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    Re: Your perception of Canadians is?

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    NYC has a bigger police dept. than Canada has a military.

    Walking up to baby seals and clubbing them to death for the fur and some beer money is repulsive to anyone with an once of compassion.

    Canada lives next door to the largest military machine on the planet which enables them to spend money on social programs and less on defense and then they act superior to us because they have these programs and we don't.

    I notice you didn't address the crappy beer part though.
    There is also the issue that not a single country in the world, foe or friend, spends anywhere near what we spend on our military.... As a matter of fact, we spent about as much as the 10 world economies combined. Don't let that get in your way though. Proceed with this silly attack on Canada's culture.
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    Re: Your perception of Canadians is?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't know, Alan Thicke isn't very funny, and Rush is a great band.
    Well its all subjective, but I hate Rush, and there are a lot of really funny Canadian actors / comedians.
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    Re: Your perception of Canadians is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I think somebody did mention poutine briefly. I had to look it up... sounds interesting, I'd give it try sometime though I have no idea what cheese curds taste like.
    It's sort of like an urban hillbilly pasta if that makes any sense. It actually tastes country but it's got city junk food and you eat it sort of like pasta. The gravy melts the cheese curds around the fries, and it all kind of mixes together with long strands of cheese soaking up the gravy. So you grab your fork and then you poke some fries, and you roll that **** until you have a small ball of gravy, fries and melted cheese. It's damn delicious.
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    Re: Your perception of Canadians is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey;1064221115[B
    ]There is also the issue that not a single country in the world, foe or friend, spends anywhere near what we spend on our military[/B].... As a matter of fact, we spent about as much as the 10 world economies combined. Don't let that get in your way though. Proceed with this silly attack on Canada's culture.
    Freedom is not cheap and the best way to not be attacked is to be so strong that no country would even dare. Overwhelming force is the key to deter aggression.

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    Re: Your perception of Canadians is?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    This poll is of a piece with a large percentage of Canadians who are constantly looking to be validated by Americans. For some, a Canadian actor, musician, artist isn't good until recognized as good by Americans. For some, our sports teams, particularly those in American dominated leagues, are unfairly ignored. For some, we like to point out all the things we've created that Americans take for granted and adopt as their own.

    It comes from being overwhelmed by a dominant culture next door that sucks the air out of everything. But we're collectively getting better and more confident in ourselves for who we are.

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    Re: Your perception of Canadians is?

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    Freedom is not cheap
    There are plenty of countries who are free without massive military spending from the US or themselves.

    and the best way to not be attacked is to be so strong that no country would even dare. Overwhelming force is the key to deter aggression.
    Uh... I'm pretty sure Canada's military could take on an invading force. Not that anybody would even try to invade Canada. Most of the country is frozen for 8+ months, and the areas that are worth invading are surrounded with military bases. So... in short, Canada is like Russia, only friendlier and with better music.
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    Re: Your perception of Canadians is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    There are plenty of countries who are free without massive military spending from the US or themselves.



    Uh... I'm pretty sure Canada's military could take on an invading force. Not that anybody would even try to invade Canada. Most of the country is frozen for 8+ months, and the areas that are worth invading are surrounded with military bases. So... in short, Canada is like Russia, only friendlier and with better music.
    Can you name some of these small military but free countries that are free and wouldn't run screaming for help from America if they were invaded?

    Canada's military is to small to repel an invasion and it has numerous resources to be coveted by an aggressive state.

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    Re: Your perception of Canadians is?

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    Can you name some of these small military but free countries that are free and wouldn't run screaming for help from America if they were invaded?
    Uh... what? Well, there is pretty much every country that has been non-aligned:

    Country neutrality (international relations) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ...and every country who has engaged in a conflict without calling the US:

    List of wars 1945-1989

    This UScentric view you have of other countries is quite laughable. Canada doesn't spend a large part of its military for the same reason the rest of the world doesn't. They simply don't give it the importance that the US does. Claiming that it's because "they're kept safe by the US" ignores the fact that many of these countries are actors with their own domains of influence and wouldn't necessarily be attacked without the US being there.
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    Re: Your perception of Canadians is?

    Hmmm... Not really sure to be, honest.

    There seem to be two (well, three, if you count the Quebecois) completely different stereotypes about Canadians. American Northerners seem to view them as being the friendliest people around, and play up the more rural/metropolitan "charm" of the country. Southerners, by way of contrast, seem to view Canadians as rude and abrasive, a lot of the time, with a somewhat vicious anti-American streak.

    Can't really say that I've met enough Canadians to really say which is more accurate one way or the other, though.

    One the one hand, Northerners can be pretty damn rude and abrasive themselves, so it might very well be the case that Canadians come off as "nice" by way of comparison to them, in a way that they really wouldn't in some other parts of the country. On the other, maybe Southerners are just a bit more patriotic on average, and tend to take the criticism Canada occasionally throws our way a lot more seriously as such.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 01-21-15 at 11:20 AM.

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    Re: Your perception of Canadians is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Uh... what? Well, there is pretty much every country that has been non-aligned:

    Country neutrality (international relations) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ...and every country who has engaged in a conflict without calling the US:

    List of wars 1945-1989

    This UScentric view you have of other countries is quite laughable. Canada doesn't spend a large part of its military for the same reason the rest of the world doesn't. They simply don't give it the importance that the US does. Claiming that it's because "they're kept safe by the US" ignores the fact that many of these countries are actors with their own domains of influence and wouldn't necessarily be attacked without the US being there.
    As I thought, you can't name a single country that would not run to America for help if they were invaded.

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