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kuba walda
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posted 29 August 2003 02:29 PM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote

Canada signed the Kyoto global warming treaty, lets 19-year-olds drink, has more of its population living in urban areas and accepts more immigrants per capita than the United States.

These are all things we've been told will wreck our society. But I guess Canadians are different, because theirs seems oddly sound.

Like teenagers, we fiercely idolize individual freedom but really demand that everyone be the same. But the Canadians seem more adult -- more secure. They aren't afraid of foreigners. They aren't afraid of homosexuality. Most of all, they're not afraid of each other.

I wonder if America will ever be that cool.

From: the garden | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 29 August 2003 03:41 PM      Profile for Foxer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I read that when it came out

I especially love :

The Canadians are so quiet that you may have forgotten they're up there, but they've been busy doing some surprising things. It's like discovering that the mice you are dimly aware of in your attic have been building an espresso machine.

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