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Old Nov 21st 2011, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
Not in BC, where Mr fixyou has gained the experiences and impressions that are being ridiculed.

For example, from downtown Vancouver you can get a bus that will drop you at the edge of the wilderness in less than half an hour. From there you can walk to the Arctic Ocean if you so wish.
No, I'm in Alberta, but the thread does not say "Vancouver pros", it says "Canada pros", so as far as the thread is concerned I live here.
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 7:49 pm
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That's my bad, I should of stated BC as that's where most of my experience has been. Still I'm surprised so many people have said that they disagree with so many of the points I listed. If so many people disagree with the points I've made, what are the reasons for living in Canada?
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 7:53 pm
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Default Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

Originally Posted by Mr fixyou View Post
That's my bad, I should of stated BC as that's where most of my experience has been. Still I'm surprised so many people have said that they disagree with so many of the points I listed. If so many people disagree with the points I've made, what are the reasons for living in Canada?
I can only speak for myself. I'm married to a Canadian, with joint British nationality, who spent 30 years living in the UK. When he was made redundant, in 2004, he was unable to find another job in his field in the UK, but eventually did so in Alberta.

If we could have found any way of staying in the UK, we would have done so, and we will return to the UK as soon as he retires.
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 7:57 pm
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No, I'm in Alberta, but the thread does not say "Vancouver pros", it says "Canada pros", so as far as the thread is concerned I live here.
True enough, the thread title says Canada but the poster was specifically referring to Vancouver and Victoria. Most of what he said is spot on in my experience of living in Metro Vancouver. I thought it worthwhile saying so in amongst all the mocking.
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Mr fixyou View Post
That's my bad, I should of stated BC as that's where most of my experience has been. Still I'm surprised so many people have said that they disagree with so many of the points I listed.
This is BE logic.

If you wish to say something negative about the UK you will be told that there is at least one part of the UK where that does not hold true, therefore the statement is invalid. Take dbd33's post saying that the UK is not crowded as the north Antrim coast has plenty of space.

If you wish to say something positive about Canada you will be told that there is at least one part of Canada where that does not hold true, therefore the statement is invalid. Again using dbd33's example - there cannot be easy access to the wilderness in Canada because it takes a long time from Toronto city centre.

However, if you want to say something negative about Canada then fill your boots. You don't even need to know, or care, if it is true or not.
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 8:11 pm
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Default Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
True enough, the thread title says Canada but the poster was specifically referring to Vancouver and Victoria. Most of what he said is spot on in my experience of living in Metro Vancouver. I thought it worthwhile saying so in amongst all the mocking.
Glad I wasn't too far off!!
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 8:12 pm
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Default Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

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This is BE logic.

If you wish to say something negative about the UK you will be told that there is at least one part of the UK where that does not hold true, therefore the statement is invalid. Take dbd33's post saying that the UK is not crowded as the north Antrim coast has plenty of space.

If you wish to say something positive about Canada you will be told that there is at least one part of Canada where that does not hold true, therefore the statement is invalid. Again using dbd33's example - there cannot be easy access to the wilderness in Canada because it takes a long time from Toronto city centre.

However, if you want to say something negative about Canada then fill your boots. You don't even need to know, or care, if it is true or not.

Now, that should be in the wiki:sunglasses:
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 8:29 pm
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Default Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
However, if you want to say something negative about Canada then fill your boots. You don't even need to know, or care, if it is true or not.
Lets be fair, if you do that, every "not here yet" or "only just arrived" will be all over your post like a rabid fat kid with candy...

and there are enough happy in canada "been here a while and know what they're talking about" to ream you a new a**hole if your incorrect...
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 10:29 pm
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Default Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
This is BE logic.

If you wish to say something negative about the UK you will be told that there is at least one part of the UK where that does not hold true, therefore the statement is invalid. Take dbd33's post saying that the UK is not crowded as the north Antrim coast has plenty of space.

If you wish to say something positive about Canada you will be told that there is at least one part of Canada where that does not hold true, therefore the statement is invalid. Again using dbd33's example - there cannot be easy access to the wilderness in Canada because it takes a long time from Toronto city centre.
<chuckling>

Not one part of Canada, the part of Canada where the people who need to have jobs live.
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 10:42 pm
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Huh? I just chopped out a huge chunk of the friggin' country! I can chop out more and still arrive at a population density much less than that of the UK. How many miles north of the US border do you want to give me? 50? 25?
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You are making the point yourself.

You can say anything with statistics.
With one big difference - I'm playing devil's advocate to actually COUNTER my own argument! I'm trying to make Canada look MORE (not less) densely populated than the UK and I'm still failing!
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 10:45 pm
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This is BE logic.

If you wish to say something negative about the UK you will be told that there is at least one part of the UK where that does not hold true, therefore the statement is invalid. Take dbd33's post saying that the UK is not crowded as the north Antrim coast has plenty of space.

If you wish to say something positive about Canada you will be told that there is at least one part of Canada where that does not hold true, therefore the statement is invalid. Again using dbd33's example - there cannot be easy access to the wilderness in Canada because it takes a long time from Toronto city centre.

However, if you want to say something negative about Canada then fill your boots. You don't even need to know, or care, if it is true or not.
Yep! That's my feeling about this forum. Makes me wonder why the Canada bashers don't just go home to the UK.
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 10:55 pm
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Originally Posted by MarylandNed View Post
Yep! That's my feeling about this forum. Makes me wonder why the Canada bashers don't just go home to the UK.
I can't think of anything more British than bashing where you live.
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 11:27 pm
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A more recent article on overcrowded England:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ning-back.html
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 11:29 pm
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Huh? I just chopped out a huge chunk of the friggin' country! I can chop out more and still arrive at a population density much less than that of the UK. How many miles north of the US border do you want to give me? 50? 25?
"Overcrowded" is British right wing code for too many immigrants. Odd to find contributors to this forum using it.
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Old Nov 21st 2011, 11:32 pm
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"Overcrowded" is British right wing code for too many immigrants. Odd to find contributors to this forum using it.
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