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2003-07-20 01:00:12 PM
Sorry, No Vacancy.
 
2003-07-20 01:55:39 PM
"Canada is like the loft apartment over a really good party."

--Robin Williams
 
2003-07-20 03:13:43 PM
If you live right on the USA/Canada border inside Canada, you can still have the best of both worlds. World class health care any time you need it, good school systems, low crime levels, and generally nice people. I've considered moving there too.
 
2003-07-20 03:21:58 PM
wow, thats like 0.000000001%* of the population!

With that many people, oops person, wanting to leave something must be wrong.

*numbers made up and used or dramatic license.
 
2003-07-20 03:22:01 PM
Sad but true.
 
2003-07-20 03:22:30 PM
Drags up a rock and sits down.

Waiting for the flames to break out anytime now.

Canada's better, no the U.S. is...no you suck, no you suck....et al...
 
2003-07-20 03:24:24 PM
jbltk: If by "world class health care" you mean "you have to wait 3 farking months just see a doctor about the tumor eatting your brain, so you hop on over to the U.S. and pay for it instead"... then yes, canada has world class health care.
 
2003-07-20 03:25:44 PM
I've considered British Columbia. I guess I'll wait 'til after the 2004 election to make up my mind.

Vancouver rocks.
 
2003-07-20 03:26:31 PM
This is more sad than ironic.
 
2003-07-20 03:27:14 PM
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If by "world class health care" you mean "you have to wait 3 farking months just see a doctor about the tumor eatting your brain, so you hop on over to the U.S. and pay for it instead"... then yes, canada has world class health care.


Uh huh?????
 
2003-07-20 03:28:04 PM
SadDad you seem a little jaded.
 
2003-07-20 03:28:20 PM
I just got back from a wedding in Calgary, and Canada seems pretty fantastic. The thing that would clinch it for me is that the people are just, on average, genuinely nicer. A disconcerting portion of Americans are yuppie assholes.

(Also, Canadians are surprisingly attractive.)
 
2003-07-20 03:28:31 PM
Canada and the U.S. are the two greatest countries on the planet. Which one you think is first usually depends on what it says on your passport.

/Canadian
 
2003-07-20 03:28:42 PM
Begone, then. Go to Canada. Revel in socialism. Enjoy a life that will soon be like the U.K. where people can't even defend themselves with a friggin' stick.
 
2003-07-20 03:28:53 PM
Great. Now we have to build a fence to keep you Yanks out.

Oh well.

(getting plywood)
 
2003-07-20 03:29:41 PM
I've lived in Toronto my entire life, and I wouldn't move if you paid me.
 
2003-07-20 03:29:59 PM
SadDad: Maybe I have family there you moron.
 
2003-07-20 03:31:06 PM
People that need intricate and emergency health procedures that can be done quicker have the choice of having it done in Canada in "3 months" or whatever or having it done in the US or wherever and having it paid for by provincial health insurance. Canadians do not have to pay for health care in the US when there is a chronologically important justification.

But no, our health insurance with not pay for an ass-lift or health spa. But at least Canada does not have 20% of its population with no health insurance.
 
2003-07-20 03:31:28 PM
Mollie Ingebrand, 34, said she has felt an affinity for Canada for many years, fueled partly by respect for its health care system.

muahahahahaha! and good luck with the GAT, VAT, and every other tax canadians have to pay for all of their socialist programs.
 
2003-07-20 03:32:29 PM
I occasionally visit the Ontario, and I don't see Canada (at least Ontario) as being much better than the states (and this is in comparison to the Buffalo, NY area).

But then again, people aren't bad around here (as most feel that Canadians are nicer on the whole).

Maybe it's only this way because Canada is only across the river (Niagara; yup, there are three "a"s.) and not far away. I can see the nice parts, but live close enough to see to the not so nice.

/rambling.
 
2003-07-20 03:32:32 PM
i'm ready to head to canada land of the free.
 
2003-07-20 03:33:30 PM
Goodbye puppeteer lady, gay business man, and your thai boy lover.. it wont be the same here without you. *sniff*
 
2003-07-20 03:33:48 PM
subigo


SadDad: Maybe I have family there you moron.


Yep, that put me in my place.

Child.
 
2003-07-20 03:33:49 PM
ouaouaron, I didn't realize health insurance was a basic human right, but if you like being oppressed...
 
2003-07-20 03:33:49 PM
YES! LEAVE LIBS, LEAVE! WHY DIDN'T WE THINK OF THIS SOONER?!?!?
 
2003-07-20 03:35:09 PM
Liberals streaming across the border toward Canada with an illegal under each arm. Pinch me, I'm dreaming!

Oh wait, they'll be streaming back for medical care....I just woke up.
 
2003-07-20 03:35:24 PM
If Canada is better why do more Canadians move to the U.S. than Americans to Canada.
 
2003-07-20 03:35:51 PM
If you live right on the USA/Canada border inside Canada, you can still have the best of both worlds. World class health care any time you need it, good school systems, low crime levels, and generally nice people. I've considered moving there too

Seeing as how I live in Windsor (about a mile from Detroit), I suppose I'm qaulified to comment on this. The biggest con to this approach are the drunk teenaged Americans who feel the need to come over here, get wasted, irritate our people, waste police resources and use up medical services, all the while getting in bar brawls, killing one another, and so on. It's rather sad, actually.

Stay the fark out of our country! And I mean that in the nicest way possible.
 
2003-07-20 03:36:30 PM
Shoop008: It's warmer down there.

I love Canada, but if I had the chance to move to San Diego, helllloooooo....
 
2003-07-20 03:36:35 PM
"I'm thinking about Toronto, though I hear it's cold up there,"

way to give the move some real in depth thought, brainiac.
 
2003-07-20 03:36:36 PM
"I'm thinking about Toronto, though I hear it's cold up there,"

Oh boy are you in for a shock.
 
2003-07-20 03:37:13 PM
weird
 
2003-07-20 03:37:23 PM
Well, this is certainly a win/win situation, especially with productive Canadians moving to the U.S. because the U.S. dollar is worth about 40% more than the Canadian. In fact, I've heard some Canadians refer to their own money as "Canadian Pesos."


It's a win for the U.S., because the biggest whiners in the hate America/Pro Big government crowd leave. It's aa win for the whiners because they get to go someplace they can enjoy the benefits of a socialized economy, at least before it collapses.


True, it's a loss for Canada, since they lose the most productive members of their society and replace them with liberal locusts will cause Canada's economy to collapse just that much faster. Then again, they have only theirselves to blame.


I do wonder if in 20 years we'll see the same reports that we saw on sixties radicals that renounced their citizenship and moved to various socialists paradises, and who then decided in the late 80s and early 90s: "Uh, guys, I was just kidding about that "I hate my country" thing, and I'd really like to come back now..."


Too bad FARK didn't use my headline instead: Liberals Surrender, Move to Canada. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out of the country.
 
2003-07-20 03:37:36 PM
If you like the BMV, move to Canada.......
 
2003-07-20 03:38:27 PM
DrasticMan, you've got a point. I just spent some time in Vancouver and was found people in general were very kind. It was also nice being able to walk anywhere in the city at night knowing no one had any guns.
 
2003-07-20 03:38:41 PM
If you live right on the USA/Canada border inside Canada, you can still have the best of both worlds. World class health care any time you need it, good school systems, low crime levels, and generally nice people. I've considered moving there too.

From the opposite perspective, living on the USA/Canada border on the US side, I would say that the Canadians are generally nicer than the US residents.
/fleeing for canada for grad school
 
2003-07-20 03:39:12 PM
I have an idea. Lets split the US into two halves. The libs get the west half and the cons get the east half. everybody happy?
 
2003-07-20 03:39:43 PM
They won't be missed.
 
2003-07-20 03:40:01 PM
btw It is completely ridiculous to compare the quality of government health care in Canada, UK etc with privately insured health care. You should compare what you get in Canada and the UK with what you get in the US if you have no medical insurance. In both these countries you are free to have private medical insurance which provides superior quality at a price comparable to the cost of medical insurance in the US. So you can get the same in the US if you want to pay for it, like in the US. It's just that if you can't afford it, or choose to take the crappier option, there's a safety net.
 
2003-07-20 03:40:13 PM
C'est necessaire pour les Americains d'aprender Francais avant de demanager a Canada. Allons-y!

(I know I butchered that-no accents, verb tenses, etc.)
 
2003-07-20 03:40:28 PM
go for the relaxed marijuana laws...stay for the poutine
 
2003-07-20 03:41:17 PM
oh man, i have my flame retardant suit on. USA rules, Canada drools.
 
2003-07-20 03:41:18 PM
Ask Canadians if the wait is terribly long.
Those I have chatted with don't seem to think so.
It's about like the US was 15 years ago, where you had
to go to some bumfark hospital and wait to get scanned
or whatever.
 
2003-07-20 03:41:50 PM
"The U.S. educational system is unfair - you have to live in certain areas to go to good schools," he said.

school vouchers would help solve that. but it's the liberals who are against vouchers, not the conservatives. liberals thrive on money/power... and vouchers would take away that and also foster **gasp** competition in the school systems.

can "competition" even be said these days or is there a filter for that word, too?
 
2003-07-20 03:41:57 PM
the great thing about Canada is we welcome you all to come and move on in. we respect and appreciate that our country was built on immigration and the values of individual rights.
that being said, please do not make fun of the 'eh'.
 
2003-07-20 03:41:59 PM
It's just a shame that we can't force the whiny libs to move to Canada. It's nice to see some of them volunteering, but it's not enough.

Frankly, I'd like to see California simply be donated to Canada as a gift. I'd have to move, yes, but it'd be worth it.
 
2003-07-20 03:42:43 PM
Want to know how to live like an American?

Stay in America, live free, and do as much as possible to not let the overlord American government track your actions.
 
2003-07-20 03:43:24 PM
It isn't nescessary to learn French. It is nescessary to learn to avoid the Quebecois.

Now that I think about it, if all the liberals moved north of the border, there wouldn't be anybody to stop the current fascist junta from invading Canada. Canada, the 51st state?
 
2003-07-20 03:43:25 PM
ToStupidTooCare
can "competition" even be said these days or is there a filter for that word, too?

What are you talking about?
 
2003-07-20 03:43:35 PM
Commie-liberals and fence-straddling moderates fleeing the country forever!!!

OUR DREAM OF A ONE-PARTY STATE IS ALMOST HERE!

BUA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!
 
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