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VekomahangNbang
04-01-2006, 11:04 PM
Which country do you prefer?

I would definatley have to go with the U.S. Half of Canada is a huge icebox. Plus, the U.S. is more powerful and I'd take them over a war with the Canadians any day.

Don't forget to vote in the poll!

DisGardeVersal
04-01-2006, 11:13 PM
Actually way back when around the time of the revolutionary war, colonists tried going in to defeat canada, and after a few times losing, realized, this country can hold their own, they know how to defend themselves. I'd still go with the U.S. though, I'm just too patriotic.

sfft_2108
04-01-2006, 11:13 PM
I have never been to Canada. So. I gotta go with U.S.A.

fastercat
04-01-2006, 11:20 PM
Wow! great topic on a coaster site.This is pure genious.

Jerry S
04-01-2006, 11:20 PM
Half of Canada is a huge icebox

What the hell? Half of Canada? More like 7/8 of Canada. I vote U.S.A. because Americans can so easily make decisions by being closed minded.

JordanMullins
04-01-2006, 11:23 PM
Tie for me, I live in Canada, and I would rather live here, but the two countries are the exact same thing, with a few differences, so voting for one would be like voting in a one answer poll, both answers are the same.

Differences:

Canada has better beer
America has better army
Population Density
Canada is colder
Oranges dont grow in Canada
Guaranteed white Christmas in Canada

Edit:

Canada is not a giant Ice Box, much less then 20 percent of it. The Yukon is cold, but its not all that icy, no more then Alberta. The only actually terrain that would be classified as ice would be anyting north of Iqaluit, which is mainly small islands that make up less then 20 percent of Canada.

VekomahangNbang
04-01-2006, 11:26 PM
What the hell? Half of Canada? More like 7/8 of Canada

It doesn't matter. Half of Canada sounds better.

sfft_2108
04-01-2006, 11:27 PM
Wow! great topic on a coaster site.This is pure genious.
This is in general talk section. Any thing can be discussed here. The whole world doesn't revolve around roller coasters....:rolleyes:

Ron Stoppable
04-01-2006, 11:28 PM
Canada is a bit better. Canada has far less crime than USA. For example, Toronto (population of 2.6 million) has had I think 70 homicides last year. Whereas Detroit (population 0.95 million) had something like 350 murders. Of course, we're all gonna vote for the country we live in (just as me) so I have to go with Canada on this one :D

fastercat
04-01-2006, 11:30 PM
Ok than the us vs poland than.

Dan G
04-01-2006, 11:37 PM
I'm guessing the only person who voted for Canada is Jordan...who would have guessed? lol

JordanMullins
04-01-2006, 11:39 PM
I actually did not vote, I said it was a tie, there were other people that said they like Canada better.

EDIT:

Its sad to see the US has a 90 percent right now, shows how much people know about Canadaand the US, I guess most people just vote for there own country instantly.... You should look at all cons and pros of each country, then vote, or not vote, seeing how the cons and pros even out to a perfect tie.

TDMAMBA
04-01-2006, 11:47 PM
Canada is a bit better. Canada has far less crime than USA. For example, Toronto (population of 2.6 million) has had I think 70 homicides last year. Whereas Detroit (population 0.95 million) had something like 350 murders. Of course, we're all gonna vote for the country we live in (just as me) so I have to go with Canada on this one :D


Yeah that, But I'm a tropical person so I gotta go with US.

Leo C
04-01-2006, 11:50 PM
Couldn't you tell I so liked French Canada? Conan and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog wrapped up Quebec in the perfect sandwich of analysis.

VekomahangNbang
04-01-2006, 11:51 PM
^^^^^^ (Ron Stopable) Oh ya, compare Toronto to one of our worst cities, Detriot.

JordanMullins
04-01-2006, 11:52 PM
We are not comparing cities, we are comparing countries.

If you wanna get crime rates, here is a chart.

EDIT: Chart dosnt paste well, here is the link.

Chart is on the bottom

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/011218/d011218b.htm

Leo C
04-01-2006, 11:55 PM
The province man, the province.

I do like Molson. : ) I wish they never partnered up with Coors though.

JordanMullins
04-02-2006, 12:02 AM
According to the chart, Canada has a higher rate of Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson, but it still is lower (Keep in mind, the population of the US is 7 times that of Canada)

EDIT: Here is what the United Nations says are the top 10 or so countries, and the UN does not lie. They took into account every aspect of a good country. Good Job Norway!

Norway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway)
Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland)
Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia)
Luxembourg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg)
Canada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada)
Sweden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden)
Switzerland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland)
Ireland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Ireland)
Belgium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium)
United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States)
Here is the link to the site if you want proof.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN_Human_Development_Index

Because of this, I will vote Canada, The UN is not dumb.

riddler
04-02-2006, 12:53 AM
hahaha, my sister lives in Luxembourg, tiny but very cool country.

VekomahangNbang
04-02-2006, 01:34 AM
We need to show our American spirt like Dan and make our avatars the American flag!

pipesdrums
04-02-2006, 01:53 AM
This is quite a dumb poll. Both places have their strengths and weaknesses and yet both countries are very similar in many areas.


I guess most people just vote for there own country
Obviously....Americans are proud of where they live (most anyways), just like how a lot of Canadian are proud of their own country. Same with the British, Polish and just about every other country on this planet.


Canada has better beer
I think this is a huge myth! A myth that even I used to believe in. However, after staying in the USA for a bit last year I have come to realise that America's independent brewers are far superior to Canada's!

nickolas_adam69
04-02-2006, 01:59 AM
The few times I've been to Canada, people said "Eh!" alot, so Canada gets my vote. Pluss they have good fishing.

Rachel123
04-02-2006, 01:07 PM
^^ We can't but say "eh" .
Better beer....and I love living here. I voted for Canada.

mforcer90
04-02-2006, 01:41 PM
I vote for Canada because I am Canadian at heart!

But i moved to the U.S.A when i was little.

And later became an U.S citizen two years a go.:(

VekomahangNbang
04-02-2006, 05:57 PM
Jordan, you can't really say Canada has better beer when you are not even old enough to drink it.

It's 17-9 in the poll. Don't forget to vote if you already haven't!

EDIT: All the U.S people should change their avatars to U.S. flags and the Canadians should change theirs to Canadian flags.

Ryan F
04-02-2006, 06:23 PM
Why even vote if you've never been to one or the other?
Canada has free health care....huge plue
Canada has a better army, but every 1 Canadian soldier has the training of 4 American soldiers
Canada doesn't have Dubya
Canada produces hotter women
Canadian beer isnt wattered down
Canadian education is cheaper

This poll is really one sided and biased, of course the Americans (about 90% of this site) is going to vote America and of course Canadians are going to vote Canada.
Naturally, I'm going to vote Canada. I visit America at least three times a year, but it never has the same feeling that I get when visiting different cities in Canada.

JordanMullins
04-02-2006, 10:50 PM
The 1 to 4 training is true, but they have a better army, we have better soldiers.

The women look better becuase the beer is stonger, I am only 15 so this is theory only.

I do not know much about the price of American education, but Canadian education aint cheap.

We do not have Dubya, but we do have Klein.

Overall the countries are the same thing, a few cultural differences here and there but it dosnt really matter, we are pretty much the same country.

Chris L
04-02-2006, 11:05 PM
There is no reason anybody should like Canada. Freeloaders.

coastercory06
04-02-2006, 11:11 PM
Canada produces hotter women


Never been to Texas or California, have you? ;)

Ryan F
04-02-2006, 11:12 PM
I do not know much about the price of American education, but Canadian education aint cheap.
From what I've read
typical year at American university costs approx $15500 USD
my first year at unviersity cost approx $6,842.42 USD

So, I'd say Canadian education is quite a fair bit cheaper

JordanMullins
04-02-2006, 11:16 PM
There is no reason anybody should like Canada. Freeloaders.

Got ourselves a Kanuk hater do we? Well to let you know, South Park and Family Guy's views on Canada are entirely wrong.

CP Maverick
04-02-2006, 11:33 PM
South Park... wrong? This can't be true... please say this isn't true... :(

and yeah, Canadian "biere" [Molson, Labatt] is better than the mass produced US stuff like Budweiser and Coors. If you're talking independents things get a lot more tricky.

Matt M
04-02-2006, 11:38 PM
Canada does not have Hawaii and automatically loses.

VekomahangNbang
04-03-2006, 12:06 AM
^Lol. Nice one Matt.

coastercory06
04-03-2006, 12:06 AM
That should end any debate right there. ;)

89magnumxl200
04-03-2006, 12:36 AM
I think canada is better. I'm not unpatriotic, but I like canada over the US in this arguement.

Joseph
04-03-2006, 01:33 AM
and the UN does not lie.

LOL

I like how beer became a subject when half the members who posted here aren't of age - I am, however, at least of age in Canada (something I have taken advantage of half a dozen times since my 19th birthday) and I really dig Canadian beer, at least the mass-produced stuff.


Canada has free health care....huge plue
Canadian education is cheaper
It's not as free/cheap as one may think.


Canada has a better army, but every 1 Canadian soldier has the training of 4 American soldiers
LOL - I think the Argentines may have given Canada a run for its money had they been the owners of the Falklands


Canada produces hotter women
yea sure... TONS of supermodels hail from Canada

(funny enough, I'm pretty sure the most recent Miss Universe is Canadian.. but still ;))

splashy
04-03-2006, 03:45 AM
yes miss universe is canadian. Our army may be smaller but who was it that burned down the white house? We may pay higher taxes but if we do end up in the hospital we won't have to sell our house to pay for it and we won't be paying off student loans for the next 100 years.
And the thing that seals the deal is that Jack Bauer aka Kiefer Sutherland is Canadian!

Carowinds 73-03
04-03-2006, 07:42 AM
I have to go with USA since i live here and only because i have never been to Canada otherwise i would have voted Canada cause our Government here sucks.

Ryan F
04-03-2006, 08:48 AM
yea sure... TONS of supermodels hail from Canada

(funny enough, I'm pretty sure the most recent Miss Universe is Canadian.. but still ;))
Yes, she is Canadian.
May not produce super models, but one of the stereotypes I always hear is that Canada has hot women.
Here's a short list of some good looking ones...
Elisha Cuthbert
Rachel McAdams
Pam Anderson
Trish Stratus
Neve Cambelle

VekomahangNbang
04-03-2006, 04:37 PM
America also has some good women I believe. I think they do have more hotter women than Canada does, but i do admit Canada is better on that overall because America has a ton of fat ladies.

koasterkid14
04-03-2006, 05:01 PM
^haha
i'm going with Canada. i've lived in the south U.S. my whole life and i am sick and tired of it. there's no "southern hospitality" anywhere except maybe really REALLY deep south towns like savannah. the government is slowly becoming like, communist. it's all conservative, right-winged haters, especially here, where it's all the redneck stereotypes. mind you i have a lot of self-proclaimed redneck friends and they are awesome. but the stereotype is awful. there is more crime here, and our army and government spend more time in other countries, trying to give help to people who don't want it, and screwing up other people's business. millions, billions of dollars go into that but less is spent on solving problems that exist back here at home. we wonder why so many other countries hate us. it's because we're too busy trying to gain power and look good by helping foreign countries against their will, which pisses them off. Canada is chill and cool with everyone.

plus Canada has Degrassi so there. :D

pipesdrums
04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
One plus about living in Canada is that there are no 'Bowserjoes' to deal with.

Matt M
04-03-2006, 05:20 PM
America also has some good women I believe. I think they do have more hotter women than Canada does, but i do admit Canada is better on that overall because America has a ton of fat ladies.

America has hot as hell hula girls. America wins again.

coasterlove
04-03-2006, 06:17 PM
Canada wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for Canadians. Like Trey Parker and Matt Stone, I say "blame Canada".

No Canadians were injured in making this post.

I keed, I keed.

siestakey
04-03-2006, 06:58 PM
I was waiting for something liek this to come up since Jordan started the Canadian stuff. What, did you start it because now the mods won't close it? lol.
Go America. (even though I don't like the government, just the so called democracy part)

Marc
04-03-2006, 07:15 PM
The United States is NOT a democracy!

BGWfanatic
04-03-2006, 07:19 PM
^ correct! It is not a true democracy,
It is a Represenative Democracy. :D

Matt M
04-03-2006, 07:41 PM
With Hawaii and hot hula women.

Bratman
04-03-2006, 08:45 PM
I could repeat all the reasons why Canada is better than the USA, but I won't. I will say that I do LOVE visiting the USA though....but Canada is my home.

That said....take a look around the world. Look at how many countries/regions/groups hate the USA with a passion.

Now...think for a moment....how often do you hear of a country/region/group proclaim "death to the Canadian Infidels!!"

Probably never, right?

Edge: The True North, Strong And Free

VekomahangNbang
04-03-2006, 08:56 PM
I was waiting for something liek this to come up since Jordan started the Canadian stuff.

That's the exact reason why I started this.

The voting is a little closer than I thought it would be.

BGWfanatic
04-03-2006, 08:56 PM
^ no offense, but thats probly because Canada doesnt have much power over the worlds affairs at all. lol ;). And when ever somebody has power, like the US, there will allways be people that hate them. Its just the way the world goes round.

Im not saying or getting into the argument about whether or not the US is using some of there power properly, all im saying is when your a leader of anything, there will always be somebody that thinks you arent doing it right.

pipesdrums
04-03-2006, 10:06 PM
but thats probly because Canada doesnt have much power over the worlds affairs at all.

I'm not saying Canada has more or anything, because I think both countries are fairly equal, but military power isn't the only kind of power. ;)

POUTINE POWER!

coasterlove
04-03-2006, 10:07 PM
That said....take a look around the world. Look at how many countries/regions/groups hate the USA with a passion.

Now...think for a moment....how often do you hear of a country/region/group proclaim "death to the Canadian Infidels!!"

Probably never, right?

What's your point? Look at how many people say they hate the NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Sox/Cubs, not too often you hear someone say they hate the San Diego Padres.

I hear a lot of people say they hate MicroSoft or Sony. I don't hear very often people saying they hate ColecoVision.

A lot of people say they hate McDonalds or Burger and think their food sucks. I can't remember the last time someone said Bill's (local fast food restaurant) sucked.

The point I'm making is that you can't compare something huge that everyone knows to something small and insignificant that many people don't know.

No offense to the Padres, ColecoVision or Bill's (who has the best damn cheeseburgers), but much offense to Canada.

Ryan F
04-03-2006, 10:14 PM
Another reason why I love living in Canada...
no taxes on prize winnings. I can win the lottery jackpot or a huge prize in a casino and not have to give any of it to the government. Same applies if I win in the states, I could win on a game show, or in a casino and get the tax money from the US back.

Matt M
04-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Now...think for a moment....how often do you hear of a country/region/group proclaim "death to the Canadian Infidels!!"

Probably never, right?

That's probably because you guys sit back like wusses while we act like the police. The whole death to America thing comes from us helping Saddam way back when he was fighting with Iran. They feel we screwed them over. You haven't learned much aboot history have you? Before you just assume everyone hates America because they do, they researching exactly WHY that is and then look at what your country did to help the situation.

Poland has done more than Canada in Iraq, and that's a pretty huge embarassement considered they got absolutely raped in WWII and then got screwed by the Russians.

pipesdrums
04-03-2006, 11:22 PM
Yup, we just sit back like wusses, even though Canada has participated in more UN missions than any other country and has contributed more troops to peacekeeping missions than all other countries combined. Canada is also an active force in Afghanistan.

I also don't really understand your reasoning behind Canada not being a big participant in the Iraq situation. The last time I checked it was the USA's choice to goto war, not Canada's.

Matt M
04-03-2006, 11:26 PM
Yup, we just sit back like wusses, even though Canada has participated in more UN missions than any other country and has contributed more troops to peacekeeping missions than all other countries combined.

I'd really like a source on that one, I cannot possibly believe they have more peacekeeping missions.

splashy
04-04-2006, 01:39 AM
^^
"Canada has participated in more missions than any other country"
Here's a link
http://www.edu.pe.ca/montaguehigh/grass/socialstudies/peacekeeping/missions.htm

Brian F
04-04-2006, 02:50 AM
Interesting thread. I'm not going to vote, as I'd just vote homer and go with the US, since I'm American. Actually, I love both countries.

Random comparisons:

The two are pretty equal, actually. I like the Canadian people a lot. Canadian Government sucks, but so does ours. Ours just sucks a bit less.

Did someone mention hot Canadian Women? I have two words- Shania Twain. Unfortunately, she does come with some awful baggage- her music. But then, Canada gave us Rush, so we gotta give them a pass on Shania.

Canada's healthcare system is pretty questionable. If socialized medicine is so good, why do so many Canadians come to the United States to seek treatment?

All in all, Canada is a beautiful country with great people. I don't blame Canadians for having pride in their country. Just the same, I'm happy with being American.

BGWfanatic
04-04-2006, 09:40 AM
Ive figured it out once and for all.
US has better Coasters.
Enough said! :p

Fastdawg07
04-04-2006, 10:21 AM
^Yup, no question. The discussion is over just cuz of that post right there^.

And the fact that America isn't frozen 24/7. We actually thaw out for a few months every year.

Ryan F
04-04-2006, 10:37 AM
Frozen 24/7?
Canada thaws out too, you should know that if you live in Michigan.

Bratman
04-04-2006, 10:52 AM
I think my point got a little lost re. other countries/regios/groups hating/not hating the USA or Canada.

Down in the USA you have to worry about Homeland Security and the constant threat of terrorism. Up here, while it is an issue, we do know that the odds of us being a major target are rather small.

As for Iraq, guys, thats your war, not ours.

Fastdawg07
04-04-2006, 11:39 AM
I know that Canada thaws, lol, but seriously I think Matt was right when he said that the discussion was done because we have Hawaii, but to add Florida is an extremely favorable bonus. I mean, where else in the world do you have as diverse a climate? Nowhere. If you want cool beautiful weather go to New England. If you want hot and humid, go to Florida or Cali. If you want dry, go to Arizona or Texas. Just plain cold and snowy? Go to Colorado. You get the pciture. America is a great place because its so diverse.

Ryan F
04-04-2006, 11:46 AM
You're calling the "cultural melting pot" diverse?
Sure, it's diverse in terms of climate, but other in ways Canada has the US beat.

Coaster Freak
04-04-2006, 12:24 PM
Don't forget though that the US's climate diversity comes with extreme natural disasters....hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes that if they were to occur in Canada would be freak occurances and not annual expectations.

pipesdrums
04-04-2006, 12:54 PM
Except, we still get all those every year, so its really no different in terms of weather. ;)

Canada does get a few tornados each year, though not in the numbers that the midwest gets. Earthquakes are a real threat out west in areas such as Vancouver. Toronto and the GTA even gets a few small ones every few years. Canada also doesn't get hit headon by hurricanes, but every year many areas feel the after effects of those storms including high winds, heavy rain, flooding, tornados, tree damage etc.

Lancelot
04-04-2006, 03:32 PM
Celine Dion is from Canada. Enough said.

pipesdrums
04-04-2006, 03:42 PM
Shes in Las Vegas though, looks like she is staying too. Lucky you!

Wes
04-04-2006, 03:43 PM
^^ So does that mean you are for or against it. ;)

Lancelot
04-04-2006, 03:45 PM
Celine Dion had one foot, maybe two, in Canada. There's no hope for the country.

pipesdrums
04-04-2006, 04:11 PM
And now she is permenently residing in the USA, she is your problem now.:p

slnewbus
04-04-2006, 04:17 PM
I would totally have to agree with all of you. Theoretically speaking of course. It is so true. I mean think about it. Some of the best authors have come out of America and Canada, and in both countries they drive cars. I would have to say they are equal. I mean, seriously think about it.

VekomahangNbang
04-04-2006, 04:20 PM
Another reason why I love living in Canada...
no taxes on prize winnings. I can win the lottery jackpot or a huge prize in a casino and not have to give any of it to the government. Same applies if I win in the states, I could win on a game show, or in a casino and get the tax money from the US back.

For all those times you win the lottery :rolleyes:

Ryan F
04-04-2006, 04:51 PM
^way to post the exact same thing twice with a days difference (look at post 56).
And, yes I know the odds of me winning the lottery or anything big aren't that great, but if I ever do, all the prize money is mine.

Anyway, here's a joke I found about Canadians and Americans:
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for six days.
Eventually, Michael the archangel found him, resting on the seventh day.
He inquired of God, "Where have you been?"
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds,
"Look Michael, look what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put LIFE on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."
"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth, "For example, Northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth while Southern Europe is going to be poor; the Middle East over there will be a hot spot. Over there I've placed a continent of white people and over there is a continent of black people," God continued, pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot and arid while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel, impressed by Gods work, then pointed to a large land mass the top corner and asked, "What's that one?"
"Ah," said God. "That's Canada, the most glorious place on Earth. There's beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, streams and an exquisite coast-line. The people from Canada are going to be modest, intelligent and humorous and they're going to be found traveling the world. They'll be extremely sociable, hard-working and high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace. I'm also going to give them super-human, undefeatable ice hockey players who will be admired and feared by all who come across them."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then proclaimed. "What about balance, God? You said there will be BALANCE!"
God replied wisely. "Wait until you see the loud-mouth bastards I'm putting next to them."

VekomahangNbang
04-04-2006, 04:54 PM
^way to post the exact same thing twice with a days difference

Oh ya, forgot about that.

EDIT: I just deleted the other one.

JordanMullins
04-04-2006, 05:31 PM
Celine Dion was from Canada unfortunately, but we kicked her out and threw her in Vegas.

pipesdrums
04-04-2006, 05:55 PM
^^^Thats great...lol

coastercory06
04-04-2006, 05:57 PM
Can we send her somewhere? Mexico? Iraq? Please?

VekomahangNbang
04-04-2006, 06:01 PM
^^^^^WildFrye, I have to admit that joke was pretty funny.

Matt M
04-04-2006, 06:21 PM
I think my point got a little lost re. other countries/regios/groups hating/not hating the USA or Canada.

Down in the USA you have to worry about Homeland Security and the constant threat of terrorism. Up here, while it is an issue, we do know that the odds of us being a major target are rather small.

As for Iraq, guys, thats your war, not ours.

Yeah the small threat is why the terrorists got in via the Canadian border.

rlrcstrfreak
04-04-2006, 06:31 PM
This is really starting to piss me off. ..

stop with this stupid Canada better stuff.. its annoying

Ryan F
04-04-2006, 07:18 PM
And you don't think it's annoying the other way around?

rlrcstrfreak
04-04-2006, 07:25 PM
^ actually, I dont hate Canada or anything, but I think both the US and Canada need to get overthemselves

Bratman
04-04-2006, 11:07 PM
Yeah the small threat is why the terrorists got in via the Canadian border.


Actually, they didn't. They all entered the USA legally through other means.

The rumour that some came from Canada was just that......a knee jerk reaction by the Americans to blame it on someone else. Turns out, we had nothing to do with it.

As for Celine Dion... um yeah our bad. Sorry about hoisting her upon you guys.

splashy
04-04-2006, 11:17 PM
^
And actually Celine Dion isn't Canada's fault either. You can blame that on Disney and the Beauty and the Beast movie.

JordanMullins
04-04-2006, 11:53 PM
^Celine Dion played the original Beast right?

All the 911 flights were domestic US flights, whether or not they got in form Canada, it was the US security that didnt track them, thankfully and unfortunately, the security is now extremely tight. If you jump up in the middle of an American airport and yell "Bomb!" You will be shot 4 times before you hit the ground.

As for the vs. the countries are the SAME THING, both Represenative Democracies, both help boost economies of other countries, both are great countries to live in, both have great comedians, both have government that needs improvement (Politicians anyway, I mean come on, Harper and Bush? What happened to people like Tommy Douglas?) Both contries have many natural resources, both countries are beautiful, Both stretch from coast to coast, Both have strong armies (If you wanna get into warfare anyway, a country's army dosnt make a country, unless its a republic)

Both the countries are the same, the only difference is climate, animal and plant diversity, and the national flag. No matter how much you argue which one is better, they are both the same things.

Cephas
04-05-2006, 03:29 PM
I vote US. We could nuke canada's A$$.

siestakey
04-05-2006, 04:00 PM
Another reason to back the U.S.:
http://thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?p=651045&posted=1#post651045
According to Jordan there are lots of pregnant teens.
i blame canada...remember those t-shirts? you reallyy read this? wow..

Wes
04-05-2006, 04:36 PM
^ actually, I dont hate Canada or anything, but I think both the US and Canada need to get overthemselves

Then why do you have "USA is better" in your sig?

Ryan F
04-05-2006, 04:37 PM
Another reason to back the U.S.:
http://thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?p=651045&posted=1#post651045
According to Jordan there are lots of pregnant teens.

Yes, there are tons of pregnant teens in Canada. There are also tons of pregnant teens in the US, so I guess you should also back Canada. Oops, you contradicted yourself:)


You can't make a judgement on a whole country because some girls at a small town high school are pregant. Go to any high school in the world, and you'll be bound to find at least 1 girl pregnant at one time or antoher.

VekomahangNbang
04-07-2006, 11:12 PM
It would be cool if all the Canada/U.S.A. comments from the K'Nex coaster thread were posted here instead of there. It would have made for an interesting disscusion.

Anyway, the vote is 32-16, a lot closer than I thought it would be. Let's see how many votes we can get in this poll.

You're a fine addition to the website :rolleyes: *looking down*. I can't even read your username. And editors don't close threads, moderators do.

inLINEhkystAr
04-07-2006, 11:17 PM
im not voting this is just too stupid nobodys better we are all equal so shut up and a editor should close this soon

Cuddy
04-07-2006, 11:25 PM
^Its not up to the editors...more the moderators. Try simple grammar such as capital letters and punctuation.

inLINEhkystAr
04-07-2006, 11:34 PM
Ok, I am sorry. I am not quite used to using correct grammer on the computer, haha, but yeah.

JordanMullins
04-07-2006, 11:52 PM
The two countries are the same, all I know is, I am from Canada so I have the Canadian Flag as an avatar, and according to the UN, Canada is better (By 7 places, Personally I think thats a bit much, but hey, the UN is picky with info)

So, what the UN says, people follow, well, smart people anyway.

Leo C
04-08-2006, 12:45 AM
I always liked the Canadian Barenaked Ladies. : )

Khartoum
04-08-2006, 01:47 AM
I voted Canada.

Both countries are good, however America more notably has a moronic president and a strongly disliked South & Mid-West. Canada has great individual aspects yet just doesn't have the power that the US has but its still good due to sexy ladies, ice hockey, me being born in toronto, Jim Carrey, Johnathon Power and many more. America has the theme parks, tv shows, music, Colorado Avalanche, big cities etc. America should get it but people outside North America like Canada a lot more.

JordanMullins
04-08-2006, 02:00 AM
Canada has music and TV shows, we also have big cities, not New York big, but pretty big. We have a few theme parks, not as many as the US, but we have the Mindbender, best Schwarzkopf ever, and beats most B&Ms and Intamins, not SROS at SFNE or Ex though.

VekomahangNbang
04-08-2006, 08:23 AM
^No, the best Schwarzkopt is definatley BMR-X (Bavarian Mountian Railroad)

Bratman
04-08-2006, 07:29 PM
This is still going on? This would have to be the most biased, subjective poll ever........

Leo C
04-09-2006, 10:22 PM
If I really lived in Canada there would be no way for me to use the term "shore" like we do in Jersey.

sfft_2108
10-10-2008, 01:41 PM
I may like Canada now because of the cooler weather.

GAmFanboy
10-10-2008, 01:57 PM
Although, I haven't been to Canada (The Closest So far is The US Side of Niagara Falls), I think Canada is better and here are a few reasons why:

- Most Celebrities Born there are nice
- Uncensored TV
- Nicer People
- They Haven't been in a War for at least 20 Years
- Smart President
- There are alot of TV and DVD Programs in Canada that aren't in America

Ryan F
10-10-2008, 04:42 PM
Dear God, not this thread again. Lets hope it doesn't turn into what it was before.

Anyway, here's some corrections on your post there

- Most Celebrities Born there are nice
- Uncensored TV It's not all uncensored.
- Nicer People
- They Haven't been in a War for at least 20 Years
- Smart President We have a Prime Minister, not a President. Can't say whether he's smart or not because I don't follow politics enough
- There are alot of TV and DVD Programs in Canada that aren't in America There are a lot of bands in America that I love that never get played here. Besides the only good Canadian TV show I like is Corner Gas, which gets played in America.

apsterling
10-10-2008, 08:17 PM
They have the better side of the falls, but gas is marginally more expensive per Litre than it needs to be. Plus they spell stuff awesomely.

Leo C
10-10-2008, 08:31 PM
The US may be a bit watered down these days where it could be a more even match but I didn't enjoy feeling irked when I crossed the border into Quebec on the road to Montreal believing I was suddenly transported to France.

Jimmy B
10-12-2008, 12:09 AM
As I said earlier in another thread, I've got great appreciation for Canadians and their country, and I hope to visit there someday (but only during their short summer months, which is a very short window of opportunity a year). Really, only their extremely cold climate keeps me from desiring to live there and that's really it.

A couple of my dear buddies, one of whom was in my high school class and the other whom I went to college with, are both from the Ontario province of Canada.

Yes there are certainly some differences between Canada and the US, but there are a lot of similarities as well. One of them told me that he were to blindfold me and fly me north of the border and unblind me somewhere in Canada, that I can hardly notice the difference. That's how similar I believe the two countries are (culture wise and not necessarily geographic).

Speaking of Canadians, Nickelback is one of my favorite bands, and I also like the music from Avril Lavigne and Alanis Morissette as well.

Bratman
10-12-2008, 11:33 AM
^ i will take the cold winter months any day over the little wind problem you guys have every late summer/early fall......

raser
10-12-2008, 04:47 PM
Only visit was Niagara falls and I hated it, with that said I don't think all or even most canadians are like that. I would love to go somewhere that isn't a tourist trap to get a better opinion...

SCIENCEWIZRD
10-12-2008, 05:41 PM
I have to stick-up for my country, but I like Canada too!

I love DW
10-12-2008, 10:54 PM
One of my favorite things about my visit to Canada outside of going to Canada's Wonderland was that Taco Bell serves fries that are delicious especially if you pay the extra 99 cents for supreme!

In general just by going off of the five day trip I took to canada I prefer America but Canada is not a bad country and I think it is just what you get use to. I'm sure a citizen of Canada coming to America would prefer there country more too. I would like to go back some day, preferably the next time Canada's Wonderland adds a new coaster.

Ryan F
10-13-2008, 12:58 AM
The Taco Bell thing was one of the things I found weird about going to America.
One of the first times I went with my friend and went to Taco Bell I had to ask him where the fries were. He just looked at me like I was crazy and asked why Taco Bell would have fries.

Raser, why did you not like Niagara Falls? I always have a blast when I'm there, same goes for many people I know from other countries.

I love DW, any reason why you prefer America over Canada? Besides just the fact that you live there and are just used to it.

I love DW
10-13-2008, 01:08 AM
^I wish American Taco Bell's would adapt the fry thing. Speaking of different foods at major chains, McDonalds had muffins for breakfast which I thought was cool (did not try them though).


I love DW, any reason why you prefer America over Canada? Besides just the fact that you live there and are just used to it.

I hope you do not take offense to my response and I hope you realize it does not reflect on you personally but a lot of people but not ALL were actually very rude to me and my family. Including when running into you not apologizing even after you did. People being rude to you, who were taking your money, even some workers at our hotel were not pleasent at all, etc. I also didn't enjoy how each place we went had a different exchange rate. At Canada's Wonderland the places took money as the same, Vaughen Mills mall (next door to the park) places said the exchange rate was 92 cents on our dollar (Taco Bell), 97 cents on our dollar (Sabaro's), 99 cents to our dollar (Tommy Hillfiger), then our hotel in Toronoto said 98 cents on our dollar. I know the exchange rate is different and I accept that but I don't accept the fact that each place can have a different rate in the same day.

*Edit: Again please do not take offense to my comments about people being rude.

Ryan F
10-13-2008, 01:25 AM
No worries, no offense taken. I just like to hear different reasons why someone may not like a certain place.

All the stuff you listed is stuff you can find in any country. I've had people run into me in many places here and America and then have them turn to yell at me, even though they were on the one on a cell phone not looking where they were going.

I've also seen the exchange rate thing in America as well, which, I agree, is a PITA. It's the reason why I always exchange my money before I cross the border now and take more than I need; or I'll use my credit card since the bank takes the exchange rate day by day (this can lead to some problems though). But I see what these places are doing as business thing and just another way for them to make a few extra cents.

I love DW
10-13-2008, 11:36 PM
^Very true every country has there idiots and rude people, no doubt about it! I have found them in America too.

Bratman
10-14-2008, 12:05 AM
keep in mind, that these stores do not have to offer exchange on US$$ at all. They do so as a convenience for their customers. The difference in rates reflects what each store decides what they want to charge to recoup the costs of preparing a separate cash deposit.

Turning that around, outside of direct border regions like Buffalo and Niagara Falls, you would be hard pressed to find a store in the USA that would take Canadian currency. So, be glad ours do ;-)

Best thing to do, literally, is buy your foreign currency before you go, or use your credit card......

Cuddy
10-14-2008, 12:56 AM
^Funny you mention that because you wouldn't believe how many times I get Canadian currency as change here. Mainly, its just the pennies, but I do get a Canadian nickel, dime or quarter on occasion. Seems it's perfectly ok for them to give it to me as change, but god forbid if I try and re-spend it.


My lone experience of Canada was back in the 80s. 1987 I think. This was the reason for our trip: Agawa Canyon Tour Trains - Algoma Central Railway (http://www.agawacanyontourtrain.com/)

It was a weird but also eye-opening experience to be in a "foreign" country at such a young age. Whenever I save up the money, I'll go back.

Jimmy B
10-15-2008, 03:51 AM
Canada produces hotter women

Come down here to Texas and see if you change your mind on that. ;)



i will take the cold winter months any day over the little wind problem you guys have every late summer/early fall.

I have probably been through a greater number of tropical storms and hurricanes than I have experienced the number of days below freezing. I can hardly handle the brutal winters in north Texas, let alone anywhere in Canada. I still have never seen snow in my 29-year life, so you can imagine what Canadian climate would do to me. I'm fine with my 70-degree days in January/February.

Having said all that, Andrew, don't come up with any ideas to change that. lol

Brian F
10-16-2008, 01:49 AM
It's been too long since I've been to Canada, but I remember some gorgeous scenery.

Leo C
10-16-2008, 08:58 AM
One Canada vs. U.S. match I could recall was the 1993 World Series. The Toronto Blue Jays beat my Philadelphia Phillies with Joe Carter's 9th inning homerun off Closer Mitch Williams.

Ryan F
10-16-2008, 10:55 AM
Ah those were the days...when the Jays could actually make it to the playoffs. They have not gone past regular season since their back to back World Series wins. Then again, they're only 1 of 2 teams (I believe) to get back to back wins.

And Jimmy, I've seen some hot Texas women, but people like Elisha Cuthbert still top my hot list :)

Leo C
10-16-2008, 01:39 PM
I wouldn't deny that with the Canadian ladies. I think you'd just want to make them say "Aye."

raser
10-19-2008, 06:56 PM
Wildefyre, my problems were with how things in that area are way overpriced (samething happens in america at destination spots) but what really made me upset was the currency exchange. Some places took U.S. dollars at the same rate of exchange as Canadian. At the time Canadian $ was worth 80 cents U.S. I guarantee if the exchange rate was the other way they would charge extra. I see that as taking advantage of tourists. I did get $ exchanged for free at the casino so I didn't fall prey to this but I found it Unethical...

Ryan F
10-19-2008, 07:36 PM
But, the exact same thing happens in America. Tourist destinations in every country always charge a little extra or go over the exchange rate.
At least Canadian businesses offer people the opportunity to exchange American currency. You go into any restaurant or store in America with Canadian money and they'll just laugh at you.

I find it hard to believe that the reason you didn't like Canada was because of something that happens everywhere, including the USA.

Leo C
10-19-2008, 11:58 PM
We need to get you to Europe Raser.

raser
10-21-2008, 09:11 AM
I agree that there should be an easy way to exchange currency without being gouged, but it is unethical to charge someone a different price just because they aren't from your country. I guess the reason most stores in the U.S. don't take foreign currency is the possibility of being sued for overcharging someone from another country, it could be considered discrimination...

Leo C
10-21-2008, 09:16 AM
I hate suddenly finding Canadian change amongst the change I get at work cause we're in the US. I joke that it'll be easier to exchange the coin when Commerce fully takes on the TD Commerce Bank name. TD is the Toronto bank. Otherwise I'm getting a rather large collection of Canadian coins that I vow to use. As long as I don't really embarrass myself too much perhaps I could pay for my Canada Wonderland parking fee in coin. I will get my Central Canada credits one day. I came to Niagara Falls USA at 9 at night that Sunday I drove from Binghamton to Erie to Niagara Falls. I had a long day so I didn't cross into Canada but I had $11 in Canadian.

Jimmy B
03-01-2010, 06:04 PM
Sorry to bring up this thread again, but I just want to reiterate my admiration for Canada and their people, and after the Olympics, my respect for Canadians and their country went up another level. Their hockey fans stuck by their team all the way, even through the upset loss in the preliminary, which they seemed to embrace their team even more after that. They really are that passionate. And the way they showed respect to the US team while they were presented the silver.

For the last two weeks, we were invited to some spectacular events and hospitality. One of my fellow workers was up there to see the games in person, in particular the curling event, and he told me was treated to some wonderful hospitality by our friends up north....the people of British Columbia were so friendly and genuine and true. In fact he's already planning future trip there later this summer. He said that his time there was the most memorable thing in his life.

Leo C
03-01-2010, 06:36 PM
Joannie Rochette is cute.

The Molson vs. Yuengling wager came up during this US-Canada hockey matchup. I finally approve of one thing the US President did: choose the right American beer to wager on.