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Old 12-01-2017, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Well, take another socialist country like Singapore....
How many times must it be said: Canada is not socialist!
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:51 AM
 
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How many times must it be said: Canada is not socialist!
With a GINI coefficient of 0.464, hardly any lower than that of the USA (0.47), I would say Singapore is hardly a "socialist country" either.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:30 AM
 
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I've been to Canada a few times. Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary all have a very different vibe from their US counterparts.

I find the people in general not that friendly, not rude but a little boring and lack charisma. Polite but not at all charming. Those in Vancouver need to get off their high horse & get a reality check!

The news reporting is so boring. I have never heard such monotonous news anchors in my entire life!

I know Canadians feel smug that their country is not hit with problems that other countries deal with, yes I think it is far safer than most other parts of the world, but I'm just saying I dont find the country particularly 'charming'

(Also I have even been to the Canada Maritimes and found it an extremely backwards and close-minded absolutely boring place)
So you miss former Mayor Rob Ford, eh?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6KkvYh6rPA
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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I've been to Canada a few times. Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary all have a very different vibe from their US counterparts.

I find the people in general not that friendly, not rude but a little boring and lack charisma. Polite but not at all charming. Those in Vancouver need to get off their high horse & get a reality check!

The news reporting is so boring. I have never heard such monotonous news anchors in my entire life!

I know Canadians feel smug that their country is not hit with problems that other countries deal with, yes I think it is far safer than most other parts of the world, but I'm just saying I dont find the country particularly 'charming'

(Also I have even been to the Canada Maritimes and found it an extremely backwards and close-minded absolutely boring place)
It's usually boring people who find other places boring
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:10 AM
 
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Canadian cities, just like their American counterparts are a lot newer than many European ones, therefore they won’t be able to match them on a historical level. Nevertheless, they offer their own set of activities that one can engage in.
Take my city of Calgary for example: we have the Calgary Stampede, Heritage Park, Glenbow Museum.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Wow. That troll did a heck of a bang up job. Mid-winter malaise must have hit early this year...


AssClown rolls in, says three stupid things, and now everyone is fighting amongst themselves. I'm actually genuinely impressed.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I don't find Canada boring at all. It is a VERY large country. Explore it a little bit. Montreal is a wonderful, European like city in North America, and Vancouver is a jewel that is much nicer than Seattle. Then there is the Maritime Provinces. They make Maine look average. It is a wonderful country that has a lot to offer.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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Wow. That troll did a heck of a bang up job. Mid-winter malaise must have hit early this year...


AssClown rolls in, says three stupid things, and now everyone is fighting amongst themselves. I'm actually genuinely impressed.
It's part of the package. While name calling and casting aspersions towards others is considered normal everyday behaviour elsewhere, treated with the usual "ho-hum", it is still considered an unacceptable practice in rational Canada.

The "amongst themselves" describes only those who left their country of birth for some reason and cannot seem to accept the fact Canada represents the more important priorities of societal development and individual social interactions lacking in the place they left behind.

Finding a place they'd be content with would challenge any "cruise" director.

In the end, regardless of response, who values their assessment?
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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It's part of the package. While name calling and casting aspersions towards others is considered normal everyday behaviour elsewhere, treated with the usual "ho-hum", it is still considered an unacceptable practice in rational Canada.

The "amongst themselves" describes only those who left their country of birth for some reason and cannot seem to accept the fact Canada represents the more important priorities of societal development and individual social interactions lacking in the place they left behind.

Finding a place they'd be content with would challenge any "cruise" director.

In the end, regardless of response, who values their assessment?

Huh?
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Canada
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How many times must it be said: Canada is not socialist!
I think we should just go along with it.
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