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Old 10-05-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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I would actually say the opposite, Canada has all the minuses of the US, with none of the benefits of Western Europe.
That is exactly what I was saying.....
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:07 PM
 
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Nah. To use your own words, I think that is:
That is my opinion (and not only mine as you can see even on this forum) and my own experience...want to argue with that??
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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Yet another thread started by an American in a forum not even headered "Canada" stating they think their country is going down the toilet and within very few posts it turns into another bash Canada thread.

I'm seeing a trend here. Saturno
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:29 PM
 
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Yet another thread started by an American in a forum not even headered "Canada" stating they think their country is going down the toilet and within very few posts it turns into another bash Canada thread.

I'm seeing a trend here. Saturno

...there is no trend.....I'm seeing Canadians offended at someone thinking that the Great White North is not really that great alternative....
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:30 PM
 
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Let's "imagine" that there's some countries out there where people keep to themselves, and violent crime is very low and not a problem. What does that mean? You can live anywhere, even a cheap house/apartment that accommodates your lower wages. The area may not look amazing, but it's safe.
In the USA, you most likely have to find a decent neighborhood, or you're more susceptible to theft and violent crime. "Good areas" are expensive with few exceptions. Bad areas mean you have to buy security alarms and perhaps home defense. Or medical and property expenses for when the unthinkable happens.
Make sense now?

No it doesn't...there is an endless supply of places in the US that qualify on that front...
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:31 PM
 
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Exactly. As if Lifestyle, work, society is the same in Sicily as it is in Germany or Poland or....

It is not......I'm talking about Europe in general as much as people generalize when they talk about the US...
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:45 PM
 
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Having gotten to " know " you over our time together

I say you are driven by money. Not everyone is. In Canada, if you are an average working person, then Canada gives you a lot.

All those stats, surveys and measurements that you despise, whether done by a think tank, a magazine or a reputable world organization, rank Canada very highly.

Why? Not because of how many billionaires there are. Not because someone believes that they can make billions in Canada ( although some do ) but because Canada offers a stable, safe society with good public schools, cheaper post secondary education ( than the US ), less income inequality, good social programs, labour laws that mandate holidays, maternity/paternity leave, etc, Universal Healthcare, saner gun laws and a vast land full of variety.

You do not know me very well...I place a very high emphasis on real quality of life (at least for the things are important to me and, no, money is not above all), by the way, making a good living can be a component of it.

For all the practical intent and purposes the US offer as good of a QOL as Canada and Canada cannot offer the unique European experience that, as European, I particularly appreciate to compensate for the disadvantages compared to the US.

The US is still the top choice for immigrants compared to Canada.

Sorry but I lived in 5 different countries (including Canada and the US) so I may have a little bit of a deeper perspective compared to you.

If I were to leave the US it would be back to Europe for me hands down.

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Old 10-05-2017, 11:16 PM
 
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...there is no trend.....I'm seeing Canadians offended at someone thinking that the Great White North is not really that great alternative....
Of course you do.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:37 PM
 
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No it doesn't...there is an endless supply of places in the US that qualify on that front...
At your peril.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:04 AM
 
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I would actually say the opposite, Canada has all the minuses of the US, with none of the benefits of Western Europe. Canada could've been something special, like France or Germany 2.0, but they decided to suburbanize their cities, rely on cars for transportation, and make inter-city travel expensive and prohibitive
Canada is bigger than the US, is mostly tundras, and has 10% the population. You’d have to be practically brain dead to believe that they could be like France or Germany 2.0.
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