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Old 09-27-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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It's not easy to immigrate into the US legally (easier to do it illegally, actually). But it can be done. I know a couple of, um, naturalized Canadian-Americans.

Worst comes to worse, you can try to marry an American on craigslist
Most categories require a bachelor of arts, or higher degree.

Marrying an American is probably the only practical way for me into the U.S.A. legally.
Craigslist?
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Most categories require a bachelor of arts, or higher degree.

Marrying an American is probably the only practical way for me into the U.S.A. legally.
Craigslist?
If you don't have a college degree, enrolling in a college in the states would be another good "way in". Not guaranteed, of course, but you can develop contacts, look for jobs/internships etc. Only downside is its probably more expensive than in Canada (I'm assuming).

Craigslist.org is a very popular classifieds site where you can offer or look for anything from jobs to real estate to personals. Occasionally, "marriage of convenience" offers/requests get into the personals section .
craigslist classifieds: jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, events, forums
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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If you don't have a college degree, enrolling in a college in the states would be another good "way in". Not guaranteed, of course, but you can develop contacts, look for jobs/internships etc. Only downside is its probably more expensive than in Canada (I'm assuming).

Craigslist.org is a very popular classifieds site where you can offer or look for anything from jobs to real estate to personals. Occasionally, "marriage of convenience" offers/requests get into the personals section .
craigslist classifieds: jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, events, forums
I've heard of that.
Besides no guarantee of getting "in", lately there's no gaurantee of getting field-related work too.
So technically it would work, but very impractical.
Mostly because doing 2+ years of fulltime school would eat up a lot of time where I'd rather be working.

Funny, maybe I'll check that out sometime.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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It's not easy to immigrate into the US legally (easier to do it illegally, actually). But it can be done. I know a couple of, um, naturalized Canadian-Americans.

Worst comes to worse, you can try to marry an American on craigslist
Funny, you should mention that... I was considering going with an American lady who lived in Miami, FL at the time quite a few years back... I even went down there and spent some time with her... but unfortunately things never materialized due to various complications... so I ended up staying in Canada
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:35 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Deciduous trees have to step through the stages of the seasons. They're beautiful each time in their own way. I'd rather live with seasons than in a tropical climate where everything looks the same all year 'round.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Thumbs up Horray, defoliation is 95% complete

Under brilliantly-blue skies,
I'm really appreciating seeing more sunlight, and more of the horizon.

If it can't be warm,
I'd rather be able to get more consistant "greenhouse-effect" in my car,
or stay more consistantly sun-warmed even going for a walk.

Considering it's November, today was nice,
at 7 C (45 F) with calm winds and sun,
this felt equivalent to 13-14 C (56-58 F) as far as mood goes.
Not having much shade means the sun was more consistantly making the weather feel good.

*Plus I think I've developed a visual fondness for mostly-unobstructed blue horizon.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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The deciduous trees are almost bare here despite the fact that we haven't even had a frost here yet which is kind of strange....of course there are still lots of greenery around due to the coniferous and broadleaved evergreens around here.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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The deciduous trees are almost bare here despite the fact that we haven't even had a frost here yet which is kind of strange....of course there are still lots of greenery around due to the coniferous and broadleaved evergreens around here.
Did you have strong winds and/or heavy rain?
That might do it, if the leaves have already turned colours.

Around Toronto, it seems that once you get a low below 4 C, colour change excelerates.
If you get frost, colour change is rapid, but also accompanied by leaf drop.
My area also hasn't seen much in the way of frost; -1 C or maybe -2 C at most, briefly in the early morning hours.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I never knew I did until today.
It made me realise how and why I prefer sunny days in the 60's F before late-Spring.
I know I've been boasting about my northern "heat island" climate, but perhaps it has bit me in the butt.

-we still have 100% of our leaves
-10% colour change
-A maximum sun angle of about 47 degrees (near the Autumn equinox at the 43rd latitude)
-A lot of very-long shadows chilling me because of tall, fully-foliated trees.

Usually when we are this warm in Spring, it's late-April to mid-May.
That's about halfway between the Spring and Summer equinox,
so we probably have a maximum sun angle of 55+ degrees by late April.
I love it when the leaves are gone. That is when you can see the hawks, owls and occasionally an eagle sitting in them.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Most trees are almost bare, I want to buy a Palm tree to keep my sanity lol, I can't take 4.5 months of brown. We didn't have our first frost or freeze yet however we did have a frost advisory like last week and the grass was frosty about a mile northwest of us, talk about a close call lol. There's no "frosting temperatures" in the forecast and I hope it stays that way.
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