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Just wanted to put out a thank you to all the moderators and helpers on this site. I've had hijackthis logs checked and fixed, loads of help with issues i've had, love the winapp2 entries, and all the friendly people here.

 

Glad to have you all aboard! :)

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Just wanted to put out a thank you to all the moderators and helpers on this site. I've had hijackthis logs checked and fixed, loads of help with issues i've had, love the winapp2 entries, and all the friendly people here.

 

Glad to have you all aboard! :)

 

Are you feeling thankful today on our Canadian Thanks Giving holiday ;)

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Actually...

 

Thank you to all of our community members. With out all of you, none of this would be possible.

 

An extra big thanks to all who have donated! For the rest of you cheap sakes...... Just joking. :P

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I learn something new... I didn't know Canada had a Thanksgiving day. What's the historical context for that? I know about the American Thanksgiving, I was taught the reasons for that in school (mainly because it relates to the Pilgrim Fathers) but this is a new one to me :unsure:

 

EDIT: I just looked it up on Wikipedia. I learn a lot by coming here (and from Wiki!)

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we have more then just polar bears and igloos. ;)
lol! I'd love to visit Canada, I have some relations living there, as well as in Australia and New Zealand! My dad's side of the family are from Scotland, some moved south to England but some emigrated to the far flung corners of the earth...

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lol. yeah wed all love to check out the countries we arent from......yet sometimes miss the great things about out own. :) ive lived in a number of places in canada and its a greatly diverse country (second geographically largest next to russia). population is small - about 35 million, which means we have vastly untouched land mass. for instance my parents property is 55 acres large......and they arent rich or anything, but from what i understand in a country like england that would be a rarity.

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If you come to Canada be prepared to bend over and take it up the A$$ financially. Our Government would tax your bowel movements if they could. Don't believe what you here about our health system either. It sucks. Be prepared to wate 5 or 6 hours in the ER to get looked at. I have many times. It might be "free'' but you get what you pay for. I know many that cross the border to the U.S. and gladly pay for superior medical care and short wate times. It takse months to get into a specialist here.The whole time your suffering with what ever condition you may have.

 

Oh, and don't even consider arming your self to protect your self against scum. You don't have that right here. You only have the right to be a victim. If you need the police you better get a couple boxes of doughnuts and leave them in the street because thats the only thing that attracts those retards. I consider moving often.

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Well a bit off topic again....but.......

 

 

Ouch! Anthony, you are so cynical! lol! I've lived in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Quebec and have a greatly different view from what you do. I suffer from an illness that when I went to see the doctor three years ago I was refered to a specialist within a week. Had exploratory surgery, and on meds within the week after that.

 

Last February I went to the hospital with a life threatening emergency..........from the moment my wife called 911 till i was being cut open by the surgeon......5 hours. Missed 4 months of work, returned to full duties June 1.

 

I took my daughter to emergency yesterday morning, and was in and out, at the pharmacy with the presciption filled, and back home, within three hours of leaving. I don't consider that that bad.

 

And I wouldn't trade our medical system to be honest. In certain provinces (like Manitoba) they have Pharmacare drug coverage based on your family income. For instance I have a deductible of about 2 grand a year, but then my drugs are fully covered. My meds cost about 10 grand a year. And our family private insurance only costs about 50 bucks a month for 90% coverage of the first 2000 grand. Not bad. So I am not out of pocket a whole lot.

 

As for the "arming yourself to protect yourself against scum", you do have the right to acquire, own and carry firearms. Just with restrictions. You have to obtain your PAL, and follow the rules. They are more restrictive then in the states, but still quite liberal to be honest. Most people dont realize how many guns are actually out there in Canada. If you search the Criminal Code of Canada, you will see what is and isn't a criminal offence in relation to firearms.

 

I know all this because I am a Police Officer. And to be honest I haven't eaten a donut in about 10 years. In my city (like most) we have to take an annual physical appraisal that includes an obstacle course, fat percentage, and various other measurements. I train daily at the gym to keep myself in peak condition. And I can assure you that I (like most of my colleagues) are not retards. Most of us have university educations. I graduated with a 4.17 average. ;)

 

Calls for service are not dictated by the officers. They receive them over a laptop, which are sent out by dispatch, which are put in order of priority depending on the nature of the call. And if it sometimes seems that Police do not hand out the appropriate response for the public, we must remember that we are only allowed to work within the confines of the law. Which we don't write. And remember that like every other job, there are stresses that most people don't or can't understand unless they are put in that position.

 

There are lots of good things about all countries, along with bad. But I think sometimes the grass looks greener then it may be on the other side of the fence. ;) I'm happy to be in Canada, but I am sure if I was raised somewhere else like Britain or the U.S. I would be equally happy. :)

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Well a bit off topic again....but.......

Ouch! Anthony, you are so cynical! lol! I've lived in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Quebec and have a greatly different view from what you do. I suffer from an illness that when I went to see the doctor three years ago I was refered to a specialist within a week. Had exploratory surgery, and on meds within the week after that.

 

Last February I went to the hospital with a life threatening emergency..........from the moment my wife called 911 till i was being cut open by the surgeon......5 hours. Missed 4 months of work, returned to full duties June 1.

 

I took my daughter to emergency yesterday morning, and was in and out, at the pharmacy with the presciption filled, and back home, within three hours of leaving. I don't consider that that bad.

 

And I wouldn't trade our medical system to be honest. In certain provinces (like Manitoba) they have Pharmacare drug coverage based on your family income. For instance I have a deductible of about 2 grand a year, but then my drugs are fully covered. My meds cost about 10 grand a year. And our family private insurance only costs about 50 bucks a month for 90% coverage of the first 2000 grand. Not bad. So I am not out of pocket a whole lot.

 

As for the "arming yourself to protect yourself against scum", you do have the right to acquire, own and carry firearms. Just with restrictions. You have to obtain your PAL, and follow the rules. They are more restrictive then in the states, but still quite liberal to be honest. Most people dont realize how many guns are actually out there in Canada. If you search the Criminal Code of Canada, you will see what is and isn't a criminal offence in relation to firearms.

 

I know all this because I am a Police Officer. And to be honest I haven't eaten a donut in about 10 years. In my city (like most) we have to take an annual physical appraisal that includes an obstacle course, fat percentage, and various other measurements. I train daily at the gym to keep myself in peak condition. And I can assure you that I (like most of my colleagues) are not retards. Most of us have university educations. I graduated with a 4.17 average. ;)

 

Calls for service are not dictated by the officers. They receive them over a laptop, which are sent out by dispatch, which are put in order of priority depending on the nature of the call. And if it sometimes seems that Police do not hand out the appropriate response for the public, we must remember that we are only allowed to work within the confines of the law. Which we don't write. And remember that like every other job, there are stresses that most people don't or can't understand unless they are put in that position.

 

There are lots of good things about all countries, along with bad. But I think sometimes the grass looks greener then it may be on the other side of the fence. ;) I'm happy to be in Canada, but I am sure if I was raised somewhere else like Britain or the U.S. I would be equally happy. :)

 

 

I live in Ontario. There is no such drug coverage unless you are on welfare which I am not. I live in a fairly large city by Canadian standards and 5 hour waits are the norm in the ER here. Life threatening illnesses get you into a specialist quicker obviously but for the average Joe it's a long waite. Months is not out of the ordinary. I am glad your experience with the health system has been positive you seem like a good person but it's hit and miss really . I have sat in ER for 5 to 6 hours waiting to get stitched up and the damn waiting room was was not jammed with people so there is really no excuse.

 

My smart a$$ comments about dough nuts should not be taken literally. I was expressing general dissatisfaction with the police. In this city and general area, Southern Ontario, it's hard to tell the Police from the criminals. Our police force is in the papers far too often for bad cops being caught and exposed. Call the police and you could be waiting a long time before they show up. They don't even respond to accidents anymore unless there is injury or major property damage.

 

As for gun control. Our laws are so restrictive there really is no legal way to defend your self from a criminal. Your ammo must be stored separate from the gun. I believe the gun must be in a lock box in a separate room. You have to transport the gun and ammo the same way separate. The gun must be locked in the trunk separate from the ammo. You must go directly to the shooting range and back home. Now if a person invades your home or threatens your family and you follow the gun laws how do you possibly defend your self legally? As a police officer you know that the criminals don't follow gun laws and don't use legally acquired guns and are not licensed. So all the restrictions do not stop them. The restrictions just disarm law abiding citizens. I may be a little off on some of the details of the restrictions but they are pretty close if not dead on. I am in the camp that believes we should be able to carry and conceal legally.

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Anthony I see your point and understand your concern, but in my personal opinion the right to carry and conceal a firearm is probably not the best choice. And you are absolutely correct that criminals don't acquire firearms legally. But a vast majority are obtained by theft from otherwise law abiding citizens that have stored their firearms inadequately. Easy access just makes it too tempting for criminals. But I respect your opinion on these matters, and yes, Ontario is a very different animal in our country.....with higher mortgages, insurance rates, etc. I've spent a lot of time there over the years and its not my province of choice, but all things considered, it's still not that bad a place in my opinion.

 

I think a lot of the problems with our country is the lack of skilled people. For instance, we are so short staffed where I work, that they cancelled all our summer holidays and discretionary leave. Not allowed to take time off. We work 10 hour shifts, and 14 hours are not an abnormal day. And we end up at the hospital a lot, and I can tell you that the same goes for the doctors, nurses, etc. There just aren't enough people to meet the demand. And that includes all jobs it seems. Like tradespeople. An electrician or plumber can almost set their rates these days and go to any province and find work. It's actually a great time to be a young person coming out of high school, because they can pretty much choose any carear and find work in it. I think our unemployement level just hit the lowest in thirty years last week.....and our dollar is worth the same as the US dollar.

 

But who knows where things will go if the Conservatives get a majority government....could change the focus of a few things...;)

 

And you are pretty close on the gun laws for the most part.

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If you need the police you better get a couple boxes of doughnuts and leave them in the street because thats the only thing that attracts those retards.
I know all this because I am a Police Officer.

Quite possibly the greatest comeback ever on this forum :D:D:D

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Anthony I see your point and understand your concern, but in my personal opinion the right to carry and conceal a firearm is probably not the best choice. And you are absolutely correct that criminals don't acquire firearms legally. But a vast majority are obtained by theft from otherwise law abiding citizens that have stored their firearms inadequately. Easy access just makes it too tempting for criminals. But I respect your opinion on these matters, and yes, Ontario is a very different animal in our country.....with higher mortgages, insurance rates, etc. I've spent a lot of time there over the years and its not my province of choice, but all things considered, it's still not that bad a place in my opinion.

 

I think a lot of the problems with our country is the lack of skilled people. For instance, we are so short staffed where I work, that they cancelled all our summer holidays and discretionary leave. Not allowed to take time off. We work 10 hour shifts, and 14 hours are not an abnormal day. And we end up at the hospital a lot, and I can tell you that the same goes for the doctors, nurses, etc. There just aren't enough people to meet the demand. And that includes all jobs it seems. Like tradespeople. An electrician or plumber can almost set their rates these days and go to any province and find work. It's actually a great time to be a young person coming out of high school, because they can pretty much choose any carear and find work in it. I think our unemployement level just hit the lowest in thirty years last week.....and our dollar is worth the same as the US dollar.

 

But who knows where things will go if the Conservatives get a majority government....could change the focus of a few things...;)

 

And you are pretty close on the gun laws for the most part.

 

There are definitely worse places to live than Canada or Ontario. The thing is I don't look at my situation and say hey there is always somebody worse off so just be happy. If we all said that all forward progress would stop because there always is somebody or place worse off. I look at my situation and ask my self how can it be better and the fact is there is much room for improvement here even though there are much worse places to be. It's definitely not Iraq here though :lol:

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lol. yeah wed all love to check out the countries we arent from......yet sometimes miss the great things about out own. :) ive lived in a number of places in canada and its a greatly diverse country (second geographically largest next to russia). population is small - about 35 million, which means we have vastly untouched land mass. for instance my parents property is 55 acres large......and they arent rich or anything, but from what i understand in a country like england that would be a rarity.
if your parents had 55 acres in England I'd be touching my cap and calling them M'am and Sir - that's a large amount of land to have! I have a small garden which is about 10 foot by 6 foot and that's quite enough to be called posh around here :P

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if your parents had 55 acres in England I'd be touching my cap and calling them M'am and Sir - that's a large amount of land to have! I have a small garden which is about 10 foot by 6 foot and that's quite enough to be called posh around here :P

 

lol! My wife and I had a 5 acre homestead up until 3 years ago when we decided to move into the city. Its a lot of grass to cut believe me. And nobody ever called me "sir" or tipped their cap to me! lol

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