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post #121 of 171 (permalink) Old 05-09-2017, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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I am genuinely curious if people living in or from the states think this? That a) we need saving from - something - and that b) Americans with guns are the ones to do it?

And what does the rest of the world think about Canada and Canadians? That we are just the 53rd (or whatever) state and really, Trump is our president too?

I am not trying to start a debate but having been on TAM as long as I have I posted it in this section
Canadians are polite, resourceful, friendly, honest and loyal.

And I admire their spelling!

Hang on, apart from the spelling that probably describes most Americans, too!

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That is the question, isn't it

I really am curious how my country is perceived by the rest of the world, though. All the stereotyping comes from SOMEwhere!
I live in the midwest of 'merica. My friends, loved ones, and I are DYING to get out of this country. We talk about Canada often. Your healthcare and low violence is very appealing to us.



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Many of us here in the States feel that way about NFL football players. I know I do.

I think hockey is the only game where the refs stand back and allow the fights to go on, as long as they don't get carried away. If I'm not mistaken, don't both players get to sit in the penalty box for the remainder of the match?

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5 minutes in the box for fighting. Possibly a game misconduct (ie. a match penalty) if one person clearly instigated, but that's rare.

Hockey fights are a very North American thing. You don't see very many of them in international hockey, professional or otherwise.

There's also a lot less fighting in the top professional leagues (NHL) than there ever was.

As a die-hard hockey fan, I can take or leave fighting in the game. It does actually serve a purpose, albeit a rather silly one. Considering there are 10 players going extremely fast around a sheet of ice wearing sharp blades, carrying sticks, and making body contact with one another, it's not difficult to get carried away. It's an inherently violent game, despite the tremendous amount of skill it takes. Tempers are quick to flare in this game, and for good reason.

As for salaries, it's a no-win situation. Professional athletes in all sports are paid in relation to what the sport and the league makes - not what they're actually worth. This is why they have unions. In NHL hockey, for example, it was only in the last 40 or so years in which players started making a good salary. It wasn't uncommon for even star players to have a second job in the off-season up until the 1970's. Same with most professional sports.

Athletes salaries are crazy, but it's a piece of the pie. 40+ years ago, team owners were the only ones making any money, and off the backs of the people who were actually playing the game (and getting injured, sometimes to the point of not being able to play any more). Pensions were meagre or non-existant. Many professional athletes weren't making much more than the average Joe at the time, with careers that only lasted several years if they were lucky.

It's funny, but outside of professional sports, this is generally not acceptable. We have huge corporations in which the executives make millions (or more), while the people doing the actual work are being paid minimum wage.

It's all relative. We sit here and say "these guys aren't worth X-millions of dollars a year, while our doctors and nurses and teachers are making what they do" - and you wouldn't be wrong in that sentiment. But that's all it is - sentiment. That's just not how the world works. Professional sports is BIG business, and those that actually play the game, dedicate their lives to it, are, and should be, given a piece of that pie. Not just the executives and the owners and the leagues.

Given the multi, multi billion dollar healthcare industry, doctors and nurses CAN be paid more, yet they aren't. Maybe they need a better union?

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I love Canadians! I've always thought that they were open minded & fun. I love that I can watch a hockey game with a Canadian and not have to explain the rules. I love the accent (say "Out & About"). Yes, there aren't as many guns in Canada but I never thought of y'all as weak or defenseless.

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I think hockey is the only game where the refs stand back and allow the fights to go on, as long as they don't get carried away. If I'm not mistaken, don't both players get to sit in the penalty box for the remainder of the match?
In addition to what @alexm said, the refs don't just sit back & let 'em go at it really. They get in between the players many times to prevent fights. The players are very protective of their goal tenders especially so refs are on top of that area once play is whistled down. But yes, every once in a while especially if a ref isn't close to them, the players will start the fight and the refs will stand close by monitoring. They immediately break up the fight when a player falls on the ice or it's clear that they're exhausted.

I think a good fight can, absolutely, change the game. It gives the players a boost to play harder, IMO.

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In addition to what @alexm said, the refs don't just sit back & let 'em go at it really. They get in between the players many times to prevent fights. The players are very protective of their goal tenders especially so refs are on top of that area once play is whistled down. But yes, every once in a while especially if a ref isn't close to them, the players will start the fight and the refs will stand close by monitoring. They immediately break up the fight when a player falls on the ice or it's clear that they're exhausted.

I think a good fight can, absolutely, change the game. It gives the players a boost to play harder, IMO.
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Canadians are polite, resourceful, friendly, honest and loyal.

And I admire their spelling!

Hang on, apart from the spelling that probably describes most Americans, too!
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Yes. They spell like British do... instead of "color", they use "colour"... "behaviour" instead of "behavior", etc.

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America is America because it had armed citizens. The 2nd amendment isn't about hunting and target shooting. It is just another check against a tyrannical government.
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America is America because it had armed citizens. The 2nd amendment isn't about hunting and target shooting. It is just another check against a tyrannical government.


And, since the election of 2016, gun sales (according to background checks) have dropped in areas of the country where sales are traditionally much higher. All this while sales have gone up in areas that are unexpected. So, I guess a tyrannical government is a matter of ones interpretation.


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I think...
I love skiing in British Columbia
I love mountain biking in Alberta
I love hiking in Banff
I love eating in Quebec
I don't like large cities, but Edmonton is way cool

Y'all got some really big elk up there

I would love to visit the Maritime Provinces; never been there and it looks cool
I would also love to get into some serious wilderness in the Yukon

I love Rush, Triumph, Loreena McKennitt, Sass Jordan, Kim Mitchell, Max Webster, Oscar Peterson, Ed Bickert, Gordon Lightfoot, April Wine, Voivod, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Healy, Steppenwolf, Pat Travers, Trooper, Honeymoon Suite, Saga, The Guess Who, Sum 41, Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morissette, and Aldo Nova. I think, on a per capita basis, you Canucks kick butt musically.

I love the laid back vibe I get in most of Canada.

I think of Canada as a great nation that has some similarities to us Yanks and some differences. I think of Canada as independent and different, but no better or worse overall. I think my life has been enriched by travel to Canada and by Canadian friends I have made and Canadian colleagues I have worked with.

I thinks most Americans don't think of Canada much at all, especially those not living in our northern states. Those who do aren't thinking of Canada so much as they are thinking Canada should think less about America. Canadian commentary on US politics sometimes gets old. But we know we generate ample fodder for criticism and I'm not going to let that disparage my overall impression.

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