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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by okolepuka View Post
Calgary and Vancouver are more American than Canadian.

Boston is an American city.

Western Canada is culturally more similar to the western US than eastern Canada.
So by your logic, Vancouver is like Boston? Yeah, right.

Let's just say west coast cities share a certain vibe - remove your U.S. centric glasses, maybe Seattle and San Fran are un-American, more Canadian
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by D3TO View Post
So by your logic, Vancouver is like Boston? Yeah, right.

Let's just say west coast cities share a certain vibe - remove your U.S. centric glasses, maybe Seattle and San Fran are un-American, more Canadian

Location: Toronto :


Living in Toronto I would have to say that maybe perhaps you have Toronto centric glasses?

Am I right or am I right in saying that to Torontoanites the world revolves around Toronto?

Yes?
post #33 of 41
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What happened to the actual discussion? I hate patriotism and I actually dislike the USA a bit.. I have nothing against the people, but the government
*OMG!*. I don't like Guantanamo, I don't like the war in Iraq, I don't like George W. Bush, I don't like capital punishment, I like welfare (which the USA has none of), I hate the NRA, etc. etc. . There are so many reasons why I would be embarrassed to live in the USA.

A lot of you will be hating me for expressing my opinion..

But this is why I would be more happy living in Canada
post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
What happened to the actual discussion? I hate patriotism and I actually dislike the USA a bit.. I have nothing against the people, but the government
*OMG!*. I don't like Guantanamo, I don't like the war in Iraq, I don't like George W. Bush, I don't like capital punishment, I like welfare (which the USA has none of), I hate the NRA, etc. etc. . There are so many reasons why I would be embarrassed to live in the USA.

A lot of you will be hating me for expressing my opinion..

But this is why I would be more happy living in Canada

Sheesh kid, take it easy.

We were just joking around a bit, a little banter, a little going back and fourth on how similar the US and Canada are, especially western Canada and the western US. Same vibe and all. All good stuff.

sheesh
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by okolepuka View Post
Sheesh kid, take it easy.

We were just joking around a bit, a little banter, a little going back and fourth on how similar the US and Canada are, especially western Canada and the western US. Same vibe and all. All good stuff.

sheesh
And I'm just declaring why I want Canada and not the USA, since I was the one who created this thread, I should (without being selfish) believe that your discussion had to do with me.
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
And I'm just declaring why I want Canada and not the USA, since I was the one who created this thread, I should (without being selfish) believe that your discussion had to do with me.

Sorry kid, just having a little fun. One of the great similarities between western Canada and the western US is people tend to be a little more laid back, it should rub off on you.
post #37 of 41
Grook,

You're considering moving to what some consider one of the best areas to live in the world. It's not a unanimous opinion but there sure are a lot of good things you can say about Vancouver and Victoria. Both also have some very highly rated Universities.

You've received some good advice here but your next step is to contact three or four Universities and get some first hand informatin about the admissions process. If you're lucky you may provide some diversity that they are looking for and they might make it easier for you to get in than some of the locals!

Wherever you go you will hopefully make friends with 5 or 10 people who you will keep in touch with for the rest of your life. Those friendships will be more important to your happiness than geography or amenities.

BTW over half of us in the USA "don't like Guantanamo, don't like the war in Iraq, don't like George W. Bush, and don't like capital punishment" so come on over and vist with the 150 million of us you do agree with.
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by steveturner View Post
Grook,

You're considering moving to what some consider one of the best areas to live in the world. It's not a unanimous opinion but there sure are a lot of good things you can say about Vancouver and Victoria. Both also have some very highly rated Universities.

You've received some good advice here but your next step is to contact three or four Universities and get some first hand informatin about the admissions process. If you're lucky you may provide some diversity that they are looking for and they might make it easier for you to get in than some of the locals!

Wherever you go you will hopefully make friends with 5 or 10 people who you will keep in touch with for the rest of your life. Those friendships will be more important to your happiness than geography or amenities.

BTW over half of us in the USA "don't like Guantanamo, don't like the war in Iraq, don't like George W. Bush, and don't like capital punishment" so come on over and vist with the 150 million of us you do agree with.
Thanks for the advice I've already joined some group of upcoming students at UBC, so I've kinda contacted them

Of course I'm hoping to make new friends also, otherwise it would be impossible for me to stay there for so long..

And about the USA. Just hoping Hillary will win the election But if over half of the USA disagrees with Bush, I don't see how he could be the president for 8 years.. However, I think that discussion should end here..
post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post

And about the USA. Just hoping Hillary will win the election

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Among the general public, opinions of Clinton have been closely divided throughout the year, switching from net-positive to net-negative ratings on several occasions. In the latest poll, the ratings are once again tilting negative, with 47% rating her favorably and 50% unfavorably, after being more positive than negative throughout the fall months.
By comparison, Obama and Edwards have favorable ratings well into positive territory among the general population, with Obama at +20 (53% favorable, 33% unfavorable) and Edwards at +15 (50% favorable, 35% unfavorable). Both candidates have had net-positive scores throughout the campaign.
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by Beric in Whistler View Post
Consider the new University halfway between Whistler and Vancouver....
All the info you need is here:
www.questu.ca
I go to quest. I would very much recommend it.
post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by kriswielga View Post
I go to quest. I would very much recommend it.
Please feel free to elaborate on that
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