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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted June 30, 2008 08:12      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The numbers are in. Compared to the U.S., we work less, live longer, enjoy better health and have more sex. And get this: now we're wealthier too.

http://www.macleans.ca/canada/national/article.jsp?content=20080625_50113_50113

Bah! Health, sex, maple trees, and money are over-rated. I want a cheap iPhone plan, and Obama as Prime Minister. [Big Grin]

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I suspect you'd be able to get Obama as a prime minister before you'd be able to get a cheap iPhone plan [Roll Eyes]
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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted June 30, 2008 12:42      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Canada has replaced USA as the main destination for migration here. I even have a grandma, an aunt and three cousins living there.

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Night Q. Hand
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If I would decide to move to North Armerica (and I have given this some thought, although it's more something like a retirement plan) I probably would move to Canada instead of the USA though I don't have any clear reason for that yet^^

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THANK YOU BUSH,

You destroyed your own country, but made us Canadians look awesome.

I want to know which country though overall works the least, lives the longest, is wealthy, and has the most sex?

But . . . In the end, what we wouldn't do to get Obama as prime minister.

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Excellent news! Now my plans to move to BC next year are even more justified [Big Grin]

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Snaggy

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Icon 6 posted July 01, 2008 07:29      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Originally posted by skylar:
Excellent news! Now my plans to move to BC next year are even more justified [Big Grin]

Hey cool skylar! If you need any advice, tips, warnings, just ask.

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Thanks Snaggy! [Smile] Will definitely take you up on that as I no doubt run into things that need to be addressed straight from the horse's mouth. [thumbsup]
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Icon 1 posted July 01, 2008 13:54      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Aussies live even longer (the sharks here don't kill as many as the moose in Canada).

True story: a few years ago, I was in the tram coming home from work one July afternoon, eavesdropping on the conversation of the people sitting opposite...

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Aussie: So, are you looking forward to going home to Canada?
Canadian: Are you joking??? (points out window at people frolicking in the park in the winter sunshine) This is what you guys call Winter! I never want to go back to Canada!

And as for the sex life, well, we have more sheep than people. 'Nuf said.

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apparently canadian strippers can do tricks with quarters, too.
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It's not that Canada is really getting wealthier, it's more like the Mason-Dixon line has moved north.

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You could move to Denmark

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
You could move to Denmark

I think peace has little to do with their happiness -- the real reason is their awesome bacon!

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
You could move to Denmark

I think peace has little to do with their happiness -- the real reason is their awesome bacon!
Nah, it can't be the bacon... you get that in the UK and we're miserable f*ckers. I reckon it's because Sandi Toksvig emigrated.
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quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
You could move to Denmark

I think peace has little to do with their happiness -- the real reason is their awesome bacon!
Nah, it can't be the bacon... you get that in the UK and we're miserable f*ckers. I reckon it's because Sandi Toksvig emigrated.
Mmm. I've always had a thing about her... (but then she is female...)

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I am fail to see how US is the world championship?

The US doesn't have the "dream team" anymore. The US basketball team is a bunch of ball hogs. Also, the US soccer team never win the world cup.

Now, the tide is just reversed by thanking Bush to made another country wealthier.

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quote:
Originally posted by iNoles:
I am fail to see how US is the world championship?

Ah, but you see, that is The American Dream.

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Ah, now I remember a reason for moving to Canada: I like your national anthem [thumbsup] [Big Grin]

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