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Old 12-01-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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How many times must it be said: Canada is not socialist!
"Mod cut: Quoted post (meatpie) deleted."

I was responding to the deleted post of "Meapie".
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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I had both eyes operated on for cataracts here in Montreal,total cost $0.00.
Today i get my monthly Avastin shots in both eyes,cost to me $0.00
Is it painful? Hope you feel better soon.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:21 PM
 
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Is it painful? Hope you feel better soon.
Canadians don't even flinch at silly little things like needles in the eyeballs.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:21 PM
 
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Jeremy Lin (of NBA fame) is currently in Vancouver (Burnaby) for treatment to recover from his knee injury. Last night someone saw him shopping at Metrotown and posted his picture online.

https://www.netsdaily.com/2017/11/30...-the-ground-up
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:36 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Where did anyone state that it was Americans only who are bored?

I can tell, the ones I know and meet certainly aren't. They keep coming back multiple times and expand their visits to other parts of Canada because they like what they see.
Count me in. I dig my vacations up there. Newfoundland and Vancouver Island have some of my favorite coastal scenery and towns. There is a a rare soul stirring beauty and vibe up in those parts. I'll be back up there again.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Count me in. I dig my vacations up there. Newfoundland and Vancouver Island have some of my favorite coastal scenery and towns. There is a a rare soul stirring beauty and vibe up in those parts. I'll be back up there again.
Millions of Americans do. That is why no Canadian here takes the claim that Canada is boring seriously.

Come back anytime !
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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Is it painful? Hope you feel better soon.
Thanks. not physically painful but a necessary inconvenience once a month to stave of blindness from macular degeneration.
As for Canada being boring? i think its more to do with a visitors creativity than it has to do with Canada.
some ideas =
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Excit...w=1098&bih=512
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Obama had no economic policies (nor Trump so far), his biggest accomplishment was the half-assed Obamacare......the US economic re-start was engineered by the Federal Reserve, hopefully with better results in the long run this time...

Trump removal from office, so far, is more fantasy than reality....
Were asleep during the Obama years?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Econom...administration

https://www.thebalance.com/what-has-...hments-3306158

...and Trump?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertl.../#16dea7806a1b

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/29/politi...eck/index.html
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:51 PM
 
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I was very awake....


Obamacare was his biggest accomplishment...period.

The stimulus package was anemic at best (even the left criticized its size)

In economic policy he did nothing of consequence, the Dodd-Frank act is a joke (left things exactly as they were, the biggest banks are even bigger and now to big to fail)

The Federal Reserve has pretty much all the merit of the recovery (let's remember, the recovery was for many years one of the weakest on record despite the fluff piece you posted, and with very low quality jobs being created) and the "extend and pretend" changes in accounting rules for bank (banks could lie about value of assets in the books, translation, many people staying for years in home without paying mortgage)

Inequality shoot up (not Obama fault)

The recapitalization of banks with massive government injection was done in the waning days of the Bush administration.

Finally, China bailed us all (Canada included), creating in few years the same amount of banking assets (loans) that it took the US more than 100 years to generate....you may want to watch the BBC documentary "How China fooled the world"

How China fooled the world with Robert Peston - BBC News

I'm not saying that Trump has any merit in the economy either, but, very luckily for him, actual real growth and real wage increases accelerated only lately (and, as any good politician he is taking credit for it) and if the recession will happen under his watch he will be blamed for it.

You always accuse Americans of not understanding the reality of Canadian life and stopping only at headlines and very superficial knowledge....I could say the same for you...Obama was not that great.
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Old 12-02-2017, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I was very awake....


Obamacare was his biggest accomplishment...period.

The stimulus package was anemic at best (even the left criticized its size)

In economic policy he did nothing of consequence, the Dodd-Frank act is a joke (left things exactly as they were, the biggest banks are even bigger and now to big to fail)

The Federal Reserve has pretty much all the merit of the recovery (let's remember, the recovery was for many years one of the weakest on record despite the fluff piece you posted, and with very low quality jobs being created) and the "extend and pretend" changes in accounting rules for bank (banks could lie about value of assets in the books, translation, many people staying for years in home without paying mortgage)

Inequality shoot up (not Obama fault)

The recapitalization of banks with massive government injection was done in the waning days of the Bush administration.

Finally, China bailed us all (Canada included), creating in few years the same amount of banking assets (loans) that it took the US more than 100 years to generate....you may want to watch the BBC documentary "How China fooled the world"

How China fooled the world with Robert Peston - BBC News

I'm not saying that Trump has any merit in the economy either, but, very luckily for him, actual real growth and real wage increases accelerated only lately (and, as any good politician he is taking credit for it) and if the recession will happen under his watch he will be blamed for it.

You always accuse Americans of not understanding the reality of Canadian life and stopping only at headlines and very superficial knowledge....I could say the same for you...Obama was not that great.
A rather long answer for someone who said neither Obama or Trump has any economic policies

As for superficial knowledge...nah. However, I would ask you to turn to the millions of your fellow Americans who totally disagree with your take on things.
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