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    So... I first came to Canada to drink your beer, fuck your women and piss in your streets...

    Though in the process discovered a pretty cool place, i mean i can do without the traffic and bullshit in Toronto, though Montreal rocks dude, this is a pretty fucking cool place; wide cultural diversity, beautiful woman, great food, really active night life and happy healthy people... though, this snow shit sucks.

    On some level i feel a kin, if you were to ask someone from California if they are an American, most will tell you "No, I am a Californian" ...likewise, it seems there are not many Canadians in Montreal.

    You have a strange country, though a great city, thanks, can't wait to come back again...

    - cali

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    And Americans wonder why they are so hated all over the place...... heh heh heh.

    What happened to the good 'ol days of being subtle.

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    From an American

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaempferrand
    And Americans wonder why they are so hated all over the place...... heh heh heh.

    What happened to the good 'ol days of being subtle.
    My thoughts exactly
    Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction) English, motherfu*ker, do you speak it?

    Typical Yankee fan in the Merb Sports Section!! Bwwaahh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaempferrand
    And Americans wonder why they are so hated all over the place...... heh heh heh.

    What happened to the good 'ol days of being subtle.
    OHH please give me a break........Canadians and subtle?????Have you ever been to a hockey game???

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    Well, i've been to many hockey games in my life, used to play high-calibre hockey at some point in my past, and what happens once in a while at hockey games pales in comparison to what happened in Detroit recently in an NBA game against the Pacers.

    K and Special K are correct: the words that you chose to use in the first sentence of your post is typical of the despised 'ugly american'.
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    why not cut Americans some slack?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustaJohn
    K and Special K are correct: the words that you chose to use in the first sentence of your post is typical of the despised 'ugly american'.
    Hi guys,

    well, lack of class does transcend all boundaries. There's plenty of such folks in The Great White North also. Let us not caricature and put a whole people in the same boat...

    Now i don't want to judge too hastily the first poster, maybe he was just trying to be light-hearted, cool or funny, who knows? but his essential points could have been stated in a more graceful manner i suppose.

    shemaleluver

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    Talking

    Actually, I was more interested in getting a rise out of some fellow MERBites, the posting topics have been getting somewhat boring as of late, perhaps due to the holidays...

    ... all in fun, hope the 3rd paragraph oxymoron was subtle enough, wishing you all the best for the holidays!

    cheers!

    - cali
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    California Sucks

    I lived and worked in California and left it because it really sucks. I moved to CA from midwest and first thing I learnt was that Californians want to believe that rest of the America is a third world country and CA is a much better place. I tried to believe that, but soon learnt that it is much of a hype. The deficit, immigration, state taxes, cost of living, rip-off attitude of people etc. was not worth it. The only positive in CA is the food.

    Montreal and Canada, in general, provide much hospitable environment. I don't like the taxes in Canada, but I do like the lifestyle.

    I love to live in Pennsylvania and visit Canada

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    Right On

    Big Daddy,

    I agree with everything you say, except that I would go back to San Francisco even though it is pricy as all hell......I think it is our greatest city...........I also like everything about Canada except the high taxes, the cold weather and the hypocritical attitude towards violence in hockey............California has a much longer list, at least until Schwarznegger does his Terminator thing, which he probably will............still, Connecticut is a perfect home for me because it's the only place where I can make what I make and still have a reasonable drive to get to Canada, as long as the weather behaves.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustaJohn
    Well, i've been to many hockey games in my life, used to play high-calibre hockey at some point in my past, and what happens once in a while at hockey games pales in comparison to what happened in Detroit recently in an NBA game against the Pacers.

    K and Special K are correct: the words that you chose to use in the first sentence of your post is typical of the despised 'ugly american'.
    You mean Canadains booing the US national anthem in Boston???and other places??
    Yeah, that shows some real class...

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    Quote Originally Posted by langeweile
    You mean Canadains booing the US national anthem in Boston???and other places??
    Yeah, that shows some real class...
    You mean 'in Montreal against the Bruins', right? Well....a few drunk Quebecers with nothing better to do shouldn't represent Canadians in general, who for the most part are tolerant and love are american cousins. By the way, the Canadian national anthem was booed in some US arenas at that time. I don't take these matters personal....it's usually just a handful of idiots that are doing it. Same goes for flag-burning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustaJohn
    You mean 'in Montreal against the Bruins', right? Well....a few drunk Quebecers with nothing better to do shouldn't represent Canadians in general, who for the most part are tolerant and love are american cousins. By the way, the Canadian national anthem was booed in some US arenas at that time. I don't take these matters personal....it's usually just a handful of idiots that are doing it. Same goes for flag-burning.
    Originally Posted by Kaempferrand
    And Americans wonder why they are so hated all over the place...... heh heh heh.

    What happened to the good 'ol days of being subtle.

    The same standard should aplly to ALL countries. Obviously the guy above concludes, that because of the action of one American the rest musst be the same.

    Merry Christmas

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    Ahem.

    I beg to differ.

    This is a question I have pondered for many years now. All of what's below of course, is my Humble opinion (with a capital H) and a summary of my own experiences.

    I've met many americans while traveling in Europe and south america and Japan. Many foreigners I haved talked to seem to agree that americans generally exhibit obnoxious behaviour. Americans are not so well liked when they go abroad. It has nothing to do with their political affiliations.

    One obvious reason generally applies to Jackass-the-show wannabes (younger adults) who want to show off their totally mega cool campus fratboyness. ("Dude! You totally puked on that chick's car! U'r SO COOL!")

    Another problem relates more to older adults. While most folks are just fine and respectful and nice people and all that, I've found that americans tend to be very patriotic. Not that that's a bad thing, but going all over the world with the "America Numbah One" attitude is highly unpleasant. Also, while on trips in Europs, for example, I've met many americans who seem to know it all, culturally, socially and politically. Now, that's funny... American history only has 300 years, while many cultures around the world are often many thousands of years old. America Numba One indeed.

    Me, I think that their military superiority is going to their head and that they associate this sense of "superiority" to the other aspects of american life and culture. Perhaps subconsciously. I don't know. But I've done business with many of them because I had to, and let me tell you that they they are real quick to bring out lawyers, clauses of breach of this and that, with a thick air of an impending lawsuit in the case of non compliance, and other bully tactics. It's very, very tiring. I don't like it.

    And then, there's the obvious stupidities that get aired on TV. This is live TV that other nations get to see, too. TV is the primary medium through which others get to look at american culture. And let me say that for a non-american, the news on Fox/CNN can quickly become highly irritating.

    Don't know what I'm talking about?
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    California's post makes him falls in the 1st category of the "obnoxious dude coming to Montreal to fuck our women and piss in our street... and probably puke on the sidewalk throw popcorn at people in our cinemas and be drunk and loud in a nice restaurant where people are trying to have a good time".

    So, no, it's not just the foreign policy or the political agenda of the american leaders. Americans need to wise up.
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    I tends to agree with LAV. I know many Americans who are very nice peoples, as long as you agree with their way of thinking. To them, they are the best, know it all and always think it's better in the states. If you don't agree, better be ready for a heated discussion...

    Just think about the name peoples from the USA give to themself: AMERICANS and how they call their country: AMERICA. As far as I know, America is a group of 2 continents, North and South. The North also includes Canada and Mexico on top of the United States of America.

    So, In Canada or in Mexico, as much as in Columbia, Peru, Brasil and all, peoples are also Americans! Why do peoples from the USA think of a name who represent them instead of appropriating a name who should represents many? You don't see peoples from Germany saying they are Europeans first? No, they are Germans and then Europeans. I am a "Canadian of America" after all but I can't even call myself "American" even if I live in America because somebody else appropriated the name.

    Not all peoples from the USA are arrogant and annoying with their psuedo-superiority, far from this but, this is the perception I got from travelling to Europe and in southern countries. IMHO, from what I've seen, most peoples around the world prefer to meet with Canadians rather than with Americans because of this.
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    Ok, so I forgot the puking on the car bit, will need to incorporate this into my next northern visit. (as if the fucking wasn't enough)

    ...now that we have the American bashing out of the way for a moment, lets talk about how most yanks feel about our northern friends (click the go arnold link below). While is would be rare to find 1 American in 1000 who could tell you the capitol of Canada, perhaps 1 in 20,000 could tell you its provinces, or even the number of them.

    American history books teach that Ontario is where all the pussys ran to in 1776 and today, most Americans view Canada as just another mid-west kind of state like Iowa where nothing really ever happens of any importance.... and in some ways, Canadians themselves, seem to buy in to this with a strange need to insert the maple leaf or "Canada" into so many brands and places.... the McDonalds Logo, Banks, Buildings, "Canada Place" etc… all in what seems to be an ongoing struggle to define yourselves...... perhaps it will be the new rise to socialism (liberals) such as gay marriage, anti-christian, legal marijuana, casinos, and government give aways that have become how American will define Canada.... "oh, look at those funny Canadians… at it again, they are so entertaining, what will they ever do next???"

    Having said all this, what do we like about Quebec; everything… these people don’t take any shit from the rest of Canada, they stand up for their rights, their culture and their legacy…. They show none of the fucked up social and business practices one would find west of the border.

    God bless Quebec! Bonne année!

    - cali
    Last edited by California; 12-30-2004 at 05:07 AM.

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