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Dec 11, 2011, 02:10 PM
 
Canada could have been great. It could have had the technology of the US, the cuisine of the French, and the culture of the British. Instead, it ended up with the technology of the French, the cuisine of the British, and the culture of the US.

(old joke)

Living near Detroit, we notice how Canadians keep their country cleaner and are nicer, in general.

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Dec 11, 2011, 04:16 PM
 
I think the TV show Due South has a lot to answer for when it comes to the popular british perspective of Canada. Also South Park.
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Dec 11, 2011, 04:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
Winnipeg's murder rate is a bit of a misnomer. Most of them aren't just people walking down the street getting murdered so much as spouses, brothers and sisters, etc. It's all people who already know the people they're killing or otherwise hurting. And one of the biggest reasons why we rate higher is simply because we have the highest number of aboriginal people per capita compared with any other city.

That and the entire native population tends to be centred just north of downtown. So yes if you walk in a small portion of the upper middle part of the city that plainly looks unsafe and ghetto like when you're there, there's a good chance that you could be the victim of a violent crime. If you go pretty well anywhere else you're fine.
Most of Canada's murder rate is related to people that know people and family and friends disputes. If you look at the rate based on random people in robberies its next to nothing.
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Dec 11, 2011, 04:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I think the TV show Due South has a lot to answer for when it comes to the popular british perspective of Canada. Also South Park.
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Dec 11, 2011, 05:04 PM
 
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Not sure they ever showed that one over here.
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Dec 11, 2011, 05:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
Winnipeg's murder rate is a bit of a misnomer. Most of them aren't just people walking down the street getting murdered so much as spouses, brothers and sisters, etc. It's all people who already know the people they're killing or otherwise hurting.
So the better term would be "domestic homicide"?

Um, okay, that's completely different.

     
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Dec 11, 2011, 05:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
So the better term would be "domestic homicide"?

Um, okay, that's completely different.

It is when it comes to personal safety. The odds of ever being murdered here for being at the wrong place, wrong time is a lot lower. Most murders are family members, people who know each other and criminals killing criminals. Occasionally a innocent by stander is killed, either the wrong target or a stray bullet. But is very very rare for some one to be murdered in a robbery or random act of violence.
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Dec 11, 2011, 11:11 PM
 
CANADIAN WARSHIP SEIZES TANKER IN... WAIT...
CANADA HAS A WARSHIP?


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Dec 12, 2011, 02:56 PM
 
No, I'm not sure how Salty's post fits in. I didn't see any mention of Winnipeg before. But it is in Canada and is the gateway to western Canada.

It's great they got their hockey team back, though. Go Jets!

Winnipeg's not too bad of a city. I got my University degree there at the U of M. And like Salty said, it's as safe a city as any. I used to walk and bike around at night. It has some nice festivals.

They do have lots of mosquitos, though. So much, that they usually spray for them at night during the summer.
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Originally Posted by Buckaroo View Post
CANADIAN WARSHIP SEIZES TANKER IN... WAIT...
CANADA HAS A WARSHIP?
Yeah and we're building more! We're also supposed to be stocking up on F-35s if the Americans can ever finish build them on time and budget.

We're planning to invade Florida! Wait,... we already did that. Ummm... we'll invade Cuba.
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Dec 12, 2011, 11:29 PM
 
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Dec 12, 2011, 11:32 PM
 
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Ummm... we'll invade Cuba.
We've already done that too
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