Quote: Originally Posted by harleyhunny
I holiday a lot, mostly in the caribbean and Mexico, but have seen a bit of the US and it is fascinating and the people the same as us, except they are more patriotic and love their country. On tv the ones that put Canada down are Canadian comedians brown nosing.
Case in point?
The only thing I can picture is Canadian Bacon, but that was a movie with Canadian actors, making fun of both countries.
I find that when I am vacationing especially in Mexico, it is the Canadians that are overtly drunk, obnoxious, and ignorant of ways, and nor respect for them. They also get into trouble of their own doing, then typical of the weak they blame someone else. Just as most on here are putting one country down to feel better about theirs. That is pathetic, and typical of Canadians.
Expressing one's personal preferences is putting another nation down? I can't help it that there are things I prefer in Canada over the US. And honestly if someone in the US prefers something in their nation over something here in Canada, I don't label it as putting us down..... It's called personal preference.
All the more power to them.
Speaking of hypocritical.
Why not buy in the US or immigrate, the prices are awesome, and I am checking into properties in Arizona.
There is that capitalist mentality that was mentioned a page or so ago. (ie: border crossings and dollar values, etc.)
Since you ask, I will not buy into the US, because of previous explinations. Just because it maybe cheaper to own land compared to here in Canada, isn't a be-all end-all decision maker for me. If you like the prices and the environment/climate in Arizona, all the power to you.
Honestly, my mentality is also the same mentality to why I don't move to western Canada or anywhere else in Canada for that matter.
I am happy where I am now and that should be all that matters to each person. If you feel you'll be happy in Arizona, have fun. It won't make me feel any differently about you or anybody else. Home is where you make it.
Canadians are hypocrites too, they hate Americans, but avail themselves of everything American, what a double standard. Best you put up or shut up, or get rid of everything American in your homes.
Get rid of everything "American" in our homes? Ummm.... considdering 98% of everything we all own is either made in China, Taiwan or India, that shouldn't be too hard.
But then again.... who here directly said they hate Americans? Which Canadians are you speaking of?
You know, during the entire Bush Administration's rule, I don't remember seeing one major protest by Canadians against the US and wishing they all died. I have, however, seen protests against Bush himself, and the actions he and his administration have acted on.
But like myself.... Hating Bush and the US government, isn't hating the people of the US and everything in which they stand for. Granted there are a few things I do like about the US.
What a simple mind it is that hates people because of country they come from and to post hate mail, if it was another country, you same morons would be crying discrimination towards that country.
Exactly who are you talking about.... or to? Since your post is directly after my own, I hope you're not referring to myself, as I just spent a few posts attempting to clarify this ignorant attitude towards myself.
And if it was any other country, including my own who made the actions in which I oppose today, they would be getting all the flack deserved..... which was already pointed out before.
You're begining to look like you're on some baseless rant against Canadians for things not even mentioned in here (That I have seen so far)..... speaking of hypocrite
I would rather have The US as our neighbors than say Iran, Iraq, Kosovo. Really get a grip.
Then that is your personal choice. Don't go finger pointing at others who differ from you.
But when you think about what you just said for a minute in a logical concept:
Iran hasn't invaded two countries in the last 7-8 years, nor did Iraq (invaded) ~ And what exactly caused their instability again? Oh yes..... lies by a government that sits right below us. What a great neighbor indeed.
Kosovo? What about them? Every country has their problems eventually. Exactly what would be your position on the US, if hypothetically they went through a Revolution (Something I feel the US people are more then deserving by now) ~ They would be just as unstable as any of the above nations you mentioned (Well, actually Iran is pretty stable atm)
I find your principles a tad contradicting and not really observing the full spectrum of things. I'm not saying you are wrong to like the US.... by all means go ahead. But when you compare one nation to another and who you like better, it starts to look kind of weird.
Canadians are also not the nice friendly polite people they would like the world to think, especially if you read the forums that promote hate mail towards others and country. Pathetic.
Once again.... what the hell are you talking about? Hate mail? Something I missed apparently.
But Canadian's being friendly? No, we're not all smiles und shunshine
..... but compared to other cultures around the world we are up there. Case in point would be my GF from Australia. She's still trying to get used to the polite-ways we have. Apparently we say thank you for some of the more trivial, everyday things that most in her home country wouldn't say anything about. We apologize for things that don't seem to matter or require an apology for. She has had people stop her on the streets and talk to her, welcoming her to the country, and asking how she likes the weather, etc...... just the small things I guess. Kinda funny actually when I think about it.
But when it comes to your personal opinion of Canada/Canadians as a whole, you are of course entitled to your opinion..... I just don't find any sense in it, except a perfect reflection of your own distain for Canada and you doing the exact same thing you accuse us of doing to those in the US..... good job.