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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:23 am
 


I'm 46 years old and have been to the states tons in my life, my sons hockey for one reason and pleasure the rest. I don't care what anyone say's, my experience in life has been that Americans are exactly like Canadians. Nothing different, they work everyday, pick up their kids, make supper/dinner, work mostly Mon to Fri and TGIF. It's all the same. There government may look different to us Canadians, but the people are exactly the same, doing the same things we are daily. I hate when Canadians run Americans down. Hope you all watched the World Juniors and looked at those faces of Team USA, boy they looked different from Team Canada? No they didn't, nor did they sing better lol.

I have never been treated badly by an American in my life.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:14 am
 


So do Europeans, Australians, blacks, Chinese, muslims, buddhists, Mexicans or whereever the hell you looks, with the exception of dark (poor) Africa.

IF of course, you like the generalization. When you look at the big picture, we all have the same shit to do. When you look at the smaller picture, we don't.

Bickering and bantering is just the way it is between 2 countries that border eachother. It goes both ways too... The Netherlands and Belgium do it all the time too.

Seriously... Who cares?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:19 am
 


Exactly....Dutch...Deutsche, does it really matter? Is there a difference?


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ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
Exactly....Dutch...Deutsche, does it really matter? Is there a difference?



I'll take this one B...



Fuck off Shep ! :evil: :evil:





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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:25 am
 


I had an online discussion about a commercial yesterday, whether it was racist or not. Its an Australian KFC commercial.
The American blacks thought it was racist, the European whites thought it was not. I found that to be pretty interesting :)




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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:27 am
 


martin14 martin14:
ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
Exactly....Dutch...Deutsche, does it really matter? Is there a difference?



I'll take this one B...



Fuck off Shep ! :evil: :evil:





[B-o] [B-o] ;)


The national characters are different ,but the one word comes from the other , merely meaning German. Anyways, I don't think wooden jackboots would be all that comfortable.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:32 am
 


Some of the nicest people I've ever met live south of the border... Most of the people who piss me off live in Halifax...

The Maritime Provinces have more in common with New England then any other region of Canada. I simply feel more at home in Maine or Boston then I ever did in TO, Quebec City or Winnipeg...and I'm not slaming TO, QC or Winnipeg, they are fantasic places but as a Martimer I felt very out of place... Not so when I'm in Bangor, Portland or Boston... That's Portland in Maine by the way...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:37 am
 


You were out of place you stoopid dory plug.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:46 am
 


Attitudes are really more regional than they are national. Americans from the North-east and the west coast are more like Canadians than are Texans or Southerners. Of course, we all get up, put our pants on one leg at a time and share the same general BROAD principles, but when it comes down to acceptable means and methods, we vary greatly from one region to another. We dont disagree on the principle of democracy, for example. Instead we argue about whose methods and policies are MORE democratic. We don't disagree that widespread prosperity is ideal, rather we argue about whose ideas will better acheive widespread prosperity and which policies bear accpetable costs and burdens.

Between these regions, there are clear differences when it comes to attitudes on a range of issues from parenting to race relations to the role of public and religious institutions.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:55 am
 


I prefer Seattle or San Fran to Quebec or Edmonton. The people, attitudes, sights and sounds are more like the west coast than anywhere else.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:00 am
 


JustKate JustKate:
I'm 46 years old and have been to the states tons in my life, my sons hockey for one reason and pleasure the rest. I don't care what anyone say's, my experience in life has been that Americans are exactly like Canadians. Nothing different, they work everyday, pick up their kids, make supper/dinner, work mostly Mon to Fri and TGIF. It's all the same. There government may look different to us Canadians, but the people are exactly the same, doing the same things we are daily. I hate when Canadians run Americans down. Hope you all watched the World Juniors and looked at those faces of Team USA, boy they looked different from Team Canada? No they didn't, nor did they sing better lol.

I have never been treated badly by an American in my life.



BTW, AMericans and Canadians are not exactly the same. That's a foolish generalization. They have similarities, and as BeaverFever pointed out, these tend to be on regional lines.

BC/Washington/California
Alberta/Texas/Alaska
Maritimes/New England


So on and so forth.

WOnder which state is like a bitchy Jan Brady middle child to equate to Quebec? :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:23 am
 


Gunnair Gunnair:
JustKate JustKate:
I'm 46 years old and have been to the states tons in my life, my sons hockey for one reason and pleasure the rest. I don't care what anyone say's, my experience in life has been that Americans are exactly like Canadians. Nothing different, they work everyday, pick up their kids, make supper/dinner, work mostly Mon to Fri and TGIF. It's all the same. There government may look different to us Canadians, but the people are exactly the same, doing the same things we are daily. I hate when Canadians run Americans down. Hope you all watched the World Juniors and looked at those faces of Team USA, boy they looked different from Team Canada? No they didn't, nor did they sing better lol.

I have never been treated badly by an American in my life.



BTW, AMericans and Canadians are not exactly the same. That's a foolish generalization. They have similarities, and as BeaverFever pointed out, these tend to be on regional lines.

BC/Washington/California
Alberta/Texas/Alaska
Maritimes/New England


So on and so forth.

WOnder which state is like a bitchy Jan Brady middle child to equate to Quebec? :)



Louisiana of course.

Backwards, full of bugs, federal money pit, and French. :)


ROTFL ROTFL





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Gunnair Gunnair:
JustKate JustKate:
I'm 46 years old and have been to the states tons in my life, my sons hockey for one reason and pleasure the rest. I don't care what anyone say's, my experience in life has been that Americans are exactly like Canadians. Nothing different, they work everyday, pick up their kids, make supper/dinner, work mostly Mon to Fri and TGIF. It's all the same. There government may look different to us Canadians, but the people are exactly the same, doing the same things we are daily. I hate when Canadians run Americans down. Hope you all watched the World Juniors and looked at those faces of Team USA, boy they looked different from Team Canada? No they didn't, nor did they sing better lol.

I have never been treated badly by an American in my life.



BTW, AMericans and Canadians are not exactly the same. That's a foolish generalization. They have similarities, and as BeaverFever pointed out, these tend to be on regional lines.

BC/Washington/California
Alberta/Texas/Alaska
Maritimes/New England


So on and so forth.

WOnder which state is like a bitchy Jan Brady middle child to equate to Quebec? :)


Regional lines? How is Alberta , Texas and Alaska in the same region? :P


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:38 am
 


It's not as if Canadians are all the same either. I'm sure gays in Castro or Vancouver's west end have many similarities, as would a fundamentalist Christian from Alberta or Texas. Similarity between those two groups - not so much. A Muslim teenager plotting jihad in TO, a Sikh planning to bash another Sikh over the head about whether to have tables and chairs in the Gurdwara don't have much in common with me or many other Canadians. ETC.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:39 am
 


Garreau postulated a similar theory years ago in "Nine Nations of North America". He asserted that nine distinct regions existed in North America that each shared common cultural, political, social and economic characteristics and views.

I remember (this was years ago in a political science course) Quebec was a political aberration (based largely on the then separatist movement) in the 9 regions.


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