It's Canada Day, But Um, What Does Canada Have Worth Celebrating?

Submitted by: fuad119 5 months ago in Funny News & Politics


Happy 150th, Canada!


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Male 1,832
I can think of a few things.
We have all the freedoms the USA has plus free healthcare, better education and no man baby trying to run it into the ground while 30 million of you believing he has your best interests in mind *LOL*.
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Male 2,717
I just woke up. It was a great party :)
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Male 40,550
Canada is like the USAs attic. You forget it's up there, but when you go up you find all this cool stuff you forgot about.
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Male 1,541
what to celebrate?  Come on:  Poutine, Screetch, Hockey, Fishing, Hunting, Molson Ale 
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Male 1,832
spanz There's no "t" is Screech

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Male 4,099
Colonel Sanders may have lived in Mississauga, Canada from 1965 to 1980 but he had already forged, built up, and sold KFC a year before to  John Y. Brown, Jr. and Jack C. Massey in Kentucky before moving to Canada.
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Male 196
Although the US is a beautiful country with a lot of cool shit in it, what I feel every time I head south is a population that lives in fear.  It's not getting better and it's a damn shame. In Canada, you can live at ease and is way safer.
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Male 8,186
abetterworld As a dual citizen that lives equal time in both countries  there's a huge difference in the Culture.  Ontario for the most  part is a giant melting pot.  Very American like without all the American baggage.  Lot less to worry about in Canada.  Don't have to worry about healthcare, don't have to worry that much about a super low minimum wage.  Low skill jobs people can get by a great social safety net. I live in Northern Illinois when I'm in the  States and the Quad  cities Davenport/Bettendorf, Moline.  People are nice in the quad cities but they are mostly all White.  Very little diversity.  Very country feeling, people are fairly selfish, and constantly worry about the overreaching Government, (mostly unfounded  fears).  Overall a lot  of division.
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Male 196
normalfreak2 Yeah, division.  That's a big one. I always notice that. "Either you are on my team or you're the enemy" thinking going on. Black or white.  Up here we have differences, but we are willing to talk to one another and possibly find common ground.
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Male 5,419
abetterworld Are you Canadian? If so, I need to add you to the Canadian IAB'ers list in the other thread.
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Male 196
squrlz4ever Sure am.  If ever you get to Vancouver, you should visit Stanley Park for squirrel hookups if that's your thing.  Lots of tail going on there.  Careful of the crows though.
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Male 5,419
abetterworld Thank you for the tip! Vancouver sounds like a happening town. Between Stanley Park and Rinder (Tinder for Rodents), looks like I'll be getting lotsa action.

I've added you to the "Canadian IAB'ers" list, located in this thread. Thanks!
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Male 5,419
normalfreak2 If you travel a lot (as I've been lucky to do), you see this phenomenon all the time. A couple months ago I was in Jamaica and traveled across the island meeting a lot of the locals. (Didn't spend a single day in one of the all-inclusive resorts, which I'd advise anyone to avoid like the plague.) Very poor country. But overall, the people of that country have more of a sense of unity and everyday happiness than we have here in the States.

So this phenomenon is real. It's evident. Clearly, something is wrong here. What concerns me the most about all this, though, is that most Americans have ZERO interest in examining our society and seeing what's broken. Zero.

"WE'RE #1. USA! USA! USA!" We're so busy proclaiming that "WE'RE #1" that I have little hope this country will take stock, examine what other, happier countries are doing, and make changes.
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Male 1,832
squrlz4ever The only thing that I can honestly think of that the USA is #1 at is bombing the shit out of other countries.
They're definitely not number one in education.
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Male 5,419
oobaka There's a lot of truth in those observations, sadly. We still have a large number of great universities. But overall, higher education in America has become an absurdly expensive luxury for the rich. Combine that with a strong anti-intellectual strain in the culture, and the average American gets little in the way of non-vocational education nor thinks much about it.
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Male 604
squrlz4ever That's certainly something I've observed too. 

I used to hear old folks say what we need is a good war. I always thought such comments were lunacy, but the more I look at society now I can see a certain logic in what they thought. For them war gave them focus and a sense of purpose, it brought them together.

In my opinion a large failing of our governments is the kowtowing to capitalism and the rampant consumerism it promotes. It distracts society from having any real purpose, people focus on bubbles and trinkets instead of their own well-being and that of others around them, it corrodes community spirit.

It's a complicated problem and I feel that most of the West is going that way.


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Male 5,419
abetterworld That's not the first time I've heard this. On several occasions, when I've spoken to Aussies or Europeans who've been over here ("How did you like it?" et cetera), I've heard the usual remarks about the touristy things that impressed them--and then, much later into the conversation, a remark about the faces of Americans.

They'll say that wherever they went, you could see a lot of stress on people's faces. Tension. They always say they get the sense that average Americans are having a hard time of it, seem to worry a lot, and have anxiety written across their faces. Not a lot of relaxed, happy-go-lucky, smiling going on. Like none.

I have to agree with them.
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Male 21,126
My high school girlfriend's brother worked at our local KFC and he told me what he and the other flunkees used to do in the kitchen was the manager was gone. That's all it took for me to never eat there again so KFC is a non-factor. We have In-n-Out, Canada doesn't.
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Male 8,186
fancylad We have Tim Horton's.
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Male 4,188
fancylad what on earth makes you think that the people in the other restaurants do not act in a similar manner?

I worked in a restaurant for years, as far as i can tell, most restaurants does vile shit where customers cannot see.
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Male 4,188
They also have Justin Bieber!  That has to be worth something.
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