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post #61 of 71
Yeah I'm not a particularly big fan of either Troy or Albany for a place to hang out, but I really have been to some insane parties in Troy.
post #62 of 71
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Yeah I'm not a particularly big fan of either Troy or Albany for a place to hang out, but I really have been to some insane parties in Troy.
Troy is a good place to buy drugs.

People come from all over the world to go to RPI, then they get mugged. RPI has a lot of nerds and it is not a party school. But it is one of the good things about Troy.

I grew up here, so not much phases me. I am careful, out and about, but it's not really dangerous at all - except for law enforcement.

I lived in Canada for 5 years and all I can say is, I am an American. That's not good or bad, it's just a fact. Canada as a topic rarely comes up here in Troy. The last excitement was when a bunch of Troy boys went to visit Montreal and were turned away due to questionable background. The only thing I can say about that is: good call

But there is something about Troy that I do enjoy. It's a great place to do business even when there isn't any. Why don't you come visit, but remember to keep your money in your sock.
post #63 of 71
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Well, "Rensselaer Party School" produced nearly nothing on google, but I finally found this charming description. God forbid you get stuck in Nelson when you could be here:

"Troy is the 'hood...
RPI is no party school. I'd like to visit Nelson, actually I have!

The quote on Troy is true and accurate.

Do I sense a defensive stand re: Canada? That isn't neccesary, I'm from Troy.
post #64 of 71
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And I suppose you have never been critical of how things are in America:
No, actually I haven't. Unlike some Canadians I don't think it's any of my business how Americans run their own country, and any opinions I have I keep to myself.

So I would consider it the height of arrogance if I, for instance, chose to live in the States yet bad mouthed it compared to my former homeland.

I know it's human nature to complain about things, but let's let Americans complain about America and Canadians complain about Canada. At least then everyone knows what they are talking about.
post #65 of 71
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No, actually I haven't. Unlike some Canadians I don't think it's any of my business how Americans run their own country, and any opinions I have I keep to myself.

So I would consider it the height of arrogance if I, for instance, chose to live in the States yet bad mouthed it compared to my former homeland.

I know it's human nature to complain about things, but let's let Americans complain about America and Canadians complain about Canada. At least then everyone knows what they are talking about.
I'm just glad I don't live in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

If I left the USA my preference would probably be:
1. Canada
2. Austria
3. Chile
4. New Zealand
5. France
6. Anywhere else in Europe.
post #66 of 71
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Originally Posted by okolepuka View Post
I'm just glad I don't live in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

If I left the USA my preference would probably be:
1. Canada
2. Austria
3. Chile
4. New Zealand
5. France
6. Anywhere else in Europe.
If you only knew. I've got a brother in law in Flippn,Ark.: Does an Internet biz in Canada count?
post #67 of 71
The finniest thign to come out of Canda since Norm Macdonald

post #68 of 71
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No, our health care standards are dictated by the federal government. It is a federally mandated system.

And your experiences of our health care system as an American temporarily living in Canada have no relationship to how it works for Canadians.

You have repeatedly pissed and moaned about how shitty thing are for you here in Calgary and Canada, so I suggest you take your sorry ass back to Montana or wherever you came from. If there ever was a reason why you came here, it has obviously been overshadowed by your dislike of your current situation. I wish you better times somewhere else in the future.
Sorry you think this, in fact I love Canada and will consider living there after graduation for a bit.

Yes, I do have issues with certain things in Canada, just like I have about my own country or Sweden, the other country I spend considerable amounts of time in. The previous frustrations I have aired on TGR have nothing to do with the Canadian government or system but with the crap HR system at my university. Nothing to do with Canada, everything to do with the University of Calgary. Sorry if you got the two confused.

Was looking forward to meeting you finally this winter in Golden and sharing a beer with you and Doug W, but I think your "Love it or leave it" attitude will preclude that.

I love your country and its citizens, indeed many of its institutions as well, but like any ex-pat in any country, living outside your home country, even if its only four hours north can be trying at times. I am sorry if I offended you or your country.
post #69 of 71
Canada's health care system is administered by each province. I've skied with both BC and Ontario gut plumbers, and they agree that BC's needs serious improvement while the other provinces do a better job.
post #70 of 71
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Originally Posted by okolepuka View Post
I guess it really depends on the 12 year old. If the 12 year old was already costing society more because of the childs bad behavior, and the child had already chosen a path which statistically showed the child will cost society far more than the child will ever contribute, then I don't know.

And is 12 really a child? I would consider a 12 year old more of a young adult.

I guess withholding health care could also be seen as a way to control a 12 year old, carrot and stick and all that.
????? Hey,what planet you come from?????

Are you serious? I do guess you are joking. If not, as you said "statistically" you are insane. Using your time frame - a 15 yo is an adult, 18 yo mature, 25 an ancient, 30 yo a mummy ...

"...it really depends on the 12 year old..." Depends until that child be your child.

Give me a break ! what a stupid and foolish words.
post #71 of 71
edlam,

I was only kidding.


I feel like climbing through the internet to give you a hug, to sooth your pain and righteous indignation.
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