Move to Canada

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Kizmet, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    Moving to the United States Lite™ is no solution when you find out it's not that much different, the money is funny, and it's too damned cold.
  3. 03310151

    03310151 New Member

    Why no move to Mexico? Trump's a racist white person, so we're all going to move to an even whiter place if he wins?

  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    If I were going to move I would look farther south. Maybe Ecuador. I've heard they have some nice beach communities.
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  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    A quarter of Canadians belong to visible minorities, so if one really only likes white people, it's a terrible choice. In particular, Toronto is becoming one of the most diverse cities in the world. I don't think Vancouver is far behind.

    Besides, people say things like that because in the U.S., "That's it, I'm moving to Canada!" is a longstanding humorous way to express frustration with politics.

    But you knew that.
  6. 03310151

    03310151 New Member

    As a percentage of its OVERALL population, Canada is whiter than the US by 10%, it's practically a blank canvas of disgusting whiteness. The sorts of people telling us they'll be moving to Canada are also the same ones crowing about "diversity". And of course, you know that.

    My point is that the "diversity is our strength crowd" that wants to move if the orange haired buffoon wins the election often accuse him of white nationalism. What's more self serving whiteness than leaving your only part way Whitopia for a virtual landslide of whiteness that is Canada?

    Self serving schmucks. Just like the ones that said the same thing when President Obama was elected. I wish they would move. Then and now, no matter the election results.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Actually, I wish that the U.S. would dramatically decentralize so that people wouldn't have to feel like the need to move to Canada, Mexico, or wherever. And for what it's worth, I'm just as opposed to false implications of racism when it's directed towards Trump supporters or conservatives.
  8. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    And Assange for the latest political dope.
  9. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    Well, people are always willing to give their favorite dirtbag a pass. For instance, people love forgetting that Hillary Clinton referred to black youths as "super predators" or that members of her staff have on a number of occasions pointed out her liberal use of the N-word.

    They're both scum.

    As for Canada's race matters, Canada is just a nation in denial of its racism.
  10. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Moving to Canada?

    Not so easy, actually. Canada doesn't have an open immigration policy. Unless you have a ton of money to invest or possess a particularly desirable skill set or already have a job offer or close family connections, Canada isn't as welcoming as, say, Mexico. There is no retirement visa to Canada, for instance.

    I dearly love our Neighbor to the North but she's absolutely a foreign country with no particular desire to embrace me on a permanent basis.

    Can't say I blame her, really... ;)
  11. rebel100

    rebel100 New Member

    If you can show a go fund me for moving a liberal to Canada i will donate :)
  12. jhp

    jhp Member

    As a non-Caucasian, I would love to see this. A true federation.
  13. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    It's a real shame that these are the "choices" Americans are left with.
  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    True - and when I got here in the 50s, the proportion was not far from zero, outside of First Nations (Native Canadians.) Things have changed a lot.

    Not for long, methinks. In many cities, including mine, grab a bus, or go get something to eat. Look around. Whites often find themselves in the minority here nowadays ... I see that most days.

    Yes, but only in winter - and nothing to do with the people. :smile:

    I think our devastatingly good-looking Prime Minister and his fantasy Government have very good intentions, race-wise. I wish them well, but people have to share those intentions - and, as you suggest, there are quite a few who don't. I've learned a lot, living in Canada. For instance, I now know first-hand what it's like to be a triply-despised minority: old, white, male. (If I couldn't speak French it might be even worse, in some places!) We're the new pariahs. But it's not so bad if you've got any money at all. :smile: The real determinant of how well you live here is money, plain and simple.

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  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That's us Canadians for you. We're like that upscale soup, vichyssoise. Cold, half-French and difficult to stir. :smile:

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  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Oops. Sorry. I attributed that one to Maxwell_Smart. My mistake. It was by 03310151.

    "They've given you a number and taken away your name." (Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man, written by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri)

  17. 03310151

    03310151 New Member

    Name is's in my signature. Those numbers are not random, they're the numerical naming conventions for my jobs in the Marine Corps.

    All of my quotes about white people are TIC, not to be taken seriously. It's been a while since I've been to Canadia, skied up there a lot in the 80's and 90's. What do the metropolitan types in the big cities think of Canadians in the smaller cities in Alberta and BC (where I spent most of my time)? Do they look down their noses at them like people on our coasts do to the so called fly-over state people?
  18. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  19. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes, Cory - I knew your name all the time. Just having fun with you. Turnabout is fair play. Canadian here - sorry, again no disrespect, but we don't have a Marine Corps, so I didn't recognize the numbers. Canadian Armed forces have exercised and trained with Rangers and Marines, but our Army is too small to have such specialized divisions.

    Couldn't resist the Johnny Rivers reference, only because it was such a great song. There have been spinoffs and parodies, too. Years ago there was a "Secret Cajun Man" but I couldn't find the lyrics. To make up for it, here's "Mutant Cajun Man" that isn't nearly as good, as I see it. Mutant Cajun Man, Parody Song Lyrics of Johnny Rivers, "Secret Agent Man"

    And no - we don't generally look down on people in smaller cities at all. When buying a house, or trapped in traffic, we envy them. Entire regions not liking each other - yes, it happens, often politics etc. I remember "Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark" slogan once popular in Alberta. There's also a lot of individual class-consciousness and stiff-necked striving here - almost, but not quite, as as bad as in the UK, I'd say, having experienced both. But I can safely ignore that. All of it. There's also a large base of non-strivers, who mostly drink beer and collect benefits. I like to think that these days, it's mostly low, ignorant people that disparage other regions. No longer the universally popular pastime it was when I was a young guy, when it was OK to tell Newfie jokes etc. The only people who can tell them now are comedians from Newfoundland. And their jokes are 'way funnier than the old ones.

    All in all - I would not trade living here for ANYWHERE else, unless, possibly, there was several million dollars on the table... Any offers? :smile:

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  20. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    Samuel L. Jackson said that he'd move to South Africa if Trump was elected.

    Lena Dunham says she knows a nice place in Vancouver.

    Cher insists that if Trump is elected, she's headed to... Jupiter!

    Jon Stewart says that he's headed for another planet too.

    (Maybe Elon Musk will let them share a rocket.)

    Miley Cyrus says that she's on the way out.

    Barbara Streisand is too.

    Amy Schumer is headed to Spain, she says.

    Whoopi Goldberg said she'll be leaving the country.

    Celebs who said they

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