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=> GENERAL DISCUSSION => Topic started by: sweetcell on March 08, 2018, 08:03:12 pm

Title: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 08, 2018, 08:03:12 pm
Hundreds of doctors in Canada are protesting. They say they make too much (https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/08/health/canada-doctor-raises-trnd/index.html)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on March 08, 2018, 08:22:18 pm
Ahhhh...Canada...it relaxes me just to say it
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on March 08, 2018, 09:55:44 pm
700 physicians, general practitioners, specialists, residents and medical students in Quebec signed a petition.

Quebec alone has 10,000 doctors.

Overstate much?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 09, 2018, 09:48:36 am
we needed a Canada thread...so thanks for starting
wish I had some blame canada dig for my comment...but now that there is a thread, I know where to put it
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on March 09, 2018, 10:02:10 am
The funny thing is there should be no Canada...if George Washington had been a half decent strategist we would have taken it over at the very beginning of the War for Independence...but it probably - I suppose - could be argued Canada has been a blessing...it’s mellow reasoned existence a nice counterweight to the US...Canada is to the US as Uruguay is to Argentina...an arguably fortunate historical accident
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 09, 2018, 12:57:32 pm
The funny thing is there should be no Canada...if George Washington had been a half decent strategist we would have taken it over at the very beginning of the War for Independence...but it probably - I suppose - could be argued Canada has been a blessing...it’s mellow reasoned existence a nice counterweight to the US...Canada is to the US as Uruguay is to Argentina...an arguably fortunate historical accident

pffff... this is a thinly-veiled variation of anne coulter's "canada should be happy that the US lets it exist"...   

by the same token, the US is lucky that the british (future canandians) let the US continue to be, given the complete and thorough sacking  they put on Washington DC.  had they continued their campaign instead of retreating once their point was made, they would have caused the US to collapse.   

so maybe we should just call it even ;D
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on March 09, 2018, 01:14:12 pm
we needed a Canada thread...

A quick search will indicate we've had plenty, nearly all started by the same person, most die just after one page (save for the hockey thread).
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 09, 2018, 04:55:51 pm
(https://media.giphy.com/media/W8U86aXfzZnTG/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on March 09, 2018, 05:43:03 pm
we needed a Canada thread...

A quick search will indicate we've had plenty, nearly all started by the same person, most die just after one page (save for the hockey thread).

Even then, what does hockey *really* have to do with Canada. Most NHL teams are in the USA, and most Olympic hockey teams aren't in Canada.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on March 09, 2018, 06:49:50 pm
Canada thread backlash
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 09, 2018, 06:54:42 pm
we needed a Canada thread...

A quick search will indicate we've had plenty, nearly all started by the same person, most die just after one page (save for the hockey thread).

Even then, what does hockey *really* have to do with Canada. Most NHL teams are in the USA

same line of thinking: what does baseball *really* have to do with the US?  Most professional baseball teams aren't in the US.

and most Olympic hockey teams aren't in Canada.

i want you to re-read that very carefully, then think about it.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 09, 2018, 07:33:11 pm
(https://i.imgflip.com/174shv.jpg)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on March 10, 2018, 02:12:42 pm
Is that really Canada?

First off, not a mountie.

Second, why would a Canadian cop be wearing a bulletproof vest with all the wonderful Canadian gun policies you tout?

Smackie calls BS.  I immediately call for you to extend your visit to SF so that we can see the new Super Troopers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEed-o8fVpM) together. 
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on March 10, 2018, 02:13:24 pm
This space reserved.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on March 12, 2018, 04:35:53 pm
Owner of Vancouver encryption company trafficked drugs, aided cartel, U.S. says (http://vancouversun.com/news/crime/owner-of-vancouver-encryption-company-trafficked-drugs-aided-cartel-u-s-says)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 12, 2018, 05:09:53 pm
First off, not a mountie.

correct, looks like an OPP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_Provincial_Police) officer.  mounties are national, and in many remote locations (AKA most of the country) the only police force, but there are provincial and municipal police forces as well.

Second, why would a Canadian cop be wearing a bulletproof vest with all the wonderful Canadian gun policies you tout?

for protection from stray americans.

Smackie calls BS.  I immediately call for you to extend your visit to SF so that we can see the new Super Troopers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEed-o8fVpM) together. 

i would LOVE to, but i'd need to extend my visit by 3 or 4 days... movie opens on 4/20. 
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on March 12, 2018, 05:47:59 pm
looks like an OPP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_Provincial_Police) officer. 

Wait, Canadians aren't down with OPP?  So much so that they need officers?  That's not very friendly...

for protection from stray americans.

I see - Canadians think every American is a gun-toting jack-ass, much the way 45 thinks every Mexican is a raping murderer.  That's not better.

i would LOVE to, but i'd need to extend my visit by 3 or 4 days... movie opens on 4/20. 

Oh, I'm well aware and I've already worked it out with the Mrs., who BTW, absolutely LOATHES Super Troopers with a passion like it was a bad date with an ex-boyfriend, because it was. And he was a Trooper. Great story, be sure to ask her!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 13, 2018, 08:23:04 am
looks like an OPP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_Provincial_Police) officer. 
Wait, Canadians aren't down with OPP? 
yeah, you know me

Quote
much the way 45 thinks every Mexican is a raping murderer.
get yer facts straight a drug dealing raping murderer!


and this
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29062725_1881970718511290_4358243558818316288_n.jpg?oh=6a5f8bf70f51795a658dac58760f11e4&oe=5B01AC1C)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 29, 2018, 05:38:37 pm
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36343698_1782596021788248_8051999275434901504_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeHC0LQpKSwAHSU6L_lajIg1NoyHPOG02UW9yWMALnjUuOAGKhvTEx0Ln1f1J0xY6x1YTrMfBUBrJtugeObA_TVrfL55OyQOqObYgF85KKmNkw&oh=15f0760eb0df19485b1ed7fdf67a9440&oe=5BE79B5E)

Yes it's coming July 1st...get ready for a throw down
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on June 29, 2018, 05:46:28 pm
Can’t wait to see what aging former Red Wing they bring back this year! Will it be Vanek? Filppula? It’s a Canada Day tradition. 🇨🇦
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on June 29, 2018, 06:59:47 pm
Meanwhile, in Edmonton.....

Two missing ceiling tiles and a slightly bent metal shelf are the only signs left behind after an eventful arrest at a Spruce Grove convenience store two days ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gTXqIHxK0g

I'm quite certain the police officers were saying "sorry, sorry" the entire time....
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on October 19, 2018, 09:43:31 am
This is funny for a lot of reasons
but the line : Music too Canadian
as a reason for calling a lawyer is just about the funniest thing I've heard all week
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44387232_2000817783298129_8018415199570624512_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&oh=422efc768f1c55e3f313f3663fb1638b&oe=5C4984A5)

although this line is pretty good too:
The lawyer opens a briefcase. It's full of lemons, the justice fruit only lawyers may touch
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 01, 2019, 01:58:01 pm
75 Car Pile Up Outside Of Montreal And A Hockey Game Breaks Out…Only In Canada.
http://fx1019.ca/blog/75-car-pile-up-outside-of-montreal-and-a-hockey-game-brakes-out-only-in-canada/
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 05, 2019, 06:11:24 pm
Ok...can someone explain what is the scandal?
I listened to a commentary for 20 mins last night on NPR and still couldn't figure out what the hell was going on?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on March 05, 2019, 06:38:18 pm
As I understand it he did the equivalent of our president pressuring the justice department regarding some company


Azaghal was up in arms about it on Twitter saying he never understood people calling Trudeau a progressive and he never met a pipeline he didn’t like

Our resident Canadian will set us straight I hope
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on March 05, 2019, 08:28:43 pm
Ok...can someone explain what is the scandal?
I listened to a commentary for 20 mins last night on NPR and still couldn't figure out what the hell was going on?

Look, it's Canada.  Anytime you don't say please, thank you or apologize it's a scandal.

Butts Out (https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2019/02/21/resignations-rattle-justin-trudeau)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 05, 2019, 09:02:55 pm
*sigh*...

SNC-Lavalin is a big construction contractor.  they had contracts in libya, 2001-2011, that were supposedly won based on bribes they gave to libyan officials (including Qaddafi).  SNC has been under investigation for those bribes.  the government could either go big and prosecute in criminal court, possibly bankrupting the company; or pursue a negotiated settlement - which is what SNC wanted, given that it's faster, cheaper, and no one goes to jail.  the attorney general rejected the request for negotiations and started a criminal investigation.

the scandal is that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tried to intervene.  they tried to influence/pressure the AG and get her to go with a negotiated settlement.  just like in the US, the AG is supposed to be independent.  if the president or PM puts pressure on the AG = obstruction of justice.  SNC is based in Montreal, where Trudeau's home riding (district) is, so part of the message was "don't kill SNC because it's bad for my future election prospects".   apparently SNC did a ton of lobbying immediately after Trudeau was elected... and the law that allows the government to negotiate instead of investigate was enacted by the Trudeau government, leading some to say that it was created specifically to protect SNC.  lately, a bunch of ministers have been resigning to distance themselves from this developing scandal.  with each resignation, it's looking worse and worse for JT.

my un-hot take: JT done effed up.  it was illegal.  that being said, he is being held to an unfairly high standard.  if you look at the previous government (Harper), this SNC scandal is a drop in the bucket (https://www.thestar.com/news/federal-election/2015/08/14/a-conservative-collection-of-harper-government-scandals.html).  but because JT rode in on a high horse but didn't stick the landing 100%, he's now being dragged through the mud.  might cost him the upcoming election.  so for one (very bad) infraction, JT might be kicked out and replaced with something much worse - but that worse replacement isn't held to the same standards, so the bad shit they'll do will be swept under the rug just like with Harper.


analogy: after 4 horrible years of trump, someone like O'Rourke is elected.  he starts to right the ship, but after 3 years it is discovered that he tried to influence his AG in an illegal way.  despite it being his first scandal (vs. Trump's dozens of scandals over the same period), because he sold himself as righteous he gets crucified.  in retaliation, the voting public elects another trump in the next election... and will ignore that despot's dozens of scandals.  how enlightened.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on March 05, 2019, 09:32:31 pm
But how many people in Canada could identify members of Let’s Active from a photograph?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 05, 2019, 10:32:40 pm
*sigh*...
thanks, very cogent description of things

Look, it's Canada.  Anytime you don't say please, thank you or apologize it's a scandal.
well played, kinda lobbed it to ya, but sent it to the bleachers
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 06, 2019, 01:43:49 pm
this post captures my feelings on the SNC thing:

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53607144_2080238922058138_6023275493258690560_n.png?_nc_cat=1&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=db5fa669650f47720039f9107ef495f8&oe=5D217D91)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 07, 2019, 05:27:04 pm
back to more important Canadian topics

(https://video-images.vice.com/_uncategorized/1550090634087-51968890_250313755888896_3166387939450028032_n.jpeg?resize=1050:*)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on March 07, 2019, 05:37:17 pm
back to more important Canadian topics

Assman Will not take this sitting down (https://jalopnik.com/assman-will-not-take-this-sitting-down-1832602198?)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 08, 2019, 10:17:39 am
Canada....wins in the Moose Truce (https://globalnews.ca/news/5028280/norway-saskatchewan-officially-declare-truce-end-moose-war/)
I am sure the apologized to Norway for winning too
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 08, 2019, 01:31:54 pm
they did the moose dance!!!

and peace returned to our times...
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Justin Tonation on March 12, 2019, 08:45:17 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1J9G-qW0AAJVur.jpg)

Dumb & Dumber in Nova Scotia (https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/03/12/more-stupid-than-it-was-criminal-road-tripping-brothers-caused-hours-mayhem-border/?utm_term=.55fc0b962679)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 14, 2019, 09:42:37 am
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gKQKwLZ8XUs/S9imcPyaJQI/AAAAAAAAChs/n3qrLo5iLyI/s800/Graphjam-Canadians.jpg)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 14, 2019, 12:48:52 pm
^ can confirm.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 29, 2019, 11:01:16 am
(https://i.imgur.com/Rcaa7bs.gif)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Relaxer on March 29, 2019, 11:16:00 am
I used to work for a company that was based in Toronto and about 15 years ago, I traveled up there for an on-site all staff meeting. All of a sudden, I was surrounded by Canadians that were my age and demographic. And every time I heard one of them earnestly say 'eh?' I was just so tickled. Yeah, it wasn't constant or ubiquitous, but it was like seeing an Australian say "dollaradoos" or a Brit saying "Cor blimey!" or an American shooting up a school.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on April 05, 2019, 12:17:26 pm
Hinterland Who’s Who: The Hockey Mom
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10155373400778577

this is likely to be funny only to me.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on April 08, 2019, 04:55:46 pm
go ahead, try not to well up:
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=265172541043355
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/carey-price-young-fan-1.5038658
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on April 12, 2019, 02:21:54 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyg_1qHHSM4
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on April 30, 2019, 07:07:29 pm
(https://www.economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/640-width/20190504_WOC813_0.png)

So by my reading of this male, rich, immigrants from Canada bullshit the most.

I've been warning you all about Sweetcell from DAY ONE.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on April 30, 2019, 07:32:54 pm
i'm not 15, and we aren't communicating via a math test.

otherwise, spot on.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on April 30, 2019, 07:47:53 pm
i'm not 15, and we aren't communicating via a math test.
This aggression towards the rolling compendium of integers will not stand.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 20, 2019, 02:33:13 pm
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60586837_472083250264055_8494974419863601152_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=baf3502434012b8b738296d36b282b3d&oe=5D662D56)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on May 20, 2019, 02:42:25 pm
So, what nationality is The Rock in this meme-scenario?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on November 05, 2019, 02:59:12 pm
sooo....sometimes us middle North Americans have a hard time taking Canadians seriously

I present the official photo of the nine current judges of the Supreme Court of Canada.
(https://www.narcity.com/u/2019/11/05/f8a9f8c69add5a905be4e18c8315a7d0.png_1200x630.png)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on November 05, 2019, 03:12:39 pm
sooo....sometimes us middle North Americans have a hard time taking Canadians seriously

I present the official photo of the nine current judges of the Supreme Court of Canada.
(https://www.narcity.com/u/2019/11/05/f8a9f8c69add5a905be4e18c8315a7d0.png_1200x630.png)

Nine white people.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on November 05, 2019, 03:13:57 pm
dear vespa-hatch,

canada's legal system is closely modeled on british common law.  as such, canadian follow house of lords fashion advice.

also, the north pole is in canada.  santa is essentially a judge: have you been naughty or nice?  hence, the above fashion choices.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on November 05, 2019, 03:17:55 pm
sooo....sometimes us middle North Americans have a hard time taking Canadians seriously

I present the official photo of the nine current judges of the Supreme Court of Canada.
(https://www.narcity.com/u/2019/11/05/f8a9f8c69add5a905be4e18c8315a7d0.png_1200x630.png)

Nine white people.

more women!  win some, lose some...
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on November 05, 2019, 03:18:26 pm
sooo....sometimes us middle North Americans have a hard time taking Canadians seriously

I present the official photo of the nine current judges of the Supreme Court of Canada.
(https://www.narcity.com/u/2019/11/05/f8a9f8c69add5a905be4e18c8315a7d0.png_1200x630.png)

Nine white people.

more women!  win some, lose some...
And a mullet!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on November 05, 2019, 03:25:37 pm
this is totally a thing... jules can confirm:

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/74574259_2540723342641348_3832788480912523264_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_oc=AQmF5GMZ5Xr-Yx5mG0GoW_d3rf0xQiSW7yufFJ_AT6QT9R574K8aZFPAC1YWXB-rS-E&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=f05060374130dd163a22a4bcb87a3fa3&oe=5E558851)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on November 05, 2019, 04:16:44 pm
this is totally a thing... jules can confirm:

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/74574259_2540723342641348_3832788480912523264_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_oc=AQmF5GMZ5Xr-Yx5mG0GoW_d3rf0xQiSW7yufFJ_AT6QT9R574K8aZFPAC1YWXB-rS-E&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=f05060374130dd163a22a4bcb87a3fa3&oe=5E558851)
Absolutely a Michigan thing as well.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on November 05, 2019, 04:45:52 pm
I will go on record as never wanting to live somewhere that I have to change my tires tyres by season

the north pole is in canada. 
last I checked
 the North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amid waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice.


also
Currently, under international law, no country owns the North Pole or the region of the Arctic Ocean surrounding it.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on November 05, 2019, 06:27:42 pm
I will go on record as never wanting to live somewhere that I have to change my tires tyres by season

the north pole is in canada. 
last I checked
 the North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amid waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice.


also
Currently, under international law, no country owns the North Pole or the region of the Arctic Ocean surrounding it.


it's part of canadian mythology that santa clause is canadian, he lives at the north pole, ergo the north pole is in canada.

santa's mailing address (https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/santa-is-real-postal-code-is-h0h-0h0-canada-defends-the-myth-544115)? "... tens of thousands of children's letters from around the world addressed to Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0, Canada."

Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on January 23, 2020, 02:43:20 am
sure, we have impeachment on this side of the border, but if you want a REAL scandal just look north of the 49th:

Justin Trudeau finds himself deep in doughnut drama after photo takes off online (https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/22/politics/justin-trudeau-doughnut-shop-prices/index.html)


this is brass-knuckles politics, canadian-stylee.  you've been warned.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 23, 2020, 02:02:00 pm
you lost one of your greatest citizens

https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/479570-neil-young-celebrates-his-new-us-citizenship
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on January 23, 2020, 02:51:33 pm
you lost one of your greatest citizens

https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/479570-neil-young-celebrates-his-new-us-citizenship

"Yeah, I'm a US citizen!  I can vote for the President!" 

All great news. Then....

"I live in California!"

Oh......nevermind.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on January 23, 2020, 02:56:39 pm
you lost one of your greatest citizens

https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/479570-neil-young-celebrates-his-new-us-citizenship

"Yeah, I'm a US citizen!  I can vote for the President!" 

All great news. Then....

"I live in California!"

Oh......nevermind.

ya know, i use the same line on the missus... we're in WA, one more blue vote ain't gonna change nuthing. 

also, i'm lazy as fuck.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on January 23, 2020, 03:09:09 pm
you lost one of your greatest citizens

https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/479570-neil-young-celebrates-his-new-us-citizenship

Didn't he become a dual citizen?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on January 23, 2020, 03:17:46 pm
also, i'm lazy as fuck.

I think you're just afraid of the test.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on January 23, 2020, 03:52:02 pm
Neil is one of us now! Love it
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on January 23, 2020, 04:28:36 pm
also, i'm lazy as fuck.

I think you're just afraid of the test.

only test i'm afraid of involves a plastic cup and a stall.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on January 23, 2020, 07:20:03 pm
RMR: Celebrity Winter Advice with Geddy Lee (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOVh_C7XTHA)


best comment:
People worried about their brain should always wear a helmet.
Doesn't wear a helmet
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 01, 2020, 02:26:08 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9431828224/h5476F588/animal-canadians-they-see-miles-per-hour-instead-syrup-per-moose-angry-beaver-noises)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 01, 2020, 02:33:22 am
"if korean pop is kpop, does that mean canadian rap is crap?"
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on February 01, 2020, 02:36:25 am
Canadians rap? I don’t see it
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 01, 2020, 03:13:33 am
just like any other country in the world, there are canadian rappers. unfortunately the two that you would recognize used to rap a lot more, nowadays they tend to sing more: Drake and The Weeknd.  i doubt that names like the Dream Warriors, K-os, Abdominal, Rascalz, etc. would mean much to you (understandably). 


oh - Tom Green was in a rap group, Organized Rhyme, way back in the day ;D
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 26, 2020, 01:56:20 pm
(https://postmediaedmontonjournal2.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/0326_city_bobanddoug_7-s.jpg?quality=100&strip=all&w=564)
Bob and Doug McKenzie return to Edmonton as statues during COVID-19 (https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/bob-and-doug-mckenzie-return-to-edmonton-as-statues-during-covid-19)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 31, 2020, 10:38:12 am
Canada just passed their stimulus... $8,000 per person - $2k per month for four months..
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: grateful on March 31, 2020, 11:22:02 am
Canada just passed their stimulus... $8,000 per person - $2k per month for four months..

To be fair, there's only like 7 people up there.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 31, 2020, 11:34:35 am
Canada just passed their stimulus... $8,000 per person - $2k per month for four months..

To be fair, there's only like 7 people up there.
I think its closer to 38 mill
but correct me if I'm wrong, but the Canadian version of the 3/5ths compromise is that it allows Moose to be counted as a part of that number
although, I haven't heard word if the Moose are eligible for the same payments
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on March 31, 2020, 01:12:40 pm
My sister was bit by a moose once. Moose bites can be pretty nasty.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 31, 2020, 01:53:41 pm
Canada just passed their stimulus... $8,000 per person - $2k per month for four months..

To be fair, there's only like 7 people up there.

6.  i'm now down here.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 31, 2020, 01:56:48 pm
Canada just passed their stimulus... $8,000 per person - $2k per month for four months..

To be fair, there's only like 7 people up there.

6.  i'm now down here.
5. Neil Young is now here too
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on March 31, 2020, 02:08:43 pm
Canada just passed their stimulus... $8,000 per person - $2k per month for four months..

To be fair, there's only like 7 people up there.

6.  i'm now down here.
5. Neil Young is now here too
Its getting sparse for sure. Simply being born in Detroit has made me a member of Parliament. I had to vote on this shit.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on April 01, 2020, 10:24:10 pm
I hear Canada is banning alcohol sales?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on April 01, 2020, 11:51:07 pm
I hear Canada is banning alcohol sales?
Don’t worry — I’m on my way to the Hill in Ottawa to talk to the viceroy and get this stopped. They’ll take Molson from us over my dead body.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on April 02, 2020, 12:59:34 pm
I hear Canada is banning alcohol sales?
Don’t worry — I’m on my way to the Hill in Ottawa to talk to the viceroy and get this stopped. They’ll take Molson from us over my dead body.

dang, you really are canadian!

i haven't read or heard anything about banning alcohol sales.  generally, it's a bad idea.  for the serious alcoholic, going cold turkey can have disastrous results that require hospitalization - something we're desperately trying to avoid.  i've read this argument many times now: liquor stores have to stay open, to keep alcoholics out of the ER.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on April 19, 2020, 05:48:35 pm
Gunman, wearing police uniform, kills several (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/rcmp-officer-killed-portapique-nova-scotia-shooting/2020/04/19/5ec80d1c-8255-11ea-81a3-9690c9881111_story.html)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on April 19, 2020, 07:06:08 pm
Gunman, wearing police uniform, kills several (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/rcmp-officer-killed-portapique-nova-scotia-shooting/2020/04/19/5ec80d1c-8255-11ea-81a3-9690c9881111_story.html)

Seems like it would be an ideal time for a gunman to wear a mask.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on April 20, 2020, 06:12:33 am
sadly the news kept getting worse...16 dead
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on April 20, 2020, 11:41:10 pm
horrible, horrible day.  so senseless.

here's something that almost took canuckistanis' minds off of the tragedy: https://www.facebook.com/jasonchanson/videos/10158623150361159/

*swoons*
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on April 21, 2020, 08:33:15 am
*swoons*
wow...after seeing that I don't even need a cup of coffee
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 10, 2020, 03:02:48 pm
Geddy, Beebs, Avril, Buble and more do bill withers (https://www.jambase.com/article/geddy-lee-justin-bieber-canadian-lean-on-me-benefit-video?)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 11, 2020, 10:13:08 pm
speaking of Canadians....Bryan Adams has had enough and the internet is not happy

Bryan Adams@bryanadams

Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is on now hold.… https://instagram.com/p/CADYjsonDVJ/
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on May 12, 2020, 09:36:15 am
speaking of Canadians....Bryan Adams has had enough and the internet is not happy

Bryan Adams@bryanadams

Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is on now hold.… https://instagram.com/p/CADYjsonDVJ/
Woof. He's really waking up the neighbors with that low-grade racism.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Yada on May 12, 2020, 09:41:46 am
speaking of Canadians....Bryan Adams has had enough and the internet is not happy

Bryan Adams@bryanadams

Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is on now hold.… https://instagram.com/p/CADYjsonDVJ/
Woof. He's really waking up the neighbors with that low-grade racism.

Is Space Bryan Adams??????
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 12, 2020, 12:23:08 pm
Teen caught driving 191 mph in his father's car (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/teen-driver-speeding-191-mph-canada-fathers-car/)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 12, 2020, 07:15:56 pm
speaking of Canadians....Bryan Adams has had enough and the internet is not happy

Bryan Adams@bryanadams

Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is on now hold.… https://instagram.com/p/CADYjsonDVJ/ (https://instagram.com/p/CADYjsonDVJ/)
Woof. He's really waking up the neighbors with that low-grade racism.

of course he's said "sorry"... (https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/12/entertainment/bryan-adams-coronavirus-china-trnd/index.html)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 12, 2020, 08:19:31 pm
speaking of Canadians....Bryan Adams has had enough and the internet is not happy

Bryan Adams@bryanadams

Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is on now hold.… https://instagram.com/p/CADYjsonDVJ/ (https://instagram.com/p/CADYjsonDVJ/)
Woof. He's really waking up the neighbors with that low-grade racism.

of course he's said "sorry"... (https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/12/entertainment/bryan-adams-coronavirus-china-trnd/index.html)
#onbrandcanuck
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 19, 2020, 07:42:05 am
Biden's virtual campaign speech repeatedly interrupted by geese (https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/498366-bidens-virtual-campaign-speech-repeatedly-interrupted-by-geese)

let's be clear, they buried the lede
these weren't American geese, these were the Canada type
I blame Trudeau!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 19, 2020, 12:11:54 pm
just reminding him who's boss.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 19, 2020, 12:20:36 pm
just reminding him who's boss.
Waitaminute
are the Geese are the boss?!
totally put them low on the food chain
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 19, 2020, 01:45:09 pm
those geese are canada's enforcers. 

"you'd better toe the line, or my good friend Honkey and his friends might need to pay you a little visit..." <geese cross wings and make swampland gang symbols>
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 22, 2020, 04:49:58 am
(https://defused.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/stray-dog-protects-kittens.jpg)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Justin Tonation on May 22, 2020, 07:00:53 pm
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/163F2/production/_112422119_fc74cac5-a155-4d0d-8836-dd1a6b2d7db6.jpg)

Canada v US: Loon stabs eagle through heart (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52779727)

Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 22, 2020, 09:45:06 pm
damn, those Canadians are cold
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 23, 2020, 03:08:56 am
damn, those Canadians are cold

c'mon, the eagle killed her baby - of course mama loon gonna go berserk.  baldie has it comin'.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 23, 2020, 09:34:14 am
Bald eagles get a rep for being badass.
They sure look it but are just a step away from being a vultures
Hawks and Owls, on the other hand, are vicious (which I could add that guitar riff from transformer here...think it in your mind)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 29, 2020, 07:26:27 pm
Canada AF (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-couple-surprised-to-find-a-moose-in-their-backyard-pool-1.5589964)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 01, 2020, 01:18:37 pm
Russia not welcome at G7, Canada's Trudeau says (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g7-summit-canada-idUSKBN23832L)

checks notes...well I'll be darned, Canada is in the G7 too
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 01, 2020, 04:02:21 pm
Russia not welcome at G7, Canada's Trudeau says (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g7-summit-canada-idUSKBN23832L)

checks notes...well I'll be darned, Canada is in the G7 too

Aren't geopolitics cool? America should look into it!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 05, 2020, 03:16:09 pm
...Do Canadians retire to OK?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZwvXEDXkAAQcxq?format=jpg&name=large)
Outback is most popular in DC.  This doesn't even seem remotely accurate

I'm a little shocked too that Chuck-e-Cheese is considered a food chain and it's #1 in three states?!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: gavroche on June 05, 2020, 03:49:25 pm
...Do Canadians retire to OK?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZwvXEDXkAAQcxq?format=jpg&name=large)
Outback is most popular in DC.  This doesn't even seem remotely accurate

I'm a little shocked too that Chuck-e-Cheese is considered a food chain and it's #1 in three states?!

Is there even an outback in DC?  And Iowa definitely doesn't have In-N-Out.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Justin Tonation on June 05, 2020, 06:38:49 pm
And no Carl Jrs in Maryland. This map is total shite.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 05, 2020, 07:00:42 pm
there are no tim hortons in OK (source (https://www.scrapehero.com/location-reports/Tim%20Hortons-USA/)). there are no In-N-Outs in WA (source: me, believe me, i'd know).  i don't remember ever seeing an outback in DC.   new jersey loving olive garden is the only one that checks out.

you might want to take a look at the acronym of the "organization" that provided the data...

someone just made that shit up, to rile people up (https://www.reddit.com/r/oklahoma/comments/gx9fs2/according_to_this_bizarre_graphic_tim_hortons_is/).  looks like it's working.  thanks, barstool.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 09, 2020, 05:19:55 pm
Not the Onion, just Canada being Canada

How a Fight With Clowns Led to the Birth of Modern Policing in Toronto

https://torontoist.com/2013/09/how-a-fight-with-clowns-led-to-the-birth-of-modern-policing-in-toronto/
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 09, 2020, 06:34:09 pm
there are no tim hortons in OK (source (https://www.scrapehero.com/location-reports/Tim%20Hortons-USA/)).
So the barstool crew got me...but I love that Sweets knows the source to locate where the Tim Horton's are
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 10, 2020, 03:46:02 am
but I love that Sweets knows the source to locate where the Tim Horton's are

your daily canuckistan insight: timmy's is a religion north of the 49th.  american runs on dunkin', canada lives off of timmy's.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 12, 2020, 07:11:33 am
They are hopefully getting prepared to invade us!

https://youtu.be/TtwzCmLo0yY

https://www.invadeuscanada.com/



it's a good thing we already have our very own Spy In The House Of Love..
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on July 01, 2020, 11:48:27 am
Happy Birthday, Canada!

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/PointedSpicyFawn-size_restricted.gif)


In 1980, “O Canada” became Canada’s national anthem—though first sung in French 100 years earlier. Let’s celebrate our national anthem’s 40th with some vintage gramophone recordings from our collection.
https://twitter.com/LibraryArchives/status/1278297380660539392
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbxWCzcWkAE-oIc?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 08, 2020, 12:40:55 pm
Trudeau skips summit with Trump as Canada's case numbers fall (https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/07/08/canada-trudeau-trump-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-contact-tracing-newton-pkg-nd-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on July 08, 2020, 12:46:17 pm
Canada fucking on top reminds us how we suck every day

Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on July 08, 2020, 12:51:29 pm
next...Trudeau builds a wall!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 02, 2020, 01:08:34 pm
If you’re wondering what to do if tiktok is banned

think Canada (https://twitter.com/brittlestar/status/1289628434281496576?s=21)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: WALKonBack on August 03, 2020, 12:20:56 pm
the metric system, bullet line was especially good.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 03, 2020, 04:04:42 pm
President quid pro quo (https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1290341695939379203?s=21)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on September 08, 2020, 02:06:45 pm
Guess I could move to MD...come on VA has come a long way this decade
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhaNdjOX0AMJRS0?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on September 08, 2020, 02:14:20 pm
count me lots of coastal elites to be a part of
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: grateful on September 08, 2020, 02:16:24 pm
Maryland's on the map, but not listed :(  Also, what happens to DC?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on September 08, 2020, 02:21:43 pm
^ gawd that would be unstoppable.  WANT.


will take VA, on probation.

other countries might as well stop playing hockey and curling altogether.  would be pointless. 
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on September 08, 2020, 02:23:42 pm
must have been written by a canadian: PN? MY?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Justin Tonation on September 08, 2020, 05:58:21 pm
Guess I could move to MD...come on VA has come a long way this decade

Trade DelMarVa for NoVa. Jesusland keeps it's NASCAR track and dead soldier AFB. I'd miss the tax-free Apple Store near Wilmington, though.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on September 08, 2020, 07:43:30 pm
Maryland's on the map, but not listed :(  Also, what happens to DC?

i think "MY" is supposed to be maryland.  DC is definitely in.  i wonder what the new capital of jesusland will be... prolly somewhere in texas.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on September 08, 2020, 10:01:22 pm
It wouldn’t solve everything as the divide is also within states....between rural and urban areas.... I guess you would water down the Republicans but depending on what system of government the United States of Canada had they could still make trouble...You would still have local Trumpist governments everywhere

I guess it’s fun to think about but it doesn’t bear much scrutiny... I mean the Trump virus has taken substantial root in even much of what would form the US of Canada... I mean look at places like Pennsylvania

The defining characteristic of modern America seems to be an incredibly large number of assholes everywhere you look... it’s very worrisome

You can’t really do much to fix things when 40% of Americans are resentful bitter racist pricks who don’t like facts or reason and just want to kick the ass of the rest of Americans...How do you fix that? It’s really not about issues but about fact 40% of Americans are assholes who feel reflected in and represented by an asshole President even if they know he is often lying to and conning them


Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Justin Tonation on September 14, 2020, 04:38:26 pm
Groundhogs to blame for scattered bones in Canada's biggest cemetery (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/14/groundhogs-montreal-cemetery-canada-bones?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1600115043)

“It’s not respectful for the families,” she said.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on November 23, 2020, 12:51:52 pm
(https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201120211130-parks-canada-split-exlarge-169.jpg)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/americas/canada-warns-moose-lick-cars-trnd/index.html
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: shemptiness on December 03, 2020, 05:21:44 pm
Pub server takes glass to the face after mask dispute  (https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/server-takes-glass-to-the-face-after-edmonton-pub-customer-reminded-of-mask-bylaw-1.5214695)

14 stitches
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on December 11, 2020, 09:25:44 am
(https://www.bing.com/images/blob?bcid=To3m5LWgiSQCdg)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 08, 2021, 12:38:02 pm
Justin Trudeau@JustinTrudeau
Update on our border: As of today, if you are flying into Canada, you will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding your flight. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of your scheduled departure. If you do not comply, you will be denied from boarding.

I can still cross at Niagra falls...can't stop me, Justin!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on January 08, 2021, 02:13:54 pm
Justin Trudeau@JustinTrudeau
Update on our border: As of today, if you are flying into Canada, you will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding your flight. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of your scheduled departure. If you do not comply, you will be denied from boarding.

I can still cross at Niagra falls...can't stop me, Justin!

Yes, much easier for HI to implement than Canada, given geography.

I did read that Canada has purchased 5 vaccines per resident though, so it might be worth a test and trip to just to get the jab(s).
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 08, 2021, 02:51:20 pm
Justin Trudeau@JustinTrudeau
Update on our border: As of today, if you are flying into Canada, you will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding your flight. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of your scheduled departure. If you do not comply, you will be denied from boarding.

I can still cross at Niagra falls...can't stop me, Justin!

Yes, much easier for HI to implement than Canada, given geography.

I did read that Canada has purchased 5 vaccines per resident though, so it might be worth a test and trip to just to get the jab(s).
interesting...Sweets, you are not far from the border, do you still have citizenship?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on January 08, 2021, 04:13:56 pm
Justin Trudeau@JustinTrudeau
Update on our border: As of today, if you are flying into Canada, you will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding your flight. The test must be conducted within 72 hours of your scheduled departure. If you do not comply, you will be denied from boarding.

I can still cross at Niagra falls...can't stop me, Justin!

Yes, much easier for HI to implement than Canada, given geography.

I did read that Canada has purchased 5 vaccines per resident though, so it might be worth a test and trip to just to get the jab(s).
interesting...Sweets, you are not far from the border, do you still have citizenship?

it's a little over 2 hours to the border from my place.  yes, i still have citizenship - need to go dual this year.  borders are still closed to non-essential travel.  as a canadian i might be able to make an argument to be let in to canuckistan, but i'd have problems trying to get back in to the US.  i'd rather not be stuck away from my family for as long as the pandemic is still raging.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on January 22, 2021, 04:01:11 pm
canuckistania, being under a repressive anarcho-socialist-communist regime, has its people brain-washed to the point that they adhere to lock-downs. 

in quebec, you can be fined for being outside your house between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from January 9 to February 8.  quebeckers out and aboot between those hours can be fined between $1,000 to $6,000.

ontario's current lock-down has a lot of rules.  the prime minister (equivalent to governor) of ontario, doug ford - yes, brother of rob - recorded a PSA in several languages (https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/doug-ford-releases-video-urging-people-to-stay-home-in-22-languages-1.5276384).  A+ for effort, D- for execution.

Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 22, 2021, 04:08:46 pm
in quebec, you can be fined for being outside your house between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from January 9 to February 8.
To be clear...it is negative 74 degrees during those times, so can't imagine there were lots of people just loitering around
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on January 22, 2021, 04:21:22 pm
canuckistania, being under a repressive anarcho-socialist-communist regime, has its people brain-washed to the point that they adhere to lock-downs. 

in quebec, you can be fined for being outside your house between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from January 9 to February 8.  quebeckers out and aboot between those hours can be fined between $1,000 to $6,000.

ontario's current lock-down has a lot of rules.  the prime minister (equivalent to governor) of ontario, doug ford - yes, brother of rob - recorded a PSA in several languages (https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/doug-ford-releases-video-urging-people-to-stay-home-in-22-languages-1.5276384).  A+ for effort, D- for execution.

Seems like the citizens of Ontario who made Doug Ford a prime minister have about as much sense as the people who made Charles Flynn a four star general.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: grateful on January 22, 2021, 04:45:40 pm
in quebec, you can be fined for being outside your house between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from January 9 to February 8.
To be clear...it is negative 74 degrees during those times, so can't imagine there were lots of people just loitering around

So it's illegal to be homeless?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 22, 2021, 04:47:05 pm
in quebec, you can be fined for being outside your house between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from January 9 to February 8.
To be clear...it is negative 74 degrees during those times, so can't imagine there were lots of people just loitering around

So it's illegal to be homeless?
come on man...it's Canada, there are no homeless
and if you are, you just queue up and get a free home
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on January 23, 2021, 12:34:21 am
clearly my work is done here.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on January 26, 2021, 12:23:42 pm
Wealthy couple chartered a plane to the Yukon, took vaccines doses meant for Indigenous elders, authorities said

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/26/yukon-vaccine-couple-ekaterina-baker/

Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on January 26, 2021, 12:32:53 pm
We have capital punishment for a reason.


Were people always this shitty - and maybe we just never heard about it-or is it something about the modern condition that is turning more people into assholes?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 26, 2021, 12:53:24 pm
Were people always this shitty
yes
Quote
- and maybe we just never heard about it
the 24 hour news cycle and citizen reporters has changed it so it's hard for Julian's America to fleece the chattle and use their wealth to get around laws and such
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on January 26, 2021, 01:02:03 pm
Those were Julian’s Canadians, it appears.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 26, 2021, 01:03:13 pm
JA is more of a state of mind than a physical boundry
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on January 26, 2021, 01:11:48 pm
JA is more of a state of mind than a physical boundry
Where were you when I made that argument when there was that whole kerfuffle over me saying DFA1979 physically smelled so bad he should be shot at the border to JA?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on January 26, 2021, 01:18:12 pm
Were people always this shitty
yes
Quote
- and maybe we just never heard about it
the 24 hour news cycle and citizen reporters has changed it so it's hard for Julian's America to fleece the chattle and use their wealth to get around laws and such


There is a lot of evidence (and writings) that Trump’s America is a product of the assholeization of America

Just driving around and observing, for example, I don’t remember this aggressiveness and assholery on the roads being as pronounced twenty years ago..


What is your evidence for saying it was always thus?

I think there has been a change in our culture and increased selfishness in the past few decades and accelerating


Are you submitting that people are fundamentally always the same?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 26, 2021, 01:40:46 pm
I think you heard about it way less than it was actually happening
The internet has really turned up the dial too...

I was more talking about how the wealthy do what every they like (thereby being shitty)

I also think you were way less bothered by assholes 20 years ago than you are today
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: hutch on January 26, 2021, 01:52:40 pm


I also think you were way less bothered by assholes 20 years ago than you are today


Disagree strongly

When I had my 18 month sojourn in Buenos Aires 2001-2 I couldn’t get over all the assholery, the selfishness.. I missed America!!! You could cross the street here without fearing for your life
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 02, 2021, 05:33:16 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtP_csAVkAEedN8?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on February 02, 2021, 05:37:54 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtP_csAVkAEedN8?format=jpg&name=large)
As Woke America was formed as a parliamentary co-principality with the leader of Julian's America and the CEO of J.M Smucker Company (the owners of the Folgers coffee brand) serving as co-princes, let me say Woke America is not going to take this laying down.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 03, 2021, 04:12:32 am
As Woke America was formed as a parliamentary co-principality with the leader of Julian's America and the CEO of J.M Smucker Company (the owners of the Folgers coffee brand) serving as co-princes, let me say Woke America is not going to take this laying down.

i spit-took.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on February 03, 2021, 09:16:28 am
As Woke America was formed as a parliamentary co-principality with the leader of Julian's America and the CEO of J.M Smucker Company (the owners of the Folgers coffee brand) serving as co-princes, let me say Woke America is not going to take this laying down.

i spit-took.
Somehow I knew if anyone got my clever allusion to Andorra, it would be you.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: shemptiness on February 03, 2021, 04:49:30 pm
Canada declares the Proud Boys a terrorist group  (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/canada-proud-boys-terrorist-capitol-siege/2021/02/03/546b1d5c-6628-11eb-8468-21bc48f07fe5_story.html)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 08, 2021, 10:18:57 am
(many years ago)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtjLTdnXMAEk3c8?format=jpg&name=small)
Prime Minister Trudeau carrying Prime Minister Trudeau.

Look at that shirt, I wish my leaders wore shirts like that
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 23, 2021, 05:03:59 pm
yeah, PET (https://www.everythingzoomer.com/lifestyle/style-beauty-grooming/2015/10/22/pierre-trudeau-a-look-back/) was the bomb back in the 60's and 70's.  his popularity (which i imagine was only aided by his fashion stylings) gave rise to "trudeaumania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trudeaumania)": he was literally chased by young folks (mostly women) like the beatles.  he was a swinger*.  his wife, margaret, partied at studio 54 where she... partied (https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a14456/margaret-trudeau-0416/) - while her husband was PM.

image search for "pierre elliott trudeau fashion" (https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk011I9rB23adjxdAO6YetVF91V14kg:1614114091427&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=pierre+elliott+trudeau+fashion&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiy-K7I84DvAhUPup4KHVykATcQ7Al6BAgFEBA&cshid=1614114112602704&biw=1920&bih=969)

*apparently "swinger" didn't mean the same thing back in the 60's, unfortunately... it meant "hip", "cool", "with it".
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 23, 2021, 05:07:28 pm
B.C. farmer grabs lynx by scruff of neck, scolds it for killing chickens (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-farmer-captures-lynx-chicken-coop-1.5923089)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 25, 2021, 05:41:19 pm
P.E.I. photographer captures defiant standoff between Canada goose and bald eagle (https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1876878403818)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Justin Tonation on March 30, 2021, 02:33:18 pm
Wait for it... (https://twitter.com/drinksmcgee/status/1376241726352990223?s=20)

(twitter vid)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 30, 2021, 03:19:29 pm
^ excellent.  i've seen one in the water, while canoeing, but it was never fully submerged. 
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on April 28, 2021, 12:43:32 am
Beavers chewed through a cable and knocked out internet service to hundreds in a Canadian town
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/world/canada-beavers-internet-outage-trnd/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/world/canada-beavers-internet-outage-trnd/index.html)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 26, 2021, 04:29:10 pm
Finally, some good news that doesn't involve a swimming moose or someone leaving a polite note

Filming has begun on The Kids in the Hall’s 8-episode Amazon Original series in Toronto

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2VPR7dWYAUTIDp?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 26, 2021, 05:10:29 pm
<currently trying to subdue a raging comedy-boner>
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 26, 2021, 05:21:45 pm
I was ready to go on a KitH binge...when I found out Amazon has them all...for $35 a season
drats
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on May 27, 2021, 07:17:25 am
New EP of material thought lost in the Universal fire it consists of six previously unreleased tracks connected to the recording sessions for their 1991 album Road Apples

Saskadelphia
The Tragically Hip
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on May 27, 2021, 12:31:26 pm
Meanwhile in Canada....

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0fVMmwXMAUeUhI?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: grateful on May 27, 2021, 01:17:05 pm
Jeez Tom Hanks has really let himself go.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 27, 2021, 02:38:53 pm
New EP of material thought lost in the Universal fire it consists of six previously unreleased tracks connected to the recording sessions for their 1991 album Road Apples

Saskadelphia
The Tragically Hip

they were such a great bar band... really knew how to tear the roof off a place in those early years.  this album further documents that. 

'Saskadelphia' Is a Snapshot of the Tragically Hip Becoming Themselves (https://exclaim.ca/music/article/the_tragically_hip_saskadelphia_ep_album_review)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on June 21, 2021, 04:32:25 pm
Canada keeps it's borders closed to vaccinated Americans for at least another month. I love this guy's take.

"There's no other way to say it: another month's delay is bullshit," Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, wrote Friday on Twitter.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Starsky on June 21, 2021, 04:58:37 pm
I can’t blame anybody for anything they do with respect to the US after the four years Trump shat on the world.

Also what we saw from the US during the past 18 months with respect to covid was downright scary. I can’t blame anybody for being wary.

We haven’t even been a half decent global citizen or neighbor.

I expect Biden at some point to make a trip to Canada to smooth some ruffled feathers.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2021/06/13/biden-trudeau-us-canada-border-reopen/?sh=2d2550e32cf5


America is like a recovering drug addict “Hey we got rid of Trump and got some of our people vaccinated!! We’re good now swear to god”

Rest of world: “uh it’s been three weeks and you just got out of two years of drug crazed nut behavior! We’re going to have to keep an eye on you a bit longer”


America: “Come on man we are the greatest! That coup was nothing!”


Rest of world: “Ugh yeah whatever”
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on June 21, 2021, 09:27:40 pm
I can’t blame anybody for anything they do with respect to the US after the four years Trump shat on the world.

Also what we saw from the US during the past 18 months with respect to covid was downright scary. I can’t blame anybody for being wary.

We haven’t even been a half decent global citizen or neighbor.

I expect Biden at some point to make a trip to Canada to smooth some ruffled feathers.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2021/06/13/biden-trudeau-us-canada-border-reopen/?sh=2d2550e32cf5


America is like a recovering drug addict “Hey we got rid of Trump and got some of our people vaccinated!! We’re good now swear to god”

Rest of world: “uh it’s been three weeks and you just got out of two years of drug crazed nut behavior! We’re going to have to keep an eye on you a bit longer”


America: “Come on man we are the greatest! That coup was nothing!”


Rest of world: “Ugh yeah whatever”

Actually, unlike Canada, the rest of the Western world is letting vaccinated Americans in this summer.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Starsky on June 21, 2021, 09:44:39 pm


They pick their spots… trust me they are very wary of anything America and they know full well Trump could return at any moment.

I have read the US still doesn’t currently allow people in from the UK. Even when the UK had like a handful of people dying from covid and was in way better shape than the US. There are plenty of limits on travel and it’s going to take a while for them to come down.

But the US and Americans should really tone down their complaints after what they put the world through the past four years. Show a little humility. Trump insulted world leaders for years as your leader. Try to keep the ugly American in the closet.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 21, 2021, 11:46:44 pm
putting on my JA hat: what kind of americans books tours to italy in the summer, vs. which americans jump in a pickup and cross the border to canada for duty-free?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on June 22, 2021, 08:23:31 am
putting on my JA hat: what kind of americans books tours to italy in the summer, vs. which americans jump in a pickup and cross the border to canada for duty-free?
To be fair, Quebec City is a pretty decent JA summer vacay destination. It has fortified walls around much of it, like a castle.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on June 22, 2021, 08:57:36 am
I've never understand the appeal of duty free. It always seems like piles of overpriced garbage. Maybe I'm not the target audience.

I'm currently debating vacation destinations for Summer 2022. It's hard to plan that far ahead in a pandemic world.

I agree that Quebec City is a cool place to visit, for people without enough money to go to France. Though it's not currently under consideration.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: challenged on June 22, 2021, 09:02:09 am
putting on my JA hat: what kind of americans books tours to italy in the summer, vs. which americans jump in a pickup and cross the border to canada for duty-free?
To be fair, Quebec City is a pretty decent JA summer vacay destination. It has fortified walls around much of it, like a castle.

To be Fair
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G19B7lTgwCE&t=1s        (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G19B7lTgwCE&t=1s)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 22, 2021, 09:10:16 am
To be Fair
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G19B7lTgwCE&t=1s        (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G19B7lTgwCE&t=1s)
well played...and he is correct, everybody does a pretty good Tony Danza
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 24, 2021, 01:55:56 pm
some dark news from our friends to the north

751 unmarked graves discovered at former school for Indigenous children in Canada
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 25, 2021, 12:43:10 pm
some dark news from our friends to the north

751 unmarked graves discovered at former school for Indigenous children in Canada


before i delve into happier news, this needs to be addressed... this is a national tragedy.  every canadian is (or should be) aware of the evils of the forced residential school system, but these mass graves are making it real.  there is a national reckoning going on and it isn't pretty.  big mix of sadness and shame.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 25, 2021, 12:52:07 pm
it's coming home.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4slvmmXwAIPfcQ?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on June 25, 2021, 12:53:17 pm
I've never understand the appeal of duty free. It always seems like piles of overpriced garbage. Maybe I'm not the target audience.

100%. Duty Free is a huge ripoff. Used to be decent, I remember buying smokes for dirt cheap in Windsor 20 years ago. What really sucks is that they make you pay in USD or Euros, which is not only lame when you've got local currency to get rid of, but everything is just as expensive as they would be in the US or Europe, even in lower cost nations like in South America. Just stupid all around.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 25, 2021, 01:07:53 pm
Duty Free is a huge ripoff. Used to be decent, I remember buying smokes for dirt cheap in Windsor 20 years ago.

this.  20 years ago i would save a chunk of change on cognac and smokes.  then i guess the duty free folks figured out that they have a captive audience who believes duty free was full of deals - so why not raise prices and increase margins?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 25, 2021, 02:16:47 pm
duty free shopping in South Korea is no joke though... it's essential mall sized at the major airport and the amount of stuff buy is eye opening... electronics, booze, etc, etc...  saw people with bags and bags of duty free purchases.. they must have a serious VAT or something over there, people are avoiding
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 30, 2021, 09:21:00 pm
Canada keeps it's borders closed to vaccinated Americans for at least another month. I love this guy's take.

"There's no other way to say it: another month's delay is bullshit," Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, wrote Friday on Twitter.

Why Can’t Americans Go to Canada? (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/29/travel/us-canada-travel-ban.html)
Many travelers are wondering why they still can’t visit their neighbor to the north. Here’s why the border remains closed.

Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on July 01, 2021, 03:29:49 pm
Looking like July 21 might be the big date.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/25/july-21-us-canada-border-496415

I'm only loosely following this story because we're possibly going to Canada in Summer 2022. I'm sure they'll be open by then. Or open and closed again....
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 06, 2021, 01:28:47 pm
border restrictions are slowly easing back for "essential" travellers, but still no tourism:

Canada eases travel restrictions at U.S. border after 16 months (https://www.wfmz.com/news/us/canada-eases-travel-restrictions-at-u-s-border-after-16-months/article_e9db57d4-dda2-11eb-9d20-33e2dbea6537.html)


all eyes still on july 21, when hopes are high that the border will be reopened for the fully vaxxed. 
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 16, 2021, 03:48:16 pm
border restrictions are slowly easing back for "essential" travellers, but still no tourism:

Canada eases travel restrictions at U.S. border after 16 months (https://www.wfmz.com/news/us/canada-eases-travel-restrictions-at-u-s-border-after-16-months/article_e9db57d4-dda2-11eb-9d20-33e2dbea6537.html)

all eyes still on july 21, when hopes are high that the border will be reopened for the fully vaxxed. 

just a little further, but almost there...

Fully vaccinated U.S. travellers may be allowed into Canada by mid-August, Trudeau says (https://globalnews.ca/news/8032747/trudeau-covid-border-august/)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 16, 2021, 04:06:56 pm
if you do decide to travel to Canada, you might want to avoid Ontario: their premier (AKA governor), Doug Ford (brother of former mayor of Toronto & noted crackhead Rob Ford) says that he won't be making vaccination for healthcare workers mandatory (https://globalnews.ca/news/8031039/covid-vaccines-not-mandatory-ontario-health-care-workers/) - even though healthcare workers want it to be mandatory (https://globalnews.ca/news/8034457/ontario-health-worker-mandatory-covid-shots/).  fucking "constitutional conservatives"...
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 19, 2021, 01:44:44 pm
border restrictions are slowly easing back for "essential" travellers, but still no tourism:

Canada eases travel restrictions at U.S. border after 16 months (https://www.wfmz.com/news/us/canada-eases-travel-restrictions-at-u-s-border-after-16-months/article_e9db57d4-dda2-11eb-9d20-33e2dbea6537.html)

all eyes still on july 21, when hopes are high that the border will be reopened for the fully vaxxed. 

just a little further, but almost there...

Fully vaccinated U.S. travellers may be allowed into Canada by mid-August, Trudeau says (https://globalnews.ca/news/8032747/trudeau-covid-border-august/)

confirmed: Canada to open border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/19/canada-us-border-open/)

"To be eligible for entry, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents must present a negative covid-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours of flight departure or arrival at a land crossing. They will also be required to upload proof that they have received a full series of an authorized coronavirus vaccine at least 14 days before departure to a Canadian government app.
(...)
The United States has not said whether it will allow Canadians to enter across the land border for nonessential travel."
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on July 19, 2021, 07:15:34 pm
Proof of vaccine AND a negative test are why Canada may never win another Stanley Cup - they just don't understand how things work.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 21, 2021, 01:22:50 pm
My apologies.  I don’t peruse that traitor thread.

you were saying...

Proof of vaccine AND a negative test are why Canada may never win another Stanley Cup - they just don't understand how things work.

US limits non-essential travel to Canada and Mexico through August 21 (https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politics/us-canada-mexico-travel/index.html) - this is somehow better?  at least americans have a way to get in, as awkward as it may be. 

while we're on the topic: How Justin Trudeau one-upped Joe Biden (https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/opinions/justin-trudeau-joe-biden-covid-19-vaccination-rate-bociurkiw/index.html)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on July 21, 2021, 05:24:54 pm
- this is somehow better? 

What do I care?

"The restrictions don't apply to...US citizens"
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 23, 2021, 04:22:38 pm
What do I care?

"The restrictions don't apply to...US citizens"

this is the problem with this country.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on July 23, 2021, 04:44:40 pm
What do I care?

"The restrictions don't apply to...US citizens"

this is the problem with this country.
Canada?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 23, 2021, 04:54:18 pm
yes, that is precisely the problem with canada: restrictions that don't apply to US citizens.  the nerve.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on July 23, 2021, 05:15:15 pm
yes, that is precisely the problem with canada: restrictions that don't apply to US citizens.  the nerve.
Im just glad I could get you and Smackie to find some agreement. I’ll bill you both for my mediation services.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on July 23, 2021, 05:35:12 pm
Sorry, it's not coming home.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 28, 2021, 12:05:24 pm
confirmed: Canada to open border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens on Aug. 9 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/19/canada-us-border-open/)

potentially blocked?

Canada-U.S. border reopening threatened by 'dramatic' disruption after strike vote (https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/27/canada-border-strike-501004)
Unions representing thousands of staffers with the Canada Border Services Agency have voted “overwhelmingly” in favor of strike actions.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on July 28, 2021, 02:18:08 pm
Publicity stunt during negotiations.  Stand firm, Justin.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 28, 2021, 02:25:23 pm
ya gotta admit, now is a golden opportunity to pull that card...
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 25, 2021, 02:07:42 pm
apparently this is a thing there
(https://www.tastyrewards.com/sites/default/files/2021-05/Doritos_Ketchup_Banner.jpg)

and very true to the Canadian stereotype....says sorry
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on August 25, 2021, 02:20:10 pm
ketchup chips have been big for a while now, but catsup doritos - now we're talking INNOVATION. 

sorry.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on August 25, 2021, 02:23:42 pm
ketchup chips have been big for a while now, but catsup doritos - now we're talking INNOVATION. 

sorry.
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Justin Tonation on August 25, 2021, 02:34:11 pm
Get back to me when they bring back the sesame seed variety (available for about 5 minutes in the mid-70s).
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on August 25, 2021, 02:37:49 pm
might be American in origin
https://www.foodbloggersofcanada.com/canadas-love-for-ketchup-chips/

this is an odd stat
only 10 percent of Canadians even know ketchup chips are exclusively sold in Canada

oh and this guy tried them all (so you don't have to)
https://www.chatelaine.com/food/trends/canadas-best-ketchup-chips/
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on August 25, 2021, 02:51:06 pm
oh and this guy tried them all (so you don't have to)
https://www.chatelaine.com/food/trends/canadas-best-ketchup-chips/ (https://www.chatelaine.com/food/trends/canadas-best-ketchup-chips/)

i dunno, not surprising to me... when i travel, i generally do not acquaint myself with the full selection of local factory-produced snack foods and then do a point-by-point comparison with everything i consider "normal" at home.  i can describe to you what snacks are found in my local grocery, but no idea what local kids nosh on in the yucatan (last international trip i took). 

did you know that Warheads, Candy Corn, Red Vines, Tootsie Roll, Mike And Ike, Life Savers, Laffy Taffy, Dots, Jolly Ranchers, Butterfingers, Hershey's Kisses, and Peanut M&Ms - among many others (https://www.thetravel.com/25-sweets-we-can-only-find-in-the-us-and-5-from-canada/) - are only available in the US of A?  no?  welcome to the 90% (probably higher in the US, actually...)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on November 04, 2021, 05:26:37 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FDXDQnRVUAMG3hZ?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

https://twitter.com/patdubois/status/1456284752365842438?s=20
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on November 18, 2021, 06:20:43 pm
saw this on twitter today...can I get a confirmation

Isnt Alberta like the Alabama of Canada?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on November 19, 2021, 01:11:59 pm
saw this on twitter today...can I get a confirmation

Isnt Alberta like the Alabama of Canada?


on the whole, i'd say "yeah, more or less" - in as much as are both are full of conservatives/rednecks.

texas is a better comparison because in addition to the conservative/redneck thing:
- both have cattle
- both have oil & natural gas
- both have education rates below the national average
- both are the first place you think of when someone mentions "regressive social policy"


EDIT: apparently Saskatchewan wants to unseat Alberta as northern redneck central (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/19/saskatchewan-scott-moe-quebec-canada-nation/).
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on November 26, 2021, 02:03:01 pm
Canada is taping into their strategic reserves...just not the one you think it is...very Canadian

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/25/1059236116/canada-taps-into-strategic-reserves-to-deal-with-massive-shortage-of-maple-syrup
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on December 09, 2021, 08:13:12 pm
this gets a solid 9 on the how-canadian-is-it-o-meter:

Calgary TikToker designs Canada's new moose crossing sign 'out of boredom' (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/moose-design-chlo%C3%AB-chapdelaine-1.6276310)


(Space alert: subject of this article is relatively hot, so you'll enjoy it)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Starsky on December 09, 2021, 08:39:14 pm
Neil Young has a song called “Canerican” on his new album


Ever heard this term before?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on December 09, 2021, 08:40:36 pm
i haven't!  which is surprising, since i have two of them in my house.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on December 29, 2021, 09:41:55 pm
Joe Rogan booked a show in Vancouver and it sold out but he can’t get into Canada because he’s unvaccinated. Oh Canada!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on December 30, 2021, 05:04:23 am
"you can keep him... sorry (not sorry)"
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on December 30, 2021, 12:32:30 pm
"you can keep him... sorry (not sorry)"
Yeah, Canada can totally keep him. Then cut off his access to Internet.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Walk,on,by on December 30, 2021, 03:38:28 pm
Rupaul's Drag Race Canada Season 2.  The worst fucking season, of the entire franchise.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on December 30, 2021, 04:01:24 pm
cross posting to headline thread

Police look for leads in Christmas butter heist in Trenton, Ont.

Ontario Provincial Police have released photos of a suspect vehicle believed to be involved in the theft of $200,000 worth of butter from a facility in Trenton, Ont. on Dec. 25, 2021.

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/police-look-for-leads-in-christmas-butter-heist-in-trenton-ont-1.5722455

multi scripts being written as we speak...
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Justin Tonation on December 30, 2021, 07:44:44 pm
cross posting to headline thread

Police look for leads in Christmas butter heist in Trenton, Ont.

Ontario Provincial Police have released photos of a suspect vehicle believed to be involved in the theft of $200,000 worth of butter from a facility in Trenton, Ont. on Dec. 25, 2021.

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/police-look-for-leads-in-christmas-butter-heist-in-trenton-ont-1.5722455

multi scripts being written as we speak...

(https://am13.mediaite.com/med/cnt/uploads/2019/12/buttercow-1200x803.jpg)

It was this butter-faced Canadian.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on December 31, 2021, 02:15:03 am
It was this butter-faced Canadian.

you owe me a new keyboard.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on December 31, 2021, 02:18:38 am
Canada will take over the world in 2022.
Then you'll all be sorry.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on December 31, 2021, 09:34:59 am
Canada will take over the world in 2022.
Then you'll all be sorry.


More like dancing in the streets
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Starsky on December 31, 2021, 10:48:26 am
Seriously….


I always think of Robin Williams’ words about Canada…
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 03, 2022, 09:55:04 am
Umm, thanks for the dystopian predictions Prepare for Right-Wing U.S. Dictatorship Before 2030, Scholar Urges Canada (https://www.newsweek.com/prepare-right-wing-dictatorship-america-2030-scholar-urges-canada-1664810)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on January 11, 2022, 06:55:03 pm
this is the kind of sh!t that brings down governments in canada (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/01/11/canada-snow-shovel-jon-reyes-cynthia/)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Space Freely on January 30, 2022, 10:02:25 am
Trucker Convoy?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on January 31, 2022, 12:07:56 am
Trucker Convoy?

canada is a big country.  the idiots need a transpo system so they can get together to be idiots... together.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on January 31, 2022, 06:47:42 pm
lots of hot news up north

@JustinTrudeau
This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m feeling fine – and I’ll continue to work remotely this week


also not really sure what to say about team Canada's uniform
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKdZencWYAEBgkI?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 10, 2022, 06:19:26 pm
keeping those stereotypes strong!

Photos That Perfectly Sum Up Canada (https://insidemystery.com/spa/classic-canada-photos)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on February 10, 2022, 11:26:35 pm
Stop with the obfuscation.  As the trucker convoy protest is proving, most of Canada is dick country, it’s only the big city folks we see traveling to other developed countries. 

It’s not like I haven’t been warning all of you of this….
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 11, 2022, 01:39:55 pm
Stop with the obfuscation.  As the trucker convoy protest is proving, most of Canada is dick country, it’s only the big city folks we see traveling to other developed countries. 

 ;D

true, in as much as most Americans are rioting enemies of democracy who want to hang their elected officials.

It’s not like I haven’t been warning all of you of this….

you also believe that listening to taylor swift is a valid musical choice, so there's a credibility problem here...
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 11, 2022, 01:59:50 pm
you also believe that listening to taylor swift is a valid musical choice, so there's a credibility problem here...
shots fired
 an army of swiftes are heading towards Washington state, you have been warned
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on February 11, 2022, 02:07:27 pm
It’s not like I haven’t been warning all of you of this….

you also believe that listening to taylor swift is a valid musical choice, so there's a credibility problem here...
Have Vansmack and I morphed into one shared identity for you? Have you had a stroke? Do you smell toast!?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: grateful on February 11, 2022, 02:40:59 pm
Mmmmm toast.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 11, 2022, 08:42:50 pm
you also believe that listening to taylor swift is a valid musical choice, so there's a credibility problem here...
shots fired
 an army of swiftes are heading towards Washington state, you have been warned

THEY'LL NEVER FIND ME IN MY MOUNTAIN HIDE-OUT... RELEASE THE HOUNDS!!!

(sorry, what?  we only have one dog?  and it's a terrible guard/attack dog?  nevermind, tell the PR dept to start drafting an apology... make sure they shift the blame to Kanye in one way or another...)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 11, 2022, 08:45:30 pm
Have Vansmack and I morphed into one shared identity for you?

this is an affliction that affects both of you.  don't worry, i promise to mock your appreciation of Ms. Taylor at some point in the near future.

Have you had a stroke?

cannot confirm at this time.

Do you smell toast!?

i did this morning, made a total of 4 pieces for the kiddos. 
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 14, 2022, 05:14:11 am
maybe trudeau should try the kiwi approach:

New Zealand weaponizes Barry Manilow, James Blunt and the 'Macarena' against 'Freedom Convoy' protests (https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/13/asia/new-zealand-freedom-convoy-protest-barry-manilow-scli-intl/index.html)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on February 14, 2022, 06:08:11 pm
Stop with the obfuscation.  As the trucker convoy protest is proving, most of Canada is dick country, it’s only the big city folks we see traveling to other developed countries. 

 ;D

true, in as much as most Americans are rioting enemies of democracy who want to hang their elected officials.

Yes, but we embrace this.  Nobody thinks Americans are the "nicest people in the world" - not even Americans.

Canadians on the other hand with their stupid flag patch on ALL of their backpacks brazenly advertising "You have nothing to fear here, I'm Canadian and the nicest person on the planet."  Turns out, no. 
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on February 14, 2022, 06:09:26 pm
It’s not like I haven’t been warning all of you of this….

you also believe that listening to taylor swift is a valid musical choice, so there's a credibility problem here...
Have Vansmack and I morphed into one shared identity for you? Have you had a stroke? Do you smell toast!?

Revenge is best served in a 10 minute song, with accompanying video, don't you think Jules?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 14, 2022, 06:46:23 pm
Nobody thinks Americans are the "nicest people in the world" - not even Americans.
sad, but true
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Starsky on February 14, 2022, 06:50:18 pm
That’s an interesting point…not convinced it was always thus
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 14, 2022, 06:53:24 pm
It’s not like I haven’t been warning all of you of this….

you also believe that listening to taylor swift is a valid musical choice, so there's a credibility problem here...
Have Vansmack and I morphed into one shared identity for you? Have you had a stroke? Do you smell toast!?

Revenge is best served in a 10 minute song, with accompanying video, don't you think Jules?

agreed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7FCgw_GlWc)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 14, 2022, 07:05:19 pm
agreed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7FCgw_GlWc)
WTF is that!?
I just kept it on in the background and came back and was like "this is my f-ing work computer'


edit...They are wax figures ...still yowza
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on February 14, 2022, 07:20:50 pm
It’s not like I haven’t been warning all of you of this….

you also believe that listening to taylor swift is a valid musical choice, so there's a credibility problem here...
Have Vansmack and I morphed into one shared identity for you? Have you had a stroke? Do you smell toast!?

Revenge is best served in a 10 minute song, with accompanying video, don't you think Jules?
Will it make anachronistic references to the feminist movement? If so, yes.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 14, 2022, 07:21:30 pm
true, in as much as most Americans are rioting enemies of democracy who want to hang their elected officials.

Yes, but we embrace this.  Nobody thinks Americans are the "nicest people in the world" - not even Americans.

if what you claim is true, it would be the only thing americans agree on about themselves... making me think your claim is false.  but makes for a great made-up talking point!

i'm pretty confident there are plenty of midwestern'ish, church-going, donation-giving, U-S-A-U-S-A-chanting americans who legitimately think they are the nicest people in the world.

Canadians on the other hand with their stupid flag patch on ALL of their backpacks brazenly advertising "You have nothing to fear here, I'm Canadian and the nicest person on the planet."  Turns out, no. 

this is what is called a "you problem".  if that's where your mind goes when you see when you see a maple leaf on a back-pack, then there isn't much i can do to help you - other than to assure you that is NOT why canadians put their flag on their back-packs.  it's not to project superiority, signal virtue, etc... no, the reason is much simpler: it's done* to let locals know we're not americans.  given the linguistic and cultural similarities between canada and the US, one can't blame locals for telling travelling north americans apart.

* edit: that's why it was done... last few times i was back-packing overseas (admittedly over a decade ago), a person with a canadian flag on their back-pack was slightly more likely to be american than canadian.  why?  because they didn't want locals to think they were american - probably because americans aren't the only ones who don't think that americans aren't the nicest people in the world... thanks for ruining that for us.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 14, 2022, 07:32:57 pm

* edit: that's why it was done... last few times i was back-packing overseas (admittedly over a decade ago), a person with a canadian flag on their back-pack was slightly more likely to be american than canadian.  why?  because they didn't want locals to think they were american - probably because americans aren't the only ones who don't think that americans aren't the nicest people in the world... thanks for ruining that for us.
Ohhh, this is a great idea.  where were you 30 years ago!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 14, 2022, 07:34:06 pm
agreed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7FCgw_GlWc)
WTF is that!?
I just kept it on in the background and came back and was like "this is my f-ing work computer'


edit...They are wax figures ...still yowza

it's another chapter in the taylor vs. kanye feud.  ye sings: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous."  just before this song, those two had managed to patch things up.  he called her and told her about the song and that he'd be name checking her and she agreed, but apparently the final lyrics were not what he told her he was going to sing (i.e. she signed off on something much less offensive).  taytay felt betrayed, kim k released a snippet of audio of the phone call where taylor said "ok" to kanye to prove taylor was lying, but turned out the auido was selectively edited and a longer version of the call showed that what kanye actually sang was not mentioned on the call.  that's what i remember from reading a HuffPo article on the song, i'm sure our resident members of the Swifties will correct my errors.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on February 14, 2022, 10:36:21 pm
The Canadian Government is currently giving zero fucks and it’s pissing off conservatives.. grabs popcorn
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on February 14, 2022, 11:36:44 pm
In other news Canada, actually became a dictatorship today, it actually did

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1493393652516851715?s=21
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 15, 2022, 12:32:36 am
In other news Canada, actually became a dictatorship today, it actually did

HAHA SUCKAZ WE BEAT YOU TO IT, YOU MIGHT HAVE TRIED FIRST BUT WE GOT THERE FIRST!!!111
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 15, 2022, 12:34:40 am
The Canadian Government is currently giving zero fucks about conservative blowhards and it’s pissing them off

fixed

grabs popcorn

this could take a while... might i suggest a poutine instead?
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on February 15, 2022, 04:05:16 pm
https://twitter.com/waltermasterson/status/1493658397467680768?s=21

Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 15, 2022, 04:27:33 pm
^ perfect.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on February 16, 2022, 12:08:51 pm
US and Canada both out in hockey in the quarters after choking away games like dogs. Woof.

Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on February 16, 2022, 04:51:09 pm
My Pillow's Mike Lindell barred from entering Canada to support convoy protestors
Lindell, as well as a truck full of 10,000 pillows destined for protesters, were denied entry into Canada Tuesday evening

According to the senior government source, Lindell was turned back because he was not fully vaccinated and did not have a negative PCR test in hand.

The source said that truck was also denied entry into Canada because the U.S. trucker did not have a valid pre-arrival PCR test.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/my-pillows-mike-lindell-barred-from-entering-canada-to-support-convoy-protestors

Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on February 16, 2022, 04:53:58 pm
US and Canada both out in hockey in the quarters after choking away games like dogs. Woof.



However, the US and Canadian women’s teams have been walking all over their opponents… And in that one case an entire game wearing masks!!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on February 16, 2022, 04:57:02 pm
However, the US and Canadian women’s teams have been walking all over their opponents…
Only Finland belongs on the same ice with either of those squads. A sport that requires a lot more growing.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on February 16, 2022, 06:24:54 pm
A sport that requires a lot more growing.

to be more specific, it needs more growing in countries other than the US and canada.  at one point the canadian women had outscored their opponent something like 28 to 3... ridiculous.  "Canada and the United States have dominated the competition, combining to win all six gold medals along with five silvers." so in 6 olympics, only one other team has ever made it to the finals.  once.  that lack of competitiveness isn't good for a sport.

i remember watching women's hockey the first year it was first added to the olympics (1998) and no one was impressive, with most teams being downright terrible.  the quality of play has come a long way but clearly not in a even fashion.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on February 16, 2022, 06:27:31 pm
A sport that requires a lot more growing.

to be more specific, it needs more growing in countries other than the US and canada.
I thought this was pretty clearly what I was saying.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Starsky on February 16, 2022, 06:27:52 pm
It takes time


Was the same with women’s soccer and now there are lots of great teams with clear identities that reflect their nation.. a couple of world cups ago I was so impressed with France and Japan
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 09, 2022, 02:55:53 am
the Zelensky Ave movement is growing... personally i think they should rename it Slava Ukraini Ave (Glory to Ukraine Ave.)

Canadian MPs vote to urge Ottawa to rename street, home to Russian Embassy, after Ukrainian president Zelensky (https://thepostmillennial.com/canadian-mps-vote-to-urge-ottawa-to-rename-street-home-after-ukrainian-president)
Members of Parliament in the House of Commons unanimously voted for a motion urging the city of Ottawa to rename part of a street home to the Russian embassy after Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on March 15, 2022, 02:48:02 pm
I really have no idea what this means, but it goes here

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FN2aBqDVkAAmK4I?format=jpg&name=360x360)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on March 15, 2022, 07:00:45 pm
the "C" in the middle of that diagram is the logo for the Conservative Party of Canada.

background: there are two "top-tier" parties in canada, the liberals and the conservatives.  their names are descriptive: the liberals lean left, the conservatives lean right (sometimes far-right...).  on the second tier are parties that will never win the majority but occasionally can be part of a coalition government: the New Democratic Party (far-left/socialist), and the Bloc Quebecois (left-leaning, separatist).
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on April 14, 2022, 09:42:59 am
Given recent events I think it's time to revisit this idea... and yes NOVA can come over

Guess I could move to MD...come on VA has come a long way this decade
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EhaNdjOX0AMJRS0?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on April 14, 2022, 09:52:31 am
Wow per wikipedia this map has been around since 2004

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesusland_map

and there are versions that hand over Alberta to Jesusland... and since it was created some of newer swing states like VA and AZ would get added
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on April 18, 2022, 04:52:49 pm
hey, look another bordie


CanadianinDC
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Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on April 18, 2022, 06:00:44 pm
WE'RE TAKING OVER.  THE INVASION HAS BEGUN.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 02, 2022, 07:09:09 pm
spotted at Mara-lago
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FRwuGczXsAMPJul?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 03, 2022, 12:29:36 pm
yeah, the great one is going soft in his old age.  he was also recently pictured partying with Kid Rock.  maybe all those years living in Edmonton, Alberta - AKA Canada's most conservative province - has affected him.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 16, 2022, 04:47:30 pm
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Attend Primus’ Rush Tribute Show in Toronto

"We were treated to the weird and wonderful experience of watching Primus perform our music: A Farewell to Kings in [its] entirety."
And the verdict?
"Totally nailed it!"

(https://consequence.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/rush-primus-toronto-2.jpg?resize=1031,580)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Starsky on May 16, 2022, 08:27:55 pm
They are such good sports
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on May 16, 2022, 10:48:25 pm
Ummm Has our resident Canuck seen the Pentaverate yet?

Good stuff, I’m sure 1/3rd of the jokes were lost on me
What a master he is

Haven’t even gotten to KOTH KITH yet, may queue one up tonight

Edit...new KITH is great, those guys are the best
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on May 17, 2022, 01:08:05 pm
was not aware of the Pentaverate.  now queued. 
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on June 06, 2022, 07:47:17 pm
Canada's Men's soccer team went on strike arguing for better pay after qualifying for their first World Cup in 36 years. 

Never miss an opportunity to line your own pockets....wait, that's a very American thing to do.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on June 14, 2022, 02:27:16 pm
Adobe plans to make Photoshop on the web free to everyone (https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/14/23162580/photoshop-web-free-freemium-version-adobe)

For now, it’s testing a freemium version in Canada
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 14, 2022, 02:30:32 pm
https://twitter.com/MeanwhileinCana
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Starsky on June 14, 2022, 03:09:35 pm
Canada 🇨🇦 broke my heart yesterday
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 14, 2022, 03:15:21 pm
Canada  broke my heart yesterday

oh no - why?  lemme know if there is anything you want me to bring up at our next meeting...
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Starsky on June 14, 2022, 03:48:19 pm
Scrawling anti-Jewish graffiti at a university in Toronto yesterday

I just didn’t expect that in Canada. I guess wherever a Jew goes that’s what happens

My Jewish grandfather migrated to Argentina in 1920 but his older siblings mostly went to Toronto in the 1890s via Brooklyn…I believe 1-2 stayed in Brooklyn
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on June 14, 2022, 04:17:57 pm
Kind of rough to blame all of Canada for the actions for a couple dipshits.

But I'm with you, BLAME CANADA!
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cock Van Der Palm on June 14, 2022, 05:41:24 pm
what did you expect? This is overt racism.

(http://images.8tracks.com/cover/i/001/956/697/bob_and_doug_mckenzie_great_white_north_1981-1-216.jpg?rect=0,33,721,721&q=98&fm=jpg&fit=max&w=640&h=640)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 20, 2022, 02:49:27 pm
always with the feel-good stories from the north

The Bank of Canada is warning people to stop drawing Spock on their money

(https://s.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/ht_spock_kab_150304_16x9_992.jpg)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Justin Tonation on June 20, 2022, 03:09:42 pm
always with the feel-good stories from the north

The Bank of Canada is warning people to stop drawing Spock on their money

(https://s.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/ht_spock_kab_150304_16x9_992.jpg)

Old news. (https://abcnews.go.com/International/spocking-money-legal-inappropriate-bank-canada/story?id=29381790) But if I came across one, I might be tempted to keep it.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on June 29, 2022, 06:25:28 pm
Canuck radio station plays Killing in the name of... non stop

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/29/canadian-radio-station-rage-against-the-machine-song-nonstop

https://twitter.com/traceylindeman/status/1542232903106629632
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER on June 29, 2022, 06:43:01 pm
Canuck radio station plays Killing in the name of... non stop

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/29/canadian-radio-station-rage-against-the-machine-song-nonstop

https://twitter.com/traceylindeman/status/1542232903106629632
As RATM is not a Canadian artist, I believe this is actually a whatever-the-Canadian-analogue-to-the-FCC-is violation.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 29, 2022, 07:21:43 pm
Canuck radio station plays Killing in the name of... non stop

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/29/canadian-radio-station-rage-against-the-machine-song-nonstop (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/29/canadian-radio-station-rage-against-the-machine-song-nonstop)

https://twitter.com/traceylindeman/status/1542232903106629632 (https://twitter.com/traceylindeman/status/1542232903106629632)
As RATM is not a Canadian artist, I believe this is actually a whatever-the-Canadian-analogue-to-the-FCC-is violation.

the word you're looking for is "CanCon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content)" and yeah, this would appear to be a violation.  good catch.  this radio may be fined because they decided FUCK YOU I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 29, 2022, 09:08:41 pm
Epic thread about the RATM thing

https://twitter.com/traceylindeman/status/1542232903106629632?s=21&t=0af2Y-hjJZoqbXIX7YlJpA
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on June 29, 2022, 10:01:13 pm
This is the most I've cared about over the air rock radio in 15 years.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on June 30, 2022, 12:26:33 am
Epic thread about the RATM thing

https://twitter.com/traceylindeman/status/1542232903106629632?s=21&t=0af2Y-hjJZoqbXIX7YlJpA

the koz is def on the sauz.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 30, 2022, 06:25:31 am
Still going full Killing In The Name of on that radio station
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: kosmo vinyl on June 30, 2022, 11:11:26 am
welp it was fun while it lasted and turns out it was a stunt rather than a protest as the radio station was in the process of switching formats to something called SONIC - The New Alternative...

Similar Stunting has happened in the past for radio station format changes.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on July 01, 2022, 12:51:26 pm
so came across a story about Geddy

https://consequence.net/2022/06/facial-recognition-technology-mother-rush-geddy-lee-holocaust-photo/

First was like...I didn't even know he was a member of the tribe (as if his honker wasn't evidence enough)
(I even checked all three of Sandler's The Chanukah Song and some how geddy was overlooked)

but then found this great quote that I can 100% relate too

Lee has described himself as a Jewish atheist, explaining to an interviewer, "I consider myself a Jew as a race, but not so much as a religion. I'm not down with religion at all. I'm a Jewish atheist, if that's possible."
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 01, 2022, 02:05:50 pm
yup, he's a chosen one.  Red Sector A (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sector_A) is about the holocaust & concentration camps.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: vansmack on July 01, 2022, 03:24:32 pm

Lee has described himself as a Jewish atheist, explaining to an interviewer, "I consider myself a Jew as a race, but not so much as a religion. I'm not down with religion at all. I'm a Jewish atheist, if that's possible."


Does Ayn Rand know he stole her quote?
(of course she does)
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: sweetcell on July 11, 2022, 03:19:07 pm
Ummm Has our resident Canuck seen the Pentaverate yet?

Good stuff, I’m sure 1/3rd of the jokes were lost on me
What a master he is

was not aware of the Pentaverate.  now queued.

i thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed The Pentaverate.  highly recommended if you're a fan of Mike Myers' writing, which i have been since i first saw "So I Married an Axe Murderer."  Netflix clearly gave myers a truckload of money and was told "so whatever you want" - so he did, including dragging the Netflix CEO in to make fun of... Netflix.  brilliant.
Title: Re: Meanwhile, in Canada...
Post by: Cat5-hatch ıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llıl on July 11, 2022, 04:52:34 pm
the intros to each episode were just brilliant