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Jerry B
2 months ago
New Here! So just dropping to say Hi! Click me up if you want to know more about me
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barry s
3 months ago
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Zach S
3 months ago
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Thomas Edward
4 months ago
How do you live in Canada? Safe: There is no doubt Canada is a safer country in terms of crime. A more comfortable safety net de-incentivizes crime. If you’re poor there’s just enough money to get by and it’s too cold outside to go rob somebody, and too hard to find a gun to do it, and there are no types of people to really be pissed off at, everybody is pretty boringly nice, so fuck it, I’ll deal with being poor and stay in and watch TV instead of shooting somebody. That’s about it. Expensive: Well, this one is complicated. The Canadian and America economies are linked, but the currencies aren’t. As the two countries trade so much, and the US is a super-power with 300 million more people, the costs of things end up being valued at the USD, which is on average worth about 20% more. Canadians do not earn 20% more to make up for this, (although they’re taxed more). In fact the mean income is slightly less in Canada, converted to USD. With the Loonie currently 25% lower, everything in Canada costs, well, 25% more, which is almost exactly how much higher household debt is in Canada compared to the US - 20% higher (and the highest of the 35 OECD countries). Holy crap eh, Canada feels expensive! But nobody complains or really notices, so whatever… Relaxed: The question asked how does it ‘feel’ to live in Canada. It feels relaxed. The place is full of coffee joints, bars and restaurants, and everybody is like people from Seattle in the 90’s but with a 2019-ish gender neutral twist - a little grundgy, alternative, reservedly far left-ish, drinking coffee and eating gluten free muffins, not terribly bothered or even thinking too much about stressful American type issues like getting fired, losing healthcare, getting shot etc. People generally don’t worry about getting things done as quickly as in the US, if you can even find a contractor willing to do a job, which I call the No-Cana-do factor. And why should they care about your broken whatever it is? There’s no worries about healthcare up here, there’s good employment insurance if you get fired, there’s weed all over the place, and really good beer. Cold: It’s cold up here. Again, the question asks, how does it feel. Cold. Boring: Canada is just not a happening place. And I hate to say this, but the political correctness in Canada really stifles conversation. It’s all pretty bland. You definitely don’t feel comfortable saying anything stupid or inappropriate. When you have to censor your words, you end up censoring your thoughts too, which turns you into a PC zombie. The good comedians all flee south where they can be funny, leaving the so-so ones here scrounging for material that won’t possibly ever offend some victim group or cross a sociopolitical line that would have them fined by the Human Rights Tribunal. Thus they are left only able to make fun of white people (open season), who aren’t replete with things to make fun of, because they’re very blandly white up here, and I mean literally white due to dreary overcast winters. It’s all boringly polite up here. Everything is pretty good in Canada, so people don’t seem to want to have their safe-space disturbed by news of crazy shit happening elsewhere. Nor are they even very interested in what’s going on here for that matter! (Wait, that apostrophe was a bit much). But they love to judge America, which at least is not boring. But wow, does America ever seem crazy from north of the border! So as boring as it is up here, at least it’s not crazy. This PC thing is something weird about Canada, and I hope this part changes. I hope that with the legalization of cannabis, all the weed-smoking will cause people to say stupid things again, and not to care when stupid things are said. Other than that, Canada feels like a really great country. It truly is. And Canadians are generally thoughtful and well educated. But did I mention it’s boring. and cold
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Kei
1 years ago
I visited There was botanical gardens enjoy walking there. This place is 30 mins south from LAX.
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