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  #61  
October 17th, 2009, 04:19 PM
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waits at the ER also depend where you are and when you go. We have walk in clinics for those who need after hour care or no doctor.

longest I ever waited in the ER was 6 hours and that was because there was a bad car accident. Usually I am in and out in under 2. Also depends on how serious. I've had times when we havn't waited at all. So its all subjective.

The waits are insain for specialist, BUT if its serious then you can get through very quickly. I got a pediatrition in 2 weeks for Karrigan when we didn't know what she had, but we've been waiting 4 months now for a special hearing test, likly we'll be waiting 2-3 more months too.
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October 18th, 2009, 04:06 PM
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This is awful.. awfully funny so: YouTube - Canadian, Please... NOW ON ITUNES!!!
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October 18th, 2009, 04:36 PM
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As a Canadian living in the US, I need to say that the Canadian ketchup chips are WAY better than any I've had here

For the Canadians, the US also has Smarties but they are what we call Rockets... the little candies that look like pills rolled up and popular on Halloween. I learned that lesson the hard way
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We have Smarties And ketchup chips....oh and pickle chips I live in central Ohio

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serving sizes. My goodness, no wonder America is getting fatter by the day (although we aren't totally innocent either). A medium Tim's coffee there is the same as our large here! DH and I always have to remember to order a size smaller than we would normally. Oh, and when we stopped at a Dunkin Donuts they looked at DH like he was nuts when he asked for double cream double sugar, because apparently the regular is already 2 cream and 2 sugar, so he was asking for 4 creams and 4 sugars???? again, no wonder people are getting fat, there's a gazillion calories hiding in their coffee alone!

On a serious note, something I've heard several Canadians remark on, and please don't make this a debate or this thread will get locked. Just an observation, that when we witness racism in the US it is far more blatant than anything we see up here. Sure, it exists here, but it's more subtle, and not something I see every day. It seems like everytime we're down there we witness something that makes us cringe.

Overall, the northern states are definitely the most like the US, so it makes sense that Beck wouldn't see a lot of difference between michigan and canada!
My sis worked in Canada for several months, and that is one thing she noted, how much HEALTHIER Canadians are. Not to mention she stated that Canada is MUCH MUCH cleaner than the US.
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October 18th, 2009, 04:42 PM
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I don't know.. you guys don't even have Ketchup chips, your drinks need more alcohol, you don't have a Tims on every corner (with the knowledge that's not enough) and not everyone has a favorite hockey team... I don't know if you even know who Bob and Doug Mackenzie are, eh?

All kidding aside, two of my closest mom buddies are beck12 and StaceyC from these debates. We'll chat on the phone and every so often we are speaking completely different languages even though we are speaking English, albeit American.
I agree on the alcohol thing haha!! And we have Tims...but not in my town, Starbucks is a biggy here, in my smaller sized town we have 3! And one dunkin donuts.
IMO football is our hockey! I will knock a person out over my football team
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October 18th, 2009, 05:01 PM
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OMG Thats so funny!!! thanks for sharing!
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October 18th, 2009, 05:31 PM
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Huuuuuuuge picture. Haha.

I think that another big difference is how we perceive each other. I mean honestly, do Americans think that we all live in igloos covered in snow 365 days a year? I sometimes wonder about that...
I come from Minnesota (Canada Lite) and live in Wisconsin (Minnesota Wannabe) and most Americans think that about us too.
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October 18th, 2009, 07:39 PM
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I grew up in Michigan, so we had some Canadian stuff My family ate ketchup on chips.

I do think there are some differences. Someone mentioned seeing healthcare as a basic right. I also think people outside the US tend to be a bit more liberal. Not all, but I think in general. I think that there is a deep rooted culture here of doing for yourself that I'm sure came about in part from frontier life. I do think Americans tend to be more self-centered. Self-centered as in taking care of yourself and your family first, instead of society as a whole.
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October 18th, 2009, 07:53 PM
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I've also noticed that the resession is hitting the US a lot harder then Canada. Its here too, but not to the same extent. Course that might depend on where in Canada you look. As the US Dollar drops ours increases.
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October 19th, 2009, 09:05 PM
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Thats so weird that our rockets are called smarties there lol I love rockets/smarties. I used to love getting them at Halloween!

The only place I have been in US is Las Vegas which is a different world of its own so I haven't really experienced in person differences. Well I have been to Buffalo as well but only for a few hours of shopping!!
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