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Canada, America's greatest ally.

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posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 07:29 PM
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Canada has been here with America as our neighbor and our nations closest and most reliable friend since it officially became a nation. Sharing the longest and most peaceful border in history, standing united together through thick and thin.

Even when Americans decide to talk negative about Canada they just shrug it off. When American Conservatives called Canada 'Soviet Canuckistan' they remained our allies and when Tucker Carlson said, "without the US, Canada is essentially Honduras, only less interesting", we remained friends. It doesn't matter because America and Canada have a close relationship and I truly believe we always keep this friendship.

Go America! Go Canada!




posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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Many of us canadians are also americans too. I am dual citizen, born in ct, raised in ny, and now live in canada. Most of us intelligent canadians notice the public of canada is also stuck in the same left vs right conspiracy that the us is. While we have socialized medicine up here, it is not that great a system, and a lot of people know that. The rich folks up here will generally rather go to the us for anything serious. The us has one of the greatest healthcare systems in the world, but you have to be rich to afford it lol.



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 07:44 PM
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reply to post by TKDRL
 


Alright I heard enough BS for one night.



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 07:45 PM
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reply to post by Misoir
 


I hate to say it, but that poster is right. If people can afford it, they go to the States. One of our premiers even wen to the US instead of using our healthcare



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 07:47 PM
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What is it you consoder BS? I am just posting my observations after being here almost 2 years. Maybe it is different where you live? That was quite a vague post....



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 07:59 PM
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The claim that America is the greatest healthcare system in the world, that is far from accurate.

The World Health Organization's ranking
of the world's health systems.


#37 United States of America
#30 Canada
#1 France

That was in 2000, America has only went further downhill since then.



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 07:59 PM
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Living in Canada for 10 years, I think I am just going to say you should be a proud man to be here, I would pick Canada over any country, and I am not even from here, or anywhere near here! Also... Having many friends in the states, coming from the middle class families there, they fond about Canada and how wondrous and beautiful the great north is. Canada isn't just about the health care, it's about our amazing society, our amazing people with that smile on there faces, and countless other things that make Canada a very original and special place, I would not be in any other country than here. I love Canada!



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:08 PM
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The pictures I've seen of Canada look awesome. Plus you have Les Stroud.

Heres a different veiwpoint on the WHO ranking. Worth a read.

www.sodahead.com...



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:08 PM
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I think all the good people in the world should come to Canada, and see how good we got it made in the shade! So come on, over our borders, and buy us up, because weee're loving it!



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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I think that poster is referring to the quality of your doctors. You really do have some amazing doctors and surgeons down there. Canada has healthcare for all, but it's far from perfect. My last few ER visits were not too bad, but I have waited 8-10 hours more than once. But I don't pay, so I accept it.



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:13 PM
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Great beer eh...
Canada rocks, been there a few times. Both East and West coasts. My only problem is when they try to pass ham off as bacon.



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:15 PM
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I think they mispoke.
Not "Healthcare" but the best medical facilities and technology if you can afford them.



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:21 PM
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Yeah no one in my family has healthcare it's just too expensive, haven't been to the doc in years. I was on a government backed program until I was 18 then I was kicked off because I became an adult. I would rather go without healthcare than have it because I won't pay one penny to those greedy bloodsucking health insurance companies I would rather go without based on principle.

I wish I lived in a country where they believed in a government run program where all people get healthcare not just those who can make it, "Sorry little Timmy you don't have any healthcare because you are too poor, oh well, you can find a nice box on the side of the street you lazy welfare cow!" America love it or you're a Socialist.

That's why I like Canada, it is just like America except with a completely rational mindset.



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:23 PM
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Originally posted by Northwarden
I think all the good people in the world should come to Canada, and see how good we got it made in the shade! So come on, over our borders, and buy us up, because weee're loving it!


When the American economy crashes you will have more than an Americans to deal with we will all be heading for the closest country with a strong economy and a better quality of life. Hell, what are we waiting on that is already the case!!



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:23 PM
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I always liked western canada, particularly Whistler.

Greatest ally though? I doubt it.



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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Well I would love to know what the WHO uses as their benchmarks to be honest. I can only deal with my own experiences, I have experienced firsthand general practice doctors in NY and here( I dont want to give away exactly where I am, but I will say it is atlantic canada to give you an idea). As far as emergency medicine is concerned, I have only personal experience in NY hospitals, but my parents have experience in both. As for doctors, in NY I just called my doctor, made an appointment whenever I needed to be seen, usually got seen the same day I called. Here if I need a doctor, since I am new I have to go to a clinic until I get a doctor from the clinic to accept me as a "family doctor". To make an appointment at the clinic, I have to call between 12 and 1 on wednesday, they only make appointments at that time. So there is obviously a lot of people trying to get through. I don't have to worry about paying, but it is way more restrictive here as well. If you need to see a specialist, then you have to wait in line, usually a long line. My cousin 3yo waited over a year to see a cancer guy, and ended up dieing before he got to see one.
As for emergency medicine, my mother had to go to the hospital, she was having serious abdominal pains. Waited for 6 hours before she got in, turned out to be appendicitus(sp), luckily it was removed before it burst, but they botched the laser surgery, and ended up having to open her up the old fashioned way the next day to clean something up. All said and done, 2 weeks in the hospital, the bill was almost 9 grand. In NY my father almost died, he had less than half the blood in his body than he should have had, he went to the hospital thinking he had some really bad flu lol. The doc said he didn't even know how he was still alive, let alone walked in himself. He was in the hospital for a week and a half, getting blood transfusion, and then getting tests run. They never figured out where the blood went, but he has been fine since. The bill for his stay was almost 50 grand.

That is all the experience I have had with the medical system up here, and back in NY. That is all I have to go by, except when I broke my arm in a car accident, I have no idea how much that cost, the other idiot driver's insurance covered that.

@Daniyal, yeah there is way more to canada then healthcare, I like it where I am. Pretty small town, no police, ocean within walking distance, most people here are great. Coming from NY, it still makes me paranoid when people I don't know wave at me instead of flipping me the bird



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:27 PM
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That's really close to my imagined vision for the future, millions of Americans moving north as refugee's & survivors, and like military leaders you'll sift your way through us. lol We'll probably all more north en masse anyway. Borders won't much matter in a bad scenario.



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:29 PM
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You guys will like this one - it is Gordon Sinclair reading his essay: The Americans.



"I can name to you Five thousand times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble, can you name to me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble."

Sinclair is a Canadian.





edit on 24-10-2010 by Exuberant1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:30 PM
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Sadly, I think it may turn out this way.



posted on Oct, 24 2010 @ 08:33 PM
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Originally posted by Northwarden
We'll probably all more north en masse anyway. Borders won't much matter in a bad scenario.


The path to Iqaluit is open to all. We desperately need to populate our northlands. All and sundry are most welcome. Bring warm clothing.






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