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(PR Newswire)   Canada will be one-quarter empty in a couple of weeks in case anyone wants the place   (prnewswire.com) divider line 41
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2013-12-18 09:09:24 AM
Well I'm going to go beat off a couple of baby seals to celebrate.
 
2013-12-18 09:10:43 AM
Well I'm going to go beat a couple of baby seals to celebrate.
/that's what the preview button is for
 
2013-12-18 09:11:45 AM

bonzeemer: Well I'm going to go beat off a couple of baby seals to celebrate.


...

I think they need to hit puberty first... you pervert.
 
2013-12-18 09:12:01 AM

bonzeemer: Well I'm going to go beat off a couple of baby seals to celebrate.


I knew Canadians were weird, but damn...
 
2013-12-18 09:12:45 AM
HA.
 
2013-12-18 09:12:51 AM
Linky farked on mobile.
 
2013-12-18 09:16:11 AM
Canada's population > 30 million...

1/4 plan to travel = 7 million (cons.)

"25 per cent are visiting the U.S" (FTA) = 1.75 million Canucks heading for the U.S.

That's one hell of an exodus you're looking at U.S.
 
2013-12-18 09:17:57 AM

flak attack: bonzeemer: Well I'm going to go beat off a couple of baby seals to celebrate.

I knew Canadians were weird, but damn...


where do you think the "gravy" for poutine comes from eh?
 
2013-12-18 09:18:27 AM
Maybe I'll sneak in and poach an elk or a moose while nobody is looking.
 
2013-12-18 09:23:29 AM

mod3072: Maybe I'll sneak in and poach an elk or a moose while nobody is looking.


I prefer them roasted, but whatever floats your boat.
 
2013-12-18 09:24:58 AM
Between the dumpings of snow and recording breaking cold, I would get out of here too. I just need Santa to be REALLY good to me.
 
2013-12-18 09:27:36 AM
No 1/4 are traveling with about half that staying within the border.  So Canada will only be 1/8th empty.
 
2013-12-18 09:30:35 AM
Isn't Canada like 90% empty to begin with?
 
2013-12-18 09:30:50 AM

bonzeemer: Well I'm going to go beat off a couple of baby seals to celebrate.


Holy shiat I thought this thread was going to be boring and BLAM Boobies knocks it outta the park!
 
2013-12-18 09:34:11 AM

Buggar: bonzeemer: Well I'm going to go beat off a couple of baby seals to celebrate.

Holy shiat I thought this thread was going to be boring and BLAM Boobies knocks it outta the park!


They always do.
 
2013-12-18 09:34:41 AM

Buggar: bonzeemer: Well I'm going to go beat off a couple of baby seals to celebrate.

Holy shiat I thought this thread was going to be boring and BLAM Boobies knocks it outta the park!


I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who brain farts on occasion....
 
2013-12-18 09:36:09 AM
A CIBC poll conducted by Leger shows that 25 per cent of Canadians surveyed are planning to travel this holiday season, at an average cost of $1,462. More than half of those Canadians are planning to spend that holiday travel money here in Canada.


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2013-12-18 09:40:30 AM
Winterpeg. Or just find a walk in freezer with wifi for a week.
 
2013-12-18 09:44:16 AM

generallyso: A CIBC poll conducted by Leger shows that 25 per cent of Canadians surveyed are planning to travel this holiday season, at an average cost of $1,462. More than half of those Canadians are planning to spend that holiday travel money here in Canada.


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I'm in a race to use as much vacation days as I can since I can only carry over 5 days of paid time off to next year.  Not sure I'm going to make it but at least I'll be closer than last year.
 
2013-12-18 09:51:49 AM
As an American traveling to Montreal for Christmas, I'm getting a kick.
 
2013-12-18 09:54:01 AM
Good news everyone!

It's that time of year again!

With the majority of Canadians destined to visit Florida this winter there will be a slew of new Florida tags posted to Fark in the upcoming weeks and months!
 
2013-12-18 09:57:10 AM
Math is hard.

25% are traveling. 53% of those are staying within the country, 25% are coming to the US, and 17% are going outside of North America.

So 42% or 25% of Canadians will be fleeing for warmer climates. Because when you live in Canada, Detroit seems balmy by comparison.
 
2013-12-18 09:57:52 AM

Luminaro: As an American traveling to Montreal for Christmas, I'm getting a kick.


What are your plans? Strip clubs and poutine?

/Montrealer
//get ready for a lot of slush and colder-than-usual temps
 
2013-12-18 10:09:36 AM
vintechnology.com
good news
 
2013-12-18 10:20:45 AM

Savage Bacon: //get ready for a lot of slush and colder-than-usual temps


It's supposed to warm up to seasonal normals by friday.

Just in time to dump freezing rain on the snow piles the city hasn't had time to pick up yet.
 
2013-12-18 10:23:59 AM

Buggar: bonzeemer: Well I'm going to go beat off a couple of baby seals to celebrate.

Holy shiat I thought this thread was going to be boring and BLAM Boobies knocks it outta the park!


That never gets old.
 
2013-12-18 10:27:31 AM
Dibs on Alberta.
 
2013-12-18 10:50:34 AM
No thanks. Russia can have it.
 
2013-12-18 11:04:34 AM

dasc: No 1/4 are traveling with about half that staying within the border.  So Canada will only be 1/8th empty.


Good math correction.
And add to that foreigners visiting Canada during that period, and chances are it's probably pretty balanced.
 
2013-12-18 11:10:50 AM

Flab: Savage Bacon: //get ready for a lot of slush and colder-than-usual temps

It's supposed to warm up to seasonal normals by friday.

Just in time to dump freezing rain on the snow piles the city hasn't had time to pick up yet.


Wonderful.

/lives in Parc-Ex, where snow removal is, to put it mildly, not a priority.
 
2013-12-18 11:18:25 AM
When we were in Jamaica three weeks ago, the resort was filled almost exclusively with Canadians.
 
2013-12-18 11:26:09 AM
Surprised no one has called subby out on his lack of reading comprehension,
25 per centof Canadians surveyed are travelling during the December holiday season
Among those Canadians planning a holiday vacation:
They intend to spend an average of  $1,462
53 per cent
 are staying within ,  25 per cent are visiting the U.S., and  17 per cent are travelling outside of

So approximately 12% of Canadians will be out of the country (47% of 25%)
 
2013-12-18 11:27:45 AM

INeedAName: Math is hard.

25% are traveling...

So 42% or 25% of Canadians will be fleeing...


Well, your first sentence is correct.
 
2013-12-18 11:29:09 AM

PhelanWolf: Surprised no one has called subby out on his lack of reading comprehension,
25 per centof Canadians surveyed are travelling during the December holiday season
Among those Canadians planning a holiday vacation:
They intend to spend an average of  $1,462
53 per cent are staying within ,  25 per cent are visiting the U.S., and  17 per cent are travelling outside of

So approximately 12% of Canadians will be out of the country (47% of 25%)


Wow with the formatting that didn't paste right, here's plaintext paste
25 per cent of Canadians surveyed are travelling during the December holiday season
Among those Canadians planning a holiday vacation:
They intend to spend an average of $1,462
53 per cent are staying within Canada, 25 per cent are visiting the U.S., and 17 per cent are travelling outside of North America
 
2013-12-18 11:32:04 AM

PhelanWolf: Surprised no one has called subby out on his lack of reading comprehension,
25 per centof Canadians surveyed are travelling during the December holiday season
Among those Canadians planning a holiday vacation:
They intend to spend an average of  $1,462
53 per cent are staying within ,  25 per cent are visiting the U.S., and  17 per cent are travelling outside of

So approximately 12% of Canadians will be out of the country (47% of 25%)


Maybe you should check your own reading comprehension.

 

gopher321: Canada's population > 30 million...

1/4 plan to travel = 7 million (cons.)

"25 per cent are visiting the U.S" (FTA) = 1.75 million Canucks heading for the U.S.

That's one hell of an exodus you're looking at U.S.


dasc: No 1/4 are traveling with about half that staying within the border.  So Canada will only be 1/8th empty.


INeedAName: Math is hard.

25% are traveling. 53% of those are staying within the country, 25% are coming to the US, and 17% are going outside of North America.

So 42% or 25% of Canadians will be fleeing for warmer climates. Because when you live in Canada, Detroit seems balmy by comparison.

 
2013-12-18 11:48:28 AM
Staycationing here in the Kootenays....nobody would want this part of the country.....just ice, rocks, trees....

*grin*
 
2013-12-18 12:22:50 PM
We get the Canadian snowbirds down here on Panama City Beach. They are nice folks, but a mite too thrifty. They scope out any thing free even better than the blacks, who are the local champions at figuring out where to get free stuff.
They do things like buy a toaster oven when they first get down here, use it all winter and then clean it up and return it when they go home. Or go to a place that gives a pitcher of beer if you buy a sandwich, buy one sandwich for four people and split the beer.

The fish run up into the bayous down here during the first cold snap. Speckled trout, sheepshead (jewfish) and flounder run up the bays into the bayou. Most local fishermen know this and the main places to catch them, which include a couple of bridges. The local fishermen are southern, and have their own peculiar etiquette, that whomever gets there first is not to be crowded and to throw across other fishing lines is just not done.

So one year right before a cold snap the morning guy at one of the local TV channels comes on and announces that the fish are going to be running the next day, along with detailed instructions on where to go to catch the fish. The next day here come the Canucks, in frigging droves. Anyone who caught a fish was immediately surrounded by a half a dozen snow birds, who crossed each other's lines and generally snarled up the fishing. I ain't never in my life heard such cussing by the local fishermen (and women). Even mild mannered Christian people were cursing like drunken sailors over the antics of the Canadians.

So a few of the local commercial fishing guys who used nets in the gulf went down that night (since it was illegal to use nets in the bays) and scooped up a mess of fish, mostly specs. The next day when the Canadians went down there (again in droves), there was almost no fish at one of the spots. But a bunch of them brought fish home anyways, because those fellows had caught so much speckled trout that they were selling them from coolers off their pickup trucks on the side of the road near the bridge. Told the Canadians that they had been there at midnight and had great luck. So the next night a whole bunch of snowbirds were out there in the freezing cold night trying to catch fish.


I can't complain about those Canadians too much though. I am of Scottish descent, and it is our family custom to have a piper at the funeral. When my sister unexpectedly died, we had a lot of trouble getting a piper. All we had to do was to
contact a retirement place that had a bunch of Canadians, and several of them went on a hunt for a piper. Got us a grand one, too.
 
2013-12-18 02:51:45 PM

varmitydog: So the next night a whole bunch of snowbirds were out there in the freezing cold night trying to catch fish.


Pffft!  As if that matters to us!
 
2013-12-18 02:54:37 PM
For Canada to be only one quarter empty the population would have to grow exponentially.
 
2013-12-18 06:34:33 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Isn't Canada like 90% empty to begin with?


I was going to point out that little problem. Where are we going to get all the new people from to fill 65% of the country on short notice?

That's not an invitation, by the way. America, China, I'm looking at you.

Mind you, two or three people per square mile is plenty for most purposes. A lot of countries have done great things with a tiny percentage of our 34 million: Elizabethan England, Ancient Greece, France under Louis XIV ....

We're doing well compared to Rome when it was 400 years old.
 
2013-12-18 06:36:14 PM
We're a pretty optimistic people, Subby. Canada will still be 3/4 full to us.
 
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