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    SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    sarks if I move to the pacific NW will we be friends

    I'll be your friend if you do

    can I trust you

    also you are Canadian eh

    I am also American, pardn'r

    am I doing Americanese correctly

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    FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Prove me wrong and tell me what's good about America? Is it our freedoms? Our freedoms to not have good health insurance, free education and a job, maybe. America is good at not giving us those things. She takes them for herself and huffs them up her nose and gets high on our misery.

    you have freedom from oppression, from constant gunfire, from the overt threat of violence. not everyone, but many or most.

    the american dream is hollow, but people do have the chance to work for a living and sometimes succeed, and have freedom of expression, speech, religion, action.

    america gives the chance for class mobility, for education, for employment, etc.

    it's not the greatest country, and it's not the greatest first world country, and it has severe problems, and its foreign policy is contemptible in many cases.

    but it's not a "horrible place"

    you are sitting in front of a computer as perhaps one of the wealthiest human beings to exist in the history of the species and there are millions, billions of people with the same riches in America. There is exploitation propping up that wealth, sure, but it's still a massive advance over the terrible oppression or poverty that other places have to deal with, and the more severe civil disturbances and violence.

    I said something a while back that I still think is true. When your civilization's worst health epidemic is obesity, that means you're doing something right.

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    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
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    SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Prove me wrong and tell me what's good about America? Is it our freedoms? Our freedoms to not have good health insurance, free education and a job, maybe. America is good at not giving us those things. She takes them for herself and huffs them up her nose and gets high on our misery.

    you have freedom from oppression, from constant gunfire, from the overt threat of violence. not everyone, but many or most.

    the american dream is hollow, but people do have the chance to work for a living and sometimes succeed, and have freedom of expression, speech, religion, action.

    america gives the chance for class mobility, for education, for employment, etc.

    it's not the greatest country, and it's not the greatest first world country, and it has severe problems, and its foreign policy is contemptible in many cases.

    but it's not a "horrible place"

    you are sitting in front of a computer as perhaps one of the wealthiest human beings to exist in the history of the species and there are millions, billions of people with the same riches in America. There is exploitation propping up that wealth, sure, but it's still a massive advance over the terrible oppression or poverty that other places have to deal with, and the more severe civil disturbances and violence.

    All of this stuff is stupid when a little girl gets suspended from school because she is deaf and uses sign language. Those people ruin the entire country. It's tainted. I am barely holding my vomit in my stomach. I am going to vomit on the computer you are touting as an advantage. Vomit computers are not an advantage.

    If you guys haven't noticed when I make really short posts that are very opinionated and couldn't possibly be supported by such brevity I am probably being tongue-in-cheek.

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Ludious wrote: »
    Leaving out CCTV as the ultimate UK negative.

    how so?

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    JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    James wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    sarks if I move to the pacific NW will we be friends

    I'll be your friend if you do

    are you moving too?

    Portland. In a few months

    Congratulations on getting out of that horrid province.

    :P

    (But seriously best of luck with your move)

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    OrganichuOrganichu poops peesRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited June 2010
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    sarks if I move to the pacific NW will we be friends

    I'll be your friend if you do

    can I trust you

    also you are Canadian eh

    I am also American, pardn'r

    am I doing Americanese correctly

    have you been issued your gun yet

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    SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    None of the countries with free healthcare have as good Mexican food.

    Japan is cool, but expensive and racist.

    Australia doesn't have free speech, and just like the US all the good areas are on the edges.

    UK cuisine is a mixed bag. On the one hand, you have Indian food. On the other hand, you have British food. And the NHS is kind of a crappy system. And the weather's not as nice.

    Note I haven't actually been to any of these countries. I'm totally talking straight out of my ass.

    Canada is colder than a witch's tit

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    TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    None of the countries with free healthcare have as good Mexican food.

    Japan is cool, but expensive and racist.

    Australia doesn't have free speech, and just like the US all the good areas are on the edges.

    UK cuisine is a mixed bag. On the one hand, you have Indian food. On the other hand, you have British food. And the NHS is kind of a crappy system. And the weather's not as nice.

    Note I haven't actually been to any of these countries. I'm totally talking straight out of my ass.

    Figure it out and I will follow you. We can make a living busking! You're going to need a boom box, I'll bring the wig.

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    SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    For example when I say Senjutsu is lame for moving to Portland I do not actually hold this opinion.

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    living in canada is pretty great but there's less culture here than in the big american cities, unfortunately

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    SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Organichu wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    sarks if I move to the pacific NW will we be friends

    I'll be your friend if you do

    can I trust you

    also you are Canadian eh

    I am also American, pardn'r

    am I doing Americanese correctly

    have you been issued your gun yet

    just a revolver and a semi-auto

    I think the assault rifle is in the mail?

    Senjutsu on
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    OrganichuOrganichu poops peesRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited June 2010
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    sarks if I move to the pacific NW will we be friends

    I'll be your friend if you do

    can I trust you

    also you are Canadian eh

    I am also American, pardn'r

    am I doing Americanese correctly

    have you been issued your gun yet

    just a revolver and a semi-auto

    I think the assault rifle is in the mail?

    oh

    someone will correct you on the lingo soon enough

    you'll learn, my boy

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    LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Ludious wrote: »
    Leaving out CCTV as the ultimate UK negative.

    how so?

    Big Brother, man.

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    NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2010
    It's too late sarks, we have to take away your American license

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    SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    For my 22nd birthday the government gave me a hand grenade.

    The next milestone is when I'm allowed to rent a car.

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Ludious wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Leaving out CCTV as the ultimate UK negative.

    how so?

    Big Brother, man.

    when there are cameras in your house, maybe

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    SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    It's too late sarks, we have to take away your American license

    Good, I want to live in Canada anyway.

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    JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    None of the countries with free healthcare have as good Mexican food.

    Japan is cool, but expensive and racist.

    Australia doesn't have free speech, and just like the US all the good areas are on the edges.

    UK cuisine is a mixed bag. On the one hand, you have Indian food. On the other hand, you have British food. And the NHS is kind of a crappy system. And the weather's not as nice.

    Note I haven't actually been to any of these countries. I'm totally talking straight out of my ass.

    There is actually a great Mexican restaurant in Victoria just a few blocks down from the BC Legislative Assembly.

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    SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Organichu wrote: »
    oh

    someone will correct you on the lingo soon enough

    you'll learn, my boy

    what did I say wrong

    is a revolver called a wet back exploder or something

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    WashWash Sweet Christmas Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    there isn't anything in America Canada doesn't have to offer except stuff I don't really want.

    Wash on
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    skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    sarks if I move to the pacific NW will we be friends

    I'll be your friend if you do

    can I trust you

    also you are Canadian eh

    I am also American, pardn'r

    am I doing Americanese correctly

    sounds good let's go rustle some cattle

    man it would be nice to have some nerd friends

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    man i am so stoked for this tablet

    fuck it's gonna be awesome

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    SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    What tablet.

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    FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    living in canada is pretty great but there's less culture here than in the big american cities, unfortunately

    Where do you live? Toronto is a tier 1 international city.

    Feral on
    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
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    skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    It's too late sarks, we have to take away your American license

    Good, I want to live in Canada anyway.

    are you a master oil pipe fitter with 20 yrs of exp cause if not I have some bad news

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    FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    James wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    None of the countries with free healthcare have as good Mexican food.

    Japan is cool, but expensive and racist.

    Australia doesn't have free speech, and just like the US all the good areas are on the edges.

    UK cuisine is a mixed bag. On the one hand, you have Indian food. On the other hand, you have British food. And the NHS is kind of a crappy system. And the weather's not as nice.

    Note I haven't actually been to any of these countries. I'm totally talking straight out of my ass.

    There is actually a great Mexican restaurant in Victoria just a few blocks down from the BC Legislative Assembly.

    No offense, but Mexican food gets progressively worse the farther north you travel.

    After you leave Sacramento, it starts to go downhill rapidly.

    I've had what Portlanders and Seattlites call "Mexican." It barely qualifies.

    Feral on
    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
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    SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    It's too late sarks, we have to take away your American license

    Good, I want to live in Canada anyway.

    are you a master oil pipe fitter with 20 yrs of exp cause if not I have some bad news

    I'm going to move once I get my PhD and Canada gets the hots for me.

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    i live in ottawa

    montreal and toronto are great, but i mean, new york

    and to a much creepier, bizarre extent, los angeles, etc

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    NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I am still fully preparing to move to Seattle, assuming I don't hate it after seeing it during PAX.

    The only thing delaying that is going to be:

    1) Trying to get a job set up before I move

    2) If #1 fails, saving up a lot of money so I can live long enough to find a job there, which if it's like most other places in the country could take a long time.

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    skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Sarksus wrote: »
    For example when I say Senjutsu is lame for moving to Portland I do not actually hold this opinion.

    I might move to Portland I have heard it is p liberal

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    poshnialloposhniallo Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Oops I'm sorry I made chat angry. I didn't really mean to.

    I know that in comparison to much of the world America is an awesome place. Primarily because it's rich. Being from a rich country (I am too) is wonderful. And I love lots of American people, and American culture.

    But I do get surprised how much utterly awful stuff happens there and that people often have little recourse. It's that gap between the American Dream and the reality, and the frequent madness of your authority figures, that makes me think 'No thanks'.

    I know there are places where people will just kill or rape my deaf daughter, but the idea of someone telling her she can't speak because it's a health hazard is a different kind of terrifying which I am unfamiliar with.

    I suppose it's the difference between horror fiction and dystopian fiction.

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    I figure I could take a bear.
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    RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    i live in ottawa

    montreal and toronto are great, but i mean, new york

    and to a much creepier, bizarre extent, los angeles, etc

    Montreal & Toronto are boring. Thunder Bay is where it's at.

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    SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Sarksus wrote: »
    For example when I say Senjutsu is lame for moving to Portland I do not actually hold this opinion.

    I might move to Portland I have heard it is p liberal

    God damnit.

    I need people to move to Seattle!

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Sarksus wrote: »
    What tablet.

    i bought a motion LE1600 on the cheap off ebay

    i will use it for digital art

    it will be great

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    FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    i live in ottawa

    montreal and toronto are great, but i mean, new york

    and to a much creepier, bizarre extent, los angeles, etc

    Well New York is New York.

    Los Angeles is a godforsaken slice of hell. I don't understand how people actually live there and don't kill themselves.

    Feral on
    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
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    SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Toronto is like New York stripped of personality.

    Montreal is supposed to have a major international vibe.

    Everything else is basically Generic City X

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    TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Ludious wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Leaving out CCTV as the ultimate UK negative.

    how so?

    Big Brother, man.

    when there are cameras in your house, maybe

    I'm actually with Lud on this one. Invasive security that gives undue power to the government while not actually making me safer is pretty high on my "aw hell no"-o-meter.

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    WashWash Sweet Christmas Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Los Angeles is a necessary evil

    like Thanatos and trips to the dentist.

    Wash on
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    FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Hey, poshniallo! Do you live in Japan?

    Feral on
    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.

    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
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    SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    If I was in southern California I would rather jump in the ocean and swim around than go through Los Angeles.

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