our culture that are completely inaccurate and cannot be backed up.
I would take what revrandy says with a grain of salt... he also claims to be a Christian Minister. Don't let it bother you, he speaks nonsense.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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In terms of shopping etc., you are right - there are many similarities. With TV / entertainment some large differences exists. The CBC is wonderful, it provides programming that would never make it on to one of the big networks in the U.S. They also don't bleep out swear words and they realise that naked boobs etc. are no big deal (they don't black them out).

Where the differences exist is cultural. In Canada taking care of a fellow human is more ingrained. Healthcare is a great example of that. Taxes may be higher than in SC but very few Canadians would agree to cut their taxes if it meant giving up universal healthcare. There are many more examples if you like.

BTW - not yankees, furniers is the term I heard most often (generally joking).
NEVER heard of a reverend that thought swearing and nudity on TV "Are NO Big Deal” and "Wonderful"
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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NEVER heard of a reverend that thought swearing and nudity on TV "Are NO Big Deal” and "Wonderful"
Why is nudity a problem on TV? Weren't you born naked? I am not saying I want to see porn on TV, but if a program has casual nudity as part of it, who cares? Folks on this side of the pond can be such prudes, no doubt the Europeans who vacation at clothing optional beaches laugh at the puritanical values espoused in the U.S.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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revrandy did not get to the parts of the Bible where it says "judge not lest ye be judged" or taking the log out of your own eye. Prolly was edjimacated in the South and didn't lern to reed.
Actually I am a Yale grad as well as from one of the top seminary's in North America (ATS accredited). Sorry, no southern education for me.

And yes I did get to the part where it says Judge not lest ye be judged... maybe though I am describing something I am observing, not something I judge and believe is occurring.
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