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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland

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Posted:Just read in the next video comp thread someone saying that they love Canadians.

While it's nothing to get all angsty about, isn't that just as rascist/bigotted as saying you hate canadians?

If you made that blanket statement and some angry, annoying smelling Canadian came up to you and wanted to be friends, but also wanted you to lend him money and stop seeing your family and current friends? Would you even consider sticking to it?

Just wondering how others see this type of "positive" bias...


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I only like 2 New Zealanders.

I only know 2 New Zealanders.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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arsn


arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...

Total posts: 1903
Posted:3 days till what???


I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Friday

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:3 days 'till the first EARTHCORE for 2002!!! meeeeeeeep!
im sooo excited that the entire week is like 1 big countdown!!!! fire + hippies + rave + hard candy = fun^e


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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falloutboy
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

falloutboy

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Location: Melbourne, Australia, Earth, M...

Total posts: 433
Posted:Canada deserves to be loved.. "all tucked away down there". haha

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The Welcome Matt


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Location: Manchester NH USA

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Posted:I'm sorry.. but I kind of take offense to that. It was a friggin joke.

I realize it was an open statement that prob. doesn't have TOTAL truth to it cause i've never met EVERY Canadian in Canada.

I'm a twenty year old college student and I'm very anti racism. To even suggest that I've had intentions of equivicating my statement to racism is not right. You have twisted a friendly gesture into suggesting something negative. If it helps, I take back my "racist" statement. I do not love ALL Canadians.. I like the MANY Canadians that I have met. I enjoy being in the places in Canada that I have been to. Maybe some day I will live there because I LIKE the places I have been to.

Please think again about who you call a Biggot. They might find it difficult to not get "angsty"

You might think that I've blown this out of proportion, but I am truly offended.

[ 09 April 2002, 18:05: Message edited by: The Welcome Matt ]


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

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Posted:Ooh look Charles you've got your very own poi positions type thread going now....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:If you're offended why did you put a wink smilie at the end of it? You should put a grr smilie, surely?

A wink kind of says "ooh, actually I'm just joshing with you..."

*backs away slowly, keeping his hands visible at all times. Trying not to alarm anyone*


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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phunky


old hand
Location: Edmonton, AB

Total posts: 877
Posted:Since were on the discussion on candadians i'd thought i'd share some funny i came across

>Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God went missing
>for

> > > > >six days. Eventually, Michael the archangel found him,

>resting

> > > > >on the seventh day.

> > > > >

> > > > >He inquired of God, "Where have you been?" God sighed a deep

>sigh of

> > > > >satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the

>clouds, "Look

> > > > >Michael, look what I've made."

> > > > >

> > > > >Archangel Michael looked puzzled, "What is it," he said?

> > > > >"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put LIFE on it. I'm

>going to

> > > > >call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of

>balance."

> > > > >

> > > > >"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.

> > > > >

> > > > >God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth, "For

>example,

> > > > >Northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and

>wealth while

> > > > >Southern Europe is going to be poor.

> > > > >

> > > > >God continued, pointing to different countries. "This one

>will be

> > > > >extremely hot and arid while this one will be very cold and

> > > > >covered in ice."

> > > > >

> > > > >The Archangel, impressed by Gods work, then pointed to a

>large

> > > > >landmass in the top corner and asked, "What's that one?"

> > > > >

> > > > >"Ah," said God. "That's Canada, the most glorious place on

>Earth.

> > > > >There are beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, streams and

>exquisite

> > > > >coastlines.

> > > > >The people from Canada are going to be modest, intelligent

>and

>humorous

> > > > >and they're going to be found traveling the world. They'll

>be

>extremely

> > > > >sociable, hardworking and high achieving, and they will be

>known

> > > > >throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace. I'm

>also

>going

> > > > >to give them super-human, undefeatable ice hockey players

>who will

> > > > >be admired and feared by all who come across them."

> > > > >

> > > > >Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then proclaimed:

>"What

> > > > >about balance, God? You said there would be BALANCE!"

> > > > >

> > > > >God replied wisely. "Wait until you see the loud-mouth

>bastards I'm putting next to them..."


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adamrice


adamrice

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Location: Austin TX USA

Total posts: 1015
Posted:Now, you see, the reason people like Canadians is because whenever Canadians are being jerks, people jump to the conclusion that they're Americans.

Laugh while you can, monkey-boy

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phunky


old hand
Location: Edmonton, AB

Total posts: 877
Posted:Yep, Americans get discriminated against a lot. There are many Canadians that are arrogant and rude. There are many Americans that are nice and tolerant. It's all about the reputation.

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The Welcome Matt


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Location: Manchester NH USA

Total posts: 193
Posted:well.. If you are a human then i'm pretty tolerant of ya. I'm sorry for lashing out at you Charles. I def. didn't get anything accomplished with that. Sorry.

I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!

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SmokyDavy
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

Do my poi look too small in this?
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 394
Posted:I'm canadian, and I never rush to meet canadians when I'm travelling. I don't get along with most of them, and usually I find them to be anal-retentive, elitist, loud, self-righteous, ignorant, arrogant and far too proud.

I've met and observed loads of Canadians who carry with them every quality that everyone finds so annoying about Americans, only they do it while proudly proclaiming how great it is that they're NOT Americans.

In general though, I try my best not to judge someone until they've given away some of the signs of those qualities. Like one girl I met from Manitoba who thought it was impressive that the black people in London can speak with the british accent.

Of course, I also met an american who thought Bush was a good and fair leader and full of smarts, that one was more shocking to be honest.


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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)


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Posted:COME ON PEOPLE LETS STOP ALL THIS NORTH AMERICAN ON NORTH AMERICAN VIOLENCE!!!!!

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Herm...interesting question Charles. Is positive rascism possible? Wouldn't that be then called favoritism? Unless you are discussing your own country which is then patriotism?

Thing is, racisim has such a negative connotation, and when saying something positive no one wants to have it affiliated with such a negative term, so then it becomes somewhat paradoxical.

I think a statment such as that is only "racist" if someone were to say "I love only Canadians." Then it would be offensive to other nations. I base my opinions on what I know. I "know" people from New Zealand and they are wonderful, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that I love all New Zealanders.

No matter what country you live in people are going to be people. There will always be jerks, sweeties, a*&holes, egotists, beautiful ones...the full gambit. That is the fault of humanity, or maybe the strength in difference, and not the result of geographic locale.

My .02


Pele
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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Pele, did i not make the same point as you but with far fewer words? Sorry. Just thought it was funny (ish).

Pay me no mind.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 3989
Posted:Welcome Matt, my apologies for any offense I may have caused, I should have been less specific about where my idea came from.

I realised it was a joke and also neglected to mention your name directly. My intention was to actually bring up the last sentence on my post as the main question...In retrospect I should have left all the previous information out completely.

I was defintely not accusing anyone of being rascist, but wished to bring up the "positive bias" question in a way that will make others read it.

I'll be happy to reword or delete anything in this thread at your request.

Feel free to email me directly aboutt his if you wish.

My apologies...


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Organized Kaos


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Location: Thornhill, Ontario Canada

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Posted:I like, most Canadians eh?
Except for those rude loud mouthed cocky assed american canadians!!! (eh?)
and for thos who just mite take offence

PURE JOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But Kanadas chilled and so are canadians,,,wait, thats why I live there...


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