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Mr Dee

2019 CFL Season: Around the League

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10 minutes ago, 17to85 said:

USA A-OK, everyone else go **** yourselves.

That's been their policy since 1776.  It is what it is.  Personally doesn't bother me much.  There's a big world out there.

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10 minutes ago, Geebrr said:

I've had way worse experiences in Quebec than anywhere in the States.

ha ha I was told to prepare to be treated with hostility when I was in Quebec in 2017 for a holiday, but found everyone to be really friendly.  Can't say a bad word about my experience, everything was pretty awesome.  Other than they were speaking some weird language I'd never heard before...

True story - I struck up a conversation with an American lady in Quebec City while waiting for a bus.  Half-way through she asked me what part of the US I was from, and I told her I was actually from Canada.  She couldn't believe it!  "Your English, you speak it so well!"  That's the extent of the knowledge most Americans have of us.  We are all poutine-eating Pepe Lepeau speaking lumberjacks.

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Just now, kelownabomberfan said:

ha ha I was told to prepare to be treated with hostility when I was in Quebec in 2017 for a holiday, but found everyone to be really friendly.  Can't say a bad word about my experience, everything was pretty awesome.  Other than they were speaking some weird language I'd never heard before...

True story - I struck up a conversation with an American lady in Quebec City while waiting for a bus.  Half-way through she asked me what part of the US I was from, and I told her I was actually from Canada.  She couldn't believe it!  "Your English, you speak it so well!"  That's the extent of the knowledge most Americans have of us.  We are all poutine-eating Pepe Lepeau speaking lumberjacks.

I don't blame them though, they just don't get bombarded with Canada info.

I don't doubt people have been treated fine in Quebec, I mostly was as well, but you definitely come across the spiteful francophone guy. I've honestly never had even an uncomfortable eye contact in the US 😁

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6 minutes ago, kelownabomberfan said:

ha ha I was told to prepare to be treated with hostility when I was in Quebec in 2017 for a holiday, but found everyone to be really friendly.  Can't say a bad word about my experience, everything was pretty awesome.  Other than they were speaking some weird language I'd never heard before...

True story - I struck up a conversation with an American lady in Quebec City while waiting for a bus.  Half-way through she asked me what part of the US I was from, and I told her I was actually from Canada.  She couldn't believe it!  "Your English, you speak it so well!"  That's the extent of the knowledge most Americans have of us.  We are all poutine-eating Pepe Lepeau speaking lumberjacks.

this....this is why I have issues....

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1 minute ago, Noeller said:

this....this is why I have issues....

I met a guy from Boston at the Cactus Club in TO who was there on work and couldn't stop talking about how much he loved Canada and Canadians

Great guy 

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35 minutes ago, Rod Black said:

North Dakota people might feel an affinity for Oliviera (injured) and Santiago

He mentions those two, and Dressler, all sports fan favourites in North Dakota.

Couldn't have paid for a better promotion.

 Remember when the American Women's soccer team played in Wpg. Holy crap the Americans turned out in force. And were great fans.

Edited by Mark F

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1 minute ago, Geebrr said:

I met a guy from Boston at the Cactus Club in TO who was there on work and couldn't stop talking about how much he loved Canada and Canadians

Great guy 

I was in line for Esmeraldas in 1992 in Red Deer and met a guy who had driven up to Alberta from Los Angeles.  He was amazed that we had electricity, and stop lights, and the same fast food restaurants.  I think that he thought that we were more like Mexico or something.  He was kind of entertaining until he started berating us for not carrying guns.  Then it was not so funny.

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1 minute ago, kelownabomberfan said:

I was in line for Esmeraldas in 1992 in Red Deer and met a guy who had driven up to Alberta from Los Angeles.  He was amazed that we had electricity, and stop lights, and the same fast food restaurants.  I think that he thought that we were more like Mexico or something.  He was kind of entertaining until he started berating us for not carrying guns.  Then it was not so funny.

I've just never come across it.

 

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35 minutes ago, 17to85 said:

Look at who they elected

This is idiotic, you realize that?

 

How someone goes from meeting one , or five, or fifty Americans who don't know much about us, to saying "this is how most Americans are"

is beyond me. "I met a guy"

Talk about parochial attitude. wow.

Not only that, I don't care if Americans don't know much about Canada. Who gives a ****. Nobody anywhere knows much about us.

I like that.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Geebrr said:

I've just never come across it.

 

You'd think people who are big fans of the Bombers would at least keep their trap shut, even if they feel like this, when posting on this site.

Wonder If they would like to tell Nichols or Bighill, to their face, that Americans are arrogant.

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2 minutes ago, Mark F said:

You'd think people who are big fans of the Bombers would at least keep their trap shut, even if they feel like this, when posting on this site.

Wonder If they would like to tell Nichols or Bighill, to their face, that Americans are arrogant.

Hardrick lived in my area for a little bit and it was clear how much he loves and appreciates this place. 

You will find that to be the case far far more often than not. 

I love them and the sport to death, but there are a lot of Canadian hockey players that are arrogant morons

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32 minutes ago, Noeller said:

Fair enough!! I can get behind this.... I don't think I actually KNOW a single American person. 

You should, most of them are more like us that you would imagine. As to them not knowing anything about us? Why would they? They are 100x our population. We know about them because we don't have enough of an economy to fully satisfy our need for entertainment.

I talk / work with American people everyday and even though some of them are gun toting rednecks I would welcome them at my home anytime.

Please remember that the most media only really features the extremes of the issue left or right. Somewhere in the middle is everyone else and you don't get to hear their voice often. I can remember being in our US office before the Trump election visiting with a couple staff. Diametrically opposed one a Republican and one a Democrat. The one thing the could both agree on was that America was F'ed if those are the best 2 people they could find willing to run their country.

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28 minutes ago, Noeller said:

Fair enough!! I can get behind this.... I don't think I actually KNOW a single American person. 

Did some training in Madison, Wisconsin about 15 years ago and I could not believe how similar our views were (and I'm a borderline socialist) across all sorts of topics of discussion.  It really depends on where you go.  I did a 4-H exchange trip to the panhandle of Texas many moons ago and they were extremely ignorant of their own country, nevermind Canada.  They were, however,  very friendly and even accomodated my request to see Buddy Holly's original house and grave in Lubbock.

The Americans I actually know generally don't know much about the world because their education system is very inward looking.  A good read is "Lies My Teacher Taught Me" which explains a lot.

That being said, I don't  have any issues with your generalizations.  The "USA,USA" chant turns my stomach.  

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Speaking of ignorance about your own country


 

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A large national non-profit wrote CBC North last week promoting two new historic places in the Northwest Territories. Problem is — they're in Yukon.

This kind of flub is nothing new to northerners. Canadians' ignorance of the three territories has become something of a joke. Remember when Travel Alberta forgot Nunavut? CBC has goofed too — just this year writers (not in the North) have placed Iqaluit in the N.W.T. (it's in Nunavut), and referred to the Nunavut government as "provincial" (it's territorial). The satirical site, The Beaverton, summed up this national knowledge gap aptly in a headline a few years ago: "Whitehorse changes name to 'Yellowknife' to avoid confusion." 

Canadians go through periods when they're excited about the North, but then go back to ignoring it.

"I think Canadians like to view the North as a sort of an attic — sort of a place where you hide the treasures but don't ever go up and look and see what they are," he said.

Rebecca Alty, Yellowknife's mayor who grew up in the N.W.T. capital, hears a lot of misconceptions when representing her city in the South.

"It's very common," she said. She allows that Yellowknife and Yukon both starting with a Y might be a source of confusion, but calls it "unfortunate that Canadians mix up that geography so much." 

Alty says people have asked her if she knows someone in Whitehorse, which she likens to asking an Albertan if they know someone in Saskatchewan.

 

Southern Canadians are ignorant!!!!!

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18 minutes ago, Wideleft said:

The "USA,USA" chant turns my stomach.  

Canadians coast to coast were cheering for the Raptors (not one Canadian on the team)

.... and cheered when one of the other teams' players got hurt. hard to top that for ugly fandom. Americans certainly noticed when that happened, but overall the American media were very enthusiastic about the Raptors.

Edited by Mark F

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2 hours ago, Mark F said:

II think you didn't read the article, it is very complimentary of both the league, and the Bombers,

and as he said, urges people to come up here and go to the games. You might not like that, but I think the team would.

I wonder if any of the Americans that play for the Bombers, and Jets, read stuff at this site, and see your anti American comments.

It's rude.

and do you actually think that most Americans are condescending?

I bet that's why Walker didn't want to sign here. Likely read the internet forum, saw how Noeller talks about Americans and was like, **** that guy! I'm out! I'm surprised the Bombers could sign any americans to be honest.

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50 minutes ago, Mark F said:

This is idiotic, you realize that?

 

 

 

Why? Guy is pretty widely supported so that tells me there are enough people who endorse that attitude. Like it or not the people we elect to represent ourselves and our countries reflect on us.

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