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Forum: Canada
Dec 24th 2011, 2:12 am
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

People always go on about how I should go to north korea - I've no idea why this, as usually the people that say that are apparatchiks such as yourself. People who approve of surveillance and state...
Forum: Canada
Dec 24th 2011, 1:06 am
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

And do you know how they do this? It's not full body scanners, intrusive searches, or making people take their shoes off.
Forum: Canada
Dec 24th 2011, 12:59 am
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

The american intelligence services were told about the 9/11 people and did nothing. They were told about the underwear bomber and did nothing.

The security stuff at airports is expensive,...
Forum: Canada
Dec 23rd 2011, 7:53 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

Huh? You'll have to explain this reasoning to me. I know you've been conditioned into thinking like a slave, but where's the logic in this?
Forum: Canada
Dec 23rd 2011, 6:06 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

Funny - you often get apologists for state intrusion. I don't know why. You get the same reaction about CCTV.
Forum: Canada
Dec 22nd 2011, 9:29 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

I've got MW3 - but I haven't played it yet (it's in the queue with assassins creed: "more of the same" edition). I'm still playing skyrim after a month - it's stupidly addictive once you get into it...
Forum: Canada
Dec 22nd 2011, 6:37 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

You'll have to ignore el_richo as he can be a bit of a snob. He prefers up-scale pretentious restaurants like Wendys.
Forum: Canada
Dec 1st 2011, 4:29 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

There was hose pipe ban in 76. There was also a serious water shortage in yorkshire (of all places) in the mid 90's. They had to ship truck loads of water from elsewhere - I think 1000's of them. ...
Forum: Canada
Dec 1st 2011, 2:07 am
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

I don't doubt it. My point was that population density is not the cause of water shortages - it's infrastructure.
Forum: Canada
Nov 30th 2011, 11:22 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

As I've said - there is absolutely no need for anywhere in the UK to have a water shortage. Like in Canada, there's plenty of water to go around - the issues are storage and distribution.
Forum: Canada
Nov 30th 2011, 8:20 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

The main culprit is water companies saving money by closing down reservoirs shortly after privatization. There is no reason that anywhere in the UK should be short of water.
Forum: Canada
Nov 25th 2011, 7:06 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

Neither country is the 3rd world, both countries have socialized healthcare. You're going to get just as much variation between two dentists in Canada as you are between one in Canada and in the UK....
Forum: Canada
Nov 23rd 2011, 6:05 am
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

There's a lot of nonsense about population density. Really - who gives a shit - if you want low density, you can find it in both the UK and Canada, ditto for the opposite.
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2011, 7:11 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

I PVR the local news at 6. It's an hour long, but once I've ditched the ads and the boring report on north american sport at the end it's only about 25mins. This is the only Canadian sourced...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2011, 9:04 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

Yeah, there's a lot of crap. You need to look for the good stuff like "monkey dust" - I've been watching them all again on youtube.
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Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2011, 8:50 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

Ok, simply put I think the BBC provides superior content overall to anything on north american channels, whereas you think the opposite. I understand this - everybody has their own personal tastes....
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2011, 7:29 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

I don't understand what you are saying. How is it not a fair comparison?

I have two main ways of viewing TV programs

1 - I PVR stuff and then play it back from my cable box and watch it on my...
Forum: Canada
Nov 1st 2011, 7:29 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

I never watch anything live, even Canadian TV. I still think I'm watching it.
Forum: Canada
Nov 1st 2011, 6:33 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

The only way to make a direct comparison is to watch both. Local TV is mainly shit. You think otherwise which is fair enough; each to their own and all that.


Only if you watch live - and who...
Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2011, 8:28 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

I've never seen that; mainly cos I used to think that jimmy carr was a bit of a twat. Lately though I've kind of warmed to his style of comedy so I might check it out.
Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2011, 8:17 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

I thought Steve_ was being ironic:confused: He wasn't seriously suggesting that they really were superior was he?

Of course he's welcome to his opinion of Canadian TV because ultimately it...
Forum: Canada
Oct 26th 2011, 9:59 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

I miss having a pie and a pint at lunch time. A proper pie that is, not one of those things in a dish with a crust on.
Forum: Canada
Oct 24th 2011, 7:23 pm
Replies: 435
Views: 41,333
Posted By Alan2005

Re: Your observations when visiting UK from Canada !

This just isn't true at all. A large number people on this forum still have access to UK TV and watch it regularly. I know I do and I say Canadian TV is shit in comparison. Sure most UK TV is...
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