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White males have plenty of problems in this society. If you are a white male from the south, and not to defend these bastards, but if you were to move up into the northeast and even try to fit in, fake a northern accent or not have one, etc, and I've met more than a few while living in the north who did this, there would always be this element of being subverted, of being the bad guy, almost like being from Canada and immigrating the USA, this sort of "outsider" feeling like being a spy and having to hide some fictional identity.

 

Furthermore, the black man I am voting for in 2016, Eugene Puryear, wrote an interesting article about how the middle class is actually a lie continually pushed by babyboomers who grew up in the 1950s/60s!

 

https://www.liberationnews.org/small-business-isnt-the-heart-of-the-american-economy/

 

It's a good article. But its main thrust is that we are not a "nation of shopkeepers" and that small businesses did not create the middle class. Puryear, although proclaiming the middle class "something of a myth", tacitly admits the reality of its existence by referring to it more than once, as an example of what was not created by small business.... which is the main thesis.

 

Of course the middle class was created by government programs and entitlements such as Social Security, started during the FDR administration, and continued under presidents like Lyndon Johnson who established Medicare and Medicaid.

 

There will probably always be snobs within in any race or group having similar appearance. But it's just as erroneous to judge people by their cosmetic differences.... Not implying this about you.

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Disgusting ad. Too bad I watched it. And you took it seriously, as if it demonstrated a pervasive social attitude.

 

I see, you are anti-Canadian as well. I will tell you, the idea of Canada is more and more appealing. The domination of American society is nearly null of interest. America is a powerhouse of trolls that want to dogpile you into idiocy.

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I see, you are anti-Canadian as well. I will tell you, the idea of Canada is more and more appealing. The domination of American society is nearly null of interest. America is a powerhouse of trolls that want to dogpile you into idiocy.

 

What was disgusting about it was the American's attack on the Canadian. An attitude that's not common in the US.

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What was disgusting about it was the American's attack on the Canadian. An attitude that's not prevalent in the US.

 

Maybe not in Utah where you live, but perhaps backeast. I figured it was a spoof of a New Englander who hates Canadian "Loyalists". I've heard one American who moved to Canada complain that Canadians actually still held the war of 1812 against him.

 

And also you might note that it wasn't an actual American but a Canadian actor pretending to be an American making fun of Canadians. You can learn a lot from watching Canadian Television. Their views of Americans are always comical and somehow insightful. Recently, I've taken more of a liking to them as my own self-loathing anti-Americanism becomes more extreme and fantasies of moving to Canada occur to me more and more. British Columbia.

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That ad is meant first and foremost to sell beer. It is outrageous by design, to grab the viewer's attention. It is also outrageous that the advertiser would resort to such a reprehensible ploy as to misrepresent Canadian - American relations, even though anecdotal.

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That ad is meant first and foremost to sell beer. It is outrageous by design, to grab the viewer's attention. It is also outrageous that the advertiser would resort to such a reprehensible ploy as to misrepresent Canadian - American relations, even though anecdotal.

 

It's not really a big deal. It's Canadian humor. They have a more relaxed self-image up there.

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That commercial is kind of making fun of how many Canadians stereotype Americans. :lol:

 

It's not what Canadians actually think, just over-the-top humour more than anything. I think that commercial is hilarious.

 

This video is funny too, making fun of American media... I think most Americans kind of agree.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JivJxFvvlxQ

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I find Geri Hall from that show this hour has 22 minutes amusing. She has the sort of plain Canadian woman character that makes the above women understandable as american witches by comparison.

 

 

I think most Americans are mentally ill and dont understand that foreigners are even making fun of them and it comes as a shock to them that anyone could even possibly doubt their total "fear world". They literally think they are the best nation and most enviable in the world. But since most dont actively look up Canadian television or any outside opinion, its unlikely they even know.

 

Here is something interesting I once read about how Brits accidentally insult Americans.

 

http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows//blog/2013/01/10-things-brits-dont-realize-are-offensive-to-americans

 

Criticizing America
It’s easy to assume that a self-hating American would love nothing more than to spend time with you, a non-American, pulling the place apart. Most, however, do possess a lingering sense of loyalty and will resent an outsider weighing in too heavily.

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LMAO!!! I never saw that before!!!! First time Harper ever made me laugh! I hated that guy lol.

"You can't bring that to Parliament! You're not going to hotbox my office!" LMAO

 

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I remember the time I went to Ontario some years ago and it was the first place I had been outside of the USA. The first thing I noticed was the women working the shops were not as antagonistic and had a kind of plain women thing that was appealing. It was really noticeable even just across the border of the falls.

 

I guess with American women they are a bit crazy and more arrogant. I already mentioned Ayn Rand came from Russia and turned into an American, but when her own sister tried it, felt put off by american "power" and went back to Russia. She didnt have the ability to turn "nuts" like Ayn.

 

I've found the same thing with other immigrants to the USA like from Latin America. It's a weird attitude in America that could easily turn into misogyny or even racism until you analyze foreigners who are the same race or gender. Like I read this book called "What is the What?" And it's about one of the lost boys from Sudan telling his story from a suburb of Atlanta, how he is told to avoid local blacks in Atlanta who might go after him for being African, even though he is as black as them. It's kind of interesting story with parts where he is in Atlanta and extensive flashbacks of fleeing for his life in Sudan.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_is_the_what

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What was disgusting about it was the American's attack on the Canadian. An attitude that's not common in the US.

 

 

 

Maybe not in Utah where you live, but perhaps backeast. I figured it was a spoof of a New Englander who hates Canadian "Loyalists". I've heard one American who moved to Canada complain that Canadians actually still held the war of 1812 against him.

 

And also you might note that it wasn't an actual American but a Canadian actor pretending to be an American making fun of Canadians. You can learn a lot from watching Canadian Television. Their views of Americans are always comical and somehow insightful. Recently, I've taken more of a liking to them as my own self-loathing anti-Americanism becomes more extreme and fantasies of moving to Canada occur to me more and more. British Columbia.

 

That attitude was a Canadian joke in a dumb commeical, a sort of extreme view of the worst kind of American and not anyone's idea of reality. No-one (or perhaps almost no-one) in the US is that stupid, and no-one (or perhaps almost no-one) in Canada thinks any individual person in the US is that stupid. Although as a former Canadian, I've heard every one of those jokes, just not all coming from the same idiot.

 

In another discussion someone asked me whether Canadians hated Americans. The answer is mostly no. Canadians vacation in the United Sates (as I did when I lived there). Canadians sometimes have American relatives (as I did; sadly, they're now deceased, but were wonderful people). Canadians often have American friends. Some small number of ignorant Canadians probably do hate Americans; there are ignorant people everywhere. And there I thought... given the difference in US population (320 million) to Canadian population (36 million) and the vast diversity of opinion in the United States, there are probably more Americans that hate the United States than there even are Canadians.

 

So here's my Canadian joke. I heard it when I was Canadian, and I find that Americans almost never get it. Canadians usually find it funny.

 

Q: How do you get 100 drunken Canadians out of a swimming pool on a 95° day?

A: You say, "Hey, everybody! Time to get out of the pool."

 

Edit to add: No-one in Canada ever thinks or talks about the was of 1812 except as a joke.

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^ Nobody talks about the War of 1812?

 

Stephen Harper was obsessed with it.

 

Nobody talked about it but then we had War of 1812 coins, postage stamps, ads on TV, posters, documentaries on TV, public celebrations... the Harper government really tried to cram it down our throats.

 

He was really trying to push a more militaristic image of Canada, though.

 

 

http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/written-by-the-victors/

 

But some of the celebrations had free food. Free food is always good.

 

 

Either way, I rarely ever got ignorant comments from Americans. When I lived in Texas, I had a lot of people ask me about health care in Canada, if what the media in the US said about us waiting forever is true (it's generally not... unless it's a minor injury that you sustained after uttering the sentence "Hold my beer and watch this!"). Maybe it goes both ways, our media tells us people in the US go into financial ruin when they get sick or injured.

 

I had some right-wing nutjobs be very hostile towards me for being French-Canadian. This was around the invasion of Iraq time, because France and Canada refused to join (I am not from France, why is that in the equation here?). That was the only negatives.

 

Actually, I was just in the United States recently for work. Several people noticed my accent and asked me where I was from. When I answered "Canada" they were like "Your Prime Minister is hot!"

 

LOL got a good chuckle out of that, actually. Some Canadians get offended by that, however. I don't know why. I'm happy they didn't refer to his as a president. Lol

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^ Nobody talks about the War of 1812?

 

Stephen Harper was obsessed with it.

 

Nobody talked about it but then we had War of 1812 coins, postage stamps, ads on TV, posters, documentaries on TV, public celebrations... the Harper government really tried to cram it down our throats.

 

He was really trying to push a more militaristic image of Canada, though.

 

And talking about the war of 1812 got him nowhere, because no-one cares about it at all.

Just like Louis Riel: history, mostly forgotten, occasional CBC specials.

 

A much bigger thing was Diefenbaker's cancellation of the Avro Arrow program, and the only coverage that has had recently was a movie with Dan Aykroyd. (Which I enjoyed.)

 

You can try to stir people up with stuff from decades or centuries ago, but it mostly won't work.

 

I sometimes hear BS down here like "the war of Northern aggression" to characterize the Civil War; and they call Abraham Lincoln a tyrant. It makes me want to puke. But it won't work, it's long ago and its time has passed.

 

EDIT to add: I liked Pierre Trudeau a lot. I hope Justin is even nearly as good a man as his father was.

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i want to know what people think of rasicm and feminism in this country. police brutality against african americans is insane. however sometimes i think the race card is played to much with black americans. and no one is paying attention to the other races. women as well are being treated poorly. and!!!!!!! trandsgender people, bi sexual/pan sexuals and binary gender people ware treated as if they do not exist ever since gay marriage became legal. i want to hear some opinions and get some conversations going.

 

So all these replies later, are you going to add something to your thread, or are you just gathering - free - material for your term paper? :D

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That attitude was a Canadian joke in a dumb commeical, a sort of extreme view of the worst kind of American and not anyone's idea of reality. No-one (or perhaps almost no-one) in the US is that stupid, and no-one (or perhaps almost no-one) in Canada thinks any individual person in the US is that stupid. Although as a former Canadian, I've heard every one of those jokes, just not all coming from the same idiot.

 

In another discussion someone asked me whether Canadians hated Americans. The answer is mostly no. Canadians vacation in the United Sates (as I did when I lived there). Canadians sometimes have American relatives (as I did; sadly, they're now deceased, but were wonderful people). Canadians often have American friends. Some small number of ignorant Canadians probably do hate Americans; there are ignorant people everywhere. And there I thought... given the difference in US population (320 million) to Canadian population (36 million) and the vast diversity of opinion in the United States, there are probably more Americans that hate the United States than there even are Canadians.

 

So here's my Canadian joke. I heard it when I was Canadian, and I find that Americans almost never get it. Canadians usually find it funny.

 

Q: How do you get 100 drunken Canadians out of a swimming pool on a 95° day?

A: You say, "Hey, everybody! Time to get out of the pool."

 

Edit to add: No-one in Canada ever thinks or talks about the was of 1812 except as a joke.

 

You have obviously become a turncoat in Florida! Look out Mandrake, the Redcoats are coming!

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^ Nobody talks about the War of 1812?

 

Stephen Harper was obsessed with it.

 

Nobody talked about it but then we had War of 1812 coins, postage stamps, ads on TV, posters, documentaries on TV, public celebrations... the Harper government really tried to cram it down our throats.

 

He was really trying to push a more militaristic image of Canada, though.

 

 

http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/written-by-the-victors/

 

But some of the celebrations had free food. Free food is always good.

 

 

Either way, I rarely ever got ignorant comments from Americans. When I lived in Texas, I had a lot of people ask me about health care in Canada, if what the media in the US said about us waiting forever is true (it's generally not... unless it's a minor injury that you sustained after uttering the sentence "Hold my beer and watch this!"). Maybe it goes both ways, our media tells us people in the US go into financial ruin when they get sick or injured.

 

I had some right-wing nutjobs be very hostile towards me for being French-Canadian. This was around the invasion of Iraq time, because France and Canada refused to join (I am not from France, why is that in the equation here?). That was the only negatives.

 

Actually, I was just in the United States recently for work. Several people noticed my accent and asked me where I was from. When I answered "Canada" they were like "Your Prime Minister is hot!"

 

LOL got a good chuckle out of that, actually. Some Canadians get offended by that, however. I don't know why. I'm happy they didn't refer to his as a president. Lol

 

I guess a lot of the USA was Acadian territory or New France before the Anglos invaded. Maybe that's why they are touchy. You might be interested, the US military actually has a training scenario where the military pretends to fight against Acadian separatists in a balkanized fictional island called Aragon. Long live the Partisans!

 

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/ctc-jrtc-scenario.htm

 

Acadian Freedom Fighters (AFF) are a rejectionist type insurgency with cultural motives. The AFF has two objectives: secession from Cortina and formation of the Republic of Acadia and the ethnic cleansing of anglos from Cortina. The AFF is supported internally by ethnic Acadians, the Beaumont Cartel, and other minorities. The AFF also receives support from the Republic of Acadia and other extra-regional nations.

 

The social services in Canada are not even watch is attractive. What's attractive about Canada is that they are "NOT American" and if you are born in the USA, you feel like you are merely born in a place the US government has annexed. Puerto Ricans probably feel that way as well, and whole places like Cuba fought against the USA to keep from being annexed. Canada has the auspicious state of being not annexed. The government failed to Annex Canada, so that while the USA drags all of us born in a landarea annexed by the US down, Canada is sort of free, like above us somehow, not dragged down by the low-self-esteem pushing down on every American from "US POWER". You are free from "power" and left alone. Whether or not you have universal healthcare is merely a side-perk to not being annexed by our great American "Stanford University Experiment" that is the USA.

 

http://www.prisonexp.org/

 

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Any Canadians know where I can watch Moccasin Flats online? I tried finding torrents. Normally I can find full seasons of Canadian shows through some torrent site. This one is suspiciously absent.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moccasin_Flats

 

https://torrentproject.se/?hl=en&num=20&start=0&filter=0&safe=on&orderby=best&s=moccasin+flats

 

Like I can find the show Continuum full seasons:

 

https://torrentproject.se/?hl=en&num=20&start=0&filter=0&safe=on&orderby=best&s=continuum

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EDIT to add: I liked Pierre Trudeau a lot. I hope Justin is even nearly as good a man as his father was.

 

HAHA. His father was kind of an ass lol. The son is not. Even people from Alberta are warming up to him.

 

ALBERTA.

 

I had to sit down reading this article: http://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/braid-trudeau-starts-alberta-visit-on-the-right-note

 

And I was all like... "Ummm... Justin, why don't you just let them freeze in the dark?"

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HAHA. His father was kind of an ass lol. The son is not. Even people from Alberta are warming up to him.

ALBERTA.

 

I had to sit down reading this article: http://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/braid-trudeau-starts-alberta-visit-on-the-right-note

 

And I was all like... "Ummm... Justin, why don't you just let them freeze in the dark?"

It sounds like Justin is doing the right thing.

 

As to Pierre, what you call "kind of an ass", I call "doesn't suffer fools gladly ". Tomato tomahto. :D

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In the USA, white racists are usually people who think like Socialists, complain that their antecedents were abused in Coal Mines, etc, but still show allegiance to and admire the very wealthy people who abused them while blaming anyone who defects from them and empathizes with any other race of being reverse racists who hate whites.

 

So they follow a self-fulfilling prophesy whereby they admire the people who abuse them, while complaining about it, but really not going 100% with the thinking to the necessary conclusion, that the rich are abusing people of every race.

 

They have their own logic paradox they are caught in.

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thinking to the necessary conclusion, that the rich are abusing people of every race.

 

All economically ordinary people need to make common cause because they basically have the same interests. The only important difference, in reality, is the economic one. Ordinary people and the very rich have different interests. But quality of life is at stake for ordinary people. For the ultra rich, the desire to constantly get more is not of necessity but driven by greed and ambition to dominate.

 

The plutocracy, using their vast Right Wing Noise Machine has tried, with significant success, to separate groups by cosmetic differences. And to further separate them by ethnic and religious differences. Many have been "tribalized" in this way..... Passionate identification with one's own group or tribe serves the ultra rich as an effective way to divert attention from the huge upward movement of wealth going on in the US today. If people are busy defending their own group and denigrating others, they tend to lose focus on what's really important.... The well-being of themselves and those they love. And for the most part, this tribal identification allows them to take for granted their falling standard of living over the last 35 years.

 

Tribal loyalty would much more beneficial if applied to labor unions

 

One of the myths perpetrated is that it's common for ordinary people to pull themselves into the plutocracy by their own bootstraps, when in actuality, its extremely rare. The false implication is that one shouldn't criticize the hoarding of wealth because one may easily find him/herself, in that position one day.

 

More and more young adults are living with their parents for economic reasons.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandratalty/2015/07/31/more-millennials-living-at-home-than-ever-before/#5aaa100c1702

More Millennials Living At Home Than Ever Before

 

More older adults are working in fast food at rock bottom wages.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/nyregion/older-workers-are-increasingly-entering-fast-food-industry.html?_r=0

Life on 7.25 an Hour

Older workers increasing enter the fast-food industry

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Of course, after they are forced to live at home by giant corporations, they are told it's their problem. I live in my own apartment myself, but I'm told to leave the USA if I dont like it here. The fact is, leaving USA is no simple matter. My own parents have never been outside the USA. I've traveled a lot, even into the 3rd world. I've been in Uzbekistan for 3 months and spent 9 months in Turkey, but my own father has never been outside the USA or even crossed the border to Canada one time in his life. So for me, I may leave the USA, but it's not because I'm NOT an American, I would be going against generations that had never been outside America's borders even on Holiday.

 

I found out what games the USA really are up to.

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It sounds like Justin is doing the right thing.

 

As to Pierre, what you call "kind of an ass", I call "doesn't suffer fools gladly ". Tomato tomahto. :D

 

Lol. It's true he didn't suffer fools. Justin is the opposite, he has a patience with fools that can only be described as superhuman. I don't know how he does it.

 

But he gave a good interview on a US show about how politicians on the right and the left have exploited people's anger and anxiety to fool them for personal gain.

 

 

But still, yeah, Alberta... the province where they didn't just vote against him, they smeared him... he's even a secret Muslim like Obama lol... they've been out for his blood since he came out of his father's nutsack.

 

And I'm sure he knew the political risk of the stimulus package going to Alberta. People who voted for him would be less than impressed.

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