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Old 10-20-2007, 06:32 PM
 
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I didn't realize Americans were to be tolerant of people who break the law. They are illegal for a reason. Now, if that comment was "Americans have very low tolerance for immigrants" - that would make much more sense.
I agree...and given our saturation with this, I am thinking the tolerance overall is pretty high. Other countries tend to be more strict on illegal immigration.

The fact of the matter is whether or not other Americans commit crimes is irrelevant, unless the implication is that because legal citizens break the law, illegal immigrants should be able to be here without following standard procedures for becoming legal. I definitely do not agree with that logic. It doesn't make sense.

If someone is herei illegally, they have human rights but they should not be granted rights which function under legal citizenship. It's not fair to those who are legal and those waiting to become legal citizens here. So the tolerance for this -should- be low.
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Hmmm... I dislike it that Canada makes it difficult for Americans to move up and get jobs or do professional programs there. I was looking at law schools in Canada but when I found out that they weren't able to place Americans in internships and the financial aid would be a mess I decided not to bother. I like to visit Canada a lot but America is totally different than India or China and should get big preference when it comes to bringing in new people. We're your buddies from across the border - I certainly see quite a few Canadians down here.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I was looking at law schools in Canada but when I found out that they weren't able to place Americans in internships and the financial aid would be a mess I decided not to bother.

I dislike it that Canada makes it difficult for Americans to move up and get jobs or do professional programs there. I like to visit Canada a lot but America is totally different than India or China and should get big preference when it comes to bringing in new people. We're your buddies from across the border - I certainly see quite a few Canadians down here.
Really? Our cold hasn't totally scared you away?

Financial aid for Canadian residents isn't very nice either. In Ontario you are only eligible for "OSAP" if you have a virtually empty bank account.
They want you to exhaust your resources first. The higher the annual income you make the harder it is to get too, I hear.

I agree, I don't fully understand or appreciate both of our government's immigration policies.

I'd like to be somewhere that a January high at 44 F (6 C) is at least considered freaky-cold and a mid-summer forecast with a high of 75 F (24 C) is accomanpied by a "fall weather warning."
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Really? Our cold hasn't totally scared you away?

Financial aid for Canadian residents isn't very nice either. In Ontario you are only eligible for "OSAP" if you have a virtually empty bank account.
They want you to exhaust your resources first. The higher the annual income you make the harder it is to get too, I hear.

I agree, I don't fully understand or appreciate both of our government's immigration policies.

I'd like to be somewhere that a January high at 44 F (6 C) is at least considered freaky-cold and a mid-summer forecast with a high of 75 F (24 C) is accomanpied by a "fall weather warning."
That's Alabama. Needless to say we don't have any kind of safety net or healthcare. Fall leaves don't come til the beginning to mid November and are not pretty like Canada's.
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:04 AM
 
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Is there really any country without at least some of these problems. If there is one without any I don't think they are being honest.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:16 AM
 
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i'M GONNA have fun with this thread. I hate Canada and The US-

Now come flame me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!jk

I'm dual!

LOL, can't beat 2 passports. Both have pros and cons, continue to gripe away folks.
I have lived in both countries and can safely say, they are very different. Think what you may, but Canada is quite the contrast from the States.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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the biggest problem that i have with this country is that its just too damn cold!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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I don't tink da Newfies say "aboot" eed-er.
Dey say tings like "...Yes b'y!.." and "...Lard tunderin'..." me trout!

*I guess part of it depends on what accent the listener had when they heard "aboot." Perhaps to some Newfies might sound like they're saying "aboot", but I've worked with a lot of Newfies (natives of Newfoundland) and how they pronounce their "ou" would be one of the last things you'd pick up of their accents, at least of the guys I've worked with.
Yeah, why don't we stereotype all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians as idiots who can't talk right?

I've lived here for 14 years and I haven't heard "Lard tunderin'" said... ever. We don't all have creepy accents either.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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I'd like to be somewhere that a January high at 44 F (6 C) is at least considered freaky-cold and a mid-summer forecast with a high of 75 F (24 C) is accomanpied by a "fall weather warning."
Come to Phoenix, Arizona lol! Not even any fall leaves-unless you count the scraggly trees and cacti. People here unless they are from the north or midwest dont even swim until it at least approaches 100' outside. Back in Ohio, we started swimming outdoors on Memorial Day-50' or not.... ;-)
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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"I'd like to be somewhere that a January high at 44 F (6 C) is at least considered freaky-cold and a mid-summer forecast with a high of 75 F (24 C) is accompanied by a 'fall weather warning.' "

As a moderate weather fan myself I might recommend New Zealand but, of course, the seasons are reversed.

M.
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