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 HarDayKnight
Joined: 12/27/2007
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"It would seem that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox hunting, bullfighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley's broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else."

~George Orwell
 JHVM
Joined: 6/6/2007
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Posted: 10/30/2008 8:08:59 AM
Laurence W. Britt's 14 common attributes of past fascist regimes.

1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism.
2. Disdain for the importance of human rights.
3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause.
4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism.
5. Rampant sexism.
6. A controlled mass media.
7. Obsession with national security.
8. Religion and ruling elite tied together.
9. Power of corporations protected.
10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated.
11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts.
12. Obsession with crime and punishment.
13. Rampant cronyism and corruption.
14. Fraudulent elections.

I'm not saying the USA is a fascist state but it is pretty chilling how close it's getting to the attributes of the fascist regimes of the past.

Totalitarianism is not a destination it's a journey
 Double Cabin
Joined: 11/29/2004
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Posted: 10/30/2008 9:37:36 PM
I am grateful to my Canadian friends that have served so well in a leading role in Afghanistan. I am grateful and respectfull to my Canadian friends that did not agree with my country's decision to invade Iraq. I am also grateful for my Canadian friends that are not consumed by stereotype and biased, rhetorical bites of history taken far out fo general context. I am also grateful to my Canadian friends capble of enough critical thinking to understand whatever our motivations for not entering the conflict until 1941 that without the addition of the industrial capacity of our then nation of 100,000 million and 12 million in Uniform that they'd of been speaking German by Christmas of 1943.

Odd a Canadian would note us as facist when the cycle has us turning left, not right. Who did you people just elect? LMFAO.

"Oh Canada!" You're whole other country...almost anyway. Love you!
 39 Peterbuilt
Joined: 10/1/2008
Msg: 543
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Posted: 10/31/2008 4:04:10 PM
I have a Cusin that Lives in The YUKON Territory I could go there and NEVER BE DETECTED and we could live for free FOREVER, The YUKON has been getting better of late GIRL WISE, it's far enough NORTH that america is not that much of a problem...


In the Arctic North GOOD BUSH PILOTS are valued higher than GOLD and I FLY a Piper Sherpa, I know no Border of limetation, but I ponder a new sport of Sky Sailing...
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 544
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Posted: 10/31/2008 5:07:18 PM
Odd a Canadian would note us as facist when the cycle has us turning left, not right. Who did you people just elect?

Americans are no more Fascists than Canadians are, and if that has become the Description of the current US Politics & its President, I'd take that as nothing other than a Protest and a possible Desire for Change. PR flogging & Labeling during Elections usually goes a little overboard.

But I'll tell you this: I would not want your current political Line up of Candidates running our Economy or managing our Country. Its the worst & most sordid Lot in US History.

Politics aside, the American and Canadian People are pretty well much the same. I could not tell if I had an American among us, nor was anyone ever able to tell I was Canadian when in the US. Just a Line along the 49th ...
 Sweet J-me Baby
Joined: 10/14/2007
Msg: 545
Would you Canadians move to the U.S,Would you Americans move to Canada if you met someone on here?
Posted: 11/1/2008 11:36:45 AM
Oh, I would move for the right man, but not until we both visit each other's cities a few times first...assuming I am meeting him on here.

My daughter is grown, I would probably have better job opportunities elsewhere, but my job is one I can do anywhere. The man would have to be one helluva special person to get me to pack up and move for him, tho.
 want to travel
Joined: 7/29/2006
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Posted: 11/3/2008 11:23:50 AM
There are very few places i would move to in the states, i love the states, been all over them, very beautiful country, nice people,but there are too many social problems
but for the right person i guess i would
i really love new york city,it has its very own culture, and main is really something, so are the smokey's
fears, health care, an undemocratic political system,racism, gun crimes.....
 psssst
Joined: 6/4/2007
Msg: 547
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Posted: 11/3/2008 2:54:14 PM

I love how this thread went from "Would you move to another country if you were in love?" to "My country rules, your country sucks!"
Don't worry RAE... there's a lot of inner bashing going on too...

VVV

well don't move to Ontario lol "a have not province" ,unless you love unions ,high taxes ,no jobs, and voting liberal....but don't worry Alberta will keep bailing you poor stupid easterners out over and over ...it has made my day to see this happen to all the nose in the air, better than everyone, middle of the universe ontario clowns ,plus neither of their football teams made to the playoffs in the CFL.... lol, 2 teams out of 8 and couldnt make it. and the blue jays suck! and the leafs suck!its a good day!



I think at this point I'd use any excuse I could find to move away. I love my city, but I'm just tired of it here. I need a change of scenery bad.
C'mon up to Ontario... if I can manage to avoid all the perils mentioned above, I'll buy you a beer...



Back to the question... no, I wouldn't move simply because this is where my life is... and I don't mean just the country, I mean the city, my home etc...

I've lived in a lot of cities in Ontario, yet none have given me the sense of stability or belonging that I feel where I live... waking up in the mornings and no matter what the weather, for better or worse, this is home to me... I would wither anywhere else...
 want to travel
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Posted: 11/3/2008 6:09:35 PM
ok, i have lived in the states, LA,, and grew up across the river from Detroit, Windsor with a metro area of 450 th, has seen one police death, one since 1850
Detroit which is about a third the size of Toronto has more then 1000 gun related deaths, TO, 50 to 100 a year 'this is not a subtle cultural difference'.
We do not have a military presence in over 180 different countries in the world
We do take an active role in the world, while the US was still selling Hitler, munitions Canadian soldiers where in the thick of fighting
We where the first country to bring into being 'peace keeping' and have had an outstanding record in the world
We live up to our NATO obligations, we have been fighting and dieing in Afghanistan, our first casualties, were from American planes .
We are very far from being perfect, we are a country that has systematically turned its back on native affairs, aparthide was in fact based legally on the CDN, example
As far as being socialist, we are very very far from that,we belong to the developed countries of the world,all of them have housing, education, health care, no death penalty and so on....we are far less unionized, or socialistic then most EU countries
there are many many major cultural differences between our two countries
lol My aunt Clara would come over to visit us several times a week, she had a side arm in her glove compartment, and one in her bag, we never once locked our door
 johnzzz
Joined: 4/1/2007
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Posted: 11/3/2008 8:18:34 PM
hi single dad in florida i think their is really no place like home, even though our cultures are errily simular i think my decision to live at home would be motivated politicaly.
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
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Posted: 11/4/2008 1:26:33 AM
Detroit which is about a third the size of Toronto has more then 1000 gun related deaths, TO, 50 to 100 a year 'this is not a subtle cultural difference'.

Metropolitan Detroit is slightly larger than Metropolitan Toronto, although the Core City is better than a Third of the Size. Just a different Distribution.
 Renaissance Man 1950
Joined: 7/13/2008
Msg: 551
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Posted: 11/4/2008 2:09:22 AM
Since the subject of Detroit came up, that's a great example to use, in terms of the OT.
Detroit itself, of course, is one of the most dangerous, run down, and just plain nasty cities in the United States, and Windsor, just over the bridge, is a wonderful mid-size city, that is clean, safe, and, in reference to the topic, has a lot of night clubs that are jam packed with American college students, who come over on weekends and can drink at 18 (it's 21 in the United States).

For 5 years I was traveling over 5 states in the United States, starting out of Chicago, and going as far as Toronto heading East. I met about a dozen people at companies on both sides of the border, who were Canadian/American couples, in Detroit, Windsor, and Port Huron, MI. Every one of them had the American working in the U.S., the Canadian working in Windsor or Sarnia, and the couple living in Canada.

When I read the OP, of course, I was imagining having to pick up and move, but I know that there are a lot of couples, where one or the other crosses the border M-F, and it wouldn't be that big a deal to move from the suburbs of Detroit to Windsor.

As mentioned earlier, I think. Think what you will about politics, but in terms of daily life the only "culture shock" to deal with is that most things you buy in Canada have both English and French on the packaging, the gas is sold by the liter, and McDonald's has those fries with gravy ( forgot what they're called). Otherwise, you'd barely notice. There are even Tim Horton's in the Detroit area.
 Uncle Fist
Joined: 12/18/2006
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Posted: 11/4/2008 4:29:07 PM
Anybody want to tell me why my last post got deleted since it wasn't off topic?

What I said was that I'd totally move under the right circumstances. Actually, I considered moving to Canada to be with somebody once. The weather was a big factor, though. If Wisconsin was too cold for me, I don't think I'd last in Canada.
 Renaissance Man 1950
Joined: 7/13/2008
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Posted: 11/4/2008 4:42:34 PM

If Wisconsin was too cold for me, I don't think I'd last in Canada.


Actually, where the vast majority of the Canadian population resides, it's warmer than most of Wisconsin. Weather wouldn't deter me. It never has, when I've had brief involvements with Canadian women. For most of Ontario, the weather is more or less similar to Detroit, rather than the sub zero that would be common for Green Bay or points north in Wisconsin.
 cheryls place
Joined: 8/10/2008
Msg: 554
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Posted: 11/5/2008 7:18:24 AM
No, I would not move to Canada. IT is too damn cold It is bad enough that I live next to lake erie and get the canadian cold coming from canada off the lake.
 brunett27
Joined: 10/19/2007
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Posted: 11/5/2008 7:24:38 AM
Very unlikely for me. I love the U.S.A too much. He'd have to move here if he loves me enough to do so....
 behindcloseddoor
Joined: 9/24/2008
Msg: 556
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Posted: 11/5/2008 7:49:44 AM
thats the beautiful thing about Calgary Alberta ,the chinook winds that keep us so warm through the winter. sure we get the lil'cold snaps but then they are gone and we are out BBQ'n again in shorts and t-shirts. can kick back on the patio or take a drive up to Banff and go ski'n ...GOD's country.
 Cowboybt5
Joined: 7/13/2008
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Posted: 11/5/2008 9:14:35 PM
Post #891, I have stood shoulder to shoulder with Canadian service men. And I respect and am honored to have met and known them. As a US solder, I respect Canada as a neighbor and those men and women who have put themselves in harms way for love of country, even if not speciffically supporting a given conflict.
 Chevy Girl 78
Joined: 7/14/2008
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Posted: 11/6/2008 5:43:54 AM
Give up being an igloo dwelling communist for love? No way, eh!
 pinciperro
Joined: 4/5/2008
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Posted: 11/6/2008 6:32:16 AM
Although I do think Canada is a beautiful country, I would have to say no that I wouldn't move there if I met someone on here.
I love the United States, warts and all. Plus I love my two children dearly and could not be that far away.
Quite frankly, I would not engage in serious conversations with a man from Canada because it would not be fair to him, or me.
 4Suns3
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Posted: 11/8/2008 9:19:32 PM
If I would obtain a similiar paying job in Canada & met a wonderful Canadian guy, I'd be back to Canada in an instant!! No Question about that! There would be no fear, I'm Canadian & I know what to love & expect!
 4Suns3
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Posted: 11/8/2008 9:43:14 PM
Racer71, you are very misinformed about health care in Canada. Very. I have lived in both places. It is way more expensive for health care in the U.S. You are very wrong about the quality of health care in Canada. My brother happens to be a Gastroenterologist. Canadians are better educated in their Universities. You actually have to have a very high GPA to get admittance into a Canadian University. There are quotas. To get into Sciences, you have to have a minimum of 86%, based on that particular year. Here in the U.S., you can buy a degree with a C average! The quality of education is no comparison to the education in Canada! Here, the majority of students can't pass the state exams! In Edmonton Catholic Schools, 75% of students are above proficiency levels!!!When I left Canada, I was paying $33 for 3 months of health care. University students have free health care & back then, anyone who made under $10,000. Canada takes care of their people. Unlike the U.S. who dump the poor on the streets of L.A. who don't have health care insurance. People here go into major debt if they get really sick. Watch "Sicko" by Michael Moore. I had a health insurance card that I would give to the pharmacist to receive prescription drugs. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CO-PAY in Canada nor do we have to pay to use the Emergency in hospitals. We also can go to ANY doctor & ANY hospital that we choose!! No such thing in the U.S.! You need to check out your facts & research before spewing non-facts about Canada!
 glengarriff
Joined: 11/5/2008
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Posted: 11/9/2008 10:56:18 AM

It is bad enough that I live next to lake erie and get the canadian cold coming from canada off the lake.


Here I am living on the North Shore of Erie, and I find the wind coming from the south seems to be coldest! Sounds like Free Trade in action Cheryl.

Yes, I would move to the States for love. Have to be the real thing though, since I love living here. Well, except for Feb and March !
 johnzzz
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Posted: 11/11/2008 7:47:51 PM
i like canada its people diversity and the fact that most problems that canadians complain about are actually quit trivial compareded to many other nations around the globe it has been rated as a top nation to live in by the united nations for several years. though ccanadians and americans share simularities canadians differ greatly when it comes to political social responsibilities than the states; we are often bombarded with u.s media such as cnn, fox, nbc, spokan news, tbs, etc more so than our own news so u.s politics sort of overshadow our own for instance the campaighns for obama. had more coverage than our recent election for stephan harper. so i think canadians cant help but get offended by some policies in the states and i think may share some of the same grievences as many other nations about some foreign policies.made in the last eight or so years however politics aside i feel amaricans come off as average ordinary people who are making it in the world the best they can and based on the few i had met maybe their is a bit to much demonization of u.s citizens
 moparfrank
Joined: 9/25/2008
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Posted: 11/21/2008 11:13:48 AM
It's been 35 years since I was in a situation where I was truly 'bitten by the love-bug'. Jenni lived in Spokane and travelled here to meet me and then I went to see her a few months later. I was working steadily for the following year and no more visits occurred. It became nothing more than a 'pen-pal' relationship and I was in no position to compete with other guys closer to her, (geographically speaking). I did sense, all those years ago, that she would have been agreeable to moving here but we were still impressionable teenagers, just getting our feet wet in the real world.
The last I heard from her was in mid-'75? when she wrote me that she was married. I do know that she had a family and I also heard that she had divorced only recently, and may already be re-married, but that's just 'here-say'.
There hasn't been a month gone by that I haven't thought about her. I just hope she's happy and healthy.
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