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Rmoney won. I knew I was not going to need to move. I will be forwarding this to several of them who said they would move if Obama won. Hehehe.

I grew up in Arizona and never saw snow until I was 21 when I got a job in New England to see all the fun things my grandparents had told me about. The first year I got snow bound in my apartment the first Thanksgiving. Me and snow just went down hill from there.

I even took ski lessons in Vermont but that year the snow was so light some rocks were poking thru the snow. First time down the hill I hit one and flipped over landing back on my ski's and continuing all the way to the ski lodge. I was unable to do much control but the instructor said he had never seen a new skier do a flip like that and not break something. A couple of girls thought I was one cool dude for doing that and I never told them I didn't do it on purpose. But... due to the light snow we never graduated to longer skies and how to use polls.

I went skiing at a Connecticut ski resort the next month and when I hit an ice patch and was heading toward an ice plow at ninety miles an hour I remembered what ski poles were handy for. TURNING!! I lucked out and the ice turned to soft snow just in time for me to whiz past the snow plow. I also could not keep my feet warm and that was the end of my expensive ski experience. So much for me and cold weather.

I have visited Canada several times and have been impressed by the friendliness of it's wonderful people. They don't lock their doors when they leave!!! AND everything is still there when they get home (except near the border with the US). They can control drunk Niagara Falls US college kids beer riots with one police woman and a German Shepherd puppy. The policeperson does not have a gun. AAnd she is real helpful if you need anything.

BUT---- it gets real C-C-C-Cold up there! Also beyond a 6 month tourist visa you pretty much have to, as stated here in several KOS diaries, prove you are a real asset and have a job lined up.

Oh yeah they do have that great government provided health care plan repubs do not like. I expect if you hated it you could come back down to the US and pay a doctor just because.…

Just about all the advanced countries in the world have government supported and or universal health care.We are so out numbered by the other countries you have wonder what the rest of the world knows and we don’t. So you'll have to hope enough like minded repubs go to the country you decide to move to and can get their health plans nullified. The wonderful Brits are so proud of their health care system they made part of their Olympic opening have a tribute to it. A dig at the backwards United States perhaps.

Speaking of that when Rmoney went to England the first thing he did was to insult their Olympics planning and security. I mean seems to me it worked fine. Would have been a great chance for Rmoney to check out their medical care first hand but all I remember was that gaff and him having a money raising get together with some guy named Diamond who was caught up in banking fraud.  More Rmoney vaporware.

Now that we have a great real guy with Kenyan and Hawaiian Roots, Chicago learned chops and political savvy beyond the reach of a white, racist, I’ll say anything to get elected candidate this country might just be one great place to live. A country who’s constitution grows when watered by freedoms vote. My vote and yours. Thank you fellow Democrats for voting and telling your friends to vote too.

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  •  In the 80's Canada streams had clean clear water (5+ / 0-)
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    Belle Ame, Deejay Lyn, Losty, james321, Newzie

    too. Of course by the time Republicans figure out a way to turn Global Warming into a vote getting issue Canada may be very warm indeed. They will probably say we Democrats never passed the needed legislation and they will. Of course they will not mention the reason for Global Warming bills not passing is there votes blocking passage. ( The Devil is in the details and what a lot of devilish details the Republicans have to hide.)

    Conservatives supported slavery, opposed women’s suffrage, supported Jim Crow, opposed the 40-hour work week, the abolishment of child labor, and supported McCarthyism. from 'It's The Conservatism, Stupid' by Paul Waldman July 12, 2006

    by arealniceguy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:15:51 AM PST

  •  My friend "threatened" too... (3+ / 0-)
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    Deejay Lyn, james321, arealniceguy

    ...I said "Enjoy the higher tax rate, higher gas prices, higher housing prices, and universal healthcare. If you move to Toronto, I can visit you next summer when I go see family."

    Twitter: Chris Tomas @Otunj

    by grabovcan on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:44:55 AM PST

  •  I do like snow (2+ / 0-)
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    I grew up in Chicago and went to college in Boston so I am very familiar with it. Then I found Colorado which has snow but thoughtfully keeps most of it in the mountains rather than the cities. (And just because I like snow doesn't mean I have to think sliding a mountain on a couple of 1x6s at rates of speed is a good idea.)

    So I wouldn't have minded Canada but I would have minded having to pack - I have too much crap. Nor will I have to pretend that I am Canadian when I travel to other countries. I was not looking forward to learning to say "aboot" instead of "about".  ;-)

    •  Always makes me chuckle (4+ / 0-)

      when folks say Canadians don't lock their doors.

      Yes, we do.

      And the police up here do have guns.

      "Aboot"? No.

      Although we do say "eh" a lot.

      •  Well thats what they told me in the early 90's (1+ / 0-)
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        My wife was raised in New York state (We lived in Texas and were visiting her mother.) My wife took me up to see the falls since the best view is in Canada.  I talked to several Canadians then and since and they have mentioned how they did not lock their doors. Might just be small towns they lived in or back then.

        The policewomen did not have a gun but yes she did say if it ever got out of control she could call for back up and get support with officers packing heat. Her dog may have been a small breed, but my wife called it a puppy. We just noticed it in the back of her station wagon police car. We did not get up close and personal with it. If I were confronted her and the dog was snarling I think I would have done what ever she said to do.

        We had gotten lost because my wife wanted to get some china and 'sneak' it back to the US without paying duty since as a teenager they did that all the time. I was not even liking that idea since the last thing I wanted was to disrespect their hard work and country. I couldn't tell her that so I just kinda went on some wrong streets and got us lost.

        As we went the way the police woman told us we got on the street with all the bars on it and the crowds were pretty much walking in the street to go from bar to bar. A wild party scene. It seemed like it took an hour to go a half mile. My wife had never been there at night and she said "Wow now I know why dad never let us come here at night."

        Conservatives supported slavery, opposed women’s suffrage, supported Jim Crow, opposed the 40-hour work week, the abolishment of child labor, and supported McCarthyism. from 'It's The Conservatism, Stupid' by Paul Waldman July 12, 2006

        by arealniceguy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 10:49:28 AM PST

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  •  If you wanted to see snow... (2+ / 0-)
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    Belle Ame, arealniceguy

    couldn't you have just gone to Flagstaff?

    •  Duh we kinda did. (1+ / 0-)
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      We would go up towards Flagstaff but stop at a mountian slope before going into Flagstaff and we would slide down the long slope with trash can lids, flattened boxes and an old very rusted sled. I should have said I had never seen snow fall or seen a snow covered city street. I did not see the Grand Canyon, that is just north of Flagstaff, until I was nineteen. WOW is that puppy DEEP! You don't appreciate your back yard till you leave it.

      Conservatives supported slavery, opposed women’s suffrage, supported Jim Crow, opposed the 40-hour work week, the abolishment of child labor, and supported McCarthyism. from 'It's The Conservatism, Stupid' by Paul Waldman July 12, 2006

      by arealniceguy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:23:12 AM PST

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  •  Canada is beautiful.... (2+ / 0-)
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    Belle Ame, arealniceguy

    ...but too damn cold for me.

    Only the weak & defeated are called to account for their crimes.

    by rreabold on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 10:28:40 AM PST

    •  The Canada I have seen is very beautiful too. (0+ / 0-)

      I was lucky not to be there when is was in winter. But I did go on the 'Maid Of the Mist' and as we got near the falls it was pretty darn cold.

      Conservatives supported slavery, opposed women’s suffrage, supported Jim Crow, opposed the 40-hour work week, the abolishment of child labor, and supported McCarthyism. from 'It's The Conservatism, Stupid' by Paul Waldman July 12, 2006

      by arealniceguy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:26:13 AM PST

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