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Old 03-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #81
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How would you Americans feel if one of the states wanted to seperate as a unique country ?
Slow that talk down, you're 10 years ahead of us...
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Edmonton is a real shitty place to live, while Quebec is beautiful and the women are hot. You're just jelly.

Actually it is nice in Montreal and Quebec. Very pretty landscape and amazing food. Weather is pretty good on the Canadian scale of things.

I've been all over Canada for work and I like where I'm at (a nice forest like acreage just 15min from town) and all of BC, but skip Sask/Manitoba/Toronto.
The marintime are ok but I couldn't live there.


Anyways more driving faux pas..... (ha)
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What state is most likely to go? Who has the resources and money ?

Don't laugh but I'm actually British not Canadian officially and I've looked at living in the US: Cost of living, goods, taxation wages and oh yes great weather............. just need a nice HMO
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Bring back the Concorde and one-way tickets to France from Quebec.......

Without Western money everyone east of Sask. would be bankrupt.

Hey does your Miata use oil products in any way or form or does it run on foies gras and pampelmousse??



How would you Americans feel if one of the states wanted to seperate as a unique country ?
Edmonton is a garbage s h i thole that is merely a stop on the way to Fort McMurray where oil is produced. There is more culture in the rancid yogurt of a Montreal student apartment's fridge than Edmonton.
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Yankee doodle dandy, what is the chomping reference, I know not what this means ?




head is made of two halves.


With that said, in the image below, it's easy to spot the canadian:

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What state is most likely to go? Who has the resources and money ?

Don't laugh but I'm actually British not Canadian officially and I've looked at living in the US: Cost of living, goods, taxation wages and oh yes great weather............. just need a nice HMO
Find a list of states outlining net contributions to federal revenues.

Those states with the highest net contributions are going to be the first to leave. Those states with the most negative net contributions (take more than we give) are going to suffer the most. Whatever you do: don't move to Cowrifornya.
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Won't go well for the Red states, Foogy.
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Canadians on Simpsons

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Edmonton is a garbage s h i thole that is merely a stop on the way to Fort McMurray where oil is produced. There is more culture in the rancid yogurt of a Montreal student apartment's fridge than Edmonton.
Do you have permission from the province of Quebec to be on this site? Why are you writing in English, don't make me call the OQLF language police on you. Perhaps you should visit the French only Miata Turbo site..........

"Le spinny wheel du pressure power dans l' es-car-go"

Admittedly we do have to many red necks and pickup trucks, but were slowly getting cultured. Give us time. Have you been to Ft Mac ? Believe me you would not want to live there. Alberta can be a bit closed minded and we do have our issues as all places do.

Getting back to the real subject of driving and speaking of real French things who has driven at the famous l'Arc de Triomphe ?
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why do those charts always fail to show DC and PR? it's like $6 they get to the dollar.


I love it when certain people think it's unfair that the rich states pay for the poor states. something about black kettles comes to mind. I love redistribution...only when it's into my own pocketbook.
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... Quebec ...women are hot.
+1!
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We have similar issues up here:



Source: Statistics Canada
Per capita benefit is derived from provincial population data in other Wiki articles and the total payments cited below.

Quebec and Ontario will receive the most from equalization payments in the 2012-2013 year.[3]
However, per capita, PEI benefits the most. In the 2012-2013 year, the following provinces will receive equalization payments:[3]

Quebec ($7.391 billion)
Ontario ($3.261 billion)
Manitoba ($1.671 billion)
New Brunswick ($1.495 billion)
Nova Scotia ($1.268 billion)
Prince Edward Island ($337 million)

The following provinces will not qualify for equalization payments in 2012-2013:

Alberta
Saskatchewan
Newfoundland and Labrador
British Columbia

Source: Dept. of Finance Canada, accessed 31 December 2011
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On the subject of malfunctioning 4-way traffic lights...usually the right-of-way will default to flashing yellow and the other will get a flashing red. I have yet to ever see a 4-way light default to four flashing yellows. However, I do see dipsh!ts stop at flashing yellow . Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a 4-way intersection with a single flashing light that was yellow in all sides but have seen plenty that are yellow on one and red on the other.

One of my favorite things are intersections that the traffic making a left on green has right of way to oncoming traffic making a right. Why? Because 80%+ of the people making the right do not observe their yield sign (I always check for opposing traffic to have a yield sign when making a left), and when you make your left in front of them, they get all pissy...and if you're looking to get into an argument, it's a great time. Or if you have a car you no longer want, one of these inattentive driver's can be found at-fault for getting rid of it. This is given that there is a right-turn-only lane..not a lane that is right/straight.
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I'd cut you off and say I only yield to straight people.
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So you'd ignore the yield sign and then argue that there is no yield sign? Picture of such an intersection. The yield sign for right turns is pointed out in light blue. There is a dedicated right turn lane on the other side. (see attachment)
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id only yield if you have already turned and are in my way; you then have to yield to me in front of you cause i ------- snatched up the right of way..
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With said intersection, at no point does someone making a right have the right of way to someone making a left (from a legal standpoint). The YIELD sign for right turns ensures this. If I hit the side of you or you hit the side of me, you'd be in the wrong for not yielding.
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This is a poorly engineered traffic control solution. A yield sign posted here only makes sense if this is a two-way stop with a "yield" sign allowing a continuous right turn from a dedicated turn lane which "merges" with the non-stopping direction of travel.

This intersection should be controlled by only the light. The yield sign provides a conflict of control. I suggest you write your county engineer.

A better solution would be a roundabout.
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Technically, if it is flashing yellow because the regular traffic lights are inoperable, you should treat it as a four-way stop - at least that is the case in Florida.
It has been too long since we had a hurricane in Florida for you to remember, I guess. We flash red as a default when the lights are inoperable.


Work is just over a mile away. It is a rough commute. If I am not careful, the engine will not be warm before I shut it down.
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Work is just over a mile away. It is a rough commute. If I am not careful, the engine will not be warm before I shut it down.

And that's why you're fat.
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