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I read that Canadians are coming down to America and buying foreclosed houses very cheaply and renting them out to people. So it seems that America will soon be owned by Canada and China.
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Posted 2/26/13

trinkit wrote:

I read that Canadians are coming down to America and buying foreclosed houses very cheaply and renting them out to people. So it seems that America will soon be owned by Canada and China.


Really?
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My ex is Canadian so I can't really help but feel a bit hostile towards Canada as a whole, though I know I shouldn't. Though, they are a very calm nation and such. Actually, you can just watch Hetalia and that's kinda what I think of them. But yeah... the only thing I can really pick on them about is drinking milk from bags.


I don't think you should be hostile to us canadians all because of one bad apple. also I'm Canadian and I don't drink bagged milk. I belive that you should verify your information. from a reliable source instead of some anime show such as hetalia.

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Just so you know, I know that's not how Canada actually is. It's just kinda how I see them. I know it's stereotypical, (I'm American and I don't fit the stereotypes) but I'm not basing info off of it. I know what you mean though about one person doesn't define a country and all. It's gotten better and I love Canada but I just wanted to say that I'm not basing any info off of anime, but rather, what my experiences are. Sorry if I offended you in any way. :/
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Posted 2/28/13

toko-kun wrote:


polarhamster10 wrote:

My ex is Canadian so I can't really help but feel a bit hostile towards Canada as a whole, though I know I shouldn't. Though, they are a very calm nation and such. Actually, you can just watch Hetalia and that's kinda what I think of them. But yeah... the only thing I can really pick on them about is drinking milk from bags.


I don't think you should be hostile to us canadians all because of one bad apple. also I'm Canadian and I don't drink bagged milk. I belive that you should verify your information. from a reliable source instead of some anime show such as hetalia.



I'm a Canadian and I DO drink bagged milk. and I've never seen hetalia.

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For me, a Latin American guy, Canada is like USA, but with less violence, racism, war, prejudice, etc. So is like a better USA, I think nobody sees Canada as an hostile country. But I never live there so can't really affirm any off this!
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Honestly, ever since we elected Stephen Harper, the differences between America and Canada have been dwindling rapidly. Our PM is a man who admires the policies of George Bush (war on terror, privatizing prison, war on crime, reducing all forms of social assistance, and so on and so on...). Members of our conservative government are also trying to reopen the debate on abortion.

In less than five years, we've dropped more than 10 spots on numerous quality of life indexes, our environmental record is weakening, our war efforts are increasing, and our largely symbolic ties to the British monarchy are now being strengthened.

That being said, I'd still rather be here than America. A doctor isn't going to ask to see my credit info before treating me.

Regardless, I don't like the direction my country is heading in.
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Posted 2/28/13
I dated a Canadian once. She didn't shave. We didn't date very long.
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Posted 2/28/13

papagolfwhiskey wrote:

that last makes me curious though. What is the character of 'Canada' like in hetalia. Are we male or female? apparantly we drink bagged milk but..


Well now! I have watched some of Hetalia but not all, so by no means do I consider myself an expert but here goes...

Canada is brother to America and the two look almost identical, to the point that several countries often mistake Canada for America (which doesn't help Canada's case when other countries are pissed at America and take it out on him).
He is extremely soft spoken and will not raise his voice although apparently he did deliver a pretty epic "The Reason You Suck" Speech to America once. It went on for three hours and he only stopped because England intervened. Apparently America was reduced to tears, although I've never seen that bit.
He has virtually no presence, to the point that most countries will forget he's in the room.
He owns a pet polar bear called Kumajiro and loves pancakes with maple syrup.
Canada has always been overshadowed by America ever since they were little. As soon as England seemed to be paying more attention to Canada, America came along and took his attention back. Most of the other countries not only forget who he is (or mistake him for America) there are many times when they can't even see him.
I think he was raised by his "big brothers" England and France, and according to the wiki, he gets his hair from France.


America on the left; Canada on the right
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I have a Canadian friend...he seems normal, he came to SD about 3 years ago...
Met him in High School...First few weeks for him were rough...I mean...he's a Canadian...
Who isn't going to rip on the foreign exchange student, from Canada?
I asked him if everyone said "eh" after finishing a sentence, he said gtfo, and we've be hanging out since then.
He has a hot sister who all the guys were nice too.
But that's how it works...you know.

Normal view all around on Canadians, if anything, I prefer them over my American neighbors...
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Mono-no-Aware wrote:

Honestly, ever since we elected Stephen Harper, the differences between America and Canada have been dwindling rapidly. Our PM is a man who admires the policies of George Bush (war on terror, privatizing prison, war on crime, reducing all forms of social assistance, and so on and so on...). Members of our conservative government are also trying to reopen the debate on abortion.

In less than five years, we've dropped more than 10 spots on numerous quality of life indexes, our environmental record is weakening, our war efforts are increasing, and our largely symbolic ties to the British monarchy are now being strengthened.

That being said, I'd still rather be here than America. A doctor isn't going to ask to see my credit info before treating me.

Regardless, I don't like the direction my country is heading in.


Thank you!!! Finally someone else who sees the problems facing our country! For me, the environmental record stuff is the most worrying, as well as how government scientists are being muzzled and prevented from speaking publicly about their work or their findings. I read somewhere recently that with regards to science and research, Canada and the US have essentially switched roles. The US has become more open and free with the kind of research it funds since the end of Bush whereas Canada has clamped down on it's scientists recently.

I do still love my country and I also prefer being here, but I don't like where we're going...
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Posted 2/28/13

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Mono-no-Aware wrote:

Honestly, ever since we elected Stephen Harper, the differences between America and Canada have been dwindling rapidly. Our PM is a man who admires the policies of George Bush (war on terror, privatizing prison, war on crime, reducing all forms of social assistance, and so on and so on...). Members of our conservative government are also trying to reopen the debate on abortion.

In less than five years, we've dropped more than 10 spots on numerous quality of life indexes, our environmental record is weakening, our war efforts are increasing, and our largely symbolic ties to the British monarchy are now being strengthened.

That being said, I'd still rather be here than America. A doctor isn't going to ask to see my credit info before treating me.

Regardless, I don't like the direction my country is heading in.


Thank you!!! Finally someone else who sees the problems facing our country! For me, the environmental record stuff is the most worrying, as well as how government scientists are being muzzled and prevented from speaking publicly about their work or their findings. I read somewhere recently that with regards to science and research, Canada and the US have essentially switched roles. The US has become more open and free with the kind of research it funds since the end of Bush whereas Canada has clamped down on it's scientists recently.

I do still love my country and I also prefer being here, but I don't like where we're going...


It's incredibly disheartening. I'm heading to work now, but I'm shooting you a friend request. We should continue our lament about Canada's direction at a later date
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Posted 2/28/13
They say "eh" a lot.
They love hockey.
They're a bit slow.
They're ridiculously polite.
They drink maple syrup straight out of the bottle.
They all drive zambonis.

Ok, so that last two aren't really stereotypes, but there you go.
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I've been to Canada. They have pretty much the same type of people that other places got: mean people, nice people, helpful people, stuck up people, etc. I mostly met nice people in Canada so I have no prob with them. Even got invited to eat at a restaurant and tour the area sometimes. There was one time that I went to a hotel in the northern part of Canada and the employees were racist. I just took my money, left, and went to a hotel that wanted me. The hotel I went to was higher scale and even gave me a discount after hearing about the trouble I went through the previous hotel.

So my view on Canadians? They're cool but it's like any other place, you got your mean people, got your nice people, got your helpful people, and got your stuck up people, etc. I do envy their medical benefits, though I don't envy their tax + paying deposits on plastic items lol
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Posted 2/28/13

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


qasqasqasqasqas wrote:

By popular demand, the legendary bagged milk:



Easily available in the province of Quebec.


rinsed out it makes a great freezer bag.




we use them for cleaning out the cat's litter box. perfect sized bag
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Posted 2/28/13
This would turn into something about America. Quit gossiping about your awesome and occasionally over-passionate big brother to the south, Canada and do something interesting yourselves for once. Also... something about Mounties.

World View of Canada: "Oh yeah, that's a... place"
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Posted 2/28/13
I feel bad for em ;( they cant get a lot of anime on dvd
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