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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I don't think Putin gives a flying **** about Canada's pretty flag. And not too awfully long ago, the US looked a lot like Russia regarding this topic. It's taken a lot of pain and suffering on the part of the LGBT community, as well as a lot of pushing against the other 90% to get to where they are now. It's not like anything was given them, or like America has something to brag about regarding this. There were plenty of countries ahead of us (that I recall were criticized) and there will be countries coming along after us. There was no openly gay participants at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, CA and no rainbow flags.
    So French Canadians are flying a gay flag in protest of a Russian policy, and somehow you had to find a way to tear down the US over it? I can't even begin to describe how twisted and ****ed up that is.
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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Yes, hence Canada is nothing more than an extension of the US, which is why Canada's military is the only military on earth allowed to fly into US airspace.

    Good, maybe you can do us a favor and explain how awful socialized healthcare is to the idiots promoting it. Maybe this time you can be the lab rat..

    Oh yeah, regulations are awful (the majority of which are in place to generate revenue for our government, which in turn go to social services, which are massively abused.
    Well we love our single-payer system in fact Quebec has the best healthcare in the country and most of the research to. We have more regulations than you because what not regulating did to the U.S., the collapse in 2008 could not have happened in Canada and we passed environmental legislation before you and believe it or not it was our Conservatives who did it. We have our own identity and we are proud of it.

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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    As a hockey player that has played in many tournaments (as a US player) I understand all that, but it still makes no sense as to why a small portion chooses to speak French when the rest of the country speaks English.

    I also don't understand how or why you bow to the queen either - I view that as a weakness. In reality the United States is your best friend. It's almost like NE Canada holds a grudge against the US.
    None of that stuff- language, monarchy, regionalism, is given much importance in Canada. By most people, anyway. There's still French separatists in Quebec and Anglophone monarchists and whatnot but most people just don't care much about any of it. It looks odd to Americans but the two languages don't get in the way and the royal family is just a human-interest story on the 6 o'clock news.
    Hell, Belgium has three official languages and Switzerland has four and those two are pretty darned efficient societies.
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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well the u.S> seems to cause all the world's financial issues due to poor regulation which Canada instituted long ago.
    It's not "poor regulation" its poor judgment and endless spending.

    The problem with out economy and government is that progressives just love throwing money at every problem and then they worry about how they will pay for that later - well later is now. Of course their only solution is to print more money because they're not educated on economics and their basic brains think "we don't have enough money so we can just print more and pay our debt off that way."

    Obviously it's a lot more complicated than that but I just want to be brief.

    The problem in the US is that we elect the most "likeable" candidate, not the candidate that has actual solutions but the candidate that promises the most "free ****" and that creates massive economic problems.... Any person can make promises and pretend to be likeable - but those traits don't translate into intelligence or skills....

    If you want my opinion - most in the US want something for noting and some politicians are more than willing to "buy their votes."

    Our present economy in the US is a direct reflection of everything I just posted.

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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    It's not "poor regulation" its poor judgment and endless spending.

    The problem with out economy and government is that progressives just love throwing money at every problem and then they worry about how they will pay for that later - well later is now. Of course their only solution is to print more money because they're not educated on economics and their basic brains think "we don't have enough money so we can just print more and pay our debt off that way."

    Obviously it's a lot more complicated than that but I just want to be brief.

    The problem in the US is that we elect the most "likeable" candidate, not the candidate that has actual solutions but the candidate that promises the most "free ****" and that creates massive economic problems.... Any person can make promises and pretend to be likeable - but those traits don't translate into intelligence or skills....

    If you want my opinion - most in the US want something for noting and some politicians are more than willing to "buy their votes."

    Our present economy in the US is a direct reflection of everything I just posted.
    Do you know which party ruled for most of Canada's modern history? The Liberals. Not American liberals either, what you would call socialists.

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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    None of that stuff- language, monarchy, regionalism, is given much importance in Canada. By most people, anyway. There's still French separatists in Quebec and Anglophone monarchists and whatnot but most people just don't care much about any of it. It looks odd to Americans but the two languages don't get in the way and the royal family is just a human-interest story on the 6 o'clock news.
    Hell, Belgium has three official languages and Switzerland has four and those two are pretty darned efficient societies.
    That's why I think it's so weird.

    At the same time I think its weird that some in Louisiana speak creole, which isn't really a problem for me because I do understand French, and Creole is similar but it's "gibberish" for the most part...

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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Do you know which party ruled for most of Canada's modern history? The Liberals. Not American liberals either, what you would call socialists.
    Which is horrible, however I do get confused with your political parties...

    IMO, the term "Liberal" is so used and abused and has been hijacked.

    I'm a "liberal" but a "classical liberal" ...

    I just don't know why socialists have to cloak themselves in liberalism - it just gives liberalism a bad name.

    In my mind there is no difference between a real conservative (republicans are a different story) and a classical liberal in US politics.

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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Which is horrible, however I do get confused with your political parties...

    IMO, the term "Liberal" is so used and abused and has been hijacked.

    I'm a "liberal" but a "classical liberal" ...

    I just don't know why socialists have to cloak themselves in liberalism - it just gives liberalism a bad name.

    In my mind there is no difference between a real conservative (republicans are a different story) and a classical liberal in US politics.
    Well that is what Liberals are here and in Europe. We follow the British/European model. What Americans think are socialists are not. The Liberals defined Canada domestically and internationally.

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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    It's not "poor regulation" its poor judgment and endless spending.
    If you think government spending was what caused the 2008 financial crisis, you should probably stop talking about it.
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    Re: Rainbow Flag Will Fly Over Montreal City Hall During Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well we love our single-payer system in fact Quebec has the best healthcare in the country and most of the research to. We have more regulations than you because what not regulating did to the U.S., the collapse in 2008 could not have happened in Canada and we passed environmental legislation before you and believe it or not it was our Conservatives who did it. We have our own identity and we are proud of it.
    Yeah right, I've heard first hand stories of people waiting HOURS with serious injuries just to get treated on some first come first serve basis.

    Also, the population of Canada is 30 million compared to the US which has a population of 300 million.

    Not to mention we don't have a single payer system.

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